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Topic: General

Apple removes HomeKit-incompatible devices from online store

11/17/2015, 08:11 pm

In what could be a move to push the first-party HomeKit connected home protocol, Apple has seemingly stopped online sales of incompatible devices made by Kwikset and Belkin, as well as the original August Smart Lock.


Apple Store brings same-day Postmates deliveries to Manhattan

11/17/2015, 03:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its online store to allow same-day deliveries in Manhattan, offered through its partner for the service, Postmates.


Apple invention lets users control time-sensitive notifications with their eyes

11/17/2015, 04:11 am

An Apple patent published on Tuesday shows continued work into so-called "gaze detection" technology, particularly as a means to control certain user interface events like autocorrect pop-ups, app notifications and more.


Paris attack stokes the flames in fight over US data encryption

11/16/2015, 09:11 pm

Last week's terrorist attack on Paris sounded a call to arms for hawkish U.S. officials seeking broad oversight of encrypted digital communications, some of whom used the opportunity to rekindle discussions with Silicon Valley technology companies.


Foursquare joins growing ranks of Apple Maps data suppliers

11/16/2015, 03:11 pm

Social networking service Foursquare is now an official supplier of business listings for Apple Maps, joining Yelp in giving users ratings and reviews for local businesses.


Apple forges deal to run all Singapore operations on solar power, confirms first local Apple Store

11/15/2015, 11:11 pm

Apple on Sunday announced a deal that will see its Singapore operations fully powered by solar energy, expanding on similar efforts in countries like the U.S. and China, and also confirmed an upcoming local Apple Store that will be the first in Southeast Asia.


First Apple Store 'feature bay' accessory collection focuses on iPhone photography

11/13/2015, 10:11 pm

It seems that select Apple Store locations are organizing accessories into collections called "feature bays" to enhance the in-store shopping experience, with the first arrangement advertising iPhone photography products.


Apple hit with second class action lawsuit over Wi-Fi Assist data overages

11/13/2015, 09:11 pm

Apple was hit with another class action lawsuit over iOS 9's new Wi-Fi Assist feature on Friday, with plaintiffs seeking a jury trial for damages in excess of $5 million.


Multiple injuries reported as tour bus crashes into flagship SF Apple Store construction site

11/13/2015, 07:11 pm

At least eleven people were injured, five critically, on Friday after a double-decker tour bus slammed into cars, protective barriers and scaffolding before coming to a stop at the construction site of Apple's upcoming flagship store in San Francisco on Friday.


Tim Cook responds to 'unacceptable' Apple Store racism incident, says it 'does not represent our values'

11/13/2015, 03:11 pm

Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Friday told employees that the incident at an Australian Apple Store earlier this week -- in which a group of black students was asked to leave for fear that they might be thieves -- calling the situation "unacceptable."


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.