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2017

Apple expected to replace Touch ID with two-step facial, fingerprint bio-recognition tech

Saturday January 21, 2017

Apple is developing advanced biometric security technologies, including facial recognition and optical fingerprint sensing designs, to replace the vaunted Touch ID module implemented in all iPhones and iPads since the release of iPhone 5s.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary visits Yokohama Apple R&D center, confirms March opening

Saturday January 21, 2017

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has paid a visit to the Apple Yokohama City Tsunamshima artificial intelligence development site, now confirmed by the official to open in March.

Qualcomm responds to Apple lawsuit, says iPhone maker behind 'regulatory attacks'

Saturday January 21, 2017

Responding to some of the harsh claims in Apple's more than $1 billion lawsuit, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a statement of its own saying the allegations are "baseless" and accusing Apple of provoking "regulatory attacks" in the U.S. and South Korea.

Apple to adopt new 3D Touch technology for OLED iPhone

Saturday January 21, 2017

Apple is expected to replace current 3D Touch technology with a new design based on thin film sensors when it introduces a next-generation iPhone with OLED display, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

This week on AI: Apple v. Qualcomm, OLED iPhone rumors, MacBook Pro updates and more

Saturday January 21, 2017

Perhaps the star rumor this week was that this year's OLED iPhone will actually have 5.8-inch wraparound screen, rather than the 5.1- to 5.2-inch size previously hinted. It was a busy news period overall though, including lawsuits with Qualcomm, major Logic and GarageBand updates, and teases of future MacBooks plus a second-generation Apple Pencil.

Apple gross margin likely impacted by alleged $1B Qualcomm 'extortion,' but lawsuits might lead to better chip deals

Friday January 20, 2017

Ruminating on Apple's recently announced lawsuit against Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in vendor rebates, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes the consequent hit to Apple gross margin could help the company in the long run.

Apple accuses Qualcomm of extortion, monopolistic practices, price-gouging and more in lawsuit

Friday January 20, 2017

Apple earlier today filed a patent royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging the firm failed to pay owed rebates in retaliation for Apple's part in a Korean antitrust investigation. The claims goes further, however, accusing the chipmaker of partaking in unsavory business practices, from price-gouging to extortion.

Vine creates searchable video archive after social network shut down

Friday January 20, 2017

After shutting down social networking features last week, Vine on Friday made good on a promise to activate what it calls the Vine Archive, an online browsable repository of all user content created during the service's four-year run.

Rumor: FaceTime group video calls to debut in iOS 11

Friday January 20, 2017

Potentially fulfilling a long-standing iPhone and iPad feature request, FaceTime might finally support group video calls with iOS 11, a report claimed on Friday.

Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels in royalties per stream than Spotify

Friday January 20, 2017

Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition.

Apple sues iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, claims $1 billion in payments withheld over FTC probe

Friday January 20, 2017

Apple on Friday filed a lawsuit against longtime iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, in a dispute over royalty payments apparently connected to a federal investigation into the chipmaker's potentially anticompetitive business dealings.

Canadian antitrust bureau reaches deal with Apple and e-book publishers

Friday January 20, 2017

Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday announced an agreement with Apple and three e-book publishers, allowing other sellers such as Amazon and Kobo to offer discounts on titles, despite the first group's attempts to keep prices higher.

LifeProof ships waterproof Nuud cases for Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Friday January 20, 2017

OtterBox-owned LifeProof on Friday launched new versions of its waterproof Nuud cases, now tailored to Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Investment firm BlackRock increases stake in Apple stock, now owns 6.1% of shares

Friday January 20, 2017

The world's largest asset management firm BlackRock has increased its holdings in Apple, with a regulatory filing revealing its total ownership in the company is now over 322 million shares, worth approximately $38.4 billion.

Security concerns force President Trump to ditch Android phone

Friday January 20, 2017

Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly had to switch from his old Android phone to a new device, potentially a modified Apple iPhone.

Apple CEO Tim Cook receives $3.6M from small sale of 30,000 shares, weeks after $1.5M pay cut

Friday January 20, 2017

A small cache of 30,000 Apple shares were sold by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this week as part of a scheduled trading plan, with Cook receiving a total of $3.6 million from the company stock sale.

Timepage calendar iPhone app by Moleskine adds style to events

Friday January 20, 2017

After using Apple's Calendar app, you may be on the hunt for another -- Timepage by Moleskine may fit your bill. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how it works.

How to watch the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump live on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV

Friday January 20, 2017

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is due to be sworn into office later today, with opening remarks beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time and the oath of office at noon. Here's how to watch it live on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

Popular beauty app Meitu checks if iPhone is jailbroken, sends carrier data back to Chinese developer

Friday January 20, 2017

One of the App Store's top downloads -- an app for creating Anime-style self portraits -- is a potential privacy risk to its users, as researchers have discovered the app sends details about carrier, and whether the iPhone has been jailbroken, back to the developer.

Lion's share of Apple's revenue expansion after 'iPhone 8' expected from services growth

Friday January 20, 2017

Given the Apple iPhone user base expansion, Apple's Services business led by the App Store is forecast to not only be the prime mover of Apple's income expansion, but also be the largest contributor to gross margin improvements as well.