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Both MLB stadiums will accept Apple Pay at concession stands for 2014 World Series

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 3 hours 40 min ago

Forbes reports today that during the 2014 World Series (which starts tomorrow) two MLB stadiums will be accepting Apple Pay at concessions stands. Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium and San Francisco’s AT&T Park will be the first professional sports stadiums to accept Apple’s new payment process.

MLB hasn’t clarified when the rest of the league’s stadiums will begin accepting Apple Pay. The hardware has apparently only been installed at the World Series stadiums so far.

There are also plans to implement Apple Pay in the MLB At the Ballpark app to allow users to purchase tickets using Touch ID in a future update, though there’s no timeline for when that feature will be available just yet.

Major League Baseball has previously been home to early rollouts of Apple technology, like iBeacons and CarPlay. Apple even went to bat in court to protect MLB and others from a patent infringement lawsuit.


Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple pay, Major League Baseball, MLB

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Tim Cook praises Apple’s growth and new products in letter to employees

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 4 hours 52 min ago

Following today’s release of Apple’s quarterly earnings report, Tim Cook has sent a letter to employees praising the company’s growth and the dedication of Apple employees to the development of new iPhones, iPads, and Retina iMac. Cook calls the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch the “most successful” in the history of the device.

Cook also talks about the Apple Pay launch and reiterates the points made during today’s earnings call, saying that the purpose of introducing a payment system was to ensure that customers have a “simple, secure and private way to pay.” He also commends the software development teams on the consistent cross-platform experience introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

Cook closes by saying that he will be traveling to Beijing to talk to employees in a meeting that will be recorded and posted the company’s internal website. Employees from across Apple will be able to submit questions beforehand to be asked during the Q&A session.

You can read the full letter below:

Team,

Today we reported Apple’s highest September quarter revenue ever and our strongest revenue growth rate in seven quarters. These very strong results were made possible by your hard work and dedication.

Customers around the world are loving the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, quickly making this the fastest and most successful iPhone launch in history. The Mac set a new all-time record while the rest of the PC market declined. And the App Store was once again an important driver of our overall revenue growth.

Today we’re launching Apple Pay in the U.S., giving our customers a simple, secure and private way to pay. Later this week we’ll be shipping the new iPad Air 2, the world’s thinnest tablet and the most powerful iPad we’ve ever made. The new 27” iMac with Retina 5K display, which we just introduced last week, is already being hailed as the best visual experience ever on a computer. This is an amazing lineup for the holidays.

The user experience across all our products keeps getting better, thanks to the deep collaboration among our teams. iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite have raised the bar for mobile and desktop operating systems, and they work together in elegant, intuitive ways that only Apple can deliver.

Later this week, I’ll be talking with a group of Apple employees in Beijing. We’re going to record the meeting so you can watch it on AppleWeb, and we’ll include questions from other sites. Please visit AppleWeb to submit a question and I’ll answer as many as I can.

Congratulations on the strong results we’ve achieved together. We can all be proud of the quarter we just reported, and the work that keeps Apple the most innovative company in the world.

Tim


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Find NFC-compatible merchants around you with MasterCard Nearby

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 5 hours 14 min ago

With today’s launch of Apple Pay alongside iOS 8.1, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners can now use their phones to pay for goods using NFC & Touch ID. Apple states that over 220,000 stores are accepting Apple Pay, but finding nearby merchants can be a bit difficult without referring back to our running list 24/7.

As it turns out, the MasterCard Nearby app has a map view of merchants with Contactless (read: NFC-compatible) POS systems where you can use Apple Pay. Restaurants, entertainment locations, gas stations, and other types of businesses are listed out in the app.

In a WSJ interview, Eddy Cue stated “there’s a lot to do here” regarding Apple Pay, but with the technology already working with the open NFC technology rather than depending on merchants to sign a deal with Apple, the current number of businesses with compatible POS systems is promising.

