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iOS 8 Will Be Released Today


iOS 8
As announced at the Apple Keynote Presentation last week, the next generation operating system for the Apple iPhone and iPad, iOS 8, will be released to everyone today. The new OS, which will be made available free of charge, was released as a Gold Master for Developer testing last week, and comes just two days before the first deliveries of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus start to arrive on customer doorsteps. iOS 8 represents a big leap forward for Apple with one major new feature, Continuity, being touted as the ultimate way to connect together iOS devices and Mac OS X.

In addition, iOS also bring AirDrop to iOS devices, as well as Handoff, a new feature which allows users to seamlessly switch between devices when working on tasks. The extends to the ability to send and receive SMS messages from Mac and iPad, using iPhone Handoff functionality. Users will also be able to take advantage of iCloud Drive, a Dropbox-like service which brings full cloud storage features to iCloud users.
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Apple Live Event September 2014


iPhone 6 and 6 plus
Apple today held an event to introduce new devices, including the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
The company has today introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The devices come in two screen sizes 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches diagonally.  The new devices come with Retina Display HD, an improved display that offers a wider viewing angle.  The devices themselves, as well as having a brand new design, are also the thinnest iPhones that Apple has ever made, with 6.9mm for the 4.7 inch version and 7.1 mm in the iPhone 6 Plus.  Interestingly, the iPhone 6 Plus can display apps in landscape mode, as currently found in the iPad, and both devices are powered by a brand new A8 64-bit processor.
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First Amazing Images Of Fully Functional iPhone 6 Appear


iPhone 6
A new report is showing what appear to the be the first legitimate images of an activated and usable iPhone 6. The images were published by a Weibo user and shown on Chinese website cnBeta. The pictures show a white and silver iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch screen. Notably, the report shows that the device is running iOS 8.0 (build number 12A365) and that it has an extra row of icons, seven, as compared to the six of the iPhone 5 and 5S.

While the device itself looks to have a 4.7 inch screen, interestingly the Passbook icon is also shown to be different in the new OS, with the inclusion of a picture of a credit card, which could indicate incorporation of a new mobile payment system that has been long rumored to be making an appearance in each new iPhone.
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Mailbox For Mac Now Available For Download In Beta


MailBox Mac

The makers of the popular email app for iOS device, Mailbox, have today released the first public beta for the Mac version of the app for download. While the download package is available to everyone, the beta itself requires a beta coin in order to be able to use. Users who have not already requested a beta coin can do so through the app download page.

The Mac app obviously takes strong design and functionality influences from the iOS version of the app, with an aim for users to reach ‘Inbox Zero’. This can be accomplished by either dealing with, archiving, deleting or snoozing an email. Since the app itself is owned by Dropbox, there is tight Dropbox integration, with draft versions of emails synced via Dropbox itself.
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Here Is The Apple Logo From The Back Of The iPhone 6


iPhone 6 logo
A new report has published high quality images of a significant number of components that are destined to be included in the iPhone 6, giving enthusiastic users even more details about the upcoming device. French site nowhereelse.fr has published images of the new camera, the Home button container, the Lightning connector, internal connecting cables, and significantly, the Apple logo that will be embedded in the back of the device. The final component is interesting as the Apple logo has historically been part of the rear casing.
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The iPhone 6 Will Be Unveiled On September 9


iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 will be unveiled by Apple at a large media event which will be held on September 9, according to a new report from Re/code. The company will apparently be issuing media invites for an event that will take place to introduce iPhone 6 devices with both 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screens, as well as the new A8 processor.
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Apple Releases New Betas Of iOS 8 And OS X Yosemite


Mac iPhone iPad
Apple has today released the next beta versions of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite for Developer testing. The company has issued the updates to registered members of the Apple Developer Program, and represent the fifth beta of each of next generation operating systems that are scheduled for public release in the Fall.

For iOS 8, the release comes in at around 270MB and is available as an over the air update for compatible iOS devices running an earlier iOS 8 beta. The new version of the software brings a number of changes to the user interface, as well as under the hood changes and extra functionality for apps like the Health app and the Photos app.
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Rumor: iPhone 6 Launch Date Is October 14


iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 will be released to the public on Tuesday, October 14, according to a new report from MacRumors. Citing sources within the Apple retail chain, the report suggests that Apple is preparing for a major retail event on October 14, and that the month of October as a whole will actually be a very busy month for Apple. In addition, the media event that will launch the iPhone 6 will apparently take place exactly one month prior to the launch, on Tuesday, September 16.

The new report is consistent with previous rumors that have suggested that Apple is preparing to announce the new iPhone in the month of September. However, while previous reports have suggested that the iPhone 6 in September, this report points towards a one month gap in between the announcement and the launch.
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Apple Releases New Retina Display MacBook Pro Models


MacBook Pro

Several new models of the Retina Display MacBook Pro have today been released by Apple on the online Apple Store and in physical retail stores. In a press release that announced the new Macs, the company has launched new 13 inch and 15 inch models with updated Intel Haswell processors that are faster than the previous generation models. In addition, the company is now offering 8GB of RAM on all 13 inch models, and 16GB of RAM on all 15 inch models.

Interestingly, Apple has also dropped the price of the top of the range 15 inch model (equipped with a 2.5 GHz quad core i7, and 512GB flash storage) from $2599 to $2499. In addition, the company is also offering upgrades in storage of up to 1TB on both models and users can also opt to bump their processors to up to 3GHz dual core on the 13 inch models, and 2.8GHz quad core in the 15 inch models.
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Apple Unleashes Public Beta Of OS X Yosemite


Yosemite
Apple has today released the eagerly anticipated public beta edition of the next generation operating system for the Mac, in the form of OS X Yosemite. Users who have previously signed up for the Mac OS X public beta program will be able to now access redemption codes that will allow access to the beta of OS X Yosemite through the Mac App Store. The OS itself is obviously only a beta, so generally should not be installed on a primary device, as it may still be subject to instability and data loss.
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