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Apple price demands for next-gen iPhone's 'A9' chip could slow TSMC output

08/11/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple is asking Samsung and TSMC to accept price cuts on orders of A9 chips for its new iPhones, but TSMC's inclination to decline could result in the supplier having to scale back production capacity, a new rumor claimed on Tuesday.


Rite Aid to begin taking Apple Pay, other wireless payments on Aug. 15

08/11/2015, 11:08 am

Pharmacy chain Rite Aid on Tuesday annnounced that starting August 15, all of its U.S. stores will begin offering Apple Pay and other wireless payment options, marking a turnaround for a company that last year intentionally blocked Apple's mobile payment system.


Rumor: Apple to launch three new iPhones concurrently: '6s,' '6s Plus' and '6c'

08/11/2015, 10:08 am

While a new "iPhone 6s" series is widely expected to be unveiled next month, rumors of a so-called "iPhone 6c" have been less certain. But one rumor published on Tuesday claims that a new, colorful iPhone lineup will indeed launch alongside the latest flagship models.


China's yuan devaluation could hurt Apple sales, boost supplier profits, analysts say

08/11/2015, 09:08 am

The Chinese government's decision to deliberately devalue the yuan on Tuesday could have a serious impact on sales of the iPhone and other Apple products, but under the right conditions prove a boon to suppliers like Hon Hai/Foxconn and Pegatron, analysts said.


KGI: Force Touch won't be enough to drive 'iPhone 6s' upgrades, could mean negative iPhone growth

08/11/2015, 08:08 am

Apple may not be able to convince many users to upgrade to its next-generation iPhone if Force Touch is the only major addition, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, which could lead to the first ever year-over-year contraction in iPhone sales.


New video shows alleged 'iPhone 6s' shell with reinforced sides, lighter weight

08/10/2015, 12:08 pm

A new video published on Monday shows a gold iPhone shell claimed to be for Apple's rumored "iPhone 6s," and suggested that Apple has strategically reinforced portions of the device to avoid last year's media-hyped "bendgate" controversy.


American Express expands Apple Pay support to US corporate cards

08/10/2015, 11:08 am

American Express on Monday announced Apple Pay support for its U.S. corporate credit cards, which should allow more businesses to begin making use of the mobile payment technology.


New video gives clearer look at display assembly purportedly for Apple's 'iPhone 6s'

08/10/2015, 09:08 am

With Apple expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone in less than a month, parts leaks continue to plague the company's massive supply chain, as a display assembly supposedly headed for the updated handset has been examined in detail in a new video.


Apple touts iPhone picture taking capabilities in latest ad

08/07/2015, 07:08 pm

Adding to its "If it's not an iPhone" ad campaign, Apple on Friday released a new 30-second spot touting the handset's idiot-proof picture taking capabilities.


Apple continues to gain ground in US smartphone market as Android shrinks

08/07/2015, 05:08 pm

Apple not only remained dominant in the U.S. smartphone market during the June quarter, but was also the only top-five OEM to exhibit gains over the three-month period, according to new data from research firm comScore.


Apple expected to unveil 'iPhone 6s,' new Apple TV on Sept. 9

08/07/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple is reportedly eyeing a media event for Sept. 9, where the company is expected to show off its next-generation iPhone and Apple TV hardware, and may even unveil new iPads, according to a new report.


Verizon to drop subsidized phone pricing in new plans coming August 13

08/07/2015, 03:08 pm

Verizon Wireless on Friday announced a new set of core subscription plans, eliminating contract-based phone subsidies in favor of combinations based on device choices and the amount of data.


Rumor: With launch looming, 'iPhone 6s' production delayed by 1-2 weeks

08/07/2015, 10:08 am

The assembly lines preparing to churn out Apple's next-generation iPhones have reportedly been briefly delayed, with full-scale production now slated to start later this month in advance of a likely September introduction.


iPhone share strong in Europe & other markets, softening in US, Kantar study suggests

08/06/2015, 11:08 am

Although Apple's iPhone marketshare grew year-over-year in Europe, China, and several other parts of the world during the June quarter, it lost ground in the U.S. partly due to advances by Samsung and LG, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.


Apple Pay now accepted at Schnucks and Dierbergs, takes over St. Louis grocery scene

08/05/2015, 09:08 pm

Two large grocery store chains serving the St. Louis, Mo., area recently activated point-of-sale support for Apple Pay, offering customers a fast and easy checkout alternative to credit and cash.


Apple Pay adoption and usage rates suffer despite strong iPhone 6 sales, study finds

08/05/2015, 09:08 pm

According to a study published this week, the number of iPhone owners willing to try out Apple Pay has declined over the past three months alongside a drop in usage rates from both casual and previously committed users.


TestFlight gets support for iOS 9 features, improved notification options

08/05/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its TestFlight beta-testing app with support for various iOS 9 features, while also giving users more control over incoming notifications.


Pei Wei begins taking Apple Pay as Target trials retail beacons for iPhone users

08/05/2015, 01:08 pm

Asian-themed restaurant chain Pei Wei announced the launch of Apple Pay support on Wednesday, as big-box retailer Target simultaneously began testing Bluetooth beacons at 50 of its locations.


Judge denies group status for lawsuit targeting Apple over lost iMessage texts

08/05/2015, 10:08 am

A California lawsuit over texts lost in Apple's iMessage network can't proceed as a group case, a judge ruled, as it isn't clear all of the proposed members were impacted by a "contractual breach or interference" originating from iMessage.


Apple Pay adds 46 new banks & credit unions in the US, passes 400 participating issuers

08/04/2015, 03:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday added 46 more U.S. banks and credit unions to the list of Apple Pay card issuers, pushing the total to more than 425 financial institutions throughout the country.