Apple Rumors

Apple speculation and gossip.

Nike has let go most of the members of its FuelBand wearables unit and will stop developing new versions of the device, according to a report by CNET. The tech news site quoted an unnamed person “familiar with the matter” as saying that the firm has […]

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 1:49 am

Citymapper is more known in London than it is in the U.S., but with $10 million in new capital it plans to expand into other big metro areas where large numbers of public transit commuters live.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 4:28 pm

According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple is planning to integrate Shazam song identification into an upcoming iOS update.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 3:52 pm

Customers in more countries can buy Apple's lower-cost iPhone 5c with 8 GB of storage as of today. Will they? Probably not in large numbers if retailers are discounting the 16 GB model for an even lower price.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 1:36 pm

There's no end in sight for Apple's legal misery over an alleged ebook conspiracy. New court reports scold the company, and clear the way for a damages trial to start on July 14.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Looks like there's one more feature in the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1: Support for Apple Passbook files. These are appearing directly in Microsoft Wallet, so how did Microsoft manage this and will the feature continue to be available?

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 8:44 pm

Tired of carrying a slim, light laptop along with a bulky power brick? Check out Dart, a new Kickstarter that uses Very High Frequency power conversion to provide up to 65 Watts of power in a pocketable size.

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 6:50 pm

Adobe just released a version of its Lightroom photo editing software for the iPad. Find out what it does and if it's worth your time.

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 5:30 pm

Apple may think they hold all the cards when it comes to browser performance on iOS, but the benchmark results speak for themselves. Beyond speed, there are some unique browser features to choose from in the App Store.

Posted on 12 April 2014 | 5:00 pm

The king of the patent trolls is raising new money to expand its trolling activities but this time Apple, which is tired of trolls, has declined to fund it.

Posted on 11 April 2014 | 1:25 pm

During the Apple v. Samsung trial on Friday, Samsung continued its defense by calling on a number of expert witnesses who asserted Apple has grossly exaggerated the value assigned to each of its patents-in-suit.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:33 am

A rumor on Friday claims Nike is planning to shut down the division responsible for creating wearable fitness trackers, starting with the axing of as many as 55 people from the FuelBand team.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 1:10 am

Beats Music, the streaming radio arm of the Beats empire, updated its iPhone app on Friday with the notable addition of in-app subscriptions, meaning the company is now paying Apple's usual 30 percent commission on new sign-ups.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 12:35 am

Facebook on Friday rolled out a an update to its newsreader-style alternative Paper, adding a number of new features that bring the app more in line with the company's flagship iOS title.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 11:11 pm

Apple on Friday began sending out emails asking developers who were not selected in this year's WWDC 2014 ticket lottery if they would like to purchase passes that have gone unclaimed by those originally selected to attend.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 10:42 pm

Apple has expanded its 3D Maps Flyover support for the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the city of Berkeley, the University of California birthplace of the flavor of Unix used in OS X and iOS.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 9:00 pm

In a change to certain European Online Apple Stores, the company is no longer offering 24-hour delivery turnarounds, while the option remains active in the U.S. and Canada.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 8:47 pm

In 2011, Apple told its developers that it would be deprecating OS X's Common Data Security Architecture including OpenSSL, describing it as an outdated relic of the late 1990s. Nearly three years later, OpenSSL was hit by a severe flaw that affected a wide swath of vendors and their users, but not Apple.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 6:29 pm

One of the world's most enduring mysteries added another layer recently, as amateur sleuths have discovered what they claim to be the Loch Ness Monster lurking under the water of the famous lake using satellite imagery from Apple Maps, after finding Google's monster tracking solutions unworkable.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 5:12 pm

Samsung recently inked a deal with Swiss Federal Railways, the same organization that accused Apple of copying one of its iconic clock designs, leading some to speculate that Samsung may have sought the contract solely to make a dig at Apple.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 4:28 pm

Consumers hoping for an even thinner version of Apple's flagship tablet may get their wish, as a new set of snapshots appears to show a revised iPad Air display assembly with the LCD and cover glass manufactured as a single unit, much like the company has done for years with the iPhone.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 2:38 pm

Testing of Apple's anticipated next-generation operating systems -- iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 -- continues along at a steady clip, new traffic data shows, ahead of the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, where both products are expected to be unveiled.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:28 pm

A U.S. district judge on Thursday issued an order denying Rockstar's motion to transfer a patent invalidation suit leveled by Google from California to the more patent holder-friendly Eastern District of Texas.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 5:29 am

Amazon on Thursday confirmed that Fire TV will add unified voice search compatibility with Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime this summer, extending the capability of the Apple TV competitor.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 1:46 am

With its release of the revamped Flickr 3.0 iOS app on Thursday, Yahoo continues its push to bolster the photo capture, storage and sharing service by adding features already on competing apps like Instagram.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 10:52 pm

Facebook users will now have an easier time meeting up with friends at social events or planning group activities using the social network's new Nearby Friends feature, an opt-in service that alerts friends when they are close to each other.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 6:36 pm

Apple is likely to see modest gains in iPhone sales in the medium term thanks to early smartphone upgrade programs from major U.S. wireless carriers, one analyst has projected.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 4:45 pm

Consumers waiting for Apple to start offering refurbished models of its latest Retina display-equipped iPad mini need wait no longer as the tablet's Wi-Fi variants are now available with double-digit discounts from their off-the-shelf price.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 3:56 pm

RunKeeper on Thursday launched Breeze, its new step tracking app that harnesses the abilities of the M7 chip found in Apple's iPhone 5s. AppleInsider was given an early hands-on with Breeze, and found it's a great way to track activity from the rest of the day, when you're not out for a run.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

With the exact date that incoming Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts will leave her position at Burberry still unannounced, some have speculated that the fashion executive may be delaying her departure in order to collect on Burberry share bonuses worth as much as ?8 million.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 1:39 pm

A strong recommendation for Apple stock was pushed by investment firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday, which said now is the right time to invest due to low institutional ownership, resilient iPhone sales, and anticipated upcoming product launches.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 12:44 pm

New documents unearthed on Wednesday show Apple was toying with a gesture-based unlock function for its mobile devices some four years after the idea was introduced in the Android operating system. Cupertino's version, however, is arguably far more advanced than even the latest designs from Google.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 10:36 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is looking to incorporate a song identification feature into its upcoming iOS 8 operating system, possibly as part of Siri, and is working with Shazam to roll out the capability.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 12:52 am

The latest entry in a growing selection of Thunderbolt 2 capable storage solutions, G-Technology's G-SPEED Studio and G-RAID Studio RAID arrays incorporate high-capacity 6TB HDDs and ultra-fast I/O into small chassis designs.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 12:08 am

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly working on a plan to convince Apple to change the default iOS search engine from Google to a new Yahoo solution, which could deal a significant blow to Google's ad income.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 10:15 pm

You may find it startling!

Posted on 21 March 2013 | 5:43 pm

An iconic Apple employee makes a move.

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Posted on 12 January 2012 | 3:19 pm

Predictions for 2012

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Posted on 6 October 2011 | 2:12 pm

Let's take a look at Tim Cook, Apple's new CEO.

Posted on 25 August 2011 | 12:49 am

Stanley Yankeeball, a photo by gruber on Flickr. Photo by Adam Lisagor. T-shirt by Scott Jackson. Concept by John Moltz. Gruber’s haircut by Supercuts.

Posted on 24 June 2011 | 4:35 am

OMG, so sweet!

Posted on 21 April 2011 | 4:39 am