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Some major retailers are not keen on supporting Apple Pay

Some major retailers are not keen on supporting Apple Pay

25 October, 2014 | comments (26)

Despite the major hype that Apple Pay is generating, the payment system might still have difficult time to establish itself as a major player. A number of high-profile retailers including the likes of BestBuy, Walmart, and Rite Aid will not support...

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AT&T doesn't play nice, locks the Apple SIM

AT&T doesn't play nice, locks the Apple SIM

25 October, 2014 | comments (29)

Alongside the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Apple introduced the Apple SIM - a way to use just one SIM card and switch between carriers and their services. However AT&T doesn't want to play along and will lock the SIM to only its services. Users...


GT Advanced and Apple terminate their partnership

GT Advanced and Apple terminate their partnership

24 October, 2014 | comments (38)

GT Advanced Technologies, the company supplying Apple with sapphire for the Apple Watch, has announced the partnership between the two companies is over. Less than a year old, the deal drove GT Advanced to bankruptcy after the company didn't stick...

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Apple may pay Foxconn more for each iPhone 6 Plus

Apple may pay Foxconn more for each iPhone 6 Plus

23 October, 2014 | comments (27)

A media report from Taiwan claims Apple could be ready to pay more to Foxconn for its manufacturing services for the iPhone 6 Plus. This would hopefully have the effect of encouraging the Taiwanese company to make more iPhone 6 Plus units. Those...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Apple iPad Air 2 GPU tested, outclasses Tegra K1

Apple iPad Air 2 GPU tested, outclasses Tegra K1

23 October, 2014 | comments (118)

Someone has put the Apple iPad Air 2 through GFXBench's 2.7 T-Rex and 3.0 Manhattan's onscreen and offscreen (1080p) platform and we get to ogle at the framerates posted. The results show the iPad Air 2 is just as good and even at times better...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Android, Nvidia


iPad Air 2 benchmark reveals 3-core CPU and 2GB of RAM

iPad Air 2 benchmark reveals 3-core CPU and 2GB of RAM

21 October, 2014 | comments (99)

Apple iPad Air 2 made a trip to the popular Geekbench benchmark and revealed juicy bits about itself. The freshly announced full-size tablet from Cupertino sports 2GB of RAM and rather curious 3-core CPU. While 2GB of RAM are hardly a...

Tags: Apple, iOS


iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 arrive at T-Mobile on October 29

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 arrive at T-Mobile on October 29

21 October, 2014 | comments (4)

If you've been wondering just when you'll be able to purchase an iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3 from T-Mobile, the mystery has been solved today. The magenta carrier itself has unveiled both the pre-order date as well as the actual release date for...

Tags: Apple, iOS, T-Mobile


Apple Watch the most anticipated wearable, PwC study finds

Apple Watch the most anticipated wearable, PwC study finds

21 October, 2014 | comments (36)

PricewaterhouseCoopers has published a study on the smart wearables market, which shows that the Apple Watch is the most hotly anticipated device. 59% of people questioned said they are looking forward to trying the first Apple smartwatch. A...

Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon


Apple now requires iOS developers to use 64-bit code

Apple now requires iOS developers to use 64-bit code

21 October, 2014 | comments (28)

Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s, it has been keen to brag about the 64-bit support of the Apple A7 chip. Starting February, it will require developers to develop their apps to work on the 64-bit architecture as well as the 32-bit...

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Apple announces financial results for Q4 of the fiscal 2014

Apple announces financial results for Q4 of the fiscal 2014

20 October, 2014 | comments (94)

Apple announced its financial results for Q4 of the fiscal 2014. The Cupertino giant took home a quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion or $1.42 per diluted share from $42.1 billion of revenue. Its gross margin for the quarter is 38%. The above...

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iPhone sales might reach record 62 million this quarter

iPhone sales might reach record 62 million this quarter

20 October, 2014 | comments (104)

According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple is on track to sell between 56.7 million and 62.7 million iPhones during the fourth quarter of 2014 (from October to December). Overall Wall Street estimates hover around 60 million. For...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


iOS 8.1 is now rolling out, ready to download and install

iOS 8.1 is now rolling out, ready to download and install

20 October, 2014 | comments (103)

Last week during its iPad-related event, Apple announced that iOS 8.1 would be out starting today. And the company has kept that promise, for the latest version of its mobile OS has already started rolling out to devices. If you have an iPhone,...

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iPhone 6 went on sale in China without much fanfare

iPhone 6 went on sale in China without much fanfare

17 October, 2014 | comments (71)

Many were expecting China to be one of the initial launch countries for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but that didn't happen. Following the announcement of the devices, there was much speculation as to why Apple didn't receive timely...

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Apple iPad Air 2 and mini 3 go on pre-order

Apple iPad Air 2 and mini 3 go on pre-order

17 October, 2014 | comments (25)

Just as planned, the Apple store is back up today and it has some new goods to offer. The company's latest tablets are now available on pre-order and you can book your unit for next week shipment right away. The iPad Air 2 will start at $499 for...

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Three UK will carry the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Three UK will carry the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

17 October, 2014 | comments (3)

Apple iPad pre-orders start today and the UK is in the first wave of launches. You can get a 4G-enabled iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 from the UK section of the Apple store (they'll ship by next Friday) but in terms of carriers Three UK is the first to...

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LTE capable iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 have proprietary SIM card

LTE capable iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 have proprietary SIM card

16 October, 2014 | comments (41)

Apple’s freshly announced iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 with LTE connectivity will be offered with proprietary SIM card solution. Dubbed Apple SIM, the setup will allow users to easily switch between carriers without worrying about changing the chip...

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Apple announces the iPad Air 2, it is thinner, faster, golder

Apple announces the iPad Air 2, it is thinner, faster, golder

16 October, 2014 | comments (101)

The Apple iPad Air 2 is only 6.1mm, making it the thinnest tablet yet. It's also now available in Gold as well as silver. The tablet is powered by a custom Apple A8X chipset, which is a version made especially for the iPad family. The CPU is 40%...

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Apple iPad mini 3 with Touch ID, gold color option unveiled

Apple iPad mini 3 with Touch ID, gold color option unveiled

16 October, 2014 | comments (35)

The third generation Apple iPad mini is official. It's called just "iPad mini 3," the Retina display is a given. Sorry if it took us a while to finish writing this news, we were looking for what's changed in the new tablet. And we can tell you it's...

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Apple iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini get price cuts

Apple iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini get price cuts

16 October, 2014 | comments (22)

Apple made the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 official today at a special event. This, however, doesn't mean that their respective predecessors will not be sold anymore. In fact, the original iPad Air from last year and the iPad mini with Retina...

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iOS 8.1 unveiled on stage - Apple Pay, app permissions and more

iOS 8.1 unveiled on stage - Apple Pay, app permissions and more

16 October, 2014 | comments (17)

Apple event featured a long portion on new software and the highlight of that was the announcement of iOS 8.1. Apple Pay is, of course, the headlining feature but there's more. Apple has changed how apps are handled – users can now check the...

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