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Apple to Launch 12.9-Inch iPad in Early 2015

Apple is planning to launch its much-rumored 12.9-inch iPad in early 2015, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. Hints of the tablet, which has been dubbed the "iPad Pro" in rumors, first appeared in mid-2013, with a prospective 2014 launch date. Recent rumors, however, suggested plans for the tablet had been put on …

Picking a new iPhone: there's only one decision that matters

Starting at 12:01AM PT (3:01AM ET), you'll be able to preorder the just-announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Apple. If history serves any indication, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people will place their preorders this weekend, consuming all of Apple's stock and pushing …

What if the Apple Watch was round?

Apple’s Watch was unveiled to the world earlier this week as a rounded square timepiece. While Motorola has opted for a circular smartwatch with the Moto 360, Apple’s Watch will be available early next year in two square editions and a variety of finishes. Square might be the only option in Apple’s …

How to buy an iPhone 6

Planning ahead can mean avoiding huge lines on launch day<p>The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be here in just over one week. If you're planning on picking up either of Apple's latest handsets, by now you probably have a good idea of which one you want. The decision might be easier than you think, …

Apple Takes A Swipe At The Credit Card

It started with the iPod. In 2001, Apple promised to do away with stacks of CDs and put 1,000 songs in your pocket. Thirteen years later, the music industry is unrecognizable: Most brick-and-mortar record stores have closed, and a pocket-size hard drive filled with music seems quaint in a world …

Thinking About A New iPhone? The Ultimate 2014 Buyer's Guide Can Help You Choose

Tim Cook said Apple’s new iPhones will cause “the mother of all upgrades.” But with two brand new models to choose from, as well as two carryovers that are now just a year old and significantly cheaper, it’s arguably never been harder to choose from among Apple’s smartphone lineup. In addition, …

Even Apple didn't want my iPhone 6 Plus

My big mistake<p>I bought a really expensive phone last week. Then I got rid of it.<p>After the big Apple announcement, I internally debated the merits of a mobile phone that would instantly connect me to a lifetime's worth of entertainment and knowledge, and a slightly larger version of the same thing. …

Apple: Nearly half of all iPad and iPhone users have already updated to iOS 8

When Apple releases a new version of its mobile operating system, loyal users snap it up at an alarming rate, and the launch of iOS 8 is no …

iPhone 6's bendiness is no big deal

Some iPhone 6 Plus users are discovering their handsets do something Apple isn't advertising: Bending.<p>Yes, a few phablets are bowing slightly after …

Consumer Reports weighs in on iPhone 6 bending

As much as Apple would like for this discussion to be over, controversy and conversation over whether the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus has a durability problem is continuing. Just as it tested out antenna reception for the iPhone 4, <i>Consumer Reports</i> has forced Apple's newest mobile devices into its torture …

Sorry, you can no longer downgrade from iOS 8 back to iOS 7

If you hate iOS 8 -— whether because it runs like crap on your device, you miss your jailbreak, or because it’s significantly more buggy — you’ve previously had the option to downgrade back to iOS 7.1.2 if you wanted to.<p>But bad news. That ship has sailed. Apple has stopped signing iOS 7.1.2, making …

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Consumer Reports' flex test puts new bent on fuss over squashed iPhones

The venerable product tester tries to create the definitive scientific phone-bending examination and cut through the noise of "Bendgate."<p>There are some who would prefer to listen to a reputable consumer publication making use of science, rather than a man in a beard making use of his hands.<p>It was …

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Apple to offer next iPad in gold -- report

The company is expected to announce new tablets this month and add a gold version to its current silver and gray models.<p>Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad this month -- and it may come in a new color this time around.<p>Apple plans to launch a gold version of its 9.7-inch iPad, Bloomberg reported …

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The Revolutionary New iPad Feature Apple Didn’t Talk About

Apple unveiled a pair of new iPads during a somewhat subdued event Thursday at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters. At first, it seemed there was …

Here's Why The Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

It even extends to print ads and television commercials.<p>That time used to be 9:42. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation was simple: That's the time in the morning that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007. Around 42 …

I caught the thief who stole my iPhone

My iPhone 6 Plus got stolen at a bar. I got it back using Find My iPhone.<p>You often hear about phones getting stolen, but I never thought it would happen to me.<p>Earlier this year, my 5S was stolen because I placed it on a bench while I was skating. Stupid me, I know. This time, though, in my second …

11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works

As of today, developers can now make apps for Apple Watch. Well, they're not separate apps so much as they are extensions of pre-existing iPhone apps, and there isn't a lot of flexibility in the WatchKit toolset — but it looks like that'll change next year.<p><b>Update:</b> Read our Apple Watch review.<p>We've …

Here are all the ways to interact with the Apple Watch

This is too many ways<p>Apple released its WatchKit SDK today, giving us our first glimpse at how developers will build apps for its forthcoming smartwatch. If there's one main takeaway, it's that using the Apple Watch requires you to understand a huge library of new interactions. A (non-exhaustive!) …

Apple Just Revealed Lots More Info About the Apple Watch

Apple opened the floodgates for Apple Watch developers Tuesday when it made the smartwatch’s Software Development Kit available for the first time. …

Get a 64GB iPhone 6 for the price of the 16GB model right now at T-Mobile

Apple has always been a bit of a miser when it comes to smartphone memory, but a new Cyber Monday deal from T-Mobile has the answer: free upgrades. Buy an iPhone 6 with 16GB of memory, and the carrier will upgrade you to the 64GB model; an iPhone 5S 32GB magically becomes a 5S 64GB, and the iPhone …

iPhone 6 Plus dominated US phablet market in October, says Kantar

Samsung recently ran a PR campaign to remind people it created the phablet genre (well, give or take a Streak or two). The Galaxy Note was largely ridiculed when it came out for being way too big and tablet-like. Steve Jobs was so disgusted in particular, that he tried to make it the punch line of …

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