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2014

Corning launches 2X harder Gorilla Glass 4 with improved drop damage resistance

Thursday November 20, 2014

Apple supplier Corning on Thursday took the wraps off of its next-generation Gorilla Glass 4, which the company says is up to two times harder than competing glasses used in existing smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Strong demand for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus persists, prompts Piper Jaffray to raise Apple price target to $135

Thursday November 20, 2014

Piper Jaffray has been tracking availability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple Stores and continues to see demand outstripping supply, leading the investment firm to raise its price target on AAPL stock on Thursday.

Foxconn investing $2.6B into new display factory that will exclusively supply Apple

Thursday November 20, 2014

Foxconn's Innolux will build a new $2.6 billion sixth-generation plant in Southern Taiwan to supply displays exclusively to Apple, after the iPhone maker made an "urgent" request, it was announced on Thursday.

Evercore ups Apple target to $135, expects revenue growth to accelerate to 15% in 2015

Thursday November 20, 2014

With a huge number of iPhone owners yet to upgrade to screen sizes larger than 4 inches, Evercore Partners expects major revenue growth for Apple in fiscal 2015 and beyond, and has increased its price target on the company's shares to $135.

Sony drops out of Steve Jobs movie, Universal rumored to take over

Wednesday November 19, 2014

In a surprising turn of events, Sony is reportedly no longer attached to the upcoming Steve Jobs movie penned by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin and based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the tech guru.

Apple continues to enhance Maps app with new business listings providers

Wednesday November 19, 2014

After Apple's Maps app launched to negative reviews in 2012, the company has actively taken steps to enhance the fledgling navigation service, the latest effort being the addition of listings data from at least ten new companies.

DOJ: A child will die due to Apple's iOS 8 encryption tech

Wednesday November 19, 2014

During a closed-door meeting in October, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told Apple its recently implemented iMessage encryption technology will one day result in a dead child, according to a report published Wednesday.

Details of GT Advanced implosion emerge in Apple letter to creditors

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Following bankruptcy court filings that seek to postpone Apple's settlement agreement with GT Advanced, a report on Wednesday reveals inside details on why the ambitious sapphire production project went south.

GT Advanced creditors investigating Apple settlement, call for approval extension

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Creditors backing GT Advanced Technologies have successfully pushed back an approval date for the company's settlement with Apple, saying an investigation will determine whether the sapphire maker was given short shrift in the agreement.

Walmart to start Black Friday sales a week early with special offers on Apple's iPad Air 2, iPhone 6

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Walmart plans to get the jump on Black Friday this year with a sales event one week early featuring gift-card-based sales and discounts on a wide range of items, including Apple's new iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6.

App Store download buttons change from 'Free' to 'Get' as in-app purchases dominate revenue

Wednesday November 19, 2014

With many "free" applications carrying hidden costs in the form of in-app purchases, Apple has stopped labeling free-to-download iOS apps as "Free" on the App Store, instead requiring users to tap a button that reads "Get" in order to install the software.

Beats Music will be native iOS app starting with spring 2015 update - report

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Though it will remain a paid subscription service, Apple's Beats Music will reportedly come preinstalled on every iPhone after an update to iOS next spring, according to a new report.

Apple earns 100% score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for 13th year in a row

Wednesday November 19, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign this week published its annual Corporate Equality Index rankings rating American workplaces on LGBT equality, and Apple once again earned a score of 100 percent, achieving a perfect ranking for the 13th straight year.

Apple to offer automated iAds, catching up with rival mobile advertisers

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Apple's continuously evolving iAds network is expected to soon begin offering automated, "programmatic" advertising for the first time, offering a feature that has become popular on rival networks.

Sync Solver bridges the gap between Apple's Health app and Fitbit devices

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Users tied into the Fitbit ecosystem and frustrated by its lack of compatibility with Apple's Health app in iOS 8 can turn to a new app called Sync Solver, which automatically exports Fitbit data like steps, weight and sleep into the Health app.

Apple pushes holiday gift ideas to shoppers ahead of Black Friday

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Apple on Wednesday redesigned its online store and sent out emails to customers spotlighting gift ideas, with just over a week to go before Black Friday kicks off the 2014 holiday shopping season.

Adobe announces Lightroom 5.7 with new Aperture and iPhoto importer tool, Black Friday subscription pricing

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Adobe late Tuesday released an update to its Lightroom image processing and management software that includes a new tool for importing photos from Apple's iPhoto or Aperture, both of which will be discontinued in favor of a unified OS X Photos app in 2015.

Apple to repurpose Mesa, Ariz. sapphire plant after GT Advanced vacates

Tuesday November 18, 2014

Adding background to Apple's vow to keep as many jobs as possible at its Mesa, Ariz., sapphire plant leased to GT Advanced, a new report says the facility will be repurposed, suggesting some current employees may be able to continue work at the location.

Google launches first 64-bit Chrome Web browser for OS X

Tuesday November 18, 2014

Google on Tuesday released Chrome 39, the first stable version of its Web browser to offer 64-bit support for Apple's OS X operating system.

Next-gen iPhone rumored to sport dual-lenses, DSLR quality in 'biggest camera jump ever'

Tuesday November 18, 2014

For its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus follow-up expected to debut in 2015, Apple may introduce a handset with dual lenses in what one well-connected Apple pundit calls the "biggest camera jump ever."