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Jony Ive's promotion: first step toward his retirement, or bigger things in store at Apple?
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Wednesday Highlights: Dan Frommer at Quartz profiles Apple's Jeff Williams as "one of Apple's most important executives" ahead of his representing Apple at the LA Code Conference, formerly "D"; CIO's Jim Lynch sees Jony Ive's promotion as a step toward retirement; MillwardBrown's global BrandZ ranking of the worlds most valuable brands gives Apple the top slot noting the company has "led in the rate of brand value growth over 10 years – 1,446 percent"—additional reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; MacKeeper to run refund advertisements "on Facebook as part of class-action lawsuit settlement"; Apple removes WiFi/networking service, Discoveryd, from latest OS X 10.10.4 beta; Apple Support article on obscure errors, #3194, #17; Apple dominates China smarpthone market thanks to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; John Sculley says he and Steve Jobs never repaired friendship before Jobs' death; annoying iOS bug can crash your phone when particular unicode message is texted to you, Cult of Mac has a fix; Michael deAgonia's long-term MacBook USB-C review; Jonny Evans pieces together all the details we currently have about iOS 9.
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"Retina iPad Mini later, new Nexus 7 sooner: DisplaySearch: Small tablets are moving to very-high-resolution displays, like larger 10-inch class tablets have done in the last year or so." CNET News 3/15
"Heads up Apple, here comes Samsung's 8-core chip: Samsung is set to begin manufacturing its eight-core phone and tablet processor in the second quarter. That's a problem for Apple because Apple is both competing with Samsung and getting its A6 from the South Korean company." CNET News 3/15
"Apple's 'budget' iPhone expected to have same 4-inch display as iPhone 5" AppleInsider 3/15
"Apple's Low-Cost iPhone Reportedly Getting The Same 4-Inch Display As iPhone 5, 'Super-Thin' Plastic Case" TechCrunch 3/15
"Rumor: New Low Cost iPhone To Have 4 Inch Display" AppleBitch 3/15
"UL warns of counterfeit Apple USB power adapters" CNET News 3/15
"iPad May Run Away From Home a Lot Longer: Apple's newly awarded patent for wireless charging technology suggests the company may be developing a product that would dramatically reduce the iPad's dependence on having an electrical outlet nearby. That may be a boon for frequent flyers, but it may not excite those who use their iPads on a couch, or in bed, or in some other cozy at-home setting where recharging isn't an issue." MacNewsWorld 3/15
"Bio Crisis For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
"BattleFriends at Sea PREMIUM For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
"Bouncy Penguin HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
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