Only a few days ago, we got a closer look at a model replica of what Apple intends to bring to Curpertino with its new corporate headquarters, dubbed “Apple Campus 2.” Yesterday, the Cupertino City Council voted on whether or not the spaceship-designed building was a good fit for the small town. According to the Mercury News, Apple Campus 2 was approved unanimously.
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Welcome back to another edition of our do-it-yourself project spotlight column. By now, you probably know how much we love DIY projects, especially when they are relating to making our iPads unique in one way or another. Each week, we search the over-stuffed Web to find DIY iPad projects we think you will love. Last time, we found a project that turns a simple block of wood into an elegant, minimalist iPad stand. The 50-Cent iPad Stand is similar to the $5 iPad dock, but about a tenth of the cost.
The same company that just recently received a spotlight award as App Store Editor’s Choice for Pocket Trains is just about to launch the cutest addition to the Star Wars universe. Yes, even cuter than Angry Birds. In collaboration with LucasArts (now owned by Disney), Nimblebit (also known for Tiny Tower, Nimble Quest, and more) has created Star Wars: Tiny Death Star for iOS. Now, you can help the Empire build the ultimate 8-bit power in the universe.
We’ve known it was coming ever since AllThingsD reported about it last week. The tech blog let slip a little secret that Apple would be holding a special event on Oct. 22. The news was not official, and until now was considered one of the many rumors floating around about the next generation of iPad and iPad mini tablets. However, just as they reported the rumor first, The D has just reported that Apple has officially sent out invitations to the Oct. 22 special event.
Yesterday, Macorakara reported that, thanks to information from case makers at the China Sourcing Fair in Hong Kong, the next generation of iPad mini will be just a teensy bit bigger. Additionally, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White told investors yesterday that Apple will be revamping its line of Smart Covers to accommodate the new iPad dimensions. He also noted that vendors at the trade show were selling iPad cases and covers that match the rumored specs of the fifth-generation model.
Apple is making some more changes to its chain of command. This time, the company’s retail department is getting a new boss. Today, Apple announced that former Burberry CEO, Angela Ahrendts, will join the family under a newly created position as a senior vice president, overseeing the expansion and operation of the company’s online and retail stores.
Tech analysts are always predicting what Apple’s next moves will be. Some are even spot-on at speculating on dates, sizes, and price points for new products. It looks like at least one analyst is now jumping on the accessory rumor bandwagon now. Cantor Fitzgerald’s Brian J. White believes that Apple will be redesigning their Smart Covers for the iPad to accommodate the change in size of the next generation of tablet. Well, duh.
As days go by and the next iPad event, rumored to be held on Oct. 22, grows nigh, new images and speculations are coming to light. Some can be believed, while other can be dismissed outright. One new rumor that has just been reported on Macotakara involves Apple’s smaller sized tablet. According to the Chinese language tech blog, the next iPad mini will be a little bit bigger.
Popular audio and speaker company Sonos has been hard at work creating sound systems that are both portable and high quality. In December, the company announced a new line of products that uses Wireless iTunes Playback to stream music to any room with a compatible Sonos speaker. Today, Sonos has launched a new speaker that promises to allow you to stream “all the music on earth” with a powerful sound that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
You may recall that, on Sept. 10, alongside the announcement of the new line of iPhones, Apple also announced that new devices would also come with most iWork and iLife apps for free (GarageBand not being one of them). According to the announcement, anyone who purchased an iOS 7 compatible devices after Sept. 1 would be given a prompt when setting up their iPhone or iPad to download five free iWorks and iLife apps. As discovered by 9to5Mac, Apple is now offering refunds in the form of iTunes credit to eligible users who paid for one of the apps after Sept. 1.