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2016

Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: Graphics processing unit choices

Saturday August 27, 2016

Once again, Apple probably won't rock the boat with any new MacBook Pro, and will likely stick with Intel integrated graphics and lower end next-generation discrete GPUs rather than giving macOS users faster options.

This week on AI: Three iPhones in 2017, Apple takes on Snapchat, surprise iOS 9.3.5 update & more

Saturday August 27, 2016

The "iPhone 7" may still be just around the corner, but the focus of news is already beginning to lean more heavily on future Apple products, including 2017 iPhones, new Macs, and potential health technologies.

Britney Spears' album 'Glory' debuts, but not as Apple Music exclusive

Saturday August 27, 2016

Britney Spears debuted her ninth studio effort, "Glory," on Friday as a non-exclusive streaming release despite reports, and a highly suggestive tweet from Spears herself, that it would land only on Apple Music.

Apple CEO Tim Cook sells $36M in Apple stock after receiving 5-year RSU bonus

Friday August 26, 2016

After receiving a sizable bonus of vested restricted stock units (RSUs) for five years of success as Apple's CEO, Tim Cook on Wednesday cashed in nearly a third of his existing stock cache for a $35.8 million payday.

Spotify allegedly retaliating against Apple Music exclusives by 'burying' artist content [u]

Friday August 26, 2016

While Apple is buying exclusives to keep music off rival streaming services, its main competitor -- Spotify -- is reportedly firing back by "burying" content from artists who sign those deals.

Sources: iPhone 6 series 'touch disease' now accounting for about 11% of Apple Store repairs

Friday August 26, 2016

Exclusive AppleInsider research points to about 11 percent of an Apple Store's daily iPhone service traffic to be related to the so-called "touch disease" problem, eclipsing all other individual issues dealt with by retail personnel on a day-to-day basis.

Apple issues 8th developer beta of iOS 10, 7th public release

Friday August 26, 2016

Beta testers of iOS 10, both public and registered developers, have a new build to test as of Friday, as Apple pushes towards next month's anticipated release of the next-generation mobile operating system. In addition, tvOS 10 beta 7 is also available for developers.

UMG moratorium on exclusives may have killed Lady Gaga deal with Apple Music

Friday August 26, 2016

The decision by Universal Music Group to end exclusives may have also quashed an Apple Music deal involving Lady Gaga and Universal's Interscope label, a report claimed on Friday.

'iPhone 7' production affected by low yields on waterproof speaker, dual camera - report

Friday August 26, 2016

As Apple gears up to launch its next-generation iPhone, key components reportedly face production issues, with low yields allegedly seen for the new dual-lens camera expected on the "iPhone 7 Plus."

Intel plots attack on Apple's partnership with TSMC, looks to build A-series chips by 2018

Friday August 26, 2016

As Intel looks to muscle its way into the smartphone CPU business, the chipmaker has reportedly set its sights on competing with TSMC, the firm currently responsible for the A-series processors found in the iPhone, iPad and more.

Fox Sports Go app for Apple TV lets viewers watch four games simultaneously

Friday August 26, 2016

Fox on Friday released a tvOS version of Fox Sports GO, with a unique interface allowing Apple TV owners to watch up to four games simultaneously -- if they already have authenticated access to the associated channels.

UK carrier EE, Germany's Deutsche Telekom expected to offer six months of free Apple Music

Friday August 26, 2016

Starting next month, U.K. carrier EE and Germany's Deutsche Telekom are both expected to launch promotions in which customers will get six free months of Apple Music, a report said on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Health, machine learning, 'iPhone 7' rumors

Friday August 26, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk acquisitions, Apple Health, Tim Cook's tenure as CEO, and catch you up on all the latest 'iPhone 7' news.

Apple gets green light to add 1,000 jobs at Irish headquarters

Friday August 26, 2016

More than nine months after Apple first announced plans to expand its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, and amid an EU probe into questionable tax practices, the company was recently granted approval to add 1,000 people to its workforce over the next 18 months.

Apple again rumored to axe iPhone home button in 2017

Thursday August 25, 2016

Apple is again rumored to be on track to remove the iconic physical home button from its flagship mobile product, the iPhone, when a next-generation version of the device launches next year.

Apple to integrate Japan's FeliCa tap-to-pay standard in next-gen iPhone, report says

Thursday August 25, 2016

Apple is reportedly working to release a special iPhone model for the Japanese market that will integrate a specific iteration of Sony-developed FeliCa technology, a longstanding tap-to-pay solution for smartphones.

Watchdog group finds Pegatron exploiting workers in lead up to 'iPhone 7' launch

Thursday August 25, 2016

Apple's repeated demands that suppliers cut costs have reportedly prompted "iPhone 7" manufacturing partner Pegatron to skirt the tech giant's audits with covert decreases in effective pay and increases in illegal overtime amid worsening working conditions, according to frequent critic China Labor Watch.

Apple-1 'Celebration' motherboard auction pulls in $815K

Thursday August 25, 2016

The motherboard believed to be amongst the first hand built prototypes for the Apple-1 fell short of million dollar estimates, but still reaped $815,000 with a portion going to charity.

Apple's Siri & rivals being hampered by poor microphone tech

Thursday August 25, 2016

Apple's Siri -- and other voice assistants from the likes of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft -- are being held back by the state microphone hardware, a report noted on Thursday.

Dangerous, targeted iPhone attack nullified by Apple with iOS 9.3.5 patch

Thursday August 25, 2016

More details have emerged about the need for the iOS 9.3.5 patch, which looks to have terminated a trio of exploits capable of a remote jailbreak and mass exfiltration of data from a target's iPhone, including device and account passwords.