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2016

KB Home unveils first-ever Apple HomeKit-enabled community in San Jose

Friday November 18, 2016

The Promenade at Communications Hill in San Jose, Calif., will be the first HomeKit-enabled community, featuring built-in Apple-connected smart home connectivity for prospective buyers.

Jeep joins support for Apple CarPlay with 2017 Compass

Friday November 18, 2016

At this week's Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler's Jeep division revealed its first vehicle with support for Apple CarPlay built in, the 2017 Compass.

Apple accused of throttling iPhone 7 performance on Verizon to match slower speeds on AT&T

Friday November 18, 2016

In an effort to offer a uniform experience on the iPhone 7 regardless of carrier, Apple could be reducing the top speeds capable on Verizon, keeping them on par with rival carrier AT&T, a new investigation alleges.

MacBook Pro integrated GPU misidentified by system profiler, confusing some early buyers

Friday November 18, 2016

Some recipients of the new MacBook Pro with integrated GPU are reporting that the macOS System Profiler is reporting that the chipset is better than it is, but the problem is purely cosmetic and the GPU is being properly utilized by the system.

iPhone 7 supply remains constrained, Apple viewed as unlikely to catch up to demand by end of year

Friday November 18, 2016

Retail availability of the iPhone 7 --particularly the jumbo-sized iPhone 7 Plus --remains in short supply just a week before Black Friday, a new survey has found, suggesting Apple is still struggling to satisfy consumer demand for its latest-generation handset.

In-stock alert! B&H has a 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in stock with no tax outside NY

Friday November 18, 2016

While supplies last, Apple authorized reseller B&H has Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (2.6GHz/8GB/256GB/Radeon 450) in stock and ready to ship with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY. Plus, B&H is throwing in a free copy of Parallels 12 -- all while avoiding Apple's current 4-5 week wait time.

Apple hires former Wall Street Journal editor to help Chinese PR team

Friday November 18, 2016

Apple has reportedly hired Wei Gu -- recently an editor with the Wall Street Journal -- as a new director for its Chinese public relations team, operating out of Shanghai.

Flawed 3rd-party chargers reportedly culprit in Apple's China iPhone 6 investigation

Friday November 18, 2016

Sources close to the investigation on Chinese iPhone 6 models failing with what appears to be a charged battery have told AppleInsider that the main cause of the problems appear to be not related to Apple engineering, but is directly related to the proliferation of low-quality third-party charging peripherals in the country.

New iPhone lock screen exploit reveals contact information without passcode

Friday November 18, 2016

A new exploit requiring precise timing in conjunction with physical access to a device that has Siri enabled on the lock screen has surfaced, giving attackers the ability to view contact information, including photos, and message logs.

Colbert's 'Late Show' skewers cost, content of Apple's new design book

Friday November 18, 2016

On Thursday night's episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the show aired a parody of Apple's design videos to make fun of the company's new coffeetable book, Designed by Apple in California.

AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, the meaning of 'Pro,' and iPhone news

Friday November 18, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan discuss Dan's MacBook Pro review, MacBook Pros, what happens when Siri becomes a chatbot in Messages, and the latest in iPhone news and rumors.

Apple activates iPhone 6 Plus repair program to address 'touch disease'

Thursday November 17, 2016

In what appears to be a response to the so-called "touch disease" problem, Apple on Thursday initiated a special program to repair iPhone 6 Plus devices exhibiting screen flicker issues due to multiple drops on a hard surface.

Apple's Touch Bar MacBook Pro available for in-store pickup, stock limited

Thursday November 17, 2016

Apple on Thursday activated in-store pickup as an online order option for new MacBook with Touch Bar models, though initial stock checks show extremely limited availability nationwide.

Apple touts genius potential of Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro in new video spot

Thursday November 17, 2016

Apple on Thursday premiered a new video ad for the Touch Bar-enhanced MacBook Pro, marketing the computer as a "tool for all the ideas to come."

System Integrity Protection disabled by default on some Touch Bar MacBook Pros

Thursday November 17, 2016

Some -- but not all -- Touch Bar models of the new MacBook Pro are shipping with System Integrity Protection disabled, potentially exposing them to malware threats, according to discussions on Twitter.

PlayStation Vue subscription streaming service launches on Apple TV App Store

Thursday November 17, 2016

Following availability on iOS and the PlayStation 4 game console, Sony on Thursday expanded its PlayStation Vue cable cutting service to the Apple TV.

Apple updates Swift Playgrounds for iPad with new Learn to Code lesson, music support

Thursday November 17, 2016

Apple's new iPad app designed to teach programming concepts has been updated with a third new Learn to Code lessons, support for sound and music, line highlighting and the upcoming Hour of Code workshops the company is hosting in its retail stores in early December.

How to connect 4K monitors to your Mac, even on some older models without official support

Thursday November 17, 2016

Getting 4K on a relatively recent Mac has some hang-ups, but is still possible -- and rewarding! AppleInsider explains the ins and outs of how to do so, even on some computers that Apple doesn't officially support.

Mozilla launches ad-blocking Firefox Focus browser for iOS, Twitter updates notifications for iOS 10

Thursday November 17, 2016

Mozilla on Thursday launched a new privacy-focused iOS Web browser, Firefox Focus, while Twitter started rolling support for iOS 10's more detailed notifications.

Apple exploring the possibility of moving iPhone manufacturing to United States

Thursday November 17, 2016

Primary iPhone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron are said to have been evaluating the ability of the company to shift production of Apple's mobile devices to the U.S., with the verdict mixed on if the move would be cost-effective.