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2016

Drake lip syncs to Taylor Swift, pumps iron in new Apple Music ad

Sunday November 20, 2016

Apple on Sunday released a new Apple Music ad spot featuring Drake getting pumped -- literally and metaphorically -- to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," a meta callback to Swift's own commercial for the streaming music service.

Apple's Ive and Newson unveil unadorned fir trees for Claridge's Christmas installation

Saturday November 19, 2016

Apple CDO Jony Ive and part time company collaborator Marc Newson on Saturday unveiled their awaited interpretation of Claridge's Christmas tree in London. The installation, which is quite literally a small grove of completely bare fir trees, once again proves the pair of industrial designers masters of the austere.

Apple Deals: 32GB iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) for $369; 128GB Air 2 (Wi-Fi) for $449; up to $600 off first-gen Apple Watches

Saturday November 19, 2016

Black Friday deals are starting to trickle in with B&H Photo taking $30-$50 off 32GB and 128GB iPad Air 2 models (Wi-Fi Only). Or pick up an original Apple Watch for as low as $199.99 with free shipping and no tax outside NY.

McLaren CEO admits to talks with Apple, but no bid was made

Saturday November 19, 2016

Officials from Apple met with premium automaker McLaren, but the discussions never went as far as a bid, the CEO of the sports car company has revealed in a new interview.

Three-finger drag gestures working sporadically on 2016 MacBook Pros, users say

Saturday November 19, 2016

Some buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pros are finding that the three-finger drag gesture is working inconsistently on their trackpads, if at all, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and elsewhere.

This week on AI: Touch Bar MacBook Pro review, Apple's AR glasses & more

Saturday November 19, 2016

Even without the first Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros showing up on doorsteps, it was a busy week in the Apple news sphere, with rumors about augmented reality glasses, OLED iPhones, and Apple possibly crippling Sprint/Verizon models of the iPhone 7.

Nest introduces camera streaming to Apple TV, 'instaclip' creation and sharing

Friday November 18, 2016

Alphabet's Nest this week rolled out an update to its app platform that allows owners to stream Nest Cam feeds directly to fourth-generation Apple TV units, while introducing a new video clip creation and sharing feature called "instaclip."

Teardown of 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar reveals non-removable SSD, extra trackpad touch controller, more

Friday November 18, 2016

Repair firm iFixit on Friday completed its dissection of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, which boasts upscaled components and extra hardware not found on its smaller 13-inch sibling.

Apple confirmed limiting iPhone 7 Qualcomm modem to keep performance on par with Intel chip

Friday November 18, 2016

A follow-up report regarding iPhone 7 download speeds confirms Apple is indeed limiting the performance of Verizon/Sprint units with Qualcomm modems to keep parity with AT&T/T-Mobile versions running Intel's new communication package.

Killer Deals: Save $130 to $350 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Friday November 18, 2016

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $130 and $350 on pre-orders for every possible configuration of Apple's new Late 2016 MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.

Comparing Apple's Late-2016 13" & 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Friday November 18, 2016

Having trouble deciding between Apple's thin-but capable 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and the powerhouse 15-inch MacBook with Touch Bar? AppleInsider breaks down the pros and cons of each variant in this head-to-head comparison video.

KB Home unveils first-ever Apple HomeKit-enabled community in San Jose

Friday November 18, 2016

The Promenade at Communications Hill in San Jose, Calif., will be the first HomeKit-enabled community, featuring built-in Apple-connected smart home connectivity for prospective buyers.

Jeep joins support for Apple CarPlay with 2017 Compass

Friday November 18, 2016

At this week's Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler's Jeep division revealed its first vehicle with support for Apple CarPlay built in, the 2017 Compass.

Apple accused of throttling iPhone 7 performance on Verizon to match slower speeds on AT&T

Friday November 18, 2016

In an effort to offer a uniform experience on the iPhone 7 regardless of carrier, Apple could be reducing the top speeds capable on Verizon, keeping them on par with rival carrier AT&T, a new investigation alleges.

MacBook Pro integrated GPU misidentified by system profiler, confusing some early buyers

Friday November 18, 2016

Some recipients of the new MacBook Pro with integrated GPU are reporting that the macOS System Profiler is reporting that the chipset is better than it is, but the problem is purely cosmetic and the GPU is being properly utilized by the system.

iPhone 7 supply remains constrained, Apple viewed as unlikely to catch up to demand by end of year

Friday November 18, 2016

Retail availability of the iPhone 7 --particularly the jumbo-sized iPhone 7 Plus --remains in short supply just a week before Black Friday, a new survey has found, suggesting Apple is still struggling to satisfy consumer demand for its latest-generation handset.

In-stock alert! B&H has a 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in stock with no tax outside NY

Friday November 18, 2016

While supplies last, Apple authorized reseller B&H has Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (2.6GHz/8GB/256GB/Radeon 450) in stock and ready to ship with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY. Plus, B&H is throwing in a free copy of Parallels 12 -- all while avoiding Apple's current 4-5 week wait time.

Apple hires former Wall Street Journal editor to help Chinese PR team

Friday November 18, 2016

Apple has reportedly hired Wei Gu -- recently an editor with the Wall Street Journal -- as a new director for its Chinese public relations team, operating out of Shanghai.

Flawed 3rd-party chargers reportedly culprit in Apple's China iPhone 6 investigation

Friday November 18, 2016

Sources close to the investigation on Chinese iPhone 6 models failing with what appears to be a charged battery have told AppleInsider that the main cause of the problems appear to be not related to Apple engineering, but is directly related to the proliferation of low-quality third-party charging peripherals in the country.

New iPhone lock screen exploit reveals contact information without passcode

Friday November 18, 2016

A new exploit requiring precise timing in conjunction with physical access to a device that has Siri enabled on the lock screen has surfaced, giving attackers the ability to view contact information, including photos, and message logs.