While a variety of tech commentators have played up a dramatic "voice-first" rivalry ostensibly led by the Amazon Echo, a yet-unreleased Google Home and Microsoft's Cortana (and apparently miserably trailed by Apple's Siri), real data shows that's not actually the case.
Apple on Thursday expanded the availability of Maps transit directions to the US cities of Atlanta and Miami, and to National Rail lines in the United Kingdom.
In another subtle hint that Apple plans to rebrand its desktop operating system "macOS," the company on Wednesday published a support document containing reference to the new naming convention alongside software pillars iOS, tvOS and watchOS.
After Apple announced an upcoming change to its App Store revenue sharing policies that will net developers a larger cut for customers who maintain a subscription for more than one year, a report now says Google plans to offer identical terms -- minus the probationary period.
In the near future, Apple will be shifting to a new revenue sharing model for apps -- one that more heavily favors subscription services than one-time or in-app purchases, marketing head Phil Schiller revealed on Wednesday. The company also plans to begin allowing search ads in the App Store this fall.
A fresh survey published ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference suggests updates to Siri and the unlocking of the digital assistant's software development kit could be a key factor in future iPhone adoption, a topic of keen interest coming off Apple's first ever handset sales contraction.
Microsoft wants to inject its own software and services into the agenda for Apple's Worldwide Developers conference next week, hoping to lure attendees to an offsite afterparty with the promise of drinks and prizes.
Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent covering water-resistant iPhone speakers, hinting at a potential ruggedized handset, as well as a property detailing bone conduction technology that might one day deliver advanced noise cancellation to EarPods headsets.
Apple is rumored to bring its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the MacBook Pro later this year, but Windows PC makers could potentially beat it to the punch, thanks to new technology from Synaptics that's nearing release.
Apple is often thought of as a hardware company, but an increasingly important segment of its business now relates to online services. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of iCloud and CloudKit from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.
The Unicode Consortium on Thursday announced and published samples of 72 new emoji characters set for release as part of Unicode 9.0 in June, including what is sure to be a crowd favorite: the cucumber.
After seven months of beta testing, developer Agile Bits on Thursday released 1Password Teams, a subscription-based version of its popular multi-platform password and secure data management app designed to serve work groups.
The software engineer who led development of satellite navigation systems for a variety of luxury carmakers including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, has been working for Apple since October.
Apple TV was first introduced ten years ago at the end of 2006, but unlike the blockbuster iPhone it merely remained a "hobby" over the last decade until finally getting some real attention last year with the 4th generation overhaul. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of tvOS from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.
Samsung on Tuesday announced production has started for its new PM971-NVMe, a solid state drive that crams non-volatile memory express technology, onboard NAND flash memory, DRAM and an SSD controller into a package slightly larger than a postage stamp.
For businesses interested in buying Square's new Apple Pay-compatible contactless terminal but put off by its $49 cost, a new $1-per-week installment plan option is now available.
Last week, developer Marco Arment suggested in a blog posting that if Apple were to fail to grasp the potential for voice-based Artificial Intelligence to change the nature of smartphone demand, the company's core revenue generator could suffer the same fate as RIM's Blackberry, which a decade prior had similarly failed to see the importance of iPhone's advanced multitouch experience until it was too late to do anything about it.
If you're a preparing a Memorial Day barbecue -- or just planning a cookout later this summer -- here are five iOS apps that can make the process a little easier, or give you some fresh ideas.
Despite a recent trip by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to meet with local officials, the Indian government on Monday announced that it will not allow the company to sell refurbished iPhones in its country.
Apple has sold far more iOS devices than Macs over the past several years, but as a $20 billion business, the Mac platform remains extremely important to the company. Here's a look at where Apple's conventional computing platform is headed, and what we can expect to see at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.
Although the products are still available online, Apple no longer appears to be selling the AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule in its U.S. retail stores, according to a Friday report and checks by AppleInsider.
Investment firm Piper Jaffray estimates India could contribute some 62 million iOS device users to Apple's user base if the company successfully ramps its presence up to China levels, but a comparatively low-income population and strict government policies presage a rough path ahead.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a somewhat unusual Apple invention detailing a communications platform that ditches cellular in favor of direct, point-to-point network technology.
An Apple job listing on Monday reveals the company is looking to hire a seasoned attorney with health privacy expertise to take on the role of Privacy Counsel , suggesting a health and medical systems expansion could be in the works.
Apple is expected to drastically revamp its flagship laptop line in the second half of 2016, according to one informed insider, with the slimmed down 13- and 15-inch models said to sport Touch ID, an OLED display touch bar, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, among other improvements.