Apple’s Live Streaming Undergoing Massive Fail, Twitter Freaks Out

1:12 PM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · · News

Apple is experiencing a rare bit of massive FAIL with the live streaming for Tuesday's media event. From having two audio feeds during the pre-show to a live Chinese translation that makes it hard to hear Apple's executives to the stream itself dropping out to intermittent outages of Apple's site itself, this has so far been a catastrophe for a company that normally gets everything right. And Twitter is in full meltdown over it.

Ruminations on Apple’s Media Event: It’s Not an ‘iWatch’

12:50 PM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · · News

The iPod wasn't just another MP3 player, the iPhone wasn't just another smartphone and the iPad wasn't a tablet computer. So then, the 'iWatch' won't be yet another a smart watch -- even if it wraps around your wrist and tells you the time. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous throws in his two cents about today's Apple announcement just in time for you to tell him just how wrong he was.

Court Denies Retrial in Second Apple v Samsung Patent Case

10:37 AM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · · News

Apple's motion for for judgement as a matter of law or a retrial in its second patent infringement case against Samsung was denied on Monday. The iPhone and iPad maker had hoped to find a way to get a ruling more in its favor in the case, but it appears the U.S. Federal Court wasn't swayed by the company's arguments.

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Apple's series of wins in its ongoing patent infringement fight with Samsung have all been slowly eroding away. Samsung's drag-it-out strategy seems to be paying off because the longer the legal fight continues the less Apple looks like a winner.

TMO Live Coverage: Apple’s Sept 9 Media Event

9:10 AM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · · News

Apple's September 9 media event is only hours away and The Mac Observer is on location to bring you the latest news and announcements. The company is expected to show off the iPhone 6 as well as the iWatch, and may very well have more surprises in store, too.

Apple TV gets Live Stream Channel for Sept 9 Media Event

8:50 AM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · · News

Apple's Special Events channel appeared again on Apple TV Tuesday morning leading up to the company's media presentation at the Flint Center in Cupertino. The channel will live stream today's iPhone 6 and iWatch launch, and includes recordings from past events, too.

Apple Store Offline Ahead of iPhone 6 Media Event

8:10 AM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · · News

Apple's online store closed its virtual doors Tuesday morning ahead of the company's highly anticipated media event. The company is expected to introduce the iPhone 6 today, along with its first product in the wearable tech market.

Amazon Hacks $200 from Fire Phone - Free Under Contract

5:37 PM, Sep. 8th, 2014 · · News

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon has dropped the price of the Fire Phone—the company's foray into smartphones—to free, just six weeks after its release. It's also one day before an Apple media event where the company is expected to unveil the next iPhone. 

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The question becomes whether or not Amazon is making any money at that price, and the answer is probably no. Of course, not making a profit is Amazon's primary business model, so we'll have to see where this goes.