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2016

Photos of purported MacBook Pro chassis surface with OLED touch bar slot, four USB ports, no MagSafe

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Photos of a supposed next-generation MacBook Pro chassis that surfaced Tuesday appear to support recent predictions that Apple is planning to drastically revamp the laptop's design by adding an OLED touch bar and winnowing down external connections to four USB format ports.

No warrant needed to obtain location data held by cellphone carriers, US court rules

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Law enforcement officers don't need a warrant to gain access to a cellphone's location data, as long as they obtain it from wireless carriers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Facebook working on optional end-to-end encryption for Messenger

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Following greater industry trends toward security, Facebook is looking to bring end-to-end encryption to its popular Messenger platform, a report said on Tuesday.

Square pushes Apple Pay contactless reader with new $1/week installment plan

Tuesday May 31, 2016

For businesses interested in buying Square's new Apple Pay-compatible contactless terminal but put off by its $49 cost, a new $1-per-week installment plan option is now available.

Apple TV's App Store now hiding installed apps on top charts

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Apple has quietly tweaked the tvOS App Store to hide apps a user already has installed when browsing the store's top charts, a German developer noted on Tuesday.

Giveaway: Win a baseball, basketball or golf sensor and app from Blast Motion

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Blast Motion is partnering with AppleInsider to offer readers the chance to win their choice of a baseball, basketball or golf sensor complete with app. And arguably the best part of this week's giveaway is that there are 10 sensors up for grabs.

Deals: $50-$70 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 12.9" iPad Pros(128GB, WiFi+LTE) for $799 ($280 off), DJI Phantom 4 bundle

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Apple resellers on Tuesday are offering some of the first discounts on 2016 12-inch MacBooks, while a few remaining 2015 models are marked down as low as $964. Meanwhile, grab a 128GB 12.9" iPad Pro with WiFi+LTE for just $799 (or upgrade to a MacBook Air for the same price). Also a DJI Phantom 4 bundle includes 2 additional batteries and a $150 eBay Gift Card to back out their cost.

Mophie introduces wirelessly charging battery case for Apple's iPhone 6s & 6s Plus

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Mophie is launching what it calls its first wireless charging ecosystem for iPhones, centered around a new battery case called the Juice Pack Wireless.

Rumored rose gold 'iPhone 7' shell shows single camera, tweaked antenna

Tuesday May 31, 2016

With production of Apple's next-generation iPhone believed to be ramping up, a new purported parts leak shows a rose gold rear casing said to be for a 4.7-inch "iPhone 7," complete with revised antenna lines and a single-lens camera.

Apple moving to 3-year 'major' iPhone cycle, adding complex vibrations to 2017 model - report

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Apple will likely be waiting until next year to debut its next major iPhone refresh, treating this year's "iPhone 7" as yet another interim upgrade, a Japanese report said on Tuesday.

Prospect of Indian Apple Stores still on the table, minister says

Monday May 30, 2016

Despite rejection by the country's finance minister, Apple still has a chance at opening stores in India in the near future, another high-level government official indicated on Monday.

Developer interest in Apple Watch eclipsed by iOS and tvOS, report says

Monday May 30, 2016

As Apple works to build out software support for its nascent Apple Watch platform, a report published Monday claims developers have lost interest in coding for the wearable, and have turned their sights back to iOS and Apple's latest software product, tvOS.

Apple's iPhone is no Blackberry: a closer look at AI and the world's biggest company

Monday May 30, 2016

Last week, developer Marco Arment suggested in a blog posting that if Apple were to fail to grasp the potential for voice-based Artificial Intelligence to change the nature of smartphone demand, the company's core revenue generator could suffer the same fate as RIM's Blackberry, which a decade prior had similarly failed to see the importance of iPhone's advanced multitouch experience until it was too late to do anything about it.

Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi patent infringements

Monday May 30, 2016

Apple and one of its long-time Wi-Fi chip suppliers, Broadcom, violated several patents on Wi-Fi technology owned by the California Institute of Technology, according to a lawsuit launched this month.

Chinese company advertises new Lightning-to-headphone adapters ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 7'

Monday May 30, 2016

With Apple's next-generation iPhone rumored to ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, one Chinese accessory maker is hoping to capitalize on the anticipated switch, and is now advertising a series of Lightning-to-headphone adapters with separate volume controls.

Apple's VocalIQ takeover could hint at Siri upgrades for WWDC and beyond

Monday May 30, 2016

Assuming it makes it into Siri upgrades that may start as soon as next month's WWDC, technology Apple acquired from VocalIQ could greatly improve the assistant's accuracy and contextual awareness, one report claims.

Try these iOS grilling apps for your Memorial Day BBQ

Monday May 30, 2016

If you're a preparing a Memorial Day barbecue -- or just planning a cookout later this summer -- here are five iOS apps that can make the process a little easier, or give you some fresh ideas.

How to watch this week's NBA and NHL finals on your iPhone

Monday May 30, 2016

It's championship season for both hockey and basketball -- the NHL Stanley Cup Final kicks off Monday night, while the NBA Finals matchup will be set after game seven of the Western Conference Finals. Here's how to watch all of this week's action on the go with your iPhone.

Indian government publicly rejects Apple's desire to sell used iPhones

Monday May 30, 2016

Despite a recent trip by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to meet with local officials, the Indian government on Monday announced that it will not allow the company to sell refurbished iPhones in its country.

Apple Stores suffering from 'cult' atmosphere, advancement barriers, says UK staffer

Sunday May 29, 2016

For some workers, Apple Stores don't pay that well, don't leave much room for advancement, and sometimes produce an extremely difficult climate to work in, according to an interview with a U.K. staffer published on Saturday.