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2016

iOS 10, macOS, MacBook Pro: AppleInsider podcast breaks down the rumors ahead of WWDC

Friday June 10, 2016

This week, the AppleInsider podcast discusses the latest in WWDC rumors, including new MacBook Pros, what to expect from new versions of iOS and OS X, the next watchOS and the future of the Apple Watch, and much more.

Winners of the Blast Motion sensor giveaway announced

Thursday June 09, 2016

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of last week's giveaway, Michael D., John S., Melissa C., Derek B., Christopher T., Jason R., Audrey S., Kevin C., Richard E. and Chris A., each of whom scored a baseball, basketball or golf sensor of their choosing.

Imposters again target NYC Apple Store, pilfer $16,000 in iPhones

Thursday June 09, 2016

New York's Apple Stores have been hit by a rash of burglaries perpetrated by thieves employee lookalikes, the latest heist seeing more than $16,000 worth of iPhones swiped from the company's swanky SoHo outlet.

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 7' to ditch Space Gray for 'Deep Blue' color option

Thursday June 09, 2016

A highly questionable rumor from East Asia on Thursday claims Apple will replace the venerable Space Gray colorway with a new "Deep Blue" shade when it launches the next-generation iPhone this fall.

MacBook Pro with OLED touchbar visualized in new concept renderings

Thursday June 09, 2016

Building on a foundation of recent rumor and speculation, designer Martin Hajek mocked up computer graphics renders exploring the utility of incorporating an OLED touchbar into Apple's rumored next-generation MacBook Pro, a device anticipated for release later this year.

Rumor: Apple to debut iMessage for Android at WWDC 2016

Thursday June 09, 2016

An unconfirmed, and somewhat tenuous, rumor on Thursday claims iMessage will be Apple's next Android release, with the company potentially planning a debut next week at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

LG Innotek to be sole 'iPhone 7 Plus' dual-lens camera module supplier - report

Thursday June 09, 2016

LG Innotek will be the exclusive supplier of dual-lens camera modules for Apple's "iPhone 7 Plus," expected to ship this September, a Korean report claimed on Thursday.

Motorola's swappable 'Moto Mods' turn smartphones into projectors, loudspeakers, high-end cameras

Thursday June 09, 2016

In a push to reclaim some of the smartphone space dominated by Apple and Samsung, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday unveiled a new hardware project called "Moto Mods," a series of swappable accessories that can bring new capabilities to the Moto Z line of handsets.

Spotify says Apple's App Store changes omit 'price flexibility,' customer data

Thursday June 09, 2016

Apple's planned changes to the App Store still don't address some fundamental problems, a Spotify executive said on Thursday, hinting that the music service's in-app subscription fees are likely to remain unchanged.

Apple continues push for professional users in China with Logic Pro X update

Thursday June 09, 2016

Apple's professional-grade audio editing app, Logic Pro X, was given a significant update on Thursday, adding a number of fixes and enhancements, including more than 300 new Chinese instrument Apple Loops.

Apple debuts 'Shot on iPhone' ad timed with European Football Championship

Thursday June 09, 2016

Apple's U.K. branch on Thursday premiered a new "Shot on iPhone" ad, "The Beautiful Game," exploiting the UEFA European Football Championship beginning on Friday.

Apple establishes 'Apple Energy' to resell green energy back to providers

Thursday June 09, 2016

Apple has established a new subsidiary firm, "Apple Energy LLC," geared towards reselling surplus energy from the company's solar farms back to local grid systems.

New Apple wearable display patent may point to future Apple Watch generations

Thursday June 09, 2016

An Apple patent application published on Thursday suggests the company is interested in flexible, wearable displays, possibly with a future incarnation of the Apple Watch in mind.

WWDC 2016: Apple's Siri and the future of voice vs. Amazon's Alexa Echo, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana

Thursday June 09, 2016

While a variety of tech commentators have played up a dramatic "voice-first" rivalry ostensibly led by the Amazon Echo, a yet-unreleased Google Home and Microsoft's Cortana (and apparently miserably trailed by Apple's Siri), real data shows that's not actually the case.

Apple Maps transit directions come to Atlanta, Miami & UK's National Rail

Thursday June 09, 2016

Apple on Thursday expanded the availability of Maps transit directions to the US cities of Atlanta and Miami, and to National Rail lines in the United Kingdom.

Google's Larry Page bankrolling two flying car moonshot projects - report

Thursday June 09, 2016

Google co-founder Larry Page isn't waiting for his company's self-driving car technology to hit the market before reportedly looking toward the next big thing: personal flying cars.

Heart rate monitoring app Cardiogram goes native with watchOS 2 update

Thursday June 09, 2016

Cardiogram, the HealthKit-enabled Apple Watch app powering an ongoing University of California, San Francisco heart study, received a major update on Thursday with support for native watchOS 2 operation, a new complication, 3D Touch support for iPhone 6s and a refreshed look.

DOJ urges Supreme Court to return Apple vs. Samsung patent case to lower court

Wednesday June 08, 2016

The Justice Department on Wednesday filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Apple's appellate court win over Samsung in a nearly five-year-old patent dispute, a decision that would inevitably lead to a new round of litigation.

More evidence of 'macOS' rebranding surfaces on Apple website

Wednesday June 08, 2016

In another subtle hint that Apple plans to rebrand its desktop operating system "macOS," the company on Wednesday published a support document containing reference to the new naming convention alongside software pillars iOS, tvOS and watchOS.

Google to ape Apple's 'Subscriptions 2.0' payout policy without customer retention stipulation

Wednesday June 08, 2016

After Apple announced an upcoming change to its App Store revenue sharing policies that will net developers a larger cut for customers who maintain a subscription for more than one year, a report now says Google plans to offer identical terms -- minus the probationary period.