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2015

New iOS 8.4 will enable Apple Music, Beats 1 on Tuesday; Sonos, Android support coming later this year

Sunday June 28, 2015

In a blog post (that has since been removed), Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers--the former CEO of Beats Music--noted that Apple will make iOS 8.4 available at 8 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday, two hours earlier than the company's typical release time, in order to allow users to hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple's new Beats 1 radio programming and begin using Apple Music.

After crushing rival smartwatch sales, Apple Watch portrayed as doomed by CNBC

Sunday June 28, 2015

CNBC has issued a stream of flawed reports suggesting calamity and doom for Apple Watch--already the world's most commercially successful wearable--with each article twisting data to say the opposite of the truth in order to deliver sensational clickbait.

Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science education

Sunday June 28, 2015

In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more

Saturday June 27, 2015

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the App Store.

Apple kicks off production of next-gen iPhone with Force Touch, report says

Friday June 26, 2015

Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology, a report said Friday.

Apple reinstates select games with Confederate flag art to iOS App Store

Friday June 26, 2015

Apple on Friday reinstated a number of games recently stricken from the iOS App Store for bearing references to the Confederate battle flag, a polarizing symbol that some equate to slavery in America.

Apple acquires dozens of biometric authentication patents from Virginia-based Privaris

Friday June 26, 2015

Evidence that Apple is planning significant overhauls to its Touch ID fingerprint recognition system continues to mount, with the company reportedly acquiring more than two dozen biometric authentication patents from privately-held Virginia firm Privaris.

AppleCare+ battery coverage more generous for iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch

Friday June 26, 2015

Apple on Friday made a slight adjustment to the terms of its AppleCare+ warranty for iPhones, iPads, iPods, and the Apple Watch, allowing people to get a free repair or replacement if their battery holds less than 80 percent of its original charge.

Apple searching for new public policy director to influence government

Friday June 26, 2015

Apple is searching for a new director of public policy as it looks to both influence and react to government policies and regulations worldwide, according to an official job listing discovered by AppleInsider.

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Friday June 26, 2015

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Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Supreme Court decision on gay marriage with quote from Steve Jobs

Friday June 26, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company's famous "Crazy Ones" quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs.

Rising number of T-Mobile iPhones hit with 'blue screen of death' reboots

Friday June 26, 2015

In recent days a growing number of iPhone owners on T-Mobile U.S. have been impacted by seemingly random crashes and reboots, without any clear indication as to why or how to solve the problem, according to reports and comments on social media.

AppleInsider podcast discusses the iPhone home button, Beats 1, CarPlay, HomeKit & more

Friday June 26, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Daniel Eran Dilger as we talk about the concept of an iPhone with no home button, as well as HomeKit and our experiences with it so far. Victor professes his love for CarPlay, and Daniel talks about Beats 1, and how it stayed in the news cycle for an entire week before it launches.

Apple Watch sales will expand to The Netherlands, Sweden, Thailand on July 17

Friday June 26, 2015

The Apple Watch will arrive in at least three new countries next month, Apple revealed on Friday, as consumers in The Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand will be able to purchase the company's newest gadget beginning on July 17.

Apple spotlights two new videos in 'Shot on iPhone 6' World Gallery

Thursday June 25, 2015

Two new "Shot on iPhone 6" clips were added to Apple's crowd sourced World Gallery webpage on Thursday, highlighting the handset's ability to capture color-saturated scenes, sharp grayscale images and slow-motion footage.

Benchmarks detail processor throttling in iOS 9 beta Low Power mode

Thursday June 25, 2015

A benchmark test performed on an iPhone 6 Plus running Apple's latest iOS 9 beta puts numbers to the upcoming operating system's Low Power mode, which throttles down processor performance to preserve battery life.

Apple highlights LGBT content with special curated App Store section

Thursday June 25, 2015

In celebration of efforts made toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights equality, Apple on Thursday added a special section to the iOS App Store pointing to movies, music, TV shows, apps and other online media it says reflects LGBT pride.

Apple confirms Confederate flag ban in App Store, says war games have to change art

Thursday June 25, 2015

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it has removed a number of games and other apps from the App Store because they contain images of the Confederate battle flag.

Rumor: Apple could be plotting new multitouch Bluetooth remote, OS X El Capitan beta reveals

Thursday June 25, 2015

A file reportedly discovered in the second beta of Apple's next-generation desktop operating system suggests that the company is exploring a new kind of Bluetooth-enabled remote control, potentially hinting at future plans for the Apple TV set-top box.

iTunes U update allows homework submissions, outside app integration [u]

Thursday June 25, 2015

Apple's iTunes U is set to be updated to allow students to submit homework through the app, and for course materials to integrate external apps, greatly expanding the abilities of its education-focused platform. [Updated]