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2015

Reviewers try to destroy Apple Watch in the shower and swimming pool, ultimately fail

Friday April 24, 2015

As the first wave of Apple Watch deliveries hits doorsteps around the world, some consumers have begun to put Apple's durability claims to the test --including the Watch's IPX7 water resistance rating -- and found the devices more resilient than previously believed.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch shipments, 12" MacBook review, more

Friday April 24, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Apple Watch shipment notifications, our review of the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, new iPod touch rumors, leaked video of Angela Ahrendts explaining the Watch retail strategy, and more.

Apple arranges online Personal Setup sessions to guide new Apple Watch owners

Friday April 24, 2015

Americans receiving their Apple Watch on Friday are being emailed an invitation to schedule an online Personal Setup session, guiding them through setting up and using the device without having to visit an Apple Store.

Apple Watch release brings debut of all-new folding UK power adapter

Friday April 24, 2015

Apple has turned its penchant for slimness to the famously brick-like U.K. power plug, replacing its old fixed-pins model with an all-new version featuring folding pins and a more rounded design.

Apple Watch found to be compliant with Qi wireless charging standard

Friday April 24, 2015

The inductive charging capabilities of the Apple Watch are based on the established Qi open standard, as shown by the fact that the Apple Watch charger works with the competing Moto 360 smartwatch.

Apple debuts three new ads showing Apple Watch use in everyday situations

Friday April 24, 2015

Commemorating the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, Apple launched three new ads showcasing how the device can be useful in normal daily life situations.

Apple Watch launch in Paris greeted with long line at Colette

Friday April 24, 2015

Apple is introducing its new Watch across a limited number countries today, but only a few stores will have the device available for sale. Among that short list is Colette, a fashion boutique just a few blocks from Apple's own retail store at Carrousel, beneath the Louvre.

Shipping times for Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with discrete GPU slip to 2-3 weeks, point to refresh

Friday April 24, 2015

Days after apparent supply constraints slowed ship times for certain Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro models to 1-2 weeks, the Online Apple Store on Friday extended those estimates to 2-3 weeks.

References to 'iTunes Subscription' pop up in iTunes, could point to rumored streaming service

Friday April 24, 2015

References to a heretofore unknown "iTunes Subscription" service showed up in the iTunes desktop client on Friday, potentially revealing a few details of a rumored Apple-branded streaming music solution said to launch sometime this year.

Apple Watch gets teardown treatment, unannounced data port remains in production units

Thursday April 23, 2015

Just hours after Apple Watch first reached early-bird buyers in Australia, a device teardown hit the Web revealing a litany of miniature parts and an unannounced data port thought to be used for diagnostics work.

Customers line up at boutique fashion retailers, Japanese electronics stores for Apple Watch debut

Thursday April 23, 2015

Prospective Apple Watch buyers are queuing up outside high-end fashion outlets scheduled carry the device on launch day, an odd scene for those accustomed to seeing those same lines at Apple's own stores for a big product debut.

First Apple Watch deliveries received in Australia, developers selected for expedited shipping program

Thursday April 23, 2015

It's just after 9 a.m. in Australia and that means the first wave of Apple Watch orders are reaching customers' hands, marking an official rollout of the first product developed entirely under Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple updates iMovie for Mac with enhanced YouTube sharing, fix for random crashes

Thursday April 23, 2015

Apple on Thursday rolled out an update for its iMovie video editing app for OS X, fixing an issue that could cause the program to crash and baking in enhanced YouTube sharing compatibility.

Apple issues fix for iMac JPEG crashes, updates TestFlight with WatchKit support

Thursday April 23, 2015

Apple on Thursday released a pair of small but important software updates, one dealing with iMac kernel panics triggered when previewing JPEG files and another adding WatchKit compatibility to TestFlight's iOS beta-testing platform.

Ahead of Apple Watch, Microsoft beefs up its Band with new cycling trackers, blood oxygen calculator

Thursday April 23, 2015

With the Apple Watch set to launch in a matter of hours, Microsoft this week announced new capabilities for its own wearable device, including support for new cycling apps, as well as the ability to measure cardiovascular fitness through blood oxygen levels.

Comcast will end efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable - report

Thursday April 23, 2015

Facing scrutiny from the U.S. government, Comcast will apparently drop its plans to acquire competing cable operator Time Warner Cable, it was revealed on Thursday.

Apple launches Watch App Store and online User Guide

Thursday April 23, 2015

In preparation for the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, Apple on Thursday launched the Watch App Store, as well as an online User Guide for people learning to navigate the device.

Apple under fire once again for inconsistent App Store rule enforcement

Thursday April 23, 2015

Apple's App Store review policies have found yet another unwanted spotlight after the company allegedly rejected an iOS app update because its developer mentioned Pebble's competing smartwatch in the app's metadata.

Apple Watch runs 'most' of iOS 8.2, may use A5-equivalent processor

Thursday April 23, 2015

The Apple Watch is using "most" of iOS 8.2, with a new subsystem called "Carousel" in place of the Springboard homescreen found on iPhones and iPads, developer Steve Troughton-Smith said on Thursday, also suggesting that the Watch's S1 processor appears to be equivalent to the Apple A5.

Misfit debuts Apple Watch coaching app, djay 2 gets Watch mixing controls

Thursday April 23, 2015

Activity tracker maker Misfit on Thursday announced a new workout app for the Apple Watch, Misfit Minute, while Algoriddim revealed a Watch app of its own -- enabling basic mixing functions for djay 2 -- and updated djay Pro for the Mac with live video support.