Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for Wednesday.
New iPhone Coming in September, 7-Inch iPad in August: Taiwanese manufacturer Pegatron Technology is rumored to have received orders to produce Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) newest iPhone, set to debut in September, as well as an update to the 10-inch iPad for a December unveiling, DigiTimes says. Meanwhile, a 7-inch iPad is being produced by Foxconn for an August launch, according to rumors cited by DigiTimes.
HP Says Apple Doesn’t ‘Own Silver’: At a computer show in Shanghai, China, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) Vice President of Industrial Design Stacy Wolff responded to a question over the striking similarity of its new Envy Spectre XT to Apple’s iconic MacBook Air, by saying that Apple didn’t “own silver” as a color for laptops, Engadget reports. An audience member asked if Wolff feared a lawsuit over the design. Wolff denied that HP set out to copy the MacBook Air’s design and quipped that similarities sometimes happen in life, Engadget says.
Orangutans Communicate with iPads. Orangutans at Miami’s Jungle Island Park are using iPads to draw, play games and learn new vocabulary, according to the Associated Press. While younger orangutans take to the iPads quickly and with enthusiasm, older orangutans at the park remain uninterested in the devices. A number of zoos are providing iPads to primates like chimpanzees and orangutans as part of a mental stimulus program, the AP says.
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