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  • OS X Yosemite Beta: First Impressions, Installation Tips, Known Issues, and Bug Fixes

    24 July 2014, 8:03 pm by: Juli Clover

    Today marked the first day of Apple's public beta testing program for OS X Yosemite, letting thousands of non-developers download the software for the first time. With so many new users, new issues and bugs in the beta are coming to light and being catalogued…
  • Possible 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Volume/Power Flex Cable and SIM Card Tray Shown in New Images

    24 July 2014, 6:14 pm by: Juli Clover

    We've seen several different parts for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but parts for the larger 5.5-inch version have thus far been in short supply. Apple.club.tw [Google Translation] has shared some new images of what might be the first leaked internal parts for the…
  • Apple Maintains Tablet Market Share Lead Despite iPad Sales Drop

    24 July 2014, 4:21 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple's recent earnings call revealed that iPad sales continue to decline, with the company shipping only 13.3 million iPads during the third fiscal quarter of 2014 (second calendar quarter), compared to 14.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Despite the sales…
  • OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available via Mac App Store Redemption Codes

    24 July 2014, 12:22 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    In line with yesterday's announcement, Apple today made available a pre-release version of OS X Yosemite to consumers who signed up for the company's OS X public beta program. Public beta program members can access promo codes through the beta program website…
  • Swatch Denies Report It Is Working With Apple on iWatch Wearable

    24 July 2014, 8:49 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group today denied a recent report that it was working with Apple to develop a smartwatch product, reports Reuters. VentureBeat first reported this joint venture, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of Apple's plans. A spokeswoman…
  • Apple Launching 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 After 4.7-Inch Version to Avoid Competition Between Two Models?

    24 July 2014, 3:18 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 several months after the 4.7-inch version to avoid competition between the two models, according to a new report from DigiTimes citing supply chain sources. The different timetables have been set as Apple does not want…
  • Apple Working With Swatch for iWatch With Multiple Designs, Price Points?

    23 July 2014, 7:30 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple may be working with manufacturing partners like Swatch to create multiple versions of the iWatch that are available in a range of styles and price points, according to a questionable report from VentureBeat, citing a source with knowledge of Apple's…
  • Apple in Talks With Credit Card Companies Over Payment Solution, Could Launch Mobile 'Wallet' This…

    23 July 2014, 5:24 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple's talks with companies in the payment industry have been heating up in recent months, according to a new report from The Information. Apple executives have discussed launching a mobile payment solution as soon as this fall, allowing users to pay for…
  • OS X Yosemite to Launch in Late October, 12-inch Retina MacBook and 4K Desktop in the Works

    23 July 2014, 1:47 pm by: Juli Clover

    Following an earlier report on the launch of the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, 9to5Mac has released a second report with details on OS X Yosemite and Apple's fall Mac plans. As has been previously mentioned, OS X Yosemite will launch in October, following iOS 8's…
  • Apple Planning Mid-September Event for 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, Timing of 5.5-Inch Model Unclear

    23 July 2014, 11:44 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    According to 9to5Mac, Apple is putting the finishing touches on iOS 8 in advance of a September iPhone and iOS 8 launch event. Based on current projections, Apple is unsurprisingly tentatively planning to hold this iPhone-oriented event in mid-September. In…
  • Apple's 36% Boost in Research and Development Spending Points to Strong Product Pipeline

    23 July 2014, 10:40 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple made a significant investment into research and development this past quarter, increasing spending in the category by 36 percent over the same quarter last year, reports Financial Times. As noted by BTIG Research analyst Walt Piecyk, Apple's $1.6 billion…
  • OS X Yosemite Public Beta Launches Tomorrow, July 24

    23 July 2014, 9:24 am by: Eric Slivka

    In a coordinated release today, a number of publications have released official overviews of the latest OS X Yosemite beta build alongside word of Apple's plans to open up the public beta tomorrow, July 24. As noted by The Loop, the public beta of Yosemite…
  • Apple Addresses iOS 'Backdoor' Concerns by Outlining Legitimate Uses for Targeted Services [Updated]

