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Thursday September 10

iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard vs. MacBook: A...

Today as Dave Caolo and I were doing our Blab broadcast of the Apple event, I was using my 27-inch iMac as the streaming machine and a conduit to social media. For the actual livestream of the event, I was using the beautiful Retina screen on a 12-inch MacBook. My iPad Air 2 was sitting downstairs, sucking down energy. After the event I began to do a thought experiment about whether an iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard could hypothetically kick the petite rear end of the 12-inch MacBook or any other MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. Here are my thoughts, which I'd love for you to tear apart.


There are a lot of people for whom the display on the 12-inch Retina MacBook is just too small; that's why Apple makes a 13-inch MacBook Air and 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Now the 12-inch Retina MacBook does have a beautiful display at 2304 x 1440 resolution. The 13-inch MacBook Air has a 13.3-inch diagonal display, but it's not Retina quality - maximum...

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Apple boosts AppleCare+ price for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus...

AppleCare+ just got a bit more expensive if you’re looking to cover an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus handset.

On Wednesday, Apple released the more expensive rates as well as a preparation guide and preorder tool for those looking to pick up one of the new models this weekend.

The new pricing has two years of AppleCare+ for the handsets at US$129.99 for two years of coverage. The program provides coverage for two accidental damage claims with a per-incident service fee of US$99.99.

AppleCare+ pricing has slowly gone up as the iPhone’s hardware and components became more sophisticated over the years. In 2013, for example, Apple upped...

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Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM,...

Apple's new iPad Pro may have 4 gigabytes of RAM, the most ever for an iOS device, Adobe inadvertently revealed in a press release, which has since been edited to remove the claim.

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Apple and iPhone break fundamental rules of business

Why is Apple soaring, Samsung flopping?

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iPhone 6s to feature smaller capacity battery, offer...

Well, this is both confusing but also reassuring.

One thing Apple didn’t mention during yesterday’s keynote was the iPhone 6s battery life. In the promo video, Apple shows a shot of the iPhone 6s internals. During the video, the viewer can make out the battery’s specifications, which is rated at 1715mAh,down from the 1810mAH packed into the previous iPhone 6.

The smaller capacity battery apparently allows for new features such as the 3D Touch screen and the Taptic Engine, albeit Apple’s specs state that the battery life estimates for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s models are identical.

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Oops! Adobe’s iPad Pro press release points to 4GB...

Apple doesn’t like to talk about RAM in its iOS devices, but apparently Adobe didn’t get the memo.

A press release from Adobe, touting the company’s Creative Cloud apps for the upcoming iPad Pro, said the tablet has 4GB of RAM. Adobe has since scrubbed the reference from its press release, but not before it was spotted by several blogs, including MacRumors.

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New iPhone 6s ad gets it exactly right: “The Only...

Haven’t seen this in the wild yet, but I am a big fan of the new iPhone 6s ad shown during yesterday’s rollout. This is top work, my favorite ad in a long while, and another sign that Apple is running on all cylinders.

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Apple files for patent for a 'small form factor...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20150116560) for a "small form factor telephoto camera," which hints at even better camera functions in future iPhones and iPads.

The popularity of mobile devices has resulted in a need for high-resolution, small form factor cameras for integration in the devices. However, Apple says that, due to limitations of conventional camera technology, conventional small cameras used in such devices tend to capture images at lower resolutions and/or with lower image quality than can be achieved with larger, higher quality cameras. 

Achieving higher resolution with small package size cameras generally requires use of a photosensor with small pixel size and a good, compact imaging lens system. Advances in technology have achieved reduction of the pixel size in photosensors. However, as photosensors become more compact and powerful, demand for compact imaging lens system with improved imaging quality performance has increased. Apple thinks it...

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iPhone 6s will have smaller 1,715 mAh battery, but...

Despite sporting a more powerful processor and other new technologies, the iPhone 6s will actually use a smaller battery than the one found in the iPhone 6, apparently squeezing out the same amount of uptime with new efficiencies in the handset.

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∞ New Apple TV sets a very high bar

Yesterday’s “Hey Siri” event went impossibly well. Apple revealed one phenomenal new shiny after another. Since the original iPhone release back in 2007, I don’t remember an event with as much heft, as much magic, and with such terrific stage presence. To me, this was Apple in absolute top form.

Though there were a number of moments that vied for second place, by far, my favorite part of the event was the announcement of the new Apple TV. Read on for my thoughts on what is now tops on my Christmas list.

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Apple gets an 'A' in the Computer...

RESCUECOM has released its 2015 Q2 Computer Reliability Report. As usual, Samsung and Apple top the list. 

Apple gets a grade of "A," while Samsung gets an "A+." On the previous Computer Reliability Report, Apple received an "A-." In 2014, the company topped the list with a score of “A+.” If you remove tablets from the rankings, Apple leads all personal computer makers.

RESCUECOM says Dell has seen improvement this year — from being one of the worst performers in prior years, while HP's reliability score continues to drop.  Amazon is missing due to a drop in popularity of its tablets, while Microsoft ranks in the median due to its production of the Surface tablet.  

While IBM/Lenovo had been gaining ground on Apple and Samsung, its score did not increase as much as either of theirs, keeping it in third place. The middle rankings...

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Sorry, naysayers, but the new iPhones are truly...

There are some complaints that the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus aren't innovative. Not true. Just because they look pretty much the same as the iPhone 6 and 6s doesn't mean there aren't plenty of impressive under-the-hood improvements. 

With the iPhone 6s, Apple has introduced even more innovations than it added with last years' iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The company has changed almost everything about the iPhone, but still made almost identical to the old model (though adding a new rose gold color option) and, shockingly (well, in the Apple world) making it slightly bigger.

