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2016

Longtime Apple advisor, board member Bill Campbell dies at 75

Monday April 18, 2016

Bill Campbell, a legendary figure in Silicon Valley and a major part of Apple's history, has succumbed to cancer and passed away on Monday at the age of 75.

Apple's 2016 MacBook refresh inching closer as Best Buy discontinues 12" MacBook, Airs go on sale

Monday April 18, 2016

The wheels seem to be in motion for Apple to begin updating its MacBook offerings during the second quarter of 2016, with resellers holding firesales on all 2015 MacBook Airs while Best Buy has halted sales of current-generation 12" MacBooks completely.

Apple working to promote Apple Music with superstar 'family,' album-like approach

Monday April 18, 2016

Apple's marketing strategy for its nascent music streaming service is inspired by the music industry itself, the company revealed on Monday alongside a new one-minute spot featuring pop sensation Taylor Swift.

Apple salvaged 61 million pounds of recyclable materials in 2015

Monday April 18, 2016

During its fiscal 2015, Apple managed to recover over 61 million pounds of reusable material out of the almost 90 million pounds in electronics it took in through its recycling programs, according to the company's most recent Environmental Responsibility Report.

Japan earthquake halts some iPhone camera production, but little disruption expected

Monday April 18, 2016

An earthquake centered near Japan's Kyushu island has forced Apple supplier Sony to close its Kumamoto image sensor factory -- which supplies components for use in the iPhone -- indefinitely, but the company does not believe deliveries will be affected.

Amazon launches standalone Prime Video in US, relaunches monthly Prime subscriptions

Monday April 18, 2016

Putting it into more direct competition with services like Netflix and Hulu, Amazon on Monday introduced standalone Prime Video subscriptions in the U.S., as well as a monthly option for full-scale Prime service.

Apple runs secret car lab in Berlin with 15-20 employees, report says

Monday April 18, 2016

Adding to rampant rumor and speculation surrounding Apple's "Project Titan" automotive initiative, a new report claims the company is operating a secret car lab out of Germany's capital city tasked with imagining, and realizing, vehicles of the future.

Apple expected to ditch aluminum, release glass-backed iPhone with OLED display in 2017

Sunday April 17, 2016

Apple reportedly plans to shake up the materials used for the iPhone in 2017, abandoning the aluminum casing it has used for years and returning to the glass chassis championed with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 6: How Apple's cheaper, more powerful phone shakes things up

Sunday April 17, 2016

Although they're still on sale, and potentially tempting, there's really no reason you should be buying an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in early 2016 -- even if you're not interested in the iPhone SE.

This week on AI: Apple Watch 2 an 's' model, Apple Car roundtable, FBI unlock yields no rewards

Saturday April 16, 2016

Some focus returned to the second-generation Apple Watch and the Apple Car -- two products shrouded in mystery -- but the encryption debate continued to flourish, particularly with news that the FBI has yet to find useful information on the iPhone of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

Apple's Jony Ive donates one-of-a-kind iPad Pro & accessories to charity auction

Friday April 15, 2016

An auction in London is featuring a custom 12.9-inch iPad Pro and accompanying Smart Cover, Apple Pencil and holder as one of its lots, as donated by Apple SDO Jony Ive and his design team.

Apple lauds own encryption efforts, says hackers are primary iPhone threat

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple engineers jumped on a conference call with press outlets shortly following Friday's New York court filing to tout the company's encryption efforts, while at the same time making clear that those protocols are in place to protect against hackers, not government intrusion.

Apple's iPad multitasking has 'profound impact' on live video viewing, MLB finds

Friday April 15, 2016

A recent study by Major League Baseball found iPad multitasking introduced in Apple's iOS 9 release, including Split View and picture-in-picture video, contributed to an 86 percent jump in live streaming over the last year.

Apple says FBI has failed to prove necessity in New York iPhone unlock case

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple in a court filing Friday argued the FBI has "utterly failed" to prove necessity in its request for assistance in extracting data from a passcode-locked iPhone related to a New York drug case.

Facing 'sluggish sales,' Apple said to continue reduced iPhone production through June quarter

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple has apparently signaled to its suppliers that it plans to maintain reduced output of the flagship iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus through the end of the June quarter, suggesting that year-over-year declines could continue, according to a new report.

China eclipses Japan for second place in iOS App Store revenues

Friday April 15, 2016

In the March quarter, revenues from the Chinese iOS App Store surpassed Japan for the first time -- showing them on a course to eventually top the U.S, according to estimates published on Friday.

Rumor: Ultrathin MacBook update coming in second half of 2016, will feature redesigned hinge

Friday April 15, 2016

Apple is allegedly planning to update its ultraportable MacBook with Retina display in the second half of 2016, featuring a new screen hing design made from metal injection molding, according to a new supply chain report.

Apple Store logos go green, Apple's website promotes Liam the robot for Earth Day

Friday April 15, 2016

A week before Earth Day, Apple has changed the leaf on its logo at retail stores to green, and also provided retail employees with green shirts. Apple's website is also prominently featuring "Liam," the robot that the company uses to quickly disassemble devices for recycling.

Apple begins promoting 'Live Tune-In' feature for fourth-generation Apple TV

Friday April 15, 2016

Owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV were on Friday greeted with an updated "What's New" splash screen, promoting "Live Tune-In," a feature letting people jump straight into the live TV feeds of select apps.

Lowest Prices Ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Airs from $849 and 11" MacBook Airs from $749

Friday April 15, 2016

The deepest discounts we've seen on current-generation 2015 MacBook Airs -- including many rarely-discounted built-to-order (BTO) configurations -- have just gone live. Shoppers can grab a 11" MacBook Air starting at $749 or a 13" MacBook Air from $849 until April 21st.