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2017

'Strong evidence' Apple working on custom power chips for 2019 iPhones

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Apple is likely developing custom power management chips, working on the technology at facilities in Germany and the U.S., an analyst said on Tuesday.

Apple sues Swatch over 'Tick different' trademark

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Swiss watch conglomerate Swatch is again under fire for allegedly capitalizing on successful Apple marketing. The watchmaker is being taken to court for emblazoning "Tick different" on certain watch models, a phrase Apple claims is a play on its 1990s "Think Different" ad campaign.

Qualcomm slaps Apple with countersuit over patent royalties, claims unspecified damages

Monday April 10, 2017

Responding to a volley of patent royalty lawsuits initiated by Apple, Qualcomm on Monday escalated the legal battle with a countersuit claiming the litigation is a gambit seeking lower licensing fees.

Teen iPhone ownership hits all-time high, interest in Apple Watch ticks up

Monday April 10, 2017

Apple's mobile products continue to rise in popularity amongst U.S. teens, as fresh survey data from Piper Jaffray shows more than three out of every four teens now own an iPhone and even more intend to buy.

Apple stops signing iOS 10.2.1, 10.3 following iOS 10.3.1 release

Monday April 10, 2017

Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, effectively cutting off downgrades for iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners who have already made the leap to iOS 10.3.1.

Most Jay Z albums now back on Apple Music, still withheld from Spotify

Monday April 10, 2017

Following their sudden removal from Apple Music and Spotify last Friday, most of Jay Z's albums are now back on Apple's service, but still missing from Spotify -- for reasons unknown.

Apple drops to 5th place in LaptopMag's brand rankings after leading for multiple years

Monday April 10, 2017

Apple has lost its place at the top of Laptop Mag's annual ranking of the best notebook brands after six years, with the MacBook producer dropping down to joint-fifth place, after being penalized over the high cost of its products and the apparent need to acquire dongles to expand its connectivity.

Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1

Monday April 10, 2017

Apple on Monday issued second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 to developers, paving the way for what are likely to be minor bugfixes and security improvements for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Simultaneously, the company released second betas of watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1.

In high-speed 5G wireless bid, AT&T buys Straight Path for $1.6B

Monday April 10, 2017

With an eye toward next-generation 5G wireless cellular connectivity, networking giant AT&T on Monday announced it will purchase Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion.

Apple Deals: 13" MacBook Air for $799 ($200 off); 2017 9.7" iPad in stock for $324 ($5 off); unlocked iPhone 5s for $99

Monday April 10, 2017

Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on 13" MacBook Airs can save $200 this week with special financing offers. MacMall is also knocking $5 off Apple's new 2017 32GB iPad (Wi-Fi) in Silver with units in stock. Refurbished iPhone 5s devices (GSM unlocked) are discounted to $99.99 as well.

Google may pump $876M into LG Display to compete with likes of Apple iPhone in OLED

Monday April 10, 2017

Google is reportedly in talks to invest over $876 million in LG Display to secure a source of OLED panels, likely for its Pixel phones -- perhaps signalling more intense competition with Apple's iPhone, as well as third parties using Google's Android operating system.

Apple posts GPU-related job openings in UK following Imagination breakup

Monday April 10, 2017

Apple is ramping up its efforts to create its own GPU designs, following the iPhone producer's decision to stop working with the U.K.-based Imagination Technologies, by advertising a number of job postings within the graphics field in London.

Apple-connected bidders raise stakes in bids for Toshiba's memory business

Monday April 10, 2017

Three Apple suppliers -- Hon Hai/Foxconn, SK Hynix, and Broadcom -- are reportedly dogged in their determination to bid for Toshiba's memory business, despite strong preferences by both Toshiba and the Japanese government for a domestic buyer.

Renovated Fifth Avenue Apple store will get Beats 1 broadcasting zone

Sunday April 09, 2017

When renovations are complete, one addition at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store will include a special space for Beats 1 broadcasting, according to an AppleInsider source.

Apple's second Mexican retail store to be multi-level flagship, share design with NYC World Trade Center outlet

Sunday April 09, 2017

Apple is enjoying consistently strong sales after opening its first brick-and-mortar retail outlet in Mexico in late 2016, and the company plans to capitalize on surging demand by building a new multi-level flagship in Mexico City's upscale Polanco district.

This week on AI: New Mac Pros and iMacs, Apple building its own GPUs & more

Saturday April 08, 2017

Apple paid rare attention to its pro customers this week, teasing a redesigned Mac Pro along with catered iMacs. Behind-the-scenes dealings also made headlines, particularly news that Apple will developing its own GPUs.

Jay Z pulls albums from Apple Music and Spotify

Friday April 07, 2017

As the streaming music war intensifies, hip hop star and Tidal co-owner Jay Z is quietly removing his music from major streaming music outlets Apple Music and Spotify, while leaving the same tracks in place on his own service.

J.D. Power: 2017 tablet buyers report "outstanding" satisfaction, ready to spend money on premium brands

Friday April 07, 2017

In a followup conversation to clarify the firm's recently reported findings on U.S. tablet buyers, J.D. Power highlighted a series of data points that overturn many established narratives on the "beleaguerment" of the tablet market, particularly with regard to premium-priced, higher-end models.

Rumor: iPad Pro Smart Connector included on 'iPhone 8,' to be used for AR, charging

Friday April 07, 2017

A new rumor, possibly recycled from 2016, claims that the Apple Smart Connector, or a variant thereof, will appear on the iPhone 8 and will be utilized for charging the device, plus potential AR and VR applications.

Apple, Saturday Night Live working together on TV commercial - report

Friday April 07, 2017

Apple has signed a deal with NBC that will see the crew of "Saturday Night Live" create at least one commercial for the iPhone maker, blurring the line between the show and advertising.