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Major design changes to Apple's new iPhone 6 lineup introduced Tuesday are expected to trigger a more than twofold increase in the number of consumers trading in old iPhones for cash this year, according to NextWorth (which is also offering AI readers an additional $20 cash bonus coupon on recent models). As one of the industry's largest buyers of used electronic devices, NextWorth says its historical data indicates that consumers have been twice as likely to trade-in...
iOS 8 will become available to the public on Sept. 17, and developers will have one last chance to test out their apps before its launch with the golden master supplied on Tuesday. The iOS 8 GM provided to developers is identified as build 12A365. It arrived alongside the Xcode 6 golden master, which is build 6A313. Because it is golden master software, Apple believes that the version of iOS 8 it is providing to developers will likely be identical to the version that...
Adding to the tsunami of major announcements coming out of Cupertino on Friday, Apple and Irish rockers U2 teamed up to give away a free copy the band's new album to each one of the more than 500 million iTunes customers in 119 countries around the world. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement standing alongside U2 frontman Bono at the end of the company's event earlier Tuesday. Following a performance of their new single, Bono asked Cook if he could help release the...
Promising that the Apple Watch will "redefine what people expect from a watch," Apple showcased a wide variety of functions for its upcoming wearable device on Tuesday, including built-in fitness tracking, support for secure Apple Pay wireless transactions, and even a unique MagSafe-style inductive charging cable. A key feature of the Apple Watch is support for Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant, Siri, which can be invoked through the Digital Crown physical...
Promising it will be "worth the wait," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday that his company's upcoming smart wearable device, the Apple Watch, will go on sale in early 2015 with a starting price of $349. The Apple Watch will come in two screen sizes, three different styles, and with six different types of watch bands. In unveiling the hotly anticipated device, Cook called it "the most personal device we've ever created." Prices for different varieties...
The new fashion-focused Apple Watch will come in a wide variety of styles and two different sizes, aiming to offer the right device for each wearer's particular style and needs. The Apple Watch is something of a departure for Apple, which historically has not offered a wide range of styles in its products. But the company's new wearable device will come in three distinct collections: A basic made of stainless steel, a sport version with an aluminum casing, and a...
Apple's hotly anticipated, highly secretive smart wrist watch was finally unveiled to the public on Tuesday in the form of Apple Watch, a device that the company said will define the emerging wearable devices market. One of the most unique aspects of the Apple Watch is the "digital crown," a physical dial that rests on the right side of the device. Using this, users can interact with the device without a need to touch the screen, which would obscure it. The crown...
Apple on Tuesday announced the official release date for its next-generation iOS 8 mobile operating system, with user able to update on Sept. 17. When the new iOS 8 launches next week, users will be able to access all-new features like Health, HomeKit-supported hardware and more. At launch, iOS 8 is compatible with iPhone 4S, 5, 5s, 5c, iPad 2, third-gen iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.
Apple will enter the mobile payment space in a big way with this month's launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which will ship with integrated near-field communications technology to allow secure wireless payments through a service called Apple Pay. In unveiling Apple Pay, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook noted that current credit cards are not secure, featuring exposed numbers and "outdated and vulnerable" magnetic stripes. Apple Pay aims to solve this by...
Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will offer users more storage than ever before, topping out at a whopping 128 gigabytes of space on high-end models of its two new handsets. The entry-level 4.7-inch iPhone 6 starts at $199 with 16 gigabytes of storage on a new two-year service contract. Moving to 64 gigabytes jumps the price to $299, while the 128-gigabyte version will cost $399. As for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the 16-gigabyte version will start at $299, with...
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