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2017

Knightsbridge Singapore Apple store cover removed, showing first glimpses of interior

Monday May 22, 2017

The cladding surrounding the new Apple store at Singapore's Knightsbridge shopping center has been removed, and the interior of the location has been seen for the first time.

Presentation slide again suggests 'iPhone 8' Touch ID sensor on rear of device

Monday May 22, 2017

A photograph of a PowerPoint presentation suggests that the "iPhone 8" Touch ID sensor module cutout is on the back of the screen -- shedding some doubt on recent mockups and illustrations putting it underneath the display glass.

Apple Music starts charging for three-month trials in some countries

Sunday May 21, 2017

For reasons unknown, Apple has begun charging a small fee in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland for what would ordinarily be a free three-month trial of Apple Music.

Working Apple-1 sold at auction by original owner for $101K in Germany

Sunday May 21, 2017

One of the last surviving Apple-1 computers in full working order has sold in Germany for a bid price of $101,325 -- far lower than expected for the collectible.

Apple nixes video glitch repair program for 2011 MacBook Pros

Sunday May 21, 2017

Apple is no longer supporting 2011 MacBook Pros as a part of its Repair Extension Program for Video Issues, according to updated support documents.

iOS 11, Android O: What Apple can learn from Google's IO17

Saturday May 20, 2017

"Great artists steal" in the sense of recognizing good existing ideas and building upon them. Now that Google has laid out its hand at IO17, detailing its plans for Android O and the search giant's various apps and services, what great ideas can Apple borrow for its own products? Here's a look.

Alleged Apple molds show expected 'iPhone 8' design next to '7s' and '7s Plus'

Saturday May 20, 2017

A trio of molds from China claim to show the shape and design of Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup, suggesting that the so-called "iPhone 8" may be slightly taller than the 4.7-inch "iPhone 7s," but could be considerably smaller than the "iPhone 7s Plus."

Beddit 3 may offer a sneak peek at sleep tracking on the Apple Watch 'Series 3'

Saturday May 20, 2017

Beddit's HealthKit-ready sleep-tracking technology -- recently acquired by Apple -- works well enough and may be useful for problem sleepers, but is probably a luxury for most people, and more a harbinger of what we can expect with the third-generation Apple Watch.

This week on AI: 'Apple Watch 3' features, new MacBooks at WWDC & more

Saturday May 20, 2017

In a change of pace, some of the week's biggest news revolved around new MacBooks and a third-generation Apple Watch, rather than the "iPhone 8." There was more of that of course, along with further signs Apple is pushing deep into original movies and TV shows.

Execs from Apple, other tech firms to talk immigration and government modernization at White House meeting

Friday May 19, 2017

Immigration policies, government services modernization and integration with cutting edge Silicon Valley initiatives like machine learning are on the docket for next month's meeting of President Donald Trump's American Technology Council, according to a report.

Latest Apple Park footage shows nighttime views of main 'spaceship'

Friday May 19, 2017

Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield is back with his monthly Apple Park construction update, this time showing off aerial views of the main "spaceship" building lit up at night.

Apple adds 4 new videos to 'How to Shoot on iPhone 7' series

Friday May 19, 2017

Apple this week added four videos to the recently released "How to Shoot on iPhone 7" tutorial series, expanding the campaign to a total of 20 shorts centered around taking better photos with the flagship smartphone.

Security firm recovers iCloud Notes beyond Apple's 30-day deletion window

Friday May 19, 2017

Despite an Apple policy of permanently wiping deleted iCloud Notes older than 30 days, it appears to be possible to recover notes that are far older, a security firm said on Friday.

Watch: Rumors of a Siri home speaker heat up as Apple heads toward WWDC

Friday May 19, 2017

Apple is believed to be working on a home audio device that will allow users to make Siri queries without directly interacting with other devices. AppleInsider offers a quick rundown of all the latest rumors on Apple's so-called Siri home speaker, which could debut as soon as next month.

Apple blames Beats headphones explosion on third-party batteries

Friday May 19, 2017

In a statement published on Friday, an Apple representative blamed the explosion of an Australian woman's Beats headphones on her using third-party batteries, rather than any product defects.

Deals: $100-$150 off 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pros; $100-$250 off 12" MacBooks; 9.7" 4G LTE iPad Pro for $599 ($130 off) + no tax in 48 states

Friday May 19, 2017

Readers shopping for a new Touch Bar MacBook Pro can save up to $150 this week on popular models with prices starting at $1,699. Meanwhile, Apple's 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) is $130 off, and 12" MacBooks are up to $250 off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

Ford updates 2016-model vehicles with support for Apple CarPlay

Friday May 19, 2017

Ford on Friday issued a software update for 2016-model vehicles equipped with its SYNC 3 platform, enabling support for Apple's CarPlay, as well as Google's Android Auto.

Stevie Wonder performs at Apple HQ to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Friday May 19, 2017

Multi-platinum Grammy winning artist Stevie Wonder performed at Apple's corporate headquarters this week, in an event recognizing Global Accessibility Awareness Day, focused on making technology accessible and usable for persons with disabilities.

Apple suppliers ramping up 10.5-inch iPad Pro production to hit 5-6M target for 2017

Friday May 19, 2017

Apple's manufacturing partners are reportedly stepping up production of a 10.5-inch iPad Pro from 500,000 units a month to 600,000 units by July, and should ultimately churn out 5 million to 6 million units for the whole of 2017.

AppleInsider podcast talks with makers of tools for pro musicians at Moogfest

Friday May 19, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor goes to Moogfest and interviews music makers and the people that make the tools professional musicians use, discussing how those tools work with Apple's ecosystem.