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2016

Apple hires wireless charging experts, hinting at tech for 2017 iPhones & iPads

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Apple is hiring a number of people with experience in wireless charging, a technology it could be planning to build into 2017 iPhone and iPad models.

Foxconn & Pegatron kick off hiring early to cope with Apple's more complex 'iPhone 7' - report

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Apple's two main assembly partners, Foxconn and Pegatron, are said to have begun extra hiring for iPhone production early this year, allegedly owing to the complexity of the "iPhone 7."

Apple to expand Indian development center, announce accelerator program for startups

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Coinciding with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook's first-ever visit to India, the iPhone maker will reportedly make a pair of key announcements for the emerging market, related to software development and local start-up companies.

Previewing Apple's WWDC 2016: Big news for iOS 10, iPhone 7, new iPad Pro

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Rumors of iPhone 7 have so far revolved around purportedly leaked schematics and part images, which only allude to obvious potential hardware changes (a dual lens camera, an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector and replacing the legacy headphone jack with Lightning). However, many of Apple's biggest iPhone leaps have been externally invisible, driven by software advances unlocking the power of advanced silicon hardware inside, many of which debuted at WWDC.

Intel rumored to supply up to 50% of modems for Apple's 'iPhone 7'

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Intel will reportedly supply up to half of the cellular modem chips being used in Apple's "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus," expected to ship in September.

Suppliers gearing up to ship Apple's 'iPhone 7' by end of September

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Like clockwork, Apple's well-established annual iPhone release cycle is on track once again, as a new report claims the company's suppliers are prepared to begin shipping the "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" by the end of the third quarter.

Apple imagines citywide ground-based navigation infrastructure to augment, replace GPS

Tuesday May 17, 2016

In a patent awarded to Apple on Tuesday, the company imagines entire cities outfitted with low-power wireless transmitters capable of sending pinpoint-accurate location data, as well as dynamic environmental alerts, to iPhones and in-car navigation systems.

Fitbit's 'basic' devices dominate wearables market, Apple Watch sneaks into third

Monday May 16, 2016

As the wearables market continues to evolve, new data shows a widening gap between basic and affordable fitness bands and more complex, do-it-all devices like Apple Watch -- though the bulk of sales skew toward cheaper, simpler devices like Fitbit.

Apple products subject of secretive Chinese cybersecurity audits, report says

Monday May 16, 2016

A Chinese government committee is closely examining encryption and data storage technology products imported by foreign corporations, including Apple, in a bid to protect against national security threats, according to a report on Monday.

Adobe adds automatic pattern generation tool to Capture CC for iOS

Monday May 16, 2016

Adobe recently updated its Capture CC app for iOS with a new tool that transforms images or real-world objects into geometric and organic patterns, offering users an automated alternative to what was once a tedious manual workflow.

MCX hits pause on Apple Pay competitor CurrentC, fires 30 workers

Monday May 16, 2016

The Merchant Consumer Exchange consortium, which previously enjoyed support from major retailers like Walmart, CVS, The Gap and more, has postponed plans to take its CurrentC mobile payments product nationwide.

Apple adds Chinese music, instruments, social media sharing in latest GarageBand update

Monday May 16, 2016

In its latest play at the Chinese market, Apple on Monday released an updated version of GarageBand with a heavy focus on Chinese music, introducing new regional instruments, Chinese music loops and Chinese language localization, among other feature additions like social network sharing.

Google Chrome to phase out Adobe Flash later this year

Monday May 16, 2016

Google has revealed plans to switch from the venerable -- but much maligned -- Adobe Flash to HTML5 as the default method for delivering audio and video in its Chrome Web browser.

Upcoming Union Square Apple Store next to feature massive 37-foot display

Monday May 16, 2016

Construction crews building out Apple's San Francisco flagship store at Union Square have much to do before a planned opening this weekend, but at least one key element is already in place: a custom built, 37-foot in-store TV display.

First three Indian Apple Stores rumored to launch by end of 2017

Monday May 16, 2016

Apple is working to introduce its first three retail stores in India within the next 18 months, setting up shop in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, a report said on Monday.

Apple prepares to launch Union Square store in San Francisco, shutter Stockton location

Monday May 16, 2016

Marking a long-awaited transition, Apple on Monday announced that its new Union Square store in San Francisco will open on May 21 at 10 a.m. Pacific time, while the shop's predecessor will shut down the night before.

Resisting Apple Pay, Walmart pushes its own e-wallet to over 500 retail stores

Monday May 16, 2016

Rather than accept Apple Pay, mega-retailer Walmart is instead pushing forward with its own mobile payment service, dubbed Walmart Pay, which has launched at its stores across Texas and Arkansas.

Apple releases iTunes 12.4 with redesigned interface, fixes bugs in OS X 10.11.5

Monday May 16, 2016

Alongside a slew of other platform updates, Apple on Monday released OS X 10.11.5 -- a maintenance update for OS X El Capitan -- and iTunes 12.4, with an improved interface and a solution for music libraries being silently deleted.

Apple squashes bugs with tvOS 9.2.1, watchOS 2.2.1 updates

Monday May 16, 2016

Before the next-generation operating systems for Apple Watch and Apple TV are unveiled at WWDC, there are bugs to be squashed in the current versions, which Apple accomplished with a pair of updates issued on Monday.

Apple releases iOS 9.3.2, restoring Night Shift in Low Power Mode & fixing iPhone SE Bluetooth issues

Monday May 16, 2016

Apple on Monday released an incremental update for iOS with one key addition: The ability to use Night Shift for a better night's sleep, while also using the battery saving Low Power Mode.