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2017

Fender intros iPhone-connected Mustang GT guitar amps with preset sharing

Friday May 05, 2017

Fender on Friday launched a new line of guitar amps, the Mustang GT series, notable for including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth -- which not only enables streaming music, but changing up presets via an associated iPhone and Android app, Fender Tone.

Prince's estate looking at bringing 'Purple Rain' debut footage, documentary to Apple Music

Friday May 05, 2017

Prince's estate is readying an unreleased concert film from the seminal '80s album 'Purple Rain' with accompanying documentary footage, and is reportedly shopping it around to Apple Music and other streaming services.

Apple's latest bond sale more modest than earlier offerings, hits $7 billion

Friday May 05, 2017

Following the initial notification of a new bond sale on Thursday, Apple has launched the offering and raised $7 billion in a six-part sale with due dates ranging to 2027.

Amazon may finally cave, bring Prime Video to Apple TV this summer

Friday May 05, 2017

After years of holding out to push its own Fire TV streaming devices, Amazon may finally be ready to bring its on-demand video service to Apple TV in the form of a dedicated app, making it easier for subscribers to access Prime Video in Apple's ecosystem.

Germany's Bosch wins orders to supply motion sensors for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Friday May 05, 2017

German supplier Bosch will provide some of the motion sensors for "the next iPhone," diverting some orders away from Apple's once exclusive supplier, InvenSense, according to a report.

AppleInsider podcast talks about the history of the professional Mac, and Apple's pro software

Friday May 05, 2017

This week on a special live edition of the AppleInsider podcast, Dan and Victor talk about the history of the professional Mac hardware, the history of pro software, and what happens next, all recorded from a gathering of professional users at Adorama in New York City.

Apple maintains worldwide tablet marketshare lead in Q1, but cedes ground to Samsung

Thursday May 04, 2017

Apple held on as the world's largest tablet vendor during the first calendar quarter of 2017, though 13 straight quarters of decline are starting to take their toll on iPad's marketshare lead.

How Apple subdivisions compare against Fortune 500 companies

Thursday May 04, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday revealed the company's wearables business -- AirPods, Apple Watch and Beats -- is now the size of a Fortune 500 company, while services revenue is on the verge of breaking into Fortune 100 territory. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the comparisons.

Apple overtakes Fitbit to become world's largest wearables vendor, study says [u]

Thursday May 04, 2017

Citing a boom in Apple Watch sales, market research firm Strategy Analytics in a report released Thursday said Apple overtook Fitbit to become the world's largest wearables vendor for the first quarter of 2017.

Apple sells 80% of iPhone-class, $600+ smartphones in China

Thursday May 04, 2017

Low-end Chinese phones from companies that barely turn a profit and sell their cheaper products outside of urban centers are growing fast, but, Apple has an 80 percent lock on premium phone sales in China that isn't weakening. That's fueling Services and driving buyers into Apple Stores for other premium gear.

Coach debuts new decorative leather spring Apple Watch bands starting at $125

Thursday May 04, 2017

Luxury fashion maker Coach has issued new leather Apple Watch bands and colors, offering quirky styles and bright patterns for the spring season, ranging in price from $125 to $150.

Apple releases tvOS 10.2.1 beta 5 for developer testing

Thursday May 04, 2017

On Thursday, Apple released a single beta of tvOS to developers, and appears to be skipping a week for iOS and watchOS test builds.

Apple updates App Analytics for developers with new metrics on discovery

Thursday May 04, 2017

Apple this week upgraded its App Analytics service on iTunes Connect with new details on app discovery, offering developers more clues on how to maximize their marketing.

C-Reach Hub brings HomeKit compatibility to C by GE's 'sleep' and 'life' LED bulbs

Thursday May 04, 2017

The family of devices compatible with Apple's HomeKit is soon to grow, with a bridge to make the established C by GE smart lightbulbs work with the system coming over the summer.

See how Apple's Services arm is on track to become as large as a Fortune 100 company this year

Thursday May 04, 2017

Last year, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook suggested the company's "Services" business could grow to the size of a Fortune 100 company within 2017. After the company's second fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple's steadily growing Services business -- encompassing Apple Music, the App Store and more -- is well on the way to matching Cook's prediction.

Apple ramping up for another bond sale, blowing it far past all other funds

Thursday May 04, 2017

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple is readying yet another bond sale, and has essentially purchased an equivalent value in corporate debt to equal the world's largest mutual fund.

Snap signs major network deals for Snapchat TV shows

Thursday May 04, 2017

Snap is reportedly signing deals with a variety of TV networks to get shows in its popular iPhone and Android app, Snapchat -- echoing a similar strategy being adopted by Twitter.

Imagination enters dispute resolution with Apple, prepares to sell off secondary businesses

Thursday May 04, 2017

Apple's split-up with graphics tech supplier Imagination Technologies has entered into a "dispute resolution procedure," the latter company announced on Thursday, also revealing that it plans to sell off two of its businesses, MIPS and Ensigma.

Latest Apple Park drone footage demonstrates scope of massive landscaping project

Thursday May 04, 2017

The latest drone footage from over Apple Park shows massive improvement in many aspects, but still a long way to go before the campus is fully complete.

Apple's lower iTunes Affiliate rates only apply to in-app commissions, report says

Thursday May 04, 2017

Clarifying a recently announced iTunes Affiliate Program policy change that reduces commission rates, a report on Wednesday claims the new schedule applies only to in-app links, not websites and other outlets.