According to IHS, the most important new feature on the 6s is 3D Touch because "it will increase the uniqueness of iPhone apps."The new name for force touch will enable new user interface options in Apple's built-in apps and enable better control of mobile games, according to the...

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Hands on: Paper by FiftyThree comes to your pocket...

We’ve been big fans of FiftyThree’s Paper for a while. It may not be the most feature-packed drawing app out there, but it’s well designed and easy to use, making it an ideal choice for jotting down quick sketches and diagrams.

The newly released Paper 3 builds on that foundation to become a more full-fledged note-taking and brainstorming app thanks to a host of new features. Oh—and it now runs on the iPhone after starting life as an iPad-only app. Let’s take a closer look at what this new version has to offer.

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Apple's iPad Pro is positioned to go head to...

In a move that will certainly intensify the (debatable) theory that iOS devices will eventually replace Macs altogether, Apple's new iPad Pro shows the company is head to head with the full, notebook personal computer market with its latest offering, the iPad Pro.

While many of the product enhancements reflect input from enterprise customers, IHS ( expects consumers will play a large role in demand for the iPad Pro. "By incorporating a Retina display, Apple provides clear product differentiation between the new iPad Pro and the current MacBook Air models," says the research group. "On front of screen performance, the iPad Pro will easily outperform the MacBook Airs, an important, in your face distinction for users as they grapple with the product choice. With a growing number of users turning to tablets and notebooks as their primary video viewing screen, display performance is key."

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New Apple TV sounds great, but 4K support would have...

The new Apple TV announced yesterday has lots of intriguing improvements, but it lacks 4K or Ultra HD support. I think that's a mistake. 

I asked Apple why there was no such support. I haven't heard back yet. If/when I do, AppleWorld.Today will provide the answer.

Ultra HD is on track to become an established feature of TVs by 2020, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest predictions. Falling prices, increased retailer support and strong customer satisfaction are the main reasons for Ultra HD TV’s success. 

Strategy Analytics now predicts that global sales of Ultra HD TVs this year may exceed 30 million units, and by 2020 61% of annual TV sales will be Ultra HD. The analyst firm also predicts that more than 20% of households in leading markets will be using Ultra HD services from pay TV or online video providers by 2020.

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Why Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program Is a Bad...

Mark Wilson writes: You may have heard that Apple had a little get together today. There were lots of big launches — the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 6S Plus, and the iPad Pro. Those waiting for an iPhone fix were given quite a lot of get excited about, but like your friendly local drug dealer, Apple has a 'sweetener' to help ensure its customers just keep on coming back for more: the iPhone Upgrade Program which lets you upgrade to a new iPhone every year as long as you keep paying each month. On the face of it, it might seem like a good deal — particularly as the price includes Apple Care — but is that really the case? What Apple's actually doing is feeding the habit of iPhone junkies, keeping their addiction going a little bit longer, and a little bit longer, and a little bit longer. In reality, Apple would like you to perma-rent your iPhone and keep paying through the nose for it. Ideally forever.


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Samsung Gear S2 Scores Points for Looking Like a...

Samsung last week announced the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches at the IFA trade show in Berlin. The product specs of the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are the same. The main difference between the two is in the design of their faces -- the Gear S2 Classic looks more like a regular watch, while it's obvious the Gear S2 is a smartwatch with apps. They run Samsung's Tizen operating system and can sync with any device having 1.5 GB of RAM or more, running Android 4.4 or later.

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Apple's Sept 9 event recap: All the highlights...

Hey Siri, give us a hint!

Suffice it to say, Apple’s big event on Wednesday was jam-packed full of exciting announcements. iPhone 6s and 6s Plus? Yep. Apple TV refresh with new content? You know it. Plus, the iPad Pro ended up crashing the party after all—even though we didn’t expect to hear about that until October. And you can always count on Apple to have a few more tricks hidden up its sleeve. 


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Apple ups AppleCare+ pricing for iPhone 6s, launches...

In a pair of updates to its website on Wednesday, Apple revealed new, more expensive AppleCare+ rates for the soon-to-launch iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, as well as a preparation guide and preorder tool for those looking to pick up one of the new models this weekend.

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Wednesday September 9

Podcast 473: Hey Siri, let's talk iPhone 6s,...

Apple announced a passel of new products and updates today, and while Susie is busy editing, Glenn tapped John Moltz, a Macworld senior contributor and proprietor of Very Nice Web Site to chat about developers. We discuss watchOS 2, the new finishes and bands, who the iPad Pro is for (we don't know, but it must be a big audience), the Apple TV, and the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including all the new options for service plans.

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Rumor: Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with 4K display...

A rumor out of the Far East on Thursday claims Apple suppliers in Taiwan started producing next-generation 21.5-inch iMacs with 4K Retina displays early this month ahead of a rumored release date in November.

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Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2, Compressor 4.2.1, Motion 5.2...

Maintenance updates for Apple’s three professional video editing apps. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)


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Brief Thoughts and Observations Regarding Today’s ‘...

All for One, One for All

This was it: one big event for all of Apple’s late 2015 product announcements. In the previous three years, Apple held separate events in September (iPhone) and October (iPad/Mac). They’ve done this because they typically have more to announce than would fit comfortably in one event. As I wrote yesterday, I thought they’d have two events again this year, because it looked like they once again had more stuff ready to announce than would fit, comfortably, in one event.

To do just one event, something had to give. One casualty was the Mac. Other than a few offhand references to things that work with features in Mac OS X, the Mac got no stagetime whatsover. El Capitan’s only public demo will have been at WWDC back in June. Whatever new Macs get released this year (retina 21-inch iMac, updated MacBook...

