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iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Teardown Shows Larger Battery, NFC Chip

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Repair firm iFixit has completely disassembled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As shown in their videos, the internals of both the phones are very similar, with the components adjusted according to their shell sizes. iPhone 6 Plus contains a huge 2915 mAH battery, whereas iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAH rated battery. Comparing it with iPhone 5S that has a 1500 mAh battery, the higher rating in the new phones is in line with bigger screen sizes of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. The performance test showed the batteries performed better than the ones in previous models. Read More

All About The New iPad Air 2

ipadair2As expected, today Apple unveiled its iPad Air 2 at a special event at Cupertino’s Town Hall. Most of the leaks related to the iPad Air 2 have proved right as the feature set of the device is almost as what most of the rumors said. The iPad Air 2 is 18% thinner than the previous model. Apart from space grey and white color – a third color gold option is also made available for buyers. One of the design changes in the iPad Air 2 includes the removal of mute/rotation lock switch. iPad Air 2 comes with an anti-reflective coating that makes the iPad Air 2’s display 56% less reflective. As leaked before the device has an A8X chip for 40% faster CPU and 2.5x faster GPU performance. It has a M8 motion tracking chip and barometer that is already available now on new iPhones. Read More

How Apple Pay Will Work At McDonald’s

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After the launch of new products on October 16th, Apple will officially launch the new payment service, Apple Pay, that utilises phones NFC and Touch ID for security on October 18th. Apple has also started the training of its store employees and partners on how the service would work. It has partnered with a few retailers and restaurants which will support Apple Pay service when it’s launched. One such partner is McDonald’s that will have the service available for both dine-in and drive-through. 9to5Mac has sourced the information on how the service would work at McDonald’s drive-through. Read More

Apple Pay Training Starts For Retail Employees And Partners

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Apple Pay, a new mobile payment service by Apple, for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch that utilises the phone’s NFC and Touch ID sensor is about to launch soon. To have a smooth launch for the service Apple has started the Apple Pay training program for its retail store employees and retail partners. 9to5Mac has sourced the training material from a reliable source that gives the detailed information about Apple Pay, setting it up and transaction processes at both ends, i.e. customer iPhones and in Apple retail stores. Read More

Everything About Apple’s New Payment System

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The other rumoured service that was expected to launch at Flint Center today was the new payment method that uses the NFC technology. During the event, besides introducing the new phones and Apple Watch, Apple also introduced Apple Pay that will replace Apple wallet. Apple Pay allows users to hold iPhone 6 closer to a sensor to initiate payment and then confirm the payment by using the Touch ID sensor at supporting locations. The system uses the NFC technology via NFC chip built into iPhone 6. The list for supporting locations currently includes Subway, Staples, McDonalds, Walgreens, Whole Foods and Disney. Read More

Apple In Discussion With Nordstrom For Mobile Payments

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Apple is working upon various solutions to launch its mobile payment service in a big way. Besides technological integrations like NFC and the latest rumours about its tie-ups with American Express, Master, Visa and PayPal, Apple is also in discussion with Nordstrom for being its mobile payment partner, reports Bank Innovation. There have been rumours in the past citing Apple’s talks with other big retail brands as well for widening its reach for Mobile Payments. Read More

Sony Unveils Xperia M2 Aqua — Mid-Range Waterproof Phone

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Today, Sony announced a new phone, a mid-tier waterproof device known as the Xperia M2 Aqua. The specifications of the device are quite similar to the Xperia M2 (apart from the waterproofing, of course), with a low resolution qHD 4.8″ display, a Quad Core Snapdragon 400 Processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, a 2300mAh battery, and an Exmor RS 8MP rear facing camera. Read More