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Friday April 24

10:22
Videos Showcase Apple Watch Launch Lines, Teardown and Mor...

Today is Apple Watch launch day in the United States and eight other first wave launch countries, and many customers around the world are busy setting up their new smartwatch or anxiously waiting for their package to be delivered. Meanwhile, the teardown team at repair website iFixit flew to Melbourne, Australia to get their hands on the Apple Watch and take it apart to see what's inside.

iFixit started by prying open the display and disconnecting the display and digitizer cables underneath, getting a first look at the Taptic Engine, inside of the Digital Crown and internal 205 mAh battery. Digging further into the Apple Watch, the team got a closer look at various...

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Thursday April 23

21:04
Teardown of 38mm Apple Watch Sport Reveals 205 mAh Battery...

iFixit is currently in the process of tearing down a 38mm Apple Watch Sport after the device launched in Australia today. While it is still early in the teardown process, the team has found that disconnecting the display from the body can be a little difficult, similar to the troublesome Touch ID cable on the iPhone 5s.

Behind the display, two of the most significant features of the Apple Watch are easily viewable in the Taptic Engine and Digital Crown. Also inside is the tiny 3.8V 205 mAh battery, which iFixit notes is "lightly adhered" and easy to remove. Apple has said the 42mm Apple Watch will generally have slightly longer battery life than the 38mm model, so we expect the larger Apple Watch will have a higher-capacity battery filling up the extra space inside the...

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19:07
First Impressions of Apple Watch: Incredibly Comfortable,...

While the first Apple Watch reviews published over two weeks ago, the devices are now making their way onto customers' wrists, allowing us to see broader first impressions of Apple's first new product since 2010's iPad.

Image via MacRumors forum user SallyG
Several posters in our forums have pointed out an unboxing experience fairly unique to new Apple products as it appears that the traditional Apple stickers are not included with the packaging. Additionally, several posters have reported receiving emails notifying them that they can schedule an online Personal Setup where Apple will, through a video session, walk a user through...

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17:59
Apple Watch will only be Available through Upscale Boutiqu...

The Apple Watch goes on sale around the world tomorrow in the final stage of a protracted launch. Buyers will be able to take the Apple Watch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores...

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17:56
Customers Lining Up At Boutiques Carrying Apple Watch Ahea...

The Apple Watch isn't going to be available for sale tomorrow in Apple's retail stores, but there are a select handful of high-end fashion boutiques around the world that will be offering various Apple Watch models for sale.

One of the stores, Maxfield, is located in Los Angeles, and people are already lining up outside the store in the hopes of getting an Apple Watch on launch day. Maxfield is the only store in the United States that have the Apple Watch in stock on April 24.

Line at Maxfield LA, image via Alidir8
Other stores that will have Apple Watch stock tomorrow include Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London, Colette in Paris, and The Corner in Berlin. It is not known how much stock each of these...

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16:11
Two New Liquid Metal Patent Filings from Apple Surface and...

On April 23, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published two liquid metal related patent applications. One relates to relates to continuous alloy feedstock production mold for the manufacture of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys...

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16:08
First Apple Watch Deliveries Begin in Australia

It's now April 24 in Australia, and Australian customers who pre-ordered Apple Watches are beginning to receive their watch deliveries, according to numerous posts on Instagram, Twitter, and various Internet forums, including the MacRumors forums. Unboxing videos and early first impressions should begin trickling out soon.

Image via melfirbank
Customers in other first wave launch countries will begin receiving their shipments as soon as local delivery companies open for the day. After Australia, orders in Hong Kong, China, and Japan will go out, followed by France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Apple Watch orders in the United...

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10:19
Apple Shares List of Must-Have Apps as Apple Watch App Sto...

Ahead of the Apple Watch launch tomorrow, Apple has shared a selection of apps that it believes all new Apple Watch owners should download. Provided to Buzzfeed, the list covers a wide range of apps, from those that provide news coverage to those that help people share photos or travel around town.

Today marks the debut of the Apple Watch App Store, which should go live in just a few hours, letting people browse through available apps and download content before getting their watches tomorrow. The Apple Watch App Store will be accessible through the pre-installed Apple Watch app on the iPhone, available to all iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3 users.

Image courtesy of Buzzfeed
For sharing on social media, Apple recommended both ...

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10:08
Apple Beats Chevron as Largest Public Company in the Bay A...

It's being reported today that the Bay Area technology sector's vigorous march to the future reached a monumental milestone during 2014. For the first time in at least 15 years ....

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09:58
Apple Watch User Guide Now Available

Apple has published the official Apple Watch User Guide on its website, providing detailed information about the wrist-worn device broken down into categories such as Basics, Watch Faces, Notifications, Glances, Timekeeping, Messages, Digital Touch, Mail, Phone Calls, Calendars and Reminders, Health and Fitness, Apple Pay and Passbook, Maps and Directions, Music, Photos, Accessibility and more.

The user guide provides a wealth of information about the Apple Watch in one place for easy access, and should serve as a valuable resource for customers that pre-ordered the Apple Watch for delivery starting April 24. The user guide provides step-by-step information and visuals on a wide variety of topics from setting up your Apple Watch and pairing with an iPhone to using apps and tracking your daily activity.

There are also instructions on how to remove, change and fasten Apple Watch bands for the Classic Buckle, Leather Loop,...

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09:18
Market Trader FBR Rates Apple an Outperform due to Apple W...

According to a new report today, FBR & Co.‘s Daniel Ives reiterated an Outperform rating on shares of Apple , writing that "momentum" for the Apple Watch, which formally goes on sale for general retail availability this Friday, is "picking up steam" ...

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08:25
Apple Rumored to Release Updated iPod Touch Later This Yea...

