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2017

How the FCC's repeal of net neutrality could affect Apple

Saturday December 16, 2017

This week, the Federal Communications Commission rolled back net neutrality rules, sparking a firestorm of debate and speculation over the future of the internet in the U.S. But Apple, who supports net neutrality, finds itself in a unique position in the discussion: It is one of the few companies that has actually been affected by the kind of restrictive internet provider practices that net neutrality aimed to prevent.

This week on AI: iMac Pro launch, Apple buys Shazam, FCC repeals net neutrality & more

Saturday December 16, 2017

Somehow news accelerated this week, even with the impending Christmas holiday -- the biggest stories being the launch of the iMac Pro, and Apple's takeover of song recognition service Shazam.

Weekend Apple Deals: iMacs from $949 ($400-$550 off); MacBook Pros as low as $1,169 (up to $1,000 off); plus 0% financing offers

Friday December 15, 2017

As we head into the last week before Christmas, Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on iMacs and MacBook Pros by up to $1,000, as well as tacking on special offers, such as free Office 365 or no interest financing for 6 to 12 months. Many deals end soon with limited quantities available.

Alibaba researchers reportedly jailbreak iOS 11.2.1 on iPhone X

Friday December 15, 2017

Security researchers at Alibaba's Pandora Labs claims to have jailbroken Apple's recently released iOS 11.2.1 running on iPhone X, proving the latest version of the operating system contains vulnerabilities open to exploit.

Apple's iTunes will not make promised year end debut on Microsoft Store

Friday December 15, 2017

Earlier this year, Apple and Microsoft announced plans to release iTunes on the Windows Store, now called Microsoft Store, by the end of 2017. That timeline has been pushed back as Apple works to deliver an optimal user experience.

Why Apple opposes the FCC's repeal of net neutrality

Friday December 15, 2017

Apple was one of a number of parties that fought the repeal of net neutrality protections, originally instituted in 2015 during the Obama administration. The company has a lot of pragmatic reasons for taking a pro-neutrality stance.

Get more out of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' with these toys, tips and apps

Friday December 15, 2017

With critical acclaim and unparalleled hype, the latest entry in the Luke Skywalker saga has arrived in theaters. If you just can't get enough "Star Wars," AppleInsider has you covered, with some of the coolest toys, best apps, games and more.

Court rejects US bid to intervene in Apple's appeal of EU tax ruling

Friday December 15, 2017

The European Union's General Court has refused a U.S. government request to intervene in Apple's appeal of a 2016 European Commission ruling, which ordered Ireland to collect approximately $15.3 billion in back taxes from the company.

Apple buys original space drama TV series from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator

Friday December 15, 2017

Ronald D. Moore, the brain behind the critically acclaimed remake of "Battlestar Galactica," will pen a new space drama for Apple, as the company continues its push into original TV content to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Apple's first Korean store expected to open on Dec. 30

Friday December 15, 2017

Apple's first-ever outlet in South Korea is reportedly scheduled to open on Saturday, Dec. 30, deepening a footprint in the home of key rivals -- and suppliers -- like Samsung and LG.

Long-running AOL Instant Messenger shuts down for good

Friday December 15, 2017

As promised, Verizon's Oath on Friday shut down AOL Instant Messenger, once as omnipresent on the internet as services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are today.

India hikes import tax on cellphones, liable to hit Apple's iPhone hardest

Friday December 15, 2017

The Indian government is raising import taxes on cellphones from 10 to 15 percent, which could put pressure on Apple to accelerate local iPhone manufacturing.

AppleInsider podcast talks GymKit, iMac Pro, and Jony Ive's return to product design

Friday December 15, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the powerful iMac Pro and its custom T2 chip, GymKit and the opening up of NFC connectivity, and Jony Ive's return to focusing on product design.

Save $400-$1,055 in tax on iMac Pro pre-orders from Apple authorized resellers, plus 0% financing offers

Friday December 15, 2017

With iMac Pro pre-orders officially underway, shoppers looking for the best deal on a new system can save $400 to $1,055 in tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ at B&H and Adorama. Those looking to finance their purchase can also take advantage of no interest financing for 12 months at Adorama.

Celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with discounts on games for macOS and iOS

Thursday December 14, 2017

To celebrate the release of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in cinemas, games linked to the major movie franchise offer discounts or free items as a bonus to their players. AppleInsider has collected some of the better offers available on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, so you can continue your 'Star Wars' experience long after watching the latest installment.

Cisco debuts Cisco Security Connector app for enterprise iOS deployments

Thursday December 14, 2017

As part of its partnership Apple, Cisco on Thursday released a new security app for iOS, called Cisco Security Connector, designed to give enterprise customers deep insight into, and control over, network activity in large device deployments.

Samsung's Bixby-powered HomePod competitor to debut in first half of 2018, report says

Thursday December 14, 2017

According to a report on Thursday, Samsung's smart home speaker is expected to debut in the first half of 2018 with support for the firm's Bixby virtual assistant, setting the device up for direct competition with Apple's delayed HomePod.

Take a movie theater bathroom break at the perfect time with RunPee app for iPhone

Thursday December 14, 2017

This weekend's highly anticipated release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" clocks in with an epic-length runtime of 2 hours and 32 minutes. That's a lot of Star Wars action for your eyeballs, but can your bladder handle it? If not, the iPhone app RunPee is here to help.

Apple SVP Eddy Cue to participate in Q&A session at Pollstar Live! conference in February

Thursday December 14, 2017

Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue will be making the rounds early next year when he takes part in a live Q&A session at Pollstar Live! 2018, an annual conference serving concert industry professionals.

Apple details iMac Pro's T2 chip, which handles secure boot, system management, ISP, more

Thursday December 14, 2017

Though it flew largely under the radar, Apple introduced a new custom T2 chip in iMac Pro that combines a number of system controllers into a single secure package. The company detailed what, exactly, the silicon does in an update to its iMac Pro product webpage on Thursday.