Apple Rumors

Apple speculation and gossip.

This is why we can't have nice things. The Apple SIM that comes with the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 was supposed to let customers switch between service providers. AT&T isn't playing along with the group though.

Fenced in: That unlocked Apple iPad SIM gets locked when activated on AT&T originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:45 pm

After using Gmail for nearly 10 years, the new Inbox app is the most radical change I've seen yet. It works well if you buy into the task-centric approach but may take some time to get used to. And it's far better on a mobile device.

Google Inbox review: Are you ready for a better way to manage communications? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 4:42 pm

Apple stuck an NFC controller chip in the iPad Air 2, although it's not used for anything at the moment.

Why NFC in the iPad Air 2 is a big deal for small businesses originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 2:08 pm

A first look at this year's iPad Air 2 compared to the 2013 model shows little changes on the outside. Inside is very different story with a noticeably better camera sensor, much faster Wi-Fi and that new A8x processor.

First impressions of the iPad Air 2 from a current iPad Air owner originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 4:03 pm

Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have settled and the latter company has four years to repay $439 million without interest. Instead of sapphire crystal production, GTA will focus on sapphire production equipment and processes.

Apple and sapphire producer GT Advanced Technologies officially part ways originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 2:00 pm

Apple's two new iPads are earning a range of reviews, depending on the model. The iPad Air 2 is sleeker and faster for those who want more performance. The iPad mini 3? For $100 more, it isn't that different from last year's model.

Review roundup: iPad Air 2 is powerful and appealing, but iPad mini 3 is meh originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:35 pm

Early benchmarks indicate the A8X processor in the latest iPad has significantly better performance than both the last-generation A7 processor as well as the A8 processor in the iPhone 6.

The iPad Air 2 is packing a blazing fast chip with three (yes, three) cores originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:55 pm

Tablets have turned into Verizon's big of source of growth, which means Verizon might be vulnerable as the iPad Air 2 goes on sale. Verizon is the only major carrier incompatible with Apple's new SIM card.

Tablets continue to drive Verizon’s growth in Q3 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 3:40 pm

Apple Pay is now available in the U.S. and while the setup process is similar to Google Wallet, it's a little bit faster and easier.

Apple Pay setup step-by-step: It’s unsurprisingly easy and fast originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 8:45 pm

Apple on Monday reported another record-breaking quarter, driven in part by iPhone 6 sales.

Apple Q4 earnings: A very strong quarter boosted by 39 million iPhones sold originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 8:33 pm

iOS 8.1 is ready for download and Apple Pay is the main feature. A quick look at the change log, however, shows some welcome updates, fixes and features such as return of the Camera Roll and AirDrop support for Passbook passes.

iOS 8.1 is now available, offering Apple Pay and other useful functions originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 5:53 pm

Yes there are more iPad configurations than ever before to choose from. But is that a bad thing? Some think so if you look the price charts but that might not be the best approach to get the iPad you want.

No, Apple doesn’t offer too many iPad configurations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 4:16 pm

Apple tried to get trademark protection for its personal assistant Siri as a "social network," but the Trademark Office turned down the application.

Apple denied Siri trademark for “social networking services,” files appeal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 3:22 pm

Apple's product lineup for the next six months is probably set after last Thursday's event, which means it's time to reassess what I need as an active Apple user for the next year.

How Apple’s fall event affects my digital strategy for the next 12 months originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 19 October 2014 | 5:30 pm

A busy week in mobile devices pitted Google and Apple against each other: Both introduced new hardware. Apple's iPads got upgrades, although one wasn't compelling, while Google is spotlighting Android 5.0 on the Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet.

Mobile This Week: iPads upgraded; Nexus 6 and 9 launched originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 18 October 2014 | 1:12 pm

Apple's new SIM card will act as a gateway between the iPad and mobile networks. That gives Apple an enormous amount of power over the carriers. It's doubtful, though, that Apple will use it.