Apple is expected to announce a new iPod touch later this year, according to AppleInsider. The report, citing a source familiar with the plans, claims that the refreshed portable media player will likely have a similar design as the current model released over two-and-a-half years ago, and speculates that the next-generation device could have camera and processor improvements.

iPod sales have been declining for several years, becoming a largely insignificant part of Apple's product lineup, anchored by the iPhone, iPad and Mac. The company no longer reports iPod sales in its quarterly results after reporting 2.9 million units sold in Q4 2014. Apple has not refreshed the iPod touch since October 2012, when the portable media player was updated with an ultra-thin, colorful design, A5 processor and Lightning connector.

The report is...

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07:39
Samsung is Continually Falling behind Apple's iPhone...

According to a new report, Samsung has pulled out all the stops on its new Galaxy smartphones, but their modest prices compared to the latest iPhones throw an uneasy spotlight on the long-term cost of fighting Apple's premium branding.

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07:00
Djay for Apple Watch Lets You Mix Tracks on Your Wrist, Dj...

Algoriddim's been in the business of turning iPads, iPhones, and Macs info full-fledged DJ systems for both pros and home mixers for years now, and as of today, the company's also ready to bring DJing to the wrist with the new djay app for the Apple Watch.

Built into the latest djay 2 iPhone update, djay for Apple Watch is an app that came to fruition after months of testing and experimenting with ways to bring a functional, ultra portable DJing experience to the wrist. Algoriddim's developers set out to distill the essence of DJing into an Apple Watch-sized package without compromising on function -- the goal was to create an app that could be used to DJ an entire party on the wrist.

djay for Apple Watch interfaces with the iPhone's iTunes music library, letting DJs select tracks from playlists and mix songs on their wrists. Several songs can be cued up and there are controls for...

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06:53
Apple Officially reminds us of their Second Quarter Result...

Apple just issued a media alert regarding the Fiscal Year 2015 Second Quarter Results ...

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06:23
Apple Invents an Advanced Diamond Layered Trackpad that De...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals new advances in haptics that will allow users to feel cold steel or the heat of a hot cement surface on iDevice displays or advanced trackpads on MacBooks. In fact, Apple notes that in order to deliver the best haptic experience that could deliver such sensations, they'll introduce a trackpad surface made of diamond

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04:30
Apple Watch Pre-Orders Now Shipping for April 24 Delivery

Apple has notified many Apple Watch pre-order customers in the United States and other first wave launch countries to confirm that their orders have shipped, with deliveries starting on April 24 as scheduled. All customers should now have access to a tracking number through UPS or another courier service to track their Apple Watch pre-orders leading into Friday's launch.

With the Apple Store's order status finally updated in tandem with a few early notifications customers have received from services like UPS, Apple Watch pre-order customers with a confirmed shipping status can now track their package through Apple's online store. Though yesterday's UPS notifications sent out to some customers focused mostly on areas in the southern United States, this morning's official update from Apple applies to customers nationwide and in other launch countries.

Today's update comes after a...

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03:48
Apple Invents New Underwater Photography Editing Tools

On April 23, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals an all-new underwater photography image editing tools that could be coming to a future version of Photos application.

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Wednesday April 22

20:28
Apple Contacting Some Early Apple Watch Customers: 'W...

Apple on Wednesday emailed select customers that pre-ordered the Apple Watch to reassure them that the company is working on their orders and will provide them with specific delivery dates and tracking information when available. Apple appears to have sent the email to customers with Apple Watch pre-orders that have yet to be prepared for shipment ahead of Friday's launch.

Apple Watch pre-order deliveries will begin on April 24 as scheduled, although it remains unknown how many devices will reach customers on day one. Apple confirmed earlier today that many Apple Watch pre-orders with extended shipping estimates will be delivered sooner than expected, but also noted that some customers with extended shipping estimates may still be in for a long wait.

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16:35
Apple's "Live Listen" is now a Registered T...

On April 22, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademark for "Live Listen" which was issued to Apple officially yesterday. Apple filed for this trademark ...

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16:29
Apple Watch 'Guided Tours' Site Updated With Vid...

Apple has launched a third update to the "Guided Tours" section on its dedicated Apple Watch website, showcasing new walkthrough videos on using Apple Pay and the Workout and Activity apps on the device. Apple first debuted its Guided Tour website on April 3 and has been gradually adding instructional videos to help people discover all of the things that the Apple Watch is able to do.

The Apple Pay video walks through how Apple Pay is used on the Apple Watch at a location that accepts contactless payments. Double clicking the side button and holding a wrist to the payment terminal initiates a payment, which is confirmed with a vibration and a beep. The video also covers how to add a credit card to an iPhone using Passbook.

The Activity video explores the "Activity" app on the Apple Watch,...

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16:00
Apple Watch Will Be Available for Purchase at Select Bouti...

Apple doesn't plan to offer the Apple Watch for sale in its retail stores on Friday, having opted to restrict orders to online purchases only, but some retail stores around the world will have Apple Watches in stock for customers to purchase on April 24.

Several high-end fashion boutiques will be offering the watch for sale beginning Friday, according to a new report from The New York Times. Stores with stock will include Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London, Maxfield in Los Angeles, Colette in Paris, the Corner in Berlin, and 10 Corso Como in Milan.

All of these stores were previously unveiled as retail locations that would carry the Apple Watch, but it was not known that the stores would have stock for customers to purchase on launch day, given...

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13:52
Apple Confirms Many Apple Watch Pre-Orders Will Arrive Soo...

Earlier today, a number of Apple Watch pre-orders with delivery estimates of 4-6 weeks or later started changing from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" on the Apple Online Store. Apple also began charging some credit and debit cards of customers with orders showing extended shipping times.

Apple has since confirmed to John Paczkowski at BuzzFeed that many customers will receive their Apple Watch pre-orders sooner than expected. The company says it is working hard to fulfill orders as quickly as possible based on the order in which they were received, and does note that some customers are still in for a long wait.“We’re happy to...

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13:36
Apple to Offer Band Only Exchanges for Apple Watch

Apple is planning to offer customers an opportunity to exchange only their Apple Watch bands rather than an entire Apple Watch if a band is the wrong size or the wrong style. Retail employees have been instructed to suggest a band swap as an alternative to a whole watch return if an Apple Watch is being returned based on size, color, or band style.

