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2016

Former Apple Watch engineer talks Apple design culture, secrecy, more in interview

Monday August 15, 2016

Former Apple engineer Bob Messerschmidt, who headed up the group responsible for the highly regarded Apple Watch heart rate sensor, recently sat down with Fast Company to offer an inside look at what it was like working with Jony Ive's secretive Industrial Design Group.

Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple position to $1.46B

Monday August 15, 2016

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway took advantage of a dip in Apple's share price during the second quarter, increasing its stake in the company to $1.46 billion as of June 30.

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 7' to offer improved fast-charge support

Monday August 15, 2016

One way Apple will aim to keep the "iPhone 7" competitive is the addition of new fast-charge technology, according to one rumor.

Apple CarPlay coming to higher-end models of Honda's 2017 Civic Hatchback

Monday August 15, 2016

Honda on Monday announced that when it launches in North America this fall, the 2017 Civic Hatchback will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto -- though only on higher-end trims.

Apple issues sixth betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3 macOS Sierra & tvOS 10, new public iOS 10 beta

Monday August 15, 2016

Apple on Monday released a sixth developer beta of iOS 10, plus a fifth public beta, both coming less than week after the last update as the company prepares for an official launch likely to happen next month. Also released were equivalent betas of watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

Apple computer navigation engineer departs for mysterious automaker Faraday Future

Monday August 15, 2016

Computer vision and vehicle navigation specialist Bart Nabbe has left Apple's "Special Projects" division, and is now working at electric car company Faraday Future.

Apple educational investment in Oakland linked to meeting between Cook, Rev. Jesse Jackson

Monday August 15, 2016

Apple's recent educational investments into Oakland, Calif. were prompted by a talk between CEO Tim Cook and civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, according to a report.

Giveaway: Win a bundle of smartphone accessories from Cygnett and Whoosh

Monday August 15, 2016

Cygnett and Whoosh are partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers a chance to win one of five back-to-school accessory bundles featuring a portable charger, wide angle lens, selfie stick, Apple Watch stand, iPhone case, screen cleaner and more.

Questionable photos of space black 'iPhone 7 Plus' appear online

Monday August 15, 2016

New photos of an alleged "iPhone 7 Plus" emerged over the weekend, but may be of a mockup instead, given past images from the same source.

Microsoft updates Office apps to allow on-screen sketching for iPhone

Monday August 15, 2016

Over half a year after adding Apple Pencil support to Office for the iPad Pro, Microsoft on Monday added a similar feature for written annotations to the suite's core iPhone apps.

Apple Maps transit coverage comes to San Antonio & Dallas Fort-Worth

Monday August 15, 2016

Apple on Monday introduced public transit coverage to two more urban areas in Texas, namely San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Apple to debut 10.5" iPad Pro in 2017, integrate flexible AMOLED tech in 2018

Monday August 15, 2016

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to launch three iPad models in 2017, including a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, while "revolutionary" changes like a radically redesigned chassis and AMOLED panel are in store for 2018.

Twitter looks to debut Apple TV app as part of NFL live streaming initiative

Monday August 15, 2016

According to a report on Sunday, Twitter is working to launch an app for the fourth-generation Apple TV that would host live streams of select NFL games, the rights of which were purchased as part of the microblogging giant's bold foray into streaming services.

Tim Cook says AI & augmented reality are core technologies in Apple's future

Sunday August 14, 2016

Apple is deeply invested in artificial intelligence and augmented reality when it comes to future products, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a recent interview.

Review: Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case for Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro

Saturday August 13, 2016

Logitech's Create Backlit Keyboard Case, made specifically for the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro, leverages the tablet's Smart Connector port for both data and power, negating the need for a separate battery or pairing process with virtually no key lag.

This week on AI: Two new Apple Watches, mysterious health gadgets, all-glass iPhones & more

Saturday August 13, 2016

Future hardware rumors were unusually diverse this week, possibly giving us a peek not just at future iPhones but things like the second-generation Apple Watch and mysterious new health gadgets.

Apple's board chair & general counsel sell over $10M in personal stock

Friday August 12, 2016

Two high-level people at Apple -- the chairman of Apple's board of directors, Arthur Levinson, and general counsel Bruce Sewell -- recently unloaded a combined $10.1 million in Apple shares, according to required SEC filings.

Universal search on Apple TV goes beyond US services with Australia's Stan

Friday August 12, 2016

Apple has silently added Australia's Stan to the list of services supported by universal search on the Apple TV, representing the first time the feature has gone beyond U.S.-based companies.

Apple thought to be seeking vast expanses of office space in Seattle

Friday August 12, 2016

Real estate companies in the Pacific Northwest are allegedly "buzzing" that a large California business, presumably Apple, is eyeing Seattle for potential expansion.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' schematics hint at mic instead of second speaker

Friday August 12, 2016

Although Apple's 4.7-inch "iPhone 7" may replace a 3.5mm headphone jack with a second speaker grill, that grill may not actually have a speaker behind it, according to leaked schematics posted on Friday.