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2017

Apple's 2017 Earth Day Challenge for Apple Watch awards iMessage Stickers

Saturday April 22, 2017

In recognition of today's Earth Day, Apple created an "Earth Day Challenge" to reward reaching 30 minutes of exercise on the day with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

Apple apologizes to users for mistakenly saying their paid iCloud subscription was canceled

Saturday April 22, 2017

Days after an error led to false iCloud cancellation emails sent to subscribers, Apple has followed up with another note apologizing for the bug, and reassuring them that their plan remains in good standing.

How the technology behind Apple's Touch ID will likely change with 'iPhone 8'

Saturday April 22, 2017

There's a lot of talk about Apple's shift to a new screen technology with the "iPhone 8," but fewer conversations about how it will all work -- AppleInsider explains what changes Apple will likely need to make to implement the technology, while retaining Touch ID on the front of the rumored edge-to-edge screen on the device.

This week on AI: Apple goes 100 percent recycled, Apple Watch NikeLab, 'iPhone 8' rumors & more

Saturday April 22, 2017

Ahead of Earth Day, Apple went on an environmental publicity blitz, most notably promising to eventually make products entirely out of recycled materials. Rumors about specific projects like the "iPhone 8" continued, meanwhile, and a new version of the Apple Watch appeared: the Apple Watch NikeLab.

Massive power outage closes busy Union Square Apple Store in San Francisco

Friday April 21, 2017

The year-old flagship Apple Store at Union Square in San Francisco was closed down today due to a massive power outage that affected around 90,000 other customers, shut down some subway stations and turned off traffic lights that snarled many busy intersections.

Full copy of Apple's self-driving car permit revealed [u]

Friday April 21, 2017

On Friday, a report revealed snippets of Apple's California Department of Motor Vehicles self-driving car application, offering insight into the company's autonomous vehicle project. A full copy of the document has been shared with AppleInsider.

Internal documents reveal first look at Apple's self-driving car platform

Friday April 21, 2017

Documents filed as part of Apple's application to test self-driving cars in California were revealed on Friday and offer a first look at the company's autonomous platform, dubbed the "Automated System."

UK site The Guardian drops Apple News in bid to boost ad & subscription revenues

Friday April 21, 2017

Prominent U.K. newspaper The Guardian on Friday pulled out of two major app-based initiatives, Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles, in a bid to reclaim revenue.

Apple hires two Google satellite execs for 'new hardware team'

Friday April 21, 2017

Apple has reportedly hired two executives from Google's satellite division to head up "a new hardware team," with goals that are still unclear.

Photoshop World 2017 Deals: Pre-order the latest cameras & lenses with no tax in 48 states + 5% off DJI drones

Friday April 21, 2017

With Photoshop World 2017 well underway, Adorama and B&H are both accepting pre-orders on Sony's newest mirrorless Alpha a9 camera and GM lens, as well as Nikon's D7500 DSLR camera -- with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Plus, save 5% on select DJI drones with coupon or pre-order the Phantom 4 Advanced for $1,349 including tax.

'iPhone 8' renders based on shaky diagram 'leaks' appear on Chinese social media

Friday April 21, 2017

A new set of images purporting to be of the "iPhone 8" rear case have appeared on Chinese social media, but AppleInsider has learned that they are renders, based on recent, alleged schematic 'leaks.'

Overcast 3.1 update puts podcasts directly on Apple Watch

Friday April 21, 2017

Popular iOS podcast app Overcast has updated with the ability to sync episodes directly to an Apple Watch, letting runners and others leave home without an iPhone in tow.

Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help warm area homes

Friday April 21, 2017

Once complete, Apple's data center in Viborg, Denmark will actually redirect heat to warm homes in the surrounding Jutland region, Apple noted this week.

Apple's Tim Cook highlights kid-themed iPhone billboard campaign in Turkey

Friday April 21, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to mark Turkey's National Sovereignty and Children's Day -- which actually takes place Apr. 23 -- and to showcase a local billboard campaign, using iPhone photos shot by children.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Mac Pro, Thunderbolt GPUs & more

Friday April 21, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan talk about the uncharacteristic rumors moving Touch ID to the back of the "iPhone 8," Mac Pro hardware rumors, the Mac Gamer, Thunderbolt GPUs and more.

Data suggests tens of millions of iPhone users ready to fuel 2017 'supercycle'

Friday April 21, 2017

Lending credence to speculation of a coming iPhone "supercycle," market research firm comScore on Thursday released data showing tens of millions of users who own legacy iPhones are primed to upgrade.

Plastc goes the way of Coin as Apple Pay takes the lead in digital payments

Thursday April 20, 2017

The digital wallet race just lost another contestant, with Plastc Card entering bankruptcy and announcing to investors that it will shut down without ever delivering the digital payment card. Plastc joins Coin--which threw in the towel in February--in the electronic money pit that Apple has avoided with Apple Pay.

Apple CEO Tim Cook touts Didi Chuxing's data gathering abilities, strong community ties

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a profile of Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu as part of the "TIME 100 Most Influential People" special, offering insight into Apple's investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service.

Apple Music launches 'Up Next' monthly feature with Zane Lowe to highlight new artists

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple announced on Thursday that a new feature called "Up Next" has been added to Apple Music, a new video documentary series that promises to feature a new artist every month.

Apple promo donates $1 to World Wildlife Fund for each Apple Pay purchase at its stores

Thursday April 20, 2017

Apple on Thursday launched an Earth Day-related charity promotion promising to donate $1 to the World Wildlife Fund for each purchase made at its stores using Apple Pay.