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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reports last week indicated that drugstore chains Rite Aid and CVS were disabling Apple Pay as a payment option in their stores. Now, a report from The New York Times reports both chains have officially disabled Apple Pay in their stores nationwide.
The WSJ reports Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on pre-order in South Korea on Friday, racking up pre-orders of over 100,000 units. Pre-orders for home grown Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 totaled a third of that, coming in at around 30,000 units for the same time frame when it launched pre-orders back in September.
With sales in Apple’s iTunes Store down 13% in 2014, Apple is reportedly moving forward on their plans to revamp and rebrand their recently acquired Beats Music service.
A number of iPhone 6 Plus users are reporting an issue where the phone crashes or enters a reboot loop. Many users have been forced to take their iPhone in for service where it is usually swapped out for a new unit.
Amazon has kept its promise of enabling Apple Pay on its Rewards Visa card, as Reddit users report success adding the card to Apple Pay, and TechCrunch posted a photo showing the card loaded into the app.
On the final day of a four-day visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with state news agency Xinhuanet to discuss Apple Pay, The Apple Watch, and Wednesday’s meeting with with Chinese premier Ma Kai.
Both Visa and MasterCard have published lists of banks and other financial institutions that will turn on support for the Apple Pay mobile payments system in the coming months.
The dissolution of Apple’s partnership with failed sapphire glass maker GT Advanced Technologies is official.