MacRumors Story Archive - August 2012 Apple Expands Build-to-Order Configuration Options on Retina MacBook Pro [Updated] Apple's New Dock Connector with 8 Pins? Cross-Device Integration via Bluetooth 4.0? Apple's Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter Rolling Out in Online Store Key Apple Chip Designer Jim Keller Returns to AMD Amazon Releases iPad App for Instant Video Service Apple Officially Ends MobileMe Transition and Shuts Down iWork.com Apple-Twitter Talks Focused on Product Partnership, More iTunes Integration Likely Sharp President Confirms Shipments of Displays for New iPhone this Month Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Improve to 5-7 Business Days Apple Researching iPad Smart Covers with Secondary Displays, Keyboards, Solar Cells iPad Outnumbers Samsung Tablets 7-to-1 in 2Q 2012 Shipments Aerial Photos of Recent Work at Apple's North Carolina Data Center Apple Requests Sanctions Against Samsung Delivering Default Victory in Design Patent Case Apple Store iOS App Updated With 'Performance Enhancements' and iWork Preinstall Option Apple Designer on Why Curved Glass and Extruded Aluminum iPhone Designs Were Rejected Evernote Adds Account Switching in Update to Mac Version Firemonkeys Previews Real Racing 3 for iPhone and iPad Detailed Photo and Video Comparison of iPhone 4S and 'iPhone 5' Front Panels Phil Schiller on History of the iPhone, Advertising, and Market Research CBS Open to Talks on Apple TV, Depending on "What We Get Paid" Sketchy Photos of Claimed 'iPad Mini' Rear Shell Show No Camera Hole Eddy Cue Worked to Convince Steve Jobs of Need for 7-Inch iPad in Early 2011 Apple Reportedly Interested in Acquiring 'The Fancy', a Pinterest Rival Apple Support Allowed Hacker Access to Reporter's iCloud Account Claimed SIM Tray for Next-Generation iPhone Points to Nano-SIM Standard AT&T's 'Mobile Share' Service Plans Launching August 23 Apple's Smaller Dock Connector Reportedly Coming to Entire iOS Device Lineup Including iPad This Fall Apple Seeds iOS 6 Beta 4 to Developers iOS 6 Beta 4 Removes Dedicated YouTube App [Updated] Apple Promotes iAds With Land Rover Case Study Nuance Releases Siri-Like API for Third-Party Mobile Apps Sprint Drops Price on iPhone 4S to $149 With 2-Year Contract How a Hacker Gained Access to a Reporter's iCloud Account Apple Stops Airing 'Genius' Ads on Olympic Television Broadcasts iOS 6 Automatically Scales to Fit Taller 1136x640 iPhone Display Numerous Services Offer Tracking for Stolen Macs Samsung's 'Crisis of Design' Memo Enters Patent Trial as Early Apple Designer Testifies on Confusion Spotify Adds iOS 6 Support in Latest Release Bank of America Adds Mobile Check Deposit to iOS App Next Generation iPhone Enclosure Measured at 7.6 mm Thick [Updated] Apple Temporarily Halts Over-the-Phone iCloud Password Resets [Updated] How to Adjust the Resolution of the iPhone Simulator to 1136x640 Apple Releases New iPad Television Ad: "All On iPad" Conan O'Brien on Samsung vs. Apple Samsung's Massive Document Outlining How to Improve Galaxy S by Adopting iPhone Solutions Surfaces Apple's New Dock Connector Even Smaller Than Originally Thought iFixit Launches Repair Guides for Retina MacBook Pro Refurbished Current Generation iPads Available on Apple Online Store for $50 Off Tests Find OS X Mountain Lion May Significantly Degrade Notebook Battery Life Harry McCracken Interviews Apple Ad Man Ken Segall Apple Preparing to Seed Developers with First Build of OS X 10.8.1 Valve to Expand Steam Store Beyond Games on September 5 Pixelmator 2.1 Adds Retina, iCloud and Mountain Lion Support New Photos of Claimed Next-Generation iPhone Parts Include