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2016

Apple allegedly in talks to buy self-balancing motorcycle outfit Lit Motors

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Amid quashed rumors about a McLaren deal, Apple is also reportedly considering a takeover of Lit Motors, a startup with a self-balancing, all-electric motorcycle.

Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Air with free AppleCare for $749 (and no tax outside NY)

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Extremely Limited: While supplies last, grab Apple's 13" MacBook Air (Early 2015) with 128GB of storage and 3 full years of AppleCare extended warranty protection (a $250 value) for the unbelievably low price of $749 with no sales tax if you live outside NY. Or step up to a model with 256GB of storage for just $80 more.

Apple to reopen stores in Arizona, California & Virginia on Sept. 24, replace Birmingham UK outlet

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Apple is set to reopen four U.S. stores on Sept. 24, scattered across the states of Arizona, California, and Virginia. On the same date, the company will open a new outlet in Birmingham, England, replacing an earlier location.

Facebook Messenger adds support for iOS 10's extended CallKit controls

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Facebook on Wednesday pushed out an update to its Messenger iOS app, quietly adding support for Apple's CallKit framework, which was introduced alongside iOS 10 earlier this month.

Sony, Nokia proxy company awarded $3 million in latest round of patent battles with Apple

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Another long-term Apple legal battle with a patent holding company has concluded its latest step, with a jury ruling that Apple has violated ring-silencing patents, granting a $3 million damages award to proxy company MobileMedia Ideas.

Apple's first iOS 10.1 beta enables iPhone 7 Plus bokeh 'Portrait' mode

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Promised to arrive later this year, the new "Portrait" mode utilizing the dual-lens design of the iPhone 7 Plus camera is available to test now with the newly released iOS 10.1 beta for developers.

McLaren Automotive denies reports of Apple buyout talks

Wednesday September 21, 2016

After rumors swirled of a potential Apple buy of boutique sports car vendor McLaren Automotive, the car manufacturer has denied that it is having investment talks with Apple at this time.

Apple issues first betas of iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.1, more

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Just a few days after all of Apple's major platforms were updated publicly, developers have been supplied with new beta releases of point-one updates, including iOS 10.1 and watchOS 3.1.

Samsung, carriers pushing update with safety alert to un-exchanged Galaxy Note 7 phones

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Amidst reports of replacement stock finally arriving at retail, Samsung is taking additional steps to ensure that Galaxy Note 7 owners turn in devices for exchange, and is in the process of pushing an update to all un-repaired devices urging owners to power down the device and comply with the recall.

Apple sees leading share of US & European smartwatch markets slip ahead of Apple Watch Series 2

Wednesday September 21, 2016

While Apple was still on top of the American and European smartwatch markets in the July quarter, the company saw its grip weaken slightly as people waited for a second-generation Apple Watch, according to a research report published this week.

Deals: $100-$330 off 13" MacBook Airs; $20 off iPhones over $200; MovieSherlock Pro for $15

Wednesday September 21, 2016

As fall approaches, shoppers can save $100-$330 on 13" MacBook Airs from B&H with free Office 365 and/or Parallels 12. Or snap up a new iPhone 7 on eBay and save an extra $20 with coupon savings. MovieSherlock Pro for Mac is also 62% off.

Apple reportedly in discussions to buy sports car manufacturer McLaren

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Reports are circulating that Apple is in the midst of conversations to buy some aspects of the McLaren Technology Group, specifically, the division that is known for hand-crafted luxury high-performance sports cars to supplement the Apple Car project.

Inside iOS 10: How to install, use and remove apps for Messages

Wednesday September 21, 2016

New to iOS 10 is deep app integration with Apple's Messages app. The process to add a third party's functionality to Messages isn't a one-click process, though -- here's how to do it.

Apple seen building 75M iPhone 7 units by end of 2016, focusing on 7 Plus

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Apple is likely building more iPhone 7 units than expected in the second half of 2016, particularly 7 Plus models, according to a new analyst memo seen by AppleInsider.

Google launches Allo 'smart' messaging app with Google Assistant AI

Wednesday September 21, 2016

As promised, Google late Tuesday launched Allo, a so-called "smart" messaging app that sets itself apart from the crowd by integrating artificial intelligence assistant akin to Apple's Siri.

Japanese government mulls divestiture of Japan Display amid iPhone sales slowdown

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Apple iPhone supplier Japan Display might lose backing from its top investor, the government-backed fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, if it fails to prove capable of turning a profit independent of Apple's market performance.

Apple Pay expands to 33 additional U.S. banks and credit unions

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Coinciding with Tuesday's release of macOS Sierra, and the advent of Apple Pay for the web, Apple updated its running list of supporting U.S. financial institutions to reflect the addition of 33 new banks and credit unions.

Apple Watch Series 2 sees strong demand from upgraders, millennials

Tuesday September 20, 2016

According to fresh statistics released Tuesday, a sizable chunk of Apple Watch Series 2 pre-orders went to customers who own the original Apple Watch, while millennials replaced Gen X as the largest buyer demographic.

Inside macOS Sierra: Siri on the desktop

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Heralded at the 2016 WWDC, Apple has brought its Siri voice assistant technology to MacOS Sierra, which even in its first incarnation on the desktop brings a wealth of possibilities for workflow expansion and knowledge navigation.

Apple spends an estimated $225 on iPhone 7 hardware, more than iPhone 6s

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Though Apple CEO Tim Cook famously dismissed bill of material estimates from supply chain "guesstimators," market research firms continue to pump out calculations, with the latest figures claiming Apple spends a total of $224.80 on iPhone 7 hardware.