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  • Square’s Latest Reader Available At Apple

    Square’s Latest Reader Available At Apple

    Square’s latest payments reader is coming to an Apple store near you, the company tells TechCrunch. The devices will retail for $49 and be available online and in-store throughout the U.S. Launched last fall, Square’s new contraption is NFC-enabled and works with Apple Pay. Now the standard in many countries, it accepts EMV chip cards, which are more secure than credit cards… Read More

  • Apple Shows Soft China Revenues At $18.37B In Q1, Up 14% YoY

    Apple Shows Soft China Revenues At $18.37B In Q1, Up 14% YoY

    Apple showed soft year-over-year revenue growth for China in Q1, and it’s clear the party may be slowing down in the region. During Q1, Apple saw 14 percent year-over-year revenue growth in the Greater China region, which accounts for the company’s sales in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Read More

  • The Apple Watch Hermès Collection Is Coming To Apple’s Website

    The Apple Watch Hermès Collection Is Coming To Apple’s Website

    The Apple Watch Hermès has been a rare, expensive fashion accessory. Apple announced the limited edition and partnership at its conference in September and released the watch in October 2015. The only issue is that only a handful of stores in major cities are selling this watch. According to Fashionista, the watch will be available on Apple.com and Hermès’s website on Friday. Read More

  • Apple Pay Will Launch In China In Early 2016

    Apple Pay Will Launch In China In Early 2016

    Chinese consumers will have access to Apple Pay soon, after Apple struck a partnership with China UnionPay, the government-approved organization that is the only bank card issuer in the country. Apple Pay will be available early next year after it passes regulatory tests. Apple made its announcement the same day rival Samsung said it will work with UnionPay to promote Samsung Pay in China. Read More

  • Microsoft Tries To Declare A Christmas Truce With Apple

    Microsoft Tries To Declare A Christmas Truce With Apple

    Microsoft has put out a TV commercial for the holidays. In it, some things happen…mostly singing. There are employees, kids and other things going on in a New York City setting. Apple’s back yard on 5th Ave, to be specific. My colleague Alex and I hopped into Slack, watched it together and shared our thoughts. We think that Microsoft is trying to say that they’re friends, or… Read More

  • Annotation And Document Management App LiquidText Releases New Features For IPad

    Annotation And Document Management App LiquidText Releases New Features For IPad

    LiquidText, the annotation and document reader app developer for iOS (and a critical darling that has been one of Apple’s selected apps in its store nearly since its launch), has launched a new version with features for the new iPad Pro. Read More

  • Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Want to develop an app for the newly released Apple TV? Of course you do. Not sure how to get started? Apple is touring the globe for “Apple TV Tech Talks” which promise to get you rocking. You have to register by November 13th, though…so hop to it. Between December and February next year Apple is going to their stores in Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Cupertino… Read More

  • Apple Revenues In China Shoot Up 99% in Q4

    Apple Revenues In China Shoot Up 99% in Q4

    Despite months of major fluctuations in the Chinese stock market, Apple still managed to have an outstanding quarter in China. During its fourth quarter, the company saw 99% year-over-year revenue growth in the Greater China region, which accounts for the company’s sales in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In this final fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple’s revenue in… Read More

  • 3D Touch Is Apple’s New Secret Weapon

    3D Touch Is Apple’s New Secret Weapon

    I’m here to praise Apple again. Sorry. I have to do it. It’s not in my contract nor am I paid to do it – imagine if we were! We’d be rich! – but after manhandling the iPhone 6S Plus it’s abundantly clear that Apple has discovered another breakthrough. And they are surprisingly nonchalant about it. Apple’s first interface breakthrough happened when… Read More

  • Apple’s Moment On The Catwalk Is Here

    Apple’s Moment On The Catwalk Is Here

    If you, like Andy Sachs, don’t believe that fashion is important, Apple just gave you a nudge in the right direction. While not many particularly cared, the first Apple Watch Hermès is a harbinger of something quite interesting. First, a bit about the watch. The only real difference, aside from the fancy new faces, is a leather band that comes in two permutations, single and double. This… Read More

