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2015

Everything you need to know before preordering Apple Watch

Thursday April 09, 2015

In just a few hours, Apple will open the floodgates to Apple Watch preorders. With initial supply constraints expected, prospective buyers are urged to have their selections in mind prior to midnight, and AppleInsider has your guide.

Apple's Mac bucks negative PC market trend, gains 9% in US

Thursday April 09, 2015

According to the latest estimates from Gartner, Apple's Mac made gains in the PC market over the first quarter of 2015, bucking a wider negative trend that saw overall shipments drop 5.2 percent worldwide.

Apple sunk $38M on Apple Watch TV ads since March, report says

Thursday April 09, 2015

Apple is campaigning hard to trot Apple Watch in front of potential buyers, with a report on Thursday estimating the company has spent some $38 million on television ads alone.

Apple Watch Edition initially limited to 53 retail outlets worldwide

Thursday April 09, 2015

Consumers who want to purchase a gold Apple Watch Edition --or those who simply want to see it in the flesh --may need to travel a bit if they live outside of the world's major cities, as Apple will initially stock the device at just 53 locations worldwide.

Mophie launches Space Pack battery cases for current-gen iPhones & iPads, Spacestation battery pack

Thursday April 09, 2015

Mophie on Thursday launched Space Pack battery and storage cases for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and iPad mini, as well as a new Spacestation battery/storage pack, and a 2.0 update of its Space file manager for iOS.

Sapphire Apple Watch screen passes scratch test with flying colors

Thursday April 09, 2015

A video posted to the Web on Thursday runs a gauntlet of stress tests, including keys, sandpaper and even a power drill, on what is claimed to be an authentic sapphire display cover from Apple's forthcoming Apple Watch.

Apple reverses decision to ban felons from Campus 2 construction [u]

Thursday April 09, 2015

Apple on Thursday said it has reversed course on a policy that previously barred laborers from working on the Campus 2 construction site in Cupertino if they had been convicted of a felony within the last seven years [updated with response from Apple].

Apple to open three new stores in time for April 24 Apple Watch launch

Thursday April 09, 2015

At least three new Apple Stores will open in time for the debut of Apple Watch on April 24, including officially-announced locations in Miami Beach, Fla. and Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Update your Mac: Apple fixes major flaw in OS X Yosemite, but won't patch Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks

Thursday April 09, 2015

A serious vulnerability present in every iteration of Apple's desktop operating system since OS X 10.7 --one which allows any user process to gain root privileges --was disclosed to the public on Thursday following the release of OS X 10.10.3, which addresses the issue, and users are urged to update as older OS X versions will remain susceptible to attack.

Android Wear support may soon arrive on Apple's iPhone

Thursday April 09, 2015

Google is almost ready to bring support for Android Wear devices to the iPhone, but public availability will be dependent not only on Apple approval but whether Google decides to release it, a new report claims.

Apple releases iTunes 12.1.2, enabling syncing between iOS and new OS X Photos app

Thursday April 09, 2015

Apple on Thursday issued a new update for iTunes that takes advantage of the new OS X Photos application, adding support for syncing photos to an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Review roundup: Apple's 12" MacBook ahead of its time, but hurt by weak processor, too few ports

Thursday April 09, 2015

Apple lifted its review embargo on the new 12-inch MacBook on Thursday, and the first early-access reviews began to emerge, praising some of the notebook's futuristic design traits while typically criticizing issues like weak performance and a lack of present-day compatibility.

Touch ID not working in App Store for some iOS 8.3 users

Thursday April 09, 2015

Apple's newly released iOS 8.3 update is preventing Touch ID from being used to make App Store purchases for some iPhone and iPad owners, according to complaints on Twitter and Apple's support forums.

Apple Watch's potential Swiss trademark woes overblown

Thursday April 09, 2015

Recent reports suggesting that Apple might have to delay the Watch's launch in Switzerland over trademark issues appear to have been exaggerated, and it remains unclear whether the company is planning a Swiss launch in the near future to begin with.

Tim Cook in Paris to help with Apple Watch launch, rumor claims

Thursday April 09, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook could be in Paris on Thursday, sources for a French website said earlier in the day, possibly for something related to the impending appearance of the Apple Watch in stores.

Apple Watch orders will be online-only during launch period due to strong demand

Thursday April 09, 2015

Apple on Thursday confirmed that orders for the upcoming Apple Watch will be available exclusively online during the launch window, as the company expects that consumer demand will outstrip available supply of units.

Apple announces 10 new Apple Pay merchants including Gamestop & T-Mobile [u]

Thursday April 09, 2015

Apple on Wednesday updated its "Where to use Apple Pay" webpage, adding a total of ten new merchants to an ongoing list of retailers that accept the company's branded NFC-based mobile payments system [updated].

Maps in iOS 8.3 lets business owners claim POIs, removes select TripAdvisor reviews

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple Maps was updated as part of Apple's iOS 8.3 release on Wednesday, adding a tweaked "Report a Problem" tool that lets business owners claim marked points of interest in-app, while at the same time removing select TripAdvisor data that started showing up up last week.

Apple revamps Siri informational webpage with example interactions, fresh graphical style

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Alongside Wednesday's iOS 8.3 rollout with expanded international support for Siri, Apple launched a redesigned expository webpage that helps explain how users can interact with the virtual assistant.

Apple releases Xcode 6.3 with Force Touch support, Swift 1.2

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Continuing a barrage of software releases on Wednesday, Apple launched the latest version of Xcode with new compilers for the Swift programming language, SDKs for new hardware like the Force Touch trackpad and more.