Apple will take its developer show worldwide, the iPad still satisfies, and Tim Cook puts up his Dukes. The remainders for Monday, April 29, 2013 are going coast to coast.
Thank you for your unprecedented interest in WWDC. (Apple)
Didn’t snag a ticket to the hottest Worldwide Developer Conference in town? Don’t worry too much: Apple’s also planning to take its show on the road with Tech Talks this fall. Unfortunately, you will have to supply your own beer bash and special musical guests.
2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study—Volume 1 (J.D. Power and Associates)
For the second consecutive year, Apple has ranked highest in tablet owner satisfaction, beating out competitors from Amazon, Samsung, Asus, and Sinai.
Undercover Police Stings Target Front Lines Of Stolen iPhone Market (The Huffington Post)
Cops in San Francisco are posing as sellers of stolen iPhones in order to arrest buyers and, hopefully, shut down the large and lucrative black market in pilfered Apple smartphones. Maybe they should just start following Apple employees to bars.
Apple to release OS X 10.9 with new power-user features, more from iOS later this year (9to5Mac)
One of a pair of stories from 9to5Mac about the forthcoming updates to Apple’s operating systems. According to the report, OS X 10.9 will feature more borrowed iOS features, as well as tabbed Finder browsing, a new version of Safari, and—thank heavens—multi-monitor support for fullscreen mode. Also included: Seven thousand square feet of linen.
Jony Ive paints a fresh, yet familiar, look for iOS 7 (9to5Mac)
The second report from 9to5Mac says that iOS 7 will feature a flatter look, ditching the skeuomorphism of we’ve seen to date. With Jony Ive himself now in charge of Apple software’s look and feel, I think we can all agree on one thing: It will be 100 percent more knighted than any iOS interface to date.
Switch to the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone (YouTube)
Microsoft decides to stay above the Android vs. iPhone fray … by pointedly wading in to the Android vs. iPhone fray? This may have been a tactical error, Redmond—did you really mean to give Samsung and Apple a common enemy?
Apple CEO Tim Cook talks at Duke University in honor of his 25-year reunion (9to5Mac)
Tim Cook visited alma mater Duke University over the weekend and spoke at a business school session. More importantly, though, he got his picture taken with this guy.