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Monday December 1

00:28
Apple Stores Once Again Coloring Logos Red in Recognition...

As it has done for the past three years, Apple is once again recognizing December 1 as World AIDS Day at its retail locations by coloring their Apple logos red for the occasion. Several Apple Stores in the United States and the United Kingdom are expected to change the color of their logos, with images from Twitter showing that the company's store in Sydney, Australia has already adjusted its logo. The Apple Store in Sydney, Australia (Image credit:...

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Sunday November 30

10:46
New Sony Patent Shows Future Trend in Video Conferencing

There's a new trend emerging in computing that could breathe new life and some badly needed excitement back to the Desktop once again. The trend involves integrating advanced 3D scanners and projectors into the desktop so that artists of every stripe could unleash their creativity in ways once thought unimaginable ...

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09:49
Apple Files for "Apple Swift" Around the World W...

In October Apple filed for the trademark "Swift" in the U.S., Europe and China. This week, Apple has filed for the alternative trademark "Apple Swift" in the U.S, Europe and China. Swift or "Apple Swift" is a multi-paradigm, compiled programming language created by Apple for iOS and ...

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05:22
Black Friday Online Sales had Apple's iOS Crush Andro...

Yesterday we reported that Apple iOS users won the Thanksgiving Day spending battle by spending about 25% more than Android owners on their Turkey Day purchases, with an average of $118.57 per order compared to $95.25, according to the most recent data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. Today, new stats have emerged about online holiday shopping.

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Saturday November 29

10:19
Korea Telecoms to Start Selling the iPad Next Week as Appl...

Apple took top spot in tablet sales in China in Q3 by a wide margin against the tide of all the analysts and critics that are rumbling that the iPad is bound for a hard landing in 2015. Today we learn that Apple will increase their iPad distribution in Korea beginning next week and that's just the beginning for Apple's big moves in the tablet market in 2015.

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Friday November 28

11:37
12.2-inch 'iPad Air Plus' May Launch Between Apr...

Japanese magazine Mac Fan has published some possible schematics depicting the design of the larger-screened "iPad Pro" or "iPad Air Plus" in its January issue, which have been shared by Mac Otakara [Google Translate] along with some information about the upcoming device. The schematics suggest the tablet will include a 12.2-inch LCD display, and it points towards dimensions of 305.31mm x 220.8mm x 7mm, or 12 inches x 8.7 inches x 0.28 inches, which is in line with previous rumors about the larger tablet....

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11:36
Apple Fans Outspent Androiders by 25% on Thanksgiving

In a report that we posted a month ago we covered CEO of Cheezburger Ben Huh talking about how Apple owns the market's mind share because they've become the platform for the creative class. This flies in the face of the fact that the Android operating system dwarfs iOS in pure market stats. But it's not just about "mind share" it's also about Apple customers spending more money on Apps and hardware than your average Androider does. A new report published today confirms this as fact.

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10:22
Xiaomi Ready to Shake China & India Markets with $100...

Yesterday we reported that Apple's iPad crushed all of their tablet competitors in China in Q3. In that report we presented a chart illustrating China's Xiaomi ranking fourth with 5.3% market share. News out of China today reveals that Xiaomi is planning a massive attack on the low-end tablet market in 2015 against the iPad mini, though it's bound to hurt Samsung even more considering that they're already struggling to get their mobile house in order.

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08:38
Chip Orders for Apple's iPhone 6 only Drop by 10% for...

The iPhone 6 will power into 2015: As Apple is set to ship 50 million iPhone 6's for Q4, IC design houses are reporting that Apple has started scaling back on chip orders for Q1 2015 as would be expected – Though the drop isn't as drastic as one would think after the holiday season.

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06:00
Black Friday 2014: Best Deals on Macs, iPads, iPhones, App...

While you can see a massive list of all the Black Friday discounts being offered on Apple products and accessories in our comprehensive Black Friday roundup, we've gathered up some of the most enticing Black Friday deals below. Many of the deals listed below are available now, with limited supplies. Apple Online and Retail Apple kicked off its deals for its one day Black Friday shopping event in the United States, and the company is offering special Product (RED)-branded iTunes gift cards with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, or Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Gift card amounts for products vary and include $100 on select Macs, $50 on iPhones (6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c), $50 on qualifying iPads, and $25 each on qualifying Apple TV, iPods, and Beats hardware, as noted below: - iPhone ($50): iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c - iPad...

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Thursday November 27

22:26
Apple Kicks Off Black Friday Sale With iTunes Gift Card De...

Apple has just kicked off its deals for its one day Black Friday shopping event in the United States, and as previously announced, the company is offering special Product (RED)-branded iTunes gift cards with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, or Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Gift card amounts for products vary and include $100 on select Macs, $50 on iPhones (6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c), $50 on qualifying iPads, and $25 each on qualifying Apple TV, iPods, and Beats hardware, as noted below: - iPhone ($50): iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c - iPad ($50): iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini - Mac ($100): iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Retina iMac, Retina MacBook Pro - iPod ($25): iPod touch, iPod nano - Apple TV ($25) - Beats by Dr. Dre ($25): headphones and...

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14:56
EU Parliament Grandstands to bring Attention to Google...

Today the EU Parliament voted for the break-up of Google even though they don't have the power to do any such thing. While it's grandstanding, they want to put pressure on the European Commission to force measures on Google that will diminish their stranglehold on search engine traffic in Europe that's now standing at about 90%.

