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Why a 32GB iPhone costs $100 more

Why a 32GB iPhone costs $100 more

Apple's updated iPod touch lineup separates 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacity models by $50 price increments. That's new for Apple in the iOS device lineup. Previously for the iPod touch, and still for the iPhone and iPad, capacity models are separated by $100 price increments. There are some other...
Chinese labor and the bullseye on Apple's back

Chinese labor and the bullseye on Apple's back

Why does Apple bear the brunt out of seemingly every labor complaint that comes out of China? This week Greenamerica.org ÷posted a scathing report over conditions in a Chinese electronics part maker factory. The report implicates Apple, though it's about Catcher Technology, a company in Suqian...
Is Intel doomed on the Mac?

Is Intel doomed on the Mac?

With apologies to Mark Twain, the reports of Intel's death on the Mac are greatly exaggerated Former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée recently offered his opinion on the future of the Mac. In his blog post Macintel: The End Is Nigh, Gassée predicts the imminent demise of Intel-based Macs. Is he...

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U2 and Apple are working on a plan to get people buying music again

The public may have had mixed feelings about a free U2 album showing up on their phones last week, but the world-renowned band and Apple are likely teaming up again to work on a new music format. This new music format, U2 claims, will make music so interesting and enticing that consumers will...
Peeking behind the curtain in Cupertino

Tim Cook's Apple is bigger, more cooperative, and more humble

It's been a big few days for Apple, and with the recent unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, today's release of a substantial iOS 8 update, and Friday's launch of the aforementioned iPhones 6, Apple's pulled back the curtain a bit on how things have changed in the company...
How Apple Pay might really pay off for AAPL

How Apple Pay might really pay off for AAPL

Yesterday Apple revealed it's new payment solution, Apple Pay, as part of the big iPhone 6 launch in California. The rumours that had been circulating about what we previously called 'iWallet' were largely correct. And, of course, there is more to the story. But before I dive into my thoughts,...
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Apple inviting fashion industry to the iPhone and iWatch event

Apple has invited many more media outlets than normal to their press event in Cupertino, California on Tuesday, including a lot of fashion editors and bloggers, which may be a big clue that the company is going to reveal its iWatch wearable gadget for the first time. Reuters reports that Marie...
Chinese labor and the bullseye on Apple's back

Chinese labor and the bullseye on Apple's back

Why does Apple bear the brunt out of seemingly every labor complaint that comes out of China? This week Greenamerica.org ÷posted a scathing report over conditions in a Chinese electronics part maker factory. The report implicates Apple, though it's about Catcher Technology, a company in Suqian...
Apple supplier found to be in violation of several hiring and safety standards

Apple supplier found to be in violation of several hiring and safety standards

Another Apple supplier has been found to be in violation of Chinese labor laws, as well as standards set out by Apple and other companies. Catcher Technology's factory in Suqian, China, has been found to have discrimanatory hiring practices, substandard worker safety training, and little...
Apple Drone Flyby

Apple's mysterious iPhone event house captured on Drone-cam!

Apple is holding an event next week, which will likely play host to the launch of the iPhone 6, but we're still not entirely sure as to what will be covered. There is one thing for certain, however, and that is Apple plans to host quite the event. Sachin Patel decided to see exactly what the...
Come iPhone 6 launch time, Samsung will lose my business to Apple

Come iPhone 6 launch time, Samsung will lose my business to Apple

AAPL has confirmed the next iPhone event will be held on September 9. In eleven days we expect to see a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and some kind of wearable device. There are rumors of a larger, 5.5-inch iPhone as well, along with rumors that it might cost more than the smaller sizes that came before it...
Apple constructing large building at Flint Center ahead of September event

Apple constructing large building at Flint Center ahead of September event

Ahead of Apple's special event on September 9, the company is erecting a large structure at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. The Flint Center has been the site of Apple events in the past, most notibly thirty years ago, when Steve Jobs unveiled...
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China is working on a homegrown OS to replace current US solutions

The government of China could launch its own PC desktop operating system sometime in October which could later be extended to smartphones and tablets, in a bid to compete with rival overseas systems from Microsoft, Google and Apple. The government controlled Chinese news agency Xinhua quoted...

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