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iPad, Mac and OS X Yosemite Event Roundup: All the news and announcements from today’s event

iPad, Mac and OS X Yosemite Event Roundup: All the news and announcements from today’s event

As the clock in the top-right menu bar on my Mac approaches midnight, I am sitting here in an exhaustive state after the second Apple event in as many months ushered in a whirlwind of announcements pertaining to new iPads, new Macs, OS X Yosemite and more. It was an eventful day to say the least, no pun intended.

GT Advanced Technologies plans to lay off 727 employees at Mesa, Arizona plant

GT Advanced Technologies plans to lay off 727 employees at Mesa, Arizona plant

On October 6, GT Advanced Technologies officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with statements saying that they planned on continuing production as normal as they worked out their issues with creditors. However, that won’t be the case for many employees soon.

iPad mini 3 Tech Specs

iPad mini 3 Tech Specs

If you have been anticipating the release of the third-generation iPad mini with Retina display, do not get your hopes up. While the iPad mini 3 was in fact announced this afternoon at Apple’s special media event, the all-new tablet has the exact same design and hardware specifications as the last iPad mini with the exception of the Touch ID inclusion.

Apple posts full video of October 16th iPad and Mac Special Event

Apple posts full video of October 16th iPad and Mac Special Event

Apple today held a media event in Cupertino, California, where it announced new iPads, Macs, OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1. The event was live streamed on Apple’s website, and the company has now posted the full video on its website.

Apple Pay to launch on Monday with over 500 new banks supported by next year

Apple Pay to launch on Monday with over 500 new banks supported by next year

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday announced at the company’s special media event that its brand new Apple Pay mobile payments service will officially launch in the United States on Monday as over 500 new banks agree to support the platform by next year. Apple Pay was announced last month at the company’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus event.

Apple Store goes down ahead of today’s iPad event

Apple Store goes down ahead of today’s iPad event

The Apple Online Store has gone down ahead of today’s media event, where we’ll see a new iPad Air and iPad mini, along with public launches of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1.

Morgan Stanley predicts Apple shares will soar due to high iPhone 6 profit margins

Morgan Stanley predicts Apple shares will soar due to high iPhone 6 profit margins

Morgan Stanley has good reason to believe that investing in Apple shares is probably a wise idea right now, adding the company to its “Best Ideas” list for stock investments. In a note to investors, analyst Katy Huberty predicted that Apple shares are “set for significant upside” due to high profit margins on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

U2’s Bono apologizes for automatic download of ‘Songs of Innocence’ album

U2’s Bono apologizes for automatic download of ‘Songs of Innocence’ album

In September, following the unveiling of iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, Apple announced that it was giving away U2’s newest album, “Songs of Innocence” for free to over 500 million iTunes users.

Some people were upset when they found out that the album was automatically downloaded on their iOS devices, which led Apple to release a tool to help some remove it. 

Apple to have grace period on ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole in Ireland until 2020

Apple to have grace period on ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole in Ireland until 2020

Following a report yesterday evening that claimed Ireland could be set to close its so-called “Double Irish” tax loophole that has saved Apple billions of dollars over the past two-plus decades, the Irish government on Tuesday announced that the country would in fact be phasing out the tax breaks for companies by next year. But, the party isn’t over yet.

GT Advanced Technologies reportedly saw production issues in February

GT Advanced Technologies reportedly saw production issues in February

Information continues to surface regarding the events that took place between Apple and their sapphire glass supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, with a new report suggesting issues could have risen quite early in 2014.