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Apple patent for stackable Smart Connector plugs improves iPad versatility

03/29/2016, 04:03 am

An Apple patent published Tuesday details work on a magnetic connector interface akin to the recently introduced Smart Connector, but instead of being limited to one accessory, the proposed design can stack plugs to mate with and support multiple peripherals.

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'Next-generation' Apple Store opens in Memphis with custom 37-foot display

03/28/2016, 08:03 pm

Apple this past weekend opened the doors to one of the first "next-generation" Apple Stores to land stateside, and AppleInsider has exclusive photos of the logo-less facade, custom wooden wall installations and massive 37-foot TV display -- rumored to cost $1.5 million -- that ties everything together.

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DOJ confirms successful iPhone data extraction, withdraws encryption case against Apple [u]

03/28/2016, 05:03 pm

The Department of Justice on Monday filed to withdraw a legal action compelling Apple's assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings, saying it successfully gained access to, and extracted data from, the target device.

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This week on AI: iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, Apple Watch changes & more

03/26/2016, 05:03 am

The week began with Apple announcing a collection of new products, mainly the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but continued to be eventful, with developments in the encryption debate, problems with iOS 9.3, and future plans for Apple Pay.

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Foxconn reported to ink Sharp deal next week, pay smaller bailout

03/25/2016, 11:03 pm

After a series of false starts, Apple supplier Foxconn has successfully reached an agreement to buy out embattled Japanese tech giant Sharp and will ink an official deal next week, local reports say.

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Apple, other tech companies decry North Carolina anti-LGBT law

03/25/2016, 07:03 pm

Big tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google have voiced opposition to the passing of a controversial North Carolina law that dissolves anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

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Apple requests delay in NYC iPhone encryption case, citing FBI's efforts to unlock San Bernardino phone

03/25/2016, 04:03 pm

Apple on Thursday filed to extend the briefing schedule of a court case in New York regarding a passcode protected iPhone, saying proceedings should be delayed until the FBI reports on the viability of a potential encryption workaround in a tangentially related case in San Bernardino.

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Trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your iPhone or iPad ahead of Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro [U]

03/25/2016, 01:03 pm

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is when Apple introduces new models, like it did this month with the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBack World, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services. [Updated Pricing 4/20/16]

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AppleInsider podcast talks iPad Pro, iPhone SE, True Tone display and more

03/25/2016, 08:03 am

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Victor and Shane discuss the iPad Pro, iPhone SE, Apple's servers, the embedded Apple SIM, and the FBI's possible use of Cellebrite to crack the San Bernardino iPhone 5c. Andy Somerfield of Serif, makers of Affinity Photo, joins Victor to talk about color management, the iPad Pro's True Tone, and his company's image editing software.

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Apple's first TV series to focus on developers, 'app economy'

03/24/2016, 05:03 pm

After months of rumors, Apple on Thursday confirmed it is working with musician Wil.i.am and two industry executives on an original TV series set to highlight app development and the surrounding "app economy."

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Microsoft attempt at artificial intelligence becomes Hitler-loving, misogynistic PR disaster

03/24/2016, 03:03 pm

It took only 24 hours for a Microsoft artificial intelligence project to turn from a typical tweeting teenage girl into a hate spewing, offensive public relations debacle, thanks to coordinated attacks on the learning software.

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Shares of PayPal slide amidst rumors of browser-based Apple Pay checkout

03/24/2016, 02:03 pm

PayPal stock dipped on Thursday, as investors reacted to a new rumor claiming Apple Pay may soon further encroach on its business with upcoming website integration.

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Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro now available for preorder in 13 territories

03/24/2016, 03:03 am

As previously announced, Apple on Thursday activated online preorder sales for its new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 13 territories, including key markets in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Apple online store goes down in preparation of iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro sales

03/23/2016, 11:03 pm

Apple's online storefront went down for maintenance late Wednesday in preparation of a start to preorders for the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, two new devices announced at a special event on Monday.

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'NAND mirroring' could let FBI break into iPhone without Apple's help, researchers say

03/23/2016, 04:03 pm

Whether or not Cellebrite is involved, the FBI may be able to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook through a process known as "NAND mirroring," security researchers explained on Wednesday.

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FBI using Israeli firm Cellebrite to help break into San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone

03/23/2016, 10:03 am

An Israeli forensic software company, Cellebrite, is helping the FBI try to unlock the iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, according to a national newspaper.

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Apple admits to Imagination Technologies talks, declines takeover bid

03/22/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday acknowledged having held discussions with British graphics processor design firm Imagination Technologies, but the iPhone maker has reportedly chosen not to attempt an acquisition -- for now.

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Apple in talks to take over long-time graphics chip partner Imagination Technologies

03/22/2016, 08:03 am

Apple is negotiating to buy Imagination Technologies, the British firm responsible for the PowerVR graphics technology used in every Apple A-series chip since the original iPad and the iPhone 4, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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AppleInsider podcast recaps Apple's 'Let Us Loop You In' event live from Cupertino

03/22/2016, 07:03 am

In a special episode of the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks recap Monday's Apple Event live from Cupertino, which saw the introduction of iPhone SE, a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, new Apple Watch accessories and more.

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Proposed Senate bill grants courts authority to force access to encrypted data

03/21/2016, 09:03 pm

According to a report on Monday, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are circulating a draft bill that would give federal courts liberal authority to compel tech company compliance with government requests for access to encrypted data.

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