Apple has just revealed the details of its quarterly earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, which covers the three months leading up to September 27th. Bolstered by strong early iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales, the figures make for impressive reading, particularly for those with a stake in the company, and with both profits and revenue up on this time last year, things are shaping up very nicely ahead of exciting new products like the Apple Watch.

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Here’s the compete iOS 8.1 changelog for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with detailed outlining of all the new features and bug fixes.

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One of the major announcements at last month’s Apple event – aside from the introduction of two new smartphones and the company’s inaugural smartwatch effort – was that of Apple Pay, a contactless, NFC-driven system that would allow iOS 8 users to seamlessly pay for goods at a wide selection of outlets. As excited as we were about this significant new initiative, Apple did make it clear at the time that Apple Pay wouldn’t be hitting the scene until this month. With iOS 8.1 now upon us, we’re likely to witness a rapid, concerted effort to support the new infrastructure, and this has begun quite close to home today with an update to the Apple Store app.

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This is just in. iOS 8.1 download links are now live by Apple. The roll-out of iOS 8.1 has been on the cards for a while now, and although the central feature of the new release has long been considered as Apple Pay, this rather significant update has plenty of other enhancements besides. Now, after a few weeks wait, it’s been primed and ready for download, and as well as direct firmware links for every single iOS 8.1-ready device, you’ll also find all of the relevant details after the leap.

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As you know by now, iOS 8 download and iOS 8.1 download links for final version are live for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4S, iPad 2 and over, including the new iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 3, iPod touch 5G. iOS 8 brings a ton of new features to supported devices. More information on the features new in iOS 8 can be found here.

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With Apple set to hit the big ‘GO’ button on iOS 8.1 come Monday one of the features that users will see arrive alongside it is the iCloud Photo Library functionality that has everyone wondering whether Apple has finally given us all somewhere to keep our photos instead of having to rely on third parties. It’s still in beta, but it’s there.

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Here’s how to enable and use Handoff between iOS 8 iPhone and iPad devices and your compatible Mac running OS X Yosemite. Complete with step by step tutorial.

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When Apple announced its new iPads and the impressive iMac with Retina 5K display it was also wise enough to be candid about the problems that iOS 8 has faced so far, with bugs galore having apparently managed to squeak their way through Apple’s in-house quality assurance. The new iOS 8.1 update has been in beta testing for a little while now, and while developers have been able to work with the software already, mere mortals will be able to install the important update from this coming Monday.

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We’ve just come across a brilliant GIF of how the iPad has evolved since its release in 2010. Fans across the world cannot help but marvel at how slim the iPad Air 2 actually is at 6.1mm, considering the firepower it carries in that sleek shell.

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The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are now available to pre-order in select countries. As it seems to be the case with Apple hardware at the moment, demand for the revamped iPad lineup is sure to exceed initial stock levels, therefore, if you want to be one of the first to own Apple’s latest tablets, then you better act now.

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement, Belkin has acted promptly to introduce a range of new cases and accessories for Apple’s recently introduced iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The newly created range of accessories includes a range of unique keyboard cases under the QODE naming convention, as well as multiple protective covers and cases that have been perfectly designed and manufactured to fit the contours of Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. If you’re planning on purchasing one of the two new pieces of kit, then it’s encouraging to know there are already varying types of accessories being made available.

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Well, it’s been quite the day of announcements in Cupertino. Still reeling from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement and then subsequent pre-order fiasco followed by launch, we then had to put up with Bendgate fiasco. Now Apple has bestowed upon us a whole new collection of goodies for us to lust after and if we’re really lucky, place orders for. They say that time stands still for no man, and that’s doubly true if you’re working at 1 Infinite Loop.

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Apple has updated its iWork suite of apps with a bunch of new features for both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The complete set of changes along with direct download links can be found right here.

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The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 have been officially announced, and the big question in everyone’s mind right now is: how do they compare to the original iPad Air and the iPad mini 2 with Retina display from last year?

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As expected, the news has finally come in from Cupertino; Apple has announced the longed-awaited iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. Better yet, Apple has announced the starting prices for the devices at $499 and $399, respectively. You can read all about the two most coveted devices of the year as we have covered them in separate posts, but here’s another news to break: The original iPad mini 2 and iPad Air are going to be sticking around at a $100 lesser price tag than they originally were, starting at $299 and $399, respectively. But wait, there’s more, the iPad mini 1 is also here to stay, and now carries a price tag of just $249 for the base model.

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While all the attention from Apple’s big event today is quite rightly falling on that rather impressive Retina 5K iMac as well as the updated iPad Air, there is one particular feature of Apple’s new tablet that seems to have almost been squeezed in under the radar. Apple made no mention of it during the announcement of the iPad Air 2 and it was instead left to languish amongst all of the other features laid out on the product’s Web page.

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Now that the big Apple event of the month is out of the way and the dust has begun to settle on what the company has announced, the online Apple Store has now been updated with all kinds of new wares. Not all of the new additions are products that were announced on-stage either, with Apple making new accessories for its brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 available to buy.

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Apple’s today’s special event has been expected to carry a number of announcements, including those of the new iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3, and all the changes and innovations to the Mac lineup. Then there have been announcements like updates to the iWork suite, availability of the iCloud Drive and the OS X Yosemite final version, among various others. Well, significant one among those concerned the public release of iOS 8.1 – the first major update to Apple’s iOS 8.

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As expected, Apple has just taken the wraps off the iPad mini 3, and whilst the smaller of Apple’s tablets hasn’t been given all that much attention during the build-up to today’s events, we can now sit back and assess some of the many new features that have been bundled into this refresh. There is, as also suspected, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and with a number of other quirks to be enjoyed, we’ve got the full run-down after the leap.

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The second-generation iPad Air, which is now the sixth 9.7-inch slate that Apple has brought to the fore, has finally been unveiled, and as well as Touch ID, the faster processor and all of the other bells and whistles that we’ve long presumed would be present, there are a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Full details can be seen below.

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