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2016

New Drake album 'Views' hits 1M downloads in less than 5 days of Apple exclusivity

Monday May 09, 2016

The latest album by Drake, Views, reportedly managed to top 1 million in sales within its first five days, despite being a one-week exclusive with iTunes and Apple Music.

Apple Maps directions take to Regional Transit in Sacramento

Monday May 09, 2016

Sacramentans and visitors to Sactown alike can now ride the rails -- or the bus -- with complete navigational confidence, as Apple has brought Sacramento Regional Transit integration to Apple Maps.

Rumored 'iPhone 7' design schematic shows size similar to iPhone 6s, bigger camera opening

Monday May 09, 2016

The base model of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7" will share the same width and height as the iPhone 6s, but use different camera technology, a design schematic published on Monday suggests.

Watch: Apple's 2016 MacBook vs. 2015 13" MacBook Air in head-to-head comparison

Sunday May 08, 2016

Apple's latest 12-inch MacBook refresh brings better battery life and a faster processor to the ultraportable platform, but in some respects is outperformed by last year's 13-inch MacBook Air. Is the ultimate in portability worth concessions like a single USB-C port and slower CPU? Find out in AppleInsider's head-to-head comparison.

iTunes 12.4 to reportedly include new sidebar, minor UI tweaks

Sunday May 08, 2016

Apple will implement a number of user interface changes to iTunes when version 12.4 sees release later this year, including modifications to user interface navigation designed to address complaints of software feature bloat.

Apple seeks input from top podcasters as it weighs future of medium

Saturday May 07, 2016

In an attempt to address, and potentially assuage, long-standing concerns over podcast monetization, data and other perceived platform issues, Apple employees and top brass late last month met with leading podcast publishers at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.

Killer Deals: Apple's 12 inch MacBooks for $964, 27" iMac HD for $1,299

Saturday May 07, 2016

Fire sales on 2015 12" MacBooks have opened the door for AI readers to combine existing coupons and grab a model for an all time low of $964 with no tax in 48 states and 3 free accessories. Or grab a Late 2013 27" iMac with HD display for $1,299 with no tax outside NY.

This week on AI: Self-driving car facilities, AAPL takes a tumble, 'iPhone 7' rumors & more

Saturday May 07, 2016

Although the company's stock took a beating, Apple news generally resumed course this week with word on its electric car, plans for an Apple Music redesign, and rumors about the upcoming "iPhone 7" -- perhaps even the "7s."

Microsoft begins warning users it will cut free OneDrive storage to 5GB, matching Apple's iCloud

Friday May 06, 2016

Microsoft is sending out email alerts to OneDrive customers, warning people with free 15-gigabyte accounts that their storage will shrink to 5 gigabytes on August 10, assuming they didn't previously opt into keeping the higher amount.

iPhone sales surge 56% in India as Apple eats into Samsung's high-end share

Friday May 06, 2016

With iPhone sales in India up 56 percent year over year, Apple is showing significant progress in the rapidly developing nation, where Chief Executive Tim Cook hopes to find continued success going forward, thanks to the country's massive young population.

True Religion deploys Apple Watch to salespeople in NY & LA, plans up to 30 more stores

Friday May 06, 2016

As part of a new initiative to enhance customer engagement, California-based clothing company True Religion has begun outfitting its retail store employees with the Apple Watch, including integration with iBeacons.

Rumor: 'iPhone 7' may not ship with Apple's Smart Connector after all

Friday May 06, 2016

Despite a number of leaks suggesting Apple's next-generation "iPhone 7" might feature a Smart Connector on the back side of its chassis, a new report claims that the company ultimately opted not to include the feature in its final design.

Apple chief Tim Cook to speak at Startup Fest Europe on May 24

Friday May 06, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be one of several speakers appearing later this month at Startup Fest Europe, an event in Amsterdam intended to spur the growh of startup businesses.

Ping 2.0? Apple Music revamp rumored to downplay Connect social network feature

Friday May 06, 2016

Apple's struggles with social networking continue, as its mostly-ignored artist Connect feature is said to be set for a "demotion" in the upcoming revamp of Apple Music in iOS 10.

Apple Music & others help streaming become Warner Music's biggest revenue source

Friday May 06, 2016

Streaming became Warner Music Group's biggest revenue source in the first quarter of 2016, driven largely by services like Spotify and Apple Music, the company revealed in its latest financial results.

Apple's Tim Cook flying to meet Chinese officials later in May - report

Friday May 06, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly flying to Beijing later this month to meet with senior Chinese government officials -- including, unusually, officials in charge of propaganda.

Rumor: TSMC already finalizing 10nm 'A11' processor design for Apple's 'iPhone 7s'

Friday May 06, 2016

Apple processor supplier TSMC is starting to tape out the design for an "A11" chip that could go into small-scale production as soon the second quarter of 2017, in preparation for that year's iPhones, a report said on Friday.

Apple begins offering half-price $4.99 Apple Music subscriptions for students

Friday May 06, 2016

Starting today, students enrolled in an eligible college or university will today be able to subscribe to Apple Music at a discounted price, as Apple is offering half off the standard subscription rate for its streaming music service.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Pencil 2,' smart voice assistants, 'iPhone 7' and more

Friday May 06, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, we discuss Apple's stock, the 'iPhone 7' and rumors of the headphone jack reappearing, a patent for a possible 'Apple Pencil 2', smart voice assistants, Fitbit's performance, and more.

Apple eyeing 800,000-square-foot property for autonomous car project, report says

Thursday May 05, 2016

Apple, Google parent company Alphabet and a number of established car makers are reportedly on the hunt for prime real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve their respective autonomous vehicle projects, with Apple in particular said to be looking at an 800,000-square-foot plot.