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Topic: drones

Apple drone project in North Carolina selected for approval by U.S. DOT

05/10/2018, 08:05 am

The U.S. Transportation Department has confirmed Apple is one of a number of major tech firms taking part in a drone program, an initiative that could help the U.S. government decide how to regulate unmanned aircraft used for commercial purposes.

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Apple joins special US drone program in bid to improve Apple Maps [u]

05/09/2018, 09:05 am

Apple is reportedly one of a number of major corporations hoping to participate in a range of drone tests beyond those normally allowed by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, an initiative the company hopes will lead to better Apple Maps images.

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Chinese customs officials bust $80M drone-based iPhone smuggling ring

03/30/2018, 09:03 am

A smartphone smuggling ring has been broken up by Chinese customs officials, one where a gang used a fleet of drones to transport approximately 500 million yuan ($79.8 million) worth of refurbished iPhones across the border from Hong Kong to Shenzhen.

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Deals: Apple's latest 15" MacBook Pro (512GB) for $2,399 ($200 off); 13" Air for $899; DJI Phantom 4 Advanced for $829 ($370 off)

03/14/2018, 11:03 am

Mere hours remain to pick up DJI's Phantom 4 Advanced Quadcopter for just $829, a discount of $370 off retail during B&H's DealZone event. Apple's 13" MacBook Air is also $100 off with no tax in most states, while the Mid 2017 15" MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage is $200 off with our exclusive coupon.

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Deals: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ Radeon 460 for $2,099 ($1,000 off); DJI Mavic Pro for $769; $15 off $100 iTunes codes

03/07/2018, 11:03 am

Midweek deals are going on now with savings of up to $1,000 off. Pick up a high-end Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro (2.9GHz, 16GB, 512GB, Radeon 460) for $2,099. DJI's Mavic Pro drone is also $230 off, while $100 iTunes / App Store codes are just $85 while supplies last.

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Review: May the force be with you when flying Propel's Star Wars battle drones

02/25/2018, 12:02 am

The battle is on as Propel's XT-65 X-Wing and Tie Advanced X1 take to the skies in our hands-on review of the iPhone-connected drones.

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Video: See DJI's iOS-connected, foldable Mavic Air drone in action

01/23/2018, 03:01 pm

With GoPro exiting the drone market entirely, the dominant name in aerial photography, DJI, unveiled its latest product on Tuesday: the Mavic Air. It's a $799 foldable model that can fit inside of a jacket pocket. AppleInsider was on hand for the announcement and went hands-on with the new flying camera, which you can see in action in our new video.

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DJI launches $799 Mavic Air drone with 4K camera as a smaller, lighter counterpart to the Mavic Pro

01/23/2018, 10:01 am

DJI has launched its Mavic Air drone, a foldable quadcopter that offers a middle ground between the Mavic Pro and the Spark drones, with the new model featuring a 4K camera on a three-axis gimbal and the ability to control it using gesture controls.

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DJI 'Mavic Air' drone leak ahead of launch reveals foldable legs, 4K camera on 3-axis gimbal

01/22/2018, 01:01 pm

A drone expected to be released by DJI on Tuesday has reportedly leaked ahead of its public unveiling, with alleged images and specifications said to reveal the 'Mavic Air' as a smaller and lighter drone compared to the Mavic Pro, while still offering 4K resolution video and similar functionality to its predecessor.

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Get more out of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' with these toys, tips and apps

12/15/2017, 02:12 pm

With critical acclaim and unparalleled hype, the latest entry in the Luke Skywalker saga has arrived in theaters. If you just can't get enough "Star Wars," AppleInsider has you covered, with some of the coolest toys, best apps, games and more.

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'Alpine White' version of DJI Mavic Pro drone is an Apple store exclusive

11/15/2017, 10:11 am

DJI has launched a limited-edition "Alpine White" version of the Mavic Pro, a 4K camera drone which can be viewed and controlled through an iOS app. The special color option will be available exclusively through Apple's retail channels and DJI's own outlets in most countries.

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New 'Local Data Mode' coming soon to iOS to prevent DJI drones from sharing location information

10/02/2017, 02:10 pm

Following complaints from the public and the U.S. Department of Defense, DJI has rolled out a Local Data Mode update to prevent controlled drones from connecting to the internet, and sharing location information with servers located throughout the world -- including China.

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Hands-on: Propel Star Wars iPhone-connected high performance battling drones

09/07/2017, 12:09 pm

Through a mix of attention to detail, fan service, and miniaturized technology, Propel has made a flying toy that intends to delight both children and longtime Star Wars fanatics. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new high-performance battling drones in our initial hands-on.

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First look: Propel's limited edition, iPhone-connected Star Wars battle drones

08/31/2017, 11:08 am

AppleInsider this week went hands-on with Propel's new limited edition Star Wars elite laser battle drones. These are small, palm-sized quadcopters that blur the line between gaming in the real world and a virtual one, thanks to unique connectivity with Apple's iPhone.

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Steve Jobs Theater given closeup in latest Apple Park drone footage

08/17/2017, 09:08 am

One of the last sets of drone footage while Apple Park is still under construction highlights the ever-growing landscaping taking place, and a close-up of the uncovered Steve Jobs Theater.

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Apple Park drone footage may be ending, with security forces seeking to cease flights

07/13/2017, 09:07 am

The latest drone footage from Apple park shows the march of progress towards completion, but it is not clear how many more videos there will be of the campus. with Apple reportedly cracking down on drone pilots in the area.

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Review: Hover Camera Passport drone is light and takes good pictures, suffers from poor support

06/28/2017, 12:06 pm

Despite online documentation support and instructions charitably described as a nightmare, the Hover Camera Passport is a good solution for most -- but only time, and usage tells the tale.

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Hands-on: $499 gesture-controlled DJI Spark drone offers portability, simplicity

06/16/2017, 03:06 pm

The first DJI Spark orders are now on their way to customers, and AppleInsider offers a first look at what comes in the box with the diminutive new gesture-controlled flying camera, which aims to make it simpler than ever to fly a drone.

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Latest Apple Park drone footage shows majority of construction complete

05/30/2017, 09:05 am

The latest drone footage of the Apple Park headquarters shows detail work in progress, and a view of the historic barn, prior to the opening of the facility to employees.

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First look: DJI's $499 Spark drone is a portable, affordable iPhone-connected flying camera

05/24/2017, 01:05 pm

Aiming to simplify aerial footage for the masses, DJI on Wednesday unveiled its latest creation, the handheld Spark drone, which combines portability with simple gesture controls and an affordable $499 starting price.

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