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2015

Chinese government officially suspends controversial banking technology rules

Thursday April 16, 2015

The Chinese government on Thursday officially suspended rules on bank technology that have sparked the ire of the U.S. government and international businesses, and could have produced a barrier to the arrival of Apple Pay in the country.

Killer Deal: Save $50-$220 off all iMac 5Ks plus free AppleCare & a free Canon PIXMA printer

Thursday April 16, 2015

AppleInsider has re-teamed with one of Apple's authorized resellers to offer $50-$220 discounts on 48 different configurations of Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K display, each of which is in stock and also comes with a free 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan, a free Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer, free expedited shipping (and no sales tax collected in 48 states).

OS X 10.10.3 triggering kernel panics when previewing JPEG files

Thursday April 16, 2015

Last week's OS X 10.10.3 update is in some cases triggering kernel panics when previewing large JPEG image files, leading to crashes and reboots, according to complaints on Apple's support forums.

'Unwavering' Apple CEO Tim Cook makes Time's 100 Most Influential People list

Thursday April 16, 2015

On Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again secured a position on Time magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People, and was praised in a profile written by Democratic Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis.

Apple buys 36,000 acres of forest to create sustainable eco-friendly product packaging

Thursday April 16, 2015

Apple and The Conservation Fund are partnering to purchase more than 36,000 acres of vulnerable forestland in Maine and North Carolina, and will use the land to sustainably harvest materials that can be used for paper and packaging.

AppleInsider's iOS app gets support for native iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screen resolutions, Apple Watch companion app in update

Thursday April 16, 2015

With the updated AppleInsider iOS app, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners can get the day's freshest Apple news delivered in screen resolutions native to their handset, while Apple Watch owners will be granted quick access to headlines when the device launches next week.

Apple details Watch accessibility features in website update

Thursday April 16, 2015

Consumers with visual or aural impairments will have several options for making the Apple Watch more accessible to them, Apple revealed this week, including the company's oft-lauded VoiceOver functionality and user interface customizations.

Apple Watch won't be available in Apple's retail stores until June at the earliest

Thursday April 16, 2015

Walk-in purchases of the Apple Watch won't be available at Apple's retail stores until June at the earliest, as supply of the wrist-worn device will remain severely constrained, a new memo to employees from retail chief Angela Ahrendts has revealed.

Apple exploring light field image editing software, patent application shows

Thursday April 16, 2015

A patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple is continuing to explore light field camera applications, in this case imagining how users would manipulate image data to change focus or depth of field in a photo editing app.

Jawbone announces Up4 fitness band with NFC payments, releases Up2 mid-tier offering

Thursday April 16, 2015

In what appears to be Jawbone's attempt to keep up in an escalating wearables arms race, the company on Thursday unveiled the Up4 fitness tracker with built-in NFC payments provided in partnership with American Express.

LAUSD seeks multimillion-dollar refund from Apple for scrapped iPad in education program

Wednesday April 15, 2015

After officially scrapping a $1.3 billion educational technology initiative based on Apple's iPad, the Los Angeles Unified School District is reportedly demanding the company either return millions of dollars or face a lawsuit.

Apple makes 'last-minute decision' to use TSMC for 30% of 'A9' chip orders for next iPhone

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Facing poor yield rates from chipmaker GlobalFoundries, Apple has apparently made an eleventh-hour call as it solidifies its supply chain for the next-generation iPhone, opting to award nearly a third of "A9" chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

Apple Watch preorders estimated at 2.3M units, low supply blamed on haptic vibrator and OLED display

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has in the past proved accurate in predicting Apple's moves, estimates Apple Watch preorders will exceed 2.3 million units, though production bottlenecks relating to the device's haptic vibrator and advanced OLED screen are restricting rollout.

IFTTT's streamlined 'Do' apps get Apple Watch treatment, iPad support

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Popular Web-based productivity tool If This Then That on Wednesday announced upcoming Apple Watch support for its one-touch workflow activation apps Do Button and Do Note, as well as iPad compatibility for all three titles in the "Do" apps collection.

Apple's iOS App Store widens revenue lead over Google Play in Q1 2015

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple strengthened its position over Google in mobile app market revenue during the first quarter of 2015, helped along by massive growth in China, a country that now downloads more apps than the U.S., according to a report by analytics firm App Annie issued on Tuesday.

Apple posts Apple Watch 'Guided Tours' for Phone Calls, Siri, Maps and Music [updated with video]

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple on Wednesday added four more videos to its Apple Watch Guided Tours webpage covering Phone Calls, Siri interaction, Maps navigation and Music playback.

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld given custom all-gold Apple Watch band

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple has gifted Karl Lagerfeld with a specially-crafted Apple Watch featuring not just a yellow gold body but also a matching gold link bracelet, according to the fashion designer's personal assistant and bodyguard.

15M Americans say they'll buy an Apple Watch, Reuters poll finds

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple could sell as many as 15 million Apple Watches this year, new survey data suggests, as some 6 percent of U.S. adults --mostly men --say they plan to purchase one of the new wrist-worn devices.

Tumblr, Wikipedia overhaul apps for iOS with new looks and features

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Tumblr and Wikipedia released major updates to their iOS apps on Wednesday, revising their look as well as adding a number of features that expand their use and streamline navigation.

From beaches to bridges, Apple has plenty of possible California-themed names for next OS X

Wednesday April 15, 2015

With Apple's next-generation Mac operating system expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June, AppleInsider looks at possible names the company might choose for its follow-up to the OS X versions dubbed Yosemite and Mavericks.