Apple has officially launched a Chinese version of its iPhone and iPad trade-in program. The program allows a user to bring their old Apple device into the Apple Store, and receive trade-in credit via an Apple gift card, to be used toward the purchase of a new iPhone or iPad.
A Bloomberg report on Tuesday claims two-thirds of Apple Pay users are experiencing issues with the system at checkout. The report uses data from a survey published this week by Phoenix Marketing International.
Data from IDC and App Annie indicate that Apple’s App Store, and Google’s Play marketplace are both likely to see their revenues double over the next four years. This suggests that Apple’s App Store revenues could hit $20 billion in 2018.
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to investigate claims that Apple’s iPhone and iPad has infringed on a number of Ericsson’s cellular technology patents.
Apple seeded the sixth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 on Monday. The new beta, coming just a week after the fifth beta release, was seeded to developers and public beta testers.
The Apple Q2 2015 earnings announcement has been scheduled for the second fiscal quarter of 2015 for Monday, April 27. The earnings statement will be released around 1:30PM Pacific/4:30PM Eastern time. A conference call to discuss the report will be held at 2:00PM Pacific/5:00PM Eastern time.
Leaked images show what could be the rear shell for the rumored “iPhone 6c.” The size of the shell indicates the device would likely sport a 4-inch screen.
Apple has expanded its Reuse and Recycling Program to include eligible Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices. The program has been expanded in the United States and some European countries.
In a Washington Post op-ed piece on Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed legislation allowing businesses to refuse service to individuals on religious grounds as “very dangerous,” saying, “America must be a land of opportunity for everyone.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to condemn Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law, which Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law on Thursday.
Apple has named creative iOS photo editing app Tangent as its free App of the Week. The app allows users to add geometric shapes, patterns, textures, and other effects to their photos.
The New York Times reports that Apple is moving forward with a sweeping overhaul of its digital music services, and has tasked Jimmy Iovine and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor with coming up with a worthy rival to competitors such as Spotify.
Apple has reportedly acquired London-based big data analytics firm Acunu. Bloomberg reports the firm produced technology to provide analytics on databases.
Apple is reportedly preparing to roll out an iPhone trade-in program in China that will allow customers to trade-in old devices in return for store credit. Foxconn will be handling the program for Apple.
A new report from the not always reliable Digitimes says Apple will release a 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, a 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, and a 4-inch iPhone 6c in the second half of 2015.
Life as a Member of Parliament in the UK just got a little nicer. Not only do members have access to those sweet powdered wigs, they will also each receive a new iPad Air 2, and a laptop!