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Rumor: Apple Watch to become available in Austria, Denmark, India and other countries in September

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Date: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, 04:25
Category: Apple Watch, retail, Rumor, Uncategorized, Wearables


The Apple Watch could be debuting in Austria, Denmark, India and other countries later this month.

A rumor from Austrian website MacMania claims that the Apple Watch will be available in Austria starting September 15th, citing information it received from a reputable source working for an undisclosed large electronics chain in the country. As yet, Apple does not have an official retail presence in Austria.


Additional iPhone 6s leaks point towards slightly heavier display, mystery chip

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Date: Thursday, August 27th, 2015, 08:45
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor, Uncategorized


Some additional points have come out about Apple’s upcoming “iPhone 6s” handset.

Namely, the display panel might be a bit thicker.

And there’s a weird mystery chip with an unspecified function to date.

Following up on an overview of leaked images, numerous rumors have pointed toward the iPhone 6s including support for Force Touch, which will allow the device to sense how hard the user is pressing on the screen and present different interface options or functionality based on the amount of pressure. This has yet to be confirmed, although a small, rectangular chip has been noted on the rear of the display. It has been seen in all leaked parts seen so far, and its function remains unconfirmed, it’s thought its function is related to a Force Touch feature.


Rite Aid to accept Apple Pay beginning Saturday, August 15th

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Date: Wednesday, August 12th, 2015, 08:22
Category: News, retail, Uncategorized


Rite Aid has apparently gone for both CurrentC and Apple Pay.

Last year, when a group of retailers disabled their Merchant Customer Exchange devices in favor of the upcoming CurrentC payment system, it was unknown as to whether they’d opt for Apple Pay. Drug store chains CVS and Rite Aid were among the first to block Apple Pay support after initially accepting it. Now, drug store chain Rite Aid is ending that blockade as it announced today that it will officially accept Apple Pay starting this weekend.

Beginning Saturday, August 15th, Rite Aid will turn on support for Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and Android Pay at almost 4,600 locations around the country. Competing drug store chain Walgreens has officially accepted Apple Pay since launch while CVS remains a hold out.


Leaked images show purported “iPhone 6s” display components

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Date: Monday, August 3rd, 2015, 08:26
Category: Hardware, iPhone, News, Pictures, Uncategorized


You can’t say image leaks of forthcoming Apple products don’t answer a few questions.

A set of photos leaked by Chinese repair firm GeekBar show the supposed front and back views of an “iPhone 6s” handset. The photos highlight a Force Touch implementation and appear to incorporate the same rounded glass edges and general shape, with no change to ear speaker or camera positioning. On the back, the LCD module and other internals are obscured by the usual protective metal shielding, though a few differences stand out.


Patent application shows possible Apple TV remote with built-in Touch ID sensor

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Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, 14:56
Category: Apple TV, Hardware, News, Uncategorized


Apple may not have released its anticipated next-gen Apple TV console at the Worldwide Developers Conference, but it appears that the company is still working on one.

A recently published patent shows an Apple TV remote with a built-in Touch ID sensor.

As is often the case, the patent is expressed in extremely broad terms, referring to a “sensor configured to detect a biometric characteristic of a user” and mentioning everything from iris detection to voice sensing, but a fingerprint is included and appears to be what is shown in the main drawing.


Apple adds 35 new issuers in the United States, brings total to over 375

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Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, 05:55
Category: Uncategorized


The new batch of participating issuers, banks, credit unions and financial institutions that support Apple Pay is in.

35 of them, no less, bringing the total in the U.S. to over 375 with plans for dozens more.

The new list includes the following:

1st Source Bank

Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Amarillo National Bank

American National Bank and Trust

Cambridge Trust Bank


DxO One camera for iPhone now available for pre-order

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Date: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, 08:14
Category: Accessory, iPhone, News, photos, Uncategorized


This is pretty nifty.

DxO Labs now has the DxO One camera for iPhone available for pre-order. The camera, which features 1080p video capture, 20.2 megapixel resolution, f/1.8 maximum aperture and 1-inch camera sensor has gotten a fair amount of attention of late and can connect to your iPhone’s Lightning connector port.


Apple releases updated iPod touch, adds improved hardware to device

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Date: Thursday, July 16th, 2015, 09:33
Category: Hardware, iPod, iPod Touch, News, retail, Uncategorized


Apple may not have done much with its iPod shuffle and nano models outside of changing the color offerings, but it beefed up the iPod touch in a big way this week.

The iPod touch’s camera is now on par with the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2, going from 5 megapixels in the last generation to 8 in the new version. Apple also incorporated an iPhone M8 motion coprocessor for better activity-tracking and a new 64-bit A8 chip to make the unit that much faster. A new 1136 x 640 resolution Retina display rounds things out and makes the device that much more robust.


12-inch MacBook notebooks essentially chained to Apple Store tables, may make browsing difficult

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Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, 08:48
Category: MacBook, retail, security, Uncategorized


You know how people sometimes go to outlandish (and destructive) lengths to steal things from Apple Store locations?

This, combined with the new 12-inch MacBook’s light weight, may be why they’re literally chaining the new notebook to the display tables.

Apparently the new MacBook, which weighs all of 2.0 pounds, is essentially chained/cabled to the display tables as opposed to letting customers lift it off the table to test its weight, as Apple usually does with its other notebook models.


Xcode 7 available for free, allows iOS app development, testing and side loading

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Date: Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 08:56
Category: Developer, iOS, News, Software, Uncategorized


Apple’s allowing wider – and free – access to its iOS development tools at long last.

Prior to this, Apple required users to pay US$99/year to become a member of Apple’s Developer Program in order to run code on physical iPhone and iPads. As part of the new Developer Program, this is no longer required. Apps can be tested on devices, no purchase necessary.