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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Apple Pay gets support for prepaid cards with Boon - only in the UK

Apple Pay gets support for prepaid cards with Boon - only in the UK

If you're an iPhone owner in the UK and your bank has yet to climb aboard the Apple Pay train — or you don't have a compatible credit or debit card — you now have a new prepaid option thanks to the UK launch of Wirecard's Boon mobile payment app with Apple Pay.

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Indian government turns down Apple request to import used iPhones for sale

Indian government turns down Apple request to import used iPhones for sale

The Indian government has reportedly denied Apple's application to import and sell refurbished iPhones, in a step that may hinder the company's ability to gain traction in the cost-sensitive local smartphone market.

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Apple reportedly increases iPhone SE chip orders amid greater-than-expected demand

Apple reportedly increases iPhone SE chip orders amid greater-than-expected demand

A new supply chain rumor claims that Apple has increased orders for its new low-end iPhone SE, and plans to build more than 5 million units this quarter alone, as the company continues to struggle to keep up with demand for the 4-inch handset.

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Alleged 'iPhone 7' cable suggests Apple could include 3.5mm headphone jack after all

Alleged 'iPhone 7' cable suggests Apple could include 3.5mm headphone jack after all

Despite a plethora of rumors and alleged design leaks suggesting Apple's next iPhone won't include a legacy headphone jack, a new part from China claimed to be for the "iPhone 7" depicts space for a 3.5-millimeter input.

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Apple patent hints next-gen Apple Pencil to sport swappable nibs, Touch ID, 'eraser' & more

Apple patent hints next-gen Apple Pencil to sport swappable nibs, Touch ID, 'eraser' & more

A years-old Apple patent filing might yield clues as to the company's future plans for Apple Pencil, as the document includes never before seen features like interchangeable multifunction nibs with built-in sensors.

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Fitbit CEO says Apple Watch 'wrong way' to approach wearables

Fitbit CEO says Apple Watch 'wrong way' to approach wearables

James Park, chief executive at Fitbit, in an interview published Monday described how his company was able to withstand what many viewed as direct competition from Apple in 2015, saying the Cupertino tech giant took a wrong turn with Apple Watch.

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Monday, May 02, 2016

Apple stock posts longest losing streak in 18 years

Apple stock posts longest losing streak in 18 years

In the aftermath of Apple's disappointing earnings report that brought news of a slowdown in worldwide iPhone sales, the company's stock price dropped for the eighth consecutive day on Monday, a losing streak not seen since 1998.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls doom and gloom 'huge overreaction,' turns sights to India

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls doom and gloom 'huge overreaction,' turns sights to India

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said concerns that the company's best days are behind it are overblown, citing optimism in China and areas of huge growth potential like India.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear on CNBC's 'Mad Money' Monday night

Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear on CNBC's 'Mad Money' Monday night

In a rare TV appearance, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take part in an interview on Monday night's episode of Mad Money with Jim Cramer on CNBC, scheduled for 6 p.m. Eastern.

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Brazilian judge orders WhatsApp blocked for 72 hours over encryption row

Brazilian judge orders WhatsApp blocked for 72 hours over encryption row

As of Monday afternoon, WhatsApp Messenger will be blocked in Brazil for 72 hours over a dispute about access to encrypted data, according to reports.

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Apple's Mac reaches 9.2% share on the web as Windows PC use sinks to new low

Apple's Mac reaches 9.2% share on the web as Windows PC use sinks to new low

New data from Net Applications shows that Apple's installed base of Mac users now account for 9.2 percent of the conventional PCs used online, as Microsoft's Windows platform falls to a new low among online users.

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Coach to make 9 bands for Apple Watch for $150 each, may not ship until this fall

Coach to make 9 bands for Apple Watch for $150 each, may not ship until this fall

More details continue to emerge on luxury fashion brand Coach's plans to release a lineup of leather bands for the Apple Watch, set to come in nine different styles when they launch later this year.

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Deals: Grab the lowest prices on Apple's latest iMacs with AppleCare (up to $250 off) with exclusive coupons

Deals: Grab the lowest prices on Apple's latest iMacs with AppleCare (up to $250 off) with exclusive coupons

AI readers can use exclusive coupons this week to grab the lowest prices anywhere on all of Apple's latest iMacs with AppleCare, including the new iMac HD, iMac 4K and Late 2015 iMac with 5K Retina display. Save up to $250 instantly, with no tax in most states. Plus a free Canon AIO Photo printer with each 4K and 5K.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Apple's Jony Ive previews The Met's 'Manus x Machina'

Apple's Jony Ive previews The Met's 'Manus x Machina'

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute on Monday took the wraps off its 'Manus x Machina' exhibit — the focal point of this year's Met Gala — and Apple design chief Jony Ive was on hand for the introduction.

