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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Supply chain rumors again point to OLED and LCD iPhone models in 2018

Supply chain rumors again point to OLED and LCD iPhone models in 2018

A new report claims Apple is meting out display orders for its next-generation iPhone lineup, which is rumored to include two OLED versions — 5.8 and 6.5 inches — and a 6.1-inch LCD variant.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook pops up in Canada to promote 'Everyone Can Code,' visit Shopify [u]

Apple CEO Tim Cook pops up in Canada to promote 'Everyone Can Code,' visit Shopify [u]

Following his European tour last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday showed up at an Apple store in Toronto to discuss the importance of coding in education, talk up the company's Swift programming language and visit a few local developers.

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Apple's TestFlight increases cellular data limit to 150MB, support for Smart Invert Colors

Apple's TestFlight increases cellular data limit to 150MB, support for Smart Invert Colors

Apple on Monday updated its TestFlight beta testing app with a few new features including the ability to download app versions up 150MB in size over cellular connections.

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Apple's sapphire curse strikes again as glass material manufacturer sues over breach of contract

Apple's sapphire curse strikes again as glass material manufacturer sues over breach of contract

Years after a disastrous first foray into sapphire production, Apple's troubles with the super hard glass, or more precisely its manufacturers, continue, as the company on Monday was saddled with a lawsuit from material producer Hebei Hengbo Fine Ceramic Material claiming breach of contract.

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Apple employees can earn special Apple Watch band in 2018 'Close the Rings' challenge

Apple employees can earn special Apple Watch band in 2018 'Close the Rings' challenge

Apple in February will hold its annual fitness challenge for employees, and participants who complete the event with "gold" metrics will net themselves a specially designed Apple Watch band featuring an Activity Rings motif.

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Running Microsoft 'Xbox Watch' discovered, is no Apple Watch killer

Running Microsoft 'Xbox Watch' discovered, is no Apple Watch killer

An "Xbox Watch" prototype has been unearthed and brought back to life, showing what Microsoft had in mind for its first, true smart watch after a failed effort in the beginning of the century.

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'Apple Music for Artists' dashboard beta launches as music streaming analytics tool for musicians

'Apple Music for Artists' dashboard beta launches as music streaming analytics tool for musicians

Apple is giving musicians a way to examine the listening habits of their fans, debuting 'Apple Music for Artists' in beta as a dashboard offering data to bands and artists about the performance of their tracks on the streaming service as well as sales through iTunes.

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Screenshots show HomePod customization in Apple's Home app, including option to disable screen

Screenshots show HomePod customization in Apple's Home app, including option to disable screen

Early testers of Apple's upcoming HomePod have shared screenshots of customizable settings for the speaker, which will be configured through the iOS Home app. Users will be able to disable features such as "Hey Siri," and the lighted display on top of the unit.

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DJI 'Mavic Air' drone leak ahead of launch reveals foldable legs, 4K camera on 3-axis gimbal

DJI 'Mavic Air' drone leak ahead of launch reveals foldable legs, 4K camera on 3-axis gimbal

A drone expected to be released by DJI on Tuesday has reportedly leaked ahead of its public unveiling, with alleged images and specifications said to reveal the 'Mavic Air' as a smaller and lighter drone compared to the Mavic Pro, while still offering 4K resolution video and similar functionality to its predecessor.

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By Odin's beard! Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok' accidentally made available on Apple's iTunes a month early

By Odin's beard! Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok' accidentally made available on Apple's iTunes a month early

The hit Marvel Studios film "Thor: Ragnarok" isn't scheduled to get a digital release until Feb. 20. But some lucky customers received an early download of the blockbuster, thanks to a glitch in iTunes.

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iPhone 8 outsold iPhone X in Apple's holiday quarter, consumer survey finds

iPhone 8 outsold iPhone X in Apple's holiday quarter, consumer survey finds

Apple's active shipping of eight iPhone models during the holiday season has led to some interesting data, with the fall 2017 releases outselling older models nearly two to one.

