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2016

Apple's Phil Schiller joins DNA sequencing company's board of directors

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is bringing the better part of three decades of marketing experience to the board of directors of Illumina, the industry-leading DNA sequencing equipment company.

Cirrus Logic shares rise on Apple iPhone, other devices dropping 3.5mm headphone jacks

Thursday July 28, 2016

Shares of Apple audio parts supplier Cirrus Logic spiked in after-hours trading on Wednesday night as the company not only beat quarterly forecasts, but implied that it stands to benefit from Apple's "iPhone 7" and other smartphones ditching 3.5-millimeter headphone jacks in favor of USB and Bluetooth.

Apple Xcode 8 beta now secured with digital signatures in .xip format

Thursday July 28, 2016

Apple has implemented the .xip file compression protocol with digital signatures for its newest Xcode 8 beta distribution, instead of the unsecured .zip format, guaranteeing that the contents have not changed since initial creation.

'iPhone 7' preorders rumored to kick off on Sept. 9

Thursday July 28, 2016

Following up on a report regarding the supposed launch date of Apple's next-generation iPhone, noted industry blogger Evan Blass on Wednesday said the company is looking to start preorders for the device on Friday, Sept. 9.

Apple boosts R&D spending as revenues stabilize

Wednesday July 27, 2016

As iPhone sales show signs of stabilizing after a first every contraction earlier this year, Apple continues to incrementally increase spending on research and development in search of the next big thing.

Upthere cloud services store all users' data in the cloud, with no local storage

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Upthere, a new cloud service designed by former Apple engineers including former Mac software engineering chief Bertrand Serlet, has exited a seven month long beta program on iOS and macOS, and is promising to change how users utilize and think about cloud storage.

3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS

Wednesday July 27, 2016

The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.

Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook at an employee meeting on Wednesday said the company recently sold its one billionth iPhone, a watershed moment for the popular smartphone.

Google Play Store gets Family Library feature with limited iOS support

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Google on Wednesday launched Family Library, a feature for the Google Play Store closely mirroring Apple's own Family Sharing for iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store -- including some iOS support.

Apple Maps adds Parkopedia data on garages and parking lots

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Starting Wednesday in some venues, Apple Maps will supplement existing data on parking with more information from the Parkopedia database, including pricing, real-time spot availability, and hours of operation of garages and parking lots.

Apple holds onto second place in slightly increased global smartphone market

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Apple's 40.4 million iPhones shipped during the June quarter -- a 15 percent decline year-over-year -- were still enough to keep it in second place in the worldwide smartphone market, which reversed recent trends and grew "modestly," according to research firm Canalys.

Wall Street breathes a sigh of relief after Apple's better-than-feared June quarter

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Apple's June quarter earnings came in slightly higher than expected this week, propelling shares higher by more than 6 percent back over the $100 threshold. Analysts were generally pleased by Apple's results-- here's a roundup of their responses, as collected by AppleInsider.

Microsoft Pix promises to improve iPhone photography, independent of the user

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday released Pix, a new photo application that utilizes the company's machine learning skills with a computational photography implementation intended to improve the quality of photos shot on an iPhone 5s or newer.

Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Air, targeting Apple's MacBook lineup

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Best known for its smartphones, China's Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed the Mi Notebook Air, its first laptop, apparently designed to take on Apple's MacBook and MacBook Air.

Rumor: Apple to adopt USB Type-C in another upcoming MacBook, whether it's Pro or Air

Wednesday July 27, 2016

A new supply chain rumor suggests that Apple will bring USB Type-C ports from its 12-inch MacBook to another notebook in the lineup. The most likely candidate: the MacBook Pro. Here's why.

Apple's Cook, Maestri bullish on short- and long-term iPhone SE impact

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE is attracting switcher and new-user sales in an otherwise slow period between major iPhone releases, and supply of the sought-after model is just now catching up with demand, leaving room for future growth, according to Apple executives.

Apple supplier LG Display spends another $1.75B on flexible OLED production

Wednesday July 27, 2016

LG Display on Wednesday announced plans to spend 1.99 trillion won -- about $1.75 billion -- on a new flexible OLED production line, which could potentially help the company vie for Apple iPhone orders.

Apple preps first Mexican Apple Store ahead of push into Latin America

Wednesday July 27, 2016

While Apple's growth, or lack thereof, in Greater China grabs headlines, work continues on a planned expansion into untapped markets like Mexico, where the company is poised to open its first retail store later this year.

Australian banks say Apple Pay is anticompetitive, appeal to anti-trust regulators

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Three of Australia's major banks on Wednesday filed a joint application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to force Apple into negotiations over the installation of third-party mobile payments software on iPhone.

Apple services will be size of Fortune 100 company by 2017, Cook says

Tuesday July 26, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook during a quarterly investor conference call on Tuesday said he expects his company's services sector, which continues to exhibit growth despite slumping iPhone sales, to generate revenues equivalent to that of a Fortune 100 company next year.