Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for today:
Delivery: Apple (AAPL) has reportedly launched its content delivery network. The activation of the content delivery network means that the tech giant can now transfer terabits worth of data in just a few seconds, reports Mac Rumors. This will make it easier for the company to transfer files and distribute updates to its software. Data shows that Apple is sending data directly through internet service providers. This means that the company has likely signed interconnect deals in an effort to keep speeds from slowing down during high traffic.
Repair: Apple may be preparing to offer screen replacements for its iPhone 5s at stores, 9to5Mac notes. Multiple sources claim that Apple Stores will start handling screen replacements for the iPhone 5s starting on August 4. A screen replacement will reportedly cost $150 each time it’s done. The screen repair service is coming to stores located in the United States and Canada after it went through a short trial period in select stores.
Update: The Microsoft (MSFT) Office Suite for Apple’s iPad received a large up date on Thursday, AppleInsider notes. The Office Suite for iPad includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The update added several new features to the programs, including being able to add third-party fonts to Word and saving files as PDFs in Word and Excel. Another new feature added to the software includes the ability to add videos and sounds to PowerPoint while making a presentation. Several other small features were also added to the software with this update.
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