Camera-equipped minivan leased to Apple spotted in Bay Area may point to Street View-style mapping system

Apple may be preparing a big update to its Maps application for iOS and OS X. San Francisco’s KPIX reported earlier today that a Dodge Caravan sporting an impressive array of cameras has been spotted roaming the area. The California DMV confirmed that the vehicle was leased to Apple. The CBS affiliate reached out to…

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Apple Daily: iOS 8.2 in March, HTC Rap Battle with Apple, PonoPlayer vs. iPhone

Yo, HTC raps … apparently. In today’s Apple Daily, watch as the Taiwanese smartphone maker starts a rap battle with Apple and Samsung. Elsewhere, listeners seem to prefer the iPhone over Neil Young’s ambitious PonoPlayer, and we could see iOS 8.2 sooner than expected. Apple Watch-Focused iOS 8.2 May Launch Ahead of Apple Watch Itself…

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Apple invests $2b in failed GTAT sapphire plant to create global command center

Following the October surprise bankruptcy filed by GT Advanced Technologies—a key sapphire supplier for the iPhone—Apple today announced plans to invest $ 2 billion over the next 30 years in the failed plant. The Mesa, Arizona-located plant will become the central command center for its various data centers around the globe. “We’re proud to continue investing…

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