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2016

This week on AI: 2017 iPhone details, Buffett pumps $1B+ into AAPL, Cook's India trip & more

Saturday May 21, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook was on tour in India this week, but some of the most attention-grabbing news actually happened elsewhere, for instance giving a glimpse at what 2017 iPhones will look like, and solidifying Apple's financial future.

Apple working to bring entire product line to India, Tim Cook says

Friday May 20, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued a tour of India on Friday, granting a one-on-one interview with a local television network that offered a bit more insight into the company's ambitions for the developing market.

Apple may turn to LG with Sony lagging in dual-lens camera modules for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

Friday May 20, 2016

Because of production problems, Sony is behind schedule in producing dual-lens camera modules for Apple, which may turn to LG to provide the majority of initial modules for this year's 5.5-inch "Plus" iPhone, a research analyst claimed on Friday.

Anticipating WWDC 2016: what's ahead for Apple Watch 2 and watchOS 3

Friday May 20, 2016

Barely a year old, Apple Watch has already seen two major releases of watchOS--a remarkably rapid pace of platform development, even for Apple. Here's a look at what we can expect to hear about watchOS 3 at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference.

Samsung may beat Apple to the punch with global live TV subscription service

Friday May 20, 2016

Samsung Electronics has begun talks with entertainment companies to sell an online TV service, potentially beating to market Apple, whose own talks to offer a subscription video content plan have apparently stalled.

Apple's Cook dismisses Indian phone market concerns, says company 'focused on best, not most'

Friday May 20, 2016

The iPhone may have a small marketshare in India, but the company isn't worried about that and is instead holding out for the long-term, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published on Friday.

Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 for 9.7" iPad Pro after update errors

Friday May 20, 2016

Following reports of broken updates, Apple has pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update for the latest-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro, promising that a fix is in the works.

First BMW vehicles with Apple's CarPlay coming later in 2016

Friday May 20, 2016

BMW -- one of the few major automakers without support for Apple's CarPlay -- should finally begin offering the technology later this year through two new vehicles, according to an official pricelist.

iPhone marketshare dips to 14.8% amid tougher Chinese competition, Gartner says

Friday May 20, 2016

Apple's year-over-year drop in smartphone sales during the March quarter also caused the company to lose marketshare, though part of the shift can be linked to fast-rising Chinese smartphone makers, according to new research data.

US Senate introduces bill that would limit FBI's power to remotely hack devices

Friday May 20, 2016

The FBI's attempt to expand its surveillance and hacking authority, spotlighted by a public spat over encryption with Apple, has met resistance from members of the U.S. Senate, where a newly introduced bill would block search warrants for remote devices [updated].

Google's smartphone-based Daydream VR gets support from top Android manufacturers

Friday May 20, 2016

Google's forthcoming Daydream platform for virtual reality has support from Android device makers including Samsung, HTC, LG, and Huawei, though the hardware is predicted to only be "slightly better" than Samsung's own Gear VR.

Apple begins hiring for long-awaited Brooklyn store, likely opening this year

Friday May 20, 2016

Apple is now hiring retail workers for its first store in Brooklyn , suggesting that the company's anticipated project in New York City's most populous borough will open its doors by the end of the year.

AppleInsider podcast talks the future of HomeKit, hedge funds and AAPL, India, plus 'iPhone 7'

Friday May 20, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, we talk about Google's new Home speaker announced at I/O 2016 and what it could mean for Apple's Siri and HomeKit. Plus, we discuss Fitbit's purchase of Coin, Android Pay, Tim Cook's trip to India, and the latest "iPhone 7" scuttlebutt.

Apple Pay competitor Samsung Pay arrives in China with Alibaba partnership

Thursday May 19, 2016

Samsung on Thursday announced it will bring its Samsung Pay mobile payments service to China through a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba's financial arm, an institution once rumored to be negotiating an identical deal for Apple Pay.

Apple environment chief visits rural Indian school where donated iPads are part of curriculum

Thursday May 19, 2016

As part of Apple's tour of India, the company's environment and government affairs chief Lisa Jackson visited a school in Rajasthan this week to meet with so-called "solar mamas," or women trained in the manufacture and assembly of solar lamps build solar powered lanterns.

OWC expands Boot Camp compatibility to all SSDs, eases storage upgrade path for Mac

Thursday May 19, 2016

Mac specialist Other World Computing on Thursday released software drivers that bring Apple Boot Camp support to its entire lineup of aftermarket SSDs, giving users who run Windows a wider selection of storage upgrade options.

Apple Pay gains support for Chime online bank, Chase offers free Clapton album

Thursday May 19, 2016

Apple Pay on Thursday picked up support for Chime, a U.S. online-only bank, while the brick-and-mortar Chase Bank promised to give away a new Eric Clapton album to Apple Pay users.

Apple might let users unlock Mac via Touch ID on iPhone with OS X 10.12

Thursday May 19, 2016

An OS X feature under construction by Apple may let people unlock their Mac by way of Touch ID on a paired iPhone, a report said on Thursday.

Uber unleashes experimental self-driving car on streets of Pittsburgh

Thursday May 19, 2016

Ride hailing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it is testing a self-driving, hybrid Ford Fusion on the streets of Pittsburgh, bringing the ride-sharing giant one step closer to an autonomous future.

How Apple Watch became the iPod of the future

Thursday May 19, 2016

While ridiculed by many as a flop and often misunderstood as a product, Apple Watch has very successfully worked to turn around the fortunes of Apple's Other Products segment, essentially becoming the modern iPod for the next decade. Here's how.