Apple unveiled its latest iterations of the iPhone, called the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, placing a bet that larger screen sizes and enhanced specifications will help it regain momentum in the market. As expected, the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display and the 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen.
Could Internet traffic records be broken this week? With no less than 13 major media events scheduled since Sunday--including Apple's latest product announcement, a live Aerosmith concert via Yahoo!, and several sporting events, all with live streaming options--viewers could be turning online more than ever before, according to Streaming Media analyst Dan Rayburn.
A day before Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 and the iWatch, reports from a variety of sources are helping to flesh out details about the two gadgets as well as the companies likely to support Apple's products. Specifically, CVS and Walgreens are reportedly planning to support Apple's NFC-based mobile payments service; Apple is investing in new iBeacon-powered in-store shopping technology; and Apple is building an App Store to cater specifically to its forthcoming smart watch.
In advance of the release of the new iPhone and other high-end smartphones, T-Mobile US said it will guarantee the best trade-in value on customers' used devices when they upgrade to a new device. The offer is geared at enticing customers to switch to T-Mobile by offering them the most money for their used phone.
The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) unveiled the brand name CurrentC for its mobile wallet, loyalty and offers platform, which it will launch in 2015 at around 110,000 retail locations, including at Walmart, Best Buy and Target.
Apple is still a few days away from introducing its next versions of the iPhone, but more details about the devices keep leaking out. According to a report from the New York Times, Apple will introduce a software mode that lets consumers more easily use the new iPhones with one hand, since the new phones are expected to be larger.
Apple is going to add Near Field Communications technology to its forthcoming wearable device, expected to be called the iWatch, according to a Wall Street Journal article. That would enable customers to use the watch to process digital payments wirelessly and expand the gadget's functionality beyond fitness and health monitoring.
Apple is hosting a media event Sept. 9 at the Flint Center for Performing Arts, near its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Although Apple is expected to unveil its first new product line since 2010 at the event--its long-rumored wearable, which many have dubbed the iWatch--the main draw is expected to be Apple's announcement of the next iteration of the iPhone, which will likely be called the iPhone 6. FierceWireless has compiled six of the most prominent iPhone 6 rumors, with a special focus on the wireless technologies that may or may not make it into the final design.
The much-vaunted iPhone 6 is expected to make its formal debut when Apple hosts a media event Sept. 9 at the Flint Center for Performing Arts, near its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
Isis, the mobile payments and commerce venture, said it will rebrand itself as "Softcard" to disassociate itself from the extremist Islamist militant group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS. The company expects the rebranding to happen over the next few weeks as it updates its mobile wallet application.