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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Final day! Giveaway time: Enter to win a pair of Apple AirPods and avoid Apple's 6-week wait

Final day! Giveaway time: Enter to win a pair of Apple AirPods and avoid Apple's 6-week wait

Ends tonight! Apple AirPods are in hot demand, but we're giving away a free pair to one lucky reader. Follow us for your chance to win a pair of Apple's wireless earphones and avoid the extended six-week wait.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

FeatureSee how Apple's growth in Greater China could once again top European revenue

See how Apple's growth in Greater China could once again top European revenue

Apple's success in Greater China has wavered slightly over the last year, with the region now bringing in less revenue for the company than Europe, but data suggests the market has every chance of bouncing back and re-overtaking Europe's sales figures.

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Apple seeks to position Metal as part of new 3D graphics standard for web

Apple seeks to position Metal as part of new 3D graphics standard for web

Apple's WebKit team on Tuesday proposed a new Community Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that will focus on developing a new standard API, perhaps based on Metal, for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics and general computation for the web.

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Apple hires former head of Amazon's Fire TV unit to lead Apple TV operations

Apple hires former head of Amazon's Fire TV unit to lead Apple TV operations

Apple is shaking up its Apple TV operating unit with the hire of Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon's Fire TV team who will fill a similar role in Cupertino, a report said Tuesday.

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2018 Dodge Durango SRT to feature Apple CarPlay and BeatsAudio sound system

2018 Dodge Durango SRT to feature Apple CarPlay and BeatsAudio sound system

Adding to a slowly growing list of new cars with support for Apple's CarPlay, Dodge on Tuesday announced its 2018 Durango SRT will feature the in-car entertainment system, as well as BeatsAudio premium sound.

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Apple v. Samsung remanded back to court where legal battle began

Apple v. Samsung remanded back to court where legal battle began

After five years and a through America's legal system, including a sojourn to the highest court in the land, Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung is returning to where it began.

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Apple VP of enterprise sales makes unexpected departure

Apple VP of enterprise sales makes unexpected departure

An Apple vice president responsible for government and enterprise sales, John Solomon, has reportedly left the company for reasons unknown.

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Apple Pay now accepted by 36% of US merchants, is most common mobile payment platform

Apple Pay now accepted by 36% of US merchants, is most common mobile payment platform

Displacing former leader PayPal, Apple Pay is now the most commonly accepted mobile payment platform among U.S. merchants, according to newly-published survey data.

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Latest estimates place holiday Apple Watch sales at 6M with $2.6B in revenue

Latest estimates place holiday Apple Watch sales at 6M with $2.6B in revenue

Apple may have sold as many as 6 million Apple Watches during the December quarter, generating as much as $2.6 billion in revenue — and giving the company of almost 80 percent of smartwatch revenues during the period, new research suggests.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talks joining Apple, intersection of tech and music

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talks joining Apple, intersection of tech and music

A new interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discusses what led the executive to join the Apple Music project and the challenging times ahead for both streaming services, and the recording industry.

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TipsHow to force close Apple Watch apps in watchOS 3

How to force close Apple Watch apps in watchOS 3

Just like with any other platform, sometimes Apple Watch apps will freeze or have bugs. Thankfully, watchOS 3 includes a quick way to force-quit an app from your wrist, allowing it to start fresh.

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Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, second iOS 10.3 public beta

Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, second iOS 10.3 public beta

After developer beta releases for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS on Monday, Apple has released a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta for developers alongside a second beta release of iOS 10.3.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $150 to $415 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $150 to $415 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $150 and $415 on every possible configuration of Apple's new Late 2016 MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.

ExclusiveShielding on updated LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 displays fixes RF interference, crashes

Shielding on updated LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 displays fixes RF interference, crashes

The shielding applied to LG's UltraFine 5K display is effective in eliminating the radio frequency interference problem induced by Wi-Fi routers, as well as other high-power transmitters like cellular towers "blocking" the same frequency, according to AppleInsider examinations.

