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Apple and the Bot War on Apps

07/10/2016, 10:18:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A new media narrative is unfolding, replete with statistics all seeking to provide evidence that Apple's success with native apps is over. There's no clear agreement on what exactly will take over--Chat Bots, Voice Assistants, the Web, Augmented Reality or some new and unknown successor--but it is clear that the loser must be Apple. It has to be, because it's desperately needed by Apple's rivals.

Actually, there is something new about Apple's upcoming iPhone 7

07/03/2016, 03:29:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Despite a flurry of incessant news reports maintaining that Apple is poised to bore its customers to death with a completely snooze-worthy iPhone 7 this fall, there's actually excessive evidence providing reason to believe that the portended death of iPhone 7 has been greatly exaggerated--for reasons that should be obvious.

Dell abandons its remaining Android tablets, 6 months after HP

06/30/2016, 05:52:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The weak sustainability of low-end market share has claimed a new victim. Dell has dropped its remaining Venue-branded Android tablet line and will instead focus on selling conventional PCs and hybrid "2-in-1" devices running Windows, citing over-saturation and declining demand for slate-style tablets.

Hillary Clinton's tech platform backs Apple positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education

06/29/2016, 05:30:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A new position paper outlining U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "Initiative on Technology & Innovation" broadly addresses a wide range of subjects, but in particular aligns with Apple's position on encryption and privacy championed by its chief executive, Tim Cook.

Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

06/22/2016, 07:42:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.

Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

06/12/2016, 09:44:57 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

On Monday, Apple will finally reveal an assortment of new technologies and initiatives it's been working on over the past year. Here's a look at some of the ideas Apple likely--or hopefully--has on its agenda.

Apple needs a reuse plan for 100s of millions of old iPhones: iOSR

06/10/2016, 04:19:31 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

As Apple prepares to show off its latest iOS 10 at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, it faces a purported threat of Peak iPhone sales, potentially complicated by a lengthening replacement cycle for new smartphones. But there's also another problem: how to recycle or otherwise manage the increasingly large volume of old iPhones it has already sold. The problem itself could offer a solution: a second life for old iPhones.

Apple's VocalIQ takeover could hint at Siri upgrades for WWDC and beyond

05/30/2016, 01:42:00 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Assuming it makes it into Siri upgrades that may start as soon as next month's WWDC, technology Apple acquired from VocalIQ could greatly improve the assistant's accuracy and contextual awareness, one report claims.

Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for Apple's Macs and OS X

05/27/2016, 07:32:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has sold far more iOS devices than Macs over the past several years, but as a $20 billion business, the Mac platform remains extremely important to the company. Here's a look at where Apple's conventional computing platform is headed, and what we can expect to see at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

Google I/O 2016: Android's failure to innovate hands Apple free run at WWDC

05/22/2016, 07:23:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Rather than focusing on the incremental innovation needed to win back the attention of enterprise users and premium consumers, Google's vision for Android this year has again leapt in new directions which appear even less attainable. Android's scattered, imitative strategies du jour are resulting in a platform that looks a lot like Apple's--albeit the very unsuccessful Apple of the mid 90s.

Anticipating WWDC 2016: what's ahead for Apple Watch 2 and watchOS 3

05/20/2016, 03:18:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Barely a year old, Apple Watch has already seen two major releases of watchOS--a remarkably rapid pace of platform development, even for Apple. Here's a look at what we can expect to hear about watchOS 3 at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference.

AppleInsider podcast talks the future of HomeKit, hedge funds and AAPL, India, plus 'iPhone 7'

05/20/2016, 08:15:00 AM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, we talk about Google's new Home speaker announced at I/O 2016 and what it could mean for Apple's Siri and HomeKit. Plus, we discuss Fitbit's purchase of Coin, Android Pay, Tim Cook's trip to India, and the latest "iPhone 7" scuttlebutt.

Previewing Apple's WWDC 2016: Big news for iOS 10, iPhone 7, new iPad Pro

05/17/2016, 09:35:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Rumors of iPhone 7 have so far revolved around purportedly leaked schematics and part images, which only allude to obvious potential hardware changes (a dual lens camera, an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector and replacing the legacy headphone jack with Lightning). However, many of Apple's biggest iPhone leaps have been externally invisible, driven by software advances unlocking the power of advanced silicon hardware inside, many of which debuted at WWDC.

Apple fan tells Tim Cook that iPad helped grandfather cope with cancer, gets reply

05/10/2016, 08:48:00 PM, Posted By Jan Manon

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week responded to an email sent by a customer who explained how iPad and iPhone helped their grandfather recover from cancer surgery -- like an Apple commercial come to life.

Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Amazon & the case of the 'very bad' Q2

05/01/2016, 02:03:28 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's fiscal Q2 earnings were the company's "worst ever" of the last decade in terms of year-over-year growth, but not in terms of actual commercial activity during the first three months of 2016. Take a closer look at Apple and three other firms: Samsung, Facebook and Amazon.

Review: Apple's 2016 12" MacBook is a welcome improvement, but won't change any minds

04/27/2016, 12:16:00 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple's second-generation ultraportable 12-inch MacBook features some noteworthy internal improvements, including an extra hour of battery life and Intel's latest Skylake processors, that make it a worthwhile update. But all of the major concessions of the 2015 model remain, making it unlikely this refresh will change anyone's opinion on the divisive-yet-impressive notebook.

Roundup: Best iOS apps for creating, managing and sharing GIFs

04/10/2016, 11:43:00 AM, Posted By Christine McKee

Introduced in 1987, Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images have evolved from small icons to hugely popular animated clips that are adding humor to everyday digital conversations. AppleInsider has compiled a list of the best keyboards, creators and storage tools to get you GIF-ing.

Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro vs. 12.9" iPad Pro: Which choice is right for you?

04/08/2016, 11:57:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple's professional-grade tablets now come in two distinct sizes: A 9.7-inch iPad Pro and a jumbo-sized 12.9-inch model. And while they both share a number of key features, including Apple Pencil support and the Smart Connector, both iPads are clearly geared toward different types of users. AppleInsider offers a handy guide to help you decide which model is right for you.

GarageBand for Mac updates with Music Memos & Logic Remote support, bigger sound library

04/07/2016, 03:18:22 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple on Thursday released a new version of GarageBand for the Mac, improving support for recent companion apps on iOS, and greatly increasing the number of samples available to musicians.

Hands on: Apple takes aim at PC users with 9.7" iPad Pro

03/24/2016, 06:45:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

It's not surprising that Apple has incorporated the new features first introduced last fall for its 12.9 inch iPad Pro to its new 9.7 inch iPad Pro--essentially making it an enhanced iPad Air 2 packing an A9X brain, quad speakers and support for the new Apple Pencil and Smart Connector. What is surprising is that in just six months, Apple has enhanced the iPad Pro with an iPhone 6s-class camera with True Tone flash, and has invented a new "True Tone Display" for adapting the screen to ambient lighting--a substantial investment in iPad as a platform.