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ChronoSync 4.63

Fixes several bugs specific to OS X 10.11 El Capitan and adds controls for bandwidth limits when communicating with ChronoAgent. ($40 new for ChronoSync, free update, 28.5 MB)


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iCloud monthly rates now lower: $10/month for 1TB

One of the things I was most happy to hear during today's Apple event was also something that was just glossed over very quickly -- new, lower pricing for iCloud. 

It's always irritated the #($)#@(( out of me that iCloud was so expensive, when I was paying just a mere pittance for 1TB over at Dropbox ($9.99/month). As a result, I put a lot of files over on Dropbox -- but nowhere near that 1TB total -- and not so much into iCloud, where a mere 200GB was costing me $3.99/month. 

The new iCloud plans are actually quite nice. To begin with, if you use up to 5GB of cloud storage, it's still free. But here's where things get better:

  • 50GB is $0.99/month. Formerly, you got 20GB for a buck a month.
  • 200GB is $2.99/month. That used to be $3.99/month.
  • 1TB is $9.99/month. Previously, Apple charged a ridiculous $19.99 per month.

As of this evening, the old pricing is still in effect. If I were to venture a guess, I'd say that Apple will...

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's "Hey...

In this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger reports from the floor of Apple's 2015 iPhone event where he went hands on with iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Apple TV and new Apple Watch products.

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The coach of the national team of Malaysia announced his resignation on Saturday after the World Cup? The qualification of his team defeated 10-0 to FIFA, UAE.

Dollah Salleh more like a coach comes to a premature end, after signing the year, half past one of two to increase in July last year the team in the doldrums in the auction. "Who can accept a 10-0 defeat? So I resigned," Salleh, who was one of the best players in the region in 1980 and 1990, told AFP. "Historically, it is the worst thing for the national team to victory."

The national team in recent months to realize increasingly under pressure to do so. In June, Malaysia suffered a 6-0...

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watchOS 2 GM adds new Sport band-matching color...

Apple released a gold and rose gold Apple Watch Sport plus a new fall collection of Sport bands today, and inside the watchOS 2 software update due out next week is a variety of Sport band-matching color options. These new colors let you personalize the watch face with many more choices than the current software version. Check out each new color below:watchOS 1.0 and 1.0.1 included a variety of colors for setting the second hand, complication (widget) colors, and other watch face elements: white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink.

watchOS 2.0 adds many new colors including variations of the previous colors...

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Apple issues OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM Candidate to...

Apple on Wednesday released a golden master candidate for its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan Mac operating system to both developers and members of its public beta program, foreshadowing a wide launch expected at the end of September.

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Hands-on with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and why the...

Looking at the detail in a 4K video.

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The iPhone accounts for something like two-thirds of Apple's revenue, but you wouldn't know it from the way Apple introduced the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus at its product event today. The phones were fourth on a long list of announcements, after new Apple Watch colors and bands, the...

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Can your iPhone 6 case fit the new iPhone 6s?

Now that we know the details on Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the most important question in the world can be posed: Will your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus case fit on the new models?

Some companies, like Speck, have said that their iPhone 6 cases will fit the new iPhones. Check the website of your case manufacturer and see if they’ve made a statement about their cases.

You really need to look at the new iPhones in person to make sure your old case fits. But by the looks of the product photos, the cameras and side buttons haven’t moved, so your case alignment should be fine. The dimensions of the new iPhones have changed, however, which will determine if you can still use your case.


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First look: Apple's iPhone 6s, iPad Pro with...

Apple unloaded a bevy of new hardware at its special media event on Wednesday, including new iPhones, a jumbo size iPad with Apple Pencil stylus, a refreshed Apple TV and additions to the Apple Watch collection. AppleInsider was on the scene to spend some hands on time with each device.

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Video roundup: Hands-on with the new Apple TV,...

Apple earlier today took the wraps off of a handful of new products, including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, a new Apple TV, and several new accessories. Members of the press who were in attendance of the event at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco got the opportunity to try out many of Apple’s new products and as you’d expect, they all shared their thoughts.

Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo went hands-on with the new Rose Gold iPhone 6s Plus and demonstrated Apple’s new 3D Touch technology. TechnoBuffalo’s hands-on...

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∞ Apple Event Pictures

I used my 20 megapixel DxO One camera connected to my iPhone 6 Plus to take the photos at the Apple Event today. I ran them through Pixelmator to cut down the size—I think they turned out really good.

Apple Stage just before the keynote

Apple Pencil

New Apple Watch Bands

Apple Watch Collection

New Gold Apple Watch

Hermes Apple Watch

iPad Keyboard

iPad Pro Keyboard

iPad on stands

iPad Collection



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New iPhones' 3D Touch a complicated effort that...

One of the central features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, 3D Touch, was long in development and an extremely difficult technologically to get right, according to an interview with key Apple executives published on Wednesday.

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Hands-on with the iPad Pro, its keyboard, and its...

Apple's iPad Pro.

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Apple's iPad Pro is pretty much what you'd expect: an iPad Air grabbed by the corners and stretched.

The new tablet uses the same basic design cues as the iPad Mini and iPad Air before it—chamfered metal edge, thin but not exceptionally narrow bezels, volume buttons with no mute switch, Home button with TouchID. Everything is just expanded.

The 12.9-inch 2732×2048 display is the tablet's raison d'etre, and iOS does a few things to adapt to such a large screen (the Pros...

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Apple's iPad Pro Smart Connector open to...