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Deals: $600-$1,000 off 15" MacBook Pros; DJI Phantom 4 Advanced for $869; Apple TV 4K for $169; Super Bowl TV discounts

Deals: $600-$1,000 off 15

Gearing up for the big game? This week, save up to $2,700 on Ultra HD TVs just in time for the Super Bowl. Plus, pair your new set with the Apple TV 4K, which is now $10 off. Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pros are also on sale with prices starting at $1,799, and DJI's Phantom 4 Advanced is $330 off today only. All with free delivery and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Sphero slashes 45 jobs, pivots to educational market after weak holiday sales of iPhone-connected robots

Sphero slashes 45 jobs, pivots to educational market after weak holiday sales of iPhone-connected robots

Sphero, the producer of iPhone-controlled toys and programmable robots, has laid off a number of its staff following reportedly lackluster sales over the holiday period, with the firm intending to realign itself more towards the educational robotics market.

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ExclusiveLast call! Lowest Prices Ever: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,299; iMacs as low as $799; plus no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Last call! Lowest Prices Ever: 13

Kicking off 2018, shoppers can save $500 on Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Now $1,299 with our exclusive coupon, this is the lowest price we've seen to date on this model. Closeout iMacs also start at just $799, a discount of $300 to $420 off. All with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and 0% financing OAC.

iPhone X seen as 'strategic success' for Apple as 3D sensing cameras 2 years ahead of competitors

iPhone X seen as 'strategic success' for Apple as 3D sensing cameras 2 years ahead of competitors

Fretting over iPhone X sales data is a fool's errand, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, as he told investors on Monday that the premium-priced handset is a key strategic move for the company, positioning it far ahead of competitors for years to come.

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Apple partners with Malala Fund to provide educational opportunities to more girls in developing countries

Apple partners with Malala Fund to provide educational opportunities to more girls in developing countries

Apple has pledged support to the Malala Fund, the organization led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, with the assistance expected to increase the Fund's impact in providing education to girls living in developing countries, including new programs in India and Latin America.

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Asset icons pulled from iOS beta show muted HomePod microphone, environmental alerts

Asset icons pulled from iOS beta show muted HomePod microphone, environmental alerts

Delves through iOS beta firmware released on Friday has revealed some HomePod iconography, showing an Apple TV, assorted environmental icons probably for HomeKit, a muted microphone icon associated with the HomePod, and other graphics associated with use and setup of Apple's Siri speaker.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Apple highlights Portrait Lighting selfies in latest iPhone X ad

Apple highlights Portrait Lighting selfies in latest iPhone X ad

Apple continued its promotional push for iPhone X on Sunday with a short video advertisement featuring Portrait Lighting selfies, a new front-facing camera mode made possible by the smartphone's TrueDepth camera system.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stars in new 'Above the Noise' Beats by Dre commercial

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stars in new 'Above the Noise' Beats by Dre commercial

"Doubt me. Distract me. Give me noise," New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady says in the new Beats by Dre ad. "Cause all I hear is, 'it's payback time.'"

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver Duke University commencement address in May

Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver Duke University commencement address in May

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Duke University's 2018 graduation ceremony in May, the school announced on Saturday.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

VideoVideo: Apple's iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro (Part 2) - photo editing comparison

Video: Apple's iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro (Part 2) - photo editing comparison

In the second part of our series, we put Apple's $5,000 iMac Pro to the test against one of the most popular configurations of the Mac Pro to see how much of a performance difference you can expect when editing photos. We'll also explore the upgradability of both systems.

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FeatureLondon's Regent Street Apple Store uses iPad to control acoustics for live performances

London's Regent Street Apple Store uses iPad to control acoustics for live performances

Apple turns to existing solutions for many of the challenges it faces in retail. AppleInsider has learned that the London Regent Street Apple Store uses MOTU software to control the audio environment, both for technical reasons, as well as as a practical demonstration for store-goers.

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This week on AI: Apple's $350B US cash influx, Chinese labor scandal, HomePod coming soon & more

This week on AI: Apple's $350B US cash influx, Chinese labor scandal, HomePod coming soon & more

With newsmakers finally back from the holidays, the Apple sphere finally began spinning at high speed again — particularly after Apple's announcement that it plans to pump a lot of money into the U.S. economy through 2023.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

South Korean prosecutors probe Apple over iPhone slowdowns

South Korean prosecutors probe Apple over iPhone slowdowns

A day after a South Korean consumer group filed a complaint against Apple over the company's handling of iPhone battery issues, prosecutors on Friday said they have launched a probe to determine whether the iPhone slowdown debacle amounts to planned obsolescence.

