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Apple likely free of e-book antitrust monitor after 'rocky' two-year term [u]

10/13/2015, 12:10 am

The U.S. Department of Justice has recommended against extending the term of Apple antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich after two years of oversight, citing satisfaction with the company's new compliance program and willingness to meet mandated obligations.


Apple lands exclusive digital access to enhanced Harry Potter series on iBooks

10/08/2015, 07:10 am

Enhanced editions of all seven books in the blockbuster "Harry Potter" series, featuring the original text with interactive animations and elaborate artwork, are now available exclusively on the iBooks Store, Apple announced on Thursday.


Antitrust monitor again bemoans Apple's lack of cooperation in final report

10/06/2015, 10:10 pm

In a report to a New York district court published on Tuesday, Michael Bromwich, Apple's court-appointed antitrust monitor, said the company has made "substantial progress" in its compliance program, but still exhibits an unwillingness to cooperate with his investigation.


This week on AppleInsider: 13 million iPhones, OS X El Capitan, Bell on board & more

10/03/2015, 01:10 pm

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus continued to play an important part in this week's news -- and AppleInsider had a chance to review the devices -- but the Mac had a brief moment to shine with the launch of OS X El Capitan, and Apple made a rare addition to its board of directors.


Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks debut in China

09/29/2015, 09:09 pm

Apple announced a major expansion to its digital content offerings on Wednesday local China time as the company introduced the huge Asian market to Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks services.


Apple appeals to Supreme Court in e-books price fixing antitrust case

09/17/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple is looking to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in order to overturn previous court decisions, which found that the company conspired with book publishers to fix the price of e-books.


Apple Music, App Store, iTunes & more buckle under VMA announcement traffic

07/21/2015, 11:07 am

A range of Apple's cloud-based services, including the App Store, iTunes, and even OS X Software Update were affected on Tuesday, likely from excess traffic associated with MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards nominees exclusively revealed on Beats 1.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, Beats 1, new iPods, car plans & more

07/04/2015, 05:07 am

The week's news was dominated by the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1 on Tuesday, but other developments percolated under the surface -- including Apple losing its last appeal of a long-fought e-book antitrust case.


Apple loses final e-books antitrust appeal, will pay $450M settlement [u]

06/30/2015, 11:06 am

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement.


This week on AppleInsider: Ive's promotion, Apple Watch apps, augmented reality & more

05/30/2015, 02:05 am

Several events this week pointed to Apple's future plans, including a promotion for designer Jony Ive, comments from operations head Jeff Williams, and a takeover of augmented reality firm Metaio.


Appeals court denies Apple's bid to remove antitrust monitor in e-books case

05/28/2015, 09:05 am

Apple's efforts to have antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich removed from oversight of its business were denied on Wednesday, as an appeals court said the iBooks operator lacked sufficient reasoning to have him replaced.


Apple's feud with antitrust monitor continues; company accused of not cooperating in iBooks oversight

04/16/2015, 01:04 pm

Tension between Apple and its court-appointed antitrust monitor continues to mount, as Michael Bromwich has accused the iPad maker of reducing its cooperating with his reviews of the company.


iOS 8.4 moves audiobooks to iBooks, adds separate CarPlay audiobook access

04/14/2015, 09:04 am

Apple's newly released iOS 8.4 beta relocates audiobooks out of the Music app into iBooks, and it adds a separate launcher for them in CarPlay, AppleInsider has discovered.


Extended downtime for Apple's iTunes, App Store and more lingers for hours [ux2]

03/11/2015, 08:03 am

Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store and App Store, experienced an extended outage Wednesday morning, stretching for hours, even though Apple's official system status page suggested all services were online.


Apple finds sympathetic ear in fight to remove antitrust monitor Bromwich

03/10/2015, 05:03 pm

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday heard Apple's arguments to dislodge lawyer Michael Bromwich from his position as external antitrust monitor, with one judge voicing concern over the methods used in his investigation.


Report alleges iBooks antitrust monitor has committed 'major abuse' against Apple

02/17/2015, 02:02 pm

A scathing critique of Michael Bromwich, the lawyer overseeing Apple after it lost an iBooks antitrust lawsuit, alleges that he has unfairly billed the company some $2.65 million for investigative practices that have gone well beyond the initial intent of his role.


Baking iBooks into iOS 8 has led to 1M new users for Apple every week

01/15/2015, 03:01 pm

Apple's iBookstore has averaged a million new customers every week since iOS 8 launched last fall, benefitting from the inclusion of iBooks as a built-in app.


Judge shows opposition to government's case at start of Apple's e-book antitrust appeal

12/15/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple's appeal of the U.S. government's e-book antitrust case got underway Monday, with one judge presiding over the hearing questioning whether the government's original case was legitimate.


Pixelmator, Beyonce, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Fargo' lead Apple's iTunes Best of 2014 awards

12/08/2014, 08:12 am

Apple on Monday debuted its curated list of the best content available from its various digital platforms, including apps, music, movies, books, podcasts and more.


Apple's Eddy Cue speaks out on iBooks price fixing ruling: 'It's just not right'

12/02/2014, 11:12 am

Days before an appeals court will revisit Apple's iBooks price fixing case, the head of the company's digital content business has spoken out on why Apple continues to fight the government's antitrust allegations, calling it a "fight for the truth."