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IPhones dial up larger Apple profit in Q4

While Apple's iPad shipments declined, strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales buoyed the company's profit in its fiscal fourth quarter.

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iOS 8.1 arrives, which means Apple Pay is also here

Apple's iOS 8.1 is packed with major features like Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library and support for Continuity so your phone and your Mac will work in perfect harmony.

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Apple's A8X chip opens door to new devices

The A8X chip in Apple's iPad Air 2 is faster than its predecessors and could pave the way for the company to put its homegrown silicon in large-screen tablets, TVs, cars and even laptops.

Apple's new iPads

Apple SIM has potential, but widespread changes will take time

New Apple iPads allow users to choose between data plans offered by different cellular carriers without having to obtain a separate SIM from each.

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Apple's new iPads and Retina iMac: 'Empty calories' or nutritious adds to portfolio?

Apple today unveiled the 9.7-in. iPad Air 2 and the smaller 7.9-in. iPad Mini 3, both revisions of their predecessors, with the new Mini getting the shortest shrift on stage time and changes.

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Apple's big iPad event -- the highlights

With new iPads, a new top-end iMac with a 5K retina display and an updated Mac mini, Apple rolled out a lot of hardware today.

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Apple's #iPadAir2 event: 3 thoughts

The sub-$500 Mac mini; Apple's line-up grows its reach and company's 5K iMac display means it has a path to disrupt display prices.

Replacement cycle dilemma dogs the iPad

Apple will introduce new iPads today in the hope they rejuvenate sales, whose growth has slumped in the first two quarters of 2014.

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Apple's Oct.16 event live feed

We'll be covering the new news out of Apple as it happens on October 16.

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Apple leaks iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 details ahead of Thursday launch

Apple seems to have inadvertently leaked details about the new iPads it's expected to unveil Thursday.

Tablet sales growth slows dramatically

Gartner and IDC have dramatically lowered their tablet shipment and sales estimates for 2014 and coming years.

Google's Nexus 6

Google unveils the Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 phablet

Google is finally bringing its latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system -- code-named Android L -- to mobile devices with a Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 phablet.

Asus' tablet-smartphone combo comes to the U.S. next week

The Padfone X Mini will first ship on Oct. 23 through AT&T for $199 with a two-year contract

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro excels as a laptop, not so much as a tablet

Lenovo has done its best to perfect the convertible PC with the Yoga 3 Pro, but still wound up with a light laptop and a heavy tablet.

Apple iPad event [October 2014]

Apple will webcast Oct. 16 iPad event

Apple will live webcast the Oct. 16 news conference where it's expected to introduce new iPad tablets, launch the OS X Yosemite operating system and perhaps tout refreshed Macs.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft feels the need to pledge Surface Pro is 'here to stay'

Microsoft today promised that it's committed to the Surface Pro is-it-a-tablet-no-it's-a-notebook line, saying "We are here to stay."

Apple iPad event [October 2014]

Apple's Oct. 16 iPad event suffers from low expectations

Apple will host a news conference Oct. 16 on its Cupertino, Calif. campus, where analysts expect it to unveil new iPad tablets.

Apple iOS 8 on the iPhone

Arrested development: iOS 8 continues to trail forerunner by big margin

Uptake of Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system has failed to catch up to the boom of last year's iOS 7.

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