A band swap, according to an internal employee training document, can potentially save the customer time as it eliminates the need to set up and sync an entirely new watch. Band swaps are available for the Apple Watch Sport and the stainless steel Apple Watch, but will not be available for the more expensive gold Apple Watch Edition.

There are several rules for band swaps:- The new band must be within the same collection as the watch and must be an available band option for that watch face.

- The band swap is within 14 day return period.

- The watch must have been purchased at the Apple Online Store,...

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12:48
Google Debuts 'Project Fi' Wireless Service in P...

Google today announced its entrance into the wireless service business, with the debut of Project Fi, a service that combines multiple cellular networks with Wi-Fi hotspots to offer "the best network wherever you go."

As rumored back in January, Google is teaming up with both Sprint and T-Mobile for Project Fi, and the two carriers will provide the cellular service for Google's initiative. With Project Fi service, customers will be able to connect to the fastest network at any given location, whether it's Sprint LTE, T-Mobile LTE, or a Wi-Fi hotspot.

We developed new technology that gives you better coverage by intelligently connecting you to the fastest available network at your location whether it's Wi-Fi or one of our two partner LTE networks. As you go about your day, Project Fi automatically connects you to...

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11:45
Apple Retail Store Logos Go Green for Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and in celebration of the occasion, Apple has updated the logos of some of its retail stores with green leaf accents, as it does each year on April 22. The green leaves mark a departure from the standard white logo, and Earth Day represents one of the few occasions each year where Apple tweaks its store logos.

This Earth Day, and every day, we're committed to leaving the world better than we found it. http://t.co/iIHRXEwpfA pic.twitter.com/SIyZVAeznL

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 22, 2015
Along with installing green-leafed Apple logos at retail stores Apple may also be planning to hold a special Earth Day celebratory event at its...

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11:14
Some Apple Watch Pre-Orders With 4-6 Weeks or June Deliver...

With less than two days until the Apple Watch launches in the United States and eight other countries, customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch and received shipping estimates of 4-6 weeks or later are beginning to see earlier than expected movement on their orders placed through the Apple Online Store.

A growing number of people have turned to the MacRumors discussion forums and tipped us individually about their Apple Watch pre-orders with 4-6 weeks or June delivery estimates changing from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" on Apple's order tracking page for various aluminum and stainless steel models.

A portion of those that pre-ordered have also seen credit or debit card charges from Apple appear on their statements, although it is likely that the majority of those charges are Apple preauthorizations to ensure a customer's bank account is in good standing. Apple's payment...

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10:24
ABC News is now Ready for Apple Watch with a new App

When Apple announced the wearable last September, CEO Tim Cook called it Apple's "most personal" device yet -- something ABC News considered when finding a way to bring news to the Apple Watch.

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09:53
Apple Watch Owners Beware: Don't Clean Your Watch...

Last year the joker who runs Unboxed Therapy bent an iPhone 6 and basically claimed that it was rather easy to do. Was it a Samsung planted story – who knows? But ...

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09:51
Apple Unlikely to Release New 4-Inch iPhone This Year, New...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a note to investors on Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by MacRumors, reiterating that Apple is unlikely to launch a new 4-inch iPhone this year. Kuo, who has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple's upcoming product plans, added that Apple will instead likely release a new 4-inch iPhone with Apple Pay compatibility in 2016."iPhone 5S still going strong; next 4-inch likely in 2016. Shipments of 5S are still going strong at 5-7mn units every quarter, an impressive level at such a mature stage of the product cycle. Momentum is being sustained by a more affordable price and the product’s outstanding design. But we still believe it’s necessary for Apple to have a new 4-inch iPhone because: (1) it will be key to extending momentum in the 4-inch category; and (2) it could complete the Apple Pay ecosystem, assuming it is equipped with NFC. We predict a launch in 2016."The well-informed analyst claims that the iPhone 5c...

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09:17
Popular Apple Watch App Screenshots Revealed Ahead of Frid...

A new tool created by developer Steven Troughton-Smith that allows you to search for Apple Watch app screenshots based on iTunes links has provided an early glimpse at several popular apps for the wrist-worn device. Some developers have already shared screenshots, and other websites have shared additional ones, but this tool provides the closest look yet at third-party apps for Apple Watch ahead of its April 24 launch.

Clear

Flipboard

RunKeeper

Shazam

Twitter

Yahoo Weather

Apple Watch app screenshots are required to be submitted by developers and should begin appearing on the App Store when the wrist-worn device launches on April 24, or soon after, alongside traditional iPhone and iPad...

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08:16
UPS Begins Confirming April 24 Apple Watch Pre-Order Deliv...

Following a week of constant order status changes and general haziness on when customers would actually receive their Apple Watch orders, a few MacRumors users have confirmed this morning that they have received April 24 delivery estimates for their Apple Watch pre-orders.

In the forums, multiple mentions of an Apple distribution center in Mount Juliet, Tennessee have resulted in numerous users getting confirmed delivery dates for their Apple Watch orders this Friday, April 24. While mostly centered in the southern states like Tennessee, Arkansas, and Florida, a few outliers, like a few customers in Indiana, have also had the April delivery date confirmed.

The news comes after a few Apple Watch pre-order customers began receiving UPS...

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07:42
Apple's Jony Ive and Marc Newson Talk Up Design and t...

At a recent private dinner related to the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference, Vogue interviewed Jony Ive on the Apple Watch.

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05:37
The First 10 Days of Galaxy S6 Sales in Korea are Frighten...

According to a new Korean press report today, "Samsung Electronics Co.'s newest high-end smartphones - the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge -- are seen drawing less than expected attention ...

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Tuesday April 21

17:04
Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X Glass Display Cover Subject...

Earlier this month, a video surfaced showing the incredible scratch resistance of the sapphire crystal display cover used in the stainless steel and Edition Apple Watches, and now another video claims to show the scratch resistance of the Ion-X glass display cover used in the Apple Watch Sport.

