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2016

Apple invites developers to Search Ads beta ahead of iOS 10 launch

Friday June 17, 2016

In preparation of the iOS 10 launch this fall, Apple on Friday sent out emails inviting developers to take part in a beta testing program for Search Ads, a forthcoming iOS App Store feature designed to boost app discoverability.

Apple adds sales and proceeds data to iTunes Connect app

Friday June 17, 2016

Apple on Friday released an updated version of its iTunes Connect app for content providers, adding unit sales and proceeds to the Trends analytics tool.

E3 2016: 'Clapper' merges DDR, 'Pat-A-Cake' for rhythm gaming via iPad camera

Friday June 17, 2016

One of the more unique games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's E3 expo was "Clapper," a two-player cooperative rhythm title that uses the iPad's FaceTime camera to track how well you play the classic children's hand clapping game "Pat-A-Cake."

Apple led effort to remove rifle emoji from Unicode 9.0, report says

Friday June 17, 2016

A proposed rifle emoji initially set for release as part of Unicode 9.0 was removed from consideration after Unicode Consortium delegates representing Apple and Microsoft expressed disapproval of its inclusion, a report said Friday.

Apple says 'Apps for Earth' campaign raised over $8M for World Wildlife Fund

Friday June 17, 2016

Apple and the World Wildlife Fund together raised more than $8 million in proceeds during April's "Apps for Earth" campaign on the App Store, the two groups have announced.

E3 2016: 'Block'hood' represents the Mac at console-dominated gaming show

Friday June 17, 2016

Though the annual E3 gaming expo is largely a showcase for traditional gaming consoles, AppleInsider still managed to find representation for Apple's macOS at this year's show in the form of "Block'hood," an eco-focused neighborhood-building simulator.

Coach Apple Watch bands now available in stores starting at $125

Friday June 17, 2016

Luxury fashion company Coach has released its awaited Apple Watch bands both online and in retail stores, coming in nine different possible combinations priced starting at $125.

Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch enhances Apple's quick Control Center shortcuts on iPhone 6s, 6s Plus

Friday June 17, 2016

Apple's force sensing 3D Touch technology is greatly expanded in the upcoming iOS 10 update, adding new capabilities to the Control Center shortcuts for flashlight, timer, calculator and camera.

E3 2016: 'Little Lords of Twilight' tactical strategy game coming to iOS this fall

Friday June 17, 2016

One of the stand-out Apple-compatible games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo was "Little Lords of Twilight," a free-to-play player-versus-player role-playing game coming to both iOS this fall, with a tvOS version also in the works.

Inside iOS 10: 'Raise to Wake' for iPhone requires M9 co-processor or better

Friday June 17, 2016

Although one of the more convenient functions of iOS 10 is "Raise to Wake" for iPhones, users will need a model with Apple's M9 motion coprocessor -- or its eventual successors.

Apple working to reduce excess inventory ahead of 'iPhone 7,' Brean Capital says

Friday June 17, 2016

iPhone shipments in the coming quarters could be lower than Wall Street expects, as Apple works to reduce excess channel inventory ahead of the anticipated "iPhone 7" launch, in what could be the last painful quarter before over a year of growth, according to Brean Capital.

Inside iOS 10: Apple simplifies HomeKit control with dedicated Home app

Friday June 17, 2016

Answering a long-running demand, Apple is introducing a dedicated Home app with iOS 10, giving people a central location to manage and control their HomeKit accessories.

Beijing patent ruling unlikely to hurt Apple in China, RBC & Piper Jaffray say

Friday June 17, 2016

A new patent decision accusing Apple of copying the design of a Chinese-made smartphone will not have a negative effect on Apple's revenue or margins in China, two major investment firms said on Friday.

Video: See how Apple Music in iOS 10 has been redesigned from the ground up

Friday June 17, 2016

Music selection and discovery will get easier for 15 million paying Apple Music subscribers with this fall's launch of iOS 10. Here's a closer look at the big changes coming soon to iPhone and iPad.

Chinese bureau finds Apple copying smartphone patents with iPhone 6 design

Friday June 17, 2016

The design of Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is too similar to the 100C phone by Shenzhen Baili, and violates that company's patents, the Beijing Intellectual Property Office ruled on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks to former Apple evangelist Matt Sephton, wraps up WWDC

Friday June 17, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider former Apple technology evangelist Matt Sephton joins Victor to talk about his perspective on the week's WWDC news and shares a Steve Jobs story. Mikey chimes in with his favorite upcoming iOS 10, macOS, watchOS 3 and tvOS features.

E3 2016: Octobo plush toy uses iPad for interactive storybook experience

Friday June 17, 2016

Dubbed a "reactive" plush toy, Octobo is a soft, fuzzy octopus that turns into an interactive storybook controller with a little help from Apple's iPad.

JP Morgan downgrades Apple stock expectations on negative macro trends, Apple Watch forecast

Thursday June 16, 2016

For all the new software platform features Apple announced this week at WWDC, including a glimpse at future iOS product capabilities and internet services enhancements, JP Morgan remains cool to the company's stock prospects for 2016.

Apple updates TestFlight with support for new iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS betas

Thursday June 16, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its TestFlight app testing platform to support software running in the latest beta environments, and rolled out new App Store optimization and analytics tools for developers accessible through iTunes Connect.

Politico uses Apple's Wallet to distribute breaking 'Brexit' news

Thursday June 16, 2016

Political publication Politico is testing out a highly unorthodox news delivery method that leverages Wallet passes to keep readers up to date on the latest poll results and news from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. And it seems to be working.