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2016

As Apple shows interest in AR/VR, PlayStation VR's strong start suggests price beats performance

Tuesday November 29, 2016

The latest --and more affordable -- high-profile entrant into the emerging virtual reality space, PlayStation VR, is off to a successful start, suggesting consumers are more interested in advanced VR technology if it's available in a simple and economical product.

Recent Apple emails with FDA reveal interest with cardiac monitoring hardware, Parkinson's support

Tuesday November 29, 2016

A recent Freedom of Information Act filing has revealed that Apple's ambitions still extend into cardiac monitoring technologies, with meetings scheduled between the Apple Watch maker and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the summer of 2016 regarding a pair of devices.

Israel's Cellcom brings internet TV service to Apple TV

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Major Israeli carrier Cellcom is bringing its internet TV service, Cellcom TV, to the fourth-generation Apple TV, in what could potentially be an important sales driver for the set-top.

All-new OLED 'iPhone 8,' glass-backed 4.7" model expected to drive Apple sales to 'unprecedented' highs

Tuesday November 29, 2016

iPhone sales in the second half of 2017 could reach a massive 150 million units, as Apple suppliers are gearing up for a massive upgrade cycle set to outperform the iPhone 6 series, based on pent-up demand for new designs and new technology, like wireless charging.

ACCC draft determination denies Australian banks' bid to bargain or boycott Apple Pay

Monday November 28, 2016

In a draft determination issued on Tuesday local Australia time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission denied the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

AT&T launches DirecTV Now streaming service with free Apple TV offer

Monday November 28, 2016

In a bid to draw subscribers to its new DirecTV Now over-the-top internet streaming service, announced on Monday, AT&T is giving away Apple TV and Fire TV Stick hardware with certain pre-paid monthly packages.

LG UltraFine 5K Display now for sale through Apple, first orders ship in January [u]

Monday November 28, 2016

One month after it debuted onstage at Apple's MacBook Pro event, LG's UltraFine 5K Display went up for sale on Monday exclusively through Apple's online storefront for $974.

Apple to add some 2009 & 2011 Macs to vintage and obsolete list on Dec. 31

Monday November 28, 2016

Starting Dec. 31 of this year, several 2009 and 2011 Mac models will reportedly join Apple's list of "vintage" and "obsolete" products, making them ineligible for most or typically any official repairs.

Apple killing it in India: grabs first place with 66% of premium phone sales

Monday November 28, 2016

Apple crushed Samsung in the emerging market for premium smartphones in India during October, taking a leading 66 percent share of sales. Samsung's second place accounted for 23 percent of sales from Galaxy S7 and similar phones, while Google--which has made the subcontinent a focus--took 10 percent of sales. Only 1 percent was attributed to other makers.

Amazon plans major crackdown on counterfeit sellers for 2017

Monday November 28, 2016

Not long after related Apple efforts, Amazon is about to embark on eliminating counterfeit vendors from its online store -- making it a major focus for 2017, a report said on Monday.

First wave of Apple holiday email advertising hits, featuring musicians and music lovers

Monday November 28, 2016

As part of its holiday promotions, Apple is advertising deals for musicians and music lovers, with similarly curated emails coming for other interests soon.

Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 10.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.2, watchOS 3.1.1

Monday November 28, 2016

Apple on Monday provided registered developers with new pre-release builds of three to test on three its four major platforms: iOS, macOS, and watchOS.

Sling TV to start beta-testing cloud DVR functions in December

Monday November 28, 2016

Starting sometime in December, Dish-owned Sling TV will begin beta-testing cloud DVR functions, closing an important gap with its main competitor in internet TV, Sony's PlayStation Vue.

3-Hour Deal: Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro (128GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, Rose Gold) for $629 ($200 off) with no tax outside NY

Monday November 28, 2016

For the next few hours only, or until supplies run out, Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is offering the lowest price we've ever seen on Apple's brand new 9.7" iPad Pro (128GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, Rose Gold) at $629 with free shipping an no sales tax outside NY.

Latest Apple headquarters drone video depicts carbon fiber auditorium roof, solar installations

Monday November 28, 2016

While a company move-in date has not yet been established, the latest drone flight footage from the construction site shows a near-complete solar installation on several structures including the main headquarters, and depicts the largest carbon fiber roof in the world on the auditorium.

Workflow 1.6 for iOS adds features and redesign to win over casual users

Monday November 28, 2016

Workflow's new 1.6 release continues the app's increasing list of capabilities and makes visual refinements to its most-used tools, and is aiming to attract people who are new to automation. AppleInsider examines the new version in detail.

CNN buys Casey Neistat's Beme video-sharing app, plans major new business

Monday November 28, 2016

CNN has reportedly acquired Beme, the video-sharing app co-founded by YouTube celebrity Casey Neistat -- with plans to turn it into a much bigger project.

New bezel-less 10.9-inch iPad said to be same thickness as iPad Air, iPad Pro to grow 0.3mm

Monday November 28, 2016

New reports circulating about an iPad refresh in 2016 point to a 0.3mm thicker 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and bezel-less 10.9-inch iPad with the same thickness as last generation's 9.7-inch model, eschewing Apple's normal drive for thinner products as they evolve.

Apple asks OLED suppliers to increase output in anticipation of curved 'iPhone 8' in 2017

Monday November 28, 2016

Apple is said to be exploring more than 10 potential prototype models in anticipation of next year's 10th anniversary of the iPhone, with the company eyeing an OLED-display curved "iPhone 8" for launch in 2017.

Indonesian minister details potential Jakarta Apple research and development center

Monday November 28, 2016

Supplementing its efforts in Indonesia, Apple appears to be on the cusp of setting up a research and development center in Jakarta, with plans and locations said to be finalized before the end of 2017.