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2014

Hands on: unboxing and sizing up Apple's new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

Friday September 19, 2014

Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are most obviously larger than previous models. However, the new phones aren't just bigger, they're also thinner and have a rounded edge that makes them feel less bulky than other phones with big screens.

First iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus teardowns reveal high-capacity batteries, reworked innards

Thursday September 18, 2014

Coming just hours after Apple launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Friday, repair firms and blogs are already performing teardowns of the two handsets to reveal major component redesigns and layout tweaks necessitated by a super-thin form factor.

Medical records firms Athenahealth and Cerner reportedly working on HealthKit integration

Thursday September 18, 2014

Two leading U.S. medical records firms, Athenahealth and Cerner, are said to be working with Apple on the development and deployment of apps integrated with the iOS 8 HealthKit framework.

Citibank, Wells Fargo sending its customers an introduction to iPhone 6, Apple Pay

Thursday September 18, 2014

Following up on a press release issued alongside the initial introduction of Apple Pay, Citibank and Wells Fargo have both started emailing customers with a "coming soon" introduction to the new mobile payment feature associated with iPhone 6.

Australian Apple Stores met with long lines as worldwide iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales begin, Angela Ahrendts on hand [u]

Thursday September 18, 2014

Australia kicked off worldwide sales of Apple's new iPhone on Friday local time, with brick-and-mortar Apple Stores seeing extremely long lines mirroring expectedly high demand for the next-gen handsets.

Apple chose to handle iOS 8 rollout with own content delivery network

Thursday September 18, 2014

With its rollout of iOS 8 on Wednesday, Apple opted to handle a majority of traffic through its in-house content delivery network (CDN) instead of meting out traffic to third-party systems.

Photographer takes iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Iceland, details major enhancements over iPhone 5s

Thursday September 18, 2014

Photographer Austin Mann on Wednesday posted an in-depth look at the camera hardware and software suite offered with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, taking the handsets to Iceland in a shootout against last year's iPhone 5s.

Photo editing gets easier with iOS 8's new Photos app and extensions

Thursday September 18, 2014

Capturing photos isn't the only image-related process to get a boost in iOS 8. Apple's latest mobile operating system also makes postprocessing easier and more powerful, with a new Photos app and the addition of editing extensions.

Save money with new app bundles available on the App Store in iOS 8

Thursday September 18, 2014

Starting with iOS 8, developers are now able to bundle and sell their applications together, allowing users to buy a number of apps at once from the App Store at a discounted rate.

How to auto-delete old texts and silence annoying conversations in iOS 8

Thursday September 18, 2014

The Messages application gains a number of significant new features with Apple's iOS 8 upgrade, especially for users who participate in group messages that might take up space or become bothersome.

Apple, U2 reportedly working on secret new digital music format

Thursday September 18, 2014

U2's new collaboration with Apple appears to run deeper than the recent exclusive release of the band's new Songs of Innocence album on iTunes, as the Irish rockers are said to be working alongside the iPhone maker to create a new digital music format.

Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus gain radio certification in China, but release date still uncertain

Thursday September 18, 2014

Following the somewhat surprising news that Apple's next-generation iPhones would not launch in China --now one of the company's most important markets --on the same day as their global release, a report from the Asian nation's state-run media confirms that the devices are still awaiting regulatory approval.

How to start an iOS 8 Family Sharing account to share apps, music, movies & more

Thursday September 18, 2014

Once users are running iOS 8 on their iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, they'll be able to share all iTunes account purchases, including apps, music and movies, between up to six people in their family.

Apple invents bone conducting EarPods for better iPhone noise cancellation

Thursday September 18, 2014

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of iPhone voice calls, Apple is investigating a unique take on bone conduction technology that uses sensor-laden EarPods and multiple microphones to cancel out unwanted noise.

Apple says incapable of decrypting iOS 8 user data, even for government agencies

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Among the privacy policies outlined by Apple in a new privacy policy webpage on Wednesday is an iOS 8 feature that makes it technically impossible for the company to decrypt a device to harvest user data, even if law enforcement agencies request it.

Tim Cook touts new Apple privacy policies in open letter to customers

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Apple on Wednesday updated its customer privacy webpage to reflect new security initiatives, highlighting a letter written by CEO Tim Cook, who restated the company's business is in selling products, not harvesting data.

Apple updates iWork for iOS suite with support for iOS 8, stability fixes

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Following the release of iOS 8 on Wednesday, Apple rolled out updates for its iWork productivity app suite, bringing the titles up to speed with the company's latest mobile operating system.

Apple releases OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks with reliability enhancements, includes Safari 7.0.6

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Apple on Wednesday released the latest OS X 10.9 Mavericks maintenance update, which includes Safari version 7.0.6, with fixes for VPN reliability and file access from SMB servers.

Apple updates iMovie for iOS with new filters, speed controls, Photo app integration, more

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Continuing its ongoing first-party iOS app updates, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of iMovie that introduces a slew of editing features alongside support for iOS 8.

Dive into iOS 8 with these handy tips for iPhone and iPad

Wednesday September 17, 2014

In preparation of Wednesday's iOS 8 release, AppleInsider dug in and compiled a set of tips and tricks to help iPhone and iPad owners take full advantage of all the new features and functions baked in to Apple's latest mobile OS.