Apple last week meted out restricted stock unit awards to its executive team, with the likes of SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller and others receiving up to 149,667 RSUs scheduled to vest through 2021.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Apple's iOS 10.1 could see release next Tuesday, as recent reports from Japan claim the company is set to activate Apple Pay — thought to be part of the forthcoming software update — in that country on Oct. 25.
Amazon's Channels program — which allows Prime subscribers to sign up for otherwise separate video services through a single platform — is proving surprisingly popular with streaming partners, and could evolve into a live TV service before Apple reaches that point, a report hinted on Tuesday.
A report on Tuesday puts a date to rumors regarding an impending Mac hardware refresh, saying Apple will announce all new computer models at an Oct. 27 media event.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has given up on the Microsoft Surface for game planning, and has emphasized the point with a five-minute diatribe on the failings of the NFL-mandated device and associated IT nightmares.
Apple on Tuesday added another 24 banks and credit unions to the list supporting Apple Pay in the U.S., filling in an increasingly small set of coverage gaps. British Airways, meanwhile, introduced limited support for the the platform in its iOS app.
New analyst research suggests that the iPhone 7 family of phones is selling better than that of the iPhone 6s, but numbers and financial impact for the third quarter are being kept low by early stock limitations on the sought-after iPhone 7 Plus.
People with a fourth-generation Apple TV shouldn't expect a native Spotify app in the near future, according to a product owner with the company.
Intuit's financial management package QuickBooks Online Apple Pay feature has been activated, and will be enabled automatically for future invoices by registered users.
Samsung is now running exchange stations at airports around the world, hoping to catch any lingering Galaxy Note 7 owners before they get onboard a plane with the phone — something that's now prohibited or outright illegal in some instances.
In one of the WikiLeaks-published Podesta emails allegedly detailing the inner workings of of the Hillary Clinton election campaign, Apple CEO Tim Cook was mentioned as an early possibility for Vice President and was included in a list with Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Michael Bloomberg.
Apple is expected to release just three new MacBook models this fall, according to a research report released on Tuesday, possibly reaffirming claims that the company is planning to drop the 11-inch model of the MacBook Air.
Misfit is advancing its wearables line to compete with the Apple Watch, and has introduced the new Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch using a small color display and watch hand position to alert the user.
Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts launched the 2016 Most Powerful Women Summit on Monday, and talked about her path leading to Apple, initial reluctance to take the job, and successes in tailoring the Apple Store experience for customers.
Apple authorized reseller MacMall is exclusively offering AppleInsider readers an additional 3% off Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage, bringing the discount to $166 off MSRP with free shipping.
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Monday, October 17, 2016
According to "reliable sources," Apple will announce the MacBook Pro (Late 2016) model in the next few days, shipping it and a new MacBook Air before the end of October.
As a result of currency exchange rate fluctuations and tax law changes, developers in South Africa and New Zealand have received emails from Apple informing them that renumeration for sales will be changing in the next 72 hours.
Next year's SXSW tech and music gathering will include a keynote speech from Apple Beats 1 lead DJ Zane Lowe, among its 700 presentations.
Medical supply company EPGL, known for "smart" contact lens technology in development, intends to develop apps compatible with iOS for augmented reality applications — and there may be more on the horizon, AppleInsider has learned.
AT&T's Mobile Insurance plans are expanding, with a cracked screen repair service being added to the program for recent iPhones and three Android models — but at additional cost.
Apple on Monday seeded a fourth iOS 10.1 beta to registered developers, as well as the general public — potentially the final beta before the update is officially released.
Apple on Monday updated a collection of its international websites with more iPhone 7 launch dates, filling in gaps across multiple continents.
A well-known AI researcher, Russ Salakhutdinov of Carnegie Melon University, is joining Apple to direct some of the company's own efforts in the field.
A class action suit filed by current and former Apple employees over nine years — numbering over 20,000 class members — starts on Tuesday.
Apple is experiencing problems with call-directory extensions that make use of CallKit, and is expecting to solve them with the release of iOS 10.1, a developer said on Monday.
