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2017

Future iPhones might notify users when their coverglass cracks

Thursday February 16, 2017

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of detecting and notifying users of cracks in a device coverglass, even if the break is a hairline fracture.

Apple investigating manual winding Apple Watch, iPhone

Thursday February 16, 2017

According to an Apple patent application published on Thursday, the company is investigating device charging mechanisms capable of generating electricity through winding, as well as wearables powered by constant spring tension, like a traditional wristwatch.

Apple regains smartphone market lead from Samsung in Q4, Blackberry sinks to '0 percent' share

Thursday February 16, 2017

It took eight quarters, but Apple has recovered its spot at the top of the worldwide smartphone market from Android device maker Samsung, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gartner.

How to save Netflix videos for offline viewing on an iPhone or iPad

Wednesday February 15, 2017

A feature you're bound to see more of in streaming video apps is support for offline caching -- that is, the ability to temporarily download a show or movie so you can watch it later without internet access. Here's how to do it for Netflix, one of the most popular video services on iPhone and iPad.

Winner of the AirPods giveaway announced [Joe M.]

Wednesday February 15, 2017

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Joe M., who will receive a pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' to replace Touch ID home button with 'function area,' start at $1,000

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new 'iPhone 8' model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate to an area for virtual buttons, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Comcast to launch Xfinity Stream app for iOS in prep for wider Stream TV rollout, no tvOS support so far

Wednesday February 15, 2017

U.S. TV and internet provider Comcast has announced an upcoming iOS and Android app called Xfinity Stream, which will not only replace the existing Xfinity TV app for cable subscribers, but lay the foundations for a wider rollout of Stream TV -- its internet-only TV service -- under different branding later this year.

Exploit hidden macOS and app features with the Option key

Wednesday February 15, 2017

This one often overlooked keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macOS -- AppleInsider shares a few of our favorites.

3D laser scanner possibly destined for Apple's 'iPhone 8' expected to add facial recognition, future AR use

Wednesday February 15, 2017

The 3D laser scanning module that may make an appearance on the "iPhone 8" raises a number of questions, and a new report attempts to shed some light on the subject, including what model of iPhone it might appear on this year.

Police arrest gang who stole iPhones from Madrid Apple store by chewing security cables

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Spanish police have arrested ten people for repeatedly stealing iPhones from an Apple Store in Madrid over a two-month period, with gang members caught on camera chewing through the security tethers used to protect the store from theft.

Secure messaging app Confide for iOS finds popularity with White House staff, reporters

Wednesday February 15, 2017

A messaging app available for both iPhone and Mac called Confide is finding unusual success at the Trump administration White House -- both among government staff and journalists.

Jaguar Shell app lets UK drivers refuel using Apple Pay from inside their car

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover and Shell have collaborated on a new payment system that can be used to purchase fuel at Shell service stations without leaving the vehicle, with an app for the car's infotainment system launching in the UK with support for Apple Pay.

Progress on bringing Apple Pay to South Korea 'still in an early stage'

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Though Apple is working on launching Apple Pay in South Korea, the mobile payments system is still some ways out -- and the company has yet to hold a critical meeting with the government, according to a local report.

CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential of 'Spaceship' HQ as tourism draw

Wednesday February 15, 2017

In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

Apple patches malicious exploit found in GarageBand for Mac project files

Wednesday February 15, 2017

The latest patch for GarageBand for the Mac fixes a vulnerability in the music creation software that a security researcher claims could be exploited by an attacker, by using malformed project files to execute malicious code.

Apple's confidence, acquisitions strategy stand in the way of large takeovers

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Apple has been unable to pull off large acquisitions because it often feels it doesn't need to, but also because of its hesitant approach to the process, a report suggested on Wednesday.

Rumored new Foxconn iPhone plant in India lurches forward, timetable for opening unknown

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Foxconn's delayed plans to build a manufacturing plant in Maharashtra, India may finally bear fruit, with Foxconn executives reportedly meating with the region's Chief Minister to hammer out some details.

D-Link Omna 180 HomeKit camera launches at Apple's online store, coming to retail this month

Wednesday February 15, 2017

A day after the D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD showed up on Apple's website in Europe, the HomeKit-connected accessory is now available to purchase in the U.S. and elsewhere, with the first deliveries arriving as soon as next week.

Apple in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to supply OLED panels for future iPhone

Wednesday February 15, 2017

As it looks to bolster its supply of OLED panels, a hot commodity that remains in short supply worldwide, Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of next-gen iPhone screens.

Apple to oppose 'Right to Repair' legislation in Nebraska, report says

Tuesday February 14, 2017

A report on Tuesday claims Apple is planning to send a representative to testify against a proposed "Right to Repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts.