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This week on AppleInsider: WWDC blowout, antitrust investigations, mystery vans & more

06/13/2015, 08:47:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

The lion's share of the week's Apple news occurred during Monday's WWDC 2015 keynote, when the company unveiled OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, watchOS 2, and Apple Music. The rest of the week was not uneventful however, with word of antitrust investigations and the real story behind Apple's mapping vans.

What to expect from Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, new Apple TV, more [u]

06/03/2015, 02:27:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple is gearing up for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, set to kick off with a keynote presentation next Monday where the company is expected to announce a number of new products, including the next generations of its iOS and OS X platforms, as well as an all-new Apple TV set-top box.

Review: Apple's all-new 12" MacBook with Retina display

04/21/2015, 08:55:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

With the launch of its new ultra-portable 12-inch MacBook, Apple has signaled that the future of notebooks is here. The future does indeed look bright, though the initial cost and compromises made in building the new MacBook should keep most people from buying in -- for the first generation, at least.

Apple enables NVM Express protocol for faster SSD performance with OS X 10.10.3

04/11/2015, 07:45:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Looking to take full advantage of PCI Express solid state drives found in the latest Mac models, including the new 12-inch MacBook, Apple built support for the NVM Express SSD Interface into its most recent OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite update.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple's ambitious TV plans, Campus 2 by drone, AAPL joins DJIA, more

03/22/2015, 04:09:00 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Last week began with AppleInsider taking a fresh aerial tour of Apple's Campus 2, and later saw important news emerging on the company's TV plans, including harbingers of a streaming service and a redesigned Apple TV set-top. We also reviewied the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch, and took a look at the cars owned by Apple's executives.

Intel Core M lets new MacBook go light and fanless, but with sacrifices

03/22/2015, 02:40:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

At the heart of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook is the Intel Core M, a processor series launched late last year and meant to power extremely light notebooks and tablets. But the new chips come with their own set of benefits and sacrifices, particularly for people considering other MacBook models.

Apple's Boot Camp drops support for Windows 7 with latest MacBook models

03/20/2015, 04:59:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple has dropped Boot Camp support for installations of Windows 7 on the recently refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup, meaning users will have to switch to third-party virtualization software, upgrade to Windows 8 or wait for Microsoft to release Windows 10.

Who's afraid of the Apple Watch?

03/15/2015, 05:13:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple Watch has incited more mocking disbelief, concerned handwringing and passionate prognostications of doom--for Apple, for its buyers, for society in general--than any product since iPhone, with the potential exception of iPad. Maybe Apple is onto something here.

Teardown shows new 2015 MacBook Airs sticking with non-adhered batteries

03/11/2015, 03:43:17 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

A teardown of the latest 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs shows few differences over their 2014 counterparts, and in fact demonstrates a rare decision by Apple to continue using non-adhered batteries.

What to expect at Apple's 'Spring Forward' event on Monday

03/06/2015, 12:47:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple's executive team is set to take the stage next week for the first time this year, with the spotlight shining squarely on the hotly-anticipated Apple Watch. AppleInsider takes a look at what we're likely to hear from Tim Cook & Co. on Monday.

Rumor: Apple may soon update iPad mini with A8 CPU, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

03/06/2015, 11:23:12 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

With last year's iPad mini 3 upgrade largely viewed as a disappointment, sporting the same processor and form factor as its predecessor, a new report says Apple may be looking to soon rectify that with a fourth-generation model featuring upgraded internal specifications.

Apple announces 'spring forward' event for March 9, likely to talk about Apple Watch & more

02/26/2015, 12:06:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, inviting them to a keynote presentation on Monday, March 9, where it's expected the company will give more details on the upcoming launch of the Apple Watch, and potentially unveil anticipated new products.

