Apple unveiled an Internet radio service called iTunes Radio on Monday and said the service will personalize listeners’ music based on what they’ve listened to and what they’ve purchased on iTunes.
Apple is throwing out most of the real-world graphical cues from its iPhone and iPad software, like the casino-green “felt” of its Game Center app, in what it calls the biggest update since the iPhone’s launch in 2007.
Apple is kicking an important Google application off its iPhone and buddying up with Facebook rather than Google’s social network, as it distances itself from a bitter rival in the phone arena.
Google has announced some upgrades to its popular digital mapping service at a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday. But rumors are swirling that Apple may be dropping Google Maps from the iPhone.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs received standing ovation as he appeared at a conference to announce a new service called iCloud.