(h/t @NSDelToro)


Filed under: iOS Tagged: Apple pay, iPhone 6, NFC

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Cast your net and catch Bottom Feeders on the App Store

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - 6 hours 30 min ago
As a fisherman on rough seas, players must trawl for a variety of fish while avoiding enemies that cost players' nets in Bottom Feeders (free with in app purchases). There are a few power-ups players can use to help them get all of the fish in each...
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Apple consigue otro trimestre de récord en ventas

Tengo un Mac - 7 hours 8 min ago

Decíamos antes que hoy se conocerían oficialmente los los resultados financieros del cuarto trimestre fiscal de 2014 y lo cierto es que, tal y como se esperaba, se han cumplido los mejores augurios al respecto.

La compañía ha registrado unas ventas en dicho período de 42.100 millones de dólares, unos 32.800 millones de Euros y un beneficio neto trimestral de 8.500 millones de dólares (6.650 millones de Euros), equivalente a 1,42 dólares por acción.

Comparados con los resultados obtenidos en el mismo trimestre del año anterior, el margen bruto de la compañía ha sido del 38% frente al 37% del año fiscal precedente.

En palabras de Tim Cook, el año fiscal 2014 ha sido digno de récord, incluyendo el mayor lanzamiento de iPhone hasta la fecha, con el iPhone 6 y el iPhone 6 Plus.

Con las sorprendentes innovaciones en los nuevos iPhone, iPad y Mac, además de con iOS 8 y OS X Yosemite, la compañía ha entrado con paso firme en la temporada navideña con la mejor línea de productos Apple hasta ahora.

Y ni que decir tiene el entusiasmo que destapa el Apple Watch y otros grandes productos y servicios en preparación para 2015.

Sin más cifras de ventas que las que hablan de que el 60 de las mismas se han realizado fuera de EEUU o de que la compañía ha crecido cerca del 20% en los beneficios por acción, los planes de Apple para el primer trimestre fiscal de 2015 anuncian unos ingresos que oscilarían entre los 63.500 y los 66.500 millones de dólares, unos 49.600 y 52.000 millones de Euros, aproximadamente, al cambio.

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iStat Mini : l'état du Mac dans le Centre de notifications

MacGeneration - 7 hours 25 min ago
Ceux qui aiment bien savoir de quel bois se chauffe leur Mac connaissent les outils développés par Marc Edwards. On lui doit en effet iStat Menus, récemment revu en version 5, iStat Server ou encore iStat 2 pour suivre les statistiques d'usage de son Mac ou de son PC sur un terminal iOS. Les utilisateurs qui auraient des besoins moins importants peuvent se tourner vers iStat Mini [1.0 – Français – 1,79 € – OS X 10.10 - Marc Edwards], une version « allégée » d'iStat Menus qui installe dans le Centre de notifications d'OS X Yosemite trois indicateurs. Cliquer pour agrandir Les activités processeur, mémoire, disque sont ainsi représentés sous la forme de graphiques, tandis que réseau retourne les chiffres du trafic montant et descendant. Rien de moins, mais rien de plus non plus : on est (très) loin de la richesse du grand frère qui peut parfois étouffer les utilisateurs les moins aguerris sous des montagnes de statistiques. On aurait aimé voir quelques... Lire la suite sur MacGeneration






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9to5Toys Last Call: iSmartAlarm smart home system $125, best iPad Air 2 trade offer, RBI Baseball for iOS $2, more

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 7 hours 29 min ago

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

iSmartAlarm smart home system $125 shipped (Reg. $200)

Best Buy trade offer is the best way to jump from iPad 2 to iPad Air 2

R.B.I. Baseball 14 for iOS/Android $2 (Reg. $5)

iPhone 5 factory unlocked manufacturer refurbished w/ 1-yr Apple warranty from $330 shipped

MacMall has the new Mac Minis (starting at $494) and Retina iMac ($2494) slightly marked down with tax in few states

Marshall’s iconic vintage style comes to its most affordable Bluetooth speaker yet

