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2017

Review: Apple's 2017 9.7" iPad with A9 CPU isn't a game-changer, but it isn't supposed to be

Wednesday April 05, 2017

The 2017 9.7-inch iPad isn't intended to revolutionize Apple's tablet offerings, but it does go a long way to unifying the product line, and paving the way for the future of the platform -- all starting at just $329.

Mitsubishi reveals 2018 Outlander Sport with Apple CarPlay in tow

Wednesday April 05, 2017

An upcoming crossover SUV, the 2018 Outlander Sport, will be Mitsubishi's next vehicle to support Apple's CarPlay, the Japanese automaker announced on Wednesday.

Koogeek Smart Plug converts regular light socket into Apple HomeKit light

Wednesday April 05, 2017

Smarthome vendor Koogeek has updated its line of HomeKit products, and has released the Smart Socket -- a device that plugs into any Edison-style lightbulb receptacle turning it into a Siri-controllable light.

Western Union enables Apple Pay for money transfers on iPhone

Wednesday April 05, 2017

Western Union on Wednesday announced support for Apple Pay in its iPhone app, potentially speeding up international money transfers versus using a credit card or a bank account.

Apple said to diversify Apple Watch manufacturing duties as sales expand

Wednesday April 05, 2017

The Apple Watch is currently manufactured by one company, but that's reportedly set to change in the latter half of this year, when Apple is rumored to bring on a second partner to build the flagship Series 2 model.

Scania brings Apple's CarPlay to semi trucks for first time

Wednesday April 05, 2017

A Swedish manufacturer, Scania, on Wednesday announced plans to build CarPlay into some of it heavy trucks, marking perhaps the first time Apple's platform has been integrated into non-consumer vehicles.

Apple Pay agreements with credit card companies, banks up for renewal this year

Wednesday April 05, 2017

This year could prove to be pivotal for Apple Pay in a number of ways, including adoption and merchant availability, but also in support from card issuers, many of which have contracts with Apple up for renewal.

Rumor: Supply chain issues with 'iPhone 8' 3D sensors may lead to late launch in Oct. or Nov.

Wednesday April 05, 2017

New supply chain reports suggest that Apple is having difficulty with the design and sourcing of components of the "iPhone 8," affording credence to earlier reports that the high-end device may not launch in September.

Apple executives net more than $13M each in vested stock

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Eight Apple executives, including senior vice presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi, saw batches of restricted stock units vest last week, six of which were worth some $13.6 million.

Why Apple's new GPU efforts are a major disruptive threat to Nvidia

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple's plan to decisively migrate iOS to its own internally-developed GPU within the next two years obviously shocked Imagination Technologies, its current supplier of PowerVR graphics technology. It should also rattle Nvidia. Here's why.

Apple warns iCloud users some services accidentally reactivated with iOS 10.3 [u]

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple is alerting an unknown number of iCloud users to a glitch in iOS 10.3 which can cause connections with apps like Mail and Photos to silently turn back on. [Updated with Apple statement]

Analysts suspect Apple will offer OLED 'iPhone 8' for less than $1,000, cite market forces

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Despite an expected higher construction cost, and reports suggesting that the "iPhone 8" will start at $1,000, one financial analyst believes the 10th anniversary iPhone will retail starting at $850, only a slight premium over the "iPhone 7s" and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

Apple's comments on future Mac Pro hint at possible virtual reality support in macOS

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple famously does not sell a Mac powerful enough to support Oculus Rift virtual reality, but that could change with a new Mac Pro update scheduled to arrive at some point next year.

Apple Music Android app brought up to par with iOS in major redesign

Tuesday April 04, 2017

The Apple Music app for Android was updated with a significant redesign on Tuesday, finally incorporating the overhauled interface iPhone and iPad users received with iOS 10 last September.

Apple passingly acknowledges external GPU technology during future Mac Pro, iMac reveal

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple with a single sentence in an interview has acknowledged the existence of external graphic processing units -- and continues to not put more than casual blocks in place to prevent them from functioning.

Apple's Angela Ahrendts confirms store in Dubai Mall, highlights teaser artwork

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple on Tuesday confirmed plans for a Dubai Mall outlet in the United Arab Emirates, teasing the opening with custom artwork on the shop's construction facade.

Apple Pay comes to over 20 more US & Russian financial institutions

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Apple on Tuesday updated its rosters of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 20 additions, mostly in the U.S., but also including two in Russia.

Spotify inks deal with Universal limiting some new music releases to paid subscribers

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Universal Music Group has reversed its course on exclusives, and has signed a deal with Spotify allowing for artists to limit new releases to Premium subscribers only -- with the deal terms reportedly costing Spotify less per subscriber assuming it meets some metrics.

Apple's Mac mini an 'important product,' staying in lineup

Tuesday April 04, 2017

Despite being one of Apple's most neglected lines, the Mac mini is an "important" product and won't be cancelled anytime soon, according to Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller.

Patent applications show Apple has considered adding Touch Bar to Magic Keyboard

Tuesday April 04, 2017

The Touch Bar, Apple's thin touchscreen display above the keyboard on the MacBook Pro, could make an appearance on other Apple peripherals, with recently-published patent application illustrations revealing a version of the Touch Bar has been considered for the Magic Keyboard accessory.