Tag Archives: Apple

Apple acquired 20 companies in 2014, 7 in fiscal Q4

Apple acquired 20 companies across 2014, the company revealed during its Q4 earnings call. CEO Tim Cook also revealed that seven of these purchases were made during the the fourth quarter. Of the 20 companies acquired, some are known but many remain unknown. Obviously, Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats was the company’s largest of the year (and…

Apple continues push for lower-priced Beats Music subscription as Spotify launches Family plans

Apple is continuing to push for lower-priced Beats Music subscriptions as Spotify launches its own Family plans. In a new report, Re/code reiterates previous information regarding a cheaper Beats tariff stating that the company wishes to cut Beats’ current price in half — dropping it to $5 a month. Citing “industry scuttlebutt,” Re/code’s Peter Kafka…

5 hidden iOS 8 features that you need to know about

Since the official release of iOS 8 last month, I have been rummaging through the new features and have stumbled upon quite a few that Apple didn’t mention or recognize during the keynote at WWDC back in June.  Some of the best new features in iOS 8 are the ones you probably haven’t used (or even heard about) yet. That’s because Apple has hidden a…

OS X Yosemite available from today!

After being unveiled at WWDC in June, Apple has finally announced the public availability of OS X Yosemite. And if you’ve been waiting, the wait is over: you can download Yosemite today. OS X Yosemite is the next major release to OS X, Apple’s desktop operating system. This update brings a new visual design that gives the Mac a clean, fresher look….

Apple Pay to launch on Monday, October 20th

Apple has kicked off its special event by announcing that Apple Pay will launch on Monday, October 20th in the US. Tim Cook has also revealed that Apple has added 500 additional banks to the Apple Pay line up since the announcement during WWDC earlier this year. They’ve also partnered with some additional retailers to support Apple Pay beginning on…

Apple Store goes down ahead of today’s media event!

The Apple Online Store is down ahead of today’s media event. When it returns later today, we expect to see new pages for updated iPads, Macs and hopefully some surprises… Apple usually takes the store down before a major event, so this is nothing out of the ordinary. The company generally takes it down ahead of time in order to update all of its pages…

Apple will focus on preserving jobs after sapphire supplier’s ‘surprising decision’ to file for bankruptcy

Apple has broken its silence following the announcement from its sapphire supplier that it had filed for bankruptcy. Following further information about Mesa, Arizona-based GT Advanced’s financials being revealed this morning — including a $139 million payment withheld by Apple — the Cupertino company has made its first official statement on the matter…

Apple withheld $139 million payment to sapphire partner GT Advanced, future sapphire iPhones in doubt

Concerns were raised on Monday when Apple’s sapphire supplier filed for bankruptcy. Mesa, Arizona-based GT Advanced filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 meaning it could continue “business as usual” until issues with creditors were solved. The surprising turn of events at the plant led many to speculate as to the reasons why the company was…