Apple drops refurbished iPad pricing: Retina iPad mini from $249, more

Small States: Tinsel and Timber makes beautiful wooden homes for Apple TV and other accessories, multiple giveaways & 10% promo code

Other new deals:

More deals still:

New products/ongoing promos:

iPhone 6/Plus deals, accessories, and more:


Filed under: Tips and Tricks Tagged: 9to5Toys, Amazon, app deals, Best Buy, Daily Deals, Deals, Home automation, iOS deals, iOS freebies, iPad Air 2, iPad Air trade, iPhone 6, iSmartAlarm, unlocked iPhone, video games

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Daily Deals for October 20, 2014, featuring Build Your Own iPhone Game For FREE!

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - 7 hours 30 min ago
It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....
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iOS 8.1 : Free Mobile et Sosh donnent le choix du réseau (2G, 3G ou 4G) sur iPhone 5

iGeneration.fr - 7 hours 36 min ago
L'une des petites nouveautés d'iOS 8.1, c'est l'ajout d'une option pour choisir de connecter son iPhone à un réseau 2G, 3G ou 4G. Cette nouveauté est peu visible, car il faut aller fouiller dans les réglages pour la trouver et en plus elle n'est pas disponible chez tous les opérateurs. Orange, SFR et Bouygues Telecom ne la proposent pas pour l'instant. Un lecteur, Liena, a remarqué que cette option était en revanche disponible pour les clients de Free Mobile. Sur son iPhone 5 sous iOS 8.1 (qui n'est pas compatible 4G sur le réseau de Free, c'est donc assez étrange), dans les réglages de réseau cellulaire, en tapotant sur « Voix et données », il peut ensuite choisir de se connecter en 2G, 3G ou 4G. Chez les autres opérateurs, il y a seulement la possibilité de couper la 4G. Liena précise qu'une mise à jour opérateur Free lui a été proposée (version 18.0). Si vous êtes client Free Mobile, cette option est-elle également disponible sur votre iPhone sous iOS 8.1 ? Mise à... Lire la suite sur iGeneration






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iOS 8.1 : Free Mobile et Sosh donnent le choix du réseau (2G, 3G ou 4G)

iGeneration.fr - 7 hours 48 min ago
L'une des petites nouveautés d'iOS 8.1, c'est l'ajout d'une option pour choisir de connecter son iPhone à un réseau 2G, 3G ou 4G. Cette nouveauté est peu visible, car il faut aller fouiller dans les réglages pour la trouver et en plus elle n'est pas disponible chez tous les opérateurs. Orange, SFR et Bouygues Telecom ne la proposent pas pour l'instant. Un lecteur, Liena, a remarqué que cette option était en revanche disponible pour les clients de Free Mobile. Sur son iPhone 5 sous iOS 8.1 (qui n'est pas compatible 4G sur le réseau de Free, c'est donc assez étrange), dans les réglages de réseau cellulaire, en tapotant sur « Voix et données », il peut ensuite choisir de se connecter en 2G, 3G ou 4G. Chez les autres opérateurs, il y a seulement la possibilité de couper la 4G. Liena précise qu'une mise à jour opérateur Free lui a été proposée (version 18.0). Si vous êtes client Free Mobile, cette option est-elle également disponible sur votre iPhone sous iOS 8.1 ? Mise à... Lire la suite sur iGeneration






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iOS 8.1 : Free Mobile donne le choix du réseau (2G, 3G ou 4G)

iGeneration.fr - 7 hours 59 min ago
L'une des petites nouveautés d'iOS 8.1, c'est l'ajout d'une option pour choisir de connecter son iPhone à un réseau 2G, 3G ou 4G. Cette nouveauté est peu visible, car il faut aller fouiller dans les réglages pour la trouver et en plus elle n'est pas disponible chez tous les opérateurs. Orange, SFR et Bouygues Telecom ne la proposent pas pour l'instant. Un lecteur, Liena, a remarqué que cette option était en revanche disponible pour les clients de Free Mobile. Sur son iPhone 5 sous iOS 8.1, dans les réglages de réseau cellulaire, en tapotant sur « Voix et données », il peut ensuite choisir de se connecter en 2G, 3G ou 4G. Chez les autres opérateurs, il y a seulement la possibilité de couper la 4G. Liena précise qu'une mise à jour opérateur Free lui a été proposée (version 18.0). Si vous êtes client Free Mobile, cette option est-elle également disponible sur votre iPhone sous iOS 8.1 ?






