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2016

Winners of the WaterField Designs MacBook bag giveaway announced [Carl J. and Tyler D.]

Tuesday May 24, 2016

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Carl J. and Tyler D., who scored a handcrafted laptop bag from WaterField Designs in the color of their choosing.

Plaintiffs try to keep 'Error 53' lawsuit against Apple alive, say reimbursement not enough

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple's motion to dismiss a pending class action lawsuit related to the infamous "Error 53" Touch ID issue was countered in a recent court filing claiming the company's remedial actions, which include an iOS software update and reimbursement efforts, are inadequate.

Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay support to six models, report says

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Korean carmaker Hyundai plans to integrate CarPlay compatibility into a total of eight 2015 and 2016 vehicles, bringing the firm closer to offering Apple's infotainment system across its entire lineup.

Apple brings iOS 9 Spotlight Suggestions to 7 more markets, adds NBC to Apple TV's universal search

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple on Tuesday made a pair of improvements to its search services by bringing iOS 9's Spotlight Suggestions to seven more markets and adding NBC as an item in the fourth-generation Apple TV's universal search results.

Apple Pay nets five major banks in Singapore to cover over 80% of Visa and MasterCard holders

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Just over one month after Apple Pay rolled out to iPhone and Apple Watch users in Singapore through American Express integration, Apple on Tuesday announced new partnerships with five local banks that bring with them support for credit and debit cards issued by Visa and MasterCard.

Apple seeks lawyer with HIPAA expertise for health initiative

Tuesday May 24, 2016

An Apple job listing on Monday reveals the company is looking to hire a seasoned attorney with health privacy expertise to take on the role of Privacy Counsel , suggesting a health and medical systems expansion could be in the works.

Adonit ships new Pixel stylus to compete with Apple Pencil

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Stylus maker Adonit on Tuesday launched its latest model, the Pixel, advancing its own technology and responding to new competition provided by Apple Pencil.

Apple releases first iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 public betas with minor bug fixes [u]

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple on Tuesday released the first public beta versions of iOS 9.3.3 and OS X 10.11.6, both maintenance updates that bring minor bug fixes and performance improvements to iOS and Mac devices.

Apple looks to debut Siri SDK at WWDC, developing Amazon Echo competitor

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Five years after Siri launched with iPhone 4S, Apple is reportedly preparing to open its virtual assistant platform up to third-party developers through a dedicated SDK, and might dive deeper into AI services by embedding the technology into a speaker type device similar to Amazon's Echo.

Apple brings back crypto whiz Jon Callas as encryption battles heat up

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple has re-hired Jon Callas, a cryptography expert responsible for much of Apple's security technology over the years, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

Pebble unveils Pebble 2 and Time 2 smartwatches, 3G-enabled Core running accessory

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Pebble on Tuesday launched two new smartwatches on Kickstarter, the Pebble 2 and the Time 2, along with a new accessory, the Core -- aimed at people who want to go running without their smartphone, as well as hacking enthusiasts.

Eric Schmidt says he uses an iPhone, but claims to prefer Samsung's Galaxy

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt has owned up to the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley: that the leader of the Android mothership leans on an arch rival for his day-to-day communications.

Local sourcing rules may still block Apple Stores from expanding into India

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple may not have secured permission to open its first stores in India after all, though the company has not been shut out of the process, a report said on Tuesday.

Tim Cook hints Apple pushing further into health through Apple Watch & other devices

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple is hoping to venture deeper into health tracking, through the Apple Watch and beyond, CEO Tim Cook hinted on Tuesday during a talk at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam.

New 13" MacBook to launch in Q3, end development of MacBook Air insider says

Monday May 23, 2016

Noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple to launch a next-generation 13-inch MacBook model in the third quarter of 2016, which would expand the company's thin-and-light lineup directly into 13-inch MacBook Pro territory.

Touch ID, OLED touch bar to highlight thinner MacBook Pro models in Q4

Monday May 23, 2016

Apple is expected to drastically revamp its flagship laptop line in the second half of 2016, according to one informed insider, with the slimmed down 13- and 15-inch models said to sport Touch ID, an OLED display touch bar, USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, among other improvements.

Will.i.am debuts i.am+ EPs earphones as Apple Store exclusive

Monday May 23, 2016

Musician will.i.am's "i.am+" tech brand on Monday released a pair of pricey Bluetooth earphones dubbed the "EPs," with initial sales to be exclusive to Apple's online and brick-and-mortar retail stores.

IDC: $200-350 Chromebooks shipped 37% more U.S. units in Q1 vs Apple's $1,200 MacBooks

Monday May 23, 2016

Google's Chrome OS partners Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung and Lenovo collectively shipped 37 percent more low-priced netbooks than the number of premium laptops Apple sold during the quarter in the U.S., although most of those Chromebook sales were to K-12 schools.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' production plates, schematics show no sign of Smart Connector

Monday May 23, 2016

Adding to a growing pile of supposed parts leaks, a set of images posted to the web on Monday suggest Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" series will indeed sport a larger rear camera aperture, as well as a dual-camera array for the larger "Plus" model, but might ship without a Smart Connector as previous rumors claimed.

Philips' HomeKit compatible Hue white ambiance bulbs now for sale

Monday May 23, 2016

Philips on Monday announced immediate availability of Hue White Ambiance bulbs and starter kits, an addition to the company's smart light bulb lineup capable of integrating with Apple's HomeKit smart home framework.