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2016

Apple Music rival Spotify tops 100 million subscribers, 30 million paid listeners

Monday June 20, 2016

Spotify on Monday announced that it had surpassed 100 million subscribers, including 30 million paid customers, keeping it firmly ahead of Apple Music and other rivals in the streaming music space.

Sketchy rumor suggests Apple's 'iPhone 7' will retain headphone jack, support dual SIM

Monday June 20, 2016

New components claimed to be bound for Apple's next-generation "iPhone 7" suggest the handset will feature dual SIM trays and a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, though it's hard to place much confidence in the leaks.

Apple pulls legacy non-Retina MacBook Pro from retail store displays

Monday June 20, 2016

Apple Stores are beginning to remove the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro from their showfloors, in what may be a sign the company is preparing to completely phase out the product with a spinning optical disc drive, AppleInsider discovered on Monday.

Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch adds new iOS-style swipe-up Control Center

Monday June 20, 2016

With watchOS 3, Glances are no more. Swiping up from watch faces now brings up a Control Center with quick access to commonly used settings, borrowing a design convention from Apple's iOS.

Deals: 128GB 9.7" iPad Pro for $699; up to $350 off 12" MacBooks; $149 off iMac 5K

Monday June 20, 2016

The middle of the week brings about a plethora of deals on Apple Macs and iPads. Score a 128GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro for $699 or a 13-inch MacBook Air for $799.99. Plus, save $350 on the 2015 12-inch MacBook with 512GB of storage, $35-$70 off new 2016 12-inch MacBooks and $149 off a 27-inch iMac 5K with a Retina Display.

India eases rules on local sourcing, paves way for country's first Apple Stores

Monday June 20, 2016

The Indian government on Monday announced loosened policies towards local sourcing by foreign retailers, likely setting the stage for Apple launching its first stores in the country.

Inside iOS 10: With Game Center app gone, invites are managed by Messages

Monday June 20, 2016

Beginning with iOS 10, Apple's Game Center service will no longer have its own dedicated application. Instead, actions like adding friends or inviting them to a game will be handled by individual games themselves, routed through Apple's expanded Messages app.

Apple Maps picks up public transit directions for Denver, Colorado

Monday June 20, 2016

Apple on Monday introduced public transit directions for Denver, Colo. to users of its Maps apps for OS X and iOS, continuing a slow expansion of support.

Select Bank of America ATMs now processing Apple Pay withdrawals

Monday June 20, 2016

As part of a previously announced effort to introduce support for emerging digital wallet solutions, Bank of America this weekend began processing Apply Pay withdrawals at select ATMs in California, the first step in bringing wide compatibility to customers across the bank's nationwide network.

Apple refuses to back GOP convention because of Trump politics

Saturday June 18, 2016

Despite having provided aid in the past, Apple is withholding financial and technological support from this year's Republican presidential convention -- owing to controversial positions by candidate Donald Trump, a report claimed on Saturday.

Inside watchOS 3: New 'Breathe' app for Apple Watch reminds you to relax, focus

Saturday June 18, 2016

In addition to reminding you to stand and walk throughout the day, watchOS 3 will also prompt Apple Watch users to take a minute to relax, focus and meditate with a new app dubbed "Breathe."

This week on AI: iOS 10, macOS Sierra & watchOS 3 lead WWDC reveals

Saturday June 18, 2016

Apple's WWDC keynote provided plenty of news fodder this week, including the announcements of macOS Sierra, iOS 10, and watchOS 3 -- plus many other technologies coming soon to Apple devices.

E3 2016: Dragon Raja and Galak-Z land on iOS later this year

Friday June 17, 2016

Rounding out AppleInsider's E3 coverage are two stylish mobile games, one an RPG adaptation of Korean fantasy novel Dragon Raja, and another a portable version of popular console space shooter Galak-Z.

Apple invites developers to Search Ads beta ahead of iOS 10 launch

Friday June 17, 2016

In preparation of the iOS 10 launch this fall, Apple on Friday sent out emails inviting developers to take part in a beta testing program for Search Ads, a forthcoming iOS App Store feature designed to boost app discoverability.

Apple adds sales and proceeds data to iTunes Connect app

Friday June 17, 2016

Apple on Friday released an updated version of its iTunes Connect app for content providers, adding unit sales and proceeds to the Trends analytics tool.

E3 2016: 'Clapper' merges DDR, 'Pat-A-Cake' for rhythm gaming via iPad camera

Friday June 17, 2016

One of the more unique games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's E3 expo was "Clapper," a two-player cooperative rhythm title that uses the iPad's FaceTime camera to track how well you play the classic children's hand clapping game "Pat-A-Cake."

Apple led effort to remove rifle emoji from Unicode 9.0, report says

Friday June 17, 2016

A proposed rifle emoji initially set for release as part of Unicode 9.0 was removed from consideration after Unicode Consortium delegates representing Apple and Microsoft expressed disapproval of its inclusion, a report said Friday.

Apple says 'Apps for Earth' campaign raised over $8M for World Wildlife Fund

Friday June 17, 2016

Apple and the World Wildlife Fund together raised more than $8 million in proceeds during April's "Apps for Earth" campaign on the App Store, the two groups have announced.

E3 2016: 'Block'hood' represents the Mac at console-dominated gaming show

Friday June 17, 2016

Though the annual E3 gaming expo is largely a showcase for traditional gaming consoles, AppleInsider still managed to find representation for Apple's macOS at this year's show in the form of "Block'hood," an eco-focused neighborhood-building simulator.

Coach Apple Watch bands now available in stores starting at $125

Friday June 17, 2016

Luxury fashion company Coach has released its awaited Apple Watch bands both online and in retail stores, coming in nine different possible combinations priced starting at $125.