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2017

Samsung aims to 'triple' chipmaking business, likely counting on Apple iPhone orders

Monday July 24, 2017

Samsung is working to triple its share of the contract chip manufacturing industry within the next five years, a company executive said on Monday -- possibly supporting rumors that Apple will add Samsung back to A-series production for next year's iPhones.

Ireland gearing up escrow fund, government supervision for $15.2B tax payment from Apple

Monday July 24, 2017

Nearly a year after the initial declaration, Ireland is making ready to receive a $15.2 billion tax payment from Apple, and hold it in secure escrow until appeals end.

Back to School Deals: 13" MacBook Pro (2017) for $1,149 ($150 off); 27" iMac 5K (2017) for $1,899 ($100 off); $90-$150 off 9.7" iPad Pros

Monday July 24, 2017

Monday morning deals are rolling in with instant markdowns on Apple's latest 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac 5K with Radeon 575 graphics. Save $100 to $150 instantly -- or pick up a closeout 9.7-inch iPad Pro for $90 to $150 off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

JCPenney begins offering full support for Apple Pay across US

Monday July 24, 2017

JCPenney is now accepting Apple Pay across all of its U.S. locations, the department store chain announced on Monday, including support for store-branded credit cards and associated rewards points.

Case maker 'highly confident' on Apple's final 'iPhone 8' design, doubling down on production

Monday July 24, 2017

A week after a case manufacturer "confirmed" the iPhone 8 design, the same company has altered its rendering of the device slightly to conform to new ideas about the "notch" at the top of the screen for sensors, but still including a larger power/lock button and no rear Touch ID.

Apple partner Foxconn may announce 'Made in America' plans this week

Monday July 24, 2017

Foxconn may announce as soon as this week in Washington D.C. its plans for producing electronics in the U.S. -- specifically in Detroit and Wisconsin -- though it is unknown whether Apple will play a part.

Non-Apple chip suppliers seeing slowdown as Apple chain builds up to 'iPhone 8'

Monday July 24, 2017

Although chipmakers in the Apple supply chain saw their orders accelerate in June, suppliers for non-Apple devices have encountered unexpectedly slow orders this year -- possibly because device makers are waiting to see what the "iPhone 8" and/or "iPhone 7s" will bring to the table, according to a report.

Apple investing in chemical deposition gear suitable for iPhone OLED screen production

Monday July 24, 2017

A report from the supply chain suggests that Apple is investing in equipment to assist in supplying OLED screens to the "iPhone 8" and beyond, but who will run the gear and for what purpose is not known.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson promotes Apple team-up on 'Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day' YouTube flick [u: now available]

Sunday July 23, 2017

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has declared that he has partnered with Apple to develope The "Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" -- a film that will debut on YouTube on July 24.

Latest Apple Park flyover highlights landscaping push, campus-wide construction

Sunday July 23, 2017

New drone footage of Apple Park reveals that major landscaping work is underway within the main courtyard, and that while diminished in places, campus building construction is still very much active.

How to: turn your iPhone into a document scanner, and when you shouldn't

Sunday July 23, 2017

Nothing can beat having the iPhone's camera with you but many, many tools can better how that camera shoots documents and what you can do with them later. AppleInsider staffers show you what apps and hardware we use to scan everything from single receipts to the contents of a history archive.

Hands On: Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds attachments, Facebook calendar integration

Saturday July 22, 2017

Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds key new features, and AppleInsider checks to see if the $50 entry price is worth it.

This week on AI: 'Apple Car' & 'iPhone 9' batteries, 'iPhone 8' leaks, Apple software updates & more

Saturday July 22, 2017

Batteries, oddly, ended up being a theme of Apple product rumors this week -- including ones for the company's possible electric car. The "iPhone 8" otherwise dominated headlines, with less than two months to go before an expected announcement.

Watch: Hands-on with the new iPad app dock in iOS 11

Friday July 21, 2017

With the newly revamped iPad app dock in iOS 11, Apple introduces a completely new interaction experience more in line with macOS. Check out the new UI, which supports in-the-dock app interactions and drag-and-drop gestures, in this AppleInsider video.

Apple set open applications for new 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' retail positions, report says

Friday July 21, 2017

Apple is reportedly adding two new jobs to its retail roster in the "Lead," an assistant manager type role, and "Schedule Planner" positions.

Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix streams as part of traffic optimization trial

Friday July 21, 2017

Verizon Wireless has been throttling video feeds from Netflix over the course of this week, with the carrier claiming it is part of a temporary trial of system to optimize traffic from video streaming services without impacting quality, though customer reports seem to suggest it is a bandwidth cap on Netflix content.

Attorney Rachel Krevans instrumental in Apple vs. Samsung iPhone patent battle dies at 60

Friday July 21, 2017

Rachel Krevans, former head of intellectual property for Morrison & Foerster and part of Apple's legal team during its infamous IP courtroom fight against Samsung, died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after losing a battle with cancer.

Deirdre O'Brien named as Apple's new 'Vice President of People' overseeing HR

Friday July 21, 2017

Apple today announced that Deirdre O'Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named the head of human resources -- a title the company is calling the "Vice President of People."

Apple lobbyist budget hits $2.2 million, beats record for second quarter in a row

Friday July 21, 2017

Apple's lobbyist budget in Washington D.C. has exploded during the Trump admininstration, with the company paying a record $2.2 million in the last quarter.

Intel opens fire in solo ITC filing in support of Apple and calls Qualcomm 'abusive,' anti-competitive

Friday July 21, 2017

Supplementing Intel's presence in a trade group in a previous filing, the company has filed its own declaration with the U.S. International Trade Commission in support of Apple in its fight against Qualcomm's wireless technology licensing practices for the iPhone 7, and future devices.