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2015

Apple boots contractor Skanska from Campus 2 project - report [u]

Friday June 05, 2015

Swedish contractor Skanska AB will reportedly not be allowed to continue working on Apple's multi-billion dollar "spaceship" campus once its current projects are completed, a move that could be related to rising costs and delays in construction.

Killer Deal: Use $100 coupons to help knock $260+ off all 2015 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare

Friday June 05, 2015

AppleInsider readers this month can take advantage of an exclusive offer from one of Apple's authorized resellers that allows instant discounts to be combined with a $100 coupon and $50 rebate, knocking a total of $260-$275 off every new 15" MacBook Pro configuration with AppleCare.

Apple Watch tips: How to use it as an iPhone camera remote, pay with Apple Pay, take a screenshot, more

Friday June 05, 2015

Because the Apple Watch is an entirely new platform and interface, some of the more helpful functions of the device may not be readily apparent to new users, such as activating Apple Pay, taking screenshots, or using the remote camera shutter function.

Rumor: Apple taps AU Optronics to build 4-inch iPhone screens for 2016 hardware update

Friday June 05, 2015

Supplier AU Optronics has secured a deal to produce screens for a future 4-inch iPhone, which may be in the works to ship in 2016, a report said.

AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, Apple TV, HomeKit, Metaio & much more

Friday June 05, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss Apple's acquisition of augmented reality company Metaio, our WWDC predictions, Apple TV, and Apple HomeKit. Shane and Neil have a word to say on what they wish for Apple TV, and we have a special interview with Joe Dada, CEO of HomeKit accessory maker Insteon.

Edward Snowden hails Apple as 'pioneering' for iOS 8 security measures

Friday June 05, 2015

Whistleblower and former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden lauded Apple for enabling measures like default full-disk encryption in iOS 8, in a rare editorial published on Friday.

Apple expects half of top US merchants will accept Apple Pay by end of 2015

Friday June 05, 2015

Apple's work to expand the footprint of its iPhone-based mobile payment service continues more than half a year after its debut, and while the company expects to bring a number of large merchants on board before the end of 2015, though it appears to be an uphill battle.

Inside Apple UK: Lavish London stores welcome Apple Watch buyers, but so far only to look

Friday June 05, 2015

London -- one of the most expensive cities in the world -- has prime exposure to Apple Watch, both in high-end boutiques and in two of Apple's own most impressive retail flagship stores, among the 38 total stores in the United Kingdom. Actually buying the new device in those stores, however, remains frustratingly difficult, at least for now.

Apple, record labels negotiating last-minute streaming service terms days before expected WWDC launch

Thursday June 04, 2015

With Apple widely expected to announce a new subscription-based music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, a report on Thursday suggests the company is cutting it close and holding last-minute negotiations with record labels.

Apple prohibits AltConf from streaming WWDC content

Thursday June 04, 2015

It appears Apple is instituting tight control over WWDC content for 2015, as the company on Thursday threatened legal action against AltConf if it moved forward with plans to stream the yearly keynote and subsequent sessions to attendees at an offsite location.

Samsung says '6>6' in new Galaxy S6 Edge ad

Thursday June 04, 2015

In its never ending quest to one-up Apple, Samsung on Thursday revealed a new ad campaign counting the ways the partially curved Galaxy S6 Edge display outperforms iPhone 6. The spots come with the cheeky tagline, "When you do the math it's clear, six is greater than six."

Apple TV leaps into first place as iOS dominates online video market, Adobe reports

Thursday June 04, 2015

Adobe's Digital Index team on Thursday issued a report on video viewing and browsing ahead of Apple's WWDC, noting that Apple TV has doubled its share in premium video viewing to overtake Roku as iOS devices in general widen their lead over Android and other competitors.

Yahoo to discontinue support for Mail, Contacts on older Apple devices

Thursday June 04, 2015

Support for Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Contacts will be discontinued for some older Apple devices as of June 15, Yahoo said in a Thursday blog post.

Subscription music service expected to boost iPhone experience, but not Apple's profits

Thursday June 04, 2015

Apple is expected to announce a new subscription streaming music service at WWDC next week, but investment bank Piper Jaffray expects that the pay-to-play Spotify competitor will bolster the iPhone ecosystem much more than it will pad Apple's bottom line.

Apple holds grip on 5th place in Fortune 500 thanks to iPhone, Mac sales

Thursday June 04, 2015

Fortune on Thursday published the 2015 edition of its annual Fortune 500 list, as last year ranking Apple fifth among U.S. corporations in terms of revenue, largely on the sales of iPhones and Macs.

Apple Watch tips: Jump to last task, delete watch faces, organize glances and more

Thursday June 04, 2015

The Apple Watch's user interface is unlike any that has made before, and there are more than a few tricks to using it efficiently. AppleInsider shows you how to quickly jump to your last task, delete watch faces, organize your glances, and remove third-party apps.

New charity auction offers chance to tour Apple HQ with Education VP John Couch

Thursday June 04, 2015

Apple on Thursday launched another auction through Charitybuzz, offering the winner a chance to tour the company's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters with VP of Education John Couch.

Periscope adds map-based feed browsing, Sunrise Calendar hits Apple Watch

Thursday June 04, 2015

Twitter on Thursday added several features to Periscope, most significantly a map browser, while Microsoft added an Apple Watch app to Sunrise Calendar.

Dish Network in talks to merge with T-Mobile US, could pose challenge to Apple TV service

Thursday June 04, 2015

Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile U.S., a report said on Thursday, and while major details remain unsorted, the companies are believed to be closely aligned about what a resulting entity would look like -- one that might pose a threat to Apple's rumored subscription TV service.

Apple's first-ever Japanese yen bond raises $2 billion US

Thursday June 04, 2015

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Apple revealed that it has raised 250 billion yen through its first-ever Japanese bond offering, which is the equivalent of $2 billion U.S.