Upthere, a new cloud service designed by former Apple engineers including former Mac software engineering chief Bertrand Serlet, has exited a seven month long beta program on iOS and macOS, and is promising to change how users utilize and think about cloud storage.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook at an employee meeting on Wednesday said the company recently sold its one billionth iPhone, a watershed moment for the popular smartphone.
The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.
Google on Wednesday launched Family Library, a feature for the Google Play Store closely mirroring Apple's own Family Sharing for iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store — including some iOS support.
Starting Wednesday in some venues, Apple Maps will supplement existing data on parking with more information from the Parkopedia database, including pricing, real-time spot availability, and hours of operation of garages and parking lots.
Apple's 40.4 million iPhones shipped during the June quarter — a 15 percent decline year-over-year — were still enough to keep it in second place in the worldwide smartphone market, which reversed recent trends and grew "modestly," according to research firm Canalys.
Apple's June quarter earnings came in slightly higher than expected this week, propelling shares higher by more than 6 percent back over the $100 threshold. Analysts were generally pleased by Apple's results — here's a roundup of their responses, as collected by AppleInsider.
Microsoft on Wednesday released Pix, a new photo application that utilizes the company's machine learning skills with a computational photography implementation intended to improve the quality of photos shot on an iPhone 5s or newer.
Best known for its smartphones, China's Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed the Mi Notebook Air, its first laptop, apparently designed to take on Apple's MacBook and MacBook Air.
A new supply chain rumor suggests that Apple will bring USB Type-C ports from its 12-inch MacBook to another notebook in the lineup. The most likely candidate: the MacBook Pro. Here's why.
Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE is attracting switcher and new-user sales in an otherwise slow period between major iPhone releases, and supply of the sought-after model is just now catching up with demand, leaving room for future growth, according to Apple executives.
LG Display on Wednesday announced plans to spend 1.99 trillion won — about $1.75 billion — on a new flexible OLED production line, which could potentially help the company vie for Apple iPhone orders.
While Apple's growth, or lack thereof, in Greater China grabs headlines, work continues on a planned expansion into untapped markets like Mexico, where the company is poised to open its first retail store later this year.
Three of Australia's major banks on Wednesday filed a joint application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to force Apple into negotiations over the installation of third-party mobile payments software on iPhone.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook during a quarterly investor conference call on Tuesday said he expects his company's services sector, which continues to exhibit growth despite slumping iPhone sales, to generate revenues equivalent to that of a Fortune 100 company next year.
During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed investments into augmented reality solutions, saying the nascent platform holds "huge" potential.
During Apple's quarterly financial results call for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, CEO Tim Cook shed more light on Apple Pay's adoption and growth with purchasers and retailers.
Apple on Tuesday announced a steep decline in Greater China revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, but CEO Tim Cook is optimistic about the region's future, one of the company's most important.
Revenue-wise, the iPad Pro appears to have helped Apple make the iPad its only growing hardware segment during the June quarter, despite the category actually registering yet another drop in sales.
Apple's sales continue to decline across its three major platforms — iPhone, iPad and Mac — but the year-over-year losses weren't quite as bad as the market had expected. After reporting the results of its June quarter, Apple executives gave commentary and fielded questions, and notes of interest from the conversation follow.
Though Apple's sales continue to decline year over year, the company's June quarter came in ahead of Wall Street expectations, with the company posting $42.4 billion in revenue and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department confirmed that rapper, producer, and key Apple employee Dr. Dre was temporarily detained without charges while police investigated an alleged gun threat.
The Carpool Karaoke segment introduced to the U.S. on The Late Late Show With James Corden is being spun off from the parent show, with the new show streaming solely to Apple Music subscribers.
Home button on Apple's waterproof 'iPhone 7' won't click, will use haptic feedback instead - reports
Much like the Force Touch trackpad on Apple's latest MacBooks, the home button on the company's next-generation iPhone won't physically click when pressed — instead, it'll simulate a click with vibration, a pair of new rumors claim.
Apple authorized resellers are offering triple-digit discounts on iMac and MacBook configurations this week with free shipping and no tax in most states. Save up to $500 on iMacs or snap up a 13-inch MacBook Air for as low as $799. The 1.3GHz Early 2015 12-inch MacBook is also $999 this week.
