Apple users send 200,000 iMessages every second

Since being introduced back in 2011, iMessage has gone on to become a monster hit for Apple as a communication tool. How popular is it? According to Eddy Cue, iOS users cumulatively send up to 200,000 per second: a number which adds up to a whopping 63 quadrillion messages per year. “The scale for this […]

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Concepts, Lifeline, and other awesome apps of the week

It’s a lazy winter’s Sunday, which means it’s the perfect day of the week to try out a few of the hottest new apps currently hitting Apple’s various App Stores. But which ones to sample? Whether you’re looking for a great Apple TV media player, an engrossing text-based game for your Apple Watch, or a […]

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Apple starts construction on its first Singapore retail store

Photos have surfaced online showing work underway on Apple’s first retail store in Singapore. The photos show that Apple is taking its regular security measures by covering the windows in order to keep the work inside a secret, ahead of the grand opening later in 2016. Located on Orchard Road, in Singapore’s upscale retail building […]

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Investigation into Apple’s Irish tax practices delayed to 2016

Having previously said that a verdict on Apple’s Irish tax arrangements would be announced by Christmas, a new report reveals that an announcement won’t be made until February next year after all. The reason for the delay is additional supplementary questions sent by E.C. investigators, concerning whether or not Apple potentially underpaid on billions of euros of tax […]

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Apple analyst thinks 2016 is the year iPhone sales finally crash

Apple’s iPhone business may have been stronger than ever in 2015, but — never fear — the Apple doom predictors are never far away. In this case, the doom report comes from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty who predicts that iPhone sales will drop for the first time ever in 2016. In particular, she thinks iPhone sales […]

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Apple to take GPU design into its own hands

Apple is reportedly working to create its own mobile GPU, a new report claims. The report suggests that Apple has been working for several years to create an in-house graphics chip, using its chip design talent — shown previously when the company announced its first Apple-developed ARM-based CPU cores. By building its own graphics chips, Apple […]

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Apple’s plan to deliver live TV service is ‘on hold’

Apple has reportedly suspended plans to add an Internet-based live television service for Apple TV, maintaining its focus on providing media from other companies. A person familiar with negotiations claims that Apple’s plan to sell a $30-$40 monthly package of exclusive television stations has run into problems — based on the amount of money content […]

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Best Buy slashes $100 off Apple Watch prices

Best Buy is trying its darnedest to live up to its name, with a new $100 discount on ever model of the Apple Watch it sells — bringing the entry level cost of a 38mm Apple Watch Sport down to just $250. Best Buy started selling Apple’s debut wearable device this August, and Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly […]

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Forget productivity, councillors caught using iPad to watch soccer

U.K. councillors in Croydon have been named and shamed for using an iPad during a council meeting to keep track of the score in a soccer game. And — wouldn’t you know it — as with every other time something like this happens, senior Labour councillors John Wentworth and Pat Ryan claim that they were just “momentarily” taking a break […]

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Trump’s dream: Bring Apple manufacturing back to U.S.

Donald Trump has said that his “real dream” is for Apple, along with other U.S. companies, to bring their manufacturing back to the United States. Trump made the comments during an interview to promote his new book, Crippled America. “We think of Apple as an American company,” Trump said. “But they make their product in […]

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