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2017

Rumor: Apple intends to replace Touch ID fingerprint scanner with advanced facial recognition

Monday July 03, 2017

Piggybacking on an earlier report claiming that "iPhone 8" will not feature a fingerprint scanner embedded in its OLED display, another report now says that Apple intends to introduce advanced facial recognition technology that will replace the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch ID fingerprint sensor into 'iPhone 8' OLED display

Monday July 03, 2017

A list of 10 features that the "iPhone 8" will have -- or lack -- has been published by noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes Apple will not embed a Touch ID sensor under the screen.

Watch: See iOS 11's Do Not Disturb While Driving feature in action

Monday July 03, 2017

Apple hopes to make the roads safer with this fall's release of iOS 11, which will automatically disable notifications when in a car thanks to a new feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving. Here's how it will work.

Tidal exclusivity ending on Jay-Z's '4:44,' Kanye claims he's owed $3M by music service

Monday July 03, 2017

In the wake of reports of Kanye West complaining that Tidal owes him millions, sources claim that Jay-Z's confessional album "4:44" will see release on Apple Music around July 8.

Apple could invest up to $2.62 billion in LG's new iPhone OLED factory

Monday July 03, 2017

Apple appears to be widening supply options for future OLED screen deliveries, with multiple media reports claiming that it is on the cusp of a deal with LG to expand manufacturing capacity.

Apple's first Taiwan retail store opening draws overnight crowds

Sunday July 02, 2017

As scheduled, Apple on Saturday local Taiwan time opened the doors to Apple Taipei 101, the company's latest retail outlet and first location in Taiwan.

This week on AI: iPhone's 10th anniversary, High Sierra public beta, Google's $2.7B fine, and more

Saturday July 01, 2017

In a week largely dominated by examination of the iPhone's impact on the industry and our lives, the European Commission whacked Google with a record $2.7 antitrust penalty regarding its search engine behavior, Apple released iOS 11 and High Sierra betas to the public beta tester pool, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Qualcomm is moving forward.

Apple Watch latest target in Uniloc's quickly growing legal barrage against Apple

Friday June 30, 2017

Notorious non-practicing entity Uniloc continued its legal attack against Apple on Friday with a new filing claiming infringement of three related patents covering motion tracking, or more specifically technology applicable to fitness devices like Apple Watch.

Starcraft: Remastered lands on macOS August 14 with updated graphics, 4K support

Friday June 30, 2017

Blizzard will ship 'StarCraft: Remastered' for macOS on August 14, with the developer remaking the original game in the real-time strategy franchise with a number of updates to modernize the title, including a full graphical upgrade with support for 4K-resolution displays and backwards compatibility to the older, free version.

Showdown: Apple's 2015 iMac vs. 2017 iMac

Friday June 30, 2017

Apple's 5K iMacs have been extremely popular, especially with content creators, and this year's hardware refresh packs in even more bang for the buck. If you're trying to decide between buying the latest model, or a discounted late 2015, AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they compare.

4th of July Coupon Deals: Save $70 on every Mid 2017 12" MacBook and 13" MacBook Pro, plus no tax in 48 states

Friday June 30, 2017

Readers can exclusively save an additional $50 at Adorama this holiday weekend on top of instant cash discounts on every Mid 2017 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys. These deals offers shoppers the lowest prices available with no tax collected outside NY and NJ, plus free shipping.

Apple Watch National Park celebration launches with Messages stickers for participants

Friday June 30, 2017

Apple has launched a celebration of America's national parks, with awards and stickers for Messages inspired by national parks for workout rewards.

Alpine delivers first in-dash wireless CarPlay receiver you can install yourself

Friday June 30, 2017

Drivers can now ditch their Lightning cable and use Apple's CarPlay with the new Alpine iLX-107 in-car infotainment system, which is now shipping for aftermarket vehicle installs.

A10X Fusion chip in new iPad Pro first consumer device built on TSMC's 10nm process

Friday June 30, 2017

Third party analysts have examined the A10X Fusion processor found in the new iPad Pro, and it has been confirmed to be the first chip in a device using TMSC's FinFET 10nm chip fabrication process.

Samsung reportedly spending $21B to expand OLED capacity for 'iPhone 8,' future devices

Friday June 30, 2017

Possibly flush with OLED screen orders for the "iPhone 8," Samsung is reportedly beefing up its production capacity by building new factories at a pair of new sites in South Korea.

AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone at 10, in-display fingerprint readers, reviews, more

Friday June 30, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk 10 years of iPhone, Qualcomm's patent on an ultrasonic fingerprint reader embedded within a display, and more.

Apple's first iPhone was also the first to realize the potential of the smartphone

Thursday June 29, 2017

The iPhone was the phone I'd wanted all along. I had been trying to use cell phones as if they were iPhones for years, but nothing really stuck.

Dr. Applelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the iPhone

Thursday June 29, 2017

It was 2008. I had just recently returned to the U.S. after a three-year stint in Japan, the place where all tech lover dreams come true, and iPhone was all the rage. But I wasn't convinced.

Apple posts short movie 'Detour' by Michel Gondry shot entirely on iPhone

Thursday June 29, 2017

As part of its ongoing iPhone advertising campaign, Apple on Thursday posted to its French website a short film called Detour, which was shot entirely using iPhone 7 hardware by French director Michel Gondry.

Apple's iPhone changed both the face of phones and personal computing

Thursday June 29, 2017

Though Apple co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone at the MacWorld Expo on January 9, 2007, it would not be until Friday, June 29, 2007, that it officially went on sale. You had one choice in cellular carriers, AT&T, and though it did not support the then-new 3G network or have any apps, it was described as "revolutionary" and "game-changing" by the press.