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2016

Apple's iOS 9 now on 3 out of 4 compatible devices as adoption rates rise

Tuesday January 12, 2016

In statistics shared with developers on Monday, Apple revealed distribution of the latest iOS 9 mobile operating system now stands at 75 percent, a number up 5 percent since the last check in November.

Skype to bring free group calling to iPhones, iPads, other mobile devices

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Skype users will soon be able to make free group video calls from mobile devices like iPhones, iPods, and iPads, just as they can on Macs, PCs, and Xboxes, the Microsoft-owned company announced on Tuesday.

Apple bucks downward PC market spiral, was lone manufacturer to see growth in 2015

Tuesday January 12, 2016

The latest statistics from market research firm Gartner show Apple as the lone top-five PC vendor that grew worldwide shipments from 2014, bucking an negative market trend that saw shipments decline for the fourth consecutive year.

Merrill Lynch upgrades AAPL to 'Buy,' says worries factored into current price

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Apple stock from "Neutral" to "Buy" on Tuesday, with an analyst at the firm suggesting that any worries about channel or supply chain checks are already factored into share prices.

New estimate says Apple Watch accounted for over half of 2015 smartwatch shipments

Tuesday January 12, 2016

The Apple Watch was far and away the most popular smartwatch during 2015, accounting for about 51.5 percent of shipments, or 8.8 million units, according to a Jupiter Research estimate.

VLC comes to Apple TV with wide format support, 'Remote Playback' feature

Tuesday January 12, 2016

VideoLAN on Tuesday released a tvOS version of VLC, making the video playback app native to the Apple TV for the first time.

Microsoft rep pans iPad Pro, says Apple's tablet is 'always going to be a companion device'

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Apple's foray into large-format touchscreen productivity is by its very nature incapable of being the same kind of standalone workhorse as Microsoft's Surface line, a spokesperson for the Redmond-based company said this week.

watchOS 2.2 features new quick links for Apple Maps in Glances view

Tuesday January 12, 2016

The Apple Maps Glance for Apple Watch has been reimagined with watchOS 2.2, providing users with quick links to directions to their home, work, nearby locations, and more.

China's iPhone-clone Xiaomi defending its valuation after missing sales targets

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Xiaomi--a Chinese startup that aimed to push out high volumes of low cost smartphones and then make money on ecosystem-related services--has missed its volume goal for 2015 while substantial revenues from services remain a "figment," casting doubts upon its $46 billion valuation.

Twitter brings Periscope video streams into iOS users' timelines

Tuesday January 12, 2016

People using the Twitter iOS app can now see Periscope video feeds embedded in tweets, instead of having to switch to the separate Periscope app, Twitter announced on Tuesday.

Safari gets developer-focused tune-up in iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4

Tuesday January 12, 2016

User-facing features -- like the new Night Shift mode -- stole the spotlight during Monday's surprise preview of Apple's next iOS release, but web developers have a few things of their own to smile about in Safari 9.1.

Inside iOS 9.3: 'Auto Switch' lets you use multiple Apple Watches with one iPhone

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Upon installing iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, users can take advantage of a new feature Apple has dubbed "Auto Switch," allowing users to own multiple styles of Apple Watch and swap them out with ease.

Apple to help build AU Optronics into AMOLED supplier for future iPhones, rumors claim

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Apple is planning to invest in Taiwan's AU Optronics and build the firm into an AMOLED screen supplier for future iPhones, reports said on Tuesday.

Inside iOS 9.3: Apple's native apps gain new 3D Touch shortcuts on iPhone 6s

Tuesday January 12, 2016

The upcoming release of iOS 9.3 will bring new 3D Touch shortcuts to Apple's built-in apps on the iPhone 6s, most notably giving users the ability to quickly update App Store installs, or access battery or Wi-Fi settings.

Piper Jaffray lowers March iPhone estimates to 55M, sees return to growth in fall 2016

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Ahead of Apple's upcoming quarterly earnings report, investment firm Piper Jaffray lowered iPhone shipment estimates to 55 million units for the current quarter, but maintains AAPL is the year's top stock pick.

App Analytics data now available for tvOS apps

Monday January 11, 2016

Overshadowed by Monday's tsunami of iOS, Mac and tvOS beta releases, Apple announced an expansion to its App Analytics tool that lets developers measure user engagement and monetization of tvOS apps.

Apple to open new Paris flagship store, offices in Champs-Elysees building

Monday January 11, 2016

Apple has reportedly signed a 12-year lease for an entire building along Paris' historic Avenue des Champs-Élysées, where it plans to open a flagship Apple Store in the next two to three years .

Apple's electric car project an 'open secret,' says Elon Musk

Monday January 11, 2016

In an interview on Monday, Tesla founder Elon Musk said it is obvious that Apple is working on an electric car to rival products from established automakers, though he doesn't foresee a Cupertino-designed vehicle threating growing Tesla sales.

Apple denies plans to build iOS-to-Android migration tool

Monday January 11, 2016

Apple is not, in fact, working on a migration tool to help iPhone owners switch to Android, a spokesperson said on Monday, in a rare instance of the company commenting on rumors.

Apple publishes first comprehensive list of CarPlay-compatible vehicles

Monday January 11, 2016

Having finally accumulated a large enough stable of partners for the platform, Apple on Monday published an official list of current and (some) future vehicles compatible with CarPlay.