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Topic: General

Apple highlights iPad Pro, new Apple TV alongside popular accessories in holiday gift guide

11/13/2015, 09:11 am

Apple has some helpful tips for consumers who are having trouble deciding on gifts for their tech-savvy friends and family, launching a new edition of its annual holiday gift guide featuring the latest from Apple and its favorite partners.


AppleInsider podcast reviews the new iPad Pro, talks AMOLED & future iPhones, more

11/13/2015, 08:11 am

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, Neil reviews the iPad Pro and talks about the Logitech Create keyboard. Mikey talks about SixtyEight Research and its connections to an 'Apple Car.' Rumors say no AMOLED before 2019 for iPhones, and the Steve Jobs movie gets booted out of theaters.


Apple to open 26th Chinese Apple Store in Chengdu on Nov. 21

11/13/2015, 12:11 am

Pushing closer toward its goal of opening 40 Apple Stores in China by mid-2016, Apple on Thursday announced its newest regional outlet in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, will start accepting customers on Nov. 21.


Fossil spends $260M on wearables startup Misfit to bolster smartwatch lineup

11/12/2015, 04:11 pm

In a bid to address the growing smartwatch market, established consumer wristwatch maker Fossil on Thursday announced an agreement to acquire wearables firm Misfit for $260 million.


Apple details 'magic' gesture-controlled store tables in new filing

11/12/2015, 10:11 am

Apple recently began equipping its retail stores with advanced tables that allow hidden power and data ports to be exposed with a simple hand gesture, and a new patent filing details the technology behind it, as well as other potential future implementations.


Apple Store employees allegedly profile black students as potential thieves

11/12/2015, 09:11 am

A group of black high school students were asked to leave an Apple Store in Australia after security became concerned that they "might steal something," prompting the store manager to issue an apology.


Apple invention uses electrodes to dry out wet iPhone innards

11/12/2015, 04:11 am

An Apple invention published on Thursday points to work on water resistant portable devices capable of expelling water from speaker and microphone cavities using varied electric charges and acoustics.


Apple plans Indonesia R&D investment to meet new phone sales rule

11/11/2015, 07:11 pm

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple's plan to build research and development facilities in Indonesia, a move formulated to satisfy a new rule requiring that foreign made phones contain a percentage of domestically produced components, has been approved by that country's government.


Tim Cook meets with UK finance chief to discuss Apple Pay

11/11/2015, 05:11 pm

During a recent visit to the UK, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down to discuss Apple Pay with Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, suggesting the budding payments service could get a government-sponsored boost in streamlining adoption.


Apple considering person-to-person payments for Apple Pay - report

11/11/2015, 04:11 pm

The next phase of Apple's mobile payments initiative could reportedly include a new feature that allows users to send money to one another directly, with negotiations between Apple and major U.S. banks already underway.


Apple will add 1,000 positions for manufacturing, customer service in Ireland

11/11/2015, 07:11 am

In a visit to Dublin on Wednesday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed that his company will hire 1,000 new employees at its international operations in Cork, Ireland, bringing the total number of workers there to 6,000, some of which are locally assembling Apple hardware.


Tim Cook says businesses should tackle climate change & equal rights proactively, not wait for governments

11/10/2015, 12:11 pm

Large corporations should actively wield their power and influence for the good of the planet and its people, rather than sitting back and waiting for governments to take the lead, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a speech at Italy's top business school on Tuesday.


Angela Ahrendts offers deep dive into Apple retail, future aspirations

11/09/2015, 08:11 pm

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts, speaking at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on Monday, pulled back the curtain on Apple Store, revealing a few interesting tidbits about the company's current operating philosophy and future goals.


Latest Xcode update fixes critical Interface Builder, debugging, UI testing issues

11/09/2015, 06:11 pm

Apple pushed out a batch of bug fixes with the latest version of its Xcode development software on Monday, addressing critical issues discovered in Interface Builder, debugging and user interface testing.


Tim Cook hints at new health product, touts iPad Pro as PC replacement in interview

11/09/2015, 05:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his press tour in support of the upcoming iPad Pro on Monday, touting the tablet's workstation and media consumption capabilities in an interview, but also dropped a hint about potential work on a health product unrelated to Apple Watch.


Shadowy group linked to Apple's 'Project Titan' spotted at auto industry conference

11/09/2015, 04:11 pm

A mysterious California company believed to be used to mask the development of Apple's rumored electric car has been spotted at an automotive industry conference, strengthening the ties between the self-styled "market research" firm and vehicle manufacturing.


TAG Heuer unveils $1,500 'Connected' smartwatch running Android Wear

11/09/2015, 01:11 pm

The Swiss watch industry fired its first significant shot across the Apple Watch's bow with the Monday revelation of TAG Heuer's Connected smartwatch, sporting a classic design, a titanium case, and a $1,500 price tag.


Universal drops Steve Jobs movie from thousands of theaters after poor box office results

11/09/2015, 10:11 am

Tepid interest from moviegoers has led Universal to pull the Danny Boyle-helmed film chronicling the life of Apple's late cofounder from more than 2,000 theaters, leaving the picture on only a few hundred domestic screens.


Judge dismisses Apple Store employee 'bag check' class action lawsuit

11/08/2015, 07:11 am

A California federal judge on Saturday tossed out a class action lawsuit brought against Apple by employees claiming the company's anti-theft measures, specifically "demeaning" bag checks instituted in 2009, resulted in lost wages.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple TV & 4K iMac reviews, iPhone 7 plans, Apple Car hires & more

11/07/2015, 04:11 am

AppleInsider this week took a crack at reviewing not one but two major new Apple products, while the rumor cycle again turned to the long-term with possible details of iOS and iPhone upgrades, the Apple Car, and live content plans.