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Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

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    Apple chose a rather unconventional route to sell its Apple Watch this year, and many attribute it to low device inventory at launch. The only way you could purchase an Apple Watch was online, and there are customers who are still waiting for their shipment. Following the rumors that Apple Stores were already receiving select Apple Watch models yesterday, things now go official. As of today Apple Stores have begun offering the Apple Watch, though there is still need for a procedure to be followed. First of all you must reserve your device online, and then confirm if there is in-store ...

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    A global wearable device growth of about 125 to 150 percent is expected this year, according to a DigiTimes report, that cites unnamed "sources at Taiwan's supply chain". Said growth, claim the aforementioned sources, is driven mostly by Apple, and its Watch. Despite the fact that a recent survey shows that Apple Watch owners are not likely to recommend the product to those who don't own it yet, Apple's wearable is selling very well, and, sources claim that it will surpass Fitbit (who sold 3.9 million units for 34.2% of the market, according to IDC), in the second quarter of the year, ...

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    You'd assume by the level of demand of the Apple Watch, that the device has proven to be a home run in sales, but we wouldn't bet on that just yet. The fact that Apple evaded the topic at the WWDC 2015 keynote is not a good sign, and it seems we'll have to wait until Cupertino's next quarter results to get solid data. If you're wondering how satisfied users are with the device so far, news don't seem positive. Research firm UserTesting surveyed 52 Apple Watch owners, a small sample indeed, but understandable given how few people own one right now. When users were asked if they'd recommend ...

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    Just like with the iPhone 6, Apple was clearly not prepared for the amount of demand it received with the Apple Watch, and we don't blame the company to a certain degree. Smartwatches have proven to be very late-blooming market, so it made sense for Apple to be conservative about its supply orders for this new product. Up until today you could only order the Apple Watch online and wait for it, but reports claim this changes today. Sources claim that Apple Stores have begun receiving Apple Watch units as of today. We're not given details on what specific models are showing up, but the ...

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    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not only the best selling iPhones in history, but for a brief period also the best selling phones in most markets across the globe. Apple was clearly not prepared for this, spending almost four months in being able to catch up with its sales demand. Apple's ability to produce enough devices was so bad that Tim Cook admitted to it, and it seems Cupertino doesn't want history to repeat itself. Trusted sources claim that Apple is making some significant orders of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to its suppliers. Specific numbers weren't provided, but given ...

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    The iPad Pro, or whatever its name will be, is a device that has been rumored for the longest time. While there's still nothing official about it, the reports are pouring in, especially after the first beta of iOS 9 -- check out our hands-on here -- and the last time we heard the large slate mentioned was regarding the keyboard included with the latest version of Apple's mobile OS. On that exact vein, as people continue to dissect iOS 9 beta, the code reveals more evidence that the iPad Pro might exist in the near future. The image reveals screen resolutions listed inside the code of iOS ...

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    By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the news on Apple Music, the Cupertino-based company’s latest ambition in the music industry. Long story short, it’s a subscription streaming service with millions of songs, its own 24/7 curated radio stations, and a first for Apple — an Android app. But plenty of people, including most of the Pocketnow team, are already plenty happy with a certain musical juggernaut: Spotify. It’s been the number one streaming service for years, but can Apple Music take its seat and replace the green giant for our ears? Let’s start with pricing. Spotify and ...

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    iOS 9 is far more than the conservative update we were expecting, and that's even more evident with the iPad. Apple's new mobile operating system allows you to take much broader advantage of the screen real estate, something which users have begged for in previous updates. We didn't get to see an iPad Pro at this event though, a product where all this functionality would make much more sense, but today we get more evidence of its existence. Famous iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith has just published one of his new discoveries. It seems that the iPad's virtual keyboard is capable of ...

