Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for today:
13-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro to Arrive in October: Having just launched a 15-inch MacBook Pro with a retina display at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple (NASADAQ:AAPL) will offer a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a retina screen in October, Apple Insider says. Issues with the smaller Retina MacBook Pro’s assembly prevented its debut at the WWDC. As with the larger Retina MacBook Pro, the 13-inch model will have solid state memory, no optical drive, but will be even thinner, Apple Insider says.
Time Publications Now Sell Digital Subscriptions on iPad: Apple and Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) have settled differences relating to subscription sales and the company’s publications are now selling digital subscriptions though the iPad’s Newsstand, AllThingsD. That means that iPad owners can now buy subscriptions to digital editions of Sports Illustrated, Time and People, directly on their devices, instead of purchasing single issues. No one is certain what led to the breakthrough between the companies, or what concessions were offered by either side, AllThingsD noted.
Apple Developing Interchangeable Lenses for Mobile Device Camera: Apple has filed for a patent for a back panel for mobile devices, like the iPhone, that would let users change camera lenses, Apple Insider notes. In the filing, Apple notes that users if cell phone cameras often want features like zoom lenses to take better pictures. The company appears to be developing a system with a removable back panel, so that users can reconfigure the camera’s optics to meet their needs, Apple Insider says.
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