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How often do you/will you upgrade your iPad? [Poll]

Thanks to carrier subsidies, many people have come into a new iPhone with the mindset that they will replace it in two years. This isn’t true for everyone, as some people either need want the latest and greatest as soon as it comes out, or have enough extra cash to afford buying a new device every year. However, when it comes to iPads, people use…

Apple promoting tax-free holiday purchases in the US

    Apple will cut sales tax charges for purchases made in-store and online during the tax-free holiday, which in most states is August 1 to August 3. Tax-free purchases are also eligible to take advantage of Apple’s “Back to School” promotion, which gives consumers the addition of an Apple Store gift card when they purchase a Mac, an…

Instagram launches Bolt, its Snapchat competitor, in selected regions

Photo-sharing service Instagram has launched its new app Bolt in selected regions. Bolt, a Snapchat-style messaging app, is the latest attempt by Instagram and its owners Facebook to dethrone Snapchat as the ephemeral messaging app of choice. Instagram has quietly launched the one-tap photo sharing app in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa, for…

Why do we ruin all of Apple’s surprises?

In a brief hiatus from tech blogging, forced upon me as I moved house, I’ve taken a good deal of time to think about the nature of Apple’s product launches, and how our community engages with new products before they’re released. I’m essentially talking about the countless leaks and rumors we receive every day, documenting the next iPhone’s form factor, its…

Here’s how large Apple’s iPhone and iPad businesses are

While analyst opinions can sway on whether or not Apple has a ‘successful’ quarter, there is one thing that is very clear: Apple is making a lot of money.  On their earnings call on July 22nd, Apple announced revenue of $37.43 billion and $7.7 billion profit.  Even though some are concerned that iPad sales growth is slowing, Apple is still continuing to…

Apple set to purchase radio app Swell for $30 million

Apple is set to purchase talk radio app Swell for around $30 million, according to a report by Re/code. The purchase of the personalized news radio app, described as “Pandora-for-talk-radio”, will provide Apple with technology and talent, with most of the Swell team expected to join Apple after the deal closes. The Swell app, which has a simple user…

Apple’s Beats acquisition approved by European Commission

The European Commission has given the green light for Apple to proceed with its acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music. Apple previously stated that it hoped to finalise the $3 billion purchase by the end of the September quarter and the European Commission’s approval takes the Cupertino company one step closer to that goal. The Commission…