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2016

Apple expected to ditch aluminum, release glass-backed iPhone with OLED display in 2017

Sunday April 17, 2016

Apple reportedly plans to shake up the materials used for the iPhone in 2017, abandoning the aluminum casing it has used for years and returning to the glass chassis championed with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 6: How Apple's cheaper, more powerful phone shakes things up

Sunday April 17, 2016

Although they're still on sale, and potentially tempting, there's really no reason you should be buying an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in early 2016 -- even if you're not interested in the iPhone SE.

This week on AI: Apple Watch 2 an 's' model, Apple Car roundtable, FBI unlock yields no rewards

Saturday April 16, 2016

Some focus returned to the second-generation Apple Watch and the Apple Car -- two products shrouded in mystery -- but the encryption debate continued to flourish, particularly with news that the FBI has yet to find useful information on the iPhone of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

Apple's Jony Ive donates one-of-a-kind iPad Pro & accessories to charity auction

Friday April 15, 2016

An auction in London is featuring a custom 12.9-inch iPad Pro and accompanying Smart Cover, Apple Pencil and holder as one of its lots, as donated by Apple SDO Jony Ive and his design team.

Apple lauds own encryption efforts, says hackers are primary iPhone threat

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple engineers jumped on a conference call with press outlets shortly following Friday's New York court filing to tout the company's encryption efforts, while at the same time making clear that those protocols are in place to protect against hackers, not government intrusion.

Apple's iPad multitasking has 'profound impact' on live video viewing, MLB finds

Friday April 15, 2016

A recent study by Major League Baseball found iPad multitasking introduced in Apple's iOS 9 release, including Split View and picture-in-picture video, contributed to an 86 percent jump in live streaming over the last year.

Apple says FBI has failed to prove necessity in New York iPhone unlock case

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple in a court filing Friday argued the FBI has "utterly failed" to prove necessity in its request for assistance in extracting data from a passcode-locked iPhone related to a New York drug case.

Facing 'sluggish sales,' Apple said to continue reduced iPhone production through June quarter

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple has apparently signaled to its suppliers that it plans to maintain reduced output of the flagship iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus through the end of the June quarter, suggesting that year-over-year declines could continue, according to a new report.

China eclipses Japan for second place in iOS App Store revenues

Friday April 15, 2016

In the March quarter, revenues from the Chinese iOS App Store surpassed Japan for the first time -- showing them on a course to eventually top the U.S, according to estimates published on Friday.

Rumor: Ultrathin MacBook update coming in second half of 2016, will feature redesigned hinge

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple is allegedly planning to update its ultraportable MacBook with Retina display in the second half of 2016, featuring a new screen hing design made from metal injection molding, according to a new supply chain report.

Apple Store logos go green, Apple's website promotes Liam the robot for Earth Day

Friday April 15, 2016

A week before Earth Day, Apple has changed the leaf on its logo at retail stores to green, and also provided retail employees with green shirts. Apple's website is also prominently featuring "Liam," the robot that the company uses to quickly disassemble devices for recycling.

Apple begins promoting 'Live Tune-In' feature for fourth-generation Apple TV

Friday April 15, 2016

Owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV were on Friday greeted with an updated "What's New" splash screen, promoting "Live Tune-In," a feature letting people jump straight into the live TV feeds of select apps.

Lowest Prices Ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Airs from $849 and 11" MacBook Airs from $749

Friday April 15, 2016

The deepest discounts we've seen on current-generation 2015 MacBook Airs -- including many rarely-discounted built-to-order (BTO) configurations -- have just gone live. Shoppers can grab a 11" MacBook Air starting at $749 or a 13" MacBook Air from $849 until April 21st.

LG marketing depicts new MacBook-like Gram laptop running Apple's Final Cut & Logic [u]

Friday April 15, 2016

Marketing images for LG's new 15.6-inch Gram laptop depict the computer as running Apple's Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X on OS X -- even though the machine is based on Windows 10. [Updated]

Tesla recruits prominent Apple Store leader to run its LA County showrooms

Friday April 15, 2016

The store leader of Apple's Third Street Promenade store in Santa Monica, Calif. is leaving to assume a more significant role at Tesla, taking charge of a host of showrooms in Los Angeles County, according to a tip received by AppleInsider.

AppleInsider podcast imagines 'Apple Car,' talks FBI and emotion, and 'iPhone 7' rumors

Friday April 15, 2016

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss Mikey's appearance on a Motor Trend roundtable, speculating on the "Apple Car." Plus, the very latest in the FBI's posturing, and fresh "iPhone 7" rumors.

Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in China 6 months after launch

Friday April 15, 2016

Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apple's iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.

Apple Campus 2 reception building, food stations, more shown off in new renderings

Thursday April 14, 2016

A set of never before seen architectural renderings of Apple's massive Campus 2 project made their way to the Web on Thursday, showing off ancillary buildings like a reception center, food shacks and more.

Apple reportedly taps Samsung to supply 5.5" OLED iPhone panels in 2017

Thursday April 14, 2016

Riding on the back of rumors that Apple plans to make the switch to OLED display technology, a report on Thursday claims Samsung has won a three-year contract to supply the iPhone maker with 5.5-inch panels starting in 2017.

Apple's website hints 'OS X' to be rebranded as 'MacOS'

Thursday April 14, 2016

Adding to the evidence that Apple is intending to change the name of OS X, the company on Thursday posted an updated webpage referring to the software as "MacOS" instead.