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2015

Apple Watch sales will expand to The Netherlands, Sweden, Thailand on July 17

Friday June 26, 2015

The Apple Watch will arrive in at least three new countries next month, Apple revealed on Friday, as consumers in The Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand will be able to purchase the company's newest gadget beginning on July 17.

Apple spotlights two new videos in 'Shot on iPhone 6' World Gallery

Thursday June 25, 2015

Two new "Shot on iPhone 6" clips were added to Apple's crowd sourced World Gallery webpage on Thursday, highlighting the handset's ability to capture color-saturated scenes, sharp grayscale images and slow-motion footage.

Benchmarks detail processor throttling in iOS 9 beta Low Power mode

Thursday June 25, 2015

A benchmark test performed on an iPhone 6 Plus running Apple's latest iOS 9 beta puts numbers to the upcoming operating system's Low Power mode, which throttles down processor performance to preserve battery life.

Apple highlights LGBT content with special curated App Store section

Thursday June 25, 2015

In celebration of efforts made toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights equality, Apple on Thursday added a special section to the iOS App Store pointing to movies, music, TV shows, apps and other online media it says reflects LGBT pride.

Apple confirms Confederate flag ban in App Store, says war games have to change art

Thursday June 25, 2015

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it has removed a number of games and other apps from the App Store because they contain images of the Confederate battle flag.

Rumor: Apple could be plotting new multitouch Bluetooth remote, OS X El Capitan beta reveals

Thursday June 25, 2015

A file reportedly discovered in the second beta of Apple's next-generation desktop operating system suggests that the company is exploring a new kind of Bluetooth-enabled remote control, potentially hinting at future plans for the Apple TV set-top box.

iTunes U update allows homework submissions, outside app integration [u]

Thursday June 25, 2015

Apple's iTunes U is set to be updated to allow students to submit homework through the app, and for course materials to integrate external apps, greatly expanding the abilities of its education-focused platform. [Updated]

Deals: Dell 27" Ultra HD 4K LED display for $499.99; deep Mac mini and Mac Pro discounts; $1,799 15" MacBook Pro (10 hours left)

Thursday June 25, 2015

Back exclusively for AI readers and for a limited time, grab Dell's 27" Ultra HD 4K LED monitor for a record low of $499.99. Meanwhile, there's just 10 hours left to secure the lowest price you'll ever see on Apple's mid-2014 high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro (MGXC2LL/A). Plus all Mac Pros and Mac minis at unbeatable discounts.

Eminem's exclusive Beats 1 interview may signal patched-up relationship with Apple

Thursday June 25, 2015

Eminem's interview with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe may reflect a long-term thawing of the rapper's relationship with Apple, which was once defined by legal battles that would influence how royalties are paid for music downloads.

Taylor Swift 'happily' bringing blockbuster '1989' album to Apple Music

Thursday June 25, 2015

Pop megastar Taylor Swift will allow Apple Music to stream her latest album --called 1989 --after the company altered its stance on payments to rights holders during the free trial period, a major coup for the company's new streaming service.

Apple pulls Civil War games from App Store in ongoing controversy over Confederate flags

Thursday June 25, 2015

Apple appears to have removed most or all content from the App Store that features a Confederate flag, even games which only feature the flag in a historical war context, it was discovered on Thursday.

New, faster Qi wireless charging spec could get an iPhone from 0 to 60% in 30 minutes

Thursday June 25, 2015

The Wireless Power Consortium has updated its popular Qi wireless power specification to include a new 15-watt fast charging mode, meaning that if Apple eventually does choose to expand the availability of wireless charging across its product range, it could do so with no detriment to charging times.

Beats 1 to feature celebrity shows hosted by Elton John, Drake, Pharrell, Dr. Dre & more

Thursday June 25, 2015

Apple will indeed have a number of mainstream musicians host shows on Beats 1 including Drake, Disclosure, St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Pharrell Williams, and Elton John, a report said on Thursday.

With iPhone & Apple Watch, Apple playing a key role in 'consumerization' of healthcare

Thursday June 25, 2015

With the iPhone an everyday part of millions of consumers' lives, and now the debut of the Apple Watch, healthcare professionals believe that Apple is a pivotal part in what they see as the "consumerization" of healthcare, driven by easy access to health-related data.

Apple inventions hint at next-level iOS geofencing features

Thursday June 25, 2015

A pair of Apple patent applications published Thursday point to ongoing research in mobile device location sharing, one being an augmentation of existing iOS geofencing technology, and another detailing an entirely new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation.

New flagship Union Square Apple Store beginning to rise in San Francisco

Thursday June 25, 2015

Walls are beginning to rise at the site of Apple's new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, three blocks away from the company's existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location will replace next summer).

With IBM partnership, Box thinks beyond cloud collaboration for iOS

Thursday June 25, 2015

After announcing its landmark partnership with IBM on Tuesday, cloud-based content management firm Box elaborated on what iOS users -- and developers building on Box's platform -- can expect when the first jointly developed products hit market later this year, and intra-office file sharing is just the tip of the iceberg.

Apple to reportedly pay 0.2 cents per song for Apple Music 90-day free trial period

Wednesday June 24, 2015

As Apple Music nears its June 30 debut more information is coming out regarding Apple's fee structure as applied to the service's 90-day free trial, with reports on Wednesday now pegging the number at 0.2 cents per play.

Apple Music ad blitz moves to Times Square with Beats 1 billboard

Wednesday June 24, 2015

In preparation of the upcoming Apple Music launch on June 30, Apple installed a gigantic billboard in Times Square this week advertising its unique live-streaming Beats 1 radio service.

Apple CEO Tim Cook invited to attend Sun Valley conference in July

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly on the list to make a return appearance at this year's Sun Valley conference in Idaho next month, where media and tech moguls meet to take in lectures, participate in roundtables and broker deals.