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2016

AppleInsider podcast talks to former Apple evangelist Matt Sephton, wraps up WWDC

Friday June 17, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider former Apple technology evangelist Matt Sephton joins Victor to talk about his perspective on the week's WWDC news and shares a Steve Jobs story. Mikey chimes in with his favorite upcoming iOS 10, macOS, watchOS 3 and tvOS features.

E3 2016: Octobo plush toy uses iPad for interactive storybook experience

Friday June 17, 2016

Dubbed a "reactive" plush toy, Octobo is a soft, fuzzy octopus that turns into an interactive storybook controller with a little help from Apple's iPad.

JP Morgan downgrades Apple stock expectations on negative macro trends, Apple Watch forecast

Thursday June 16, 2016

For all the new software platform features Apple announced this week at WWDC, including a glimpse at future iOS product capabilities and internet services enhancements, JP Morgan remains cool to the company's stock prospects for 2016.

Apple updates TestFlight with support for new iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS betas

Thursday June 16, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its TestFlight app testing platform to support software running in the latest beta environments, and rolled out new App Store optimization and analytics tools for developers accessible through iTunes Connect.

Politico uses Apple's Wallet to distribute breaking 'Brexit' news

Thursday June 16, 2016

Political publication Politico is testing out a highly unorthodox news delivery method that leverages Wallet passes to keep readers up to date on the latest poll results and news from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. And it seems to be working.

E3 2016: Square Enix announces Deus Ex Go for iOS

Thursday June 16, 2016

At E3 this week Square Enix announced plans to bring hit stealth action franchise Deus Ex to iOS as part of its "Go" series of mobile games, and AppleInsider was on hand check out an early version running on iPad.

Apple douses rumor of impending iMessage release for Android

Thursday June 16, 2016

Apple recently poured cold water on rumors claiming iMessage would see introduction on Google's Android platform, potentially at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, saying the messaging service is worth more as an exclusive first-party feature.

Inside iOS 10: New Photos app uses face, object & scene recognition to forge links

Thursday June 16, 2016

One of the main enhancements in the iOS 10 Photos app is face, object, and scene recognition powered by advanced machine learning technology and applied to improve photo search and automated image management features.

Facebook revamps Messenger for iOS with new tiered homescreen

Thursday June 16, 2016

Facebook began rolling out a new homescreen interface for its Messenger iOS app on Thursday, hot on the heels of Apple announcing iOS 10 Messages upgrades intended to compete.

Inside watchOS 3: Send text messages from Apple Watch by drawing one letter at a time

Thursday June 16, 2016

In addition to voice dictation, users will also be able to compose text messages via the Apple Watch with their own handwriting, beginning with the launch of watchOS 3 later this year.

Credit Suisse predicts Apple stock 'super cycle' on strength of all-glass 2017 iPhone

Thursday June 16, 2016

Analysts on Wall Street are increasingly expecting an incremental iPhone hardware update this year, which has led some to turn their sights to a rumored 2017 handset revamp in hopes of pushing Apple stock to new heights.

Inside Sierra: How Apple Watch 'Auto Unlock' will let you jump straight into macOS

Thursday June 16, 2016

One of the most anticipated features of macOS Sierra may actually be one of the simplest: Auto Unlock, which stands to save some Mac and Apple Watch owners trouble if they regularly log in and out of their system.

Inside iOS 10: Photos Memories will generate slideshow movies automatically

Thursday June 16, 2016

Looking to compete with similar options in Google Photos and other apps, Apple's iOS 10 Photos app includes a new Memories tab, which not only groups photos into events automatically but creates customizable slideshow movies for them.

Video: See Apple Maps in iOS 10 in action, with recommended stops along route & saved parked car location

Thursday June 16, 2016

Apple Maps is far more intelligent in iOS 10, recommending possible stops along your current route, allowing plug-ins from third-party applications, and even remembering where you parked your car when you're away from home. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how the update will change how you navigate.

iOS 10 beta offers 'dark mode' for Messages, may hint at broader adoption

Thursday June 16, 2016

The iOS 10 version of Messages appears to contain a hidden "dark mode" option, potentially backing up hints that such a feature will go system-wide, or at least come to other iOS apps beyond ones like iBooks.

Apple's dual-layer LCD technology promises high-contrast, lifelike HDR images

Thursday June 16, 2016

Apple in a patent application published on Thursday details a method of reducing image artifacts in high dynamic range (HDR) dual-layer LCDs, technology that could theoretically boost a typical display's contrast ratio to 1,000,000 to 1.

Apple to open first Macau Apple Store on June 25

Thursday June 16, 2016

Apple on Wednesday announced the first official Apple Store in the Macau Special Administrative Region of China will open on June 25, expanding the company's retail presence in Greater China to 41 stores.

Winners of the Microduino mCookie giveaway announced [Jake B. and John L.]

Wednesday June 15, 2016

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of last week's giveaway, Jake B. and John L., who scored an mCookie Expert Kit and Advanced Kit respectively.

Apple's Trent Reznor says YouTube built on stolen content, pushes Apple Music

Wednesday June 15, 2016

Rockstar-cum-Apple executive Trent Reznor spoke out against YouTube this week, calling the free streaming platform "disingenuous" and a problem for musicians looking to earn a living, a problem solved by Apple Music's subscription sales model.

Netflix adds long-demanded Picture in Picture support on iPad

Wednesday June 15, 2016

Streaming video service Netflix has updated its iOS app with one of the most requested features for the platform, Picture in Picture mode on the iPad.