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  • Support for 3x image assets found in latest iOS 8 beta ahead of larger display iPhone 6

    29 August 2014, 3:13 pm by: Benjamin Mayo

    Developer James Thompson has found an interesting behavior in the latest iOS 8 beta, giving even more weight to the reports that indicate the iPhone 6 will feature a new resolution, featuring a new ‘pixel-tripling’ scaling factor of 3. In May, 9to5Mac…
  • Someone assembled their own iPhone 6 using leaked parts (Video)

    29 August 2014, 2:17 pm by: Stephen Hall

    Following photos that surfaced this morning showing much more subtle antenna breaks on the back of a supposed production model iPhone 6, a video of a device based on the upcoming flagship has surfaced thanks to Feld & Volk, an association of designers and…
  • T-Mobile schedules Uncarrier 7.0 event for day after new iPhone unveiling: ‘This time it’s…

    29 August 2014, 2:08 pm by: Jordan Kahn

    T-Mobile just sent out invites to press for its big upcoming Uncarrier 7.0 event scheduled for September 10. That’s a day after Apple is set to announce its new iPhones and possibly other products on September 9, so it’s possible T-Mobile will dedicate at…
  • Apple will appeal court decision to deny sales ban on Samsung devices

    29 August 2014, 1:45 pm by: Zac Hall

    We learned on Wednesday that Apple was denied a request to have certain Samsung devices banned from sale in the ongoing patent case between the two companies, and today The New York Times reports that Apple will appeal that decision. A judge this week issued a…
  • New pictures show off alleged iPhone 6 logic board, A8, and NFC chip

    29 August 2014, 12:57 pm by: Dom Esposito

    Apple’s Sept. 9 iPhone event may be just around the corner, but the leaks continue to flow. Custom iPhone creators Feld & Volk have shared a set of photos with Sonny Dickson that depict what is claimed to be the 4.7-inch iPhone 6’s logic board with an A8…
  • The ridiculous Emoji-only messaging app Emojli officially launches

    29 August 2014, 12:33 pm by: Stephen Hall

    Following in the wake of services along the likes of Yo, the one-word messaging app, a new concept has emerged which is just as novel but also just as useless. In case you felt that sending emoji characters to your friends via text or SMS wasn’t restricted…
  • 9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Retina mini/Air from $299/$369, Bose OE2i headphones $80, iTunes GC…

    29 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Justin Kahn

    Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call Updates: uNu DX iPhone 5/5s 2300mAh MFi Battery Case (multiple…
  • Apple wearable reportedly only being previewed at iPhone event, shipping next year

    29 August 2014, 11:56 am by: Zac Hall

    Following Re/code’s report earlier this week that Apple will announce its wearable product (iWatch, iBand) alongside new iPhones on September 9th, Re/code now adds that the device won’t actually be available this year. Sources in position to know tell me…
  • Apple Store promoting upcoming iTunes Festival w/ pins and wristbands, music-related events

    29 August 2014, 11:49 am by: Zac Hall

    After bringing the iTunes Festival to the US earlier this year at Austin SXSW, Apple’s annual music event in London kicking off next week has been the focus of much of the company’s attention recently. Earlier this week, Apple’s newly acquired Beats…
  • Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

    29 August 2014, 11:37 am by: Mark Gurman

    “Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.” “Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.” “Just avoid holding it in that way.” Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more…
  • Part 1) Apple Events and Shredded White Booklets

    29 August 2014, 11:34 am by: Mark Gurman

    From Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy: “The keynote is like a production. You have to have a special appreciation for it.” You probably never knew that an audience member…
  • Part 2) Introducing the Teams: How PR Is Organized at 3 Infinite Loop

    29 August 2014, 11:32 am by: Mark Gurman

    From Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy: Unlike Microsoft, Samsung, Adobe, cellular carriers, or Wal-Mart-sized corporations, Apple handles its PR and Communications strategies…
  • Part 3) Strategies: The “Art of Deep Background” and Controlling the Press

