Apple is planning to do to the iPad what it has just done to the iPhone – launch a model with a significantly larger screen, according to Bloomberg.

Tagged on to the end of a story about a gold version of the 9.7in iPad expected to launch later this month, Bloomberg said: ‘The more important milestone will be the introduction of a larger iPad, said [RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit] Daryanani, because it would appeal to new types of customers, particularly business people. This device, which is set to have a 12.9-inch screen, won’t be introduced until next year, people with knowledge of the situation have said.’

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Apple Irish subsidiaries investigated by EU over ‘state aid’

by Kenny Hemphill on 30 September 2014 in News

Apple may have to pay back millions of dollars it received in ‘state aid’ from the Irish Government, if it is ruled illegal under EU law. The European Commission has issued a preliminary report on ‘sweetheart deals’ which saw the Cupertino company base its international headquarters in Cork. Launching a formal investigation, the EU said [...]

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Apple set to launch Retina version of 27in iMac next month

by Kenny Hemphill on 29 September 2014 in News

Apple will announce a Retina version of the 27in iMac next month, according to two reports today. 9to5Mac said: ‘A new line of iMacs with ultra high-resolution Retina Displays is in late testing stages within Apple, according to our sources who have used the future desktop computer.’ While blogger Jack March claimed: ‘A source familiar [...]

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Apple Watch display resolution: no, it’s not 240×320

by Adam Banks on 26 September 2014 in Analysis

The conspicuous absence of detailed specifications in Apple’s launch information has left a vacuum that industry blogs are only too happy to fill. Aside from how long its battery lasts, we’d all like to know exactly how sharp the Watch’s screen will be. And there are two approaches to working it out: look at the [...]

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Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 update and plays down fears over Shellshock

by Kenny Hemphill on 26 September 2014 in News

Apple has released a second update to iOS 8, 8.0.2, which it says fixes the problems caused to some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models by version 8.0.1 and re-enables HealthKit apps. ‘We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1,’ it said. [...]

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Latest Issue: October 2014

by Kenny Hemphill on 25 September 2014 in New issue
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It’s big, very big. It’s bendy, at least if you put it in the pocket of your skinny jeans and keep it there all day, and it’s very, very beautiful.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest, and also the thinnest, iPhones Apple has ever made. They re-define the iPhone completely – if you want a ‘regular’-sized model, you’ll have to make do with the previous generation 5c or 5s, both of which are still on sale.

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