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2016

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.

Researchers bypass Apple's iOS Activation Lock on iPhone and iPad

Friday December 02, 2016

Researchers in a pair of reports that surfaced this week claim to have successfully bypassed Apple's Activation Lock security feature using a heretofore unknown bug, potentially leaving iPad and iPhone devices open to attack.

Apple dresses up stores with red logos, employees wear red shirts for World AIDS Day

Thursday December 01, 2016

Apple on Thursday tinted red the iconic backlit logos installed outside brick-and-mortar stores around the world, continuing a long-standing tradition in support of World AIDS Day, which falls on Dec. 1.

CBS boosts All Access video streaming with live NFL games

Thursday December 01, 2016

CBS on Thursday announced a significant coup for its All Access video service, revealing that as of Dec. 4 subscribers will be able to stream the network's NFL games -- though smartphone owners will have to turn elsewhere.

iHeartRadio steps into on-demand streaming with latest app updates

Thursday December 01, 2016

Adding more competition to an already tough marketplace, iHeartRadio on Thursday released iOS and Android app updates allowing listeners to stream music on-demand with a paid subscription, thanks to a partnership with Napster.

New Apple tool lets iPhone 6s owners check for free battery swap eligibility

Thursday December 01, 2016

People worried about whether their iPhone 6s qualifies for Apple's free battery replacement program can now check directly via the company's website.

HMD Global aims to reclaim Nokia's lost cellphone glories, will fight Apple and Samsung

Thursday December 01, 2016

After Microsoft's throwing away the Nokia brand name, a company has licensed the brand and is planning on tackling Samsung and Apple's on the smartphone field of battle after an initial wave of feature phones.

Flash Deal: $250 off Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016) in Space Gray with AppleCare

Thursday December 01, 2016

For one day only, shoppers can snap up Apple's brand-new Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro (2.0GHz, 8GB, 256GB) in Space Gray bundled with AppleCare for just $1,499.99 ($248 off). On top of the instant cash savings, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ -- and shipping is free. This is the lowest price we've seen to date on this model.

Apple Music rival Spotify on verge of turning a profit, board member says

Thursday December 01, 2016

Spotify, the world's biggest on-demand music service, could finally turn a profit in 2017, one of its board members said on Thursday.

Plex makes Media Player free to use for macOS, adds Kodi support for subscribers

Thursday December 01, 2016

A highly-regarded media browser and playback tool, Plex Media Player, has exited subscriber-only status, and is now free for Mac users.

Apple scaling back iPhone 7 production as early demand fades - report

Thursday December 01, 2016

Apple is cutting down on iPhone 7 orders from suppliers as the initial wave of consumer demand subsides, a report claimed on Thursday.