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Apple Disappoints On iPhone Sales

Apple Disappoints On iPhone Sales

Apple just released its quarterly earnings report. The company surpassed Wall Street estimates on revenue and earnings per share, but iPhone sales were not on par with expectations. iPad sales were also down 18%. The company sold 47.5 million iPhones during the quarter. Analysts had expected closer to 49 or 50 million. CEO Tim Cook said, “We had an amazing …

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App Store, iTunes, Apple Music, and Other Apple Services Down for Some

App Store, iTunes, Apple Music, and Other Apple Services Down for Some

Many Apple services are experiencing a pretty major outage today, as the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV, the iBooks Store, iTunes, Beats 1 Radio, and more are all down for some users. According to Apple, it’s only affecting some users. “All Store Services – Some users are affected,” says Apple. “Users are experiencing a problem with the services listed …

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The iWatch Doesn’t Exist, But Apple’s Getting Sued Over It

The iWatch Doesn’t Exist, But Apple’s Getting Sued Over It

Apple is getting sued over its iWatch. You may have not noticed anything wrong with that sentence, and to be honest it’s hard to fault you if you didn’t. Apple’s smartwatch is actually called the Apple Watch, but hey – it should’ve been the iWatch, right? Anyway, the iWatch doesn’t exist. But Apple is still facing legal action over it. …

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Apple Thinks You’re Really Going to Want an iPhone 6s

Apple Thinks You’re Really Going to Want an iPhone 6s

Apparently, Apple is pretty damn confident that you’re going to want a new iPhone that simply sports a handful of hardware changes (and no difference in overall design). Apple is reportedly telling manufacturers that it needs up to 90 million of the iPhone 6s, which it is expected to debut this fall. From the Wall Street Journal: Apple is asking …

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Apple’s Record $533M Payment to Patent Troll Voided

Apple’s Record $533M Payment to Patent Troll Voided

In February, a federal jury in Texas sided with a patent licensing company called Smartflash and ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million for infringing upon three patents dealing with data storage, payments, and DRM. Apple vowed to fight it, obviously, saying: “Smartflash makes no products, has no employees, creates no jobs, has no US presence, and is exploiting our patent …

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Trying Apple Music? Don’t Forget to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

Trying Apple Music? Don’t Forget to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

Apple just launched its streaming music competitor, Apple Music, and I’m sure you’re at least thinking about trying it out. Apple is offering up a free three-month trial, which is a pretty sweet deal. Who wouldn’t want to have access to unlimited music, on-demand, for free for three months? But you don’t want to wind up paying for it at …

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Apple Is Censoring Dr. Dre (and Everything Else) on Beats 1 Radio

Apple Is Censoring Dr. Dre (and Everything Else) on Beats 1 Radio

Today, Apple launched Apple Music to the world. And Apple’s always on, “progressive” radio station Beats 1 is currently censoring the music it plays worldwide. Apple, who gave Dr. Dre a “senior role” in the company when it acquired his Beats company last year, is bleeping out curse words in songs from The Chronic. “Beats 1 is a place for …

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Apple to Pay $450M in e-book Price Fixing Case

Apple to Pay $450M in e-book Price Fixing Case

In 2013, a US Federal judge ruled that Apple conspired with major publishers to raise prices on e-books following the launch of the iBookstore. Now, a US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the decision. In a 2-to-1 ruling, the court concluded that Apple did, in fact, orchestrate a conspiracy to raise ebook prices. “We conclude that the district court …

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Tim Cook: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”

Tim Cook: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”

Today the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, said that the Constitution requires that same-sex couple be allowed to marry. The decision effectively makes gay marriage legal nationwide, as states can no longer reserve the right to marry only for heterosexual couples. And the tech world’s most prominent gay CEO, Tim Cook, has spoken out. In a series of …

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Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

In the wake of the Charleston church killings and the wave of companies and state governments moving to ban confederate flag imagery, Apple has begun to yank games and other apps featuring the symbol from its App Store. According to Touch Arcade, various civil war games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all Hunted Cow’s Civil War series have been …

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Apple to Pay 0.247 Cents Per Stream During Apple Music Free Trial?

Apple to Pay 0.247 Cents Per Stream During Apple Music Free Trial?

Apple is set to pay labels 0.2 cents per stream during its Apple Music free trial period, which is set to kick off on June 30 and last up the three months. According to the New York Times, Apple worked out a royalty structure just a day after its decision to pay artists anything at all for music streamed during …

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Apple Music Scores Some Major Indie Love

Apple Music Scores Some Major Indie Love

It looks like Apple and independent music labels are going to get along after all. Following Apple’s big 180 regarding the payment of artists during Apple Music’s free trial period, the company has inked a couple of big deals and gained the blessing of a major indie rep. Billboard reports that Apple has struck deals with two of the biggest …

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