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Apple Maps adds public transit directions for Rio de Janeiro in prep for 2016 Summer Olympics

Apple Maps adds public transit directions for Rio de Janeiro in prep for 2016 Summer Olympics

People in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro can now access public transit directions through Apple Maps, an addition presumably geared towards the 2016 Summer Olympics, which start on August 5.

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VideoWatch: Apple's 2016 MacBook vs. 2015 MacBook in speed test comparison

Watch: Apple's 2016 MacBook vs. 2015 MacBook in speed test comparison

Apple was able to squeeze out an extra hour of battery life and modest performance gains from its second-generation 12-inch MacBook, but is that enough to warrant an upgrade from the 2015 model? Find out in AppleInsider's head-to-head video.

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Killer Deals: Apple's 12" MacBooks for $999, 13" MacBook Airs for $799

Killer Deals: Apple's 12

Matching the lowest prices we've ever seen, readers this week can save $300 instantly and grab one of Apple's remaining early 2015 12" MacBooks for just $999 with free shipping and no sales tax for customers outside NY. Or grab a remaining 2015 13" MacBook Air for $799.

Hulu could beat Apple to the punch with live TV subscription service

Hulu could beat Apple to the punch with live TV subscription service

Hulu — currently an on-demand platform — could soon join the ranks of internet-based live TV providers, increasing the challenge for Apple's rumored entry into the same arena.

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FBI should disclose iPhone vulnerability to Apple, Edward Snowden says

FBI should disclose iPhone vulnerability to Apple, Edward Snowden says

Infamous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has once again weighed in on the Apple-FBI battle, this time saying that the bureau should disclose the vulnerability used to crack the San Bernardino iPhone in the interest of national cybersecurity.

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Los Angeles court orders woman to unlock Touch ID-equipped iPhone for FBI

Los Angeles court orders woman to unlock Touch ID-equipped iPhone for FBI

Through a Los Angeles court, the FBI recently obtained a warrant forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone equipped with Apple's Touch ID fingerprint technology, according to a report.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Latest 'Shot on iPhone' ad uses Mother's Day to get emotional impact

Latest 'Shot on iPhone' ad uses Mother's Day to get emotional impact

Apple on Sunday released a new TV commercial, making use of the upcoming Mother's Day holiday to further its "Shot on iPhone" marketing campaign.

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EditorialApple, Samsung, Facebook, Amazon & the case of the 'very bad' Q2

Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Amazon & the case of the 'very bad' Q2

Apple's fiscal Q2 earnings were the company's "worst ever" of the last decade in terms of year-over-year growth, but not in terms of actual commercial activity during the first three months of 2016. Take a closer look at Apple and three other firms: Samsung, Facebook and Amazon.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Intel splits on Atom after the mobile relevance of x86 whacked by Apple's Ax

Intel splits on Atom after the mobile relevance of x86 whacked by Apple's Ax

Intel is ending production of its mobile Atom processors as the reality sets in of a mobile world where virtually all the profits are inhaled by devices sold by Apple and powered by the iPhone-maker's own custom Ax series Application Processors.

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ReviewReview: Logi Base Smart Connector charging dock is the best way to juice your iPad Pro

Review: Logi Base Smart Connector charging dock is the best way to juice your iPad Pro

MagSafe has long been a defining feature of Apple's market leading notebooks. Thanks to the Smart Connector charging capabilities first introduced by the new Logi Base dock for iPad Pro, Apple's iDevices now have their own convenient MagSafe equivalent.

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This week on AI: Apple's no-good terrible quarter, a death in Cupertino, 'Apple Watch 2' rumors & more

This week on AI: Apple's no-good terrible quarter, a death in Cupertino, 'Apple Watch 2' rumors & more

In many ways the last week of April was a negative one for Apple, with disappointing financial results, a death on campus, and word of more labor abuses at a key supplier. Rumors did emerge, however, about plans for the "iPhone 7" and a second-generation Apple Watch.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Apple redesigns Support website with clean layout, responsive UI

Apple redesigns Support website with clean layout, responsive UI

As part of ongoing website redesign efforts, Apple on Friday launched a revamped Support Pages mini-site with a cleaner layout, easy to access topics links and responsive web assets supporting desktop and mobile browsing.

