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2016

IDC: Apple Watch loses ground as 'basic' wearables boom

Wednesday September 07, 2016

According to the latest estimates from research firm IDC, Apple Watch shipments are plummeting as sales of "basic" smart wearables that do little more than track fitness metrics continue to grow.

Last call: 13" MacBook Airs for $799 & $849 with free Office 365, no tax outside NY; 98% off iOS Dev courses

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Shoppers this week can score a 128GB 13" MacBook Air for $799 or a 256GB 13" Air for $849, both with a free 1-year Office 365 subscription. Or snap up courses, gadgets and software at up to 98% off with exclusive coupon savings. An 11" MacBook Air is also $689.99 on eBay while supplies last.

Apple banners, flags, posters go up at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ahead of Sept. 7 event

Tuesday September 06, 2016

As it did last year, Apple this past weekend installed banners, flags and other brand paraphernalia at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in preparation of Wednesday's special media event.

Apple again rumored to manufacture iPhone in India

Tuesday September 06, 2016

As Apple looks to break into India's burgeoning smartphone market, a report on Tuesday claims the company is in talks with Foxconn to potentially manufacture iPhone in the region.

Apple Pay adds support for 27 US banks and credit unions

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Continuing a rapid buildout of Apple Pay services, Apple this week announced a new batch of 27 U.S. banks and credit unions as participating card issuers.

Apple requests wireless charging chip samples for upcoming iPhone product, report says

Tuesday September 06, 2016

A report out of the Far East on Tuesday claims Apple recently requested a batch of wireless charging chip samples from Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek, suggesting the iPhone maker is forging ahead with development of a bespoke wireless charging solution.

Apple Pay to debut in Japan with FeliCa tap-to-pay support in 2016, report says

Tuesday September 06, 2016

A report on Tuesday elaborates on rumors regarding Apple's supposed plan to integrate Japan's FeliCa tap-to-pay standard into an upcoming iPhone model, saying integration of the contactless payments technology will help introduce Apple Pay to the East Asian market.

Strategy Analytics: Apple's iPhone 6s the world's most popular smartphone in Q2

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Despite much handwringing about a supposed lack of interest in Apple's latest iPhone in comparison to the mega-cycle upgrade stoked by iPhone 6 at its launch in 2014, data from Strategy Analytics shows that iPhone 6s became "the world's most popular smartphone" in the June quarter.

Chinese social media largely quiet ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 7' announcement

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Judging by social media conversations, Chinese interest in Apple's "iPhone 7" appears to be subdued, a report indicated on Tuesday.

Some Mac Pro support pages archived by Apple, will no longer be updated

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Apple has moved some of its support pages specifically detailing the redesigned 2013 Mac Pro to the archives, and will no longer be updating them, signaling a possible refresh or retirement of the computer.

Purported 'Apple Watch 2' display assembly broken down by repair shop

Tuesday September 06, 2016

A UK-based repair shop has taken extreme measures to disassemble the alleged "Apple Watch 2" parts that they obtained, and have revealed differences between the original Apple Watch and the potential refresh.

Casemaker posts high-res potential look at Apple's new darker shade of 'iPhone 7'

Tuesday September 06, 2016

A photo shared with AppleInsider allegedly shows the upcoming "iPhone 7" in a darker shade, possibly supporting rumors of a switch to "space black" instead of gray for Apple's flagship product.

Alleged Apple trademark filings reveal 'Iris Engine,' 'AirPod Case,' 'Home Hub,' 'Control Strip,' 'Smart Button'

Tuesday September 06, 2016

A wide array of international trademark filings allegedly connected to Apple could reveal the branding for new products and services, with possible ties to rumored features in the "iPhone 7," "AirPods" wireless headphones, and redesigned MacBook Pro.

Apple 'AirPods' to target high end of headphone market with custom 'Bluetooth-like' low-power tech

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Apple's new wireless earbuds, expected to be announced this week as "AirPods," are said to feature a custom-designed wireless chip that will be "Bluetooth-like," carving out a share of the high-end headphone market and potentially paving the way for new smart home and smart car accessories.

Deals: Up to $435 off 12" MacBooks; $50-$120 off 12.9" iPad Pros; $200 off 15" MacBook Pro

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Shoppers this week can save $185-$435 on 2015 12" MacBooks. Or snap up a 12.9" iPad Pro for as low as $749. Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro (2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, M370X) is also marked down to $2,299.

Rediscovered Tim Cook interview may hint at Apple Pencil support in 'iPhone 7'

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook may have accidentally teased Apple Pencil support for the "iPhone 7" in an interview in May, according to a recent blog post.

Apple TV 'Events' channel returns for Sept. 7 'iPhone 7' event

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Apple has switched on the events video stream channel on the Apple TV, in preparation for Wednesday's "See You on Sept. 7" presentation.

Last call: Sell your iPhone trade-in for cash and snap up a 38-day extended lock at Gazelle

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Time is running out to lock in a price for your used iPhone with an extended grace period ahead of Apple's anticipated iPhone 7. Now through Sept. 7, sell your iPhone to Gazelle for up to $306 and hold on to the device until Oct. 14.

Questionable Vietnamese leak claims 'iPhone 7' will ditch Space Gray color, record 60fps 4K video

Tuesday September 06, 2016

The "iPhone 7" will, among other things, drop Space Gray from the range of iPhone colors, and shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second, a Vietnamese tech site said, claiming to have had hands-on time with a fully-functional 4.7-inch model.

New 'iPhone 7' box photos appear, inconsistent with previous leaks

Tuesday September 06, 2016

A set of photos have materialized alleging to be of the front and side of the new "iPhone 7" box, but some packaging inconsistencies with previous Apple works cast some doubt on the authenticity of the images.