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Apple stops returns & exchanges for retail purchases in Hong Kong

09/16/2016, 11:09 am

In parallel with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launching in Hong Kong, Apple has simultaneously halted all returns and exchanges for Apple and Beats products bought at the company's local retail stores.


AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10, iPhone 7 stock at launch, and headphones

09/16/2016, 08:09 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil Hughes tells Victor Marks about the latest iOS, iPhone 7 supply shortage, headphones (Bluetooth and otherwise), and more.


Apple pays $118M tax for underreported iTunes Japan income, report says

09/16/2016, 01:09 am

Japan's tax authority ordered Apple to pay about 12 billion yen (roughly $118 million) in taxes for improperly reporting earnings associated with its iTunes unit, according to local reports Friday.


Laurene Powell Jobs donates $100M to reinvent US high schools

09/16/2016, 12:09 am

Laurene Powell Jobs, president of the Emerson Collective charity and widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, this week awarded ten high schools $10 million each as part of a project to foster innovative ideas in education.


U.S. urges Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop use, return after 26 burned, 55 property damage fires

09/15/2016, 08:09 pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued an announcement urging anyone using a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purchased before today to "immediately stop using and power down" the device and seek a replacement or refund, due to the risk of battery overheating and fires.


Apple hires former Magic Leap, Oculus engineers in VR/AR push

09/15/2016, 07:09 pm

Two recent Apple hires suggest the company is getting serious about building out its own virtual and augmented reality technologies, though Cupertino has some catching up to do as Google, Facebook and Microsoft forge ahead with mature projects.


US Treasury guidance could stop Apple from recouping Irish taxes at home

09/15/2016, 04:09 pm

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued new legal guidance that might prevent Apple from recouping any back taxes owed in Ireland by claiming them against taxes it would normally pay in America.


Apple hires former Time Warner Cable executive for cloud services push

09/14/2016, 06:09 pm

In continuing efforts to build out a strong presence in the crowded cloud services business, Apple recently took on former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern to work on subscription-based products including Apple Music.


First look: Audeze iSine 10 in-ear planar magnetic phones with Apple Lightning connector

09/14/2016, 03:09 pm

Just in time for the release of the headphone-jack-less iPhone 7, Audeze gave AppleInsider a hands-on sneak peek at their upcoming Lightning-connected iSine headphones, the word's first-ever planar magnetic in-ear buds.


Apple CEO Tim Cook visits schools benefitting from ConnectED tech in NYC

09/14/2016, 11:09 am

Two years after Apple's commitment to the U.S. government ConnectED program, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Harlem's Pedro Albizu Campos School to examine success of the program, and to take a look at overall student progress because of the donated technology.


Cook, Ahrendts & other Apple execs tour New York City ahead of iPhone 7 rollout

09/13/2016, 10:09 pm

Several Apple executives, including CEO Tim Cook, are touring New York City this week, visiting a variety of locations ahead of this Friday's iPhone 7 launch. [Updated with correction]


India urges Apple, others to embed government-funded biometric ID technology into smartphones

09/13/2016, 10:09 pm

India's government recently invited Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to discuss embedding government-funded biometric technology into products sold within the country as part of an effort to register and authenticate its citizens. Apple did not attend.


Apple halts email purchases of gift cards from its US website

09/13/2016, 05:09 pm

For reasons unknown, Apple has stopped offering the ability to send Apple Store or iTunes gift cards via email from its U.S. website.


Apple to reopen three US retail outlets in tandem with iPhone 7 launch

09/13/2016, 04:09 pm

Apple is preparing to reopen three retail stores on Friday after months of renovations, sprucing them up just in time for the launch of the iPhone 7.


Apple iWork suite with real-time collaboration tools released for iPhone, iPad

09/13/2016, 03:09 pm

Alongside the iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and iTunes update, Apple has also released the iOS version of the iWork suite, now with cross-platform collaboration features.


VirnetX patents ruled invalid ahead of retrial in ongoing legal battle with Apple

09/13/2016, 09:09 am

Four patents VirnetX said were infringed by Apple have been deemed invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, something which could potentially be a major setback in an upcoming retrial.


Twitter to allow longer tweets, won't count mentions or media toward 140-character limit

09/12/2016, 10:09 pm

Starting next week, Twitter will expand its 140-character limit by excluding certain types of content from the count, including usernames in replies and links to media.


Some US airlines prohibiting use of any Samsung phones in wake of Note 7 recall

09/12/2016, 04:09 pm

Fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 recall is escalating, with some airlines disallowing any use of Samsung mobile devices in-flight, following reports of multiple incidences of property damage in the U.S.


France & Netherlands among EU countries considering pursuing share of Apple taxes

09/12/2016, 10:09 am

In the wake of the European Commission's ruling against tax deals between Apple and Ireland, the finance ministers of several other European countries are reportedly considering a share of the iPhone maker's back taxes.


This week on AI: iPhone 7, AirPods, Apple Watch Series 2 & more emerge from shadows

09/10/2016, 06:09 am

Finally putting an end to rumors, Apple this week revealed the iPhone 7, a second-generation Apple Watch, and more at a press event in San Francisco, putting the new devices up for preorder on Friday.