Reading List: Buying and selling
If the day ends in “y,” you can bet that there’s plenty of Apple news floating around the Internet. We’ve wrapped up some of the most popular stories from Tuesday and herein present them for your browsing pleasure.
As Tim Cook promised, Apple continues to acquire tech companies as it deems fit. The most recently discovered addition to the Cupertino family is LuxVue, a firm that’s been working on low-power, micro-LED-based displays. Which sounds like just the kind of technology one would be interested in if one had a lot of products that used screens and was concerned about battery life. Hmmmm …
Angela Ahrendts, the former Burberry CEO who this week is kicking off her tenure as head of Apple’s retail operations, netted a nice 113,334 restricted stock units for the company, worth about $68.1 million at their current value. We’ll also assume that she doesn’t have to go out and buy herself a new iPhone.
Last month a security researcher noticed that Mail attachments in iOS 7 were not encrypted, as they were under previous version of the mobile OS. Turns out that Apple is aware of the bug and a fix is forthcoming, though as Rene Ritchie points out, the vulnerability is difficult to exploit since it requires both physical possession of your device and circumvention of your passcode. (You do have a passcode, right?)
Because selling more iPhones is never a bad thing, Apple is reportedly planning a push to convince owners of older devices who are eligible to upgrade to come on down to their local Apple Store and pick up a shiny new smartphone. Don’t expect much in the way of incentives beyond Apple offering you some credit when you trade in your old iPhone, though; the company’s not really known for the whole massive price-cutting sale thing.
A rumor about health sensors in new Apple EarPods, first posted on anonymous social networking site Secret but quickly referenced everywhere, has been debunked by the author of the post, who said he completely made it up. You mean you can’t trust every anonymous person on the Internet? Is nothing sacred?