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  • Bare Logic Boards for 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Compared in New Photos

    28 July 2014, 7:38 am by: Eric Slivka

    Following the publication of several photos over the weekend showing what was claimed to be the bare logic board for the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Nowherelse.fr now shares [Google Translate] a new set of photos showing the same part reportedly from the even…
  • Retina MacBook Pro Updates Reportedly Due Tuesday, July 29

    28 July 2014, 7:01 am by: Eric Slivka

    Following yesterday's reported spotting of in-store digital signage from an Apple retail store in China showing upgraded specs for the Retina MacBook Pro, MacG.co now claims [Google Translate] the update is set to arrive tomorrow, July 29. The information…
  • Microsoft Launches New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Showing Off Context-Aware Reminders

    28 July 2014, 3:56 am by: Richard Padilla

    Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its new Cortana virtual assistant to Apple's virtual assistant Siri, demonstrating how the former is able to perform contextually-aware tasks using a number of services. Titled "Happy Anniversary", the…
  • Apple Close to Acquiring Radio Streaming Service Swell for $30 Million

    28 July 2014, 3:05 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple is close to acquiring talk radio curation service Swell for about $30 million, reports Re/code. Swell's iOS app launched last year and allows users to listen to streaming audio from iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN and others through a design that emphasizes…
  • Chart Suggests Speed-Bumped 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros with 16GB of RAM Standard Coming Soon

    27 July 2014, 3:16 pm by: Richard Padilla

    Apple may be planning to launch a slightly refreshed line of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros complete with faster Haswell processors and 16GB of RAM standard, according to a photo said to have come from the company's Chongqing, China store (via BBS Feng, Google…
  • Bare iPhone 6 Logic Board Surfaces, Claimed to Support NFC and 802.11ac Wi-Fi

    26 July 2014, 10:44 am by: Eric Slivka

    Claimed internal components for the iPhone 6 are beginning to surface with increasing frequency as it is now likely less than two months until launch. In line with those developments, a new set of photos [Google Translate] shared by Nowhereelse.fr reveal what…
  • Apple Acquired 'Pandora for Books' Startup BookLamp In April

    25 July 2014, 8:58 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple has acquired BookLamp, a "Pandora for books" startup that aimed to provide personalized book recommendations to readers via specialized algorithms, reports TechCrunch. BookLamp first shut down in April. BookLamp was known for its Book Genome project, a…
  • U.S. House Approves Bill Making Smartphone Unlocking Legal, Obama Pledges to Sign it Into Law

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

    We're one step closer to being able to legally unlock smartphones again, as the United States House of Representatives today passed legislation that legalizes cell phone unlocking, unanimously voting in favor of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless…
  • Bose Sues Beats for Patent Infringement Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    25 July 2014, 2:49 pm by: Juli Clover

    Bose today filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, accusing Beats of infringing on a number of patents related to noise cancellation and other audio technologies (via TechCrunch). The lawsuit accuses Beats Studio and Studio Wireless branded headphones,…
  • OS X Yosemite's Share of Mac Traffic Doubles Following Public Beta Launch

    25 July 2014, 2:24 pm by: Juli Clover

    Following the launch of yesterday's public beta for OS X Yosemite, the operating system's share of global Mac traffic has nearly doubled according to installation numbers from GoSquared. The site has been tracking the usage of OS X Yosemite in real time since…
  • OS X Yosemite Beta Failing to Download for Some Users

    25 July 2014, 1:34 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    After announcing its OS X beta program at WWDC in June, Apple yesterday released the first beta version of the operating system to the public amid favorable reviews. For a growing number of people, the early impressions of OS X have not been positive due to a…
  • Apple's Quarterly Spending Points to Major Product Launches, Significant Revenue Growth

    25 July 2014, 10:21 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Looking at Apple's quarterly SEC quarterly filing, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley believes Apple's revenue is poised to explode in the coming quarters. Huberty based her prediction on increases in Apple's off-balance sheet commitments, which have a historical…
  • Apple Begins Mass Production of 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, 5.5-Inch Model and iPads Start in September

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

    China media sources (via GforGames) report that mass production of Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone is underway ahead of the phone's expected fall launch. These same sources claim the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 has not entered mass production, further suggesting…
  • 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…

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