Preorders for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Hit Record High

September 15, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Apple announced today that first-day preorders hit a record high as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reached over 4 million. With more orders streaming in, the first-weekend sales will likely surpass those of last year’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, which totaled over 9 million according to Apple. In fact, analysts say that the first-day preorder […]

One More Thing: The Apple Watch

September 14, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

“We’ve really gone through enough to call it a day,” Apple CEO Tim Cook says after wrapping up the debut of Apple Pay at the company’s September 9 keynote. And truly the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and Apple Pay were huge in and of themselves. “But,” he continued, “we’re not quite finished yet.”  We have one […]

Why There Is No ‘i’ In Apple’s New Watch

September 11, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Apple Inc’s Tuesday launch was a marketing extravaganza stuffed full of gadgets, corporate hyperbole and celebrities of every stripe. One thing was missing: the “i” in front of the Watch. Apple’s prefix has anchored the brand names of generations of products, from its phone to the iPad. But in announcing “the next chapter of Apple’s story” […]

China Misses Out on First Wave of New iPhone Releases

September 11, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Consumers in China, who represent an increasingly critical pillar of Apple Inc’s business, will not be able to buy the new iPhone 6 as part of the first wave of buyers around the world this month. Although the two new smartphone models will go on sale Sept 19 in the United States and other markets, […]

Apple Gives NFC Chip Technology a Prized Seal of Approval

September 10, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Apple long-awaited launch of tap-to-pay technology in its new iPhones and smartwatch may be the seal of approval that near-field communication technology needs to become as commonplace as wifi, Bluetooth and GPS. Called NFC, the technology lets smartphones communicate wirelessly with other devices such as point-of-sale terminals by holding them together. While proponents have argued […]

Apple Pushes Digital Wallet With Apple Pay

September 10, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system. The announcement came as Apple introduced […]

Apple Delivers Its Most Incredible Keynote Ever

September 9, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Guests pack all 2,300 seats at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California. At 10:00 AM, the lights in the auditorium dim and a video flashes onto the screen. The message is, as usual, about Apple’s focus on opportunities to “change things.” CEO Tim Cook takes the stage as soon as the video is over. He warmly welcomes […]

In This Week’s Issue: Apple Unveils Its Amazing Product Line

September 8, 2014 |

Remember when Apple CEO Tim Cook said this? “We’ve got a lot more surprises in the works…Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can’t wait to introduce in the fall and into 2014.” Well, Tim, the time is now. Fall 2014 is here, and all eyes […]

Back-To-School Apps To Help Students Stay Organized

September 8, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Students eager to keep on top of classes, assignments and extra-curricular activities can turn to new apps to keep them organized as the new school year ramps up. With millions of high school and college students returning to classes this month new apps are designed to help them improve group collaboration, set and track deadlines […]

Apple Meets Big Expectations With Bigger Phone And Maybe “One More Thing”

September 7, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

It has been four years since Apple Inc introduced a completely new gadget and the pressure is on for the world’s largest tech company to wow at its “special event” in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday. Apple has fed the high expectations, with promises by executives that the company’s best product pipeline in 25 years is being readied […]