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2014

GT Advanced to axe more than 700 jobs at Arizona sapphire plant

Thursday October 16, 2014

Embattled sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies on Thursday announced it will be eliminating more than 700 jobs at its plant in Mesa, Arizona, with the mass layoffs scheduled for completion by Dec. 15.

Apple discontinues Mac mini server, limits storage options with latest hardware refresh

Thursday October 16, 2014

With Thursday's Mac mini refresh, the addition of new processors and a lower cost of entry seemingly comes at a price, as Apple no longer offers storage expansion options beyond 1TB and has axed the server model altogether.

Revamped iWork apps for Mac, iOS roll out with Handoff and iCloud Drive support

Thursday October 16, 2014

Continuing the stream of software updates launched on Thursday tied to the launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple released redesigned iWork for Mac and iOS suites with built-in support for iOS Continuity features and iCloud Drive.

Apple releases iTunes 12.0.1 designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Thursday October 16, 2014

Shortly after releasing the final public version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple on Thursday pushed out iTunes 12.0.1 with various design and performance enhancements in line with the company's new Mac operating system.

Apple posts iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and 'Evolution of Retina' promo videos online

Thursday October 16, 2014

Following Thursday's big reveal, Apple posted a trio of promotional videos taken from the product launch event to its YouTube page, touting the new iPad Air 2 and iMac with 5K Retina display.

Apple's OS X Yosemite now available for free download with Continuity features, iTunes 12, more

Thursday October 16, 2014

As promised, Apple's next-generation OS X Yosemite Mac operating system is now available for download through the Mac App Store, bringing with it a host of enhancements like iOS Continuity, a redesigned UI, iTunes 12 and more.

First look: Hands-on with Apple's new iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3

Thursday October 16, 2014

The iPad Air and iPad mini have both been outfitted by Apple with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, but it's clear that Apple is positioning its flagship iPad Air 2 as the tablet to beat, boasting a beefed-up A8X CPU, improved camera, thinner design, and anti-reflective laminated display.

Apple's iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and OS X Yosemite event now available for streaming

Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple has posted to its website an on-demand version of Thursday's special event that saw the introduction of new iPads, a Retina display iMac, revamped Mac mini and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Apple adds Office Depot, others to growing list of retailers who've pledged support for ApplePay

Thursday October 16, 2014

With Apple's announcement that its NFC-based Apple Pay service will launch in the U.S. on Monday, Oct. 20, AppleInsider has rounded up a list of establishments at which consumers will be able to test out the new mobile payment platform.

First look: Eyes-on with the new iMac's super-resolution 5K Retina display

Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple's all-in-one desktop received a major upgrade on Thursday with the unveiling of the new iMac, featuring an ultra-high-resolution 5K Retina display that will be a major selling point for professional users working with high-resolution images.

Apple unveils new multi-carrier 'Apple SIM' bundled with new iPads

Thursday October 16, 2014

The next-generation iPad Air will ship with a multitude of new features -- like the A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a fully-laminated display -- but there is one addition that the company did not reveal on stage: a preinstalled "Apple SIM" that will be recognized by wireless providers around the world.

Apple's Mac mini receives long-awaited update with 4th-gen Intel CPUs, price cut to $499

Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple's tiny, affordable Mac mini desktop received a hardware refresh and an accompanying price cut on Thursday, featuring 4th-generation Intel Core processors and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, starting at $499.

Apple announces 27-inch iMac with Retina display, 5,120-by-2,880 pixel resolution

Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple on Thursday revealed the "next step" in Retina display technology by packing what it calls the "world's highest resolution display" into its popular all-in-one desktop.

Apple announces iPad mini 3 with Touch ID for $399, keeps first-gen iPad mini for $249

Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple's diminutive iPad will also receive an update this week, the company announced Thursday, in the form of the iPad mini 3, which features a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and new gold color option starting at $399.

Apple announces 6.1mm-thin iPad Air 2 with Touch ID, anti-reflective coating, new gold color option

Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple's next-generation tablet became official on Thursday with the introduction of the iPad Air 2, featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, new anti-reflective screen coating, and the speedy new A8X chip

OS X Yosemite & new iWork available for free on the Mac App Store today

Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple's free next-generation Mac operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, will hit the Mac App Store today, packing in an all-new design, Continuity and Handoff with iOS 8. In addition, a redesigned iWork suite is also set to launch as a free download.

Apple says WatchKit SDK will let developers begin writing Watch apps in November

Thursday October 16, 2014

In preparation of the upcoming Apple Watch launch, Apple on Thursday announced a new software developers kit called WatchKit for creating apps tailored for the company's highly anticipated wearable device.

Apple says iPhone 6 owners can start using ApplePay with release of iOS 8.1 on Monday, Oct. 20

Thursday October 16, 2014

The NFC-based e-wallet functionality hidden inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be unlocked starting next Monday, Oct. 20, when the service is set to launch in the U.S.

Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus off to best start in iPhone history

Thursday October 16, 2014

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are off to a record start, having sold more units in the first month than any other iPhones in Apple's history.

Two ways to get a $20 cash trade-in bonus on your old iPads (including iPad 2)

Thursday October 16, 2014

Ahead of Apple's iPad media event on Thursday afternoon, AppleInsider has teamed up with the industry's two leading electronics trade-in & buyback services to offer readers an exclusive $20 cash bonus on the sale of their old iPad when they lock in a price quote today. The services are currently paying up to $405 for old iPads before the bonus.