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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Instagram to take advantage of iPhone 7 Plus cameras, wide color gamut display in app update

Instagram to take advantage of iPhone 7 Plus cameras, wide color gamut display in app update

Popular photo sharing app Instagram is developing an app update specifically designed to take advantage of Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the latter of which boasts two cameras for wide angle and telephoto photography.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

What you need to know about Apple Watch Series 2 before preorders begin on Friday, Sept. 9

What you need to know about Apple Watch Series 2 before preorders begin on Friday, Sept. 9

Although iPhone 7 hogged the spotlight at Apple's Sept. 7 special event, the company also announced a hotly anticipated update to its wearables lineup in Apple Watch Series 2. The second-generation device ships next week with GPS capabilities, faster processor, swim-proof housing, a new ceramic edition and more.

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Apple defends decision to ditch 3.5mm jack, says AirPods development began years ago

Apple defends decision to ditch 3.5mm jack, says AirPods development began years ago

As expected, Apple did not include a 3.5mm headphone jack in its upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets, but company executives say the legacy port's demise has been a long time coming.

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FeatureEverything you need to know before preordering Apple's iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus on Friday, Sept. 9

Everything you need to know before preordering Apple's iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus on Friday, Sept. 9

In just a few short days, the new iPhone 7 will be available for preorder ahead of its Sept. 16 launch. AppleInsider is here to guide you through your choices to help you decide which model is right for you.

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Apple debuts new videos promoting health, 107-second iPhone event recap

Apple debuts new videos promoting health, 107-second iPhone event recap

Following Apple's iPhone event on Wednesday, the company released a handful of videos showcasing the keynote and upcoming products, including iPhone 7, Apple Watch and AirPods, as well as five shorts promoting healthy life choices.

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AppleCare+ gains $29 iPhone screen swaps, makes $99 fee universal for other repairs

AppleCare+ gains $29 iPhone screen swaps, makes $99 fee universal for other repairs

In tandem with announcing the iPhone 7 on Wednesday, Apple also revised its AppleCare+ plans for iPhones, instituting a $29 screen replacement option but forcing all customers to pay $99 for any other form of accident repair.

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Jet black iPhone 7 potentially vulnerable to scratching, Apple admits

Jet black iPhone 7 potentially vulnerable to scratching, Apple admits

People considering the jet black versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus should be careful, as those options are more prone to scuffing and scratching, Apple notes on its website.

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ExclusiveFirst Look: Apple's new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

First Look: Apple's new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

Apple's "See You on Sept. 7" event on Wednesday brought the expected iPhone 7 family refresh, with features aimed at extending battery live and improving user photography, as well as a new Apple Watch with GPS technology. AppleInsider was on the scene, and spent some time with each new piece of gear.

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Apple Watch Series 2 abandons gold Edition models in favor of ceramic

Apple Watch Series 2 abandons gold Edition models in favor of ceramic

In announcing the Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday, Apple also silently did away with its real-gold Edition line, replacing the material with tougher ceramic.

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Apple quietly doubles iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 storage, lowers iPad Pro prices

Apple quietly doubles iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 storage, lowers iPad Pro prices

While not announced onstage during Wednesday's iPhone event, Apple has quietly updated its iPad lineup specifications with storage buffs for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4, and price drops for the top-of-the-line 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

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Apple releases iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10 GM seeds, Sierra to launch Sept. 20

Apple releases iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10 GM seeds, Sierra to launch Sept. 20

Following Wednesday's iPhone event, Apple issued golden master versions of iOS 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and Xcode 8 to developers ahead of public releases this fall.

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Apple debuts $159 AirPods wireless earbuds with W1 wireless chip, 5 hours of battery life

Apple debuts $159 AirPods wireless earbuds with W1 wireless chip, 5 hours of battery life

As rumored, Apple at its special event on Wednesday introduced a wireless headphones called AirPods, which come packed with advanced technology like a custom wireless chip, beam-forming microphones, accelerometers, infrared sensors and more.

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Apple officially ditches headphone jack for Lightning, will include adapter in iPhone 7 box

Apple officially ditches headphone jack for Lightning, will include adapter in iPhone 7 box

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will ship not only with a pair of Lightning-connected EarPods, but also a legacy headphone adapter in the box, Apple announced on Wednesday.

