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2014

Printable iPhone 6 pre-order picker can help you choose the right size model

Wednesday September 10, 2014

If you weren't among the chosen few who got to handle Apple's new iPhones at the company's special event Tuesday, blindly choosing the right size iPhone 6 to pre-order later this week could prove stressful. But a new printable iPhone pre-order picker may offer a helping hand.

Discover in talks to join Apple Pay, Swift goes GM at version 1.0

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Apple might soon have all four major U.S. card issuers on board with its new Apple Pay service, as Discover confirmed on Tuesday that the firm is in talks to sign on. Meanwhile, Apple's new Swift programming language has hit version 1.0 as iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite near release.

Philips announces Fidelo M2L, the first-ever Apple Lightning headphones with 24-bit DAC audio

Wednesday September 10, 2014

The first-ever Lightning-connected headphones for iOS devices are coming from Philips, offering 24-bit digital to analog conversion thanks to the use of Apple's proprietary connector.

Rumor: Apple in late-stage talks to buy Path social platform

Wednesday September 10, 2014

According to a report late Tuesday, Apple is on the verge of announcing an acquisition of social network and corresponding app Path, possibly in a bid to restart a branded platform after the failure of Ping.

Apple Watch: First impressions from an afternoon with Cupertino's new wearable

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Earlier today, Apple showed off its highly anticipated watch, the first completely new product category from Apple since Steve Jobs showed off the iPad in 2010. AppleInsider was there live, among the first to get their hands on Apple's major push into the wearable devices market

Apple Watch is first device category developed under Tim Cook, took years to complete

Tuesday September 09, 2014

In a pair of interviews with ABC News following Tuesday's big hardware debut, Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Design Jony Ive discussed the trials and tribulations of designing the company's first wearable device.

How Apple made the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ready for one-handed use

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Rumors were confirmed on Tuesday when Apple launched the new iPhone lineup, with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus landing squarely in "phablet" territory. But the company included some special user interface tweaks to make the added real estate manageable.

Sprint to launch new 'iPhone for Life' rental option and special subscription plan

Tuesday September 09, 2014

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint on Tuesday announced a new iPhone hardware rental plan dubbed "iPhone for Life," in which customers pay a flat monthly fee to "rent" Apple's device rather than buy it outright.

Apple's iTunes 11.4 update for OS X Mavericks adds iOS 8 support

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Apple on Tuesday released the latest version of iTunes for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, bringing support for the company's upcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system.

Apple paid undisclosed sum to release U2's "Songs of Innocence" for free [u]

Tuesday September 09, 2014

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple paid rock band U2 an unknown amount of money to distribute the group's latest "Songs of Innocence" LP to iTunes users free of charge, a gift to customers of the digital storefront.

Watch all nine videos from Apple's iPhone 6, Apple Watch special event

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Following its iPhone and Apple Watch unveil on Tuesday, Apple has posted to YouTube all nine videos used in the keynote, including ads for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as U2's free album.

Reminder: Gazelle's extended iPhone price lock ends today, lock in a 45-day cash offer before midnight

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Readers looking to sell their old iPhone to help pay for a new iPhone 6 have until midnight to take advantage of Gazelle's extended price lock, which lets you lock in a cash offer for your old iPhones that's good for 45 days, meaning you won't be required to send it in for another month and a half. [Updated to note expiration of Gazelle's extended price lock promo]

Apple's redesigned desktop and mobile websites are heavy on images, animations

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Coming on the heels of Apple's big iPhone 6 and Apple Watch reveal, the company on Tuesday launched redesigned versions of its official desktop and mobile websites, with a streamlined interface and enhanced animations.

Apple announces official iCloud price tiers ranging from free to $20 per month

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Following a massive announcement regarding new iPhone and Apple Watch hardware, Apple on Tuesday updated its dedicated iCloud webpage to reflect finalized pricing on storage plans, which now go up to 1TB for a $20 monthly fee.

First look: Hands-on with the new iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus, featuring Apple Pay and Reachability

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Apple has gone big with its latest smartphones, with two new models set to launch on Sept. 19 sized at 4.7 inches for the iPhone 6, and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus. Following their unveiling on Tuesday, AppleInsider went hands-on with the new iPhones to test out new features like the Apple Pay mobile wallet service and Reachability for easier one-handed use.

Apple finally kills off iPod classic after 13 years of service

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Not mentioned during today's announcements, Apple has quietly removed the venerable iPod classic from its mobile music player lineup, paring down the company's offerings to the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle.

First look: Hands-on with the all-new Apple Watch

Tuesday September 09, 2014

At the conclusion of Tuesday's keynote presentation, Apple opened up the doors to a hands-on area built specifically for the event, where AppleInsider was able to get a first peek at at the new wearable Apple Watch.

NextWorth says iPhone 6 to double trade-in volumes in 2014, offers $20 cash bonus

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Major design changes to Apple's new iPhone 6 lineup introduced Tuesday are expected to trigger a more than twofold increase in the number of consumers trading in old iPhones for cash this year, according to NextWorth (which is also offering AI readers an additional $20 cash bonus coupon on recent models).

Apple provides golden masters of iOS 8, Xcode 6 to developers ahead of Sept. 17 launch

Tuesday September 09, 2014

iOS 8 will become available to the public on Sept. 17, and developers will have one last chance to test out their apps before its launch with the golden master supplied on Tuesday.

U2 to give their new LP to every iTunes customer for free in largest album release ever

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Adding to the tsunami of major announcements coming out of Cupertino on Friday, Apple and Irish rockers U2 teamed up to give away a free copy the band's new album to each one of the more than 500 million iTunes customers in 119 countries around the world.