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2016

Ping 2.0? Apple Music revamp rumored to downplay Connect social network feature

Friday May 06, 2016

Apple's struggles with social networking continue, as its mostly-ignored artist Connect feature is said to be set for a "demotion" in the upcoming revamp of Apple Music in iOS 10.

Apple Music & others help streaming become Warner Music's biggest revenue source

Friday May 06, 2016

Streaming became Warner Music Group's biggest revenue source in the first quarter of 2016, driven largely by services like Spotify and Apple Music, the company revealed in its latest financial results.

Apple's Tim Cook flying to meet Chinese officials later in May - report

Friday May 06, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly flying to Beijing later this month to meet with senior Chinese government officials -- including, unusually, officials in charge of propaganda.

Rumor: TSMC already finalizing 10nm 'A11' processor design for Apple's 'iPhone 7s'

Friday May 06, 2016

Apple processor supplier TSMC is starting to tape out the design for an "A11" chip that could go into small-scale production as soon the second quarter of 2017, in preparation for that year's iPhones, a report said on Friday.

Apple begins offering half-price $4.99 Apple Music subscriptions for students

Friday May 06, 2016

Starting today, students enrolled in an eligible college or university will today be able to subscribe to Apple Music at a discounted price, as Apple is offering half off the standard subscription rate for its streaming music service.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Pencil 2,' smart voice assistants, 'iPhone 7' and more

Friday May 06, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, we discuss Apple's stock, the 'iPhone 7' and rumors of the headphone jack reappearing, a patent for a possible 'Apple Pencil 2', smart voice assistants, Fitbit's performance, and more.

Apple eyeing 800,000-square-foot property for autonomous car project, report says

Thursday May 05, 2016

Apple, Google parent company Alphabet and a number of established car makers are reportedly on the hunt for prime real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve their respective autonomous vehicle projects, with Apple in particular said to be looking at an 800,000-square-foot plot.

Apple hires former Google inventor with background in electric vehicle charging

Thursday May 05, 2016

Another recent Apple hire has been linked to the company's rumored "Project Titan" automotive initiative, as a report on Thursday uncovered a Google patent application for electric vehicle charging systems co-invented by current Apple employee Kurt Adelberger.

New Immersion lawsuit adds Apple's iPhone 6s, MacBook to patent infringement row

Thursday May 05, 2016

Immersion Corporation, a leader in haptic feedback technology, expanded its legal battle against Apple on Thursday with a new patent infringement suit targeting technology built into iPhone 6s and various MacBook models.

Tim Cook charity auction raises $515K for human rights

Thursday May 05, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook's latest charity auction closed on Thursday, with the winning bid raising$515,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.

Netflix updates iOS app with cellular data controls & more 3D Touch commands

Thursday May 05, 2016

Netflix on Thursday released an important update to its iOS app, enabling more control over streaming on cellular networks, as well as extending the use of 3D Touch gestures.

Early Apple Watch adopters were mostly men, but latecomers are starting to skew toward women

Thursday May 05, 2016

At launch, the overwhelming majority of Apple Watch buyers were men. But in the year since it debuted, women have begun to close the gap and embrace Apple's new wearable platform, new research shows.

Apple & SAP announce partnership on iOS SDK, apps & training

Thursday May 05, 2016

Apple and enterprise software firm SAP on Thursday announced a partnership that will see the creation of a new SDK, allowing the latter company's clients and developers to produce iOS apps exploiting the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Cupertino mayor accuses Apple, responsible for nearly 20% of the city's tax revenue, of not paying enough [u]

Thursday May 05, 2016

The city of Cupertino, Calif. -- which is economically dependent on Apple -- is reportedly embroiled in a conflict over how it should fund the transport infrastructure needed to deal with congestion created by the company, as well as other businesses in the area.

Microsoft stays true to its word, will end free Windows 10 upgrades on July 29

Thursday May 05, 2016

In what could be described as a somewhat surprising move given the company's proclivity for indecision, Microsoft on Thursday announced that it would stick to the plan it announced last year and begin charging for Windows upgrades this summer.

Apple to take Chinese iPhone trademark fight to Supreme People's Court

Thursday May 05, 2016

Apple will continue challenging a recent ruling on the use of the "iPhone" trademark in China, taking the case to the country's Supreme People's Court, the company said in a Thursday press statement.

Apple's online store gains new category for accessibility-focused accessories

Thursday May 05, 2016

Apple on Thursday launched an "Accessibility" section on its online store, making it somewhat easier for the disabled or their caretakers to find equipment for use with Mac and iOS devices.

LAPD cracks iPhone 5S in murder case, but it probably wasn't encrypted

Thursday May 05, 2016

An iPhone 5S being held as evidence in the investigation of a 2014 murder has reportedly been unlocked by the Los Angeles Police Department, though the timing of the crime suggests that the phone in question may not have been protected by encryption.

Search glitches hit iOS and Mac App Stores, concealing major apps [ux2]

Thursday May 05, 2016

The iOS and Mac App Stores are failing to show important apps in search results, or are even showing iPhone apps in iPad-only search results, according to complaints seen on Twitter and received by AppleInsider. [Updated x2]

Ex-Siri team to unveil 'Viv' virtual assistant next week in quest for ubiquitous AI

Wednesday May 04, 2016

After years of development, Siri co-creators and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer are ready to demonstrate "Viv," an advanced virtual assistant that could reinvent the way consumers interact with their devices.