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Apple has quietly updated its online store to allow orders of its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs with VESA adapters, making it compatible with your existing wall or desk mount for an additional $40. Adding a small link to the bottom of its iMac order pages, Apple provides a separate checkout process for its VESA-compatible all-in-one computers.
The appearance of the yet unreleased “iBooks 3.0” as a requirement for certain titles in Apple’s iBookstore suggests the company will soon update its ebook client app for iOS, likely in conjunction with the release of iPad mini.
A year ago today, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died. Describing the time as “sad and difficult,” Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a fitting video tribute and message on the company’s homepage today. “One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple,” says Cook. “Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
Apple’s next iPhone isn’t just a new gadget. It’s the lifeblood of the world’s biggest tech company, representing half of its sales and even more of its profits. And showing off the new iPhone — getting good buzz and getting people excited to buy — is a crucial part of the puzzle. This is one of the most important days in Apple’s year. (via Why Today’s iPhone Event Is So Huge For Apple)
IFA may be ending, but this week’s news has barely started. Amazon, Motorola, and Nokia are all planning events over September 5th and 6th, when they’re likely to unveil a new set of flagship devices for Android and Windows Phone 8. It’s a flurry of activity before September 12th — the day Apple is rumored to announce its new iPhone — and one that could change the smartphone and tablet landscape significantly over the next few days.
We’ve heard quite a bit about the “iPhone 5” and we’ve already seen a handful of photos and a video of the supposed next-generation Apple smartphone. Now we’re getting a complete picture of the device thanks to Chinese supplier iLab Factory. What’s different this time is that the phone is fully assembled in the shots offered by the site. There’s nothing terribly surprising, and we’ll remain skeptical until Apple reveals the next-generation iPhone, but with so many matching parts appearing from multiple sources it’s difficult to discount the device as a fake. As a reminder, the phone pictured is consistent with reports suggesting that Apple’s next iPhone will have a smaller, 19-pin dock connector, and a taller, larger screen.