Report Claims Gold iPad Coming Soon

1 hour, 17 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple is reportedly ready to introduce a gold iPad as part of its product lineup along side its silver and Space Gray versions. If so, the iPad's color options will match up with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Gold iPads sounds pretty garish, but to be fair, I said the same about gold iPhones and they sell really well.

Evercore Raises AAPL Target on Strong iPhone 6 Demand

1 hour, 48 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Evercore Partner analyst Rob Cihra raised his target price for Apple's stock to US$125 in response to stronger than expected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales. He now expects Apple to sell 39 million new iPhones during its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended on September 30, and 65 million units during the December quarter.

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Analysts seem pleased with iPhone 6 demand, but it looks like they won't be really happy until they see new iPads ship.

Apple Tells Developers to Submit their OS X Yosemite-compatible Apps

2 hours, 16 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple is signaling we're much closer to the official launch of OS X Yosemite by telling developers it's time to start submitting their app updates now. Calling for Yosemite-compatible app submissions is one of the last steps ahead of an official rollout, as is the release of Gold Master OS candidates — which has also happened.

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Considering iCloud Drive is essentially hobbled for most iOS 8 users without OS X Yosemite, this launch can't come soon enough.

iTunes Store Adds City of Hope Donation Page for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

3 hours, 1 minute ago · Jeff Gamet · News

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so Apple is hosting a special donation page on the iTunes Store for the City of Hope cancer and diabetes research and treatment organization. You can make donations through your iTunes Store account ranging from US$5 up to $200.

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It's great to see Apple making it easy to share a little during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Your donations could have a real impact on someone you know.

Apple Reduces Screen Size in Apple Watch Video to Match Website

11 hours, 42 minutes ago · Bryan Chaffin · News

Less is More?

Apple republished the Apple Watch video to YouTube with a couple of changes. The first is that the screen size in the renderings of the device is smaller in the new video—that makes the video match the way the device has looked all along on its website. The second change noticed so far is that the Glance screenshot has been altered.

Samsung Calls Galaxy Note 4 Screen Gap a Feature, not a Flaw

7:17 PM EDT, Sep. 30th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

What do you get when your brand new tablet phone has a noticeable gap between the display and body? In the case of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, you get a feature and not a flaw, and it's a feature that's going to grow over time.

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Apple gets hammered by the media over a few customers complaining about bent iPhones. Samsung ships a smartphone with a screen that doesn't fit flush against the device's body: crickets.

iOS 8 HealthKit-compatible Apps: TMO’s Growing List

6:04 PM EDT, Sep. 30th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · iOS

The list of iOS 8 HealthKit-compatible apps is growing, so The Mac Observer keeps adding more to our list. Apps for tracking your fitness activities, diet, overall health and more are ready and waiting for you to try out. All you need is an iPhone with iOS 8.0.2 installed and an interest in tracking your health and fitness. Read on to see if there's an app for you.

The Free Mac Developer Toolkit - 4 Dev Apps for Free

2:24 PM EDT, Sep. 30th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The Free Mac Developer Toolkit - 4 Dev Apps for Free

Okie dokie, Mac developers, we have some freebies for you today in the form of the Free Mac Developer Toolkit. This is a bundle of four developer-oriented apps you can get for free. Free, I say! Yummy FTP, CodePad, Graphical HTTP Client, and DevBox. Even if you're not a developer, you should probably snake this deal just to have an FTP client in your Applications folder. This is a new deal, so you have 25 days to grab it, but don't dawdle lest you forget.