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2015

Cook says 20% of iPhone install base upgraded to iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday revealed about 20 percent of active iPhone users have upgraded to the company's latest iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus hardware, leaving room for growth.

MCX partner Best Buy to accept Apple Pay at stores later this year

Monday April 27, 2015

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the second quarter of 2015, CEO Tim Cook announced big box electronics store Best Buy is now accepting Apple Pay through its app and will roll out in-store support later this year.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2015 conference call

Monday April 27, 2015

It was yet another record breaking quarter for Apple in March, driven by growth of both the iPhone and Mac. Following the announcement executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

Apple adds $50B to capital return program, to distribute $200B by 2017

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple on Monday announced a significant expansion of its stock buyback and dividend program that will see the initiative grow to $140 billion from $90 billion, including an 11-percent bump in the quarterly dividend.

Apple sells blockbuster 61M iPhones, nets $13.6B profit in record March quarter

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple on Monday reported yet another record breaking quarter, selling more than 60 million iPhones in the three-month period ending in March, a significant 40 percent year over year increase.

Sapphire screen cover hampers Apple Watch display quality, expert says

Monday April 27, 2015

The best screen image quality can actually be found on Apple's entry-level Apple Watch Sport, as the costlier stainless steel and Edition versions feature sapphire covers that degrade image quality with higher reflectance, a display expert claims.

Data suggests just 376,000 Apple Watch preorders delivered over launch weekend

Monday April 27, 2015

Only about 22 percent -- or 376,000 -- of U.S. Apple Watch preorders actually shipped between Friday and Sunday during the device's launch weekend, according to estimates produced by research firm Slice Intelligence.

Apple seeds OS X 10.10.4 beta 2 to developers, public beta testers

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple on Monday released the second beta version of OS X 10.10.4, the upcoming refresh of its flagship desktop operating system, to both registered developers and consumers enrolled in the company's public beta program.

Apple TV gains NBC Sports Live Extra channel amidst NHL playoffs, Kentucky Derby

Monday April 27, 2015

Exclusive NBC Sports content, including the NHL playoffs and this week's running of the Kentucky Derby, is now available on the Apple TV with a new dedicated channel.

Apple seeds second beta of iOS 8.4 to developers

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple on Monday started seeding a second iOS 8.4 beta to developers, bringing more refinements to the company's future update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

Brean Capital kicks off coverage of Apple stock with $160 price target

Monday April 27, 2015

Brean Capital began coverage of Apple stock on Monday, calling for a $160 price target, and for revenue to beat Wall Street consensus for the next three years, driven by higher-than-expected iPhone sales.

Earnings preview: Wall Street expects 57M iPhones shipped in a record March quarter for Apple

Monday April 27, 2015

Apple is once again expected to have set a new quarterly record in March when it announces earnings this afternoon, with investors on average expecting blockbuster iPhone sales to drive about $56 billion in revenue.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center enables HealthKit integration for patient data

Monday April 27, 2015

Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center updated its electronic health records system over the weekend to support data from Apple's HealthKit platform, the hospital's chief information officer has revealed.

Discover cards coming to Apple Pay this fall

Monday April 27, 2015

The last of America's four major credit card networks is set to join Apple Pay, as Discover announced Monday that it has struck a deal with Apple to allow its cardmembers access to the iOS-based mobile payments service.

Apple restarts iTunes Red Cross donations to benefit Nepal earthquake recovery

Monday April 27, 2015

In the aftermath of a series of earthquakes which have left more than 3,000 dead in Nepal, Apple has again begun soliciting donations for the American Red Cross through the iTunes Store.

Rumor: Apple deliberately delayed Tidal app updates to help Beats Music relaunch

Sunday April 26, 2015

Apple may be intentionally slowing the release of updates to Tidal's iOS app in an attempt to weaken the music service ahead of an impending relaunch of Beats Music, a report said on Saturday.

Embracing a wireless future: What it's like to use Apple's 12" MacBook as your main computer

Sunday April 26, 2015

In writing our review for Apple's impressive new 12-inch MacBook, the reality of using the ultraportable notebook didn't fully set in until I realized I couldn't actually finish the publication of said review without turning to my MacBook Pro.

iPhone and Mac to shine in Apple's Q2 2015 earnings, analyst says

Saturday April 25, 2015

After a gangbusters fiscal quarter one, Apple could see moderate gains highlighted by strong performances from iPhone and Mac over the three-month period ending March, according to noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

How to change and customize your Apple Watch clock face

Saturday April 25, 2015

Apple Watch comes with a number of watch face options -- from digital themes to analog lookalikes and beyond -- many of which can be further customized with sub-features called complications.

First look: Third-party apps on Apple Watch

Saturday April 25, 2015

Apple launched its first wearable with an App Store filled with more than 3,000 third-party titles, a figure expected to grow exponentially in the months ahead. AppleInsider offers a look at some of the first offerings.