Leaked Image Shows A8X Chip And 2GB RAM In iPad Air 2

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With Apple’s next event only two days away, apple.Club.tw has published an image of the logic board that it claims to be of iPad Air 2. The image shows an A8X processor chip and gives a closer look at the 2GB RAM. As rumoured before, the logic board shows an Elpida memory supplied RAM. The picture of the RAM is not very clear but if zoomed-in further some letters can be read that indicate a 2GB RAM. 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

Apple Retains Its Position As The World’s Most Valuable Company

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Consulting firm, Interband, has released its 2014 ranking for world’s most valuable company and Apple has retained its top position in the list. The list has 100 companies out of which the first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh positions have gone to technology companies. At number two is Google, fourth is IBM, fifth is Microsoft, and seventh is Samsung. Read More

2GB Elpida RAM In iPad Air 2

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GeekBar, a third-party Apple Service provider, has shared an image of iPad Air RAM on Chinese site Weibo. The image shows a 2GB Elpida RAM module which was of 1GB in the first-gen iPad Air. Apple had until now limited the RAM of iPad devices to only 1 GB, which was most probably to control the price of the device and preserve the battery life. But with the launch of iOS 8 and soon an iPad Air 2, Apple wants to upgrade to give the best performance on the device. Read More

Apple Sends Invitations For October 16 Event

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Apple has sent out the invitations for the October 16 event. The event, as rumoured before, will be held in the Apple Campus’s Town Hall at 10am. Apple had launched iPhone 5S and 5C at the same venue last year. Apple will be unveiling its new products during the event: iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, Retina iMac and OS X Yosemite. Read More

Google Launches News And Weather App On App Store

App StoreGoogle has recently launched another great News and Weather App in App Stores around the world. The App not only gives information, like headlines stories, local news, and weather, but it also personalises the view according to user settings. Users can adjust the layout with any of 60 country-specific editions and also select top stories, sports etc. The App claims to pick up data from more than 65,000 publications. Read More

Why Tim Cook Said Development Of Apple Watch Took Three Years

apple watchIn his interview with Charlie Rose, Tim Cook spoke about something that Apple generally doesn’t speak on media platforms. According to John Gruber, Apple avoids discussions or statements on product development process as it doesn’t want the competition to know about Apple’s development cycle. But Tim Cook did speak about the time taken for the development of Apple Watch as he said, “We had an intense team working on this for three years”. Read More

iPad Air 2 May Not Have The Mute/Vibration Switch

ipadairThe Michael Report has leaked some specs of the new iPad Air, like the presence of 2GB RAM and an A8 chip. The doubling of RAM compared to previous versions had been rumoured before too, as it would help Apps load much faster. Other leak in this report that has been rumoured in the past is a third colour option of Gold. It is also expected the iPad Air 2 would be 0.5mm thinner than the first iPad Air and may not have the hardware mute/vibration switch. Read More

Apple’s iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Affect Samsung’s Profit Margin

samsungAccording to Wall Street Journal, Samsung will soon be announcing its quarterly operating profits that show a drop of 62 percent. With Samsung now facing competition from large screen Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, its profit margins are being affected. The other reason for the dropping profit can be linked to lower selling prices of handsets and an increase in marketing costs as the competition in the smartphone market increases. Read More