The many ways Apple could seize control from the carriers with its new SIM card originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 17 October 2014 | 6:15 pm

Apple signaled this change a few years ago and now you can see the fruits of its labor: It matters less if you use a low-cost phone, mid-priced tablet or expensive computer to get things done thanks to hardware, software and the cloud.

iOS or OS X? It doesn’t matter: Apple now offers “ubiquitous computing” in a range of prices originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 10:44 pm

The iPad Air 2 contains Apple's long-awaited SIM card which will work on multiple carriers' networks. The days of picking your carrier before you buy your 4G-tablet may soon be over, and this might even allow Apple to be your carrier some day.

iPad Air 2 contains the first Apple SIM, letting you flip flop between carriers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 8:04 pm

As expected, Apple has introduced a new iMac to its lineup with a high-resolution display.

Apple’s largest iMac desktop gets a retina display for the first time originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 6:15 pm

Apple's new iPads are here. The iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 aren't complete redesigns, but they do get a couple of very nice improvements, such as a Touch ID fingerprint scanner and integration with Apple Pay online.

Apple debuts the iPad Air 2 with a fingerprint scanner and better camera and processor originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 5:53 pm

Tools to develop Apple Watch apps will be seeded to developers in November.

Developers can start working on Apple Watch apps next month originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 5:31 pm

New iPads are a given, so what else did Apple introduce at its October event? Here's our coverage of the event as it unfolded.

Live blog: Apple’s 2014 iPad, Retina iMac, and (maybe) Apple TV event originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 16 October 2014 | 7:00 am

Apple's iOS 8 user guide for the iPad went up on iBooks earlier today, and it reveals the names for the iPads Apple that Apple will launch tomorrow.

Apple accidentally reveals iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 in iOS 8 user guide originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 15 October 2014 | 5:56 pm

Mimosa is trying to turn Wi-Fi from a local-area networking technology that connects devices in your home to a wide-area networking technology that connects homes in your neighborhood.

Networking startup Mimosa develops a Wi-Fi link that could replace DSL originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 15 October 2014 | 3:35 pm

Sure, Apple is very likely introducing new iPads and possibly iMacs with retina display screens at Thursday's event. Don't overlook Apple TV though: This "hobby" could be an even bigger deal for Apple as we usher in the age of the smarthome.

Apple event preview: New iPads, iMacs; yes, but Apple TV could shine in the spotlight originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 15 October 2014 | 2:28 pm

Microsoft is expanding the line of Skype services with a new video messaging app called Skype Qik. The cross-platform software works on iPhones, Android handsets and Windows Phone with video messages disappearing after two weeks.

Microsoft gets into video messaging across platforms with Skype Qik originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 14 October 2014 | 2:41 pm

Many of the new phones coming to the United States are big enough to demand two-handed usage. Consider this your guide to high-end smartphones that can still fit into a pair of skinny jeans.

Eight of the best pocket-sized phones for small hands originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 13 October 2014 | 7:48 pm

Sapphire producer GTAT is looking to nullify agreements with Apple as part of its bankruptcy filing, and the company may be laying the groundwork for a future lawsuit. GTAT also plans to shut down a Mesa, Arizona plant that employs 890 workers.

Sapphire supplier files for bankruptcy, points to “oppressive and burdensome” conditions imposed by Apple originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 10 October 2014 | 9:36 pm

I used to restore backups from old iPhones to new ones each year. Not any more. I figured out some time ago that there's actually a few benefits to setting up the new iPhone from scratch.

Four reasons I don’t restore a backup to new iPhones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 10 October 2014 | 2:36 pm

Apple was planning to start production of an iPad with a 12.9-inch screen in December, but has pushed its plans back to help suppliers cope with large iPhone 6 Plus orders, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Apple reportedly delays 12.9-inch iPad until next year to help meet iPhone 6 demand originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 9 October 2014 | 1:40 pm

Most portable battery packs suffer from the same challenge as our mobile devices: They take a while to recharge. Not so with the Pronto, which can grab enough juice from an outlet in just five minutes to recharge a phone.

