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2015

What to expect at Apple's 'Spring Forward' event on Monday

Friday March 06, 2015

Apple's executive team is set to take the stage next week for the first time this year, with the spotlight shining squarely on the hotly-anticipated Apple Watch. AppleInsider takes a look at what we're likely to hear from Tim Cook & Co. on Monday.

Rumor: Apple may soon update iPad mini with A8 CPU, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Friday March 06, 2015

With last year's iPad mini 3 upgrade largely viewed as a disappointment, sporting the same processor and form factor as its predecessor, a new report says Apple may be looking to soon rectify that with a fourth-generation model featuring upgraded internal specifications.

Apple's rebranded Beats Music service won't have free subscription tier - report

Friday March 06, 2015

When Apple launches a rebranded Beats Music later this year, the streaming service may not have an ad-supported free tier, according to a new report, citing sources who allegedly spoke with Apple's Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine.

New $1.4B Japan Display plant slated to open in 2016, likely dedicated to Apple

Friday March 06, 2015

Component manufacturer Japan Display on Friday officially unveiled plans for a new $1.4 billion display plant in central Japan, with Apple reportedly investing in the facility to secure supplies of advanced LCD panels for its products.

Apple, Google, hundreds of other US companies file court brief in support of same-sex marriage

Friday March 06, 2015

A mass of 379 companies including Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court expressing their support for same-sex marriage, in advance of a landmark April hearing on the issue.

Jony Ive's publicity tour continues as he discusses Apple Watch design in new interview

Friday March 06, 2015

Continuing his evolution from behind-the-scenes design czar to company-fronting rock star, Apple's Jony Ive granted an interview to one of his hometown newspapers this week and revealed his reasons for joining Apple, touched on his friendship with Steve Jobs, and discussed the design of the Apple Watch.

Apple stock to replace AT&T in Dow Jones Industrial Average

Friday March 06, 2015

Apple will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average later this month, a new major distinction on Wall Street for the world's most valuable company.

BMO forecasts 19M Apple Watch sales in 2015, with more than half selling in holiday season

Friday March 06, 2015

Momentum for the Apple Watch will likely take a short time to build driven mostly by apps, one analyst believes, with sales quickly escalating to 10 million units in the holiday 2015 shopping season.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's presence in China, Samsung Galaxy S6, mobile payment news, more

Friday March 06, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Editor Daniel Dilger's experience in Taiwan, we dissect the Samsung Galaxy S6 reveal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and mobile payment news, plus final predictions for Apple's 'Spring Forward' event.

Apple extends iPhone 5 battery replacement program into 2016

Friday March 06, 2015

Apple has pushed back the expiration date of its iPhone 5 battery replacement program, which was originally scheduled to end on March 1, to provide owners of faulty equipment a full three years of component coverage.

Oracle bundles Ask.com adware with latest Java for Mac installer

Thursday March 05, 2015

It appears Oracle is bringing its adware wiles to OS X with the latest version of Java for Mac, as the installer comes bundled with the Ask.com toolbar, which is deceptively set to install itself by default.

Secret Apple lab allows early Apple Watch access to developers from Facebook, BMW, others

Thursday March 05, 2015

Apple reportedly granted developers from big-name companies monitored access to Apple Watch at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., in hopes of building out a solid initial app offering when the device launches in April.

Apple Pay fraud stems from retailer data breaches, Apple Store purchases account for 80% of unauthorized buys

Thursday March 05, 2015

According to a report on Thursday, fraudsters are using credit card information gleaned from recent high-profile retail chain data to create Apple Pay accounts, while Apple Stores themselves account for 80 percent of unauthorized transactions.

Apple Watch reportedly features unannounced diagnostics port under strap connector

Thursday March 05, 2015

A report on Thursday claims the upcoming Apple Watch boasts a mysterious data connection port, previously undisclosed by Apple, that is currently being used for diagnostics and testing.

Mobile execs predict Apple Watch to dominate smartwatch market for foreseeable future

Thursday March 05, 2015

A number of mobile executives who attended this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are already projecting that the Apple Watch will dominate the smartwatch market when it launches in April, much as the iPad currently controls the tablet industry.

Apple to reportedly bolster iAd user targeting with phone numbers and emails

Thursday March 05, 2015

According to a report on Thursday, Apple's iAd division is looking to reinvigorate sales, and will soon allow third-party agencies to provide demographic targeting information to advertisers, including matching of phone numbers, emails and other data.

iPhone orders remain strong, Apple likely to top 54M units in March quarter, Barclays says

Thursday March 05, 2015

Sources in Apple's supply chain are particularly bullish about iPhone sales to start 2015, leading investment firm Barclays Capital to say that its forecast of 54 million units for the current quarter is a "conservative" estimate.

Gmail gets share sheet functions, Foursquare saves favorite places, Imgur overhauls design

Thursday March 05, 2015

Several important updates have been released at the iOS App Store, bringing share sheet functions to Gmail, a Saved Places tab to Foursquare, and a complete redesign of Imgur's official iPhone app.

Apple sends end-of-life reminder to Aperture users, encourages migration to new Photos app

Thursday March 05, 2015

Apple on Thursday notified customers who have previously purchased its Aperture photography software that the application will soon be removed from the Mac App Store, and invited those users to try the new Photos app as part of the OS X 10.10.3 public beta.

Disney's 'Show Your Disney Side' app for iPhone transforms you into your favorite character

Thursday March 05, 2015

Disney's new theme park-connected "Show Your Disney Side" app for iPhone lets users shoot a selfie and merge it with a famous character from one of the company's movies or attractions, such as Frozen, Star Tours, Pirates of the Caribbean, or the Haunted Mansion.