Apple could be embracing the clamshell aesthetic for a future iPhone.
Unwiredview.com found an Apple patent application for a "dual-sided trackpad device," which resembles the current iPhone redesigned into the clamshell format so popular with many mobile phones. The key to this design is having touch-screen capabilities on both the top and bottom of the phone when it's open.
One of Apple's popular iPod nano media players gave off sparks while being recharged in Japan, Japan's trade ministry said, prompting a safety investigation.
No one was hurt in the January incident and Apple is looking into the cause and checking whether there have been similar cases, an official from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said.
Apple officials in Japan were not immediately available for comment.
Apple Switzerland has inadvertently revealed an upgrade to the company's travel router that takes advantage of the latest Wi-Fi standard.
Visitors to the Mac maker's Airport Express page for the European country are greeted with a description that clearly identifies it as a new model, as MacGeneration reports.
"Connect to the Internet, print, and share music from iTunes with any room in the house. Everything without wires. Now with 802.11n as standard," the description reads, translated from its original French.
When everything about the iPhone has been said and done, I wonder what it will be remember for more. Will it be seen as groundbreaking in terms of its innovation and style or will it be remembered for creating a league of hackers whose sole purpose in life seems to be breaking Apple's grip on its own invention?
Cringely, in one of his long, drawn-out think pieces, explores the reasoning behind Apple’s failure to add Blu-Ray drives to their laptop and desktop line. His theory? Steve is holding out for HD streaming/downloads via iTunes rather than ceding the HD ground to plastic discs.