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2016

Apple brings Maps transit coverage to Prague in Czech Republic

Monday August 01, 2016

Apple is now offering Maps transit directions for the Czech capital of Prague, returning focus to the app's European users after a stretch of concentrating on the U.S.

Apple partner Didi Chuxing to buy Uber China for $1 billion

Monday August 01, 2016

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride sharing service that Apple invested $1 billion into, appears to be buying out rival service Uber China for $1 billion plus a promise to invest $1 billion into parent company Uber Global.

Apple launches official iBooks Instagram account, promotes latest Harry Potter story

Sunday July 31, 2016

Over the weekend, Apple quietly debuted an official Instagram account for the iBooks Store, promoting various new releases including the highly-anticipated stage script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Kanye West wants Apple to buy Tidal, calls for executive meeting

Sunday July 31, 2016

Rapper Kanye West in a minor tweet storm on Saturday called on Apple to purchase Apple Music competitor Tidal, saying he wants to put an end to the "beef" between the two streaming music providers.

First look: Brooklyn celebrates the grand opening of its first Apple Store

Saturday July 30, 2016

Brooklynites braved the summer heat on Saturday for the grand opening of their borough's first-ever Apple Store, in the neighborhood of Williamsburg. AppleInsider was there and provides a first look at the new retail space.

This week on AI: Q3 beats forecasts, 'Apple Car' leadership changes, augmented reality plans & more

Saturday July 30, 2016

The big news this week was Apple's quarterly results, which beat expectations even if they were still largely downhill. Meanwhile though, big shakeups were revealed within the "Apple Car" team and CEO Tim Cook teased the company's interest in augmented reality.

Apple urges Supreme Court to end long-running Samsung patent case

Friday July 29, 2016

Apple on Friday delivered a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a favorable ruling in its ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung, saying the Korean company had not furnished sufficient evidence to send the case back to a lower court.

First video of functional Lightning EarPods hits the web

Friday July 29, 2016

Fanning the flames of rumors claiming Apple plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from its next-generation iPhone, a video posted to YouTube on Friday shows off what appears to be a pair of functional Lightning-only EarPods leaked from Chinese parts suppliers.

Popular iOS keyboard SwiftKey disables sync feature after data leak is discovered

Friday July 29, 2016

Microsoft-owned SwiftKey, a popular predictive keyboard available on Apple's iOS, has suspended part of its service after it was discovered the app was leaking user data to complete strangers.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, VP Lisa Jackson to host Clinton fundraising event

Friday July 29, 2016

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and Vice President of of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson are holding an event for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's "Victory Fund" on Aug. 24.

Microsoft lays off 2,850 more people in continued retreat from phones

Friday July 29, 2016

Microsoft is getting rid of another 2,850 workers, continuing a turn away from its failed acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business in 2014, which cost it over $7.2 billion plus later restructuring charges.

Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch to feature new, thinner 'One Glass Solution' touchscreen

Friday July 29, 2016

Apple suppliers are said to be gearing up for the upcoming launch of the second-generation Apple Watch, which will allegedly conserve space with new, thinner technology behind its touchscreen OLED display.

Apple's iPhone falls from 3rd to 5th in China smartphone marketshare

Friday July 29, 2016

In the battle for the Chinese smartphone market, Apple has lost ground in both marketshare and shipment quantities to smartphone manufacturers Vivo and Oppo, new data reveals.

Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay to 2017 Sonata & Tucson

Friday July 29, 2016

Two more 2017-model vehicles -- the Sonata sedan and Tucson SUV -- will be Hyundai's latest to gain support for Apple CarPlay, as well as Google's Android Auto.

Secure WhatsApp found to not be completely eradicating chat transcripts

Friday July 29, 2016

The end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp service is leaving traces of previously deleted chats behind in device storage, making forensic retrieval possible through physical device access or a warrant served on Apple for an iCloud backup.

Apple reaps $7 billion after finalizing latest bond sale

Friday July 29, 2016

Apple has completed an anticipated five-part bond sale, raising $7 billion in debt with the help of banks including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, and Deutsche Bank.

Nest app updates with Thermostat control from Apple Watch, expanded camera options

Friday July 29, 2016

Google's Nest division updated its iOS app with several important features, most notably the ability to control its flagship Thermostat via the Apple Watch.

CBS All Access, Showtime streaming services each hold 1 million users

Friday July 29, 2016

Streaming services CBS All Access and Showtime Anytime collectively have more than two million paid subscribers, CBS's chief executive boasted during his company's quarterly results conference call.

AppleInsider podcast talks Q3 earnings, more 'iPhone 7' rumors, 'Apple Car,' more

Friday July 29, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Mikey go over Apple's earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, one billion iPhones, "iPhone 7" rumors, a shake-up at "Project Titan" and much more.

Apple opens Spanish language App Store feed on Twitter

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple on Thursday launched a Spanish-language Twitter account for the App Store, looking to market iOS apps to a broader demographic.