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  • 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, 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 Breaking Bad,…
  • 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…
  • iOS 8 Beta 4 Tidbits: Tips App, Control Center Redesign, New Display Options

    21 July 2014, 1:45 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today released the fourth beta of iOS 8, which brings a number of improvements, changes, and bug fixes to the beta software that was first introduced on June 2. iOS 8 beta 4 includes several minor interface tweaks and modifications that make the beta…
  • Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4, Public Beta Coming Later This Month

    21 July 2014, 1:02 pm by: Juli Clover

    Alongside iOS 8 beta 4, Apple today released a new version of OS X Yosemite to developers, two weeks after releasing the third Developer Preview and over a month and a half after introducing the new operating system at its annual Worldwide Developers…
  • Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 to Developers

    21 July 2014, 12:54 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today released the fourth beta of iOS 8 to developers, two weeks after releasing the third beta update and more than a month and a half since unveiling the new operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The update, build number 12A4331d,…
  • Forensic Expert Questions Covert 'Backdoor' Services Included in iOS by Apple

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

    As part of a recent Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference presentation, forensic scientist and iPhone jailbreak expert Jonathan Zdziarski detailed several backdoor security mechanisms that are secretly included in iOS by Apple. These mechanisms make…
  • 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell with Embedded Apple Logo Shown in New Photos

    21 July 2014, 9:48 am by: Eric Slivka

    Earlier this month, we shared some high-quality photos and a video of what has been claimed to be the rear shell of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in rough form. uSwitch has now obtained a pair of photos showing the part in its completed state, revealing a polished…
  • Apple Announces 8th Annual iTunes Festival in London Scheduled for September

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

    Apple today announced that it will hold its eighth month-long iTunes Festival in London this year, featuring 30 nights of concerts at The Roundhouse throughout September. Artists set to perform at this year's iTunes Festival include Maroon 5, Pharrell…
  • 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Front Panel Subjected to More Rigorous Scratch Tests, May Not Be Sapphire

    19 July 2014, 1:02 am by: Richard Padilla

    Last week, a video posted by YouTube user Marques Brownlee showed the alleged front panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 being put through a number of scratch tests and significant bending. Now, Brownlee has released another video putting the same display through…
  • Apple May Push Back Launch of Rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Due to Broadwell Delays

    18 July 2014, 8:51 pm by: Juli Clover

    Intel's continued Broadwell delays may cause Apple to push back the release of its rumored 12-inch MacBook, reports Taiwan's Economic Daily News [Google Translate]. According to the site, the device will not ship until late 2014 or early 2015 as it is…
  • Analysts Predict Flat iPad Sales for Q3 2014, Slight Increase in iPhone Sales

    18 July 2014, 5:59 pm by: Juli Clover

    Six months after the launch of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad Air and Retina iPad mini, analysts are expecting a slight rise in iPhone sales from last year, with little growth in sales of the iPad, according to new reports from Philip Elmer-Dewitt of Fortune.…
  • EU Finds Apple Lacking in Efforts to Address In-App Payment Issues

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

    The European Commission announced today that Apple has not adequately addressed the issue of unauthorized in-app purchases, providing "no concrete and immediate solutions" to the problem, reports Reuters. This subject of in-app purchases within free apps was…
  • Amazon Officially Announces 'Kindle Unlimited' E-book and Audiobook Subscription Service

    18 July 2014, 9:23 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Following the premature posting of information about the program, Amazon today officially announced Kindle Unlimited, a new e-book and audiobook subscription service that provides unlimited access to 600,000 Kindle titles and thousands of Audible audiobooks…
  • 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Set to Begin Mass Production This Month, 5.5-Inch in August

    17 July 2014, 10:08 pm by: Husain Sumra

    Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is set to begin mass production on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 this month, according to local media cited by Reuters. The larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will begin production a month later, in August. Mass production of a 4.7-inch…
  • Bill Campbell Reflects on 17 Years on Apple's Board of Directors

    17 July 2014, 5:10 pm by: Eric Slivka

    Alongside his resignation from Apple's board of directors after 17 years of service, Intuit chairman Bill Campbell spoke with Fortune about his time with the company, sharing some insights about the company he first became associated with over 30 years ago as…
  • BlackRock's Susan Wagner Joins Apple's Board of Directors, Replacing Bill Campbell

    17 July 2014, 4:45 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today issued a press release announcing that Susan Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock has joined its board of directors. BlackRock, which owns 2.82 percent of Apple, is a well-known investment management corporation, co-founded by Wagner…
  • Amid Sapphire iPhone 6 Rumors, Kyocera Announces Plans for New Smartphone With Sapphire Display

    17 July 2014, 4:20 pm by: Juli Clover

    Smartphone manufacturer Kyocera, known for its line of rugged phones, is developing a new smartphone that utilizes a sapphire display, according to new teaser video published today. The video teases a product called "Sapphire Shield," which Kyocera says is a…
  • Construction on Apple Campus 2 Progressing Rapidly, Walls Continue Taking Shape

    17 July 2014, 1:19 pm by: Juli Clover

    Construction at Apple's Spaceship campus is continuing at a rapid pace, according to new images posted to Twitter by KCBS news and traffic reporter Ron Cervi. Cervi has been taking aerial shots of the campus to track construction progress for the last several…
  • Uncertainty Over Apple's Sapphire Plans for iPhone 6 Remains as Analyst Estimates Vary Widely

    17 July 2014, 9:38 am by: Eric Slivka

    Debate among analysts over just how widespread Apple's use of sapphire displays will be in the iPhone 6 continues to rage, with The Korea Herald reporting on a new research note from NPD DisplaySearch Korea's Brian Huh putting Apple's sapphire display capacity…
  • iPhone 6 Said to Feature Sony's 13-Megapixel Exmor IMX220 Camera Sensor

    17 July 2014, 6:40 am by: Richard Padilla

    Apple's iPhone 6 could feature Sony's Exmor IMX220 camera sensor, according to a post on Chinese Sony enthusiast forum Digi-Wo (Google Translate, via G for Games). The Exmor IMX220 features a 13-megapixel, 1/2.3'' sensor and can record videos in 1080p. The…
  • New Photos of Purported iPhone 6 Battery Show 1,810 mAh Capacity

    17 July 2014, 5:41 am by: Richard Padilla

    New photos of a purported battery from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (via Nowhereelse.fr, Google Translate) appears to show a capacity of 1,810 mAh for the upcoming device. If legitimate, that capacity would be a modest improvement over the 1,560 mAh battery in the…
  • DirecTV's 'NFL Sunday Ticket' Offered as Standalone Subscription, Available on Macs/iOS Devices…

    16 July 2014, 2:53 pm by: Juli Clover

    NFL Sunday Ticket, a popular sports package provided by DirecTV, will be offered as a standalone subscription for the first time in 2014, letting users who do not subscribe to DirecTV service access NFL Sunday Ticket games on their Macs and iOS devices.…
  • Amazon Testing 'Kindle Unlimited' E-book Subscription Service

    16 July 2014, 2:05 pm by: Juli Clover

    Amazon appears to be testing a new e-book and audiobook subscription service it's calling "Kindle Unlimited," which brings unlimited access to 600,000 e-books and thousands of audiobooks for a fee of $9.99 per month. According to information discovered by…

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