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Apple to stick with Samsung for A8 chip, final manufacturing prep underway - report

03/10/2014, 09:28:00 AM, Posted By Shane Cole

Contrary to recent rumors, Samsung has won the contract to produce Apple's next-generation A-series processor and will do so at the same Texas facility that churns out the 64-bit A7 at the heart of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air, according to a new report from South Korea.

Apple adds iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV in advance of Tuesday kickoff

03/09/2014, 05:19:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

With just days remaining until London Grammar takes the stage to open the first iTunes Festival ever held in the U.S., Apple has added a new iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV with a performance lineup and information on every act.

Rumor: TSMC now building quad-core 'A8' chips for Apple's next-gen iPhone

03/05/2014, 12:07:00 PM, Posted By Sam Oliver

While rumors of a partnership between Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have lingered for years, yet another report on Wednesday claims once again that the Taiwanese chipmaker is now producing chips for the company -- namely a next-generation "A8" processor for the 2014 iPhone.

Tim Cook to shareholders: iPhone 5s & 5c outpace predecessors, Apple bought 23 companies in 16 months

02/28/2014, 03:33:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook sat alone onstage as he presided over the company's annual shareholder meeting, fielding questions and detailing various aspects of his company's business. Among the topics he discussed were sales of the latest iPhone models, Apple's pace of acquisitions, and the growth of Apple TV.

Apple adds hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar to iTunes festival lineup

02/27/2014, 02:31:43 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Grammy-nominated West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar is set to headline the second day of next month's iTunes Festival in Austin, Texas, the latest lyrical luminary to appear at the event's U.S. debut.

Soundgarden joins US debut of Apple's iTunes Festival at SXSW

02/26/2014, 03:21:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple's first-ever iTunes Festival in the U.S., at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Tex., will feature legendary grunge rockers Soundgarden, it was announced on Wednesday.

Apple bringing iTunes Festival to America at SXSW 2014

02/19/2014, 08:46:00 AM, Posted By Shane Cole

Music fans in the U.S. will finally get a chance to attend Apple's iTunes Festival as the company announced on Wednesday that the free concert event will come to 2014 edition of the annual SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.

Whole Foods to roll out iPad-based Square Stands

02/11/2014, 07:58:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Payments services company Square on Tuesday announced a new partnership with Whole Foods Market that will see the rollout of iPad-based Square Stands at select grocery store locations nationwide.

First phase of Apple's new $300M Austin, TX campus nears completion

02/06/2014, 02:51:00 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Apple is reportedly set to begin moving into its new "Americas Operations Center" in Texas's capital city after spending just over $27 million on the project's initial stage.

Rumor: Apple lining up suppliers for next-gen 'A8' processor

01/27/2014, 09:02:21 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

A trio of semiconductor product packaging companies have reportedly been tapped by Apple to help supply the company's next-generation "A8" mobile processor, according to a new rumor.

Apple's Tim Cook jokes about secrecy, sapphire glass, and a mythical 'iRing'

01/24/2014, 09:26:19 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook sat down for an interview with ABC News about the 30th anniversary of the Mac, but the conversation naturally delved into other subjects like future products, on which the CEO was unsurprisingly tight-lipped.

Want one of Apple's new Mac Pros now? Best Buy says it has a few in stock [u]

01/04/2014, 12:19:00 PM, Posted By Katie Marsal

While Apple's new American-mac Mac Pro desktop is backordered on the company's retail store until at least February, one of its brick-and-mortar retail partners says it currently shipping out a limited supply of both standard retail configurations. [Update: all have sold out]

Apple not expecting new Mac Pro to be available in-store until at least March

01/02/2014, 04:15:00 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Production of Apple's new professional desktop is said to be heavily constrained, with representatives indicating that the company's retail stores will not stock the machine until at least March.

Apple begins taking pre-orders for redesigned, American-made Mac Pro

12/19/2013, 02:06:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

As promised, Apple on Thursday initiated sales of its highly-anticipated Mac Pro desktop, with some orders placed through the company's digital storefront shipping by Dec. 30. Supplies appear extremely limited out of the gate, however, with custom configured models showing delivery dates into February.

GlobalFoundries may subcontract Apple A-series chips for Samsung at New York facility

11/12/2013, 11:57:34 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Rather than serving as an alternative to Samsung for production of Apples A-series chips, GlobalFoundries may just serve as a subcontractor for Samsung itself in producing chips for the iPhone and iPad, according to a new report.

