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2015

Rumor: Apple Watch 2 will add bigger battery, look exactly the same [u]

Thursday July 02, 2015

Apple's second-generation Watch is unlikely to see any external changes, a Thursday morning report from South Korea suggests, with the company instead focusing on tightening up internal components in order to fit a larger battery. [Updated]

Leaked Foxconn document backs 12MP camera, 2GB of RAM for 'iPhone 6s'

Thursday July 02, 2015

A document appearing to include a leaked Foxconn manufacturing schematic may back claims that Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s" series will feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 4K video, and 2 gigabytes of RAM.

UBS calls Apple 'the Shake Shack of technology,' advises investors to buy in

Thursday July 02, 2015

In making its case for investors to buy Apple stock, investment bank UBS this week made an interesting analogy, comparing the iPhone maker to growing fast food restaurant Shake Shack, saying the two companies are responsible for "the era of consumer experience."

Apple investigating ways to embed health sensors, fingerprint readers, chargers into iPhone logos

Thursday July 02, 2015

In a seemingly never-ending quest to make thinner, lighter mobile devices, Apple is researching methods by which heart rate monitors, skin conductivity sensors and more can be directly incorporated into an iPhone's product logo.

Apple officially recognizes Jony Ive's promotion, adds VP of design bios to leadership webpage

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Apple made its promotion of Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer a bit more official on Wednesday in an update to the Apple Leadership webpage, while at the same time adding executive profiles for design underlings Alan Dye and Richard Howarth.

Apple's iOS 8.4 kneecaps Home Sharing, music streaming now limited to Apple TV

Wednesday July 01, 2015

While Apple introduced an array of new music features with its latest iOS 8.4 update featuring Apple Music, it also quietly nerfed content serving functionality by apparently limiting Home Sharing to videos.

Apple Maps vehicles project expands to 13 new US states in July

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Apple on Wednesday announced upcoming survey areas for its Apple Maps vehicle initiative, revealing its sensor-laden vans will be tooling around a total of 27 new U.S. locales come mid-July, including an expansion into 13 states.

Greek capital controls put squeeze on iCloud, iTunes, App Store subscriptions

Wednesday July 01, 2015

In a move to preemptively thwart a cash exodus as its economy implodes, Greece earlier this week enacted capital control restrictions to titrate the outflow of money, limiting international credit card payments to Web services like Apple's App Store and iTunes.

Apple Music users complain iCloud Music Library deletes, renames iTunes content

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Some people turning on iCloud Music Library to make full use of Apple Music are instead coping with deleted songs and playlists, in addition to other problems, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and testing by AppleInsider.

How to follow and get updates from your favorite artists in Apple Music Connect

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Connect, a Tumblr-like social network for musicians and their fans, is a tentpole feature of Apple's new streaming music service. AppleInsider takes a look at how easy it is to follow and get updates from your favorite artists using Connect.

Judge approves $50 million settlement from Sprint for phone bill cramming

Wednesday July 01, 2015

A U.S. judge has approved a $50 million settlement by Sprint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, part of a still broader settlement over allegations it billed customers for services they never wanted.

Photos, iCloud Drive, iMessage, other online Apple services hit by slowdowns & outages [u]

Wednesday July 01, 2015

A series of Apple's online services suffered slowdowns on Wednesday, and may be completely inaccessible to some users, according to Apple's official system status page. [Updated]

Promotional images suggest Apple's new iPod colors will launch July 14

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Apple's newly leaked iPod colors may arrive sooner than expected, on Tuesday, July 14, if the company's carefully designed marketing materials once again prove accurate.

Despite big licensing wins, names like The Beatles, Prince & Garth Brooks absent from Apple Music

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Apple Music has turned around many artists who previously opposed streaming --Radiohead's In Rainbows made its subscription debut on the service, for instance --but there are still a number of notable holdouts, including Apple favorite The Beatles.

Hyundai Blue Link comes to Apple Watch with remote car controls, locator tool

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Hyundai has released a Blue Link app for the Apple Watch, bringing many of the same vehicle remote control features present in the Blue Link iPhone interface to Apple's first wearable.

Full trailer for 'Steve Jobs' film shows Apple co-founder's successes and struggles

Wednesday July 01, 2015

The full two-and-a-half-minute trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic was released by Universal Pictures on Wednesday, giving a closer look at how the film will feature high-stakes drama from the Apple co-founder's personal and professional lives.

Apple leaks new gold, deep blue and hot pink iPod colors in iTunes 12.2

Wednesday July 01, 2015

An update to Apple's dwindling iPod lineup is indeed in the works, Apple's own iTunes software appears to indicate, thanks to graphics showing gold versions of the iPod touch, nano and shuffle, along with new shades of blue and pink.

Review: Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock for Apple Watch

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Apple Watch owners looking to conveniently charge and showcase their wrist-worn device have a new, affordable quality option with the Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock.

Olloclip introduces Studio camera case & accessories for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Olloclip on Wednesday announced its new Studio accessory system, meant to enhance the use of its add-on lenses for iPhones, including a ruggedized case with kickstand and new mounts.

Apple could eschew plastic back for new metal case with 'iPhone 6c,' rumor says

Wednesday July 01, 2015

The next iteration of Apple's lower-cost iPhone "C" series might do away with the colorful polycarbonate shell it's currently known for in favor of a more robust metal case similar to the iPhone 6, according to a recent analyst report.