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2015

This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 6s' details, streaming music plans, HomeKit hardware in June

Saturday May 16, 2015

A relatively quiet week nevertheless witnessed some of the first detailed specs for the next-generation iPhone, as well as more news on Apple's plans for the Beats Music relaunch, and the first generation of HomeKit devices.

Apple CEO Tim Cook chronicles recent China trip on new Weibo account

Saturday May 16, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook chronicled a recent four-day trip to China on microblogging website Weibo, posting pictures and brief messages regarding Apple Store meet-ups, school visits and general goings on while in the country.

Apple rumored to have engaged troubled payments startup Clinkle in acquisition talks

Friday May 15, 2015

A report claims seven employees at much maligned payments startup Clinkle quit on Friday citing in part CEO Lucas Duplan's withholding of information about supposed acquisition talks with Apple.

Apple discontinues 15" MacBook Pro BTO models ahead of Force Touch refresh

Friday May 15, 2015

Apple on Friday began discontinuing many models of its professional 15-inch notebook ahead the company's annual developers conference, which is widely expected to give way to updated models with Force Touch trackpads and Intel's latest mobile processors.

Trader Joe's grocery chain preparing to accept Apple Pay

Friday May 15, 2015

Popular U.S. grocery chain Trader Joe's is gearing up to begin accepting contactless payments via Apple Pay at check-out, AppleInsider has learned.

Mac development for Oculus Rift VR headset 'paused' ahead of early 2016 Windows launch

Friday May 15, 2015

Although Oculus VR is going ahead with a Windows launch of its Rift headset in the first quarter of 2016, work on OS X and Linux support has been "paused," according to the company's chief architect and technical director on the project.

Foxconn posts record first-quarter profits on strong sales of Apple's iPhone 6

Friday May 15, 2015

Asian manufacturer Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- on Friday reported its highest first-quarter profit growth in a decade with a 56 percent jump year-over-year, driven at least in part by strong sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Quanta blames limited Apple Watch production on worker shortages

Friday May 15, 2015

Without mentioning the Apple Watch by name, the vice chairman of manufacturer Quanta Computer said on Friday that initial production of a client's wearable was limited because of workforce shortages, although his company has since caught up.

Spotify facing pressure from Sony, Universal to drop free on-demand music - report

Friday May 15, 2015

Major record labels Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment are both reportedly proposing that Spotify end its free, ad-supported on-demand music in a bid to push people into paid subscriptions.

Rumor: 12MP camera in Apple's 'iPhone 6s' will pack in smaller pixels

Friday May 15, 2015

With numerous reports reaffirming that Apple's next-generation iPhone will feature a higher-quality 12-megapixel camera, one analyst has chimed to claim that the company will achieve this through smaller pixels in the images it captures.

AppleInsider podcast tackles the latest 'iPhone 6s' & 'iPad Pro' rumors, Apple Watch water resistance, more

Friday May 15, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available with detailed analysis of this week's news, including the latest round of "iPhone 6s" and "iPad Pro" rumors, a discussion of Apple's automotive ambitions, Tim Cook's trip to China, and more.

Bentley again chooses iPhone to shoot new 'Intelligent Details' short film

Thursday May 14, 2015

Almost one year to the day after Bentley aired its first promotional "documentary" shot and edited on iOS devices, the luxury car brand repeated the effort to commemorate the Savile Row Bespoke exhibition in Washington, D.C.

HTML parsing quirk allows 'hidden' email content viewable only on Apple Watch

Thursday May 14, 2015

Thanks to an interesting quirk in the way Apple Watch handles email content, users willing to brave a little HTML code can include "hidden" versions of a message specifically formatted for the device.

Final Cut Pro 10.2.1 solves bugs causing crashes, Timeline problems

Thursday May 14, 2015

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update to Final Cut Pro X, its professional video editing suite, fixing a trio of bugs including a critical crash-on-start issue seen by some users.

Sunrise Calendar builds Meet into iOS 8 keyboard, HBO Go adopts modernized UI

Thursday May 14, 2015

Microsoft on Thursday updated Sunrise Calendar for iOS with a new scheduling tool called Meet, while HBO brought the iOS edition of HBO Go up to par with a redesigned interface.

Apple refutes report of delayed HomeKit launch, says first products coming in June

Thursday May 14, 2015

Apple on Thursday refuted claims that software issues have forced the company to push back its HomeKit Internet of Things initiative, saying the first compatible devices are on schedule to launch in June.

Apple Watch is better for you than Obamacare, Jeb Bush says

Thursday May 14, 2015

During a Thursday stop in Phoenix, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush --widely expected to challenge for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 --reportedly said that he would do away with the Affordable Care Act in favor of health tracking on the Apple Watch.

Apple overhauling data services 'front-to-back' for future version of Maps, job listing reveals

Thursday May 14, 2015

Apple is planning major changes to Maps that will involve radically overhauling the data services behind the platform, according to a job listing posted on Thursday discovered by AppleInsider.

Apple on track for another 51+ million iPhone sales this quarter, research says

Thursday May 14, 2015

Demand for Apple's iPhone continues to stay extremely strong, even as the life cycle of the current iPhone 6 series begins to wind down heading into the fall, new data from UBS reveals.

LifeProof launches ruggedized Fre Power battery case for iPhone 6

Thursday May 14, 2015

Case maker LifeProof on Thursday launched preorders for the Fre Power, a new battery case for the iPhone 6 also designed to be rugged and waterproof.