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

Everything About Apple Watch

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Apple has unveiled its much talked about wearable device at the Flint Center. Termed as Apple Watch and not iWatch as speculated before, the watch comes with ample of features. It is square in shape and has straps available in multiple colours and patterns, including classic leather buckle, sport band, leather loop, and an easily adjustable stainless steel strap. The watch will come in two sizes and three distinct collections i.e. Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. It also has a curved screen and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. Read More

iTunes App Store Now Has 1.3 Million Apps

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Apple has announced that the iTunes App Store now has 1.3 Million applications. In June 2014 and June 2013 the number of applications on the iTunes store was 1.2 Million and 900,000 respectively. This January, Apple announced that the customers have spent more than $10 Billion in 2013 on the iTunes App Store which includes $1 Billion spent on digital accessories for iOS devices in the month of December alone. Read More

Both iPhone 6 Models Expected To Launch On September 19

iphone655Almost all reports until now have talked about the launch of 4.7-inch iPhone 6 on September 19 and a delay in the launch of 5.5-inch iPhone 6 due to associated production difficulties. But iGen.fr report gives a surprising news which contradicts all the past rumours. According to it, Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 as well on September 19. The report also says Apple will not release too many 5.5-inch models and would keep a limited supply, though 4.7-inch is expected to be launched in a much higher quantity. Read More

Component Production Of iPad Air 2 Ramped Up

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According to a report by Digitimes, Apple’s production partners have increased the production for components that will be used in the next-generation iPad Air. It is expected to have a thinner profile, inclusion of Touch ID and comparatively faster processor, though the size and resolution will remain unchanged. TPK and GIS, touch panel suppliers, have also been contacted by Apple to manufacture iPad Air’s full-lamination. 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

Apple Plans To Sell iWatch At $400

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With the latest rumor about Apple’s plan to unveil its iWatch along with iPhone 6 on September 9, comes another one that talks about the expected price point. According to Re/Code’s recent report,  Apple’s executives “have discussed charging around $400″ for the wearable device. The report suggests that top Apple executives are still discussing the matter and nothing is confirmed as of now. Various models with different price points catering to different market segments is what Apple is targeting. Read More