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2015

Swatch looks to trademark 'one more thing' phrase made famous by Steve Jobs

Thursday August 20, 2015

Swiss watch brand Swatch has acquired a trademark on the phrase "one more thing," an expression often used during Apple press events by the company's late cofounder Steve Jobs.

Deals: $999 loaded 11" MacBook Air, $1,785 15" MacBook Pro (2015), $300 off 13" MacBook Pro with AppleCare, 27" Dell Ultra HD 4K display for $499.99

Thursday August 20, 2015

This week, we've brought back some of last month's most popular offers while extending several others, such as a fully-loaded 11" MacBook Air for $999 ($650 off), the new 15" MacBook Pro for $1,785 ($214 off), a near fully-loaded, early 2015 13" MacBook Pro with AppleCare for $2,148.00 ($300 off) and Dell's Ultra HD 4K display for $499.99 ($200 off).

With iOS 8.4.1, Apple patches app sandbox vulnerability that could lead to enterprise data theft

Thursday August 20, 2015

Last week's release of iOS 8.4.1 brought more than just Apple Music fixes -- it also patched a previously undisclosed hole in the app sandbox that made it possible for iOS devices operating in managed environments to unknowingly leak configuration and credential data to other third-party apps.

Apple Watch sales expand to more third-party retailers with France's Fnac

Thursday August 20, 2015

On Thursday Apple continued to expand the number of third-party vendors for the Apple Watch, adding France's Fnac to the list of retailers, though initially only in a limited fashion.

First look: Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter, an iOS-connected writing tablet

Thursday August 20, 2015

Boogie Board on Thursday announced a new version of their popular writing tablet, and for the first time, announced an accompanying iOS app that allows users to quickly sync their notes with their iPhone's camera.

iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown

Thursday August 20, 2015

Apple's iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China -- where the overall market actually shrunk by 4 percent year-over-year.

Rumor: Sharp, Foxconn tabbed to supply parts for 4M-5M 'iPad Pro' units this fall

Thursday August 20, 2015

The smoke surrounding Apple's long-rumored jumbo iPad is beginning to thicken, as whispers out of Asia suggest that the company has chosen Japanese firm Sharp and Taiwanese collaborator Foxconn to build and assemble touch modules for as many as 5 million 'iPad Pro' units.

Apple issues first Australian bond, raises more than AU$1.2B

Wednesday August 19, 2015

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday local Australia time issued an Australian dollar-denominated bond that according to one report has already reached AU$1.2 billion, or about $883 million.

Apple outs iOS 9 Maps transit data sources, new business listing aggregators

Wednesday August 19, 2015

In a change to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage, Apple revealed an initial list of data providers used to populate the upcoming transit mapping feature in Maps for iOS 9, as well as two new aggregators of business listings.

Samsung to petition Supreme Court over Apple patent fight

Wednesday August 19, 2015

After being denied an en banc rehearing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit over a prior decision that kept intact Apple's multi-million dollar patent trial win, Samsung has voiced intent to argue the case in front of the Supreme Court.

Apple Watch Sport owners report unexpected rear logo damage, other text scratching off

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Some Apple Watch owners are experiencing problems with the Apple logo disappearing off the back of their devices, and/or scratching around the surrounding text, according to complaints posted online.

Intel's Skylake chips can power three 4K monitors simultaneously, launch details in 'couple of weeks'

Wednesday August 19, 2015

A launch date for Intel's next-generation Skylake processors should be announced in a "couple of weeks," a senior principal engineer recently revealed at an Intel Developer Forum presentation.

Apple issues 7th OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers, 5th public beta to testers

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Apple on Wednesday released the seventh beta version of its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system to developers for testing, while at the same time pushing out a fifth beta to those participating in the public beta program.

MLB okays Apple Watch for use in the dugout, cell phones still banned

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Major League Baseball will reportedly allow coaches and team personnel to wear Apple Watches in the dugout during games --while continuing to ban other electronic devices, including cell phones --as long as the Watch is not used for communication.

'iPhone 6s' will move to Apple Watch's 7000-series aluminum, spectrometer analysis confirms

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Composition testing of what is purportedly a shell for Apple's next-generation iPhone confirms previous reports that the new device will move to 7000-series aluminum, an alloy first introduced to Apple's lineup with the Watch.

Russia's Monocrystal identified as Apple Watch sapphire supplier

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Apple's scratch resistant sapphire supplier for the Apple Watch is reportedly Monocrystal, a Russian firm which has become the largest synthetic sapphire manufacturer in the world.

Apple to open two Apple Stores in United Arab Emirates after exemption from ownership laws

Wednesday August 19, 2015

The United Arab Emirates is reportedly granting Apple an exemption from foreign ownership laws, allowing it to retain full control of planned operations in the country -- including two new Apple Stores.

'iPad Pro' expected this fall, will get Force Touch from new pressure-sensitive Apple stylus

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Apple's anticipated jumbo-sized iPad will feature Force Touch input via a new, optional stylus accessory, which will allow for new ways of interacting with the next-generation tablet, according to insider Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple's mythical 'iPad Pro' allegedly spotted in iOS app analytics

Wednesday August 19, 2015

A new, high-resolution iPad with an as-yet-unseen model identifier has reportedly begun to surface in analytics data from some commercial iOS apps, suggesting that the long-rumored "iPad Pro" may have entered the later stages of testing.

Study claims 80% of Apple Watch owners in US, UK use Apple Pay

Wednesday August 19, 2015

According to new data from research firm Wristly, which saw its statistics cited in Apple's latest earnings conference call, Apple Watch is proving to be a boon for Apple Pay users, as 80 percent of owners use the service to make purchases.