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Apple Posts Record Sales, Says Watch to Ship in April

Record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales helped Apple bring in $74.6 billion in revenue last quarter, up from $57.6 billion a year earlier.

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Apple Watch Starts Shipping in April, Tim Cook Confirms

It's not an exact date, but we're getting close to Apple Watch's launch.

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Apple Readies Another Crack at Ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi Ills

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have complained of since the operating system launched in October.

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Apple Returns to Brand Perception Top 10 List

Apple returned to the top 10 in the 2014 ranking of YouGov BrandIndex, a brand quality measurement firm that polled more than 1.5 million U.S. adults last year.

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Estimates Peg Mac Sales Up 19% to New Record

Apple sold a record 5.75 million Macs in the quarter that ended Dec. 31, an increase of 19% that beat the overall industry by a wide margin, IDC said Monday.

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Apple Raked in Between $4.3B and $4.5B from App Store in 2014

Apple reported that gross revenue from its iOS App Store last year was up 50% from 2013, although according to the numbers, sales were up only slightly from the 12 months prior to June 2014.

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OS X Yosemite Continues Swift Adoption Pace, Closes in on 50%

Apple's OS X Yosemite continued its rapid pace of adoption in the second month after release, with uptake exceeding that of any of its predecessors.

Marco Arment Sparks Debate About Apple Software Quality

The influential blogger, who often writes about Apple, stirred the pot with a post that called out the Cupertino, Calif. company for losing its way on software quality.

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Apple Watch Reportedly Set to Ship in the U.S. by March

According to 9to5Mac, the Apple Watch will hit retail stores by the end of March, with an Apple Store employee training program set for February.

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Intel's Broadwell Chip Lets Apple Go Retina With MacBook Air

The new Core processors and graphics chipsets Intel launched on Monday will allow Apple to build a MacBook Air with a Retina screen without sacrificing battery life.

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Report: Apple Will Start Selling Unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Models on Tuesday

Although Apple hasn't confirmed the news yet, 9to5mac reports that SIM-free versions of the latest iPhones will hit Apple stores on January 6.

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Apple's Bankrupt Sapphire Supplier Petitions to Pay $3.7M in Bonuses

GT Advanced Technologies, the New Hampshire firm now in bankruptcy after a deal to supply Apple with sapphire flopped, wants a federal judge to approve a plan to pay senior executives and other employees $3.7 million in bonuses.

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Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Apple

Apple's 2014 products don't even compare to what we expect out of Cupertino next year.

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Top 10 Mobile Stories of 2014

CIO.com's Al Sacco rounds up 10 of his most popular mobile stories published in 2014, including an article that compares and contrasts the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a showcase of quirky-yet-valuable wearable devices and a couple...

Apple Deploys First-Ever Automatic Patch to Fix NTP Flaw

Apple on Monday used an automatic security update mechanism for the first time to deploy a fix for a critical vulnerability in NTP, or Network Time Protocol, that was uncovered by a Google engineer.

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Hold the Phone, McDonald’s

The fast food giant’s drive-through Apple Pay implementation is kludgy and uncomfortable for both the customer and the employee. Is anyone testing this stuff?

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Apple Reopens Russian Online Store After Boosting iPhone 6 Price by 35%

Other Apple hardware sold on the company's Russian online store was also priced much higher than their equivalent numbers in the U.S.

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Apple's 14 Biggest News Stories of 2014

A look back at a big year for Apple.

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