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Apple Planning Mid-September Event for 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, Timing of 5.5-Inch Model Unclear

Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:44 am PDT by
According to 9to5Mac, Apple is putting the finishing touches on iOS 8 in advance of a September iPhone and iOS 8 launch event. Based on current projections, Apple is unsurprisingly tentatively planning to hold this iPhone-oriented event in mid-September. In line with previous reports, Apple is said to be aiming for a second product launch event in October for the iWatch and OS X Yosemite. iPhon ...
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Apple Said to Be Developing Smart Home Products for HomeKit Integration

Thursday June 26, 2014 8:04 am PDT by
Following a report from The Information yesterday claiming that Apple is building hardware to work with the new HomeKit home automation standard announced for iOS 8, a follow-up report from 9to5Mac is making similar claims. Details on the devices under consideration are scant, although the company is said to be beyond the exploratory stage of product development. Apple already sells one...

Apple May Adopt 1704 x 960 Resolution Display for Upcoming iPhone 6

Wednesday May 14, 2014 7:32 am PDT by
Apple's next generation iPhone 6 may adopt a higher resolution display, jumping from the current iPhone 5s resolution of 1136 x 640 to a sharper 1704 x 960 resolution, reports 9to5Mac. On the rumored 4.7-inch model, this would result in a display with 416 ppi and the same 16:9 ratio of the iPhone 5/5s/5c, while a 5.5-inch model at the same resolution would carry a density of 356 ppi. With...
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Apple's WWDC 2014 to Focus on OS X 10.10 as Apple Pulls Resources from iOS 8 to Help

Thursday May 1, 2014 7:23 am PDT by
According to 9to5Mac, Apple may use WWDC 2014 to focus on OS X 10.10, giving the desktop OS more attention than iOS 8 during the annual developer conference. Apple allegedly has been moving iOS user interface developers to the OS X teams in order to finish up the new design in time for early June conference. As has been previously reported, Apple is not merging the two operating systems,...
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Apple to Honor Earth Day 2014 at Retail Stores, Main Campus

Thursday April 17, 2014 6:20 am PDT by
Apple will be celebrating Earth Day 2014 next Tuesday, April 22 throughout its various retail locations and at its main campus, reports 9to5Mac. The company will color its logos in green for the occasion, as employees will wear special shirts with an event planned at Apple's headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California. Apple last celebrated Earth Day in 2006 by holding a free...
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'Slide to Unlock' Engineer Greg Christie to Depart Apple After Fallout with Jony Ive [Updated]

Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:22 pm PDT by
Apple's Vice President of Human Interface Greg Christie is set to depart from the company after clashing with Jony Ive, Apple's Senior Vice President of Industrial Design who oversees and guides the Human Interface teams, reports 9to5Mac. Ive first took on a role "providing leadership" for the Human Interface teams in late 2012, following Scott Forstall's departure from the company.Christie has ...
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Apple's Healthbook App for iOS Shown in Renderings with New Details

Monday March 17, 2014 7:19 am PDT by
Apple's rumored "Healthbook" app for iOS 8 may be the company's first big push into the current health and fitness craze that is being fueled by wearable technology, and a new report from 9to5Mac offers a look at what users can expect from the app as well as a few renderings of the app said to be recreated from actual screenshots. The renderings show a Passbook-inspired user interface with...
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Apple Considering Standalone iTunes Radio App for iOS 8

Wednesday March 12, 2014 7:06 am PDT by
Following its introduction at WWDC 2013, Apple's iTunes Radio music streaming service launched alongside iOS 7 in September of last year. The service is available within iTunes on the desktop and the Music app for iOS, allowing users create channels based on artists, genres or songs. To bring attention to the service and increase engagement, Apple may be spinning off iTunes Radio into its own app ...
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Apple Shortens iPhone Return Window to 14 Calendar Days

Wednesday March 12, 2014 6:19 am PDT by
Customers who purchased an iPhone from an Apple Store in the U.S. had a 30-day period to try out the phone and return it for any reason. Starting March 13th, this return window is being shortened to 14 calendar days, claims 9to5Mac. According to an internal document provided by one of our retail sources, Apple plans to change its iPhone return policy to just 14 days beginning on March 13th....
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Apple Maps to Include Transit Directions, Improved Points of Interest Data in iOS 8

Tuesday March 11, 2014 8:18 am PDT by
Apple is preparing to significantly improve its Maps application in iOS 8, claims a report in 9to5Mac. Apple will slow its work on UI changes and focus instead on improving the underlying infrastructure that powers the application. These data-level changes will make Maps more informative and reliable for iOS users. The new application will also be injected with new points of interests and new...
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Apple Again Rumored to Release iOS 7.1 in March

