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2015

Suppliers ramping up Force Touch module shipments for 'iPhone 6s,' rumor claims

Friday July 31, 2015

Apple touch panel suppliers are reportedly ramping up shipments of Force Touch modules in preparation for the launch of a next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor.

AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch at Best Buy, rumored iPads, Steve Jobs movies & an Apple car

Friday July 31, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple Watch sales expanding to Best Buy, all the Steve Jobs movies, and a possible Apple Car. Neil and Victor talk about the security issues with Android, and Mikey discusses what security issues mean as cars become rolling computers.

Last Call: Free AppleCare with all standard 2015 13" MacBook Pros, up to $200 off BTOs

Friday July 31, 2015

There's less than 24 hours left on deals that offer Free AppleCare on all of Apple's standard early-2015 13" MacBook Pros, and up to $200 on select custom configurations without AppleCare. These deals expire for good on July 31st at 11:59 p.m. ET

Apple could be held liable for supporting terrorism with strong iOS encryption, experts theorize

Thursday July 30, 2015

A legal blog caused a bit of a stir on Thursday when it proposed Apple, along with other tech companies fielding communications services protected by strong encryption methods, might be held liable of providing material support to a suspected terrorist.

Apple seeds second OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite beta to developers with minor changes

Thursday July 30, 2015

Apple on Thursday released a second beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite update to developers for testing, including what appears to be only minor tweaks and bug fixes.

Canadian Best Buy stores to start Apple Watch sales on Aug. 14

Thursday July 30, 2015

Hot on the heels of Best Buy's announcement that it will start selling Apple Watch in the U.S. on Aug. 7, the big box electronics retailer confirmed its Canadian outlets plan to commence sales of the wearable one week later.

New Apple TV rumored to debut in September with touchpad remote, dedicated app store, Siri support

Thursday July 30, 2015

A report on Thursday claims Apple plans to unveil a next-generation Apple TV model with its own app store, revamped remote control, Siri support and more at the company's yearly iPhone event in September.

Federal appeals court declines to stay Smartflash case against Apple

Thursday July 30, 2015

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to stay proceedings in Smartflash's patent lawsuit against Apple, potentially paving the way for Smartflash claiming recalculated damages.

New 'iPhone 6s' leak shows parts such as unified flex cables, camera and home button rings

Thursday July 30, 2015

A series of parts for Apple's alleged "iPhone 6s," leaked on Thursday, appear to back claims that Apple is optimizing the internal design of its next iPhone while leaving the outside relatively unchanged.

Apple supplies second beta of iOS 8.4.1 to developers

Thursday July 30, 2015

The second pre-release beta of iOS 8.4.1, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Apple's mobile operating system, was provided to developers on Thursday.

iOS 9 tips: Disconnect from a Bluetooth accessory without making your iPhone forget it

Thursday July 30, 2015

Starting with iOS 9, Apple has made it possible to disconnect an iPhone from a Bluetooth device without the need to "forget" the wireless accessory, making it easier to reconnect without going through the pairing process again.

Apple inks deal for first major office space in San Francisco

Thursday July 30, 2015

Apple has reportedly signed a deal to lease 76,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood, marking its first real push into the city's office market.

Suppliers expect widespread adoption of USB Type-C in laptops, smartphones thanks to Apple

Thursday July 30, 2015

Taiwan-based integrated circuit manufacturers are said to be betting big on the new reversible USB Type-C connector, thanks in part to Apple's early embrace of the port in its forward thinking 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

Surging iPhone, plummeting feature phone sales push Apple past Microsoft in mobile market

Thursday July 30, 2015

Though slowing as a whole, the global cellphone industry -- including both smartphones and feature phones -- saw several platform rankings shake-ups during the June quarter, with Apple rising to second place and helping to push Microsoft into fourth place, according to Strategy Analytics data published on Thursday.

Latest Android security exploit could leave more than half of current devices 'dead' & unusable

Thursday July 30, 2015

Yet another serious Android security issue was publicized this week, with the latest exploit rendering devices "lifeless," and said to affect more than half of units currently on the market.

Apple invents stylus capable of simulating onscreen textures through haptic feedback

Thursday July 30, 2015

According to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is investigating an advanced tablet stylus design capable of simulating the texture of onscreen graphics as it moves across a display surface.

Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6% crash in Q2

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Apple competitor and smartphone arch nemesis Samsung on Thursday local Korea time reported quarterly profits for the second quarter dropped 8 percent from the same time last year, a dip largely blamed on abysmal performance from its mobile unit.

First Volkswagen models with CarPlay support to arrive at dealerships this week

Wednesday July 29, 2015

After promising support for Apple's CarPlay infotainment system earlier this year, Volkswagen on Wednesday announced the first compatible 2016 model year cars will hit showroom floors this week.

Apple promotes Beats 1 Radio in behind-the-scenes Snapchat story

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Apple Music on Wednesday published a series of short videos to social media platform Snapchat showing behind-the-scenes looks at Beats 1 Radio stations in Los Angeles, London and New York, illustrating the audio division's willingness to embrace alternative forms of promotion its parent company has yet to explore.

Apple's Campus 2 headquarters to feature visitor center with observation deck, store

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Apple has plans to build a dedicated visitor's center at its upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., that will offer views of the main "spaceship" building at the heart of the development and retail opportunities, planning documents show.