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2016

Ultra rare Apple-1 computer could fetch up to $1M in auction

Thursday July 21, 2016

Auction website CharityBuzz on Thursday announced the upcoming sale of an extremely rare Apple-1 computer dubbed "Celebration," so named because it is the only known unit still in existence to feature a pre-production circuit board.

Square Enix to release exclusive Apple Watch game Cosmos Rings this summer

Thursday July 21, 2016

Currently in development at Square Enix, makers of the "Final Fantasy" series, "Cosmos Rings" is a possible extension of the four-game iOS "Chaos Rings" adventure game franchise that will make its debut this year only on the Apple Watch.

Intel's 7th-gen 'Kaby Lake' processors delivered to manufacturers

Thursday July 21, 2016

Intel's seventh-generation Core processor was recently delivered to unspecified companies in sufficient quantities for manufacturing, however the first run of chips are not likely destined for Apple's MacBook Pro.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden collaborates on ultra-secure iPhone case

Thursday July 21, 2016

Despite being exiled in Russia, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is reportedly working with a famous hardware hacker on an iPhone case designed to eliminate the risk of snooping by outside parties.

Verizon planning to push biggest unlimited data users into capped plans

Thursday July 21, 2016

Ratcheting up the pressure on people grandfathered into unlimited data plans, Verizon is planning to force its greatest data consumers into picking a fixed plan or leaving entirely.

Apple to open first Brooklyn retail store on July 30

Thursday July 21, 2016

Apple's ninth New York City retail store, and its first in the borough of Brooklyn, will open next weekend in the Williamsburg neighborhood, the company has officially announced.

Mozilla Firefox browser to block 'not essential' Adobe Flash content

Thursday July 21, 2016

Blocking unnecessary Flash content loading in the Firefox browser will lead to improved battery life, faster web page loads, and greater user security, according to developer Mozilla. And the block starting in August is only the beginning.

'Apple Car' rollout reportedly delayed until 2021, owing to obstacles in 'Project Titan'

Thursday July 21, 2016

Apple's rumored electric car won't hit the roads until 2021, owing to various obstacles encountered in "Project Titan," a report claimed on Thursday.

Giveaway: Win a Buzz 2in1 Cable, Reload 5 HP Battery and MUV USB World Adapter from Skross

Thursday July 21, 2016

Skross is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers a chance to win one of five accessory bundles containing a Buzz 2in1 alarm cable, Reload 5 HP smartphone charging solution and a 2-pole MUV USB adapter.

Apple Watch falls to 47 percent marketshare, but retains lead among smartwatches

Thursday July 21, 2016

About 1.6 million Apple Watches were shipped during the June quarter, according to estimates released on Thursday, but while still dominating the smartwatch market, Apple also saw its share drop amid growing competition.

Largest torrent site's owner arrested, Apple data crucial to investigators

Thursday July 21, 2016

An iTunes account and the associated Apple email address were keys to the investigation leading to a takedown of the head of the world's largest torrent aggregator.

Apple invention could lead to glasses-free 3D on mobile devices

Thursday July 21, 2016

An Apple patent application published early on Thursday could theoretically set the stage for iPhones and other devices with "autostereoscopic" displays, simulating 3D without the need for special glasses.

Winners of the Jamstik+ Portable SmartGuitar and Case giveaway announced [John B., Katie J. and Daniel O.]

Thursday July 21, 2016

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, John B., Katie J. and Daniel O., each of whom snagged a Jamstik+ Portable SmartGuitar with a Custom Carrying Case.

Liquid ingress warning in iOS 10 beta protects iPhone against water damage

Wednesday July 20, 2016

A new feature discovered in Apple's latest iOS 10 beta warns users when liquid is detected in an iPhone's Lightning port, a handy tool for saving compatible devices from irreversible water damage.

Apple supplier Qualcomm reports 18.6% earnings growth, jump in higher-end smartphone chip sales

Wednesday July 20, 2016

Qualcomm reported strong quarterly earnings of $1.4 billion--an 18.6 percent increase over the year ago quarter--based on higher intellectual property licensing royalties, a jump in chip orders from China and guidance-exceeding MSM chip sales, indicating that the market for premium smartphones is continuing to grow faster than expected.

Video shows 'iPhone 7' mockups in Space Gray, gold and rose gold

Wednesday July 20, 2016

With iPhone rumor season in full swing, dummy "iPhone 7" models sourced from China are showing up in an increasing number of videos, the latest of which offers a peek at what production colors might look like when they see release this fall.

Apple hit with lawsuit targeting AppleCare+ refurbished devices

Wednesday July 20, 2016

A class action suit filing in California complains that "refurbished" service stock replacements doled out by Apple in exchange for damaged devices to AppleCare+ service plan holders are not functionally the same as new.

Corning unveils Gorilla Glass 5, evolutionary successor for iPhone screens

Wednesday July 20, 2016

A new version of the Corning Gorilla Glass used in iPhone screens since launch promises better impact resistance for equipped devices, with the improved glass panels surviving falls from greater heights than previous versions.

Apple buys out cloud music provider Omnifone [u]

Wednesday July 20, 2016

Apple has bought out "global music platform provider" Omnifone in a deal thought to be worth $10 million, a report said on Wednesday.

Skype cloud shift will require OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 for full support on Apple devices

Wednesday July 20, 2016

Effective October, Skype will require at least OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 on Apple platforms for full functionality, due to a switch to cloud-based infrastructure, Microsoft said on Wednesday.