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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Demand 'Far Outstripping' Supply

    20 October 2014, 6:29 pm by: Richard Padilla

    Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on the balance between supply and demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during today's earnings call, stating that demand is far outstripping supply despite a satisfactory production ramp-up. Cook noted that available data…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple's 'Creative Engine' Has Never Been Stronger

    20 October 2014, 6:12 pm by: Juli Clover

    During today's fiscal fourth quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that "obviously" the company is working on new products, but that he was going to keep things in the "cone of silence."I'm not sure what to say. I'm not going to give any hints. We…
  • Apple Acquired 20 Companies Across 2014, 7 In Fiscal Fourth Quarter

    20 October 2014, 5:35 pm by: Juli Clover

    During today's fourth quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple purchased 20 companies over the course of 2014, including seven companies during the fiscal fourth quarter. Of the 20 companies purchased, some remain known, but many remain…
  • Apple Reports Q4 2014 Year-End Results: $8.5 Billion Profit on $42.1 Billion in Revenue [Call…

    20 October 2014, 4:40 pm by: Jordan Golson

    Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2014. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $42.1 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $37.5…
  • Apple Pay With iPhone 6 Demoed in McDonald's Purchase

    20 October 2014, 3:38 pm by: Juli Clover

    With Apple Pay enabled through an update to iOS 8.1 earlier today, users are now able to use Apple's payments service in a variety of retail locations. Apple's Apple Pay launch partner McDonald's is one location that's already accepting Apple Pay payments, as…
  • Apple to Continue Offering Public Beta Versions of OS X Software

    20 October 2014, 2:46 pm by: Juli Clover

    With the release of Yosemite, Apple introduced a public beta test for the first time, allowing more than a million consumers to sign up for and participate in the Yosemite beta. In past years, beta testing new Mac software has been left up to developers and a…
  • List of Stores and Apps That Accept Apple Pay Payments

    20 October 2014, 2:30 pm by: Juli Clover

    While Apple Pay will work in any store that accepts contactless payments, Apple has partnered up with several retailers for the launch of Apple Pay, to ensure the mobile payment service will work smoothly in those locations. In retail stores, only iPhone 6 and…
  • How to Set Up Apple Pay and Add Credit Cards

    20 October 2014, 2:12 pm by: Juli Clover

    Now that iOS 8.1 has been released to the public, we're getting our first look at what Apple Pay looks like on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple Pay isn't immediately obvious when iOS 8.1 is installed -- users will need to open up Settings or Passbook…
  • Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Support, SMS Relay, Camera Roll, and More

    20 October 2014, 12:56 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today released iOS 8.1, its first major update to iOS 8. First seeded to developers at the end of September, iOS 8.1 brings quite a few significant features to the operating system. The update activates Apple Pay, enables Yosemite users to access…
  • Apple's New Retina iMacs Offer Slight Performance Boost Over Non-Retina iMacs

    20 October 2014, 12:42 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple's new Retina iMacs, released last Thursday, have been showing up in Geekbench benchmarks, giving us a look at how the new machine's performance compares to the non-Retina iMacs released in 2013 and still being sold. A Geekbench 3 result for the base…
  • Apple Pushing for $5 Beats Music Subscriptions as Spotify Debuts Discounted Family Plan

    20 October 2014, 9:25 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    As previously reported, Apple plans to relaunch its recently acquired Beats Music subscription early next year and hopes to offer the service with with a lowered monthly cost. According to new "industry scuttlebut" relayed to Re/code, Apple is pushing music…
  • Apple Expecting In-App Purchases to Make Up Most of Early Apple Pay Activity

    20 October 2014, 2:57 am by: Richard Padilla

    Ahead of the launch of Apple Pay tomorrow, The Wall Street Journal has posted an overview of the mobile payments service with some insight from Apple about what it expects from it over the coming months. Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and…
  • Late 2014 Mac Mini Benchmarks Indicate Decreased Multi-Core Performance

    19 October 2014, 2:58 pm by: Husain Sumra

    The newly refreshed Mac mini is seeing improved single-core performance over the previous models, but decreased multi-core performance, according to a newly released GeekBench benchmark. John Poole of Primate Labs says that the upper tier Late 2012 Mac minis,…
  • New 2014 Mac Mini Has Soldered RAM, Not User Replaceable