  • Apple Watch In-Store Retail Sales Begin In Two Weeks

    Apple Watch In-Store Retail Sales Begin In Two Weeks

    Apple will begin selling some models of the Apple Watch starting in two weeks, according to a press release from the company today. Also, on June 26, we’ll see Watches go on sale in seven more countries, including Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. All orders for Apple Watch which were placed in May will ship to customers within the next two weeks… Read More

  • Here Are The First Connected Home Devices For Apple’s HomeKit

    Here Are The First Connected Home Devices For Apple’s HomeKit

    Apple’s HomeKit is finally starting to roll out to actual consumers, via the first crop of HomeKit-enabled accessories from third-party manufacturers. This means you’ll soon be able to get your hands on a range of products for the connected home that work with Siri on your iOS device, and that you’ll be able to do so as soon as today, since some of the new HomeKit… Read More

  • Slightly Slighted, Apple’s Diehards Still Do The Launch Day Lineup Crunch Network

    Slightly Slighted, Apple’s Diehards Still Do The Launch Day Lineup

    While the atmosphere outside the store was generally similar to previous launches, a glaring difference was the fact that I wasn’t waiting outside of an Apple Store. I was sitting on the sidewalk outside of the upscale fashion boutique Maxfield, on trendy Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Read More

  • The 22 Best Apple Watch Health And Fitness Apps

    The 22 Best Apple Watch Health And Fitness Apps

    The Apple Watch, Apple’s first step into the world of wearables, starts shipping to consumers today. The Watch marks an interesting time in the wearable fitness space, in particular. Health and fitness trackers like Jawbone Up and Fitbit have dominated much of that space in the last few years. According to NDP, these wearable fitness devices sold close to 3.3 million units last… Read More

  • TC AppleCast 12: Apple Watch, MacBook And Beards

    TC AppleCast 12: Apple Watch, MacBook And Beards

    It’s Apple Watch pre-order day! The new device went on sale this morning at just after midnight Pacific time, and now shipping times are extending to at least June across the product lineup. Our guest today, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple (@jdalrymple), not only successfully ordered three but also went to the Apple Store in Palo Alto to check out the in-store experience. I also managed… Read More

  • Securing A Huge Growth Round Crunch Network

    Securing A Huge Growth Round

    Pitching VCs is a serious challenge at any stage, but asking for a $30-60 million check is usually the sale of a founder’s life. Convincing an investor to accept a valuation that most normal people think you’d deserve in a year’s time (at best) piles on the challenge. I’ve recently been working with a few of our portfolio companies on these kinds of deals and wanted… Read More

  • August Raises $38 Million To Expand Smart Lock Retail Availability

    August Raises $38 Million To Expand Smart Lock Retail Availability

    Smart Lock purveyor August has raised another $38 million in funding, bringing the company’s tally up to $50 million, the company’s co-founder Jason Johnson told TechCrunch. August’s Smart Lock attempts to reinvent the front door and rid the world of physical keys by relegating that duty to a smartphone. As Johnson noted, “Hardware is expensive,” however the new… Read More

  • Apple Store Online Now Accepts PayPal In U.S. And U.K.

    Apple Store Online Now Accepts PayPal In U.S. And U.K.

    Customers looking for more payment options for that next Mac or iPhone just got a new choice – PayPal. The online payments giant is now available at checkout on Apple’s online retail channel in both the U.S. and U.K., and Apple is also promoting PayPal’s Credit system, which offers buyers using that method up to 18 months to pay off a purchase without interest. Read More

  • Apple Sets Up A Special Section On Its Online Store For Beats Gear

    Apple Sets Up A Special Section On Its Online Store For Beats Gear

    Apple isn’t wasting time putting the Beats brand to good use after its acquisition of the streaming music and audio hardware maker officially closed last week – the Mac maker now has a dedicated section of its online store, both on the web and via its iOS app, that’s all about Beats By Dre devices. Read More

  • Apple Turns On iBeacons In All Its 254 U.S. Stores For In-Store Notifications And More

    Apple Turns On iBeacons In All Its 254 U.S. Stores For In-Store Notifications And More

    Apple will kick off this weekend by launching iBeacons functionality in all of its 254 domestic U.S. stores, according to a new report by the AP. The location-based tech will work with the official iOS Apple Store app, and will allow Apple to do things like provide you with notifications of when your order has been assembled in the in-store stock room, to noticing that you’re in the… Read More

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