Eight months after two Florida teenagers disappeared on a fishing trip in 2015, an iPhone recovered from the pair's recently discovered boat might yield answers as to their fate. And Apple is reportedly willing to help.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Ahead of Apple's earnings call, a report on Monday claims the company is reevaluating its recruiting program, a move that could potentially affect more than 100 current employees.
As of Monday, customers looking to purchase a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus through Apple's website can take advantage of the company's iPhone Upgrade Program, an interest-free, two-year payment plan that lets buyers trade up to a new handset each year.
For the fourth year in a row, Apple CEO Tim Cook is auctioning off a private lunch at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., with proceeds going to Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.
Apple's decision to slash Apple Watch pricing paid off in a big way, as average daily sales over the last month jumped 250 percent sequentially, according to new metrics from Slice Intelligence. The firm also looked at iPhone SE and iPad Pro ahead of Apple's earnings call on Tuesday.
Apple's latest attempt at boosting its enterprise credentials is reportedly a new hire, Karen Appleton, formerly a long-time executive with cloud storage and collaboration service Box.
Facebook is quietly developing an independent camera app, hoping to kick people out of the passive approach to using the social network many people have fallen into, a report said on Monday.
Apple on Monday launched two new television ads to promote the iPhone 6s, and courted the star power of actor Neil Patrick Harris to showcase the moviemaking capabilities of the iPhone 6s and its 4K-resolution video camera.
Rapper Drake on Monday announced his upcoming "Summer Sixteen" tour, notably highlighting Apple Music as a sponsor — the first time Apple Music is believed to have backed any concert tour.
Those who have a fondness for customizing their iPhone keyboard can now do so in a Microsoft-approved fashion with the Redmond software giant's new Word Flow keyboard for iOS.
One of Apple's iPhone manufacturers, Pegatron, is still seeing its labor force put in excessive overtime — something unfortunately necessary for workers to meet basic financial needs, according to China Labor Watch.
Every once in a while, Apple rolls out new behind-the-scenes features that are exceptional technical achievements but receive little fanfare. With the launch of the miniature iPad Pro, that focus shifted toward the important-but-impenetrable world of color management.
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Monday, April 25, 2016
The second-generation Apple Watch, expected to arrive by this fall, may boast integrated cellular data, as well as a faster next-gen custom chip, a new report claims.
Apple's next flagship iPhone will not only be waterproof and dustproof, but possibly feature a touch-sensitive home button, new rumor claims.
A teardown of Apple's 2016 12-inch MacBook suggests that the computer's better battery life stems from a mix of optimizations and a slightly larger battery, while its improved SSD speeds are linked to an updated proprietary controller.
Apple — the world's most profitable public company — is a day away from releasing its March quarter earnings. That means that while the company itself is in an official quiet period, everyone else is free to publish false and misleading information about it. Let's take a look at some of the worst fallacies.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
KGI says 'iPhone 7' won't have 'many attractive selling points,' predicts competitors to outperform Apple
Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities continues to have a bearish outlook on iPhone sales through the end of 2016, telling investors on Sunday that he believes Apple will be the only top-five smartphone vendor to see shipments decline this year.
Polar's first smartscale is a polished and perfectly serviceable product, but a few peculiar design decisions keep it from maximizing its potential, making it mostly of interest to people already in the Polar ecosystem.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
There was no shortage of headlines this week, with Apple launching new MacBooks, announcing WWDC 2016, and letting slip more details about its electric car project. A long-time but recently retired Apple board member, Bill Campbell, died on Monday.
Friday, April 22, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday withdrew an appeal seeking Apple's help in accessing data from a locked iPhone 5s tied to an ongoing New York drug case, saying an unnamed individual furnished the device passcode on Thursday.
As scheduled, Apple on Friday closed ticket lottery registrations for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference and began sending out email confirmations to the lucky few selected at random to attend the event in June.
In an announcement to developers on Friday, Apple said come June 1, all new watchOS titles submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the company's latest watchOS 2 software development kit.
Apple fans in India might soon be able to purchase their new iPhone directly from an official Apple Store, as local government officials are reportedly prepared to waive a longstanding regulatory hurdle that prohibited the company from operating its own brick-and-mortar retail shops.
