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2016

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.

Apple exploring new multi-camera optical zoom system for future iPhones

Thursday January 07, 2016

Mobile photographers might soon have the option of zooming in on their targets without the image degradation that comes with traditional digital zoom, if a new multi-camera optical zoom system spotted in a recent Apple patent application makes it into production.

As gamers await Oculus Rift's March launch, Mac users shouldn't hold their breath for support

Thursday January 07, 2016

Last year, Oculus suspended Mac development for its Rift virtual reality headset. Comments from the Oculus CEO suggest work on Mac support is unlikely to resume anytime soon, leaving the device's forthcoming launch a Windows-only affair for the foreseeable future.

App Store reached estimated $6.4 billion of Apple's revenue during 2015

Thursday January 07, 2016

After payments to developers, Apple's revenue share from the App Store during calendar 2015 was approximately $6.4 billion, according to a new analyst estimate.

New 3D ray tracing PowerVR GPU likely to bring advanced photorealistic 3D to iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

Thursday January 07, 2016

Imagination Technologies, the developer of the PowerVR graphics processing cores that drive Apple's A-series processors used in iOS devices, has demonstrated a new mobile engine at CES with the ability to perform realtime ray traced 3D graphics rendering, likely destined to appear in Apple's future products.

Catcher, other Apple suppliers report setbacks rumored to be linked to iPhone 6s production cuts

Thursday January 07, 2016

Several of Apple's Taiwan-based suppliers on Thursday announced financial setbacks, which could support claims of slowed production for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Apple shares open below $100 for first time since 2014

Thursday January 07, 2016

Wall Street's pessimistic view of the iPhone's future continues to drag Apple stock downward, as shares of the Cupertino company opened trading below $100 for the first time in more than a year on Thursday.

RBC cuts Apple target to $130, expects iPhone sales 'noise' to last through March quarter

Thursday January 07, 2016

RBC Capital Markets on Thursday became the latest investment firm to cut its estimates for Apple, joining the chorus of concerns that Apple could post its first-ever year over year decline in iPhone sales.

First Alert debuts IP camera, HomeKit-enabled Onelink products including, fire alarm, environment monitor & safe [u]

Thursday January 07, 2016

First Alert showed off a handful of Wi-Fi-connected Onelink products at CES Showstoppers on Wednesday, including HomeKit-enabled devices like a safe, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, indoor environment monitor, smart thermostat and, curiously, a camera.