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  • iWatch Said to Be at 'Engineering Verification Test' Stage, Components Now in Production

    2 September 2014, 5:31 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple's iWatch has reached the "engineering verification test" (EVT) stage of development and will likely beginning shipping in 2015, according to a new report from Digitimes. While components for the device are said to be in production, source close to the…
  • Elgato Unveils 'Eve' HomeKit Supported Smart Home Sensors, Hub-Less Smart Bulb

    2 September 2014, 4:12 am by: Richard Padilla

    Elgato has announced its brand new line of "Eve" connected home sensors at this year's IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin, which will feature full integration with Apple's HomeKit home automation platform once iOS 8 launches. Elgato's line of "Eve" smart home…
  • Microsoft's New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Shows Off HTC One M8 for Windows, Mapping Features

    2 September 2014, 2:58 am by: Richard Padilla

    Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its Cortana virtual assistant and the HTC One M8 for Windows to Siri and the iPhone 5s, showing a variety of hardware features and software integration that isn't possible with Apple's device. The ad is…
  • Nearly Complete iPhone 6 Assembled From Parts Compared to iPhone 5s in New Video

    1 September 2014, 6:34 pm by: Juli Clover

    Last week, a video from Feld & Volk depicted a nearly complete 4.7-inch iPhone 6 that was assembled from various iPhone 6 parts, giving us a clear picture of what the finished device might look like ahead of its September 9 debut. A second video has surfaced…
  • Apple 'Actively Investigating' Possible Hacking of Celebrity iCloud Accounts

    1 September 2014, 4:14 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple is investigating an alleged breach of several celebrity iCloud accounts that may have allowed hackers to access the private photos and videos of multiple well-known actresses, according to a statement an Apple spokesperson gave to Re/code.Apple said it…
  • Possible 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell Showcased in New Video

    1 September 2014, 9:53 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    A video showcasing what is claimed to be the rear shell of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was published today by Nowhereelse.fr. While component leaks have been abundant for the 4.7-inch version, this is one of only a few leaks for the 5.5-inch iPhone, which is rumored…
  • Apple Not Expected to Ship Reversible USB-Lightning Cable or New Adapter Alongside iPhone 6

    1 September 2014, 7:07 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple will likely not be shipping a new Lighting cable or redesigned USB power adapter alongside the iPhone 6, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider). Kuo notes that he doesn't expect either accessory to receive…
  • Apple Hires Longtime Technology Journalist Anand Lal Shimpi

    31 August 2014, 7:27 pm by: Richard Padilla

    After announcing his departure from AnandTech, veteran technology journalist Anand Lal Shimpi will join Apple in an undisclosed role, reports Re/code. A representative for Apple confirmed that Shimpi would be joining the company, but also declined to provide…
  • Apple Partnering With American Express on iPhone Mobile Payments Initiative [Updated]

    31 August 2014, 11:36 am by: Eric Slivka

    Apple's rumored mobile payments initiative appears to be coming closer to launch, with Re/code reporting the company has reached a deal to partner with American Express.Apple has reached an agreement with American Express to work together on its new iPhone…
  • Apple Reportedly Weighing $400 Price Range for Upcoming Wearable Device

    30 August 2014, 5:13 pm by: Eric Slivka

    In the latest of a string a reports regarding Apple's plans for its upcoming wearable device, Re/code reports company executives have "discussed" a rough price of $400 for the device. That is merely a range, however, with cheaper models perhaps also in the…
  • 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Built From Parts Supports Theory of 1334 x 750 Display

    30 August 2014, 12:54 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Yesterday, we shared a video and some photos from Feld & Volk [Instagram page] apparently showing a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 built from parts actually booting to the "Connect to iTunes" recovery mode screen. A Tweet today from developer Steven Troughton-Smith points…
  • iPhone 6 Roundup Update

    29 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Our iPhone 6 roundup has been updated with the latest information, including several details about the 4.7-inch model divined from a completed logic board, and an official September 9 unveiling date. Check our our full roundup for details. Recent Mac and iOS…
  • 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Logic Board Equipped With Qualcomm's MDM9625 LTE Modem

    29 August 2014, 4:38 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Amid all of the leaks today based on photos and videos from luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk [Instagram page], one additional point worth mentioning is the device's LTE modem. While photos posted to reveal the existence of an NFC chip from NXP has…
  • A8 Chip From 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Appears to Carry 1 GB of RAM

