Samsung’s latest ad claims iPhone 6 Plus rips off Samsung’s 4 year old Phablet idea

Samsung’s latest ad claims iPhone 6 Plus rips off Samsung’s 4 year old Phablet idea
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Part one of Charlie Rose’s full interview with Tim Cook now available online

Part one of Charlie Rose’s full interview with Tim Cook now available online
The first half of the Tim Cook interview with Charlie Rose is now available to watch — in full — on the CharlieRose.com website. Cook discusses the thinking behind the Watch, purchasing Beats, partnering with IBM, how he and Steve Jobs discussed Cook becoming CEO and much more. Bitesize highlights were posted a few days ago. The video […]

Public version of Google Chrome for Mac will go exclusively 64-bit in November

Public version of Google Chrome for Mac will go exclusively 64-bit in November
Last month Google released a 64-bit version of the Chrome browser for OS X on its developer channel. However, this version of the app has not yet been made available to the general public. Google announced today in a blog post (via iMore) that the browser would be updated in version 39 not only to […]

AT&T boasts record-breaking iPhone sales following first night of preorders

AT&T boasts record-breaking iPhone sales following first night of preorders
AT&T announced in a press release today that last night’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus preorders had set a new record for iPhone sales. As usually happens when a new Apple device goes on sale, the carrier’s backend was so overwhelmed with incoming orders that in stopped responding for most customers, forcing Apple to move […]

Square and Apple acquisition talks reportedly fell apart over pricing disagreements

Square and Apple acquisition talks reportedly fell apart over pricing disagreements
TechCrunch is reporting today that Apple and mobile payment processor Square were briefly in talks about a possible acqusition. The talks didn’t get far, it seems, as the two companies couldn’t reach an agreement on how much Square was actually worth. Eventually, Square walked away: Separately, TechCrunch has heard that Square and Apple were in acquisition […]

Apple reportedly earning 0.15% from each Apple Pay transaction over iPhone 6/Apple Watch

Apple reportedly earning 0.15% from each Apple Pay transaction over iPhone 6/Apple Watch
The Financial Times has an interesting detail not disclosed or previously reported about Apple’s new payment system introduced earlier this week and due out next month. Through Apple Pay, which uses a combination of NFC and Touch ID for authorizing mobile payments, the iPhone maker will collect 0.15% of each transaction that goes through the […]

Tim Cook appears on Charlie Rose, talks Steve Jobs, Beats, and Apple TV

Tim Cook appears on Charlie Rose, talks Steve Jobs, Beats, and Apple TV
Tim Cook appeared on Charlie Rose in a multi-part interview, the first of which airs today. In three clips released by the show, Cook discusses Steve Jobs’s continuing inspiration at at Apple, the Beats Electronics acquisition, and the Apple TV, the company’s “hobby device” turned full product category. The second half of the interview will […]

U2’s free iTunes album giveaway hit two million downloads

U2’s free iTunes album giveaway hit two million downloads
Since its Tuesday release during Apple’s press event, U2’s free album giveaway has reportedly reached 2 million downloads. Recode reported the numbers today but didn’t clarify if the two million downloads included those iOS devices and Macs automatically setup to download purchased content. That’s 2 million of the approximately 500 million people with access to […]

Accessory makers hit delays as iPhone 6 production eats up Lightning connector supplies

Accessory makers hit delays as iPhone 6 production eats up Lightning connector supplies
Record shipments of Apple’s new iPhone 6 models unveiled this week might mean more headaches for companies building accessories with Apple’s Lightning connectors. Several sources tell us in the lead up to the launch of the new iPhones this week, Apple has purchased all of the available bulk inventory of Lightning connectors and authentication chips […]

Apple notifying iPhone 6 customers w/ reservations due to carrier issues to complete purchase within 24 hours

Apple notifying iPhone 6 customers w/ reservations due to carrier issues to complete purchase within 24 hours
Pre-order sales for Apple’s newly announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus kicked off last night at 3:01 AM EST with the larger 5.5-inch model quickly seeing ship dates slip, but some customers were unable to complete the pre-order process on Apple’s online store due to issues reaching carrier systems. Rather than receiving a purchase […]

