Apple has today announced it will issue a new 7-part bond to raise the funds to finance its repurchase of over $140 billion of shares, and a bigger dividend it will be paying to its shareholders.
A new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that much of the growth for iOS across Europe in the first quarter of 2015 was fueled by smartphone users ditching Android devices.
Interactive TV software maker OpenTV has filed a patent lawsuit against Apple and its services and products, including iTunes, accusing it of infringing upon five of its patents related to streaming video.
It looks as if the Federal Trade Commission is joining the hit parade of government entities who are scrutinizing Apple’s dealings with record labels and artists as a part of the company’s efforts to revamp its Beat Music streaming service.
Apple has shared details of “Applebot,” a long-rumored web crawler first noticed last November. The company provided some details of the crawler in a recently updated support document.
Home Depot risks payments whiplash, as the 2,000 store home improvement chain now says they will begin accepting Apple Pay in its stores.
Apple has updated the list of Apple Pay participating credit and debit card issuers today, adding 24 more banks and credit unions to the rolls.
Apple has quietly begun rolling out the first public beta of iOS 8.4 to public beta participants.
While never an official Apple Pay partner, it was well known in Apple Pay circles that many of the NFC-capable terminals in Home Depot stores would indeed accept Apple Pay. Now Home Deport is quietly turning off that functionality.
Apple is said to be working on a larger, 12.9-inch iPad that will feature a Bluetooth stylus with pressure sensitivity, Force Touch support, and a USB-C connector.
The U.S. Department of Justice is now said to be investigating allegations that Apple is engaging in anti-competitive practices in the time leading up to its launch of the rebranded Beats streaming music service.
Users complaining of audio issues with FaceTime when using it on a pre-Bluetooth LE Mac on Yosemite, report the issue persists under OS X 10.10.3 and the OS X 10.10.4 beta. The issue is said to affect a number of Macs, up to an including late-2011 Macs.
Apple’s upcoming Madison Avenue store on Manhattan’s ritzy Upper East Side will bring back a service from Apple’s past. Apple’s Personal Shopping Service will be making a comeback, and the new store will also offer shorter than normal hours, to fit in with the upper-crust area.
Apple has updated its Apple Store app for the iPhone to add support for the Apple Watch. Watch owners will be able to get real-time order status updates, check on Genius Bar appointments, and find nearby store events and workshops, all from their wrists.
Apple has confirmed reports of issues that tattooed wearers of the Apple Watch are experiencing when wearing the device on tattooed wrists, via an update to a support page related to heart-rate functionality.
Apple is joining IBM and Japan Post Group in an initiative aimed at improving the quality of life for millions of Japanese senior citizens.