Apple confirmed Thursday that the keynote address for WWDC 2013 will take place on June 10th, as the conference begins that morning at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
Tim Cook will commence WWDC 2013 by presenting the keynote address, sources confirm.
In past years, Apple hasn’t been forthcoming about what announcements will be made at the annual developer’s conference. But this year, it’s a different story.
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Electronic publishing has scored another huge victory over traditional publishing houses that typically require upwards of six months to prepare a new book for national distribution to bricks-and-mortar retailers.
This week, a new work from SE Publishing – the bestselling celebrity biographer of Tom Cruise, Steve Jobs, and Kiefer Sutherland – released the hottest new digital tome on Amazon: Angelina Jolie: From Crazy to Courageous, an unauthorized biography chronicling the iconic film star’s controversial past, her courageous double mastectomy, and the latest insight into what’s next for the celebrated humanitarian and Oscar winner.
The biggest story, however, may be that electronic publishing has once again illustrated its supremacy over traditional physical print publishing.
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Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook addressed a Senate hearing on Tuesday that was largely convened to explore how Apple uses foreign subsidiaries to allegedly shelter billions of dollars in income from U.S. taxes.
Not surprisingly, Cook defended both Apple and its tax practices.
“We pay all the taxes we owe — every single dollar,” Cook told members of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. “We not only comply with the laws but we comply with the spirit of the laws,” he said. “We don’t depend on tax gimmicks.”
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This week, Asymco analyst Horace Dediu published a new report based on research and analysis showing that Apple’s retail stores are now generating record revenue per visitor.
“In the US, on a sales per square foot basis, Apple retail continues to perform twice as well as Tiffany & Co., the second best retailer, and three times as well as lululemon athletica, the third best retailer,” Dediu revealed Monday.
With the most lucrative square footage across the global retail landscape, Apple’s retail stores now generate nearly $58 per visitor.
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Just hours after Groupon introduced its Breadcrumb mobile POS solution, mobile payments giant Square rolled out a new hardware stand – the Square Stand - that transforms Apple’s iPad into a pretty effective cash register.
On Tuesday, Square formally unveiled the product, adding that there’s never been a better, more secure, or convenient way to accept credit card payments.
It goes without saying that the offering is designed to help Square Register merchants who previously had no standard hardware to prop up their tablet POS terminal.
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Microsoft creator Bill Gates says tablet users are frustrated with Apple’s iPad.
The reason? According to the billionaire philanthropist and software pioneer, the iPad still lacks some of the functionality found in traditional PCs.
Gates sounded off on the iPad while appearing this week on CNBC with Warren Buffett.
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NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim says production of Apple’s next-generation iPad mini is imminent.
“We should see the start of mass production of the panels in June or July,” Shim reveals in a new interview. “Samsung is currently not in the iPad Mini and they won’t be in the next generation. LGD is becoming a much bigger supplier than before.”
The 7.9-inch Retina iPad Mini will have a resolution of 2,048×1,536, Shim said. That gives it roughly the same PPI (pixels per inch) as the Retina screen on the iPhone 5…
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