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2015

The best aftermarket Apple Watch bands you can buy right now

Sunday July 26, 2015

Data shows that Apple Watch owners love their Watches, but Apple's selection of bands is limited and many of the models are expensive. AppleInsider has rounded up some of the most popular third-party models that you can buy today and have on your wrist by next week.

First Look: The ONE Smart Piano

Saturday July 25, 2015

Aspiring musicians looking to learn to play piano should check out The ONE, a unique digital piano that uses iPad to offset the learning curve associated with mastering the instrument.

Rumor: Apple's iPad mini 4 will be a miniature iPad Air 2, could launch alongside A9-powered iPad Air 3

Saturday July 25, 2015

A new report out of the Far East claims that Apple's iPad mini 4 will see many of the same upgrades received by the iPad Air 2 last year, only compressed into a much smaller footprint. Meanwhile, a 2015 debut of the iPad Air 3 is said to remain a possibility.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple's record Q3, 'Apple Car' news, Back to School promo & more

Saturday July 25, 2015

Apple once again shattered corporate records in announcing its third quarter financial results, but some of the more interesting news this week percolated under the surface, hinting at long-term plans and trends.

Nike, Apple agree to $2.4M settlement in suit over false FuelBand claims, Apple to pay nothing

Friday July 24, 2015

Consumers who purchased a Nike+ FuelBand between 2012 and 2015 might be eligible for a small payment from Nike after the sports brand, alongside co-defendant Apple, agreed to settle a class action suit alleging the companies falsely advertised the device's health tracking capabilities.

Apple reportedly eyed BMW's i3 electric car as basis for branded vehicle

Friday July 24, 2015

According to a report published Friday, Apple last fall initiated talks to partner with BMW on a rumored electric car project underpinned by the German automaker's i3 model before ultimately changing its mind.

Apple announces first sterling-denominated bond valued at $2B US

Friday July 24, 2015

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Apple announced its first-ever sterling-denominated bond issuance set at 1.25 billion pounds, or nearly $2 billion.

Apple takes 'If it's not an iPhone' ad campaign online with new minisite

Friday July 24, 2015

As part of its 'If it's not an iPhone' ad campaign, Apple on Friday introduced an online minisite touting unique iPhone features, from an unparalleled selection of apps to digital and physical security.

Trailer debuts for Steve Jobs documentary derided by Apple exec as 'mean-spirited'

Friday July 24, 2015

The trailer for "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," a highly criticized documentary from Oscar winner Alex Gibney, premiered on Friday, giving the general public their first glimpse at the controversial film.

Leaked Intel Skylake info reveals future MacBooks will gain graphics boosts, better battery life

Friday July 24, 2015

Newly-leaked Intel presentation slides suggest that the company's upcoming Skylake processors could bring important performance and power consumption improvements to future Macs.

Consortium-backed Apple Pay competitor CurrentC to launch 'trial run' in August

Friday July 24, 2015

CurrentC, the MCX-developed mobile payment platform backed by a number of major U.S. retailers, will reportedly see an initial trial run in August, signaling that the service is finally approaching a public launch.

Pandora CEO says company has seen 'no impact' from Apple Music launch

Friday July 24, 2015

Apple Music so far isn't -- and probably won't be -- a meaningful threat to Pandora, the latter company's CEO told analysts during a conference call announcing better-than-expected quarterly financials.

Apple's $26.5B in purchase commitments hint at huge 'iPhone 6s' launch

Friday July 24, 2015

Apple had $26.5 billion in off-balance sheet commitments at the end of the June quarter -- a massive year-over-year increase that suggests the company is planning for a record breaking launch of its next-generation "iPhone 6s."

AppleInsider podcast talks earnings, future of iPhone, iOS 9 betas & Coin credit card

Friday July 24, 2015

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, we discuss Apple's earnings call, Neil reveals how he feels about Wall Street analysts, Victor endorses the Mac App Store, and Mikey tells all about the good and bad of the Coin connected credit card.

App Store puts 100 iOS titles on sale for 99 cents, YouTube app updated with 'vertical video' support

Thursday July 23, 2015

In a pair of iOS App Store developments on Thursday, Apple put a collection of 100 titles up for sale priced at 99 cents each, while Google updated YouTube for iOS to make the "vertical video" viewing experience a bit more bearable.

Apple removes Nest Learning Thermostat from online, retail stores in potential HomeKit push

Thursday July 23, 2015

A pair of reports this week made note of Apple's apparent decision to remove Google's Nest Learning Thermostat from its online and brick-and-mortar stores, leaving only smart home devices compatible with HomeKit available for purchase.

Honda says CarPlay to share dash space with Android Auto in 2016 Accord

Thursday July 23, 2015

Honda on Thursday announced that the 2016 model year Accord will be its first car to support CarPlay, making good on a promise from March of last year to bring Apple's iOS-powered infotainment platform to its auto lineup.

Apple throws clout behind Equality Act blocking discrimination against LGBT Americans

Thursday July 23, 2015

Via a press statement, Apple on Thursday officially backed the Equality Act, an expansion of 1964's Civil Rights Act that -- if voted in -- would add gender identity and sexual orientation to non-discrimination protections for Americans.

Apple celebrates 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with App Store collection

Thursday July 23, 2015

Observing 25 years of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple is profiling a collection of accessibility apps expressly designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues.

First photos of supposed 'iPhone 6s' front panel appear, points to mass production

Thursday July 23, 2015

A set of photos posted to the Web on Thursday claim to show so-called "iPhone 6s" screens rolling off the production line, suggesting mass manufacturing of the next-generation handset has started.