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2016

DOJ confirms successful iPhone data extraction, withdraws encryption case against Apple [u]

Monday March 28, 2016

The Department of Justice on Monday filed to withdraw a legal action compelling Apple's assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings, saying it successfully gained access to, and extracted data from, the target device.

How the iPhone SE will help drive Apple's sales internationally

Monday March 28, 2016

Arguably, the new iPhone SE is aimed less at Apple's U.S. home than the international market, where such a device has been a long time coming. Apple's next-gen 4-inch should perform well as standalone model, drawing overseas customers into the sticky iOS ecosystem.

Facebook plans to use Messenger for retail point-of-sale service, could integrate Apple Pay

Monday March 28, 2016

The popular Facebook Messenger app could soon become far more than a chat client, with the social networking service apparently planning to offer in-store purchases through its mobile app, after the company signaled it could partner with Apple Pay for retail checkouts.

Apple releases updated iOS 9.3 to fix Activation Lock bug on older devices

Monday March 28, 2016

Apple on Monday pushed out yet another new build of its iOS 9.3 mobile operating system, attempting to fix issues related to an Activation Lock bug that presented itself on older iPhones and iPads.

T-Mobile targets rival US carriers with 'Wireless Customer Bill of Rights'

Monday March 28, 2016

T-Mobile on Monday announced a new marketing tactic, the "Wireless Customer Bill of Rights," which it plans to wield against its main rivals in the U.S. carrier market.

Harvard uses iPhone app to study long-term damage to former NFL players

Monday March 28, 2016

Harvard Univeristy is reportedly studying the long-term impact of injuries to former NFL players by way of an iPhone app based on Apple's ResearchKit platform.

Kanye West changes his tune, releases a single track from new album on Apple Music

Monday March 28, 2016

After vowing to never bring his latest creation, "The Life of Pablo," to Apple Music, Kanye West has released a single track from the hit album on streaming services, including Apple's own.

iPhone SE preorders top 3.4M in China, gold & rose gold most popular - report

Monday March 28, 2016

Though Apple hasn't announced any official sales figures, preorders for the iPhone SE are said to have exceeded 3.4 million so far in China alone, according to data from local retailers.

Web link bug in iOS 9.3 causes apps to crash, freeze

Monday March 28, 2016

In what appears to be yet another bug in Apple's latest iOS point release, users running iOS 9.3 are reporting system stability issues when attempting to open hyperlinks in Safari, Mail, and Messages, as well as third party Web browsers like Google Chrome.

Will Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro take a chunk out of Microsoft Windows?

Sunday March 27, 2016

During its March 21 press event, Apple was keen to market the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro as a Windows PC replacement, pointing out that most 12.9-inch Pro buyers are switchers. But does the smaller Pro stand a chance of luring more converts?

New iPhone model with curved glass case, 5.8" AMOLED display due in 2017, insider says

Saturday March 26, 2016

Apple has plans to introduce a new high-end iPhone model in 2017 that sports a curved glass case and 5.8-inch AMOLED display, a radical departure from current-generation aluminum models.

How Apple's new, powerful 4-inch iPhone SE is built for the future

Saturday March 26, 2016

The inclusion of Apple's latest and greatest processor and camera technology in the iPhone SE ensures that both customers and Apple will be able to stand by the device for years to come.

This week on AI: iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, Apple Watch changes & more

Saturday March 26, 2016

The week began with Apple announcing a collection of new products, mainly the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but continued to be eventful, with developments in the encryption debate, problems with iOS 9.3, and future plans for Apple Pay.

Foxconn reported to ink Sharp deal next week, pay smaller bailout

Friday March 25, 2016

After a series of false starts, Apple supplier Foxconn has successfully reached an agreement to buy out embattled Japanese tech giant Sharp and will ink an official deal next week, local reports say.

Apple, other tech companies decry North Carolina anti-LGBT law

Friday March 25, 2016

Big tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google have voiced opposition to the passing of a controversial North Carolina law that dissolves anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

Apple requests delay in NYC iPhone encryption case, citing FBI's efforts to unlock San Bernardino phone

Friday March 25, 2016

Apple on Thursday filed to extend the briefing schedule of a court case in New York regarding a passcode protected iPhone, saying proceedings should be delayed until the FBI reports on the viability of a potential encryption workaround in a tangentially related case in San Bernardino.

Cost of out-of-warranty Apple Watch Sport repairs drops to $199

Friday March 25, 2016

As of this week, the Apple Watch is not only cheaper to buy, but also to repair in the event that it's broken without an AppleCare+ warranty, with a new cost of $199 per incident.

Trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your iPhone or iPad ahead of Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro [U]

Friday March 25, 2016

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is when Apple introduces new models, like it did this month with the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBack World, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services. [Updated Pricing 4/20/16]

Shootout: Apple's new 9.7" iPad Pro vs. iPad Air 2

Friday March 25, 2016

The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is meant to be a successor to the iPad Air 2 as much as a cheaper alternative to its 12.9-inch sibling. But what separates the 9.7-inch Pro from its predecessor, and what's unchanged?

Netflix admits to throttling video on AT&T & Verizon, says it was to protect viewers

Friday March 25, 2016

Netflix has been throttling video for AT&T and Verizon mobile subscribers for over five years, the streaming service has newly admitted, claiming it was in customers' best interests.