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Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs, Beats, and Apple TV in latest candid interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook has given another rare and candid interview, this time appearing on Charlie Rose to talk about a few issues. Cook talks about the legacy and enduring influence that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs still has on the company today, why Apple acquired Beats and its team, and also how it is growing its hobby, a term that Apple had historically used to describe its dabble with Apple TV in the early days.

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Apple Pay pays off for Apple

A report suggests that Apple may make as much as 0.0015% of every transaction handled through Apple Pay, a new payments platform that was introduced alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This means that through Apple Pay, like the App Store, Apple has found another venue to earn additional revenue on top of iPhone hardware sales.

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iPhone 6 preorders set new overnight record for Apple

Apple, typically tight-lipped about such things, says that pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a new overnight record for the company. The newest iPhones went live for pre-order at midnight Pacific time last night, and while there was plenty of glitching along the way, that didn't stop many from getting in their order. Apple isn't alone in the new bigger iPhones being an overnight pre-order hit — AT&T's said that pre-order demand for the phones was greater than the last two phone launches.

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iOS 8 SMS sharing between iPhone and iPad will now arrive in October

Apple has made a slight change to its website detailing continuity in iOS 8, with a note that the handoff of SMS/MMS between iOS devices will now be coming in October. No mention is made on the site about a new date for iOS 8's voice call handoff feature, so it seems like that might come with the initial release of iOS 8 on Wednesday, September 17.

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AT&T not in a rush, will offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015

AT&T has plans to start offering Wi-Fi calling support by 2015. The system would allow subscribers to place calls using their phone's Wi-Fi connection instead of the cellular network. If that sounds familiar, it should, as T-Mobile has offered Wi-Fi calling for years now, and even dedicated their Uncarrier 7.0 press event to expanding on the concept.

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Check out these places in the UK for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders

Pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are well under way, and in the UK it's possible for consumers to get their hands prepared for the new smartphones from Apple. Multiple retailers and operators have teamed up with Apple to offer pre-orders before September 19th when the new iPhone becomes available. We've compiled a quick list as to where you'll be able to put down said pre-orders.

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iPhone 6 pre-orders live! What did you get?

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders have just gone live in most parts of the world on most carriers. That means if you hurry on over to store.apple.com — or a local carrier if you really want to — you can order just exactly the screen size, metal finish, and storage capacity you want. (And if you're still not sure yet, make sure you read out iPhone buyers guide first!).

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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders start at 5 AM ET on Rogers

Canadian wireless carrier Rogers has confirmed that pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will commence at 5 AM Eastern Time on September 12, which is 2 AM Pacific Time. It looks like Rogers will be adhering to a different time table than the 12:01 AM Pacific Time that is anticipated for when Apple takes pre-orders, at least in the U.S. market.

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Next generation Apple Watch could appease health fanatics with even more sensors

Tim Cook and company's one more thing this year already launched with a number of skin sensors to measure heart rate and keep the Apple Watch secure when using it for payments with Apple Pay, but health fanatics may want to sit out the first generation. Though the Apple Watch does plenty, Apple is said to be bundling even more sensors to expand the Apple Watch's health tracking capabilities in a future hardware revision.

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In-store pickup may be available for tonight's iPhone 6 pre-orders

Come tonight, customers who are ordering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can either have their phone of choice shipped to them or they can pick up in the store. Given the new screen sizes and resolutions, along with the new functionality and features that are coming with iOS 8, the ability to pick up, and also have your iPhone set up by an Apple associate in a store, may be a good option for new and returning iOS customers who need a little extra attention.

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