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2015

At 97%, Apple Watch customer satisfaction outpaces original iPhone, iPad - report

Monday July 20, 2015

The vast majority of Apple Watch owners are very happy with the new wearable, survey data indicates, with overall customer satisfaction rising above the levels recorded for the iPhone and iPad at the same point in their lives.

More than 80% of mobile podcast listeners use Apple's iOS devices

Monday July 20, 2015

Amid a surge in podcasting popularity, new data suggests that Apple continues to dominate the online broadcasting industry it helped create, with more than 8 out of every 10 podcast listeners using the company's iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to tune in.

Apple spotlights 'amazing apps' in latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

Sunday July 19, 2015

As part of Apple's new iPhone ad blitz, the company on Sunday released a 30-second spot highlighting user access to the iOS App Store and its more than 1.5 million titles, reminding consumers that "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone."

How to choose between a new iPod touch and an iPad mini 3

Sunday July 19, 2015

Apple's new iPod touch --which packs the same A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus --is an exceptionally compelling product, and one that could force prospective iPad mini buyers to think twice about their decision. AppleInsider compares and contrasts Apple's best iPod and smallest iPad.

KGI: iPhone sales forecast at 54M in Q3, Apple Watch demand 'tepid' at 4M shipped units

Saturday July 18, 2015

Before Apple reveals official numbers for its third fiscal quarter of 2015, a report from well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates the company's iPhone and Mac lineups put in strong performances, tempered somewhat by sluggish iPad and Apple Watch sales. Upcoming hardware like yellow and rose gold Apple Watch Sport models and buffed iMacs could spur sales, however.

Angela Ahrendts hints at upcoming back to school promotion in internal video

Saturday July 18, 2015

Apple's annual Back to School promotion appears to be a no-show for 2015, but a report on Saturday claims SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts this week hinted to employees that a comparable offering could be coming soon.

iOS 9 tips: Access Apple Pay's Wallet without unlocking your iPhone

Saturday July 18, 2015

Those users testing out iOS 9 beta, and who own an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, can now access non-default credit, debit and loyalty cards in their Apple Pay Wallet directly from the lock screen with just two taps of the home button.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Pay in the UK, iPod touch refresh, e-SIM & more

Saturday July 18, 2015

A relatively quiet week was, at least, spiced up by two important Apple announcements: the arrival of Apple Pay in the United Kingdom, and a long-overdue update of the iPod touch.

First look: Coin 'smart' iOS-connected credit card

Friday July 17, 2015

After monumental delays, the Coin "smart" credit card finally started shipping out to customers in April, offering users the flexibility of carrying up to eight swipeable credit, debit a rewards cards that -- for now -- are accepted at more locations than touchless NFC solutions like Apple Pay.

Apple objects to GT Advanced financing plan after Mesa plant fire

Friday July 17, 2015

Apple on Friday formally objected to a financing plan by its bankrupt former sapphire supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, on the basis of provisions tied to a May fire at its one-time plant in Mesa, Arizona.

iOS 9 tips: Apple makes it easier than ever to request a desktop site in Safari

Friday July 17, 2015

Users beta testing iOS 9 can access a new, somewhat hidden feature in the mobile Safari browser, making it easier than ever to request the desktop version of a site when browsing on an iPhone or iPad.

Independent UK businesses quickly jump on board with Apple Pay

Friday July 17, 2015

Some independent retailers and app developers in the U.K. are reportedly already adopting Apple Pay, just days after the service became available in the region.

Gold rear shell purportedly for Apple's 'iPhone 6s Plus' said to feature stronger construction

Friday July 17, 2015

New pictures claim to show a rear casing for Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s Plus" in gold, and a hands-on with the part assert that it features new material for stronger construction than the current iPhone 6 series.

New iPod touch teardown shows power optimizations, no sapphire camera lens cover

Friday July 17, 2015

A teardown of the sixth-generation iPod touch published on Friday exposed new details about the device, including the presence of a marginally bigger battery, the lack of a sapphire lens cover, and which chipmakers are involved in supplying parts.

Hulu considering ad-free tier to better compete with Netflix, other video services

Friday July 17, 2015

Streaming video service Hulu is reportedly exploring the possibility of a completely ad-free tier that could launch as soon as this fall, and cost about $12 to $14 a month.

Apple partner TSMC to mass produce 10nm chips by early 2017, on pace to beat Intel

Friday July 17, 2015

The race to make smaller and more efficient mobile processors continues, with iPhone chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. revealing it remains on track to mass produce its first 10-nanometer FinFET processors by early 2017 -- a timeframe that would put it ahead of rival Intel.

AppleInsider podcast talks new iPod touch, thoughts on an 'iPhone 6c,' 'iPad Pro' rumors & more

Friday July 17, 2015

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, we discuss the refreshed iPod lineup, including a new A8-powered iPod touch. Neil talks about the possibility of an "iPhone 6c," Dan details gaming benchmarks for Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6, Victor tells us how he really feels about Touch ID and Apple Pay, and it's unanimous that no one should install Adobe Flash.

Apple offers 99-cent sale pricing on 24 iOS apps for limited time

Thursday July 16, 2015

Apple on Thursday rolled out another of its limited-time-only iOS App Store sections, this time featuring 24 apps on sale for 99 cents each, including popular titles like Pixelmator and GoodReader, as well as hit games Shadowmatic and The Room Two.

Xiaomi VP lists intrinsic smartphone features in defense of copycat claims, proceeds to describe iPhone

Thursday July 16, 2015

In a video interview with Bloomberg published on Thursday, Hugo Barra, vice president of global operations at Chinese mobile hardware upstart Xiaomi, addressed accusations that his company's products are derivative and take more than a little inspiration from Apple's iOS lineup.

Lawsuit over Apple Store employee bag checks becomes class action covering over 12,000 workers

Thursday July 16, 2015

A long-running lawsuit over bag searches of Apple Store workers was certified as a class action on Thursday, broadening the potential impact to over 12,000 past and present retail staff.