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Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

Apple Hot News - 8 hours 8 min ago
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 13, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 10, 2014. “Our fiscal 2014 was one for the record books, including the biggest iPhone launch ever with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With amazing innovations in our new iPhones, iPads, and Macs, as well as iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, we are heading into the holidays with Apple’s strongest product lineup ever. We are also incredibly excited about Apple Watch and other great products and services in the pipeline for 2015.”
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iMac Retina : 1 To en Fusion Drive ou 256 Go de SSD au même prix

MacGeneration - 8 hours 15 min ago
Un détail intéressant nous avait échappé au sujet de l’iMac Retina : Apple a choisi de l’équiper par défaut d’un Fusion Drive de 1 To, mais ce n’est pas la seule option gratuite. Rappelons tout d’abord que cette solution combine un SSD de 128 Go et un disque dur de 1 To ou de 3 To et c’est le système qui gère où stocker les données et applications. Sur le papier, c’est un excellent moyen de concilier le meilleur des deux mondes — la rapidité du SSD et la capacité de stockage du disque dur —, dans les faits ce n’est pas toujours aussi simple. Fusion Drive est une technologie plébiscitée par la majorité des utilisateurs, mais dans certains cas, elle peut poser problème, notamment si vous gérez de gros fichiers qui saturent le SSD et que c’est alors le disque dur qui est utilisé. Dans ce cas de figure, les performances diminuent, ce qui n’arrive jamais avec une configuration 100 % SSD. Cela tombe bien, avec le nouvel iMac, vous avez le choix : l’option 256 Go de SSD est au même prix... Lire la suite sur MacGeneration






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Apple Pay Day: Experiences with Apple’s new payment service mostly positive

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 8 hours 24 min ago

Apple Pay, which was unveiled to the world at the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, has officially launched in the U.S. today alongside iOS 8.1. Experiences with the service on its first day have been mixed, and notably, Eddy Cue this morning to acknowledged that in saying that Apple still has “a lot of work to do.” Some banks are requiring verification processes which are taking time, and some widespread credit card companies, like Discover, aren’t yet supported at all. But some experiences with Apple Pay have been seamless and it seems that, so far, the service is working as expected despite its slow roll-out.

Customers can use Apple pay at a wide variety of launch partners, including Aeropostale, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Foot Locker, Office Depot, Urban Outfitters, Apple’s own retail stores and many others. If you want to get your device set up to use the service, be sure to check out our guide to getting started with Apple Pay, and be sure to let us know what your experience has been so far. As for the rest of the internet, with the exception of some locations having employees who are simply uneducated about the service, it appears as if public opinion is fairly positive.

Piper Jaffray Apple analyst Gene Munster tested it out at a few locations and had this to say:

We tested Apple Pay at McDonald’s, Whole Foods, and Walgreens and were able to successfully compete our transaction at each location. We note that the McDonald’s and Whole Foods employees were aware of Apple Pay, but the Walgreens employee that helped us was not. We believe that stores depending on employee education at the local level might have varied experience across stores, but we expect participating store employees to all be up to speed after having Apple Pay for a month or two.

Walgreens uploaded a video showing off a demo of the service in one of its stores:

One experience at McDonalds got caught on video:

Another McDonalds experience was documented, in which one customer had an awkward encounter at the drive through:

Gizmodo gave the service what they called a “slightly rocky spin”:

Deciding to try our luck at Subway, we were met with a few “ums” and some confused looks when we asked about contactless payment. The store had just received the hardware that day, it seemed, and they were still getting the hang of things. After some discussion and deep study of the machine’s new instructions, the farthest we were able to get was bringing up a screen with a QR code—which is to say, not very far at all.

