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2016

Apple lauds own encryption efforts, says hackers are primary iPhone threat

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple engineers jumped on a conference call with press outlets shortly following Friday's New York court filing to tout the company's encryption efforts, while at the same time making clear that those protocols are in place to protect against hackers, not government intrusion.

Apple's iPad multitasking has 'profound impact' on live video viewing, MLB finds

Friday April 15, 2016

A recent study by Major League Baseball found iPad multitasking introduced in Apple's iOS 9 release, including Split View and picture-in-picture video, contributed to an 86 percent jump in live streaming over the last year.

Apple says FBI has failed to prove necessity in New York iPhone unlock case

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple in a court filing Friday argued the FBI has "utterly failed" to prove necessity in its request for assistance in extracting data from a passcode-locked iPhone related to a New York drug case.

Facing 'sluggish sales,' Apple said to continue reduced iPhone production through June quarter

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple has apparently signaled to its suppliers that it plans to maintain reduced output of the flagship iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus through the end of the June quarter, suggesting that year-over-year declines could continue, according to a new report.

China eclipses Japan for second place in iOS App Store revenues

Friday April 15, 2016

In the March quarter, revenues from the Chinese iOS App Store surpassed Japan for the first time -- showing them on a course to eventually top the U.S, according to estimates published on Friday.

Rumor: Ultrathin MacBook update coming in second half of 2016, will feature redesigned hinge

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple is allegedly planning to update its ultraportable MacBook with Retina display in the second half of 2016, featuring a new screen hing design made from metal injection molding, according to a new supply chain report.

Apple Store logos go green, Apple's website promotes Liam the robot for Earth Day

Friday April 15, 2016

A week before Earth Day, Apple has changed the leaf on its logo at retail stores to green, and also provided retail employees with green shirts. Apple's website is also prominently featuring "Liam," the robot that the company uses to quickly disassemble devices for recycling.

Apple begins promoting 'Live Tune-In' feature for fourth-generation Apple TV

Friday April 15, 2016

Owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV were on Friday greeted with an updated "What's New" splash screen, promoting "Live Tune-In," a feature letting people jump straight into the live TV feeds of select apps.

Lowest Prices Ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Airs from $849 and 11" MacBook Airs from $749

Friday April 15, 2016

The deepest discounts we've seen on current-generation 2015 MacBook Airs -- including many rarely-discounted built-to-order (BTO) configurations -- have just gone live. Shoppers can grab a 11" MacBook Air starting at $749 or a 13" MacBook Air from $849 until April 21st.

LG marketing depicts new MacBook-like Gram laptop running Apple's Final Cut & Logic [u]

Friday April 15, 2016

Marketing images for LG's new 15.6-inch Gram laptop depict the computer as running Apple's Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X on OS X -- even though the machine is based on Windows 10. [Updated]

Tesla recruits prominent Apple Store leader to run its LA County showrooms

Friday April 15, 2016

The store leader of Apple's Third Street Promenade store in Santa Monica, Calif. is leaving to assume a more significant role at Tesla, taking charge of a host of showrooms in Los Angeles County, according to a tip received by AppleInsider.

AppleInsider podcast imagines 'Apple Car,' talks FBI and emotion, and 'iPhone 7' rumors

Friday April 15, 2016

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss Mikey's appearance on a Motor Trend roundtable, speculating on the "Apple Car." Plus, the very latest in the FBI's posturing, and fresh "iPhone 7" rumors.

Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in China 6 months after launch

Friday April 15, 2016

Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apple's iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.

Apple Campus 2 reception building, food stations, more shown off in new renderings

Thursday April 14, 2016

A set of never before seen architectural renderings of Apple's massive Campus 2 project made their way to the Web on Thursday, showing off ancillary buildings like a reception center, food shacks and more.

Apple reportedly taps Samsung to supply 5.5" OLED iPhone panels in 2017

Thursday April 14, 2016

Riding on the back of rumors that Apple plans to make the switch to OLED display technology, a report on Thursday claims Samsung has won a three-year contract to supply the iPhone maker with 5.5-inch panels starting in 2017.

Apple's website hints 'OS X' to be rebranded as 'MacOS'

Thursday April 14, 2016

Adding to the evidence that Apple is intending to change the name of OS X, the company on Thursday posted an updated webpage referring to the software as "MacOS" instead.

Apple investigating major App Store search changes, mulling paid results, report says

Thursday April 14, 2016

A report Thursday claims Apple has a "secret team" working on major user-facing changes to App Store search results, including the possibility of charging developers to promote content.

Apple to deprecate QuickTime for Windows after discovery of two flaws

Thursday April 14, 2016

Software security firm Trend Micro on Thursday announced the discovery of two new flaws in QuickTime for Windows, adding that Apple has plans to deprecate support for the software.

Apple to again square off against FBI in Congress over encryption

Thursday April 14, 2016

Apple's top lawyer is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next week, presumably to offer testimony on the pitfalls of granting law enforcement privileged access to encrypted devices.

Apple Car: It's about the experience

Thursday April 14, 2016

As part of its highly speculative look at "Apple Car," Motor Trend invited AppleInsider to take part in a roundtable discussion to critique a collaborative concept design worked up in partnership with the ArtCenter College of Design.