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Notable details from Apple’s Q3 2014 earnings call

  Apple’s Q3 2014 earnings call just wrapped up. While the earnings and sales numbers were announced earlier, here are some important updates to take away from the call itself: Highlights Over 20 million people streamed the WWDC keynote in June. Apple is receiving a great response to their iOS and OS X upgrades. Swift will allow for new…

Apple has acquired 30 companies so far in fiscal 2014, 5 since Q2

During todays fiscal third quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the Cupertino company has acquired 29 companies since fiscal 2013 (not including its huge purchase of Beats). Five of the purchases were said to have been purchased since the end of the March quarter. While some of the companies purchased are known, many remain…

Apple granted “iTime” patent, this might be Apple’s wearable

AppleInsider had a great scoop this morning, finding some patents that Apple was granted that look to possibly be a hint at what is in store for Cupertino’s wearable device. The USPTO posted  U.S. Patent No. 8,787,006 for a “Wrist-worn electronic device and methods therefor”. Interestingly, in one illustration it has “iTime” (below) in the middle of…

iPhone 6 set for record breaking launch, according to WSJ

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple is preparing for its biggest iPhone launch ever ahead of a fall unveiling of the iPhone 6. Supply chain sources “familiar with the matter” are stating that iPhone manufacturers are preparing to supply 70-80 million iPhone 6 units, including rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors, by the end of…

What’s new in iOS 8 beta 4

As predicted by the rumor mill, Apple has released its next update to the iOS 8 beta two weeks after beta 3. In addition to fixing several bugs, Apple has made some noticeable updates to its latest edition of the iOS 8 beta. Control Center In iOS 8 beta 4, Control Center has a new look. Partitions of Control Center and their buttons no longer have…

Apple to release OS X Yosemite public beta later this month

At WWDC, Apple said that it will release a public beta of Yosemite sometime this summer, which will mark the first time Apple has released a public beta of a new OS X version in over a decade. Apple is planning to release the OS X Yosemite public beta later this month, according to 9to5Mac’s sources. Apple released a Developer Preview of Yosemite…

iOS 8 Beta 4 seeded to registered developers

As rumored, Apple has today seeded the 4th developer beta of iOS 8. The release comes exactly 2 weeks following beta 3, and is available now to registered developers via an over-the-air update by heading to Settings-> General-> Software Update, and should also be available now via the Apple Developer website. As always, the beta includes many bug…

Purported iPhone 6 display subjected to more torture tests [Videos]

Remember that video of renowned YouTuber Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD) taking a knife to what he stated was a genuine iPhone 6 sapphire display cover? In that video, the display part held up well to a ton of bending and scratching from Marques making the display look pretty darn durable. Now, Mr Brownlee is back with a new video, above, explaining…