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iOS 7.1 beta 4 in testing, released to devs very soon [Rumor]

Courtesy 9to5Mac and iDB A couple of weeks back, Apple released the third beta of iOS 7.1 to developers, and is apparently ready to make the fourth version available. According to a report over at BGR.com, iOS 7.1 beta 4 (build 11D5127c) is currently in testing. Apple almost always offers a build of the software to its testing partners which include…

Analysts predict average of 55.3 million iPhones sold last quarter

Apple’s first quarterly earnings results are due to be announced one week from now, and as usual, industry analysts are predicting what the company’s set to announce. One key metric mentioned is the number of iPhones sold. With it being the holiday quarter, and the first full quarter for both the new iPhones, we’re expecting a pretty high number….

Apple’s iWatch could be much more than we imagined if the latest rumors are anything to go by…

We’ve been hearing and reading plenty of speculation regarding what Apple’s entry in to the wearables market could look like. Ever since Tim Cook uttered that they were much more interested in wrist-worn devices than glasses, many of us have taken it as a guaranteed sign that an iWatch is coming. What could it feature? We really don’t know. It certainly…

Phil Schiller apparently doesn’t approve of Google’s Nest purchase, “unfollows” Nest on Twitter

If you ignore all the parody accounts, one of the few Apple executives to keep an active profile on any popular social networking site is Phil Schiller. Sure, he’s only tweeted 212 times since his account opened at the end of 2008, but by comparison to the likes of Tim Cook, that’s virtually an addiction. Although his own  followers reach in to 6…

Apple’s China Mobile deal could cause a costly subsidy war

Apple is finally launching its iPhone on the China Mobile network. It sees the company joining forces with the world’s largest wireless carrier and opening the door China Mobile’s 763 million subscribers. Needless to say, it’s a pretty big deal – something Apple CEO Tim Cook is clearly aware of. Tim Cook was in China for the launch, giving out…

Apple to start iPhone 5c screen repairs in-store next week [Rumor]

Numerous sources are suggesting that Apple will begin in-store repairs  and replacements of broken iPhone 5c displays as of next Monday. The news has been coming for a while now, with Apple already testing the initiative in a few select US stores in recent months. Stores are outfitted with special calibration machines that can replace broken…

12.9-inch iPad release set for later this year according to yet another rumor

iPad Pro concept by MacRumors Apple rumors are part and parcel of the tech blogging world, and it doesn’t look like that trend is set to end anytime soon. Over the past 12 months or so we’ve read a variety of articles supposedly giving us the inside information on Apple’s plans to launch a larger, 12.9-inch iPad. Often called the “iPad Pro” or “iPad…

Tim Cook hands out autographed iPhones at China Mobile Launch, promises “great things”

The iPhone has finally been launched on the world’s biggest carrier, China Mobile today, and Tim Cook made a special appearance at the launch to surprise some lucky customers with autographed iPhones. China Mobile’s deal with Apple has been up in the air for over a year, and with one false launch already coming to pass, some wondered whether Apple would…