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2016

Apple Maps transit coverage comes to San Antonio & Dallas Fort-Worth

Monday August 15, 2016

Apple on Monday introduced public transit coverage to two more urban areas in Texas, namely San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Apple to debut 10.5" iPad Pro in 2017, integrate flexible AMOLED tech in 2018

Monday August 15, 2016

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to launch three iPad models in 2017, including a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, while "revolutionary" changes like a radically redesigned chassis and AMOLED panel are in store for 2018.

Twitter looks to debut Apple TV app as part of NFL live streaming initiative

Monday August 15, 2016

According to a report on Sunday, Twitter is working to launch an app for the fourth-generation Apple TV that would host live streams of select NFL games, the rights of which were purchased as part of the microblogging giant's bold foray into streaming services.

Tim Cook says AI & augmented reality are core technologies in Apple's future

Sunday August 14, 2016

Apple is deeply invested in artificial intelligence and augmented reality when it comes to future products, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a recent interview.

Review: Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case for Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro

Saturday August 13, 2016

Logitech's Create Backlit Keyboard Case, made specifically for the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro, leverages the tablet's Smart Connector port for both data and power, negating the need for a separate battery or pairing process with virtually no key lag.

This week on AI: Two new Apple Watches, mysterious health gadgets, all-glass iPhones & more

Saturday August 13, 2016

Future hardware rumors were unusually diverse this week, possibly giving us a peek not just at future iPhones but things like the second-generation Apple Watch and mysterious new health gadgets.

Apple's board chair & general counsel sell over $10M in personal stock

Friday August 12, 2016

Two high-level people at Apple -- the chairman of Apple's board of directors, Arthur Levinson, and general counsel Bruce Sewell -- recently unloaded a combined $10.1 million in Apple shares, according to required SEC filings.

Universal search on Apple TV goes beyond US services with Australia's Stan

Friday August 12, 2016

Apple has silently added Australia's Stan to the list of services supported by universal search on the Apple TV, representing the first time the feature has gone beyond U.S.-based companies.

Apple thought to be seeking vast expanses of office space in Seattle

Friday August 12, 2016

Real estate companies in the Pacific Northwest are allegedly "buzzing" that a large California business, presumably Apple, is eyeing Seattle for potential expansion.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' schematics hint at mic instead of second speaker

Friday August 12, 2016

Although Apple's 4.7-inch "iPhone 7" may replace a 3.5mm headphone jack with a second speaker grill, that grill may not actually have a speaker behind it, according to leaked schematics posted on Friday.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' Apple Watch, potential Health device

Friday August 12, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss the latest updates in "iPhone 7" rumors, rumored Apple Watch updates, and potential Apple Health hardware.

Apple manufacturer Foxconn posts drop in profit with blame unclear

Friday August 12, 2016

Foxconn continues to post disappointing earnings reports in 2016, with analysts pointing to the decrease in iPhone orders as the prime culprit -- but the actual reason isn't clear, according to the company.

Apple wins approval to begin first stage of Irish data center

Friday August 12, 2016

Coming in well ahead of its deadline, Ireland's An Bord Pleanla has approved plans to build the first stage of an Apple data center, which will include support buildings and one of eight eventual data halls.

CVS continues Apple Pay snub, launches barcode-based 'CVS Pay'

Thursday August 11, 2016

Nearly two years after CVS became one of the first major retailers to actively block Apple Pay at its stores, the drugstore chain on Thursday rolled out "CVS Pay," a proprietary barcode-based mobile payments and rewards system.

Iran to reportedly allow iPhone imports to cope with rampant smuggling problem

Thursday August 11, 2016

The Iranian government is working to allow iPhone imports in a bid to stem a growing smuggling problem in the country, reports said on Thursday.

Siri joking with users in response to some Pokemon Go queries

Thursday August 11, 2016

Apple has updated the Siri response database with some light-hearted remarks for users asking about the wildly popular Pokmon Go mobile game.

French, German ministers to meet in push to counter encrypted messaging apps

Thursday August 11, 2016

France's interior minister on Thursday announced plans to meet with a German counterpart and tackle the issue of encrypted messaging apps, which he argued are preventing intelligence agencies from fighting terrorism.

Apple partner Foxconn's $3.8B Sharp buyout approved by China

Thursday August 11, 2016

After months of speculation and delays, the Chinese anti-monopoly agency has approved the $3.8 billion merger between Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and display technology company Sharp.

Logitech debuts Pop Home Switch for simplified smarthome control

Thursday August 11, 2016

Logitech on Thursday announced the Pop Home Switch, a deliberately simple control for multiple home automation platforms, albeit with the exception of Apple's HomeKit.

Patent filing hints at Apple's future in consumer-driven healthcare monitoring

Thursday August 11, 2016

A new Apple patent filing for an electrocardiogram device suitable for consumer use reinforces the company's continued moves into the healthcare monitoring business.