The video, from Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy, uses Ion-X glass covers sourced from Sonny Dickson, who has acquired parts from various pre-release devices in the past. The glass covers in the video are said to be the same Ion-X covers used in the Apple Watch Sport.

Hilsenteger subjects the Ion-X glass to a key, a knife, steel wool, and several different sandpapers to try to damage it (skip to 2:30 to get to the scratch testing portion of the video).

While a key, a knife, and steel wool don't do any damage to the glass,...

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15:22
Apple's VP of Retail Confirms that Iconic Blockbuster...

Earlier today Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Sales Angela Ahrendts sent a video out to Apple Store Managers and their respective teams ...

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13:11
New Premium Reseller Apple Watch Stores Open in China ahea...

Photographer David Hobby tweeted earlier today that "Presently in Xiamen, China which has no Apple Store. But Apple Watch already on display at premium resellers," ...

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12:44
Future Notebooks may include a Solid State Drive Slot Supp...

Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung showing us that they want to take SSD's to the next-level by creating them so that they could be removable and/or upgradable in Notebooks, PC's and beyond.

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09:01
Adobe Lightroom Updated With HDR and Panorama Merge, Facia...

Adobe today announced a major update to Lightroom CC (and the launch of the standalone Lightroom 6), its professional photo editing software for Mac users. The new update brings significant performance improvements and several new features like HDR merge, Panorama merge, facial recognition, improved slideshows, a filter brush, and more.

One of the most impressive new organizational features in the updated version of Lightroom is facial recognition, which lets Lightroom users organize their photos by subject for the first time, in addition to organizing with tags, flags, and star ratings. Once a face in a single photo is named, the software is able to find more images that feature that person for quick tagging by face. A new "People" view lets users sort photos by person.

Panorama Merge, another new feature, lets photographers stitch together multiple images, including RAW and JPG files to create ultra high-quality panoramic shots. It has built in tools for...

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04:56
Will Apple Use Corning's New Sa-Phire Glass for Next-...

A new Korean report this morning is claiming that next generation smartphones from Samsung and Apple are likely to us a new glass from Corning.

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04:17
Apple Reportedly Contracts AU Optronics as Additional Disp...

A new supply chain rumor has surfaced today claiming that AU Optronics will reportedly sign a new agreement with Apple.

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03:52
Chip Designer ARM Beats Market Forecasts due to the iPhone...

It's being reported today that the FTSE 100 is continuing the week’s recovery, with chip designer Arm leading the way. The company, which supplies Apple’s iPhone ...

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03:08
Apple Granted 47 Patents Today Covering Three Apple Watch...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple Watch design patents and a utility patent for a possible future iPhone feature covering Push-to-Talk. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with ...

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01:50
Apple Granted a Patent for Advanced 3D RF Signatures that...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover an invention relating to 3D RF Signatures that are able to detect tampering in a physical article such as retail packaging or luggage while also applying to self-propelled vehicles and beyond.

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Monday April 20

14:39
Apple Watch Order Statuses Shifting to 'Preparing for...

Apple Watch order statuses have begun changing from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" as Apple gets ready to send out the first Apple Watch orders to customers who pre-ordered their devices on Friday, April 10. Apple Watch orders that have changed to "Preparing for Shipment" are still listing prospective delivery dates of 4/24 to 5/8, but the first orders are expected to begin arriving on Friday April 24, the official launch date of the Apple Watch. Now that order statuses have shifted, customers should begin receiving shipment emails in the near future.

The change to customer order statuses comes just minutes after Apple began charging credit and debit cards for Apple Watch purchases. As we have previously mentioned, bulk...

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07:44
On the Road to Stopping Climate Change: Apple's 2015...

Apple has just released their 2015 Environmental Responsibility report which covers climate change, renewable resources, finite resources, toxins and more.

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06:37
Samsung is so Despised in Japan that they decided to remov...

In a February report we noted that the iPhone 6's success in Japan had Samsung executive wondering if they pull out of Japan for smartphones like they did for TVs years earlier. In December 2014, Samsung held a paltry 4% market share in Japan and 5.6% for the entire year. Samsung is so despised ...

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05:40
Apple Promotes Environmental Responsibility in New Video

Apple has uploaded a new video to its YouTube channel called "Better Starts Here" that promotes the company's environmental responsibility throughout its supply chain, data centers and more. Apple emphasizes how it plans to leave the world better than it found it through renewable energy sources, hydro power and more."Apple’s commitment to the environment starts from the ground up. We strive to create not only the best products in the world, but the best products for the world. And over the past year, we’ve made significant progress through projects that focus on renewable energy and forest preservation. Learn how we are leaving the world better than we found it."

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05:11
At Apple University, Young Apple Leaders are taught about...

At Apple's internal Apple University — a somewhat secretive institution by reputation — Professor Joshua Cohen delivers three-hour seminars on the late, great Canadian pianist Glen Gould to classes of 15 students.

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04:17
Apple Adds New Suppliers for Apple Watch and iPhone 6

According to a new supply chain report from Taiwan today, Apple is expected to adjust orders to its upstream partners for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch components ...

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Sunday April 19

18:02
iMac Shipping Estimates Slip to 3-5 Business Days for Most...

iMac shipping estimates have slipped to 3-5 business days on the Apple Online Store in the United States for all models aside from the entry-level 21.5-inch option with a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. The high-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is also now showing an estimated shipping date of 1-2 weeks. Both the iMac and 15" Retina MacBook Pro were previously listed as in stock.

The majority of the iMac lineup, excluding the low-end 21.5-inch iMac released in June 2014 and iMac with Retina 5K Display launched in October 2014, was last updated in...

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07:57
Foxconn to announce a Deal this Week with "Light,...

Apple has always focused on delivering the very best cameras for their iDevices and especially the iPhone. Apple just acquired another Israeli company called LinX Imaging that could bring DSLR and 3D mapping to future iPhones. Now a new photography startup called Light is out to advance cameras for the "Selfie" generation ...

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06:03
Instagram Will Enter the World of Wearables for the First...

