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2015

Apple's next-gen 'iPhone 6s' to come in rose gold model, feature 2GB RAM, 12MP camera

Tuesday May 12, 2015

This year's iPhone upgrade will feature a rose gold casing color, matching the Apple Watch Edition, according to one well-connected insider, who also revealed it will feature a 12-megapixel camera and 2-gigabytes of RAM, among other changes.

Apple assigned patent for Beats Mixr headphone design

Tuesday May 12, 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a headphone design patent originally assigned to Beats Electronics, the audio hardware maker Apple purchased for $3 billion in 2014.

Apple's Cook 'very bullish' on Chinese Apple Pay rollout, in talks with banks and Alibaba

Monday May 11, 2015

During a recent visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is moving forward with talks to roll out Apple Pay in partnership with regional banks and perhaps e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

New York Times goes free in app update, Periscope moves beyond Twitter accounts

Monday May 11, 2015

In a pair of iOS app updates on Monday, The New York Times dropped subscription fees for unlimited article access, while live-streaming video app Periscope added profile creation options for users who lack Twitter accounts.

Warner Music sees streaming revenue surpass downloads for first time

Monday May 11, 2015

In what could be a harbinger of shifting music industry trends, Warner Music Group CEO Stephen Cooper said on Monday that revenue from licensing tracks to streaming services like Spotify outpaced income from digital download sales.

Apple Watch withstands 1,200m swim, simulated depths up to 40m

Monday May 11, 2015

The Apple Watch may be much more resilient against water damage than Apple has advertised, a series of informal underwater tests shared on Sunday suggests.

Apple Watch video banner ads land atop YouTube's homepage

Monday May 11, 2015

The YouTube homepage on Monday began featuring a series of video banners advertising the Apple Watch, each using shortened clips from the company's recent series of TV commercials.

Australian government announces crackdown on tax avoidance by Apple, others

Monday May 11, 2015

The government of Australia announced on Monday that it plans to investigate alleged tax avoidance in its country by a total of 30 multinational corporations, including the most valuable company on the planet: Apple.

New 'E-Kaia' technology harvests excess energy from plants to charge mobile phones

Monday May 11, 2015

In want of a free wall outlet, future mobile phone users could simply plug in to the nearest cactus thanks to a new system called E-Kaia --developed by a team of researchers in Chile --that collects the leftover energy from photosynthesis.

Apple releases third developer, second public betas of iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4

Monday May 11, 2015

With less than a month to go before its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple on Monday issued third betas of iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 to developers, and second public betas to people in the AppleSeed testing program.

Shares of Apple predicted to reach $160 on continued strength of iPhone 6

Monday May 11, 2015

In a memo to investors on Monday, Canaccord Genuity raised its price target for Apple stock from $155 to $160, based on a belief that there remains plenty of room for expansion in iPhone 6 sales.

Former Apple exec Scott Forstall talks Broadway in rare interview

Monday May 11, 2015

After years out of the public eye, former iPhone software chief Scott Forstall is back in the spotlight with a new interview that touches on life after Apple, as a Broadway producer.

Apple considering 'major' expansion of Ireland manufacturing - report

Monday May 11, 2015

Apple is considering yet another expansion of its factory in Cork, Ireland in order to cope with overwhelming global demand for its products, a report said on Monday.

Rumor: Apple's 12.9" 'iPad Pro' to feature silver nanowire touch panel, debut in 2016

Monday May 11, 2015

Apple is rumored to have requested samples of new silver nanowire material for thinner touch panels, potentially for use in a jumbo-sized 12.9-inch "iPad Pro," according to a new report.

Apple CEO Tim Cook expands social media presence with new account on China's Weibo

Monday May 11, 2015

Chinese Apple fans can now follow Tim Cook on Weibo -- a Chinese microblogging service similar to Twitter --thanks to a new, verified account for the company's chief executive.

Apple's iOS holds lead in enterprise for Q1 on strong iPhone 6 demand, but tablet share eroding

Monday May 11, 2015

Riding a wave of record-breaking iPhone sales, Apple remained the market leader in enterprise mobile device activations for the first quarter of 2015, but competitors are slowly eating away at iPad's tablet share, according to Good Technology.

Chinese smartphone market shrinks for first time in 6 years, but Apple still booming

Monday May 11, 2015

The Chinese smartphone market shrunk by 4 percent in the first quarter of calendar 2015, marking the first time it has seen a year over year contraction in six years, even in the face of huge growth by Apple, IDC reported on Monday.

Apple expands green initiative to Chinese manufacturing, to manage 1M acres of forest

Sunday May 10, 2015

Apple on Monday local China time announced a major expansion of its environmental responsibility operations in the region, including the creation of one million acres of responsibly managed forests and a buildout of clean energy infrastructure for manufacturing facilities, offices and retail stores.

How to sync photos to your Apple Watch

Sunday May 10, 2015

Despite it's small screen, the Apple Watch OLED display is bright and images look great on the high resolution screen, making it a perfect canvas for your photos.

Fiat CEO meets with Tim Cook, says Apple planning automotive 'intervention'

Sunday May 10, 2015

Following a recent trip to California, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said he met with Apple's Tim Cook to discuss the tech giant's "intervention in the car," suggesting Cupertino is continuing work on new automotive technologies.