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2014

Apple TV special events channel launches hours ahead of 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' event

Tuesday September 09, 2014

As Apple gears up for what at least one national news channel has called a "historic" announcement, the iPhone maker has re-added its own Special Events channel the Apple TV, providing interested consumers with another avenue for watching the event unfold live.

Apple partner Mayo Clinic to reportedly demo HealthKit integration at media event

Tuesday September 09, 2014

Minnesota-based healthcare provider Mayo Clinic will be part of Apple's special media event on Tuesday, one report says, suggesting medical systems solutions will play a major role in today's product announcements.

NYT resurrects U2 rumor, says band to play 'significant part' in special Apple event

Monday September 08, 2014

After rock group U2 seemingly debunked rumors that it was somehow attached to Apple's media event slated for tomorrow, The New York Times on Monday claims the rock group will indeed contribute by performing cuts from its next album and announce a device partnership.

ABC News teases report of 'historic' Apple announcement

Monday September 08, 2014

On the eve of Apple's big media event, ABC News on Monday posted a teaser spot for an exclusive report covering what the broadcaster calls a "historic announcement."

Apple reportedly building out Boston Siri team, suggests rapid build-out of proprietary tech

Monday September 08, 2014

A report on Monday claims Apple is bolstering its Siri research team in Cambridge, Mass., bringing in new blood and expanding into a larger office as the company weens off Nuance-based technology.

Apple rumored to launch loyalty rewards program alongside mobile payments system

Monday September 08, 2014

Apple is reportedly looking to roll out a so-called "iWallet" loyalty program in cooperation with merchants and retailers that could be announced at Tuesday's special media event.

Amazon slashes subsidized price on Fire Phone to 99 cents ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 6' unveiling

Monday September 08, 2014

With hours to go before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, Amazon slashed the price on its first foray into the smartphone market, the Fire Phone, to just 99 cents with a new two-year service contract.

iTokens: Why it makes sense for Apple's rumored payment system to use tokenized transactions

Monday September 08, 2014

Apple is finally expected to announce its entry in the mobile payments arena alongside the "iPhone 6" at a media event on Tuesday in Cupertino, and rumors suggest that the new system will be based around tokenization for enhanced security. AppleInsider took a look at what that means for users.

5.5" 'iPhone 6' said to launch in limited quantities on Sept. 19 alongside 4.7" model

Monday September 08, 2014

Apple fans clamoring for the anticipated 5.5-inch version of Apple's "iPhone 6" may not have to wait long, as a new report claims that the "phablet" model will launch alongside the 4.7-inch version on Sept. 19, though quantities could be limited at launch

Rumor: Apple's next-gen handsets will be named 'iPhone 6' and 'iPhone 6 Plus'

Monday September 08, 2014

With Apple widely expected to introduce the "iPhone 6" in two different screen sizes on Tuesday, a new rumor claims the 4.7-inch model will be given the basic moniker, while the larger 5.5-inch variant will allegedly be known as the "iPhone 6 Plus."

Apple now emails users whenever their iCloud account is accessed through a Web browser

Monday September 08, 2014

As part of its efforts to beef up iCloud security and prevent unauthorized access, Apple now by default sends users an email when someone has logged into their iCloud account through a traditional Web browser.

First look: Metawatch's iPhone-connected Meta M1 smartwatch

Monday September 08, 2014

With Apple expected to announce its entrance into the wearable devices market on Tuesday, established smartwatch maker Metawatch is looking to differentiate itself from the rest of the herd with the new Meta M1.

More videos claim to show functioning 4.7" 'iPhone 6,' massive 2915 mAh battery for 5.5" model

Monday September 08, 2014

With just over a day to go before Apple's highly anticipated media event, a slew of new videos from China claim to again show off functioning 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" units, complete with a new credit card toting Passbook icon. And yet another video offers a peek at a 2,915 mAh battery expected to power the jumbo-sized 5.5-inch iPhone.

Vague schematics & details hint at mic, speaker, rectangular design for Apple's 'iWatch'

Monday September 08, 2014

A set of screenshots posted to social sharing site Reddit on Monday purport to show engineering drawings of parts destined for Apple's upcoming wearable device -- including a speaker assembly, rectangular case, and round PCB --while the poster claims the device will be waterproof and ship in eight different SKUs.

Review: Apple's mid-2014 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

Sunday September 07, 2014

Like the updated mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple's latest 15-inch notebook brings slightly speedier Intel processors. But with memory, graphics and design all carried over from last year, the most substantial change is a $100 price cut.

How to enable Apple's secure two-step verification for your iCloud & iTunes accounts

Sunday September 07, 2014

Last week's celebrity photo leaks were a stark reminder of what can happen to internet users that fail to follow basic security precautions, like enabling two-factor authentication when it's available. With Apple's own security practices under the microscope, AppleInsider shows you how to enable Cupertino's own implementation.

Apple invites fashion publications to Sept. 9 event, signaling likely 'iWatch' focus

Saturday September 06, 2014

With a large number of high profile fashion editors and bloggers invited to Apple's Sept. 9 media event, it's expected that the company wants to win the favor of the fashion industry for its anticipated entrance into the emerging wearable devices market, potentially positioning the "iWatch" as more of a chic statement than geeky gadget.

Photos and video purportedly detail working 'iPhone 6,' hint at Passbook-based mobile payments

Saturday September 06, 2014

Two separate "leaks" out of China on Saturday supposedly show operational versions of Apple's next-generation iPhone, including images of what appears to be credit card or mobile payments support for Passbook.

Apple's massive fall lineup reportedly causing shipping delays for other manufacturers

Friday September 05, 2014

Apple is reportedly securing dates for its upcoming fall shipments, expected to include new iPhone and iPad models, and the number of devices coming out of China is so large that major shipping companies are delaying orders from other device makers.

Apple reportedly adds CVS and Walgreens to list of mobile payment partners

Friday September 05, 2014

Less than one week before Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone, and possibly "iWatch," at a special event on Sept. 9, a report on Friday claims the company has inked partnerships with CVS and Walgreens for a rumored mobile payments system debut.