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2014

Questionable leaks raise hopes that Apple will release new Lightning cable with reversible USB connector

Tuesday August 19, 2014

Reversible male "Type-A" USB plugs are not new, but they also aren't compliant with the cable's official specifications, which means that newly leaked Lightning cables showing reversible USB connectors probably were not made by Apple.

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' may include faster 150Mbps LTE Advanced modem

Tuesday August 19, 2014

The latest component claimed to be from Apple's next-generation iPhone is a Qualcomm MDM9625 modem, which would boost cellular download speeds to 150 megabits per second, which would be 50 percent faster than the modem found in the iPhone 5s.

Apple adds 21 acts to iTunes Festival card including Lenny Kravitz, The Script and more

Tuesday August 19, 2014

Apple on Tuesday announced the addition of 21 artists to its upcoming iTunes Festival in London, with Lenny Kravitz, The Script, Foxes and more set to take the stage next month.

Dr. Dre accepts ALS ice bucket challenge, nominates fellow rappers

Tuesday August 19, 2014

The ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association continued at Apple on Monday, with Dr. Dre accepting CEO Tim Cook's dare on the set of his upcoming movie "Straight Outta Compton."

Rumor: Undisclosed security breach cause of Apple's new Gatekeeper app signing policy

Monday August 18, 2014

A report on Monday suggests Apple's recently modified OS X app signing policy is the result of an undisclosed Developer Portal security breach that leaked keys for multiple services, including Gatekeeper.

Sprint's new family plan brings doubles data, lures in users with low pricing

Monday August 18, 2014

Sprint on Monday announced a new data-centric plan called the Family Share Pack, offering twice the amount of data as competitors for the same or cheaper monthly pricing.

Camera+ adds improvements & teases iOS 8 update, Flappy Bird follow-up announced

Monday August 18, 2014

Popular iOS photography app Camera+ was updated on Monday with a handful of improvements, with bigger things promised to come with iOS 8 this fall. In addition, the creator of the "Flappy Bird" sensation has revealed his latest title, set to arrive on iPhone this week.

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6, Xcode 6 beta 6

Monday August 18, 2014

Apple on Monday issued its sixth beta releases of OS X Yosemite and Xcode 6 to developers for testing ahead of their scheduled launches this fall, though no new beta of iOS 8 was released.

RBC sees Apple selling upwards of 75M 'iPhone 6' units before end of 2014

Monday August 18, 2014

Apple has apparently placed a massive amount of orders for its next-generation iPhone, prompting RBC Capital Markets to notify investors on Monday that they see great upside potential for the anticipated "iPhone 6" over the coming quarters.

Apple's holiday-themed 'Misunderstood' iPhone ad wins Emmy for 'Most Outstanding Commercial'

Monday August 18, 2014

Another prestigious trophy can be added to Apple's long list of award winning advertisements, as the company's iPhone ad "Misunderstood" has been honored with a Creative Arts Emmy for 2014's most "Outstanding Commercial."

Apple unlikely to sell sapphire iPhones this year, is setting the stage for future models - JP Morgan

Monday August 18, 2014

Apple's investments in sapphire may one day result in iPhone cover displays made of the material, but sapphire is unlikely to appear in this year's models due to prohibitive costs associated with producing the material in large quantities, investment firm J.P. Morgan said on Monday.

Gazelle paying up to $350 cash for old iPhones if you act now; doesn't need them 'til Oct 10

Monday August 18, 2014

If you're looking to mitigate the cost of upgrading to Apple's 'iPhone 6' by getting the most cash possible for your current iPhone, buyback service Gazelle has just launched its most aggressive price-lock promotion yet: up to $350 for your old iPhone if you lock in a price quote today (and you don't need to send it in until Oct. 10 -- long after the iPhone 6 is expected on the market).

Rumor: Schematic suggests NFC chip in 'iPhone 6,' RAM remains unknown [u]

Monday August 18, 2014

While incorrect claims came on Monday from a document showing alleged details on a NAND flash chip for Apple's next iPhone, another questionable schematic from the same source suggests the "iPhone 6" may include a near-field communications chip [updated].

Another purported 'iPhone 6' leak suggests Apple's 4.7" model will have larger 1810mAh battery

Saturday August 16, 2014

In even more evidence that Apple's next iPhone will sport a larger 1,810mAh battery, a new parts leak shows a series of purported "iPhone 6" batteries in shipping trays, complete with legal text and Apple logo.

Apple reportedly expanding global data center presence with new facility in Curacao

Saturday August 16, 2014

Apple's latest data center project may be on the small southern Caribbean island of Curacao, as local media suggests the iCloud operator may be taking over a facility where construction is nearly complete.

Sketchy report claims photos show 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6L' display, logic board and 2,915mAh battery

Friday August 15, 2014

A highly questionable report out of the Far East on Friday includes photos of what are claimed to be parts from Apple's rumored 5.5-inch "iPhone 6," including a display and logic board curiously similar to "leaked" components associated with a rumored 4.7-inch model.

Beats Music app added to 'Made by Apple' list in iOS App Store

Friday August 15, 2014

More than two months after its acquisition of Beats was announced, Apple on Friday officially added the Beats Music streaming audio app to the App Store's featured "Made by Apple" list.

Apple highlights corporate diversity with new showcase of company vice presidents

Friday August 15, 2014

Apple on Friday added a new tier to its official leadership page, listing five corporate vice presidents and spotlighting some of its diversity beyond the more well-known CEO and senior vice presidents.

Fair Labor Association supplier audit reveals excessive overtime, Apple pledges to continue improvement

Friday August 15, 2014

As part of its partnership with Apple, the Fair Labor Association has conducted an independent audit of supplier Quanta, and discovered that the company's factories were responsible for some labor violations, including excessive overtime and hiring fees.

Revised music royalty rules could hurt Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio

Friday August 15, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department is in the process of deciding whether to revise the laws regarding music royalty rates --changes that could have an effect on Apple's streaming music offerings Beats Music and iTunes Radio.