As thefts of Apple products rise in New York, the NYPD and the City Council are thinking differently to curb the surge.
During a hearing of the council's Consumer Affairs Committee Monday, the NYPD said there were 16,000 thefts of Apple products last year, accounting for 14% of all crimes in the city in 2012.
To curb the trend, the council is mulling a bill that would mandate that all... » more
Has it really only been six years since Apple unveiled the original iPhone?
Since 2007, the world has been blindsided by a wealth of revolutions and innovations in tech, especially in the mobile field, rendering the pre-iPhone world as antiquated as a sparkly animated gif on a MySpace profile.
And yet, compare the original, Mark I iPhone with the iPhone 5S from this year, and the similarities... » more
If you are an Apple devotee with both a Mac and an iPhone, there is a cool new way to use both in tandem. Knock, a new app, allows you to unlock your Mac with just two taps on your iPhone.
It’s pretty simple, but it seems just magical in the promo video. And it isn’t just a parlor trick. Compared to the tired old process of typing passwords, it’s actually more secure. Knock uses Bluetooth... » more
Where Apple stands in the smartphone market is clear: The iPhone is the one to beat. It's simultaneously a leader in specs and a vanity status symbol. The high end is its territory.
So when shoppers were given the choice between the latest iPhone and the ever so slightly cheaper iPhone 5C, they decided to go big or go home.
Data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows... » more
A teen involved in a botched iPhone robbery that left a 17-year-old man dead was sentenced in a Queens court yesterday to 20 years in prison.
Stephon Huffman, 19, pleaded guilty in July to first-degree manslaughter in the Oct. 28, 2011, attack on Patrick Dixon.
Charges are pending against three other suspects, including Jose Heredia, who allegedly slashed Dixon's throat. He is charged... » more
As people line up outside of stores for Friday's arrival of the newest versions of the iPhone, the NYPD wants technophiles to register their devices with the department amid an increase in Apple product thefts.
For a second year, the NYPD will be in force at Apple, Best Buy and AT&T stores around the city Friday to get people to register their devices' serial numbers with the department... » more
Wow, investors in Apple stock sure are a wussy bunch all of a sudden.
Monday’s world-shattering news was, literally, no news. That is, there was no word from Cupertino on the number of online pre-orders received over the weekend from U.S. consumers for the newly-announced iPhone 5C.
Also, there was one tidbit of possible news. That is, the Wall Street Journal reported that China Telecom... » more
Apple today is set to shake up the mobile phone industry yet again, as the company is widely expected to introduce two new versions of the iPhone and show off the final version of iOS 7, the latest iteration of the company's mobile operating system.
Here's what to expect from the event, which kicks off at 1 p.m. EST:
- Apple is likely to unveil the iPhone 5S, or whatever it will call... » more
Yes, it's that time of the year.
Next week, Apple is expected to release not only an update to last year's iPhone 5, but also a cheaper model called the iPhone 5c.
In the past, Apple has continued selling older iPhones at lower prices alongside new flagship models. Right now, 2011's iPhone 4S and 2010's iPhone 4 are still on sale alongside the latest edition, the iPhone 5.
But... » more