While not news, this is just fantastic. Amber Creative, based out of the UK, developed a crazy, cool, unofficial redesign of Apple's online store. The website is responsive, showcasing the best of Apple's products in a slick packaging that makes the current official site look obsolete. Sebastiano Guerriero with Amber posted on Dribbble that the first glimpse of the project a couple weeks ago went viral.
The Amber Creative team posted different takes of the project on Behance. As the project description states: "We built this concept on top of a modular UI/UX approach; we used bigger images and less text, thus letting the user attention to focus on the products."
What do you think? Would you like to see the Apple Store resemble this concept?
Other news from Thursday afternoon includes:
- A federal judge is furious that the particulars behind a patent-licensing deal between Apple and Nokia wound up in the hands of Samsung executives. The agreement was given to Samsung's outside legal counsel with the stipulation that Samsung itself would never see it. CNNMoney/Fortune posted a list compiled by a reader of similar wrongdoings that Samsung has done since 2004.
- Apple has released the latest beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to developers. AppleInsider says that the build continues to focus on Mail, Messages and VPN.
- Facebook will be launching its latest standalone app, Paper, on Feb. 3 as an iOS exclusive. Paper is an optimized version of your news feed that is viewed through story cards. It'll be interesting to see how those requests to play Candy Crush Saga will be rendered.
- The mobile personal assistant app Donna is headed for the app graveyard, as members of the team have moved onto Yahoo. Donna had hit the App Store last year and recently underwent a significant redesign, with a price drop to free. The service will shut down once the acquisition is complete.
- Apple is making sure no .guru address related to its interests fall into the wrong hands. The company has licensed apple.guru, iphone.guru, ipad.guru and mac.guru. Don't be surprised to see these URLs be tied into Apple Genius-related services at some point.
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