Apple invention uses spherically curved photosensor for smaller, better iPhone camera

In its quest for high-performing, flexible and — most importantly — small imaging systems, Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a spherical photosensor and lens array that provides high-resolution capture in an incredibly compact package. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Spotify video coming to iOS next week w/ content from ESPN, BBC, Vice Media, more

According to a report this morning from The Wall Street Journal, Spotify is getting ready to finally launch its video content offerings. The rollout is set to start with the Android app getting video by the end of this week, but the iOS app is following suit by the end of next… Spotify has been testing […]

March Event Could See Launch of iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 and New Apple Watch Bands

Apple is rumored to be planning to host a March event to unveil new products, but exact details on what will be shown off at the event have been in flux. An early December rumor from 9to5Mac suggested Apple would use the event to unveil a second-generation Apple Watch, but a report from TechCrunch indicated […]

Apple readies ’iPhone 5se’, not ‘6c’, for March/April with curved edges & Live Photos

That purported 4-inch “iPhone 6c” floating around the web yesterday? It’s fake, according to sources who have used the upcoming iPhone with a 4-inch display. Instead of releasing a smaller version of the iPhone 6s in order to appease potential customers seeking an iPhone with a screen smaller than 4.7 or 5.5-inches, Apple is upgrading […]

This week on AppleInsider: Child labor concerns, software updates, an Irish bomb threat & more

Developments in the "real" world grabbed many headlines this week, including a bomb threat in Ireland, a new iOS development center in Italy and worries that Apple’s battery suppliers are using child labor. The company meanwhile released a bevy of software updates for OS X and iOS. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple to update Apple Watch in mid-March with new bands, OS + full redesign in fall

Jeff Williams announcing September Apple Watch updates – AFP In addition to launching a new 4-inch iPhone likely called the “iPhone 5se,” Apple plans to announce new Apple Watch models in March. The new lineup will be similar to the September 2015 Apple Watch revision, bringing a series of new band color options to the Apple […]

Apple’s electric car effort hits a speed bump as project leader leaves the company

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the Apple veteran employee who has been overseeing the company’s “Project Titan” electric car initiative is leaving the company. The report, citing “people familiar with the matter,” says Steve Zadesky, who has been with Apple for 16 years, is leaving the company for “personal reasons.” The […]

Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep it the default search engine on iOS devices

Earlier this evening, the Oracle vs. Google lawsuit revealed Android’s revenues and profits for the first time. The same case has now revealed that Google paid Apple $ 1 billion in 2014 as part of its ongoing deal to be the main search provider—as in the one that resides in the search bar by default—on iOS devices. […]