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.
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.
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 is joining IBM and Japan Post Group in an initiative aimed at improving the quality of life for millions of Japanese senior citizens.
IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Table Tracker for the first quarter of 2015 shows that while Apple continues to be the largest vendor in the tablet market, the market itself continues to decline.
Samsung regained its position as the world’s largest smartphone maker in the first quarter of 2015. Apple and Samsung were previously tied as the largest smartphone makers in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines to include a rule prohibiting developers from creating Apple Watch apps that display the time. Rule 10.7 states any Watch Apps that have a “primary function” of telling the time will be rejected.
During Monday’s Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some information about the company’s App Store. The App Store had its best quarter ever, showing 29 percent growth year-over-year.
During Monday’s Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the Apple Watch’s margins, noting they are lower than that on other Apple products, while questioning the accuracy of estimated cost breakdowns on it and Apple’s other popular devices.
Apple on Monday announced its financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2015. (Calendar Q1 of 2015.) Apple posted revenue of $58 billion, showing a net quarterly profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share.
Apple on Monday seeded the second beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers. The new seed, comes about a week and half after the first beta. Apple also released the first public beta version of the operating system.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo weighed in over the weekend on what he thinks Apple’s Q2 2015 numbers will be like later today, and now the rest of the major analysts are doing the same.