    29 August 2014, 2:45 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Last week, a wiring schematic said to be for the iPhone 6 was initially interpreted to be referring to the device's RAM, showing the same 1 GB of memory for the A8 as found in the current A7 chip. That was quickly determined to be an incorrect interpretation…
  • Inside Apple's PR Practices, From Media Control to Attitude Shift Under Tim Cook

    29 August 2014, 2:32 pm by: Juli Clover

    In a lengthy 9 part exposé, 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman delves into the inner workings of Apple's PR team. While much of what Gurman covers is already fairly well known, his coverage provides an expansive look at the way Apple's PR team operates, from its…
  • iPhone 6 Built From Parts Apparently Shown Booting to 'Connect to iTunes' Screen

    29 August 2014, 2:04 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Following its leak of photos showing the iPhone 6 logic board that have revealed the device's NFC chip and 16 GB of storage, luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk [Instagram page] has now shared some photos and a video showing the device in operation and…
  • 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Logic Board Shown With 16 GB Flash Storage

    29 August 2014, 1:05 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Over the past several months, there have been a few rumors of Apple increasing storage capacities for the iPhone 6, perhaps doing away the 16 GB option at the low end and introducing a 128 GB model at the high end, at least for one of the two rumored models.…
  • NFC Chip From NXP Confirmed for iPhone 6

    29 August 2014, 12:32 pm by: Eric Slivka

    With rumors claiming the iPhone 6 will include a near field communications (NFC) chip from NXP to potentially support a mobile payments initiative from Apple flying in recent days, the existence of the chip now appears to have been confirmed. Luxury modified…
  • Apple's Upcoming Wearable Device Not Likely to Ship Until Early 2015

    29 August 2014, 11:53 am by: Eric Slivka

    While Apple is expected to unveil its new wearable device, popularly referred to as the iWatch, at its media event scheduled for September 9, the device will likely not begin shipping until early next year, according to Re/code.Sources in position to know tell…
  • Sapphire's Durability Put to the Test Head-to-Head Against Gorilla Glass

    29 August 2014, 11:25 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Repair experts at uBreakiFix have examined the impact resistance, scratch resistance and strength of sapphire glass in a series of tests that were published today. The tests were designed to determine whether sapphire is suitable for use as a smartphone…
  • More High-Quality Photos Show 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell with Colored Bands

    29 August 2014, 7:27 am by: Richard Padilla

    New high-quality photos said to be of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6's rear shell have been shared by Nowhereelse.fr (Google Translate), showing us what may be a finished back from the device. Notably, this newest component appears to have its rear bands colored in to…
  • Samsung Asks NYC Street-Goers to Compare Galaxy Tab S and iPad Air in New Ad

    29 August 2014, 5:44 am by: Richard Padilla

    Samsung has debuted a new video on its YouTube channel comparing its new Galaxy Tab S to the iPad Air on the streets of New York City. As first spotted by iGeneration (Google Translate), the video involves a host asking street-goers to use the Galaxy Tab S,…
  • Another Report Suggests NFC Support for iPhone 6, Chip to Be Provided by NXP

    29 August 2014, 3:48 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple will feature near field communication (NFC) technology in the iPhone 6 with a chip provided by Dutch company NXP Semiconductors, according to a report from the Financial Times. The chip will allow the iPhone to be scanned by payment terminals and ticket…
  • Apple Blogger John Gruber Hints at NFC For iPhone 6 [Update: iWatch Too]

    28 August 2014, 6:40 pm by: Juli Clover

    Following a report from Wired suggesting NFC-based mobile payments will be a "hallmark" feature of the iPhone 6 and a confirmation from Re/code, Apple blogger John Gruber has now thrown in his two cents, with a cryptic post hinting Apple is indeed planning on…
  • More Claims of September 9 Debut for Apple's Wearable Device, Likely Positioned as iPhone Accessory

    28 August 2014, 5:13 pm by: Juli Clover

    Yesterday, Re/code broke the news that Apple planned to introduce its upcoming wearable device alongside the iPhone 6, and now Bloomberg is seconding that rumor, pointing towards a simultaneous debut of two different iPhones and a wearable device at Apple's…

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