Free AppleCare with each new iMac 5K or Mac Pro purchase: Apple Price Guides updated Nov 24th (exclusive coupons)

2014

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2014 conference call

Monday October 20, 2014

Apple blew away market expectations in reporting the results of its fourth fiscal quarter of 2014 on Monday, propelled by a new quarterly record for the iPhone and new all-time record for the Mac. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

Apple sells 5.5M Macs in Q3 2014, destroys previous record without major product changes

Monday October 20, 2014

In its quarterly fiscal report for the fourth quarter of 2014 released on Monday, Apple sold more than 5.5 million Macs without colorably adding to the lineup aside from yearly product refreshes and the introduction of price cuts on key devices.

Apple crushes Sept. quarter record, earning $8.5B profit on sales of 39M iPhones, 5.5M Macs

Monday October 20, 2014

Apple officially closed out fiscal 2014 on Monday with the results from another record setting quarter, with the just-concluded September frame resulting in $8.5 billion in net profit on revenue of $42.12 billion, driven largely by the hugely profitable iPhone and including the newly launched iPhone 6 series.

Tour Apple Inc's spaceship Campus 2 in extended aerial video

Monday October 20, 2014

See the rapid progress being made at Apple's "spaceship" Campus 2 project site in Cupertino, California in our exclusive aerial tour of the site and the company's nearby existing Infinite Loop campus headquarters.

Apple Pay is online, too: Apple Store, others apps accept Touch ID for authorizing purchases

Monday October 20, 2014

The official Apple Store application was updated on Monday with support for one-touch checkout using Apple Pay and Touch ID, marking the start of the online purchasing capabilities of Apple's new digital wallet service.

How to set up Apple Pay on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.1, and where you can use it right now

Monday October 20, 2014

With Monday's launch of iOS 8.1, users can now begin adding their compatible credit cards to Passbook and start using their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to pay at participating retail outlets. AppleInsider offers you a look at how to set up Apple Pay and where you can head out to use it.

Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, SMS relay, iCloud Photo Library

Monday October 20, 2014

Right on schedule, Apple on Monday released iOS 8.1, bringing the new Apple Pay e-wallet functionality to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. In addition, the update includes the new beta iCloud Photo Library, SMS relay and Instant Hotspot when paired with a Mac or iPad, and the return of the Camera Roll in the Photos app.

Microsoft rumored to launch smartwatch this holiday season, beating Apple Watch to market

Monday October 20, 2014

Microsoft is said to be planning to bring a smartwatch to the market "within the next few weeks," beginning sales ahead of the lucrative holiday shopping season and also beating the highly anticipated Apple Watch to store shelves.

Dropbox update adds support for Touch ID login, larger iPhone 6 & 6 Plus screens

Monday October 20, 2014

Popular cloud storage service Dropbox on Monday updated its official iOS application with support for Touch ID secure logins, as well as native compatibility with the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Earnings preview: Wall Street expects 37M iPhones, 12M iPads sold by Apple in Sept. quarter

Monday October 20, 2014

Apple is set to report the results of its September quarter later this afternoon, including the first few weeks of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, and market watchers generally expect the company will report revenue of around $40 billion for the three-month period.

Apple wants to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month - report

Monday October 20, 2014

Apple has reportedly pitched music labels a new lower pricing structure for its Beats Music service, arguing that subscriptions could grow considerably if the price could be lowered to just $5 per month.

How Apple Pay is designed to avoid the pitfalls of traditional payment systems

Monday October 20, 2014

Apple has made security a tentpole of its marketing strategy for Apple Pay, the company's new mobile payment system, which rolls out across the U.S. on Monday. AppleInsider took a look at how Apple Pay's design makes it better for consumers.

Using widgets in OS X Yosemite's new Notification Center

Sunday October 19, 2014

With the introduction of OS X Yosemite, Notification Center moves beyond notifications aggregation to include a completely new interactive Today view borrowed from iOS, widgets and a refreshed user interface.

Editorial: A friendlier Apple Inc now invites media through its Infinite Loop front door

Saturday October 18, 2014

At this week's Apple Event showing off the company's newest iPads and Macs, invited members of the media weren't directed around the back of Apple's Infinite Loop campus to the Town Hall door, as usual. They were greeted at the front door and led through the private campus courtyard.

Apple launches iCloud Photos beta Web client ahead of iOS 8.1 rollout

Saturday October 18, 2014

Apple on Saturday launched a beta version of iCloud Photos for iCloud.com users, activating the photo and video storage and syncing service planned to officially roll out on Monday with the debut of iOS 8.1.

How to activate 'Dark mode' in OS X Yosemite

Saturday October 18, 2014

While a seemingly minor addition, Apple's inclusion of a so-called "Dark Mode" in OS X Yosemite, which basically flips the translucent menu bar and dock from light gray to black, answers the call of many longtime Mac users.

Full video of Jony Ive's Vanity Fair interview posted online

Saturday October 18, 2014

Vanity Fair on Friday posted to YouTube the full 25-minute video of an interview with Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive, who discussed a range of topics at the publication's New Establishment Summit, including his beginnings at Apple and "copycat" devices.

iCloud Drive allows OS X Yosemite users to store any type of file in the cloud

Saturday October 18, 2014

The launch of OS X Yosemite has brought online Apple's new iCloud Drive, which not only automatically syncs data from Mac and iOS applications, but also for the first time allows Mac users to upload and organize any file types on their own.

Teardown of 27" Retina iMac reveals identical parts, construction as last-gen model

Friday October 17, 2014

The team at iFixit recently completed a teardown of Apple's new iMac with 5K Retina display and found the all-in-one to be nearly identical to previous models, save for the ultra high-resolution screen.

Exclusive video: Apple's new "spaceship" Campus 2 is figuratively taking off

Friday October 17, 2014

In yesterday's keynote, Apple's software chief Craig Federighi joked about rumors of the new Apple Campus 2 being an actual spaceship capable of literally taking off. The project is, however, figuratively taking off, with incredible progress visible over just the last month, evident particularly in the parking structures now under construction.