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2016

Apple confirms first Mexican Apple Store, opens job applications

Friday January 08, 2016

Confirming a recent AppleInsider report, Apple on Friday announced its first Mexican Apple Store will be an in-mall outlet in Mexico City for which the company is now accepting online job applications.

Lawyer filing class action case against Apple called "manifestly incompetent" by federal judge

Friday January 08, 2016

A class action lawsuit claiming that AppleCare service plans were a "fraudulent and unlawful scheme" has been rejected by U.S. District Judge William Orrick, who portrayed the case as a contrived invention "for the purpose of initiating this lawsuit."

New Apple Campus 2 video shows installation of massive glass panels

Friday January 08, 2016

A drone operator has published an aerial video captured throughout Apple's Campus 2 construction site, showing extensive progress including the beginning of interior and exterior glazing installation and the ceiling covering what will be the company's new on-site theater.

Rumor: Apple to debut Bluetooth earbuds alongside 'iPhone 7,' with truly wireless left & right earpieces

Friday January 08, 2016

Apple is said to be working on a new pair of high-end Bluetooth headphones that will be completely wireless, meaning separate earpieces for the left and right side without a wire connecting them, according to a new rumor.

Apple, Google in talks for rights to stream three London NFL games

Friday January 08, 2016

The National Football League is in talks with companies including Apple and Google to stream three games due to be played in London, England next season, a report said on Friday.

Apple blocked Volkswagen from showing off wireless CarPlay at CES, carmaker says

Friday January 08, 2016

Volkswagen had hoped to showcase wireless CarPlay support at this week's CES in Las Vegas, but Apple stopped it from doing so, a development head from the company said on Friday.

Apple registers apple.car, apple.auto and apple.cars domain names

Friday January 08, 2016

Whether related to CarPlay or the heavily rumored Apple Car, Apple this week registered a trio of automotive-focused domain names, in a move that will surely fuel further speculation about "Project Titan."

Kenwood & JVC announce new receivers ready for Apple CarPlay

Friday January 08, 2016

Two more aftermarket receiver makers, Kenwood and JVC, have announced dash units compatible with Apple's CarPlay platform.

Core Apple manufacturer Foxconn sees December revenues down 20 percent

Friday January 08, 2016

Apple's primary assembly partner, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- saw its revenues drop approximately 20 percent in December, on top of missing full-year sales predictions from analysts.

AppleInsider podcast talks Wall Street woes, 'iPhone 7' headphone jacks, CES and more

Friday January 08, 2016

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores what iPhone 6s order cuts could mean for Apple's future, the possibility -- or impossibility -- that "iPhone 7" will ship sans 3.5mm headphone jack, the tragic comedy that is digital copyright protection, CES 2016 and much more.

Samsung reports weak profits for Q4 while shipping 12.5% more smartphones, casting doubt on Apple, Inc's "Peak iPhone" rumors

Thursday January 07, 2016

Samsung reported preliminary earnings for the December quarter, missing analysts' profit estimates while shipping 12.5 percent more smartphones over the year-ago quarter. That calls into question the supposed flat demand for smartphones, a problem alleged to also affect Apple.

Cook, tech execs to meet with White House on terrorists' use of social media

Thursday January 07, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a host of tech industry executives will meet with White House officials on Friday to explore ways in which terrorist activity on social media and other online arenas can be hindered or countered.

Sprint reportedly ends two-year smartphone contract subsidies

Thursday January 07, 2016

According to a purportedly leaked internal document, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint is no longer offering device subsidies on two-year contracts to customers opening new accounts, instead pushing activations toward leasing and installment plans.

Harman joins aftermarket CarPlay arena with JBL Legend CP100

Thursday January 07, 2016

Harman at CES announced the JBL Legend CP100, its first receiver to support Apple's CarPlay standard, and the first such upgrade beyond a so-far limited number of aftermarket CarPlay partners.

Apple's Eddy Cue among speakers at private CES event for Rupert Murdoch

Thursday January 07, 2016

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of Internet Software and Services, is reportedly among a select group of people attending a private CES event being hosted by News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Apple's Safari browser turns 13 years old today

Thursday January 07, 2016

Steve Jobs unveiled the "Fastest Web Browser Ever Created for the Mac" this day back in 2003, introducing the Safari web browser that four years later would power a new kind of mobile browsing experience on iPhone.

Another rumor claims 'iPhone 7' will drop headphone jack, gain waterproofing & wireless charging

Thursday January 07, 2016

Apple is indeed planning to remove the headphone jack from next-generation iPhones, but will "very likely" be adding features like wireless charging and a waterproof chassis, a new report claimed on Thursday.

Real world iPhone 6s adoption data contradicts Apple supplier channel check rumors

Thursday January 07, 2016

The product mix of iPhone models in Apple's real world installed base of users shows smooth adoption of iPhone 6s models and no evidence of a decline in demand that would require unexpected production cuts. This publicly available data severely undercuts the supply chain rumors supporting a narrative of "Peak iPhone" and reactionary order slashing.

T-Mobile adds 14 more services to Binge On, attacks throttling and net neutrality complaints

Thursday January 07, 2016

T-Mobile added 14 new partners in its controversial Binge On program on Thursday, while CEO John Legere simultaneously rebutted critics accusing the company of improper data throttling and/or violating the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

Apple acquires facial recognition, expression analysis firm Emotient - report

Thursday January 07, 2016

Apple has reportedly acquired Emotient, makers of artificial intelligence software that analyzes facial expressions to determine the subject's emotional state.