Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly looking for a repeat of the exclusive launch of the Beyoncé album on iTunes last year, as he’s said to be in talks with a number of artists for similar exclusives via Beats Music.
While Apple is reported to be in talks with banks in the U.K. about an early 2015 launch of its mobile payments solution, Apple Pay, one of Britain’s biggest banks is said to be leery of sharing personal and financial information about its customers due to a fear of an Apple “invasion of the banking industry.”
Apple Japan has announced its annual “Lucky Bags” promotion for its retail stores. The New Year’s retail tradition gives customers of Japanese Apple retail stores hundreds of dollars of savings. The promo is set to kick off at 8AM – Jan. 2, 2015.
Popular party game Heads Up!, Facebook Messenger, and YouTube all scored well on the list of the top paid and free iOS apps in the App Store for 2014.
The New York Times reports that Apple had no interest in Sony’s attempts to get the Cupertino firm to distribute the controversial film, “The Interview,” via iTunes.
The Apple backed Rockstar Consortium, a patent holding firm created by Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony to obtain thousands of telecom patents from Nortel, has agreed to sell much of their patent portfolio to IP risk migration company RPK.
CNN on Tuesday named Apple CEO Tim Cook its 2014 CEO of the Year. “He’s had to convince skeptics that Apple can still innovate after the death of Steve Jobs,” CNN said. “He’s proven all the naysayers wrong.”
On the heels of a BBC report that alleged mistreatment of its workers at one of its factories, Apple production partner Pegatron says it will be looking into the matter, and will make any necessary changes.
Apple today launched a new iTunes Tumblr page, highlighting the “Best of 2014.” The new site lists the best movies, television, music, and books of the past year, and showcases various related content.
The Russian online Apple Store has made its triumphant return to the Internet, although Russian customers will find their Rubles don’t go near as far as they used to…
Apple’s SVP of Retail, Angela Ahrendts has posted a holiday message to her LinkedIn followers: “Let peace begin with me.” The post is the first from Ahrendts since a June message when she wrote about her transition to Apple.
Good news if you’re looking to put an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus under the tree this Christmas. Apple store shipping estimates for both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the 16GB and 64GB models of both devices, including all colors and carriers, have slipped to one business day.
A memo sent to Apple employees by executive Jeff Williams says that both he and Apple CEO Tim Cook are “deeply offended” by “Apple’s Broken Promises,” a report that aired last night on the BBC. The report alleges Apple that Apple does nothing to prevent the mistreatment of workers in its supply chain.
While the BBC’s documentary profiling working conditions in Apple’s product supply chain, “Apple’s Broken Promises,” is set to air tonight, BBC News has published a story highlighting what was discovered in visits to Pegatron factories in China, and tin mines in Indonesia.
Ever wonder how Apple started, and how it got to where it is today? Here’s a little middle of the day viewing for you. The history of Apple in just three minutes.
District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has ruled that the Steve Jobs video deposition that played a key role in the iPod/iTunes antitrust trial Apple faced last week will not be released to the public.