Apple has been granted an augmented reality navigation patent stemming from its acquisition of AR startup Flyby Media earlier this year (via AppleInsider). The patent was published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under the title "Visual-based inertial navigation", and describes a system that allows a consumer device to position itself in three-dimensional ...continue reading Apple Patent Details Visual-Based AR Navigation Device

An Australian antitrust regulator has denied a request from three of the country's biggest banks to collectively negotiate a deal with Apple over the use of third-party digital wallet software on its iPhones (via AppleInsider). Last month, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank (NAB), and Westpac lodged a joint application with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission ...continue reading Australian Banks Denied Request to Negotiate Over Apple Pay

Starting on August 19, Apple Pay will be available in Chick-fil-A restaurants across the United States, allowing fast food buyers to make their purchases both in-store and at the drive thru using Apple's payment service. The news was shared by the Chick-fil-A Twitter account following an inquiry by AppleInsider writer Roger Fingas, who had heard ...continue reading Apple Pay Launching at Chick-fil-A on August 19

  Feature By Mike WuertheleSunday, August 07, 2016, 04:04 am PT (07:04 am ET) Apple's iOS 9.2 update in December has caused problems with Bluetooth audio streaming for many users, including hearing aid users. Who or what is to blame, and are there any solutions? The release of iOS 9.2 on Dec. 8 brought improvements ...continue reading Bluetooth streaming problems introduced in Apple's iOS 9.2 remain, have wide ramifications – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Apple’s MacBook is suffering as models get stale, sales plummet, and retailers resort to discounting. During the most recent quarter ending in June, Apple sold 4.3 million Macs, an 11 percent drop compared to the same period last year, the company announced on Tuesday. That wasn’t much better than the previous quarter when Apple sold ...continue reading Discounts abound as Apple's laptops show their age – Fox News

  By Neil HughesMonday, July 25, 2016, 05:03 am PT (08:03 am ET) Tuesday's earnings report from Apple is expected by Wall Street analysts to be essentially a non-event — nothing serious enough to make the stock price jump, but also nothing negative enough to see shares slide significantly. Previewing Apple's June quarter results, Gene ...continue reading Apple's June quarter predicted to be 'neutral event' for stock price, 'good enough' for investors – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Amidst the recent flurry of videos and images of iPhone 7 mockups coming out of China, one pair of pictures that emerged over the weekend claims to offer evidence of Apple's successor to the first iteration 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Sent in to AppleInsider and said to originate from a Chinese supplier, the combined image below ...continue reading First Alleged Leaked Images of 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro 2' Surface

Pennsylvania resident Samuel Lit has hit Apple with a lawsuit claiming that the company infringed on his patent for web carousels, according to documents filed in the Northern Illinois District Court (via AppleInsider). Apple's website typically features a homepage with a carousel containing four to five windows displaying its products. Lit owns U.S. Patent No. 8,793,330, which ...continue reading Pennsylvania Man Sues Apple Over Web Carousel Use

Apple Wallet was designed to allow users to easily place payment options like credit cards, debit cards, and gift cards alongside tickets and passes from companies like Fandango and EventBrite. However, Politico Europe has decided to try to use the app to deliver news to its readers, reports NiemanLab (via AppleInsider). As a part of ...continue reading Politico Europe Uses Apple Wallet To Send 'Brexit' Notifications to Readers

Apple was granted patents today that include a concept for water-resistant iPhone speakers and a bone conduction technology that could bring advanced noise cancellation to future earbuds (via AppleInsider). The first application granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is titled "Liquid resistant acoustic device" and details a protected acoustic port that uses a ...continue reading Apple Patents Water-Resistant Speaker Port and Bone Conduction Earbuds