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2016

Supposedly leaked ad showcases Apple Watch Series 2 Hermes edition

Thursday September 22, 2016

A video posted to YouTube on Thursday claims to show an Apple-produced television commercial promoting the new Apple Watch Series 2 Hermes model, which, if legitimate, is the company's first ad dedicated to the luxury brand's special edition.

Beats to skip Studio Wireless headphone update in 2016, report says

Thursday September 22, 2016

Apple-owned Beats won't be updating its over-ear Studio Wireless headphones in 2016 due to a lack of battery life improvements, according to a report published Thursday.

Apple adds ABC News to Apple TV's 'Live Tune-In' support

Thursday September 22, 2016

Apple on Thursday added ABC News to the roster of apps supported by Live Tune-In, a feature of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

Apple buys out machine learning firm Tuplejump [u]

Thursday September 22, 2016

Apple has bought out India's Tuplejump, its fourth machine learning acquisition in the space of a year, a report said on Thursday. [Updated with additional information]

Apple FCC filing shows Apple TV-sized device with Bluetooth, NFC under review

Thursday September 22, 2016

This week's update of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's database has revealed an as-yet-unannounced Apple product, with screw placement and case dimensions similar to that of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

Apple iOS 10.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.1 public betas now available

Thursday September 22, 2016

One day after the release of post-September announcement developer betas, Apple has also made available public versions of iOS 10.1 (featuring Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus) and macOS 10.12.1 to eligible participants.

Some users complain about poor phone call sound on Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Thursday September 22, 2016

Some people are experiencing unusually bad sound quality from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus when taking phone calls, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and shared on Apple's support forums.

Inside iOS 10: Examining the new smart Photos features

Thursday September 22, 2016

With the new iOS 10 and macOS Sierra updates Apple introduced a set of automated Photos tools, like new machine learning algorithms that automatically identify faces and places, that combine to make image search and organization easier than ever.

Apple considers locations in Seoul for first Korean retail store

Thursday September 22, 2016

Apple is reportedly examining several possible retail sites in Seoul, South Korea, hoping to establish its first official outlet in the country.

Shoppers looking at Apple's iPhone leaning towards Plus models, mid-tier memory, survey finds

Thursday September 22, 2016

A larger proportion of people are now choosing Plus-sized iPhone models, while about half of buyers are picking mid-tier storage, according to an RBC Capital Markets survey shared with AppleInsider.

Back in black: iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus mega review

Thursday September 22, 2016

Apple's latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are faster, sport significantly better cameras, expand system-wide haptics in iOS 10 with a new solid state Home button and Taptic Engine, introduce Wide Color and other major Retina HD technology improvements without changing their display resolutions, add new water resistance and include updates to system components ranging from RAM to storage to wireless capabilities.

Apple investigating 'active fluids' for wearable displays, connectors, sensors and more

Thursday September 22, 2016

Apple in a patent application published on Thursday describes a versatile technology that applies optically transparent shells filled with conductive fluid -- transparent, opaque or state-changing -- as flexible interconnects, interactive displays and windows for environmental or biometric sensors, among other implementations.

Apple proposes retail outlet, events space in historic Washington, D.C. landmark

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Apple is reportedly in talks to open a retail store and events center at Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square, a 113-year-old historic building located in downtown Washington, D.C.

First Apple stock certificate awarded to Steve Jobs on sale for $195,000

Wednesday September 21, 2016

An Apple stock certificate thought to be the first awarded to company cofounder Steve Jobs, and later recovered from a trash heap, is being sold by an autograph and rare documents dealer for $195,000.

Apple to open first Mexican retail outlet on Sept. 24

Wednesday September 21, 2016

In an email alert on Wednesday, Apple invited customers to attend the grand opening of its first retail outlet in Mexico, scheduled to take place this Saturday at the Centro Santa Fe mall.

Apple allegedly in talks to buy self-balancing motorcycle outfit Lit Motors

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Amid quashed rumors about a McLaren deal, Apple is also reportedly considering a takeover of Lit Motors, a startup with a self-balancing, all-electric motorcycle.

Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Air with free AppleCare for $749 (and no tax outside NY)

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Extremely Limited: While supplies last, grab Apple's 13" MacBook Air (Early 2015) with 128GB of storage and 3 full years of AppleCare extended warranty protection (a $250 value) for the unbelievably low price of $749 with no sales tax if you live outside NY. Or step up to a model with 256GB of storage for just $80 more.

Apple to reopen stores in Arizona, California & Virginia on Sept. 24, replace Birmingham UK outlet

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Apple is set to reopen four U.S. stores on Sept. 24, scattered across the states of Arizona, California, and Virginia. On the same date, the company will open a new outlet in Birmingham, England, replacing an earlier location.

Facebook Messenger adds support for iOS 10's extended CallKit controls

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Facebook on Wednesday pushed out an update to its Messenger iOS app, quietly adding support for Apple's CallKit framework, which was introduced alongside iOS 10 earlier this month.

Sony, Nokia proxy company awarded $3 million in latest round of patent battles with Apple

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Another long-term Apple legal battle with a patent holding company has concluded its latest step, with a jury ruling that Apple has violated ring-silencing patents, granting a $3 million damages award to proxy company MobileMedia Ideas.