White iPhone now available The white version of the iPhone 4 officially went on sale Wednesday. The iPhone 4 was originally set to launch in June 2010 in both white and black; however, the white version was delayed for over 10 months. You can purchase a white iPhone 4 at Apple retail locations, AT&T and Verizon stores, and some Apple reseller locations. On launch day, lines in Beijing to get the phone were reportedly well over 100 people long.
Apple addresses location data issues Apple released a statement this week regarding location tracking in its iPhones and 3G iPads. The company indicated that the devices track your location merely to help you better find wifi hotspots and cellular towers while traveling, not to keep tabs on you or your phone’s location. Apple indicated that it has a software update in the works that will reduce the amount of location data stored on the devices, encrypt that data, and offer the option to have your phone or iPad not store any location-based information.
Visa joins Square Visa has invested an undisclosed sum of money in mobile payment startup Square, taking an advisory role in the startup’s future. The company was founded in 2009 by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Square allows you to receive mobile payments on your phone and offers users free card readers to swipe credit cards similar to how one might at a traditional brick-and-mortar store.
iOS 5 testing? iOS developer FutureTap received a crash report this week from a device running iOS 5. The report suggests that Apple may be testing iOS 5 on devices now, for a potential release at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.
May edition of Wired for iPad available for free The May iPad edition of Wired is now available for free. The digital version of the magazine typically runs $3.99 per issue; however, for the month of May, Adobe is sponsoring subscriptions in an effort to entice readers to purchase the magazine in the future.
Apple may have purchased iCloud Apple is rumored to have purchased the domain name iCloud.com from Sweden-based cloud storage company Xcerion. The domain was purchased for $4.5 million; however, the buyer has not yet been announced. Apple is rumored to be launching a cloud-based version of iTunes later this year.
Foxconn employees arrested for leaking iPad design? Three Foxconn employees have reportedly been charged with trade secret violations for leaking the iPad 2 case design to accessory companies in China. The employees were arrested in late December of last year and were officially charged for the crime last month.
Post by Emily Price