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  • New Photos of Claimed iPhone 6 Parts Show Closer Look at Rear Logo, Revamped Speaker

    28 August 2014, 5:35 am by: Richard Padilla

    New photos of various components said to be from the iPhone 6 have been shared by Nowhereelse.fr (Google Translate), giving us a glimpse at both internal and external parts to be used in the device. The first set of images show SIM card trays and home buttons…
  • Apple to Unveil Wearable Device on September 9 Alongside iPhone 6

    27 August 2014, 1:29 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple has plans to unveil its upcoming wearable device in September, alongside the iPhone 6, reports Re/code. The site previously suggested Apple had planned to debut the device at an October event, but now says that Apple's plans have changed. iWatch concept…
  • More Evidence of NFC Support for Both iPhone 6 Models

    27 August 2014, 11:19 am by: Eric Slivka

    Last week, Chinese repair firm GeekBar shared a claimed schematic for the iPhone 6 showing what was claimed to be the pinning diagram for the device's rumored near field communications (NFC) chip. The part addressed on the schematic, PN65V, was thought to be a…
  • Apple to Reportedly Launch Thinner MacBook by End of 2015

    27 August 2014, 5:42 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple will launch a thinner MacBook near the end of this year or sometime next year, according to a new report from Digitimes. Citing supply chain sources in Taiwan, the report notes that component production has already begun in small volumes. Apple will also…
  • Hands On With QuickBoard, a Quick Text Insertion Keyboard Coming to iOS 8

    26 August 2014, 5:08 pm by: Juli Clover

    When iOS 8 is released to the public in the fall, iOS users will be able to take advantage of several new operating system features, including system wide third-party keyboards, which will bring fresh functionality to the default iOS keyboard. Third-party…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: Drop in iPad Sales Just a 'Speed Bump'

    26 August 2014, 3:54 pm by: Juli Clover

    Just before news of Apple's upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro was reported by Bloomberg, Re/Code's Walt Mossberg shared a snippet of an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook commenting on the recent state of the tablet market, which has been on the decline. According to…
  • Apple to Launch 12.9-Inch iPad in Early 2015

    26 August 2014, 3:02 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple is planning to launch its much-rumored 12.9-inch iPad in early 2015, reports Bloomberg. Hints of the tablet, which has been dubbed the "iPad Pro" in rumors, first appeared in mid-2013, with a prospective 2014 launch date. Recent rumors, however,…
  • Beats Music Launches Promotional iTunes Festival Contest

    26 August 2014, 1:52 pm by: Juli Clover

    In an attempt to garner new users from parent company Apple, Beats Music has launched a contest to coincide with the upcoming London iTunes Festival. Beats Music's #GoWithMe contest is offering 25 Beats Music users in the United States a chance to win two…
  • Verizon Preparing to Launch Voice Over LTE Network in September

    26 August 2014, 12:27 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Verizon today announced that it is preparing to launch its voice over LTE (VoLTE) service sometime in September, reports CNET. The new service will be available nationwide on supported phones that are connected to the carrier's LTE network. VoLTE will provide…
  • L.A. Unified School District Suspends $1 Billion iPad Contract with Apple

    26 August 2014, 11:06 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Los Angeles school district superintendent John Deasy halted the district's iPad contract with Apple in mid-rollout, reports the LA Times. The $1-billion multi-year contract would supply LAUSD students with iPads that were pre-loaded with curriculum from…
  • Premium Channel 'Showtime Anytime' Comes to Apple TV

    26 August 2014, 10:16 am by: Eric Slivka

    In addition to the return of the iTunes Festival channel for Apple TV today ahead of September's concert series in London, Apple has also added a new Showtime Anytime channel to its set-top box. The Apple TV channel is a companion to the Showtime premium…
  • Apple Launches Apple TV Channel for 2014 London iTunes Festival

    26 August 2014, 10:13 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple today launched its iTunes Festival channel on the Apple TV ahead of the festival's start on September 1. Similar to previous years, the iTunes Festival channel contains information relevant to the upcoming London version of the popular music festival.…
  • Apple Once Again Adds to Lineup for 2014 iTunes Festival in London

