The August Smart Lock is now available for purchase at the Apple Store for $249.99.
The smart lock, designed by Behar, leverages a Bluetooth low energy-enabled locking mechanism and a mobile application to send virtual keys to anyone you choose to have access to your home. As the key holder arrives at the door, August auto-unlocks allowing you to enter into the home. The lock also has a security feature called EverLock, which senses when the door is closed behind you and automatically locks the door.
With Apple preparing to show off an updated lineup of iPads on Thursday, designer Martin Hajek has asked the question “What if the new iPad’s were to borrow the design language from the iPhone6/6+?” on his site. As he has done in the past, Hajek has mocked up some remarkable 3D renderings of how the theoretical Apple devices could appear.
Take a look:
Apple will reportedly ship a Retina display model of its 27-inch iMac before the end of this year; however, a new 21-inch model won't be released until next year, according to KGI.
Apple plans to live stream its October 16th special event, reports MacRumors:
Apple has plans to offer a live stream of its October 16 event, according to a source that spoke to MacRumors. As with its September 9 iPhone event, Apple will likely offer a stream of the event both on its website and through a dedicated channel on the Apple TV.
Triple size iPad user interface elements have been found in the iOS 8.1 beta seeded to developers for testing by Hamza Sood.
Some Apple frameworks on iOS 8.1 contain @3x iPad assets. Bring on the Retina HD iPads!
It's been rumored that Apple is planning to release a larger 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro' with a more powerful A8X processor. The device is said to feature larger speaker grilles, a smaller camera lens, and a slightly thinner body.
Apple has sent members of the press an invite to a special event on October 16th, reports The Loop. The event will take place at the company's Cupertino, California campus starting at 10:00 am PT.
Developer Hamza Sood has found new Apple Pay setup screens hidden in iOS 8.1. Apple seeded the second beta of iOS 8.1 to developers today. The update is expected to bring support for Apple Pay; however, support for the feature is still unavailable, even to developers.
Sood managed to unearth the setup screens in the Passbook app and the initial iOS 8.1 setup process.
Apple Pay setup screen in an internal Passbook
Apple claims the iPhone 6 has 'Faster LTE': "With faster LTE — up to 150 Mbps — iPhone 6 users can experience faster download and upload speeds for browsing the web, streaming music, making video calls, and more." During the iPhone 6 keynote, Apple SVP Phil Schiller revealed that these speeds are possible through a technology called carrier aggregation. The new iPhone 6 uses Qualcomm MDM9625M LTE Category 4 modem chip which offers up to 150 Mbps downlink data rates and 50 Mbps uplink data rates. Let's take a look if this is actually any faster than the previous iPhone 5S.
iClarified did a quick test. They have found the spot with the absolute best reception possible. Testing was done late at night, when network usage is lower. The speeds are actually amazing.
iPhone 6 showed 100 Mbps download speed and 35 Mbps upload, while iPhone 5S - 35 Mbps and 15 Mbps respectively. Impressive, isn't it.
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How fast is iPhone 6 compared to other popular smartphones? PhoneBuff performed a serious of real tests.
Each phone was raced through a series of apps including the camera, photos, web browser, Dictionary.com, Photoshop Touch, Google Earth, Temple Run 2, Fifa 14, Smash Hit, and Angry Birds. The series of apps was then opened for a second time to test the multi-tasking abilities of each device.
Take a look at the results in the video below:
Apple will reportedly hold a special event on October 16th to launch new iPads, iMacs, and OS X Yosemite, according to Re/code.
Sources tell Code/red the company will hold its next special event on Thursday, Oct. 16 — not the 21st. Headlining the gathering: The latest updates to its iPad line, along with those new iMacs that 9to5Mac told us about earlier this week. Also: OS X Yosemite. Given the breadth and spectacle of Apple’s September event, this one will be a more laid-back affair held at the company’s Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino, without any mysterious white structures and awkward one-song concerts.
It appears that aside from the financial results in the fourth fiscal quarter, on October 20th, Apple is planning to release iOS 8.1 and launch its long-awaited payments service called Apple Pay. This is what Bank Innovation writes. Another thing, which indicates that the next-gen mobile operating system will indeed come less than in three weeks, is the fact that it has been recently seeded to developers for testing.
Ahead of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch this September, Apple's iPhone 5c became the top selling smartphone in Britain. In fact, this handset was so popular that it even outsold the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5s. And that is an impressive result, I must admit.
According to the latest reports from Apple developers, the company is currently asking its developers to create apps for the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10 that is expected to be released soon. The guys from Cupertino say that new apps can be submitted to the Mac App Store using the latest gold master seed of Xcode 6.1, which appeared on the Internet earlier this week.
According to the recently-updated Investor relations page, Apple will officially announce its financial results in the fourth fiscal quarter (which is the third calendar quarter) of 2014 on October 20th. This means that soon we'll find out how many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units the guys from Cupertino have sold over the last weeks and how much money they have earned. As usual, you will get an opportunity to take a look at the financial report immediately after the conference call end.