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2016

Apple internet services suffer wide outage, iCloud, App Stores, Apple TV, iTunes, others down [ux2]

Thursday June 02, 2016

Apple's internet services experienced trouble for the second time in as many days on Thursday as customers reported outages affecting the iOS and Mac App Stores, iCloud, iTunes and Apple TV.

Patent office gives Apple upper-hand in Smartflash lawsuit by invalidating two patents

Thursday June 02, 2016

The invalidation of two more Smartflash patents may put Apple in a good position to avoid paying a $532.9 million patent verdict rendered in February 2015, a report claimed on Thursday.

Apple won't release a GPU-equipped Thunderbolt Retina 5K display anytime soon - report

Thursday June 02, 2016

Though speculation and rumors have been mounting that Apple could introduce a new high-resolution Thunderbolt Display with its own discrete graphics card, a new report pours cold water on those hopes, saying such a device will not be seen at this month's Worldwide Developers Conference -- if ever.

Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for Apple TV and tvOS

Thursday June 02, 2016

Apple TV was first introduced ten years ago at the end of 2006, but unlike the blockbuster iPhone it merely remained a "hobby" over the last decade until finally getting some real attention last year with the 4th generation overhaul. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of tvOS from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

BMW refocuses 'i' division on self-driving cars as Honda shows off autonomous prototypes

Thursday June 02, 2016

More potential competition for the rumored "Apple Car" emerged on Thursday, as BMW said that it is relaunching its "i" division to concentrate on self-driving vehicles, just a day after Honda revealed its own prototypes in that field.

Apple issues new iOS 9.3.2 update to address update errors on 9.7" iPad Pro

Thursday June 02, 2016

Apple on Thursday pushed out a new version of iOS 9.3.2 specifically for its 9.7-inch iPad Pro, aiming to address bugs that "bricked" some units while attempting to update.

Deals: Unlocked 64GB iPhone SE for $494; iMac 4K for $1,299; Gold MacBook for $999; 2.8GHz Mac mini for $899

Thursday June 02, 2016

Beat the 2-3 week wait at Apple and grab an unlocked iPhone SE at a slight discount before they're gone. Or grab the lowest price of the year on Apple's new iMac 4K at $1,299, a Gold 12-inch MacBook for $999, or a 2.8GHz Mac mini for $899 -- all with free shipping and no sales tax in 49 states. An iPad Air for $270 is also up for grabs.

Goldman Sachs cuts AAPL target, earnings forecasts on bleaker iPhone predictions

Thursday June 02, 2016

Apple's stock value fell on Thursday morning in the wake of Goldman Sachs reducing price and earnings targets, along with its predictions for future iPhone shipments.

Siri enhancements and third-party SDK predicted to take center stage at WWDC 2016

Thursday June 02, 2016

The most likely main focus for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference will be major improvements to Siri, one analyst believes, led by expansion to the Mac and the introduction of new developer tools that will allow third-party apps to access the virtual assistant.

Apple to make Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan an Indian brand ambassador - report

Thursday June 02, 2016

Apple will be making Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan a brand ambassador for India, intensifying the company's profile in the country, according to a Thursday report.

Apple beefs up 2016 Back to School sale, offers free Beats with Mac, iPhone or iPad purchase

Thursday June 02, 2016

Apple's 2016 Back to School sale is an improvement from last year, offering a better model of Beats headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac, and also expanding the promotion to include free headphones with the purchase of an iPad Pro or newer iPhone.

Apple's latest bonds could raise total of $4B in debt from Asia-Pacific region

Thursday June 02, 2016

On the heels of news that Apple plans to issue bonds in Taiwan and Australia, a new report alleges that the company could raise as much as $4 billion total from the Asia-Pacific region.

Elon Musk expects 'Apple Car' to be late to market, estimates volume production by 2020

Thursday June 02, 2016

Speaking at Re/code's Code Conference, Tesla founder Elon Musk restated assumptions that Apple -- not Google -- will one day be an automotive industry contender, but said the mythical project is already a "missed opportunity."

Apple Pay transactions totaled $10.9B in 2015, suffers growing pains, report says

Wednesday June 01, 2016

Apple customers who provisioned credit and debit cards with Apple Pay made $10.9 billion in purchases in 2015, a report said Wednesday, suggesting the nascent payments service is -- slowly -- gaining momentum as the company expands beyond core markets.

Apple deploys first preview branch of Swift 3.0 ahead of WWDC 2016

Wednesday June 01, 2016

Developers now have access to the first preview release branch for Swift 3.0, the next evolution of Apple's custom programming language.

iCloud Music Library outage triggers error messages, disappearing libraries for Apple Music users

Wednesday June 01, 2016

A component of Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, was hit with extended downtime on Wednesday, causing numerous problems for people trying to play songs and albums.

KFC officially launches Apple Pay at US restaurants

Wednesday June 01, 2016

Fried chicken chain KFC on Wednesday announced that it has finally begun supporting Apple Pay, something originally teased by Apple in October 2015.

Rumor: Apple preparing Thunderbolt Retina 5K display with integrated graphics card

Wednesday June 01, 2016

Rumors of a revamped Thunderbolt Display with high-resolution Retina display have persisted for years, but a new report claims that Apple may finally update its standalone display, complete with an external graphics card that would ensure all Macs could push the pixels necessary for a 5K resolution.

WWDC 2016 rumor roundup: What to expect at Apple's June 13 keynote

Wednesday June 01, 2016

Members of the press were invited on Wednesday to an Apple keynote that will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, scheduled to take place on June 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern in San Francisco. Here's what you can expect.

Forecast says Apple iPhone shipments will drop to 227M in 2016, resume growth in 2017

Wednesday June 01, 2016

iPhone shipments may actually slip from about 232 million in 2015 to 227 million this year, marking the first such decline in Apple history, according to a research forecast published on Wednesday.