According to a new report today, Instagram, which built a billion-dollar business on smartphones, is making its first foray into wearable technology with a new app for the Apple Watch ...

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Saturday April 18

13:35
Samsung and Supporters are Still Stuck with the Smartphone...

According to the Shanghai-based China Business News, Samsung's share of the smartphone market in China sharply declined to 8% in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 20% in the first quarter, lagging behind those of Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi for three quarters in a row. "In the first quarter this year, Samsung's smartphone shipments in China are expected to linger ...

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Friday April 17

17:46
Jony Ive Reveals Exclusive Apple Watch Sport Bands at Mila...

Earlier today the Apple Watch went on display at Milan's Salone Del Mobile Design, with Apple SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller and design consult Marc Newson in attendance. Now, it appears that Jony Ive also made it to the event, revealing exclusive sport band colors for the Apple Watch at the same time.

Image via Umberta Gnutti Beretta Instagram
Art enthusiast and philanthropist Umberta Gnutti Beretta posted a photo of a tray holding the new band colors on her Instagram account (via 9to5Mac). The colors include what appears to be two shades of blue, the custom red band seen earlier...

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13:11
WWDC 2015 Lottery Ends, Winners Begin Receiving Confirmati...

Developer demand for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference always exceeds ticket supply, so Apple holds a lottery to determine which developers will win the chance to go to the conference. This year, Apple accepted lottery entries from April 14 until today, April 17, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Now that the lottery has ended, Apple has begun sending out emails to developers who were selected and has charged their credit cards the $1,599 ticket price. Developers who won are currently sharing their good fortune on Twitter after receiving order confirmations.

I GOT A GOLDEN TICKET! #wwdc https://t.co/nv8J4IqHvX

— Julie Johnston (@Julia_JJ) April 17, 2015 This year's Worldwide Developers Conference starts on June 8 and will...

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12:58
A Microsoft Gaming Invention Reveals a Wild Projector Came...

Earlier this month the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Microsoft that revealed a real science fiction type of invention that they've been working on for years. They call it a "Concurrent ...

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11:40
Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall is Now a Broadway Producer

Former Apple iOS chief turned Snapchat advisor Scott Forstall has taken on a new project, according to his first ever tweet on Twitter. Forstall is co-producing the upcoming Broadway musical Fun Home, a show that opens this Sunday.

I'm thrilled to be co-producing the Broadway musical Fun Home http://t.co/PqrKKZGcxY opening this Sunday. Bravo to the phenomenal team!

— Scott Forstall (@forstall) April 17, 2015 Forstall is listed as one of the producers of Fun Home along with his wife Molly on the Internet Broadway Database, and he and his wife also...

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09:47
The Big Six Canadian Banks Want to Introduce Apple Pay thi...

Apple is planning to launch its mobile payments service in Canada this fall, marking the start of its international expansion of Apple Pay. Canada is an attractive market for Apple Pay because of the high level of iPhone market share.

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07:40
Apple Pay Launch in Canada Planned for November

Apple Pay is planned to launch in Canada in November, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report claims Apple is in negotiations with six Canadian banks about launching the mobile payments service in the first country outside of the United States.

The six Canadian banks reportedly in talks with Apple include the Royal Bank of Canada, TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, CIBC and National Bank of Canada. The financial institutions, which together account for more than 90% of Canadian bank accounts, are open to supporting Apple Pay in Canada, although have expressed concern about fees and potential security issues."The banks are open to an agreement, but they aren’t happy with Apple’s fee proposals and are concerned about security vulnerabilities like the ones that U.S. banks experienced as they rolled out the service, the people said."Developing…...

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07:25
Apple may Adopt Next-Gen OLED Displays for 2017 iPads

Last week a Korean report surfaced regarding Apple's iPad Pro 12.9 inch displays shifting to Oxide TFT LCD. The time frame discussed was 2015. Today, the same Korean source is now reporting that Apple iPad displays used in the late 2016-2017 time frame will shift to next-gen OLED displays.

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07:06
Apple Watch Goes on Display in Milan, Phil Schiller and Ma...

After being announced to appear at Milan's Salone Del Mobile Design Fair earlier in the week, today the Apple Watch was displayed for the first time to the public, outside of a retail store or pop up shop, at the design fair (via Macitynet) [Google Translate].

The Apple Watch on display in the Carlo e Camilla restaurant
On display at the Carlo e Camilla restaurant in Segheria, the Watch is displayed in long rows of glass-topped tables, identical to its presentation in Apple's own retail locations. The fair is even allowing customers to experience the same try-on appointments happening in retail...

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06:29
Apple Watch With Custom Red Sport Band, Folding UK Plug Sp...

British cyclist and former professional rugby player Will Carling has shared a pair of new photos on Twitter that appear to reveal two unreleased Apple products. The first photo shows a stainless steel Apple Watch with what looks like a custom red sport band, while the second photo provides a side-by-side look at an Apple charger with a unique folding plug design for use in the United Kingdom.

Carling claims that Apple design chief Jony Ive provided him with the folding charger, which could be the official charger for the Apple Watch in the United Kingdom, and it is likely that is who gifted him the Apple Watch with a custom red sport band as well. Ive grew up in England and is known to be a rugby fan, and Carling was the former captain of England's national rugby team from 1988 to 1996.

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Thursday April 16

16:30
Apple Stores to Offer 'Apple Watch Basics' Works...

Starting on April 24, it appears that Apple will be offering "Apple Watch Basics" workshops in some of its retail stores around the world, helping customers who begin receiving their watches on that day to learn how to use them.

The classes are not yet listed on the company's website, but in the "Stores" section of the Apple Store app, the workshops are listed as an available option on April 24 for some retail stores both in the United States and other countries. Workshops take place at 1.5 hour intervals all day long in most locations and are also available on Saturday and Sunday. It appears that some locations may be offering extended hours to allow more time for hosting workshops.

Customers who are interested in attending one of these workshops to learn more about the Apple Watch can schedule an appointment beginning today in a store where the appointments are listed. Not all stores are showing the workshops that will be available on April 24, however...

