In what could foreshadow a shift in Apple's social media strategy, the company this month hired Tai Tran, a digital marketing specialist and former intern who worked on the Beats by Dre social response Twitter feed.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
With Apple's iOS 9 upgrade, the iPad lineup — and the upcoming iPad Pro — gets special attention to enhance productivity on the big-screen tablets, including an all-new split-screen multitasking mode that will allow users to more easily accomplish two tasks at once.
As part of Wednesday's iOS 9 release, Apple updated its portable version of iMovie with support for editing 4K video and new UI gestures to be introduced alongside iPhone 6s and iPad Pro.
Apple quietly acquired San Francisco startup Mapsense last week for a reported $25 million to $30 million, adding yet another firm to a growing arsenal of mapping data IP and personnel assets.
In conjunction with iOS 9, Apple on Wednesday released Move to iOS, a tool for switching away from Android that is also its first-ever app custom-developed for Google's rival operating system.
The launch of Apple's iOS 9 mobile operating system officially brings its bespoke San Francisco typeface to the rest of its product lineup, as Helvetica's short run has come to a close.
Apple has introduced an entirely new home screen in iOS 9 that presents users with intelligent, contextually aware information, including frequently opened apps based on time of day and location, or potential destinations in Maps that a user might seek out.
AT&T on Wednesday changed the LTE data cap for its grandfathered "unlimited" data plans, improving the ceiling from 5 to 22 gigabytes of data before throttling kicks in.
Apple on Wednesday issued an update for iTunes, bringing it to version 12.3, which adds support for the newly released iOS 9 mobile operating system.
Apple on Wednesday officially launched iOS 9, a major update for iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch that brings features such as more advanced iPad multitasking, a News app, search and Siri enhancements, and a variety of technical changes including better battery life.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will ship to the Netherlands on Oct. 2, and could come to India as soon as Oct. 10 or 11, according to two separate reports.
Originally scheduled to launch to the public today, watchOS 2 will arrive later than intended, due to the discovery of a bug in the software, Apple has confirmed.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is due to meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi later this month during the latter's tour of the U.S. west coast, an Apple spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday.
The restructuring effort that will see seminal Silicon Valley firm Hewlett-Packard split into two companies will also cause an additional 30,000 employees to lose their jobs, the company has revealed.
The new official iPhone financing plan is seen by investment firm RBC Capital Markets as a benefit not only to Apple, but also to its customers, both of whom should gain leverage over wireless carriers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook made a rare talkshow appearance Tuesday night as one of the first guests on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," taking time to promote iPhone 6s and discuss Apple's core ethics, corporate charity, Steve Jobs and more.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
In an update to its developer webpage ahead of Wednesday's iOS 9 release, Apple revealed that the soon to be replaced iOS 8 is currently running on 87 percent of compatible devices.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue arrived at the Upper East Side Apple Store on Tuesday just hours before Cook is slated to make a guest appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Apple made good on a promise to ship out Apple TV development kits to select developers this week, as some who were selected to take part in the early access program received their kits on Tuesday.
Fallout related to a civil suit against the dean of Stanford's Graduate School of Business this week reveals former professor James Phills was hired away by Apple University in 2012, where he earns more than $1.7 million per year as a full time faculty member.
After years of requests stemming from its user base of more than a billion people, Facebook will add a "dislike" button that will allow users to express empathy or sadness, rather than negativity.
Apple on Tuesday added 46 US banks to its list of Apple Pay backers, putting the total over 500 for the first time as it prepares to roll out a series of further improvements to its mobile payment platform.
Apple has engineered the iPad mini 4's version of the A8 processor to make it slightly faster than the original chip used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a report said on Tuesday.
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Apple has reportedly embarked upon a long-term internal project to unify the infrastructure that powers cloud offerings like Siri and Apple Maps, a sign that the company has begun to view services as a strategic lynchpin moving forward.
Apple is looking at allowing iOS users to delete some preloaded apps, though others will probably have to remain, according to CEO Tim Cook.
Apple is reportedly expanding its operations in Lund, Sweden, where the company is now believed to be working on "advanced mapping technology" for unknown projects.
With an internal goal of 2020 to begin building its own car, Apple faces a number of roadblocks in automotive manufacturing, which could lead it to partnering with another company in its vehicular venture, a source has indicated to AppleInsider.
Apple will reopen the Company Store at its Cupertino headquarters this Saturday, Sept. 19, after having finished an extensive series of renovations to the space.
New iPhone Upgrade Program seen driving upgrades, giving Apple more control of customer relationship
Apple's new interest-free iPhone Upgrade Program is likely to make more customers buy a new handset every year, investment firm UBS believes, calling it a "smart move" that could make the iPhone more of an annuity business.
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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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Apple on Tuesday was reassigned a patent from Topsy Labs, the social analytics firm it purchased in 2013, covering a computer search system that cuts through the noise often found in crowdsourced recommendation services by surfacing search results based on user ranking and influence.
According to Apple, 3D Touch display technology integrated into the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus accounts for the bulk of an 11 percent increase in weight over last year's models, not the use of 7000 series aluminum as some have speculated.
Monday, September 14, 2015
UK fashion house Burberry on Monday announced a new streaming channel for Apple Music, marking the companies' first official product collaboration since Apple hired former CEO Angela Ahrendts to head its retail arm.
Apple executives are making the rounds following this month's big iPhone, iPad and Apple TV reveal, with CEO Tim Cook visiting a New York City Apple Store on Monday and Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey scheduled to attend the upcoming Code/Mobile conference in October.
Apple on Monday unveiled four additions to its Apple Music "Discovery" series, which throws a spotlight on p and coming artists, featuring musicians Flo Morrissey, Leon Bridges, Flying Lotus and Shamir.
Apple on Monday began informing developers who won its Apple TV lottery that their new set-top boxes will begin shipping later this week, allowing them to build applications ahead of the October launch.
ExclusiveApple's 'Project Titan' car initiative negatively impacting Tesla's product development, source says
The number of Tesla employees leaving the electric carmaker for positions in Apple's own vehicle group is beginning to affect Tesla's future product roadmap, AppleInsider has learned.
The iPhone has long been the most popular camera on the planet, and Apple has worked to make the lives of point-and-shoot manufacturers even worse — and the lives of selfie hounds even better — with the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. AppleInsider took a look at the glass and silicon inside Apple's latest shooters.
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