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Apple Watch to launch in New Zealand on July 31

The Apple Watch has slowly been rolling out internationally. In April, the Watch initially launched in nine countries. Last month, it became available in seven more countries. Later this week, Apple Watch is coming to the Netherlands, Sweden, and Thailand. Now, it looks like Apple Watch will be available in New Zealand on July 31. While not…

Apple releases new iPod touch: A8 chip, new colors, 128GB storage option

After rumors last week, Apple has just updated their iPod lineup. The biggest changes are in the iPod touch, which has received a nice upgrade. As expected, there are new color options across the whole line up. But that’s not all to notice about the new iPod touch. First off, it looks like Apple has decided to catch up the iPod closer to the specs of…

Former iAd executive leaves Apple to collect data elsewhere

Former iAd leader Winston Crawford has left Apple to join Drawbridge, where he will serve as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Drawbridge is an anonymous cross-device identity company that aims to identify individuals by determining what devices belong to a single person. The company claims to have 97.3% “verified accuracy” with their…

Report: Apple, TV networks in talks over cable-killer TV app

The New York Post has reported that Apple is negotiating with major TV networks to bring broadcast stations to their as-of-yet unannounced TV service. While in talks with ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, Apple has apparently stated that they want to provide local TV feeds on their service. However, each of the networks don’t control the individual affiliate…

Apple releases betas for OS X 10.10.5, iOS 8.4.1

On the heels of the latest betas for OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 last week, Apple has seeded betas for OS X 10.10.5 and iOS 8.4.1. These updates are likely bug fixes for the current operating system versions. Earlier this week, Apple released an update to iTunes that corrects issues with Apple Music and iTunes Match. It’s possible that this iOS update…

Apple Pay officially launches in the UK

Starting today, confirming earlier reports, Apple Pay is now live in the UK. This is the first international launch of Apple Pay since it was initially introduced along with the Apple Watch and iPhone 6 and went live in October 2014. This launch means that iPhone 6 owners can use their iPhones to pay for goods and services at more than 250,000…

Apple takes 92% of smartphone profits with 20% of smartphone sales

Apple has enjoyed the prestige of being one of the most profitable companies. But when it comes to smartphone manufacturers, Apple has a very impressive lead. In fact, among about 1000 companies that make smartphones, Apple is bringing in the most profits at an impressive 92% of total profits. The impressive thing about Apple’s profits is that they only…

Apple asks supplies for 90 million new iPhones this year

When Apple planned to launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, their first foray into larger phones, Apple asked its suppliers to order 70 million to 80 million devices. With the demand for the new products last year, that was a smart move. Now, just a couple of months before the expected announcement of the iPhone 6s, Apple is asking its suppliers for a…