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2015

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.

Apple reportedly horning in on corporate bond issues, bypassing asset management firms

Friday June 05, 2015

Apple is among an elite cadre of cash-rich tech companies buying up corporate debt as a way to grow their coffers without befalling U.S. repatriation taxes, a report said Friday.

Apple's iPhone gobbles up marketshare in U.S. as competitors stumble

Friday June 05, 2015

A fresh report published by comScore on Friday says Apple's share of the U.S. smartphone market grew nearly two percent during a three-month period ending in April, pushing iPhone's share of subscribers above 43 percent.

Apple to name streaming music service 'Apple Music,' ask users to pick favorite genres

Friday June 05, 2015

Apple's new streaming music service -- likely to be announced at a Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday -- will be called "Apple Music," and will use personalization to help set itself apart, a report said on Friday.

Apple mulling reduced App Store fees for subscriptions - report

Friday June 05, 2015

For the first time since the opening of the App Store, Apple is reportedly considering alterations to its revenue model that would see the iPhone maker's cut of subscriptions reduced to less than 30 percent.

Apple Online Store stops offering iPhone with 2-year AT&T contract

Friday June 05, 2015

Apple removed the option to buy an AT&T iPhone on a two-year contract from its online store on Thursday night, reflecting AT&T's wider shift away from two-year contracts.

Apple boots contractor Skanska from Campus 2 project - report [u]

Friday June 05, 2015

Swedish contractor Skanska AB will reportedly not be allowed to continue working on Apple's multi-billion dollar "spaceship" campus once its current projects are completed, a move that could be related to rising costs and delays in construction.

Killer Deal: Use $80 coupons to help knock $245-$360 off all 2015 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare

Friday June 05, 2015

AppleInsider readers this month can take advantage of an exclusive offer from one of Apple's authorized resellers that allows instant discounts to be combined with a $100 coupon and $50 rebate, knocking a total of $260-$275 off every new 15" MacBook Pro configuration with AppleCare.

Apple Watch tips: How to use it as an iPhone camera remote, pay with Apple Pay, take a screenshot, more

Friday June 05, 2015

Because the Apple Watch is an entirely new platform and interface, some of the more helpful functions of the device may not be readily apparent to new users, such as activating Apple Pay, taking screenshots, or using the remote camera shutter function.

Rumor: Apple taps AU Optronics to build 4-inch iPhone screens for 2016 hardware update

Friday June 05, 2015

Supplier AU Optronics has secured a deal to produce screens for a future 4-inch iPhone, which may be in the works to ship in 2016, a report said.

AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, Apple TV, HomeKit, Metaio & much more

Friday June 05, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss Apple's acquisition of augmented reality company Metaio, our WWDC predictions, Apple TV, and Apple HomeKit. Shane and Neil have a word to say on what they wish for Apple TV, and we have a special interview with Joe Dada, CEO of HomeKit accessory maker Insteon.

Edward Snowden hails Apple as 'pioneering' for iOS 8 security measures

Friday June 05, 2015

Whistleblower and former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden lauded Apple for enabling measures like default full-disk encryption in iOS 8, in a rare editorial published on Friday.

Apple expects half of top US merchants will accept Apple Pay by end of 2015

Friday June 05, 2015

Apple's work to expand the footprint of its iPhone-based mobile payment service continues more than half a year after its debut, and while the company expects to bring a number of large merchants on board before the end of 2015, though it appears to be an uphill battle.

Inside Apple UK: Lavish London stores welcome Apple Watch buyers, but so far only to look

Friday June 05, 2015

London -- one of the most expensive cities in the world -- has prime exposure to Apple Watch, both in high-end boutiques and in two of Apple's own most impressive retail flagship stores, among the 38 total stores in the United Kingdom. Actually buying the new device in those stores, however, remains frustratingly difficult, at least for now.

Apple, record labels negotiating last-minute streaming service terms days before expected WWDC launch

Thursday June 04, 2015

With Apple widely expected to announce a new subscription-based music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, a report on Thursday suggests the company is cutting it close and holding last-minute negotiations with record labels.

Apple prohibits AltConf from streaming WWDC content

Thursday June 04, 2015

It appears Apple is instituting tight control over WWDC content for 2015, as the company on Thursday threatened legal action against AltConf if it moved forward with plans to stream the yearly keynote and subsequent sessions to attendees at an offsite location.