Display Shield Next-Generation iPhone Components Compared to Previous Models Google to Pay $22.5 Million Settlement in Safari Privacy Circumvention Case Apple Retail Stores Begin Price Matching iPhone Discounts from Carriers and Major Retailers iOS 6 Beta Adds 'Wi-Fi Plus Cellular' Option to Increase Data Reliability Blizzard's Battle.net Hacked; Company Recommends All Users Change Their Passwords Boot Camp Files Hint at New Mac Pro and iMac Models [Updated] Next Generation iPhone Battery Only Marginally Higher Capacity Apple and Samsung Reveal U.S. Mobile Device Sales in Court Case Alleged Photos of Apple's New Dock Connector 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Once Again Shows Up in Benchmarks A Closer Look at Apple's Next-Generation 'Unibody' iPhone Design Apple Seeds First Build of OS X 10.8.1 to Developers Some Experiencing Issues With Gmail on iOS Devices, Google Working on Fix Leaked Photos of the 'iPhone 5' Logic Board Apple's 'Unbreakable' iOS Device Encryption Highlighted AT&T Reportedly Planning for iPhone Launch in Late September Apple Has Licensed iOS Design Patents to Microsoft, Agreement Bans "Cloning" Pre-Orders for Next-Generation iPhone to Begin September 12? Apple Retail Stores Seeing Significant Layoffs of Recent Hires? Apple Releases (PRODUCT) RED Bumper for iPhone 4S/4 Steve Jobs' Home Burglarized, Suspect Arrested After $60,000 in Property Stolen [Updated] Apple Granted Patent for 'In-Cell' Touchscreen Display Concepts Apple's 2006 Ideas for DVR and Television Interface Reappear in Newly-Granted Patent Other World Computing Releases Aftermarket SSD Upgrade for Retina MacBook Pro Oracle Officially Launches Java SE 7 for OS X Sprint Drops iPhone 4S Price to $49 With Rebate and New 2-Year Contract [Updated] New SimCity Coming to Mac in February 2013 'Dark Sky' Weather App Adds Push Notifications of Imminent Rain Apple's iPad Mini: Thinner, Lighter and Narrower Korean Carriers Reportedly Negotiating with Apple for 800/1800 MHz LTE Service on Next iPhone Possible Photo of 'iPad Mini' Dock Connector Flex Cable with Headphone Jack at Bottom Video Comparison of 'iPhone 5' Nano-SIM Tray and Buttons to iPhone 4S Parts Apple Releases OS X Lion 10.7.5 Build 11G36 to Developers Apple in Talks to Build Cable Set-Top Box to Display Live Television Urgency in Apple's Talks with AuthenTec Hints at Rapid Adoption of Fingerprint Scanning Technology iTunes Store Glitch Limits 'Podcast' Search Results to Apple's Own App Apple 'Messed Up' with Retail Store Cutbacks, Denies Mass Layoffs Instagram Makes a Big Push Into Location With Version 3.0 Apple Files Plans for 500,000 Square-Foot Oregon Data Center Apple Stock Price Marks All-Time Closing High Ahead of New iPhone Rollout Apple Aims to 'Erase Distinction Between Live and On-Demand' TV Content Apple's Stock Continues Surge With New Record High Apple, Google, and Samsung Teaming Up in Effort to Acquire Kodak Patents Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad Ended Up in Hands of Local Clown Analyst Believes Apple Television Set Already in 'Full Production', Launch Timeframe Unclear iPhone Security Issue Opens Door to SMS Spoofing Apple Seeds New Beta of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 to Developers OnLive Denies Rumors That the Company is Shutting Down [Updated] AT&T Won't Charge for FaceTime Over Cellular, Will Require New Mobile Share Plan New Photos of Claimed Dock Connector and Headphone Jack for iPad Mini and Next iPhone in Black and White [Updated] Complete 'iPhone 5' Front Panel and 4" Screen Photos Tim Cook and Samsung CEO to Discuss Patent Dispute One Last Time Today Ahead of Jury Deliberations Apple