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Topic: iPhone 6

Apple reportedly wrangles lower credit card transaction fees for mobile payments rollout

09/04/2014, 04:09 pm

Adding to rumors regarding Apple's supposed mobile payments solution, a report on Thursday claims the Cupertino tech giant has managed to negotiate lower transaction fees from five credit card issuing banks.

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Apple's 'iWatch' has flexible sapphire screen & wireless charging, 'iPhone 6' to offer one-handed mode, NYT says

09/04/2014, 03:09 pm

As hype builds for Apple's Sept. 9 announcement, yet another report chimes in with alleged details, saying the company's wearable "iWatch" will sport a flexible screen and wireless charging, while the company's larger iPhone models will apparently offer a one-handed mode for ease of use.

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Samsung's 'rushed,' 'half-baked' announcements set Apple up for easy victory this fall, analyst says

09/04/2014, 02:09 pm

Samsung this week made a slew of announcements, most notably its next-generation big-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, but none of the products were enough to impress analyst Brian White, who doesn't think the South Korean electronics maker is well positioned to compete with Apple's anticipated fall product lineup.

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Apple to hold live stream of Sept. 9 event, begins countdown on website

09/04/2014, 02:09 pm

With less than five days to go until Tim Cook takes the stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Apple has begun promoting the event --at which the iPhone 6, iWatch, and perhaps second-generation iPad Air will be unveiled -- on its homepage with a countdown timer to the live stream.

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U2 says reports of Apple tie-up for 'iPhone 6' are untrue

09/04/2014, 12:09 pm

Rumors that mega-popular rock band U2 have struck a new partnership with Apple to release their upcoming album on the so-called iPhone 6 and could participate in next Tuesday's media event in Cupertino are without merit, a U2 spokesperson said on Thursday.

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Both Apple's 'iPhone 6' and 'iWatch' will offer NFC e-wallet payments, WSJ reaffirms

09/04/2014, 12:09 pm

Yet another publication chimed in on Thursday to say that Apple's next iPhone and its anticipated wearable "iWatch" will support near-field communications technology to enable wireless payments, while the "iWatch" is also said to sport a curved OLED display.

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Exclusive aerial footage of Apple's mysterious white box next to 'iPhone 6' event site

09/04/2014, 10:09 am

Not too far from Apple's Campus 2 project, a temporary structure is rising for the company's September 9 event, and new aerial shots captured by an amateur photographer using a flying camera drone offer a closer look at the mysterious white box that has generated considerable buzz.

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'iPhone 6' will lack sapphire cover but gain 128GB variant, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says

09/04/2014, 09:09 am

Apple's "iPhone 6" will not feature a scratch-resistant sapphire screen cover, but both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch versions will come with new higher-capacity options of 128 gigabytes of storage, a barometric pressure sensor, and a programmable power button, according to one well-connected insider.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' event may feature U2 tie-in

09/03/2014, 10:09 pm

Bits of circumstantial evidence set the Apple rumor mill churning on Wednesday, with reports hinting U2 is somehow connected with the company's Sept. 9 media event expected to bring word of a new iPhone lineup.

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Apple's rumored iPhone 6 mobile payment system seen as 'most legitimate potential threat' to PayPal

09/03/2014, 09:09 pm

Apple's upcoming product releases will lay the groundwork for an aggressive leap into the mobile payments sector that could eventually erode PayPal's firm foundation, according to one research analyst.

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Line forms at 5th Ave. Apple Store 6 days ahead of expected iPhone announcement [u]

09/03/2014, 05:09 pm

While Apple prepares for its Sept. 9 media event, enthusiastic fans are already lining up at the company's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York, hoping to be one of the first in the world to nab an expected next-generation iPhone.

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Japanese smartphone buyers prefer Apple's anticipated 5.5" 'iPhone 6,' data shows

09/03/2014, 03:09 pm

Consumers in Japan -- now one of Apple's most important markets -- are excited by the prospect of a larger iPhone and the increased screen size could be a key driver of sales to new customers in the Asian nation, according to new survey data released this week.

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China Mobile notches 33K 'iPhone 6' preorders ahead of official launch

09/02/2014, 09:09 pm

China Mobile, the world's largest cellular carrier by subscribers, began accepting reservations for Apple's unannounced next-generation iPhone on Tuesday and has subsequently racked up more than 33,000 orders since going live.

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Apple reportedly in talks with Nordstrom over mobile payment partnership

09/02/2014, 06:09 pm

Adding to the din of rumors regarding an Apple-branded mobile payments solution, a report on Tuesday claims the Cupertino company is discussing a platform launch partnership with department store giant Nordstrom.

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Apple's 'fab fall' predicted to help drive company's stock price to $123 per share

09/02/2014, 12:09 pm

Ahead of Apple's Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to unveil two new iPhones and offer a sneak-peek at a new wearable device, financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald has given a strong endorsement to investors, saying the next few months could prove to be Apple's most exciting period in many years.

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Photos purport to show 2915 mAh battery for 5.5" 'iPhone 6,' twice the capacity of Apple's iPhone 5s

09/02/2014, 10:09 am

The stream of component leaks surrounding the rumored 5.5-inch variant of Apple's next-generation iPhone has begun to kick up just one week before the company makes its official announcement, with a new high-capacity battery said to be destined for the "phablet" device appearing from Asia.

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Piper Jaffray ups Apple price target to $120 with high hopes for iOS 8 home & health features

09/02/2014, 08:09 am

With the inclusion of HomeKit and HealthKit in Apple's forthcoming iOS 8, as well as rumors of a new 'iPhone 6' mobile payment system, investment firm Piper Jaffray has increased its price target on the company's stock to $120.

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Rear shell for 5.5" 'iPhone 6' allegedly shown, measured in new video

09/01/2014, 10:09 am

A rear shell said to be destined for Apple's anticipated 5.5-inch iPhone was shown off Monday in a new video, with a ruler placed alongside suggesting that previously leaked dimensions of the still-unannounced handset could be legitimate.

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Apple 'not likely' to ship redesigned power adapter, Lightning cable with 'iPhone 6'

09/01/2014, 05:09 am

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Monday poured cold water on recent rumors that Apple was preparing to migrate to a reversible version of the Lightning charge cable as well as a larger, possibly more powerful iPhone power adapter alongside its next-generation handset.

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Apple's secret iPhone 6 digital payment system said to also include Visa & MasterCard

08/31/2014, 10:08 pm

Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has inked a deal with American Express, a second report has stated that the company has also signed deals with Visa and MasterCard.

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