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2017

Last day! The Big AppleCare Sale: Save $50 to $130 on standalone AppleCare plans with no tax in 48 states

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Extended by popular demand! Shoppers can save $50 to $130 on standalone AppleCare plans for MacBooks, MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros and iMacs with free shipping at Apple authorized reseller Adorama. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

In possible last gasp for iPad mini, Apple increases capacity to 128GB for $399

Tuesday March 21, 2017

In a move potentially intended to push buyers to the budget-priced $329 iPad, Apple on Tuesday gave a minor update to the iPad mini 4, discontinuing 32-gigabyte models in favor of a single 128-gigabyte storage option with a hefty $399 entry price.

New Apple 9.7-inch iPad thicker than iPad Air 2, returns to iPad Air dimensions

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Apple has returned to the slightly larger iPad Air sizing for the new 9.7-inch iPad, reverting to an older, thicker case size for the new "flat-out fun" offering.

Apple Watch Nike Sport band now sold separately for $49, joins new spring lineup

Tuesday March 21, 2017

New seasonal bands for the Apple Watch are available in a range of colors, as well as the Nike Sport Band, which can now be purchased separately without the special Nike edition of the Apple Watch.

New Apple Clips app aimed at social media video capture, quick editing

Tuesday March 21, 2017

As part of the Tuesday reveals, Apple has unveiled a new Clips app, designed to allow iPhone users to create and edit videos with automatic transcription and easily share them to other third party apps and services.

Apple doubles iPhone SE storage capacities to 32 and 128 gigabytes

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Apple's entry-level iPhone SE now offers consumers even more value, doubling its entry-level capacity to 32 gigabytes of storage for $399, or offering four times that -- 128 gigabytes -- for $100 more.

Apple replaces iPad Air 2 with A9-equipped 9.7-inch iPad starting at $329

Tuesday March 21, 2017

As part of a spate of announcements, Apple on Tuesday revealed a new 9.7-inch budget iPad, beginning at $329 and equipped with an A9 processor.

Apple launches special edition (Product)Red iPhone 7

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Available this Friday, new (Product)Red versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus represent an entirely new color for Apple's iPhone lineup, joining jet black, black, silver, gold, and rose gold.

Apple's Tim Cook visits local Chinese businesses, says translated Swift Playgrounds coming soon

Tuesday March 21, 2017

As part of his latest trip to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday visited bike-sharing startup ofo and fitness company Keep, also announcing that a translation of Swift Playgrounds into simplified Chinese will be released tomorrow.

China vendor's promotional materials possibly reveals new red iPhone 7 model

Tuesday March 21, 2017

A few hours before Apple's 8:30 a.m. restoration of the online store, a Chinese retailer's website is teasing the existence of a red iPhone, reiterating some previous rumors.

Apple patents shape changing device display for tactile interactions

Tuesday March 21, 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a portable device with a display capable of dynamically changing its shape, potentially opening the door to truly tactile user interaction.

Apple online store goes down for scheduled maintenance, new hardware rumored

Tuesday March 21, 2017

As planned, Apple's online storefront was taken offline early Tuesday morning for what maintenance, sparking hopes the company is preparing to launch its first hardware product of 2017.

Adobe launches Experience Cloud marketing and analytics solution, integrates with Creative Cloud

Tuesday March 21, 2017

In a bid to extend its reach into the enterprise market, Adobe on Tuesday debuted Adobe Experience Cloud, a set of cloud services designed to seamlessly integrate brand marketing, analytics and advertising into a single comprehensive product.

Apple shares set all-time high on rumors of upcoming product release

Monday March 20, 2017

Apple shares surged one percent to hit an all-time high of $141.46 at the end of trading on Monday following reports that the company's first hardware releases of 2017 could launch as early as Tuesday morning.

Apple Music sets new album streaming record 47% higher than Spotify, despite fewer users [u]

Monday March 20, 2017

On its first full day of availability, Drake's new album More Life set a new record on Spotify of 61.3 million streams by users. Apple Music also hit a record number of streams for the same album: 89.9 million.

China's LeEco backs out of Silicon Valley HQ less than a year after being hailed as "taking on Apple"

Monday March 20, 2017

LeEco, the Chinese firm reported to be "taking on" Apple (as well as Tesla and Netflix) less than a year ago in an ambitious American expansion with new headquarters in San Jose, is now laying off employees and selling its property after running out of cash.

Microsoft creates tool to help Apple users migrate data from Mac to Surface

Monday March 20, 2017

Microsoft is attempting to make it easier for Mac users to "switch" over to Windows by creating a new tool, with the "Mac to Surface Assistant" said to help transfer the user's files from their Mac to the company's Windows tablet.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' to use 'water drop design' with curved, 3D glass back - report

Monday March 20, 2017

This year's "iPhone 8" will sport a "water drop design" referencing the original iPhone, a Korean report claimed on Monday, with Apple employing "3D glass" to mimic the 2007 device's heavily-rounded edges.

Samsung reveals new 'Bixby' AI assistant to take on Apple's Siri

Monday March 20, 2017

Confirming rumors, Samsung on Monday revealed the existence of "Bixby," a new AI assistant that should debut with the Galaxy S8 later this month and challenge Apple's Siri with some new technologies.

SoftBank CEO ditches investment plans for Android architect Andy Rubin's smartphone startup

Monday March 20, 2017

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has reportedly axed plans to invest $100 million in Android founder Andy Rubin's smartphone startup, reportedly because of SoftBank's close business ties to Apple.