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Samsung reportedly producing Apple’s next-generation A9 chip

Samsung’s semiconductor business head has reportedly confirmed that the company will begin producing processors for Apple (as well as Qualcomm and AMD), using its 14-nanometer process by the end of 2014, according to ZDNet (via 9to5Mac). Kim Ki-nam, president of the Korean electronic giant’s semiconductor business and head of System LSI business, told…

Chinese iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reservations hit 2 million in 6 hours

Chinese carriers have recorded over 2 million reservations for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the first six hours of opening, according to Chinese media reports (via AppleInsider). Official pre-orders do not start in the country until October 10, but carriers and retailers have already begun offering reservation systems. The report also noted that…

Apple Pay to launch with iOS 8.1 on October 20?

Apple Pay is set to launch on October 20, according to Bank Innovation. The new mobile payment system will debut alongside iOS 8.1 on the same date with “multiple sources close to Apple” reportedly confirming such a timeline. Apple released the first beta of iOS 8.1 to developers on Monday and hidden settings related to Apple Pay were found within the…

Vogue interviews Jony Ive, the man behind the Apple Watch

Fashion publication Vogue has published a new interview with Jony Ive which profiles the Apple design chief’s life to the present day. The piece mostly features a number of retold tales from previous interviews, but contains some truly interesting tidbits from Apple’s senior vice president of design including comments on Marc Newson and the all-new Apple…

Apple to announce Q4 earnings on October 20

Apple will reveal its fiscal results for its fourth quarter of 2014 on Monday, October 20. It is expected that Apple will disclose its earnings in a press release about 1:30PM PST and will discuss the figures in a conference call at 2PM. Apple’s Q4 report will cover the three month period of July through September. The report will also give us…

PayPal cut from Apple Pay plans because of deal with Samsung

A potential partnership between Apple and PayPal was halted after the online payment giant inked a deal with Samsung, reports Bank Innovation. The two companies had reportedly begun talks to early on in Apple Pay’s development, something we had heard before, but talks ended due to PayPal partnering with Samsung for mobile payments in the Galaxy…

Touch ID for iPads revealed in iOS 8.1 beta

Alleged iPad Air with TouchID sensor On Monday, Apple released iOS 8.1 beta to developers. On the outside, the update brings some minor cosmetic changes to some various internal screens. However, one developer has found some more information hidden inside. Hamza Sood, while posting information about Apple Pay in iOS 8.1, also uncovered a text string…

App Store highlights ‘Apps for Health’ following iOS 8.0.2 enabling HealthKit integration

Apple has updated its App Store with a new section dedicated to apps with HealthKit integration. ‘Apps for Health’ features a selection of apps that are each capable of plugging in to Apple’s Health app for collecting, aggregating and presenting health and fitness-related data. Apps utilising the HealthKit APIs were set to launch with iOS 8 on September…