A 5-minute charge for this portable battery can fully recharge an iPhone 5 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 8 October 2014 | 2:31 pm

Chrome for iOS was my go-to browser... until I got a larger iPhone 6. The old version didn't scale very well on the big screen. Now, a software update rights that wrong and adds better support for using Google Drive files within Chrome.

Google updates Chrome for iOS, making it usable on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus again originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 7 October 2014 | 7:25 pm

Square Cash can already pay someone through email and SMS, but now its iOS app can pay based on proximity, using Bluetooth Low Energy to detect other Cash users in the vicinity.

Square Cash now lets iPhone users pay people in the same room using Bluetooth originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 7 October 2014 | 6:35 pm

There's more to the story of restaurant food than a blurry smartphone photo can tell. Backed by GrubHub's Matt Maloney, Morsel is creating a forum for chefs to communicate with their patrons.

Chicago startup Morsel is building a social network centered on fancy cooking originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 7 October 2014 | 4:59 pm

47 percent of iOS devices visiting the App Store are running iOS 8, according to figures Apple reported on its developer site. That is an impressive uptake over three weeks but it appears to be at a slower rate than last year.

Less than half of the Apple devices visiting the App Store are running iOS 8 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 7 October 2014 | 1:25 pm

Has Apple's rush to get out new versions of Mac OS X and iOS caused it to fall behind in pre-launch testing? Sure feels that way.

Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 5 October 2014 | 5:30 pm

That record of 10 million new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus' sold in one weekend could have easily been 50 percent higher based on the reported reservations in China for the handsets.

China iPhone 6 reservations reportedly top 4M before pre-orders even start originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 3 October 2014 | 12:39 pm

After using mobile bookmark sync tools for years in the early smartphone days, I've completely abandoned such bookmarks without even realizing it. Mobile apps and improvements in mobile browsers are the main reasons why.

Why the mobile browser bookmark is dead to me originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 2 October 2014 | 4:12 pm

A new Apple tool allows users to check whether a iPhone has Find My iPhone turned on by typing in the device's unique identifier into a web form on iCloud.com.

How to check if an iPhone is stolen originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 2 October 2014 | 2:15 pm

Pioneer launched a handful of in-dash AirPlay-compatible consoles earlier this year but were waiting on a software update to work with iPhones. Now, the new firmware is available with a simple download to USB drive for installation.

You don’t need a new car for Apple’s CarPlay; Pioneer can give you a lift originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 2 October 2014 | 1:56 pm

On this week's Structure Show, hear how Talko stood on the shoulders of AWS and Azure -- and wielded the Opus codec, WebRTC, FreeSwitch and other open-source tools to build an app that actually makes voice calls worth making again.

How Talko wielded cheap cloud services and open source tools to build its communications app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 2 October 2014 | 8:29 am

It's not a bad idea to have different apps for different health-related activities. Linking them together can give a much broader view of overall health and more optimized training. That's exactly what Clear Sky Apps is bringing with iOS 8 versions of its apps.

As Apple’s HealthKit arrives, Clear Sky Apps links its exercise apps together originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 7:26 pm

A bigger "iPad Pro" is still a 2015 event says Bloomberg, however, gold will be added as a color option to new iPads later this month to help sales. But will iPhone 6 Plus owners need a new tablet?

Report: You can’t buy a 12.9-inch iPad until 2015 but a gold iPad is coming soon originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 12:54 pm

Although Apple sold a record number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones during the opening weekend, the number surely would have been higher with China sales. That country will get the phones on October 17 after Apple addressed security concerns from regulators.

After security review, China approves Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for sale originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:12 pm

Apple has released an update for recent versions of its OS X operating system in order to patch the so-called Shellshock bug. The flaw in the bash shell, which Unix-based systems like OS X and Linux use, is severe and could allow attackers to steal information […]

Apple issues OS X patch for Shellshock vulnerability originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:18 am

Google-owned Waze is finding a new way to get detailed information about businesses and residences: The app has a new feature called Places which gathers crowd-sourced data to help the community, and likely Google Maps too.

