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Members of the 2011 MacBook Pro graphics failure class-action lawsuit were updated this week on the latest developments in the case, which has expanded to include multiple states and lodges new complaints against Apple, accusing the company of deliberately concealing problems. Screenshot of MacBook Pro graphics issue. | Source: Apple Support Communities forum member "Andy_Gee" In an email sent out to members of the suit, the law firm of Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP...
Apple Pay launch partner Bank of America on Thursday revealed that nearly 800,000 of its customers had signed up for Apple's nascent mobile payments initiative, bringing 1.1 million cards to the service in the last three months. Those figures represent a small fraction of Bank of America's nearly 60 million customers, but they are encouraging numbers given the relative newness of the platform. The bank revealed the statistics in its quarterly earning statement, though...
For the second time in as many days, a report from Asia claims that Apple plans to bring the "Force Touch" technology from the Apple Watch to the next-generation iPhone and double the forthcoming handset's built-in RAM to 2 gigabytes. In addition to the extra gigabyte of RAM, Apple will likely move to new LPDDR4 chips, according to TechNews Taiwan. LPDDR4 is rated for twice the bandwidth of LPDDR3 --?found in the iPhone 6 series --?while keeping power consumption the...
Within three years of Steve Jobs' return to Apple in 1996, he transformed the then-struggling company into an innovation machine capable of consistently stealing attention from the rest of the industry. This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas suffered at least its fifteenth year of being upstaged by Apple. A decade and a half ago, the old Apple Computer was barely taken seriously by much of the industry, but today Apple Inc. is by far the most profitable and...
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for an iCloud-based fingerprint storage and cross-device syncing solution, a system that could do away with manual Touch ID setup and power next-generation Apple Pay-enabled POS terminals. Source: USPTO As described in Apple's patent application for "Finger biometric sensor data synchronization via a cloud computing device and related methods," fingerprint data may be collected on a...
Parallels on Thursday updated its Parallels Access app for iOS, adding a robust file manager, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support and iOS file sharing features, among other enhancements. When it was introduced as an iPad-exclusive in 2013, Parallels Access brought Windows and Mac virtualization to iOS, complete with natural navigation gestures and near-native performance. Parallels subsequently rolled out a universal version last June. Today's update brings a slew of...
Apple on Wednesday issued a fourth beta build for an upcoming OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite maintenance update, requesting developers test Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver and Bluetooth functionality ahead of public release. The latest Yosemite beta build 14C99d comes one week after the most recent version was released to developers and appears to mark a return to Apple's usual weekly update cycle. Apple is once again asking developers to focus on Wi-Fi connectivity assets in the new...
Two Apple rivals may come together in an effort to take on the iPhone, with a new report claiming that South Korean electronics giant Samsung has made a bid to buy struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry for $7.5 billion. Word of the alleged offer was first reported on Wednesday by Reuters, which cited both a person familiar with the matter and documents pertaining to the proposal. Samsung's pitch would apparently pay between $13.35 and $15.49 per share for...
With the hardware ecosystem surrounding Apple's mobile devices continuing to grow, the company has chosen to place the spotlight some of the laptop-style iPad keyboards and iOS gaming controllers it offers at its retail locations. Apple Store in San Francisco, via Harry McCracken. A set of tables devoted to third-party iPad keyboards and gaming controllers was spotted by Harry McCracken, who posted the above picture of the San Francisco store display on his official...
Though many will scoff at the notion of an iPad and Mac that draw from the same family of application processors, it's not as farfetched as it seems. AppleInsider takes a look at why today's chipmaking giants could find themselves on the outside looking in during an Apple product launch in the near future. Rumors that the Mac might eventually move to ARM began to float around seemingly minutes after the Apple-designed A4 bowed in the first-generation iPad. After all,...
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