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2017

AppleInsider podcast talks about 'iPhone 8' function area, fake news, BeatsX and more

Friday February 17, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about an 'iPhone 8' with no home button, Malware on the Mac, Apple's effort to fight fake news, and more.

Apple to begin iPhone SE production in India this April, report says

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple's first "made in India" device will be the iPhone SE, with reports on Friday claiming the tech giant plans to start production of the entry-level handset in the coming months through contract manufacturer Wistron.

Bloomberg attacks Apple TV as failing to be "a groundbreaking, iPhone-caliber product"

Friday February 17, 2017

Bloomberg is doubling down on its narrative of Apple as an incompetent, poorly managed company with a perpetual strategy of failure that can't quite pull off its iPhone Magic in everything else the company does. However, the site's facts and analysis of the TV opportunity are seriously flawed.

AT&T expands unlimited plan to all customers, single line pricing starts at $100

Thursday February 16, 2017

In a bid to stay current amid recently increased competition, AT&T on Thursday said it will make a new AT&T Unlimited Data Plan available to all post-paid customers on Friday, with tiers starting at $100 for a single user.

Korean court approves arrest warrant for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

Thursday February 16, 2017

South Korea's Central District Court has approved an arrest warrant for the acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, a report indicated on Thursday.

Head to head: Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's 'unlimited' wireless plans for iPhone [u]

Thursday February 16, 2017

All four of the big U.S. wireless providers once again have unlimited plans available to smartphone users. AppleInsider looks into the four, and gives you the data you need to make the best choice possible if you're in the market.

Apple airs two new ads showcasing Portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus

Thursday February 16, 2017

Continuing an aggressive campaign, Apple on Thursday released two new iPhone 7 Plus ads through its YouTube channel, once again concentrating on the phone's unique Portrait mode.

Microsoft rolls out MacBook Pro Touch Bar support to all Office for Mac suite users

Thursday February 16, 2017

Following after a brief beta preview, Microsoft is rolling out support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar to all users of Office for Mac, with the update providing quick access to functions from the new dynamic display panel.

New Billboard cover features photo shot with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus

Thursday February 16, 2017

The cover of the latest issue of Billboard Magazine -- showing Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello -- was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus at the request of the magazine, a report said on Thursday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue attempted Imagine Entertainment buy -- report [u]

Thursday February 16, 2017

Apple could have bolstered its video content strategy significantly with an acquisition of a production company, a report claims, with discussions allegedly involving Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue said to have potentially led to a purchase of Imagine Entertainment.

Apple at peak of Fortune 'Most Admired Companies' list for 10th straight year

Thursday February 16, 2017

Racking up a 10-year streak, Apple on Thursday claimed the top spot on Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 2017, based on the opinions of 3,800 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.

Patent used by Sportbrain in Apple Watch infringement suit under review by US Patent Office

Thursday February 16, 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review the validity of a patent owned by Sportbrain Holdings relating to how wearable devices operate, shortly after the company sued Apple by alleging the Apple Watch infringes the patent.

Apple's WWDC 2017 art borrows design concept from 2010 Spanish film festival [u]

Thursday February 16, 2017

The colorful artwork Apple is using for its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference is based on a poster for a Spanish film festival from 2010, both of which were created by the same artist (updated).

Facebook 'Trending' fights fake news on desktop & iPhone, displays trusted publisher & summary

Thursday February 16, 2017

In an effort to fight the fake news epidemic, changes to Facebook's Trending section have now rolled out to all users, adding an original, trusted source of the material and brief summary of the story.

McDonald's parodies Jony Ive Apple design videos in promo for 'the STRAW'

Thursday February 16, 2017

In a bid to sell its upcoming St. Patrick's-themed Chocolate Shamrock Shake, McDonald's has revealed "the STRAW," an accompanying product the fast food chain is marketing with a clip that pokes fun at Apple marketing videos, which frequently star chief design officer Jony Ive.

Fifth generation of Apple TV to bring 4K compatibility, little else - report

Thursday February 16, 2017

A report declares that a new 4K Apple TV, codenamed "J105" is in testing, with a debut coming as soon as this year -- but nothing new may be added to the platform besides the bump in resolution.

Apple's WWDC 2017 returns to San Jose June 5-9, registration begins March 27

Thursday February 16, 2017

After spending the last 13 years in San Francisco, Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference will return to San Jose this June, moving it closer to the company's corporate campus in Cupertino.

Future iPhones might notify users when their coverglass cracks

Thursday February 16, 2017

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of detecting and notifying users of cracks in a device coverglass, even if the break is a hairline fracture.

Apple investigating manual winding Apple Watch, iPhone

Thursday February 16, 2017

According to an Apple patent application published on Thursday, the company is investigating device charging mechanisms capable of generating electricity through winding, as well as wearables powered by constant spring tension, like a traditional wristwatch.

Apple regains smartphone market lead from Samsung in Q4, Blackberry sinks to '0 percent' share

Thursday February 16, 2017

It took eight quarters, but Apple has recovered its spot at the top of the worldwide smartphone market from Android device maker Samsung, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gartner.