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2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits schools benefitting from ConnectED tech in NYC

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Two years after Apple's commitment to the U.S. government ConnectED program, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Harlem's Pedro Albizu Campos School to examine success of the program, and to take a look at overall student progress because of the donated technology.

Twitter debuts streaming video app on Apple TV in prep for Thursday Night Football

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Twitter on Wednesday launched a free app for the Apple TV, allowing people to tune into any of the live video feeds on the service -- specifically paving the way for the first of 10 Thursday NFL games the social network is paying to host.

Deals: $200 off 2016 12" MacBook (1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB); $150 off 27" iMac 5K; 50% off Hotspot Shield Elite VPN

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Shoppers this week can snap up a 2016 12" MacBook (1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB) in Gold for $1,399. Or opt for a high-res 27" iMac 5K for $1,649.99. A lifetime subscription to Hotspot Shield Elite VPN is also $49.99 ($50 off), while a 256GB 13" MacBook Air is $939.99 on eBay.

Tim Cook says AR, VR are 'really cool' and have garnered Apple's interest

Wednesday September 14, 2016

In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, Apple CEO Tim Cook made comments suggesting that augmented reality would be a future focus for Apple. He also defended complaints of easy AirPod loss, and discussed iPhone 7 design decisions.

Suppliers see high chip orders in advance of Apple's iPhone 7 launch

Wednesday September 14, 2016

The iPhone 7, shipping Friday, has been creating higher-than-expected demand for chip production and contributing to a crunch on NAND flash memory supply, a pair of reports said on Wednesday.

iPhone upgrade program members have stock available, Apple support call-backs ongoing

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Apple has added more stock to the online reservation program for Apple Upgrade Program members, and return calls promised by Apple customer care to resolve ordering issues have started.

Apple shares iPhone 7 ad with focus on dual-cameras, water resistance

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Apple on Tuesday posted to its YouTube channel an iPhone 7 television advertisement focusing on the upcoming handset's advanced picture taking capabilities, water resistance, stereo speakers and more.

Cook, Ahrendts & other Apple execs tour New York City ahead of iPhone 7 rollout

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Several Apple executives, including CEO Tim Cook, are touring New York City this week, visiting a variety of locations ahead of this Friday's iPhone 7 launch. [Updated with correction]

India urges Apple, others to embed government-funded biometric ID technology into smartphones

Tuesday September 13, 2016

India's government recently invited Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to discuss embedding government-funded biometric technology into products sold within the country as part of an effort to register and authenticate its citizens. Apple did not attend.

Try out Apple's new third-party iMessage integration in iOS 10 with these apps

Tuesday September 13, 2016

As it did with Siri, Apple has granted developer access to the Messages API in iOS 10, opening the door to unique app integrations. AppleInsider has compiled a list of ten candidates that expand the new iMessage app's abilities.

Adobe Lightroom for mobile update brings RAW image capture to iOS 10

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Adobe on Tuesday released an updated version of Lightroom for iOS with support for its DNG fie format, allowing iOS 10 devices to both capture and edit pictures as part of an end-to-end RAW workflow.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear on 'Good Morning America,' says AirPods stay put during exercise

Tuesday September 13, 2016

In an exclusive interview set to air Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook goes one-on-one with Robin Roberts of ABC's "Good Morning America" to discuss a wide variety of topics including last week's product announcements.

Apple halts email purchases of gift cards from its US website

Tuesday September 13, 2016

For reasons unknown, Apple has stopped offering the ability to send Apple Store or iTunes gift cards via email from its U.S. website.

Apple to reopen three US retail outlets in tandem with iPhone 7 launch

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Apple is preparing to reopen three retail stores on Friday after months of renovations, sprucing them up just in time for the launch of the iPhone 7.

tvOS 10 for Apple TV launches minus single sign-in feature for cable credentials

Tuesday September 13, 2016

A promised feature for tvOS 10, single sign-in for cable companies, is not available yet and is listed as "coming soon" on the Apple TV page.

Lyft, Venmo, LinkedIn, Map My Run among first third-party apps to support Siri in iOS 10

Tuesday September 13, 2016

With Tuesday's launch of iOS 10, third-party applications can, for the first time, take advantage of Siri voice controls. Here's a diverse list of some of the first apps updated with SiriKit integration.

Apple iWork suite with real-time collaboration tools released for iPhone, iPad

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Alongside the iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and iTunes update, Apple has also released the iOS version of the iWork suite, now with cross-platform collaboration features.

Apple's Swift Playgrounds sandbox for programming education now available

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Apple has made Swift Playgrounds available for download, and provides a way to teach beginners and children how to code on its Swift programming language on the iPad.

Failed iOS 10 installs force users to plug into iTunes for restoration of 'bricked' device [u]

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Upgraders are taking to social media to complain that some "over the air" iOS 10 updates are failing, necessitating a full restore for an afflicted device through iTunes [update: now fixed].

Video: See the top 5 reasons to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 10

Tuesday September 13, 2016

iOS 10 has arrived, and AppleInsider has a quick look at some of the top reasons to update your iPhone and iPad for free, including improvements to the lock screen, photos and maps.