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WSJ: Apple Pay planned to launch in Canada in November

Apple is hoping to launch Apple Pay in Canada in November of this year, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The company is reportedly in talks with banks north of the US border about bringing the mobile payments service to Canada this fall. The company is in negotiations with Canada’s six biggest banks about a potential November…

Ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall has been advising Snapchat, earning stock

Since leaving Apple Scott Forstall has been quiet. But, according to leaked emails, the man formerly responsible for heading up Apple’s iOS team has been serving as an adviser to ephemeral messaging startup Snapchat, earning himself 0.11% of the company in the process. The email comes from Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures’ CEO and Snapchat board member,…

J.J. Abrams wears Apple Watch during Star Wars Celebration panel

J.J. Abrams is the latest high-profile celeb to be seen in public sporting the Apple Watch. The famous film director was seen wearing the Apple wearable during today’s Force Awakens panel at this week’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. From the images above and below, it appears that the Star Wars Episoe VII director is wearing the…

Angela Ahrendts: No Apple Watch sales in store until June

If you haven’t pre-ordered an Apple Watch, don’t bank on being able to walk into your local Apple Store on April 24th and buying one in person. In an email to employees, Apple’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts has again confirmed that all purchases will be online through the month of May, blaming high demand and low initial supply. Apple has also quietly…

Global Apple Watch pre-orders estimated to exceed 2.3 million

While Apple hasn’t provided official word on Apple Watch pre-orders, industry analysts are of course offering their own estimates. KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo is the latest to guess at pre-order numbers, suggesting that global Apple Watch orders could have surpassed 2.3 million units. Kuo, who has a decent track record discussing Apple, gave his…

iOS 8 adoption hits 79%

iOS 8 adoption is up to 79%, according to App Store data. Apple updated its App Store Distribution page to reflect the latest usage estimate as of April 13th. Active usage of iOS 7 is down to 19% with all older versions of Apple’s mobile operating system making up the remaining 2% of active devices collectively. iOS 8′s adoption rate has increased…

Kids debate: iPhone or Samsung

Apple and Samsung have been fierce competitors in the mobile space for some time with the flagship devices from both brands drawing constant comparisons. But which is better? In an effort to settle the debate once and for all, Business Insider took it upon themselves to ask the next-generation of smartphone owners which handset they’d prefer. The kids…