Deals: $74 off iPad Air 2s, iMac 5K with free AppleCare, 20% off 'designed by m' cases, iPhones from $99

02/01/2015, 02:30:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Among this week's discounts and exclusive coupon savings for AI readers are 20% coupons good on designed by m's entire iPhone case lineup, MacBook Air discount coupons at MacMall, up to $150 off iMac 5Ks, up to $70 off iPad Air 2s, and certified used, contract free iPhones for as little as $99.

Five barriers that might hold Apple back from moving Intel Macs to custom ARM chips

01/16/2015, 08:24:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Shortly after Apple introduced its first custom A4 Application Processor in 2010 to power the original iPad, rumors began to suggest the company could eventually migrate its Macs from Intel x86 processors to ARM chip designs of its own. However, there's a series of significant hurdles the company would need to jump first.

Apple may shun Intel for custom A-series chips in new Macs within 1-2 years

01/14/2015, 10:43:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Mac buyers in 2016 and beyond could have the option of purchasing a machine powered by Apple's A-series processors, which currently sit at the heart of the iPhone and iPad, according to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple's rumored 12" MacBook Air may aggressively target mobility with USB 3.1 Type-C

01/10/2015, 05:42:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The latest rumors of a new 12-inch MacBook Air model describe an ultra-thin laptop that drops nearly all of its physical ports for a single audio jack and USB 3.1 Type-C connector, features that were first revealed last April and further detailed in specifications documents released by Intel, with significant contributions by Apple, in September.

After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM

01/07/2015, 06:31:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion over the last two years while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android tablet makers agreeing to use the chipmaker's Atom mobile x86 processors. Microsoft's new Office for Android won't run on any of them.

In-depth review: Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

10/27/2014, 08:36:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 incorporate Touch ID and support for Apple Pay within apps, with the same 10 hour battery life of previous models. The full size iPad Air 2 is also now 18 percent slimmer with an improved, antireflective display and gains a faster A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, a barometer, and a significantly improved iSight camera.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2014 conference call

10/20/2014, 05:07:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple blew away market expectations in reporting the results of its fourth fiscal quarter of 2014 on Monday, propelled by a new quarterly record for the iPhone and new all-time record for the Mac. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

Surging Mac sales put Apple among top five global PC vendors for first time, IDC says

10/08/2014, 04:19:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

The Macintosh may have posted its strongest worldwide market share yet last quarter, according to the latest estimates from IDC, which place Apple among the top five global PC vendors for the first time.

Apple expected to hold iPad & Retina iMac event on Oct. 16

10/03/2014, 12:49:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple is reportedly planning to hold an event on Thursday, Oct. 16, to showcase the rest of its fall 2014 product lineup, which is expected to include new iPads with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, as well as a 27-inch iMac with Retina display.

Apple rumored to launch 27" iMac with 5K Retina display at October media event

09/29/2014, 09:55:48 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple's big-screen iMac will get a doubled-resolution Retina display with a forthcoming update expected to be unveiled at the company's anticipated October media event, a new report claims.

In-depth review: Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 running iOS 8

09/24/2014, 08:43:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

After establishing iPhone 5s as a "forward thinking" high-end luxury device a year ago, Apple is now enhancing its eighth generation of iPhone with a broad range of new and improved hardware components, inside a slimmer new case design with a much larger, higher-resolution display.

Apple's next product splash slated for second half of October

09/17/2014, 09:01:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Though the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have been formally introduced, Apple is far from calling it quits on 2014, with the company's next major product unveiling expected to take place around mid-to-late October, AppleInsider has learned.

Apple Watch, AirDrop, iBeacon & Continuity coax advanced features from Bluetooth & WiFi

09/15/2014, 04:37:08 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Over the past few years, Apple has released a series of OS technologies that connect devices using Bluetooth, WiFi or a combination of the two wireless technologies. Here's how the new Apple Watch--as well as AirDrop, iBeacon and the new Continuity features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite--work to deliver simple, efficient and fast wireless connectivity, in marked contrast to Google's rival efforts for Android.