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2017

Apple's 'iPhone 8' using custom fingerprint tech, not starting production until September -- report

Friday March 03, 2017

Apple is developing a custom fingerprint sensor for its OLED-based "iPhone 8," and as a result might not begin production of the device until September -- well after a July start date for two LCD-based iPhone models, a report claimed on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone and USB-C, iPads instead of Mac, and the meaning of 'pro'

Friday March 03, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about USB-C and iOS devices, iPads as computer replacements, and what the definition of "pro" is.

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends Silicon Valley screening of Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'

Thursday March 02, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out of his schedule to attend former vice president and current Apple board member Al Gore's new film, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," which was screened for a select audience in Silicon Valley on Thursday.

Bare Bones Software to retire TextWrangler in favor of BBEdit

Thursday March 02, 2017

Bare Bones Software recently announced it has halted development of popular -- and free -- OS X text and code editor TextWrangler in favor of BBEdit, the company's professional-level HTML and text editor.

Apple board members receive restricted stock grants worth more than $253K

Thursday March 02, 2017

Each member of Apple's board of directors recently received an automatic grant of restricted stock units currently worth more than $253,000, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings show.

Apple Music rival Spotify hits 50 million paid subscribers

Thursday March 02, 2017

Spotify on Thursday announced a milestone of 50 million paid Premium subscribers, keeping up a strong lead over its main rival in on-demand music streaming, Apple.

Apple's Macs and iPads fall to third place in US classroom use

Thursday March 02, 2017

Apple's Macs and iPads have lost significant ground in the U.S. educational market during the last three years, in 2016 slipping to third place behind Chromebooks and Windows devices, according to new research.

Human error caused Amazon Web Services outage, Apple iCloud service issues

Thursday March 02, 2017

Tuesday's major Amazon Web Services outage was caused through human error, the retailer has confirmed, with the downtime that impacted a number of online services, including Apple's, traced back to a single wrongly-entered command performed during debugging.

Apple adds to Qualcomm legal battles with new UK lawsuit

Thursday March 02, 2017

Apple on Thursday filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm in the U.K., further escalating the legal row between the two tech firms over patent royalties and chip deals.

Google director hints at advanced Assistant tech coming to Apple's iPhone

Thursday March 02, 2017

Google Assistant -- the chief rival to Apple's Siri -- could be coming to the iPhone and iPad in the future, a Google director hinted on Thursday.

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to speak at April's Global Retailing Conference

Thursday March 02, 2017

Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts will be one of the featured speakers at next month's Global Retailing Conference in Tucson, Ariz., according to the event's website.

How to set up Apple's carrier billing on your iPhone or Mac (where available)

Thursday March 02, 2017

In select countries -- notably excluding the U.S. so far -- people wanting to pay for iTunes, iBooks, App Store, or Apple Music purchases can do so through carrier billing, which simply adds the cost onto monthly phone bills. Here's how to set that up, whether you're on an iPhone or another device.

Apple Watch saw 'best quarter ever' with 4.6M units during holidays, estimate claims

Thursday March 02, 2017

Thanks to the Series 1 and Series 2, the Apple Watch saw its best-ever performance in the December quarter, according to research estimates shared on Thursday -- even if Apple was eclipsed in the wearables market by the likes of Xiaomi.

Apple investigating hide-able, attachable Apple Pencil storage loops

Thursday March 02, 2017

Apple is continuing to work on solving the problem of storing the Apple Pencil when it isn't required by the user, with a patent application published on Tuesday revealing designs for Pencil loops incorporated into iPad Pro cases and covers, keeping the stylus close at hand.

Apple fulfilling LG UltraFine 5K display orders quicker than expected, some arrive today

Thursday March 02, 2017

A multitude of reports claim that a LG UltraFine 5K order placed as recently as a week ago will be shipped much earlier than expected, with some people expecting the order as soon as this afternoon.

Survivor's guide to taxes: The best tax software for Macs

Thursday March 02, 2017

Tax Day 2017 falls on Tuesday, April 18 this year, and although taxpayers get a few extra days to file, you'll need the right tools to get the job done. AppleInsider is rounding up the best tax prep software and filing tools to not only meet, but beat the deadline.

All of Apple's 2017 iPhones will include fast charging via Lightning port, not USB-C

Thursday March 02, 2017

While the underlying technology behind the charging may change, the Lightning port will remain on all of Apple's three new iPhones coming later this year -- including the flagship "iPhone 8" --according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

Apple declares second-gen Apple TV 'obsolete,' halts most hardware support

Thursday March 02, 2017

Apple this week added the second-generation Apple TV to its list of "vintage" and "obsolete" products, rendering it ineligible for repairs in most parts of the world.

Apple Time Capsule lives on with third-party antenna, 5TB hard drive update

Thursday March 02, 2017

Upgrade vendor Quickertek has upgraded stock Apple 802.11ac 2-terabyte Time Capsules with larger hard drives and a high-gain external antenna in a bid to keep the hardware relevant -- but the enhancements come at a price.

Apple invents futuristic digital scroll-like device with retractable, roll-up display

Thursday March 02, 2017

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes a portable device with a flexible OLED screen capable of retracting into two hollow casings, suggesting the company is looking into alternative hardware formats for flagship products like iPhone and iPad.