Apple Music Festival Includes Pharrell, Florence + The Machine

9:10 AM, Aug. 18th, 2015 · · News

iTunes Festival is now Apple Music Festival

Apple's 2015 London Apple Music Festival will include performances from Pharrell Williams, Florence + The Machine, One Direction, Disclosure, and more. The Festival runs from September 19 through September 28 at the Roundhouse, and just as Apple has done in past years, tickets to the concerts will be given away through a lottery system.

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The Apple Music Festival, formerly known as iTunes Festival, always has a diverse list of performers so it's cool that everyone who can't be there will be able to watch the concerts on Apple TV.

Sprint Follows T-Mobile, Offers iPhone 6s Upgrade Deal

7:07 PM, Aug. 17th, 2015 · · News

Sprint follows T-Mobile's lead with new iPhone upgrade offer

Sprint is following T-Mobile's lead and offering customers who get an iPhone 6 now a free upgrade to the iPhone 6s when it's released, presumably in September. The deal, called iPhone Forever, lets subscribers lease a new iPhone and upgrade whenever an updated model is released.

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Once again, it's T-Mobile setting the standards for the smartphone market. To see what kind of deals we'll get from Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in the coming months just look to see what T-Mobile is doing today.

How Big is a 12 Megapixel Photo?

2:33 PM, Aug. 17th, 2015 · · News

Your next iPhone could have a 12 megapixel camera. Is that a big deal?

Rumors claim that Apple will introduce a new iPhone model in September with a 12 megapixel camera. Aside from "that's more megapixels!" exactly what will a 12 megapixel camera in your next iPhone get you? Read on to see Jeff Gamet's explanation.

Apple Ready for its First Australian Bond Sale

10:41 AM, Aug. 17th, 2015 · · News

Apple gets ready for kangaroo bond sale

Apple is ready to expand its bond sales to Australia and has calls with investors lined up for Monday. The bonds could raise between AU$500 million (about US$368.4 million) and $1 billion, and are expected to give the Australian investor's market a big boost.

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Apple has been diversifying its bond sales, so it isn't a surprise that Australia is on the list. The bonus is that this bond sale will bring a much needed boost to the Australian market, too.

Documented Proof of Apple Car Project Emerges

5:50 PM, Aug. 14th, 2015 · · News

GoMentum Grounds

The Guardian has uncovered documented proof of the existence of Apple's Car project. According to those documents, Apple has been in touch with GoMentum Station, a testing and research facility built on the bones of the Concord naval weapons station that specializes in autonomous vehicles.

Apple TV won’t get Streaming Television Until 2016

1:59 PM, Aug. 14th, 2015 · · News

New Apple TV launching without streaming TV service

Apple may be planning on introducing a new Apple TV model in September, but it won't come with a streaming television service—at least not until next year. Apple will reportedly introduce the new Apple TV on September 9, but won't mention its own streaming TV plans thanks to content licensing negotiation delays.

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Apple needs to do something to stay in the set top media box game, and getting a significant Apple TV refresh on store shelves would certainly help. They can work on getting the content deals in place for the rumored streaming TV service at the same time, but don't need to let that hold back the new hardware launch.

US Courts to Samsung: No Really, You Copied the iPhone

10:17 AM, Aug. 14th, 2015 · · News

Appeals Court says Samsung really did copy iPhone design

Samsung's latest request to have the big loss in its mobile device patent infringement fight with Apple reviewed earned a big nope from the U.S. Court of Appeals. The electronics maker asked for the full twelve judge panel to rehear its case following a three judge panel's ruling that Apple's win stands. Assuming Samsung continues to pursue the case, its next step is the U.S. Supreme Court.

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It isn't a surprise that the U.S. Appeals Court refused to review its earlier ruling. It's next step is to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case.

Thursday’s Aerial View of Apple Campus 2

6:37 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · News

Aerial View of Apple Campus 2

Ron Cervi of KCBS posted two more aerial views of Apple Campus 2—the Spaceship HQ—on Thursday, giving us another bird's eye view of the building taking shape. Five of what appear to be ten major sections of the buildings have risen from the Cupertino soil, including one of the sections that will have glass walls for the exterior.