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2016

Apple Watch Series 2 sees strong demand from upgraders, millennials

Tuesday September 20, 2016

According to fresh statistics released Tuesday, a sizable chunk of Apple Watch Series 2 pre-orders went to customers who own the original Apple Watch, while millennials replaced Gen X as the largest buyer demographic.

Inside macOS Sierra: Siri on the desktop

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Heralded at the 2016 WWDC, Apple has brought its Siri voice assistant technology to MacOS Sierra, which even in its first incarnation on the desktop brings a wealth of possibilities for workflow expansion and knowledge navigation.

Apple spends an estimated $225 on iPhone 7 hardware, more than iPhone 6s

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Though Apple CEO Tim Cook famously dismissed bill of material estimates from supply chain "guesstimators," market research firms continue to pump out calculations, with the latest figures claiming Apple spends a total of $224.80 on iPhone 7 hardware.

Music industry heads towards recovery on streaming services like Spotify & Apple Music

Tuesday September 20, 2016

U.S. music sales grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, largely on the back of streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music, according to industry data published on Tuesday.

Teardown finds DAC chips in Apple's Lightning EarPods & Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter for iPhone 7

Tuesday September 20, 2016

As anticipated, a teardown of Apple's Lightning EarPods and Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter -- both included with the iPhone 7 -- has discovered small digital-to-analog converter chips, though their exact supplier remains a mystery.

Troubleshooting macOS Sierra: Wired networking, ScanSnap, Bluetooth

Tuesday September 20, 2016

While early AppleInsider tests have found Sierra to be a solid update for Mac users, every new software release has trials and tribulations for users to work through. Here are the first few that we've run into, and some possible solutions.

Apple updates iWork for Mac, adding real-time collaboration beta to Pages, Numbers & Keynote

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Alongside Tuesday's release of macOS 10.12 Sierra, Apple also issued an update for its iWork trio of apps for Mac, adding real-time collaboration with users on iPhone, iPad, and iCloud.com.

Apple releases macOS 10.12 Sierra with Siri, Apple Pay for web, Apple Watch login, more

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Apple on Tuesday released macOS 10.12 Sierra, bringing Siri to the desktop, many cross-platform integrations between iOS and macOS, Apple Pay for the web, and hundreds of other enhancements and bug fixes.

Watch: Apple's Lightning EarPods sound better than legacy 3.5mm headphone jack

Tuesday September 20, 2016

As Apple attempts to move beyond the headphone jack, its replacement wired audio input source, Lightning, offers a number of benefits over the legacy 3.5-millimeter technology. AppleInsider shows you how Lightning is truly a step forward for audio quality.

Apple hires YouTube-famous Canadian doctor to work on family medicine concepts

Tuesday September 20, 2016

The latest addition to Apple's health division is Dr. Mike Evans, a Canadian doctor best known for a YouTube channel in which he tackles common medical problems and broader issues.

ASE taps into Apple supply chain with iPhone 7 fingerprint sensor, Apple Watch S2 chip orders

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Apple's fall of 2016 product lineup has proven to be a major boon for supplier Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, as the Taiwan-based company is reportedly providing key silicon for both the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2.

Apple opens trade-up program to iPhone SE, 6s & 6s Plus with $315 maximum

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Prospective iPhone 7 buyers looking to make money off their old iPhones can now turn in an iPhone SE, 6s, or 6s Plus as a part of Apple's trade-up program, though the store credit given may still be significantly lower than what's offered by some third parties.

South Korean analysts expect 100 million iPhone 7 orders fulfilled by end of 2016

Tuesday September 20, 2016

A series of analysts from South Korea see only upsides for iPhone 7 component suppliers as a result of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, with one expecting to see over 100 million sales of Apple's new phone before the end of 2016.

Apple patents Apple Watch Series 2 water expulsion tech, smart straps

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents relating to current and potential future Apple Watch hardware applications, one of which details the unique liquid expulsion via speaker feature debuted with Apple Watch Series 2.

Professor proves NAND mirroring attack thwarts iPhone 5c security protocols

Monday September 19, 2016

A Cambridge computer scientist used $100 of hardware to clone an iPhone 5c's NAND memory chip in a successful attempt at bypassing the handset's encryption lock, seemingly proving correct theories lobbed in the aftermath of Apple's encryption fight with the FBI.

Apple working on fix for iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods remote control issue

Monday September 19, 2016

Apple on Monday acknowledged consumer complaints that a glitch in the gratis iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods causes the attached multifunction remote control to intermittently stop functioning, saying a fix is in the works.

Apple joins RE 100 renewable energy initiative, outlines new clean energy pledges

Monday September 19, 2016

As part of continued eco-friendly efforts, Apple on Monday said it is now part of the RE100, a global initiative of leading companies committed to boosting demand and delivery of 100 percent renewable energy.

Apple's iOS 10 on one-third of compatible devices after 6 days, report says

Monday September 19, 2016

After only six days of availability, Apple's latest mobile operating system iteration, iOS 10, is already on one-third of Apple devices tracked by analytics firm Mixpanel.

iDevices Smart Home Essentials Kit bundles tech support, HomeKit hardware

Monday September 19, 2016

iDevices has grown its HomeKit-compatible home automation line with a kit comprising three light bulb adapters, seven electrical plugs, and added concierge service for priority support access.

Nikon takes aim at GoPro with new KeyMission line of iPhone-connected action cameras

Monday September 19, 2016

Nikon announced its first three action cameras on Monday ahead of this week's Photokina expo in Germany, looking to claim share of a field largely dominated by GoPro.