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2017

Apple's lower iTunes Affiliate rates only apply to in-app commissions, report says

Thursday May 04, 2017

Clarifying a recently announced iTunes Affiliate Program policy change that reduces commission rates, a report on Wednesday claims the new schedule applies only to in-app links, not websites and other outlets.

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Thursday May 04, 2017

It's giveaway time! We're giving away another free pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader. Follow us for your chance to win the popular W1 accessory and avoid Apple's current 6-week wait.

First Singapore Apple Store to open soon after long delay

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Construction barriers blocking off Apple's first Singapore store were dismantled this week to reveal an "Apple loves Singapore" mural covering what will likely be a two-story glass facade, suggesting work on the flagship outlet is nearing completion.

Apple highlights US job creation on new webpage, touts 2M jobs across 50 states

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple on Wednesday debuted a new webpage dedicated to highlighting the company's efforts toward generating jobs in the U.S., including the creation of two million jobs broken down by state, operating segment and more.

Apple Watch helped CEO Tim Cook lose 30 pounds

Wednesday May 03, 2017

During a Wednesday interview with Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the constant feedback and health monitoring functions provided by Apple Watch helped him lose 30 pounds.

Apple to create $1B 'advanced manufacturing fund' in US

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said the company has created a $1 billion manufacturing fund that will help stimulate job growth in the United States.

Qualcomm seeks to block US iPhone imports - report

Wednesday May 03, 2017

As a part of the legal battle between the two firms, Qualcomm is reportedly looking to secure a ban on Apple's U.S. iPhone imports -- a move that would financially devastate the Cupertino tech giant if successful.

Apple's Clips video app updated with Live Title editing, other improvements

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple updated its new Clips video editing app on Wednesday, bringing a few user interface improvements like easier Live Title editing and automated sharing suggestions to the social media sharing tool.

US homebuilder Brookfield makes Apple HomeKit standard in new homes

Wednesday May 03, 2017

U.S. homebuilder Brookfield Residential on Wednesday announced that all of its new southern California communities will by default come with Apple HomeKit accessories, making them controllable via Siri or iOS 10's native Home app.

Tim Cook to appear on CNBC's 'Mad Money with Jim Cramer' for third consecutive spring

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook will take to "Mad Money with Jim Cramer" Wednesday evening on CNBC to discuss Apple's latest earnings, and the future of Apple.

Cook claims Q2 iPhone performance better in light of channel inventory cuts

Wednesday May 03, 2017

While iPhone shipments were down year-over-year in the March quarter to 50.8 million, Apple CEO defended this in Tuesday's results call, citing a simultaneous reduction in channel inventory by 1.2 million units.

Tim Cook says Apple is 'investing aggressively' in the future of the Mac

Wednesday May 03, 2017

In Tuesday's Apple earnings conference call, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook declared that the company was "investing aggressively" in the Mac, signaling that meaningful refreshes are in the pike for years to come.

Volkswagen makes iPhone internal standard, Capital One adopts Mac & Apple Watch

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Two more large corporations -- German automaker Volkswagen, and U.S. bank Capital One -- are deploying Apple products as internal standards, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the company's quarterly results call.

13" MacBook Pro Deals: $1,399 base model ($100 off); 512GB Touch Bar + AppleCare for $1,999 ($250 off); 1TB config $2,299 w/ no tax in 48 states

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on Late 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros this week with $100 discounts on non-Touch Bar models and up to $250 off Touch Bar configs with AppleCare. Plus, enjoy free shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Wall Street dismisses Apple's March quarter as minor speed bump, price targets raised at UBS & Cowen

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2017 was largely a mixed bag, in the eyes of investors, who saw some positives but were also disappointed by some results. Analysts reacting to the quarterly results were largely indifferent on the short term, remaining focused on growth of the company's Services business and an anticipated "iPhone 8" super-cycle.

'Hulu With Live TV' service and streaming app launches on iPhone, iPad

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Hulu has launched its rumored "Hulu with Live TV" service with an app debuting on the iOS App Store, offering live streaming access to major television networks -- but similar to the early DirecTV launch, the service is labeled as beta.

With AirPods, Beats & surging Apple Watch sales, Apple's wearables business the size of a Fortune 500 company

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Apple Watch sales "nearly doubled year-over-year" in the March quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the company's quarterly results call, helping to push combined wearables revenues into Fortune 500 levels.

Inventec allegedly tapped for Apple's rumored standalone Siri speaker product

Wednesday May 03, 2017

Long-time Apple supplier Inventec has been selected by Apple to churn out Apple's rumored Siri speaker, if supply chain reports out of China are to be believed.

Apple Pay adds support for 21 U.S. banks, HSBC in Australia

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Overshadowed by Apple's earnings call for the second fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple Pay on Tuesday officially added support for 21 new U.S. financial institutions, as well as HSBC for Australian customers.

Friday Labs ships crowdfunded smart lock, adds HomeKit compatibility

Tuesday May 02, 2017

Two years after a successful funding round on Indiegogo, startup Friday Labs on Tuesday said it began shipping its HomeKit-enabled Friday smart lock to backers, while at the same time opening pre-orders to new customers.