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2017

Apple forecast to sell 41.5M iPhones in solid June quarter

Thursday June 15, 2017

Investors expect iPhone sales will return to growth in the current June quarter, moving up slightly from the same period a year ago, as the world waits for an anticipated "iPhone 8" this fall.

E3 2017: 'Hitman,' 'Ark: Survival Evolved,' 'The Pillars of the Earth' coming soon to Mac

Thursday June 15, 2017

Three games are preparing to launch on Mac this summer, with 'Hitman' arriving on June 20, 'Ark: Survival Evolved' leaving Early Access after two years with a full release on August 8, and the first part of 'The Pillars of the Earth' game adaptation shipping August 15.

IBM opens new 'Garages' to boost development of MobileFirst apps for iOS

Thursday June 15, 2017

IBM on Thursday announced an expansion of its "Garage" concept, introducing yet more physical offices meant to speed up the creation of MobileFirst iOS apps for enterprise clients.

Twitter launches redesigned iOS app with new look, use of Safari's in-app viewer

Thursday June 15, 2017

Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out a new edition of its app for Apple's iPhone and iPad, giving it a new look and interface, as well as making some functional improvements including more convenient use of Safari for viewing links.

Former iOS head Scott Forstall to talk iPhone's creation at Computer History Museum

Thursday June 15, 2017

Scott Forstall -- Apple's former head of iOS development -- will appear at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. on June 20 to talk about the origins of the iPhone, according to an announcement.

iOS quarterly market share grows in China as Apple's iPhone outpaces local vendors

Thursday June 15, 2017

Apple is increasing the market share of iPhones and iPads in a number of key markets, according to a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, with iOS noted as posting a strong period-on-period gain in urban China after sales of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus outpaced those of local rivals Oppo and Huawei.

Apple's Tim Cook talks HomePod, AR, personal legacy & more in new interview excerpt

Thursday June 15, 2017

In an interview excerpt published on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on a variety of topics, including how much time he spends thinking about what people will say about his legacy at Apple.

Watch: What's new with the 2017 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Wednesday June 14, 2017

As part of last week's refresh, Apple released an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro plus an all-new 10.5-inch iPad, with a much smaller side bezel, a new ProMotion display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and the A10X Fusion Processor. AppleInsider compares the new versions against earlier iPad Pro models.

Report claims Apple expanding CareKit, working on iPhone health record repository feature

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Apple appears to be working on a digital medical record initiative to simplify getting all of a patient's information to every caretaker that needs it, and will take advantage of the iPhone's near-ubiquity in U.S. health care to do it, according to a new report.

E3 2017: Nexon's 'Durango' exiting long development, releases for iOS in tail-end of 2017

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Nexon's survival title "Durango" has made an appearance at the 2017 E3, showing off a combination of isometric role-playing and survival in a creature-infested post-apocalyptic world.

Schiller refutes book's account that he demanded physical keyboard in early iPhone

Wednesday June 14, 2017

A forthcoming book's accuracy about the early development of the iPhone has come under fire by Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller and Tony Fadell, with both denying a story that Schiller vigorously demanded a physical keyboard during development of the original iPhone prototypes was accurate.

Wisconsin location reportedly under consideration for US Foxconn factory

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Sources claim that Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has set its sights on Wisconsin as a location for its U.S. plant -- but governmental sources in the state note that any firm deal is still some time away.

Hard drive and SSD status monitor utility SMART Alec coming from OWC for macOS in July

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Long-time Mac upgrade vendor OWC will soon launch SMART Alec, a utility to keep an eye on the health reporting data from SSDs, hard drives, and Fusion Drives connected to a Mac.

Survey finds 1/3 of people interested in Apple's HomePod, still more likely to buy Amazon Echo

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Roughly a third of people in the U.S. are interested in Apple's Siri-based HomePod, though they're more likely to buy an Amazon Echo in practice, survey results suggested on Wednesday.

E3 2017: Supercell reveals 'Brawl Stars,' a team-based top-down shooter for Apple's iOS

Wednesday June 14, 2017

"Clash of Clans" and "Clash Royale" developer Supercell has revealed "Brawl Stars," an upcoming iOS multiplayer game that pits two teams of three players against each other in a top-down shooter, eliminating opponents and completing objectives in order to win the game.

E3 2017: Mac games 'Fortnite,' 'Railway Empire,' 'Tropico 6,' 'Unto The End,' 'Tunic' announced

Wednesday June 14, 2017

This year's E3 conference included a number of Mac-related gaming announcements, including highly anticipated titles "Fortnite," "Railway Empire," "Tropico 6," "Unto The End," and "Tunic."

Apple partner Wistron says 'iPhone 7s Plus' will include wireless charging, improved waterproofing

Wednesday June 14, 2017

In an apparent breach of Apple's secrecy protocols, Wistron's chief executive told reporters on Wednesday that this fall's anticipated "iPhone 7s Plus" will add wireless charging, and also improve on the water resistant design introduced with the iPhone 7 series.

Nativ ships touchscreen-based Vita music player with built-in Apple Music support

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Electronics maker Nativ on Wednesday launched the Vita, a high-end, touchscreen-based music player and server which has the rare feature of integrated Apple Music support.

Largan confirms it will ship facial recognition 3D sensors this year, in time for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Though the company stopped short of saying who the components are for, Apple supplier Largan has affirmed that it will ship 3D sensors capable of scanning a user's face and unique iris, capabilities rumored to be a part of the anticipated "iPhone 8."

Inside iOS 11: HomeKit gains multi-person geofencing, conditional triggers

Wednesday June 14, 2017

With iOS 11, currently in a developer beta, Apple is enabling more complexity in the triggers for HomeKit scenes and events, making them adaptable to a wider variety of circumstances.