Becomes Most Valuable Publicly-Traded Stock Ever Apple Pitches Security of iMessage in Response to SMS Spoofing Issue Apple Geniuses Serving 50,000 Users Per Day as 2012 Store Visits Approach 300 Million Next-Generation iPhone Dock/Headphone Jack Assembly Paired with Rear Shell One-Off Keyboard Prototype Turns iPad Into Typewriter Net Neutrality Organization Accusing AT&T of Violating FCC Rules With FaceTime Data Plan Requirements PopCap Teases Plants vs. Zombies Sequel Coming Next Year Apple to Ramp Up 7.85″ iPad Mini Production in September? Everything Everywhere Authorized to Offer UK's First LTE Service Ahead of Next iPhone Samsung Investing $4 Billion in Austin, Texas to Boost Smartphone Processor Production Apple Preparing to Begin Direct Sales in Russia? Apple's Former Keynote Address Producer Files Suit Claiming Steve Jobs Promised Lifetime Position OS X 10.8.1 May Address Mountain Lion Battery Life Issues Verizon Imposing Vacation Blackouts September 21-30 in Line with iPhone Launch Claims Fair Labor Association Finds Progress in Follow-Up Status Report on Foxconn's Apple Facilities Apple Asking Resellers to Triple iPad Display Space Ahead of Rumored September 12 Media Event Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arrives for Mac on Steam AT&T Responds to Net Neutrality Concerns Regarding FaceTime Usage Policy October 2009 iPhone 4 Prototype Shows Up on eBay [Update: Listing Pulled] Sony Confirms 'Sound Forge Pro' Coming to Mac Apple Pulls 'Genius' TV Ads from YouTube and Apple.com Alleged Photo of USB Cable with Smaller Dock Connector Surfaces Apple Preparing to Begin Seeding OS X 10.8.2 Builds for Testing 'VOTE!!!' Combines Infinity Blade with the U.S. Presidential Election Blurry Photos Show Logic Board for Next-Generation iPhone with Shielding Removed LG Begins Mass Production of Displays Said to Be for Next iPhone Video Comparison of 'iPhone 5' Front Panel and Flex Cables to iPhone 4S Parts VMware Launches 'Fusion 5' Virtualization Software, Parallels 8 Coming September 4 Apple Releases OS X 10.8.1 with Fixes for Migration Assistant, Exchange, and iMessage Issues Apple Seeds First Developer Build of OS X 10.8.2 Facebook Releases Rewritten and Much Faster iPhone App Angry Birds Space Updated With Curiosity Mars Rover Content Jim Dalrymple Hints at Two Separate Apple Media Events for New iPhone and iPad Mini 'iPad Mini' Cases Consistent with Rumored Design Details South Korean Court Declares Samsung and Apple Violated Each Other's Patents, Halts Product Sales of Older Devices Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.1 Improves Battery Life Somewhat Apple's Eddy Cue Suggests Apple Television Unlikely in Near-Term Video Shows What an iPhone Game Would Look Like on Taller iPhone Screen Apple Hits New Highs as Tim Cook Celebrates One Year as CEO Evernote and Moleskine Partner on 'Smart Notebooks' Engineers Detail Extensive Efforts to Rewrite Facebook iOS App Jury Finds Largely in Favor of Apple in Apple vs. Samsung Trial, Awards More than $1 Billion in Damages Apple and Samsung Respond to the $1 Billion Patent Verdict Apple vs. Samsung Verdict: Preliminary Injunction Hearing, Possible Consequences, and an Appeal Apple Seeds Safari 6.0.1 for OS X Lion to Developers Tim Cook Addresses Apple Employees After Lawsuit Victory Claimed Next-Generation iPod Touch Case Points to Significant Redesign Apple's 'iPad Mini' Media Event Planned for October 7.85" iPad to be Called 'iPad Mini' and Wi-Fi (Cloud iTunes) Coming to iPod Nano? Jury Members Discuss Thought Process Behind Apple vs. Samsung Verdict Apple Online Stores Nearing Immediate Availability of Retina MacBook Pro Models AT&T's