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2015

Apple seeks dismissal of A123 lawsuit over alleged employee poaching

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Apple on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by battery maker A123 over alleged poaching activities, saying the complaint failed to meet certain legal requirements.

Google Calendar comes to iPhone, 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath' hits Mac

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Two significant apps hit Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems today, as the long-awaited Google Calendar debuted for iPhone and console classic Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath landed on Mac.

Apple finds sympathetic ear in fight to remove antitrust monitor Bromwich

Tuesday March 10, 2015

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday heard Apple's arguments to dislodge lawyer Michael Bromwich from his position as external antitrust monitor, with one judge voicing concern over the methods used in his investigation.

Griffin introduces WatchStand for Apple Watch, LaCie debuts USB-C hard drive for MacBook

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Two companies major accessory makers have capitalized on Apple's latest hardware announcements to introduce new products: Griffin has revealed the WatchStand for the Apple Watch, while LaCie has premiered a USB-C version of the Porsche Design Mobile Drive, aimed at Apple's 12-inch MacBook.

Swiss watch industry headed for an 'ice age' thanks to Apple Watch, Swatch inventor says

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Apple's soon-to-be-released entry into the wearable market could bring financial pain for the low end of Switzerland's vaunted watch industry, according to Swatch co-inventor Elmar Mock, who believes that the Apple Watch "will put a lot of pressure on the traditional watch industry and jobs in Switzerland."

Choosing your Apple Watch: Case and band combinations demystified

Tuesday March 10, 2015

After deciding on a case size and material, choosing a band is the most important part of buying a new Apple Watch. Apple uses case and band combinations to stratify the wearable's pricing, so AppleInsider took a look at the options.

Apple pledges $50M to increase the presence of women, minorities & veterans in tech jobs

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Apple has announced it will invest more than $50 million into a number of nonprofit organizations, as part of a multi-year effort to increase the presence of women, minorities and veterans working in the technology industry.

Apple Board of Directors reelected with 95% support at annual shareholder meeting

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Apple's annual shareholder meeting was held at its corporate campus on Tuesday, and went by largely without any surprises, as the company's board of directors was reelected with near-universal support from shareholders, while other initiatives were rejected.

GameStop pledges to support Apple Pay in wake of Apple Watch event

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Another major retail chain, GameStop, has announced plans to support Apple Pay in the aftermath of yesterday's Apple Watch press event, with preparations underway to introduce the payment technology later this month.

Apple hikes international prices in response to fluctuating exchange rates

Tuesday March 10, 2015

In reaction to the strength of the U.S. dollar, Apple has the raised prices at a number of its international online stores, including prices in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Portugal.

Choosing your Apple Watch: Which size and material are right for you?

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Fashion and customization are cornerstones of the new Apple Watch, and as a result the company has put forth no fewer than a dozen different combinations of case material, color, and size. AppleInsider breaks down the choices to help you decide which one to buy.

Wall Street expects high margins, respectable sales for launch of well-designed Apple Watch

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Analysts on Wall Street came away generally pleased with this week's announcement of Apple Watch launch details, viewing the new platform as a way to extend the company's valuable ecosystem and generate more revenue from high-margin products.

Apple Watch battery will be replaceable to extend device's lifespan

Tuesday March 10, 2015

In the event that the Apple Watch battery needs to be replaced, Apple technicians will be able to swap the component out, although the company hasn't elaborated on how the replacement process will be handled.

CIA has waged 'secret campaign' to crack Apple's iOS security - report

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Classified documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the Central Intelligence Agency has been engaged in a multi-year coordinated effort to crack the security of Apple's iOS platform, which powers and protects the iPhone and iPad.

AppleInsider podcast goes deep inside Apple's 'Spring Forward' event

Monday March 09, 2015

In a special AppleInsider podcast episode, we get reactions from Daniel Eran Dilger, who was at Monday's event that ushered in a brand new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, and extensive details regarding Apple Watch specs and pricing.

Apple addresses 'FREAK' attack in latest OS X, Apple TV and iOS security updates

Monday March 09, 2015

Apple on Monday rolled out a security update for OS X, as well as separate updates for iOS and Apple TV, that addresses a number of recently discovered vulnerabilities, including a widely publicized SSL/TSL flaw dubbed "FREAK" that could in some cases allow malicious users to intercept secure communications.

Video: Apple's 'Spring Forward' event summarized in 2 minutes

Monday March 09, 2015

Apple's "Spring Forward" event on Monday was jam-packed full of information about upcoming products, including the Apple Watch and the all-new MacBook with Retina display. AppleInsider offers a quick video summary of all the news.

Apple reportedly backs down in push to lower relaunched Beats Music service prices

Monday March 09, 2015

As it continues to negotiate with music labels on a rumored Beats Music relaunch, Apple has reportedly surrendered on one of its key initiatives: lowering the cost of the rebooted service to $8 per month.

Apple Pay to land in Marriott hotels this summer, Etsy iOS app soon

Monday March 09, 2015

Adding to Apple Pay's expanding footprint, Marriott and Etsy announced separately that they will offer physical and digital support for Apple's payments service in the coming weeks.

Apple Watch's IPX7 water resistance good for washing hands, but not for swimming

Monday March 09, 2015

One of the last remaining questions surrounding the Apple Watch was answered Monday, when Apple revealed that its forthcoming wearable would be rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard.