Apple may change the Beats Music streaming music service it acquired along with Beats Electronics in May for $3 billion, and may drop the Beats brand for the fledgling music service, according to a Re/code report.
Another iPhone launch has generated another record. Apple said it has sold more than 10 million units of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus after the gadgets' debut sales weekend, surpassing the 9 million units Apple sold last year during the opening weekend of the iP hone 5s and 5c.
Mobile phone subscribers in the UK have spent around £4.6 billion on repairs to their mobile phones over the past two years, in what will come as a timely cautionary tale to those who have just spent several hundreds of pounds, euros or dollars on a sparkling new iPhone 6.
The Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale today to long lines in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. The new phones are not officially on sale in China yet, but that is not stopping gray-market electronics dealers from hawking the new phones for hefty premiums.
EE has launched a "refreshed" range of SIM-only LTE plans as a latest salvo in the LTE subscriber acquisition wars between UK operators.
Apple put a major new focus on how it safeguards its users' private information and launched a website to keep its customers better informed of how their data is stored and protected. Meanwhile, amid concerns that its new iPhones and forthcoming Apple Watch wearable device will be collecting reams of health data, the company reportedly sent emissaries to quell concerns in Congress.
Time is speeding up in the wireless industry. Though advanced markets have rolled out significant LTE and LTE Advanced footprints, many markets worldwide are just now dipping their toes into the LTE pool. Nonetheless, the collective industry already has 5G on its mind, with most pundits calling for requirements and specs to be laid out in the next couple of years in time for commercial rollouts in little more than five years.
Apple's new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch 6 Plus formally go on sale Sept. 19, but reviews of the new phones are in, and they are largely positive. Apple has already said it received 4 million preorders for the new phones within the 24 hours of presale availability, and the devices are likely to be a hit with consumers well through the holiday season. However, the reviews certainly won't hurt iPhone sales.
Roku announced the sale of its 10 millionth streaming device in the U.S. since beginning operations in 2008.
Apple is restricting the functionality of the Near Field Communications chipset embedded in its new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch products to its Apple Pay mobile payments program, according to multiple reports.