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Report: Apple to support AT&T's Next, Verizon's Edge and T-Mobile's Jump programs

Apple will soon support in its stores the handset upgrade programs from three of the four Tier 1 U.S. carriers, according to a report from  9to5Mac. The report, which cited unnamed sources, said starting in late August "many" U.S. Apple retail stores will launch a pilot program to let customers buy new iPhones via AT&T Mobility's Next program, Verizon Wireless' Edge and T-Mobile US' Jump. It's unclear if or when Apple will support Sprint's Easy Pay program.

IDC: Worldwide tablet market grew 11% in Q2 2014

The worldwide tablet grew 11 per cent year over year in the second quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 49.3 million units, according to preliminary data from IDC.

According to developers, the right time for iTime is now

An actual device may still be months away (or longer), but as far as developers are concerned, it's already "iTime."

Report: Apple could sidestep Isis with launch of mobile wallet with iPhone 6 this fall

Apple is getting close to launching a mobile wallet for the iPhone and it may come out as soon as this fall with the introduction of the iPhone 6, according to a report from  The Information. The report, citing unnamed sources, said that Apple has told some of its partners its system would use the iPhone's so-called secured element, which is a piece of hardware where sensitive information such as a user's financial credentials can be stored. 

Apple ships 35.2M iPhones, slightly below expectations

Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in its fiscal third quarter, just below analysts' expectations but not too far off. Analysts had forecast around 35.9 million iPhone sales, according to the  Wall Street Journal. Attention is now turning to the next iterations of the iPhone and whether Apple will introduce a wearable device dubbed the iWatch, as many industry watchers expect it will.

Report: Apple planning for 70-80M units of larger iPhone 6

Apple is asking its suppliers to produce between 70 million and 80 million units of the next iPhone by Dec. 30, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, according to the  Wall Street Journal. That volume would represent the largest ever for an iPhone launch and could indicate the demand Apple is expecting for its first iPhones with displays that would match the larger ones common on other smartphone platforms.

Report: One in five iOS apps are basically dead

One in five iOS apps are effectively dead and nearly 80 percent are "zombies" that don't get enough activity to rank on the charts, according to Adjust.

iOS 8 beta 4 can't come soon enough for some developers

Maybe it will be "fourth time the charm" for app developers if Apple launches the next iteration of its iOS 8 beta.

Apple's enterprise mobility deal with IBM could pressure BlackBerry, Google

Apple's new enterprise mobility partnership with IBM could put more pressure on BlackBerry and Microsoft as well as Google and OEMs that use Google's Android software, according to industry analysts.

Samsung stays top, despite rise of rivals in second quarter

Samsung looks set to lose ground to its rivals in the second quarter of 2014, as sales figures for May show the company's lead was eroded by rivals Apple, Lenovo, and Motorola.