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2014

Newly leaked parts purportedly show next-generation iPad with Touch ID fingerprint sensor

Saturday October 11, 2014

With only days to go before Apple's Oct. 16 event, new photos out of East Asia claim to show components bound for a next-generation iPad, including a logic board, Touch ID hardware and cover glass with incorporated digitizer.

Major retailers show unwillingness to adopt Apple Pay ahead of expected launch

Friday October 10, 2014

Apple Pay is primed to launch as one of the most secure and convenient digital payments solutions ever devised, but certain popular retailers may slow adoption by refusing to offer support due to a conservative stance on next-gen commerce or conflict with their own ambitions in the sector.

Apple introduces redesigned iTunes Store to iTunes 12 beta testers

Friday October 10, 2014

Ahead of an expected OS X Yosemite debut next week, Apple on Friday rolled out a revamped iTunes Store for beta testers using iTunes 12 on the next-gen operating system, revealing a reworked user interface more in line with the flat aesthetic the company is moving toward.

Chinese carriers notch 1M official iPhone 6 & 6 Plus preorders in 6 hours

Friday October 10, 2014

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus officially went up for preorder in China Friday morning and initial reports say the country's top three wireless carriers accepted one million orders in the first six hours of availability.

Bose and Apple's Beats announce settlement of patent infringement lawsuit

Friday October 10, 2014

Premium audio company Bose and Apple-owned Beats Electronics disclosed on Friday that they have settled their patent infringement dispute out of court, preventing a potential trial between the two competitors.

GT Advanced says 'oppressive and burdensome' sapphire contracts with Apple led to bankruptcy

Friday October 10, 2014

Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies announced on Friday that it plans to close its sapphire producing plants in Arizona and Massachusetts operations, and decried its unsustainable contracts with Apple as "oppressive and burdensome."

Carl Icahn's praise should help create a floor for shares of Apple, RBC says

Friday October 10, 2014

While billionaire Carl Icahn is unlikely to get his way with Apple, his assessment that the company's stock is massively undervalued should help establish a floor for the stock, preventing it from going below about $95, one analyst believes.

Rumor: Apple to remove Bose headphones & speakers from its stores amid patent suit, NFL spat

Friday October 10, 2014

As a patent infringement suit filed by Bose against Beats looms, the longstanding retail partnership between Apple and Bose may be coming to an end, with a new report claiming that the premium audio products will be removed from Apple's retail locations.

iPhone 6 launch led to record accessory sales of $249 million in two weeks

Friday October 10, 2014

The debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus wasn't just a boon for Apple's bottom line, as accessory makers also benefitted greatly from the debut of the new, larger iPhone models, according to the latest data from the NPD Group.

Apple to live stream Oct. 16 iPad event on Web and Apple TV

Friday October 10, 2014

Apple on Friday announced through its website plans to live stream an upcoming special media event to be held on Oct. 16, at which the company is expected to unveil revamped iPad and, possibly, iMac models.

Apple's Jony Ive talks iPhone, Apple Watch and copycat devices in Vanity Fair interview

Thursday October 09, 2014

During a panel at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive offered up stories about his time at the company in a rare one-on-one interview, at one point revealing that he does not see copying as flattery, but theft.

Apple sapphire partner GT Advanced seeks to 'wind down' plant operations

Thursday October 09, 2014

New details of Apple sapphire partner supplier GT Advanced revealed on Thursday, with one report saying the sapphire maker asked the court for permission to "wind down" operations at its manufacturing plant.

Apple Watch to be highlight of Vogue China magazine spread

Thursday October 09, 2014

It was revealed on Thursday that the unreleased Apple Watch will grace the cover of Vogue China's November issue as worn by supermodel Liu Wen, marking the first time Apple's wearable will be featured in a major fashion-focused magazine.

Apple seeds OS X 10.10 Yosemite GM Candidate 3 to developers

Thursday October 09, 2014

After releasing a second build of its OS X 10.10 Yosemite GM candidate earlier this week, Apple on Thursday issued a third seed to developers for testing ahead of an expected release later this month.

NFL fines 49ers quarterback $10,000 for wearing Beats headphones during press conference

Thursday October 09, 2014

The National Football League fined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for wearing a pair Beats headphones, which bucks the league's rule against promoting unsponsored products.

Banks to take on fraud liability in Apple Pay deal, USAA announces Nov. 7 availability

Thursday October 09, 2014

On Thursday, four banks offering support for Apple Pay commented on Apple's first foray into mobile payments, confirming that liability for fraudulent activity will ultimately fall on their shoulders for both online and physical transactions.

Apple says U2's 'Songs of Innocence' album downloaded 26M times since debut

Thursday October 09, 2014

Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue on Thursday said U2's "Songs of Innocence," which was offered for free to iTunes users, has been downloaded 26 million times since its release on Sept. 9.

Amazon to open first retail store in Manhattan, offering same-day delivery to New Yorkers

Thursday October 09, 2014

Amazon's growing competition with Apple will soon expand to the retail space, as the online storefront reportedly plans to go brick-and-mortar this fall with its first-ever physical store, set to be built in across from the Empire State Building in time for the holiday shopping season.

In response to Icahn, Apple reiterates plans to review share buyback program annually

Thursday October 09, 2014

After activist investor Carl Icahn published a letter Thursday asking Apple to increase its share buyback efforts once again, the company responded with a statement indicating it's in no rush to make any changes.

Skype for Mac 7.0 launches with new mobile-inspired look, 64-bit support, improved chat & file sharing

Thursday October 09, 2014

Microsoft on Thursday launched a redesigned version 7.0 of its popular Skype chat application for Mac OS X, making it a 64-bit application, introducing a new file transfer presentation with inline images, and much more.