Owners of Apple's latest and greatest iPhone received a software update on Monday, with version 10.0.3 exclusive to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, addressing cellular connectivity problems specific to those models.
Apple continues to expand its operations in Ireland, despite ongoing criticism of its presence there for tax purposes, with the company's international iTunes business now setting up shop in the town of Holyhill.
Apple-owned Beats on Monday premiered a new video ad on Twitter, promoting the brand's latest wireless headphones: the BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless.
Ecobee on Monday launched the Ecobee3 Lite, a new version of its flagship thermostat that's cheaper than the original while retaining most of its core features.
Apple's "Project Titan" has indeed scaled back to focus on self-driving technology — specifically giving it the opportunity to either partner with existing automaker or return to developing its own car later on, a report said on Monday.
Apple's investments in Siri and artificial intelligence will grow in the coming months, Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed in a new interview, disclosing that his company's Yokohama, Japan, facility will boast "deep engineering" for machine learning.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Apple's Home Sharing is great if you've got just a few files you want to stream from a computer to iOS. For larger libraries, a third party application suite called StreamToMe is a great choice, and easy to set up for even novice users.
Hands-OnFirst look: Hover Camera Passport, a lightweight, portable, iPhone-connected flying 4K selfie cam
The newly released Hover Camera Passport is one of the more unique flying cameras we've ever seen, focusing on a durable and portable lightweight design, competitive price, and ease of use through an iPhone app. AppleInsider had the opportunity to go hands-on with the camera, and offers first impressions.
As a backup if its non-mechanical home button fails, the iPhone 7 can offer a software button akin to some versions of Android, owners have discovered.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Apple spent a year packing a raft of improvements into iPhone 7; AppleInsider spent the past few weeks boiling down which of those matters most. Here are five reasons why you should consider upgrading.
Product rumors took a backseat to the here-and-now this week, as Apple found itself on the defensive at the U.S. Supreme Court, announced plans for new international research and development centers, and coped with the aftermath of a lewd photo scandal in Australia.
Friday, October 14, 2016
On Friday several U.S. safety agencies banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from flights, all but killing the usefulness of the smartphone for the few people willing to hold onto it in spite of fire risks.
As scheduled, Apple's store-within-a-store at the Macy's Herald Square flagship location in New York opened for business on Friday, granting customers access to a selection of tech giant's most popular products.
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- Sony pledges to launch over five iOS games by March 2018
- How to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2016 12" MacBooks
- Samsung now projects $5.3B hit on profits from Note 7 fires
- Tim Cook meets with Japan's prime minister, says Apple Yokohama R&D center to be completed in December
- Apple Watch Nike+ to launch on Oct. 28, Apple says
- AppleInsider podcast talks supply chain rumors, patents, and 2017 iPhone
- Apple starts sales of SIM-free iPhone 7, 7 Plus handsets in US
- Apple CEO Tim Cook again touts benefits of AR over VR, says 'no substitute for human contact'
- BMW's 2017 5 Series Sedan to be first car with support for wireless CarPlay
- Facebook adds Apple TV & Chromecast support to Web and iOS videos
- Apple poaching GPU designer Imagination Technologies' talent, hiring key personnel away
- Deals: Unlocked iPhone 7s in stock; $200 off 15" MacBook Pros; $250 off 8GB 13" MacBook Air; 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) for $560
- Quicken releases 2017 updates for Mac & iOS personal finance apps
- Inside iOS 10: Apple makes big changes to actionable notifications
- Samsung extends $100 in extra credit to US owners of fire-prone Galaxy Note 7
- London's renovated Regent Street Apple Store interior shown off in photos
- Apple chip supplier TSMC ups 2016 forecasts on sales likely linked to iPhone 7
- Apple investigation of employee-led photo sharing ring finds no purloined customer data
- Apple invention uses wrist gestures to control Apple Watch, iPhone
- Future Apple Watches might use heart rate sensor to identify owner
Thursday, October 13, 2016