Chinese Site Reports Apple Planning October Release for iPad Air 2

5 hours, 53 minutes ago · · iObserver

The Apple Crystal Ball

Apple is planning to release the next iPad in October, according to Chinese-language site Commercial Times. Citing sources in Apple's Chinese supply chain, the site said that Apple would release the "iPad Air 2" next month, while the iPad mini won't be updated until the first quarter of 2015.

Strong iPhone 6 Sales Boost Canaccord’s AAPL Target to $115

11 hours, 33 minutes ago · · iObserver

Following Apple's announcement that it sold over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones over its launch weekend, Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley raised his target price for the company's stock from US$112 up to $115 citing demand for the new models.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Launch Weekend Sales Hit 10 Million

8:54 AM, Sep. 22nd, 2014 · · iObserver

Launch weekend sales for Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit the 10 million mark, coming in above last year's iPhone 5s launch at 9 million units. Apple CEO Tim Cook said this year's launch numbers would've been even higher if more inventory had been available.

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It seems Apple can't make the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as fast as it can sell them. The company has also managed to beat its opening weekend sales every year since the original iPhone was launched.

How to Make Your iPhone 6 Work with Your AT&T MicroCell

12:27 PM, Sep. 20th, 2014 · · iObserver

If you bought an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus only to find it doesn't connect to your AT&T MicroCell, you aren't alone. There's a fix for that, but it takes a few steps. Read on to learn how to get your iPhone 6 up and running with a MicroCell.

iOS 8 App Store Bundles Explained

7:51 PM, Sep. 19th, 2014 · · iObserver

Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle

As part of the iOS 8 rollout, the iTunes App Store has seen a few updates. One of them is App Bundles, a new way to purchase multiple apps. Kelly talked to Denys Zhadanov of Readdle to get a behind-the-scenes look at those Bundles.

Learn Apple’s New Swift Programming Language for $19

5:42 PM, Sep. 19th, 2014 · · iObserver

Learn Apple's New Swift Programming Language for $19

We have a great deal for developers wanting to learn Apple's new Swift programming language. For $19, you get 95 lectures and more than four hours of video training that will help you understand the basics of Swift, know how to use Operators, Strings, Characters and Collection, understand how to evolve from Objective C, how the control flow in Swift works, and how to work with Xcode’s new .playground file. The regular price on this training package is $99.

Launch Day Survey Says iPhone 6 Plus is the Go-to Choice

11:20 AM, Sep. 19th, 2014 · · iObserver

Despite the pre-order frenzy a week ago, shoppers are lining up in droves to get ahold of Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and the favorite so far is the larger screen model. Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um surveyed lines outside Apple Stores in New York City Friday morning, and he found over 60 percent were hoping to get an iPhone 6 Plus, and they want the 64GB and 128GB models.

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Long lines for big screen iPhones. <sarcasm>Too bad interest in iPhone is gone.</sarcasm>

iOS 8: How to Change Safari’s Default Search Provider to DuckDuckGo

6:40 AM, Sep. 19th, 2014 · · iObserver

As much as I love Google's ability to find exactly what I want, I've grown concerned about the amount of data they collect from my searches. You've probably experienced that lovely phenomenon of casually searching for a product and then seeing ads for that same product all over the 'net. Luckily for those concerned about such things, there's DuckDuckGo, a search engine that makes privacy its number one concern. Even more luckily, Apple's added it to iOS 8's list of search providers.

iOS 8: How to-Enable Safari Extensions

8:25 PM, Sep. 18th, 2014 · · iObserver

Extensions are one of the new features in iOS 8, a way to add cross-app functionality to iOS. Kelly explains how to turn on the extensions available to Safari on iOS.