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2016

US iPhone owners spent average of $35 on apps in 2015, mostly on games

Tuesday March 29, 2016

An average of $35 per active iPhone was spent on apps and in-app purchases in the U.S. in 2015, with most of the money going towards mobile games, according to a new market research report.

Boston Children's Hospital launches public fever study based on Apple's ResearchKit

Tuesday March 29, 2016

Boston Children's Hospital on Tuesday announced the launch of a new iPhone app and study project, Feverprints, based on Apple's open-source ResearchKit platform.

Apple promises fix for Web link crashing bug in iOS 9.3 is coming 'soon' [u]

Tuesday March 29, 2016

With a link-related bug plaguing some users since the launch of iOS 9.3, Apple has acknowledged that it is aware of the issue, and indicated that a fix will be released in the form of a software update.

Apple's second wave of 9.7" iPad Pro & iPhone SE launches to start April 4

Tuesday March 29, 2016

After the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and 4-inch iPhone SE debut in a handful of major markets this Thursday, customers in the second wave of launch countries apparently will not have to wait long, with Apple gearing up for sales to begin as early as next week.

Nintendo's first iOS app, Miitomo, launching in US on Thursday

Tuesday March 29, 2016

Following a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo's first smartphone-only app -- Miitomo -- will come to Apple's iOS App Store in U.S. and several other countries this Thursday, March 31.

Apple patent for stackable Smart Connector plugs improves iPad versatility

Tuesday March 29, 2016

An Apple patent published Tuesday details work on a magnetic connector interface akin to the recently introduced Smart Connector, but instead of being limited to one accessory, the proposed design can stack plugs to mate with and support multiple peripherals.

'Next-generation' Apple Store opens in Memphis with custom 37-foot display

Monday March 28, 2016

Apple this past weekend opened the doors to one of the first "next-generation" Apple Stores to land stateside, and AppleInsider has exclusive photos of the logo-less facade, custom wooden wall installations and massive 37-foot TV display -- rumored to cost $1.5 million -- that ties everything together.

Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2016 earnings on April 25

Monday March 28, 2016

Apple on Monday announced an upcoming earnings conference call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2016, a period expected to see the first year-over-year iPhone sales contraction ever.

DOJ confirms successful iPhone data extraction, withdraws encryption case against Apple [u]

Monday March 28, 2016

The Department of Justice on Monday filed to withdraw a legal action compelling Apple's assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings, saying it successfully gained access to, and extracted data from, the target device.

How the iPhone SE will help drive Apple's sales internationally

Monday March 28, 2016

Arguably, the new iPhone SE is aimed less at Apple's U.S. home than the international market, where such a device has been a long time coming. Apple's next-gen 4-inch should perform well as standalone model, drawing overseas customers into the sticky iOS ecosystem.

Facebook plans to use Messenger for retail point-of-sale service, could integrate Apple Pay

Monday March 28, 2016

The popular Facebook Messenger app could soon become far more than a chat client, with the social networking service apparently planning to offer in-store purchases through its mobile app, after the company signaled it could partner with Apple Pay for retail checkouts.

Apple releases updated iOS 9.3 to fix Activation Lock bug on older devices

Monday March 28, 2016

Apple on Monday pushed out yet another new build of its iOS 9.3 mobile operating system, attempting to fix issues related to an Activation Lock bug that presented itself on older iPhones and iPads.

T-Mobile targets rival US carriers with 'Wireless Customer Bill of Rights'

Monday March 28, 2016

T-Mobile on Monday announced a new marketing tactic, the "Wireless Customer Bill of Rights," which it plans to wield against its main rivals in the U.S. carrier market.

Harvard uses iPhone app to study long-term damage to former NFL players

Monday March 28, 2016

Harvard Univeristy is reportedly studying the long-term impact of injuries to former NFL players by way of an iPhone app based on Apple's ResearchKit platform.

Kanye West changes his tune, releases a single track from new album on Apple Music

Monday March 28, 2016

After vowing to never bring his latest creation, "The Life of Pablo," to Apple Music, Kanye West has released a single track from the hit album on streaming services, including Apple's own.

iPhone SE preorders top 3.4M in China, gold & rose gold most popular - report

Monday March 28, 2016

Though Apple hasn't announced any official sales figures, preorders for the iPhone SE are said to have exceeded 3.4 million so far in China alone, according to data from local retailers.

Web link bug in iOS 9.3 causes apps to crash, freeze

Monday March 28, 2016

In what appears to be yet another bug in Apple's latest iOS point release, users running iOS 9.3 are reporting system stability issues when attempting to open hyperlinks in Safari, Mail, and Messages, as well as third party Web browsers like Google Chrome.

Will Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro take a chunk out of Microsoft Windows?

Sunday March 27, 2016

During its March 21 press event, Apple was keen to market the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro as a Windows PC replacement, pointing out that most 12.9-inch Pro buyers are switchers. But does the smaller Pro stand a chance of luring more converts?

New iPhone model with curved glass case, 5.8" AMOLED display due in 2017, insider says

Saturday March 26, 2016

Apple has plans to introduce a new high-end iPhone model in 2017 that sports a curved glass case and 5.8-inch AMOLED display, a radical departure from current-generation aluminum models.

How Apple's new, powerful 4-inch iPhone SE is built for the future

Saturday March 26, 2016

The inclusion of Apple's latest and greatest processor and camera technology in the iPhone SE ensures that both customers and Apple will be able to stand by the device for years to come.