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Apple planning NFC competitor with finance heavyweights
By Luke Jones on Monday September 01, 2014

We have heard plenty of rumours about the iPhone 6 arriving with NFC for contactless payment, which would make Apple very late to this method. Cupertino has long held out against NFC while all of its rivals on Android and beyond have included the technology. Now Apple may be planning its own contactless payment method and will team up with a number of heavy hitting companies to deliver it.

Apple to launch iWatch next week?
By Luke Jones on Friday August 29, 2014

A story emerged yesterday that said that Apple would launch its first wearable alongside the iPhone 6 in just over a week's time. We held off on this one because there have been so many twists and turns in the iWatch saga, but the rumour is gathering pace as more sources are found. Indeed, I spoke to my own "guy" in Apple and while he could not or did not want to confirm the iWatch is imminent, he did say the iPhone 6 event has a big surprise in store.

Tim Cook expects iPad growth
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Apple recorded some pretty stellar financial results last month when the company revealed that record amounts of iPhones had been sold, while Cupertino's Mac business grew too. With profit and revenue soaring, it is easy to focus on what's going right over at Apple, but we also shouldn't ignore what is going wrong. Talking about the iPad at the moment is addressing the elephant in the room at Apple.

Apple opens battery replacement program for the iPhone 5
By Luke Jones on Friday August 22, 2014

Apple today revealed that some iPhone 5 units have been suffering battery issues of late, where the power pack "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently." Cupertino's response has been rapid as the company has now opened up an iPhone 5 battery replacement program for those affected by the issue.

Apple to put 2GB of RAM inside the iPad Air 2
By admin on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Apple has always done a decent job of defying the ethos that says more RAM and higher numbered specs are better. For example, the iPad Air has just 1GB of RAM, while even basic Android slates pack at least 2GB. However, you would not notice a difference between the performance on the Air or on a high end Android tablet, such is the solid performance of Apple's product.

App Store and iTunes continue to grow
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 05, 2014

Apple and Google are locked in a number of mobile wars, such as platform and even smartphones, with Android typically besting Apple's iOS with its sheer availability. However, one area where Android has failed to defeat Apple is in terms of monetizing apps, and Cupertino's App Store has just recorded its best ever month just to make the point.

Apple schedules iPhone event for September 9th
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 05, 2014

Speculation may be in the air as to what iPhones Apple will launch this year, but we now know the date when we will find out about at least one of them. Cupertino has scheduled a press event that will take place on September 9th and is almost certainly to launch the iPhone 6.

Production issues could push back iPhone 6 launch
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 05, 2014

It has been oddly quiet on the iPhone 6 front of late, which means one of two things. Either the launch date is imminent and all that is left are the semantics, or the production process has hit a snag.

Apple requests millions of iPhone 6 handsets to meet demand
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 22, 2014

When Apple releases a new iPhone the launch windows is big, as in really big. In tech, no company does it quite like Apple and the no company can compare to the kinds of figures Cupertino achieves over a launch window, or indeed beyond

90% adoption rates for iOS 7
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 15, 2014

Look away now Android fans because Apple has released data showing the adoption levels of last year's iOS 7 and as you can imagine the numbers put Cupertino's great mobile OS rival to shame.