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2014

Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson to launch gadget delivery service, report says

Tuesday September 23, 2014

According to a report on Tuesday, former Apple SVP of Retail Ron Johnson is looking to open an on-demand delivery service for electronic devices, a sector currently being explored by the likes of Amazon, Google and others.

'Sons of Anarchy,' 'American Horror Story' come to Apple TV with new FXNOW channel

Tuesday September 23, 2014

Apple on Tuesday added FXNOW, the on-demand arm of popular basic cable network FX, to the Apple TV's stable of content providers, bringing shows like Louie, Sons of Anarchy, and American Horror Story to viewers.

Apple to address problems with keyboards, VPN, more in iOS 8.0.1 - report

Tuesday September 23, 2014

The first maintenance update for Apple's latest mobile operating system could come sooner, rather than later, as the company is again said to have seeded carrier partners with iOS 8.0.1 to fixes a number of issues that have cropped up since iOS 8's release.

Samsung still reportedly supplying 40% of Apple A8 chips for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

Tuesday September 23, 2014

Though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is handling the lion's share of building A8 chips for Apple's latest iPhones, longtime partner Samsung is still reportedly a major contributor, accounting for an estimated 40 percent of production.

Apple paces field in PC consumer satisfaction for 11th consecutive year

Tuesday September 23, 2014

Despite booking a modest 3 percent year-over-year decline, Apple has once again claimed the top spot in the most recent American Customer Satisfaction Index rankings of personal computer manufacturers.

As iPhone 6 units are smuggled in 'Twinkie boxes,' Chinese government says regulatory approval coming soon

Tuesday September 23, 2014

The Chinese government reportedly signaled on Tuesday that Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will soon be granted regulatory approval, potentially putting to a stop the massive -- and unique -- smuggling efforts currently underway to satisfy demand.

Apple says iOS 8 already on 46% of devices, nears iOS 7 distribution levels

Tuesday September 23, 2014

Less than one week after iOS 8 was made available for download, Apple on Tuesday announced the next-generation mobile operating system is now on 46 percent of devices linked to the iOS App Store.

Apple again taps Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon for new iPhone 6 ads

Monday September 22, 2014

Apple on Monday released two new ads highlighting the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, calling back Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon to hype the new handsets' screen sizes and advanced camera functions.

Profiteers flipping iPhone 6 units to Chinese reportedly to blame for fight at Apple Store

Monday September 22, 2014

A combination of iPhone 6 launch supply constraints and a modified international rollout schedule have reportedly resulted in a fistfight at a Connecticut Apple Store, where out-of-town groups looking to profit on gray market resales vied for the short-stocked smartphone.

Rumor: Next-gen iPad Air to debut in October, Retina iPad mini in early 2015

Monday September 22, 2014

A rumor out of East Asia on Monday claims mass production of Apple's "iPad Air 2" starts this month ahead of an October release, while the second-generation iPad mini with Retina display could be pushed back into 2015.

Apple customer service hit by massive traffic spike one day after iPhone 6 launch

Monday September 22, 2014

While Apple's customer service team was able to cope with expectedly high traffic on iPhone 6 launch day, the company was apparently overwhelmed by callers a day later, causing wait times to increase to over 20 minutes.

Apple may end Beats Music brand, to keep subscription streaming service active [u]

Monday September 22, 2014

Apple on Monday denied rumors that it is planning to shut down the Beats Music subscription service, but a new report claims the company is looking into a branding change to more closely align the property with other first-party offerings.

Apple's A8-powered iPhone 6 & 6 Plus impress, outperform competing phones in benchmarks

Monday September 22, 2014

The new silicon at the heart of Apple's recently-released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has increased the company's lead in smartphone application processor performance, according to data released on Monday, with the A8 improving on the already industry-leading 64-bit A7.

Apple CEO Tim Cook shares 'optimistic' views on reversing climate change & selling green products to consumers

Monday September 22, 2014

Taking part in the Climate Week NYC kickoff on Monday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expressed a self-described "optimistic" outlook on his company's ability to affect climate change, saying that he believes that consumers, when given the choice, will do the right thing and buy green products.

Next-gen USB 3.1 Type-C connector will support DisplayPort, 5K video output

Monday September 22, 2014

The new USB 3.0 reversible Type-C connector will also support DisplayPort Alternate Mode with screen resolutions of "4K and beyond," the standards setting group behind the technology announced on Monday.

Skype for iPhone, Google Chrome updated with iOS 8 enhancements

Monday September 22, 2014

The avalanche of app updates bringing compatibility with Apple's latest mobile operating system continued with offerings from two of the world's largest companies on Monday, as Microsoft brought interactive notifications to Skype for iPhone and Google added app extension support to Chrome.

After Apple's record setting launch, analysts predict iPhone 6 will win over Android switchers

Monday September 22, 2014

Even without launching in China, Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus got off to a record start with 10 million units sold in three days, and analysts on Wall Street reacted Monday with enthusiasm, expressing their high hopes for this year's upgrade cycle.

Apple surreptitiously adds HomeKit support to recent Apple TVs - report

Monday September 22, 2014

In addition to a revamped user interface and a new Beats Music app, Apple is said to have given third-generation Apple TVs an intriguing under-the-hood tweak in last week's software update: compatibility with the company's new HomeKit home automation technology.

Apple announces record sales of 10 million iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus units in first 3 days

Monday September 22, 2014

The launch weekend for Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was the strongest start yet for the company's smartphone lineup, reaching 10 million units sold in the first three days of availability, and topping last year's previous best of 9 million.

Rumor: Apple Watch to feature 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage

Monday September 22, 2014

Apple was light on technical specifications in announcing its forthcoming Watch earlier this month, but one analyst has checked with the company's supply chain to find component makers expect the final shipping product to include 512 megabytes of RAM, and a "mainstream version" with 4 gigabytes of internal storage.