SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 30, 2012

This morning it's a torrent of magical Apple news, and it's not going to let up all day long, I guarantee it. We're just about this close to a new iPhone and perhaps a new iPad mini as well, and what you're going to find is no less than a billion stories on both coming up in the pipe. Start your journey with the Apple design chief himself talking about how they don't care about money. Check out the iPad mini tipline and factoids on how it might ship in November. Then if you're not in for the long haul with Apple, you might want to check out the relatively bad news coming from HTC on how they're pulling out. Microsoft is also staying vocal with information about Perceptive Pixel and how they're going big with giant screens.

For those of you interested in Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades for your phones, you might be in for a world of hurt if you're a lover of both LG and Sony. With better interactivity in mind, Barnes & Noble have added maps to the Nook with scobbler. There's brand new information out there for you BMW motorcycle riders with the BMW C – evolution with Earth friendly tones of green.

One million dollars have been invested in the next big gundam project for Kuratas. Or Iron Man if you prefer.

Apple's own newest software release OS X Mountain Lion is now the most successful OS release for the company in their history. Saturn's moon lapetus is having some mysterious ice avalanches. The iOS version of Yelp has had a major update for "awesomeness" as they say. The most gigantic court case in perhaps our entire mobile-covering history is beginning in the USA this week: Apple vs Samsung – and the stakes have never been higher.

If you're following the Olympics, you're going to want to get in up close and personal with Google Maps and their brand new Olympics update for London. Microsoft has announced that they'll be releasing Surface along with Windows 8 on October 26th. There's a brand new HP tablet out there in the wild. We've heard of a new Xbox 720 console out there for testing, and you'll want to check out the iPhone 5 Frankencasing video as well. Don't miss it!