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One of only 50 known surviving Apple 1 computers was sold at an auction on Wednesday, with the nearly 40-year-old machine crushing expectations to fetch a record-breaking $905,000. Source: Bonhams The rare working version of Apple's first pre-assembled computer was sold through Bonhams auction house, which anticipated the sale to garner between $300,000 and $500,000, reports Reuters. Unlike other recent Apple 1 auctions, the winning bid came from a foundation, not a...
Apple on Wednesday came out unscathed from a patent suit leveled by non-practicing entity GPNE, which claimed the Cupertino tech giant infringed on mobile technology properties with its iPhone and iPad products. The case, which dates back to 2011, saw Honolulu, Hawaii-based GPNE Corp. assert patents related to 3G wireless technologies against Apple. GPNE sought $94 million in damages, but received nothing after a San Jose jury found Apple not in infringement, reports...
Apple on Wednesday initiated in-store sales of its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets, though the rollout appears to be limited to the UK and select U.S. locations, notably brick-and-mortar outlets on the East Coast. The Online Apple Store's in-store pickup stock tool is currently listing the new iPads as available for purchase from brick-and-mortar locations along the U.S. East Coast, but spot checks at areas farther west are still showing "Ships to Apple Store,"...
A teardown of the recently released iPad Air 2 on Wednesday revealed a slew of iterative changes made to Apple's flagship tablet model, including sized-down components and a smaller battery. Repair firm iFixit has started its traditional disassembly of Apple's latest iOS device, revealing a few new components designed to fit within the tight constraints of a 6.1mm-thick chassis. As announced by Apple last week, the new Air 2 comes with a 9.7-inch laminated touch...
Apple's latest iPad Air 2 is super fast, super slim and incorporates the same Touch ID and Secure Element as iPhone 6, enabling secure Apple Pay transactions within apps. Here's what it looks like naked, and in Apple's custom Smart Case and Smart Cover. The iPad Air 2 box ships is emblazoned with the slim profile of the tablet, which at 6.1mm (.24 inch) is now as thin as an iPod touch. The box itself hasn't changed much; it's still larger than necessary, as...
A small number of Bank of America customers were hit with a double-charge when using Apple Pay this week, but the problem resulting from a glitch between the bank and a payment network is expected to be quickly resolved. The Bank of America glitch involved at least one payment network, and was not related to the Apple Pay service itself, according to Re/code. In all, the issue is said to have affected only about 1,000 Apple Pay transactions. Bank of America is...
Newly leaked marketing materials suggest Fitbit may be on the verge of releasing a new fitness-focused smartwatch with a heart rate sensor as well as integrated GPS, the latter of which the upcoming Apple Watch will not feature without tethering to an iPhone. Details on the Fitbit Surge, which the materials refer to as a "Fitness Superwatch," were first revealed in pictures obtained by The Verge. Most notably, the Surge is shown to have built-in GPS location support --...
Tap-to-buy quick purchasing buttons with support for Apple Pay may be coming to Apple's iAd mobile advertising network as soon as this fall, according to a new report. The new buy buttons would be embedded in mobile ads, and users would be able to quickly authenticate their purchase with the Apple Pay system, according to DigiDay, which cited unnamed sources. Apple already offers Apple Pay purchasing through its own and third-party iOS applications, utilizing the Touch...
AppleInsider today is pleased to announce the release of a major update to its universal iOS application on the App Store, delivering a fresh new look, unified subscription features across the iPhone and iPad, favorites, advance font preferences, offline reading, Instapaper support and more. Free for All AppleInsider 2.0 is now available as a free download on Apple's iOS App Store for both iPhone and iPad. As part of the update, the iPhone edition has been redesigned...
The first television commercials spotlighting Apple Pay did not come from Apple itself, but from launch partner MasterCard, which is running baseball-themed ads hyping the launch of the new iPhone 6-based tap-to-pay system. During the first game of the Major League Baseball World Series on Tuesday, MasterCard ran a pair of commercials focusing on its integration with the newly launched Apple Pay service. MasterCard is using Apple Pay to help push its its ongoing...
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