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Topic: General

Failed Apple supplier GT Advanced looks to exit bankruptcy with $80M financing

11/30/2015, 03:11 pm

Financiers have positioned floundering ex-Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies to emerge from bankruptcy with $80 million in funding, a plan that could allow the beleaguered former sapphire supplier to reposition itself as an industrial equipment manufacturer.


Amazon teases new details of planned Prime Air drone delivery service

11/30/2015, 02:11 pm

Online retailer Amazon has released a new two-minute video hinting at more of its plans for Prime Air, a drone-based shipping service which -- if legalized by the U.S. government -- would allow deliveries in 30 minutes or less.


Apple R&D spending is a fraction of other major American tech companies

11/30/2015, 11:11 am

Apple spent just 3.5 percent -- $8.1 billion -- of its 2015 revenues on research and development, proportionately far less than peers like Google and Facebook in the American tech landscape.


Apple invents active shutter system to protect iPhones from liquid, contaminants

11/26/2015, 05:11 am

An Apple patent application published Thursday details methods of implementing a powered shutter system that automatically blocks access to speaker, microphone and other iPhone and iPad port openings, protecting the sensitive components within.


AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Pencil, official Apple Watch dock and safe payments practices

11/26/2015, 12:11 am

Apple's new Apple Pencil and Apple Watch charging stand are the focus of this Thanksgiving edition of the AppleInsider podcast, as Neil and Mikey share their thoughts on the Pencil after a week's worth of testing.


Apple airs 2015 Christmas TV ad starring Stevie Wonder & Andra Daye

11/25/2015, 12:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday uploaeded its annual Christmas TV ad to YouTube, which this year stars singers Stevie Wonder and Andra Daye.


Apple confirms acquisition of motion capture firm Faceshift

11/24/2015, 09:11 pm

Months after rumors claimed Apple was behind the mysterious acquisition of real-time motion capture technology firm Faceshift, the Cupertino, Calif., company confirmed the purchase on Tuesday, but declined to offer details on the matter.


DisneyLife online streaming service launches in UK with iOS & Apple TV support

11/24/2015, 01:11 pm

Disney on Tuesday launched a new online streaming service known as DisneyLife, currently available only in the U.K., but with plans for global expansion.


FAA recommends registering drone pilots instead of individual drones

11/23/2015, 03:11 pm

A U.S. Federal Aviation Administration task force has issued a set of recommendations for registering unmanned drones, looking to manage the increasingly popular technology.


Apple to open 27th Chinese Apple Store this week in Beijing

11/23/2015, 05:11 am

Apple will open its 27th Apple Store in China later this week, as an outlet is scheduled to open on Nov. 28 at Chaoyang Joy City mall in Beijing, the capital city's fifth location.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Pay, 4-inch iPhones, iPad Pro woes & more

11/21/2015, 06:11 am

The biggest news this week revolved mostly around Apple Pay, but there was also an official Apple Watch dock launch, problems with the iPad Pro, and more rumors of a 4-inch iPhone.


Apple wins DRM patent lawsuit leveled by ContentGuard

11/20/2015, 06:11 pm

Apple came out unscathed from a legal battle involving digital rights management IP owned by ContentGuard, a subsidiary of non-practicing entity Pendrell Corp. that sued the iPhone maker for infringing on five patents.


Personal Pickup comes to UK Apple Stores in continuing expansion

11/20/2015, 09:11 am

Apple on Friday brought Personal Pickup to shoppers in the United Kingdom, allowing them to buy products online but pick them up at their closest Apple Store on the same day.


AppleInsider podcast goes deep on iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, gaming controllers, 4" iPhones, more

11/20/2015, 08:11 am

Apple's new iPad Pro and accessories are the focus of this week's AppleInsider podcast, as Neil and Mikey share their thoughts on the giant tablet after a week's worth of testing. Shane drops by to discuss iOS-Mac convergence theories and we break down rumors about a supposed 4-inch iPhone set to debut next year.


Jimmy Iovine says finding music is difficult for some women [u]

11/19/2015, 06:11 pm

Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine is getting flak for supposedly sexist comments made during a interview on Thursday, where he said a recent ad series was made because finding music is difficult for "some women."


SunPower agrees to build 170 megawatts of Chinese solar power for Apple

11/19/2015, 01:11 pm

California's SunPower is planning to build three new Chinese solar farms for Apple with a peak capacity of 170 megawatts, the company said in a newly-submitted regulatory filing.


Apple crossed $1 billion sales mark in India in 2015, official data shows

11/19/2015, 11:11 am

Apple achieved its first $1 billion in Indian sales in an annual period ending last March, according to newly-published data from India's Registrar of Companies.


Apple invention integrates floaties into retractable iPhone bumper

11/19/2015, 04:11 am

As a result of continued research into device protection technologies, Apple has developed an automated bumper system that doubles as a floatation device, protecting iPhones from drops and large bodies of water.


Microsoft Graph promises open developer access to Office 365 data

11/18/2015, 09:11 pm

Microsoft at its Connect (); conference on Wednesday flipped the switch on Microsoft Graph, ne Office 365 Unified API, a set of APIs that let developers integrate, manage and tap into vast expanses of data stored in the Office 365 cloud.


Silicon Valley bracing for severe El Nino flooding; Apple, Campus 2 outside primary flood zone

11/18/2015, 07:11 pm

After years of crippling drought, California is now entering a powerfully wet El Nio weather pattern that is predicted to bring record precipitation. Flooding in coastal areas along San Francisco Bay poses risks of devastating economic impacts for the region, although Apple's principal offices centered in Cupertino should help it avoid much of the impact.