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12:58
Apple Seeds First OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, just over a week after releasing OS X 10.10.3 with the Photos for OS X app to the public.

The new beta, build 14E7f, can be downloaded from the Mac Developer Center.

It is not yet clear what's new in the 10.10.4 beta, but according to the release notes, the update "improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac." Earlier OS X Yosemite updates, including OS X 10.10.1 and OS X 10.10.2 brought only minor changes to the operating system in the form of bug fixes and performance enhancements. OS X 10.10.4 may serve the same purpose.

OS X 10.10.3, released last week, was the first major update to OS X Yosemite that brought new features, including the Photos for OS X app, a redesigned emoji picker, and new diversified emoji.

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10:29
J.J. Abrams Wears Apple Watch During Star Wars Panel in An...

Famous film director and producer J.J. Abrams is the latest celebrity to be spotted with an Apple Watch, which he's wearing right now during the Force Awakens Panel at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. Abrams appears to be wearing a stainless steel Apple Watch with a blue band. It is possible that the band is the Blue Modern buckle for the 38mm Apple Watch, but there's also a possibility that it's a custom made navy blue Sport Band created specifically for Abrams.

Along with Abrams, several other celebrities have been seen wearing the Apple Watch. Pharrell Williams wore it on reality TV show The Voice, and both Katy Perry and Drake shared Instagram photos of themselves wearing gold Apple Watch Edition models. Yesterday, a photo surfaced of designer Karl Lagerfeld with a custom gold...

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10:05
Apple Releases OS X 10.10.3 Supplemental Update With Video...

Following the April 8 public release of OS X 10.10.3, Apple has today released a supplemental update for software, which fixes a video driver bug that prevented Macs from starting when running certain apps that are designed to capture video.

Today's supplemental update is available immediately for all OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 users from the Mac App Store.The OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update fixes a video driver issue that may prevent your Mac from starting up when running certain apps that capture video.OS X 10.10.3 brought several new features to Apple's desktop operating system, including the new Photos for OS X app, a revamped emoji picker, new diversified emoji, Spotlight suggestions for lookup, and a bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements.

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09:32
Civil Rights Movement Leader John Lewis Befittingly Writes...

Time Magazine has once again published their list of the top 100 most influential people in the world. They broke down their list into the categories of titans, pioneers, artists, leaders and icons. While Kanye West was at the top of the titan category, Apple's CEO Tim Cook was listed in fourth position and described as being a "Courageous Innovator....

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08:35
'iPad Pro' Cases Increasing in Quality Ahead of...

From design mockups to purported case leaks, the much-rumored "iPad Pro" has been steadily building steam for the past few months. Today, several new cases apparently designed for Apple's iPad Pro have been leaked, and one in particular is far more detailed than any previously released (via SonnyDickson.com).

The notable new case leaked today is the first to feature a tri-fold design with a fabric cover, marking a substantial increase in complexity over the simple soft plastic cases seen previously. This increased complexity could be a sign that case manufacturers are increasingly confident in the iPad Pro's design specs and thus willing to invest in more expensive case designs such as this even months ahead...

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08:24
L.A. School District Seeks Refund from Apple and Pearson o...

Last August we posted a report titled "L.A. School District Suspends a Massive iPad Contract." The report was about the second largest school system in the U.S. cancelling a one billion dollar contract with Apple for iPads...

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07:56
SunPower and Apple form Solar Power Joint Venture in China

Today, SunPower announced their joint venture with Apple to build two solar power projects totaling 40 megawatts (MW) in ...

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07:30
Next-Generation iPhones Could Adopt 7000 Series Aluminum U...

Apple's next-generation iPhones could adopt 7000 Series aluminum used for the Apple Watch Sport, according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News. The so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" would likely use Apple's custom Series 7000 aluminum alloy, which is designed to be 60% stronger than most aluminum, and one-third the density of stainless steel, while still maintaining a light weight.

Apple elaborated in more detail about the Series 7000 aluminum it used for the Apple Watch Sport on its website, noting that each casing is machined, polished and blasted with microscopic zirconia beads to achieve a consistent satin texture found on each Apple Watch. An additional anodized outer layer helps protect against scratches and corrosion, while the anodizing process also makes possible alternative colors like Space Gray.For Apple Watch Sport, we started with 7000 Series aluminum — the same used in competition bicycles. We...

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06:46
Tim Cook Featured in TIME's List of '100 Most In...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has made TIME's annual list of "the 100 most influential people" alongside several other notable celebrities, business executives, scientists, authors, healthcare professionals, iconic leaders and more.

Cook's segment was written by John Lewis, a civil rights leader and Democratic Congressman from Georgia. The chief executive last made TIME's list in 2012, less than one year after the passing of Steve Jobs."It could not have been easy for Tim Cook to step into the immense shadow cast by the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. But with grace and courage and an unabashed willingness to be his own man, Tim has pushed Apple to unimaginable profitability—and greater social responsibility. He is setting a new standard for what business can do in the world. Tim...

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06:40
Supply Chain Sources Claim that Apple is Already Testing F...

We've covered Force Touch from patents through to Apple Watch and beyond. And although the rumor has been around for months that Apple was likely to bring force touch to the next version of the iPhone, it's being confirmed today that Apple is ...

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05:59
Apple invents Gesture Control Pad for Future Apple TV Remo...

On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a possible future Apple TV remote that includes a touchpad that could operate in both gesture or character modes.

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04:55
Apple Watch Orders Will Remain Exclusively Online Through...

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts issued an internal memo to retail employees on Thursday that helps eliminate some of the confusion surrounding the launch of the wrist-worn device. The memo, a roughly translated copy of which was obtained by iGen.fr, states that Apple Watch orders will continue to be taken exclusively online through May and that deliveries will begin April 24 as planned."The feedback from customers is overwhelmingly positive. They are excited about Apple Watch, and your teams are fantastic experiences for creating them. Customers who pre-ordered will start receiving deliveries next Friday as planned, and I know you will do a great job helping set them up.