Aside from its larger 12.9-inch Retina display, the biggest external design change on the iPad Pro is a new port dubbed the Smart Connector. Apple has revealed that third-party accessory makers will be able to create their own accessories for the Smart Connector, and the company even worked with accessory maker Logitech for one set to debut this November.

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Apple TV FAQ: Apple's new streaming video and...

Apple introduced its latest Apple TV model on Wednesday, and while it incorporates all the features of its predecessor, it has a pile of new features and new offerings. You have questions? We have answers. If there’s anything else you’d like to know that we didn’t cover, sound off in the comments below. 

How much does the new Apple TV cost, and when will it be available? Apple hasn’t given an exact release date for the new Apple TV, but says it’ll launch in late October. The base model will cost $149—more than twice the price of the current model—and will have 32 GB of storage. A 64 GB version will cost $199.

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9to5Toys Last Call: 15″ Retina MacBook Pro $1,700,...

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iPad Air 2 is still Apple’s latest 9.7-inch tablet,...

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New Apple TV uses USB-C for service, ditches optical...

The new Apple TV looks largely the same as its predecessors, but its ports around back have been revised, removing optical audio output, and using USB-C for restoring the device through its service port.

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New Apple TV Goes All-In for Apps

Apple on Wednesday held a mammoth two-hour event to introduce a long-awaited new Apple TV set-top box, a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and the expected iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Further, Apple announced new Apple Watch colors and bands, and a special collaboration with Hermes. While the iPhone is clearly Apple's most important product, it's arguable that the Apple TV is its most important new addition. Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged that TV "plays a huge role in our lives" but noted that the experience hasn't changed much in decades.

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AWT News Update: September 9, 2015 -- Apple Event...

Today's AWT News Update covers all of the announcements made at today's "Hey, Siri" event, including:

  • watchOS 2 ship date and availability of new Apple Watch styles and bands
  • Introduction of the iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil
  • Apple TV Introduction, with tvOS and apps
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus announcement, with 3D Touch, 12 MP iSight camera, and much more

This is an unscripted AWT News Update, so no text edition is available today. However, you can watch the video of the podcast here. Boo-yah!

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Apple Watch Gains New Bands, watchOS 2 Date

The next version of the Apple Watch software, watchOS 2, is arriving soon, and new bands and aluminum finishes are available now.


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New Apple TV has 2 GB RAM, included 802.11ac WiFi is...

On Apple’s public specs page, it says that the new Apple TV includes an A8 chip and that’s about it in terms of the bundled SoC. However, Apple’s developer documentation goes into more detail specifically listing the hardware as having 2 GB RAM (via Steve Troughton-Smith). This means the internals are actually better than the A8 in the iPhone 6 and latest-generation iPod touch, which only have 1 GB of RAM.

These are the specs Apple lists in the developer documentation:

The new Apple TV has the following hardware specifications:


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Logitech unveils CREATE Keyboard for iPad Pro,...

Just hours after Apple officially unveiled the iPad Pro, Logitech this evening has announced its first accessory for the device. Dubbed CREATE, Logitech touts that the accessory is the best keyboard it has ever designed for an iPad. Logitech explains that it worked closely with Apple to ensure that CREATE works seamlessly with all of the unique features of the iPad Pro.

For one, CREATE is powered by the iPad Pro via its Smart Connector, which means the keyboard itself never needs charging. It’s also paired to the iPad Pro with a direct magnetic connection, meaning that you don’t have to worry about pairing the...

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Discover cards to support Apple Pay on Sept. 16 with...

Discover on Wednesday officially announced it will begin supporting Apple Pay on Sept. 16, saying that for a limited time customers who use Apple's touchless payments service can earn an extra ten percent Cashback Bonus.

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The top 3 reveals from Apple's iPhone 6s, Apple...


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The Top 3 Reveals From Apple's IPhone 6s, Apple...

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What Apple didn’t announce at Wednesday's event

The rumors and conjecture flow freely through the Internet before an Apple event, so much so that it’s easy to unconsciously raise your expectations of what to expect when the Apple event finally does happen. Wednesday’s event was filled with lots of new Apple products, but invariably, someone will ask, “What about…?” So, here’s a list of the products Apple didn’t mention and why they were absent.

iPhone 6c

The thought was that an iPhone 6c—essentially an updated version of the colorful, plastic iPhone 5c—would fill the role of the most affordable, smallest iPhone model. And when Apple released a new iPod touch in July, it seemed like an iPhone 6c was feasible.

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New Apple TV supports console-style MFi game...

Gamers playing on the upcoming Apple TV won't be limited to Apple's new motion sensing Siri Remote, as the upgraded set-top box will also include support for iOS-compatible Bluetooth gaming controllers, including a brand new offering from SteelSeries.

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Apple axes gold color, 128GB options for iPhone 6...

After announcing its new iPhone 6s lineup on Wednesday, Apple has apparently discontinued gold and 128GB configuration options for previous generation iPhone 6 devices, leaving only Space Gray, silver and 16GB and 64GB versions left.

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Apple Introduces iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Apple has announced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, adding a powerful new dimension to iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface. The new iPhones introduce 3D Touch, which enables intuitive new ways to access features and interact with content. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature Retina HD displays made from the strongest glass on any smartphone and 7000 series aluminum, the same alloy used in the aerospace industry, in metallic finishes that now include rose gold. The new iPhones also introduce a transformative new approach to photography called Live Photos, bringing still images to life by capturing a moment in motion. “The only thing that has changed with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is everything — 3D Touch lets users interact with iPhone in entirely new and fun ways, and the innovative Live Photos brings your pictures to life,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “These are the most advanced iPhones ever, with 7000 series aluminum, ion...

