05/27/2016, 07:05 pm
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.
05/22/2016, 07:05 pm
Rather than focusing on the incremental innovation needed to win back the attention of enterprise users and premium consumers, Google's vision for Android this year has again leapt in new directions which appear even less attainable. Android's scattered, imitative strategies du jour are resulting in a platform that looks a lot like Apple's--albeit the very unsuccessful Apple of the mid 90s.
05/20/2016, 03:05 pm
Barely a year old, Apple Watch has already seen two major releases of watchOS--a remarkably rapid pace of platform development, even for Apple. Here's a look at what we can expect to hear about watchOS 3 at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference.
05/17/2016, 09:05 am
Rumors of iPhone 7 have so far revolved around purportedly leaked schematics and part images, which only allude to obvious potential hardware changes (a dual lens camera, an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector and replacing the legacy headphone jack with Lightning). However, many of Apple's biggest iPhone leaps have been externally invisible, driven by software advances unlocking the power of advanced silicon hardware inside, many of which debuted at WWDC.
04/21/2016, 12:04 pm
For as long as Apple has designed creative invitations to its media events, geeks have treated them as the technical equivalent of a Rorschach test. What secret clues might Apple have hidden in the latest WWDC missive? Probably nothing.
06/16/2015, 05:06 am
The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.
06/15/2015, 08:06 pm
After hosting this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on its own website for one week, Apple on Monday made a video of the event available to a wider audience by posting a full-length version to its official YouTube channel.
06/15/2015, 03:06 am
Last year, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan introduce a new Content Blockers category of App Extensions, specifically targeting Safari.
06/13/2015, 06:06 pm
The overwhelming majority of WWDC attendees continues to be male, but Apple its stepping up its own efforts to encourage more women--starting with young girls--to take prominent roles in tech. That included prominent stage time for female executives in leadership roles, and the featuring of GoldieBlox, an effort to interest girls in engineering careers, starting early on in the toy isle.
06/11/2015, 07:06 pm
With WWDC 2015, Apple chose to kick things off with a humorous sketch video lampooning the lengths to which companies go to produce gala keynote presentations. The video is now up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.
06/10/2015, 06:06 pm
Apple on Wednesday announced that pop rock band Walk the Moon will be playing at its annual WWDC Bash, this year scheduled for 6 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, June 11.
06/08/2015, 10:06 pm
Apple late Monday posted to its website a full version of this year's WWDC keynote address, which clocked in at just under two and a half hours from Bill Hader's comedic intro to a musical performance by The Weeknd.
06/08/2015, 12:06 pm
Apple on Monday is expected to announce that its Apple Pay mobile wallet will begin accepting retail store cards, allowing consumers to benefit from special offers and discounts at certain locations.
06/08/2015, 12:06 pm
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off with a keynote presentation, unveiling the company's upcoming products, including the next-generation versions of iOS and OS X. AppleInsider is there live in San Francisco with complete exclusive coverage of the company's big event.
06/08/2015, 11:06 am
Apple is apparently planning to do away with its Newsstand application for iOS, instead replacing it with a Flipboard-like digital magazine that will present content from a number of sources.
06/08/2015, 10:06 am
Philips on Monday announced that its Hue intelligent lighting ecosystem will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform starting this fall.
06/08/2015, 09:06 am
In an interview about the need for diversity in the tech industry, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook hinted that women will be prominently featured onstage at today's WWDC keynote, which could mean the highly anticipated on-stage debut of retail chief Angela Ahrendts.
06/08/2015, 09:06 am
For Apple Music, the streaming music service due to be unveiled later on Monday at WWDC, Apple is reportedly setting an incredibly lofty goal of signing up 100 million subscribers.
06/06/2015, 03:06 am
This week saw a flurry of last-minute rumors emerge about Apple's planned WWDC 2015 announcements -- including streaming music, and the absence of highly-anticipated TV offerings.
06/05/2015, 08:06 pm
After threatening to pursue legal action against AltConf over plans to stream WWDC content at an unaffiliated conference, Apple on Friday agreed to grant limited access to keynote and Platforms State of the Union presentations.