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2015

Rumor: 12.9" iPad is latest Apple device claimed to feature next-gen IGZO display

Thursday March 05, 2015

Apple's upcoming 12.9-inch iPad -- commonly referred to as the "iPad Pro" -- will make use of an oxide LCD, most popularly known as Sharp's IGZO display technology, a new report from the company's supply chain claims.

Auto tech maker Continental wants to partner on rumored Apple Car

Thursday March 05, 2015

If Apple is in fact building an electric vehicle, German automotive company Continental hopes it will have a chance to partner on the final product, the company's CEO publicly said.

BMW says talks with Apple are not connected to producing a new car

Thursday March 05, 2015

Recent negotiations between Apple and BMW weren't connected to developing a car, a BMW spokesman has said, citing discussions between the two parties as part of "regular talks."

Apple researching device waterproofing via vapor deposition, silicone seals

Thursday March 05, 2015

A U.S. patent application published on Thursday reveals Apple is actively researching ways to make its products resistant to moisture, a feature sometimes attributed to "active" smartphone models marketed by competing smartphone manufacturers.

Rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display to launch in Q2, report says

Thursday March 05, 2015

While rumors surrounding Apple's purported 12-inch MacBook Air have died down amid Apple Watch hype, a new report on Wednesday claims partner manufacturers have already started mass production of the device in preparation of a second quarter launch.

Apple's 'iPad Pro' might include USB expansion ports, new fast charging tech

Thursday March 05, 2015

Following reports that claimed Apple was forced to push back its production timeline for a larger 12.9-inch iPad, new rumors suggest the company is looking to incorporate USB 3.0 connectivity and possibly ports for keyboards and a mouse.

Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple Inc in Taiwan

Thursday March 05, 2015

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan.

Judges skeptical Apple suffered irreparable harm from Samsung patent infringement

Wednesday March 04, 2015

Apple's litigious crusade against Samsung trundled along in U.S. appellate court on Wednesday, but judges were skeptical of an argument claiming continued patent infringement by Samsung is causing Apple irreparable harm.

Apple reportedly pushes production of 'iPad Pro' to September due to low display yields

Wednesday March 04, 2015

A report on Wednesday claims Apple has pushed back plans to start mass production of a 12.9-inch iPad model due to poor display yields, and will move forward with a revised ramp up cycle set to start in September.

Apple in talks to become launch partner for cable-free HBO Now service

Wednesday March 04, 2015

Apple is in negotiations to make the Apple TV a launch destination for HBO's standalone streaming service reportedly called "HBO Now," which could launch in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones premiering April 12, according to a new report.

Judge approves $415M settlement in 'no-poach' class-action case involving Apple, Google, others

Wednesday March 04, 2015

Apple, Google and other parties accused of being involved in an illegal "no-poach" employee policy may be on the verge of settling the class-action complaint, after the judge overseeing the lawsuit has given initial approval for their proposed $415 million settlement.

Yerba Buena Center getting 'Spring Forward' makeover for Monday's Apple Watch event

Wednesday March 04, 2015

As is its wont, Apple will greet attendees at its first event of 2015 with a customized graphic wrapping around the Yerba Buena Center, a process which began in earnest on Wednesday.

Apple reverses iTunes Store changes to become more indie-label friendly

Wednesday March 04, 2015

Apple has reversed course on some recent changes at the iTunes Store in order to make the shop more palatable to independent record labels, which voiced concerns that new algorithms would promote mainstream musicians at the expense of lesser-known acts.

Questionable screenshots claim to show updated 13" MacBook Air with 1.6GHz Intel Broadwell CPU

Wednesday March 04, 2015

Screenshots that surfaced Wednesday on a Chinese web forum purport to show details of a forthcoming MacBook Air refresh that would bring Intel's latest Broadwell chips to Apple's ultraportable, though there is some question as to the shots' validity.

Nvidia to take on Apple TV with Shield set-top box featuring Android TV

Wednesday March 04, 2015

The latest major company to step into the crowded set-top box market, where the Apple TV competes, is Nvidia, whose upcoming Shield media player will be powered by Google's Android TV platform.

'iPhone 6s' said to ship with 2GB of RAM, Apple leaning toward including Apple SIM

Wednesday March 04, 2015

Apple's 2015 iPhone update will purportedly add some features introduced in the iPad Air 2 last year, including an upgrade to 2 gigabytes of RAM and the possibility of pre-installing the Apple SIM, giving users the ability to select a carrier on their own out of the box.

Apple reclaims top spot in movie product placement rankings

Wednesday March 04, 2015

Apple has once again, after a three-year gap, taken the Overall Product Placement title in Brandchannel's Brandcameo Product Placement Awards, highlighting the companies inserted most often into Hollywood movies.

Uber's first-ever public acquisition, maps firm deCarta, will lessen reliance on Apple, Google

Wednesday March 04, 2015

Ridesharing startup Uber has finally shown its hand in the mergers and acquisitions market, picking up small navigation and geospatial services firm deCarta in a move that some say is designed to help Uber lessen its dependence on mapping services from Apple and Google.

Apple Watch publicity tour comes to Chinese fashion magazine YOHO

Wednesday March 04, 2015

The Apple Watch is continuing to make the rounds of fashion magazines, this time in the form of a Sport model on the April cover of China's YOHO, which bears the slogan "Being Young is an Attitude."

Google reportedly looking to bring Android Wear support to iOS

Wednesday March 04, 2015

Google is allegedly developing an Android Wear app for iOS, a move that would expand support for the wearables platform beyond Android handsets and enable iPhone and iPad owners to use products like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch.