最近の報告によると、一部の偽造品や他社製アダプタの設計に問題があり、そのために安全性に問題が生じるおそれがあることがわかっています。他社製アダプタすべてに問題があるわけではありませんが、お客様が正しく設計されたアダプタをお使いになれるよう、Apple では USB 電源アダプタ回収プログラムを実施いたします。
お客様の安全は Apple の最優先事項です。このため、iPhone／iPad／iPod 用の USB 電源アダプタを含むすべての Apple 製品は安全と信頼性についての厳しい検査を受けており、世界中で各国の政府が定めた安全基準を満たすように設計されています。
2013 年 8 月 16 日より (中国は 8 月 9 日より)、お持ちの USB 電源アダプタに不安があるお客様は、Apple Store (直営店) または Apple 正規サービスプロバイダに回収に出すことができます。回収したアダプタは環境に優しい方法で Apple が責任を持って処分いたします。
かわりのアダプタが必要な場合は Apple USB 電源アダプタをご購入されることをおすすめします。期間限定で、お客様は Apple USB 電源アダプタを特別価格 (1,000 円、税込) にて 1 個ご購入いただけます。この特別価格をご利用になるには、少なくとも 1 個の USB 電源アダプタを回収に出し、さらにシリアル番号確認のため、お使いの iPhone／iPad／iPod を Apple Store (直営店) またはこのプログラムを取り扱っている Apple 正規サービスプロバイダにお持ちいただく必要があります。特別価格でご購入いただける Apple USB 電源アダプタは、お持ちの iPhone／iPad／iPod のそれぞれにつき 1 個のみとし、期間は 2013 年 10 月 18 日までとさせていただきます。
Record-Breaking December with Over Two Billion Downloads
CUPERTINO, California―January 7, 2013―Apple® today announced that customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps*, with nearly 20 billion in 2012 alone. The App Store℠ has over 500 million active accounts and had a record-breaking December with over two billion downloads during the month. Apple’s incredible developer community has created over 775,000 apps for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users worldwide, and developers have been paid over seven billion dollars by Apple.
USB 3.0 Promoter Group to Increase Data Through-put Performance of USB 3.0 to 10 Gbps
LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2013 – The USB 3.0 Promoter Group today announced development of a SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) enhancement that will add a much higher data rate, delivering up to twice the data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB over enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables. This supplement to the USB 3.0 specification is anticipated to be completed by the middle of this year.
Key characteristics of the higher-rate SuperSpeed USB solution include:
• New 10 Gbps USB data rate
• Compatibility with existing cables and connectors
• Improved data encoding for more efficient data transfer leading to higher through-
put and improved I/O power efficiency
• Compatible with existing USB 3.0 software stacks and device class protocols
• Compatible with both existing 5 Gbps and new 10 Gbps USB 3.0 hubs and devices,
as well as USB 2.0 products
10Gbps まで上がってくると、正直、内蔵の HDD と遜色ないくらいの速さになるんだろうなぁ。いま、現状の USB 3.0 で外付け HDD を使ってて、快適そのものでアクセスしているんだけど、ディスプレイの解像度や、静止画、動画、音楽ファイルなどがどんどん大容量化している時代ですから、USB の転送速度も上がらないと、すぐに現在の USB 3.0 でも不満に思っちゃうんだろうなぁって想像出来ます。
でも、そうなってくると Thunderbolt が間違いなく消えてしまうだろうなぁ。デイジーチェーンでの接続が USB にはないメリットとかになるのかもしれないけど、そんなの 10Gbps USB 3.0 対応の USB Hub が出ちゃえば、それほどのメリットではなくなるし、Thunderbolt ならディスプレイケーブルとしても併用しちゃえると言っても対応のモニターってホントにたくさん出るの？って感じだしね。
実際、うちの Mac についている Thunderbolt は VGAケーブル を付けて、古い 17″ 液晶モニターが繋がっているだけだもんなぁ。
In advance of one of the most significant waves of product launches in Microsoft’s history, today we are unveiling a new logo for the company.
It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning.
CUPERTINO, California—July 30, 2012—Apple® today announced that downloads of OS X® Mountain Lion have exceeded three million in four days, making it the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history. With more than 200 innovative new features, Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system and is available through the Mac® App Store™ as an upgrade to Lion or Snow Leopard users for $19.99 (US).
Tim Cook Named CEO and Jobs Elected Chairman of the Board
CUPERTINO, California—August 24, 2011—Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.
Kindle with Special Offers for only $114 is already the bestselling member of the Kindle family
SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
(NASDAQ:AMZN)–Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995. Twelve years later in November 2007, Amazon introduced the revolutionary Kindle and began selling Kindle books. By July 2010, Kindle book sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, Kindle books overtook paperback books to become the most popular format on Amazon.com. Today, less than four years after introducing Kindle books, Amazon.com customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined.
Mountain View, CA, USA – October 11, 2010 – The newly finalized Unicode Version 6.0 adds 2,088 characters, with over 1,000 new symbols.
A long-awaited feature of Unicode 6.0 is the encoding of hundreds of symbols for mobile phones. These emoji characters are in widespread use, especially in Japan, and have become an essential part of text messages there and elsewhere. Unicode 6.0 now provides for data interchange between different mobile vendors and across the internet. The symbols include symbols for many domains: maps and transport, phases of the moon, UI symbols (such as fast-forward) and many others–including the symbol for mobile phone itself.
Apple Inc. was ordered by a jury to pay damages to Mirror Worlds LLC for infringing patents related to how documents are displayed on a computer screen.
The federal jury in Tyler, Texas, awarded $208.5 million in damages for each of the patents infringed. The verdict form was unclear as to whether the amount applies to the three patents collectively or would be charged individually. Lawyers for closely held Mirror Worlds declined to discuss the verdict.
MPEG LA は、同社が管理する AVC特許ポートフォリオライセンス のロイヤリティ免除を発表したそうです。
MPEG LA’s AVC License Will Not Charge Royalties for Internet Video that is Free to End Users through Life of License
(DENVER, CO, US – 26 August 2010) – MPEG LA announced today that its AVC Patent Portfolio License will continue not to charge royalties for Internet Video that is free to end users (known as “Internet Broadcast AVC Video”) during the entire life of this License. MPEG LA previously announced it would not charge royalties for such video through December 31, 2015 (see http://www.mpegla.com/Lists/MPEG%20LA%20News%20List/Attachments/226/n-10-02-02.pdf), and today’s announcement makes clear that royalties will continue not to be charged for such video beyond that time. Products and services other than Internet Broadcast AVC Video continue to be royalty-bearing.
MPEG LA’s AVC Patent Portfolio License provides access to essential patent rights for the AVC/H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) digital video coding standard. In addition to Internet Broadcast AVC Video, MPEG LA’s AVC Patent Portfolio License provides coverage for devices that decode and encode AVC video, AVC video sold to end users for a fee on a title or subscription basis and free television video services. AVC video is used in set-top boxes, media player and other personal computer software, mobile devices including telephones and mobile television receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players and recorders, Blu-ray video optical discs, game machines, personal media player devices and still and video cameras.