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2014

iPhone trade-in roundup: Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, BuyBack World, Gazelle, NextWorth, uSell, Target & Walmart

Saturday September 13, 2014

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now officially available for pre-order, but buyers still need to decide what to do with their old device. As in years past, AppleInsider takes a look at nearly a dozen big-name buyback services and retailers looking to attract your iPhone trade-ins over the next several weeks. [Updated Pricing, Offers]

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus preorder delivery dates slip as AT&T sees biggest-ever pre-sale launch

Saturday September 13, 2014

Exactly one day after preorders for went live, demand for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains high, as evidenced by continued slips in shipping estimates and the announcement of a record-breaking preorder launch from AT&T.

Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus use H.265 codec for FaceTime over cellular

Friday September 12, 2014

While Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have drawn attention for their new form factors and flashy Retina HD displays, the handsets boast substantial under-the-hood advancements, including support for the highly efficient H.265 video codec.

Gold 'Apple Watch Edition' could cost $1,200, industry insiders say

Friday September 12, 2014

As Apple only announced an entry-level $349 price tier for its upcoming Apple Watch, speculation on cost continues to run rampant, with the latest report claiming high-end gold models could sell for $1,200 when they launch next year.

Square reportedly declined $3B Apple acquisition offer [update: nope]

Friday September 12, 2014

Following news that payments company Square recently gathered another $100 million in funding, a report on Friday claims the firm declined an offer to join Apple reportedly worth some $3 billion.

Apple to reportedly net 15 cents for every $100 Apple Pay transaction

Friday September 12, 2014

Details of Apple's upcoming Apple Pay mobile payments system are starting to emerge, with a report on Friday claiming the company will garner 15 cents on a $100 purchase, more than Google managed for its Google Wallet initiative.

Cook says Apple working on products that 'haven't been rumored about yet' [u]

Friday September 12, 2014

In an upcoming PBS interview with Charlie Rose, set to air Friday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the company's current product lineup, Beats, Apple TV, Steve Jobs' legacy and hints at new product categories that "no one knows about."

U2 'Songs of Innocence' giveaway drives 2M downloads as back catalog sales soar

Friday September 12, 2014

More than 2 million copies of Irish rock band U2's new "Songs of Innocence" album have reportedly been downloaded through Apple's iTunes Music Store since the record's release earlier this week, enough to push it over the threshold for "double platinum" status, and have driven strong sales of U2's previous discography.

'We're sorry:' Apple experiences numerous iPhone 6 preorder problems from crushing demand

Friday September 12, 2014

Just like every previous iPhone launch, Friday's kickoff for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders was marred by a series of glitches, issues and errors that left a number of customers frustrated with Apple and its carrier partners' inability to keep up with overwhelming demand.

AT&T to support Wi-Fi calling for Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus in 2015

Friday September 12, 2014

While T-Mobile will be the only U.S. carrier to support Wi-Fi calling on Apple's new iPhone 6 series handsets at launch, it will not remain alone for long as market leader AT&T announced that it will roll out the technology on its own network next year.

Overnight preorders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set new record for Apple

Friday September 12, 2014

Apple on Friday revealed that preorders for its 2014 iPhone lineup, which have only been available for less than 12 hours, reached a new overnight record, setting the stage for what could become its biggest-ever launch weekend once the devices become available Sept. 19.

Rumor: Apple could launch new 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display this fall

Friday September 12, 2014

The next Mac to receive a high-resolution Retina display could be the all-in-one desktop iMac, according to a new report, which alleges that Apple is planning to have a new 27-inch model sporting a 5K display released in the fourth quarter of 2014.

UnionPay partnering to bring Apple Pay to China with iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

Friday September 12, 2014

Though the Apple Pay system will debut initially in the U.S. alone in October, Apple reportedly has plans in place to begin expand its mobile wallet service internationally to China through partner China UnionPay Co.

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now available for preorder [ux2]

Friday September 12, 2014

Apple and its partner wireless carriers on Friday initiated preorders for the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets, though the purchase process was a harrowing experience for customers who saw persistent issues with the Online Apple Store.

Online Apple Store down ahead of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus preorders

Friday September 12, 2014

Apple's online store was taken down Thursday night as the company braced for what is expected to be a flood of preorders for its recently-announced next-generation handsets, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple Pay nets favorable transaction fees from banks, denied support from Walmart and Best Buy

Thursday September 11, 2014

A detailed look at Apple's new Apple Pay mobile and online payments solution reveals the reasoning behind decisions from credit card issuing banks to not only adopt the service, but offer low per-transaction fees.

Rumor: Apple to launch 12-inch MacBook Air in 2015 with iPhone-inspired colors

Thursday September 11, 2014

A sketchy rumor on Thursday claims Apple's rumored 12-inch MacBook Air will debut in the middle of 2015, to be available in gold, space gray and silver colors identical to those offered with the iPhone.

Next-generation Apple Watch rumored to boast more sensors, fitness capabilities

Thursday September 11, 2014

The Apple Watch won't hit stores until next year, but a report on Thursday is already saying the next iteration will come packed with more sensors and fitness-oriented functionality.

Apple's capacious iPhone 6 models to drive higher sustained ASPs, analyst says

Thursday September 11, 2014

Based on unlocked iPhone price checks, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple's latest handsets will see higher sustained ASPs thanks to upgraded storage capacities and the new top-end iPhone 6 Plus model.

iPhone 6: First impressions after using Apple's "bigger than bigger" phone

Thursday September 11, 2014

Apple's eighth iPhone event introduced two new larger-screened, larger-capacity new phones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, along with a continuation two of the world's top selling models, iPhone 5c and 5s, now at a reduced price.