BGR got news from a source that Apple will be introducing a TV SDK at WWDC next week. A TV SDK would enable third-party developers to create software for Apple’s TV products. Apple also has plans to demonstrate an all new TV operating system during its WWDC keynote next week. » Apple Will Launch TV SDK At WWDC
9to5mac posted the first photos of the WWDC 2012 banners titled “Where Great Ideas Go On To Do Great Things”. Check out more photos after the break. » WWDC 2012 Banners Start Going Up ‘Where Great Ideas Go On To Do Great Things’
Above you can see a report with details about Apple’s investment in equipment and machinery, showing a record high last quarter, which indicates the company is certainly up to something.
The folks behind the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, now dubbed “jOBS,” which stars Ashton Kutcher as the late CEO, released a presser this evening to announce the production’s June start date for filming. The press says the “jOBS” biopic will shoot in original Apple garage and childhood home. Read the full press release after the break.
Reuters reported that China Mobile, the world’s biggest telecom carrier by subscribers, is negotiating with Apple Inc to carry the popular iPhone in China. “China Mobile is the only Chinese operator that does not officially carry the iPhone because its homegrown 3G technology is not supported by the chips used in current iPhone models. Analysts have said next-generation iPhones will likely use a Qualcomm Inc chip that would support China Mobile’s network, removing the key technology barrier for a deal“.
The Next Web pointed to a report from Sina.com claiming that Apple offered Proview 100 million yuan, equivalent to $16 million in the ongoing dispute over the “iPad” trademark in China. “That marks a substantial increase over the $55,000 purchase price in the original deal between Proview’s Taiwanese arm and a dummy corporation set by Apple to acquire the trademark in a number of countries. Proview later claimed that the Chinese rights to the trademark were owned by its Chinese subsidiary and that the Taiwanese arm consequently could not have sold them to Apple.“
Apple has lowered the prices of the Original iPad and the iPad 2s. The Original iPad can now be bought for only $279 and the iPad 2 starts at the price of just $319, thats a price drop of $30. “Higher capacity iPads are dropped as low as $50 over prices set when Apple debuted the new iPad in March.”