Federal Judge Dismisses Apple Store Employees’ Lawsuit Over Bag Searches

Federal Judge Dismisses Apple Store Employees’ Lawsuit Over Bag Searches

Earlier this year, a 2013 lawsuit filed by Apple Store employees went forward, seeking class action status. The workers complained that mandatory searches of their bags before leaving the store premises occurred while they were off the clock, and the searches were “insulting and demeaning.” Over the weekend, the class action was dismissed. The judge’s reasoning: there’s no reason why employees need to bring a bag to work, or their personal Apple devices. [More]

Apple Genius Bars Will Give Customers Loaner iPhones, Send Phones Out For Repair

Apple Genius Bars Will Give Customers Loaner iPhones, Send Phones Out For Repair

If you bring your iPhone to an Apple Genius Bar for a serious repair, you might leave with a loaner. Stores are reportedly performing fewer repairs on-site, and are now sending phones with serious problems away to a separate repair depot. Since Apple understands that their customers are now unable to cope without smartphones, they’re going to provide one to use while yours is in the phone hospital. [More]

Apple Music Managed To Keep 6.5 Million Paying Customers So Far

Apple Music Managed To Keep 6.5 Million Paying Customers So Far

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that millions of trial Apple Music users decided to cancel their service instead of keeping their accounts and paying 10 bucks a month. However, Apple reports that six and a half million users decided to keep the service. Or forgot to cancel their accounts before billing started, but from Apple’s point of view, those customers’ money is just as good. [More]

Apple Bans More Than 250 Apps From App Store For Accessing Users’ Information

Apple Bans More Than 250 Apps From App Store For Accessing Users’ Information

When you play a game on your phone, use an application to play music or order food for delivery, you probably assume the app is working in a pretty straightforward manner — it’s letting you crush candy or add extra tahini sauce to your order. That wasn’t the case for more than 250 apps previously available in the App Store, which have been banned by Apple for secretly collecting and storing users’ personal information. [More]

Starbucks, KFC, Chili’s, And Delta Start Accepting Apple Pay For Almost No One To Use

Starbucks, KFC, Chili’s, And Delta Start Accepting Apple Pay For Almost No One To Use

Mobile wallets still aren’t catching on with Americans, even a year after the introduction of Apple Pay and a month after the introduction of Android Pay. There are hundreds of millions of capable phones in consumers’ purses and pockets, so it’s not due to technical restraints. Maybe the answer is to make the system available in more stores? Yesterday, an Apple executive announced that three more large chains will accept their payment system. [More]

Toyota Plans To Have Self-Driving Car For The Masses By 2020

Toyota Plans To Have Self-Driving Car For The Masses By 2020

Toyota attempted to break away from the self-driving car fanfare last month by announcing it would instead invest $50 million into creating “life-saving intelligent” vehicles that weren’t necessarily autonomous. Today, the company made it clear that it’s also pursuing the fully driver-less route, revealing plans to release a commercially available self-driving car by 2020. [More]

Target Will Be The Second Outside Retailer To Sell Apple Watch

Target Will Be The Second Outside Retailer To Sell Apple Watch

Apple is spreading around where consumers can buy its Apple Watch, adding Target as the second retailer aside from the brand’s mothership to offer the gadget. Best Buy was the first retailer Apple allowed to sell its newest gadgets, which went on sale in June. [More]

How To Cancel Your Subscription To Apple Music Before The Free Trial Ends Sept. 30

How To Cancel Your Subscription To Apple Music Before The Free Trial Ends Sept. 30

The clock has been counting down, and the time is night: If you signed up for that three-month free trial of Apple Music back in June, today is the last day to cancel that subscription before it automatically renews on Sept. 30. Here’s how to make sure you don’t wind up locked into paying for a service you don’t want. [More]

If You’re Using iOS9, Check This Setting To Make Sure You Don’t Blow Through Your Data Plan

If You’re Using iOS9, Check This Setting To Make Sure You Don’t Blow Through Your Data Plan