    29 August 2014, 11:31 am by: Mark Gurman

    From Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy: Apple’s PR department presents a cool, measured public-facing image: it only responds to press inquiries when it wants to, doesn’t…
  • Part 4) The Departure of a “Tyrant”

    29 August 2014, 11:30 am by: Mark Gurman

    From Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy: While Apple PR portrayed former VP of Worldwide Corporate Communications Katie Cotton’s departure as a way for the executive to spend…
  • Part 5) Two Heads In Place Of One

    29 August 2014, 11:29 am by: Mark Gurman

    From Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy: Two Heads In Place Of One Months after announcing her departure, Katie Cotton has moved on from Apple, according to a person close to…
  • Part 6) Controversies: From Maps to Beats to Haunted Empires

    29 August 2014, 11:28 am by: Mark Gurman

    From Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy: The number of major controversies in Apple’s recent history could be counted on a single hand, but because of the company’s size…
  • Part 7) Product Reviews, Briefings, & Reviewer’s Guides

    29 August 2014, 11:27 am by: Mark Gurman

    From Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy: Product Reviews, Briefings, & Reviewer’s Guides The attention that Apple’s PR and Communications group puts into events can even be…
  • Part 8) Steve Jobs and the Process Behind Press Releases

    29 August 2014, 11:26 am by: Mark Gurman

    From Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy: Steve Jobs and the Process Behind Press Releases A former Apple PR member recalls that Steve Jobs once scrapped an entire Apple press…
  • Part 9) A Friendlier, More Transparent Future?

    29 August 2014, 11:25 am by: Mark Gurman

    From Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy: Post-Katie Cotton, members of Apple’s PR and Communications team are said to be excited about the new opportunities and tactics they…
  • Want a Time Capsule but find it a bit pricey? Create a DIY version with $35 Rasberry Pi

    29 August 2014, 10:47 am by: Ben Lovejoy

    I’m a huge fan of my Time Capsule. Once an hour, both my MacBook Pro and Air machines are backed-up automatically via wifi without me having to do a thing. As a wise friend once observed, the only 100 percent reliable backup system is one where you don’t…
  • Mini-review: Lensbaby LM-10, a fun if pricey accessory for iPhonography fans

    29 August 2014, 10:21 am by: Ben Lovejoy

    It took a while for Lensbaby’s Kickstarter-funded selective focus lens for the iPhone to make it into production, but the LM-10 is now here and I took it out for a play. For those not familiar with Lensbaby, the company makes lenses for DSLRs with a bellows…
  • ‘Silver’ enables developers to use Swift to write Android and Windows Phone apps

    29 August 2014, 9:26 am by: Benjamin Mayo

    RemObjects is using its experience with compilers to allow developers to use Apple’s Swift coding language for Android development. Previously, the company did something similar for C# and now the company is tackling Swift. Silver allows app makers to…
  • Claimed production model of iPhone 6 casing shows more subtle Space Gray antenna breaks

    29 August 2014, 8:08 am by: Ben Lovejoy

    French site NWE claims to have found photos of a finished production model of the casing of the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6, shown in gray. While not revealing anything new about the overall design of the phone, it does appear to give a much clearer…
  • “Thinner, brighter, lighter” – Samsung attack ads on Apple continue with anti-iPad NYers

    29 August 2014, 7:09 am by: Ben Lovejoy

    Samsung’s series of attack ads on Apple continue with a video of supposed voxpops in which New Yorkers are shown both the iPad Air and Galaxy Tab S and asked to compare them. Would you believe it, everyone prefers the Samsung, even the guy with limited room…
  • Apple reportedly working with Dutch company NXP to include NFC in iPhone 6, possibly iWatch

    29 August 2014, 1:38 am by: Mike Beasley

    Apple is reportedly planning to include NFC in the iPhone 6 for secure wireless payments using chips sourced from a Dutch company called XNP, the Financial Times reported today. It’s not the first time this rumor has cropped up before an iPhone launch, but…

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