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2016

Didi Chuxing president hints at tech link for Apple's $1 billion investment

Wednesday May 18, 2016

In a TV interview, Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu dropped more hints about the possible reasons for Apple's $1 billion investment, suggesting a technological connection.

Microsoft sells Nokia feature phone division to Foxconn for $350M

Wednesday May 18, 2016

Microsoft's steady decline in the mobile phone business continues, as the Redmond, Wash., company announced on Wednesday that it will sell the feature phone division it acquired from Nokia to a subsidiary of manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million.

Apple to open iOS app design and development accelerator in India in 2017

Wednesday May 18, 2016

As expected, Apple late Tuesday announced plans to open a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India, where developers will learn a variety of skills for coding on Apple's software platforms.

ANZ's Apple Pay exclusivity drives credit card applications, other Australian banks take notice

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Australian bank ANZ earlier this month observed a 20 percent spike in online credit card and deposit account applications after announcing support for Apple Pay, results that have prompted holdouts to rethink their position on Apple's payments service.

Apple sent senior engineers to customer's house to investigate music deletion issue

Tuesday May 17, 2016

James Pinkstone, whose blog post about an apparent iTunes music deletion bug went viral last week, said on Tuesday that Apple flew two senior software engineers across the country in attempts to troubleshoot the issue.

Apple Pay gains 30 more US banks amid wait for more retail chains

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Apple on Tuesday updated the roster of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay with another 30 entries, while shoppers continued to wait for more retail partners to come onboard.

Investor George Soros latest to snap up Apple stock as prices reach trough

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Following Warren Buffett's surprise investment in Apple, it was recently revealed that billionaire investor George Soros took a position in the iPhone maker, buying up thousands of shares as company stock prices hover at their lowest point in years.

Apple's iTunes 12.4 update provides unexpected speed boost, fixes deletion bug

Tuesday May 17, 2016

The iTunes 12.4 update appears to have improved the speed of Apple's jukebox software, even though the company isn't actively promoting that fact, according to user comments on Reddit and Twitter, and first-hand experience by AppleInsider.

Apple TV sales surge with hardware refresh, but still rank 4th in US streaming device market

Tuesday May 17, 2016

A new survey of U.S. broadband households recently purchased a streaming media player has found that Roku continues to own the largest market share, while the Apple TV sales have greatly increased since last year's update. However, no one device controls a majority of the market, leaving the race for a winner still wide open.

Largest shareholder urges struggling Pandora to sell itself to the highest bidder

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Activist investment firm Corvex Management is pushing streaming radio service -- and Apple Music competitor -- Pandora to seriously consider selling the company, instead of pursuing what it has dubbed a "costly and uncertain business plan."

iOS 9.3.2 update 'bricking' some Apple iPad Pros, complaints say

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Trying to install Apple's iOS 9.3.2 update is causing some iPad Pros to become unusable, according to media reports and complaints on Apple's support forums.

Apple hires wireless charging experts, hinting at tech for 2017 iPhones & iPads

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Apple is hiring a number of people with experience in wireless charging, a technology it could be planning to build into 2017 iPhone and iPad models.

Foxconn & Pegatron kick off hiring early to cope with Apple's more complex 'iPhone 7' - report

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Apple's two main assembly partners, Foxconn and Pegatron, are said to have begun extra hiring for iPhone production early this year, allegedly owing to the complexity of the "iPhone 7."

Apple to expand Indian development center, announce accelerator program for startups

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Coinciding with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook's first-ever visit to India, the iPhone maker will reportedly make a pair of key announcements for the emerging market, related to software development and local start-up companies.

Previewing Apple's WWDC 2016: Big news for iOS 10, iPhone 7, new iPad Pro

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Rumors of iPhone 7 have so far revolved around purportedly leaked schematics and part images, which only allude to obvious potential hardware changes (a dual lens camera, an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector and replacing the legacy headphone jack with Lightning). However, many of Apple's biggest iPhone leaps have been externally invisible, driven by software advances unlocking the power of advanced silicon hardware inside, many of which debuted at WWDC.

Intel rumored to supply up to 50% of modems for Apple's 'iPhone 7'

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Intel will reportedly supply up to half of the cellular modem chips being used in Apple's "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus," expected to ship in September.

Suppliers gearing up to ship Apple's 'iPhone 7' by end of September

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Like clockwork, Apple's well-established annual iPhone release cycle is on track once again, as a new report claims the company's suppliers are prepared to begin shipping the "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" by the end of the third quarter.

Apple imagines citywide ground-based navigation infrastructure to augment, replace GPS

Tuesday May 17, 2016

In a patent awarded to Apple on Tuesday, the company imagines entire cities outfitted with low-power wireless transmitters capable of sending pinpoint-accurate location data, as well as dynamic environmental alerts, to iPhones and in-car navigation systems.

Fitbit's 'basic' devices dominate wearables market, Apple Watch sneaks into third

Monday May 16, 2016

As the wearables market continues to evolve, new data shows a widening gap between basic and affordable fitness bands and more complex, do-it-all devices like Apple Watch -- though the bulk of sales skew toward cheaper, simpler devices like Fitbit.

Apple products subject of secretive Chinese cybersecurity audits, report says

Monday May 16, 2016

A Chinese government committee is closely examining encryption and data storage technology products imported by foreign corporations, including Apple, in a bid to protect against national security threats, according to a report on Monday.