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2015

Apple Watch designers detail years of research and refinements that went into its development

Thursday April 02, 2015

The Apple Watch underwent many iterations and refinements before its designers felt it would be comfortable to use on the wrist, including over a year of adjustments on the Taptic Engine alone, according to a new profile published on Thursday.

First look: Adobe Slate for iPad is an easy-to-use tool for creating compelling visual stories

Thursday April 02, 2015

Building on a growing base of mobile creativity app offerings, Adobe on Thursday launched Slate, an iPad-only tool that lets users construct and publish online visually striking presentations, newsletters, reports and more.

EU scrutinizing record labels over potential deals with Apple streaming music service

Thursday April 02, 2015

With Apple expected to rebrand and relaunch its acquired Beats Music service this summer, the company has already come under the watchful eye of the European Union, which has begun probing the company's plans even before the product is made official.

Apple Watch graces cover of Canada's 'Flare' in latest celebrity spread

Thursday April 02, 2015

Academy Award nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld wears an Apple Watch Sport on the latest cover of popular Canadian fashion magazine Flare, in the latest cover story for Apple's soon-to-launch wearable.

Apple invention details single-sensor, multi-lens camera system for iPhone

Thursday April 02, 2015

An Apple patent filing published Thursday describes a mechanism capable of directing light from two apertures onto a single image sensor, facilitating smaller iPhone form factors while ensuring identical image quality from both front- and rear-facing cameras.

Philips expands smart lighting lineup with Hue Go portable lamp

Thursday April 02, 2015

Announced on Thursday, Philips' new Hue Go lamp introduces portability and autonomy to the company's iOS-connected Hue smart lighting range of products.

Citi lays out five reasons why Apple stock, growth potential is undervalued

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Citi analyst Jim Suva believes investors and the Street are seriously underestimating Apple's growth potential, especially related to iPhone 6 performance, saying he expects AAPL to beat consensus for March quarter sales by at least $1 billion.

Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks on par with 2011 MacBook Air

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.

Apple reportedly asking providers handle cost and infrastructure for rumored streaming TV service

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Apple is laying the the cost and responsibility of streaming infrastructure on TV networks participating in its upcoming subscription Internet TV service, according to industry executives quoted in a Wednesday report.

Sling TV adding live and on-demand HBO in new $15 add-on tier

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Apple is not the only cord-cutting option for those who can't live without HBO content, as Dish Network on Wednesday announced that its Sling TV over-the-top web television service would add HBO as a $15-per-month add-on within the next two weeks.

TweetDeck for Mac gets catch-up update, Facebook debuts Riff video app for iPhone

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Twitter today released its first major TweetDeck for Mac update since August, bringing support for features like Teams and group messages, while Facebook launched Riff, an app for shooting and sharing collaborative videos.

UK enacts new tax to cope with companies like Apple, Google diverting profits overseas

Wednesday April 01, 2015

A new tax in the U.K. directly targets companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, which have been accused of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes in countries where they nevertheless do business.

Apple's new 12" MacBook unboxed in Vietnam ahead of official release

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Consumers looking for an early glimpse at the shipping version of Apple's all-new 12-inch MacBook need wait no longer, as the Force Touch-packing ultraportable has found itself the subject of a pre-release unboxing video in Vietnam.

Inside Force Touch: Apple's new 'force click' action opens up new possibilities for the Mac

Wednesday April 01, 2015

The new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and upcoming 12-inch MacBook features an entirely new method of input, activated by applying additional pressure to the trackpad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how force click works, and what new possibilities it opens up for OS X.

Killer Deal: Grab any current MacBook Pro (including Force Touch models) at the lowest prices anywhere with exclusive coupons

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Back for a limited time, AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons at one of Apple's top authorized resellers to get the lowest prices anywhere on all 13-inch MacBook Pros with Force Touch (up to $82 off, many in stock) and 15-inch MacBook Pros (up to $300 off) with free shipping and other perks.

Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program encounters weak public reception

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Apple's just-launched Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program is already meeting with a tepid response in the country, particularly in light of the prices of new devices and higher trade-in values at third-party recycling companies.

UBS declares Apple a 'special' kind of investment, says 'full ramifications' of iPhone are yet to come

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Reading the new "Becoming Steve Jobs" biography inspired UBS analyst Steven Milunovich to share his thoughts on where Apple is headed, leading him to suggest to investors that the iPhone maker's best days may still be ahead of it.

Samsung Galaxy S6 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Wednesday April 01, 2015

While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy S6 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games -- particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Apple announces Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Apple iPhone and iPad owners living in Greater China are now able visit one of the country's 18 Apple Store locations to trade in their old hardware for store credit, which can subsequently be applied to a new device purchase.

Apple and IBM unveil 8 new MobileFirst iOS apps, new healthcare and industrial products categories

Wednesday April 01, 2015

As part of mobile applications and services initiative MobileFirst, Apple and IBM on Tuesday released eight new iOS apps serving various enterprises, adding new services for the healthcare and industrial products segments.