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Apple prepares for thinner iPhones with slim headphone plug patent

09/22/2015, 04:09 am

Apple has patented a shrunken-down headphone connector that shaves precious volume off existing 3.5mm and 2.5mm jack standards by reshaping the plug, thereby removing -- albeit temporarily -- an inevitable limiting factor in its quest for perpetually thin smartphones.


Apple gives London's Roundhouse an eco-friendly makeover for Apple Music Festival

09/21/2015, 07:09 pm

For 2015's Apple Music Festival at the Roundhouse in London, Apple is giving the event's 168-year-old venue an unprecedented makeover in line with the company's environmental message, with changes to include both temporary and permanent structural enhancements.


Skype users impacted by major sign-in problems, Microsoft says fix underway

09/21/2015, 11:09 am

Many Skype users are suffering from a glitch preventing them from signing in to the service or seeing other contacts as online, effectively blocking them from making voice or video calls to each other, Microsoft acknowledged on Monday morning.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Car progress, legal battles, iOS 9 launch & more

09/19/2015, 05:09 am

Even with a Sept. 9 press event in the rear-view mirror, major Apple stories kept on rolling this week -- particularly in the legal world, and in relation to the possibility of a self-driving car.


Apple's newly renovated campus store to sell iPhone and Apple Watch, now open Saturdays

09/18/2015, 09:09 pm

Apple gave employees a first look at its new campus store on Friday, revealing an interior layout, aesthetic and product offering more in line current Apple Stores, with dashes of upcoming changes envisioned by retail chief Angela Ahrendts and CDO Jony Ive sprinkled throughout.


AppleInsider podcast answers your questions about iOS 9 & Apple TV, talks 'Project Titan'

09/18/2015, 11:09 am

On this week's AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Neil discuss the iOS 9 release, your favorite features, our experiences with it, and Neil's wish to replace his MacBook Pro with an iPad Pro. We also discuss iPhone 6s launch sales, and the rumored Apple Car causing a migration of employees from Tesla.


Brussels Apple Store offers glimpse at radical design changes

09/17/2015, 06:09 pm

Apple's new store in Brussels, Belgium -- officially opening Saturday -- will sport a look and layout unlike any other location, suggesting trends for upcoming outlets.


Apple appeals to Supreme Court in e-books price fixing antitrust case

09/17/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple is looking to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in order to overturn previous court decisions, which found that the company conspired with book publishers to fix the price of e-books.


Second trailer for 'Steve Jobs' film shows conflicts over family, Apple leadership

09/17/2015, 01:09 pm

Universal on Thursday released a second full trailer for the Danny Boyle-directed "Steve Jobs" biopic, mixing scenes of darker moments in the Apple co-founder's life with glimpses at his ambition.


Apple wins key patent appeal vs. Samsung, could bar features from future Galaxy devices

09/17/2015, 12:09 pm

A federal appeals court has ruled that Apple has the right to block rival Samsung from using its patented inventions in its own handsets, a decision that could have major consequences for future products from the South Korean electronics maker.


Amazon updates Fire tablets & TV products, introduces $50 tablet & $100 4K Fire TV

09/17/2015, 10:09 am

Amazon on Thursday announced seven new hardware products from its Fire lineup of tablets and streaming TV accessories, including an entry-level tablet that costs just $49.99, and a new $99.99 Fire TV with support for 4K video content.


Apple researching earphones with embedded pressure sensors for better sound

09/17/2015, 04:09 am

An updated patent filing published Wednesday suggests Apple is revisiting a pressure-sensing earphone design that promises to deliver higher quality sound by customizing output based on a user's ear size.


Apple switches on revamped iCloud subscription options, pushes 500GB users to 1TB

09/17/2015, 02:09 am

Apple on Wednesday made its updated iCloud storage plans active, improving some tiers while eliminating another and leaving the free default plan unchanged.


New Apple hire suggests upcoming shift in social media marketing strategy

09/16/2015, 11:09 pm

In what could foreshadow a shift in Apple's social media strategy, the company this month hired Tai Tran, a digital marketing specialist and former intern who worked on the Beats by Dre social response Twitter feed.


Apple buys mapping data analytics and visualization firm Mapsense for between $25M to $30M

09/16/2015, 05:09 pm

Apple quietly acquired San Francisco startup Mapsense last week for a reported $25 million to $30 million, adding yet another firm to a growing arsenal of mapping data IP and personnel assets.


Tim Cook to meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, Apple confirms

09/16/2015, 10:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is due to meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi later this month during the latter's tour of the U.S. west coast, an Apple spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday.


Hewlett-Packard to axe as many as 30,000 more jobs amid restructuring

09/16/2015, 10:09 am

The restructuring effort that will see seminal Silicon Valley firm Hewlett-Packard split into two companies will also cause an additional 30,000 employees to lose their jobs, the company has revealed.


Apple's Tim Cook talks iPhone 6s, ethics, Steve Jobs, more on 'Late Show' with Stephen Colbert

09/16/2015, 01:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a rare talkshow appearance Tuesday night as one of the first guests on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," taking time to promote iPhone 6s and discuss Apple's core ethics, corporate charity, Steve Jobs and more.


Tim Cook, Eddy Cue continue New York roadshow ahead of 'Late Show' visit

09/15/2015, 08:09 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue arrived at the Upper East Side Apple Store on Tuesday just hours before Cook is slated to make a guest appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


Former Stanford professor makes $1.7M as Apple University faculty, court filings reveal

09/15/2015, 06:09 pm

Fallout related to a civil suit against the dean of Stanford's Graduate School of Business this week reveals former professor James Phills was hired away by Apple University in 2012, where he earns more than $1.7 million per year as a full time faculty member.