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2017

AppleInsider talks 10.5" iPad Pro experience, iOS 11, ARKit, and the wish for a good smart TV

Friday June 16, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk iPad Pro 10.5", which iPad offers the best value, iOS 11, augmented reality, and much more.

Apple AirPort not on latest 'Vault 7' list of gear susceptible to factory firmware hack by CIA

Thursday June 15, 2017

The latest dump of "leaked" documents from WikiLeaks reportedly from the CIA details the "Cherry Blossom" firmware modification program, which allowed intelligence agencies to change firmware in a networking company's factories -- but Apple AirPort hardware appears to be unaffected by the effort.

Lowest Price Ever: 32GB Apple TV for $99 ($50 off) with no tax in 48 states

Thursday June 15, 2017

While supplies last, shoppers can save $50 instantly on Apple's 4th generation 32GB TV, bringing the price down to $99 with free shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. At under $100, this is the lowest price we've seen to date from an Apple authorized reseller.

2017 4K, 5K iMacs won't support Target Display Mode, despite Thunderbolt 3

Thursday June 15, 2017

Apple has definitively stated that new 2017 iMacs will not support Target Display Mode, a feature that previously allowed some iMac models between 2009 and 2014 to use their built-in display as an external monitor for another Mac connected via Mini Display Port or Thunderbolt.

Report claims Nest open to HomeKit compatibility, new info suggests move not imminent

Thursday June 15, 2017

A new report claims that Google's smart thermostat and smart home hardware vendor Nest is considering a move to support HomeKit -- but few hard details are available and new information suggests that compatibility isn't coming any time soon.

Apple Music rival Spotify tops 140 million free & paid subscribers

Thursday June 15, 2017

Keeping ahead of Apple in on-demand streaming, Spotify on Thursday revealed that it has over 140 million active users worldwide, including both Premium customers and people on its free ad-supported tier.

Review: Apple's 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K display gets solid 2017 architectural refresh

Thursday June 15, 2017

Apple has radically overhauled its iMac lineup for 2017, giving its 21.5 inch Retina 4K models dedicated graphics driven by AMD Radeon Pro 555/560 GPUs; a brighter display with enhanced P3 color; more powerful Intel Kaby Lake CPUs; upgradable RAM sockets; faster SSD drives and modern, ultrafast USB C and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

Apple forecast to sell 41.5M iPhones in solid June quarter

Thursday June 15, 2017

Investors expect iPhone sales will return to growth in the current June quarter, moving up slightly from the same period a year ago, as the world waits for an anticipated "iPhone 8" this fall.

E3 2017: 'Hitman,' 'Ark: Survival Evolved,' 'The Pillars of the Earth' coming soon to Mac

Thursday June 15, 2017

Three games are preparing to launch on Mac this summer, with 'Hitman' arriving on June 20, 'Ark: Survival Evolved' leaving Early Access after two years with a full release on August 8, and the first part of 'The Pillars of the Earth' game adaptation shipping August 15.

IBM opens new 'Garages' to boost development of MobileFirst apps for iOS

Thursday June 15, 2017

IBM on Thursday announced an expansion of its "Garage" concept, introducing yet more physical offices meant to speed up the creation of MobileFirst iOS apps for enterprise clients.

Twitter launches redesigned iOS app with new look, use of Safari's in-app viewer

Thursday June 15, 2017

Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out a new edition of its app for Apple's iPhone and iPad, giving it a new look and interface, as well as making some functional improvements including more convenient use of Safari for viewing links.

Former iOS head Scott Forstall to talk iPhone's creation at Computer History Museum

Thursday June 15, 2017

Scott Forstall -- Apple's former head of iOS development -- will appear at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. on June 20 to talk about the origins of the iPhone, according to an announcement.

iOS quarterly market share grows in China as Apple's iPhone outpaces local vendors

Thursday June 15, 2017

Apple is increasing the market share of iPhones and iPads in a number of key markets, according to a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, with iOS noted as posting a strong period-on-period gain in urban China after sales of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus outpaced those of local rivals Oppo and Huawei.

Apple's Tim Cook talks HomePod, AR, personal legacy & more in new interview excerpt

Thursday June 15, 2017

In an interview excerpt published on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on a variety of topics, including how much time he spends thinking about what people will say about his legacy at Apple.

Watch: What's new with the 2017 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Wednesday June 14, 2017

As part of last week's refresh, Apple released an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro plus an all-new 10.5-inch iPad, with a much smaller side bezel, a new ProMotion display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and the A10X Fusion Processor. AppleInsider compares the new versions against earlier iPad Pro models.

Report claims Apple expanding CareKit, working on iPhone health record repository feature

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Apple appears to be working on a digital medical record initiative to simplify getting all of a patient's information to every caretaker that needs it, and will take advantage of the iPhone's near-ubiquity in U.S. health care to do it, according to a new report.

E3 2017: Nexon's 'Durango' exiting long development, releases for iOS in tail-end of 2017

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Nexon's survival title "Durango" has made an appearance at the 2017 E3, showing off a combination of isometric role-playing and survival in a creature-infested post-apocalyptic world.

Schiller refutes book's account that he demanded physical keyboard in early iPhone

Wednesday June 14, 2017

A forthcoming book's accuracy about the early development of the iPhone has come under fire by Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller and Tony Fadell, with both denying a story that Schiller vigorously demanded a physical keyboard during development of the original iPhone prototypes was accurate.

Wisconsin location reportedly under consideration for US Foxconn factory

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Sources claim that Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has set its sights on Wisconsin as a location for its U.S. plant -- but governmental sources in the state note that any firm deal is still some time away.

Hard drive and SSD status monitor utility SMART Alec coming from OWC for macOS in July

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Long-time Mac upgrade vendor OWC will soon launch SMART Alec, a utility to keep an eye on the health reporting data from SSDs, hard drives, and Fusion Drives connected to a Mac.