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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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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Aggressive is, indeed, an appropriate word to describe how one emerging power in the mobile payments space is expanding into retail.
Quickly becoming a favorite provider among entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and businesses of all shapes and sizes, PayAnywhere announced Monday that its professional grade mobile point of sale solution is more widely available now than ever.
This morning, PayAnywhere issued a press release touting a new partnership with D&H Distributing.
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Android and iOS combined for 92.3% of all smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013. But the lopsided strength of Android can’t be ignored. Google’s little green robot represented a whopping 75% of this smartphone shipment duopoly, IDC finds.
iOS, on the other hand, was just 17%.
“Underpinning the worldwide smartphone market is the constantly shifting operating system landscape,” explains Ramon Llamas, research manager with IDC’s Mobile Phone team.
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The latest speculation out of the Asian supply chain is that Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5S, which could debut next month or sometime in July, may present a new fingerprint-scanning home button protected by a scratch-proof sapphire crystal glass.
Although rumors have persisted for some time now with regard to Apple introducing a fingerprint sensor in a subsequent iPhone refresh, this news from supply chain sources in Taiwan suggests the possibility of a much bigger effort on Apple’s part to make the home button as revolutionary as possible.
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Google announced on Wednesday during the keynote address at its I/O conference that there have now been more than 900 million Android activations.
“People are adopting these devices at an amazing pace,” Google SVP of Chrome and Android Sundar Pichai revealed. “When you look at all of these computing devices, it’s a multi-screen world … they have sensors, they can look, they can feel.”
That’s a significant jump from 400 million one year ago and 100 million two years ago.
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