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Apple removes Nest Learning Thermostat from online, retail stores in potential HomeKit push

07/23/2015, 07:07 pm

A pair of reports this week made note of Apple's apparent decision to remove Google's Nest Learning Thermostat from its online and brick-and-mortar stores, leaving only smart home devices compatible with HomeKit available for purchase.


Apple throws clout behind Equality Act blocking discrimination against LGBT Americans

07/23/2015, 05:07 pm

Via a press statement, Apple on Thursday officially backed the Equality Act, an expansion of 1964's Civil Rights Act that -- if voted in -- would add gender identity and sexual orientation to non-discrimination protections for Americans.


Apple supplier LG Display to spend nearly $1B on fourth OLED display plant

07/23/2015, 02:07 pm

LG Display on Thursday announced plans to devote almost $1 billion towards building a fourth OLED factory, one that could potentially be instrumental in keeping up with demand for products like the Apple Watch.


How normal people get their photos featured in Apple's ads and wallpapers for iOS, OS X

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

One of the things that has defined Apple for the past decade is its dedication to and admiration for photography, whether it's improving the iPhone's camera or creating advertising campaigns centered around famous images. Here's how the company selects the images that it features on billboards, in commercials, and on your desktop.


Apple envisions Apple TV remote with fingerprint sensor for custom profiles, child proofing

07/23/2015, 06:07 am

A trio of Apple patent filings relating to biometric input devices could reveal plans for a remote control, potentially destined for Apple TV, capable of distinguishing multiple users for association with custom profiles on a second device.


Apple investigating automated ad system for podcasts

07/23/2015, 05:07 am

Your next podcast listening session could be interrupted by dynamically placed, constantly refreshed and targeted content -- read advertisements -- served up by iAd, if Apple deploys technology described in patent application published Thursday.


Apple looks to hire government affairs specialist in Indian market push

07/22/2015, 09:07 pm

Apple is looking to hire its first government affairs officer in India as part of an overarching plan to more aggressively target the growing market, according to a local report.


iPhone 6, Apple Pay help keep Apple ranked 15th in global Fortune 500 rankings

07/22/2015, 02:07 pm

On Wednesday Apple once again took 15th place in Fortune's annual Global 500 rankings, something the magazine credited to record sales of the iPhone 6 and the introduction of new product categories, such as Apple Pay.


Audi, BMW, Daimler on verge of buying Nokia Here mapping service for $2.71B

07/21/2015, 01:07 pm

Three German carmakers -- Audi, BMW, and Daimler -- have together agreed in principle to buy Nokia's Here mapping service, in a deal estimated to be worth just over 2.5 billion ($2.71 billion), a report said on Tuesday.


Leaked images seemingly confirm Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge+ with gold color option

07/21/2015, 12:07 pm

With Samsung expected to reveal its new iPhone 6 Plus competitor as soon as next month, a trio of recently-leaked images appears to confirm previous rumors about the device's name and release date while showing off an anticipated gold offering.


Apple invents natural tap-based gesture input for nudging onscreen objects, selecting text

07/21/2015, 05:07 am

A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday reveals a novel mode of mobile device gesture input that turns taps detected on non-touchscreen surfaces, like the side of an iPhone, into granular on-screen controls.


Google, Facebook, others push for rehearing over damages in Apple v. Samsung patent case

07/20/2015, 10:07 pm

Google, Facebook, eBay, H-P and other Silicon Valley players, along with various interest groups, are asking the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals to rehear a decision that denied Samsung's plea for damage limitations in an ongoing patent lawsuit involving Apple.


Apple hires longtime auto executive, stokes electric car rumors

07/20/2015, 06:07 pm

It came out Monday that Apple hired automotive manufacturing and quality control executive Doug Betts, suggesting the company is moving forward with a potential heavy industry project rumored to be an electric vehicle.


Apple faces new class-action suit over refurbished AppleCare+ hardware replacements

07/20/2015, 01:07 pm

A newly-filed class action lawsuit accuses Apple of breaching contract by failing to provide new -- or "equivalent to new" -- devices when offering up replacement hardware under AppleCare+ warranties.


Apple adds to Seattle office footprint with new space at Two Union Square

07/20/2015, 11:07 am

Apple has signed a lease for the 44th and 45th floors of a Seattle office tower at Two Union Square, expanding its corporate footprint in a city largely dominated by companies like Amazon and Microsoft, a report said on Monday.


KGI: iPhone sales forecast at 54M in Q3, Apple Watch demand 'tepid' at 4M shipped units

07/18/2015, 10:07 pm

Before Apple reveals official numbers for its third fiscal quarter of 2015, a report from well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates the company's iPhone and Mac lineups put in strong performances, tempered somewhat by sluggish iPad and Apple Watch sales. Upcoming hardware like yellow and rose gold Apple Watch Sport models and buffed iMacs could spur sales, however.


Angela Ahrendts hints at upcoming back to school promotion in internal video

07/18/2015, 08:07 pm

Apple's annual Back to School promotion appears to be a no-show for 2015, but a report on Saturday claims SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts this week hinted to employees that a comparable offering could be coming soon.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Pay in the UK, iPod touch refresh, e-SIM & more

07/18/2015, 12:07 am

A relatively quiet week was, at least, spiced up by two important Apple announcements: the arrival of Apple Pay in the United Kingdom, and a long-overdue update of the iPod touch.


First look: Coin 'smart' iOS-connected credit card

07/17/2015, 09:07 pm

After monumental delays, the Coin "smart" credit card finally started shipping out to customers in April, offering users the flexibility of carrying up to eight swipeable credit, debit a rewards cards that -- for now -- are accepted at more locations than touchless NFC solutions like Apple Pay.


Apple objects to GT Advanced financing plan after Mesa plant fire

07/17/2015, 04:07 pm

Apple on Friday formally objected to a financing plan by its bankrupt former sapphire supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, on the basis of provisions tied to a May fire at its one-time plant in Mesa, Arizona.