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2014

Apple Pay nets favorable transaction fees from banks, denied support from Walmart and Best Buy

Thursday September 11, 2014

A detailed look at Apple's new Apple Pay mobile and online payments solution reveals the reasoning behind decisions from credit card issuing banks to not only adopt the service, but offer low per-transaction fees.

Rumor: Apple to launch 12-inch MacBook Air in 2015 with iPhone-inspired colors

Thursday September 11, 2014

A sketchy rumor on Thursday claims Apple's rumored 12-inch MacBook Air will debut in the middle of 2015, to be available in gold, space gray and silver colors identical to those offered with the iPhone.

Next-generation Apple Watch rumored to boast more sensors, fitness capabilities

Thursday September 11, 2014

The Apple Watch won't hit stores until next year, but a report on Thursday is already saying the next iteration will come packed with more sensors and fitness-oriented functionality.

Apple's capacious iPhone 6 models to drive higher sustained ASPs, analyst says

Thursday September 11, 2014

Based on unlocked iPhone price checks, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple's latest handsets will see higher sustained ASPs thanks to upgraded storage capacities and the new top-end iPhone 6 Plus model.

iPhone 6: First impressions after using Apple's "bigger than bigger" phone

Thursday September 11, 2014

Apple's eighth iPhone event introduced two new larger-screened, larger-capacity new phones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, along with a continuation two of the world's top selling models, iPhone 5c and 5s, now at a reduced price.

Apple to offer in-store iPhone 6 pickups for online preorders

Thursday September 11, 2014

Departing from its usual product launch operations, Apple will have iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models waiting at brick-and-mortar stores on Sept. 19 for customers placing preorders online.

With new cameras, Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a boon for mobile photographers

Thursday September 11, 2014

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple added numerous features designed to make life better for users. Photographers are no exception, getting goodies like phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilization --†AppleInsider took a look at all of the imaging upgrades coming to the next-generation handsets.

Samsung smartphone trade-in requests surge in wake of Apple's iPhone 6 announcements

Thursday September 11, 2014

The unveiling of Apple's iPhone 6 handsets has unsurprisingly fueled a flood of trade-in requests from previous-generation iPhone owners lured by the new devices' larger displays and bonus features. But they're not the only ones preparing to make the jump -- many owners of smartphones from Apple's chief rival Samsung are also eager to upgrade their experience.

Apple exec Greg Joswiak to be interviewed at Code/Mobile conference in October

Thursday September 11, 2014

In a rare public interview, Apple Vice President Greg Joswiak will appear onstage at the Code/Mobile conference in late October, where he will discuss his company's fall 2014 lineup, set to include the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple exploring new ways of melting and feeding Liquidmetal for manufacturing

Thursday September 11, 2014

Apple is still working to perfect methods of manufacturing Liquidmetal parts, according to a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with the company moving on to processes for melting the unique metal alloy and feeding it to casting and processing equipment.

How to back up and prepare your old iPhone for sale or trade-in ahead of Apple's iPhone 6 launch

Thursday September 11, 2014

With preorders for Apple's next-generation iPhone beginning tonight, AppleInsider takes a look at the precautions iPhone owners planning to sell or trade their old handset for a brand-new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus need to take before divesting themselves of their passť device.

Samsung back on Apple-bashing bandwagon with new 'It Doesn't Take a Genius' ads

Thursday September 11, 2014

It took Samsung just one day to deliver six new ad spots that take pot shots at the new iPhone 6, Apple Watch and even Apple's handling of the Tuesday keynote's live stream.

Apple offering existing iCloud storage customers grandfathered capacities, cheaper rates

Wednesday September 10, 2014

As part of its new iCloud storage pricing initiative, Apple is allowing existing subscribers to keep "legacy" plans while paying a cheaper annual fee than they would if signed on to the monthly rates introduced on Wednesday.

Apple links new U2 album to iTunes accounts, causes unapproved auto-downloads

Wednesday September 10, 2014

As part of its free promotional offer of U2's "Songs of Innocence" LP, it appears Apple is flagging the content as owned for all iTunes accounts, meaning iOS device users who have automatic downloads enabled will get the entire album pushed to their device without prior approval.

Apple adds iCloud Drive and Settings to iCloud.com beta webpage

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Apple on Wednesday added two new assets to its iCloud.com beta webpage ahead of its upcoming public debut, bringing iCloud Drive access and a new dedicated Settings page to the Web portal.

Apple releases iTunes 12 beta ahead of OS X 10.10 Yosemite debut

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Apple on Wednesday issued a new iTunes 12 beta for the upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system, possibly to address issues issues some users were seeing when trying to install the iOS 8 GM that was released yesterday.

Apple rolls out new iCloud storage pricing plans, tops out at 1TB for $20 per month

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Following the unveiling of official pricing tiers for its iCloud storage plans, Apple on Wednesday took the new plans live, offering users up to one terabyte of space for $20 per month.

Apple reportedly hires Gap executive to fill director of marketing role

Wednesday September 10, 2014

One day after announcing its first wearables product in the Apple Watch, Apple has reportedly hired on another executive from the fashion world to bolster its marketing efforts, tapping Gap's global marketing director Marcela Aguilar to take on the same position at Cupertino.

Apple to reportedly miss internal launch target for Chinese iPhone 6

Wednesday September 10, 2014

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple intended to debut the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the important Chinese market on Sept. 9, but those plans have been delayed as the company awaits regulatory approval for the new handsets.

T-Mobile announces 'Wi-Fi Unleashed,' promises Wi-Fi calling on all new handsets

Wednesday September 10, 2014

At a special media event on Wednesday, T-Mobile announced its latest "Un-carrier" initiative in "Wi-Fi Unleashed," which has the company promising Wi-Fi call and text support with every new phone sold.