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2016

Apple updates iMovie for iOS with easy project creation, new sharing options

Thursday July 28, 2016

In an update to its iMovie consumer level video editing software for iOS released on Thursday, Apple introduced a method of quickly creating projects from batch selected photos and video, as well as a new suite of content sharing options.

Apple to introduce purchase recommendations in revamped Apple Store app

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple is working on a new version of its Apple Store app for iOS that will provide customers with personalized product recommendations based on their purchase history, according to a report published Thursday.

Apple preparing $7 billion U.S. bond sale to support stock buyback program

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple continues to leverage bond sales and low interest rates to fund both its stock buyback program and green initiatives, with an upcoming third sale this year to hit US debt capital markets.

Apple's Ivan Krstic to give 'behind the scenes' iOS security talk at Black Hat USA

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple's head of Security Engineering and Architecture will go into "unprecedented technical detail" on iOS security during a talk at this year's Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas, including new technology coming with iOS 10.

Apple patent filing shows future potential of Touch ID not tied to a button

Thursday July 28, 2016

A patent filing made public today stems directly from the Apple purchase of biometric company AuthenTec, and could lead to future iPhones and iPads using part or all of the touchscreen to act a Touch ID sensor.

Apple bolsters 'Project Titan' self-driving software team with former QNX CEO

Thursday July 28, 2016

To flesh out the advanced software needed for a self-driving automobile, Apple has reportedly hired talent away from former high-profile rival and now-beleaguered BlackBerry and its QNX division.

Bluetooth headphone sales surpass others for first time, with Apple's Beats in top spot

Thursday July 28, 2016

In the U.S., sales of Bluetooth headphones overtook other kinds for the first time in June -- with the market led by Apple's Beats division, according to NPD retail data published on Thursday.

Apple confirms plans for World Trade Center store in New York City

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple is preparing to launch another New York City store in the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the company's head of marketing for New York stores revealed on Thursday.

Possible Apple Lightning-to-headphone adapter for 'iPhone 7' spotted in new photos

Thursday July 28, 2016

Photos and a video of an adapter allegedly taken from a Foxconn factory in Vietnam surface, with the photographer claiming that the adapter will be included with this fall's iPhone update.

Apple's content negotiation tactics have 'alienated' cable providers & networks - report

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple has allegedly taken a hardline approach in negotiating with content owners for a potential $30-per-month streaming television service --a strategy that may have backfired on the company, a new report suggests.

Apple's iPhone seen as tipping point for OLED dominance by 2020

Thursday July 28, 2016

With Apple rumored to be switching to OLED screens starting with the 2017 iPhone, research firm IHS believes that product's launch will serve as a game changer for OLED technology and mobile displays.

Apple manufacturer Pegatron begins automating factories, reducing hires

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple's secondary manufacturer, Pegatron, is following in the footsteps of Foxconn and beginning to automate its factories -- and cutting back on new hires as a result, according to the company's chairman.

Apple's Phil Schiller joins DNA sequencing company's board of directors

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is bringing the better part of three decades of marketing experience to the board of directors of Illumina, the industry-leading DNA sequencing equipment company.

Cirrus Logic shares rise on Apple iPhone, other devices dropping 3.5mm headphone jacks

Thursday July 28, 2016

Shares of Apple audio parts supplier Cirrus Logic spiked in after-hours trading on Wednesday night as the company not only beat quarterly forecasts, but implied that it stands to benefit from Apple's "iPhone 7" and other smartphones ditching 3.5-millimeter headphone jacks in favor of USB and Bluetooth.

Apple Xcode 8 beta now secured with digital signatures in .xip format

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple has implemented the .xip file compression protocol with digital signatures for its newest Xcode 8 beta distribution, instead of the unsecured .zip format, guaranteeing that the contents have not changed since initial creation.

'iPhone 7' preorders rumored to kick off on Sept. 9

Thursday July 28, 2016

Following up on a report regarding the supposed launch date of Apple's next-generation iPhone, noted industry blogger Evan Blass on Wednesday said the company is looking to start preorders for the device on Friday, Sept. 9.

Apple boosts R&D spending as revenues stabilize

Wednesday July 27, 2016

As iPhone sales show signs of stabilizing after a first every contraction earlier this year, Apple continues to incrementally increase spending on research and development in search of the next big thing.

Upthere cloud services store all users' data in the cloud, with no local storage

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Upthere, a new cloud service designed by former Apple engineers including former Mac software engineering chief Bertrand Serlet, has exited a seven month long beta program on iOS and macOS, and is promising to change how users utilize and think about cloud storage.

3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS

Wednesday July 27, 2016

The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.

Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook at an employee meeting on Wednesday said the company recently sold its one billionth iPhone, a watershed moment for the popular smartphone.