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Russian Online Apple Store returns with major price hikes as ruble crumbles

3 hours 52 min ago
After suspending online sales in Russia last week due to an extremely volatile ruble, Apple on Monday reinstated the Online Apple Store with price increases of up to 35 percent for certain products like the iPhone.

Apple launches iTunes Tumblr page as part of social media push

4 hours 46 min ago
Apple on Monday took its social media presence by launching a new Tumblr page dedicated to iTunes, which currently contains pictures, video and GIFs focusing on the "Best of 2014."

Deals: Free Apple Magic Mouse and the lowest prices anywhere on every MacBook + AppleCare bundle; iMacs & Mac Pros too

5 hours 32 min ago
For its final holiday deal exclusive of 2014, AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama are giving away a free Apple Magic Mouse to every customer who purchases a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, non-Retina iMac, or Mac Pro bundled with AppleCare (99% of which are priced at the lowest prices anywhere).

Apple, Beats top other brands among college students in laptops, phones, tablets and headphones

6 hours 52 min ago
A survey of 880 college students conducted last week by Chegg found 51 percent named Apple as their preferred smartphone, tablet and laptop brand while 46 percent named Beats as their top pick for headphones.

Apple releases critical security update for OS X NTP services vulnerability

6 hours 59 min ago
Apple on Monday pushed out an update addressing a "critical security issue" for OS X concerning a vulnerability discovered in the Network Time Protocol service, affecting Mac users running OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion.

New Microsoft site targets users looking to switch from MacBook to Surface Pro

7 hours 39 min ago
While it was Apple who for years targeted Windows switchers to the Mac platform, the tables have turned as now Microsoft is now the underdog, focusing its efforts on trying to win over MacBook users with its Surface Pro hybrid computers.

Apple supplier Pegatron plans changes after BBC report on worker mistreatment

9 hours 3 min ago
In response to a BBC investigation alleging mistreatment of workers at one of its factories, Apple partner Pegatron has vowed to look into the matter and implement any necessary improvements.

Apple's Mac EFI found vulnerable to bootkit attack via rogue Thunderbolt devices

9 hours 26 min ago
At next week's Chaos Communication Congress in Germany, a researcher will demonstrate a method in which a malicious actor could use a specially-crafted Thunderbolt device to inject a bootkit -- which could survive nearly any attempt to remove it --?into the EFI boot ROM of any Mac with a Thunderbolt port.

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus stars behind the scenes on Erno Laszlo's 'Holiday Wonders' campaign

12 hours 5 min ago
The latest holiday advertising campaign for luxury cosmetics brand Erno Laszlo -- one of the most legendary names in skincare -- captures winter life in New York City through the lens of an iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple Pay launching at Walt Disney World on Christmas Eve, Disneyland in 2015

14 hours 39 min ago
The Walt Disney Company's expansive Orlando theme park empire will reportedly begin accepting Apple's fast-growing mobile payments system this week, while Disneyland Resort in California is expected to follow suit next year.

Rumor: Apple's 12" MacBook Air with Retina display to enter production in Q1 2015

15 hours 37 min ago
Apple's supply chain are said to be gearing up for mass production of the long-rumored next-generation MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

Consumers take 'wait-and-see' approach to Apple Watch ahead of expected Q2 debut

Sun, 2014-12-21 20:41
According to a recent consumer survey conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray, potential Apple Watch buyers are in a holding pattern as they await more details from Apple regarding core use cases and a fully fleshed out list of features.

Review: Yuneec E-Go, an iPhone-connected electric skateboard

Fri, 2014-12-19 22:31
The Yuneec E-Go electric skateboard certainly is not your typical Bluetooth smartphone accessory, but this highly mobile mode of transportation is the most fun we've ever had using our iPhone.

Kate Winslet, others rumored to join cast of upcoming Steve Jobs movie

Fri, 2014-12-19 16:49
The cast of Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film is apparently filling out, as the latest scuttlebutt has Kate Winslet in talks to costar and Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Stuhlbarg to take on a supporting role.

Led by Whole Foods shoppers, Apple Pay accounted for 1% of digital payment dollars in November

Fri, 2014-12-19 15:39
According to a new report from research firm ITG, Apple Pay's first full month of service accounted for one percent of all digital payment dollars, an impressive statistic that suggests Apple's payments solution is being used by general consumers, not just early adopters.

Apple bought back $56 billion worth of its own stock in 2014

Fri, 2014-12-19 11:31
This year, Apple spent three times more investing in itself than the next closest company in the S&P 500, totaling $56 billion on stock buybacks in fiscal 2014.

Apple slams BBC report on suppliers, says provided facts were 'clearly missing' from broadcast

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:46
A corporate memo sent out by Apple executive Jeff Williams reveals that both he and Chief Executive Tim Cook are "deeply offended" by a report that aired on the BBC, alleging poor treatment of workers by an Apple supplier in the Far East.

Apple could sell record 67M iPhones in December quarter, survey suggests

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:24
If Apple can build enough units to satisfy consumer demand, it could sell as many as 67 million iPhones this quarter, crushing the company's previous all-time sales record, according to a new survey conducted by Morgan Stanley.

Watch ABC Apple TV channel update brings full episode viewing for all users

Thu, 2014-12-18 18:56
In an update to its Watch ABC app for Apple TV, ABC is allowing access to full-length episodes one week after they air, even to users who do not log in with TV provider credentials.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ship times drop to one day, Retina 5K iMac back in stock

Thu, 2014-12-18 18:22
Apple appears to be catching up with demand for its latest devices as the Online Apple Store on Thursday shows one-day ship times for most iPhone 6 Plus storage configurations, 1 to 3 days for iPhone 6 and immediate availability for the Retina 5K iMac.