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2015

US streaming music revenues eclipse CD sales for first time, as rebrand of Apple's Beats looms

Thursday March 19, 2015

Revenue from music streaming is now overshadowing CD sales in the US, according to new data published by the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday, signalling a sea-change in favor of services like Spotify, Pandora, and Beats Music.

Fast, luxurious & sensible: What the personal vehicles of Apple execs could mean for an Apple Car

Thursday March 19, 2015

With rumors of an Apple Car comes speculation about its potential design, and AppleInsider took a look at the personal vehicles drive by some of Apple's top executives to see how that might influence the company's thinking.

Sony Vue streaming TV service launches on PlayStation in select markets, coming soon to iPad

Thursday March 19, 2015

Sony's new Internet-based streaming TV service Vue is now available on PlayStation consoles in select markets, and will be coming soon to Apple's iPad, as cable cutting options available to consumers continue to grow.

Fully-functional Launcher returns to App Store, Pixelmator for iPad gets watercolors

Thursday March 19, 2015

Popular shortcut app Launcher has been allowed back into the iOS App Store with all of its original features, while Pixelmator for iPad has been updated with a large assortment of improvements, including watercolor tools.

Apple stock officially begins trading as member of Dow Jones Industrial Average

Thursday March 19, 2015

The world's most valuable company is now a part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as Apple officially became a part of the index at the start of trading on Thursday.

Third-party Apple Watch housing promises underwater capabilities, duo dock charges Watch and iPhone

Thursday March 19, 2015

Third-party accessory maker designed by many on Thursday revealed plans for an Apple Watch housing line that offers protection from water, shock and dust, as well as a separate combination dock for simultaneous charging with iPhone.

Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

Thursday March 19, 2015

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China.

Study: 6% of iPhone 6 owners have used touchless Apple Pay in stores, 85% have not

Wednesday March 18, 2015

According to market research firm InfoScout, some six percent of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners have used Apple Pay to make a touchless transaction, while 85 percent have yet to try the service.

Apple iOS 8 distribution hits 77% as Google's Android remains bifurcated

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Earlier this week, Apple released fresh statistics regarding iOS 8 distribution, showing 77 percent of devices run the latest version of its most recent operating system.

Apple releases Safari 7.1.5, and 6.2.5 betas to developers with new features and bug fixes

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Apple on Wednesday seeded a round of Safari betas to developers for testing, following up on a version for OS X 10.10 Yosemite that contained references to the upcoming Photos app.

Vine gains offline viewing mode, Camera+ gets widget support in latest updates

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Twitter's Vine app got an update on Wednesday that brings background video caching support for offline viewing, while popular photo app Camera+ now sports full iPhone 6 and 6 Plus optimization and a quick access Notification Center widget.

BMW research head avoids Apple Car question, says obstacles present to deeper partnership

Wednesday March 18, 2015

BMW's research and development head said on Wednesday that there are obstacles to collaborating with Apple beyond integrating iPhone support into vehicles, but did not completely rule out the possibility of the two companies building a car together.

B&H Photo's Manhattan superstore opens prestigious Apple-authorized mini-store

Wednesday March 18, 2015

This week, B&H Photo Video's Midtown Manhattan superstore became the first of its kind to have an Apple-sanctioned store-within-a-store, showcasing the electronics maker's full lineup of Macs, iPads, Beats and accessories in Apple's familiar retail style.

Apple's subscription TV service predicted to cost below $40 to compete with cable providers

Wednesday March 18, 2015

With Apple's anticipated subscription television service said to be targeting a price between $30 and $40 per month, one analyst has predicted that the company will come in on the low end of that range, or else risk pricing itself out of the market.

China Unicom, China Telecom to start selling 4G models of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27

Wednesday March 18, 2015

China Unicom and China Telecom will begin selling 4G LTE-capable versions of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27, the two wireless carriers announced on Wednesday.

DOJ could force Comcast to offer NBCUniversal content for Apple's Web television service

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Despite reportedly refusing to engage in discussions to join Apple's rumored web television initiative, cable provider Comcast may have no choice but to eventually capitulate thanks to regulatory concessions the company agreed to in 2011 as part of its takeover of NBCUniversal.

The Whole Pantry vanishes from App Store, Apple Watch app showcase

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Apple has removed an app called The Whole Pantry from the App Store and the Apple Watch app showcase, following recent controversy surrounding its backer, Australian healthy-living celebrity Belle Gibson.

PGA Tour & MasterCard expand Apple Pay use to merch, concessions at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Wednesday March 18, 2015

The PGA Tour's support of Apple Pay will expand with the upcoming Arnold Palmer Invitational event, where fans will be able to purchase both merchandise and concessions with their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

CEO Tim Cook talks Apple Watch, Apple corporate culture in new interview

Wednesday March 18, 2015

In an interview published Wednesday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed a slew of topics ranging from Apple corporate culture, to the prospects for the Apple Watch, to whether the company's all-encompassing product ecosystem is still manageable.

New 'IP Box' tool bypasses 10-try limit for PINs on older iOS versions, automates brute force attacks

Wednesday March 18, 2015

A relatively new $300 device could allow attackers to crack the PIN codes on out-of-date iPhones or iPads, taking advantage of a flaw in iOS versions older than 8.1.1 that allows unlimited attempts at PIN entry, even when users enable Apple's 10-try limit.