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Apple on Wednesday sent out emails to developers, notifying them of an upcoming iTunes Connect maintenance update scheduled for next week. According to the short note, Apple's iTunes Connect developer portal will be taken offline for about six hours starting at 6 a.m. Pacific on Sunday, Oct. 26. The downtime is most likely attributed to routine maintenance. As with other iTunes Connect shutdowns, developers will not have access to the portal, while content delivery...
Sony's high-profile biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will have plenty of award winning pedigree behind it, as Oscar winning actor Christian Bale will reportedly play the lead on the project, which also features an Academy Award winning director and screenwriter. Bale is apparently in final talks to take on the role of Jobs, according to film industry publication Variety, which believes the casting is essentially a done deal. Bale will be directed by Danny Boyle,...
Apple accrued more than $1 million in fees for construction, rental, and security related to the Sept. 9 event at which it unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, according to paperwork revealed on Wednesday. The costs included a $500,000 "disruption fee" for De Anza Community College, approximately $147,000 for building and parking lot rentals, as well as between $400,000 and $450,000 in construction costs related to the temporary structure in which the...
With less than 24 hours to go before Apple is set to present its latest products, preview images for the company's iOS 8.1 user guide in the iBookstore reveal the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, both featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensing home button. The devices aren't featured in the iBook download itself, but can be found within the screenshots for the digital book, entitled "iPad User Guide for iOS 8." The very first screenshot displayed on the download page plainly...
Search giant Google on Wednesday unveiled three new Nexus-series devices --?a new 6-inch smartphone, 9-inch tablet, and set-top streaming media box - that will launch alongside the next version of the company's mobile operating system, Android 5 Lollipop. The Nexus 6 will be made by former Google subsidiary Motorola and sports, fittingly, a 493-ppi, 6-inch display, besting Apple's iPhone 6 Plus by half an inch in diagonal space. The device ships with a Qualcomm...
Apple Stores will reportedly stop selling Fitbit products, which are not compatible with the HealthKit tools in iOS 8, as a new model with heart rate sensing capabilities is expected to hit the market soon. Citing unnamed sources, Re/code reported on Wednesday that Apple apparently plans to stop selling Fitbit devices at its stores "soon." No reason was given for the change, but Apple plans to get into the fitness tracking market itself early next year with the launch...
Readers looking to sell their current iPad to help pay for one Apple's forthcoming 2015 iPads can begin locking in price quotes -- with an exclusive $20 bonus -- over at Gazelle ahead of Thursday's event to maximize the amount of cash they will receive. The industry-leading electronics buyback service and AppleInsider sponsor is currently paying up to $335 for WiFi iPad Airs, up to $355 for WiFi+ Cellular iPad Airs, up to $295 for WIFI iPad minis with Retina display, up...
Cord cutters will finally be able to get content from premium cable network HBO without an accompanying cable subscription beginning next year, according to a statement made by the network's chief executive at Time Warner's annual investors conference. The new offering will be a "stand alone, over the top" service that would work with "current partners," CEO Richard Plepler said during the event, as noted by Re/code. That would mark a significant strategic departure for...
As Apple's industrial design language continues to evolve, a new rumor claims the company will change the way it affixes the famous logo that adorns its products, moving to a new process that produces a "3D-like" mark. The updated logo is said to "shine at the edges," which would be a departure from the current flat aesthetic employed throughout the product line. According to DigiTimes, it will be seen first on a new 27-inch iMac with Retina display that Apple is...
Though Ireland is set to close its tax loopholes in January of next year, the changes won't be applied to Apple and others until 2020, resulting in a "relatively neutral" outcome for AAPL shareholders, investment firm Barclays said this week. Apple's headquarters in Cork, Ireland, via Flickr user Sigalakos. Analyst Ben A. Reitzes characterized the upcoming changes to close the so-called "Double Irish" tax loophole as a "minor issue" for Apple. With the effect coming in...
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