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Apple announces water resistant iPhone 7: pressure sensing home button, dual cameras, jet black finish

Apple announces water resistant iPhone 7: pressure sensing home button, dual cameras, jet black finish

This year's iPhone 7 series features a number of upgrades throughout, including a new jet black glossy finish option, a click-free pressure sensitive home button, and the best mobile cameras Apple has ever offered. Storage has been doubled, and preorders begin this Friday ahead of a Sept. 16 launch.

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Apple Watch 'Series 1' gets updated CPU, price drop to $269

Apple Watch 'Series 1' gets updated CPU, price drop to $269

In introducing Apple Watch Series 2 at Wednesday's special event, Apple expectedly dropped the price of its original Apple Watch to $269, keeping the "Series 1" device in the lineup as an entry-level offering.

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Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

AI readers can use exclusive coupons this week to score the lowest prices anywhere on 27-inch iMac 5Ks, 15-inch MacBook Pros and remaining 2015 12-inch MacBooks bundled with AppleCare. Save up to $430 instantly with free shipping and no tax in most states.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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$369 Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS is swim-proof with 2x brighter display, white ceramic case

$369 Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS is swim-proof with 2x brighter display, white ceramic case

Apple on Wednesday revealed the second-generation Apple Watch, dubbed the Series 2, with built-in GPS, a new waterproof design, and what Apple claims is the brightest display ever shipped in one of its products. It will be priced starting at $369 in a standard edition coming Sept. 16, with a Nike+ running version arriving in October.

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Pokemon Go announced for Apple Watch

Pokemon Go announced for Apple Watch

The popular Pokemon Go gaming craze will come to the wearable Apple Watch, it was announced at Apple's iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 event on Wednesday.

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Apple introduces real time, cross-platform iWork collaboration

Apple introduces real time, cross-platform iWork collaboration

Apple on Wednesday announced a new iWork feature that allows both Mac and iOS users to collaborate on a variety of Pages, Numbers and Keynote documents in real time.

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Apple accidentally reveals water resistant iPhone 7 family on Twitter

Apple accidentally reveals water resistant iPhone 7 family on Twitter

Apple's official twitter account introduced and exposed some details about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus before deleting the tweets.

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Nintendo announces 'Super Mario Run,' coming first to Apple's iOS

Nintendo announces 'Super Mario Run,' coming first to Apple's iOS

The biggest franchise in gaming history will make its mobile debut first on Apple's iOS platform with "Super Mario Run," a new title coming to the iPhone App Store.

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ExclusiveAppleInsider is live at Apple's 'iPhone 7' event - tap here for our coverage

AppleInsider is live at Apple's 'iPhone 7' event - tap here for our coverage

This year's iPhone upgrade, plus a new Apple Watch, is set to be unveiled in San Francisco, and AppleInsider is there live with exclusive news, analysis and photos. Here is the place to view all of our live coverage!

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FeatureWhat to expect from today's Apple event: 'iPhone 7,' Apple Watch with GPS, more

What to expect from today's Apple event: 'iPhone 7,' Apple Watch with GPS, more

Today Apple will hold its now-annual September event where it is expected to unveil new products, most notably its next iPhone. Here everything insiders need to know about the highly anticipated announcements.

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$99 annual Apple Music subscriptions auto-renew at discounted price - report

$99 annual Apple Music subscriptions auto-renew at discounted price - report

The $99, 12-month Apple Music gift cards recently launched by Apple appear to auto-renew subscriptions for the same length of time, effectively creating a new subscription plan.

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'A10 Fusion,' 'iSight Duo,' other trademarks for possible Apple products revealed

'A10 Fusion,' 'iSight Duo,' other trademarks for possible Apple products revealed

Five new trademarks associated with Apple have been culled from the Brunei registration system, and include "A10 Fusion," "iSight Duo," "Depth," "Scribble," and "Whiteboard" marketing terms.

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New photos offer detailed glimpse of 'iPhone 7,' including potential 'piano black' model

New photos offer detailed glimpse of 'iPhone 7,' including potential 'piano black' model

A new series of photos claim to offer what may be the most detailed preview yet of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7," including what could turn out to be the previously rumored "piano black" color.

