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2015

Apple unveils iOS 9 with smarter Siri, public transit in Maps, iPad split-screen multitasking

Monday June 08, 2015

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 9, will focus on enhanced system intelligence, numerous improvements to built-in apps, new iPad-specific capabilities, and much more, it was announced at WWDC on Monday.

Apple introduces Metal for Mac, promises huge leap in graphics performance

Monday June 08, 2015

At WWDC on Monday, Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced Metal for Mac, which combines the power of OpenCL and graphics crunching capability of OpenGL into a unified API that reduces draw rendering times by 50 percent.

Apple announces OS X 10.11 El Capitan, focusing on experience & performance

Monday June 08, 2015

Apple's next major release of OS X will be dubbed "El Capitan," the company announced on Monday, featuring a number of tweaks and improvements, including enhancements to Spotlight, new gesture-based input methods for built-in apps, and more.

Apple Pay support will expand to include 'private label' retail store cards

Monday June 08, 2015

Apple on Monday is expected to announce that its Apple Pay mobile wallet will begin accepting retail store cards, allowing consumers to benefit from special offers and discounts at certain locations.

Live from Apple's WWDC 2015: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, Apple Music and more

Monday June 08, 2015

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off with a keynote presentation, unveiling the company's upcoming products, including the next-generation versions of iOS and OS X. AppleInsider is there live in San Francisco with complete exclusive coverage of the company's big event.

Apple to replace Newsstand with new Flipboard-like app for iOS 9

Monday June 08, 2015

Apple is apparently planning to do away with its Newsstand application for iOS, instead replacing it with a Flipboard-like digital magazine that will present content from a number of sources.

HTC uses photos taken on an iPhone to show off its new 24K-gold One M9

Monday June 08, 2015

Taiwanese device maker HTC recently unveiled a limited run of its flagship One M9 handset plated in 24-karat gold, showing the new device off on Twitter --using photos taken with an iPhone.

Apple HomeKit support coming to Philips Hue this fall, will work with current light sources

Monday June 08, 2015

Philips on Monday announced that its Hue intelligent lighting ecosystem will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform starting this fall.

Tim Cook hints Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts could take stage today at WWDC

Monday June 08, 2015

In an interview about the need for diversity in the tech industry, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook hinted that women will be prominently featured onstage at today's WWDC keynote, which could mean the highly anticipated on-stage debut of retail chief Angela Ahrendts.

Rumor claims Apple wants to reach 100 million subscribers for Apple Music

Monday June 08, 2015

For Apple Music, the streaming music service due to be unveiled later on Monday at WWDC, Apple is reportedly setting an incredibly lofty goal of signing up 100 million subscribers.

Apple to spend 'billions' on private network infrastructure in bid to increase cloud capacity

Monday June 08, 2015

Apple has reportedly embarked on an ambitious project to create a new high-speed private network --powered by bespoke hardware and software -- between its datacenters in an effort to deal with the constantly-increasing demand for storage and transfer capacity in the cloud.

WWDC attendees greeted with jackets featuring Apple Watch San Francisco font, Swift code

Sunday June 07, 2015

Attendees registering for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference are being given a familiar jacket with a new flourish: text set in the company's new internally created San Francisco font, along with a clever reference to Apple's recently released Swift language.

WWDC 2015 guaranteed to highlight growing gap between Apple and Google

Sunday June 07, 2015

While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.

WWDC Deals: MacMall knocks $171 off Apple's new high-end 15" MacBook Pro, B&H offers 256GB 13" MacBook Air for $899

Sunday June 07, 2015

Ahead of Apple's annual developers conference on Monday, two of the company's authorized resellers are offering the lowest prices we've seen on the new M370X-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro ($2,374.99) and last year's 13" MacBook Air with 256GB of storage ($899).

Apple will unveil streaming music service on Monday, Sony chief confirms

Sunday June 07, 2015

In the midst of an interview at the annual Midem conference in Cannes on Sunday, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed Apple's plans to unveil a streaming music service during next week's WWDC keynote address.

Apple's HealthKit has yet to realize its potential, thanks to lackadaisical third-party support

Sunday June 07, 2015

Apple's HealthKit, especially with the newly launched Apple Watch, is a fantastic way for apps and services to share health and fitness data openly with one another. Unfortunately, Apple's own Health app is still being held back by short-sighted decisions from some of the top fitness platforms, including my two favorites: RunKeeper and Fitbit.

Apple Pay to reportedly land in UK by summer

Sunday June 07, 2015

A report on Saturday claims Apple is finalizing plans to launch Apple Pay in the UK later this summer, which would mark the in-house payments service's first international offering since rolling out in the U.S. last October.

Review: Phiaton's BT 220 NC earbuds may sound good but are awkward to use

Saturday June 06, 2015

Phiaton's BT 220 NC earbuds will certainly do the job for people who need a pair of Bluetooth headphones for their iPhone or iPad, but some basic inconveniences keep it from being something to recommend.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, TV delays, HomeKit & more

Saturday June 06, 2015

This week saw a flurry of last-minute rumors emerge about Apple's planned WWDC 2015 announcements -- including streaming music, and the absence of highly-anticipated TV offerings.

Apple to allow limited WWDC streaming at AltConf

Friday June 05, 2015

After threatening to pursue legal action against AltConf over plans to stream WWDC content at an unaffiliated conference, Apple on Friday agreed to grant limited access to keynote and Platforms State of the Union presentations.