TechCrunch seems to have had a pretty good experience at Walgreens:

Holding my thumb to Touch ID and my phone to the payment terminal, it took about a second and a half to register at Walgreens and the same amount of time at McDonald’s. Don’t expect it to change the entire experience however: you still have to sign for the amount shown at the drug store and get a receipt to show to the cashier when picking up your order at a fast good joint.

Harry McCracken of Fast Company is going to try to use the service as his sole payment method for a week:

So in theory, I should be able to do this without major headaches or adjustments to my daily habits. We’ll see. I do reserve the right to let my wife pay for things if she happens to be around. And if the whole experiment is a fiasco, I will sheepishly terminate it before its scheduled conclusion next Sunday.

Reactions from Twitter users have been generally positive, but as I’ve experienced myself, Wells Fargo verification seems to be delayed:

Okay, just used #ApplePay. Simple. Tapped my #iPhone6Plus on the reader, scanned my thumb, done. Got an alert on my phone about my purchase.

— brettlarson (@brettlarson) October 20, 2014

so I can’t verify my @WellsFargo cards with #applepay through the verify app. So Frustrating!

— Will Lassalle (@wlassalle) October 20, 2014

So Panera manager "informs" me #ApplePay won't work for another 2 weeks. I said fine and still paid with it. Faster than what they demo'ed.

— Super Tino (@supertino) October 20, 2014

Just used Apple Pay! It's so cool, and easy to use! #ApplePay #Apple

— Wayne Gross Jr. (@campingsk8er) October 20, 2014

The service is already inspiring some Vines, too:

Here’s the Verge’s initial run thru


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Maximiza las ventanas de nuevo con el botón verde en OS X Yosemite

Soy de Mac - 8 hours 29 min ago

Tal y como te dijimos hace un tiempo, después de que Apple haya presentado su nuevo sistema operativo, el OS X Yosemite, te comenzamos a enseñar los pequeños trucos que debes ir interiorizando, porque de esa forma podrás sacar el máximo partido a este gran sistema.

Ya son varios los compañeros de trabajo que me han comentado que notan que el nuevo sistema va mucho más fluido que el anterior y que el nuevo diseño del mismo les gusta bastante. Una interfaz renovada y más plana que además es más potente. Hoy te enseñamos un pequeño truco con el que podrás utilizar de nuevo el botón superior izquierdo verde de las ventanas para maximizar las mismas.

En el nuevo sistema OS X Yosemite, los ingenieros de software han intentado simplificar el mismo, haciendo que todo lo que, en cierto modo tenía un efecto duplicado se ha reorganizado para no tener tantos botones para gestionar una ventana. Tras la llegada de OS X Lion y las aplicaciones a pantalla completa, vimos como los de Cupertino añadían a la esquina superior derecha de las ventanas y aplicaciones una doble flecha, que tras ser pulsada hacía que la ventana pasase a mostrarse en pantalla completa.

Ahora y desde las primeras betas de OS X Yosemite, Apple ha dado esa función al botón verde de la parte superior izquierda de las ventanas. Antes, cuando pasábamos el cursor por encima de estos círculos de colores, se mostraba la acción que se conseguía al pulsar el mismo. En el caso del rojo aparecía una “X” y en el caso del verde aparecía un “+”. Ahora, al pasar el cursor por encima del botón verde lo que aparecen son dos triángulos a modo de flecha doble y al pulsar se pasa a pantalla completa.

Pues si lo que quieres es que ese botón verde en OS X no funcione para dar lugar a una ventana a pantalla completa sino maximizarla como antaño, bastará con que mantengas pulsada la tecla “alt” mientras pulsas el botón. De esta forma, su funcionamiento será el mismo que en versiones anteriores a OS X Yosemite.

