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2014

Apple's new $199 iPod touch now available in the UK, other countries as global rollout continues

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Consumers throughout Europe, Asia, and South America can now get their hands on Apple's revamped 16-gigabyte iPod touch, as the colorful media player has launched in a number of new countries just five days after its debut in the U.S.

Rumor: Samsung lands orders to trial 14nm Apple 'A9' chips at New York fab

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries are reportedly planning to begin building 14-nanometer mobile chips in small quantities at a New York-based facility in early 2015, which could set the stage for the team to begin building "A9" chips for Apple, according to a new report.

Apple's 'Back to School' promotion goes live with $100 gift cards for Mac purchases, $50 for iPhone and iPad

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Apple on Tuesday revealed its "Back to School" sales promotion for summer 2014, offering $100 Apple Store Gift Cards for new Mac purchases and $50 Apple Store Gift Cards for iPhones and iPads.

Apple debuts new banners in retail stores, showcases iPhone and iPad through photography

Tuesday July 01, 2014

Apple Store employees around the world have been installing new light box wall graphics showing a completely different style than the usual product close-ups overlaid atop stark white backgrounds.

Apple reportedly putting together team of speech recognition experts for neural network-powered Siri

Tuesday July 01, 2014

A report on Monday claims Apple is putting together a team of A-list speech recognition researchers, including high-ranking employees from Nuance, to create an in-house Siri engine based on neural networking.

Los Angeles school district to shift away from Apple's iPad to Windows, Chromebook

Tuesday July 01, 2014

A report over the weekend confirmed the Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to switch up a $1 billion technology in education project, allowing certain high schools in its jurisdiction to choose from six different Windows and Chromebook laptops instead of Apple's iPad.

Apple's in-house ad makers fall short of TBWA\Media Arts Lab, report says

Monday June 30, 2014

According to data from research firm Ace Metrix, Apple's recent string of in-house advertisements don't stack up to those created by longtime go-to agency TBWA\\Media Arts Lab, which dreamed up iconic campaigns like the "Think Different" series.

Apple's fiscal Q3 earnings call scheduled for July 22, first with new CFO Luca Maestri

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple on Monday announced its quarterly earnings call for the third fiscal quarter of 2014 is slated for July 22 and will be the first such event for Luca Maestri since being officially confirmed as the company's new CFO.

Apple rolls out two-step verification for iCloud.com Web apps

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple on Monday appears to have rolled out a new implementation of its two-factor Apple ID authentication system with iCloud.com, requiring users who have the additional layer of security enabled to enter a special code before accessing the Web apps.

Apple to reportedly kick off 'Back to School' promo on Tuesday with iTunes gift cards

Monday June 30, 2014

According to a report on Monday, Apple will be launching its annual summertime "Back to School" sale campaign tomorrow, with this year's promotion again bringing iTunes gift cards to students buying Macs, iPads and iPhones.

Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue invited to Allen & Co.'s 2014 Sun Valley conference

Monday June 30, 2014

Investment bank Allen & Co. has once again extended an invitation for Apple CEO Tim Cook and services honcho Eddy Cue to attend the bank's annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho alongside a number of other technology and business luminaries.

Sharp LCD plant revelation casts doubt on Apple's use of IGZO displays

Monday June 30, 2014

Despite numerous reports that Apple is employing next-generation IGZO display panels in its iPad lineup, a weekend revelation that the iPhone maker has monopolized the output of a Sharp facility not known to produce IGZO components throws those assertions into question.

Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 with fixes for Wi-Fi, wake from sleep

Monday June 30, 2014

As Mac users await this fall's launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple's current Mac operating system received a minor update on Monday, with OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 fixing minor bugs related to Wi-Fi and wake from sleep.

Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with fixes for iBeacon, Mail, and accessory connectivity

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple on Monday pushed an over-the-air update to its iOS mobile operating system, bringing fixes that enhance iBeacon connectivity and stability while correcting problems with Mail attachment data protection and data transfer to third-party accessories.

Rumor: New backlight component will enable Apple to maker thinner, lighter 'iPhone 6'

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple's anticipated next-generation iPhone may use only one brightness enhancement film for its display, a change that could enable the company to reduce the size of the LCD component in the handset and create the thinnest and lightest iPhone to date.

Apple updating its Maps with user corrections every day at 3 am Eastern

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple is now routinely updating its mapping database on a daily basis with user corrections submitted through the native Maps applications for iOS and OS X, it has been discovered.

Apple job postings confirm six new Chinese retail outlets

Monday June 30, 2014

The first phase of Apple's ambitious retail expansion in China appears to be nearing completion, with the company now advertising for available in-store positions in a number of mainland Chinese cities that do not currently boast a first-party outlet.

Apple to update iTunes U on iPad with student class discussions, teacher course creation & management

Monday June 30, 2014

Apple on Monday revealed that it will bring a major new update to its education-focused iTunes U app for iPad starting July 8, offering class discussions for students, and giving teachers the ability to create, edit and manage entire courses.

Rumor: Parade of 'iPhone 6' mockups aren't final design, back panel will feature glass like 5s

Monday June 30, 2014

While a glut of alleged "iPhone 6" mockups have suggested there will be lines cut out toward the top and bottom of the back panel on Apple's next handset, a new report claims those are just placeholders for small glass panels that will be included, in a design much like the iPhone 5s.

Apple's 'Parenthood' ad features iOS-connected smart home hardware, parenting apps

Sunday June 29, 2014

Apple on Sunday aired a new iPhone commercial focusing on the handset's ability to help parents teach, interact and connect with their children through various apps, some of which include connected smart home solutions.