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    For a minute there we didn't think Apple Music would go official at WWDC 2015. Many rumors pointed to some rough negotiations between Cupertino and record labels, and in some cases lobbying to destroy the freemium model all together. The fact that the deal went through has left many of us wondering what Apple ended up negotiating, and today we learn about it. Robert Kondrk, Apple's VP of iTunes has just come on record to confirm that Apple will be sharing 71.5% of the revenue made from Apple Music. Now, notice that since the word revenue is mentioned, those three months of the trial are ...

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    Even though rumors claimed that iOS 9 would be a very conservative software update focused on ironing bugs, it's actually far from it. Apple spent a great deal of time showing us what its new mobile operating system could do, and it was definitely necessary given the vast amount of changes. That said, believe it or not there is a lot more to iOS 9 than what was announced at the keynote, and we go hands-on to show you what other things changed. Even though iOS 9 looks almost identical to iOS 8 and iOS 7, Apple has made some significant changes to the user interface. You'll notice more ...

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    You could take home a brand new high resolution computer if you win The iMac with 5K Retina Display Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. Using the term "high resolution" to describe this machine is an understatement. The iMac up for grabs features a 27-inch display with nearly 15 million pixels, a quad-core processor, and 8GB of RAM so it can handle pretty much anything you can throw at it. For your chance to win, just go to the contest page at the Pocketnow Deals Store. Log in and click on "Enter Now." Then share the contest among your Twitter peeps for a chance to earn bonus entries ...

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    There's no shortage of reasons to choose one mobile operating system over another, and we could compare platform features or supported apps until the cows come home. But for some users, the choice of platform comes down to a matter of principle, and if you strongly feel that users should be able to run the software of their choice, it's hard to recommend iOS. After all, while Google gives Android users the freedom to install third-party apps without any Play Store oversight, with Apple it's the App Store or nothing – no sideloading (jailbreaking notwithstanding) to speak of. At least, ...

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    It's still going to be a few months before we have any hope of checking out the next iPhone, but even with new hardware still out of reach, Apple could still be dropping a few clues about what to expect, hidden in its software. The developer preview of iOS 9 is now available, following its announcement earlier this week, and devs are understandably tearing through it to see what secrets lurk within. One promising avenue concerns camera support, as Apple appears to be putting the framework in place to support some significant front-facer upgrades. An analysis of iOS 9 code reveals a number ...

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    Apple Music has been introduced at this year's WWDC, in an attempt to lure users over from similar offerings on the market, such as Spotify or Tidal. Apple's iTunes has an exhaustive collection of music titles, but you already know that if you are an iPhone or iPad user (even if you're not). While there weren't too many details about the service unveiled at the keynote, some of them surfaced shortly after. One question remained unanswered, and that refers to Apple Music streaming quality. While competitors like Spotify or Beats offer high quality streaming (320kbps for premium ...

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    Even though iOS 9 is all over the news lately, it doesn't mean that Apple isn't going to focus on its products before the fall. We know that iOS 8.4 beta has been in the test bench for the last couple of weeks, and Apple's new music app revamp is just part of the story. Today we learn more about the service to come. Apple has just pushed iOS 8.4 beta 4 to developers, and everything points to this being the OS update that will serve Apple's new music service next month. The company's new music app is not only included in this beta, but there are also other audio enhancements being pushed ...

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    There were strong reports at some point that claimed that Apple's Steve Jobs made a very strong offer to acquire DropBox, and to which the later refused. The rest is history as Apple eventually decided to build its own iCloud service in a way to cover up the horror stories that MobileMe users experienced. iCloud Drive was the latest push in making the service more like DropBox, and today we see that taking shape. In the past iCloud Drive was a service that existed, but oddly had no product placement in your iOS device's home screen. This is a very odd behavior considering how many apps ...

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    Security has become a big topic over the last couple of years, with many products like the Blackphone gaining popularity over this as an added feature. We could say that Apple played its cards right by making TouchID a thing with the iPhone 5s two years ago, but that doesn't seem to be enough for consumers. Cupertino mentioned some security changes coming to iOS 9, and today we learn of another. Yesterday we heard that iCloud will now support two-step verification for a more secure password control, but that was it when it came to what was mentioned for security. As we install iOS 9 on our ...

