Apple was one of the biggest buyback spender among the S&P 500 during this year, which many sources point out. Courtesy of FactSet‘s data, the source reports that the iPhone-maker has bought back more than $56 billion worth of shares from stockholders in the year 2014.
According to MarketWatch, Apple Pay now accounts for 1.7% of the mobile payments market after their launch on October 20th. Sources say that Apple Pay is gaining ground quite fast, as Apple Pay users are more engaged into the new system. According to many sources, 60% of new Apple Pay customers have transacted through the app on multiple occasions and multiple days. Read more
Looking for a durable skin case for your iPhone 6 that will provide plenty of protection against numerous of things, without the excessive bulk? The Grip Skin Case from Belkin does just that and more. The Grip iPhone 6 Case is made of a semi-flexible material, which is shaped to your iPhone for shock-absorbent, form-fitting protection. Read more
One of the most popular photo sharing app ‘500px’ has posted a huge update for their iOS client on Thursday. This brings the app to version 2.9. This particular update brings about a variety of changes and improvements, this includes new support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the 1Password iOS 8 login extension. Read more
The BBC started an investigation into a Pegatron plant that Apple uses to manufacturer their products in China, and found ‘poor treatment’ of workers, after Apple responded to the claims, saying: “We are aware of no other company doing as much as Apple to ensure fair and safe working conditions. We work with suppliers to address shortfalls, and we see continuous and significant improvement, but we know our work is never done.” Read more
On Thursday morning, Apple has seeded the third iOS 8.2 beta to developers. This latest release follows a week after the second iOS 8.2 beta, and last week’s public launch of iOS 8.1.2, which brought about a fix for disappearing ringtones and a few other enhancements. Read more
Apple recently sent out notices to registered iOS developers on Wednesday, reminding them that at the start of February 1st, 2015, new apps submitted to the App Store will have to feature 64-bit support, and be built on the iOS 8 software development kit. Read more
Recently reported by AppleInsider, which noted that Apple’s new job listing for an “Apple Pay Intern,” was first spotted by iClarified. The company is said to have plans on launching their mobile payment plan (Apple Pay) across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa which comes out of their London offices. Read more
The iPhone 6 is listed as a hot item during the holiday season, and many sources say Apple has started stepping up their production for the device specifically for this scenario. And as delivery estimates for the new device have improved ahead of Christmas, but the iPhone 6 is still seeing strong demands. Read more
Unveiled in Beijing on Tuesday, Huawei brings users their new smartphone. While many sources say “it looks like someone has taken a leaf out of HTC’s playbook.” The Honor 6 Plus which is a follow-up to the Honor 6 — shows off a dual rear 8-megapixel cameras, which is claimed to boost the effective pixel size to 1.98 microns for improved sensitivity, and thus adds a cleaner image.