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2014

Apple to hold 'iPhone 6' media event on Sept. 9 - report

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Apple is reportedly set to hold a "big media event" on Tuesday, Sept. 9, where it's expected the company will reveal its next-generation iPhone, rumored to come in two larger screen sizes and an all-new form factor.

App Store revenue, number of customers both reached new records for Apple in July

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Apple on Tuesday revealed that the month of July was the best ever for its digital software downloads, as the App Store generated more revenue and had more customers make purchases than ever before.

Apple awarded patent for magnetic power that could wirelessly energize keyboards & mice

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Apple on Tuesday was officially awarded a patent related to wireless, magnetic power systems that could one day in the future allow low-power devices like keyboards and mice to be powered over the air, without any physical contact or even battery necessary.

Apple's Steve Jobs had vision of building an open Wi-Fi utopia

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is said to have been unhappy with the high cost and slow speed of mobile data networks, and hoped to solve the problem by convincing consumers and businesses to share their high-speed Internet connections via free and open "guest" Wi-Fi networks.

Apple continues European retail expansion with new Istanbul, Den Haag outlets

Tuesday August 05, 2014

Consumers in at least two European nations are set to gain more brick-and-mortar options for purchasing Apple products and receiving service, as the iPhone maker is readying a second store in Istanbul to open next month while a new shop in The Hague will host its own debut on Saturday.

Samsung's chipmaking business posts weak outlook as rumors of Apple shift persist

Tuesday August 05, 2014

To date, Samsung has been the sole supplier of custom A-series processors for Apple's popular iPhone and iPad, but industry watchers again expect that to change after the South Korean company signaled that its microprocessor business has a bleak outlook.

Apple Stores begin on-site iPhone 5s screen replacements

Monday August 04, 2014

As of Monday, Apple Stores are conducting on-site iPhone 5s screen replacements, allowing customers to have their damaged displays assessed and repaired in as little as one hour.

Verizon responds to FCC concerns over data throttling, calls method 'measured and fair'

Monday August 04, 2014

In response to U.S. Federal Communications Commission chief Tom Wheeler's concerns over Verizon's plan to throttle LTE data speeds for high-use customers, the nation's No. 1 carrier called the practice fair and said it is not alone in using such tactics.

U.S. government may ban in-flight cellphone calls, airlines voice disapproval

Monday August 04, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation is reportedly inching closer to signing off on new rules that would restrict the use of cellphones on planes, but carriers say the judgment should be up to them.

Adobe publishes how-to guide for migrating from Apple's Aperture to Lightroom

Monday August 04, 2014

Taking advantage of Apple's decision to discontinue both Aperture and iPhoto in favor of the upcoming OS X Yosemite app "Photos," Adobe on Monday released a quick reference guide to migrating image files from Apple's program to Lightroom.

Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced nears completion of Arizona plant, volume production imminent

Monday August 04, 2014

GT Advanced Technologies on Monday said its Arizona sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, built in partnership with Apple, is nearly complete and will transition from initial manufacturing to volume production in the near future.

Apple's iPhone still driving force behind NA mobile Web traffic, Samsung share on the rise

Monday August 04, 2014

According to the latest statistics from ad network Chitika, Apple's iPhone was responsible for driving over half of all North American smartphone Web traffic in July, but rival manufacturer Samsung showed the most growth during the same period.

Apple brings iOS 7-style iconography to Apple TV in newest beta

Monday August 04, 2014

The latest Apple software to receive a Jony Ive-led user interface revamp is the company's Apple TV operating system, which sports an iOS 7-style "flat" look with new icons and updated typography in the latest beta.

Apple brings in former Burberry, Nike social media director for new retail role

Monday August 04, 2014

Apple appears to be changing its famously low-key approach to social media following the hiring of Musa Tariq -- a social media whiz who previously worked under Apple Stores chief Angela Ahrendts at Burberry -- as the retail division's new digital marketing director.

Apple seeds fifth beta versions of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite to developers

Monday August 04, 2014

Apple on Monday made iOS 8 beta 5 and OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 available to registered developers, bringing bug fixes and stability improvements to the company's next-generation operating systems.

Apple's first price cuts on 2014 MacBook Pros hit, yield $100-$350 savings for Price Guide users

Monday August 04, 2014

Continuing a trend of delivering the most cost effective Macs in its history, Apple last week introduced its more aggressively-priced 2014 family of MacBook Pros and then sweetened the pot less than a week later by authorizing additional price cuts on the new models through its resellers, which are now translating to $100 - $350 net savings for users of the AI Price Guides.

Console hit BioShock coming to Apple's iPhone, iPad this summer

Monday August 04, 2014

The first installment of blockbuster first-person shooter franchise BioShock will make its way to iOS this summer, publisher 2K Games announced on Monday, the latest high-profile console title to reach Apple's mobile platform.

Analyst: Apple could equip 5.5" 'iPhone 6' with more powerful processor than 4.7" model

Monday August 04, 2014

As the supposed September unveiling of Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup draws nearer, at least one Wall Street analyst believes that the component makeup of the rumored 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" variants will diverge when it comes to their application processors and touch modules.

Editorial: Why Apple, Inc. isn't worried about iPad's IDC tablet "market share"

Monday August 04, 2014

In the face of dubious market research portraying Apple's iPad (and perhaps the entire tablet market) as troubled and teetering on the brink of collapse, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook expressed a sincere lack of concern while addressing analysts, alluding to long term strategies for outliving tablet rivals focused on volume shipments and short term market share gains.

Photos of purported 'iPad Air 2' chassis detail minor design tweaks

Monday August 04, 2014

A trio of photos out of China claim to show the rear shell of Apple's next-generation iPad Air, which looks to feature larger speaker holes, recessed volume control buttons and a repositioned rear-facing microphone.