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The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company's famous "Crazy Ones" quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs. "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do," Cook wrote on Twitter. Those words were famously spoken in Apple's iconic "Crazy Ones" advertisement, which was scripted in...
In recent days a growing number of iPhone owners on T-Mobile U.S. have been impacted by seemingly random crashes and reboots, without any clear indication as to why or how to solve the problem, according to reports and comments on social media. Typically the problem manifests with an iPhone briefly flashing a blue screen before resetting, according to anecdotes shared with AppleInsider, as well as posts on sites such as Twitter and MacRumors. This can happen as...
This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Daniel Eran Dilger as we talk about the concept of an iPhone with no home button, as well as HomeKit and our experiences with it so far. Victor professes his love for CarPlay, and Daniel talks about Beats 1, and how it stayed in the news cycle for an entire week before it launches. AppleInsider staff members Daniel Eran Dilger, Mikey Campbell, and Victor Marks discuss the top stories: Rumor: The...
The Apple Watch will arrive in at least three new countries next month, Apple revealed on Friday, as consumers in The Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand will be able to purchase the company's newest gadget beginning on July 17. Apple made the reveal quietly via updates to its official Dutch, Swedish, and Thai websites. The 38-millimeter Apple Watch Sport will start at ?419 ($468) in The Netherlands, 3,995kr ($481) in Sweden, and ฿13,500 ($399) in Thailand. The...
Two new "Shot on iPhone 6" clips were added to Apple's crowd sourced World Gallery webpage on Thursday, highlighting the handset's ability to capture color-saturated scenes, sharp grayscale images and slow-motion footage. Still from "Shot on iPhone 6" film by Willian P. With its latest World Gallery film clips Apple continues on a theme of showcasing stunning high-contrast imagery in a not-so-subtle suggestion that iPhone 6 is an amazing digital camera...
A benchmark test performed on an iPhone 6 Plus running Apple's latest iOS 9 beta puts numbers to the upcoming operating system's Low Power mode, which throttles down processor performance to preserve battery life. Using Geekbench 3 for iOS, which was recently updated with support for iOS 9 builds, MacRumors found Low Power mode dropped an iPhone 6 Plus' multi-core score from 2,891 to 1,751, while single-core performance fell from 1,606 to 1,019. Results were similar on...
In celebration of efforts made toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights equality, Apple on Thursday added a special section to the iOS App Store pointing to movies, music, TV shows, apps and other online media it says reflects LGBT pride. The featured content ranges from movies like "Milk" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" to popular TV shows such as Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." App selections include LGBT-themed magazines, news aggregators and local...
Apple on Thursday confirmed that it has removed a number of games and other apps from the App Store because they contain images of the Confederate battle flag. "We have removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines," a spokesperson said to BuzzFeed News. The company denied issuing a blanket ban however, stating that the flag can be shown for "educational or historical...
A file reportedly discovered in the second beta of Apple's next-generation desktop operating system suggests that the company is exploring a new kind of Bluetooth-enabled remote control, potentially hinting at future plans for the Apple TV set-top box. The file, called "AppleBluetoothRemote.kext," is said to contain references to a remote control with an integrated Bluetooth module, multitouch trackpad, and support for audio playback or recording. The kext extension...
Apple's iTunes U is set to be updated to allow students to submit homework through the app, and for course materials to integrate external apps, greatly expanding the abilities of its education-focused platform. [Updated] Students will be able to submit work such as term papers and book reports, Re/code indicated. In an attempt to keep people honest, each submission will generate a timestamp, recorded in a grade book accessible to teachers. That same grade book will...
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