Consumers who purchased a Nike+ FuelBand between 2012 and 2015 might be eligible for a small payment from Nike after the sports brand, alongside co-defendant Apple, agreed to settle a class action suit alleging the companies falsely advertised the device's health tracking capabilities.
Friday, July 24, 2015
According to a report published Friday, Apple last fall initiated talks to partner with BMW on a rumored electric car project underpinned by the German automaker's i3 model before ultimately changing its mind.
In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Apple announced its first-ever sterling-denominated bond issuance set at 1.25 billion pounds, or nearly $2 billion.
As part of its 'If it's not an iPhone' ad campaign, Apple on Friday introduced an online minisite touting unique iPhone features, from an unparalleled selection of apps to digital and physical security.
The trailer for "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," a highly criticized documentary from Oscar winner Alex Gibney, premiered on Friday, giving the general public their first glimpse at the controversial film.
Newly-leaked Intel presentation slides suggest that the company's upcoming Skylake processors could bring important performance and power consumption improvements to future Macs.
CurrentC, the MCX-developed mobile payment platform backed by a number of major U.S. retailers, will reportedly see an initial trial run in August, signaling that the service is finally approaching a public launch.
Apple Music so far isn't — and probably won't be — a meaningful threat to Pandora, the latter company's CEO told analysts during a conference call announcing better-than-expected quarterly financials.
Apple had $26.5 billion in off-balance sheet commitments at the end of the June quarter — a massive year-over-year increase that suggests the company is planning for a record breaking launch of its next-generation "iPhone 6s."
On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, we discuss Apple's earnings call, Neil reveals how he feels about Wall Street analysts, Victor endorses the Mac App Store, and Mikey tells all about the good and bad of the Coin connected credit card.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
App Store puts 100 iOS titles on sale for 99 cents, YouTube app updated with 'vertical video' support
In a pair of iOS App Store developments on Thursday, Apple put a collection of 100 titles up for sale priced at 99 cents each, while Google updated YouTube for iOS to make the "vertical video" viewing experience a bit more bearable.
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A pair of reports this week made note of Apple's apparent decision to remove Google's Nest Learning Thermostat from its online and brick-and-mortar stores, leaving only smart home devices compatible with HomeKit available for purchase.
Honda on Thursday announced that the 2016 model year Accord will be its first car to support CarPlay, making good on a promise from March of last year to bring Apple's iOS-powered infotainment platform to its auto lineup.
Observing 25 years of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple is profiling a collection of accessibility apps expressly designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues.
Via a press statement, Apple on Thursday officially backed the Equality Act, an expansion of 1964's Civil Rights Act that — if voted in — would add gender identity and sexual orientation to non-discrimination protections for Americans.
A set of photos posted to the Web on Thursday claim to show so-called "iPhone 6s" screens rolling off the production line, suggesting mass manufacturing of the next-generation handset has started.
IDC research data published on Thursday shows that Apple's share of the global smartphone market grew to 14.1 percent in the June quarter, up from 11.7 percent in the same period a year ago — largely at the expense of Samsung.
LG Display on Thursday announced plans to devote almost $1 billion towards building a fourth OLED factory, one that could potentially be instrumental in keeping up with demand for products like the Apple Watch.
Apple's Mac orders with suppliers have remained constant, and are expected to increase overall during the second half of the year, heading into the lucrative holiday shopping season, according to a new rumor out of Apple's supply chain.
Sales of Apple's iOS lineup — comprised of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch — has now matched annual sales of devices running the ubiquitous Microsoft Windows platform.
One of the things that has defined Apple for the past decade is its dedication to and admiration for photography, whether it's improving the iPhone's camera or creating advertising campaigns centered around famous images. Here's how the company selects the images that it features on billboards, in commercials, and on your desktop.
Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.
Apple on Thursday added another 35 companies to the list of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay, this time offering a more even split of credit unions and conventional banks.
A trio of Apple patent filings relating to biometric input devices could reveal plans for a remote control, potentially destined for Apple TV, capable of distinguishing multiple users for association with custom profiles on a second device.
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.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Apple revealed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday that it plans to spend $12 billion on capital expenditures for the 2015 fiscal year, $1 billion less than was initially projected last year.
