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One of first Apple computers sells for close to $1million at auction

Published by on Oct 24th, 2014, No Comments

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Everyone knows that Apple computers are expensive. Whether its a MacBook or an iMac or Mac Mini, you’re sure to be paying a pretty penny for one of these products.

But have you ever heard of someone paying close to $1 million for a Apple computer – and one that doesn’t even have Retina display? Probably not.

The computer in question is actually much older than you’d expect. In fact, it is a rare, Apple 1 computer that was built in 1976 by Steve Wozniaki himself.

The computer is part of the first 50 computers ever developed by Apple, from the batch that was sold to electronics store, the Byte Shop. This computer was built by Wozniaki in the – now famed – garage of Steve Jobs’ parents’ house in Palo Alto, California.

This Apple 1 was auctioned on Wednesday by famed auctioneers, Bonhams New York for a whopping $905 000.  (more…)

Apple Q4 2014 results break new records

Published by on Oct 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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Every quarter those on both sides on the Apple – Samsung device will point towards this and that to prove that either is the dominant or dying company. Truth is, both keep making billions of dollars and keep their investors (relatively) happy.

Apple has shown growth over the last couple of years, even amidst fear that the company is doomed without the great and powerful Jobs. Apple has just published its Q4 2014 results, and things have never looked better. (more…)

Apple Pay launching on Monday, October 20

Published by on Oct 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Last night’s Apple event might not have been as exciting as their September event, but the company still introduced us to a new line of iPads and a beautiful, 5K display iMac.

They also announced the launch date of the highly anticipated Apple Pay payment system, which is set to revolutionize the way we pay for products and services.

Tim Cook & Co. announced that Apple Pay will launch on Monday, October 20th on conjunction with the roll out of iOS 8.1.

iOS 8.1 may even been more anticipated than Apple Pay after the software update was plagued with numerous bugs in its first update. iOS 8.1, however will bring the Apple Pay service to certain devices with the update.

Along with announcing the launch date of the service, the company also announced they have successfully signed up an additional 500 banks which will support Apple Pay – a further testament to the service’s unique lure.  (more…)

Apple introduces their new iPad range and other goodies

Published by on Oct 17th, 2014, No Comments

Apple EventYesterday Apple introduced their new line of tablet products alongside the all new iMac Retina and OS X Yosemite. Just in time for the holidays Apple has introduced the iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 3, and a gorgeous new iMac with a Retina display. From a software perspective, OS X Yosemite arrived in the US yesterday as a free update, and iOS 8.1, which will enable Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is coming Monday (US release). (more…)

China poised to surpass the US as Apple’s largest iPhone market

Published by on Oct 15th, 2014, No Comments

apple-china_think-differentLove them or hate them it seems as though Apple is making inroads into one of the largest smartphone markets in the world. The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has the technological media and consumers polarised, on the one hand this will probably be the most successful iPhone in history and on the other end the device is plagued by issues like “bendgate”. But as with any potentially successful product, the proof is in the pudding, or the sales figures for that matter. The Cupertino company has always had a firm footing in the US, but now it seems as though they might just take the largest market of them all. (more…)

Apple slaps leaking suppliers with $50 million fine

Published by on Oct 14th, 2014, No Comments

apple-gavel-600x318With the recent wave of patent wars and the secrecy behind new technology we have seen more and more legal challenges as companies seek to protect their IP which will give their products the advantage in the market. Recently Apple has also imposed tight restrictions on what its suppliers can say. This move came in an effort to stop smaller leaks within the Apple production line which has many moving parts. Any company that leaks a product, or starts boasting about being a component producer for Apple will be slapped with a $50 million fine. (more…)

“Apple killed our two biggest industries” – PM of Finland

Published by on Oct 14th, 2014, 2 Comments

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My first reaction when reading about the Finnish Prime Minister saying that Apple has killed off the Scandinavian county’s two biggest industries was “What is the second?” Of course, Apple had a big role to play in the downfall of Nokia (although it wasn’t the only contributing factor), but in my ignorance I couldn’t think of another industry Apple could affect so adversely. (more…)

Apple redesigns iTunes Store

Published by on Oct 13th, 2014, No Comments

itunes-12-aboutIt seems as though Apple wants to turn over a new leaf in 2014. We have already seen them break out of the “small” smartphone mould with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple is also set to launch the all new iPad Air2 this week and they have already debuted the new Mac OS X Yosemite. Since the release of iOS 7 we have seen design overhauls across the iphone, iPad and Mac devices, but iTunes Store remained relatively unaffected until now. (more…)

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