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If you're looking to mitigate the cost of upgrading to Apple's 'iPhone 6' by getting the most cash possible for your current iPhone, buyback service Gazelle has just launched its most aggressive price-lock promotion yet: up to $350 for your old iPhone if you lock in a price quote today (and you don't need to send it in until Oct. 10 -- long after the iPhone 6 is expected on the market). Extended Price Lock Between now and Sept. 9, existing iPhone owners can lock in a...
While incorrect claims came on Monday from a document showing alleged details on a NAND flash chip for Apple's next iPhone, another questionable schematic from the same source suggests the "iPhone 6" may include a near-field communications chip [updated]. Chinese repair firm "GeekBar" shared a picture of the schematic on Monday via the social media site Weibo. It purports to show that a PN65V near-field communications chip from Semiconductors will be included on the...
In even more evidence that Apple's next iPhone will sport a larger 1,810mAh battery, a new parts leak shows a series of purported "iPhone 6" batteries in shipping trays, complete with legal text and Apple logo. Photos of the batteries were highlighted on Saturday by Nowhereelse.fr, showing lithium-ion polymer components with a capacity of 1,810mAh. For comparison, the battery in Apple's current flagship iPhone 5s has a capacity of 1,440mAh. That Apple's next iPhone...
Apple's latest data center project may be on the small southern Caribbean island of Curacao, as local media suggests the iCloud operator may be taking over a facility where construction is nearly complete. A Dutch news report spotted by AmongTech claims that the Unique Infrastructure Group is building a new data center on Curacao for Apple. According to the report, the facility is already almost completed, but the original company behind it went bankrupt and was taken...
A highly questionable report out of the Far East on Friday includes photos of what are claimed to be parts from Apple's rumored 5.5-inch "iPhone 6," including a display and logic board curiously similar to "leaked" components associated with a rumored 4.7-inch model. Citing the usual "reliable sources," Taiwanese Apple blog Apple Daily says the images show three components bound for Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone, which some predict will launch alongside -- or shortly...
More than two months after its acquisition of Beats was announced, Apple on Friday officially added the Beats Music streaming audio app to the App Store's featured "Made by Apple" list. While the free Beats Music app now holds a place on the "Made by Apple" App Store page, the title's developer is still listed as Beats Music, LLC., in line with Apple's promise to keep the firm a separate brand entity. Beats first launched its subscription-based streaming app and...
Apple on Friday added a new tier to its official leadership page, listing five corporate vice presidents and spotlighting some of its diversity beyond the more well-known CEO and senior vice presidents. Paul Deneve of special projects, Linda Jackson of environmental initiatives, Joel Podolny of Apple University, Johny Srouji of hardware technologies, and Denise Young Smith of human resources are all now part of the "Apple Leadership" page. Two of them --?Deneve and...
As part of its partnership with Apple, the Fair Labor Association has conducted an independent audit of supplier Quanta, and discovered that the company's factories were responsible for some labor violations, including excessive overtime and hiring fees. The FLA's assessments were published Friday, but actually represent data from visits conducted by the association a year ago, in August of 2013. The FLA visited Quanta facilities in Shanghai and Changshu, looking for...
The U.S. Justice Department is in the process of deciding whether to revise the laws regarding music royalty rates --?changes that could have an effect on Apple's streaming music offerings Beats Music and iTunes Radio. The music industry is currently trying to overturn the current licensing rules, which are heavily regulated by the government. At the moment, the industry is required to license songs to anyone who wishes to rebroadcast at a reasonable rate. The two...
The official website of the city of Fuzhou, in the People's Republic of China, on Thursday posted a now-retracted statement saying that Apple had completed the transfer of iCloud data to a Jiangxi Province datacenter owned by China Telecom. Apple on Friday then confirmed that it is in fact using China Telecom data centers to store iCloud user data locally. The original announcement, since deleted According to the statement, Apple began the project -- which was completed...
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