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Supply chain loading up with first 'iPhone 7' shipments, Apple Store down for event

Supply chain loading up with first 'iPhone 7' shipments, Apple Store down for event

With 371,000 units of the "iPhone 7" family said to be inbound to retail establishments, Apple appears to have a good start on channel inventory for late September availability.

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Italian report shows alleged 'iPhone 7' box design, points to Sept. 16 launch

Italian report shows alleged 'iPhone 7' box design, points to Sept. 16 launch

The "iPhone 7" is not only shipping out to various countries in preparation for launch, but should go on sale Sept. 16, a report said on Wednesday morning, just hours ahead of Apple's official announcement.

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Last call: Sell your iPhone trade-in for cash and snap up a 38-day extended lock at Gazelle

Last call: Sell your iPhone trade-in for cash and snap up a 38-day extended lock at Gazelle

Time is running out to lock in a price for your used iPhone with an extended grace period ahead of Apple's anticipated iPhone 7. Now through Sept. 7, sell your iPhone to Gazelle for up to $306 and hold on to the device until Oct. 14.

IDC: Apple Watch loses ground as 'basic' wearables boom

IDC: Apple Watch loses ground as 'basic' wearables boom

According to the latest estimates from research firm IDC, Apple Watch shipments are plummeting as sales of "basic" smart wearables that do little more than track fitness metrics continue to grow.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Apple banners, flags, posters go up at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ahead of Sept. 7 event

Apple banners, flags, posters go up at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ahead of Sept. 7 event

As it did last year, Apple this past weekend installed banners, flags and other brand paraphernalia at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in preparation of Wednesday's special media event.

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Apple again rumored to manufacture iPhone in India

Apple again rumored to manufacture iPhone in India

As Apple looks to break into India's burgeoning smartphone market, a report on Tuesday claims the company is in talks with Foxconn to potentially manufacture iPhone in the region.

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Apple Pay adds support for 27 US banks and credit unions

Apple Pay adds support for 27 US banks and credit unions

Continuing a rapid buildout of Apple Pay services, Apple this week announced a new batch of 27 U.S. banks and credit unions as participating card issuers.

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Apple requests wireless charging chip samples for upcoming iPhone product, report says

Apple requests wireless charging chip samples for upcoming iPhone product, report says

A report out of the Far East on Tuesday claims Apple recently requested a batch of wireless charging chip samples from Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek, suggesting the iPhone maker is forging ahead with development of a bespoke wireless charging solution.

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Apple Pay to debut in Japan with FeliCa tap-to-pay support in 2016, report says

Apple Pay to debut in Japan with FeliCa tap-to-pay support in 2016, report says

A report on Tuesday elaborates on rumors regarding Apple's supposed plan to integrate Japan's FeliCa tap-to-pay standard into an upcoming iPhone model, saying integration of the contactless payments technology will help introduce Apple Pay to the East Asian market.

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Strategy Analytics: Apple's iPhone 6s the world's most popular smartphone in Q2

Strategy Analytics: Apple's iPhone 6s the world's most popular smartphone in Q2

Despite much handwringing about a supposed lack of interest in Apple's latest iPhone in comparison to the mega-cycle upgrade stoked by iPhone 6 at its launch in 2014, data from Strategy Analytics shows that iPhone 6s became "the world's most popular smartphone" in the June quarter.

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Chinese social media largely quiet ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 7' announcement

Chinese social media largely quiet ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 7' announcement

Judging by social media conversations, Chinese interest in Apple's "iPhone 7" appears to be subdued, a report indicated on Tuesday.

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Some Mac Pro support pages archived by Apple, will no longer be updated

Some Mac Pro support pages archived by Apple, will no longer be updated

Apple has moved some of its support pages specifically detailing the redesigned 2013 Mac Pro to the archives, and will no longer be updating them, signaling a possible refresh or retirement of the computer.

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Purported 'Apple Watch 2' display assembly broken down by repair shop

Purported 'Apple Watch 2' display assembly broken down by repair shop

A UK-based repair shop has taken extreme measures to disassemble the alleged "Apple Watch 2" parts that they obtained, and have revealed differences between the original Apple Watch and the potential refresh.

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