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2016

Apple stops returns & exchanges for retail purchases in Hong Kong

Friday September 16, 2016

In parallel with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launching in Hong Kong, Apple has simultaneously halted all returns and exchanges for Apple and Beats products bought at the company's local retail stores.

Target, Best Buy hamstrung by Apple Watch, iPhone 7 stock issues

Friday September 16, 2016

Brick and mortar retailers Target and Best Buy have apparently not been given enough inventory to fulfill all pre-orders, and are emailing customers informing them that Apple Watch Series 2 orders won't be shipped by the promised date.

iPhone 7 teardown confirms Intel modem in AT&T, T-Mobile models

Friday September 16, 2016

A pair of teardowns have confirmed speculation that Apple used multiple vendors for cellular modems in the iPhone 7 family, with an Intel-made wireless modem found in a model for AT&T and T-Mobile.

Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early drop & water tests

Friday September 16, 2016

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus already out in many parts of the world, people are beginning to subject Apple's phones to numerous stress tests, including drop and water tests that, at least in some early cases, the products are passing.

Apple fans line up worldwide for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus & Apple Watch Series 2

Friday September 16, 2016

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus rolled out to 28 regions around the world on Friday, and was anxiously awaited by crowds picking up pre-orders, with others disregarding Apple's warnings of low stock.

AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10, iPhone 7 stock at launch, and headphones

Friday September 16, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil Hughes tells Victor Marks about the latest iOS, iPhone 7 supply shortage, headphones (Bluetooth and otherwise), and more.

Apple pays $118M tax for underreported iTunes Japan income, report says

Friday September 16, 2016

Japan's tax authority ordered Apple to pay about 12 billion yen (roughly $118 million) in taxes for improperly reporting earnings associated with its iTunes unit, according to local reports Friday.

Apple Watch Series 2 teardown reveals high capacity battery

Friday September 16, 2016

In tandem with a teardown of Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, iFixit on Friday disassembled the new Apple Watch Series 2, finding a larger battery cell and slightly tweaked internal layout.

Laurene Powell Jobs donates $100M to reinvent US high schools

Friday September 16, 2016

Laurene Powell Jobs, president of the Emerson Collective charity and widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, this week awarded ten high schools $10 million each as part of a project to foster innovative ideas in education.

Big shift: demand for dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus surges past standard iPhone 7

Friday September 16, 2016

For the first time ever, order demand among early iPhone buyers has decisively shifted to Apple's Plus-sized model compared to the standard 4.7 inch version. If sustained, a shift to the higher-end would mean even greater profits for Apple, which is already basking in reports of enthusiastic demand for its latest and greatest iPhone.

First iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals larger battery, revamped internal design, faux speaker port, more

Thursday September 15, 2016

Mere hours after Apple's iPhone 7 Plus arrived in the hands of pre-order customers on Friday, the team at iFixit ripped the new flagship smartphone open to reveal a larger battery, revamped internal layout, fake speaker port in lieu of a headphone jack and other goodies.

Matte black iPhone 7 undergoes brutal scratch, bend test in new video

Thursday September 15, 2016

Although it just launched mere hours ago, Apple's latest 4.7-inch iPhone 7 has already been subjected to a brutal durability test that shows the new matte black finish, while fairly resistant to scuffs, is no match for a razor.

First iPhone 7 pre-order shipments arrive as lines form at Apple stores

Thursday September 15, 2016

As the first iPhone 7 and 7 Plus units land in the hands of pre-order customers living in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia, customers eager to score their own copy are queueing up outside Apple's retail stores.

U.S. urges Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop use, return after 26 burned, 55 property damage fires

Thursday September 15, 2016

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued an announcement urging anyone using a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purchased before today to "immediately stop using and power down" the device and seek a replacement or refund, due to the risk of battery overheating and fires.

A closer look at Apple Watch Series 2 and the long path Apple took to the world of wearables

Thursday September 15, 2016

Apple's second generation smartwatch enhances overall performance, expands its usability to swimmers with better water resistance and to runners with GPS support, and improves upon both battery life and screen brightness. However, the massive enhancements made to watchOS 3 improve things sufficiently for existing Apple Watch owners, to the point where last year's watch is still fresh and relevant. Here's a deep look at the smartwatch state-of-the-art that Apple dominates globally.

Apple hires former Magic Leap, Oculus engineers in VR/AR push

Thursday September 15, 2016

Two recent Apple hires suggest the company is getting serious about building out its own virtual and augmented reality technologies, though Cupertino has some catching up to do as Google, Facebook and Microsoft forge ahead with mature projects.

Apple cracking down on gif search terms in iOS 10 Messages after porn discovery

Thursday September 15, 2016

Apple appears to be applying heavy-handed moderation tactics to a newly introduced gif search iMessage app in iOS 10 that inadvertently retrieved pornographic images, as queries for seemingly innocuous words no longer yield results.

Apple releases second GM of macOS Sierra days before official launch

Thursday September 15, 2016

In an unusual move, Apple on Thursday released a second gold master of macOS Sierra to developers, even though the final release of the OS is just five days away.

Wireless charging tech firm Energous namechecks Apple in regulatory filing

Thursday September 15, 2016

A report on Thursday claims to have uncovered evidence that Apple is working on a viable wireless charging solution for iPhone in partnership with Energous, a sector specialist whose long-distance WattUp technology has been under development for years.

US Treasury guidance could stop Apple from recouping Irish taxes at home

Thursday September 15, 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued new legal guidance that might prevent Apple from recouping any back taxes owed in Ireland by claiming them against taxes it would normally pay in America.