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2017

Apple stock closes at new high of $136.70 as market cap inches toward $720 billion

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Riding a wave of positive financial news and a rosy outlook for fiscal 2017, Apple stock touched $136.74 in intraday trading on Tuesday before closing at an all-time high of $136.70.

Apple airs regional AirPods ads featuring UK musicians

Tuesday February 21, 2017

As part of a shift toward targeted digital and regional ad campaigns, Apple on Tuesday released three new versions of its "Notes" AirPods commercial in the UK featuring music from The 1975, Craig David and Lianne La Havas.

Apple buys iCloud.net domain, shuts down associated Asian social network

Tuesday February 21, 2017

As part of efforts to bring its online assets under one roof, Apple recently purchased iCloud.net from a small Chinese social network, one of the last product related domains not currently under its control.

Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm's X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit downloads. The new chip could enable global mobile support for Apple's next iPhones.

Review: Jaybird's X3 Bluetooth earbuds are a great choice for pumping iron

Tuesday February 21, 2017

The Jaybird X3s are a high-quality, yet affordable alternative to other fitness-oriented Bluetooth headphones, including Apple's AirPods and Beats products. Whether or not they're right for you, though, can be very subjective.

The average US iPhone owner spent $40 in App Store purchases during 2016

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Over the course of 2016, American iPhone owners forked out an average of $40 on iOS App Store purchases, including in-app transactions -- up from $35 in 2015, according to new analytics data.

Apple updates Logic Pro X with minor improvements, fixes for erratic region behavior

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Apple on Tuesday released a new version of its digital audio workstation, Logic Pro X, making some minor feature additions while simultaneously solving two glitches with regions.

Samsung reportedly plans to refurbish, resell Note 7 in emerging markets

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Samsung is planning to sell refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 with smaller batteries in emerging markets, according to a South Korean report, in an attempt to mitigate some of the costs incurred as part of the electronic giant's battery-related smartphone recall.

Third public betas of iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 arrive from Apple

Tuesday February 21, 2017

A day after developers were issued fresh pre-release beta builds of all four of Apple's major platforms, new public betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 are also available to download.

Verizon agrees to buy core of Yahoo for reduced $4.48B price tag following hacks

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Verizon on Tuesday announced a deal to buy the core business of Yahoo for $4.48 billion -- managing to secure a $350 million discount it was pursuing because of two major security breaches, the last of which affected over 1 billion accounts.

Last call! Killer Deals: 13" MacBook Pro for $1,329 or 15" MacBook Pro (Apple refurb) for $1,399

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Ending soon! AI readers can save $170 on a 13" MacBook Pro with function keys in Space Gray at B&H with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Apple refurbished 15" MacBook Pros are also $1,399 with no tax outside NY, and BeatsX headphones are now in stock with no tax outside NY and NJ.

As legal spat with Apple continues, Qualcomm teases ultra-fast 1.2Gbps LTE mobile chips

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Apple supplier Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed a new LTE modem, the Snapdragon X20, which could push the limits of the cellular technology and theoretically appear in a 2018 iPhone --if the chipmaker and Apple can get along.

Apple plans $51M expansion of Reno iCloud data center, codenamed 'Project Isabel'

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Apple's data center operations in Reno, Nev., continue to expand, with the company now pursuing an additional 375,000 square feet of space to power its iCloud services, AppleInsider has learned.

News agencies ask court to force FBI to reveal cost, source of San Bernardino iPhone hack

Tuesday February 21, 2017

The U.S. government should be forced to reveal how much the FBI paid for tools to unlock an iPhone at the center of the San Bernardino shooting investigation, three major news organizations insisted to a judge on Monday.

Apple rumored to eliminate 32GB tier with 'iPhone 8,' with capacity starting at 64GB

Tuesday February 21, 2017

While not much has been said up until now about Apple's possible intentions for user storage on the "iPhone 8," a new report claims that the high-end device will have at least 64 gigabytes of flash storage, with a second configuration boasting 256 gigabytes.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' may not use curved OLED due to production problems

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Although Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" is expected to offer a 5.15-inch AMOLED screen with a 2K resolution, the company is dropping plans to make it curved because of problems discovered in testing, a research firm said on Tuesday.

Apple seen switching to glass-film touch tech this year for Apple Watch Series 3

Tuesday February 21, 2017

For the next Apple Watch, Apple is likely to switch from touch-on-lens technology to a glass-film option, in the process changing up suppliers for its touch technology, a report claimed on Tuesday.

Wireless charging likely coming to Apple's 'iPhone 8,' but not Energous's long-range solution

Tuesday February 21, 2017

A new report sheds some doubt on Apple's "iPhone 8" including Energous wireless charging at-range technology, and suggests that it will either use the Qi or the Airfuel protocols.

'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.