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2016

Apple patents foldable iPhone with flexible display that can clip onto clothing

Tuesday November 22, 2016

An Apple patent published Tuesday reveals the company has for years been actively investigating a hinged iPhone format, with designs calling for a flexible metal-backed OLED display capable of being folded in half.

Apple to hold one-day Black Friday sales event after skipping 2015

Tuesday November 22, 2016

Apple late Monday night posted a webpage teasing an upcoming one-day shopping event set for Black Friday, suggesting the company is reinstating its seasonal sale.

Apple's top management largely white and male, but overall workforce trending toward diversity

Monday November 21, 2016

Apple on Monday quietly released employment diversity statistics current as of July 2016, revealing high level executive and management positions are overwhelmingly filled by white males.

Quick take video review: LG's UltraFine 4K Display

Monday November 21, 2016

Apple alongside the release of its new MacBook Pro lineup partnered with display maker LG to develop a pair of complementary UltraFine Displays with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and high-resolution IPS panels. Today, AppleInsider takes a look at the 21.5-inch 4K version.

Phil Schiller again defends Touch Bar MacBook Pro's 16GB RAM limitation

Monday November 21, 2016

Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is on a personal quest to stop the spread of misinformation about the company's new MacBook Pro flagship, as the executive penned another email outlining the why and how of Apple's decision to limit RAM allotments to 16GB.

Samsung says US Galaxy S7 phones safe despite scattered incidents

Monday November 21, 2016

Although the short-lived Galaxy Note 7 was plagued by battery fires, the Galaxy S7 line should be safe -- despite some rare incidents caused by damage, Samsung said in an unusual press release.

Developer brings classic FPS Doom to Touch Bar on Apple's MacBook Pro

Monday November 21, 2016

In an unusual proof of its versatility, one developer has managed to get id Software's original Doom running on the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar.

Giveaway: Enter to win a motusBaseball Complete Package with iOS apps

Monday November 21, 2016

Motus this week is partnering with AppleInsider to give readers the chance to win a motusBaseball Complete Package valued at $149.95. Four lucky winners will be drawn on Nov. 28.

With Apple abandoning AirPort, here are the best alternative Wi-Fi routers for Mac users

Monday November 21, 2016

Some fear has erupted at the news that Apple may be shutting down development of its own AirPort wireless routers. However, picking a router isn't as complicated as it used to be, and AppleInsider has some suggestions that work well with other Apple hardware.

Instagram introduces live video in Stories, self-destructing content in Direct

Monday November 21, 2016

Instagram on Monday launched two potentially radical changes to its photo- and video-sharing service, including support for live videos within Stories.

Deals: $40 off unlocked iPhone 7s; 13-inch MacBook Pros from $1,199; 15-inch MacBook Pros from $1,799; 27-inch iMac 5Ks from $1,649

Monday November 21, 2016

Heading into Black Friday, grab a 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,199, 15-inch MacBook Pro for $1,799, 21.5-inch iMac for $899, 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display for $1,649 -- all with no tax outside NY. Or grab an unlocked iPhone 7s for $40 off on eBay with no tax for all.

Apple's Austin campus now up to 6,000 workers as company touts 2M US jobs since 2007

Monday November 21, 2016

In a weekend profile of Apple's campus in Austin, Tex., the company claimed that it has created over 2 million jobs in the U.S. since the iPhone first went on sale in 2007.

Frankenstein's monster serenades with iPhone 7 in Apple's latest holiday ad

Monday November 21, 2016

Apple once again takes aim at viewers' heart strings with its annual holiday TV spot, though the 2016 rendition features a lighthearted twist, as Frankenstein's monster shows his sentimental side.

Apple's 2018 iPhone could use TSMC-made 7nm processors - report

Monday November 21, 2016

Apple chip supplier TSMC could make use of its new 7-nanometer manufacturing technique for the processors in 2018 iPhones, a new Chinese-language report suggests.

Boot Camp, Windows driver issue may be damaging new MacBook Pro speakers

Monday November 21, 2016

Some reports are circulating that Boot Camp users with heavy audio use in Windows 10 are experiencing random, loud pops, and seeing distorted audio after a period of use that can persist when the computer is rebooted into macOS.

Apple axes Wi-Fi router division, apparently signaling the end of AirPort

Monday November 21, 2016

Apple has apparently disbanded its internal wireless router development team, assigning engineers to other, more lucrative projects within the company, and bringing to an end the development of Apple-branded routers, a new report has revealed.

Apple issues 5K Thanksgiving day activity challenge to Apple Watch wearers

Monday November 21, 2016

Apple has issued a special challenge to Apple Watch wearers, offering a Thanksgiving-themed Activity achievement to those who walk, run or wheelchair a workout distance of at least 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles.

Apple to replace batteries of iPhone 6s units suffering from unexpected shutdowns [u]

Monday November 21, 2016

It seems Apple has run into its own smartphone battery troubles. Days after the company launched an iPhone 6 Plus repair program for units impacted by so-called "touch disease" faults, a new initiative activated on Sunday seeks to replace a batch of iPhone 6s batteries causing unexpected device shutdowns.

Drake lip syncs to Taylor Swift, pumps iron in new Apple Music ad

Sunday November 20, 2016

Apple on Sunday released a new Apple Music ad spot featuring Drake getting pumped -- literally and metaphorically -- to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," a meta callback to Swift's own commercial for the streaming music service.

Apple's Ive and Newson unveil unadorned fir trees for Claridge's Christmas installation

Saturday November 19, 2016

Apple CDO Jony Ive and part time company collaborator Marc Newson on Saturday unveiled their awaited interpretation of Claridge's Christmas tree in London. The installation, which is quite literally a small grove of completely bare fir trees, once again proves the pair of industrial designers masters of the austere.