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Apple issues Java updates, new printer drivers for OS X

Apple on Tuesday released a number of updates for devices running OS X, including a 2013-004 Java update and new drivers for printers from Canon and HP.


Blurry photo from China shows Touch ID-shaped depression in purported next-generation iPad

Another difficult-to-authenticate image, said to show Apple's fifth-generation iPad bearing a Touch ID sensor, has emerged from the Far East.


Purported photos of champagne gold iPad 5 surface

A tech-focused Chinese website with a dubious track record of accuracy posted photos Monday of what is said to be a rear shell for Apple's upcoming iPad 5 in the new gold color introduced with the iPhone 5s.


Apple issues MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.7

Apple has issued a firmware update that addresses an issue with Boot Camp and Windows installations for newer MacBook Air models.


Questionable report claims Apple cuts iPhone 5c production 50%

A one-off report out of the Far East on Thursday speculated that Apple has cut production orders for its mid-range iPhone 5c by as much as 50 percent due to slack demand.


Apple System Status page now monitors iOS device activation servers

Apple has added a new capability to its System Status page, allowing those interested to quickly check whether the activation servers for iOS devices are up and running.


iPad 5 smart covers purportedly outed in video

A new video released on Thursday by Unbox Therapy claims to show a number of Smart Covers designed for Apple's slimmer fifth-generation iPad. The magnetic covers fit perfectly on leaked components that also match the dimensions expected for the next iPad, though an unusual design choice casts doubt on the products' authenticity.


Apple's legal chief cashes out over $12M in AAPL stock

Apple senior vice president and general counsel Bruce Sewell sold nearly $12 million in Apple stock on Monday after 25,000 restricted stock units vested, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission shows.


Apple's top lobbyist nominated for US State Department position

Apple's vice president of Worldwide Government Affairs Catherine Novelli has been nominated by President Barack Obama for Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, a post at the State Department.


Nissan nabs exclusive automotive iAd rights for iTunes Radio rollout

Nissan on Monday announced that it will be the exclusive automotive launch partner for Apple's iTunes Radio through 2013, giving the car maker a few month's worth of uncontested ad content for the streaming music service.


Apple Configurator updated for iOS 7 with new features

Apple's mass iOS device management tool Apple Configurator was updated on Thursday with additional features and iOS 7 compatibility.


Apple releases Safari 6.1 Seed 8 for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion

Ahead of an expected release later this year, Apple on Monday made available Safari 6.1 Seed 8 for OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion with WebKit enhancements, among other updates.


Rumor: Apple planning Oct. 15 event for new iPads, Haswell-powered Macs

A new rumor has Apple preparing to host yet another special media event in October, this time with the center of attention being its new line of iPads.


Apple seeds OS X Server Preview 7 for Mavericks, Windows Migration Assistant

Apple on Thursday sent an email to developers announcing the availability of pre-release versions of OS X Server Preview 7 for OS X Mavericks, OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and the Windows Migration Assistant.


Logic Pro X gets minor bug fix with latest update

Apple on Thursday issued an update for its pro level digital audio workstation, fixing a minor bug some users experienced when using multi-output instruments plug-ins.


RAW update brings more Canon, Fujifilm compatibility

Apple has posted an update to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11 that brings compatibility with a range of new cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, and more.


Apple seeds iTunes 11.1 Beta 2 to developers

Apple on Friday released a second beta of the upcoming iTunes 11.1, further refining the popular media hub set to be ready for public consumption this fall.


China Mobile, Apple still in talks for iPhone deal

No deal has been struck between China Mobile and Apple, as the world's largest carrier revealed this week that talks between the two parties continue.


Apple releases AirPort firmware update to resolve iOS connectivity issues

Apple on Tuesday released a firmware update for all 802.11n-capable AirPort base stations, fixing a number of problems including an issue that prompted some iOS device users to see intermittent Wi-Fi dropouts.


Apple releases slew of printer and scanner drivers for Ricoh, Epson, more

Apple has rolled out software updates for its printing and scanning software, bringing increased compatibility with Ricoh, Epson, NRG, Savin, Gestetner, Infotec, InfoPrint and Lanier printers.