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2015

Foxconn posts record first-quarter profits on strong sales of Apple's iPhone 6

Friday May 15, 2015

Asian manufacturer Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- on Friday reported its highest first-quarter profit growth in a decade with a 56 percent jump year-over-year, driven at least in part by strong sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Quanta blames limited Apple Watch production on worker shortages

Friday May 15, 2015

Without mentioning the Apple Watch by name, the vice chairman of manufacturer Quanta Computer said on Friday that initial production of a client's wearable was limited because of workforce shortages, although his company has since caught up.

Spotify facing pressure from Sony, Universal to drop free on-demand music - report

Friday May 15, 2015

Major record labels Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment are both reportedly proposing that Spotify end its free, ad-supported on-demand music in a bid to push people into paid subscriptions.

Rumor: 12MP camera in Apple's 'iPhone 6s' will pack in smaller pixels

Friday May 15, 2015

With numerous reports reaffirming that Apple's next-generation iPhone will feature a higher-quality 12-megapixel camera, one analyst has chimed to claim that the company will achieve this through smaller pixels in the images it captures.

AppleInsider podcast tackles the latest 'iPhone 6s' & 'iPad Pro' rumors, Apple Watch water resistance, more

Friday May 15, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available with detailed analysis of this week's news, including the latest round of "iPhone 6s" and "iPad Pro" rumors, a discussion of Apple's automotive ambitions, Tim Cook's trip to China, and more.

Bentley again chooses iPhone to shoot new 'Intelligent Details' short film

Thursday May 14, 2015

Almost one year to the day after Bentley aired its first promotional "documentary" shot and edited on iOS devices, the luxury car brand repeated the effort to commemorate the Savile Row Bespoke exhibition in Washington, D.C.

HTML parsing quirk allows 'hidden' email content viewable only on Apple Watch

Thursday May 14, 2015

Thanks to an interesting quirk in the way Apple Watch handles email content, users willing to brave a little HTML code can include "hidden" versions of a message specifically formatted for the device.

Final Cut Pro 10.2.1 solves bugs causing crashes, Timeline problems

Thursday May 14, 2015

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update to Final Cut Pro X, its professional video editing suite, fixing a trio of bugs including a critical crash-on-start issue seen by some users.

Sunrise Calendar builds Meet into iOS 8 keyboard, HBO Go adopts modernized UI

Thursday May 14, 2015

Microsoft on Thursday updated Sunrise Calendar for iOS with a new scheduling tool called Meet, while HBO brought the iOS edition of HBO Go up to par with a redesigned interface.

Apple refutes report of delayed HomeKit launch, says first products coming in June

Thursday May 14, 2015

Apple on Thursday refuted claims that software issues have forced the company to push back its HomeKit Internet of Things initiative, saying the first compatible devices are on schedule to launch in June.

Apple Watch is better for you than Obamacare, Jeb Bush says

Thursday May 14, 2015

During a Thursday stop in Phoenix, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush --widely expected to challenge for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 --reportedly said that he would do away with the Affordable Care Act in favor of health tracking on the Apple Watch.

Apple overhauling data services 'front-to-back' for future version of Maps, job listing reveals

Thursday May 14, 2015

Apple is planning major changes to Maps that will involve radically overhauling the data services behind the platform, according to a job listing posted on Thursday discovered by AppleInsider.

Apple on track for another 51+ million iPhone sales this quarter, research says

Thursday May 14, 2015

Demand for Apple's iPhone continues to stay extremely strong, even as the life cycle of the current iPhone 6 series begins to wind down heading into the fall, new data from UBS reveals.

LifeProof launches ruggedized Fre Power battery case for iPhone 6

Thursday May 14, 2015

Case maker LifeProof on Thursday launched preorders for the Fre Power, a new battery case for the iPhone 6 also designed to be rugged and waterproof.

Software problems force Apple to delay HomeKit launch - report

Thursday May 14, 2015

Apple is reportedly facing technological issues with HomeKit, the company's forthcoming smart home platform designed to act a central hub for iOS-connected products like light bulbs and door locks, that have forced a re-evaluation of the platform's launch timeline.

Monterey Apple Store evacuated after handling contaminated package

Thursday May 14, 2015

The Del Monte Apple Store in Monterey, Calif., was evacuated on Wednesday after a dozen people in the store were nauseated by a chemical-contaminated package delivered by FedEx.

Apple display supplier Sharp posts $1.9 billion annual loss, avoids collapse

Thursday May 14, 2015

One of Apple's key display suppliers, Sharp, posted an annual net loss of $1.9 billion on Thursday and cast doubt on its ability to keep operating, although it will continue to live on in the short-term thanks to investments by banks.

Apple intervenes in Radio Shack sale in effort to protect customer data

Thursday May 14, 2015

Bidding for the RadioShack brand and customer data has ended, but not before Apple weighed in on the proceedings, saying that information collected during the sale of its own products should be left out of the deal.

Rdio launches low-cost streaming music tier with $3.99 monthly fee, 25 daily downloads

Thursday May 14, 2015

In a bid to rocket up the streaming music service charts before Apple releases its own branded offering, industry upstart Rdio on Thursday launched a low-cost subscription tier starting at only $3.99 a month, undercutting much of the competition.

Apple's rumored streaming music service to tout social network for artists, report says

Wednesday May 13, 2015

If and when Apple launches its streaming music service later this year, the company will roll in a social networking platform from which artists can share media, post updates and connect with fans, a report said Wednesday.