With Places (and your help), Waze mapping gets smarter on Android and iOS originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 7:09 pm

Every year, I generally buy a new iPhone and the best Android handset that meets my needs. Now that Apple has a larger phone and a more open approach with iOS 8, this year may be an exception.

I like the iPhone 6 so much that I may not buy a new Android: Review originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 1:56 pm

Back in June, the European Commission started sniffing around Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland, to see whether the Irish government’s acceptance of the firm’s elaborate tax avoidance tricks amounted to unlawful state aid. According to a Sunday Financial Times report, the Commission now has its preliminary […]

Apple could be liable for billions of euros in fines, as EU reportedly prepares tax accusations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 8:02 am

How will the release of iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 affect my determination to use Apple's mobile technology in as much of my daily workflow as possible?

How I plan to incorporate iOS 8 and an iPhone 6 Plus into my workflow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 28 September 2014 | 5:30 pm

Sometimes when Apple introduces an enhanced, and streamlined user experience with their products, it comes in the form of removing features rather than adding them. Such is the case with photos on iOS 8.

Where are my iPhone photos? How to use the new photo management features in iOS 8 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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Posted on 27 September 2014 | 4:00 pm

Apple's newest iPads feature one of the same chips used by iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to handle tap-to-pay NFC transactions, but the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 only support Apple Pay within apps, sparing users the embarrassment of carrying around a gigantic alternative to their credit card.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 12:44 am

According to recently published statistics, Apple's latest OS X Yosemite release is seeing slightly better take up rates than last year's OS X Mavericks launch, with current North American distribution pegged at 12.8 percent as of Wednesday.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 11:04 pm

Adding to its iPhone-specific incentives program, Sprint on Friday announced a new 12-month lease option for its "iPhone for Life" plan, which lets subscribers "rent" a new iPhone for a preset period instead of buying it.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:28 pm

It was discovered on Friday that AT&T is dedicating the new multi-carrier Apple SIM included with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to its network, forcing buyers to obtain a new one when switching to another carrier, while Sprint Stores will not supply the card at all.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 9:43 pm

In yet another piece of favorable news surrounding Apple's recent entry into the phablet space, the nation's leading electronics buyback service said Friday that almost half of its early 2014 iPhone trade-in customers who pre-ordered a new iPhone 6 chose to purchase one of the larger, more premium-priced Plus models.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:41 pm

Sales from Apple's iTunes Store have fallen significantly thus far in 2014, helping to push forward the company's alleged plans to revamp the recently acquired Beats Music and make it part of the iTunes brand.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 4:57 pm

One of the biggest changes in OS X Yosemite is Apple's Spotlight search, which has gained a completely new, front-and-center look, and also adds the ability to search well beyond your Mac.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 2:35 pm

Owners of the popular Amazon Rewards Visa Card, which awards 3 percent back on all Amazon.com purchases, can now add their card to Passbook for the newly launched Apple Pay service.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:35 pm

Tim Cook's tour of China continues with another interview with local media, this time with the Apple CEO telling users in the country that he had "very open" discussions on privacy and security with the Chinese government, following a series of attacks in the country targeting Apple users.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 12:28 pm

Ron Johnson, Apple's former head of retail widely recognized as spearheading the Apple Store initiative, took the wraps off a startup called Enjoy, which seeks to aid shoppers making online purchases.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:50 am

A number of iPhone 6 Plus users have reported an issue in which the phone inexplicably crashes or enters a reboot loop, prompting many to take it in to Apple for service, where it is usually swapped out for a new unit. Some owners are on their fourth replacement 6 Plus.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 11:50 pm

Facebook is taking a stab at anonymous group messaging with its latest app "Rooms," which combines the idea of traditional chatrooms with modern smartphone conveniences.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:27 pm

