iPhone 6 Plus Sold Out

This is one ‘problem’ Apple is happy to have

By on October 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

This is one ‘problem’ Apple is happy to have

Apple on Monday announced record results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus having played a crucial role despite being available in stores for only 10 days during the period. The company sold more than 10 million units during launch weekend, and that doesn’t even include China. The phones were released in the largest market in the world about a month later, where they were met with huge demand, with many buyers purchasing the phablet version, according to unofficial estimates.

Following its previous reports that largely said the same thing, Digitimes is again saying that Apple is going to increase iPhone 6 Plus manufacturing volumes in order to “satisfy strong demand from China.” More →

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Christmas Sales

You might not be able to find an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in stores this Christmas

By on October 21, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

You might not be able to find an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in stores this Christmas

In case you’re planning to buy an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for yourself or a special someone this Christmas, you should consider placing an order as fast as possible, to actually be able to have it shipped, wrapped, and neatly hidden underneath a Christmas tree. Otherwise, finding an iPhone 6, and especially iPhone 6 Plus, in stores right before Christmas is something less likely to happen, as Apple is selling everything it can manufacture. Tim Cook said during Apple’s Q4 conference call that the company can’t determine yet whether supply will meet demand this quarter. More →

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Tim Cook Letter

Here’s the letter CEO Tim Cook sent to employees following Apple’s monster Q4

By on October 21, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Here’s the letter CEO Tim Cook sent to employees following Apple’s monster Q4

Apple absolutely crushed its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings. Even the most bullish estimates were light when Apple revealed on Monday that it racked up a massive $8.5 billion net profit on $42.12 billion in sales — both records for the September quarter. The company sold 39.3 million new iPhone handsets in the quarter, which was also a record that was undoubtedly made possible by Apple’s huge iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch last month.

To congratulate his team on Apple’s record-smashing quarter, Cook sent the following internal letter to his staff: More →

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Apple Pay Vs. Google Wallet

Not even Apple’s powers can make Apple Pay an overnight hit

By on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Not even Apple’s powers can make Apple Pay an overnight hit

As Google quickly found out with Google Wallet, making NFC-enabled mobile payments a staple feature of American consumer behavior is much easier said than done. Apple seemingly knows this, which is why it’s cautioning that its users shouldn’t expect to have Apple Pay accepted everywhere by every store right out of the gate. More →

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Apple Ads Compilation

Here’s how Apple’s ads have evolved since the 1970s

By on October 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM.

Here’s how Apple’s ads have evolved since the 1970s

Before actor John “And I’m a PC” Hodgman turned the PC into a laughable dope, before dancing silhouettes convinced you to buy an iPod and before George Orwell’s novel came to life in a 60-second spot during the 1984 Super Bowl, Apple made posters.

The history of Apple’s advertising campaigns is almost as interesting as the history of the products it advertises. On Sunday, The Loop’s Dave Mark stumbled upon an article from 2009 on Web Designer Depot which contains an extensive collection of Apple’s ads, from Apple II posters to commercials for the iPhone 3G.

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Apple Vs. Samsung Jony Ive

Video: Jony Ive rips into rivals’ ‘big and clunky’ smartphones

By on October 20, 2014 at 5:23 PM.

Video: Jony Ive rips into rivals’ ‘big and clunky’ smartphones

Apple design boss Jony Ive isn’t shy about ripping into competitors’ design choices and Business Insider brings us word that he was at it again recently during the Vanity Fair Summit, where he bashed rival phones for being too bulky and unwieldy compared with Apple’s newest iPhones. More →

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Apple Earnings Q4 2014

Apple crushes estimates with record Q4 profit on $42.12B in revenue

Apple crushes estimates with record Q4 profit on $42.12B in revenue

By on October 20, 2014 at 4:31 PM.

Apple shares have dipped along with the rest of the market over the past few days, though things certainly picked up during Monday’s session ahead of Apple’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report; shares closed at $99.76 on Monday, up 2.14%. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were on sale for just 12 days in the September quarter, but Wall Street is still expecting the launch to impact Apple’s results in a huge way. Of course, that notion obviously isn’t very far-fetched, considering Apple sold more than 10 million new iPhones just through the end of their first weekend on sale. More →

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iOS 7 to iOS 8.1 Update

iOS 8.1 doesn’t seem to fix the huge issue that prevented you from updating to iOS 8

By on October 20, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

iOS 8.1 doesn’t seem to fix the huge issue that prevented you from updating to iOS 8

Apple on Monday released iOS 8.1, the first major update for iOS 8 that brought some new features to users (such as Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) and also fixed several other issues. However, Apple has apparently failed to fix an important iOS 8 issue it has never acknowledged since launching its newest OS version on September 17th — and it’s particularly important because it may have prevented many users from upgrading from iOS 7. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4 Video

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate comparison video

By on October 20, 2014 at 2:13 PM.

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate comparison video

This year, Apple and Samsung will compete for the first time ever for phablet buyers’ attention. Apple launched its first 5.5-inch phablet on September 19th, while Samsung followed almost a month later with its fourth-generation big-screen Galaxy Note model. 9to5Mac took a closer look at both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 by highlighting their main features in an extended video. More →

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Siri: Features for Autism Patients

This incredible heartwarming story shows us how amazing Siri can be

By on October 20, 2014 at 1:24 PM.

This incredible heartwarming story shows us how amazing Siri can be

Siri, Google Now and Cortana are the three main voice-based virtual assistants available on competing mobile operating system from Apple, Google and Microsoft, respectively. While there’s fierce competition between them as each company tries to improve its own assistant solution and beat the others, there’s one way these advanced apps can help without necessarily having to be extremely accurate and fast.

For at least one autistic boy, Siri has become a best friend and a virtual companion that has all the time in the world to patiently answer all his queries, one way or another. More →

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iOS 8.1 Download

iOS 8.1 has been released – here’s how to download it right now!

By on October 20, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

iOS 8.1 has been released – here’s how to download it right now!

As promised, Apple has just released the latest and greatest version of its smartphone and tablet operating system, iOS 8.1. It’s not quite the tremendous leap forward that iOS 8 was compared to iOS 7, of course, but it brings a bunch of great new features and fixes with it, and it probably won’t brick your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus like iOS 8.0.1 did. More →

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Yosemite Guide

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite

By on October 20, 2014 at 12:46 PM.

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite

Apple on Thursday finally released the latest and greatest version of its desktop operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The new software features a complete visual overhaul, with all new graphical elements that bring parts of the flat new look in iOS to Mac computers. But beyond the visual changes, Yosemite is packed full of great new features that add tons of new functionality to Apple’s desktop and laptop computers.

Now, you just have to learn it all. More →

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