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2015

Apple's iPhone 5c helps man survive shotgun blast to the chest

Friday May 22, 2015

A 25-year-old British man who was shot in the chest with a shotgun during a confrontation outside of his home survived the event, thanks in part to his green iPhone 5c, which absorbed much of the impact.

Google adding fingerprint support to 'Android M' - report

Friday May 22, 2015

The next version of Google's Android mobile operating system will reportedly bring system-wide support for fingerprint authentication, paving the way for more Android devices to adopt Touch ID-style biometrics.

Fitbit leads in fitness tracker popularity, but Apple Watch poised to gain ground

Friday May 22, 2015

Fitbit devices remain both the most used and most wanted fitness trackers, but Apple is in a position to make gains with the Apple Watch, especially as a huge number of consumers plan to buy a wearable device in the near future, according to a U.S. consumer survey published on Friday.

Rumor: Intel prepping next-gen Skylake chips for August debut, may curtail Broadwell sales

Friday May 22, 2015

Chip giant Intel is reportedly targeting August of this year for the initial rollout of its next-generation Skylake microarchitecture, a timeline that likely means Apple's high-end Macs will skip the oft-delayed Broadwell line.

Watch OS 1.0.1 update causes Apple Watches to skip heart rate tracking, users say

Friday May 22, 2015

This week's Watch OS 1.0.1 update has caused some Apple Watches to track heart rate sporadically, in some cases with an hour or more between readings, according to complaints on Apple's support forums, and verified by AppleInsider's own tests.

Apple wants subscription TV service to include live local broadcasts, content rights remain roadblock

Friday May 22, 2015

The main hold-up in Apple launching a subscription TV service is content rights, with a new report on Friday saying the company could again face delays as it seeks to include live, local network television stations.

AppleInsider podcast discusses new Macs, Apple Watch update & Wall Street analysts

Friday May 22, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss the latest iMac, MacBook Pro, and Apple Watch news. Also, Neil has a word to say on Wall Street analysts.

Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iMac 5K; Unlocked iPhone 5s from $256

Friday May 22, 2015

Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apple's brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free iPhone 5s units from $256 and iPhone 6 units from $468.

New AT&T policy may restrict Apple Stores from selling iPhone with two-year contract, reports say

Thursday May 21, 2015

According to multiple unconfirmed reports, AT&T is on the verge of making a major change to its smartphone sales model that will prohibit third-party retailers, like the Apple Store, from selling handsets under two-year contract terms.

Apple Store app updated with two-step authentication, deeper Touch ID integration

Thursday May 21, 2015

Apple on Thursday updated its Apple Store app for iOS with more comprehensive Touch ID support and a new two-factor authentication feature for securing users' Apple ID accounts.

Rumor: Delayed Kanye West album could debut on Apple's streaming music service

Thursday May 21, 2015

A tenuous rumor on Thursday claims there might be a connection between Apple's unannounced streaming music service and the release of a long-delayed album from Kanye West, who recently signed a partnership deal with competitor Tidal.

Apple, IBM roll Apple Watch support into three MobileFirst apps

Thursday May 21, 2015

As part of an ongoing enterprise solutions partnership, Apple and IBM on Thursday announced Apple Watch support for three MobileFirst apps serving the healthcare, public safety and energy industries.

Apple highlights accessibility in iOS apps, Apple Watch for Global Awareness Accessibility Day

Thursday May 21, 2015

In recognition of Global Awareness Accessibility Day on May 21, Apple has showcased a series of iOS apps and published a podcast highlighting its efforts to make Apple Watch easy to use for people with disabilities.

Regent Street Apple Store to undergo major renovations for more light, street visibility

Thursday May 21, 2015

Apple is planning a major renovation of its flagship Regent Street store in London, one which will radically impact the interior and exterior appearance of the building.

Google's Chromebooks continue to make inroads in education, Gartner says

Thursday May 21, 2015

After a slow start, the market for laptops running Google's Chrome OS --known as Chromebooks --has begun to pick up steam, new data indicates, with education customers representing a sizable majority of orders.

Adobe discontinues Photoshop Touch, offers video glimpse of future replacement tech [u]

Thursday May 21, 2015

Adobe on Thursday announced plans to discontinue Photoshop Touch, its advanced photo editor for iPad and Android tablets, while offering brief hints about where a successor or successors might go.

Apple seeks to improve the stylus with dynamic input based on pressure, grip, angle & more

Thursday May 21, 2015

As rumors suggest Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad with a new stylus accessory later this year, a new patent application offers a glimpse at what the company could be working on, describing an advanced stylus that would offer much more dynamic ways of interacting with a touchscreen than just the press of a finger.

Apple Stores begin selling Watch bands in advance of device's own retail debut

Thursday May 21, 2015

Select Apple Stores are now selling official bands for the Apple Watch, according to photos and anecdotes posted on Twitter on Thursday, as Apple gears up for the product's formal retail debut.

Foxconn to handle bulk of manufacturing for Apple's 'iPhone 6s' & 'iPad Pro' this fall, insider says

Thursday May 21, 2015

Longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will handle the bulk of production for the company's next-generation iPhone, and will also be the sole manufacturer of the anticipated 12.9-inch iPad, both on track to launch this fall, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple's online store outs Touch ID-equipped iPhone 5c [u]

Thursday May 21, 2015

A promotional photo posted to Apple's online storefront this week shows what appears to be a new version of the plastic-backed iPhone 5c, largely unchanged save for the notable addition of a Touch ID sensor in the home button.