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2016

Tim Cook says AI & augmented reality are core technologies in Apple's future

Sunday August 14, 2016

Apple is deeply invested in artificial intelligence and augmented reality when it comes to future products, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a recent interview.

Review: Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case for Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro

Saturday August 13, 2016

Logitech's Create Backlit Keyboard Case, made specifically for the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro, leverages the tablet's Smart Connector port for both data and power, negating the need for a separate battery or pairing process with virtually no key lag.

This week on AI: Two new Apple Watches, mysterious health gadgets, all-glass iPhones & more

Saturday August 13, 2016

Future hardware rumors were unusually diverse this week, possibly giving us a peek not just at future iPhones but things like the second-generation Apple Watch and mysterious new health gadgets.

Apple's board chair & general counsel sell over $10M in personal stock

Friday August 12, 2016

Two high-level people at Apple -- the chairman of Apple's board of directors, Arthur Levinson, and general counsel Bruce Sewell -- recently unloaded a combined $10.1 million in Apple shares, according to required SEC filings.

Universal search on Apple TV goes beyond US services with Australia's Stan

Friday August 12, 2016

Apple has silently added Australia's Stan to the list of services supported by universal search on the Apple TV, representing the first time the feature has gone beyond U.S.-based companies.

Apple thought to be seeking vast expanses of office space in Seattle

Friday August 12, 2016

Real estate companies in the Pacific Northwest are allegedly "buzzing" that a large California business, presumably Apple, is eyeing Seattle for potential expansion.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' schematics hint at mic instead of second speaker

Friday August 12, 2016

Although Apple's 4.7-inch "iPhone 7" may replace a 3.5mm headphone jack with a second speaker grill, that grill may not actually have a speaker behind it, according to leaked schematics posted on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' Apple Watch, potential Health device

Friday August 12, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss the latest updates in "iPhone 7" rumors, rumored Apple Watch updates, and potential Apple Health hardware.

Apple manufacturer Foxconn posts drop in profit with blame unclear

Friday August 12, 2016

Foxconn continues to post disappointing earnings reports in 2016, with analysts pointing to the decrease in iPhone orders as the prime culprit -- but the actual reason isn't clear, according to the company.

Apple wins approval to begin first stage of Irish data center

Friday August 12, 2016

Coming in well ahead of its deadline, Ireland's An Bord Pleanla has approved plans to build the first stage of an Apple data center, which will include support buildings and one of eight eventual data halls.

CVS continues Apple Pay snub, launches barcode-based 'CVS Pay'

Thursday August 11, 2016

Nearly two years after CVS became one of the first major retailers to actively block Apple Pay at its stores, the drugstore chain on Thursday rolled out "CVS Pay," a proprietary barcode-based mobile payments and rewards system.

Iran to reportedly allow iPhone imports to cope with rampant smuggling problem

Thursday August 11, 2016

The Iranian government is working to allow iPhone imports in a bid to stem a growing smuggling problem in the country, reports said on Thursday.

Siri joking with users in response to some Pokemon Go queries

Thursday August 11, 2016

Apple has updated the Siri response database with some light-hearted remarks for users asking about the wildly popular Pokmon Go mobile game.

French, German ministers to meet in push to counter encrypted messaging apps

Thursday August 11, 2016

France's interior minister on Thursday announced plans to meet with a German counterpart and tackle the issue of encrypted messaging apps, which he argued are preventing intelligence agencies from fighting terrorism.

Apple partner Foxconn's $3.8B Sharp buyout approved by China

Thursday August 11, 2016

After months of speculation and delays, the Chinese anti-monopoly agency has approved the $3.8 billion merger between Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and display technology company Sharp.

Logitech debuts Pop Home Switch for simplified smarthome control

Thursday August 11, 2016

Logitech on Thursday announced the Pop Home Switch, a deliberately simple control for multiple home automation platforms, albeit with the exception of Apple's HomeKit.

Patent filing hints at Apple's future in consumer-driven healthcare monitoring

Thursday August 11, 2016

A new Apple patent filing for an electrocardiogram device suitable for consumer use reinforces the company's continued moves into the healthcare monitoring business.

Apple's US & European iPhone sales grow despite global setbacks

Thursday August 11, 2016

Apple managed to grow its iPhone sales in the U.S. and the big five European markets during the June quarter, in spite of a global decline in shipments, according to new research data.

Deals: $550 off 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB), $200 off 13" Air; $100 off 128GB 12.9" iPad Pro; $550 off 27" iMac; $100 iTunes code $85

Thursday August 11, 2016

Shoppers can snap up a 2015 1.3GHz 12" MacBook for $999 or a 2015 13" Air for $799 this week. The Space Gray 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi) is also marked down to $849, while a 27" iMac is $1,249. Apple's 16GB iPhone 6 Plus (GSM Unlocked) is now $549.99 and $100 iTunes codes are 15% off on eBay.

Latest pics show alleged 'iPhone 7' in space black, 'Plus' models with & without Smart Connector

Thursday August 11, 2016

A trio of new images claim to show Apple's next-generation iPhone in three different colors, including a dark shade of space black. In addition, photos of larger 5.5-inch models depict versions with and without a magnetic Smart Connector.