HTC reportedly working on an iOS compatible camera to compete with GoPro

HTC reportedly working on an iOS compatible camera to compete with GoPro
HTC is reportedly working on a new GoPro-like waterproof camera that can be used to capture footage of extreme sports and other activities, according to Bloomberg. Such a device would be the company’s first camera that’s not permanently attached to a smartphone. Little is known about the unannounced gadget, however it’s said to feature a […]

U2 continuing to work with Apple on music related projects, interactive listening experiences

U2 continuing to work with Apple on music related projects, interactive listening experiences
It turns out Apple’s latest partnership with U2 will go beyond just the release of the band’s new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ for free to iTunes customers. In an interview with Billboard, the band’s manager Guy Oseary noted U2 will continue to work with Apple on music related projects: We’re working on other things as […]

Apple says some users experiencing issues with iCloud Mail & Notes (U: Apple says resolved)

Apple says some users experiencing issues with iCloud Mail & Notes (U: Apple says resolved)
On the same day as the rocky iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order, Apple is reporting on its iCloud System Status site that a small percentage of users are experiencing issues with iCloud Mail and iCloud Notes. According to the detailed timeline, the issues began about 45 minutes ago and are ongoing for 0.05% […]

Apple says iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set overnight preorder sales record

Apple says iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set overnight preorder sales record
In a statement to Re/code, Apple has announced that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have set new records for overnight preorders. An Apple representative said that the overnight sales of the new iPhones set a record, though Apple did not say how many have been sold. “Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has […]

Apple says new iOS 8 SMS Continuity feature won’t arrive until October

Apple says new iOS 8 SMS Continuity feature won’t arrive until October
Apple’s website detailing Continuity features arriving with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite in the coming weeks has been updated to announce SMS support won’t arrive until October. The feature, which allows users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from an iPad or Mac, could be held up by the upcoming release […]

AT&T says it will roll out WiFi Calling for iPhone in 2015

AT&T says it will roll out WiFi Calling for iPhone in 2015
As Apple’s SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller introduced WiFi Calling support coming with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and other iPhones with iOS 8 on supported networks earlier this week, it was noted that only T-Mobile and EE will provide support for the new feature at launch. WiFi Calling will allow users to take advantage of home […]

9to5Toys Last Call: Logitech K830 media keyboard $70, ASUS AC router $80, GoPro HERO3 White $150, more

9to5Toys Last Call: Logitech K830 media keyboard $70, ASUS AC router $80, GoPro HERO3 White $150, more
Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call updates: SanDisk’s new 512GB SD card is a dream come true for 4K film buffs Should you protect your new iPhone 6/6 Plus with AppleCare+ or SquareTrade? Puma Friends and Family 40% off sitewide sale […]

Report claims 27-inch Retina iMac w/ 5K display will arrive by end of year

Report claims 27-inch Retina iMac w/ 5K display will arrive by end of year
Following our report in July detailing Apple’s work on a new 4K display, today a report from Taiwan-based display researchers WitsView claims Apple will release a new 5K iMac by the end of this year. Adding a little bit more weight to today’s report is the fact that Dell just announced a 27-inch 5120×2880 5K […]

Wondering what it cost Apple to give away that U2 album to every customer?

Wondering what it cost Apple to give away that U2 album to every customer?
If you were wondering how much it cost Apple to give away a copy of U2’s Songs of Innocence album to every customer, the answer, according the the New York Times, is more than $100M. To release U2’s album free, Apple paid the band and Universal an unspecified fee as a blanket royalty and committed to a marketing […]

Why Apple timed things perfectly with the launch of Apple Pay

Why Apple timed things perfectly with the launch of Apple Pay
After years of annual rumors that each successive iPhone would feature NFC, there was understandable skepticism when the rumor rolled around again this year for the iPhone 6. It was looking like Apple might have put all its short-range communication eggs in one basket with Bluetooth LE. Instead, of course, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus got […]