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2016

OLED iPhone with curved screen could appear in 2018, research forecasts

Monday May 16, 2016

Apple will ship an OLED iPhone with a curved screen in 2018, as part of a ramp-up of the company's OLED use beyond the Apple Watch, according to a new research forecast.

48 Hour Deals: Apple's Gold 12-inch MacBook for $899, 13" MacBook Air for $799

Monday May 16, 2016

For the next 48 hours or until supplies run out, grab the lowest price ever offered on Apple's Early 2015 12" MacBook in Gold at $899 with free expedited shipping and no sales tax in 49 states ($400 off). Or grab a 13" MacBook Air for $799 ($200 off).

Flush with Apple cash, Didi Chuxing planning US IPO as soon as 2017 - report

Monday May 16, 2016

Hot on the heels of Apple's $1 billion investment, Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing is hoping to launch an initial public offering in the U.S. stock market in 2017, a report said on Monday.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' shell photos show relocated antenna bands, unexpected cutout

Monday May 16, 2016

Photos published on Monday show what is purported to be a rear shell for Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7," largely matching recent schematics leaks except for one addition.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys $1B of Apple stock

Monday May 16, 2016

Investor Warren Buffett has taken advantage of Apple's lowest share price in years, as new filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveal Berkshire Hathaway now owns 9.81 million shares of the iPhone maker.

Apple CEO Tim Cook & Didi Chuxing's president tour Beijing Apple Store

Monday May 16, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook and the president of taxi/ridesharing service Didi Chuxing, Jean Liu, visited an Apple Store in Beijing on Monday morning, just days after Apple's confirmation of a $1 billion investment into Didi.

Review: Moxiware Apple Pencil Magnet is simple, affordable and functional

Sunday May 15, 2016

Though the Apple Pencil is expertly designed to not roll away on a table, there's still not an ideal place to put it when it's not in use, especially when being used on your lap or while standing. Moxiware's new Apple Pencil Magnet aims to fix that with a simple and affordable accessory, though its aesthetics may not be for everyone.

Apple's Didi investment is surprising but good use of massive $233B cash hoard, analyst says

Saturday May 14, 2016

Investment firm Piper Jaffray views Apple's Didi funding as a new direction for the company, providing long-term strategic positioning benefits in China's expanding automotive industry.

Despite Q2 sales dip, Apple's Macs, iPad and iPhone continue to outperform the industry

Saturday May 14, 2016

Over the past quarter, reports from all over have been belaboring the idea that Apple is on the edge of crisis because its iPhone sales--which represent the majority of its business--declined year-over-year and because China--its brightest growth territory--similarly turned in disappointing sales numbers across the board.

This week on AI: Apple puts $1B into Didi Chuxing, 'iPhone 7' and '7s' rumors, Apple Pay in Canada & more

Saturday May 14, 2016

The biggest news was clearly Apple's $1 billion investment into Didi Chuxing, but the rest of the week was chock full of stories, including plenty of rumors about future iPhones, and Apple Pay finally making its "real" Canadian debut.

Study: Amid sea of disposable apps, health and fitness reigns supreme

Friday May 13, 2016

Recent data gathered by Yahoo-owned firm Flurry Analytics illustrates a growing interest in health and fitness apps, a category that has skyrocketed in popularity over the past months to become some of the most used digital properties in terms of frequency and duration.

Appaloosa unloads all Apple shares as other hedge funds trim position

Friday May 13, 2016

Another big investment fund is breaking up with Apple. According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, David Tepper's Appaloosa Management has reduced its position in the iPhone maker to zero, mirroring a recent move by high-profile investor Carl Icahn.

Apple confirms reports of iTunes music deletion issue, 'safeguards' coming next week

Friday May 13, 2016

Apple in a statement Friday said it is investigating reports of a supposed Apple Music compatibility bug that deletes local music files without user permission, adding that an updated version of the media management software is expected for release next week.

As the sun sets on Microsoft's Sunrise, here are the best alternative calendar apps for iOS

Friday May 13, 2016

Microsoft announced this week that by the end of August it will discontinue Sunrise, a popular calendar app it acquired. For existing Sunrise users, here are some of the best alternative third-party calendar apps, offering similar functionality and push notifications.

Alpine debuts new 9-inch CarPlay display, Kia details Sportage and Optima upgrades

Friday May 13, 2016

Aftermarket upgrade specialist Alpine on Friday launched a new, 9-inch dash display with support for Apple's CarPlay, while Korean automaker Kia further detailed plans to support CarPlay in the 2016 Optima and 2017 Sportage.

Billion-dollar Didi deal seen as sign Apple's automotive interests go beyond just Maps

Friday May 13, 2016

As rumors of an "Apple Car" continue to grow, the company's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride hailing company Didi Chuxing has further driven speculation that Apple's interest in the automotive market goes far beyond improving its Maps service.

Apple invites WWDC 2016 scholarship winners to June 12 orientation

Friday May 13, 2016

People who won a scholarship to attend Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June are now being invited to attend a special orientation session on the Sunday before the conference, June 12.

Apple's iCloud Mail & Notes services hit by sudden outage [u]

Friday May 13, 2016

Two iCloud services, Mail and Notes, suffered server-side problems on Friday morning, leaving some people unable to send or receive email, or create and sync any notes online. [Updated]

AppleInsider podcast talks HGTV Smart Home 2016 and the latest 'iPhone 7' rumors

Friday May 13, 2016

Carley Knobloch, HGTV's SmartHome 2016 consultant speaks with AppleInsider about the products in the HGTV SmartHome, what products are in her home, and what goes into making the choice to buy a smarthome accessory. And Mikey Campbell joins the call to talk about the latest in 'iPhone 7' and 'iPhone 2017' rumors.

Didi Chuxing president says Apple deal closed in 22 days, talks in progress in several areas

Friday May 13, 2016

Apple's surprise $1 billion investment in Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing was forged in just 22 days, and the two companies are now in talks in several fields, a report said on Friday.