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2015

Apple invention details single-sensor, multi-lens camera system for iPhone

Thursday April 02, 2015

An Apple patent filing published Thursday describes a mechanism capable of directing light from two apertures onto a single image sensor, facilitating smaller iPhone form factors while ensuring identical image quality from both front- and rear-facing cameras.

Philips expands smart lighting lineup with Hue Go portable lamp

Thursday April 02, 2015

Announced on Thursday, Philips' new Hue Go lamp introduces portability and autonomy to the company's iOS-connected Hue smart lighting range of products.

Citi lays out five reasons why Apple stock, growth potential is undervalued

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Citi analyst Jim Suva believes investors and the Street are seriously underestimating Apple's growth potential, especially related to iPhone 6 performance, saying he expects AAPL to beat consensus for March quarter sales by at least $1 billion.

Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks on par with 2011 MacBook Air

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.

Apple reportedly asking providers handle cost and infrastructure for rumored streaming TV service

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Apple is laying the the cost and responsibility of streaming infrastructure on TV networks participating in its upcoming subscription Internet TV service, according to industry executives quoted in a Wednesday report.

Sling TV adding live and on-demand HBO in new $15 add-on tier

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Apple is not the only cord-cutting option for those who can't live without HBO content, as Dish Network on Wednesday announced that its Sling TV over-the-top web television service would add HBO as a $15-per-month add-on within the next two weeks.

TweetDeck for Mac gets catch-up update, Facebook debuts Riff video app for iPhone

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Twitter today released its first major TweetDeck for Mac update since August, bringing support for features like Teams and group messages, while Facebook launched Riff, an app for shooting and sharing collaborative videos.

UK enacts new tax to cope with companies like Apple, Google diverting profits overseas

Wednesday April 01, 2015

A new tax in the U.K. directly targets companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, which have been accused of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes in countries where they nevertheless do business.

Apple's new 12" MacBook unboxed in Vietnam ahead of official release

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Consumers looking for an early glimpse at the shipping version of Apple's all-new 12-inch MacBook need wait no longer, as the Force Touch-packing ultraportable has found itself the subject of a pre-release unboxing video in Vietnam.

Inside Force Touch: Apple's new 'force click' action opens up new possibilities for the Mac

Wednesday April 01, 2015

The new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and upcoming 12-inch MacBook features an entirely new method of input, activated by applying additional pressure to the trackpad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how force click works, and what new possibilities it opens up for OS X.

Killer Deal: Grab any current MacBook Pro (including Force Touch models) at the lowest prices anywhere with exclusive coupons

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Back for a limited time, AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons at one of Apple's top authorized resellers to get the lowest prices anywhere on all 13-inch MacBook Pros with Force Touch (up to $82 off, many in stock) and 15-inch MacBook Pros (up to $300 off) with free shipping and other perks.

Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program encounters weak public reception

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Apple's just-launched Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program is already meeting with a tepid response in the country, particularly in light of the prices of new devices and higher trade-in values at third-party recycling companies.

UBS declares Apple a 'special' kind of investment, says 'full ramifications' of iPhone are yet to come

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Reading the new "Becoming Steve Jobs" biography inspired UBS analyst Steven Milunovich to share his thoughts on where Apple is headed, leading him to suggest to investors that the iPhone maker's best days may still be ahead of it.

Samsung Galaxy S6 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Wednesday April 01, 2015

While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy S6 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games -- particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Apple announces Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Apple iPhone and iPad owners living in Greater China are now able visit one of the country's 18 Apple Store locations to trade in their old hardware for store credit, which can subsequently be applied to a new device purchase.

Apple and IBM unveil 8 new MobileFirst iOS apps, new healthcare and industrial products categories

Wednesday April 01, 2015

As part of mobile applications and services initiative MobileFirst, Apple and IBM on Tuesday released eight new iOS apps serving various enterprises, adding new services for the healthcare and industrial products segments.

UK's Carphone Warehouse denied Apple Watch at launch, hints at Apple retail plans

Tuesday March 31, 2015

The CEO of Carphone Warehouse, Britain's biggest cellphone retailer, on Tuesday said that his company's 800 stores were left out of the Apple Watch launch scheduled to kick off on April 24, suggesting other big box chains around the world are in the same situation.

Analyst predicts 1M Apple Watches sold over launch weekend, 2.3M by June

Tuesday March 31, 2015

With Apple Watch on the horizon, industry analysts are placing their bets on how many units Apple can move on its first weekend of availability, with one prediction pegging the number at one million.

Pandora CFO says service coming to CarPlay, calls Apple 'frenemy'

Tuesday March 31, 2015

When CarPlay debuted in 2014, Internet radio service Pandora, seemingly a perfect fit for an iOS-based automotive system, was conspicuously absent from Apple's list of launch partners. That may soon change, according to one Pandora executive.

Amazon Dash Buttons bring consumerism to Internet of Things

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Amazon on Tuesday announced a new single-purpose Internet-connected device that lets customers quickly reorder commonly depleted goods like coffee pods and razor blades at the push of a button.