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2016

Apple could face slower upgrade cycles as study shows iPhone owners clinging to devices longer

Wednesday June 08, 2016

A slower rate of technical improvements in the iPhone, coupled with new carrier financing plans phasing out two-year subsidies, have helped to change how frequently mobile customers upgrade their Apple handset, a new study has revealed.

Rumor: New MacBook Pros will be announced by Apple this month, begin shipping in August

Wednesday June 08, 2016

Apple is set to revamp its notebook lineup in the coming months, and could pre-announce a drastic change to its MacBook Pro hardware as soon as this month, a new rumor claims.

Gamevice iOS gaming controllers gain prime real estate at Apple retail stores

Wednesday June 08, 2016

Apple has once again chosen to spotlight a third-party product with prime shelf space at its retail stores, partnering with Gamevice to push sales of its lineup of iOS-compatible gaming controllers.

Apple's Taiwanese bonds come in higher than expected at $1.38B

Wednesday June 08, 2016

Apple actually did nearly 40 better than anticipated in its first Taiwanese bond sale, raising $1.38 billion, a report indicated on Wednesday.

UberPOOL for iPhone adds estimated arrival time, promises $2 credit if you're late

Wednesday June 08, 2016

iPhone users looking to save money on an Uber ride in L.A. can now view estimated arrival times for the company's UberPOOL option, and they'll even receive a $2 credit toward their next trip if the ETA is missed.

Apple's 'Hey Siri' helps mom call ambulance, saves life of baby

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Siri is expected to gain volumes of new skills if and when Apple releases a rumored software development kit, but it was the virtual assistant's existing abilities that recently proved critical in preserving the life of a baby girl.

CurrentC inches closer to death as Apple Pay adds over 30 banks

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Payments industry hopeful CurrentC continued its slow death march on Tuesday, announcing plans to officially end beta testing later in June without plans for wider rollout. In related news, Apple Pay this week gained support from more than 30 U.S. banks and credit unions.

Success of next-generation iPhone could rest with Siri, survey says

Tuesday June 07, 2016

A fresh survey published ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference suggests updates to Siri and the unlocking of the digital assistant's software development kit could be a key factor in future iPhone adoption, a topic of keen interest coming off Apple's first ever handset sales contraction.

After Apple's objections, UK removes encryption backdoors from Investigatory Powers Bill before passing

Tuesday June 07, 2016

The U.K. House of Commons has passed a limited version of its Investigatory Powers Bill after removing controversial elements that would have demanded that manufacturers like Apple to weaken or build backdoors into their encryption products.

Apple's WWDC live stream webpage goes live ahead of June 13 keynote

Tuesday June 07, 2016

In preparation of next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple on Tuesday activated a landing page for its upcoming keynote live stream, inviting those unable to attend in person to take part in the online broadcast.

Rumor: Supplier already shipping hinges for Apple's redesigned 13" MacBook Pro

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Though new MacBooks aren't expected to launch until later this year, a new supply chain report claims that one key component supplier is sending parts to Apple as the company gears up for a completely revamped notebook design.

iTunes U expands cloud support, new Google app turns Live Photos into GIFs

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Apple on Tuesday released an important update to its iTunes U iOS app, adding features like a cloud-capable document picker. Google meanwhile debuted Motion Stills, an iPhone app that creates unusual GIFs based on Live Photos.

Microsoft throwing developer party at Apple's WWDC, says its iOS apps set 'gold standard'

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Microsoft wants to inject its own software and services into the agenda for Apple's Worldwide Developers conference next week, hoping to lure attendees to an offsite afterparty with the promise of drinks and prizes.

ITC investigates Apple & AT&T over haptic patent complaints by Immersion

Tuesday June 07, 2016

On Tuesday the U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into Apple and AT&T, following up on a complaint by San Jose's Immersion that various products are violating its haptic feedback patents.

Deals: 12.9-inch iPad Pro for $869; 15-inch MacBook Pro for $1,600; $200 off 13-inch MacBook Pro

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Apple authorized resellers this week are discounting 12.9-inch iPad Pros by up to $100, bringing the Space Gray model down to $869. Plus, score a 15-inch MacBook Pro for under $1,600 -- or save $200 on the smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro with your choice of free Parallels 11 or a 1-year LoJack subscription.

Apple stock currently has limited potential downside for investors, UBS says

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Barring a complete meltdown of its iPhone business, shares of Apple stock have limited potential downside at their current trading price, investment firm UBS said on Tuesday.

Apple issues latest iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 betas to public testers

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Members of Apple's public beta testing program can now access the latest builds of both iOS 9.3.3 and OS X 10.11.6, a day after the pre-release software was provided to registered developers.

Apple Pay expansion could coincide with WWDC, Switzerland launch rumored for June 13

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Apple Pay is reportedly launching in Switzerland next Monday, June 13 -- the same day that WWDC kicks off, potentially signaling that an expansion throughout Europe could be announced.

NBC Sports Radio live streaming station added to Apple Music

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Apple's internet radio options expanded on Tuesday with the addition of NBC Sports Radio, a 24-hour live station with high-profile sports talk personalities.

Apple begins hiring for 'several' Mexican Apple Stores

Tuesday June 07, 2016

Apple is ramping up hiring for "several" stores in Mexico, despite having yet to launch its first one in the country, according to job listings shared on Tuesday.