GlobalFoundries to build A-series chips for Apple in New York - report

11/11/2013, 02:54:00 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Apple will reportedly add a second U.S. chip fabrication plant to its supply chain, partnering with California-based GlobalFoundries to produce A-series processors at a new $6 billion facility in upstate New York.

Apple supplier Flextronics accused of using indentured servants to build components

11/07/2013, 09:59:00 AM, Posted By Shane Cole

Singapore-based contract manufacturer Flextronics is alleged to have flouted Apple supplier guidelines when hiring workers in the weeks before the iPhone 5's release, using recruiters throughout southeast Asia who "sold" the jobs to migrant workers for hundreds of dollars and confiscated their passports, then leaving the workers without pay or food for months.

New photos show progress, working fountain at Apple's Austin campus

10/06/2013, 08:13:48 PM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

New photos show that construction on Apple's Austin, Tex., campus project continues apace, with a number of facilities noticeably closer to completion.

Apple's recent hire from Nike wasn't FuelBand designer, focused on shoes

09/28/2013, 02:42:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Contrary to earlier reports, Apple's recent hiring of a Nike designer was not related to his involvement in the Nike FuelBand project, because Ben Shaffer wasn't even involved in the wearable device.

Secrecy around Apple's new 64-bit A7 chip may have incited spurious $AAPL stock downgrades

09/16/2013, 05:02:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's iPhone 5s announcement included a surprise leap to a new 64-bit ARM chip architecture, a subject that has sparked lots of confusion and misinformation. But the secrecy surrounding the A7 may also have fooled analysts into slashing their sales expectations and downgrading the company's stock targets.

American components in Apple's iPhone supply chain graphically detailed

08/13/2013, 04:30:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A report examining Apple's component supply chain and global manufacturing details the source of the parts, workers and assembly involved in building the company's devices.

Dallas Cowboys star sees birth of son thanks to Apple's FaceTime

08/09/2013, 02:46:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

When his son Austin was born on Monday, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr wasn't able to be there in person, so he turned to Apple's FaceTime video chat as the next-best option.

Rumor: Apple planning development center in Taiwan for future iPhones

08/08/2013, 03:34:45 PM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Apple is rumored to be preparing to open a new iPhone engineering development team in Taipei, Taiwan, and will allegedly begin hiring for the facility starting in September.

TSMC holds job fair in NY, fueling rumors of new US chip fab for Apple

07/30/2013, 08:39:37 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. recently held a job fair in upstate New York, helping to drive up expectations that the chipmaker is planning to open a chip fabrication plant in the area to build mobile processors for Apple.

Apple assembling speech recognition tech team in Boston to improve Siri

07/26/2013, 01:59:24 PM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Apple has put together a small team of experts in speech recognition technology in Boston, in an effort to bolster its voice-driven Siri personal assistant service.

Rumor: TSMC inks deal to build 20nm 'A8' chips for Apple starting this year

06/24/2013, 08:07:58 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

A new report claims that Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have actually sealed the deal on a three-year agreement to supply A-series chips for future iPhones and iPads.

Motorola's new 'Moto X' smartphone will be built in Texas

05/30/2013, 09:52:30 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Motorola's next handset will be Made in America, as the Google-owned manufacturer looks to make a comeback in a market dominated by Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy line.

Apple's updated Campus 2 plans add pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths

04/24/2013, 10:22:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple recently submitted a fresh set of plans for its second Cupertino, Calif., campus, adding a few enhancements to the original proposal, including the addition of bicycle pathways and a slightly revised timeline.

Fresh photos of Apple's Austin campus show nearly completed first building, new parking garage

04/22/2013, 05:11:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

As Apple's Austin, Tex., campus project moves closer to completion, new pictures of the expansion reveal work is continuing steadily, with a new parking garage going up and exterior glass being installed in one of the buildings.

Editorial: Apple's Ax SoC move from Samsung to TSMC can't happen fast enough

04/13/2013, 09:35:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's voracious appetite for powerful, efficient new chips to power its iOS devices, complicated by the tense relationship with its current supplier Samsung, is sparking a construction boom for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. But why has it taken so long?

Samsung excluded from development of Apple's next-gen 'A7' chip - report

04/10/2013, 11:06:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

The growing rift between Samsung and Apple has led to Samsung being cut out of the development process of Apple's next-generation custom chips for the iPhone and iPad, according to a new report.

Rumor: Apple's expiring chip contract with Samsung will lead to TSMC-built 'A7' chips

04/02/2013, 08:20:04 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple's future "A7" chips for 2014's "iPhone 6" will be built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. once the existing contract with Samsung expires, a new rumor claims.

