As has become customary now here at TiP, we’re bringing you the top Apple stories from around the web from today. Although there aren’t any new software or hardware developments to speak of recently, there’s still plenty to talk about in the world of Cupertino.
1.Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyaho meets Tim Cook at Apple HQ
Isreal’s Prime Minister met with Apple’s CEO at Infinite Loop and posted a video to his personal YouTube channel with highlights of that meeting.
2. Steve Jobs sculpture spotted in Chinese ghost town – Business Insider
In China, in recent history, tons of large cities were built but no one lives in them. Deserted ghost towns are spotted around the world’s most populous nation in various locations, but one of them had a surprising collection of Apple related statues. Read more at Business Insider… (Source: Bohemian Blog)
3. iPhone users called “wall huggers” in jest by BlackBerry CEO – TUAW
We’re used to a bit of back-and-forth banter between rival companies. So it’s no surprise to hear one say something derogatory about the others’ customers. Side note: It’s nice to hear that BlackBerry’s chief still has a bit of a bounce in his step. Read more at TUAW…
4. Apple is top smartphone maker for beginning of 2014 – CNET
As always, the battle between iOS and Android is a fierce one, but according to ComScore, Apple is the top US smartphone manufacturer for the beginning of 2014, but Android tops the competition for mobile platforms. Read more at CNET…
5. Instagram signs first advertising deal – CNET
When it was announced that Instagram would be bringing ads to its service soon, there were concerns about how they would be implemented. Although it has shown that they will not be too invasive, the first ad deal has been signed with an ad agency that represents over 5,000 companies. Read more at CNET…