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2017

Apple releases macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 & tvOS 10.2 updates

Monday March 27, 2017

In addition to iOS 10.3, Apple on Monday released macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift, watchOS 3.2 with SiriKit and Theater Mode, and lastly tvOS 10.2, featuring smaller enhancements.

Apple opens developer lottery registration for WWDC 2017 tickets

Monday March 27, 2017

Starting immediately and extending through Friday morning, developers can now sign up for the ticket lottery for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose.

iOS 10.3 now available for iPhone, iPad with Find My AirPods, Apple File System, more

Monday March 27, 2017

After seven beta releases, Apple has released iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods, APFS implementation, and other improvements for developers and the App Store.

Rumor: Siri to get iMessage integration, adapt to user habits in 'iOS 11'

Monday March 27, 2017

Apple is planning a slate of Siri updates for "iOS 11" which should include things like more adaptive AI and integration with iMessage and iCloud, according to a rumor stemming from an Israeli site.

Apple's 2017 Supplier Responsibility Report reveals 2.4M workers taught rights, carbon emissions cut

Monday March 27, 2017

The welfare of workers employed by Apple's partners is continuing to improve, according to the iPhone producer's latest annual Supplier Responsibility Report, with the firms audited also found to be following its lead in becoming more environmentally friendly with their production processes.

Wells Fargo to offer Apple Pay-based ATM transactions later in 2017

Monday March 27, 2017

In launching smartphone-based ATM transactions across the U.S. on Monday, Wells Fargo simultaneously announced plans for NFC support "later this year," including Apple Pay.

UK official calls for government access to encrypted iMessage, WhatsApp messages

Monday March 27, 2017

Apple and other tech companies must provide government intelligence agencies access to encrypted messaging services, the United Kingdom's Home Secretary declared in the wake of the Westminster terrorist attack, claiming there must be "no place for terrorists to hide" from surveillance.

Apple CEO Tim Cook tapped to advise President Trump's 'Office of American Innovation'

Monday March 27, 2017

On Monday U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new White House agency dubbed the "Office of American Innovation," staffed by former business executives and advised by current ones -- among them Apple CEO Tim Cook.

JP Morgan raises Apple target to $165, sees sales of 260M iPhones in 2018

Monday March 27, 2017

Buying in on hype for an anticipated 10th anniversary "iPhone 8" super-cycle, investment firm J.P. Morgan has raised its price target on shares of Apple to $165.

Drake's 'More Life' garners half of its worldwide downloads from Apple Music because of Beats 1

Monday March 27, 2017

A new interview sheds some light on Drake's 300 million worldwide streams for his album More Life in its first week on Apple Music, and discusses the synergies between Beats 1 and Apple's streaming service.

Apple 'stepping up' development of augmented reality glasses, moving towards consumer device - report

Monday March 27, 2017

Apple is reportedly "stepping up its efforts" in developing augmented reality glasses, allocating more resources to the project with the aim of shifting it from research into a consumer product.

T-Mobile adds iPhone AppleCare+ services to Jump, Premium Device Protection add-on plans

Monday March 27, 2017

T-Mobile has added AppleCare services to members subscribing to its extra-cost Premium Device Protection or Jump upgrade programs, allowing for $29 screen repairs.

TSMC gearing up for 'A11' chip production, likely for 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8' -- report

Monday March 27, 2017

Apple chip partner TSMC is said to begin volume production of the "A11" processor in April, with production of 50 million of the chips before July, according to a recent report.

New $329 2017 Apple iPad with A9 processor now shipping, arriving March 30

Monday March 27, 2017

The first batch of 2017 iPads ordered on Friday have shipped from Apple's warehouses, with recipients getting arrival notifications for as soon as March 30.

Head to head: The best calendar apps for iPhone, iPad, and macOS

Sunday March 26, 2017

After two months spent examining the calendar app heavy-hitters available for iPhone and macOS, AppleInsider helps you narrow down the choices.

Frankenphone combines (Product)Red iPhone 7 Plus with Jet Black iPhone face

Saturday March 25, 2017

A YouTube video creator took umbrage to the white bezel on the new (Product)Red iPhone 7 Plus, and swapped out parts with a Jet Black model leading to an iPhone 7 Plus with a red back case, and black front bezel.

Chinese court overturns patent ruling, enabling continued iPhone 6 sales by Apple

Saturday March 25, 2017

The Intellectual Property Court in Beijing has overturned a ruling that found Apple violated a patent belonging to a Chinese tech firm, Shenzhen Baili -- and in the process, removed the threat of a city-wide ban on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales.

Apple's 2017 iPad vs. 2016 9.7" iPad Pro: Which model is right for you?

Saturday March 25, 2017

Paying $270 more for the same size iPad with roughly similar specs can be a tough pill to swallow -- AppleInsider examines the differences between the new 2017 9.7-inch iPad, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro from March 2016.

This week on AI: Apple's $329 'budget' iPad, red iPhones, hacking threats & more

Saturday March 25, 2017

It was a very busy week for Apple, headlined by several surprise announcements on Tuesday, including a new "budget" iPad and a (Product)Red iPhone 7. A hacking group tried to hold Apple iCloud accounts hostage, and WikiLeaks released details of Mac and iOS exploits used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency -- just for a start.

New Apple Park drone footage reveals occupied research and development building, landscaping progress

Friday March 24, 2017

Following a break in nasty weather, the latest drone footage of Apple Park shows yet more landscaping progress, an occupied research and development building, and the removal of most of the heavy-lifting machinery from the campus.