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2016

New iPhone model with curved glass case, 5.8" AMOLED display due in 2017, insider says

Saturday March 26, 2016

Apple has plans to introduce a new high-end iPhone model in 2017 that sports a curved glass case and 5.8-inch AMOLED display, a radical departure from current-generation aluminum models.

How Apple's new, powerful 4-inch iPhone SE is built for the future

Saturday March 26, 2016

The inclusion of Apple's latest and greatest processor and camera technology in the iPhone SE ensures that both customers and Apple will be able to stand by the device for years to come.

This week on AI: iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, Apple Watch changes & more

Saturday March 26, 2016

The week began with Apple announcing a collection of new products, mainly the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but continued to be eventful, with developments in the encryption debate, problems with iOS 9.3, and future plans for Apple Pay.

Foxconn reported to ink Sharp deal next week, pay smaller bailout

Friday March 25, 2016

After a series of false starts, Apple supplier Foxconn has successfully reached an agreement to buy out embattled Japanese tech giant Sharp and will ink an official deal next week, local reports say.

Apple, other tech companies decry North Carolina anti-LGBT law

Friday March 25, 2016

Big tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google have voiced opposition to the passing of a controversial North Carolina law that dissolves anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

Apple requests delay in NYC iPhone encryption case, citing FBI's efforts to unlock San Bernardino phone

Friday March 25, 2016

Apple on Thursday filed to extend the briefing schedule of a court case in New York regarding a passcode protected iPhone, saying proceedings should be delayed until the FBI reports on the viability of a potential encryption workaround in a tangentially related case in San Bernardino.

Cost of out-of-warranty Apple Watch Sport repairs drops to $199

Friday March 25, 2016

As of this week, the Apple Watch is not only cheaper to buy, but also to repair in the event that it's broken without an AppleCare+ warranty, with a new cost of $199 per incident.

Trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your iPhone or iPad ahead of Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro [U]

Friday March 25, 2016

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is when Apple introduces new models, like it did this month with the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBack World, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services. [Updated Pricing 4/20/16]

Shootout: Apple's new 9.7" iPad Pro vs. iPad Air 2

Friday March 25, 2016

The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is meant to be a successor to the iPad Air 2 as much as a cheaper alternative to its 12.9-inch sibling. But what separates the 9.7-inch Pro from its predecessor, and what's unchanged?

Netflix admits to throttling video on AT&T & Verizon, says it was to protect viewers

Friday March 25, 2016

Netflix has been throttling video for AT&T and Verizon mobile subscribers for over five years, the streaming service has newly admitted, claiming it was in customers' best interests.

AppleInsider podcast talks iPad Pro, iPhone SE, True Tone display and more

Friday March 25, 2016

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Victor and Shane discuss the iPad Pro, iPhone SE, Apple's servers, the embedded Apple SIM, and the FBI's possible use of Cellebrite to crack the San Bernardino iPhone 5c. Andy Somerfield of Serif, makers of Affinity Photo, joins Victor to talk about color management, the iPad Pro's True Tone, and his company's image editing software.

Apple halts iOS 9.3 updates for older iPads, iPhones after activation issues [u]

Thursday March 24, 2016

Following reports of activation errors from users updating older iPhones and iPads to Apple's recent iOS 9.3 release, which rendered their devices unusable, the company on Thursday recognized the issue and temporarily paused downloads for affected models as it works on a fix.

Apple Music for Android update introduces home screen widget

Thursday March 24, 2016

In continued efforts to improve its flagship Android app, Apple pushed out an update to Apple Music on Thursday that, among other improvements, builds in a home screen widget for playback control.

Hands on: Apple takes aim at PC users with 9.7" iPad Pro

Thursday March 24, 2016

It's not surprising that Apple has incorporated the new features first introduced last fall for its 12.9 inch iPad Pro to its new 9.7 inch iPad Pro--essentially making it an enhanced iPad Air 2 packing an A9X brain, quad speakers and support for the new Apple Pencil and Smart Connector. What is surprising is that in just six months, Apple has enhanced the iPad Pro with an iPhone 6s-class camera with True Tone flash, and has invented a new "True Tone Display" for adapting the screen to ambient lighting--a substantial investment in iPad as a platform.

First look: Apple's new USB 3 Lightning to USB-C cable and Camera Adapter for iPad Pro

Thursday March 24, 2016

Owners of Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro can now tap into the greater power of the device's Lightning port thanks to a pair of new USB 3-based accessories released this week: A USB-C to Lightning cable, and a Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with USB-A port input and power passthrough.

Apple airs Apple TV ad focusing on Siri voice control, Apple Music

Thursday March 24, 2016

Apple on Thursday shared a new Apple TV ad highlighting the fourth-generation set-top's Siri voice control functionality, deep content search and Apple Music integration.

Apple's first TV series to focus on developers, 'app economy'

Thursday March 24, 2016

After months of rumors, Apple on Thursday confirmed it is working with musician Wil.i.am and two industry executives on an original TV series set to highlight app development and the surrounding "app economy."

Microsoft attempt at artificial intelligence becomes Hitler-loving, misogynistic PR disaster

Thursday March 24, 2016

It took only 24 hours for a Microsoft artificial intelligence project to turn from a typical tweeting teenage girl into a hate spewing, offensive public relations debacle, thanks to coordinated attacks on the learning software.

Shares of PayPal slide amidst rumors of browser-based Apple Pay checkout

Thursday March 24, 2016

PayPal stock dipped on Thursday, as investors reacted to a new rumor claiming Apple Pay may soon further encroach on its business with upcoming website integration.

Macs may go even longer between revamps as Intel kills tick-tock

Thursday March 24, 2016

Already burdened with improvement cycles measured in years, Mac owners could soon find more room for despair, as Apple supplier and chipmaker extraordinaire Intel has announced that they will no longer follow their famous tick-tock development strategy.