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Apple CEO Steve Jobs On Track to Return Within A Few Weeks

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Recent reports from the Wall Street Journal (via MacRumors) confidently explain that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on track to return to the company at the end of June.
After taking a six month medical leave, reports are starting to surface claiming that Steve Jobs is on track to make a full return to Apple within [...]

Leaked Photo of New Apple Portable Device? NOPE. Just An Icon.

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

9to5mac has more on this.
Just an icon.

Leaked Photo of NEXT-Generation iPod Shuffle

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Even though Apple has recently released released a new iPod Shuffle, our sources were able to get their hands on a leaked photo of the NEXT generation iPod Shuffle. It’s even smaller, invisible and only works with these obscure Japanese headphones that nobody can find.
The new shuffle depicted in the leaked photo below, has wireless [...]

New Time Capsule, Airport Extremes Being Readied by Apple

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Speculation about Apple refreshing both its Time Capsule backup device, and the Airport Extreme wireless base station has been kicked into high gear. Citing rather sharp discounts at the Apple Store and resellers, both devices may get some attention sooner rather than later.
Notably, Amazon’s sharp discounts were what initially spurred 9to5mac to start pondering the [...]

Leaked Spyshot of Mac mini Packaging

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

A leaked image depicting the back of some new Mac mini packaging has been making the rounds originally appearing over at OneMoreThing.nl and MacRumors.
The image consistently depicts previously circulating rumors, however the image only shows the rear-facing side of the packaging. While some believe the image to stille be a fake, the evidence is [...]

Possible Apple Desktop Event Slated for March 24

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

A slew of recent unconfirmed sources have revealed that Apple plans to hold a desktop event on March 24.
World of Apple claims to have been informed of the upcoming event and believe that it will be similar to Apple’s notebook event held last October. My Apple Guide appears to have obtained similar information from [...]

Apple Stands Firm On CEO Steve Jobs’ Return In June

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Apple’s annual shareholder meeting was relatively quiet. Aside from the by-the-book motives of some parties who grilled Apple execs about Steve Jobs, no journalists or reporters were allowed to directly relay information to the press, and as usual Apple did not release a transcript.
Macworld notes that one of the first questions asked at Wednesday’s annual [...]

iPhone Negotiations With China Unicom Have Reached Possible Agreement

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Recent information sheds light on negotiations between Apple and Chinese telecom provider China Unicom, and the possibility that both sides have reached an amicable agreement.

In early February we first reported about the ongoing talks between Apple and China Unicom. As we previously explained, even though feverish reports came in claiming that all talks had broken [...]

Apple Tablet: Marc Andreessen and Charlie Rose Think It’s Inevitable (VIDEO)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

During an incredibly interesting interview between Charlie Rose and serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, both of them touch upon the subject of a “scaled up” iPhone. Charlie Rose thinks it’s an inevitable idea, while Andreessen explains that he “would be the first to buy one.”
Specifically around the forty minute mark, the interview shifts towards Amazon’s business [...]

Leaked Video: ‘Mac Mini 2009 Edition’

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Following up yesterday’s leaked 2009 Mac mini image, the original source has now provided what looks like a fairly convincing video of the rumored unit.

The image below was the first spyshot to circulate the web, which was originally posted to the Macrumors Forums. Interestingly, some raw investigation work done by a 9to5mac reader, who [...]

Apple Hardware Updates Shifting Towards Annual Refreshes

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Over at ComputerWorld, Seth Weintraub (author of 9to5mac), postulates that Apple is steadily shifting their product release cycles to an annual schedule. The information makes sense, and correlates with actual industry moves being made by Apple, which we have been tracking closely over the past year.
Based on the extended period of time it has taken [...]

Leaked Mac Mini Image Emerges, Shows Five USB Ports

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

A leaked image first posted to the MacRumors forums depicts what may be the next Mac mini. The image shows what is allegedly the back side of the new Mac mini, with enough clarity to identify what specific ports have been included.

Image courtesy of MacRumors
In our coverage of what to expect from Apple over the [...]

20″ Cinema Display Discontinued, Possible Updates Coming

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

MacRumors points out that Apple has removed the 20″ Cinema Display from its online store, while at the same time notifying resellers that the product has been “end of life’d” and will no longer be available to order.
A quick check with various resellers proves the information correct.
While it may be possible that Apple has [...]

Apple COO Tim Cook Comments on Netbook, iPhone Pricing Changes

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Analyst Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, has recently met with Apple COO Tim Cook, and he believes that Apple is indeed working on a Mac netbook, as well as the possibility of some iPhone price changes.
After meeting with Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, who has taken over for Steve Jobs while [...]

Customizable Multi-touch Gestures File Found in OS X Leopard

Friday, February 13th, 2009

A recent discovery in OS X Leopard’s system files sheds some light on Apple’s intentions on letting users customize their own four-finger swipe gestures. While their has been talks on software updates allowing users of older machines to get enabled gestures, customizing your own has never before been an option.
MyAppleGuide originally found the file (though [...]

Briefly: Analyst Speculates Over AT&T Plans, Mobile Me Large File Sharing

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Apple has made an announcement on their Mobile Me news page that explains a new large file sharing feature via iDisk. Speculation over the future of AT&T’s iPhone rate plans continues, only seems a bit misguided.
A video tutorial explaining how to use the new service can be seen here. “The process is a simple matter [...]

RBC Analyst Claims $99 Entry-Level iPhone Coming (Again)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

An analyst by the name of Mike Abramsky who works for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) claims that Apple is working on an entry-level iPhone that will be priced at $99, and start selling sometime this summer.
Abramsky’s report cites “checks” as his sources for the information. What stands out is that Abramsky is expecting [...]

Apple’s iPhone Hitting Chinese Markets on May 19th with China Unicom

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Contrary to recent reports that talks between Apple and Chinese mobile provider China Mobile had broke down because of App Store negotiations, it’s now being reported that the iPhone will be arriving in China on May 19th with China Unicom.
Reports that negotiations between Apple and China Mobile had broke down were true, albeit a bit [...]

Apple Stays Resilient In a Turbulent Financial Environment

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

In an extremely turbulent financial market, Apple’s fundamental business remains resilient. The company has positioned itself to withstand the current economic recession better than many of its competitors, and has continued to deliver promising numbers.
In a tough economy where headlines have been dominated by layoffs, cuts and downsizing, Apple has remained focused on securing its [...]

The All New Mac Pro: Sleeker, Sexier and More Refined

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

While everyone waits for Apple to update their Mac Pro workstation, we felt it best to render out some 3D concepts based on what we hope to see, coupled with what makes most sense for Apple moving forward with the machine.

Originally announced on August 7, 2006 at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) the Mac [...]