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OpinionSchiller schools internet on correct Apple device plurals, but Cook says 'iPad Pros'

Schiller schools internet on correct Apple device plurals, but Cook says 'iPad Pros'

A contentious debate is brewing in Cupertino. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller on Friday took to Twitter to inform tech plebes that Apple devices should never be pluralized, a stance in diametric opposition to beliefs held by CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple will attempt data extraction on iPhone of teen lost at sea, report says

Apple will attempt data extraction on iPhone of teen lost at sea, report says

Apple forensics experts will attempt to extract data from an iPhone 6 used by missing Florida teen Austin Stephanos, who was presumed lost at sea some nine months ago, a lawyer representing the Stephanos family said Friday.

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Tor Myhren officially starts as Apple's new VP of Marketing Communications

Tor Myhren officially starts as Apple's new VP of Marketing Communications

Months after the hiring was announced, Apple on Friday officially instituted Tor Myhren as the company's new VP of Marketing Communications, replacing Hiroki Asai, a now-retired 18-year veteran with the company.

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ExclusiveExclusive: Apple's top secret 'Athena' chip fab gets new 'delicate equipment'

Exclusive: Apple's top secret 'Athena' chip fab gets new 'delicate equipment'

Apple has quickly moved to overhaul the equipment installed at the San Jose, Calif., chip fab it acquired from Maxim Integrated Products in December, indicating that the purchase was a strategic priority for the company in its relentless drive to out-innovate its competitors.

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Apple to partner with Coach on new leather Apple Watch bands, coming as soon as June

Apple to partner with Coach on new leather Apple Watch bands, coming as soon as June

New leather Apple Watch bands made by luxury fashion brand Coach could arrive as soon as Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June, a new report has revealed.

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Software update upgrades select 2013-2015 Fiat Chrysler vehicles with Siri Eyes Free

Software update upgrades select 2013-2015 Fiat Chrysler vehicles with Siri Eyes Free

Fiat Chrysler on Friday issued a free software update to owners of some 2013-, 2014-, and 2015-model vehicles, giving them access to Apple's Siri Eyes Free, which enables voice commands to an iPhone by tapping a button on the steering wheel.

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Apple's iPad Pro beating Microsoft Surface in 'detachable' tablet market

Apple's iPad Pro beating Microsoft Surface in 'detachable' tablet market

Apple's iPad Pro is already surpassing the Microsoft Surface in the so-called "detachable" tablet market, though that market is still relatively small, according to a new research report.

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Drake says new album's Apple Music exclusivity just one week long

Drake says new album's Apple Music exclusivity just one week long

Although Drake's new album Views From the 6 is launching today as an Apple Music exclusive, that exclusivity period is just one week long, according to the rapper.

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US Supreme Court approves search warrants for computers in any jurisdiction

US Supreme Court approves search warrants for computers in any jurisdiction

The U.S. Supreme Court has authorized a rule change that — barring intervention by Congress — will allow judges to issue search warrants for computers in any jurisdiction, instead of just the ones their courts oversee directly.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast reviews Apple's 12" MacBook, talks earnings, Smart Connector, 'iPhone 7' and more

AppleInsider podcast reviews Apple's 12

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, we go hands-on with Apple's new early 2016 12-inch MacBook, talk Apple's soft earnings, discuss the Logi Base Smart Connector charger, and talk about 'iPhone 7' and the headphone jack.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

FBI reportedly paid less than $1M for San Bernardino iPhone exploit

FBI reportedly paid less than $1M for San Bernardino iPhone exploit

A report on Thursday claims the U.S. Federal Bureau of investigation spent less than $1 million on an exploit used to access an iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, far below a previously estimated sum of more than $1.3 million.

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Dead Apple employee identified as 25-year-old software engineer, report says [u]

Dead Apple employee identified as 25-year-old software engineer, report says [u]

An Apple employee found dead at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Wednesday has reportedly been identified as a 25-year-old software engineer.

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Apple Maps expands Spotlight Suggestions to 3 new countries, adds Flyover and traffic locales

Apple Maps expands Spotlight Suggestions to 3 new countries, adds Flyover and traffic locales

Apple in an update to its Apple Maps product on Thursday rolled out new coverage areas for Flyover and traffic services, while activating Spotlight Suggestions in three countries.

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