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Apple’s huge iPhone 6 event is about to start – here’s how to watch live!

Apple’s huge iPhone 6 event is about to start – here’s how to watch live!

By on September 9, 2014 at 12:31 PM.

Apple fans, the time has finally come. We have seen a number of exciting new devices announced in the past few weeks — check out our hands-on previews of the Galaxy Note 4 and Motorola’s new Moto X for two great examples. But nothing, and we mean nothing, has been as hotly anticipated as Apple’s huge iPhone 6, iPhone phablet and iWatch announcements.

Now, after months of leaks and rumors, it’s finally time for Apple’s next-generation iPhone lineup and its first ever wearable device to become a reality. More →

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iPhone 6 and iWatch NFC Payments

With iPhone 6 and iWatch, Apple wants to convince you to spend even more money

By on September 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM.

With iPhone 6 and iWatch, Apple wants to convince you to spend even more money

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 and iWatch are expected to pack a functionality many people may have been waiting for, including regular customers and retail stores, and that’s NFC-based wireless payments. After revealing that the iPhone maker has already obtained lower rates from card issuers and that Apple plans to use tokenization technology in future mobile payments, Bank Innovation says Apple may also be developing a loyalty/rewards program for its future iWallet program, in partnership with other retailers. More →

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iPhone 6 Event

Photos: This is the giant facility Apple built for today’s big iPhone 6 event

By on September 9, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Photos: This is the giant facility Apple built for today’s big iPhone 6 event

After 30 years, Apple has decided to return to the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on the De Anza College campus to host what could be the company’s most important event since it unveiled the first iPad four years ago. But with a completely redesigned iPhone 6, a brand new iPhone 6 phablet, a wearable device referred to as the “iWatch,” a new mobile payments platform and more set to be unveiled on Tuesday, the facility at the Flint Center apparently wasn’t the right fit for Apple’s press conference. So what did the company do? Apple built its own facility to house the event, of course. More →

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iWatch Rumors

These leaked iWatch pictures have apparently been confirmed to be authentic

By on September 9, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

These leaked iWatch pictures have apparently been confirmed to be authentic

Earlier this week, a supposed set of schematics detailing Apple’s iWatch design and other details was seemingly leaked from China. The top-secret documents were said to have come from Quanta, Apple’s manufacturing partner for the iWatch and other iOS devices, though the authenticity of the documents was never confirmed — until now. More →

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iPhone 6 and iWatch Health Features

How Apple plans to make iPhone 6 and iWatch must-have devices

By on September 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

How Apple plans to make iPhone 6 and iWatch must-have devices

Apple will introduce at least two new products during its Tuesday event, including the 2014 iPhones and its first smartwatch, devices that will be closely connected to offer users fast access to notifications, fitness stats and health info. The latter has been seen as a major feature for the iWatch, which could help it standout from the plethora of similar smart wearable gadgets, and Star Tribune reports that the Mayo Clinic will appear on stage during Apple’s event to further detail the health abilities of the company’s newest gadgets. More →

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iWatch Rumors: PayPal App

This is big: Apple’s iWatch is reportedly getting PayPal support

By on September 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

This is big: Apple’s iWatch is reportedly getting PayPal support

Following various reports that have detailed Apple’s imminent attack on mobile payments thanks to the upcoming iPhone 6 and iWatchMyce says that Apple’s first wearable device will come with PayPal support, according to allegedly leaked internal PayPal documents. More →

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iWatch Features: Health Monitoring

This might be Apple’s secret sauce for the iWatch

By on September 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

This might be Apple’s secret sauce for the iWatch

Apple’s first wrist-worn wearable computer, a.k.a. the iWatch, is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday during a special media event and launch at some point in early 2015. The device won’t be the first such gadget – in fact, Samsung has flooded the market with no less than six models in the last year alone – and will have some of the same features other smartwatches already offer, including fitness, notifications, apps integration and even support for wireless payments but The New York Times also speculates that the iWatch might have a secret weapon under its belly that could be instrumental for its success. More →

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iWatch Release Date Specs

iWatch rumor roundup: Everything you can expect from tomorrow’s big event

By on September 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

iWatch rumor roundup: Everything you can expect from tomorrow’s big event

What do we really, really know for certain about the iWatch? At this point, not much — including whether it will even be called the iWatch. Apple has done a much better job at keeping the iWatch under wraps than it has keeping the iPhone 6 a secret and there’s precious little concrete information about what features the device will or won’t have. That said, we’ve decided to take a look at all the recent information we’ve seen and have categorized it into three groups: Things we know for sure, things we feel confident about and things that are still huge question marks. More →

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iPhone 6 and iWatch NFC Payments Security

Here’s one way Apple will succeed with iPhone 6 mobile payments where others have failed

By on September 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Here’s one way Apple will succeed with iPhone 6 mobile payments where others have failed

Apple is all but confirmed to be prepping its own wireless payments platform this year, with many recent reports revealing various details about the upcoming NFC-based mobile payments features coming to iPhone 6 and iWatch models. Bank Innovation, a publication that has recently revealed that Apple may have scored some preferential deals with financial institutions in the U.S., is now back with a report that details yet another way the company plans to secure mobile payments, in addition to the NFC secure enclave and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. More →

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iWatch Leaked Pictures Components

Apple’s iWatch may have just been leaked – here are the first pictures

By on September 8, 2014 at 9:32 AM.

Apple’s iWatch may have just been leaked – here are the first pictures

At long last, we’re finally getting a glimpse at what the iWatch may look like. 9to5Mac points us to a new thread on Reddit’s Apple page that purportedly shows us several leaked components from the wearable device that Apple is set to unveil on Tuesday. The leaked components show that the device will feature a square face with rounded corners and a round circle in the center that’s been carved out for the heart rate sensor that will track users’ fitness activity. More →

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Apple iWatch App Store

This is the most important iWatch leak so far

By on September 8, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

This is the most important iWatch leak so far

Apple’s highly anticipated smartwatch is likely to be unveiled on Tuesday during the company’s iPhone 6 event, its most important product introduction of the year. The iWatch, whose launch name is yet to be confirmed, is expected to offer various health and fitness features, but also offer users access to notifications and support for wireless payments. Furthermore, 9to5Mac has learned from sources familiar with Apple’s wearable plans that the tiny device will have its own special App Store. More →

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Apple iWatch Smartwatch Market

Apple rivals explain why they hope the iWatch is a smash hit

By on September 5, 2014 at 4:13 PM.

Apple rivals explain why they hope the iWatch is a smash hit

Although the iPhone 6 is sure to steal the spotlight at Apple’s media event next Tuesday, everyone is interested to see whether or not Apple will reveal its first entry into the wearable market. You might expect that Apple’s rivals are quaking in their boots, worried that all their efforts to reach the market first might have been in vain, but in fact, the exact opposite is true. They’re excited. More →

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