While Apple’s iPad lineup continued its reign at the top of the tablet market in Q3 2014 , its lead shrank again, and it fell slightly behind Amazon in J.D. Power’s semiannual customer satisfaction survey.
Midwest grocery store chain Meijer is the first MCX/CurrentC member to go rogue, as it is accepting NFC payments – including Apple Pay – at its grocery and gas locations.
Research firm IDG reports the global smartphone market grew 25% in the third quarter of 2014, with Apple hanging in there in second place, Samsung losing marketshare while retaining its lead, and Chinese phone maker Xiaomi grabbing a surprising third place in the rankings.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as a gay man in a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek. Cook says while it “wasn’t an easy choice,” and that his privacy remains important to him, he has come to realize that his desire for personal privacy has been holding him back from doing something more important.
GT Advanced Technologies told a bankruptcy court that a settlement with Apple is a necessity, because although it would prefer to sue the iPhone maker, going to court would be too “challenging and expensive” for the company.
A Wall Street Journal report claims that Apple is in the early stages of discussion with “Iranian distributors” to bring the iPhone to Iran.
As Apple struggles to keep up with demand for its “HUGE” iPhone 6 Plus, those being sold on sites such as eBay continue to bring premium prices.
Retail partners of the Merchant Customer Exchange consortium – the power behind the CurrentC mobile payments solution – are contractually required to use the CurrentC system, and can incur large fines if they use a competing solution, such as Apple Pay, in their stores.
After five and a half weeks of availability, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 52% of all active iOS devices. Those numbers come from Apple’s own App Store support page for developers.
MacTrast has reported multiple times this year on reports of graphics issues experienced by owners of 2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple has to date ignored the issue, amid claims that it is a manufacturing defect that should be repaired by Apple at no cost.
If you saw the debut of Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch back in September, you likely noticed the unique interface that arranges circular app icons in a cluster-based design.
Tim Cook made an appearance at the WSJ.D conference on Monday, and during the Q&A portion of the night, he was asked about the iPod Classic, which Apple finally laid to rest last month.
Wells Fargo is making it just a little bit more enticing for its customers to give Apple Pay a try. The bank will give a $20 statement credit to customers who register their credit card with Apple Pay and then make a purchase using the card via Apple Pay.
Following the decision by drugstore chains Rite Aid and CVS to disable Apple Pay support at its checkouts, Apple has finally commented on the situation, telling Business Insider they’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and retailers who have used Apple Pay.
A report today says Apple is actively looking to make partnerships that would increase the utility of the NFC chip found in its flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. At the moment, the chip can only be used by the Apple Pay mobile payments service.
In its first six days of release, OS X Yosemite was installed on 12.8% of Macs in North America. That’s just slightly higher than the 12.4% installation rate that OS X Mavericks had six days after its release. Those numbers come from ad network Chitika.