Samsung's Knox security layer for Android generates weak encryption keys, stores passwords locally and gives users login hints in a fatal "security by obscurity" design "compromising the security of the product completely," a researcher has detailed.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:07 pm

Though Apple doesn't appear to have opened up CarPlay access to its wider development community, the number of compatible apps does continue to expand, with streaming radio services iHeartRadio and Rdio adding support in recent updates.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:14 pm

Developers can now invite up to a thousand people to test their beta applications for iOS via its TestFlight tool with just an email address, Apple announced on Thursday.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 7:09 pm

Following the news that GT Advanced Technologies will spend up to four years paying back Apple's $439 million prepayment, Apple has revealed that the two companies were working on a new method of manufacturing sapphire that never actually went into production.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 5:59 pm

Bluetooth bugs seem to be a recurring problem with Apple's latest software updates, as users running OS X Yosemite say that the new Mac operating system has created connectivity problems with the Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Apple wireless keyboard, and third-party wireless accessories.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 3:55 pm

Closing the book on its short-lived supplier agreement with Apple, GT Advanced Technologies announced on Thursday that its finalized settlement will see the company exit the sapphire production business, and spend the next four years paying back -- interest free -- the $439 million prepayment it received from Apple.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:52 pm

Apple Pay is simple to set up and start using, but those who dig a little deeper can customize and take control of the mobile payments system, such as choosing the default card that appears when a transaction is initiated, or remotely removing cards from a missing iPhone via iCloud.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:34 pm

Popular Mac image editor Pixelmator went mobile on Thursday with an eponymous iPad release that combines two hallmark features users of the desktop version have come to love: a deep powerful toolset in an easy to use interface.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 11:26 am

In a Bloomberg Television interview with Emily Chang, Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed Christian Bale will play Apple cofounder Steve Jobs in a forthcoming feature film based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late tech guru.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 10:38 am

Speaking to a Chinese media on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is planning to open 25 retail locations over the next two years, putting a number on previous promises to triple Apple's footprint in the country.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 8:25 am

As part of what he calls a "road trip" to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday tweeted out a photo of himself sitting with a Foxconn worker putting the finishing touches on a new iPhone 6 model.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:33 am

In response to a recently discovered vulnerability with SSL version 3.0, Apple on Wednesday announced through its developer website that it will be removing support for the protocol on its Apple Push Notification server.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:02 am

One of only 50 known surviving Apple 1 computers was sold at an auction on Wednesday, with the nearly 40-year-old machine crushing expectations to fetch a record-breaking $905,000.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:29 pm

Apple on Wednesday came out unscathed from a patent suit leveled by non-practicing entity GPNE, which claimed the Cupertino tech giant infringed on mobile technology properties with its iPhone and iPad products.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday initiated in-store sales of its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets, though the rollout appears to be limited to the UK and select U.S. locations, notably brick-and-mortar outlets on the East Coast.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:05 pm

A teardown of the recently released iPad Air 2 on Wednesday revealed a slew of iterative changes made to Apple's flagship tablet model, including sized-down components and a smaller battery.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:13 pm

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 is super fast, super slim and incorporates the same Touch ID and Secure Element as iPhone 6, enabling secure Apple Pay transactions within apps. Here's what it looks like naked, and in Apple's custom Smart Case and Smart Cover.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:10 pm

A small number of Bank of America customers were hit with a double-charge when using Apple Pay this week, but the problem resulting from a glitch between the bank and a payment network is expected to be quickly resolved.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:39 pm

Newly leaked marketing materials suggest Fitbit may be on the verge of releasing a new fitness-focused smartwatch with a heart rate sensor as well as integrated GPS, the latter of which the upcoming Apple Watch will not feature without tethering to an iPhone.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:54 pm

Tap-to-buy quick purchasing buttons with support for Apple Pay may be coming to Apple's iAd mobile advertising network as soon as this fall, according to a new report.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:54 pm

AppleInsider today is pleased to announce the release of a major update to its universal iOS application on the App Store, delivering a fresh new look, unified subscription features across the iPhone and iPad, favorites, advance font preferences, offline reading, Instapaper support and more.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:32 pm

