This year’s Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) brought news that Apple will introduce Retina displays, like that of the iPads, to their laptop range via an upcoming Retina Display MacBook Pro. Eager Apple fans are keen, however, for the brand to announce updates to other Mac models and announce the iPhone 5 – with much speculation that the new version of the smartphone will be out in time for Christmas.
UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s revealed plans to rival Amazon in the e-book department when it bought a 64% slice of digital book retailer and social network aNobii from HMV, for a bargain-tastic £1. aNobii digitally publishes content on various devices (e-reader, smartphone and tablets) as well as hosting a social network around its reader’s reviews and book-rating among users. Sainsbury’s Head of Digital Entertainment, Mark Bennett’s said in a statement that the acquisition “shows our commitment to becoming a key player in the digital entertainment market”.
In other news top brands scrabble for top level domains, Pinterest and Instagram join forces in a visually arresting iPad app Pinstagram, and Twitter’s TV Ad Promoting New Hashtag Pages aired over the weekend marking a first for the social network.