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2015

Apple planning new Swiss franc-denominated bond issue at historically low interest rates

Monday February 09, 2015

Apple looks set to continue expanding its debt offering program, with the company reportedly planning a new sale of bonds denominated in Swiss francs designed to take advantage of the extremely low yields available in the market.

Rumor: Apple preparing to 'give Tesla a run for its money' with new automotive project

Monday February 09, 2015

Apple is supposedly working on a vehicle-related project that is "too exciting to pass up" for potential hires, according to a new report, and is said to have employees from electric carmaker Tesla "jumping ship" in order to take part.

iOS 8.3 beta introduces wireless support for Apple's CarPlay, improves emoji keyboard

Monday February 09, 2015

The forthcoming release of iOS 8.3 will enable wireless CarPlay support, removing the requirement for iPhones to be connected to head units through a Lightning cable. It also includes a revised emoji keyboard that allows users to scroll and browse more easily.

Apple supplies first beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, issues 'noteworthy' update to Swift

Monday February 09, 2015

Before the public release of iOS 8.2, Apple on Monday already provided its development community with a beta build of iOS 8.3, along with a new version of its Swift programming language with "noteworthy" changes.

Canon announces highest-resolution, full-frame DSLR cameras on the market alongside new Rebels

Monday February 09, 2015

Canon this month is gearing up to release its latest wave of DSLR cameras, including a pair of prosumer-focused T6 Rebels and its all-new professional series EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R -- both of which are capable of shooting 50.6-megapixel images and 1080p video.

Apple controls presentation in IBM partnership as salespeople use Macs, Keynote to push iOS in enterprise

Monday February 09, 2015

While Apple and IBM's enterprise partnership is specifically about iOS devices, Apple has also insisted that IBM's salespeople use Mac hardware when making their pitches to customers, ensuring that the company's tightly integrated ecosystem remains in focus.

Rumor: Apple to again stay out of megapixel race with 8MP camera in 'iPhone 6s'

Monday February 09, 2015

Apple has historically downplayed the significance of megapixels in measuring image quality, and the company may stick to that approach once again later this year with another 8-megapixel camera in its next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor.

Canaccord raises Apple price target to $145, estimates iPhone captured 93% of smartphone profits

Monday February 09, 2015

Apple's domination in the smartphone market compelled Canaccord Genuity to raise its price target on Apple stock to $145 on Monday, advising investors to buy in on the continued strength of the new iPhone 6, which decimated profits for competitors last quarter.

Rumor: Apple to launch MacBook Air refresh with Intel Broadwell chips Feb. 24

Monday February 09, 2015

Apple may be planning to debut a relatively minor update for its existing MacBook Air lineup in a matter of days, though won't be the anticipated 12-inch redesign with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

Exclusive February aerial tour of Apple Inc's Campus 2 shows 'Spaceship' Ring rising, theater progress, more

Monday February 09, 2015

Apple's Campus 2 mega-project is showing major progress in its "Spaceship" Ring, where interlocking concrete slabs are building a foundation for a steel structure that is already beginning to reach upward by four stories. The first massive parking garage is nearly finished and existing buildings have been demolished to make room for a second stage R&D site.

Apple touts iPad as music creation tool in new ad featuring Elliphant

Sunday February 08, 2015

Apple dropped a new iPad TV spot featuring music creation apps just in time for the Grammy Awards, featuring Swedish recording artist Elliphant, UK producer Riton, DJ The Gaslamp Killer and Parisian film director So Me.

First look: Dish's Sling TV Web-based television service

Sunday February 08, 2015

Even as Apple is reportedly struggling to put together its own long-rumored web television initiative, satellite provider Dish Network has begun to roll out its competing Sling TV over-the-top offering to a select group of early adopters. AppleInsider was given access to the invite-only beta and brings some first impressions of the impressive service.

Apple's new Swift programming language takes flight with Getty Images, American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo

Saturday February 07, 2015

Apple's new Swift programming language has only been available for a few months, but iOS and OS X developers from American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn and Duolingo are reporting favorable impressions--ranging from increased productivity to fewer bugs in their shipping apps--as interest in the new language rapidly accelerates.

Corning takes shot at sapphire with 'Project Phire' ultra scratch-resistant glass

Friday February 06, 2015

Glassmaker Corning on Friday unveiled "Project Phire," a glass composite that the company says is just as strong and drop-resistant as its latest Gorilla Glass but nearly as scratch-resistant as sapphire.

Job listing offers glimpse at advanced medical research being conducted by Apple

Friday February 06, 2015

With the launch of the health- and fitness-focused Apple Watch fast approaching, Apple continues to bolster its internal research teams focused on analyzing the human body, representing a new and different direction for the tech giant.

Insider advises Apple investors to brace for 50% plunge in iPad sales this quarter

Friday February 06, 2015

Apple's shrinking iPad sales are expected to continue their downward trend this year, led by a particularly drastic year over year drop this quarter, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who does not expect a new 12.9-inch model to turn things around in the immediate future.

AppleInsider podcast discusses OS X Photos, Apple Watch news & net neutrality

Friday February 06, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including the beta release of Photos for OS X, an inside look at the Apple Watch companion app, and discussion of Apple's mysterious camera-equipped vehicles.

Apple's mysterious vans are almost certainly for 3D mapping, not autonomous driving

Friday February 06, 2015

Apple inadvertently made waves earlier this week with the revelation that the company was behind a fleet of camera-equipped minivans found roaming streets throughout the country. Initial rumors suggested that they may be a step towards a self-driving "iCar," but digging done by AppleInsider suggests that the vehicles are not actually early indications of an autonomous Apple automobile.

Twitter blames issues with Apple's iOS 8 for loss of 4M new users [u]

Thursday February 05, 2015

Character-limited social network Twitter on Thursday announced a lower-than-expected number of monthly active users for its just-completed fourth quarter, a figure that the company blamed in part on problems in Apple's rollout of iOS 8.

Apple trying 'very hard' with $250K bonuses to nab Tesla engineers as van sightings proliferate

Thursday February 05, 2015

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple has made a major push to recruit talent from the electric carmaker, offering massive bonuses and significant salary bumps for those willing to come to work in Cupertino.