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News outlets in mainland China are reporting that initial reservations for Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models across retailers and the nation's three mobile carriers have reached the two million mark. ITHome and Sina have both reported "incomplete statistics" stating that retailers and carriers have booked more than 2 million reservations just six hours after opening their queues. The report also noted that the majority of initial bookings have been 64GB iPhone 6...
Adding to its collection of Web-based security tools, Apple on Wednesday published a webpage that allows users to check a device's Activation Lock status, ensuring safe and smooth transfer of ownership for used iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The new iCloud tool, first spotted by iDownloadBlog, is part of Apple's Find My iPhone service and comes presented as a dedicated page on the company's iCloud.com website. Users are asked to enter an iOS device's...
In a interview on Wednesday, Superstar designer and new Apple hire Marc Newson confirmed his role at the tech giant is strictly part time, saying that he will continue to lead his own company out of the UK while working on special projects in Cupertino. Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive (right) discusses design with fellow design superstar and (RED) auction collaborator Marc Newson. Speaking with Dezeen, Newson commented that his job at Apple is limited in scope, confirming...
In a statement released on Wednesday, America's largest cellular provider Verizon said it will not be throttling 4G LTE data speeds for users grandfathered in to unlimited data plans, while at the same time announcing a buffed data plan promotion. In July, Verizon announced plans to expand its "network optimization" initiative, which amounts to throttling data speeds for subscribers with unlimited data plans when the telco's 4G LTE network is congested. The enhanced...
A Southern California court on Wednesday granted Apple a summary judgment absolving the company of infringing two LTE patents asserted by Canadian patent holdings company WiLAN. As part of the ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California found two patent infringement claims against Apple invalid and therefore not infringed, reports Reuters. WiLAN was first to confirm the decision in a prepared statement. "WiLAN has been advised that Judge...
The Apple Store app, one of the few first-party iOS apps left untouched when iOS 8 launched last month, was finally updated on Wednesday when Apple added support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple Store version 3.0 (left) compared to version 3.0.1. Apple Store version 3.0.1 is a minor update to the direct iOS portal to Apple's online storefront, but it comes with graphical improvements important to new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users. As seen in the screenshots above,...
The $399 Hexoskin biometric smart shirt is now available for purchase in the U.S., giving athletes the ability to measure, track and improve their performance in real time, with data on heart rate, breathing and more. The Hexoskin starter kit comes with a biometric shirt featuring integrated sensors, a Bluetooth recording device, a dedicated application available for both iOS and Android, and a USB cable to charge the device and sync with Mac OS X or Windows machines....
Users looking to get the most out of their newly updated iOS 8 device can download a pair of apps that were made available Wednesday: the PopKey keyboard for convenient access to animated GIF images, and Tweetbot with support for the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays as well as interactive notifications. PopKey GIF keyboard debuts The PopKey animated GIF keyboard is a free download for iOS 8 devices. Like other third-party keyboards, it can be accessed...
Users who prefer to browse the web without the constraints of "mobile optimized" websites can now do so easily in iOS 8 thanks to a new "Request Desktop Site" button in Mobile Safari. Until iOS 8, the only ways to view the desktop version of a website in Mobile Safari were to hope that the website you were visiting either offered a working "desktop version" link, or would allow you to visit the desktop URL without automatically redirecting you back to the mobile...
Investment firm Piper Jaffray thinks the potential market for the upcoming Apple Watch is "huge," but warned investors on Wednesday that it will take time for the wrist-worn smart device to grow into its full potential. Analyst Gene Munster currently forecasts sales of 10 million Apple Watches in calendar 2015 with an average selling price of $500. In his latest note to investors, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider, he advised that market watchers share his...
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