A video making the rounds this week claims to disclose an iOS 9 security flaw that bypasses a passcode protected lock screen to grant unhindered access to a device's stored photos and contacts.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Thanks to lax copyright enforcement policies, growing demand for all things Apple and a lack of official retail channels, China's fake Apple Stores are experiencing a resurgence on the back of iPhone 6s preorders.
Apple's next-generation mobile processor may be called the A10 and leap ahead to a six-core architecture, according to a rumor from Chinese microblogging site Weibo.
Pebble on Wednesday opened up preorders for the Pebble Time Round, a new smartwatch model that not only changes to a circular face but shrinks the size of the Time to make it extremely thin and light.
Apple's legendary attention to detail is sometimes shown in small and fun ways, such as Mail's "Trash" folder being renamed "Rubbish" in some countries, or an Apple Watch support page referencing a popular Internet meme.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will be among numerous corporate leaders meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday during his first visit to the United States, amid concerns about a troubled Chinese economy and the possibility of a flashpoint over cybersecurity issues.
In conjunction with iOS 9.0.1, Apple on Wednesday also released second betas of iOS 9.1 and tvOS to developers for testing ahead of their public launch.
Just a week after iOS 9 launched to the public, Apple has already followed up with a quick security and maintenance update, addressing a handful of issues that affected the new mobile operating system.
iOS 9 contains a bug preventing devices with Guided Access on from auto-locking, which could potentially lead to batteries draining and dying for users who rely on the accessibility feature.
Sharp's LCD spinoff may end up in the hands of manufacturing giant Foxconn, thanks to a potential investment by Apple, helping to give the iPhone maker greater control of its sprawling supply chain.
With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant has received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.
T-Mobile USA has so far seen preorders for the iPhone 6s rise 30 percent higher than those for the iPhone 6 last year, according to CEO John Legere.
Downloads of Xcode should become faster for Chinese developers after Apple begins hosting its development software on local servers within the country, the company revealed in an interview with local media this week.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Apple's iOS 9 introduces a new Notification Center tweak that allows users to display alerts individually in the order they are received rather than compartmentalizing by app, a change that presents an event "firehose" format common with social media services.
Three days ahead of Apple's big iPhone launch, T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced a promotional payment plan that presents upgrade customers with an opportunity to own a new iPhone 6s for as little as $5 per month.
Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to an unknown number of customers living in New York City, warning them that their iPhone 6s preorders might not arrive on time due to "traffic restrictions" thought to be associated with the Pope's visit to the city this Friday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly offering a new iPhone and a 2016 summer internship to a high school student who recently claimed his Apple Watch saved his life.
This week's launch of watchOS 2 brings a whole slew of new features and capabilities for developers, some of which are already being taken advantage of by new Apple Watch apps. Here's a rundown of some of the best and most interesting watchOS 2 apps that can showcase the versatility of your Apple Watch.
Microsoft on Tuesday launched standalone editions of Office 2016 for Mac for people who don't want or need an Office 365 subscription, which costs at least $7 per month or $70 per year.
Apple on Tuesday issued a notice to developers, informing them how they can make sure their copy of Xcode is legitimate — a precaution necessitated by the appearance of malware on the iOS App Store in China.
Early reviews of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus posted on Tuesday were generally positive, agreeing that they're some of the best smartphones on the market, even if owners of Apple's 2014 models can safely wait until next year.
A teardown of the first Apple TV and its new voice-enabled Siri Remote has discovered the controller sports the same Broadcom-made touchscreen controller the company already uses in the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPad Air.
Despite having no apparent personal knowledge of an Apple-built electric car, former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz proclaimed this week that shareholders should be "very upset" that Apple may be eyeing an entrance into the automotive business.
The Apple Watch was a significant factor in the drop of Swiss watch exports during the month of August, which could be leading into the industry's first annual decline in six years.
Apple's new operating system update does a great deal to automatically improve efficiency and extend battery life. But if a user knows that they have a long day ahead of them, they can go even further, manually enable iOS 9's new "Low Power Mode" at any point to maximize their iPhone's uptime.
Apple has patented a shrunken-down headphone connector that shaves precious volume off existing 3.5mm and 2.5mm jack standards by reshaping the plug, thereby removing — albeit temporarily — an inevitable limiting factor in its quest for perpetually thin smartphones.
Apple's latest iPhone 6s family isn't slated to reach the public until Friday, but Sports Illustrated obtained an early access 6s Plus to shoot a preview of high resolution shots at San Francisco Giants baseball games at AT&T Park.
An early iPhone 6s preorder customer got a surprise on Monday when her brand new rose gold handset unexpectedly arrived at her doorstep days ahead of Apple's official public launch, currently scheduled for Friday.
Monday, September 21, 2015
For 2015's Apple Music Festival at the Roundhouse in London, Apple is giving the event's 168-year-old venue an unprecedented makeover in line with the company's environmental message, with changes to include both temporary and permanent structural enhancements.
Apple on Monday officially ran out of online stock for people wanting to get an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus on launch day, Sept. 25, though some orders may still ship relatively quickly.
Deals: B&H's mega 2015 MacBook sale knocks $100-$150 off 12" MacBooks, $100-$600 off 13" & 15" MacBook Pros
Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo on Friday launched an aggressive MacBook sale, knocking up to $150 off 12" MacBooks, up to $150 off 2015 13" MacBook Pros, up to $200 off 2015 15" MacBook Pros, and between $270 and $600 off MacBook Pro closeouts.
Monday, September 21, 2015
The upcoming iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1 updates will include a new Apple designed emoji descriptively called "eye in speech bubble," though its meaning and intended use is not yet known.
The upload limit for iTunes Match may have finally been raised to 100,000 songs, as Apple originally promised in June, some users are beginning to report.
Days before Apple is scheduled to debut OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the company on Monday issued the first public beta version of its upcoming OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan maintenance update to those participating in the program.
The iPad mini 4 uses a display far superior to those of earlier Mini models, both in terms of color reproduction and how much ambient light it reflects, according to testing and calibration firm DisplayMate.
Apple and its "Project Titan" team are reportedly reportedly working feverishly toward a planned 2019 launch of an electric vehicle, but the first model apparently will not be a self driving car.
BreakingApple releases fixed watchOS 2 for Apple Watch with native apps, Time Travel, nightstand mode
Apple on Monday officially released watchOS 2, following a brief delay caused by the last-minute discovery of a critical bug. The newly released software gives users access to native third-party apps, a new Time Travel function, custom photo watch faces, nightstand mode, and more.
In anticipation of this week's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus debut, which is shaping up to be Apple's biggest launch ever, AppleInsider has compiled a round up of cases from Apple and our retail sponsors that are built to protect, enhance and show off your new handset.
Many Skype users are suffering from a glitch preventing them from signing in to the service or seeing other contacts as online, effectively blocking them from making voice or video calls to each other, Microsoft acknowledged on Monday morning.
- Sprint confirms plans to sell Apple Watch this Friday alongside iPhone 6s
- iOS 9 adoption is Apple's fastest ever, already installed on more than half of devices
- Apple says iPhone 6s units will be available for walk-in purchases at stores this Friday
- Samsung plans to follow Apple's lead again, offer smartphone financing program
- Vogue snaps 12MP images, 4K video at New York Fashion Week using Apple's new iPhone 6S Plus
- Apple News app scores exclusive "BIG" content from Wired as iOS 9 hits 36% adoption in 3 days
- Latest Apple Music spot ropes in star power to tout curated playlists
- Modified versions of Xcode used to sneak malware into App Store, Apple confirms [u]
- iOS 9 tips: Use Text Replacement to type faster
- Apple starts shipping out iPhone 6s, 6s Plus preorders for Sept. 25 arrival
- Comparing Apple's 4th-gen Apple TV with the competition
- Apple Watch to debut in Ireland, Austria & Denmark Sept. 25
- This week on AppleInsider: Apple Car progress, legal battles, iOS 9 launch & more
- iOS 9 Safari content blockers debut to demand, denouncement & a high-profile delisting
- Apple's newly renovated campus store to sell iPhone and Apple Watch, now open Saturdays
- Photos reveal iPhone 6s packaging variants as Apple preps orders for shipment
- How to fix the iOS 9 'Slide to Upgrade' bug using iTunes
- iOS 9 tips: Access Apple Pay's Wallet without unlocking your iPhone
- Inside iOS 9: Apple's iPad-only 'Picture in Picture' mode lets you keep watching video with any task
- AppleInsider podcast answers your questions about iOS 9 & Apple TV, talks 'Project Titan'
- iOS 9 includes new iCloud Drive app, 6-digit passcode, shift button fix and more
- Apple opens up iTunes donations to help migrant crisis in Europe & Mediterranean
- Self-driving Apple car may be 'almost ready for public view' following talks with California DMV - report
- iOS 9 power-saving tactics include cutting display power for face-down devices
- Apple rebranded existing Android app for 'Move to iOS' migration tool, report says
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