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2016

First photos of alleged 'iPad Pro 2' surface in China

Sunday July 24, 2016

A pair of photos supposedly snapped by a worker in Apple's Asian supply chain show what appears to be a next-generation iPad bearing an unknown device identification number, suggesting the company is preparing production of a successor model.

Apple hyping this week's opening of first-ever Brooklyn retail store

Sunday July 24, 2016

With less than a week to go before Apple opens the doors on its first retail location in Brooklyn, passersby have been notified of the grand opening with new signage advertising the long-awaited opening in New York City's most populous borough.

This week on AI: 'Apple Car' delayed, new iOS 10 & macOS betas, 'iPhone 7' leaks & more

Saturday July 23, 2016

While much of the week was dominated by nearly identical "iPhone 7" leaks, we did learn a little bit more about the "Apple Car," and Apple itself released a bevy of software updates, while bringing Apple Pay to more markets.

Hacker who targeted celebrity Apple and Google accounts sentenced six months in prison

Saturday July 23, 2016

An Oregon man who earlier this year pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple and Google email accounts, including a number owned by unnamed celebrities, was sentenced to six months in prison this week.

Apple rumored to launch 'iPhone 7' on week of Sept. 12

Saturday July 23, 2016

According to noted industry blogger Evan Blass, Apple is planning to announce its next-generation iPhone lineup at a special event scheduled for the week of Sept. 12, in line with its usual fall launch cycle.

US appeals court vacates Apple win in Unwired Planet patent suit

Friday July 22, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday handed down an opinion vacating in part a 2015 summary judgment that found Apple not in infringement of certain cellular and voice recognition patents, claims of which originate from a string of "kitchen sink" patent lawsuits leveled by non-practicing entity Unwired Planet.

Pokemon Go sets Apple App Store record for launch downloads, but US growth slowing

Friday July 22, 2016

The extraordinarily popular Pokmon Go has broken the previous record for downloads in the first week after launch, as "peak Pokmon" hit one week after U.S launch.

Apple retakes top spot in FutureBrand 'perception strength' rankings

Friday July 22, 2016

Apple has reclaimed the top spot in the 2016 edition of the FutureBrand Index, which each year ranks the world's 100 biggest corporations according to their "perception strength," based on a survey of 3,000 consumers and professionals across 17 countries.

Why Alphabet's Nest doesn't (and probably won't ever) support Apple's HomeKit

Friday July 22, 2016

The Nest smart home thermometer, designed by one of the 'fathers of the iPod' Tony Fadell, was on sale shortly after its debut at Apple retail stores. So why doesn't HomeKit support it? AppleInsider explains.

'Solid' forecast from Apple chipmaker Skyworks may bode well for 'iPhone 7' production

Friday July 22, 2016

September-quarter guidance by Apple supplier Skyworks may back the idea of healthy "iPhone 7" production, despite some previous hints to the contrary, according to a new investor memo seen by AppleInsider.

New video from China compares rose gold finish in alleged 'iPhone 7' to iPhone 6s

Friday July 22, 2016

Another comparison video apparently showing Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7" rear shell has appeared on Chinese social media, apparently comparing the rose gold casing of the new model to the finish of the iPhone 6s.

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Friday July 22, 2016

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Apple confirms plans to open first Apple Store in Taiwan

Friday July 22, 2016

Apple on Friday revealed that it's planning to launch its first store in Taiwan, finally coming to the island where a number of its suppliers are headquartered.

AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch battery life, beta updates, iOS 10 liquid detection, more

Friday July 22, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss the latest updates in public betas, the reason the GPS watches seem to last longer that a day, liquid damage avoidance in iOS 10, apparent delays for the "Apple Car," and much more.

Pokemon Go comes home, launches in Japan with McDonald's sponsorship

Friday July 22, 2016

Pokmon Go has gone live in the nation that originated the monster catching craze in the nineties, with sponsored McDonald's locations in the country hosting key gameplay locations.

Apple's limited edition Olympic Apple Watch straps feature national flag motifs, only available in Rio

Thursday July 21, 2016

Apple has created a series of woven nylon Apple Watch straps for this year's Olympics, though the limited edition bands featuring motifs representing the flags of 14 countries competing in this year's games are only available at a single store in host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Apple's latest software updates fix flaw resembling Android Stagefright

Thursday July 21, 2016

Apple's recent iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS updates patch a previously unknown security flaw that allows the surreptitious gathering of sensitive data with a simple text message, an OS-level bug which bears a striking resemblance to last year's much derided Stagefright exploit on Google's Android platform.

Ultra rare Apple-1 computer could fetch up to $1M in auction

Thursday July 21, 2016

Auction website CharityBuzz on Thursday announced the upcoming sale of an extremely rare Apple-1 computer dubbed "Celebration," so named because it is the only known unit still in existence to feature a pre-production circuit board.

Square Enix to release exclusive Apple Watch game Cosmos Rings this summer

Thursday July 21, 2016

Currently in development at Square Enix, makers of the "Final Fantasy" series, "Cosmos Rings" is a possible extension of the four-game iOS "Chaos Rings" adventure game franchise that will make its debut this year only on the Apple Watch.

Intel's 7th-gen 'Kaby Lake' processors delivered to manufacturers

Thursday July 21, 2016

Intel's seventh-generation Core processor was recently delivered to unspecified companies in sufficient quantities for manufacturing, however the first run of chips are not likely destined for Apple's MacBook Pro.