Adobe on Tuesday launched a new version of Lightroom for the fourth-generation Apple TV, intentionally scaled back from its siblings in terms of functionality.
Apple's supply chain is reportedly expecting the second-generation Apple Watch to debut sometime in September or October, although the company may not be planning a huge launch for its next wearable.
New updates are coming to Microsoft's Office 365, including artificial intelligence driven writing style coaches and research assistants in Word, plus the addition of "Focused Inbox" email management to macOS.
Newly-published guidelines could lead Apple and other companies to find an alternative to SMS for two-factor authentication, such as dedicated apps, according to reports.
Popular Apple Watch app Runkeeper was updated on Tuesday with a new feature called Running Groups, a cross-platform social element designed to help users achieve their fitness goals.
Apple on Tuesday won the U.S. patent rights to a stylus concept that could pave the way for using an Apple Pencil with Macs, whether on Force Touch trackpads or otherwise.
T-Mobile U.S. on Tuesday added 16 more video streaming services to its unlimited data Binge On program, highlighted by Apple Music, ABC, Disney, DISH Anywhere, and Nat Geo TV.
Apple has historically added an extra week to its December quarter when the 31st of the month falls on a Saturday — which it does again this year. That extra time could add 3 million iPhone sales to the three-month period, one analyst has predicted.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Six people from New York were arrested and charged last week for their part in an "organized criminal enterprise" that allegedly sought to defraud a Chicago area Apple Store using stolen identities and credit cards.
In a bid to improve user experience, Apple's mobile Safari web browser in iOS 10 will autoplay silent videos and pause those with sound, a change that enables automatic playback of GIFs — at least those converted to video — while halting potentially disruptive content like ads.
Apple on Monday added public transit directions for Vancouver, British Columbia and San Diego, California for users of the Maps apps on iOS and OS X.
Better known for its DVD and Blu-ray rental kiosks, Redbox is reportedly braving a second foray into online streaming. Google, meanwhile, is rolling out a new "Wi-Fi only" option for data-conscious users of its Maps mobile app.
Twitter has reportedly secured the rights to stream weekly games from both Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, significantly boosting its nascent entry into live sports.
- Rumor: New iPhones with secure iris scanners coming in 2018
- Pokemon Go launches in France and Hong Kong as Nintendo stock plummets
- Apple shakes up electric vehicle team, places Bob Mansfield in charge of 'Project Titan' - report
- Deals: 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) $999; $50-$100 off iPad Pros; up to 80% off back-to-school gadgets
- Apple leases 40,000 square feet for development accelerator in Bengaluru, India
- Verizon to buy struggling Yahoo for $4.83 billion
- Ford brings Apple CarPlay to rest of 2017 lineup through updates & new models
- Rumor: Apple's 2016 iPhone will be dubbed the 'iPhone 6SE'
- Apple's June quarter predicted to be 'neutral event' for stock price, 'good enough' for investors
- First photos of alleged 'iPad Pro 2' surface in China
- Apple hyping this week's opening of first-ever Brooklyn retail store
- This week on AI: 'Apple Car' delayed, new iOS 10 & macOS betas, 'iPhone 7' leaks & more
- Hacker who targeted celebrity Apple and Google accounts sentenced six months in prison
- Apple rumored to launch 'iPhone 7' on week of Sept. 12 [u]
- US appeals court vacates Apple win in Unwired Planet patent suit
- Pokemon Go sets Apple App Store record for launch downloads, but US growth slowing
- Apple retakes top spot in FutureBrand 'perception strength' rankings
- Why Alphabet's Nest doesn't (and probably won't ever) support Apple's HomeKit
- 'Solid' forecast from Apple chipmaker Skyworks may bode well for 'iPhone 7' production
- New video from China compares rose gold finish in alleged 'iPhone 7' to iPhone 6s
- Apple confirms plans to open first Apple Store in Taiwan
- AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch battery life, beta updates, iOS 10 liquid detection, more
- Pokemon Go comes home, launches in Japan with McDonald's sponsorship
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