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2017

'iPhone 8' to include game changing 3D facial recognition tech in FaceTime camera

Tuesday February 21, 2017

In addition to being a complete redesign of the iconic handset, Apple's anticipated "iPhone 8" will reportedly bring key technical upgrades to the platform, including a "revolutionary" front facing 3D camera system that can be used for a variety of applications, from biometric authentication to games.

Editorial: Uncertainties of a dysfunctional American government likely to hurt Apple's performance

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Shares of Apple are currently trading at an all time high, in a bull market rally that recently-elected U.S. President Trump has frequently taken credit for. However, stock market gains--including Apple's--appear to be driven primarily by favorable earnings reports from the December quarter. The economic future of Apple -- and the U.S. overall -- is less certain, given risks related to infrastructure investment, taxes, currency valuations, immigration restrictions and travel bans under the new administration.

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro out of stock as refresh looms

Monday February 20, 2017

Amidst rumors claiming Apple plans to refresh its iPad line at a special event in March, the company and its reseller network are seeing stockouts of all 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, with both online and brick-and-mortar stores showing availability estimates pushed back by 2 to 3 weeks.

Apple shares four new 'One Night' ads focusing on iPhone 7 low-light photography [u]

Monday February 20, 2017

Apple on Monday shared a series of four short commercial spots featuring the low-light photo capture capabilities of iPhone 7, with the ads taking viewers on a trip through a sampling of nighttime scenes, from New York to Johannesburg.

Apple updates German and Italian Apple Pay support pages ahead of rumored launch

Monday February 20, 2017

Apple recently added complete translations and custom explainer graphics to Apple Pay support documents on its regional websites in German and Italy, suggesting the payments service might soon launch in those countries.

Apple files 14-point appeal against European Commission's $14 billion tax edict

Monday February 20, 2017

Apple has filed its appeal with the European court of appeals, all declaring that the European Commission's decision to levy $14 billion in taxes on Apple on behalf of the EU is erroneous, against the rule of law, and should be stricken.

How to disable word predictions on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Monday February 20, 2017

Students who own Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar may not be able to use its dynamic function row in public examinations as industry officials believe its integrated predictive text feature and other capabilities could give them an unfair advantage. Here's how to disable it.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 third developer's beta now available

Monday February 20, 2017

In addition to betas for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple on Monday also deployed its third developer-centric beta of macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift, and other bug fixes.

As Apple explores truly wireless iPhone charging, Disney Research demos cord-free room concept

Monday February 20, 2017

Disney Research has showcased an automatic, unaided charging platform that would enable purpose-built structures -- such as cabinets, rooms or even entire warehouses -- to generate and deliver power to mobile receivers in close proximity.

Apple unlikely to develop an Echo-like standalone Siri speaker - report

Monday February 20, 2017

Apple doesn't appear interested in developing a standalone Amazon Echo-like speaker utilizing Siri, as the company's vision is instead linked to devices like the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods.

Apple releases third beta of iOS 10.3 with 'Find my AirPods,' tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 for developers

Monday February 20, 2017

Nearly two weeks since the last release, Apple has made available the third betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 available to developers.

Irish government spent $467,000 on report defending Apple's tax arrangements

Monday February 20, 2017

The Irish government spent more than 440,000 euros ($467,000) on a report to defend the tax arrangements between the country and Apple, amid ongoing scrutiny from the European Union.

Apple Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,649; 15" MacBook Pro (Apple refurb) for $1,399; $180 off 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + LTE)

Monday February 20, 2017

Shoppers have hours left to save $150 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray at B&H. Or save $600 on an Apple refurbished 15" MacBook Pro (Mid 2015). Apple's 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) is also $549 in Rose Gold.

Snapchat begins online sales of iPhone-connected Spectacles

Monday February 20, 2017

Snap on Monday launched online sales of the Spectacles, its iPhone- and Android-connected smartglasses, finally expanding beyond its rare vending machines and a pop-up store located in New York City.

Apple places 5th on corporate reputation poll, Samsung drops 42 spots

Monday February 20, 2017

Apple is the fifth most reputable company in the United States, with the results of an annual poll into the public perception of a company putting the iPhone producer ahead of Disney, Google, Tesla, and Netflix in the rankings.

Rumor: Apple to launch 'iPad Pro 2,' red iPhone 7, 128GB iPhone SE at March event

Monday February 20, 2017

In addition to new iPads, Apple is also expected to unveil a high-capacity 128-gigabyte iPhone SE -- as well as a potential (Product)Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus -- at a media event in March, a new report claims.

Apple-issued developer certificate expires, causing crashes in 1Password and other apps

Monday February 20, 2017

The consequences of an Apple-issued security certificate expiration combined with a change made by Apple, is leading to some apps purchased outside the app store like 1Password, PDFpen, and Soulver for Mac to require reinstallation with a new version before coming back to life -- but the issue may have lasting consequences for some software.

Apple changes up ad strategy to focus on digital and regional campaigns

Monday February 20, 2017

Apple's long-time ad partner, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, is "reorganizing and introducing a new operating model" in order to accommodate its client's new focus on digital and regional campaigns, according to a spokesperson for the agency.

Apple reportedly snaps up Israeli facial recognition company RealFace for $2 million

Sunday February 19, 2017

Adding weight to the rumors circulating about a future iPhone boasting facial recognition, reports claim that Apple has purchased RealFace -- a machine learning company specializing in the technology.

Use Workflow 1.7 for iPhone to quickly save notes and images

Sunday February 19, 2017

The latest update to automation app Workflow 1.7 latest update makes it simpler to get started and better to streamline multi-app user processes. AppleInsider walks you through setting up your first workflow, and tailoring it specifically to what you need.