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2015

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.

Yelp comes to Apple Watch in latest app update, brings nearby business discovery, search, ratings, more

Thursday April 16, 2015

In the buildup to Apple Watch's debut next week, Yelp on Thursday updated its app with support for the wearable, bringing direct wrist access to tentpole features like nearby businesses, reviews, address lookups and more.

Apple officially appoints Steve Dowling to VP of Communications

Thursday April 16, 2015

It appears Apple has filled the shoes of former PR chief Katie Cotton, as the company's Leadership webpage now lists former interim communications chief Steve Dowling as VP of Communications.

Snapchat paid ousted Apple exec Scott Forstall 0.11% to be advisor, according to leaked email

Thursday April 16, 2015

A leaked email from last year's Sony Pictures data breach that surfaced Thursday reveals Snapchat granted former iOS chief Scott Forstall 0.11 percent of its stock in fully-diluted shares in return for being a special company advisor.

Apple expands CarPlay availability to five new regions including Russia

Thursday April 16, 2015

In an update to its iOS 8 Feature Availability webpage on Thursday, Apple announced the rollout of CarPlay services to five new countries, including Russia and Sweden.

Chrome for iOS adds Today widget, Halo comes to iPhone and iPad for first time

Thursday April 16, 2015

Google today updated its Chrome for iOS Web browser with features such as an iOS 8 Notification Center widget and support for app extensions, while Microsoft launched its first Halo game for iOS, called Spartan Strike.

DODOcase announces dual charging dock for Apple Watch and iPhone

Thursday April 16, 2015

DODOcase on Thursday debuted its second Apple Watch accessory in the form of a book-like organizer with wooden charging stand and cable tamer capable of powering both Apple's new wearable and an iPhone.

Yahoo outs plans for Apple Watch support, ReSound debuts Watch app for hearing aids

Thursday April 16, 2015

Yahoo on Thursday announced plans to bring Apple Watch extensions to four of its iOS apps by April 24, while ReSound launched a Watch app for its iPhone-compatible hearing aids.