'Intentional' culture clash between Apple, Beats causes friction, aims to 'create something groundbreaking'
05/04/2016, 08:05 am
The $3 billion acquisition of Beats sparked a culture clash between the headphone maker and Apple, but the conflict was apparently an intentional attempt to shake things up in Apple's music business, according to a new report.
05/04/2016, 08:05 am
A year after its debut, Apple's $10-per-month music streaming service is reportedly set for a major overhaul at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, including a shakeup to its user interface aimed at making it easier to use.
02/08/2016, 01:02 am
Apple didn't buy airtime during America's National Football League 2016 Super Bowl, but some of its products did turn up playing a cameo role in a variety of commercials.
01/13/2016, 09:01 am
A long-running legal battle between music producer Pharrell and a group of former business associates has recently expanded to include OTHERtone, a show the artist hosts on Apple's Beats 1 streaming network.
01/10/2016, 05:01 pm
Apple's new Apple Music streaming service has reportedly exceeded 10 million subscribers in its first six months, a feat that took established Swedish rival Spotify six years to achieve in 2014.
Rumor: Apple to debut Bluetooth earbuds alongside 'iPhone 7,' with truly wireless left & right earpieces
01/08/2016, 02:01 pm
Apple is said to be working on a new pair of high-end Bluetooth headphones that will be completely wireless, meaning separate earpieces for the left and right side without a wire connecting them, according to a new rumor.
01/05/2016, 11:01 am
Apple on Monday announced that consumers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Singapore will be able to get their hands on special limited editions of the Apple Watch Sport and updated Beats Solo2 headphones designed to celebrate Chinese New Year.
12/20/2015, 07:12 pm
Apple is said to be developing a new Hi-Res Audio format featuring an expanded 96kHz, 24bit sampling rate for its Apple Music subscribers, leveraging the higher fidelity audio output capabilities of Lightning ports.
12/04/2015, 03:12 am
Apple on Thursday kicked off a Beats hardware promotion to entice users to sign up for Apple Music subscriptions, giving away $60 iTunes gift cards with the purchase of most headphone and speaker models.
11/19/2015, 09:11 am
Apple on Thursday released new faux rose gold versions of its Beats Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones, as well as its urBeats in-ear headphones.
10/30/2015, 06:10 pm
Google has struggled to attract a fraction of iOS' top-tier commercial app development for its own Android platform. The abusive language allowed in Google Play--for reviews of products the reviewer hasn't even downloaded--highlight another reason why so few developers take Android seriously as a platform.
10/29/2015, 08:10 pm
Apple on Thursday issued its first ever synchronized iOS and Android app release in a remote control and setup app for its Beats Pill+, the first Bluetooth speaker to come out of Beats since the company was acquired by Apple in 2014.
10/26/2015, 01:10 pm
Apple on Monday launched its Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker several days ahead of schedule, debuting it in tandem with new "Luxe Edition" colors for its wired Solo2 headphones.
10/07/2015, 09:10 am
Beats on Wednesday announced the Pill+, a new mid-sized $230 Bluetooth speaker, marking the first portable speaker accessory released under the ownership of Apple.
09/24/2015, 09:09 am
Apple on Thursday added new "Active Collection" colors to three of its Beats headphone lines, including its Tour2 and Powerbeats2 Wireless in-ear models, and the over-the-ear Solo2 Wireless.
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.
09/01/2015, 11:09 am
Shortly after Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats in 2014, Beats president Luke Wood dropped all attention on Beats Music in favor of the company's flagship Electronics division, according to an interview published on Tuesday.
07/28/2015, 05:07 pm
On Monday, Apple's Beats by Dre began publishing product instruction videos directly to its customer support Twitter account, inserting brand awareness and outreach options directly into users' chosen social media streams.
07/23/2015, 10:07 am
Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.
07/03/2015, 06:07 pm
Rap mogul Dr. Dre on Friday announced a Fourth of July debut of a bi-weekly radio show called "The Pharmacy," which will launch on Saturday as an Apple Music exclusive focusing on West Coast jams.