Apple has just announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place June 10-14 at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. Tickets for the WWDC 2013 will be priced at $1599 and go on sale on April 25 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. If you would like to join this event, be fast since tickets for WWDC 2012 sold out in less than two hours. » Apple Announces WWDC 2013 Scheduled for June 10-14
Charity auction site CharityBuzz kicked off a charity auction for a cup of coffee with Tim Cook. In a matter of hours the bidding went from $5,000 to $160,000. The Estimated Value of this auction is $50,000 and with 20 days left, it will be interesting to see how much people are willing to pay to have a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook. » Tim Cook Coffee Meeting Charity Auction Hits $160,000
According to the Taipei based China Business Journal, 8 million iPhones were returned from Apple to Foxconn on March 15 because they were either malfunctioning or didn’t meet Apple’s standards in terms of appearance. According to the report it will cost Hon Hai 1 billion (US$161.8 million) to 1.6 billion Chinese yuan to repair the defective iPhones. » Apple Returned 8 Million Malfunctioning iPhones to Foxconn
Apple has updated its investor page to announce that it will offer a live audio stream of a presentation by CEO Tim Cook later today at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference and begins at 10:15 AM Eastern / 7:15 AM Pacific. » Apple Live Stream: Tim Cook Speaking at Goldman Sachs Conference
Strategy Analytics reports that Apple overtook Samsung as the market leader in mobile phones in the United States for the final quarter of 2012, being the first time Apple has held the top spot in overall mobile phone shipments. However Samsung still led for the year as a whole. » Apple Overtakes Samsung in Q4 2012 Mobile Phone Marketshare in U.S.
iLounge‘s Jeremy Horwitz published a new article sharing some information on Apple’s mobile device plans. Their “trusted source” discloses product code names for the fifth-generation iPad is “J72″ and the second-generation iPad mini “J85″. as well as plans for an upgrade to the rear camera system for the iPhone 5S. » Rumors: iPhone 5S To Feature Upgraded Rear Camera & iPad Mini Update Targeted For October
Towards the end of Apple’s earnings call earlier today, Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer fielded a number of questions from analysts. Some of these questions addresses some of the most recent rumors including the recent 4.8-inch iPhone rumors, the budget iPhone rumor and the WSJ story about Apple cutting iPhone 5 part orders. » Tim Cook Addresses Latest Rumors At Apple’s Earnings Call