Tag Archives: Apple

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…

iPhone 6 Plus review – My hands and eyes are finally happy [video]

I’ve reviewed the iPhone 6 Plus on video for PhoneDog and a full written review for TmoNews over the past week or so. In short, it’s the iPhone I’ve been waiting for. Although for many years, I don’t think I knew that. Having used and loved many 5-inch-plus Android devices over the past 9-12 months, I knew that really like big screens. I may have been…

Apple reportedly wants to make Beats Music subscriptions cheaper

Apple wants to make Beats Music subscriptions cheaper, according to a report by Re/code. The company has apparently begun negotiations with record labels in an effort to bring down the price of Beats Music for customers and entice new users. Sources say Apple is talking to the big music labels about a new set of rights and features it would like to…

Samsung reportedly producing Apple’s next-generation A9 chip

Samsung’s semiconductor business head has reportedly confirmed that the company will begin producing processors for Apple (as well as Qualcomm and AMD), using its 14-nanometer process by the end of 2014, according to ZDNet (via 9to5Mac). Kim Ki-nam, president of the Korean electronic giant’s semiconductor business and head of System LSI business,…

Apple to announce Q4 earnings on October 20

Apple will reveal its fiscal results for its fourth quarter of 2014 on Monday, October 20. It is expected that Apple will disclose its earnings in a press release about 1:30PM PST and will discuss the figures in a conference call at 2PM. Apple’s Q4 report will cover the three month period of July through September. The report will also give us…

A rough week: Apple, privilege, press attention and perspective

Long gone are the days where Apple was a scrappy underdog. The company is now in the privileged position as the world’s most valuable brand and the biggest American company ever. As the old adage goes, “with great power, comes great responsibility” (thanks Uncle Ben). For Apple, this means doing things right for its millions of customers. With…

Apple: We’re keeping Beats Music technology, phasing out the brand

An early version of iTunes Radio 2.0? With news that Apple was going to shut down Beats Music, some imagined that Apple was going to leave the streaming music service completely. But, according to Re/code, Apple is staying in the streaming game. The news about Beats Music’s demise likely came from misunderstanding just how much of Beats Music was…

First look at Apple’s official leather iPhone 6 Plus case [Gallery]

The iPhone 6 isn’t quite here yet, but, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases started shipping out early and I was able to get my hands on. Like last year, Apple launched a range of bespoke, slim leather cases for its new models. And on first impressions, they look even better made than last year. There’s a really nice smooth surface on the exterior, with a…

Apple and U2 working together again to boost digital music sales

After giving away the band’s latest album to every iTunes user for free at its September iPhone event, Apple and U2 are back again and this time they have a new tactic for increasing digital music sales. According to a report by TIME, the Cupertino company and Irish rockers are working together on a new music format to help musicians sell more…