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2014

Apple rolls out new iCloud storage pricing plans, tops out at 1TB for $20 per month

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Following the unveiling of official pricing tiers for its iCloud storage plans, Apple on Wednesday took the new plans live, offering users up to one terabyte of space for $20 per month.

Apple reportedly hires Gap executive to fill director of marketing role

Wednesday September 10, 2014

One day after announcing its first wearables product in the Apple Watch, Apple has reportedly hired on another executive from the fashion world to bolster its marketing efforts, tapping Gap's global marketing director Marcela Aguilar to take on the same position at Cupertino.

Apple to reportedly miss internal launch target for Chinese iPhone 6

Wednesday September 10, 2014

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple intended to debut the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the important Chinese market on Sept. 9, but those plans have been delayed as the company awaits regulatory approval for the new handsets.

T-Mobile announces 'Wi-Fi Unleashed,' promises Wi-Fi calling on all new handsets

Wednesday September 10, 2014

At a special media event on Wednesday, T-Mobile announced its latest "Un-carrier" initiative in "Wi-Fi Unleashed," which has the company promising Wi-Fi call and text support with every new phone sold.

Analyst who cried sapphire takes another swing, despite whiffing on iPhone 6 predictions

Wednesday September 10, 2014

A financial analyst focused almost exclusively on Apple's relationship with sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies was supremely confident that the iPhone 6 would feature a sapphire screen cover. That prediction was dead wrong, but it hasn't stopped him from continuing to stand by his sources, and even strangely still hoping for a sapphire-covered iPhone 6.

Everything you need to know about preordering your new iPhone 6 & selecting a model

Wednesday September 10, 2014

With two new iPhone models at two different screen sizes launching later this month, preordering the iPhone 6 may be the most difficult decision yet for Apple fans. AppleInsider is here to help with a breakdown of options before preorders begin on Friday, Sept. 12.

iPhone 6 & Apple Watch reveals lived up to the hype for Wall Street, investors have high hopes for Apple Pay

Wednesday September 10, 2014

With the redesigned iPhone 6 expected to set new sales records this holiday season, the impending launch of the Apple Pay mobile wallet service expected to catch on with consumers, and next year's debut of the Apple Watch, analysts on Wall Street were largely satisfied with Apple's announcements this week.

Apple Watch users will need to recharge nightly, company still working to improve uptime before launch

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Though Apple was mum about battery life for its forthcoming wrist-worn accessory when it was announced on Tuesday, the company has since said that it expects people to charge it nightly, suggesting the battery life will offer about one day of operation.

Apple to collect swipe fees from banks for Apple Pay transactions - report

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Apple's new Apple Pay system has the potential to become a huge revenue driver, as the iPhone maker has reportedly reached agreements with its partner banks to take a cut of the revenue earned from so-called "swipe fees" when consumers make purchases through the platform.

Printable iPhone 6 pre-order picker can help you choose the right size model

Wednesday September 10, 2014

If you weren't among the chosen few who got to handle Apple's new iPhones at the company's special event Tuesday, blindly choosing the right size iPhone 6 to pre-order later this week could prove stressful. But a new printable iPhone pre-order picker may offer a helping hand.

Discover in talks to join Apple Pay, Swift goes GM at version 1.0

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Apple might soon have all four major U.S. card issuers on board with its new Apple Pay service, as Discover confirmed on Tuesday that the firm is in talks to sign on. Meanwhile, Apple's new Swift programming language has hit version 1.0 as iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite near release.

Philips announces Fidelo M2L, the first-ever Apple Lightning headphones with 24-bit DAC audio

Wednesday September 10, 2014

The first-ever Lightning-connected headphones for iOS devices are coming from Philips, offering 24-bit digital to analog conversion thanks to the use of Apple's proprietary connector.

Rumor: Apple in late-stage talks to buy Path social platform

Wednesday September 10, 2014

According to a report late Tuesday, Apple is on the verge of announcing an acquisition of social network and corresponding app Path, possibly in a bid to restart a branded platform after the failure of Ping.

Apple Watch: First impressions from an afternoon with Cupertino's new wearable

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Earlier today, Apple showed off its highly anticipated watch, the first completely new product category from Apple since Steve Jobs showed off the iPad in 2010. AppleInsider was there live, among the first to get their hands on Apple's major push into the wearable devices market

Apple Watch is first device category developed under Tim Cook, took years to complete

Tuesday September 09, 2014

In a pair of interviews with ABC News following Tuesday's big hardware debut, Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Design Jony Ive discussed the trials and tribulations of designing the company's first wearable device.

How Apple made the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ready for one-handed use

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Rumors were confirmed on Tuesday when Apple launched the new iPhone lineup, with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus landing squarely in "phablet" territory. But the company included some special user interface tweaks to make the added real estate manageable.

Sprint to launch new 'iPhone for Life' rental option and special subscription plan

Tuesday September 09, 2014

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint on Tuesday announced a new iPhone hardware rental plan dubbed "iPhone for Life," in which customers pay a flat monthly fee to "rent" Apple's device rather than buy it outright.

Apple's iTunes 11.4 update for OS X Mavericks adds iOS 8 support

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Apple on Tuesday released the latest version of iTunes for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, bringing support for the company's upcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system.

Apple paid undisclosed sum to release U2's "Songs of Innocence" for free [u]

Tuesday September 09, 2014

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple paid rock band U2 an unknown amount of money to distribute the group's latest "Songs of Innocence" LP to iTunes users free of charge, a gift to customers of the digital storefront.

Watch all nine videos from Apple's iPhone 6, Apple Watch special event

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Following its iPhone and Apple Watch unveil on Tuesday, Apple has posted to YouTube all nine videos used in the keynote, including ads for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as U2's free album.