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2017

Latest Apple Park drone footage shows rough edges in wake of move-in deadline

Saturday April 29, 2017

New drone footage of Apple Park in Cupertino indicates that while the complex may be largely complete, significant work remains -- particularly in landscaping and on the Steve Jobs Theater.

This week on AI: Apple's Siri & AirPlay speaker, self-driving car tests & more

Saturday April 29, 2017

By far one of the most popular stories this week was that Apple's Siri-based Amazon Echo competitor might not only be alive, but nearly finished. We also caught a glimpse of Apple's self-driving testbed SUVs, and news that the fight between Apple and Qualcomm is stepping up a notch.

AT&T to throttle tablet data speeds of grandfathered unlimited plans

Friday April 28, 2017

AT&T on Friday warned users with grandfathered unlimited tablet data plans that they might see transmission speeds throttled when consuming more than 22 gigabytes of data in a single billing period.

Apple extends Apple Watch warranty to cope with swollen batteries

Friday April 28, 2017

Apple on Friday alerted authorized repair facilities to an Apple Watch service coverage extension for first-generation devices suffering from battery swelling, a rare issue impacting a small segment of owners.

Robbers target two San Diego Apple stores, make off with iPhones and Macs

Friday April 28, 2017

Three men brandishing knives robbed two San Diego Apple stores within the space of an hour on Friday, and the small gang is still on the loose with an unknown amount of merchandise.

Rumor: New 'iPhone 8' schematic and manufacturing molds revealed in leaked photos

Friday April 28, 2017

A set of unverified photos posted online on Friday claim to show manufacturing molds, as well as a schematic diagram for said molds, being prepared for production of Apple's "iPhone 8."

Apple assembler Foxconn says US investment coming, details unsettled

Friday April 28, 2017

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is indeed planning to make some form of investment in the U.S., but the exact details are yet to be finalized, the latter company's chairman confirmed on Friday.

Apple lobbies California DMV to keep self-driving car plans out of public eye

Friday April 28, 2017

A letter from Apple to the California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking alterations in test protocols and reporting requirements for automated vehicle testing, and also declares that the company is seeking to increase public acceptance of self-driving cars.

How to tell if Apple Watch notifications are from a native app or an iPhone app

Friday April 28, 2017

Sometimes when you get a notification on your Apple Watch, you can tap on it for further options, or to open a corresponding app. Other times, that notification is from your iPhone, and there's not much you can do with it other than dismiss it. Here's how to quickly tell the difference.

Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor rumored to borrow design cues from Mac Pro, could arrive at WWDC

Friday April 28, 2017

More details on Apple's anticipated standalone Siri speaker have emerged, suggesting the device could look similar in some ways to the company's cylindrical Mac Pro desktop, and could be released as soon as WWDC in June.

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Friday April 28, 2017

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A very false narrative: Apple Watch and the future of wearables

Friday April 28, 2017

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.

Qualcomm's revenue guidance slash possibly foretells Q2 iPhone sales volume

Friday April 28, 2017

An analyst has examined Qualcomm's earnings reduction as a result of Apple withholding royalty payments for wireless chips, and believes that Apple is on track to sell about as many iPhones as it did during the same time frame from 2016.

New 'Dok' malware targets Macs using signed Apple developer certificate

Friday April 28, 2017

A new strain of malware targeting Mac users is attempting to slip past defenses through a phishing scheme and a signed Apple developer certificate -- though in practice, it may still not pose much of a threat.

Apple to halt royalty payments to Qualcomm until end of ongoing legal battle

Friday April 28, 2017

Apple is no longer paying iPhone manufacturers for any of the royalties it owes to Qualcomm, and is planning to withhold them entirely until current lawsuits are resolved, the latter company said on Friday.

Chinese manufacturer gambles on new case based on alleged 'iPhone 8' schematics

Friday April 28, 2017

A case design has popped up on social media from a Chinese manufacturer, but appears to be based on the assortment of "leaked" schematics from April and may not be accurate.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, Amazon in the bedroom, a Siri competitor to Echo

Friday April 28, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the rumors around 'iPhone 8' wireless charging, HomeKit and a possible Siri-driven Echo competitor, the Apple Watch at 2 and more.

Apple Music to provide song content for Musical.ly, report says

Thursday April 27, 2017

Apple Music will provide song clips to music-based social media app Musical.ly in a partnership expected to kick off on Friday, according to a new report.

Apple shares photos, video from Dubai store opening

Thursday April 27, 2017

Apple opened its latest flagship store in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, and the company is celebrating by sharing a gallery of photos and a short video of the retail debut in Dubai Mall.

Apple's self-driving testbed spotted in Silicon Valley

Thursday April 27, 2017

Apple's self-driving technology testbed, an optimized Lexus RX450h SUV bristling with an array of advanced sensors, was spotted driving on Silicon Valley roads on Thursday, offering the first real-world look at the company's highly secretive autonomous vehicle project.