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13:52
Maker of the iPhone 5C set to Increase Shipments, not stop...

Not So Fast! There was a rumor that surfaced just yesterday claiming that the iPhone 5C was destined for the dustbin of tech toy history and today we see a completely different story emerging that would tank that initial rumor.

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13:11
Apple's iPad crushes all Competitors in China for Tab...

The iPad Champion Stands Alone: According to new report published in Taiwan today there were 5.445 million branded consumer tablets sold in the China market during the third quarter of 2014 ... Apple crushed all competitors ...

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12:22
A European Patent Filing from Apple Describes Voice Contro...

Apple's Master Siri patent that we covered back in January 2012 listed Apple TV (the set top box) as one of devices that Siri could one day work with. Last month Amazon surprised the market with a device that they've branded as "Echo." It was like Siri out of iDevices and into your home via a standalone device doubling as a wireless speaker. I noted at the end of that report that having Siri voice controls for our Apple TV would be a dream machine. Well, start dreaming ...

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10:05
Black Friday 2014: Best Deals on Macs, iPads, iPhones, App...

Though it's not quite Friday, and many of you are still waiting to dig in to Thanksgiving dinners with family, many retailers are kicking off their Black Friday sales early this year. Stores like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, where some of the best deals are to be had, will be opening their doors to shoppers as early as 5 p.m. local time. While you can see a massive list of all the Black Friday discounts being offered on Apple products and accessories in our comprehensive Black Friday roundup, we've gathered up some of the most enticing Black Friday deals below. Many of the deals listed below are available now, with limited supplies. Some of the deals won't be available until Black Friday actually rolls around, and details on exact sale times can be found in the roundup. iPhone...

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09:32
Apple Seeks Trademark for "Metal" Icon

Today the European Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing for their "Metal" icon as noted in our cover graphic (without the text). Apple's Metal is a low-level, low-overhead hardware-accelerated graphics API that debuted in iOS 8. It is intended to bring to iOS some of the performance benefits ...

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08:19
Patent Fulfilled: The new Apple SIM Patent Comes to Light

During Apple's iPad event in October they side-stepped their new Apple SIM feature that they knew would controversial. CNBC mentioned it the next day with one analyst calling it "remarkable." Today, the US Patent & Trademark Office published the patent application that's behind the new Apple SIM.

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07:17
Apple tweaks their Inventions Relating to a 3D Personal He...

Today the US Patent and Trademark Office published yet another Apple invention related to a 3D personal display headset system that's titled "Adjusting Media Display in a Personal Display System based on Perspective." It's a patent application focusing on 3D viewing of seating arrangements in theaters and other major live events.

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04:22
Apple Invents Multitouch Solution for OS X on Macs & i...

Rumors about a 12.9 inch iPad began back in May. Apple also has several patent-pending inventions on record supporting a hybrid notebook-tablet or a tablet with a smart cover containing a built-in keyboard. Both Microsoft and HP now have tablets running with Intel Core processors doubling as notebooks with full productive software for the enterprise and students. Today, Apple's patent application clearly shows us how OS X is working on a touchscreen ...

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02:33
Patently Apple Wishes our US Fanbase a Very Happy Thanksgi...

In the blink of an eye another year has gone by and Patently Apple would like to wish our US fanbase and their families a safe, warm and very happy Thanksgiving.

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Wednesday November 26

18:03
Apple Releases New iPhone 6 Ad: 'Voice Text'

Just a couple days after releasing the fifth and sixth iPhone 6 ads starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, Apple has released a seventh called "Voice Text". The new ad focuses on one of the new features introduced to iMessage in iOS 8, the ability to instantly send audio messages quickly and easily. The ad humorously highlights how voice messages can be used to better communication with friends, with examples pointing out how voice messages are good for sarcastic comments, singing and saying hard-to-spell words instead of typing them. Apple, so far, has released two new iPhone 6 ads at a time, releasing "Duo" and "Health" during the iPhone 6 event in September, "Huge" and "Cameras" in late September and "Reservations" and "Gamers" a couple days...

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15:38
Apple Watch Marketing Page Updated With 'Timekeeping...

The marketing website for the Apple Watch has been updated (via 9to5Mac) with additional details about how it functions as a watch, new ways that wearers will communicate, as well as more about the watch's health and fitness features. Apple's marketing team has also added new animations to the site, showing how the Apple Watch will move between screens and how some of the apps will work. Much of the basic information was already located on the Apple Watch site, but lots of it has been broken out with more information and detail. The new Timekeeping page reveals more about some of the watch faces that are included with the Apple Watch...

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12:10
Apple's iPhone 6 Still the Top Smartphone in Japan

According to a new report, Apple’s iPhone 6 was by far the best selling smartphone in Japan in September and October while still leading in November ...

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10:57
MacMall Kicks Off Black Friday 2014 Sale on Macs, iPads an...

MacMall has kicked off its 60 hour Black Friday 2014 sale on an array of Apple products both online and in its retail stores. Deals will last through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, November 28. MacMall will be discounting its stock of MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro computers by $50 to $200, depending on configuration. Unlike other resellers, MacMall offers Apple computers with a variety of custom configurations, similar to the online Apple Store. MacMall is also offering the Mac Pro for up to $600 off, the Mac mini for up to $60 off, and the iMac for up to $120 off. The new iPad Air 2 will also see discounts of up to $75 off. We've listed a sampling of the discounts on products of interest below, but MacMall's full range of discounts can be found on its website. 2014 Retina MacBook Pro -...

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