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Apple : un quatrième trimestre fiscal en fanfare avant le feu d'artifice de la fin d'année

MacGeneration - 8 hours 35 min ago
Le quatrième trimestre fiscal d'Apple (le troisième du calendrier) revêt depuis quelques années une importance toute particulière. Le constructeur de Cupertino y révèle l'étendue du succès (ou pas) de la vente de Mac suite à l'opération Back to school (terminée le 9 septembre), et c'est également l'occasion de percevoir les premiers effets du lancement de la nouvelle génération d'iPhone (le 19 septembre, soit une dizaine de jours avant la fin du trimestre). Un quatrième trimestre, c'est aussi le moment de faire le point sur l'année fiscale écoulée; celle-ci s'est montrée particulièrement agitée, notamment pour les ventes d'iPad, en recul sur les deux derniers trimestres. Image (cc) Franco Folini. Plus besoin de se cacher la vérité : malgré des iPad encore en recul (et au vu des nouveautés présentées durant le dernier special event, il est probable que la tendance ne puisse s'infléchir), ce quatrième trimestre est excellent. « Notre... Lire la suite sur MacGeneration






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Apple Q4 earnings liveblog

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - 8 hours 38 min ago
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Live blog: Apple’s Q4 2014 earnings call

9 to 5 Mac - Apple Intelligence - 8 hours 38 min ago

As we mentioned last month, Apple is scheduled to host its quarterly conference call today to discuss its earnings report from the fourth quarter of its fiscal year: this includes 39 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, 2.6 million iPods, and 5.5 million Macs. Apple already reported today that it earned $42.1 billion in revenue during its Q4 period.

This will quarterly conference call with analysts and investors will include the opening weekend of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales which included a record 10 million sales including 4 million units sold during the first 24 hours of pre-orders. It will also be the first call since Apple previewed the Apple Watch to the public, shipped iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and introduced new iPads and a Retina 5K iMac, although sales for those devices are not included in the previous quarter. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Apple CFO Luca Maestri will also likely mention Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payment service which launched for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users earlier today.

Investors and analysts will have an opportunity to ask Tim Cook and company questions during the earnings call and we’ll be listening to bring you coverage starting at 5pm EST/ 2pm PST.

-Earnings report is out! 

-Hold music has begun… you can listen along, but we’ll include the highlights here.

-Lots of hold music, 3 minute warning, no U2 music yet.

-Hopefully no one is using iOS 8.0.1 for this call…

-And here we go…

-Tim Cook is up first

-Tim recapping iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launches: “best we’ve ever created, customers absolutely love them”

-32 countires with iPhone 6 so far, 69 more before the end of October

-115 countries by the end of 2014

-Apple Pay is live today, as you may have heard

-Apple Watch still coming “early calendar 2015″ with more details coming later

-Quick mentions of iPad Air 2, iMac with Retina 5K,  iOS 8 and Yosemite

-Cook says Apple exceeded its own expectations this quarter, now going over the numbers that were released earlier

-Mac now has highest PC market share since 1995

-Cumulative app downloads hit 85 billion

-20 acquisitions this year, 7 in the September quarter

-Luca Maestri talking more numbers, breaking down product sales as released earlier today

-Chinese search engine Baidu is now using iPhones in their office, 20,000 employees and 30 in-house apps

-That 100% customer satisfaction rate for iPad mini 2 is back, and 55% of people polled say they plan to buy an iPad as their next tablet

apple just guided that they will have more revenue next (holiday) quarter than they did in all of FY2010


Sam Altman (@sama) October 20, 2014

-All-time record billings in iTunes thanks to the App Store

-Registered developers up 39% over last year

-Final remarks now, covering a few reporting changes for Q1 2015

-Time for some questions

-Apple Pay question – how does Apple see this as a business model? A way to sell hardware products or more of its own product?

