- First Weekend iPhone Sales Top 10 Million, Set New Record 1 week ago Apple Hot News
Apple has sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19. The iPhones are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and the UK and will be available in more than 20 additional countries on September 26. The new phones will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year. ?Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn?t be happier,? said Tim Cook, Apple?s CEO. ?We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.?
- Apple Unveils Apple Watch ? Apple?s Most Personal Device Ever 3 weeks ago Apple Hot News
Apple has unveiled Apple Watch ? its most personal device ever ? featuring revolutionary new technologies and a pioneering user interface with a beautiful design that honors the rich tradition of precision watchmaking. Apple Watch introduces a specially designed and engineered Digital Crown that provides an innovative way to scroll, zoom, and navigate. Apple Watch will enable you to communicate in new ways right from your wrist and will include comprehensive health and fitness apps. The watch comes in three distinct collections ? Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition ? available in two different sizes. ?Apple introduced the world to several category-defining products, the Mac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad,? said Tim Cook, Apple?s CEO. ?And once again Apple is poised to captivate the world with a revolutionary product that can enrich people?s lives. It?s the most personal product we?ve ever made.? Apple Watch will be available in early 2015.
- Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ? the Biggest Advancements in iPhone History 3 weeks ago Apple Hot News
Apple has announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design. Both phones include the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture, advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, ultrafast wireless technologies, iOS 8, and Apple Pay. ?iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history,? said Tim Cook, Apple?s CEO. ?The iPhone is the most loved smartphone in the world with the highest customer satisfaction in the industry and we are making it much better in every way. Only Apple can combine the best hardware, software, and services at this unprecedented level and we think customers are going to love it.? The new iPhones will be available September 19, and customers can pre-order them beginning September 12.
- Apple Announces Apple Pay 3 weeks ago Apple Hot News
Apple has announced Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure, and private way to pay. Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through a groundbreaking NFC antenna design, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and the security and convenience of Touch ID. Apple Pay is easy to set up, so hundreds of millions of users can simply add their credit or debit card on file from their iTunes Store account. Apple Pay will also work with the newly announced Apple Watch, extending Apple Pay to over 200 million owners of iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s worldwide. ?Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you?re using Apple Pay in a store, restaurant or other merchant, cashiers will no longer see your name, credit card number, or security code, helping to reduce the potential for fraud,? said Eddy Cue, Apple?s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. ?Apple doesn?t collect your purchase history, so we don?t know what you bought, where you bought it, or how much you paid for it. And if your iPhone is lost or stolen, you can use Find My iPhone to quickly suspend payments from that device.? Apple Pay will be available in the U.S. for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as a free update to iOS 8 starting in October.
- Apple Announces iOS 8 Available September 17 3 weeks ago Apple Hot News
Apple has announced that iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, will be available starting September 17 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users as a free software update. iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster, and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple?s QuickType keyboard, and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive, so you can store files and access them from anywhere. ?We?re excited for hundreds of millions of users to begin experiencing iOS 8, with incredible features that offer new ways to use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch,? said Craig Federighi, Apple?s senior vice president of Software Engineering. ?iOS 8 also creates an extraordinary environment for developers, providing them the ability to create amazing new apps like never before.?
- Apple and U2 Release Album Exclusively for iTunes Store Customers 3 weeks ago Apple Hot News
Apple, Universal Music Group, and legendary rock band U2 have announced the release of the album ?Songs of Innocence,? which Apple is gifting to iTunes Store customers around the world, making it the largest album release ever with over half a billion copies distributed. The album features 11 new songs from the band and charts their earliest influences from ?70s rock and punk rock to early ?80s electronica and soul. The album is free for iTunes Store account holders in 119 countries and is available exclusively on iTunes until October 13.
- iTunes Festival kicks off in London 4 weeks ago Apple Hot News
iTunes Festival kicked off 30 nights of performances with a show on September 1 headlined by deadmau5. Other acts set to perform in London?s historic Roundhouse during the month include Tony Bennett, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, and Placido Domingo. You can experience the festival for free on iTunes or with Apple TV.
- Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display 2 months ago Apple Hot News
Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro to $1,099. ?People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life, and deep integration with OS X,? said Philip Schiller, Apple?s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. ?The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better with faster processors, more memory, more affordable configurations, and a free upgrade to OS X Yosemite this fall.? MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Pro are available through the Apple Online Store, Apple?s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
- Apple Reports Third Quarter Results 2 months ago Apple Hot News
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter?s revenue. Apple?s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the company?s common stock. The dividend is payable on August 14, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 11, 2014. ?Our record June quarter revenue was fueled by strong sales of iPhone and Mac and the continued growth of revenue from the Apple ecosystem, driving our highest EPS growth rate in seven quarters,? said Tim Cook, Apple?s CEO. ?We are incredibly excited about the upcoming releases of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, as well as other new products and services that we can?t wait to introduce.?
- Apple Announces Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in London 2 months ago Apple Hot News
Apple today announced that Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde, and many more of the world?s biggest artists will headline this year?s iTunes Festival. Returning to the UK for an eighth year, the festival will feature over 60 acts throughout September at the legendary Roundhouse. Performances can be watched live or on-demand on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, in iTunes on a computer, or in HD with Apple TV. ?The iTunes Festival in London is back with another stunning line-up of world class performers and tremendous new acts,? said Eddy Cue, Apple?s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. ?These live shows capture the heart and soul of iTunes and we love bringing them to our customers in the Roundhouse, as well as to the millions of people watching all over the world for free.?