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2016

Burglars ram SUV into Palo Alto Apple store in smash-and-grab raid

Monday December 05, 2016

A group of 8 to 10 burglars reportedly rammed a rented Kia Soul into the Palo Alto Apple store over the weekend, stealing numerous Macs and iPhones.

UK police turn to stealing in-use iPhones from suspects on the street, bypassing encryption

Monday December 05, 2016

U.K. law enforcement has turned to legalized "street robbery" to avail themselves of suspected criminals' iPhones, snatching them after the owner unlocks them to prevent contents from being irretrievable by forensics teams.

Examined: FileMaker Pro 15 ecosystem for macOS, Windows, and iOS

Sunday December 04, 2016

The latest FileMaker Pro 15.0.1.118 is at the center of an entire ecosystem aiming to help individuals and whole corporations manage their data. AppleInsider examines the platform's main app, which is now -- mostly -- macOS Sierra-ready.

Review: Powerbeats3 with Apple W1 chip are the most reliable Bluetooth headphones we've ever used

Saturday December 03, 2016

Bluetooth audio --especially when exercising --has always been "good enough," but never great. Apple's W1 chip in its latest headphones lineup changes that, and the proprietary wireless technology steals the show in its new sports-focused Powerbeats3 headphones.

This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' plans, Apple Maps drone fleet, MacBook Pro performance shootout & more

Saturday December 03, 2016

News settled down this week post-Thanksgiving, but there were still developments involving next year's OLED-equipped "iPhone 8," and hints about where Apple is going with its Maps app and future health hardware.

Apple expresses interest in autonomous vehicle testing in letter to NHTSA

Saturday December 03, 2016

In perhaps the most public admission of its automotive ambitions, Apple in a statement issued to the NHTSA in November proposed a policy update that would grant industry newcomers the same opportunities as established manufacturers when it comes to testing on public roads.

Apple scrubs VP of Special Projects Paul Deneve's bio page from website [u]

Friday December 02, 2016

Apple this week removed Apple VP of Special Projects Paul Deneve's bio from its Apple Leadership webpage, suggesting the executive has changed roles or is no longer with the company.

Reported 2016 MacBook Pro graphics issues likely caused by third-party software [u]

Friday December 02, 2016

An undetermined number of 2016 MacBook Pro models are suffering from disturbing graphical rendering issues, with owners reporting full screen artifacts, screen tearing, flashing, random "glitches" and even system crashes. The issue, however, is related to overzealous third-party software and is not indicative of a critical hardware flaw.

Updated Apple Store app allows users to buy favorite items from the Apple Watch itself

Friday December 02, 2016

Apple's App Store app has been updated, with the primary addition being the ability to allow users to make purchases from the Apple Watch.

Executive leading HealthKit, other software platforms leaves Apple

Friday December 02, 2016

An executive hired to lead teams responsible for HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit -- as well as related machine learning algorithms -- has left Apple after just a few months on the job, a report said on Friday.

Apple switches App Store pricing to local currencies in 9 countries

Friday December 02, 2016

In nine markets, Apple will soon move to using local currencies on the App Store, according to an official notice to developers.

Apple issues iOS 10.2 beta 5 to public & developers

Friday December 02, 2016

Apple on Friday released a fifth beta of iOS 10.2 to developers and public beta participants, its second update of the test software in just four days.

Apple blames iPhone 6s battery problems on air exposure during manufacturing

Friday December 02, 2016

Elaborating on an unfolding issue with iPhone 6s shutdowns, Apple on Friday linked the problem to gaffes during the manufacturing process.

Oppenheimer: Apple 'lacks the courage to lead the next generation of innovation'

Friday December 02, 2016

Oppenheimer analysts have issued an unusually scathing Apple investor memo, charging that the company is headed in the wrong direction and poised for a "decade-long malaise" as a result.

UL safety testing shows 95 percent of counterfeit iPhone chargers lack safeguards, are unsafe

Friday December 02, 2016

A commissioned report of 400 fake Apple chargers bought from all over the world found that 99 percent of them were unsafe, and didn't have sufficient safeguards to protect users and plugged-in devices.

Taiwan indicts Foxconn manager on stealing & selling 5,700 iPhones

Friday December 02, 2016

An ex-senior manager with Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, was reportedly indicted in Taiwan on Friday for stealing and selling some 5,700 iPhones in China.

AppleInsider podcast talks scaling back production of iPhone 7, external GPUs, and Nokia back from the dead

Friday December 02, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey discuss the the iPhone 7 production rumors, the surprise acquisition of Pebble by Fitbit, and Nokia's brand revival from the dead.

Consortium forms out of worries Apple could monopolize AMOLED supply with future iPhones

Friday December 02, 2016

Several major Chinese smartphone vendors are forming a consortium with a supplier to invest in AMOLED production in 2017, mainly out of worries that Apple will end up monopolizing panel supplies with upcoming iPhones, according to reports.

Watch: Apple's 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs. 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro in performance shootout

Friday December 02, 2016

Apple recently released the first MacBook Pro redesign since 2012, and in typical Apple fashion, there's been some controversy over the new machines. People are talking about are the lack of legacy ports, and the need for adapters to use current devices and accessories. With so many Macbook Pro users waiting for this redesign, AppleInsider takes a closer look and compares the new 15-inch model to the old to see if you should upgrade to the 2016 model, or stick with 2015's version.

Apple to establish centralized distribution center in India, report says

Friday December 02, 2016

According to a report published Friday, Apple is looking to consolidate its logistics operations in India, and thus gain more control over regional sales channels, by establishing a centralized distribution center in the country.