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2017

Apple secures lower streaming rate in new deal with Warner Music Group, report says

Wednesday September 06, 2017

Apple has reached a new agreement with Warner Music Group that will see the tech giant pay out a smaller percentage of Apple Music revenue than it did when the service launched in 2015.

Apple recruits four TV executives to growing video team, offers hints at future programming

Wednesday September 06, 2017

Apple recently hired four veteran television executives to join its quickly growing video content team, with the new recruits tasked to head up original programming initiatives including documentary series.

Apple issues $5B bond sale to fund capital return program

Wednesday September 06, 2017

Following initial notice of a pending bond sale, Apple on Wednesday launched a $5 billion U.S. dollar-denominated debt offering to fund its capital return program, outstanding debt, acquisitions and other operational expenses.

Apple developer portal undergoes maintenance after system 'glitch' [u]

Wednesday September 06, 2017

Apple on Wednesday removed a number of online developer tools from circulation, saying the assets are down for maintenance, but some members are reporting troubling changes to account details that hint at a potential security breach.

Questionable slide leak hints Apple abandoned rear-mounted Touch ID on 'iPhone 8'

Wednesday September 06, 2017

A suspicious video of an alleged Foxconn presentation suggests that Apple was at one point testing a rear-facing Touch ID sensor on the "iPhone 8," but later abandoned the idea.

US House unanimously approves measures to speed up autonomous car testing

Wednesday September 06, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a proposal that could accelerate the testing and deployment of self-driving cars, though not without safety concerns from some parties.

Deals: High-end 2016 15" MacBook Pro for $2,299 ($800 off); 27" iMac 5K w/ Radeon 580 for $2,099 ($200 off); $200 off top of the line 13" Touch Bar

Wednesday September 06, 2017

Shoppers this week can take advantage of the lowest price ever on Apple's 15" MacBook Pro (2.9GHz, 512GB, Radeon 460), which is now $2,299 ($800 off) with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or opt for a 2017 27" iMac 5K with Radeon 580 graphics for $2,099 after a $200 cash rebate. Apple's current top of the line 13" MacBook Pro is also $200 off.

Apple's Phil Schiller & wife donate $10M to Maine's Bowdoin College

Wednesday September 06, 2017

Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, have together donated $10 million to Bowdoin College in Maine -- a school their sons Erik and Mark attended, the latter graduating this year.

Apple expected to begin preorders of new iPhone releases on Friday, Sept. 15

Wednesday September 06, 2017

With Apple's omnibus fall release event scheduled on Sept. 12, reports are circulating that Sept. 15 will see preorders for products commence -- and if the history of time elapsed between announcement and pre-order is any indication, the rumors are correct.

T-Mobile bundles Netflix subscription with unlimited One family plans

Wednesday September 06, 2017

T-Mobile has announced that starting Sept. 12, people subscribed to the company's unlimited One family plans will get access to Netflix for free, in a twist that could be meant to lure "iPhone 8" buyers.

Apple makes tenth beta of iOS 11 available to developers for iPhone, iPad

Wednesday September 06, 2017

A week after the last update, Apple has delivered the tenth developer's beta for iOS 11 with unspecified changes since the last update.

Samsung is sole supplier of costly 'iPhone 8' OLED, putting Apple in 'urgent need' of alternatives

Wednesday September 06, 2017

The upcoming launch of the "iPhone 8" will reportedly see Apple in a precarious position in terms of parts, as the only company currently capable of producing OLED panels for the new edge-to-edge display is said to be rival Samsung.

Spat between Apple & India over 'Do Not Disturb' app could lead to new data rules

Wednesday September 06, 2017

The impasse between Apple and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India over the country's "Do Not Disturb" app could be swung by future rules that would force Apple to allow it, a report suggested on Wednesday.

Apple allegedly making big push for $5 billion James Bond 007 movie franchise rights

Wednesday September 06, 2017

After a 2015 expiration of the last deal for the James Bond 007 film franchise, a new report claims that Apple, Amazon, and Warner Bros. are sparring over production rights for future films.

PSA: Zello app for iPhone is not an actual walkie-talkie, still needs internet connectivity to work

Wednesday September 06, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and with Irma approaching, word is spreading about "push to talk" iPhone app Zello. However, downloaders should be aware that the app requires not only a solid internet connection, but connectivity to Zello's servers to function.

Logitech's MX Ergo trackball provides ergonomics, multiple device control to Mac users

Wednesday September 06, 2017

Logitech is revisiting ergonomics on the Mac, with the new MX Ergo wireless trackball, allowing users to customize angle for maximum comfort.

Apple uses iOS 10 Tips app to start teaching iOS 11 features

Wednesday September 06, 2017

Apple has begun pushing out Tips notifications to iOS 10 users, encouraging them to get familiar with some of the features coming in this fall's iOS 11 -- perhaps a sign that the update is as little as a week away.

Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater includes rotating elevators, retracting demo room wall

Wednesday September 06, 2017

When Apple hosts its "iPhone 8" event on Sept. 12, the media will be treated to elaborate features in the completed Steve Jobs Theater, such as a pair of custom rotating elevators and a clever way of ushering people into the product demonstration area.

Rumor: Photos show Foxconn shipping pallets of 'iPhone 8' units to Apple in USA

Wednesday September 06, 2017

A pair of photos from China claim to show pallets of "iPhone 8" units boxed up to be sent to Apple in America, ahead of next Tuesday's highly anticipated unveiling at the Steve Jobs Theater.

Latest Apple Park drone video shows completed Steve Jobs Theater ahead of Sept. 12 event

Tuesday September 05, 2017

Exactly one week ahead of Apple's Sept. 12 special event, drone pilot Duncan Sinfield takes to the skies to offer one last look at Apple Park before the company is expected to hold its first ever product unveiling at the campus's Steve Jobs Theater.