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2017

Internal documents reveal first look at Apple's self-driving car platform

Friday April 21, 2017

Documents filed as part of Apple's application to test self-driving cars in California were revealed on Friday and offer a first look at the company's autonomous platform, dubbed the "Automated System."

UK site The Guardian drops Apple News in bid to boost ad & subscription revenues

Friday April 21, 2017

Prominent U.K. newspaper The Guardian on Friday pulled out of two major app-based initiatives, Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles, in a bid to reclaim revenue.

Apple hires two Google satellite execs for 'new hardware team'

Friday April 21, 2017

Apple has reportedly hired two executives from Google's satellite division to head up "a new hardware team," with goals that are still unclear.

Photoshop World 2017 Deals: Pre-order the latest cameras & lenses with no tax in 48 states + 5% off DJI drones

Friday April 21, 2017

With Photoshop World 2017 well underway, Adorama and B&H are both accepting pre-orders on Sony's newest mirrorless Alpha a9 camera and GM lens, as well as Nikon's D7500 DSLR camera -- with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Plus, save 5% on select DJI drones with coupon or pre-order the Phantom 4 Advanced for $1,349 including tax.

'iPhone 8' renders based on shaky diagram 'leaks' appear on Chinese social media

Friday April 21, 2017

A new set of images purporting to be of the "iPhone 8" rear case have appeared on Chinese social media, but AppleInsider has learned that they are renders, based on recent, alleged schematic 'leaks.'

Overcast 3.1 update puts podcasts directly on Apple Watch

Friday April 21, 2017

Popular iOS podcast app Overcast has updated with the ability to sync episodes directly to an Apple Watch, letting runners and others leave home without an iPhone in tow.

Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help warm area homes

Friday April 21, 2017

Once complete, Apple's data center in Viborg, Denmark will actually redirect heat to warm homes in the surrounding Jutland region, Apple noted this week.

Apple's Tim Cook highlights kid-themed iPhone billboard campaign in Turkey

Friday April 21, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to mark Turkey's National Sovereignty and Children's Day -- which actually takes place Apr. 23 -- and to showcase a local billboard campaign, using iPhone photos shot by children.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Mac Pro, Thunderbolt GPUs & more

Friday April 21, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan talk about the uncharacteristic rumors moving Touch ID to the back of the "iPhone 8," Mac Pro hardware rumors, the Mac Gamer, Thunderbolt GPUs and more.

Data suggests tens of millions of iPhone users ready to fuel 2017 'supercycle'

Friday April 21, 2017

Lending credence to speculation of a coming iPhone "supercycle," market research firm comScore on Thursday released data showing tens of millions of users who own legacy iPhones are primed to upgrade.

Plastc goes the way of Coin as Apple Pay takes the lead in digital payments

Thursday April 20, 2017

The digital wallet race just lost another contestant, with Plastc Card entering bankruptcy and announcing to investors that it will shut down without ever delivering the digital payment card. Plastc joins Coin--which threw in the towel in February--in the electronic money pit that Apple has avoided with Apple Pay.

Apple CEO Tim Cook touts Didi Chuxing's data gathering abilities, strong community ties

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a profile of Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu as part of the "TIME 100 Most Influential People" special, offering insight into Apple's investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service.

Apple Music launches 'Up Next' monthly feature with Zane Lowe to highlight new artists

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple announced on Thursday that a new feature called "Up Next" has been added to Apple Music, a new video documentary series that promises to feature a new artist every month.

Apple promo donates $1 to World Wildlife Fund for each Apple Pay purchase at its stores

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple on Thursday launched an Earth Day-related charity promotion promising to donate $1 to the World Wildlife Fund for each purchase made at its stores using Apple Pay.

Leaked safety document may hint at future Apple technology such as AR glasses

Thursday April 20, 2017

An report from an Apple Environment Health and Safety contractor -- said to have accidentally leaked to hundreds of Apple staff -- may point to rumored augmented reality glasses, or some other new eye-related technology.

Apple debuts Live Photos API, allows for playback on most popular browsers

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple has developed a JavaScript API for its Live Photos, allowing pictures taken with the iOS feature to be shared on the web.

Mastercard to add fingerprint sensors to cards, won't follow strict Apple Pay security policy

Thursday April 20, 2017

Mastercard is reportedly testing cards that integrate a fingerprint sensor, intended to offer a more convenient alternative to entering a PIN. Unlike Apple Pay, however, the cards would lack a series of important security features.

Apple meets with Chinese government over App Store oversight because of porn streamers

Thursday April 20, 2017

More information has emerged about the Chinese government demand that Apple crack down on streaming apps, with a new report circulating claiming that porn streamers are the government's major concern.

Apple Watch NikeLab to bring new band option in limited Apr. 27 launch

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple and Nike on Thursday revealed a new edition of the Apple Watch Series 2, the Apple Watch NikeLab, essentially a color variation on the Apple Watch Nike+.

Comcast intros app-based Apple Pay bill payments with Xfinity iPhone update

Thursday April 20, 2017

Expanding on a recent promise, Comcast on Thursday updated its Xfinity My Account app for the iPhone with support for Apple Pay, letting people handle TV and internet bills using their fingerprint.