Apple has lowered the prices of refurbished versions of the iPad Mini and iPad 4. The discounts hover around 15% off the original price, with the 16GB Wi-Fi-only iPad mini starting at $279, and the 32GB and 64GB models starting at $359 and $439, respectively.
The latest rumors surfacing about iOS 7 suggest that it will be "black, white and flat all over." Everyone seems to expect that Jony Ive has gone through iOS with the sandblaster, and the latest rumors suggest just that. The latest comes by way of 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman:
AT&T has quietly added a new administrative fee that is now appearing on the bills of postpaid customers. The fee is for $0.61 and shows up as a line item under the surcharges and other fees section. According to The Verge who spoke with AT&T, the new fee was enacted help cover expenses for items such as cell sites and maintenance.
While everyone's pretty much taken for granted that a Monday, June 10 WWDC 2013 kickoff would be a Monday, June 10, 10am (pacific) WWDC Keynote, it's still nice to see it confirmed. John Paczkowski of AllThingsD:
Excitement is building in Adelaide, Australia ahead of this Saturday's opening of their first Apple Store, and judging by these photos the store is looking fantastic! iMore forums member mglivesey kindly sent us some photographs of the completed store as he eagerly awaits the big day.
Microsoft has launched their new Windows 8 commercial, and appears to have recruited Siri to help them take on the iPad. OK, so Siri would never do such a thing, but they're licensing the same voice, and it achieves the same effect. The 30-second clip takes aim at what the iPad can't do, that a Windows 8 tablet can. The whole thing is a parody of an Apple ad, right down to the chopsticks played on Garageband at the end.
iPhone and iPad accessory maker Otterbox has announced that they're buying iPhone and iPad accessory maker LifeProof. "OtterProof" -- as I'm sure someone will be calling them since "LifeBox" is probably taken? -- CEO Brian Thomas had this to say:
Twitter announced Wednesday that it is offering a form of two-step authentication for security-conscious users who want to make sure that their accounts are protected from unauthorized use. The new feature is described in a post made by Jim O'Leary of Twitter's product security team on the official Twitter blog.