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2016

Apple profiles iPad apps for World Autism Acceptance Day

Saturday April 02, 2016

At the release of its new 9.7 inch iPad Pro, Apple presented a video of Dillan, a young man who is both autistic and non-verbal, who was able to begin expressively communicating via apps on his iPad. Today, the App Store is featuring more of Dillan's story and a range of apps developed for autistic people.

Review: Apple's 4" iPhone SE is better than we deserve

Saturday April 02, 2016

With a decidedly classic design just like the iPhone 5 series, the new iPhone SE has been completely revamped inside in a huge way. For fans of smaller phones, the iPhone SE is just what you've been waiting for -- a capable, modern smartphone in a compact, ultraportable, proven chassis.

This week on AI: DOJ drops court order, Apple ships iPhone SE & 9.7" iPad Pro, iOS 9.3.1 fixes critical Web link bug

Saturday April 02, 2016

Apple's confrontation with the U.S. government over encryption took a major twist, thanks to the Justice Department officially withdrawing its court order. Later in the week, Apple shipped the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and fixed a critical bug via iOS 9.3.1.

Apple celebrates 40th anniversary with Beer Bash DJ'd by Zane Lowe

Friday April 01, 2016

Apple turned 40 years old on Friday, and to celebrate the company held a traditional Beer Bash in front of its Cupertino, Calif., campus shortly after the workday ended, with Beats 1 providing tunes for a crowd of more than 6,000 people.

Cellebrite again rumored to have accessed San Bernardino iPhone 5c for FBI

Friday April 01, 2016

Citing inside sources, reports this week claim Israeli data forensics firm Cellebrite provided the FBI with technology to extract information from an iPhone 5c linked to San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook.

Apple files amicus brief supporting EPA's Clean Power Plan

Friday April 01, 2016

Four of the biggest tech companies on the planet -- Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon --all officially pledged their support for the Environmental Protection Agency's embattled Clean Power Plan on Friday, calling for carbon emissions from power plants to be reduced.

Tesla unveils more affordable Model 3, gives glimpse at Apple's future auto competition

Friday April 01, 2016

Tesla on Thursday night unveiled the long-awaited Model 3, its first electric car to be priced for the general public instead of rich sports and luxury car buyers.

Apple turning comparatively low profit on iPhone SE despite cheaper parts, analyst says

Friday April 01, 2016

In spite of recyling many parts from other iPhones, Apple's profit margin on the iPhone SE is relatively low next to the high-end iPhone 6s, a new analyst estimate suggests.

Taylor Swift turns to promoting Apple Music's curated playlists in new video ad

Friday April 01, 2016

Once having threatened to boycott the service, pop singer Taylor Swift on Friday appeared in a video ad for Apple Music, showcasing the service's curated playlists.

Apple flies original Mac team's pirate flag for company's 40th anniversary

Friday April 01, 2016

Marking the 40th anniversary of the company's founding, Apple on Friday flew a pirate flag over its Cupertino headquarters, in a tribute to the first-generation Macintosh team headed by company co-founder Steve Jobs.

AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone SE launch, stackable Smart Connectors, OLED iPhones & more

Friday April 01, 2016

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about the FBI cracking the iPhone on their own, what's inside Apple's new 4-inch iPhone SE, what form a 2017 iPhone might take, and much more.

New teardown reveals iPhone SE contains display identical to iPhone 5s, larger battery

Thursday March 31, 2016

Following Chipworks' teardown of Apple's new iPhone SE, iFixit on Thursday posted a comprehensive dismantling that shows the next-gen 4-inch iPhone's display is identical to its iPhone 5s predecessor, among other interesting finds.

Sprint promises fix for iPhone LTE woes after iOS 9.3 update

Thursday March 31, 2016

In text messages sent out Thursday, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint said it is working to fix an apparent LTE connectivity issue affecting iPhone users who updated to Apple's iOS 9.3 last week.

Apple's Siri updated to understand sexual assault queries, provide help

Thursday March 31, 2016

Apple in March updated its Siri virtual assistant to better handle questions about sexual assault and other emergencies, with some queries now leading to responses developed in cooperation with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).

Apple begins collecting ResearchKit data to further platform integration

Thursday March 31, 2016

In a change to its data collection practices, Apple is now listing itself as a "secondary" researcher on two active ResearchKit studies, allowing the company to skim anonymized data in efforts to improve its health technology platform.

'iPhone 7' may use new 'fan-out' packaging tech to save internal space

Thursday March 31, 2016

Apple is expected to use a new "fan-out" packaging technology for some components to maximize the amount of room in its next-generation iPhone, a Korean report said on Thursday.

iPhone SE generating low traffic at Apple Stores, in line with predictions, analyst says

Thursday March 31, 2016

The iPhone SE -- which officially went on sale earlier on Thursday -- is still easy to find in stock at Apple Stores in the U.S., according to checks by a well-known analyst.

Roundup: The best cases you can buy for Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro right now

Thursday March 31, 2016

With next-generation technology like a magnetic Smart Connector for Smart Keyboard and support for Apple Pencil, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro marks a new era in portable productivity. To take full advantage of the new features, prospective buyers will want to have cases. Here's a rundown of some of the best options available.

Verizon planning $20 upgrade fee even for customers of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, leak suggests

Thursday March 31, 2016

Starting April 4, Verizon will be charging a flat $20 fee to upgrade most devices bought for its network -- even when a customer is using Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, according to a leaked memo.

Apple releases iOS 9.3.1 to fix Web link crashing bug

Thursday March 31, 2016

Just a few days after promising to fix a bug that caused major crashing issues on iPhones and iPads, Apple has delivered and released iOS 9.3.1 to address the lingering issue.