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Apple Brings Innovation Back to Television with All-...

Apple has announced the all-new Apple TV, bringing a revolutionary experience to the living room based on apps built for the television. Apps on Apple TV let you choose what to watch and when you watch it. And with the new Siri Remote, you can search with your voice for TV shows and movies across multiple content providers simultaneously. Apple TV runs the all-new tvOS operating system, based on Apple’s iOS, enabling iOS developers to create new apps and games specifically for Apple TV and deliver them directly to users through the new Apple TV App Store. “There has been so much innovation in entertainment and programming through iOS apps, we want to bring that same excitement to the television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Apps make the TV experience even more compelling for viewers and we think apps represent the future of TV.”

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Apple Introduces iPad Pro Featuring Epic 12.9-inch...

Apple has introduced the all-new iPad Pro, featuring a 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels and the new 64-bit A9X chip. The new larger iPad Pro is thin and light and provides all-day battery life. Apple also introduced Apple Pencil for iPad Pro and the new Smart Keyboard, available for purchase separately. “iPad Pro is the most advanced and powerful iPad we have ever made. Its beautiful and large 12.9-inch Retina display has 5.6 million pixels and provides an immersive experience for content and apps. The iPad Pro is far and away the fastest iOS device we have ever made — its A9X chip beats most portable PCs in both CPU and graphics tasks, but is thin and light enough to hold all day,” said Apple’s Philip Schiller. “The innovative Apple Pencil and new Smart Keyboard enable users to customize their iPad Pro experience to the particular apps they use and the work they do, making iPad Pro ideal for everything from professional productivity to advanced 3D design.”

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iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Get Touchy Feely

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus aren’t your typical ho-hum “s” iPhone updates, and they will forever change how you interact with the iPhone. Jeff Carlson explains why.


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Apple Introduces watchOS 2 with Native Apps and New...

Apple has introduced new Apple Watch cases and bands, available starting today, including new gold and rose gold aluminum Apple Watch Sport models. watchOS 2 — which arrives as a free update on September 16 — makes apps faster and more fluid by running natively on Apple Watch, and introduces new watch faces, the ability for third-party apps to display information on the watch face as complications, and an innovative way to see future events, past headlines, and more with Time Travel. Apple Watch collections are expanding with new case colors and fresh new bands. With new standalone Sport Bands that range from rich vibrant colors to more neutral tones, Apple Watch is now more customizable than ever.

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Apple and Hermès Unveil the Apple Watch Hermès...

Apple and Hermès have introduced Apple Watch Hermès, a new collection of Apple Watch in stainless steel with finely crafted leather bands in distinctive styles from Hermès, including the Single Tour, Double Tour, and Cuff, while respecting the design and functionality of the Apple Watch. The collaboration merges Apple’s unparalleled product innovation with the heritage, iconography, and craftsmanship of Hermès, creating a unique expression of Apple Watch. “Apple and Hermès make very different products, but they reflect the deep appreciation of quality design,” said Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “Both companies are motivated by a sincere pursuit of excellence and the desire to create something that is not compromised. Apple Watch Hermès is a true testament to that belief.”

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iOS 9 Available as a Free Update for iPhone, iPad,...

Apple announced that iOS 9 will be available on September 16 as a free update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. iOS 9 makes iOS devices more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features, all while protecting users’ privacy. The way you interact with iPad gets even better with iOS 9, thanks to new multitasking features that let users view and interact with two apps at once, side by side. “iOS 9 is packed with intelligence that makes every experience with iPhone and iPad even more powerful — Siri can do more than ever and new proactive assistance helps you get more done before you ask, all while protecting users’ privacy,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

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Everything announced at the Apple event

What an event! Today's Apple event was crisp, well produced, and full of new products. Let's get started!

Apple Watch

Apple mentioned the huge satisfaction rating for the Apple Watch, with a whopping 97% positive rating. There are already over 10,000 apps, but even more coming when watchOS 2 arrives on September 16 (next Wednesday). What are some of those apps? How about Facebook Messenger, iTranslate, and a new GoPro app -- all native!

The company has partnered with luxury goods manufacturer Hermes on some new leather bands that will be available along with Hermes branding in select stores in October. The Watch also gains new gold and rose gold versions in aluminum (the Sport), and there's now a Product(RED) watch!

For more information: Apple's Press Release

iPad Pro

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iPhone 6s pricing plan offers frequent upgrades and...

Apple has let customers buy unlocked, unsubsidized iPhones for several years, but the company announced today that it has a new premium option. The new iPhone Upgrade plan includes an unlocked phone, annual upgrades, and AppleCare+, the company’s extended customer support and warranty program.

The plans start at $32.41 a month for the 16GB iPhone 6s, and $36.58 a month for the 16GB iPhone 6s Plus. Pricing goes up by just over $4 a month for storage bumps to 64GB ($36.58 for the 6s and $40.75 for the 6s Plus) and 128GB ($40.75 and $44.91). Pre-orders may be placed starting September 12.

The plan is only available for purchase or pickup at Apple’s U.S. retail stores, and requires a valid American credit card. What’s more, the phone must be activated on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon.

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Apple introduces long-awaited iPad Pro, Apple Pencil...

You were hankering for the iPad Pro at the media event.

And your wish came true.

Over at the “Hey Siri” media event, Apple introduced its 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet. The unit, which features a 5.6 million pixel display, A9X processor, 10-hour battery and 4-speaker audio system with audio frequency balancing, will arrive in gold, silver and space gray colors.

Other new features include an 8 megapixel iSight camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, LTE support up to 150 mbps, a 6.99 millimeter thickness and 1.57 pound weight for the whole package.

Apple also apparently went bananas in favor of graphic artists and Apple Pencil, the company’...

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Apple iPad Pro sports 12.9-inch screen


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Apple announces fourth-gen Apple TV, points out...

It looks like the Apple TV just became more than a “hobby” over at 1 Infinite Loop.

Over at today’s media event, Apple announced the fourth-generation Apple TV. The new unit, which appears to be measurably thicker than the previous generations, sports a new user interface, an operating system written for it (known as “tvOS”), a Touch surface to its new remote control, A8 processor, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Lightning connector at the bottom of the remote and full Siri connectivity capable of searching across multiple apps such as Hulu, Netflix, HBO and Showtime to find content via criteria such as cast, director, movie name and age rating...

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Moshi reveals premium cases for iPhone 6s and iPhone...

Moshi has revealed three new premium cases for the just-announced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. As you'd expect from the company, all three are beautiful and feature-packed!

The iGlaze Ion (above, $100) is a battery case for the iPhone 6s featuring a two-piece design. As battery cases go, it's quite unique -- most of the time your iPhone 6s is encased in a nice slim case, but when you need power, it slides into the battery pack for extra juice on the go. It's available in two finishes: steel black (seen here) and brushed titanium.

The iGlaze Luxe (above, $50 for iPhone 6s, $55 for iPhone 6s Plus) uses a sleek metal frame milled from aircraft-grade aluminum. It provides the level of protection you'll want on your new iPhone, without the bulk and weight of a traditional case. Available in orange, rose pink, satin gold and titanium finishes, this is a beautiful line...

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Apple introduces iPhone 6s, 6s Plus models at media...

Well, the rumors were mostly right.

As expected, Apple announced the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus handsets at the “Hey Siri” media event today. The new units will ship in silver, gold, space grey and rose gold colors, feature more durable glass, a 3D Touch feature that will calculate the force of a touch and bring up new options to work with and also include an improved Taptic Engine to gauge more accurate responses.

The big news, though, is the camera angle of things. The new iPhone models will include a 12 megapixel, iSight camera, 5 megapixel FaceTime HD camera and take what are known as “Live Photos”, which is essentially a default 1.5 camera burst that...

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Apple Quietly Lowers iCloud Storage Prices

Here’s something you might have missed in all the Apple announcement excitement: iCloud storage is about to be a much better deal.


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iPad Pro with Keyboard and Pencil Announced

Apple took the wraps off its much-rumored iPad Pro to reveal a package of devices that may well cannibalize the MacBook Air market.


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Apple announces September 30 release date for OS X...

While Apple’s senior executives were busy announcing new iPadsiPhones, and Apple TVs today at its event in the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, another announcement slipped by without any fanfare: the next version of OS X, "El Capitan," will be released to the public on September 30.


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Apple Product Event Highlights

samzenpus writes: The Apple product event just finished, read below for the highlights.

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Mark your calendar: Apple announces OS X El Capitan...

While the new iPhones, iPad Pro, and Apple TV occupied most of the spotlight at Tuesday's Apple event, the company did reveal the ship dates for its two upcoming operating systems, iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

iOS 9: September 16

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system will be available a few days before the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus start shipping on September 25.


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The Fourth-Generation Apple TV Is Here at Last

“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers has all the details about the fourth-generation Apple TV, and explains why you’re going to want one.


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Apple will release iOS 9 to the public on September...

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple officially announced iOS 9 at WWDC in June, and adventurous users could start playing with the public beta in July, but today the company announced a public release date for the finished version of the operating system: Wednesday, September 16.

The software update will arrive a couple of days ahead of Apple's latest iPhones, which was to be expected given Apple's past behavior. An unexpected benefit of this release is that it won't drop support for any device currently running iOS 8—iOS 9.0 will run on iPhones as old as 2011's 4S, iPads as old as 2011's iPad 2 or 2012's iPad Mini, and both the fifth- and sixth-generation iPod Touch.

The new operating system is mostly about refinements, at least on small-screened iDevices. iOS 7's Helvetica Neue system...

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New iPhones are here: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus debut...

Apple’s new iPhones don’t look a whole lot different from last year’s models, but the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have a next-generation multi-touch display that Cupertino expects will change the way you use a touchscreen.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone 6 is the company’s most successful iPhone ever. How to top that? Well, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus will have 3D Touch displays that are similar to the Apple Watch’s Force Touch. A press will now unlock shortcuts in the apps you use every day, like Messages, Mail, Instagram, and more.

When you lightly press on an app on your home screen, a short list of shortcuts will pop up. For instance, using force touch on the camera icon will pop up a selfie shortcut. Facebook is using the feature to let you check in to a place or post a new status straight from your home screen.


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Adblock Plus Returns To Android and Arrives On...

Mickeycaskill writes: Adblock Plus has returned to Android — two and a half years after ad blocking services were removed from Google Play — and has been released on iOS for the first time. Adblock Browser for Android has been in beta since late May, with well over 300,000 people downloading the beta in the browser's first week. Meanwhile the arrival of the app on iPhone means developer Eyeo has beaten Apple to the punch, as the company has confirmed iOS 9 will feature an adblocker built into Safari. "With the popularity of the iOS platform in places like the US, we considered it critical to offer an app in the Apple App Store," said Till Faida, co-founder of Adblock Plus. "We're thankful to Apple for working with us on this project and we look forward to their new iOS 9, which will give web developers additional ad-blocking tools. It's a big step for this industry."


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The new phones are built out of the same 7000-series aluminum used in the Apple Watch, a change which should make them sturdier and less prone to bending. They retain their 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens, though, as well...