The first television commercials spotlighting Apple Pay did not come from Apple itself, but from launch partner MasterCard, which is running baseball-themed ads hyping the launch of the new iPhone 6-based tap-to-pay system.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:44 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly traveled to Beijing to meet with the vice premier of China to discuss protecting user data, a meeting prompted by recent hacks targeting iCloud users in the country.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:13 pm

One of the new Continuity features between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is Instant Hotspot, giving users the ability to automatically connect to the Internet through their iPhone's cellular data connection without the need to touch their phone.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:20 pm

The reviews are in for this year's iPad product refreshes and the results are expectedly positive for the new iPad Air 2, though some question whether Apple did enough to warrant the iPad mini 3's price tag.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:12 am

In a continued effort to make Apple Maps more accurate, Apple on Tuesday launched a new Web portal called "Maps Connect" to let local businesses add information directly into the mapping services.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:06 am

New Geekbench processor benchmarks show Apple's triple core, 64-bit A8X Application Processor is dramatically faster than the latest Android tablets, despite their additional cores and faster clock rates.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:49 pm

Eight Apple executives last week were awarded identical bonuses in the form of conditional RSUs worth over $19.6 million at the stock's current price, according to a U.S. SEC filing.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:31 pm

According to a recently filed disclosure, Apple spent a little over $1 million over the third quarter on lobbying issues like consumer health data, safe driving, e-books and data privacy, among others.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 10:19 pm

As part of its plan to "wind down" sapphire production operations after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GT Advanced Technologies will reportedly sell more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces to pay off an outstanding debt to Apple.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:39 pm

During its fiscal Q4 ending in September, Apple spent an incredible $17 billion to buy up its own stock, increasingly doing so on its own without outside bankers' assistance. Since the beginning of fiscal 2014, Apple has spent an astounding $45 billion to repurchase its stock from fleeing investors at incredible discounts.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:15 pm

With the Apple Pay launch complete in the U.S., Apple may now turn its sights toward launching a new store loyalty rewards program in time for the lucrative holiday shopping season.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:03 pm

Though Apple Pay is only advertised to work in the U.S. at the moment, users have found that the tap-to-pay functionality found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is in fact operational with compatible terminals internationally, as long as the device is set up properly with American credit cards.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 7:16 pm

Though Apple hasn't revealed the exact specifications of the beefed-up A8X processor that powers the iPad Air 2, a new benchmark purports to show the horsepower of the CPU, revealing a triple-core processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 6:12 pm

Hackers have reportedly begun targeting iCloud users in mainland China, utilizing a so-called "man-in-the-middle" approach in an attempt to steal user information, with one group accusing the Chinese government itself of perpetrating the attack.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 4:59 pm

Apple exceeded market expectations this week with the results of its record breaking September quarter, leading analysts to heap praise on the company and raise their price targets as it heads into what is expected to be a blockbuster holiday season.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 3:12 pm

With this week's launch of iOS 8.1 and Apple Pay, shoppers can now use Apple's tap-to-pay functionality in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in a variety of in-store locations. AppleInsider offers a closer look at just how quick and easy it is to use the new digital payment system.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 12:48 pm

An Apple patent published on Tuesday could foreshadow future CarPlay functionality that allows users to unlocks car doors, start the engine and perform other automated tasks based on a user's proximity to their vehicle.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:19 am

Nice. Clear. Forward-thinking.

Posted on 14 June 2014 | 1:17 am

You may find it startling!

Posted on 21 March 2013 | 5:43 pm

An iconic Apple employee makes a move.

Posted on 15 September 2012 | 7:27 pm

LIVE!!!!!!1ONE!!!

Posted on 11 June 2012 | 5:16 pm

CrazyMicrosoftRumors?

Posted on 12 January 2012 | 3:19 pm

Predictions for 2012

Posted on 7 January 2012 | 4:00 pm

Content!

Posted on 24 December 2011 | 4:11 pm

Goodbye.

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