-Tim says it’s about creating a better customer experience and more secure payment system; dislikes companies monetizing customer payment data

-“The most customer-centric mobile payment system” – can’t wait to add more retailers and banks

-Question about iPhone ramping, Tim says fastest in history but demand is outstripping supply, no indication of when that will balance

-Tim notes again that demand is outweighing supply on iPhone 6, says “we’ve done a pretty good job on that,” but won’t say there’s no issue, calls it “a good problem to have.”

-Every answer to every question so far has essentially ended with “we can’t make enough iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units yet”

-Tim talking iPhone upgrades and the opportunities provided by customers upgrading at different times of the year, switching from Android, and buying their first iPhones. Also once again points out constrained supply.

-Question about iPhone 6/6 Plus sales split, Tim won’t give any specifics but says that Apple is selling everything they make; says it’s likely that a geographic difference will appear in popularity of certain models, but nothing solid yet

-68 million iPad sales in 2014, down YOY, Tim calls it “a speed bump, not a huge issue,” but wants to improve growth

-Tim says 50-75% first time buyers in some markets indicates tablet market isn’t saturated, but many people hold onto iPads longer than other products

-Tim says he is fine with Apple products cannibalizing one another

-Question about why Apple Watch is grouped into “other” category in new reporting groups, along with iPods and others

-Tim says it doesn’t indicate expectations for Apple Watch sales, categories were based on current revenue

-Question about any new product categories we don’t know about. Tim says “obviously we are working on other things as well,” won’t get any more specific.

-Question about China numbers, Tim says things are looking just fine, very optimistic about the future

-That’s all folks! You can catch a replay of the call on Apple’s earnings call podcast a little later.


Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: AAPL, Apple earnings, earnings call, iPhone 6, iphone 6 plus, iPhone 6 sales, Live Blog, luca maestri, Q4, Tim Cook

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Aparecen los primeros vídeos mostrando el uso de Apple Pay en comercios

Tengo un Mac - 8 hours 40 min ago

Con iOS 8.1 ya disponible desde hace unas pocas horas, Apple ha habilitado el uso de Apple Pay en Estados Unidos para el iPhone 6 y el iPhone 6 Plus. Tras apresurarse a instalar esta última actualización de iOS en sus nuevos iPhones, los usuarios más geeks no han tardado en vincular sus tarjetas de crédito y se han lanzado a las calles buscando un comercio donde poder probar la nueva plataforma de pagos de Apple.

Del mismo modo, durante el día de hoy y mañana los YouTubers más conocidos no van a tardar en invadir nuestras listas de suscripciones con vídeos demostrandonos el funcionamiento de Apple Pay en cualquier comercio.

Uno de estos primeros vídeos es el que podemos ver al final de este artículo, del YouTuber John Ross. En el vídeo, John nos demuestra lo fácil que es usar Apple Pay para pagar nuestro menú en McDonald´s, uno de los lugares donde ya es posible en Estados Unidos pagar usando Apple Pay.

Como se ve en el vídeo, al acercarse al terminal de venta la tarjeta de crédito previamente guardada en Passbook aparece en la pantalla del iPhone. En ese momento, para realizar el pago tan solo debe acercar el iPhone y aceptar la compra mediante Touch ID, del mismo modo que actualmente aceptamos la compra de cualquier aplicación en la App Store. Más sencillo y rápido imposible.

El vídeo muestra cómo en un primer momento parece que no funciona todo lo bien que debería y tiene que intentarlo de nuevo, sin embargo parece que es culpa de la cajera a la que se le ha olvidado presionar algún botón en su terminal de venta. Seguro que con el tiempo según vaya popularizándose el uso de Apple Pay este tipo de fallos ya no ocurrirán.

Uno de los aspectos a tener en cuenta es que en ningún momento de la transacción la cajera comprueba la identidad de John ni puede ver el número de su tarjeta de crédito. Este número tampoco será conocido por nadie en McDonald´s, logrando que el pago sea completamente anónimo salvaguardando así la privacidad del cliente.

No os entretengo más, os dejo con el vídeo en cuestión. Uno de los primeros, pero estad seguros de que durante esta semana vamos a poder ver muchos más.

Vía| Macrumors

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