Men in Black Suits II: Apple-Samsung Retrial Suffers From Sequel’s Curse

The first go-around featured spilled secrets and uncertainty, but even with a similar cast of characters, the current retrial on damages has none of the drama and intrigue.

Apple Rolls Out New Gadgets, Keeps Same Strategy

Apple’s latest offerings include the iPad Air, an iPad Mini with Retina display, new MacBooks, Mac Pros and lots of free software.

Apple Unveils a Mightier iPad Mini

The iPad mini gets a Retina display and Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip.

Apple’s New Mac Pro Will Ship in December

“Can’t innovate anymore, my ass …”

Apple’s iPhone 5s, the A7 Chip, and That 64-Bit Question

A long-term play with short-term benefits.

Apple’s iPhone 5s/5c Event, in Pictures

A few visual highlights from the Apple event today in Cupertino.

iPhone Developers Won’t Get Fingerprint-Reader Authentication Option — For Now, Anyway

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the fingerprint reader on the iPhone 5s is the fact that it can only be used to do two things — unlock the phone and verify iTunes purchases.

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Wash Your Hands, Kids: Apple Unveils Touch ID Sensor for One-Step iPhone Authentication

At today’s Apple event in Cupertino, Calif., the company unveiled a widely expected “Touch ID” sensor that allows users to unlock their iPhones by tapping on the home button of the smartphone. It’s a super-high-resolution sensor — 500 pixels per inch — that uses advanced capacitive touch technology to analyze users’ unique fingerprints. It can also be used to authenticate before purchasing items from the iTunes Store and App Store. “About half of our customers do not set up a pass code on their device,” Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, Phil Schiller, said onstage.


A Jony Ive WWDC (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.

QOTD: What’s That You Were Saying?

“Can’t innovate anymore, my ass.”

— Phil Schiller, showing off the upcoming cylindrical Mac Pro at WWDC

Apple Doesn’t Need a $200 iPad Mini

Apple’s iPad Mini Event, in Pictures

Hello, iPad Mini

R.I.P., Apple 30-Pin Connector (2003-2012)