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Apple Says It Sold Four Million New iPhones in 24 Hours

Apple says it took more than four million preorders for its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models in the first 24 hours they were available online, a new record, according to the company. In 2012, Apple said preorders for its iPhone 5 model topped 2 million on the first day, and the company said it …

Tim Cook Says Apple Working on Products That Haven't Even Been Rumored Yet

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Apple's CEO talks about the company's interest in TV, the legacy of Steve Jobs, and the acquisition of Beats.<p>With all the leaks around the latest iPhones and Apple Watch, it’s easy to assume that Apple can’t keep a secret anymore.<p>Easy, but wrong.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook …

ThemeBoard Will Let Designers Share Custom Keyboards On iOS 8

Since the introduction of custom keyboards in iOS 8 at this year’s WWDC, we’ve seen a few implementations come from developers preparing solutions aiming to make the typing experience more convenient on the iPhone. Taphive’s ThemeBoard is something else — it’s a keyboard that mostly acts like …

Outlining the Case for 1334 x 750 and 2208 x 1242 iPhone 6 Retina Displays

Throughout the past few months, a number of rumors have suggested many different resolutions for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6, giving a variety of reasons as to how Apple will best optimize a larger screen size for both users and developers.<p>Prominent Apple journalist John Gruber has now …

New photos claim to show 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 6L’ shell compared to smaller model

New photos leaked online today claim to show the body of the upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone, recently dubbed the “iPhone 6L” in another leak. The parts in the images are said to have come directly from Apple’s supply chain, though that claim is obviously quite difficult to verify. The design of the body …

The iPhone 6 Could Have A Protruding Camera Lens That Might Make It Easier To Attach Different Lenses

The image purports to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with a camera that extends 0.77mm from the phone itself.<p>It's unclear how a protruding lens would affect the camera's overall functionality.<p>We've previously reported that the iPhone 6's camera will be 10 megapixels, an upgrade from the iPhone 5's …

Mobile Photography

New Apple patents turn your phone into a car locator

This dreaded moment has happened to everyone. You walk out of a store and panic seizes you. “Where did I park my car?” you ask. You’re then subjected to the wander of shame through the parking lot as you desperately try to locate your vehicle.<p>But thanks to two new Apple patents, this …

3 Reasons iPhone 6 Sales Will Be Absolutely Bonkers

Each iPhone launch sets new sales records. So it's hardly a reach to predict that the launch of the next iPhone, expected in September, will be big.<p>Wall Street and Apple fans are starting to salivate over the idea.<p>"I'm expecting it to be huge with a capital 'H,'" Avi Greengart, a research director …

Apple said to schedule Sept 9 event, likely to unveil iPhone 6

Apple plans to hold a media event September 9, when it's likely to launch the iPhone 6, according to a new report.<p>Recode, which often has accurate information about Apple launch dates and other news, pegged the event to that September date, but didn't give any other information. Other reports have …

Apple Loop: How Much Will The iPhone 6 Cost, Should You Buy The iPhone 6, And Will We See A Sapphire iWatch In September?

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the expected price of the two iPhone 6 models, why you need to decide which smartphone is for you, the features people are expecting (and hoping for) in the new iPhone, how large the smartwatch market is, will …

Apple iPhone 6 Retail Packing Leaked

Apple is rumored to launch the upcoming iPhone 6 on September 9th — it’s not confirmed but rumors suggest the company will schedule an event on …

More photos of the iPhone 6 just leaked, possibly showing its camera, home button, and more

A new leak claims to show the rear shell of Apple’s iPhone 6, providing yet another look at what could be the iPhone’s redesigned body.<p>The new images, published by Feld & Volk, a company that adds luxurious modifications to iPhones, seems to be consistent with previous leaks. The photos were first …

GRUBER: The iWatch Is Coming Next Month

Apple is widely expected to unveil its new iPhone next month, but one report suggests the company may also introduce the iWatch in September as well.<p>Well-connected Apple blogger John Gruber of Daring Fireball says Apple will unveil "their first wearable wrist thing next month."<p>This contradicts a …

Wearable Tech

Apple Loop: The iPhone 6 Will Launch On September 9, Go On Sale During September, And Here Are Some Expected Features

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the rush of details over the iPhone 6 (including the launch data, availability, and features), Apple and Samsung dropping many patent disputes, Android and iOS usage numbers, iCloud expanding in Reno, Beats …

