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2015

Initial Apple Watch production likely build-to-order as Apple gauges demand for different models, analyst says

Monday April 20, 2015

Apple is likely taking a conservative approach in building Apple Watch units at launch, in what is essentially a build-to-order situation for the first units, one analyst believes.

Review: Zivix Jamstik MIDI guitar controller for iOS and OS X

Sunday April 19, 2015

Aspiring musicians looking to learn to play guitar with the aid of lessons on their iPad, iPhone or Mac should check out the Zivix Jamstik, a small, convenient and unique MIDI controller that uses technology to offset the learning curve associated with learning an instrument.

Porsche to offer Apple CarPlay in future models

Saturday April 18, 2015

In a quiet update to Apple's dedicated CarPlay webpage, legendary German automaker Porsche was added to a rolling list of companies promising support for the iOS-based infotainment system.

How to enable Apple's Handoff feature between your iOS devices and Mac

Saturday April 18, 2015

One of the key features of Continuity across Apple devices is Handoff. Handoff allows Apple's first-party apps and any third party developers to send an app's data seamlessly between devices so you can "pick up where you left off."

Jony Ive and Marc Newson reveal special Apple Watch Sport Band colors at Milan gala

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson were on hand in Italy to attend a high-fashion coming out party for Apple Watch at upscale Milanese restaurant Carlo e Camilla. During the festivities, important guests were provided early copies of Apple Watch, as well as what appears to be Sport Bands in custom colors.

Roommates stab each other with beer bottles in iPhone vs. Android dispute

Friday April 17, 2015

Two men in Tulsa, Okla. were hospitalized on Friday after stabbing each other in a fight over the superiority of iPhones versus Android devices, according to a local ABC TV affiliate.

Apple sends out ticket confirmations to WWDC 2015 lottery winners

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple on Friday began sending out Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 ticket confirmations to lucky developers who were selected at random after registering to attend the annual event scheduled for June.

Apple suppliers extend Lightning cable production to Brazil and Vietnam

Friday April 17, 2015

Hardware manufacturers responsible for supplying Apple's official Lightning to USB cable accessory have moved production beyond China and into Brazil and Vietnam, according to an updated Support Pages document.

Ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall takes to Twitter for first time, announces Broadway musical

Friday April 17, 2015

In a marked departure from his former career at Apple, Scott Forstall posted on Twitter for the first time on Friday to announce his role as a co-producer in an upcoming Broadway musical, Fun Home.

Apple's 'fundamentally different' iPhone 6 expected to buck seasonal sales trends

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple's iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus will likely perform better in the June and September quarters than previous iPhone models, analyst Gene Munster believes, which will help to propel shares of the company's stock to new highs.

FBR Capital Markets gives Apple trillion-dollar valuation with $185 price target

Friday April 17, 2015

Investment bank FBR this week rated Apple stock with a massive $185 price target, forecasting that the iPhone maker will eventually become the world's first corporation valued at $1 trillion.

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Friday April 17, 2015

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Apple's Phil Schiller, Marc Newson appear in Milan for Apple Watch demo

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and designer Marc Newson made an appearance at today's viewing event for the Apple Watch at the Salone del Mobile, a furniture design fair currently underway in Milan, Italy.

Apple's Tim Cook is the most pay-efficient CEO in America, Bloomberg says

Friday April 17, 2015

The unprecedented financial success Apple has seen since Tim Cook took over as chief executive makes him the best corporate leader in America when it comes to pay versus performance, according to a new Bloomberg executive ranking.

Photos show unreleased red sport band for Apple Watch, folding UK charger

Friday April 17, 2015

Two photos posted on Twitter today by British cyclist and ex-rugby player Will Carling show what appear to be unreleased Apple products, including a red version of the Apple Watch sport band and a folding UK wall adapter.

Apple Pay could launch in Canada this fall - report

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple is preparing to launch its NFC-based mobile payments service in Canada this fall, a Friday report says, marking the first time Apple Pay would be officially offered outside of the United States.

SEC probes bond disclosure in L.A. school district's failed iPad program - report

Friday April 17, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a probe into whether investors and other parties were properly informed about bonds being put towards the Los Angeles Unified School District's failed iPad program, a report said on Friday.

Apple's Retina MacBook bears first fruits of Anobit acquisition with new in-house SSD controller

Friday April 17, 2015

Already a showpiece of technical innovation, Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook appears to have one more trick up it sleeve in the form of a new, in-house SSD controller likely born of the company's 2011 acquisition of Israeli firm Anobit.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch try-ons, WWDC 2015, iOS 9 hopes & more

Friday April 17, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. Neil, Shane and Steve discuss their Apple Watch try-on experience and impressions, WWDC 2015 speculation, hopes and fixes for the anticipated iOS 9, and more.

Apple to offer 'Apple Watch Basics' Workshops at retail stores starting April 24

Friday April 17, 2015

Apple's retail website was recently updated to reflect upcoming availability of a new Workshop called Apple Watch Basics, suggesting the company plans to roll out device training sessions for early Watch buyers from day one.