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References to possible 2017 MacBook Pro with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs found in macOS Sierra beta code

References to possible 2017 MacBook Pro with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs found in macOS Sierra beta code

Examination of the beta code for macOS Sierra 10.12.4 has revealed a trio of Kaby Lake processors referenced, which has pointed to specific processor substitutions for a possible MacBook Pro refresh using Intel's new processor line.

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YouTube debuts iPhone livestreams for people with over 10,000 subscribers

YouTube debuts iPhone livestreams for people with over 10,000 subscribers

Google's YouTube on Tuesday launched live streaming via its iPhone and iPad app, bringing the feature out of beta as it attempts to compete with similar streaming options available from Facebook and Twitter.

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iPhone camera maker Sony introduces new optics capable of 1000fps full HD slow motion video

iPhone camera maker Sony introduces new optics capable of 1000fps full HD slow motion video

Sony, a supplier of camera modules used by Apple, has unveiled a new image sensor for smartphones that has its own onboard DRAM, allowing it to capture HD video at far higher frame rates than current generation smartphones are capable of filming.

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Apple's Tim Cook extends European tour to Germany, third French store & more

Apple's Tim Cook extends European tour to Germany, third French store & more

Apparently embarking on a broader European expedition, Apple CEO Tim Cook made his way to Germany on Tuesday, after having also visited a third retail store in France.

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Apple's W1-equipped wireless BeatsX headphones ship Feb. 10

Apple's W1-equipped wireless BeatsX headphones ship Feb. 10

After popping up in assorted stock trackers on Monday, the BeatsX W1-equipped headphones will be available for purchase in the U.S. on Feb. 10, with a pair of new colors arriving at some point in the future.

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Despite claims to the contrary, Apple's 'iPhone 8' remains likely to launch in September

Despite claims to the contrary, Apple's 'iPhone 8' remains likely to launch in September

Two supply chain reports, one from an analyst and one from a purported parts supplier, make different clams about the manufacturing start date of Apple's feature-laden anniversary "iPhone 8." But there has been no serious indication thus far that Apple will stray from its typical annual September launch window.

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TLS vulnerability in popular iOS apps allows user data to be intercepted in man-in-the-middle attack

TLS vulnerability in popular iOS apps allows user data to be intercepted in man-in-the-middle attack

A number of popular apps are vulnerable to a 'man-in-the-middle'attack due to poorly implemented TLS protection, an examination of apps in the iOS App Store has revealed, with a security researcher claiming it is possible to read data sent back to the app developer's servers for 76 apps.

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Apple's Campus 2 repeatedly delayed by emphasis on perfecting small details, profile says

Apple's Campus 2 repeatedly delayed by emphasis on perfecting small details, profile says

A Tuesday profile of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 headquarters — said to be lining up for a spring opening — suggests that much of the reason for the project's delay was Apple managers' insistence on refining small, normally inconsequential details.

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Truphone offers data plans for Apple SIM-equipped iPads to 40 countries

Truphone offers data plans for Apple SIM-equipped iPads to 40 countries

Truphone customers in Spain now have the option to sign up for a roaming data plan in 40 countries, including the U.S, Australia, France, Germany, and the U.K. - with the ability for customers in other countries to sign on coming soon.

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Apple granted patent for 'dual mode' headphone that doubles as a speaker

Apple granted patent for 'dual mode' headphone that doubles as a speaker

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent covering a next-generation headphone design that automatically transforms into a stereo loudspeaker on the fly, potentially laying down a blueprint for future EarPods, AirPods or Beats models.

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ExclusiveLast call! Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,299 with no tax in 48 states

Last call! Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,299 with no tax in 48 states

Ends today! AppleInsider readers can save $200 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no sales tax outside NY and NJ. This deal matches the lowest price we've seen to date.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Apple shares new 'One Night' ad as part of 'Shot on iPhone 7' campaign

Apple shares new 'One Night' ad as part of 'Shot on iPhone 7' campaign

Apple on Monday aired the latest of its iPhone 7 commercials, once again putting the handset's imaging capabilities front and center with a collection of videos and photos from around the world, all captured on a single night.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses rumored Paris retail store, EU tax ruling, AI, AR in interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses rumored Paris retail store, EU tax ruling, AI, AR in interview

As part of his tour through France, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday sat down to discuss a few hot topics including the company's EU tax bill, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and a Parisian retail store rumored to take root along the storied Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

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Apple formalizes 8-pin 'Ultra Accessory Connector' for switching headphones from Lightning to 3.5mm, USB-C

Apple formalizes 8-pin 'Ultra Accessory Connector' for switching headphones from Lightning to 3.5mm, USB-C

Apple has issued a developer preview for a connector, dubbed the Ultra Accessory Connector, intended to ease connectivity and adapter problems associated with "Made for i"-certified headphones, allowing them to be switched out for USB-C or legacy 3.5-millimeter audio cables.