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New Apple TV: Siri and the App Store are the stars...

Apple is re-entering the living room with the 2015 Apple TV, a new set-top box that streams video, plays games, and uses Siri to answer your every entertainment whim.

The last time Apple upgraded its living room hardware was more than two years ago, and even that was a minor refresh of the 2012 Apple TV. The new version is a significant upgrade, packing more powerful hardware and a full-blown app store.

Return of the puck

While the basic shape of the new Apple TV hasn’t changed, it is about 10 mm taller than its predecessor, presumably to make room for all the added computing power under the hood. Gone is the crusty old A5 processor, and in its place is a 64-bit A8 chip. Around the back, there’s HDMI and Ethernet, but apparently no optical audio output.


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Sauce Labs' Automated Mobile App Testing Gets...

Sauce Labs on Tuesday announced the release of its automated mobile testing solution for real devices. The new option lets developers test mobile applications directly on the devices that will run them. About 80 percent of software and application testing is performed manually. Automated testing on real mobile devices brings enhanced speed, fidelity and cost-efficiency to the software development process. The total software testing revenue worldwide was $1.5 billion last year, according to Gartner.

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Apple unveils 64GB Apple TV for $199, 32GB model for...

SAN FRANCISCO—The Apple TV just got its first big update since March of 2012, and it's a substantial upgrade for both hardware and software. The fourth-generation box should be much faster, and it will use that extra speed to run apps and games from its all-new app store. It also comes with a redesigned remote control to improve navigation, which has long been one of the Apple TV's weak points.

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A 64GB Apple TV will cost $199, while a 32GB model will go for $149, available in late October. European pricing isn't yet known, but it will most likely start at around £120/€180 for the 32GB model.

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iPad Pro revealed with Smart Keyboard and Apple...

The iPad Pro, revealed during Wednesday’s Apple event, is the most powerful iOS device ever made, and “the biggest iPad news since the iPad,” Tim Cook said from the stage. The iPad Pro also has two new accessories: the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.

The iPad Pro measures 12.9 inches on the diagonal. Half the width of the iPad Pro is exactly the height of the iPad Air 2—a perfect geometry for running apps side by side. With 5.6 million pixels in a 2732x2048 resolution, the iPad Pro has a higher resolution than the 15-inch MacBook Pro with retina display. The iPad’s new multitasking capabilities in iOS 9 were specifically designed to make the most out of the iPad Pro, Apple said.

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Apple announces new Apple Watch bands and finishes,...

Apple Watch is looking better than ever, and now it will work better too, thanks to the release of its version 2 operating system next week.

The new features in watchOS 2 were revealed earlier this year, but now the OS has a shipping date: September 16. Apple also announced new Apple Watch bands and finishes, available today in 24 countries, and showed off a partnership with luxury-goods maker Hermes to bring its Double Tour bands—along with classic Hermes faces unique to those bands—to the Watch platform.

WatchOS 2 allows apps to run natively on the Watch and access hardware directly, such as tapping into the microphone, health sensors, and speaker. It can also display video, handle transit directions, and will offer new watch faces as well as third-party complications—the little details on watch faces, like moon phases. Time Travel allows using the digital crown to scan back and forth through past and future appointments and events.


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Apple’s new iPad Pro is an expansive 12.9 inches,...

ars.AD.queue.push(["xrailTop", {sz:"300x251", kws:["bottom"], collapse: true}]);We were expecting new iPhones today, and we were even expecting Apple TV announcements, but whether Apple would update its iPad line was more difficult to say. It seems Apple is bucking its own announce-new-iPads-in-October trend, however, because the company just added a 12.9" iPad to its lineup.

The newly named iPad Pro is 6.9mm thick and weighs 1.57 lbs—slightly heavier than the 1.54 lb first-generation iPad. According to Apple, it will have a 10-hour battery life. It measures 12"×8.68"×0.27" compared to the iPad Air 2's dimensions of 9.4"×6.6"×0.24". The Pro weighs in at 1.57lb compared to the 0.98lb of the Air 2.

The new tablet will be called the iPad Pro, and the entry-level version comes with a healthy 32GB of storage, rather than the 16GB of the other iPad base models. The iPad Pro also comes in a 128GB version. Pricing on those Wi-Fi-only tiers is $799...

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New Apple Watch models, WatchOS 2 coming on...

SAN FRANCISCO—Those of you who have bought an Apple Watch since they launched in April will soon be able to download your first major software update. Apple has announced that the final version of WatchOS 2 will be available to the public on September 16. To update the Apple Watch, open the app on your phone, tap General, and then tap Software Update.

Most of WatchOS 2's new features let third-party developers do stuff that Apple could already do with the hardware. This includes full access to the watch's sensors, the Digital Crown, the microphone, and the Taptic Engine. Developers will be able to build more complex animations, too—current WatchKit apps are much more limited by comparison, and they're largely made up of static cards.

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Verizon Floors the 5G Accelerator

Verizon on Tuesday announced that it was accelerating its efforts to boost wireless connections to 50 times faster than current offerings. The company has begun putting the components in place to enable it to begin field testing a new, speedier wireless technology, known as "5G," next year. "5G is no longer a dream of the distant future," said Roger Gurnani, chief information and technology architect for Verizon. "We feel a tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G."

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Apple Store web site down in advance of “Hey Siri”...

As expected, Apple’s online store has been taken offline as of Wednesday morning. With less than six hours before the company’s scheduled media event, Apple is apparently configuring the soon-to-be-announced inventory to go online.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, the fourth-gen Apple TV, iOS 9, watchOS 2 and assorted Apple bands and finishes.