Apple has picked up two more workers from the auto industry, both of whom are now believed to be at the company's "Product Realization Lab," where prototype hardware is developed.
Two of Apple's chief rivals, Google and Microsoft, on Friday announced a mutual agreement to drop regulatory complaints against each other around the world, further promising to try and settle any disputes themselves before using governments as a weapon.
Apple's new 12-inch MacBook features the same chassis as last year's debut model, but the company has brought a new color into the mix — rose gold — that brings it in line with the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch product lineups.
Marking Earth Day, Apple on Friday debuted a new TV commercial, using Siri to promote its custom-designed recycling robot — Liam — and its branding as an environmentally-responsible company.
Apple on Friday instituted price drops across its entire Japanese iPhone lineup, typically slashing costs by about 10 percent, in what is reported to be a response to a fluctuating yen/dollar exchange rate.
Apple could potentially sign a lease for real estate on Dublin's O'Connell Street, establishing its first-ever outlet in the country of Ireland, a report indicated on Friday.
This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Shane and Victor discuss new MacBooks, the computers that didn't get updated, Tesla's former VP of vehicle engineering working for Apple, Apple's car skunkworks, iPhone 7 rumors, and a few of our thoughts remembering Bill Campbell.
In commemoration of Earth Day, Apple on Thursday released an advertisement showcasing the company's efforts to reduce carbon emissions, concentrating specifically on its green data centers.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Following the mysterious shutdown of two major Apple internet services in China last week, a report on Thursday claims the closure was mandated by a state agency in an apparent attempt to control content distribution.
In an update to its official Apple Store app on Thursday, Apple rolled out support for Peek and Pop 3D Touch gestures, a feature that lets users seamlessly preview products, images and other in-app assets.
After a pair of massive earthquakes rocked Japan and Ecuador last week, and the threat of aftershocks still present, Apple on Thursday reactivated its iTunes donation system to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the regions.
Apple and Beats executives tweeted messages in tribute of legendary musician Prince, who passed away on Thursday, while Tidal took the opportunity to advertise its exclusive streaming rights to the musician's catalog.
The FBI paid more than $1.34 million to hack into the iPhone 5c of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, agency director James Comey admitted on Thursday.
Time Magazine on Thursday published the 2016 edition of its annual 100 Most Influential People list, once again including Apple CEO Tim Cook among its chosen politicians, artists, celebrities, and corporate executives.
Chinese and Taiwanese smartphone suppliers are reportedly scaling back component production in the wake of Apple's iPhone SE, which appears to be impacting the sales of local smartphone brands.
- Apple issues second public betas of iOS 9.3.2 & OS X 10.11.5, provides developers with tvOS 9.2.1 beta 2
- Walmart Pay begins trickling out to iPhone users via app update
- Apple's mysterious WWDC 2016 announcement: What does it mean?
- Much of Apple's recovered e-waste likely legally mandated and not Apple-made
- iCloud team reportedly plagued by infighting as Apple struggles to build new cloud infrastructure
- Apple likely switching to different modem for 'iPhone 7,' Qualcomm CEO hints
- Amazon expands $50 Fire tablet lineup with new colors, offers 16GB model for $70
- Apple invention prevents headphone audio dropouts in hybrid wired/wireless designs
- Samsung to produce thinner 10nm chips this year [u]
- Trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your iPhone or iPad ahead of Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro [U]
- Apple reschedules Q2 2016 earnings conference call to April 26 [u]
- Sony revamps Crackle iOS app with AirPlay & Apple Watch support, Facebook Messenger gets group voice calls
- Rumor: Control of user data railroaded 'Project Titan' talks between Apple and BMW, Daimler
- Apple Watch Hermes now available from Apple & Hermes outlets in 17 more cities
- Apple issues second beta of iOS 9.3.2, restores Night Shift in Low Power Mode
- Apple, Google workers among top donors to Bernie Sanders campaign
- Rumor: Samsung trying to earn new iPhone supply chain slot with EMI-shielded NAND
- EU lays antitrust charges against Google over locking in Android apps and features
- As a standalone company, Apple's services business could be worth as much as $260B, Piper Jaffray says
- Apple-backed coalition opposes Burr-Feinstein encryption bill in open letter
- Top BMW electric vehicle engineers defect to Chinese rival backed by Tencent
Wednesday, April 20, 2016