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.
Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards and user music preferences to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns in a separate letter to the same governmental bodies.
With the latest iOS 9 beta restoring full support for Home Sharing, here's how to toggle on the feature that allows streaming music and video from computers connected to the same local Wi-Fi network.
Apple on Wednesday pushed out a MacBook Pro firmware update to address issues users of 2015 models were seeing with corrupted data.
The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.
Apple, Google, and other major U.S.-based multinationals may soon be able to bring more of their foreign-earned income back to American shores without facing a huge tax burden, as lawmakers are moving forward on a tax reform framework that could eliminate taxes on international earnings and authorize a one-time repatriation holiday.
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.
Apple on Wednesday provided members of its public beta program with new versions of both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, marking the second versions of the publicly available pre-release software.
EditorialWall Street seems to prefer Kremlinology over factual analysis when it comes to the Apple Watch
Another record-breaking fiscal quarter is in the books for Apple, but the company's overall success is being glossed over by Wall Street analysts and pundits who seem intent on ignoring the actual facts when it comes to Apple Watch sales.
Microsoft on Tuesday launched Send, a new iPhone app intended to simplify email conversations down to instant-messaging style threads.
Although Apple didn't provide official figures during Tuesday's results call, an estimate published by research firm Canalys suggests the company shipped 4.2 million Apple Watches during the June quarter.
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- Beta testers can no longer post app reviews in prerelease iOS versions
- Apple reinstates Home Sharing in latest iOS 9 beta, tweaks Handoff interface
- Apple's quarterly R&D spending soars past $2B mark for first time
- Cook denies Apple Watch sales 'collapse,' says shipments peaked in June
- Apple plans to increase Watch's retail availability in anticipation of major holiday demand
- Apple's Chinese revenues surge 112% in Q3 to lead worldwide growth
- Apple Watch sales beat iPhone, iPad through 9 weeks, CFO Luca Maestri says
- Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2015 conference call
- Apple's 'Other' segment swings positive for first time, suggests strong Apple Watch performance
- Apple sells 47.5M iPhones in record-breaking Q3, revenue jumps 33% to $49.6B
- FTC begins issuing subpoenas in App Store investigation triggered by Apple Music - report
- Apple releases fourth betas of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2 to developers
- iPhone 6 continues to dominate best seller list, blocks Samsung Galaxy S6 from top spot
- Audi, BMW, Daimler on verge of buying Nokia Here mapping service for $2.71B
- Leaked images seemingly confirm Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge+ with gold color option
- Apple, IBM add 10 more MobileFirst enterprise apps covering field work, shift tracking & more
- Apple Music, App Store, iTunes & more buckle under VMA announcement traffic
- New tech bonds fingerprint sensors under Gorilla Glass, could allow button-free iPhones
- Apple, Samsung continue to pace global smartphone market as Xiaomi jumps into top 5
- NYT cites absence of top iOS apps in search of Apple Watch failure
- Apple invents natural tap-based gesture input for nudging onscreen objects, selecting text
- New Zealand Apple Watch prices start at NZ$599, top out at NZ$30,000
- Google, Facebook, others push for rehearing over damages in Apple v. Samsung patent case
- Apple hires longtime auto executive, stokes electric car rumors
- Spotify introduces Discover Weekly playlists tailored to individual listeners
- NFL Game Pass to offer on-demand games on Apple TV, other Apple devices
- Deals: $220 off Gold MacBook with AppleCare; 34" LG Ultrawide WQHD Monitor for $699.00; up to $400 off 15" MacBook Pro (2015) bundles
- MTV will reveal 2015 VMA nominees exclusively on Apple's Beats 1
- Apple faces new class-action suit over refurbished AppleCare+ hardware replacements
- Analysts bullish ahead of Apple's Q3 results, say iPhone sales could reach 50M+
- Apple adds to Seattle office footprint with new space at Two Union Square
- At 97%, Apple Watch customer satisfaction outpaces original iPhone, iPad - report
- More than 80% of mobile podcast listeners use Apple's iOS devices
- Apple spotlights 'amazing apps' in latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad
- How to choose between a new iPod touch and an iPad mini 3
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