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2016

Apple to open 30th Chinese retail outlet next week in Xiamen

Thursday January 07, 2016

Forging ahead with an aggressive retail expansion into China, Apple on Thursday announced it will open the doors to a new Xiamen Apple Store on Jan. 14, the company's 30th in the region.

CES ShowStoppers: Hackaball programmable toy, Fasetto Link mini NAS

Thursday January 07, 2016

The ShowStoppers event at this year's CES was expectedly crowded with new gear from both startups and stalwart industry players, but two products stood out from the crowd: Hackaball and the Fasetto Link mini NAS.

Apple COO Jeff Williams talks democratization of medicine, human rights, more in new interview

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Apple's newly minted chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, appeared as a guest on radio show Conversations on Health Care on Monday to discuss the potential Apple Watch, iPhone and Apple's health platforms have on democratizing healthcare, as well as other topics like human rights issues.

Apple CEO Tim Cook earned $10.3M in 2015, Angela Ahrendts highest paid exec

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Executive salaries are among the tastier tidbits in Apple's annual proxy statement, and this year's filing revealed CEO Tim Cook to have received $10.3M in cash and stock for 2015, while SVP of retail Angela Ahrendts was paid $25.8 million.

Samsung, Lenovo, LG & HP show off copies of Apple TV, MacBooks at CES

Wednesday January 06, 2016

CES wouldn't be the Consumer Electronics Show without a little Copycat, Emulate & Steal. This year's event showed off some of the tech industry's best ideas on how to make products that look as much as possible like Apple's as they attempt to transition from selling cheap commodity products to premium hardware that struggles to look designed in Cupertino.

Apple includes shareholder proposal on diversity in proxy statement, advises vote against

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Apple, in its 2016 proxy statement issued to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, decided to let shareholders vote on a contentious proposal that would force the company to add "people of color" to high-ranking management and its board of directors. The letter recommends a vote against, however, saying installed policies not only address diversity concerns, but are much broader in scope.

Class action lawsuit claims Fitbit's heart rate monitoring isn't accurate enough

Wednesday January 06, 2016

A new class action lawsuit is accusing Fitbit of misleading shoppers about the heart rate sensors in two of its flagship fitness trackers, the Charge HR and the Surge.

Oculus Rift preorders start at $599, with first units shipping Mar. 28

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Oculus on Wednesday disclosed the long-awaited preorder details of its Oculus Rift VR headset, which will cost $599, and first begin shipping on March 28.

Razer Core shows what Apple could do for gamers with Thunderbolt

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Gaming hardware maker Razer has unveiled something that Mac users have sought after for years -- a Thunderbolt-connected external module that lets gamers take advantage of desktop-class graphics hardware at home while keeping their laptop thin and light on the go.

Apple supplies developers, public testers with second beta of OS X 10.11.3

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Apple on Wednesday issued a second pre-release beta of OS X 10.11.3, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for the El Capitan Mac operating system.

Misfit shows off Specter fitness-tracking headphones, Withings debuts Go with 8-month battery life

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Misfit on Wednesday revealed another new fitness tracker, the Specter, in this case knocking two birds with one stone by merging the technology with a set of in-ear headphones. Withings meanwhile announced the Go, a tracker with up to eight months of battery life.

Pioneer unveils new range of aftermarket dash units ready for Apple CarPlay

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Pioneer on Wednesday laid plans for a new series of NEX dash systems, expanding the number of aftermarket upgrade options enabling Apple's CarPlay.

Rumor: 'iPhone 7' parts leaks show updated 3D Touch design [u]

Wednesday January 06, 2016

A series of images making their way around the Chinese internet on Wednesday purport to show a backlight assembly intended for Apple's next-generation iPhone, with a tweaked layout that suggests an updated design for the device's 3D Touch sensors.

Wells Fargo cuts Apple price target as stock hovers just above $100

Wednesday January 06, 2016

The price of of Apple stock has been driven lower by concerns over demand for the iPhone 6s lineup, dropping near $100 per share in early trading on Wednesday as investment firm Wells Fargo Securities cut its own outlook, predicting a short-term "road bump" before a return to growth.

Space black Milanese Loop band for Apple Watch briefly appears on Apple's Czech online store

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Apple on Wednesday momentarily teased the possibility of a space black Milanese Loop, which would help fill out band options for one of the Apple Watch's most popular colors.

Deals: Free Apple TV plus instant discounts on 15" MacBook Pros, 21" iMac 4Ks and 27" iMac 5Ks

Wednesday January 06, 2016

AppleInsider readers this week can use exclusive coupons to grab a free 32GB Apple TV in addition to cash discounts with the purchase of all current 15" MacBook Pros, in addition to dozens of popular 21" iMac 4K and 27" iMac 5K configurations.

Apple touts App Store's record breaking holiday season, $144M spent on New Years Day alone

Wednesday January 06, 2016

The App Store had its biggest holiday ever, with more than $1.1 billion spent on apps an in-app purchases in a two-week span covering Christmas and New Years, Apple announced on Wednesday.

Kwikset Premis lock, Elgato outlet & light switch to launch with Apple HomeKit support

Wednesday January 06, 2016

This year's CES saw a burgeoning smart home device market pick up steam thanks in part to widely available infrastructure protocols like Apple's iOS-based HomeKit, with device makers like Kwikset and Elgato eager to show off their latest compatible wares.

Samsung seeks to evade $120 million verdict due in Apple's second iPhone infringement trial

Wednesday January 06, 2016

In its second patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, Apple sought $2.2 billion in damages but was awarded just $119.6 million. Samsung is now asking a judge to bypass the jury's 2014 verdict and give it a free pass for "slavishly copying" Apple's iPhone technology in a case that began over four years ago.

LifeProof debuts Fre Power waterproof battery case for iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus

Wednesday January 06, 2016

Aftermarket accessory maker LifeProof announced a new Fre Power battery case for Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus phablets on Tuesday, claiming the new product juices up an iPhone while keeping it safe from drops and submersion in water.