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Apple investigating automated ad system for podcasts

07/23/2015, 05:07 am

Your next podcast listening session could be interrupted by dynamically placed, constantly refreshed and targeted content -- read advertisements -- served up by iAd, if Apple deploys technology described in patent application published Thursday.


Apple looks to hire government affairs specialist in Indian market push

07/22/2015, 09:07 pm

Apple is looking to hire its first government affairs officer in India as part of an overarching plan to more aggressively target the growing market, according to a local report.


iPhone 6, Apple Pay help keep Apple ranked 15th in global Fortune 500 rankings

07/22/2015, 02:07 pm

On Wednesday Apple once again took 15th place in Fortune's annual Global 500 rankings, something the magazine credited to record sales of the iPhone 6 and the introduction of new product categories, such as Apple Pay.


Audi, BMW, Daimler on verge of buying Nokia Here mapping service for $2.71B

07/21/2015, 01:07 pm

Three German carmakers -- Audi, BMW, and Daimler -- have together agreed in principle to buy Nokia's Here mapping service, in a deal estimated to be worth just over €2.5 billion ($2.71 billion), a report said on Tuesday.


Leaked images seemingly confirm Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge+ with gold color option

07/21/2015, 12:07 pm

With Samsung expected to reveal its new iPhone 6 Plus competitor as soon as next month, a trio of recently-leaked images appears to confirm previous rumors about the device's name and release date while showing off an anticipated gold offering.


Apple invents natural tap-based gesture input for nudging onscreen objects, selecting text

07/21/2015, 05:07 am

A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday reveals a novel mode of mobile device gesture input that turns taps detected on non-touchscreen surfaces, like the side of an iPhone, into granular on-screen controls.


Google, Facebook, others push for rehearing over damages in Apple v. Samsung patent case

07/20/2015, 10:07 pm

Google, Facebook, eBay, H-P and other Silicon Valley players, along with various interest groups, are asking the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals to rehear a decision that denied Samsung's plea for damage limitations in an ongoing patent lawsuit involving Apple.


Apple hires longtime auto executive, stokes electric car rumors

07/20/2015, 06:07 pm

It came out Monday that Apple hired automotive manufacturing and quality control executive Doug Betts, suggesting the company is moving forward with a potential heavy industry project rumored to be an electric vehicle.


Apple faces new class-action suit over refurbished AppleCare+ hardware replacements

07/20/2015, 01:07 pm

A newly-filed class action lawsuit accuses Apple of breaching contract by failing to provide new -- or "equivalent to new" -- devices when offering up replacement hardware under AppleCare+ warranties.


Apple adds to Seattle office footprint with new space at Two Union Square

07/20/2015, 11:07 am

Apple has signed a lease for the 44th and 45th floors of a Seattle office tower at Two Union Square, expanding its corporate footprint in a city largely dominated by companies like Amazon and Microsoft, a report said on Monday.


KGI: iPhone sales forecast at 54M in Q3, Apple Watch demand 'tepid' at 4M shipped units

07/18/2015, 10:07 pm

Before Apple reveals official numbers for its third fiscal quarter of 2015, a report from well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates the company's iPhone and Mac lineups put in strong performances, tempered somewhat by sluggish iPad and Apple Watch sales. Upcoming hardware like yellow and rose gold Apple Watch Sport models and buffed iMacs could spur sales, however.


Angela Ahrendts hints at upcoming back to school promotion in internal video

07/18/2015, 08:07 pm

Apple's annual Back to School promotion appears to be a no-show for 2015, but a report on Saturday claims SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts this week hinted to employees that a comparable offering could be coming soon.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Pay in the UK, iPod touch refresh, e-SIM & more

07/18/2015, 12:07 am

A relatively quiet week was, at least, spiced up by two important Apple announcements: the arrival of Apple Pay in the United Kingdom, and a long-overdue update of the iPod touch.


First look: Coin 'smart' iOS-connected credit card

07/17/2015, 09:07 pm

After monumental delays, the Coin "smart" credit card finally started shipping out to customers in April, offering users the flexibility of carrying up to eight swipeable credit, debit a rewards cards that -- for now -- are accepted at more locations than touchless NFC solutions like Apple Pay.


Apple objects to GT Advanced financing plan after Mesa plant fire

07/17/2015, 04:07 pm

Apple on Friday formally objected to a financing plan by its bankrupt former sapphire supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, on the basis of provisions tied to a May fire at its one-time plant in Mesa, Arizona.


Hulu considering ad-free tier to better compete with Netflix, other video services

07/17/2015, 10:07 am

Streaming video service Hulu is reportedly exploring the possibility of a completely ad-free tier that could launch as soon as this fall, and cost about $12 to $14 a month.


AppleInsider podcast talks new iPod touch, thoughts on an 'iPhone 6c,' 'iPad Pro' rumors & more

07/17/2015, 08:07 am

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, we discuss the refreshed iPod lineup, including a new A8-powered iPod touch. Neil talks about the possibility of an "iPhone 6c," Dan details gaming benchmarks for Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6, Victor tells us how he really feels about Touch ID and Apple Pay, and it's unanimous that no one should install Adobe Flash.


Lawsuit over Apple Store employee bag checks becomes class action covering over 12,000 workers

07/16/2015, 04:07 pm

A long-running lawsuit over bag searches of Apple Store workers was certified as a class action on Thursday, broadening the potential impact to over 12,000 past and present retail staff.


Misfit introduces Flash Link multifunction wearable, releases Misfit Link app

07/16/2015, 09:07 am

Misfit on Thursday announced price drops for its existing fitness wearables -- Shine and Flash -- to make way for a new model called the Flash Link, and breathed life into older Flash models with the new Misfit Link app for iOS.


Apple investigating solar-powered wireless mice and trackpads

07/16/2015, 06:07 am

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals continued research into alternative energy solutions, specifically as it applies to a lineup of wireless computer peripherals with embedded solar cells.