Order your new iMac 5K now & save hundreds in tax: Apple Price Guides updated Oct 25th (exclusive coupons)

2014

PayPal questions Apple Pay security in new ad, uses iCloud celebrity photo debacle as ammunition

Monday September 15, 2014

Ahead of Apple's Apple Pay release, mobile and online payments stalwart PayPal on Monday took out a full-page ad in The New York Times, warning consumers of Apple's security practices by alluding to the recent leak of photos stolen from celebrity iCloud accounts.

With eye on Apple Pay, Apple joins secure chip technology non-profit GlobalPlatform

Monday September 15, 2014

Ahead of the iPhone 6 debut, Apple's first device to incorporate NFC and Apple Pay, the company has become a full paying member of GlobalPlatform, an association looking to standardize infrastructure relating to secure applications and smart chip technology.

Apple releases new OS X Yosemite betas for developers, public beta participants

Monday September 15, 2014

With the next version of Apple's flagship desktop operating system nearing release, new preview versions of OS X Yosemite were seeded to both registered Mac developers as well as participants of the public beta program.

Blockbuster start for iPhone 6 suggests Apple on track to sell 60M phones in December quarter

Monday September 15, 2014

With 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units presold in their first 24 hours of availability, investors on Wall Street are increasingly optimistic about the success of Apple's next-generation handsets, with predictions for the upcoming holiday edging higher to 60 million sales in a single quarter.

Apple creates dedicated portal for users to remove unwanted U2 album

Monday September 15, 2014

With hordes of iTunes customers loudly voicing their displeasure at having received 22-time Grammy-award-winning rock group U2's latest album for free in recent days, Apple responded to the cacophony on Monday with a new single-purpose web portal that will allow disgruntled users to remove the album from their iTunes accounts.

Apple's A8 SoC likely carrying new 6-core PowerVR GPU, clocked at 1.4GHz with 1GB RAM

Monday September 15, 2014

Apple boasts of massive performance improvements in its latest A-series processor -- up to 84x over the first-generation iPhone -- and the company is thought to have achieved those gains by moving to a new 6-core GPU design alongside a slightly redesigned application processor, data suggests.

Apple's HealthKit powering ambitious new medical trials at Stanford, Duke

Monday September 15, 2014

Apple's new HealthKit tools in iOS 8 are the centerpiece of two separate medical trials about to kick off at prominent U.S. hospitals, aiming to help in treatment of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reach record 4 million preorders in first day

Monday September 15, 2014

Apple's 2014 smartphone lineup is already off to a record start, with 4 million preorders taken for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in their first 24 hours of availability, leading up to this Friday's launch.

Apple Watch, AirDrop, iBeacon & Continuity coax advanced features from Bluetooth & WiFi

Monday September 15, 2014

Over the past few years, Apple has released a series of OS technologies that connect devices using Bluetooth, WiFi or a combination of the two wireless technologies. Here's how the new Apple Watch--as well as AirDrop, iBeacon and the new Continuity features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite--work to deliver simple, efficient and fast wireless connectivity, in marked contrast to Google's rival efforts for Android.

Samsung calls Apple's iPhone 6 Plus a Galaxy Note imitation in new ad

Monday September 15, 2014

In a new commercial released on Saturday, Samsung expectedly calls Apple a copycat for releasing a larger-screened iPhone, specifically the iPhone 6 Plus, saying the new handset comes three years after the Galaxy Note introduced the "phablet" form factor.

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.