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Apple to reportedly debut co-designed third-party accessory packaging at Apple Stores next week

07/06/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple Stores will soon get a more uniform look as select third-party accessory makers adopt packaging co-designed by Apple, part of a larger transition toward a "premium feel" under retail chief Angela Ahrendts.


Rapper recorded album by posting up at NYC Apple Store every day for 4 months

07/06/2015, 03:07 pm

A New York-based rapper has taken the phrase "demo unit" quite literally, saying that he parked himself at Apple's SoHo store in Manhattan five days a week, for sixteen weeks, so he could use the store's display computers to record a full-length album.


Google's Waze mapping service launches carpooling trial in Israel

07/06/2015, 10:07 am

As Apple looks to expand its Maps effort with public transit information, Google its taking its Waze service in a different direction, debuting a new ride sharing feature that is being tested in Israel.


GoPro launches compact, single-button Hero4 Session camera with iPhone connectivity

07/06/2015, 10:07 am

GoPro on Monday announced a new $400 action camera, the Hero4 Session, a cube-shaped device said to be half as big and 40 percent lighter than other Hero4 models, while still offering many of the same features including wireless connectivity to Apple's iPhone.


Worries about sales of Samsung's Galaxy S6 temper investor expectations ahead of earnings

07/06/2015, 09:07 am

Korean investors have begun to back off their formerly hopeful predictions that Samsung's updated flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone could mitigate the conglomerate's recent financial freefall, thanks to seemingly lackluster sales of the new handsets.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, Beats 1, new iPods, car plans & more

07/04/2015, 05:07 am

The week's news was dominated by the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1 on Tuesday, but other developments percolated under the surface -- including Apple losing its last appeal of a long-fought e-book antitrust case.


AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Music & the iPhone's 8th birthday, plus listener questions

07/03/2015, 08:07 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss the Apple Music launch, Beats 1 going live, and leaked new iPod colors. Shane and Neil have a word to say on cloud services and the small storage of the entry-level iPhone, and we briefly reminisce about our first iPhones from 8 years ago.


New video showcases Apple's participation in 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade

07/02/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple on Thursday posted a video depicting its participation in the 2015 edition of the San Francisco Pride Parade, which celebrates support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.


Apple investigating ways to embed health sensors, fingerprint readers, chargers into iPhone logos

07/02/2015, 04:07 am

In a seemingly never-ending quest to make thinner, lighter mobile devices, Apple is researching methods by which heart rate monitors, skin conductivity sensors and more can be directly incorporated into an iPhone's product logo.


Apple officially recognizes Jony Ive's promotion, adds VP of design bios to leadership webpage

07/01/2015, 10:07 pm

Apple made its promotion of Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer a bit more official on Wednesday in an update to the Apple Leadership webpage, while at the same time adding executive profiles for design underlings Alan Dye and Richard Howarth.


Apple Maps vehicles project expands to 13 new US states in July

07/01/2015, 07:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced upcoming survey areas for its Apple Maps vehicle initiative, revealing its sensor-laden vans will be tooling around a total of 27 new U.S. locales come mid-July, including an expansion into 13 states.


Greek capital controls put squeeze on iCloud, iTunes, App Store subscriptions

07/01/2015, 06:07 pm

In a move to preemptively thwart a cash exodus as its economy implodes, Greece earlier this week enacted capital control restrictions to titrate the outflow of money, limiting international credit card payments to Web services like Apple's App Store and iTunes.


Photos, iCloud Drive, iMessage, other online Apple services hit by slowdowns & outages [u]

07/01/2015, 02:07 pm

A series of Apple's online services suffered slowdowns on Wednesday, and may be completely inaccessible to some users, according to Apple's official system status page. [Updated]


Full trailer for 'Steve Jobs' film shows Apple co-founder's successes and struggles

07/01/2015, 11:07 am

The full two-and-a-half-minute trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic was released by Universal Pictures on Wednesday, giving a closer look at how the film will feature high-stakes drama from the Apple co-founder's personal and professional lives.


Samsung subsidiary Mapzen hiring Apple cartographers, designers for maps initiative

06/30/2015, 11:06 pm

Mapzen, a pioneering open source mapping project now backed by Samsung Research America, has hired a number of former Apple employees previously attached to Apple Maps, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple's automotive ambitions reportedly take toll on other departments with staff reassignments

06/30/2015, 08:06 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple's secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company's ranks as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.


Apple loses final e-books antitrust appeal, will pay $450M settlement [u]

06/30/2015, 11:06 am

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement.


As Apple doubles down on maps data, Microsoft bows out with sale of some Bing Maps assets to Uber

06/30/2015, 10:06 am

Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division --giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google --in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.


Apple Camp 2015 enrollment begins with moviemaking, e-book creation workshops for kids

06/29/2015, 11:06 pm

For the 2015 summer season, Apple is again inviting children aged 8 through 12 to participate in Apple Camp, a series of three-day retail store workshops designed to teach inquisitive young minds how to create rich digital content on iPad and Mac.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more

06/27/2015, 06:06 am

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the App Store.