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2016

Apple adds night mode, secure notes, more in iOS 9.3

Monday January 11, 2016

The next point release of Apple's mobile operating system is shaping up to be one of the most important yet, with a slew of new features that help users sleep, keep their sensitive data under wraps, and get a better overview of their health coming in iOS 9.3.

iOS 9.3 for iPad adds multi-user support for students, new Classroom app

Monday January 11, 2016

The forthcoming release of iOS 9.3 will add a number of new iPad features focused on the education market, including multi-user support and a new dedicated Classroom app.

iOS 9.3 & watchOS 2.2 betas add ability to pair multiple Apple Watches with an iPhone

Monday January 11, 2016

In a potential sign that new Apple Watch hardware could be around the corner, Apple's newly released iOS 9.3 beta gives developers the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches with an iPhone.

Apple issues first betas for iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2 and El Capitan 10.11.4

Monday January 11, 2016

Apple on Monday dropped a deluge of new software updates for testers, with new beta releases for its iOS, tvOS, watchOS and Mac OS X platforms now available to download.

EU ruling against Belgian corporate tax breaks may set precedent for decision on Apple

Monday January 11, 2016

The European Commission on Monday ruled that Belgium broke state aid rules by offering tax breaks to a number of multinational corporations, 35 of which will have to repay $765 million.

AT&T revives unlimited data plans for DirecTV & U-verse TV subscribers

Monday January 11, 2016

AT&T is briefly resurrecting the concept of an unlimited data plan for its smartphone customers, but with the catch that subscribers must also have DirecTV or U-verse TV, and pay a high monthly fee.

Aaron Sorkin & Kate Winslet pick up Golden Globes for roles in Steve Jobs biopic

Monday January 11, 2016

The Danny Boyle biopic Steve Jobs picked up two awards during the Golden Globes on Sunday, including Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Kate Winslet.

Apple working on iOS-to-Android migration tool - report

Monday January 11, 2016

Apple is reportedly in the process of developing on a new software application that would make it easier for iOS users to make the move to Android, transferring personal data more quickly from Apple's operating system to Google's.

Brean Capital maintains $170 target for Apple stock, sees 'material upside' to iPhone in 2016

Monday January 11, 2016

As shares of Apple remain under $100 after recent losses, Brean Capital is standing by its $170 price target, predicting the iPhone will outperform lowered Wall Street expectations in 2016.

Apple's new 4-inch handset rumored to be named 'iPhone 5e,' sport A8 CPU & 1GB RAM

Monday January 11, 2016

Supply chain scuttlebutt over a new 4-inch iPhone continues to accumulate, with the latest rumors suggesting Apple will name its revamped handset the "iPhone 5e," with the letter 'e' potentially signifying that it is an 'enhanced' version of the iPhone 5s.

Deals: Free Apple Super Drive and the lowest prices anywhere on all 13" MacBook Airs with AppleCare

Monday January 11, 2016

Readers shopping for a 13" MacBook Air this week can not only save over 50% off AppleCare -- yielding the lowest prices anywhere for all available configurations with Apple's extended protection plans -- but also grab a free Apple Super Drive, free shipping and no sales tax in 48 states with each other.

Apple has been undercounting Apple News traffic due to glitch, working on fix

Monday January 11, 2016

Apple on Sunday said it has been sharing erroneous iOS 9 News app usage statistics with publishing partners due to an unnoticed glitch, adding that it does not know exactly how many people are currently using the service.

Two new Chinese Apple Stores set to open in Nanjing & Guangzhou on Jan. 16

Sunday January 10, 2016

Continuing an accelerated expansion in the region, Apple will launch two more Chinese stores this Saturday, the first in Nanjing and the second in Guangzhou, both at 10 a.m. local time.

Apple Music reportedly reaches 10 million paid subscribers in 6 months

Sunday January 10, 2016

Apple's new Apple Music streaming service has reportedly exceeded 10 million subscribers in its first six months, a feat that took established Swedish rival Spotify six years to achieve in 2014.

Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016: part 2

Sunday January 10, 2016

While Apple's detractors see a bleak future for the world's richest tech company, the reality is that it will be much easier for Apple sell iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch and Macs in 2016 given that its competitors are now weaker than they were in 2015.

Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016

Saturday January 09, 2016

In 2015 Apple grabbed a 94 percent share of the world's global smartphone profits, sold the only profitable tablets and smartwatch, increased its Mac unit sales,, launched a successful NFC payment platform, took a huge slice of the music streaming market and introduced a new platform for the living room. How can it possibly beat that performance in 2016?

This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 7' rumors, iPhone 6s production cuts, stock market troubles & more

Saturday January 09, 2016

News stepped to a fast pace at the beginning of 2016, with numerous rumors about the iPhone 7, and worries about Apple's stock price and the prospects for iPhone 6s sales.

T-Mobile confirms Binge On tech slows streaming video data speeds

Friday January 08, 2016

T-Mobile on Friday said its new Binge On service does indeed slow down cellular data connections to streaming video sites as some customers have complained, but maintains the feature is an "optimization" to benefit consumers, not data throttling.

Apple confirms first Mexican Apple Store, opens job applications

Friday January 08, 2016

Confirming a recent AppleInsider report, Apple on Friday announced its first Mexican Apple Store will be an in-mall outlet in Mexico City for which the company is now accepting online job applications.

Lawyer filing class action case against Apple called "manifestly incompetent" by federal judge

Friday January 08, 2016

A class action lawsuit claiming that AppleCare service plans were a "fraudulent and unlawful scheme" has been rejected by U.S. District Judge William Orrick, who portrayed the case as a contrived invention "for the purpose of initiating this lawsuit."