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2015

NFL Game Pass to offer on-demand games on Apple TV, other Apple devices

Monday July 20, 2015

The NFL will reportedly offer U.S. fans full games on the Apple TV for the first time on July 31, when it will launch an overhauled, domestic Game Pass service on multiple platforms.

Deals: $220 off Gold MacBook with AppleCare; 34" LG Ultrawide WQHD Monitor for $699.00; up to $400 off 15" MacBook Pro (2015) bundles

Monday July 20, 2015

For the next 72 hours, readers can save $220 off Apple's Gold 12" MacBook with AppleCare. Meanwhile, coupons knock $200 off LG's 34" Ultrawide WQHD Monitor, up to $409 off all 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare (plus your choice of a free accessory), and up to $219 off all iMac 5Ks with 2 free accessories.

MTV will reveal 2015 VMA nominees exclusively on Apple's Beats 1

Monday July 20, 2015

In another promotional coup for Apple Music, MTV announced on Monday that it will reveal the 2015 Video Music Award nominees exclusively on Apple's live streaming radio station, Beats 1.

Apple faces new class-action suit over refurbished AppleCare+ hardware replacements

Monday July 20, 2015

A newly-filed class action lawsuit accuses Apple of breaching contract by failing to provide new -- or "equivalent to new" -- devices when offering up replacement hardware under AppleCare+ warranties.

Analysts bullish ahead of Apple's Q3 results, say iPhone sales could reach 50M+

Monday July 20, 2015

Analyst sentiment is generally high ahead of Apple's third-quarter earnings announcement -- due on Tuesday -- calling for numbers that could beat both official guidance as well as Wall Street consensus, mostly on the strength of iPhone sales that could near or top 50 million.

Apple adds to Seattle office footprint with new space at Two Union Square

Monday July 20, 2015

Apple has signed a lease for the 44th and 45th floors of a Seattle office tower at Two Union Square, expanding its corporate footprint in a city largely dominated by companies like Amazon and Microsoft, a report said on Monday.

At 97%, Apple Watch customer satisfaction outpaces original iPhone, iPad - report

Monday July 20, 2015

The vast majority of Apple Watch owners are very happy with the new wearable, survey data indicates, with overall customer satisfaction rising above the levels recorded for the iPhone and iPad at the same point in their lives.

More than 80% of mobile podcast listeners use Apple's iOS devices

Monday July 20, 2015

Amid a surge in podcasting popularity, new data suggests that Apple continues to dominate the online broadcasting industry it helped create, with more than 8 out of every 10 podcast listeners using the company's iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to tune in.

Apple spotlights 'amazing apps' in latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

Sunday July 19, 2015

As part of Apple's new iPhone ad blitz, the company on Sunday released a 30-second spot highlighting user access to the iOS App Store and its more than 1.5 million titles, reminding consumers that "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone."

How to choose between a new iPod touch and an iPad mini 3

Sunday July 19, 2015

Apple's new iPod touch --which packs the same A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus --is an exceptionally compelling product, and one that could force prospective iPad mini buyers to think twice about their decision. AppleInsider compares and contrasts Apple's best iPod and smallest iPad.

KGI: iPhone sales forecast at 54M in Q3, Apple Watch demand 'tepid' at 4M shipped units

Saturday July 18, 2015

Before Apple reveals official numbers for its third fiscal quarter of 2015, a report from well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates the company's iPhone and Mac lineups put in strong performances, tempered somewhat by sluggish iPad and Apple Watch sales. Upcoming hardware like yellow and rose gold Apple Watch Sport models and buffed iMacs could spur sales, however.

Angela Ahrendts hints at upcoming back to school promotion in internal video

Saturday July 18, 2015

Apple's annual Back to School promotion appears to be a no-show for 2015, but a report on Saturday claims SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts this week hinted to employees that a comparable offering could be coming soon.

iOS 9 tips: Access Apple Pay's Wallet without unlocking your iPhone

Saturday July 18, 2015

Those users testing out iOS 9 beta, and who own an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, can now access non-default credit, debit and loyalty cards in their Apple Pay Wallet directly from the lock screen with just two taps of the home button.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Pay in the UK, iPod touch refresh, e-SIM & more

Saturday July 18, 2015

A relatively quiet week was, at least, spiced up by two important Apple announcements: the arrival of Apple Pay in the United Kingdom, and a long-overdue update of the iPod touch.

First look: Coin 'smart' iOS-connected credit card

Friday July 17, 2015

After monumental delays, the Coin "smart" credit card finally started shipping out to customers in April, offering users the flexibility of carrying up to eight swipeable credit, debit a rewards cards that -- for now -- are accepted at more locations than touchless NFC solutions like Apple Pay.

Apple objects to GT Advanced financing plan after Mesa plant fire

Friday July 17, 2015

Apple on Friday formally objected to a financing plan by its bankrupt former sapphire supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, on the basis of provisions tied to a May fire at its one-time plant in Mesa, Arizona.

iOS 9 tips: Apple makes it easier than ever to request a desktop site in Safari

Friday July 17, 2015

Users beta testing iOS 9 can access a new, somewhat hidden feature in the mobile Safari browser, making it easier than ever to request the desktop version of a site when browsing on an iPhone or iPad.

Independent UK businesses quickly jump on board with Apple Pay

Friday July 17, 2015

Some independent retailers and app developers in the U.K. are reportedly already adopting Apple Pay, just days after the service became available in the region.

Gold rear shell purportedly for Apple's 'iPhone 6s Plus' said to feature stronger construction

Friday July 17, 2015

New pictures claim to show a rear casing for Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s Plus" in gold, and a hands-on with the part assert that it features new material for stronger construction than the current iPhone 6 series.

New iPod touch teardown shows power optimizations, no sapphire camera lens cover

Friday July 17, 2015

A teardown of the sixth-generation iPod touch published on Friday exposed new details about the device, including the presence of a marginally bigger battery, the lack of a sapphire lens cover, and which chipmakers are involved in supplying parts.