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2016

Apple's Didi investment is surprising but good use of massive $233B cash hoard, analyst says

Saturday May 14, 2016

Investment firm Piper Jaffray views Apple's Didi funding as a new direction for the company, providing long-term strategic positioning benefits in China's expanding automotive industry.

Despite Q2 sales dip, Apple's Macs, iPad and iPhone continue to outperform the industry

Saturday May 14, 2016

Over the past quarter, reports from all over have been belaboring the idea that Apple is on the edge of crisis because its iPhone sales--which represent the majority of its business--declined year-over-year and because China--its brightest growth territory--similarly turned in disappointing sales numbers across the board.

This week on AI: Apple puts $1B into Didi Chuxing, 'iPhone 7' and '7s' rumors, Apple Pay in Canada & more

Saturday May 14, 2016

The biggest news was clearly Apple's $1 billion investment into Didi Chuxing, but the rest of the week was chock full of stories, including plenty of rumors about future iPhones, and Apple Pay finally making its "real" Canadian debut.

Study: Amid sea of disposable apps, health and fitness reigns supreme

Friday May 13, 2016

Recent data gathered by Yahoo-owned firm Flurry Analytics illustrates a growing interest in health and fitness apps, a category that has skyrocketed in popularity over the past months to become some of the most used digital properties in terms of frequency and duration.

Appaloosa unloads all Apple shares as other hedge funds trim position

Friday May 13, 2016

Another big investment fund is breaking up with Apple. According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, David Tepper's Appaloosa Management has reduced its position in the iPhone maker to zero, mirroring a recent move by high-profile investor Carl Icahn.

Apple confirms reports of iTunes music deletion issue, 'safeguards' coming next week

Friday May 13, 2016

Apple in a statement Friday said it is investigating reports of a supposed Apple Music compatibility bug that deletes local music files without user permission, adding that an updated version of the media management software is expected for release next week.

As the sun sets on Microsoft's Sunrise, here are the best alternative calendar apps for iOS

Friday May 13, 2016

Microsoft announced this week that by the end of August it will discontinue Sunrise, a popular calendar app it acquired. For existing Sunrise users, here are some of the best alternative third-party calendar apps, offering similar functionality and push notifications.

Alpine debuts new 9-inch CarPlay display, Kia details Sportage and Optima upgrades

Friday May 13, 2016

Aftermarket upgrade specialist Alpine on Friday launched a new, 9-inch dash display with support for Apple's CarPlay, while Korean automaker Kia further detailed plans to support CarPlay in the 2016 Optima and 2017 Sportage.

Billion-dollar Didi deal seen as sign Apple's automotive interests go beyond just Maps

Friday May 13, 2016

As rumors of an "Apple Car" continue to grow, the company's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride hailing company Didi Chuxing has further driven speculation that Apple's interest in the automotive market goes far beyond improving its Maps service.

Apple invites WWDC 2016 scholarship winners to June 12 orientation

Friday May 13, 2016

People who won a scholarship to attend Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June are now being invited to attend a special orientation session on the Sunday before the conference, June 12.

Apple's iCloud Mail & Notes services hit by sudden outage [u]

Friday May 13, 2016

Two iCloud services, Mail and Notes, suffered server-side problems on Friday morning, leaving some people unable to send or receive email, or create and sync any notes online. [Updated]

AppleInsider podcast talks HGTV Smart Home 2016 and the latest 'iPhone 7' rumors

Friday May 13, 2016

Carley Knobloch, HGTV's SmartHome 2016 consultant speaks with AppleInsider about the products in the HGTV SmartHome, what products are in her home, and what goes into making the choice to buy a smarthome accessory. And Mikey Campbell joins the call to talk about the latest in 'iPhone 7' and 'iPhone 2017' rumors.

Didi Chuxing president says Apple deal closed in 22 days, talks in progress in several areas

Friday May 13, 2016

Apple's surprise $1 billion investment in Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing was forged in just 22 days, and the two companies are now in talks in several fields, a report said on Friday.

Oklahoma City Apple Store to get 'next generation' design makeover

Friday May 13, 2016

As part of an international effort to refresh the look and feel of its retail outlets, Apple recently shut down the Penn Square Mall Apple Store in Oklahoma City, Okla., in preparation of a "next generation" renovation.

Apple invests $1B in Chinese ride sharing service Didi Chuxing

Thursday May 12, 2016

Chinese Uber competitor Didi Chuxing, formerly Didi Kuaiti, on Thursday announced that Apple recently invested $1 billion to become the transportation network's latest big-name strategic partner.

Analyst ties uptick in Apple R&D spend to Apple Car, but relationship is tenuous

Thursday May 12, 2016

A report this week from noted Apple analyst Neil Cybart relates an increase in the company's massive research and development outlays suggest something big is in the works, but an industry insider says it's just business as usual.

Manhattan DA calls on US Congress to support bill requiring mandatory decryption

Thursday May 12, 2016

The District Attorney of New York County is reportedly lobbying members of U.S. Congress in the hope they'll back legislation requiring companies like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following court orders.

As Apple display partner Sharp continues to bleed, new owner Foxconn shakes up management

Thursday May 12, 2016

While display panel maker Sharp continues to lose money, the Japanese company faces a sweeping management reorganization under the thumb of its new owner, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn.

Google delays support for Android tech mimicking Apple's 3D Touch

Thursday May 12, 2016

Google has reportedly interally delayed its own equivalent of 3D Touch, the pressure-sensitive Apple technology that allows iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners to take shortcuts through iOS apps.

Deals: Free Apple SuperDrive plus instant discounts with 15" MacBook Pros, iMac 5Ks

Thursday May 12, 2016

This week, choose from a variety of Apple's current 15" MacBook Pros and 27" iMac 5Ks that each come with a free Apple SuperDrive, additional cash discounts, and no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 12" MacBook for $964 with a free LG super drive, Apple USB-C Adapter, and more.