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2016

New alleged 'iPhone 7' pictures surface, show installed Apple test software

Thursday August 04, 2016

New pictures have appeared of a fully assembled "iPhone 7," with the shots showing a functional device that may have Apple's hardware pre-release "Switchboard" toolset installed.

Tight AMOLED supply causing problems for manufacturing, could impact Apple

Thursday August 04, 2016

Supply chain reports suggest that Oppo, one of the forces combating Apple in the Chinese market, will not hit shipment targets as a result of insufficient OLED supply from leading display maker Samsung.

Apple's latest iOS 10 beta enables faster text deletion with 3D Touch

Thursday August 04, 2016

iPhone 6s owners with the latest iOS 10 beta installed can press down harder on the backspace button to delete text faster, users are reporting.

Over 100 leading design professionals file amicus brief supporting Apple in Supreme Court case vs. Samsung

Thursday August 04, 2016

Dozens of the world's top design professionals -- providing services to the likes of Coca-Cola, Google, Louis Vuitton, NASA, Porsche and Starbucks -- filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday, pledging their support for Apple in its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against rival Samsung.

Apple investment in Didi accelerated Uber decision to leave China, report says

Thursday August 04, 2016

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple's huge $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing helped accelerate Uber's decision to pull out of the region, ending a years-long turf war.

Apple Music lands exclusive streaming rights to Britney Spears' upcoming album 'Glory'

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Apple Music has won another round in the ongoing streaming music war, as Britney Spears on Wednesday announced her new album, "Glory," will be made available exclusively on Apple's service later this month.

Apple focuses on app monetization in latest Developer Insights installment

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Home improvement startup Houzz is the focus of Apple's latest Developer Insights series, which highlights the impact mobile apps, and Apple Pay integration in particular, have on creating a successful monetization model.

Apple Music for Android emerges from beta in newest app update

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Apple on Wednesday released version 1.0.0 of the Apple Music Android app, making relatively minor changes, but officially taking the service's Android support out of beta.

App Store billings reached all-time high in July, $50B paid out to developers

Wednesday August 03, 2016

In a rare tweet extolling the performance of a specific Apple product, CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said July was a record-breaking month for the App Store, with highest-ever monthly billings and payouts to developers.

Latest Apple diversity report claims US pay equity, modest changes in gender & race

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Apple on Wednesday published its latest "Inclusion & Diversity" update, showing small changes in the gender and racial makeup of the company, and the steps the company is taking toward equal pay for people with the same jobs and performance levels.

Tech firms worry Supreme Court win for Apple over Samsung could benefit patent trolls

Wednesday August 03, 2016

If the Supreme Court sides with Apple and upholds a 120 year-old law governing design patents, it may open the door to a highly lucrative field for patent trolls to exploit, intellectual property experts from the likes of Google and Facebook fear.

Supply chain sources again point to Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' having 3GB of RAM

Wednesday August 03, 2016

The DRAM industry is expecting to see growth in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by supply chain sources predicting a boost in application RAM to 3 gigabytes in the forthcoming "iPhone 7," though it's still unclear whether the additional memory will only be found in the larger "Plus" model.

Dropbox's Paper collaboration platform goes into open beta, gets iOS app

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Dropbox on Wednesday launched the first open beta of Paper, its Google Docs-like Web collaboration platform, simultaneously releasing companion apps for iOS and Android.

Apple adds 23 new U.S. banks to list of Apple Pay providers

Wednesday August 03, 2016

As part of the continued gradual rollout of the Apple Pay payments service, Apple on Wednesday announced support for 23 new banks and credit unions supplementing Tuesday's Canadian deployments.

1Password extends hosted service to individuals, offers limited time promotion

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Popular multi-platform password app 1Password on Wednesday activated an individual hosted service using the same platform as subscription offerings 1Password Families and 1Password Teams.

Time Warner buys 10% stake in Hulu, will offer live streams of TNT, TBS, CNN, more

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Time Warner's Turner networks -- including TNT and TBS -- will be available in live streaming form on Hulu in early 2017, thanks to a $583 million deal between the two companies.

Apple makes counterclaims in Caltech Wi-Fi lawsuit, settles in Siri-related Dot 23 case

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Together, Apple and Broadcom have reportedly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology, attacking the latter's Wi-Fi patent lawsuit on several grounds. Separately, Apple and Dot 23 have settled a lawsuit over Siri.

OvRcharge claims to wirelessly charge and 'levitate' an iPhone

Wednesday August 03, 2016

A new crowdfunding campaign for a product dubbed OvRcharge claims to use electromagnetism to wirelessly charge an iPhone with a special case, as well as "levitate" and rotate it in the air to signify completion of charge.

Apple supplier Qorvo guides high for Sept. quarter, suggesting strong 'iPhone 7' orders

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Qorvo, a supplier of RF components to Apple, is offering strong guidance for the September quarter that hints at a healthy "iPhone 7" ramp and possibly even the phone shipping a week earlier than usual, an analyst claimed on Wednesday.

Apple TV becomes first set-top box to carry French Molotov.tv video streaming service

Wednesday August 03, 2016

As Apple still struggles to launch a streaming TV service in the U.S., the company is making inroads in France, partnering with a premier cord cutting service that offers access to nearly all of the country's television networks in one place.