Many of you have been asking if we will have the Apple Watch available in stores on April 24 for walk-in purchases. As we announced last week, due to high global interest...

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04:21
Apple to Bring Z Depth Mapping to Final Cut Pro X

On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals Apple's invention relating to Z Depth image segmentation for Final Cut Pro X.

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03:17
Apple Invents a Simple Voice Command to unlock your iPhone

On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Speech Recognition Wake-Up of a Handheld Portable Device." I think that most iPhone users would appreciate a simpler way of waking up their iPhone ...

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02:20
Apple Focuses on Multiple Sensors for an Active Stylus Inv...

On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their ongoing work on an "Active Stylus." The patent is focused on protecting new aspects of the original patent that Apple ...

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Wednesday April 15

18:24
Ming-Chi Kuo: Global Apple Watch Pre-Orders Exceed 2.3 Mil...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple, has issued a new note to investors estimating that global pre-orders for Apple Watch has exceeded 2.3 million units. Previously, a study from Slice Intelligence estimated that there were 1 million Apple Watch pre-orders in the United States.

We estimate production of Apple Watch around 2.3mn units in March-May. Mass production of Apple Watch began in March and will likely reach 2.3mn by end of May. Considering that most consumers who preordered will not get the device until June, we estimate global preorders of over 2.3mn units, with Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition representing a respective order allocation of 85%, 15% and less than 1%.Kuo notes that Apple plans to expand the supply chains for Apple Watch, with the Cupertino company targeting production of 2 - 3 million...

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17:49
L.A. School District Cancels iPad Pearson Curriculum, Asks...

Following the end of the $1.3 billion education initiative that would have seen all students in the Los Angeles school district outfitted with an iPad, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has notified Apple that it will no longer be using or paying for the Pearson Education curriculum that was meant to accompany the iPads.

In a letter sent to Apple and shared in part by the Los Angeles Times, the LAUSD asked for a refund and said it has no plans to "accept or compensate Apple for new deliveries of [Pearson Education] curriculum."

When the school district entered into a contract with Apple, it paid approximately $768 per iPad, which included approximately $200 towards a three-year license for math and English curriculum from Pearson that was meant to...

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15:06
Apple Updates Apple Watch 'Guided Tours' Site Wi...

Earlier this month, Apple launched a new "Guided Tours" section on its dedicated Apple Watch website, showcasing several Apple Watch walkthrough videos designed to teach prospective buyers how various features work on the device. As of today, Apple has updated the site with four new videos, covering Phone Calls, Siri, Maps, and Music.

The first video, on Phone Calls, walks users through how phone calls work on the Apple Watch. It displays options for answering incoming calls and making outgoing calls. There are several options when receiving a phone call -- it can be muted by covering the Apple Watch with a hand or a...

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13:23
App Store Increases Revenue Lead Over Google Play in Q1 20...

Apple's App Store increased its revenue lead by 10 percentage points over Google's Play Store in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest numbers from App Annie obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The App Store's revenue was also almost 70% higher than the Play Store, despite Google Play receiving 70% more app downloads during the three-month period ending March.

Apple's increased App Store revenue helped it reverse a trend that saw Google Play slowly catch up in revenue over recent quarters, although the Play Store continued to widen its lead in overall downloads. Apple previously held about a 60% advantage in App Store revenues over Google Play during the third quarter of 2014, but that figure rose to about 70% in Q1 2015 on the strength of the United States and China."China was a bright spot for Apple – mirroring the strong market share...

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11:30
Apple Gives Custom Apple Watch With Gold Link Bracelet to...

Several celebrities like Katy Perry, Drake, and Pharrell Williams have been spotted with the gold Apple Watch Edition ahead of the device's launch, but Apple gifted designer Karl Lagerfeld with something even more special -- a custom gold Apple Watch with a gold Link Bracelet.

In an image shared on Instagram by Lagerfeld's assistant and bodyguard Sebastian Jondeau, Lagerfeld wears a yellow gold Apple Watch with the one-of-a-kind yellow gold Link Bracelet, which Jondeau says was "specially made" by Apple.

Karl Lagerfeld is a well-known fashion designer who's the head of both Chanel and Fendi, in addition to his own fashion house. Lagerfeld was present at the Apple Watch's first public appearance at French Parisian boutique Colette and as a style...

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09:34
Tim Cook Auctions Apple HQ Lunch Meeting, VIP Passes to Ap...

For the third year in a row, Apple CEO Tim Cook is participating in a charity auction through CharityBuzz, offering whoever bids the most the chance to enjoy lunch with him at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. This year's auction also includes two VIP passes to an Apple keynote event to watch Apple unveil new products.

Two people can have lunch with Cook, and the experience will last for approximately one hour. Lunch is included in the auction price, but the winning bidder will need to cover travel and accommodations. The exact date of the lunch will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time after the auction ends on May 6, 2015.

Join me for lunch (and a keynote!) and help a great cause. @RFKHumanRights is working toward a more just world. https://t.co/QxaKne4itb

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook)...

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08:50
Apple Expands Scholarships to 350 in 2015 to Promote Diver...

In a December press statement, Apple spokeswoman Kristen Huguet said: "Apple is deeply committed to diversity within our company and the advancement of human rights around the world....

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08:20
Microsoft Offers a Free iOS 8 Office 365 update for "...

Late yesterday Microsoft released enhancements to Office 365 for iOS users that run iOS 8.0+. The updated Delve app for the iPhone is available for users in the U.S., Ireland and Norway markets today and expand to all supported markets in the following weeks.

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05:28
Retina MacBook Teardown Reveals iPad-Like Battery Connecto...

After Apple revealed the new 12-inch Retina MacBook at its March "Spring Forward" event, the performance and speed of the sleek-but-slightly-underpowered machine came into question by many. Unlike the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the Retina MacBook comes with an Intel Core M Processor and provides only a single USB-C port to double as an accessory and charging port.

