On April Foolsday in 1976 Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne signed the founding contract for Apple Computer. The original contract has been sold at Sothebys books and manuscripts auction Tuesday afternoon to a phone bidder for $1.6 million. The tech fortune posted a video of the last minute of the Tuesday bidding for the documents, which started at $70,000 and ended 9 minutes later at $1.35 million. You can see the video after the break. » Original Apple Founding Contract Sells For $1.6 Million At Sothebys Auction
The Apple Grand Central Terminal store in New York City opened up today and a massive crowd came to check it out. In the picture above you can see hundreds of fans stretching all the way down one track and part-way back. Another part of the reason it was so crowded is that Apple will treat avid fans to cool perks, such as 4,000 black shirts with “Apple Store, Grand Central” spelled out in lettering, resembling a train arrival board. Check out after the break for videos and pictures of the crowd and inside of the new Apple Store you can also find the opening hours schedule after the break. » Grand Central Terminal NYC Apple Store Opening Attracts Big Crowds
Two people with direct knowledge of Apples plans said that after Google, Facebook and Amazon now Apple is considering whether to build a large data center in Prineville, a quarter mile south of the Facebook server farm that opened earlier this year. The state is a hot destination for server farms because of the mild climate and relatively low power costs. “Apple did not respond to an inquiry on its plans, but the company had a team examining Facebooks Prineville facility last summer on the same day The Oregonian visited the site.” » Apple Considering To Build A Huge New Data Center In Oregon
The picture above is proof that Apples massive store in New York City Grand Central Terminal is opening doors for business at 10am next Friday, December 9. We can not really see how the new Apple Store will look like because Apple uses a black curtain to tease a forthcoming grand opening. According to the Fortunes Philip Elmer-DeWitt, the store could measure at 23,000 square feet, nearly matching Londons Regent Street (25,000 square feet) and Covent Garden (24,600 square feet) outlets. It should rake in a hundred million dollars in revenue per year: » Grand Central Apple Store: Grand Opening Friday December 9
Sharp already supplies iPhone panels and is also said to be supplying panels for the next iPhone which is also due next year. Now the The Wall Street Journal also reported that Apple will be using Sharp as a source of display parts for the upcoming iPad 3.
Apple Inc. is adding Sharp Corp. as a maker of screens used in the next-generation iPad, people familiar with the situation said Thursday, as the U.S. consumer electronics company moves to diversify component suppliers for its products.
According to their source, Apple is also investing in Sharps panel manufacturing factories in Japan. » More Confirmation Of Sharp Supplying iPad 3 Displays
Apple already tried to make iPhone 4 models in the new Brazilian Foxconn plant, but we never seen any iPhone with “Designed by Apple in California, Made in Brazil” engraved into the back of a iPhone 4. Now thanks to the Brazilian website MacMagazine it looks like we have our first look of such a model in hands of the first customers. It is not confirmed but it says that a reader has gotten their hands on an 8GB white iPhone 4 with “Brazilian Industry” written on the back instead of “Made In China”. » First Brazilian Built iPhones In Customers Hands