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Apple's iOS 11 installed on 65% of compatible devices, up 6% from December

Apple's iOS 11 installed on 65% of compatible devices, up 6% from December

Apple on Friday updated its developer website with fresh iOS 11 adoption statistics, revealing 65 percent of compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are now running the current generation operating system.

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Apple stands by Microsoft against 'global search warrant' as case moves to Supreme Court

Apple stands by Microsoft against 'global search warrant' as case moves to Supreme Court

Microsoft's long-running battle with the Department of Justice over a federal court ruling that could force American companies to hand data about foreign customers over to the U.S. government will soon be heard by the Supreme Court.

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Apple's HomePod gets FCC approval, hinting at upcoming launch

Apple's HomePod gets FCC approval, hinting at upcoming launch

Adding to evidence that the HomePod is nearing an official release, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has given its stamp of approval for the device.

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Apple's Tim Cook talks education, says he wouldn't want his nephew using social media

Apple's Tim Cook talks education, says he wouldn't want his nephew using social media

As part of a European tour to promote Apple's new university coding courses, the company's potentate sat for a wide-ranging discussion during a stop at Harlow College in the U.K.

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Voice commands coming to Amazon's Alexa app for iPhone & iPad

Voice commands coming to Amazon's Alexa app for iPhone & iPad

People wanting to make use of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will soon be able to talk to it through the company's iOS app, instead of depending on an Echo speaker or other compatible device.

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Apple hires away tech team from SVDS, potentially to improve enterprise business

Apple hires away tech team from SVDS, potentially to improve enterprise business

Apple has reportedly hired a number of employees away from startup Silicon Valley Data Science, providing roles to members of the firm's technology team, including co-founders and the CEO, with the move potentially made to help Apple improve its partnerships with enterprise customers.

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Apple issues beta 5 for watchOS 4.2.2, beta 6 for macOS 10.13.3, beta 7 for iOS 11.2.5

Apple issues beta 5 for watchOS 4.2.2, beta 6 for macOS 10.13.3, beta 7 for iOS 11.2.5

Three new betas have been released by Apple for developer testing, with new versions of iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3 and watchOS 4.2.2 now available.

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FeatureHow the AppleInsider podcast is recorded and edited

How the AppleInsider podcast is recorded and edited

As the AppleInsider podcast approaches 160 episodes, one of the most common questions we still receive is how the show itself is produced. Our host Victor Marks offers a rundown of his process, including the hardware and software used to bring the weekly news program to life.

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'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' trailer released, 'Hero Academy' sequel hits iPhone and iPad

'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' trailer released, 'Hero Academy' sequel hits iPhone and iPad

More details about PortKey Games' second 'Harry Potter' title destined for iOS have surfaced via a new trailer, meanwhile Robot Entertainment has shipped the sequel to 'Hero Academy' on iPhone and iPad, refreshing the original game by switching out asynchronous combat for real-time gameplay.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $50 to $200 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save $50 to $200 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

First come, first served! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $200 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing offer

Amazon boosts monthly Prime subscriptions to $12.99 per month, retains $99 annual fee

Amazon boosts monthly Prime subscriptions to $12.99 per month, retains $99 annual fee

Amazon slightly jacked the fee for monthly Amazon Prime subscribers by $2, making the annual subscription a better value than it was before.

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Analysts say shareholders could win big from Apple's overseas cash repatriation

Analysts say shareholders could win big from Apple's overseas cash repatriation

Apple's plan to repatriate the majority of its overseas cash holdings to the United States will majorly benefit its shareholders, analysts claim, with the company expected to use part of the cash influx to increase its share buyback programs and significantly boost dividend payments.

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Def Leppard puts discography on Apple Music, other streaming services

Def Leppard puts discography on Apple Music, other streaming services

British rock bank Def Leppard — best known for songs like "Rock of Ages" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" — has released its complete back catalog on streaming music services, including Apple Music and Spotify.

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Apple holds onto decade-plus streak at top of Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies'

Apple holds onto decade-plus streak at top of Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies'

For the 11th year in a row, Apple on Friday took the top spot on Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list, this time based on the opinions of some 3,900 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.

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Apple starts search for retail employees to staff its upcoming Washington D.C. Carnegie Library store

Apple starts search for retail employees to staff its upcoming Washington D.C. Carnegie Library store

Apple has put the call out for employees at its store in the Carnegie Library in Washington D.C, with the company's Jobs at Apple board showing listings for a variety of positions at the retail location, in preparation for its opening later this year.

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