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Topic: General

Kuo: Apple AR tech to debut in 1-2 years at minimum, might feature in autonomous car system

11/02/2016, 05:11 am

As Google, Microsoft and Facebook forge ahead with second- and third-generation augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) systems, consumers waiting for an Apple branded AR product will have to stand by for at least one or two more years, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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New York Apple store to host talk by fitness chief Jay Blahnik, marathoner Joan Benoit Samuelson and trainer Jeanette Jenkins

11/01/2016, 10:11 pm

Apple fitness chief Jay Blahnik is scheduled to sit down and discuss the crossroads of health and innovation with legendary marathoner Joan Benoit Samuelson and celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins at the company's SoHo store in New York.

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Hulu forges deals with Fox & Disney for upcoming live TV service

11/01/2016, 03:11 pm

Hulu on Tuesday announced content deals with two of its co-owners, Fox and Disney, as it prepares to launch a live TV service next year.

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Apple internet services head Eddy Cue to speak at 2017 Code Media conference

11/01/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple's senior VP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, has already been announced as the keynote speaker for next year's Code Media conference, scheduled for Feb. 13 and 14 in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

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Apple pushes Irish High Court to fast-track legal challenges to new datacenter

11/01/2016, 10:11 am

Apple is petitioning Ireland's High Court to fast-track a legal dispute over its planned datacenter in Athenry, hoping to avoid a wait up to 18 months for a normal judicial review.

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Apple hires Duke doctor known as early pioneer of HealthKit & ResearchKit

11/01/2016, 09:11 am

Apple has hired on Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, formerly the director of mobile strategy at Duke University and an early adopter of Apple's HealthKit and ResearchKit platforms, according to a report.

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Latest Apple Campus 2 drone video shows progress on solar & landscaping

10/31/2016, 10:10 am

Roof and landscaping work appears to be well underway at Apple's upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, a new drone flight suggests, though the complex may still be several months away from the first employees moving in.

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This week on AI: Apple's touch-enabled MacBook Pro, tough Q4 results, 'Apple Car' AR tech & more

10/29/2016, 08:10 am

The news cycle was largely controlled by Apple's MacBook Pro press event, but the company also posted its first revenue decline in 15 years, and may have let slip new information on the "Apple Car" and 2017 iPhones.

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Apple suggests that it has permanently exited the stand-alone monitor business

10/28/2016, 03:10 pm

The now-discontinued Thunderbolt display appears to be Apple's last external monitor, as remarks made to the press suggest that the company is exiting that market segment.

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AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple TV and 'TV' app

10/28/2016, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan discuss yesterday's Apple Event, the latest MacBook Pro announcements, and Apple's updates to the Apple TV interface.

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Belkin refreshes Express Dock with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C connector

10/27/2016, 07:10 pm

The Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD has been refreshed to provide the new protocol's full 40 Gbps data speed, and provide 85W of charging power to the newly released late 2016 MacBook Pro.

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Apple partners with LG to make new 4K & 5K UltraFine Displays

10/27/2016, 04:10 pm

Briefly mentioned during Thursday's press event was an Apple partnership with LG on 4K and 5K monitors, designed with the specifications of its new MacBook Pros in mind.

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Twitter cuts 9 percent of its workforce, Vine getting axed

10/27/2016, 12:10 pm

In an effort to streamline operations and refocus the business, microblogging service Twitter will lay off 350 people, and will shut down the Vine video service "in the coming months."

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AppleInsider is live at Apple's 'Hello Again' MacBook Pro event -- tap here for instant analysis

10/27/2016, 12:10 pm

Apple will close out its 2016 product launches with one last event from its campus at 1 Infinite Loop, where it is expected to introduce a newly redesigned MacBook Pro with a thinner chassis, OLED "Magic Touchbar," and USB-C ports. AppleInsider is there live with full coverage and instant analysis.

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Apple avoids executive's prison term in settlement over unpaid Italian taxes

10/27/2016, 10:10 am

A judge in Milan, Italy has reportedly agreed to a settlement with the head of Apple Sales International in a case over unpaid corporate taxes in the country, which might otherwise have resulted in the Apple executive serving a six-month prison sentence.

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Apple's online store becomes unavailable ahead of 'Hello Again' Mac event

10/27/2016, 10:10 am

As is par for the course, Apple's online store is unavailable in the hours leading up to a media presentation, with today's keynote expected to be headlined by a new, thinner MacBook Pro with OLED "Magic Toolbar" and USB-C ports.

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Mysterious overnight activity at Apple stores presages Thursday's Mac event

10/27/2016, 09:10 am

At least some Apple stores across the U.S. -- including its Union Square outlet in San Francisco -- reportedly set up line barriers on Wednesday night, and/or saw unusual activity behind their glass facades.

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Qualcomm to buy iPhone Apple Pay chip manufacturer NXP for $47 billion

10/27/2016, 08:10 am

The deal, if approved by regulators, will put the one-time manufacturer of the motion co-processor and the current supplier of the Apple Pay near-field communication chipset under Qualcomm's control.

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Samsung still No. 1 smartphone vendor, but Note 7 knocked marketshare back to 2014

10/27/2016, 03:10 am

Leaning on an expansive lineup of affordable Android handsets, Samsung retained its spot as the world's top smartphone vendor for the third quarter of 2016, according to research firm IDC. However, premium phone makers -- Apple and Samsung included -- are being squeezed from the bottom, as manufacturers of cheaper Android alternatives gained ground.

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Galaxy Note 7 fiasco leaves Samsung mobile profits a smoldering ash pile

10/26/2016, 10:10 pm

As expected, the Galaxy Note 7 disaster set fire to Samsung's operating profits in the September quarter, with the company's mobile unit posting a 96 percent decline to 100 billion Korean won (about $87.9 million) as compared to the same time last year.

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