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2016

Apple redesigns Support website with clean layout, responsive UI

Friday April 29, 2016

As part of ongoing website redesign efforts, Apple on Friday launched a revamped Support Pages mini-site with a cleaner layout, easy to access topics links and responsive web assets supporting desktop and mobile browsing.

Schiller schools internet on correct Apple device plurals, but Cook says 'iPad Pros'

Friday April 29, 2016

A contentious debate is brewing in Cupertino. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller on Friday took to Twitter to inform tech plebes that Apple devices should never be pluralized, a stance diametrically opposed by CEO Tim Cook.

Apple will attempt data extraction on iPhone of teen lost at sea, report says

Friday April 29, 2016

Apple forensics experts will attempt to extract data from an iPhone 6 used by missing Florida teen Austin Stephanos, who was presumed lost at sea some nine months ago, a lawyer representing the Stephanos family said Friday.

Tor Myhren officially starts as Apple's new VP of Marketing Communications

Friday April 29, 2016

Months after the hiring was announced, Apple on Friday officially instituted Tor Myhren as the company's new VP of Marketing Communications, replacing Hiroki Asai, a now-retired 18-year veteran with the company.

Exclusive: Apple's top secret 'Athena' chip fab gets new 'delicate equipment'

Friday April 29, 2016

Apple has quickly moved to overhaul the equipment installed at the San Jose, Calif., chip fab it acquired from Maxim Integrated Products in December, indicating that the purchase was a strategic priority for the company in its relentless drive to out-innovate its competitors.

Apple to partner with Coach on new leather Apple Watch bands, coming as soon as June

Friday April 29, 2016

New leather Apple Watch bands made by luxury fashion brand Coach could arrive as soon as Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June, a new report has revealed.

Software update upgrades select 2013-2015 Fiat Chrysler vehicles with Siri Eyes Free

Friday April 29, 2016

Fiat Chrysler on Friday issued a free software update to owners of some 2013-, 2014-, and 2015-model vehicles, giving them access to Apple's Siri Eyes Free, which enables voice commands to an iPhone by tapping a button on the steering wheel.

Apple's iPad Pro beating Microsoft Surface in 'detachable' tablet market

Friday April 29, 2016

Apple's iPad Pro is already surpassing the Microsoft Surface in the so-called "detachable" tablet market, though that market is still relatively small, according to a new research report.

Drake says new album's Apple Music exclusivity just one week long

Friday April 29, 2016

Although Drake's new album Views From the 6 is launching today as an Apple Music exclusive, that exclusivity period is just one week long, according to the rapper.

US Supreme Court approves search warrants for computers in any jurisdiction

Friday April 29, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has authorized a rule change that -- barring intervention by Congress -- will allow judges to issue search warrants for computers in any jurisdiction, instead of just the ones their courts oversee directly.

AppleInsider podcast reviews Apple's 12" MacBook, talks earnings, Smart Connector, 'iPhone 7' and more

Friday April 29, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, we go hands-on with Apple's new early 2016 12-inch MacBook, talk Apple's soft earnings, discuss the Logi Base Smart Connector charger, and talk about 'iPhone 7' and the headphone jack.

FBI reportedly paid less than $1M for San Bernardino iPhone exploit

Thursday April 28, 2016

A report on Thursday claims the U.S. Federal Bureau of investigation spent less than $1 million on an exploit used to access an iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, far below a previously estimated sum of more than $1.3 million.

Dead Apple employee identified as 25-year-old software engineer, report says [u]

Thursday April 28, 2016

An Apple employee found dead at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Wednesday has reportedly been identified as a 25-year-old software engineer.

Apple Maps expands Spotlight Suggestions to 3 new countries, adds Flyover and traffic locales

Thursday April 28, 2016

Apple in an update to its Apple Maps product on Thursday rolled out new coverage areas for Flyover and traffic services, while activating Spotlight Suggestions in three countries.

Apple buybacks to resume on Friday, gobbling up stock priced near the lowest of 2016

Thursday April 28, 2016

Apple's share repurchase program will exit a mandated quiet period on Friday--two days after the company reported earnings--enabling the company to resume buying back shares. Coincidentally, the company's shares were conveniently pushed down toward their lowest price of 2016 today.

iMovie for Mac updates with quicker project launch, better range selection

Thursday April 28, 2016

Apple on Thursday released a new version of iMovie for the Mac, bringing several small but useful improvements, including three aimed at launching and browsing projects.

Apple Music for Android gets music video support, family membership option

Thursday April 28, 2016

Apple on Thursday pushed out an update for the Android version of Apple Music, delivering support for music video playback and new billing options for families.

Vudu and Telegram iOS apps update with new 3D Touch options, more

Thursday April 28, 2016

Walmart on Thursday updated its Vudu iOS app with support for 3D Touch and iOS 9's Picture-in-Picture mode, while messaging service Telegram expanded its use of 3D Touch across the board.

Porsche to bring Apple's CarPlay to 718 Cayman series

Thursday April 28, 2016

Sportscar maker Porsche has announced support for Apple's CarPlay in the 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S, which are now on sale, but only shipping to dealers in late November.

Citing concerns in China, activist investor Carl Icahn no longer owns shares of Apple

Thursday April 28, 2016

Billionaire Carl Icahn, who has used his financial clout to influence boardroom decisions at publicly traded companies, announced on Thursday that he no longer owns shares in Apple, just days after the company announced its first revenue decline in over a decade.