Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated December 9th
 

2016

Apple analyst Gene Munster to leave Piper Jaffray, launch VC firm

Thursday December 08, 2016

Gene Munster, one of the most well known Apple analysts in the world, is leaving investment giant Piper Jaffray to start a venture capital firm specializing in AR/VR solutions, artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies.

FTC to distribute $88M in refunds to customers impacted by AT&T cramming

Thursday December 08, 2016

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced plans to mete out some $88 million to more than 2.7 million current and former AT&T customers who were affected by "mobile cramming," a scheme that added unwanted third-party service charges to their monthly phone bills.

After deriding Apple as too slow, China's LeEco hits cash crunch, halts stock trading

Thursday December 08, 2016

Ambitious Chinese tech firm LeEco halted stock trading after plummeting share prices reportedly triggered margin calls for its cash-strapped billionaire founder Jia Yueting. LeEco had been hailed as an Apple threat, with tech journalists giddy in reporting Jia's contempt for Apple--a company Jia derided as "extremely slow" and compared to the Nazis.

Apple seeds sixth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 for developers

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple on Thursday released another developer-only macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta, the second one in three days, and the sixth overall.

Microsoft debuts Visio Viewer for iPad, updates look & feel of Cortana iOS app

Thursday December 08, 2016

Microsoft on Thursday brought another productivity app to iOS, its diagramming tool Visio, while promising an enhanced iPhone version of its voice assistant, Cortana.

Apple gives employees a closer look at finishing touches on 'spaceship' Campus 2

Thursday December 08, 2016

With contractors working to finish Apple's new Campus 2 headquarters in time for an early 2017 grand opening, the company has given employees a peek inside the efforts with a series of new photos.

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivering MIT commencement speech in June

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook has agreed to deliver the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 2017 commencement address to graduates of the class of 2017 on Friday, June 9.

Adobe Lightroom updated for iOS, macOS; brings one-handed editing to iPhone

Thursday December 08, 2016

Adobe has issued an update to the macOS and iOS versions of Lightroom, adding one-handed editing features for the iPhone, with similar changes coming to the Mac and iPad in a later revision.

Spotify drops efforts to buy SoundCloud in prep for IPO plans - report

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple's chief rival in on-demand music, Spotify, has backed away from trying to buy another important player in the space, SoundCloud, according to a report.

Killer Deals: Save up to $550 on Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare

Thursday December 08, 2016

Prices on Apple products are steadily rising as the holiday shopping season begins to wind down. But there's still time for shoppers to save between $250 and $550 on orders for Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pros with Touch Bar and AppleCare by combining our exclusive coupon codes with the benefit of no sales tax on out-of-state orders. A few configurations are in stock and ready to ship.

Apple adds ChargePoint EV stations & app links to Maps coverage

Thursday December 08, 2016

ChargePoint -- claiming to run the world's biggest network of EV charging stations -- on Thursday announced its addition to Apple Maps, letting Mac and iOS device owners quickly find a station if their electric car is beginning to run low.

Sprint, Starbucks now featured as in-game locations for Pokemon Go players

Thursday December 08, 2016

Hot on the heels of Niantic teasing the addition of more creatures to capture, the Pokemon Go developer has announced deals with both Starbucks and Sprint, making stores from both companies in-game features.

Samsung aims to beat Apple with edge-to-edge display, no home button on Galaxy S8

Thursday December 08, 2016

Potentially beating Apple to the punch in some regards, Samsung's next flagship -- the Galaxy S8 -- will allegedly have an edge-to-edge, bezel-free display in all forms, and omit a physical home button in favor of a "virtual" one embedded in the glass.

TSMC seeks space in Taiwan to build next-generation chip fabrication plant

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple chip manufacturing partner TSMC is in the early stages of planning a $15.7 billion microchip fabrication plant, in an effort to glean more business from from Apple and other companies needing advanced chip designs.

Apple signs deal with wind turbine maker Goldwind to bring clean power to suppliers

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple has entered into a joint venture with wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology -- better known as Goldwind -- that should help bring more clean energy to its Chinese suppliers.

A decade later, ad team behind iconic 'Get a Mac' campaign recounts development & production

Thursday December 08, 2016

Stars John Hodgman, Justin Long and the ad team responsible for Apple's 'Mac vs. PC' campaign -- launched in conjunction with the Intel Mac -- recently got together and talked about the evolution of the concept, other celebrity ad campaigns proposed and scuttled, and the difficulties of working with perfectionist Steve Jobs.

Super Mario Run demo stations installed in Apple Stores for pre-release play

Thursday December 08, 2016

Nintendo's highly-anticipated "Super Mario Run" will be available to all users on Dec. 15, but until then, people anxious to play the game can head to an Apple Store for a few minutes of hands-on time with the title.

Apple files patent for autonomous vehicle collision avoidance system

Thursday December 08, 2016

In one of the first pieces of documentation proving Apple's investigation into autonomous vehicles, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a patent application describing a basic collision avoidance system that could one day serve as the underpinnings of a self-driving car telemetry solution.

Apple patent filing further details folding iPhone with wraparound display

Thursday December 08, 2016

An Apple invention published Thursday fleshes out the folding iPhone concept revealed in a separate patent grant last week, adding features like a wraparound display and touch sensitive structures to all external surfaces.

Apple asks Beijing court to lift iPhone 6 sales ban, reverse patent infringement ruling

Thursday December 08, 2016

Apple on Wednesday appeared in Chinese court to defend its iPhone 6 from patent infringement charges leveled by now insolvent tech firm Shenzhen Baili, arguing that the Beijing Intellectual Property Office defied legal convention in its decision to ban sales of the device.