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UK's BT publicly supports Google, fears Apple dominance, in EU Android antitrust case

UK's BT publicly supports Google, fears Apple dominance, in EU Android antitrust case

Google has received some support in's ongoing Android antitrust case with the European Commission from British Telecom, with the U.K. communications giant allegedly getting involved to help prevent Apple from becoming too dominant in the smartphone market.

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Apple may open second Dubai store in March, shutters Danbury, Conn. outlet for likely in-place expansion

Apple may open second Dubai store in March, shutters Danbury, Conn. outlet for likely in-place expansion

Apple's second outlet in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai could open in March, a report claimed on Monday. Meanwhile, the company's Danbury Fair Mall outlet in Connecticut has temporarily shut down, presumably to grow into an adjoining space.

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Back to School promotions on Mac, iPad Pro start in Australia, Japan, New Zealand

Back to School promotions on Mac, iPad Pro start in Australia, Japan, New Zealand

Apple has launched a series of Back to School promotions in Australia and New Zealand, with purchasers of new equipment online or at Apple Retail getting gift cards for a future purchase at the Apple Store.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 to developers

Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 to developers

Apple on Monday supplied registered developers with the second pre-release beta builds of forthcoming updates to three of its four major software platforms: iOS, watchOS and tvOS.

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Apple rolls out Maps transit directions in New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras

Apple rolls out Maps transit directions in New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras

Apple has once again expanded the availability ot public transit directions in its Maps apps for iOS and macOS, this time brining them to New Orleans a few weeks ahead the city's annual Mardi Gras festival.

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Apple cedes ground in growing Chinese smartphone market as consumers await redesigned 'iPhone 8'

Apple cedes ground in growing Chinese smartphone market as consumers await redesigned 'iPhone 8'

The iPhone is being overtaken in China by a raft of new locally-produced smartphone rivals, according to a new report, which shows Apple's market share dropping despite greatly increased smartphone shipments in the region.

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Shielded LG UltraFine 5K displays headed to Apple stores, fixes done on case-by-case basis

Shielded LG UltraFine 5K displays headed to Apple stores, fixes done on case-by-case basis

Thunderbolt 3 LG UltraFine 5K displays boasting enhanced shielding to prevent radio frequency interference disconnects and crashing are working their way to retailers now, and problematic units in the field will be assessed for service and shielding addition on a case by case basis, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with fashion designer Julien Fournie, VizEat co-founders in France

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with fashion designer Julien Fournie, VizEat co-founders in France

Following his visits to two French Apple stores over the weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday met with several local business owners, including fashion designer Julien Fournié.

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Apple objects to 'free ride' requests by Australian banks to open up NFC on iPhone

Apple objects to 'free ride' requests by Australian banks to open up NFC on iPhone

Apple has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission over the resistance of major banks in the country using Apple Pay, with a recent filing claiming a request to open up access to the iPhone's NFC controller would effectively allow banks to avoid using Apple Pay entirely.

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Apple floats idea of refurb iPhone sales as condition of local manufacturing in India

Apple floats idea of refurb iPhone sales as condition of local manufacturing in India

Apple is looking to revive the idea of importing and selling refurbished iPhones in India as a possible condition of it starting local manufacturing in the country, a report said on Monday.

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W1-equipped BeatsX headphones begin arriving in NYC Apple stores

W1-equipped BeatsX headphones begin arriving in NYC Apple stores

After months of delays, Apple's new BeatsX headphones are now available in limited quantities, showing as "in stock" at just a few of the company's retail stores in Manhattan.

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