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Apple issues first betas for iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2 and El Capitan 10.11.4

01/11/2016, 01:01 pm

Apple on Monday dropped a deluge of new software updates for testers, with new beta releases for its iOS, tvOS, watchOS and Mac OS X platforms now available to download.


EU ruling against Belgian corporate tax breaks may set precedent for decision on Apple

01/11/2016, 12:01 pm

The European Commission on Monday ruled that Belgium broke state aid rules by offering tax breaks to a number of multinational corporations, 35 of which will have to repay $765 million.


Aaron Sorkin & Kate Winslet pick up Golden Globes for roles in Steve Jobs biopic

01/11/2016, 09:01 am

The Danny Boyle biopic Steve Jobs picked up two awards during the Golden Globes on Sunday, including Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Kate Winslet.


Two new Chinese Apple Stores set to open in Nanjing & Guangzhou on Jan. 16

01/10/2016, 10:01 pm

Continuing an accelerated expansion in the region, Apple will launch two more Chinese stores this Saturday, the first in Nanjing and the second in Guangzhou, both at 10 a.m. local time.


Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016

01/09/2016, 04:01 pm

In 2015 Apple grabbed a 94 percent share of the world's global smartphone profits, sold the only profitable tablets and smartwatch, increased its Mac unit sales,, launched a successful NFC payment platform, took a huge slice of the music streaming market and introduced a new platform for the living room. How can it possibly beat that performance in 2016?


This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 7' rumors, iPhone 6s production cuts, stock market troubles & more

01/09/2016, 02:01 pm

News stepped to a fast pace at the beginning of 2016, with numerous rumors about the iPhone 7, and worries about Apple's stock price and the prospects for iPhone 6s sales.


Apple confirms first Mexican Apple Store, opens job applications

01/08/2016, 09:01 pm

Confirming a recent AppleInsider report, Apple on Friday announced its first Mexican Apple Store will be an in-mall outlet in Mexico City for which the company is now accepting online job applications.


AppleInsider podcast talks Wall Street woes, 'iPhone 7' headphone jacks, CES and more

01/08/2016, 08:01 am

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores what iPhone 6s order cuts could mean for Apple's future, the possibility -- or impossibility -- that "iPhone 7" will ship sans 3.5mm headphone jack, the tragic comedy that is digital copyright protection, CES 2016 and much more.


Cook, tech execs to meet with White House on terrorists' use of social media

01/07/2016, 10:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a host of tech industry executives will meet with White House officials on Friday to explore ways in which terrorist activity on social media and other online arenas can be hindered or countered.


Apple's Eddy Cue among speakers at private CES event for Rupert Murdoch

01/07/2016, 04:01 pm

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of Internet Software and Services, is reportedly among a select group of people attending a private CES event being hosted by News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch.


Apple acquires facial recognition, expression analysis firm Emotient - report

01/07/2016, 01:01 pm

Apple has reportedly acquired Emotient, makers of artificial intelligence software that analyzes facial expressions to determine the subject's emotional state.


First Alert debuts IP camera, HomeKit-enabled Onelink products including, fire alarm, environment monitor & safe [u]

01/07/2016, 05:01 am

First Alert showed off a handful of Wi-Fi-connected Onelink products at CES Showstoppers on Wednesday, including HomeKit-enabled devices like a safe, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, indoor environment monitor, smart thermostat and, curiously, a camera.


Apple to open 30th Chinese retail outlet next week in Xiamen

01/07/2016, 02:01 am

Forging ahead with an aggressive retail expansion into China, Apple on Thursday announced it will open the doors to a new Xiamen Apple Store on Jan. 14, the company's 30th in the region.


CES ShowStoppers: Hackaball programmable toy, Fasetto Link mini NAS

01/07/2016, 01:01 am

The ShowStoppers event at this year's CES was expectedly crowded with new gear from both startups and stalwart industry players, but two products stood out from the crowd: Hackaball and the Fasetto Link mini NAS.


Apple COO Jeff Williams talks democratization of medicine, human rights, more in new interview

01/06/2016, 09:01 pm

Apple's newly minted chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, appeared as a guest on radio show Conversations on Health Care on Monday to discuss the potential Apple Watch, iPhone and Apple's health platforms have on democratizing healthcare, as well as other topics like human rights issues.


Apple CEO Tim Cook earned $10.3M in 2015, Angela Ahrendts highest paid exec

01/06/2016, 06:01 pm

Executive salaries are among the tastier tidbits in Apple's annual proxy statement, and this year's filing revealed CEO Tim Cook to have received $10.3M in cash and stock for 2015, while SVP of retail Angela Ahrendts was paid $25.8 million.


Samsung, Lenovo, LG & HP show off copies of Apple TV, MacBooks at CES

01/06/2016, 05:01 pm

CES wouldn't be the Consumer Electronics Show without a little Copycat, Emulate & Steal. This year's event showed off some of the tech industry's best ideas on how to make products that look as much as possible like Apple's as they attempt to transition from selling cheap commodity products to premium hardware that struggles to look designed in Cupertino.


Apple includes shareholder proposal on diversity in proxy statement, advises vote against

01/06/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple, in its 2016 proxy statement issued to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, decided to let shareholders vote on a contentious proposal that would force the company to add "people of color" to high-ranking management and its board of directors. The letter recommends a vote against, however, saying installed policies not only address diversity concerns, but are much broader in scope.


Class action lawsuit claims Fitbit's heart rate monitoring isn't accurate enough

01/06/2016, 04:01 pm

A new class action lawsuit is accusing Fitbit of misleading shoppers about the heart rate sensors in two of its flagship fitness trackers, the Charge HR and the Surge.


Oculus Rift preorders start at $599, with first units shipping Mar. 28

01/06/2016, 03:01 pm

Oculus on Wednesday disclosed the long-awaited preorder details of its Oculus Rift VR headset, which will cost $599, and first begin shipping on March 28.