The event will begin at 10 AM Pacific with a live stream (spoiler free) available on Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and PC.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available and we’ll have continuous updates throughout the day.


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Purported Product (RED) sport band for Apple Watch...

It appears that the Apple Watch will gain at least one new accessory during today's special event in San Francisco, as a new Product (RED) edition of the colorful rubber sport band has appeared on Twitter.

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State of Apple Watch infographic

Wristly posted an infographic to lay out the details of their recent State of the Apple Watch report.

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Woz expands on earlier praise for Steve Jobs biopic...

After Steve Wozniak gave a thumbs-up to the upcoming Sorkin/Boyle biopic simply entitled Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder expanded on his comments in a lengthy interview with the BBC’s tech editor Leo Kelion.

Wozniak said that while the film didn’t always portray events in the way they really happened, it did capture the essence of its subject.

But when you see it portrayed...

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Apple updates Events channel on Apple TV

Apple will be live streaming today's press event starting at 10:00 AM Pacific, and you can watch along on your Apple TV. Apple has updated the Events channel, adding a graphic for today's event as well as a countdown timer.

The Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, where the event will be held, is a large 7,000-seat venue. Why does Apple need so much room? We'll find out in just a few hours. And don't bother asking Siri. She's not talking

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A few easily overlooked features in Photos for OS X

Jeff Carlson lays out 6 somewhat hidden features in the OS X Photos applications. I knew most of them, but as always with these sorts of posts, the real value was in the ones I didn’t know. Nice job, Jeff.

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Apple hints at major App Store announcements ahead...

An early morning tweet from one of Apple's official accounts suggests that the App Store will be a major focus of today's special event, lending support to long-running rumors that the marketplace would expand to an all-new Apple TV.

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Snag a $100 iTunes gift card for only $75

An excellent find by Jeff Benjamin, over at iDownloadBlog. This eBay auction adds $100 to your iTunes balance for $75. You can buy multiple copies.

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How to connect AirPlay speakers to your Mac

If you have speakers such as Moshi's Spatia that are designed to be used with Apple's AirPlay technology (which lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS devices and Macs to an HDTV and speakers), here's how you connect them to a Mac.

  • Open iTunes.
  • Click the AirPlay button at the top of the iTunes window.
  • Click Single, and choose the speakers you want to use.

If you want to use more than one set of speakers with AirPlay.

  • Open iTunes.
  • Click Multiple in the AirPlay menu.
  • Click next to the speakers you want to use. A checkmark appears next to any speakers you’re using.

To set a maximum volume for any of the speakers:

  • Click the AirPlay button , click Multiple, and do either of the following:
  • Set a maximum volume for a set of speakers: Use the...
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New Apple Watch Product (RED) Sport Band seemingly...

9to5Mac has been reporting that Apple was planning some cosmetic updates to the Apple Watch, including new Sport bands and a gold aluminum Apple Watch Sport, for some time. A few hours ahead of Apple’s event, an image has appeared on Twitter depicting what appears to be a Product (RED) Apple Watch Sport band. To date, Apple has offered Apple Watch Sport bands in white, black, green, blue and pink.

Although Apple is supportive of the charity, the Apple Watch notably debuted without any Product (RED) affiliation. This appears to be changing today …


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Stay classy, Sony

Gee, does this graphic look even slightly familiar? Stay classy, Sony.

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Apple’s iPhone: The biggest change is how you’ll pay...

The array of options is truly dizzying. Read on for more details and an infographic to help walk you through them.

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“Hey Siri, give us a hint.”

Well, we’re here. Later today we’ll find out what Apple has up its collective sleeve. Here’s what to watch for, where to watch.

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Apple has Certified Refurbished 2014 13″ 2.6GHz/128GB SSD Retina MacBook Pros available $979, $320 off original MSRP. An Apple one-year warranty is included, and shipping is free: - 13″ 2.6GHz/128GB... Read more
iOS 9 Reflections Ten Days In – The ‘Book Mys...
I’ve never been much of an early adopter by philosophy or temperament, although I did buy the iPad Air 2 I’m typing this column on last fall only about a month after Apple unveiled it. However, my... Read more
Apple refurbished Time Capsules available for...
Apple has certified refurbished Time Capsules available for $120 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each Time Capsule, and shipping is free: - 2TB Time Capsule: $179, $120 off - 3TB... Read more
OS X El Capitan Available as a Free Update To...
OS X El Capitan, the latest major release of Apple’s desktop operating system, is available today, September 30 as a free update for Mac users. “People love using their Macs, and one of the biggest... Read more
15-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for $150-...
B&H Photo has 2015 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $200 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1815 $184 off - 15″ 2.5GHz Retina... Read more
Updated For iOS 9, InterConneX Lets You Store...
InterConneX version 1.2 is now a 64-bit app that’s completely compatible with iOS 9. InterConneX is a file storage, file management, and file sharing app for the iPhone or iPad that now takes... Read more

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*Apple* Systems Engineer (Mclean, VA and NYC...
Title: Apple Systems Engineer (Mclean, VA and NYC)Location: United States-New York-New York-NYC 200 Park Avenue (22005)Other Locations: United Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Job Description:SalesSpecialist - Retail Customer Service and SalesTransform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Customer Support P...
Job Description:Customer SupportSpecialist - Retail Customer Service and SalesTransform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Retail Sales...
**Job Summary** As an Apple Solutions Consultant (ASC) you are the link between our customers and our products. Your role is to drive the Apple business in a retail Read more
SW QA Engineer - *Apple* TV - Apple (United...
**Job Summary** The Apple TV team is looking for experienced Quality Assurance Engineers with a passion for delivering first in class home entertainment solutions. **Key Read more
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