‘iWatch’ Production Reportedly Underway For Fall Release

Apple has reportedly begun production of its upcoming ‘iWatch’ in limited quantities, according to a new report from China Times (via G for Games). The report cites supply chain sources, which claim that the product will be ready for launch in the second half of the year. The purported timeline established by the report lines up with … Continue reading ‘iWatch’ Production Reportedly Underway For Fall Release

Microsoft Updates Office for iPad with Printing Capabilities

Last month, Microsoft debuted its productivity suite, Office for iPad on the App Store to much fanfare and excitement, with downloads quickly hitting 12 million after just one week. However, one feature that Microsoft surprisingly left out was the ability to print using the app. Today, the company announced in a blog post that it has released … Continue reading Microsoft Updates Office for iPad with Printing Capabilities

Steve Jobs Tops CNBC’s List of Most Influential Business Leaders In The Past 25 Years

In celebration of its 25-year anniversary, CNBC today published a ranked list of 25 individuals whom they judge to have the most ‘profound impact on business and finance since 1989′, with Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs topping the list, followed closely by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Jobs at No. 1 and Gates at No. 2? Or should it … Continue reading Steve Jobs Tops CNBC’s List of Most Influential Business Leaders In The Past 25 Years

Apple Launches Refreshed MacBook Airs with Processor Improvements and S$160 Price Cut

Apple today announced new refreshed models of its 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air, as predicted by reports yesterday. “With MacBook Air starting at $899, there’s no reason to settle for anything less than a Mac,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Macs have never been more popular, and today we’ve boosted the … Continue reading Apple Launches Refreshed MacBook Airs with Processor Improvements and S$160 Price Cut

Apple SVPs Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi To Attend Upcoming Code Conference

Tech site Re/Code has announced that two of Apple’s top executives – Craig Federighi and Eddy Cue – will be attending its upcoming Code Conference next month. Apple has been an important part of our tech conferences for a long time now — this is actually the 12th that Walt Mossberg and I will mount. … Continue reading Apple SVPs Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi To Attend Upcoming Code Conference

Updated MacBook Airs Reportedly Launching Tomorrow

According to a new report by 9to5Mac, Apple could be refreshing its line of MacBook Airs ‘as soon as tomorrow’. The report cites ‘multiple sources’ which claim that new shipments of upgraded 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs have started to arrive at Apple Stores across the United States. Apple has also reportedly informed stores to … Continue reading Updated MacBook Airs Reportedly Launching Tomorrow

Apple Readying US$17 Billion Bond Issue To Fund Share Buyback

Apple is preparing another US$17 billion (S$21.25 billion) bond sale to fund its upcoming share buyback, according to a report by The Financial Times (via Appleinsider). Last week, Apple announced in a press release that it was looking to expand its capital return program  to over US$130 billion by the end of 2015, and in doing … Continue reading Apple Readying US$17 Billion Bond Issue To Fund Share Buyback

Apple’s Market Share Rebounds On Strong iPhone 5s Sales

Market research company Kantar Worldpanel published a report today that provides statistics on smartphone sales for the first three months of 2014. According to the report, Apple performed strongly during the quarter, with sales rebounding in Europe, Japan and Australia. Dominic Sunnebo, strategic insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, comments: “Apple regained ground in the first … Continue reading Apple’s Market Share Rebounds On Strong iPhone 5s Sales

Apple Launches Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program for iPhone 5

Yesterday, Apple initiated a new ‘iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program’ for users to replace faulty sleep/wake buttons on affected iPhone 5 handsets. According to Apple’s new webpage set up specifically for the issue, the company determined that the sleep/wake button mechanism on a small percentage of iPhone 5 models may stop working or work intermittently. iPhone 5 … Continue reading Apple Launches Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program for iPhone 5