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iOS 8 Golden Master released to devs

If you’re a developer, or a curious user registered on someone else’s Dev Account, you’ll be pleased to know that the final version of iOS 8 beta has been released. Dubbed the Golden Master, it’s essentially the same software we’re going to see go public next week when the iPhone 6 lands on the market. At time of typing, it’s not available as an…

Apple introduces 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus

Like the iPhone 6, the 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus has an IPS Retina HD display with better colors, A8 processor, built-in app scaling, LTE-A, voice over LTE, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi calling, an M8 motion coprocessor, an improved camera, and Apple Pay. The iPhone 6 Plus will start at $299 for 16 GB, $399 for 64 GB, and $499 for 128 GB on contract. It can be…

Apple invites fashion reporters to September event

After renting out the Flint Center for next week’s event, Apple is clearly expecting to fill more seats than usual. Reuters says that part of that expanded audience will be an “unprecedented number” of fashion editors and bloggers. The article mentions Marie Claire magazine, fashion site Refinery29, and InStyle magazine as examples. Apple is clearly…

What to expect from Apple’s September 9th event

Apple’s September media event is right around the corner and this year, like most in recent memory, we’ve been inundated with leaked information, alleged device parts and a whole bunch of rumors. Nothing is certain until Apple shows it off on stage but Darren and myself have each written up our event wish lists, from the likely to the ludicrous. Now,…

Marc Newson officially joins Apple’s design team

Esteemed designer Marc Newson has been hired to work with Jony Ive and the rest of Apple’s design team. Ive and Newson are good friends, and have previously collaborated on products for Bono’s (RED) auction. They designed and customized several products for the event, including a red Mac Pro, and a Leica camera. In a statement to Vanity Fair, Jony Ive…

Chinese carriers potentially release iPhone 6 specs before launch

Just before Apple’s event next Tuesday, China Telecom is offering pre-orders for the next iPhones. To compliment the pre-order, the carrier is providing some details on the upcoming devices. Whether they are true or not is yet to be seen, but it’s safe to say that the carrier probably has some inside knowledge to prepare for launch day. China Telecom…

Tim Cook details security strategy following scandal

If you haven’t heard, Apple has recently been under fire after hackers leaked personal photos from several celebrity iCloud accounts. After Apple shared the results of their investigation, Tim Cook gave an interview with the Wall Street Journal to further explain Apple’s plan looking forward. Cook continued to stress the importance of choosing strong…

Apple negotiates low transaction fees for mobile payments

As part of Apple’s expected mobile payment service, it seems that the company could have an advantage when it comes to retail adoption. Following previous reports of agreements with American Express, Visa, and MasterCard, a new report claims that Apple has negotiated lower transaction fees with American Express, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Capital One,…

Apple opens iPhone 5 battery replacement program after defect spotted

Apple today has published a support page detailing that a “very small percentage” of iPhone 5′s have a battery that requires more frequent charging and may not last as long as non-affected batteries. The program allows owners of affected devices to have their batteries replaced free of charge either in an Apple Store, through mail, or at an authorized…