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  • 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

    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…
  • Apple Building Massive Structure at Flint Center for iPhone 6 Event

    28 August 2014, 12:33 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today issued invitations for its upcoming iPhone 6 event on September 9, which is also said to include its much-anticipated wearable device. According to the invitations, Apple is planning to host the event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at…
  • Apple Issues Media Invitations for September 9 Event: 'Wish We Could Say More'

    28 August 2014, 12:06 pm by: Eric Slivka

    As noted by The Loop, Apple today issued media invitations to the previously rumored September 9 event where the company is expected to show off not only the iPhone 6 but also its first wearable device, popularly referred to as the iWatch. The invitations…
  • NFC-Based Mobile Payments Said to Be a 'Hallmark' Feature of iPhone 6

    28 August 2014, 10:29 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple's next iPhone may indeed include a mobile payment platform, claims WIRED in a report released Thursday. Wired's sources didn't not reveal how the system would work, but the publication was told that near field communications (NFC) technology will be part…
  • 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…

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