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2016

Apple Maps public transit data comes to Portland, Oregon

Monday April 11, 2016

New cities with Apple Maps transit data continue to be added on a regular basis, with the town of Portland, Ore., the latest to enter the fold, on the heels of Montreal and Austin.

Apple's Yokohama, Japan R&D facility opening delayed until early 2017

Monday April 11, 2016

Apple's upcoming research and development facility was originally due to be completed this year, but new details posted at the construction site reveal the facility will now be completed by March of 2017.

2016 Apple Watch will be internal 's' upgrade, major design changes to wait until 2017, insider says

Monday April 11, 2016

This year's second-generation Apple Watch will feature improved internal components, but its external design will be largely unchanged from the first-generation model, according to well-connected insider Ming-Chi Kuo.

Siri, Kobe Bryant & Michael B. Jordan feature in latest Apple TV ad

Sunday April 10, 2016

Apple on Sunday posted a new ad for the Apple TV, featuring soon-to-be-retired basketballer Kobe Bryant and actor Michael B. Jordan, best known for roles in movies like Creed and Fruitvale Station.

Roundup: Best iOS apps for creating, managing and sharing GIFs

Sunday April 10, 2016

Introduced in 1987, Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images have evolved from small icons to hugely popular animated clips that are adding humor to everyday digital conversations. AppleInsider has compiled a list of the best keyboards, creators and storage tools to get you GIF-ing.

Review: Elgato's Eve Energy smartplug is easy to use, but highlights HomeKit's flaws

Saturday April 09, 2016

Elgato's Eve Energy smartplug is a perfectly serviceable home automation product, but in some ways it proves that Apple's HomeKit platform still has a ways to go before it becomes mainstream.

This week on AI: FBI demands NYC iPhone unlock, 9.7" iPad Pro review, iPhone 6s security fix & more

Saturday April 09, 2016

The FBI and DoJ's interest in unlocking and decrypting iPhones continued to be a central theme, but Apple meanwhile fixed a security vulnerability in the iPhone 6s, and saw healthy sales of its latest iPhone model: the 4-inch iPhone SE.

Boston judge orders Apple help FBI access iPhone 6, falls short of forcing decryption

Friday April 08, 2016

Recently unsealed court documents show Apple in February was ordered to assist the FBI in accessing an iPhone tied to a Boston court case, but the government has seemingly abandoned its pursuit as the ruling fell short of forcing Apple to bypass its own security.

Leaked Senate encryption bill called 'ludicrous, dangerous' by security experts

Friday April 08, 2016

A proposed U.S. Senate draft bill that would give courts the authority to compel tech company compliance in law enforcement requests to encrypted data leaked online Thursday night, and by Friday security experts and civil rights advocates were dismantling the policy, calling it ill-informed and potentially dangerous.

Strong iPhone SE launch suggests 15M incremental 2016 sales for Apple, RBC says

Friday April 08, 2016

Since it launched just over a week ago, the iPhone SE has seen demand outstrip supply, indicating to one investment firm that the new budget-priced 4-inch handset could offer some upside to shareholders.

Three-fifths of Apple Watch owners plan to upgrade to next model sight unseen

Friday April 08, 2016

A little over three-fifths of current Apple Watch owners are planning to upgrade to the next model, even though any features it might have are still nebulous, according to survey data published on Friday.

Apple says it won't sue FBI to find out how San Bernardino iPhone 5c was hacked

Friday April 08, 2016

Saying that whatever method was used by the FBI will have a "short shelf life," Apple on Friday revealed it has no intention to sue the bureau in an effort to find out how it hacked the iPhone 5c used by a terrorist in California.

Microsoft debuts Hub Keyboard for iOS with Office 365 support

Friday April 08, 2016

Microsoft's Garage team on Friday released its expected Hub Keyboard for iOS, offering some special advantages for Office 365 users, but not two previously anticipated features.

Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro vs. 12.9" iPad Pro: Which choice is right for you?

Friday April 08, 2016

Apple's professional-grade tablets now come in two distinct sizes: A 9.7-inch iPad Pro and a jumbo-sized 12.9-inch model. And while they both share a number of key features, including Apple Pencil support and the Smart Connector, both iPads are clearly geared toward different types of users. AppleInsider offers a handy guide to help you decide which model is right for you.

DOJ will continue to push Apple to unlock iPhone 5s at center of Brooklyn drug case

Friday April 08, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department plans to continue seeking legal action against Apple, in an effort to force the company to create a way to unlock an iPhone that is said to be a crucial part of a drug investigation.

Indian court orders Apple to stop using 'Split View' name in trademark case

Friday April 08, 2016

Delhi's High Court has ordered Apple to no longer use the term "Split View" in any of its products, following a trademark complaint by a software firm local to the city.

AT&T hikes smartphone activation & upgrade fee to $20, matching Verizon

Friday April 08, 2016

AT&T has quietly raised its smartphone activation and upgrade fee from $15 to $20, matching a similar fee imposed by Verizon earlier this week.

AppleInsider podcast reviews iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, new betas, FBI & more

Friday April 08, 2016

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and Neil's feelings about the iPhone SE. Also, we talk beta software, some of Neil's favorite apps, and the ongoing FBI saga.

Apple says Mississippi 'religious freedom' bill 'empowers discrimination'

Thursday April 07, 2016

An avid promoter of civil rights, Apple on Thursday voiced concern over Mississippi's "religious freedom" house bill that was signed into law this week by Governor Phil Bryant, a piece of legislation opponents say is a tool for discrimination against LGBT individuals.

Apple's first court-ordered iPhone unlock likely dates back to 2008 case, report says

Thursday April 07, 2016

A report chronicling Apple's history of handling government data requests says the company received, and willingly complied with, its first court order to help unlock an iPhone in 2008. Apple continued on that path until around 2014, when the wider tech industry began clamping down on product security in light of revelations regarding government snooping operations.