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2015

Apple's mythical 'iPad Pro' allegedly spotted in iOS app analytics

Wednesday August 19, 2015

A new, high-resolution iPad with an as-yet-unseen model identifier has reportedly begun to surface in analytics data from some commercial iOS apps, suggesting that the long-rumored "iPad Pro" may have entered the later stages of testing.

Study claims 80% of Apple Watch owners in US, UK use Apple Pay

Wednesday August 19, 2015

According to new data from research firm Wristly, which saw its statistics cited in Apple's latest earnings conference call, Apple Watch is proving to be a boon for Apple Pay users, as 80 percent of owners use the service to make purchases.

Parallels Desktop 11 launches with support for El Capitan, Windows 10, Cortana and more

Wednesday August 19, 2015

As anticipated, Parallels on Wednesday released Parallels Desktop 11, the latest version of its virtualization software that comes with a slew of improvements, the most notable being support for Microsoft Windows 10 and major features like the Cortana virtual assistant.

Developer hacks custom watch face onto Apple Watch

Tuesday August 18, 2015

In a post to Twitter on Tuesday, developer Hamza Sood revealed an Apple Watch hack that bypasses Apple's restriction against installing third-party watch faces on the device.

Apple refutes Apple Music survey, says 79% of trial customers still using service

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Commenting on a recent survey conducted by research firm MusicWatch, which claimed only 52 percent of Apple Music trial customers still use the service, Apple said the actual attrition rate is closer to 21 percent.

Fossil joins Apple Watch competition with Moto 360-like Android Wear product

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Presenting Tuesday at the annual Intel Developer Forum, fashion brand Fossil teased its first competitor to the Apple Watch, a device that will run Google's Android Wear platform.

Google launches OnHub Wi-Fi router, delays 'Ara' modular phone tests to 2016

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Google on Tuesday launched preorders for the OnHub, a new 802.11ac Wi-Fi router it hopes will simplify wireless connections and will also act as a hub for smart home appliances. But the company also acknowledged that its Project Ara modular smartphone won't reach the public until at least 2016.

Survey: Majority of current Apple Music trial users likely to pay for subscription [update with reply from Apple]

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Most consumers still using the three-month free trial of Apple Music say they are likely to continue paying for a subscription after the period ends, new survey data shows, though a significant portion may have dropped off soon after trying the service.

Fifth build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan supplied to Apple's public beta testers

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the fifth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, its forthcoming major update for the Mac operating system, scheduled to launch this fall as a free update.

Apple Pay gains support for 18 more US banks, credit unions

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Apple on Tuesday updated its list of official Apple Pay-backing card issuers with 18 more U.S. institutions, putting the current total close to the 500 mark.

Square Cash quick mobile money transfers come to Apple Watch

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Square on Tuesday released a new version of its Square Cash iPhone app, bringing the platform's quick money transfers to the Apple Watch.

Misfit, Speedo team up for new Apple Store-exclusive Shine swim tracker

Tuesday August 18, 2015

People who swim for fitness or competition will have a new option for tracking their progress some Sept. 1, when the Speedo Shine swim tracker -- a collaboration between wearables firm Misfit and swimwear brand Speedo -- will hit Apple Store shelves.

Parents on a budget turning to certified used iPhones & iPads this back-to-school season

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Price-conscious parents looking to equip their kids with smartphones or tablets for the new school year are embracing Gazelle's new certified pre-used iPhone and iPad stores as an alternative to paying full price for a brand new device, the company says.

Qualcomm still modem supplier for 'iPhone 6s,' but could cede some orders to Intel in 2017, rumor says

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Qualcomm is still the only official modem supplier for new iPhones shipping next month, although Intel could start taking up orders in 2017, a report said on Tuesday.

First look: Fotokite Phi tethered drone aims to be easiest & most portable way to capture aerial footage

Tuesday August 18, 2015

The newly announced Fotokite Phi features a unique tethered design that makes it easy to pilot, safe to operate, and especially convenient to travel with. AppleInsider had the opportunity to go hands-on with the new device that aims to bring simple aerial footage to the masses.

Apple's renamed 'Apple Music Festival' set to kick off in London on Sept. 19 with Connect tie-ins

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Apple on Tuesday local London time announced start dates for its upcoming UK-based Apple Music Festival, née iTunes Festival, as well as an initial set list including headliners Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure.

USPTO finds Apple iPhone design patent invalid in court fight against Samsung

Monday August 17, 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month found an iPhone design patent successfully leveraged by Apple against Samsung in its first court action invalid on multiple counts, bringing Apple's $548 million damages award into question.

Slack CEO denigrates Apple's Siri in announcing work on own team-serving virtual assistant

Monday August 17, 2015

Slack Technologies founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield on Monday revealed plans to invest in artificial intelligence with an eye on virtual assistant tech for work groups, while calling Apple's solution "nearly useless."

Apple's online store services down for some users [u]

Monday August 17, 2015

Users of Apple's online store services, which include iTunes, the iOS and Mac App Stores, the iBooks Store and Volume Purchase Program assets, saw unexpected outages on Monday due to an as-yet-unknown problem.

German 'iPhone 6s' launch pegged for Sept. 18, in line with Apple's usual release schedule

Monday August 17, 2015

German carriers are reportedly preparing to launch Apple's next flagship handset -- typically known as the "iPhone 6s" -- on Sept. 18, a date in line with a rumored press event earlier in the month.