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2016

Apple issues fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3 as developers await iOS 10 beta 2

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Both registered developers and public testers can now access the fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3, a minor forthcoming security and maintenance update for iPhone and iPad. New betas are also available for tvOS 9.2.2 and OS X 10.11.6.

Video: See the Apple Watch's new side button app dock in watchOS 3

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Launching and switching between Apple Watch apps will become easier than ever with watchOS 3, thanks to the new app dock accessed via the side button. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how the new Apple Watch app dock will work.

Users upset by Evernote price hikes & two-device limit for free Basic customers

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Changes to Evernote's note-taking service raised a storm of controversy on Twitter on Wednesday, as the company is trying to shift users away from the free Basic tier while generating more revenue from paid subscribers.

Giveaway: Win a Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (16-zone, Gen 2)

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Rachio is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers a chance to win one of two 16-zone Smart Sprinkler Controllers valued at $249 each.

Samsung projected to ship 40M OLED panels to Apple ahead of rumored 2017 all-glass iPhone

Wednesday June 29, 2016

As the world's largest supplier of OLED displays, Samsung is expected to play a key role in Apple's rumored 2017 iPhone redesign, shipping an estimated 40 million panels to the company next year, according to new research.

Deals: 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB) for $800; 12" MacBook (2015) for $964; 30% off at Case-Mate

Wednesday June 29, 2016

With the holiday weekend approaching, deals on MacBooks and accessories are ramping up. Snap up a 13" MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM for $799.99 or opt for a 2015 12" MacBook, which is $335 off with a free 3-piece accessory bundle. Need a case or screen protector? Case-Mate is taking 30% off the entire store.

Apple supplier Flexium expects sales rebound in July, likely tied to 'iPhone 7'

Wednesday June 29, 2016

An Apple flexible circuit board supplier, Flexium, is anticipating a sales rebound in July, supporting the notion that "iPhone 7" manufacturing is underway and that Apple is at least doing a significant ramp-up for launch.

On its 9th birthday, Apple's iPhone finds itself at a crossroads

Wednesday June 29, 2016

No, the sky is not falling -- Apple will be fine. But as the company's cash cow comes off of its first-ever declining sales, the multi-billion-dollar question for the iPhone is: What can (or should) Apple do to return the iconic product to growth?

Apple's 'iPhone 7' again rumored to feature 'Force Touch ID' home button

Tuesday June 28, 2016

Rumors surrounding Apple's "iPhone 7" are flying in fast and furious as September quickly approaches, with a report on Tuesday claiming the next-generation handset will replace the mechanical home button with a capacitive Force Touch version.

Apple Music banks on content creation to win artist exclusives

Tuesday June 28, 2016

Operating in the background of the music industry's slow pivot to streaming distribution, Apple is quietly financing music videos, documentaries and other unique opportunities in hopes of scoring fresh exclusives for Apple Music.

iOS 10 cracks open Apple's Siri voice assistance to third party apps

Tuesday June 28, 2016

Two years ago, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 10 brings App Extensions to Siri, enabling developers to teach Siri how to expand its capabilities.

Apple expands iPhone "Trade Up" program to cover carrier fees, lowers maximum handset value

Tuesday June 28, 2016

Apple on Tuesday quietly updated its "Trade Up with Installments" webpage to reflect program changes that lower the cap on maximum trade-in value, but expand credit options to cover monthly carrier fees.

Apple retail employees invited to evaluate watchOS 3 wheelchair activity tracking

Tuesday June 28, 2016

In efforts to improve watchOS 3 prior to release this fall, Apple has invited retail store employees to test a new activity tracking feature specifically designed to improve the Apple Watch experience for users in wheelchairs.

Florida man sues Apple for over $10B, claiming violation of 1992 'reading device' concept

Tuesday June 28, 2016

A new lawsuit is reportedly asking for over $10 billion in damages from Apple, on the basis that the company is infringing on an "Electronic Reading Device" concept invented over 20 years ago.

Inside tvOS 10: New Apple TV Remote app for iPhone replaces your Siri Remote

Tuesday June 28, 2016

Alongside the forthcoming tvOS 10 update for the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple will also be releasing an all-new Remote app for iOS that will replicate the functionality of the Siri Remote in almost every way.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' chassis shows symmetrical speakers, lacks 3.5mm headphone jack

Tuesday June 28, 2016

Yet another leaked "iPhone 7" part suggests that Apple will use the space previously occupied by the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack to feature a symmetrical speaker design at the bottom of the device.

Supplier ASE says Apple 'conservative' on orders ahead of expected 'iPhone 7' launch

Tuesday June 28, 2016

Apple has been a "little more conservative" when placing supplier orders in 2016, the COO of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering revealed on Tuesday.

Review: Rachio's iPhone-connected Smart Sprinkler Controller is efficient, easy to use

Tuesday June 28, 2016

With summer in full swing, scorching temperatures can wreak havoc on even the greenest of lawns. Rachio's second generation Smart Sprinkler Controller is designed to save you time and money by automating your existing sprinkler system with support for up to 16 zones.

New Apple patent backs company's interest in micro-LED for future devices

Tuesday June 28, 2016

An Apple patent application published on Tuesday backs the company's apparent interest in using micro-LED technology in future products, one possibility being the Apple Watch.

Apple's iPhone install base features growing 'powder keg' ripe for upgrades, Cowen says

Tuesday June 28, 2016

As Apple's iPhone install base continues to grow, so too do the number of customers who are likely to upgrade to a new handset, representing what one investment firm has dubbed a "powder keg" that could propel shares of AAPL higher.