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2017

Apple's Campus 2 repeatedly delayed by emphasis on perfecting small details, profile says

Tuesday February 07, 2017

A Tuesday profile of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 headquarters -- said to be lining up for a spring opening -- suggests that much of the reason for the project's delay was Apple managers' insistence on refining small, normally inconsequential details.

Truphone offers data plans for Apple SIM-equipped iPads to 40 countries

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Truphone customers in Spain now have the option to sign up for a roaming data plan in 40 countries, including the U.S, Australia, France, Germany, and the U.K. - with the ability for customers in other countries to sign on coming soon.

Apple granted patent for 'dual mode' headphone that doubles as a speaker

Tuesday February 07, 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent covering a next-generation headphone design that automatically transforms into a stereo loudspeaker on the fly, potentially laying down a blueprint for future EarPods, AirPods or Beats models.

Last call! Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,299 with no tax in 48 states

Tuesday February 07, 2017

Ends today! AppleInsider readers can save $200 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no sales tax outside NY and NJ. This deal matches the lowest price we've seen to date.

Apple shares new 'One Night' ad as part of 'Shot on iPhone 7' campaign

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple on Monday aired the latest of its iPhone 7 commercials, once again putting the handset's imaging capabilities front and center with a collection of videos and photos from around the world, all captured on a single night.

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses rumored Paris retail store, EU tax ruling, AI, AR in interview

Monday February 06, 2017

As part of his tour through France, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday sat down to discuss a few hot topics including the company's EU tax bill, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and a Parisian retail store rumored to take root along the storied Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

Apple formalizes 8-pin 'Ultra Accessory Connector' for switching headphones from Lightning to 3.5mm, USB-C

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple has issued a developer preview for a connector, dubbed the Ultra Accessory Connector, intended to ease connectivity and adapter problems associated with "Made for i"-certified headphones, allowing them to be switched out for USB-C or legacy 3.5-millimeter audio cables.

UK's BT publicly supports Google, fears Apple dominance, in EU Android antitrust case

Monday February 06, 2017

Google has received some support in's ongoing Android antitrust case with the European Commission from British Telecom, with the U.K. communications giant allegedly getting involved to help prevent Apple from becoming too dominant in the smartphone market.

Apple may open second Dubai store in March, shutters Danbury, Conn. outlet for likely in-place expansion

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple's second outlet in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai could open in March, a report claimed on Monday. Meanwhile, the company's Danbury Fair Mall outlet in Connecticut has temporarily shut down, presumably to grow into an adjoining space.

Deals: Free Kensington USB-C Dock ($200 value) with any 2016 15" MacBook Pro; 128GB iPad Air 2 for $459; $100 off 13" MacBook Pro

Monday February 06, 2017

Kicking off the week, B&H Photo is throwing in a free Kensington SD4600P USB-C Docking Station with Power with the purchase of any Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro (on top of instant savings and no tax outside NY and NJ). Apple's 128GB iPad Air 2 is also $40 off, while 13-inch MacBook Pros are $1,399 ($100 off).

Back to School promotions on Mac, iPad Pro start in Australia, Japan, New Zealand

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple has launched a series of Back to School promotions in Australia and New Zealand, with purchasers of new equipment online or at Apple Retail getting gift cards for a future purchase at the Apple Store.

Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 to developers

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple on Monday supplied registered developers with the second pre-release beta builds of forthcoming updates to three of its four major software platforms: iOS, watchOS and tvOS.

Apple rolls out Maps transit directions in New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple has once again expanded the availability ot public transit directions in its Maps apps for iOS and macOS, this time brining them to New Orleans a few weeks ahead the city's annual Mardi Gras festival.

Apple cedes ground in growing Chinese smartphone market as consumers await redesigned 'iPhone 8'

Monday February 06, 2017

The iPhone is being overtaken in China by a raft of new locally-produced smartphone rivals, according to a new report, which shows Apple's market share dropping despite greatly increased smartphone shipments in the region.

Shielded LG UltraFine 5K displays headed to Apple stores, fixes done on case-by-case basis

Monday February 06, 2017

Thunderbolt 3 LG UltraFine 5K displays boasting enhanced shielding to prevent radio frequency interference disconnects and crashing are working their way to retailers now, and problematic units in the field will be assessed for service and shielding addition on a case by case basis, AppleInsider has learned.

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with fashion designer Julien Fournie, VizEat co-founders in France

Monday February 06, 2017

Following his visits to two French Apple stores over the weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday met with several local business owners, including fashion designer Julien Fournié.

Apple objects to 'free ride' requests by Australian banks to open up NFC on iPhone

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission over the resistance of major banks in the country using Apple Pay, with a recent filing claiming a request to open up access to the iPhone's NFC controller would effectively allow banks to avoid using Apple Pay entirely.

Apple floats idea of refurb iPhone sales as condition of local manufacturing in India

Monday February 06, 2017

Apple is looking to revive the idea of importing and selling refurbished iPhones in India as a possible condition of it starting local manufacturing in the country, a report said on Monday.

W1-equipped BeatsX headphones begin arriving in NYC Apple stores

Monday February 06, 2017

After months of delays, Apple's new BeatsX headphones are now available in limited quantities, showing as "in stock" at just a few of the company's retail stores in Manhattan.

VR evangelist doubles down on rumor that Apple AR headset is inbound, moves date up to 2017

Monday February 06, 2017

Augmented and virtual reality herald Robert Scoble has amplified his predictions about an Apple partnership with Carl Zeiss on a pair of smart glasses, and is predicting an announcement of the technology possibly as early as the middle of 2017.