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2016

Apple makes across-the-board cuts to Japanese iPhone prices

Friday April 22, 2016

Apple on Friday instituted price drops across its entire Japanese iPhone lineup, typically slashing costs by about 10 percent, in what is reported to be a response to a fluctuating yen/dollar exchange rate.

Apple could take over Dublin location for first Irish Apple Store

Friday April 22, 2016

Apple could potentially sign a lease for real estate on Dublin's O'Connell Street, establishing its first-ever outlet in the country of Ireland, a report indicated on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks new Macs, 'iPhone 7' rumors, and the latest 'Apple Car' hires

Friday April 22, 2016

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Shane and Victor discuss new MacBooks, the computers that didn't get updated, Tesla's former VP of vehicle engineering working for Apple, Apple's car skunkworks, iPhone 7 rumors, and a few of our thoughts remembering Bill Campbell.

Apple touts eco-friendly data centers in new Earth Day ad

Friday April 22, 2016

In commemoration of Earth Day, Apple on Thursday released an advertisement showcasing the company's efforts to reduce carbon emissions, concentrating specifically on its green data centers.

Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Store shuttered by Chinese state agency, report confirms

Thursday April 21, 2016

Following the mysterious shutdown of two major Apple internet services in China last week, a report on Thursday claims the closure was mandated by a state agency in an apparent attempt to control content distribution.

Apple Store app's 3D Touch support expanded with Peek and Pop previews

Thursday April 21, 2016

In an update to its official Apple Store app on Thursday, Apple rolled out support for Peek and Pop 3D Touch gestures, a feature that lets users seamlessly preview products, images and other in-app assets.

Apple's iTunes reopens American Red Cross donations for Japan, Ecuador earthquake relief

Thursday April 21, 2016

After a pair of massive earthquakes rocked Japan and Ecuador last week, and the threat of aftershocks still present, Apple on Thursday reactivated its iTunes donation system to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the regions.

Apple honors Prince on Twitter, Tidal takes opportunity to push exclusive streaming catalog

Thursday April 21, 2016

Apple and Beats executives tweeted messages in tribute of legendary musician Prince, who passed away on Thursday, while Tidal took the opportunity to advertise its exclusive streaming rights to the musician's catalog.

FBI paid over $1.34M for hack into San Bernardino iPhone, agency's director says

Thursday April 21, 2016

The FBI paid more than $1.34 million to hack into the iPhone 5c of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, agency director James Comey admitted on Thursday.

Time offers glowing profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook in latest '100 Most Influential People' list

Thursday April 21, 2016

Time Magazine on Thursday published the 2016 edition of its annual 100 Most Influential People list, once again including Apple CEO Tim Cook among its chosen politicians, artists, celebrities, and corporate executives.

iPhone SE reportedly 'squeezing' marketshare from Chinese smartphone makers

Thursday April 21, 2016

Chinese and Taiwanese smartphone suppliers are reportedly scaling back component production in the wake of Apple's iPhone SE, which appears to be impacting the sales of local smartphone brands.

Apple issues second public betas of iOS 9.3.2 & OS X 10.11.5, provides developers with tvOS 9.2.1 beta 2

Thursday April 21, 2016

Apple on Thursday provided members of its public beta program a second build of the forthcoming iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 updates. Registered developers were also supplied a second beta of tvOS 9.2.1 for the fourth-generation Apple TV.

Walmart Pay begins trickling out to iPhone users via app update

Thursday April 21, 2016

The latest update to retail colossus Walmart's first-party iOS app included a significant new feature -- support for Walmart Pay, the company's in-house mobile payments effort.

Apple's mysterious WWDC 2016 announcement: What does it mean?

Thursday April 21, 2016

For as long as Apple has designed creative invitations to its media events, geeks have treated them as the technical equivalent of a Rorschach test. What secret clues might Apple have hidden in the latest WWDC missive? Probably nothing.

Much of Apple's recovered e-waste likely legally mandated and not Apple-made

Thursday April 21, 2016

Much of the 90 million pounds in e-waste Apple collected during 2015 was legally obligated, handled by outside firms, and probably not from Apple products, an analysis has concluded.

iCloud team reportedly plagued by infighting as Apple struggles to build new cloud infrastructure

Thursday April 21, 2016

Apple is working on a new internal structure for its cloud services, but the teams under the umbrella of iCloud have been involved in a political power struggle that has hampered development, according to a new report.

Apple likely switching to different modem for 'iPhone 7,' Qualcomm CEO hints

Thursday April 21, 2016

Apple appears likely to switch away from Qualcomm modems for upcoming iPhones, at least in part, as suggested by comments from the latter company's CEO made during an earnings call.

Amazon expands $50 Fire tablet lineup with new colors, offers 16GB model for $70

Thursday April 21, 2016

Amazon has expanded its budget-priced tablet lineup, offering the $50 Fire in new magenta, blue and tangerine colors, and also launching a 16-gigabyte version priced at $70 [updated].

Apple invention prevents headphone audio dropouts in hybrid wired/wireless designs

Thursday April 21, 2016

An Apple patent application covering a wireless hybrid headphone system was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, suggesting the company is continuing work on a Lightning-equipped audio product some expect will replace wired EarPods if and when iPhone ships without a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Samsung to produce thinner 10nm chips this year [u]

Wednesday April 20, 2016

Apple A-series chip supplier Samsung this week announced plans to put an advanced 10-nanometer chip fabrication process into production later this year, with the new technology supposedly affording a 10 percent increase in efficiency over existing iterations.