Today, iFixit answered some of those early questions in its teardown of the new MacBook, revealing a few unsurprising details of the base model MacBook, which includes a 1.1GHz processor, 12-inch Retina display, 256GB of flash storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300. What the company did find that was surprising was a battery connector hidden under the logic board, just one of a few internal comparisons to Apple's iPad line made with the new MacBook.

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05:19
Apple Now Awarding Up to 350 WWDC Scholarships for Student...

Apple will award up to 350 students and developers belonging to select STEM organizations that promote diversity with scholarships to attend its recently announced Worldwide Developers Conference next June 8 to 12 in San Francisco, as spotted by Re/code. The company previously limited WWDC scholarships to 200 students and developers at past conferences, and is raising that limit in an effort to promote diversity within the developer community.

WWDC scholarships are available to students aged 13 or older and members of participating organizations around the world that promote science, technology, engineering and math education for young women and other ethnic groups. Apple awards selected students with a free WWDC ticket, normally $1,599, and may cover...

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04:36
Samsung Creates Team of About 200 Employees Working Exclus...

Samsung has created a standalone team of about 200 employees working exclusively on Apple products, according to Bloomberg Business. The report claims the secretive team was formed on April 1 to build screens for iPads and MacBooks, develop products and help with sales.

The newly formed team implies that the relationship between Apple and Samsung, two fierce technology rivals, may be improving after the two companies spent millions of dollars fighting each other in the courtroom over the past several years. Samsung was also recently awarded the majority of orders for Apple's A9 chip for next-generation products, another likely sign of improving relations."Samsung is relying more on...

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04:08
Apple and their Design Firm are being Sued over an Art Pie...

It's being reported today that artist Romero Britto is suing Apple Inc. and a design firm called Craig and Karl (Craig Redman of New York and Karl Maier of London) in federal court, accusing them of misusing his color-splashed images ...

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Tuesday April 14

18:15
Digital Music Finally edged out CD's for the first ti...

In a new report published today, we're learning that revenue from digital-music downloads and subscriptions edged out those from CDs for the first time in 2014, holding overall sales steady at about $15 billion globally. Our report presents you with statistics and various key elements that were found in a major report from the music industry

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16:27
Apple Acquires a Key 3D Camera Company out of Israel

Yesterday we posted a report on Intel's Developer Conference that was held in Shenzhen China last week. One of the key announcements involved bringing their 3D RealSense camera to notebooks this fall as noted above in our cover graphic. Days earlier we posted a report titled "Intel's RealSense 3D Camera Headed for Smartphones in Q4." Adding a 3D camera to...

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15:03
Teen Interest in Apple Watch Drops Ahead of Launch, iPhone...

Apple Watch demand among U.S. teens remains relatively low even as the device's launch approaches, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster's latest semiannual teen survey, which asked approximately 6,200 teens in the United States about their device usage habits and future buying plans.

Only 11 percent of teenagers surveyed plan on purchasing an Apple Watch, down from 16 percent in the fall survey. Of those 11 percent, the top reason teens cited for wanting an Apple Watch was style, followed by design. Only five percent of teens currently own a smart watch.

We believe the lower purchase intent reflects a wait and see approach to the Watch as it seems unclear what will be the "killer app" for the Watch. We expect teens to be a good market for the Apple Watch given the popularity of the iPhone, but believe it will take time for influencers (celebrities) to make the watch...

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14:07
A Look at LinX Camera Technology That Could Appear in Futu...

Apple's recent acquisition of LinX Imaging is one of the company's more exciting acquisitions in the last several months, as the technology being developed by LinX could lead to some significant improvements in camera quality in future iOS devices. Given the significance of the purchase, we wanted to take a deeper look at LinX's technology and what it could do for future iPhone photography.

No More Protruding Camera
LinX specializes in multi-aperture cameras for mobile devices, which offer several benefits over single aperture cameras, including the ability to pack impressive image quality in a smaller size. With a multi-aperture camera, LinX is able to take advantage of several smaller sensors rather than one large sensor, preventing the camera from needing a longer lens.

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were equipped with protruding lenses so Apple didn't have to sacrifice...

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11:59
Apple Acquires Israeli Camera Tech Company LinX Imaging fo...

Apple has purchased Israeli camera technology company LinX Imaging for approximately $20 million, reports The Wall Street Journal. LinX specializes in creating multi-aperture camera equipment for mobile devices and it's possible that Apple will use the company's technology in upcoming iOS devices.

Last year, LinX announced the launch of miniature multi-aperture cameras half the height of standard mobile cameras with the ability to create "stunning color images and high accuracy depth maps" for SLR image quality without the bulk of an SLR camera.

The image quality of mobile cameras has reached a dead end. Device makers are striving to differentiate using imaging capabilities but the...

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11:00
'Workflow' for Apple Watch Brings Automated Task...

Popular iOS app Workflow was today updated with support for the upcoming Apple Watch, bringing its highly useful task automation capabilities to the wrist-worn device.

For those of you unfamiliar with Workflow, it's a powerful automation app that was first launched on iOS last December. Workflow lets users create actions and connect apps to automatically perform a huge range of tasks on the iPad or the iPhone.

Workflows can be built from a series of actions to perform tasks like making GIFs from a series of photos, creating PDFs from websites, appending content or recordings to Evernote, seeing older versions of websites, getting images from websites, and translating text on the clipboard. There are hundreds of actions that can be combined for an endless number of different workflows.

On the Apple Watch...

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07:03
Apple Announces WWDC Dates While Hinting that Incredible N...

Apple officially announced that their World Wide Developer Conference will take place between the dates of June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco's Moscone West. Apple's Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, hinted ...

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02:35
Foxconn Subsidiary Now Sells Second-Hand iPhones & Mor...

According to new Tencent (Chinese-language news site) report, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been engaged in selling second-hand iPhones

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02:05
Apple Granted 44 Patents Today Covering the iPad Smart Cov...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 44 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover the iPad Smart Cover magnetic assembly and three design patents.

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…This senior level position is responsible for leading and imagining the Apple Retail Team's global engagement strategy and team. Delivering an overarching brand Read more
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