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2015

As mysterious minivan sightings proliferate, rumored 'Apple Car' seen as $50B US opportunity

Monday February 16, 2015

With the total U.S. car market valued at over $500 billion per year, taking just a 10 percent share would represent a new $50 billion revenue opportunity for Apple, according to one analyst.

Grammy-nominated DJ Zane Lowe leaving flagship BBC Radio show, joining Apple

Saturday February 14, 2015

One of BBC Radio's most popular music personalities is set to leave the historic British broadcaster in March, and will reportedly move across the pond to take a still-unknown position at Apple.

Apple reportedly learning how to develop self-driving electric cars

Saturday February 14, 2015

In the latest high-profile claim surrounding Apple's rumored electric car project, Reuters on Saturday cited sources who believe the company has been interacting with automotive suppliers and car manufactures in an attempt to learn how to develop an autonomous car.

For Apple's revamped photo experience to work, iCloud changes are needed

Saturday February 14, 2015

The impending release of Photos for OS X and the new iCloud Photo Library make Apple's commitment to the cloud more important than ever before. But the company's current iCloud storage options are confusing to the average user and remain a significant hurdle it must find a way to address.

Apple has 'several hundred' workers designing new electric car, codenamed 'Titan' - report

Friday February 13, 2015

The smoke surrounding rumors of an Apple-branded vehicle has begun to thicken, as a new report says that Apple is indeed working on an all-electric vehicle that would take the shape of a minivan, with a huge team tasked to the project.

Apple signs on to Obama's cybersecurity framework as Tim Cook calls privacy 'life and death' issue

Friday February 13, 2015

Apple is among more than a half-dozen major U.S. corporations that have agreed to integrate the White House's Cybersecurity Framework into their operations, but the iPhone maker will not share security information with the federal government.

US government to accept Apple Pay for 'many' transactions starting in September

Friday February 13, 2015

Speaking at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection on Friday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed that the U.S. government plans to begin accepting Apple Pay for a number of transactions, starting with admission to U.S. national parks.

Automotive executives being recruited for 'top-secret' project at Apple [u]

Friday February 13, 2015

Rumors of a new vehicle-related project underway at Apple continue to surface, with yet another report claiming on Friday that the company has been on a hiring spree for its secret new initiative.

White House announces federal cards for veterans, Social Security will support Apple Pay

Friday February 13, 2015

The White House on Friday revealed that users of federal payment cards, including Social Security and veterans benefit debit cards, will become compatible with Apple Pay.

Beats Music integration only part of the story as Apple wants to 'be the music business'

Friday February 13, 2015

Apple's ambitions in the music industry go beyond competing with the likes of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, signaling that the acquisition of the Beats Music subscription service is just a part of the company's plans to overhaul iTunes.

BMO raises Apple target to $135, predicts 19M Apple Watch & 207M iPhone sales in 2015

Friday February 13, 2015

Investment firm BMO Capital Markets was the latest to increase its Apple price target this week in the face of the stock's huge gains, which are forecast to continue with the success of the iPhone 6 and upcoming launch of the Apple Watch.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's $700B market cap, Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs, MacBook Air refresh & Apple TV

Friday February 13, 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, including Apple's record $700 billion market cap, $850 million investment in solar energy, MacBook Air refresh, Apple TV and the new Phorm iPad accessory.

Apple now allowing marijuana-themed App Store downloads in 23 US states where drug is legal

Friday February 13, 2015

America's stance on marijuana is changing, and so too are Apple's App Store policies, as the iPhone maker has begun giving the greenlight to cannabis-related apps, provided they are accessed from a state where the drug has been legalized.

iWork for iCloud now available to users who don't own Apple hardware

Friday February 13, 2015

Apple has made it so that anyone, on any type of system, can create an Apple ID, allowing them to access the browser-based iWork productivity suite on iCloud.com.

App Store reviewers rejecting games for depicting guns or violence in screenshots - report

Thursday February 12, 2015

Apple may have altered its guidelines for marketing violent games in the App Store, as reviewers are reportedly rejecting some games that have guns or show human violence in their screenshots or app icons.

Developers get new group options in Apple's TestFlight service

Thursday February 12, 2015

Running split tests or assessing multiple variants of an application simultaneously has been made easier for iOS developers with Apple's announcement of new TestFlight functionality that lets beta testers be divided into groups.

Apple's iMessage, FaceTime now protected by two-step verification

Thursday February 12, 2015

Apple continues to expand the range of offerings covered by its two-step verification scheme, with security-conscious users now able to count iMessage and FaceTime among those features protected by the service.

Piper Jaffray sees a revamped Apple TV set-top box being core of Apple's fall 2015 products

Thursday February 12, 2015

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who has long clamored for an Apple television set, said on Thursday that he believes a revamped Apple TV set-top box could prove to be a centerpiece for the company's fall 2015 product lineup.

Apple increases size limit of App Store downloads to 4GB

Thursday February 12, 2015

Apple on Thursday announced that the size limit of application packages submitted through iTunes Connect can now be as large as 4 gigabytes, doubling the previous 2-gigabyte restriction.

Intel to sell remaining stake in Apple partner & mobile GPU maker Imagination Technologies

Thursday February 12, 2015

The Intel Foundation will sell its 4.9 percent stake in Imagination Technologies, the company whose PowerVR graphics processors are a key component of Apple's iPhone and iPad, it was announced on Thursday.