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2016

Strong iPhone SE launch suggests 15M incremental 2016 sales for Apple, RBC says

Friday April 08, 2016

Since it launched just over a week ago, the iPhone SE has seen demand outstrip supply, indicating to one investment firm that the new budget-priced 4-inch handset could offer some upside to shareholders.

Three-fifths of Apple Watch owners plan to upgrade to next model sight unseen

Friday April 08, 2016

A little over three-fifths of current Apple Watch owners are planning to upgrade to the next model, even though any features it might have are still nebulous, according to survey data published on Friday.

Apple says it won't sue FBI to find out how San Bernardino iPhone 5c was hacked

Friday April 08, 2016

Saying that whatever method was used by the FBI will have a "short shelf life," Apple on Friday revealed it has no intention to sue the bureau in an effort to find out how it hacked the iPhone 5c used by a terrorist in California.

Microsoft debuts Hub Keyboard for iOS with Office 365 support

Friday April 08, 2016

Microsoft's Garage team on Friday released its expected Hub Keyboard for iOS, offering some special advantages for Office 365 users, but not two previously anticipated features.

Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro vs. 12.9" iPad Pro: Which choice is right for you?

Friday April 08, 2016

Apple's professional-grade tablets now come in two distinct sizes: A 9.7-inch iPad Pro and a jumbo-sized 12.9-inch model. And while they both share a number of key features, including Apple Pencil support and the Smart Connector, both iPads are clearly geared toward different types of users. AppleInsider offers a handy guide to help you decide which model is right for you.

DOJ will continue to push Apple to unlock iPhone 5s at center of Brooklyn drug case

Friday April 08, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department plans to continue seeking legal action against Apple, in an effort to force the company to create a way to unlock an iPhone that is said to be a crucial part of a drug investigation.

Indian court orders Apple to stop using 'Split View' name in trademark case

Friday April 08, 2016

Delhi's High Court has ordered Apple to no longer use the term "Split View" in any of its products, following a trademark complaint by a software firm local to the city.

AT&T hikes smartphone activation & upgrade fee to $20, matching Verizon

Friday April 08, 2016

AT&T has quietly raised its smartphone activation and upgrade fee from $15 to $20, matching a similar fee imposed by Verizon earlier this week.

AppleInsider podcast reviews iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, new betas, FBI & more

Friday April 08, 2016

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and Neil's feelings about the iPhone SE. Also, we talk beta software, some of Neil's favorite apps, and the ongoing FBI saga.

Apple says Mississippi 'religious freedom' bill 'empowers discrimination'

Thursday April 07, 2016

An avid promoter of civil rights, Apple on Thursday voiced concern over Mississippi's "religious freedom" house bill that was signed into law this week by Governor Phil Bryant, a piece of legislation opponents say is a tool for discrimination against LGBT individuals.

Apple's first court-ordered iPhone unlock likely dates back to 2008 case, report says

Thursday April 07, 2016

A report chronicling Apple's history of handling government data requests says the company received, and willingly complied with, its first court order to help unlock an iPhone in 2008. Apple continued on that path until around 2014, when the wider tech industry began clamping down on product security in light of revelations regarding government snooping operations.

Apple's developer Web portal gets minimalist redesign, easy access to tools

Thursday April 07, 2016

A redesigned Apple developer portal went live on Thursday, bringing with it a refreshed user interface reminiscent of recent company webpage updates like last year's iTunes Connect revamp.

Apple posts 'Behind the Scenes' video for popular Cookie Monster Siri ad

Thursday April 07, 2016

Apple on Thursday released a behind-the-scenes video for "Timer," its extremely popular TV ad featuring Sesame Street's Cookie Monster and the iPhone 6s' always-ready "Hey Siri" command.

Apple issues first iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5 betas to public testers

Thursday April 07, 2016

One day after Apple released the first beta versions of iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 to developers, the company on Thursday issued the same builds to members of the public beta program for testing.

GarageBand for Mac updates with Music Memos & Logic Remote support, bigger sound library

Thursday April 07, 2016

Apple on Thursday released a new version of GarageBand for the Mac, improving support for recent companion apps on iOS, and greatly increasing the number of samples available to musicians.

Reddit introduces new official iPhone app, Spark email updates with watchOS 2 support

Thursday April 07, 2016

Reddit on Thursday introduced a new official iPhone app with bonuses for early adopters, while Readdle updated its Spark email app, adding features like watchOS 2 support.

Deals: Coupons for $150-$300 off 2015 MacBook Pros; 2015 MacBook Airs from $749

Thursday April 07, 2016

A trio of Apple-authorized resellers are this week offering AppleInsider readers coupons and exclusive pricing on a wide assortment of 2015 MacBooks, with 11" MacBook Airs from $749, 13" MacBook Airs from $869, 13" MacBook Pros from $1,149, and 15" MacBook Pros from $1,812 (with free shipping and no tax in most states).

Google mulling deep Android support for Apple's Swift language - report

Thursday April 07, 2016

Apple's nascent Swift programming language could have a bright future ahead with one of the company's chief competitors, as Google is reportedly considering bring Swift to Android as a "first-class" language.

GoPro officially reveals six-camera 'Omni' VR rig

Thursday April 07, 2016

Extreme sports aficionados will soon have an official GoPro answer for capturing 360-degree spherical video and still images of their adventures, as the action cam company has finally taken the covers off of its new "Omni" rig.

Samsung sees 10% profit growth on better-than-expected sales of flagship Galaxy S7

Thursday April 07, 2016

On the heels of the launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung Electronics issued preliminary guidance on Thursday saying it expects profits to grow more than 10 percent for the first quarter of 2016, exceeding market expectations.