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2017

Latest HomePod firmware leak indicates skiing workouts coming to Apple Watch

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Code strings unearthed from early HomePod firmware suggest that Apple is planning to add skiing to the Apple Watch's Workout app, presumably alongside this fall's watchOS 4.

New user interface sounds unique to Apple's HomePod pulled out of released firmware

Tuesday August 01, 2017

The delve into the HomePod firmware continues, with enterprising coders extracting resources including user interface sounds from the device.

Drama in Apple's quarterly earnings expected from 'iPhone 8' launch guidance, not actual results

Tuesday August 01, 2017

After the close of business on Tuesday, Apple will report the results for what is seasonally its slowest quarter of the year, with Apple and industry watchers predicting around $44 billion in revenue. But all eyes are on Apple's guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter, to see how confident the company is about the "iPhone 8" launch.

Apple tells India to extend tax breaks to suppliers if it wants iPhone manufacturing hub

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple is asking the Indian government to extend tax breaks to suppliers if it wants them in the country alongside iPhone assembly, according to a report.

Apple pulls host of 'binary trading' apps on demand by Australian government

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple and Google have agreed to pull 330 binary options trading apps from the App Store and Google Play at the request of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, which expressed concerns about numerous instances of fraud.

Watch: HomePod firmware reveals 'iPhone 8' details

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple inadvertently released firmware for its forthcoming HomePod speaker over the weekend, and in doing so leaked loads of information related to a next-generation iPhone.

HomePod firmware points to 'iPhone 8' split status bar, tap to wake, embedded Touch ID in question

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Digging deeper into HomePod firmware that was released over the weekend, developer Steven Troughton-Smith is coming up with additional details surrounding Apple's next-generation iPhone, including what could be confirmation of a split status bar user interface and a new "tap to wake" feature.

Apple cuts Beats headphone and speaker prices, but better deals can be had elsewhere

Monday July 31, 2017

Apple on Monday updated its online storefront to reflect minor discounts on certain Beats products, including both in-ear and over-ear headphones, as well as the Beats Pill+ portable speaker.

Apple's sustainable forests now offset paper used in product packaging

Monday July 31, 2017

Apple's efforts to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's virgin fiber are paying off, as the company is now protecting or has created enough sustainable forestland to cover all paper packaging products.

Apple's TestFlight beta testing platform now supports up to 10,000 users

Monday July 31, 2017

Apple on Monday announced an expansion to TestFlight that allows up to 10,000 users to beta test apps prior to release on the App Store.

Spotify retains clear lead over Apple Music with 60M paid subscribers

Monday July 31, 2017

Spotify on Monday announced that it has 60 million paid subscribers, keeping it well ahead of Apple Music in the on-demand music industry.

Further Apple HomePod firmware spelunking shows 1GB of RAM, 272x340 screen

Monday July 31, 2017

A deeper dive into the HomePod firmware that was briefly available over the weekend shows the A8-powered device will boast 1GB of RAM available and a 272-by-340 pixel screen, suggesting that rudimentary app support will be possible for the hardware in the future.

Romanian gang arrested for stealing $590,000 in Apple iPhones from a moving truck

Monday July 31, 2017

Police in the Netherlands have arrested a gang of Romanian thieves suspected of stealing iPhones worth 500,000 euros ($590,000), with the gang said to have used a high-risk technique of breaking into the back door of delivery trucks while they were still in motion on a highway.

Apple outs new trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke' in advance of Aug. 8 debut

Monday July 31, 2017

Apple on Monday released another trailer for "Carpool Karaoke," its exclusive Apple Music show set to premiere next week.

Apple's established 'staircase model' suggests 'iPhone 8' price could reach $1100

Monday July 31, 2017

A new analysis details Apple's historical pricing trends with the iPhone, and predicts that the 256-gigabyte "iPhone 7s Plus" could reach a price as high as $1100, with the "iPhone 8" at that point or even higher.

Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple 'broke' FaceTime

Monday July 31, 2017

A class action lawsuit charging that Apple deliberately "broke" FaceTime on older iPhones can continue, a U.S. District judge has ruled, tossing out an Apple motion to dismiss.

HomePod firmware digging affirms 'iPhone 8' will have 5.15" display area with 2436x1125 resolution

Monday July 31, 2017

Apple's anticipated "iPhone 8" will pack more pixels than ever into a screen size slightly smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, the latest details culled from Apple's own HomePod firmware reveal.

Deals: $500-$1,100 off Radeon 455 15" MacBook Pros and upgraded 27" iMac 5Ks; eero Wi-Fi 3-pack for $299 ($100 off); $50 back with 2 pairs of AirPods

Monday July 31, 2017

Back to school deals on Macs are hitting a fever pitch this week with high-end 15" MacBook Pros with Radeon 455 graphics now $600 to $1,100 off exclusively for AI readers. Apple's 2015 27" iMac 5Ks are also slashed by up to $1,100 with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Plus, get a free $50 prepaid Visa with two pairs of AirPods through Aug. 5, or save $100 on the eero Wi-Fi 3-pack.

Russia approves VPN ban likely to kick apps out of Apple's App Store

Monday July 31, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a new law that will ban virtual private networks (VPNs) and other technologies enabling anonymous access to the Web, likely signaling an impending wave of removals from Apple's regional App Store.

AMD Radeon Vega 56, 64 officially announced, shedding more light on iMac Pro GPU

Monday July 31, 2017

AMD has officially rolled out PCI-E versions of the Vega 56 and 64 GPUs that will be in the iMac Pro in December, with cards seeing retail in the middle of August.