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2015

Gold rear shell purportedly for Apple's 'iPhone 6s Plus' said to feature stronger construction

Friday July 17, 2015

New pictures claim to show a rear casing for Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s Plus" in gold, and a hands-on with the part assert that it features new material for stronger construction than the current iPhone 6 series.

New iPod touch teardown shows power optimizations, no sapphire camera lens cover

Friday July 17, 2015

A teardown of the sixth-generation iPod touch published on Friday exposed new details about the device, including the presence of a marginally bigger battery, the lack of a sapphire lens cover, and which chipmakers are involved in supplying parts.

Hulu considering ad-free tier to better compete with Netflix, other video services

Friday July 17, 2015

Streaming video service Hulu is reportedly exploring the possibility of a completely ad-free tier that could launch as soon as this fall, and cost about $12 to $14 a month.

Apple partner TSMC to mass produce 10nm chips by early 2017, on pace to beat Intel

Friday July 17, 2015

The race to make smaller and more efficient mobile processors continues, with iPhone chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. revealing it remains on track to mass produce its first 10-nanometer FinFET processors by early 2017 -- a timeframe that would put it ahead of rival Intel.

AppleInsider podcast talks new iPod touch, thoughts on an 'iPhone 6c,' 'iPad Pro' rumors & more

Friday July 17, 2015

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, we discuss the refreshed iPod lineup, including a new A8-powered iPod touch. Neil talks about the possibility of an "iPhone 6c," Dan details gaming benchmarks for Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6, Victor tells us how he really feels about Touch ID and Apple Pay, and it's unanimous that no one should install Adobe Flash.

Apple offers 99-cent sale pricing on 24 iOS apps for limited time

Thursday July 16, 2015

Apple on Thursday rolled out another of its limited-time-only iOS App Store sections, this time featuring 24 apps on sale for 99 cents each, including popular titles like Pixelmator and GoodReader, as well as hit games Shadowmatic and The Room Two.

Xiaomi VP lists intrinsic smartphone features in defense of copycat claims, proceeds to describe iPhone

Thursday July 16, 2015

In a video interview with Bloomberg published on Thursday, Hugo Barra, vice president of global operations at Chinese mobile hardware upstart Xiaomi, addressed accusations that his company's products are derivative and take more than a little inspiration from Apple's iOS lineup.

Lawsuit over Apple Store employee bag checks becomes class action covering over 12,000 workers

Thursday July 16, 2015

A long-running lawsuit over bag searches of Apple Store workers was certified as a class action on Thursday, broadening the potential impact to over 12,000 past and present retail staff.

New TV ads for Apple Watch focus on tourism, fitness, parenthood

Thursday July 16, 2015

Apple on Thursday debuted four new TV ads for the Apple Watch on its official YouTube channel, continuing a strategy of depicting the device in realistic scenarios.

iPod nano, iPod shuffle won't sync offline Apple Music tracks

Thursday July 16, 2015

Even with Apple Music advertised prominently in the iPod section of Apple's online store, neither the iPod nano nor the iPod shuffle can sync Apple Music tracks cached offline, according to a report.

Apple, Samsung & carriers working together on 'e-SIM' standard for mobile data plans

Thursday July 16, 2015

The two largest handset makers in the world --Apple and Samsung -- are said to be working with some of the largest carriers around the globe on a new, so-called "e-SIM" standard that would replace traditional SIM cards, and make it easier for customers to sign up for new data plans.

Apple releases first public beta of upcoming OS X 10.10.5 update

Thursday July 16, 2015

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of OS X 10.10.5, following quickly on the heels of a matching developer beta, which was issued on Tuesday.

Rovio's 'Angry Birds 2' to launch on Apple's iOS July 30

Thursday July 16, 2015

Finnish developer Rovio will launch its first official sequel to the ultra-popular "Angry Birds" game on July 30, debuting on mobile platforms including Apple's iOS.

UBS forecasts iPhone ASP at $660, pushing Apple's June margins to 40.9%

Thursday July 16, 2015

Investment firm UBS revealed on Thursday that it has high expectations for Apple's gross margins in the just-concluded June quarter, predicting they will reach nearly 41 percent on outstanding sales of the jumbo-sized iPhone 6 Plus.

Samsung & TSMC begin volume production of Apple's next-gen 'A9' CPU for 'iPhone 6s' - report

Thursday July 16, 2015

The two principal manufacturers of Apple processors, Samsung and TSMC, have each begun volume production of the next-generation "A9" CPU for use in the upcoming iPhones, according to a new report.

Misfit introduces Flash Link multifunction wearable, releases Misfit Link app

Thursday July 16, 2015

Misfit on Thursday announced price drops for its existing fitness wearables --Shine and Flash --to make way for a new model called the Flash Link, and breathed life into older Flash models with the new Misfit Link app for iOS.

Apple's new iPod touch, iPod nano, & iPod shuffle: which one is right for you?

Thursday July 16, 2015

In a world of iPhones and iPads, iPods nevertheless continue to have a place at Apple, and Wednesday's update of the iPod touch -- plus new colors for the Nano and Shuffle -- raise the question of which iPod, if any, a person should buy.

Apple investigating solar-powered wireless mice and trackpads

Thursday July 16, 2015

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals continued research into alternative energy solutions, specifically as it applies to a lineup of wireless computer peripherals with embedded solar cells.

Apple's new Hong Kong store to open on July 30

Thursday July 16, 2015

Apple will open its fourth Apple Store location in Hong Kong on Thursday, July 30, the company announced through its retail website, with the three-story Canton Road outlet expected to be one of the largest in Asia.

Ship times for all non-Edition Apple Watch models improve to one day in US

Wednesday July 15, 2015

Following severely constrained supply at launch, Apple has gradually built up Apple Watch stock for online and in-store sales, and is now showing ship times of one business day for all aluminum Sport and regular stainless steel models.