Even if you’re not one of the reported 13 million folks who bought a brand-new iPhone 6S or 6S+ this weekend, you may want to go have a look in your phone’s settings. There’s a new feature in iOS9 that’s supposed to be convenient for consumers, but is causing overage problems and billing headaches for some users. [More]

Sprint Leasing iPhone 6S For $1/Month With iPhone 6 Trade-In

Sprint Leasing iPhone 6S For $1/Month With iPhone 6 Trade-In

The day after T-Mobile tried to undercut all the competition by touting a $5/month lease for the iPhone 6S, Sprint is cutting even further, offering the new Apple phone for only a buck a month. [More]

Apple Aiming To Have Its Electric Car Ready By 2019

Apple Aiming To Have Its Electric Car Ready By 2019

Apple is putting the pedal to the metal in its quest to join the electric car market, ramping up its work on the “committed project” it hopes to have finalized in 2019, according to a new report. [More]

Some Best Buy Stores Now Taking Apple, Android Pay

Best Buy continued its love affair with Apple this week, as several locations of the electronics retailer started accepting the tech company’s mobile payment system. Alert consumers began noticing a few days ago that some Best Buy locations now allowed customers to pay with both Apple Pay and Android Pay, just a month after the retailer’s exclusive agreement with MCX – a consortium creating payment platform CurrentC – ended. The retailer announced back in April that it would start offering Apple’s payment option at some point in 2015, but failed to elaborate on a timeline. [Apple Insider]

Apple Asks Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of E-Book Price-Fixing Case

Apple Asks Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of E-Book Price-Fixing Case

Three months after a federal appeals court upheld a 2013 decision that found Apple liable for conspiring with publisher to raise the price of e-books, the company is taking the fight to clear its name to the country’s highest legal authority: the Supreme Court. [More]

Android Users Give Apple’s ‘Move To iOS’ App Bad Reviews For Some Reason

Android Users Give Apple’s ‘Move To iOS’ App Bad Reviews For Some Reason

While Samsung is trying to recruit current iPhone users as customers with a free “test drive,” Apple also wants to recruit new users for the iPhone. To make the move easier for future customers, Apple introduced its first-ever Android app to help them transition. This app is available in the Google Play store, so you can guess what happened next. [More]

Apple Delays Today’s Planned Software Upgrade For Its Watch, Citing Bug

Apple Delays Today’s Planned Software Upgrade For Its Watch, Citing Bug

Though Apple is still expected to release iOS 9 for its iPhones and iPads later today, if you’ve got an Apple Watch, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for a software upgrade that was slated for this morning: the company says it’s delaying watchOS 2 due to a bug. [More]

Apple Might Finally Let iPhone Users Delete Some Of Those “Junk Drawer” Apps

Apple Might Finally Let iPhone Users Delete Some Of Those “Junk Drawer” Apps

If you own an iPhone, you probably have a folder somewhere on your device that says “Crap I Don’t Use” or “Why Can’t I Delete This, Darn It?” that holds all of the native apps that come preloaded onto Apple phones, but that can’t be deleted. That junk drawer might be a bit less full sometime in the future, as Apple’s CEO Tim Cook says the company may allow iPhone users to remove certain apps. [More]

Weigh Your Insurance Options Carefully Before Choosing Where To Buy The New iPhone

Weigh Your Insurance Options Carefully Before Choosing Where To Buy The New iPhone

Back at the beginning, there used to be that there was only one way to get an iPhone: give AT&T at least $200 and sign a two-year contract. Now that the device is available from all major U.S. carriers and even some minor ones, and for sale worldwide, that gives consumers more options. More options means more possible confusion, though, especially with different ways to buy and insure the same product. [More]

T-Mobile Slashes iPhone 6S Price To $20/Month; Offers Lifetime Coverage Guarantee

T-Mobile Slashes iPhone 6S Price To $20/Month; Offers Lifetime Coverage Guarantee

At yesterday’s big reveal of the new — ooh, ahh — iPhone 6S, Apple estimated that the standard 24-month installment plan for one of these new phones would run around $27/month. Apple itself is launching a new offering at $32/month with the ability to upgrade every year. This morning, T-Mobile raised the big “give us a try” flag by saying it will sell the iPhone 6S for only $20/month. [More]