Apple Plans For iPhone 6 To Become ‘Mobile Wallet’

September 1, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

(Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes participation by Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc and American Express Co and will be announced Sept. 9 […]

EU Regulators’ Decision On Facebook, WhatsApp Deal To Come By Oct. 3

September 1, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

(Reuters) – European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Oct. 3 whether to clear world No. 1 online social network Facebook’s $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, the European Commission said on Monday. Facebook requested EU approval last week, the Commission’s website showed. The EU competition watchdog can either clear the deal unconditionally, […]

Feld & Volk Assemble iPhone 6 Using Leaked Parts

August 30, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

You’d think with all the iPhone 6 parts leaking left and right from China that someone would’ve attempted this earlier, but Feld & Volk did it first: they built the next-gen iPhone. The Russian company calls itself “an association, consisting of artists and engineers, who create unique devices developed on the basis of iPhone and iPad.” In other words, they create […]

Apple’s ‘iWatch’ Not Expected To Ship Until 2015

August 30, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

In a Friday report by John Paczkowski of re/code, the anticipated iWatch may not hit store shelves until next year. Paczkowski cites “sources in position to know” who say that it may be months before Apple’s wearable is ready for purchase. It is unclear when Apple will ship the iWatch, but Paczkowski is saying that “we’re unlikely to […]

iPhone 6 Could Jumpstart Mobile Payments

August 29, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Mobile payments–basically, making real-life purchases with your smartphone–have not yet hit the mainstream. But could the iPhone 6 successfully give mobile payments a push? It has been reported that the iPhone 6 will include a near-field communication (NFC) component, giving it mobile payment capabilities. NFC works wirelessly over a very short distance. An NFC-enabled smartphone […]

Apple’s Mystery Building At Flint Center For Sept. 9 Event

August 28, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Today Apple invited media outlets to attend its September 9 event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino. Following the burst of media announcements concerning the invitation–and its quip, “Wish we could say more”–one source revealed photos  that showed a construction site on the Flint Center grounds. The image is of an enormous […]

Apple Invites Media to September 9 Event: ‘Wish We Could Say More’

August 28, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple’s latest twists on technology. These events have become an annual rite since the 2007 release of the iPhone. This year’s gathering […]

Judge Rejects Apple Bid For Injunction Against Samsung

August 27, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc’s latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars. Apple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents. However, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, on Wednesday […]

Leaked iPhone 6 Guide Confirms September 9 Media Event

August 26, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

The iPhone 6 release date has pretty much been confirmed. Photos of the iPhone 6 user guide were leaked by French tech site Nowhereelse, who has released images in the past that have proven accurate. The diagram of the anticipated smartphone shows on its lock screen the date and time as September 9, 2014 and […]

iPhone 6: The Fact, The Fiction, and Everything In Between

August 26, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

As the unveiling of the next-gen iPhone draws nearer, rumors about it grow in number and in complexity. It seems like we already know everything about the iPhone 6. Will the actual product surprise us even a little? What we imagine, what we speculate, and what is true are not all the same thing. Anyone can tell you that. […]