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2018

Apple bought back a record $23.5B of AAPL shares in Q1 as Wall Street peddled "full panic mode"

Thursday May 03, 2018

Apple silently bought up a massive $23.5 billion of its own shares off the open market in the March quarter, taking advantage of the "full panic mode" agitated by analysts and financial news sites who bizarrely wondered aloud for weeks when exactly Apple might "kill" the most advanced, commercially successful smartphone it has produced yet.

Apple R&D spending continues to grow in lockstep with iPhone, AR projects

Thursday May 03, 2018

Apple spent almost $3.4 billion on research and development over the course of its second fiscal quarter of 2018, a $602 million year-over-year increase that brings the company's six-month spend on future operations to nearly $6.8 billion.

Apple Watch credited with saving another life after user suffers a ruptured ulcer

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Apple Watch continues to prove successful in not only helping users achieve health and fitness goals, but also in saving lives, the most recent being William Monzidelis, who nearly died from an erupted ulcer earlier this month.

Apple's iPhone bucks smartphone market trends, gains marketshare in Q1

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Though the wider smartphone market contracted in the first quarter of 2018, Apple was able to grow its share of the pie on the back of healthy iPhone demand in the U.S. and China, according to market analytics firms.

Spotify grows to 75M subscribers, earnings disappoint Wall Street

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday issued its first earnings report after going public in February, noting a sequential increase in paying subscribers and revenue of $1.36 billion. The performance missed Wall Street expectations.

Watch: Apple's Siri on iPhone X vs. Samsung's Bixby Voice on Galaxy S9+

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Concluding AppleInsider's in-depth comparison of flagship smartphones from dueling tech titans Apple and Samsung, we take a closer look at the pair's respective virtual assistant technologies, Siri and Bixby Voice.

Apple stops signing older code following iOS 11.3.1 release

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Following last week's release of iOS 11.3.1, Apple on Wednesday stopped signing legacy iOS 11.3 code in a strategy designed to ensure iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners are running the most up-to-date version of the mobile operating system.

Apple orders 10 episodes of 'Are You Sleeping' with Octavia Spencer

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Apple is moving ahead with its TV adaptation of the Kathleen Barber novel "Are You Sleeping," reportedly ordering 10 episodes of the show expected to debut on its subscription services.

Apple, other tech companies continue to resist encryption backdoor proposals by FBI, U.S. DOJ

Wednesday May 02, 2018

A group made up of Apple and other major technology companies is increasing its efforts to fight attempts by government agencies to force the addition of encryption backdoors, following reports US law enforcement bodies are forming new proposals to gain access to protected data.

iPhone X-style notch added to LG G7 ThinQ after positive feedback

Wednesday May 02, 2018

The display notch in LG's latest high-end smartphone -- the G7 ThinQ -- was greenlit only after the majority of a survey group said they either liked or didn't mind the design choice first found in the iPhone X.

By the numbers: iPhone X propels Apple's record second quarter

Wednesday May 02, 2018

The continued impact of the iPhone X has expectedly reverberated into Apple's second financial quarter of 2017 an interesting one -- but not quite how analysts thought they would. The changes over time are best illustrated graphically, showing the magnitude of the quarter, as compared to the same quarter from of years past.

Apple in talks to get FaceTime ban lifted in United Arab Emirates

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Apple and Microsoft are talking with the U.A.E. government in bids to remove years-long bans on FaceTime and Skype, respectively.

Original iPhone heavy inspiration for Marvel's Iron Man heads-up-display

Wednesday May 02, 2018

According to a new oral history, the first Iron Man movie featured a heads-up display inside the armored suit that was informed by the then-new iPhone display.

Here we go again: Apple's iPhone battery service terms igniting complaints from users

Wednesday May 02, 2018

A report from the BBC complains that Apple isn't replacing the battery on some iPhones with damage, re-launching ridiculous complaints that the company won't fix everything put in front of them.

Hulu to finally offer offline viewing on iPhones & iPads within next year

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Catching up with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Hulu will enable offline video caching sometime within the next year, the company revealed at a Wednesday event in New York City.

Analysts cite robust iPhone X demand, continued services growth as highlights of earnings

Wednesday May 02, 2018

With Apple's March quarter results quieting naysayers, at least for the time being, analysts have started to react to the company's blockbuster second quarter earnings.

Nokia to sell off failed health division to Withings co-founder

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Finland's Nokia is abandoning its foray into health hardware and services, selling off that unit to Eric Carreel -- one of the founders of Withings, which was acquired just two years ago to form the core of the division.

Why was iPhone X so successful at $999 despite a mountain of false reporting?

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Reporting by Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and Japan's Nikkei created and perpetuated an absurd fiction that Apple's iPhone X was a "disappointing," "overpriced" product with "weak" sales, when it reality it remained Apple's most popular iPhone every week this quarter across 14 percent growth in iPhone sales in a business where no other company "mostly" sells their most expensive flagships, and where overall demand for smartphones is actually shrinking globally.

Architect of Apple's successful renewable energy program lands at electric motor firm

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Mike Petouhoff, who helped Apple reach a lofty 100 percent renewable energy goal as the company's Global Energy Team Leader, has joined Software Motor Company to help build a new breed of highly efficient electric motor.

Apple meets with California DMV officials to discuss autonomous vehicles

Tuesday May 01, 2018

A handful of high-ranking California Department of Motor Vehicles officials met with Apple employees in April to discuss facets of the company's ongoing autonomous car program, according to a report on Tuesday.