Apple data centers now 100 percent renewable-powered, but emissions rise 34 percent

03/21/2013, 02:26:00 PM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Apple's data centers are 100 percent powered by renewable energy, and its corporate facilities are increasingly green, but a new report from the company shows that its greenhouse gas emissions actually increased by 34 percent in 2012.

Walmart's iPhone Scan & Go pilot program to expand to more than 200 stores

03/20/2013, 11:36:34 AM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Walmart shoppers at more than 200 stores will soon be able to use their iPhones to scan items and pay at self-checkout counters, as the retail giant has announced an expansion of its Scan & Go pilot program.

US interests, struggles with Apple spark Samsung lobbying push

03/07/2013, 10:41:00 AM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Samsung, following its landmark patent infringement loss to chief rival Apple, has more than redoubled its efforts to influence the federal government on a range of issues, including intellectual property laws.

'Radio Buy' buttons hidden in iOS 6.1 reveal Apple's anticipated Pandora killer

02/05/2013, 01:21:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Files found within Apple's newly released iOS 6.1 refer to an Internet radio service the company is believed to be working on.

Apple reportedly taking eco-friendly 'campus approach' with upcoming Austin facility

02/03/2013, 07:53:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

With construction of Apple's $304 million Austin, Tex. complex underway, one website has reportedly come across new build plans for the site, revealing additional details about the campus' layout.

New photos of Apple's Austin campus expansion show construction of second building

01/30/2013, 05:50:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

One month after AppleInsider offered a first look at Apple's upcoming Austin, Tex. campus expansion, fresh photos from the construction site show a second building being erected as work continues toward an expected completion date sometime in 2015.

TSMC contracted to build A6X chips for Apple this quarter, pushing out Samsung

01/02/2013, 07:26:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

After years of rumors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is said to finally begin trial production of A6X chips for Apple's fourth-generation iPad this quarter, further marginalizing Samsung's role in Apple's supply chain.

Photos show Apple's new $304M Austin campus now under construction

12/21/2012, 01:45:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

With work underway at Apple's new multi-million dollar expansion in Austin, Tex., AppleInsider offers a first look at the ongoing construction.

Construction begins on Apple's new 1M-square-foot Texas campus

12/19/2012, 03:08:00 PM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Apple has started construction on a new 1-million-square-foot operations center in Austin, Texas, that will be home to 3,600 new jobs.

Mysterious 'Project Azalea' believed to be codename for Apple's US-based chip production partner

12/19/2012, 08:16:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

New York, California, Texas and Oregon are all said to be competing to become home to a major semiconductor manufacturer said to have ties with Apple and production of chips for devices like the iPhone and iPad.

'Top secret' plans for upstate New York chip factory may involve Apple

12/12/2012, 12:36:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

New York state economic development officials have reportedly been pitched plans for a 3.2-million-square-foot chip manufacturing factory that could produce components for Apple's iPhone and iPad.

Samsung denies rumors of price increase for Apple chip production - report

11/14/2012, 01:27:00 PM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Contradicting reports out of the Far East are divided on whether Samsung has actually chosen to increase the price of mobile processors for Apple.

Samsung chip price hike would affect Apple's margins by 1-2% points

11/14/2012, 08:38:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

If Samsung does in fact increase the price of building mobile processors for Apple, the change is expected to reduce the company's overall margins by as much as 2 percentage points.

Samsung reportedly hits Apple with 20% price increase for iPhone, iPad chips

11/12/2012, 08:46:00 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

Samsung has allegedly increased the price of its mobile processors by 20 percent for just one company: Apple.

Like Apple, HTC begins reducing dependence on Samsung for smartphone parts

10/09/2012, 08:29:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

HTC has switched orders for key components in its smartphones away from Samsung, in a move that echoes Apple's efforts to reduce reliance on a major competitor.

Google Maps adds new 45-degree satellite imagery to take on Apple's Flyover

09/28/2012, 11:52:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

As Apple apologized on Friday for subpar performance of its new iOS 6 Maps application, Google introduced a new feature that competes with Apple's Flyover: 45-degree satellite images.

Samsung to invest $4 billion in Texas iPhone, iPad chip plant

08/21/2012, 09:23:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Samsung announced on Tuesday that it plans to spend about $4 billion to renovate its existing chip plant in Austin, Tex., where the company builds Apple's custom processors for the iPhone and iPad.

Made in America: Apple's supply chain increasing US production

07/19/2012, 07:38:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Over the last year, some of Apple's key component suppliers have begun increasing their U.S.-based production, which could be a sign that more of the iPhone is already made in America than one might think.