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Apple to open 33rd Chinese Apple Store in Qingdao on Jan. 30

Monday January 25, 2016

Apple is closing in on its goal of opening 40 new Apple Stores in Greater China by mid-2016, on Sunday announcing a 33rd location that will commence operations later this month in Qingdao.

Microsoft Surface blamed for NFL football playoffs meltdown

Sunday January 24, 2016

Microsoft Surface Pro tablets stopped working on the sidelines of a major U.S. football game today, causing a spectacular black eye for the struggling product just as its maker was performing an advertising blitz for the hybrid tablet device integrated into the game itself.

2016 expected to be a big year for Apple's MacBook lineup, upgrades to arrive in coming months

Sunday January 24, 2016

Continued growth for the MacBook lineup -- particularly in enterprise markets -- will be a bright spot for Apple in 2016, further bolstered by an update in the first half of the year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple to launch 4" iPhone and iPad Air 3 in first half of 2016, analyst says

Sunday January 24, 2016

According to connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is preparing two major iOS device introductions for the first half of 2016 in the much-rumored 4-inch iPhone and a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad Air 3.

This week on AppleInsider: Child labor concerns, software updates, an Irish bomb threat & more

Saturday January 23, 2016

Developments in the "real" world grabbed many headlines this week, including a bomb threat in Ireland, a new iOS development center in Italy and worries that Apple's battery suppliers are using child labor. The company meanwhile released a bevy of software updates for OS X and iOS.

Apple execs Phil Schiller, Greg Joswiak, others might testify in upcoming Samsung damages retrial

Friday January 22, 2016

Current and former Apple executives, including Phil Schiller,Greg Joswiak and Scott Forstall, are on a list of potential witnesses who could appear at the second Apple v. Samsung damages retrial set for March.

Apple's 'Project Titan' chief to reportedly leave company, car team under pressure

Friday January 22, 2016

Apple veteran Steve Zadesky, thought to be heading up the company's "Project Titan" automotive initiative, has informed colleagues that he plans to leave the company, according to a report published Friday.

Apple Pay adds over 50 more US card issuers as merchant support waits

Friday January 22, 2016

Another 50-plus U.S. card issuers have been added to the list supporting Apple Pay, continuing to outpace the number of merchants actually accepting payments through the service.

Apple returns to over $100 per share ahead of Q1 2016 earnings report

Friday January 22, 2016

Shares of AAPL closed above $100 on Friday, as investors bought in ahead of earnings and once again returned the iPhone maker's stock to three-digit territory.

Rumor: Apple's new 4-inch handset will be called 'iPhone 5se'

Friday January 22, 2016

Apple's new, smaller iPhone model expected to launch in the coming months will be a "special edition" version of the iPhone 5s, and will accordingly be named the "iPhone 5se," a new rumor claims.

Data suggests Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program has moved 250K units

Friday January 22, 2016

New data from Citizen's Financial Group suggests Apple's loan partner has financed some 250,000 iPhones through the newly launched iPhone Upgrade Program, according to calculations from investment firm Piper Jaffray.

Apple a lurking factor in bidding war over Sharp, report suggests

Friday January 22, 2016

The two entities bidding for control of Sharp -- Hon Hai and Innovation Network Corp. -- are both ultimately doing so with Apple as a major factor, a report said on Friday.

Hermes, Apple begin selling exclusive Apple Watch collection online [u]

Friday January 22, 2016

Availability of the Apple Watch Hermès has expanded online, as the French fashion house is now selling its exclusive collection of custom wearables via its website, and Apple has also joined into the fray [updated]

New Samsung Pay TV ad takes shots at Apple Pay's retail reach

Friday January 22, 2016

A new Samsung TV ad, featuring comedian Hannibal Buress, continues a theme of pointing out that Samsung Pay can be used in stores where Apple Pay isn't supported.

Google's Android revenue $31 billion over OS's entire lifetime, Oracle lawyer says

Friday January 22, 2016

The Android operating system has reportedly generated $31 billion in revenues for Google since it first launched in 2008, creating $22 billion in profits largely from mobile advertising.

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Friday

Friday January 22, 2016

A peek at the schedule of Pope Francis has revealed that the head of the Catholic Church met with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday, though what the two discussed remains a mystery.

AppleInsider podcast talks Apple manufacturing, 'iPhone 6c' expectations, streaming TV

Friday January 22, 2016

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores Donald Trump's dictate that Apple build it's "computers and things" in America, "iPhone 6c" rumors, ESPN in an Apple streaming service, GarageBand and Music Memos, and more.

Apple expands Maps capabilities with new Flyover, Nearby and Traffic location data

Friday January 22, 2016

Apple's efforts to build out its in-house Maps service moved forward on Thursday with the addition of four new Flyover locales, public transit data for Los Angeles, a European expansion of Nearby POI suggestions and Traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico.

Google paid Apple $1B to be default iOS search bar provider in 2014

Thursday January 21, 2016

Court documents from Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google show the Internet search giant paid some $1 billion to Apple in 2014 in return for making its search bar the default option on iOS.

New Apple hire suggests increased interest in immersive virtual reality

Thursday January 21, 2016

A report on Thursday revealed Apple recently hired Doug Bowman, a top researcher in the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality, suggesting the company is seriously investigating immersive computing and similar VR/AR solutions.