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2017

New EU laws could soften Apple's grip on App Store content and revenue

Wednesday May 10, 2017

The European Commission is preparing new regulations that could reduce some of Apple's absolute control over the App Store, in light of the company's position as a "gatekeeper" for customers.

'iPhone 8' rendering pops up, based on CAD files allegedly used for construction

Wednesday May 10, 2017

Prolific electronics leaker OnLeaks has posted a rendered video of the "iPhone 8" that was crafted off of an alleged CAD schematic of the casing of the phone.

Questionable case leak may point to Ion-X glass on back of Apple's 'iPhone 7s'

Wednesday May 10, 2017

An image leaked on Wednesday appears to depict rear shells for an upcoming iPhone, using Ion-X glass -- the same material found in the displays of non-sapphire Apple Watches.

Chinese premier visits Foxconn, suggests Apple assembler refocus on China rather than US

Wednesday May 10, 2017

China Premier Li Keqiang visited a Foxconn production center, and reportedly told the Apple partner's CEO to set up its "whole industrial chain" in China, rather than expanding further into other countries like the U.S.

Apple adds WeberHaus to list of builders offering HomeKit packages

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Apple on Tuesday officially added German pre-fabricated house builder WeberHaus to a running list of companies offering HomeKit packages, suggesting the firm will soon roll out compatible "SmartHomes" in Europe.

Apple Support app users can now schedule repairs with authorized service providers

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Apple in an update to its official Apple Support app for iOS on Tuesday activated a new feature that allows users to schedule repair appointments at participating Apple Authorized Service Providers.

Apple becomes first US firm to cross $800B market cap threshold

Tuesday May 09, 2017

After achieving a market capitalization above $800 billion in after hours trading on Monday, Apple on Tuesday became the first U.S. company in history to cross that market value border on a closing basis.

Apple buys sleep tracking firm Beddit

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Beddit, known for its sleep tracking hardware and software, this week announced it has been purchased by Apple for an undisclosed sum.

Production ramp of 'iPhone 8' could be delayed to November, cause supply constraints

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Production difficulties might force Apple to push back full manufacturing of the widely rumored "iPhone 8" into October or November, severely impacting overall iPhone shipment estimates for the second half of 2017, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple's iOS 10, Siri & HomeKit bring accessibility to a quadriplegic man's entire home

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Todd Stabelfeldt has been paralyzed from the shoulders down since a gun accident at age 8 severed his spinal cord, leaving him confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic. Using iOS Switch Control, he's gained new abilities and independence through accessible technology. And now--using HomeKit and Siri--his entire home has become accessible.

Apple adds Singapore transit directions to Maps ahead of first local store opening

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Apple is in the process of rolling out public transit directions to iOS and Mac users in Singapore -- presumably setting the stage for the city-state's first Apple store, due to open soon.

Apple begins inviting media to its June 5 WWDC 2017 keynote

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Apple on Tuesday began inviting members of the media to its keynote presentation on June 5 in San Jose, where the company will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference and unveil the next-generation versions of iOS and macOS.

Apple's 2017 iPad lacks always-on 'Hey Siri' support, despite inclusion of M9 chip

Tuesday May 09, 2017

While Apple highlighted the A9 and M9 chip combination as what makes "Hey Siri" possible on battery power in the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE, the 2017 fifth generation iPad with the same chip combination lacks the ability.

Apple's Tim Cook & Jeff Williams make Time 'Most Influential People in Tech' list

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Time Magazine on Tuesday posted its "20 Most Influential People in Tech" list for 2017, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and his COO, Jeff Williams.

Some Apple Retail stores to have overnight redesign on May 16 - report

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Apple is reportedly doing an overnight refresh on some Apple Retail stores on the night of May 16, said to bring some of the design elements from Apple's new flagship stores to locations not suitable for massive changes.

Apple Music to debut 'Harry Styles: Behind the Album' on May 15

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Apple on Tuesday announced a new promotional documentary about former One Direction singer Harry Styles, set to launch on Apple Music next Monday, May 15.

FileMaker 16 brings enhancements to Mac & iOS databases

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Apple-owned FileMaker on Tuesday launched FileMaker 16, the latest edition of its database platform, including updates for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.

Amazon announces premium touchscreen $230 Echo Show, allowing Alexa to 'show you things'

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Amazon's voice-driven personal assistant Alexa is going visual, via the online retailer's new high-end Echo Show, a $230 tabletop personal assistant featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, and dual 2-inch stereo speakers.

Combine watchOS 3.2 'Theater Mode,' 'Wake Screen on Crown Up' to discreetly check time on Apple Watch Series 2

Tuesday May 09, 2017

The new addition of "Theater Mode" to watchOS can be combined with the Apple Watch Series 2 feature "Wake Screen on Crown Up" to check the time on your watch in an extremely discreet, unobtrusive low-light fashion. Here's how to combine the two features.

WhatsApp encrypting iCloud backups of chat logs, but may be vulnerable

Tuesday May 09, 2017

Facebook-owned WhatsApp quietly began encrypting iCloud backups of chat logs in late 2016, a report revealed this week -- though that protection may now be compromised.