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Apple invites developers to test apps on Apple Watch

We’re now potentially less than two months away from the release of the Apple Watch. Since its unveiling in September, we’ve come to learn more and more about what it will be capable of. But as with the iPhone, the Apple Watch will also allow for third-party applications and interactions. Apple released the Apple Watch software development kit (SDK) and…

Tim Cook speaks on Apple’s success in China

China’s growing middle class is noted as an opportunity for growth in many industries. If you remember about a year ago, many were saying that Apple should make a cheaper iPhone to compete in China. When iPhone 5c was announced,  those people were generally disappointed with the repackaged iPhone 5′s chances in China. Now the top smartphone vendor in…

Apple: The first $700 billion company. Ever.

Apple just became the world’s first $700 billion company ever. Apple’s shares climbed 1.9% today to $120.02 and made it the first company to finish a day of trading with a valuation of $700 billion (in fact, it was over $705 billion). In nominal terms, that makes Apple the largest company ever. While Apple’s stock has traded above the $700b line…

Apple has consequences for iOS accessory companies

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is tightening its policies in regard to accessory manufacturers. Four immediate sources have informed the site that Apple talked to accessory makers before the announcement of iPhone 6, with a proposed agreement. In an effort to stop the seemingly inevitable surge of leaks that come every year, Apple gave vendors an option…

Analyst: iPhone 6s will have improved Touch ID for safer Apple Pay

Ming-Chi Kuo is known for his Apple predictions. As an analyst with KGI Securities, it’s part of his job to make realistic estimates about the future of Apple. Most recently, Kuo predicted that Apple would sell 73 million iPhones in their last quarter, which was proven to be pretty accurate in Apple’s earnings call. With supply chain connections, Kuo…

Apple releases iOS 8.3 beta to developers

Even before releasing iOS 8.2, Apple’s already giving developers access to the next iteration of iOS 8. A new Xcode 6.3 beta and Swift 1.2 are also provided for developers. Some initially noticed changes include wireless CarPlay, and removal of the “beta” tag on iCloud Photo Library. This article will be updated with details on changes as they are…

Employee poaching war: Apple and Tesla lure each other’s top talent

Apple and Tesla are working hard to poach each other’s top talent, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The premium electric car manufacturer has hired 150 employees from Apple, more than any other company — including other automakers. Parallels are often drawn between late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, both being…

How Apple can conquer the streaming market without innovating

Prior to Beats joining the Apple family, I was a staunch user of iTunes, and the iOS Music app. I’m a fan of the ecosystem, and the conveniences that come along with it. It seems difficult to remember now, but before Apple bought Beats, many were questioning the fate and direction of iTunes with the growth of services like Spotify. After purchasing…

Apple shipping as many smartphones as Samsung (and maybe even more)

After reporting on its blockbuster quarter — in which it recorded record-smashing iPhone sales of 74.5 million — Apple has potentially clinched the title of world’s largest smartphone vendor. A number of analysts are pegging Apple even or ahead of Samsung, the industry’s previous leader in shipments, following Apple’s bumper performance during the…