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2017

Analysts suspect Apple will offer OLED 'iPhone 8' for less than $1,000, cite market forces

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Despite an expected higher construction cost, and reports suggesting that the "iPhone 8" will start at $1,000, one financial analyst believes the 10th anniversary iPhone will retail starting at $850, only a slight premium over the "iPhone 7s" and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

Apple's comments on future Mac Pro hint at possible virtual reality support in macOS

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple famously does not sell a Mac powerful enough to support Oculus Rift virtual reality, but that could change with a new Mac Pro update scheduled to arrive at some point next year.

Apple Music Android app brought up to par with iOS in major redesign

Tuesday April 04, 2017

The Apple Music app for Android was updated with a significant redesign on Tuesday, finally incorporating the overhauled interface iPhone and iPad users received with iOS 10 last September.

Apple passingly acknowledges external GPU technology during future Mac Pro, iMac reveal

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple with a single sentence in an interview has acknowledged the existence of external graphic processing units -- and continues to not put more than casual blocks in place to prevent them from functioning.

Apple's Angela Ahrendts confirms store in Dubai Mall, highlights teaser artwork

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple on Tuesday confirmed plans for a Dubai Mall outlet in the United Arab Emirates, teasing the opening with custom artwork on the shop's construction facade.

Apple Pay comes to over 20 more US & Russian financial institutions

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple on Tuesday updated its rosters of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 20 additions, mostly in the U.S., but also including two in Russia.

Spotify inks deal with Universal limiting some new music releases to paid subscribers

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Universal Music Group has reversed its course on exclusives, and has signed a deal with Spotify allowing for artists to limit new releases to Premium subscribers only -- with the deal terms reportedly costing Spotify less per subscriber assuming it meets some metrics.

Apple's Mac mini an 'important product,' staying in lineup

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Despite being one of Apple's most neglected lines, the Mac mini is an "important" product and won't be cancelled anytime soon, according to Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller.

Patent applications show Apple has considered adding Touch Bar to Magic Keyboard

Tuesday April 04, 2017

The Touch Bar, Apple's thin touchscreen display above the keyboard on the MacBook Pro, could make an appearance on other Apple peripherals, with recently-published patent application illustrations revealing a version of the Touch Bar has been considered for the Magic Keyboard accessory.

No touchscreens coming to pro Macs, says Apple's Phil Schiller

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple isn't planning to offer touchscreens on any of its upcoming professional-level Macs, the company's worldwide marketing head said in revealing upcoming new Mac Pros and iMacs on Tuesday.

Apple plans new iMac configurations targeting pro users for later this year

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Despite the delay in new Mac Pro models arriving on the market, Apple is still aiming to target professional users looking for new Macs, and has revealed plans to release new iMacs this year with new configuration options that could be attractive to prosumer and creative users.

Apple upgrades 2013 Mac Pros with more cores & faster GPUs

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Simultaneous with teasing redesigned Mac Pros due next year, Apple on Tuesday announced modest upgrades to existing 2013 models, increasing the performance of stock configurations.

All-new Mac Pro with modular design, Apple-branded pro displays coming in 2018

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Though they won't arrive this year, Apple has revealed that the Mac Pro will live on with an entirely new design that will be easier to update on a regular basis, and that Apple-branded professional displays are also in the product pipeline.

Trump repeals federal protections stopping ISPs from selling user data

Tuesday April 04, 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a bill that repeals a set of privacy regulations that would have required internet service providers to request authorization before selling sensitive customer data to advertisers, or using that same information for marketing campaigns.

Apple refunding users who purchased Workflow after acquiring app, developers

Monday April 03, 2017

Apple on Monday began processing refunds for customers who recently purchased Workflow, an automation app the Cupertino tech giant acquired last month.

As Apple's GPU plans go public, Imagination fears becoming a tech orphan

Monday April 03, 2017

Ten years after Apple effectively created a viable, high-end mobile graphics business for Imagination Technologies--and a year after the iPhone maker publicly declined to acquire the company--the British graphics technology firm now appears to be in full panic mode that its mobile technology may end up abandoned like MIPS, PowerPC, Nvidia's Tegra and Texas Instrument's OMAP.

Notorious patent troll Uniloc targets Apple over Maps, Apple ID, remote software updates

Monday April 03, 2017

Notorious patent troll Uniloc on Monday filed suit against Apple claiming infringement of three patents related to certain Maps features, user authentication via Apple ID and UDIDs, and remote iOS updates.

Winners of the CalDigit TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock giveaway announced [Rich H., Kelly W., John B.]

Monday April 03, 2017

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Rich H., Kelly W. and John B., each of whom will receive a TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock courtesy of CalDigit.

Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2017 earnings on May 2

Monday April 03, 2017

Apple on Monday announced plans to report quarterly earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2017 on May 2, a key period that follows the company's record-breaking 2016 holiday quarter.

Veteran designer Christopher Stringer leaves Apple after 21 years

Monday April 03, 2017

One of Apple's most prominent industrial designers, Christopher Stringer, is said to be leaving after spending 21 years with the company.