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The debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus wasn't just a boon for Apple's bottom line, as accessory makers also benefitted greatly from the debut of the new, larger iPhone models, according to the latest data from the NPD Group. Accessory sales for the two weeks following the launch of the iPhone 6 lineup reached a record $249 million, the latest data from the NPD Group Weekly Tracking Service shows. That was a major increase of 43 percent from the two weeks...
Apple on Friday announced through its website plans to live stream an upcoming special media event to be held on Oct. 16, at which the company is expected to unveil revamped iPad and, possibly, iMac models. According to Apple's website, the Oct. 16 event will be streamed live through a special webpage usually reserved for hosting webcasts of major product launches, the most recent being the iPhone 6 debut in September. Apple's live stream begins at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1...
During a panel at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive offered up stories about his time at the company in a rare one-on-one interview, at one point revealing that he does not see copying as flattery, but theft. Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive (left) interviewed by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter at the 2014 New Establishment Summit. | Source: Business Insider Ive shared his thoughts on design and the tech industry with Vanity Fair editor...
New details of Apple sapphire partner supplier GT Advanced revealed on Thursday, with one report saying the sapphire maker asked the court for permission to "wind down" operations at its manufacturing plant. According to Re/code, GT asked a U.S. bankruptcy court judge to close the plant. Details on the motion are unavailable as the company asked to keep documents sealed to protect confidential contracts made with Apple. Earlier this week, GT Advanced filed for Chapter...
It was revealed on Thursday that the unreleased Apple Watch will grace the cover of Vogue China's November issue as worn by supermodel Liu Wen, marking the first time Apple's wearable will be featured in a major fashion-focused magazine. The Apple Watch spread was confirmed by Vogue China editor-in-chief Angelica Cheung, who spoke to Business of Fashion about the upcoming issue slated to hit newsstands on Monday. According to Cheung, Apple approached Vogue China about...
After releasing a second build of its OS X 10.10 Yosemite GM candidate earlier this week, Apple on Thursday issued a third seed to developers for testing ahead of an expected release later this month. Apple's latest OS X Yosemite GM Candidate 3, dubbed build 14A388a, comes a little over one week after the company released an initial golden master candidate and just two days following a second seed on Tuesday. Apple first issued its Yosemite Developer Preview in June...
The National Football League fined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for wearing a pair Beats headphones, which bucks the league's rule against promoting unsponsored products. Source: CSN Bay Area As seen in the embedded video below, Kaepernick wore the pink Beats by Dre headphones during a press conference held shortly after the 49ers' recent win over the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. The star quarterback is sponsored by Apple's Beats unit and...
On Thursday, four banks offering support for Apple Pay commented on Apple's first foray into mobile payments, confirming that liability for fraudulent activity will ultimately fall on their shoulders for both online and physical transactions. Ahead of Apple Pay's schedule launch later this month, The Daily Dot spoke with representatives from four major banks backing the payments service, including Chase, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC and USAA. The firms lauded Apple's...
Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue on Thursday said U2's "Songs of Innocence," which was offered for free to iTunes users, has been downloaded 26 million times since its release on Sept. 9. In addition to full album downloads, Cue said a worldwide total of 81 million customers "experienced" tracks from the LP, either through iTunes or streaming on iTunes Radio and Beats Music, reports Billboard. "To help put this into perspective, prior to this, 14...
Amazon's growing competition with Apple will soon expand to the retail space, as the online storefront reportedly plans to go brick-and-mortar this fall with its first-ever physical store, set to be built in across from the Empire State Building in time for the holiday shopping season. An Amazon warehouse, via The Dallas Morning News. The online retailer's midtown Manhattan location was revealed on Thursday by The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed people familiar with...
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