    17 October 2014, 8:46 pm by: Juli Clover

    After going more than two years without an update, Apple's Mac mini was refreshed yesterday, adding Haswell processors, Intel HD 5000/Iris graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and PCI-based flash storage options for the higher-end models. Unfortunately, the upgrade was…
  • iFixit Tears Down New Retina iMac, Internal Layout Largely the Same as Prior Generation

    17 October 2014, 8:17 pm by: Juli Clover

    Though the new iMac with 5K Retina display was just released yesterday, iFixit has already acquired and disassembled one of the new machines, giving us a look at what's underneath the iMac's ultra thin display. Apple's newest iMac continues to use many of the…
  • OS X Yosemite: An In-Depth Look at Markup and Mail Drop in the Mail App

    17 October 2014, 6:33 pm by: Juli Clover

    OS X Yosemite has brought some major changes to Apple's Mail app, and those changes aren't limited to a simple visual overhaul. Mail may have a new look, but it also has several new features like Mail Drop and Markup. With Markup, you can annotate images and…
  • A List of OS X Yosemite Apps With Notification Center Widgets, Share Support, and More

    17 October 2014, 5:51 pm by: Richard Padilla

    Yesterday, Apple launched OS X Yosemite which brought a complete redesign to the OS and a number of features like Continuity, an enhanced Notification Center with widget support, iCloud Drive, and more. A number of developers have updated their apps to take…
  • Retina 5K iMac Will Not Act as External Display, Standalone Apple 5K Display Unlikely Soon

    17 October 2014, 4:51 pm by: Eric Slivka

    At Apple's introduction of the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display, Phil Schiller noted that the machine's $2499 starting price compares favorably with some of the higher-end 4K displays on the market today for closer to $3000, leading some to wonder…
  • OS X Yosemite Launch Brings Fully Functional iCloud Drive to Mac and iOS

    17 October 2014, 2:49 pm by: Eric Slivka

    With yesterday's launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple's iCloud Drive file storage system is now functional across the company's products. Many users were frustrated following the launch of iOS 8 last month by the incompatibility between the new iCloud Drive system…
  • What's Coming in iOS 8.1: Apple Pay, SMS Relay, Instant Hotspot, Camera Roll, and More

    17 October 2014, 2:08 pm by: Juli Clover

    During yesterday's iPad-centric media event, Apple executives announced that the first major update to iOS 8, iOS 8.1, would be released to the public on Monday, October 20. First seeded to developers at the end of September, iOS 8.1 promises to bring a quite…
  • iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 Now Available for Pre-Order

    17 October 2014, 11:06 am by: Juli Clover

    Apple has begun accepting online pre-orders for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 in the United States and several other countries around the world. Rumors have suggested that initial supplies of the iPad Air 2 might be somewhat constrained, so prospective…
  • Apple Store Down Ahead of iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 Pre-Orders

    17 October 2014, 7:13 am by: Juli Clover

    Apple has taken its online store down to prepare for the launch of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders. When Apple announced the two new tablets, it said pre-orders would be available starting on October 17, although the company did not specify when exactly…
  • First Hands-On Impressions of 27-Inch Retina iMac: Sharp Image Quality, Great Viewing Angles

    16 October 2014, 5:28 pm by: Richard Padilla

    After today's media event that saw the introduction of new iPads and new Macs, members of the press were invited to experience all of Apple's new products. Several sites have posted first impressions of Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display, which we've…
  • OS X Yosemite Hits the Mac App Store, Available Immediately as a Free Download

    16 October 2014, 5:07 pm by: Juli Clover

    Following today's media event that saw Apple introduce new iPads and a new Retina iMac, Apple released OS X Yosemite to the public, after several months of beta testing. OS X Yosemite is available from the Mac App Store as a free download for all eligible…
  • First Hands-On Impressions of New iPad Air 2: Ultra-Thin, Improved Display, Better Camera

    16 October 2014, 4:29 pm by: Husain Sumra

    After Apple introduced the new iPad Air 2 at its media event today, members of the press were invited to go hands-on with the new tablet. Several sites have now begun publishing their hands-on first impressions of the iPad Air 2, which we've gathered up below…

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