Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 9 April 2014

On May 9, 2014

 Once again the week is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a roundup of the past weeks news!

4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Mockup Comparison to iPod Touch Highlights Design Similarities – Italian site Macitynet, which previously published several photos of a fairly good quality physical mockup of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 based on design drawings from Japanese magazine MacFan.

The inventor of iMessage leaves Apple for a messaging startup – Andrew Vyrros, the man who led development on iMessage and FaceTime while at Apple, has left the company for messaging startup Layer. The company announced the news yesterday, but Vyrros left Apple several months ago, sources tell The Verge, where he was also responsible for Apple’s push notification services, iTunes Genius, Game Center, and Back To My Mac.

Steve Jobs’ wise decision to avoid Blu-ray – With Blu-ray sales losing steam, Apple’s decision to avoid the format altogether seems smarter than ever. Just last week, Sony warned shareholders that revenue from the company’s 2013 fiscal year would be much lower than previously anticipated.

iSpaceship ground imprint now clearly visible in new aerial photos – Apple’s upcoming Campus 2 structure, dubbed by the press the iSpaceship, is starting to take shape. As evidenced by a bunch of aerial photos taken last month, a large portion of the site has been demolished, with the rubble cleared out.

Nobody knows why Apple would buy Beats, but plenty of people are guessing – I’ve spent a significant chunk of my morning reading all about the real reason Apple would want to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion.

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iPhone 5S Discounted Greatly at Best Buy – The iPhone 5S is getting some sweet, sweet sales loving from Best Buy, as it will be discounted at Best Buy throughout the weekend.

Latest Chrome build lets Mac users launch files in Chrome Web apps – Google is experimenting with a new feature in the latest Canary build of Chrome that will allow Mac OS X users to open files from Finder directly in Chrome web apps running in the browser.