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Apple iPhone payments system reportedly in works

Apple iPhone payments system reportedly in works

Apple is building a comprehensive mobile payments system that would turn iPhones and iPads into ubiquitous credit card replacements, sources familiar with the scheme claim, taking on Google, PayPal, Square, and others in the process. The rumored system would build on Apple's existing EasyPay option in the Apple Store app for iOS, which allows shoppers to charge products in Apple Stores directly to the payment method associated with their iTunes account, by offering the same functionality to third-party retailers and those offering services within apps.

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Apple’s Tim Cook interview on NSA begins with “no back door”

Apple’s Tim Cook interview on NSA begins with “no back door”

Today on the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Mac computer to the world by Apple, Tim Cook has taken to ABC to speak not only about oddities like Sapphire Crystal, he's come to speak about the NSA as well. After having actually headed to the White House on the 17th of December, 2013, to speak with the President about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, here Cook suggests that he wishes he could say more.

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Apple Sapphire glass facility confirmed in Austin, tipped for iWatch

Apple Sapphire glass facility confirmed in Austin, tipped for iWatch

This week in celebration of 30 years of Apple's push for Macintosh, Tim Cook spoke with ABC news about several subjects - including, briefly, their investment in USA-based manufacturing facilities. This chat included a reminder that Apple was manufacturing the Mac Pro in Arizona, leading Cook to note their recent investment in Arizona. So-called "sapphire glass" is at the center of this push, and it's quite likely they'll be bringing it to a new product inside this year.

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iPhone 6 display size boost joined by rumor of iPhone 5c scrapping

iPhone 6 display size boost joined by rumor of iPhone 5c scrapping

This week there's already been one report of Apple deciding to move forward with at least one larger display size for their iPhone lineup, coming first to the iPhone 6, if the rumors hold true. Today the Wall Street Journal joins in with a report that - to be fair - includes a warning that "Apple's plans weren't final and that the company could change course." That said, sources here suggest that Apple will also discontinue the plastic-backed iPhone 5c less than a year after it was initially released - perhaps in favor of an all-metal lineup before the end of 2014.

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Apple iOS 7 fix for random iPhone reboots in pipeline

Apple iOS 7 fix for random iPhone reboots in pipeline

Apple is readying a firmware update for iOS 7 which the company says will address unexpected reboots that users of the iPhone have reported in considerable numbers since the latest smartphone OS version was released. The glitch, colloquially known as the "white/black screen of death", affects iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5 users, among others, with the smartphone suddenly freezing and then performing a soft-reboot.

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iPhone 6 display “locked down” at 4.8-inches says analyst

iPhone 6 display “locked down” at 4.8-inches says analyst

Word this afternoon comes from Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company that Apple's next iPhone - tentatively called the "iPhone 6" - will certainly be working with a 4.8-inch display. While it's possible this next-generation device could have a larger display - users have been waiting for such a change for quite some time, of course - the only real guarantee the public has is Apple's own word at reveal time. Regardless, Arcuri is suggesting that investors should take heed - a 4.8-inch display is on the way.

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