Apple Testing High Resolutions for iPhone 6

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New reports have emerged, indicating that Apple is currently testing the new resolution that will take the iPhone 6 consumers by storm.

Tech Crunch is reporting that Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac has inside information that Apple is testing new resolutions for the iPhone 6, such as 1704 x 960, which is higher than most Xbox One games.

As mentioned in the article…

“Changing the resolution on devices means another incoming transition for developers, but 9to5Mac points out that this one should be very similar to the transition from 1x to 2x mode when the original Retina Display was introduced. Apple has been working on resolution independence according to previous reports, so this could help with the optimization process and make for a smoother transition.”

We won’t know for sure how well this will turn out until the iPhone 6 gets officially announced. This is expected to happen sometime in July.

Published on May 15th, 2014
Written by: William Usher

Square Branches Out Into Food Ordering Service

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May 14, 2014

American mobile payments company Square has expanded its services with the launch of Square Order. Supporting businesses of all sizes and perfect for restaurants, the service allows users to pay for food pickups and tabs directly from their smartphones. Users simply locate their purveyor of choice using the app, place an order, and pay in advance; the app then alerts the user when the order is ready for pickup.

Though similar to other “order ahead” services, Square Order has a huge advantage in that it already supplies merchants with payment systems – meaning that since there is no third party involved, there are no additional fees associated with ordering food using the app. Square Order is now available to download from the App Store – as well as in beta form from Google Play – and is currently limited to San Francisco and New York City.

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Apple to Host iPhone Upgrade Event at Retail Stores

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Monday May 5, 2014 7:44 pm PDT by Husain Sumra

Apple is planning to hold an iPhone upgrade event at its stores this week in an effort to boost sales, a source told 9to5Mac. Starting this week, Apple will be emailing owners of older iPhone models who are upgrade eligible about the new event, and will apparently separate from Apple’s current iPhone trade-in program.

This event will be held in multiple states across the United States, and Apple is said to be preparing for an influx of visitors to its stores on the levels of traffic driven to stores for new product debuts. Apple will brief Apple Retail management on the initiative tomorrow, according to the source.

Apple will be launching other new marketing and sales initiatives to help increase iPhone sales as well. There’s no word on what types of marketing and initiatives Apple could use, but they will be tied to Apple’s retail stores.

New Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts, who officially joined the company on May 1 and began her first full week today, will oversee the program.

Apple once again noted that iPhone sales hit another record for Q2 2014, making up 57 percent of Apple’s sales for the quarter for all products. CEO Tim Cook also noted in the conference call that Apple has started selling iPhone 4’s in the “very, very low single digit percentage” and last year said he wanted to sell more iPhones in stores.