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Hands-on: First impressions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus take everyone’s favorite smartphone to the next level. They are bigger, faster and thinner than their predecessors, with better battery life to boot.<p>In the videos below, you’ll get Cult of Mac leader Leander Kahney’s first hands-on impressions, straight and unfiltered …

Watch the new iPhone 6 ads with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

During today’s mega keynote, Tim Cook enthusiastically showed two new ads for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Both feature Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake narrating.<p>Apple has posted the new spots to its YouTube channel, and you can expect to start seeing them on TV tonight.<p>The first is a kind of …

Why the iPhone 6 looks like the best phone ever

CUPERTINO, Calif. — The iPhone 6 is about the only phone that can make your iPhone 5 look fat and schlumpy.<p>The first thing you notice when you get your hands on one is that the iPhone 6 is pleasing to the touch: The aluminum feels great, the screen is big, bright and beautiful. This is the total …

Apple announces replacement for the wallet, introduces Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and Watch

Apple is introducing a new initiative to replace the wallet, Apple Pay. You hold your iPhone 6 to a sensor, use Touch ID to authenticate and done. The transaction is complete. The system works using NFC at supporting locations — NFC is built into every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.<p>The iPhone 6 NFC …

Apple officially unveils its new ‘Apple Watch’ wearable

Apple just unveiled its much rumored wearable product live on stage during its press event this morning giving us a first look at its entrance into the smartwatch market. The device is officially called <i>Apple Watch,</i> pairs with iPhone, and sports an all-new user interface that is quite a departure …

Apple announces Apple Watch pricing and availability

Possibly the most highly anticipated announcement from its special event today, Apple announced that customers will be able to purchase the newly announced Apple Watch starting “early next year” in 2015<i>.</i> The Apple Watch will be available in various configurations differing from collection, size, …

Apple uploads individual iPhone 6 and Apple Watch promo videos to YouTube for your embedding pleasure

Apple has started uploading the promo videos and ads from today’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch presentation to YouTube. Head over to Apple’s official YouTube page to watch all of these videos in one spot. The full Keynote presentation is also available for replay.<p>Embedded below are all 11 videos:

Tim Cook’s memo to employees: I am ‘excited’ about ‘this new chapter in Apple’s story’

Tim Cook sent a memo to Apple employees praising them for the work that was put into the new products announced during today’s media event and expressing his excitement for what he calls “this new chapter in Apple’s story.”<p>Earlier today Apple unveiled its newest line of products, including two new …

ABC News goes one-on-one with Tim Cook to talk Apple Watch and Steve Jobs

Yesterday ABC News teased an exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, and following today’s keynote address we got a chance to see ABC’s David Muir talk to the executive about the new Apple Watch, which Cook notes in the clip was only started after Steve Jobs passed away in 2011.<p>Cook notes that …

Apple powers up new U2 album exclusively on iTunes for free

Apple just released U2’s new album, free to all iTunes users, onstage at the Flint Center in Cupertino this morning at the end of Apple Event.<p>After the two hour event, which unveiled both the new iPhone 6 models and the highly anticipated Apple Watch, Tim Cook introduced “one of the best artists of …

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Apple.com is back with new redesign and page for Apple Watch

Apple’s live broadcast of today’s keynote was one of the worst of all-time, but if you didn’t catch all the detail of the Apple Watch you can now head to Apple.com/watch to learn all the deets on Apple’s new wearable.<p>Apple Watch doesn’t launch until 2015 and there’s still no word on battery life, …

RIP: Apple removes iPod Classic from website

The iPod Classic is dead.<p>After serving faithfully in the iPod lineup since 2009, the iPod Classic and its iconic click-wheel interface have finally gotten the ax. Along with redesigning the Apple website and adding an Apple Watch page, Apple has removed the iPod Classic from the iPod section of its …

Apple Pay just killed your wallet

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have bigger screens, badder cameras and you can use them in place of your wallet.<p>Apple just took the wraps off Apple Pay, its much-rumored mobile payments service. CEO Tim Cook is so excited about it that he looped the demo over and over during the keynote. It’s …

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The 7 biggest disappointments from today’s Apple event

Tim Cook and company brought down the house at the Flint Center in Cupertino, and while investors haven’t reacted positively, Apple fanboys are still trying to recover from the hurricane of incredible new products Apple just announced.<p>The Apple Watch, big iPhones, Apple Pay and even some new …

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Apple makes everything you own obsolete … again

That like-new iPhone 5s in your pocket? Obsolete. How about that smartwatch or fitness band you’ve been carting around on your wrist for the past six months? Old news. If you whip out your leather wallet and try to pay with a rectangle of plastic — at least at the corporate stores Apple works with …

Hands-on: See the Apple Watch in action

The iWatch is no longer a unicorn.<p>Apple finally unveiled its wearable device today — dubbed the “Apple Watch” — and <i>Cult of Mac</i> was there to get a hands-on look at the highly customizable smartwatch.<p>Here’s our hands-on look at the Apple Watch:<p>The Apple Watch is slated for released in early 2015 and …

The 10 most important things to know about the Apple Watch

Apple finally showed the world today what the media has been calling an “iWatch” for months. Apple Watch is the first new product category to come out of the company since the original iPad. It marks a “new era” for Apple, according to Tim Cook, and introducing it was even worthy of the “One more …

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Once you get your hands on the Apple Watch, you’ll never let it go

CUPERTINO, Calif. — The Apple Watch doesn’t look like it comes from some distant future, where cars drive themselves and we never have to go through airport security again. Instead, it’s clearly the best smartwatch Apple could design based on knowledge gleaned from today’s experts — including those …

Apple Watch was conceived just after Steve Jobs’ death

Tim Cook just took Apple into uncharted waters with a new product that could completely redefine the smart watch category, but when he took the stage, Tim says he Steve Jobs was on his mind.<p>Minutes after the keynote closed, Tim Cook met up with ABC News’ David Muir and said that he thinks Jobs was …

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Everything you want to know about OS X Yosemite

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Bigger iPhones and iPads hinted at in new developer tools

Everyone expects Apple to release a larger 4.7-inch iPhone this fall, and there are reports of an even larger 5.5-inch model floating around the supply chain. Heck, we’ve seen 12-inch iPad parts leak recently. It’s pretty clear that displays are only going to be getting bigger.<p>Developers will need …

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Will Apple’s Bash finally bring the jams?

[avocado-gallery ids=”281796,281799,281802,281797,281806,281798,281811,281800,281805,281808,281809,281810″]<p>Every year since 2000, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference has concluded with a huge concert called The Bash. This party brings the white and nerdy devs to the yard with bands like …

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Everything you need to know about iOS 8

iOS 8 was finally revealed today in San Francisco and while iOS 7 represented a huge visual overhaul of Apple’s mobile OS, its newest iteration is stuffed fuller than a Thanksgiving turkey, boasting new features that make it quicker, more productive and more integrated than ever before.<p>It’s the …

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Apple alters the future again — here’s how

Instead of dropping an iWatch or some other hardware bombshell at WWDC, Apple showcased the futuristic tools it will use to extend its rapidly growing empire.<p>“Apple engineers platforms, devices and services together,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook as he wrapped up the Worldwide Developers Conference …