Tag Archives: Apple

Apple renews license for Liquidmetal alloys

Apple has renewed its exclusive rights to Liquidmetal alloys for consumer electronics, which it has held since 2010. The extension will last until February 5, 2016. An SEC filing by Liquidmetal Technologies on June 23 brought attention to the matter. Despite the duration of the deal, Liquidmetal materials have gone relatively unseen in Apple products….

Rumor: iPhone could have flexible OLED display by 2018

A report out of South Korea shares that Korean display makers LG and Samsung are ramping up OLED display production in an effort to “persuade” Apple to adopt the technology in future iPhones. According to BusinessKorea’s source, Apple really wants to make the transition to OLED displays for future products. The “persuasion” comes into play when…

Research firm estimates 2.79 million Apple Watches sold

A report from research firm Slice Intelligence estimates that Apple Watch has sold approximately 2.79 million units since going on sale about two months ago. Watches with the black sport band were most popular, according to the firm. When compared with Apple’s 2015 Q1 iPhone sales of almost 75 million, Apple Watch sales seem kind of weak. However, if…

Apple to utilize editors for Apple News article selection

In a recent job listing, Apple is searching for “passionate, knowledgeable editors to help identify and deliver the best in breaking national, global, and local news.” The position was listed just 4 days after the announcement of Apple News, at the WWDC 2015 keynote. Editors will be expected to add a human element to the Apple News selection. They…

Apple Watch hacked to run fully native apps

  After a night of work, developers Steve Troughton-Smith, Adam Bell, and Saurik were able to hack Apple Watch, to run any UIKit framework from iOS. In a tweet, Troughton-Smith shared a SceneKit demonstration, with some rotating three-dimensional words. So… spent a night hacking with @b3ll (& @saurik!) – we got UIKit (& SceneKit) apps running…

App Store hits impressive new milestones

Tim Cook announced some major milestones for the App Store in the WWDC keynote on Monday. Over 100 billion apps have been downloaded, which has resulted in over $30 billion being paid to app developers. The announcement was followed by a video about the influence of the App Store. In the video, Phil Schiller said, “There are so many incredible apps,…