    26 August 2014, 2:28 am by: Richard Padilla

    As first reported by The Loop, Apple has announced that it will again be expanding the lineup for this year's iTunes Festival in London to include 19 more acts such as Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige, Ed Sheeran, and more. The festival's schedule has also been…
  • California Law Now Requires All Smartphones to Have Built-In Kill Switches By July 2015

    25 August 2014, 6:22 pm by: Juli Clover

    A California bill requiring all smartphones sold in the state to have antitheft technology installed was today signed into law by California governor Jerry Brown. Introduced in February, the SB-962 Smartphones bill, which mandates a "kill switch" for cellular…
  • iPhone 6 'Phosphorus' Component Likely a Barometric Pressure Sensor, Not Next-Generation M7

    25 August 2014, 12:28 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Earlier today, Weibo user GeekBar continued his leaks of claimed wiring schematics of iPhone 6 components with a new "Phosphorus" component that was interpreted as the next-generation version of Apple's M7 co-processor. The M7 collects and tracks motion data…
  • Schematics Allegedly Reveal M7 Successor Chip 'Phosphorus'

    25 August 2014, 8:00 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple may be working on a new version of the M7 co-processor for the upcoming iPhone 6, claims GeekBar (Via G 4 Games) in a post on Weibo. In this latest report, a new set of schematics allegedly showcase this new co-processor chip, which internally is labeled…
  • Schematics Allegedly Reveal M7 Successor Chip 'Phosphorus'

    25 August 2014, 8:00 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple is unsurprisingly working on a new version of the M7 co-processor for the upcoming iPhone 6, claims GeekBar (Via G 4 Games) in a post on Weibo. In this latest report, a new set of schematics allegedly showcase this new co-processor chip, which is…
  • Apple's Reversible USB-Lightning Cable Unlikely for iPhone 6, but New Adapter Possible

    24 August 2014, 2:15 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Amid rumors of a new Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector and a redesigned power adapter from Apple, third-party vendor Moca.co is claiming that while the adapter may be ready for launch alongside the iPhone 6 next month, Apple is not yet ready to…
  • Outlining the Case for 1334 x 750 and 2208 x 1242 iPhone 6 Retina Displays

    23 August 2014, 7:43 pm by: Richard Padilla

    Throughout the past few months, a number of rumors have suggested many different resolutions for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6, giving a variety of reasons as to how Apple will best optimize a larger screen size for both users and developers.…
  • Image of Redesigned Apple USB Power Adapter Surfaces [Updated]

    23 August 2014, 5:48 pm by: Richard Padilla

    A new image said to be of a redesigned Apple USB power adapter has been shared by a user on Weibo (Google Translate, via Gizmobic), hinting that Apple's supposed new Lightning cable may be released alongside a new charger. The power adapter appears to be more…
  • Apple Initiates iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

    22 August 2014, 6:17 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple has begun an iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program to replace the batteries of a small percentage of iPhone 5 units that have a faulty battery resulting in a shorter battery life and longer, more frequent charging times. iPhone 5 devices exhibiting…
  • Third-Party Vendor Beats Apple to Market With Reversible Lightning USB Cables

    22 August 2014, 6:10 pm by: Juli Clover

    Amid rumors that Apple is developing a Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector, third-party accessory vendor Truffol has begun selling a reversible USB Lightning cable on its website, beating Apple to the punch. Priced at $9.99, the reversible cable…
  • BlackBerry Takes Advantage of iMessage Spam Reports to Tout BBM

    22 August 2014, 2:04 pm by: Juli Clover

    BlackBerry is taking advantage of reports of iMessage's vulnerability to spam messages to tout its BlackBerry Messenger app. In a blog post, the company highlights a report from earlier this week that said iMessage users see quite a bit of spam, with accounts…
  • More Supply Chain Claims of Likely Early 2015 Launch for iWatch

    22 August 2014, 12:54 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Earlier this week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a report claiming Apple may not launch the iWatch until 2015 due to manufacturing difficulties associated with the new device. A follow-up report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News (via G 4 Games)…
  • China Telecom iPhone 6 Ad Suggests Simplified Model Lineup for Different Carrier Technologies

    22 August 2014, 10:55 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    According to a Sina News report (via ZDNet), China Telecom this week briefly announced plans to sell an unlocked version of the iPhone 6 in order to compete with rival carriers. The Sina report sources a Weibo post from China Telecom's Shanghai office that was…

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