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Topic: iOS

AI readers pick: Your favorite news app for iPhone and iPad is Apple News

12/18/2015, 11:12 am

We asked our AppleInsider readers to vote for the best news reading app for iOS. The winner is the stock Apple News app that comes built into iOS 9, with competitor Flipboard coming in second.

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BlackBerry CEO bashes Apple's data privacy policies

12/17/2015, 08:12 pm

In a post to Blackberry's official blog on Thursday, CEO John Chen slammed tech companies like Apple that "put their reputations over the greater good" by providing -- and advertising -- strong encryption and data privacy policies to all users, even criminals.

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Apple announces Apple Pay partnership with China UnionPay, expects 'early 2016' launch

12/17/2015, 08:12 pm

Apple on Thursday announced it has reached an agreement with Chinese bankcard processor UnionPay to offer Apple Pay services in China early next year, opening the iOS-based mobile payments product to an increasingly important -- and vast -- Asian market.

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Apple releases first public beta of iOS 9.2.1

12/17/2015, 02:12 pm

Just a day after developers got their hands on the first build of iOS 9.2.1, Apple issued the same software to members of its public beta program for testing.

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Adobe Post for iOS creates striking graphics for social media sharing

12/17/2015, 09:12 am

Adding to an already sprawling offering of iOS creativity apps, Adobe on Thursday released Post, a tool that helps users turn photos, text and graphics into striking visuals for sharing through social media outlets like Instagram.

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Apple issues first developer beta of iOS 9.2.1

12/16/2015, 01:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided members of its registered developer community with the first pre-release beta of iOS 9.2.1, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for the mobile operating system.

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Apple Maps gains Los Angeles public transit data integration

12/15/2015, 10:12 pm

Apple Maps received a quiet upgrade this week with the addition of public transportation data for Los Angeles, Calif., including rail line schedules, dynamic advisories and integration with directions.

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Dealers say GM's rapid adoption of Apple CarPlay is helping them sell cars

12/14/2015, 04:12 pm

American automaker General Motors has rolled out support for Apple's CarPlay iPhone integration faster and across more models than its rivals, resulting in independent dealers reporting that the feature draws in customers and helps to close the deal in selling new cars.

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The search for Apple's next big thing

12/13/2015, 08:12 pm

For years, Apple's detractors have predicted that the company's industry-leading profits from Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads would erode away as cheaper products from high volume competitors--and more innovative disruptors--emerged to knock it from its profitable perch, forcing the company to constantly invent new product categories just to stay alive. But that hasn't happened. Instead, Apple keeps increasing its profitability while also expanding into new market segments.

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Poll: What is your favorite iOS news app?

12/11/2015, 02:12 pm

AppleInsider is trying to find the best news app for iOS. Vote for your favorite app and we'll tell you the winner next week.

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Security experts predict rise in cyber threats against Apple devices in 2016

12/11/2015, 12:12 pm

Security firm Symantec expects cyber attacks against Apple products to rise in 2016, after malware attacks against iOS and Mac OS X spiked sharply this year.

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GoPro shares surge more than 10% after Apple acquisition speculation

12/11/2015, 10:12 am

Shares of action cam maker GoPro jumped 16% on Thursday after market analysts speculated that the company may be an acquisition target for Apple.

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Mercedes confirms Apple's CarPlay headed to select models for 2016

12/11/2015, 09:12 am

Apple fans who prefer a side of German luxury with their smartphones can now choose a new Mercedes-Benz with CarPlay support, as the marque verified plans to bring Apple's infotainment offering to a few of its high- and mid-range vehicles for the 2016 model year.

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Pixelmator gains Apple Pencil, 3D Touch support in latest update

12/10/2015, 06:12 am

Popular iOS image editor Pixelmator was updated on Thursday to support Apple's latest hardware, including iPad Pro optimization with full Apple Pencil compatibility and 3D Touch integration for iPhone 6s.

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Apple adds Maps support to 8 Flyover destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Europe

12/09/2015, 08:12 pm

Following news that Apple Maps is now used three times as often on iOS as Google Maps, Apple on Wednesday added eight locations in the U.S., Mexico and Europe to its rolling list of Flyover-supported areas.

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With Mailbox dead, these are the best iOS email apps with push Gmail support

12/09/2015, 11:12 am

Dropbox this week announced that it will discontinue its popular iOS email client Mailbox in early 2016. Thankfully there are a number of quality alternatives available for free on the App Store that offer similar functionality, including instant push notifications for free Gmail accounts.

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iOS 9.2 now available with Apple Music improvements, a Top Stories section in News, Mail Drop in Mail

12/08/2015, 01:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday launched iOS 9.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, packing in a number of of new features including improvements to Apple Music related to playlists, saving songs, and browsing content, as well as other new functions and bug fixes.

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Apple Maps used 3x more often than Google Maps on iOS, logs 5B requests per week

12/07/2015, 11:12 pm

It took Apple three years to do it, but Apple Maps is now the undeniable leader in iOS mapping, with a usage rate tripling that of its closest competitor Google Maps.

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Apple programming language Swift goes open source

12/03/2015, 11:12 am

Apple's software team has officially made Swift, its proprietary iOS and OS X development software, open source and available for modification by all developers, via the new website Swift.org.

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Ford Sync update brings Siri Eyes Free support to more than 5M vehicles

12/03/2015, 02:12 am

Detroit automaker Ford enabled Siri Eyes Free integration for more than five million car owners with the release of a Sync infotainment system software update on Thursday, an upgrade compatible with cars dating back to the 2011 model year.

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