Apple to Introduce iWatch in September Suggests Apple Journalist John Gruber

Apple may be planning to introduce its iWatch in September, according to a comment from prominent Apple journalist John Gruber. In a post highlighting the charging functionality of the Moto 360, Gruber suggests Apple will be announcing its "wrist wearable thing next month."<p>It looks like Motorola's …

Apple's New Ad Highlights How The iPhone Helps People

A beautiful new Apple ad called ‘Dreams’ was released today as part of the company’s “Powerful” series that highlights the ways the iPhone is changing people’s lives around the world.<p>The new ad is set to Jennifer O’Connor’s “When I Grow Up” and shows off a unique set of apps used by those around …

Can't wait for the iPhone 6? Check out this $145 knockoff sold in China (photos)

While it’ll still be a few more months before we hear anything official about the forthcoming iPhone 6 from Apple, at least one person decided they couldn’t wait that long.<p>Reddit user lawrence_uber_alles asked his brother to buy a knockoff version of the iPhone 6 during his visit to Shenzhen, …

Make OS X Yosemite’s dark mode turn on automatically with this neat utility

Although OS X Yosemite is still a few months out from public release, the public beta and developer seeds means the OS is already seeing wide adoption — hence, apps for Yosemite are already starting to surface. In fact, the unreleased OS already makes up 18% of Mac users on 9to5Mac, already the …

The latest iOS 8 beta update gets serious about health

Apple’s getting serious about health, and the latest update to iOS 8’s developer beta is beefing up its health-related capabilities.<p>Apple released iOS 8 beta 5 today, and among the many updates, it slipped in support for spirometry data, which is a test that helps with the diagnosis of certain lung …

Apple’s latest hire: A social media expert for the company with almost no social media presence

Another day, another high-profile executive headed to Cupertino. Apple(s appl) has hired social media expert Musa Tariq, who previously worked at …

7 things the iWatch needs to do if Apple wants to win

We don't know much of anything about Apple's upcoming smartwatch, or even if such a thing exists. But as hype, rumors, and expectations reach the pre-release fever pitch we've come to associate with a new Apple product, it seems all but certain that Tim Cook will take the stage this fall to …

‘The iPhone 6 Effect’ helping boost Asian economies by as much as 8.6 percent, say analysts

Component orders by Apple for the iPhone 6 are a significant factor in the current thriving state of a number of Asian economies, say analysts and government officials cited by the <i>WSJ</i>.<p>Analysts expect companies from Taiwan, Japan and South Korea that supplied earlier versions of the iPhone to …

iPhone 6 (iPhone Air): Release Date, Rumors, Specs, More

Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and contradictory …

Will Apple also update the next iPads with rounded edges? (Poll)

One of our favorite designers of Apple concepts, Martin Hajek, has put together this visual showing how a new iPad mini design might compare with the existing one if it were based on the design of the iPhone 6.<p>The existing design, top, has the familiar flat front and tapered, chamfered edge. The …

Apple Gets An Exhaustive iWatch Patent

Apple has received a patent from the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that covers multiple kinds of smartwatch devices, such as a modular design that includes a smart strap with built-in sensors and controls that can host a plug-in personal media device (like the previous iPod nano) and an all-in-one that …

Apple Tipped To Bet Big On Big Phones With iPhone 6

Apple has made its largest-yet initial order for iPhones, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The order encompasses devices with both 4.7- and 5.5-inch displays, echoing rumors we’ve been hearing for a while now, but the WSJ’s sources say that Apple has ordered between 70 …

iPhone 6 'larger' than Android rivals

The likelihood of Apple releasing an iPhone 6 with a screen larger than the current and previous models just got a little greater.<p>Speaking to the <i>Wall</i> …

Apple orders insane number of new iPhones, but 5.5-inch model faces setbacks

Apple is asking its manufacturing partners to make a record 70-80 million units of the iPhone 6 for the holiday season, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. What’s interesting is that Apple isn’t having suppliers make the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models simultaneously.<p>While it looks like Apple is expecting …

Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones: WSJ

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>Its forecast for the …

iPhone 6 alleged battery photos show greater capacity

The iPhone 6 could sport a higher-capacity battery than the one found in the iPhone 5S -- if photos leaked by French tech site Nowhereelse.fr are legit.<p>Photos displayed by the French site reveal what is purportedly the battery for Apple's rumored 4.7-inch-screened iPhone 6. The photos clearly show …