Friday February 7, 2014 6:51 am PST by
A new report from 9to5Mac claims iOS 7.1 will indeed be released to all iOS users in March, representing the first major revision since iOS 7 was launched publicly in September of last year. Sources note the next version of iOS 7 will continue with the visual improvements, minor tweaks and bug fixes reported in earlier beta versions seeded to developers.While recent reports are pegging a...
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OS X 10.10 to Feature 'Flatter' Look, but Not as Stark as iOS 7

Monday January 27, 2014 7:54 am PST by
OS X 10.10, the next version of OS X which carries the code name of "Syrah", will take a few cues from iOS 7 with a somewhat flatter look compared to OS X Mavericks, but the changes will not result in as stark a look as seen on iOS 7, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. The report comes on the heels of comments from Apple executives reiterating that convergence of iOS and OS X is a "non-goal" ...
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Facebook Planning Significant iOS App Updates as Head Mobile Engineer Returns to Apple

Wednesday October 9, 2013 6:26 am PDT by
Facebook is preparing significant updates for its primary iOS app and its Facebook Messenger app in the near future, reports 9to5Mac. The main Facebook for iOS app will reportedly feature the social network's "Graph Search" feature, which was introduced last year and allows for users to enter specific search queries for better results. Meanwhile, an updated Facebook Messenger app is set to...
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Apple Working to Leverage New 'M7' Motion-Sensing Chip for Mapping Improvements

Thursday September 12, 2013 8:53 am PDT by
Alongside the new A7 main chip unveiled in the iPhone 5s this week, Apple also featured a new "M7" motion coprocessor designed to capture motion data to support new features such as health and fitness applications. As Apple notes on its feature page, the chip can also enhance mapping and location functions, helping the iPhone 5s sense and interpret movement.The new M7 coprocessor is like a...
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Apple Targeting Late October for OS X Mavericks Launch

Friday September 6, 2013 6:07 am PDT by
Apple is currently planning a late October launch for OS X Mavericks, according to a report from 9to5Mac.The late-October Mavericks release is planned so Apple could focus the majority of its software engineering resources on pushing out iOS 7 alongside the new iPhone hardware over the next couple of weeks.For its past two major OS X updates, Apple has released the new software the day after an...

Apple Launches Redesigned AppleCare Website With 24/7 Live Chat Support

Monday August 26, 2013 5:15 pm PDT by
Apple has launched a newly redesigned AppleCare website that includes 24/7 live chat support, reports 9to5Mac. First rumored in early August, the redesign includes large, easy-to-click buttons and a simpler design. The page features links to each of Apple's products, including Macs, iPods, iPhones, and iPads, as well as a number of services including iTunes and other apps. When clicking...
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Apple Preparing to Upgrade AppleCare with 24/7 Chat Support, Revamped Website

Wednesday August 7, 2013 8:33 am PDT by
Apple is preparing to launch several enhancements to its AppleCare services including 24/7 access to chat support services, reports 9to5Mac . The company is reportedly planning to launch the expanded chat services on August 12, although that target date may not yet be firm. Alongside the expanded chat services, Apple will also be launching a redesigned AppleCare support website, featuring...

Apple Taps New Hires in Health Sensors, Broad Array of Internal Experts for 'iWatch' Team

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:45 am PDT by
Following a report from earlier this week indicating that Apple is still "aggressively" hiring new employees to support its smart watch project, 9to5Mac has published a lengthy feature highlighting a number of the company's recent hires. In particular, the report focus on Apple's hiring in the health sensor field.Based on new hires, it seems that Apple’s interest in sensors focuses on the...
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Apple Set to Launch Annual 'Back to School' Promotion, iPhone Included for First Time

Monday July 1, 2013 11:32 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that Apple is likely to launch its annual "Back to School" promotion in the United States and other countries this week, perhaps as soon as tomorrow. The program offers iTunes Store/App Store gift cards to students who purchase a Mac or iPad, and for the first time the program will also include iPhone purchases this year.The promotion will give eligible students an iTunes/App...
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Description and Mockup of Apple's Flatter iOS 7

Monday June 10, 2013 3:20 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that it has "been given a quick peek" at an early beta version of iOS 7, and while the report's source would not allow screenshots to be posted, 9to5Mac is able to share a description of the new design and has created a mockup (at right) highlighting some of the main features. Among the details: - Skinny font as seen on the iOS 7 banner at WWDC. - Carrier signal in status...