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This week on AppleInsider: New iPhones, new iPads, new Apple TV, new everything

09/12/2015, 06:09 am

There was of course one overriding theme this week: Apple's Sept. 9 press event, where it unveiled new iPhones, the iPad Pro, and a fourth-generation Apple TV. There was far more to unpack than just those devices, however.


Tim Cook slated to guest on The Late Show on Sept. 15

09/11/2015, 09:09 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert next week, the talk show host announced, marking yet another upcoming public appearance for the active executive.


Apple begins accepting iOS 9, watchOS 2, El Capitan app submissions

09/11/2015, 07:09 pm

Ahead of an official launch of its next-generation iOS, OS X and watchOS operating systems, Apple on Friday announced it is now accepting submissions for apps compatible with each platform's features.


Apple pays China $71M in back taxes, $10M fine after misinterpreting law

09/11/2015, 07:09 pm

The Chinese Ministry of Finance announced this week that Apple paid out 452 million yuan ($71 million) in back taxes and was slapped with a 65 million yuan fine for understating sales in 2013.


Lightning strikes: Apple TV, Apple Pencil double down on proprietary port

09/11/2015, 12:09 pm

The announcement of the new reversible USB-C port, and its subsequent embrace by Apple in the 12-inch MacBook, led to speculation that the Lightning connector could be on the way out. But the company signaled otherwise this week, when it made Lightning a key component of the new Apple Pencil, as well as the Apple TV's Siri Remote.


Apple begins storing Russian iCloud data within country, complying with new law - report

09/11/2015, 10:09 am

Apple is said to have partnered with a Russian data center to host iCloud data for users in that country, responding to a new law that went into effect on Sept. 1.


AppleInsider podcast digs deep into Apple's iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple TV announcements

09/11/2015, 08:09 am

Apple's biggest week of the year gets analyzed on the latest AppleInsider podcast, as Mikey and Neil share their thoughts on the newly announced iPhone 6s with 3D Touch, the revamped Apple TV, and the jumbo-sized iPad Pro and its new smart accessories.


Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at WSJ.D Live in October

09/10/2015, 07:09 pm

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will return as a guest speaker at the publication's WSJ.D Live conference in October, an event that promises engaging discussions from top tech luminaries.


Apple cuts prices & upgrades iCloud storage plans, eliminates 500GB option

09/10/2015, 12:09 pm

As a part of sweeping changes to its product lineup, Apple has also restructed the prices and tiers for iCloud storage upgrades, making the service more competitive with alternatives like Google Drive.


AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's "Hey Siri" event from show floor

09/09/2015, 10:09 pm

In this special episode of the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger reports from the floor of Apple's 2015 iPhone event where he went hands on with iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Apple TV and new Apple Watch products.


First look: Apple's iPhone 6s, iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, Apple TV & more

09/09/2015, 08:09 pm

Apple unloaded a bevy of new hardware at its special media event on Wednesday, including new iPhones, a jumbo size iPad with Apple Pencil stylus, a refreshed Apple TV and additions to the Apple Watch collection. AppleInsider was on the scene to spend some hands on time with each device.


Apple posts new iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple TV and Apple Watch videos

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

Following a big hardware blowout in San Francisco on Wednesday, Apple has uploaded ad spots and product reveals for the new iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple TV and Apple Watch to its official YouTube channel.


Can't stream today's event? Install the AppleInsider app and get Apple news as it breaks

09/09/2015, 11:09 am

AppleInsider is in San Francisco with exclusive coverage of today's "Hey Siri" event. Readers who are unable follow along with our liveblog or stream today's Apple presentation can install the official AppleInsider app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, and receive push notifications for all of the news as it happens.


On PlayStation's 20th anniversary, Sony says 'game on' to Apple in spoof of today's event

09/09/2015, 10:09 am

Looking for some publicity of its own, Sony on Wednesday morning posted an image on its Xperia Twitter account making fun of Apple's press event, which is expected to feature not only new iPhones, but also a revamped Apple TV with support for third-party game downloads.


Review: 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'

09/08/2015, 06:09 pm

Documentarian Alex Gibney's take on the life and times of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs poses provocative questions, but is too light on new information, too one-sided and at times too rudderless to answer them itself.


Court dismisses Beats false advertising lawsuit against Steven Lamar

09/08/2015, 03:09 pm

Almost exactly one year after Apple's Beats Electronics sued entrepreneur Steven Lamar for misrepresenting himself as a Beats cofounder, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has dismissed the suit.


Apple's Tim Cook, Jony Ive slip to fourth on Vanity Fair 'New Establishment' list

09/08/2015, 09:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook and newly-minted chief design officer Jonathan Ive on Tuesday made Vanity Fair's 2015 "New Establishment List," rounding up the celebrities reporters deemed the most important in business, culture, and investment.


Review: Corning's USB 3.Optical cable delivers on long distance promise

09/07/2015, 07:09 pm

Corning's USB 3.Optical cable replaces copper with fiber optic filament for faster sustained data transfer over much longer distances than standard USB 3.0 cables, but that speed comes with a few caveats.


Argument over strong encryption reaches boiling point as Apple, Microsoft rebuff court orders for data access

09/07/2015, 06:09 pm

A long-running debate concerning recent advances in consumer data encryption came to a head this summer when Apple rebuffed a Justice Department court order demanding access to iMessage transcripts, causing some in the law enforcement community to call for legal action against the company.


DJI updates Phantom 3 drones with new 'Intelligent Flight Modes,' including auto-follow

09/07/2015, 12:09 pm

DJI's latest generation of drones, the Phantom 3 lineup, gained a number of new features on Monday, thanks to new firmware that adds "intelligent flight modes," including auto-follow, waypoints, and auto-filming of points of interest.