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iPhone 6 costs at least $200 to build

iPhone 6 costs at least $200 to build

A teardown analysis of the iPhone 6, set to be published later this afternoon, reveals that Apple spends between $200 and $247 in parts and labor to assemble an iPhone 6. The analysis, obtained by Re/code ahead of time, also reveals that the iPhone 6 Plus costs between $216 to $263 to build based on the model.

Beats Music reportedly getting shut down [Update]

Beats Music reportedly getting shut down [Update]

Apple finally acquired Beats Electronics earlier in 2014. As a result, the Cupertino-based company brought in plenty of talent, along with a headphones lineup and a music streaming service. Unfortunately, the latter service may be getting the axe.

Reversible USB Type-C will feature DisplayPort Alternate Mode, rumored to launch with 12-inch MacBook in 2015

Reversible USB Type-C will feature DisplayPort Alternate Mode, rumored to launch with 12-inch MacBook in 2015

Dating back to April of this year, the use of the new reversible USB Type-C cables with Apple products has been a common rumor, with images cropping up that showcased a reversible cable for Lightning cables intended for iPhones (which turned out to be fake). Now, more details of the new standard for USB have been surfaced.

Apple sold a record-breaking 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units over launch weekend

Apple sold a record-breaking 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units over launch weekend

Apple has just announced that it has sold more than 10 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus over the opening weekend.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale last Friday, September 19 in 9 countries including United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK.

You’re Almost There: Waiting 8 Hours in Line for iPhone 6

You’re Almost There: Waiting 8 Hours in Line for iPhone 6

Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 12th, although I passed up that opportunity and decided that I would wait in line on launch day instead. After all, two years ago, I was able to get an iPhone 5 on launch day from my local Apple Store in just an hour.

Apple used their own CDN to release iOS 8

Apple used their own CDN to release iOS 8

On Wednesday, September 17, Apple officially launched iOS 8. For the first time when it comes to releasing its major mobile operating system to the public, reports state that Apple relied on their own content delivery network to get the job done.

Third-party keyboards soar to top of App Store charts following iOS 8 release

Third-party keyboards soar to top of App Store charts following iOS 8 release

For the first time since the original iPhone debuted over seven years ago, users now have the ability to install custom keyboards on their devices. The public release of iOS 8 yesterday afternoon brought third-party keyboard support in tow and, perhaps unsurprisingly, keyboards have quickly risen to the top of the App Store charts. Take a look ahead. 

iOS 8 adoption rates slower than previous generations, based on several reports

iOS 8 adoption rates slower than previous generations, based on several reports

On Wednesday, September 17, Apple officially released iOS 8 into the world. As is par for the course, companies that track adoption rates are still all over the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, comparing it to previous years. As it stands, it looks like iOS 8 isn’t being welcomed as quickly as previous generations have been.

Apple and U2 have an even bigger surprise on the way, plus even more music

Apple and U2 have an even bigger surprise on the way, plus even more music

Leading up to the launch of the iPhone 6 lineup, there had been rumors of Apple working with U2 in some capacity for the big media event. At the tail-end of the September 9 reveal for Apple’s new flagships, the company and the band announced that the latter’s new album would be released for free through the former’s iTunes software. Yet, the surprises may not be finished.

Apple closer to solving regulatory issues stalling launch of iPhone 6 lineup in China

Apple closer to solving regulatory issues stalling launch of iPhone 6 lineup in China

On Friday, September 19, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale in several different countries, but China will reportedly not be one of them. Apple is now reportedly closer to solving the issue that has prevented their newest flagship from launching in the country, though.