Vacation Blackout Pinned Down to September 21-30 for iPhone Launch Samsung Executive Calls Apple vs. Samsung Ruling 'Worst Scenario for Us' Displays for 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Now in Production Photos of Assembled 'iPhone 5' Front Panel with Home Button, Front Camera and Shielding Installed [Update: NFC?] Google Looks to Distance Android from Apple vs. Samsung Ruling Apple Prepares to Open First Swedish Retail Stores Samsung Promises to Fight on in Internal Memo, Seeks to Overturn Galaxy Tab Injunction AT&T Denies Rumor of Company-Wide Vacation Blackout at End of September Samsung Working to Keep Design Dispute Separate from Component Contracts Unibox - A New Take on the OS X Mail Client LifeProof Releases Nüüd Waterproof iPad Case Apple Seeks Sales Bans on Eight Samsung Smartphones Apple Store Customer Arrested for Shoplifting Says He Was Trying to Use EasyPay Self-Checkout Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio Named Senior Executives, Bob Mansfield to Remain at Apple Tweetbot for Mac Alpha Program Ended Over Twitter API Restrictions OS X Lion 10.7.5 Build 11G45 Seeded to Developers iTunes Festival 2012 Live Streaming App Appears on Apple TV Apple Retail's Emphasis on Profits Continues, Tied to Operational Perspective of Cook and Browett T-Mobile USA Focused on 'Selling Against the iPhone' Starting September 21 No NFC in Next-Generation iPhone New Perk Gives Apple Employees 50GB of iCloud Storage An Inside Look at Apple's Genius Training Manual Jury Foreman in Apple vs. Samsung Case Speaks to Rationale for Verdict Newly-Discovered Java 7 Security Vulnerability Poses Risks to Macs Chinese Firm Makes Knockoff 'iPhone 5' From Mockups Apple to Upgrade AirPlay to Allow Wireless Streaming Without Wi-Fi? Scosche Already Designing New Dock Connector Accessories Apple Unsuccessfully Tried to Purchase Exclusive Access to TSMC Chip Production for iOS Devices Apple Broadens Access to Advanced Online Store Chat Services for UK, Germany, Spain Another Apple 1 Headed to Auction with $125,000 Estimate Parallels 8 with Retina Support Now Available for Existing Customers Next-Generation iPhone to Use A6 System-on-a-Chip? New Photos and Video of 'iPhone 5' Front Panel Show Minimal Height Increase Over iPhone 4S Apogee Preparing to Launch 'Quartet' Portable Audio Interface for Mac Music Professionals Tim Cook and Larry Page Working to Address Patent Issues Between Apple and Google Oracle Releases Patch to Address Security Vulnerability in Java 7 Open Source Image Editor GIMP Now Available as a Native OS X App Retina Display Support Coming to Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 in 'Coming Months' [Updated] Apple Adds 'Chomp' Styled App Store Search Results and More in iOS 6 Possible ‘iPad Mini’ Spotted in iOS App Developer Logs Sharp's Production of New iPhone Displays Reportedly Behind Schedule LG and AU Optronics Once Again Named as Display Suppliers for 'iPad Mini' Coming in October Shortages of 27-Inch iMacs Hitting Apple Retail Stores Apple Offering Concessions in European E-Book Suit as Several Publishers Settle in U.S. Photos of Partially Assembled Next-Generation iPhone Show Component Layout, Thickness Comparison Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector Apple's Crowded Late 2012 Product Introduction Schedule Forced by Delays to iMac and iPad Mini Video Demo of What a 4" iPhone Screen Looks Like in Action Walmart Testing iPhone-Based Self-Checkout System for Retail Stores 'MLB.com At Bat' Adds Support for Ford SYNC and Social Sharing Options iOS Developer David Barnard: 'Trying to Make the Boxed Software Model Work at $0.99 is a Fool's Errand'