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2015

Apple's $26.5B in purchase commitments hint at huge 'iPhone 6s' launch

Friday July 24, 2015

Apple had $26.5 billion in off-balance sheet commitments at the end of the June quarter -- a massive year-over-year increase that suggests the company is planning for a record breaking launch of its next-generation "iPhone 6s."

AppleInsider podcast talks earnings, future of iPhone, iOS 9 betas & Coin credit card

Friday July 24, 2015

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, we discuss Apple's earnings call, Neil reveals how he feels about Wall Street analysts, Victor endorses the Mac App Store, and Mikey tells all about the good and bad of the Coin connected credit card.

App Store puts 100 iOS titles on sale for 99 cents, YouTube app updated with 'vertical video' support

Thursday July 23, 2015

In a pair of iOS App Store developments on Thursday, Apple put a collection of 100 titles up for sale priced at 99 cents each, while Google updated YouTube for iOS to make the "vertical video" viewing experience a bit more bearable.

Apple removes Nest Learning Thermostat from online, retail stores in potential HomeKit push

Thursday July 23, 2015

A pair of reports this week made note of Apple's apparent decision to remove Google's Nest Learning Thermostat from its online and brick-and-mortar stores, leaving only smart home devices compatible with HomeKit available for purchase.

Honda says CarPlay to share dash space with Android Auto in 2016 Accord

Thursday July 23, 2015

Honda on Thursday announced that the 2016 model year Accord will be its first car to support CarPlay, making good on a promise from March of last year to bring Apple's iOS-powered infotainment platform to its auto lineup.

Apple throws clout behind Equality Act blocking discrimination against LGBT Americans

Thursday July 23, 2015

Via a press statement, Apple on Thursday officially backed the Equality Act, an expansion of 1964's Civil Rights Act that -- if voted in -- would add gender identity and sexual orientation to non-discrimination protections for Americans.

Apple celebrates 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with App Store collection

Thursday July 23, 2015

Observing 25 years of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple is profiling a collection of accessibility apps expressly designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues.

First photos of supposed 'iPhone 6s' front panel appear, points to mass production

Thursday July 23, 2015

A set of photos posted to the Web on Thursday claim to show so-called "iPhone 6s" screens rolling off the production line, suggesting mass manufacturing of the next-generation handset has started.

IDC: Apple snags global smartphone marketshare from Samsung in June quarter

Thursday July 23, 2015

IDC research data published on Thursday shows that Apple's share of the global smartphone market grew to 14.1 percent in the June quarter, up from 11.7 percent in the same period a year ago -- largely at the expense of Samsung.

Apple supplier LG Display to spend nearly $1B on fourth OLED display plant

Thursday July 23, 2015

LG Display on Thursday announced plans to devote almost $1 billion towards building a fourth OLED factory, one that could potentially be instrumental in keeping up with demand for products like the Apple Watch.

Rumor: Supply chain expects Apple to grow Mac production in second half of 2015

Thursday July 23, 2015

Apple's Mac orders with suppliers have remained constant, and are expected to increase overall during the second half of the year, heading into the lucrative holiday shopping season, according to a new rumor out of Apple's supply chain.

Sales of Apple's iOS devices now equal total Windows PC sales

Thursday July 23, 2015

Sales of Apple's iOS lineup -- comprised of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch -- has now matched annual sales of devices running the ubiquitous Microsoft Windows platform.

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Thursday July 23, 2015

For just 36 hours more, readers can get 3 years of AppleCare free on all of Apple's standard early-2015 13" MacBook Pros, or save up to $200 on select custom configurations with exclusive coupon codes. These deals expire July 31st. Also, $300-$400 off all 15" MacBook Pro + AppleCare bundles and a loaded 11" MacBook Air with AppleCare for $1,089.

How normal people get their photos featured in Apple's ads and wallpapers for iOS, OS X

Thursday July 23, 2015

One of the things that has defined Apple for the past decade is its dedication to and admiration for photography, whether it's improving the iPhone's camera or creating advertising campaigns centered around famous images. Here's how the company selects the images that it features on billboards, in commercials, and on your desktop.

Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

Thursday July 23, 2015

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.

Apple Pay's US roster adds 35 new banks, approaches total of 400

Thursday July 23, 2015

Apple on Thursday added another 35 companies to the list of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay, this time offering a more even split of credit unions and conventional banks.

Apple envisions Apple TV remote with fingerprint sensor for custom profiles, child proofing

Thursday July 23, 2015

A trio of Apple patent filings relating to biometric input devices could reveal plans for a remote control, potentially destined for Apple TV, capable of distinguishing multiple users for association with custom profiles on a second device.

Apple investigating automated ad system for podcasts

Thursday July 23, 2015

Your next podcast listening session could be interrupted by dynamically placed, constantly refreshed and targeted content -- read advertisements -- served up by iAd, if Apple deploys technology described in patent application published Thursday.

Apple revises down capital expenditure projection 8% for fiscal 2015

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Apple revealed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday that it plans to spend $12 billion on capital expenditures for the 2015 fiscal year, $1 billion less than was initially projected last year.

Apple looks to hire government affairs specialist in Indian market push

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Apple is looking to hire its first government affairs officer in India as part of an overarching plan to more aggressively target the growing market, according to a local report.