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    By far one of the biggest announcements of WWDC yesterday was when Craig Federighi demonstrated the new multitasking capabilities of iOS 9 on the iPad. Everything we've been lusting over for years is finally here; there's splitscreen multitasking, column browsing, even picture-in-picture video. Of course, there will always be the buzzkills that comment "Apple copied this from so and so!" or "I've been using this feature for years!", and sometimes they're right, to some extent. But just as it's known for delaying features compared to its competitors, Apple is also famous for putting out ...

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    Among the myriad announcements Apple had ready for us at WWDC yesterday, the company talked about the continuing expansion of Apple Pay, not just with new retail partners signing on in the US, but also as it got ready to bring its brand of contactless payments to the UK. With a number of big bank partners on board, it sounded like great news for Apple fans over on the other side of the pond. And while it largely should be, there's one important limitation Apple Pay's going to face in the UK that may have some users thinking twice about relying on it. To be fair, this isn't a problem with ...

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    Yesterday brought us Apple's announcement of its new streaming music service, as the company used its “one more thing” moment at the end of the WWDC keynote to introduce Apple Music. With promises of access to high quality radio, a huge library of streaming music, and exclusive content from popular artists, the service sure sounds like it has a lot going for it. Now in the hours since the initial reveal, we're picking up on some additional details about just how Apple Music will work, what content it will offer, and what you're going to be left without. Take, for instance, the issue of ...

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    It’s that time of year again. Apple unveiled iOS 9, among other things, at today’s annual WWDC conference, and with it came some awesome new features for iPhone and iPad users. Features like a much improved interface for Siri, a new low power mode, a large update to Maps, and yes, finally — side-by-side multitasking for the iPad. These are all huge value adds to the iOS experience, and the new multitasking solution is something we’ve all been asking for for years. But as great as iOS 9 looks (and I mean that wholeheartedly), there are still a few things I’d like to see before I ...

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    The just-announced Apple Music sounds like it has a lot going for it, not the least of which being its upcoming multi-platform support. Sure, initial availability this summer will be an Apple-only affair, but Android support is in the works. Besides what that development stands to mean for the service's chances of building up a larger user base, it's noteworthy if only to see Apple announcing an Android app at all. But as it turns out, today's WWDC news also brings word of a second Apple Android app, as the company shares its plans for Move to iOS, an app designed to ease the transition ...

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    Update: we've pushed our roundtable time back to 4:00pm Eastern to accommodate the extended WWDC keynote running time. Join us then! Apple's World Wide Developer Conference has always been the show floor for Cupertino to show the world its software roadmap for the next twelve months, and it has even been the launch platform for some of Apple's most iconic product launches. This is a very different Apple for 2015 though, as we've seen the company succeed incredibly with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, but disappoint with the performance of its music business, and also with the iPad. WWDC ...

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    So far, WWDC 2015 has been doing a solid job at hitting most of the notes we were expecting: new platform updates, new Maps, split-screen on the iPad... and it's not stopping now. For months, we've been talking about Apple's next big push with media, re-thinking how it makes music accessible to its users - especially now that it has Beats under its umbrella. Today, Apple shares what we've been anticipating, announcing Apple Music. Beats 1 is Apple Music's 24/7 global radio effort, broadcasting from New York, LA, and London. Apple decries the rise of algorithmically generated playlists ...

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    The iOS 9 feature reveals continue at WWDC 2015, and the iPad is getting a few special abilities of its own. One exciting ability that had been frequently rumored was system-level support for working with two apps at once in a dual-window multi-task mode, and that's now confirmed, not only with split-screen mode, but with picture-in-picture support. First things first, we get a new app switcher, letting you page through big, clear screenshots to get to the software you want. Once you're in an app, a new system called Slide Over lets you swipe in a column view of a secondary app, giving you ...

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