Apple made it official yesterday, confirming months of speculation that the tech giant will show the world what’s next for iOS, Mac, and more on September 9th.
Invitations to Apple’s media event, taking place in less than two weeks, have now been distributed to select members of the media.
Sources close to Apple say the company will use the stage on that occasion to unveil iPhone 6 and its first ever smartwatch — the iWatch.
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Apple, we’re told, has two major announcements on tap for September 9th.
The first will be the next-gen flagship smartphone believed to be called iPhone 6. The other will be Apple’s eagerly anticipated and intensely rumored inaugural smartwatch expected to be called iWatch.
John Paczkowski of Re/Code confirmed last night that Apple is ready to wow the tech world with both announcements at its September 9th media event.
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It’s difficult to find a market in which Apple doesn’t exert tremendous influence, but what about mobile payments?
According to IDC Financial Insights‘ new report, “Business Strategy: Apple and the Payments Tipping Point,” Apple may not yet be a mobile payments behemoth, but the tide could soon be turning.
“The possibility of Apple playing an increasing role in payments, one that leverages its entire ecosystem of online digital stores, brick-and-mortar retail outlets, and line of mobile devices to facilitate payments, has spurred considerable interest and debate within the payment community and tech press,” the report summary reads. “The question then is what does Apple stand to gain? And more importantly, what does Apple’s presence in the payment landscape mean for retailers, banks, processors, and other stakeholders?”
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iPhone 6 sales may prove to be impervious to troubles from the supply chain and manufacturing channels.
On Monday, J.P. Morgan told investors that there will be “no impact” on iPhone 6 sales resulting from rumored component shortages.
According to J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall, if speculation surrounding iPhone 6 display shortages is legitimate, it doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.
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New research from Strategy Analytics isn’t painting an entirely promising picture for Samsung and Apple, the top two titans in the smartphone and tablet hardware business.
According to data shared with MMW, global tablet shipments reached 52.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014. Tablet shipments from both Apple and Samsung were down on Q2 2013 volumes.
Second quarter 2014 Global Tablet shipments were up 5% at 52.4 million units, with Asus and Lenovo the only top 5 ranked vendors delivering shipment growth over Q2 2013.
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As if you need yet another indicator that Apple’s iPhone 6 is coming soon, here’s one.
Online smartphone buyback service Gazelle is stepping up efforts to round up old iPhones ahead of the anticipated September release of the next-gen flagship iPhone.
According to Gazelle‘s refreshed pricing data, older model iPhones are now worth more than you might expect — in some cases, close to the $350 mark.
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If you need any further clues that Apple is just about ready to unveil its iPhone 6, look no further than Thailand.
According to published reports out of Asia last night, Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has just provided a green light for iPhone 6 to debut in Thailand upon the device’s introduction next month.
Apple, we’re told, submitted the applications for approval on August 5th with the formal approving coming on August 8th.
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