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Analysts chime in on Apple's Q2 2014 iPhone sales figures

With Apple's earnings report slated for next Wednesday, all eyes will be focused on how many iPhones the company sold during the quarter gone by. As the prime source of Apple's quarterly revenue and profits, iPhone sales are often looked at as a barometer for the company's financial health. That...

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Video Flashback: Steve Jobs and Scott Forstall following the intro of the iOS SDK

When Apple rolled out the App Store in July of 2008, it gave developers the ability to take an already revolutionary device like the iPhone and take it to unforeseen heights. While mobile apps up to that point were often clunky affairs that featured mediocre graphics, poor user interfaces, and...

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Why Apple likely won't make Yahoo the default search engine on iOS

Kara Swisher of Re/code yesterday published a story claiming that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is working hard to hopefully convince Apple that it should replace Google as the default search engine in iOS with, wait for it... Yahoo. A number of Yahoo insiders I have talked to said her plan to pitch...

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Why 9:41 AM is always the time displayed on iPhones and iPads

If you've ever paid close attention to Apple's advertising materials, you may or may not have noticed that the time depicted on Apple's products is always 9:41 AM. Apple's affinity for 9:41 AM is evident across much of the company's product line. For example, below is a current snapshot taken...

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Billboard claims iTunes Radio isn't the hit Apple was hoping for

The debut of iTunes Radio last summer signaled a fundamental shift in Apple's music strategy. First and foremost, iTunes Radio was Apple's not-so-subtle acknowledgment that the musical landscape that framed Steve Jobs' oft-repeated line about consumers wanting to own their music had...

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Apple refuses to join Intellectual Ventures' new patent acquisition fund

Intellectual Ventures is a patent holding company that's often referenced as an example of widescale and aggressive patent trolling. Co-founded by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures likes to spin its business model as creating a net benefit for the tech industry, a...

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Don Melton on Steve Jobs and other news from April 10, 2014

Former Apple engineer Don Melton posted a heartwarming and fascinating post late on Thursday highlighting his memories of working with Steve Jobs. The entire post is well worth reading in its entirety as it provides a more up-close and personal glimpse into a side of Jobs that doesn't often get a...

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Apple confirms: Longtime iPhone software engineer Greg Christie to retire

Originally reported by 9to5Mac, Apple today confirmed that longtime software engineer Greg Christie will be leaving the company. At Apple, Christie served as the Director of Human Interface. In a statement provided to Tim Bradshaw of the Financial Times, Apple said: Greg has been planning to...

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Apple reportedly testing new Maps feature to notify users of fixed problems

Apple has begun testing a new notification feature in its Maps app, according to a recent report from MacRumors. The report relays that some users who have reported erroneous mapping data to Apple are being presented with a notification option wherein they can elect to be notified when the issue has...

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New emails highlight Phil Schiller's frustration with Apple's ad agency

Apple and Samsung's ongoing trial continues to provide all sorts of interesting tidbits of information. While we previously described how Apple exec Phil Schiller expressed concern over Samsung's anti-Apple advertising efforts, Business Insider earlier today unearthed an email string showing just...

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