According to the latest news Apple has launched the iTunes Music Store in 56 new countries including Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa and 52 additional countries. All these countries now have access to an incredible selection of local and international music from all the major labels and thousands of independent labels. » Apple Launches iTunes Store In 56 New Countries Including Russia, Turkey and India
Apple has just announced that the iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7, with more than 50 additional countries being added in December, including Brazil, Russia and Taiwan. The iPhone 5 is currently available in 47 countries around the world and including these new countries the iPhone 5 will be available in at least 100 countries by the end of this year. » iPhone 5 Coming To More Than 50 New Countries This Month
Next week, Tim Cook will be the center of a feature on NBC’s Rock Center news show where Brian Williams will have the first major interview with Apple’s CEO. In this brief preview, Williams notes that Tim Cook was able to walk around Grand Central Station unrecognized until he got to the Apple Store there. Not much is known about Tim Cook, so it will be interesting to see his first major interview that will air on NBC next Thursday night, December 6.
Apple has just announced that the Wi-Fi versions of iPad mini and fourth generation iPad will be available in China on Friday, December 7, and the iPhone 5 will be available on Friday, December 14. “iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display are currently available in 42 countries, and iPhone 5 is available in 47 countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK.” Chinese product launches have typically lagged well behind those in other countries, but the company has been working to shorten those gaps, since China now accounts for 15% of Apple’s revenues. » Apple Will Launch iPhone 5, iPad Mini, & Fourth-Generation iPad In China This Month
Apple has began its one day Black Friday sales. People in Australia and New Zealand are among the first who can enjoy discount on Apple products. The discount in these countries can be found below.
- iPad with Retina Display. A$ 41.00 Off
– iPad 2. A$ 31 Off
– iPod touch. A$ 31 Off
– iPod touch 4th Generation. A$ 25 Off
– iPod nano. A$ 11 Off
– MacBook Pro with Retina Display. A$ 105 Off
– MacBook Pro. A$105 Off
– MacBook Air. A$105 Off
– Various Accessories
The prices above are for Australian residents, but the discount and prices should be the same in the U.S.. However both Best Buy and MacMall seem to have bigger discounts than Apple.
In a series of events in a UK court between Apple and Samsung, Apple was ordered to publish a notice acknowledging that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab devices had not infringed Apple’s iPad design. Now the same court has ruled that Apple must pay all of Samsung’s legal fees because Apple’s behavior in the matter had been inappropriate and showed a “lack of integrity”. » Apple Ordered To Pay All Of Samsung’s Court Costs In UK iPad Design Dispute
Apple has just released the second beta of iOS 6.1 to developers “build number 10B5105c”. This Beta includes several changes related to how developers can integrate Apple’s new mapping service in their apps and improvements to how boarding passes are handled in Passbook, and a few minor changes to Safari. » Apple Launched Second iOS 6.1 Beta For Developers