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Apple boosts amount of in-store iPhone sales to 25% of total sold

Apple CEO Tim Cook had a meeting where he told employees that he wanted to generate more iPhone sales from Apple retail stores. This, he said, would expose them to Apple’s other products and make them more likely to buy those as well, calling the iPhone a “gateway product.” Well, apparently the tactics that Apple has begun implementing are causing a…

Nokia commercial calls out iPad for not having keyboard

Nokia isn’t new to the idea of making commercials subliminally aimed at Apple products; do you remember the zombies from using flash at night? The new owner of Nokia’s handset division also isn’t new to making such commercials, so when you combine the two, it was almost as if we could have expected something like this coming. This new commercial, which…

Apple hiring next gen payment platform developers

Apple has posted a job listing on its website that has revealed Apple’s very real plans to expand into new retail territory, buy building a next generation payment platform. The job listing seeks experts in eCommerce, retail, banking and card industries, and makes reference to several payment methods, including Chip&Pin, Visa, Mastercard, ADVT,…

Market set for ‘Made for iPhone’ hearing aids

Hearing aids designed specifically for the iPhone are set to hit the mobile accessory market very soon, according to reports. Around 2 years ago, Danish company GN ReSound announced that it was creating the LiNX, a hearing aid that would be the first ‘Made for iPhone’ accessibility accessory of its kind. Apple has been working alongside GN to make this…

Instagram to add instant messaging capabilities soon, report says

Photo oriented social network Instagram, which recently added video-sharing capabilities to it’s mobile apps, is now looking for a further way to add further value to the platform. The answer? Messaging. Or, at least, that’s what a report from GigaOm suggests: Well-placed sources tell us that the company is gearing up to launch new private messaging…

Another report predicts 12.9-inch iPad and iWatch release in 2014

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Apple is apparently going to be launching a new, larger iPad next year, along with a wearable piece of technology dubbed “iWatch”. This reiteration of a couple of previous rumors comes from the ever unreliable Digitimes whose sources claim that Quanta Computer has been tapped up by Apple to produce the larger,…

Product (RED) Mac Pro fetches $977k at auction

As you were probably aware, Sir Jony Ive (Apple’s SVP of design) and Marc Newson collaborated to create a selection of one-off products to sell at auction. The whole idea was to raise money for RED, a company Apple has worked with in the past to create special edition iPods and accessories. Among the collection was a Product (RED) Mac Pro which -…