Record price for vintage Apple, 25 Stores for China, Baleful, Yosemite, SSL, suit

The Apple-1, essentially a stand-alone circuit board, was hand-built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976
The Apple-1, essentially a stand-alone circuit board, was hand-built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976

Vintage Apple-1 computer sells for a record US$905,000 — A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer (above) sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000 (about NZ$1,157,688.67), almost double the auctioneer’s high-end estimate. [Now to find some software …]

Tim Cook says Apple plans 25 new retail stores in China within 2 years — In an interview conducted on his trip to China to visit Foxconn and discuss security, Cook reportedly confirmed Apple’s plans to open up 25 additional retail stores in China within the next two years. Cook had intimated as much earlier this week during Apple’s earnings conference call.

Confirmed: Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin penned biopic — Christian Bale will be taking on the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin penned biopic on the Apple co-founder. Bloomberg confirmed the news early on Thursday, with Sorkin himself noting that Bale secured the role without even going through a formal audition. [Gah.]

OS X Yosemite: The Quintessential Review — On October 16. Apple released OS X Yosemite which is version 10.10. John Martellaro at Mac Observer has been beta testing since the first developer release and also testing with iOS 8. Here is everything that he has learned about “this stellar OS X release“. Meanwhile TUAW tells you how to address its most annoying features, and some Mac users report Bluetooth lag & connection issues after updating to OS X Yosemite. [I have noticed lag – coming soon to this site: 5 Yosemite tips.]

Apple ending SSL 3.0 push notifications in wake of severe POODLE vulnerability — Apple will stop support next week for an encryption protocol found to contain a severe vulnerability, the company said on Wednesday. Support for SSL 3.0 will cease as of Oct. 29, it said.

Apple Wins GPNE patent lawsuit, calls company a Patent Troll — GPNE lost its patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on Wednesday,after which the iPhone and iPad maker promptly called the company a patent troll — a term it was barred from using during the trial. GPNE accused Apple of designing its mobile devices around its years-old pager patent and asked the court to bar the use of “patent troll” in the proceedings.