    22 July 2014, 10:44 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Earlier this week, forensic expert Jonathan Zdziarski attracted attention for his disclosures of what appeared to be "backdoors" in iOS that could allow for covert data collection of users' information from their devices. While Apple issued a statement denying…
  • iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite May Launch Separately Despite Integration Features

    22 July 2014, 9:23 pm by: Husain Sumra

    While iOS and Mac OS X have traditionally followed different release schedules, Apple's recently announced Continuity features suggested it was possible for Apple's two operating systems to debut at the same time. However, Apple is planning to stagger the…
  • Apple Facing Class Action Lawsuit From 20,000 Employees Over Alleged Labor Code Violations

    22 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple is facing a class action lawsuit in California over a number of alleged Labor Code violations, with the company being accused of not providing timely meal breaks, timely rest breaks, and timely final paychecks, reports TechCrunch.Plaintiffs bring this…
  • iPad Sales Total 225 Million Units Since 2010 as Apple Claims 'Significant Innovation' Coming

    22 July 2014, 6:22 pm by: Richard Padilla

    During today's earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared new information on the state of the iPad, including details on overall sales since the product launched a little over four years ago, recent growth in different markets, and hints at future plans. It was…
  • Apple Acquired 29 Companies Since Beginning of Fiscal 2014, Including Five Since April

    22 July 2014, 5:25 pm by: Juli Clover

    During today's third quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has purchased a total of 29 companies over the course of the last nine months, including five new companies after the end of the March quarter. Of the 29 companies purchased,…
  • Apple Reports Q3 2014 Results: $7.7 Billion Profit on June Quarter Record $37.4 Billion in Revenue…

    22 July 2014, 4:34 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Apple today announced financial results for the second calendar quarter and third fiscal quarter of 2014. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $37.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $35.3…
  • Images Depict Possible iPhone 6 Lightning/Headphone Flex Cable, Rear Shell

    22 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Juli Clover

    With the 4.7-inch iPhone entering mass production this month, part leaks and rumors surrounding the device are beginning to pick up. Several different internal and external parts said to be destined for the iPhone 6 have surfaced and today, Apple.club.tw…
  • Questionable Claim of 30% Slimmer 'iPad Mini Air' Launching in Late 2014

    22 July 2014, 10:04 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    According to a new report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News, Apple's third-generation iPad mini will be an "Air"-like model, featuring a design that shaves 30 percent off the thickness of the device. This thinness along with a powerful new A8 processor will be…
  • Apple Outlines Smart Wristband with Phone Connectivity and Gesture Control in New Patent

    22 July 2014, 9:17 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today granted Apple a patent that describes a wrist-worn device containing sensors and wireless radios that allow it to communicate with other devices such as the iPhone, iPad or Mac (Via AppleInsider). It is a…
  • Apple Preparing Between 70 and 80 Million 4.7 and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Units to Meet High Consumer…

    21 July 2014, 8:27 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple is asking its suppliers to manufacture a massive number of 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones in anticipation of high consumer demand, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company is seeking between 70 and 80 million units combined of the 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6…
  • Apple Launches New 'The Notebook People Love' MacBook Air Ad

    21 July 2014, 7:32 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple has launched a new television ad for the MacBook Air, "Stickers," showing off an array of customizable decals placed over the Apple symbol on the back of the notebook. Decals shown include various sunglasses, hats, and headphones, along with nods to…
  • Intel Launches New Core i5, i7 Haswell Processors Possibly Slated for Retina MacBook Pro Refresh

    21 July 2014, 6:31 pm by: Juli Clover

    Intel yesterday launched new Haswell processors designed for high-end notebooks, which could be slated for use in an upcoming refresh of the 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro models. As detailed by CPU World, Intel has released three new Core i5 chips and…
  • Samsung Launches New 'Screen Envy' Anti-iPhone Ad

    21 July 2014, 4:43 pm by: Juli Clover

    Over the past several weeks, Samsung has released three different ads pitting its Galaxy S5 and its Galaxy Tab S against Apple's iPhone and iPad. Now the company is back today with a new anti-iPhone ad that highlights the Galaxy S5 as having the "screen your…

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