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2015

Apple's 'iPad in Education' program getting overhauls to fix deployment obstacles - report

Friday March 06, 2015

Apple is working on "significant" evolutions to the iPad in Education program that should solve some of the barriers schools encounter when trying to deploy iPads in the classroom, according to a new report.

Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper film 'Serena' hits Apple's iTunes Store 3 weeks before theaters [u]

Friday March 06, 2015

Serena, a Susanne Bier movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, is now available for rent on the iTunes Store and Google Play -- three weeks before the film is due to arrive in US theaters.

Amazon Game Studios announces plans to bring four games to Apple's iOS

Friday March 06, 2015

Amazon Game Studios has revealed plans to publish four more games for iOS, including two new titles -- Lost Within and Til Morning's Light -- along with two older ones, To-Fu Fury and Tales From Deep Space.

What to expect at Apple's 'Spring Forward' event on Monday

Friday March 06, 2015

Apple's executive team is set to take the stage next week for the first time this year, with the spotlight shining squarely on the hotly-anticipated Apple Watch. AppleInsider takes a look at what we're likely to hear from Tim Cook & Co. on Monday.

Rumor: Apple may soon update iPad mini with A8 CPU, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Friday March 06, 2015

With last year's iPad mini 3 upgrade largely viewed as a disappointment, sporting the same processor and form factor as its predecessor, a new report says Apple may be looking to soon rectify that with a fourth-generation model featuring upgraded internal specifications.

Apple's rebranded Beats Music service won't have free subscription tier - report

Friday March 06, 2015

When Apple launches a rebranded Beats Music later this year, the streaming service may not have an ad-supported free tier, according to a new report, citing sources who allegedly spoke with Apple's Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine.

New $1.4B Japan Display plant slated to open in 2016, likely dedicated to Apple

Friday March 06, 2015

Component manufacturer Japan Display on Friday officially unveiled plans for a new $1.4 billion display plant in central Japan, with Apple reportedly investing in the facility to secure supplies of advanced LCD panels for its products.

Apple, Google, hundreds of other US companies file court brief in support of same-sex marriage

Friday March 06, 2015

A mass of 379 companies including Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court expressing their support for same-sex marriage, in advance of a landmark April hearing on the issue.

Jony Ive's publicity tour continues as he discusses Apple Watch design in new interview

Friday March 06, 2015

Continuing his evolution from behind-the-scenes design czar to company-fronting rock star, Apple's Jony Ive granted an interview to one of his hometown newspapers this week and revealed his reasons for joining Apple, touched on his friendship with Steve Jobs, and discussed the design of the Apple Watch.

Apple stock to replace AT&T in Dow Jones Industrial Average

Friday March 06, 2015

Apple will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average later this month, a new major distinction on Wall Street for the world's most valuable company.

BMO forecasts 19M Apple Watch sales in 2015, with more than half selling in holiday season

Friday March 06, 2015

Momentum for the Apple Watch will likely take a short time to build driven mostly by apps, one analyst believes, with sales quickly escalating to 10 million units in the holiday 2015 shopping season.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's presence in China, Samsung Galaxy S6, mobile payment news, more

Friday March 06, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Editor Daniel Dilger's experience in Taiwan, we dissect the Samsung Galaxy S6 reveal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and mobile payment news, plus final predictions for Apple's 'Spring Forward' event.

Apple extends iPhone 5 battery replacement program into 2016

Friday March 06, 2015

Apple has pushed back the expiration date of its iPhone 5 battery replacement program, which was originally scheduled to end on March 1, to provide owners of faulty equipment a full three years of component coverage.

Oracle bundles Ask.com adware with latest Java for Mac installer

Thursday March 05, 2015

It appears Oracle is bringing its adware wiles to OS X with the latest version of Java for Mac, as the installer comes bundled with the Ask.com toolbar, which is deceptively set to install itself by default.

Secret Apple lab allows early Apple Watch access to developers from Facebook, BMW, others

Thursday March 05, 2015

Apple reportedly granted developers from big-name companies monitored access to Apple Watch at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., in hopes of building out a solid initial app offering when the device launches in April.

Apple Pay fraud stems from retailer data breaches, Apple Store purchases account for 80% of unauthorized buys

Thursday March 05, 2015

According to a report on Thursday, fraudsters are using credit card information gleaned from recent high-profile retail chain data to create Apple Pay accounts, while Apple Stores themselves account for 80 percent of unauthorized transactions.

Apple Watch reportedly features unannounced diagnostics port under strap connector

Thursday March 05, 2015

A report on Thursday claims the upcoming Apple Watch boasts a mysterious data connection port, previously undisclosed by Apple, that is currently being used for diagnostics and testing.

Mobile execs predict Apple Watch to dominate smartwatch market for foreseeable future

Thursday March 05, 2015

A number of mobile executives who attended this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are already projecting that the Apple Watch will dominate the smartwatch market when it launches in April, much as the iPad currently controls the tablet industry.

Apple to reportedly bolster iAd user targeting with phone numbers and emails

Thursday March 05, 2015

According to a report on Thursday, Apple's iAd division is looking to reinvigorate sales, and will soon allow third-party agencies to provide demographic targeting information to advertisers, including matching of phone numbers, emails and other data.

iPhone orders remain strong, Apple likely to top 54M units in March quarter, Barclays says

Thursday March 05, 2015

Sources in Apple's supply chain are particularly bullish about iPhone sales to start 2015, leading investment firm Barclays Capital to say that its forecast of 54 million units for the current quarter is a "conservative" estimate.