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Apple assembler Foxconn says US investment coming, details unsettled

04/28/2017, 03:04 pm

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is indeed planning to make some form of investment in the U.S., but the exact details are yet to be finalized, the latter company's chairman confirmed on Friday.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, Amazon in the bedroom, a Siri competitor to Echo

04/28/2017, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the rumors around 'iPhone 8' wireless charging, HomeKit and a possible Siri-driven Echo competitor, the Apple Watch at 2 and more.

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Apple shares photos, video from Dubai store opening

04/27/2017, 07:04 pm

Apple opened its latest flagship store in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, and the company is celebrating by sharing a gallery of photos and a short video of the retail debut in Dubai Mall.

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Apple's self-driving testbed spotted in Silicon Valley

04/27/2017, 06:04 pm

Apple's self-driving technology testbed, an optimized Lexus RX450h SUV bristling with an array of advanced sensors, was spotted driving on Silicon Valley roads on Thursday, offering the first real-world look at the company's highly secretive autonomous vehicle project.

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Trump to meet with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou, report says

04/27/2017, 06:04 pm

Terry Gou, chairman of Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, will reportedly meet with President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, where the pair are likely to discuss U.S. job creation and a pending bid for Toshiba's chip business.

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Acer announces USB-C 4K display geared towards professional image editor's needs [u]

04/27/2017, 01:04 pm

At a live event on Thursday in New York City, PC-centric manufacturer Acer rolled out a 4K USB display aimed at image and video editors with USB-C connectivity and 85W of charging support suitable for the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Tonight: Join AppleInsider in New York City for a special Apple Pro discussion at Adorama

04/27/2017, 12:04 pm

This evening, May 1st, AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks will be appearing at Adorama's flagship store in New York City to meet with professional Apple users and discuss the current state of the company's high-end hardware. Join us for the discussion, adult refreshments, and a chance to win great prizes like a brand new 9.7-inch iPad (2017).

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Laurene Powell Jobs to detail philanthropic efforts at Code conference

04/27/2017, 09:04 am

Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will be making an appearance at May's Code conference to discuss her trust's philanthropic efforts.

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Apple investigating wireless charging via Wi-Fi routers, other communications equipment

04/27/2017, 04:04 am

Apple is experimenting with medium- to long-distance wireless charging technologies that could one day allow users to charge up their iPhones with nothing more than a Wi-Fi router, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark filing made public on Thursday.

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Spotify buys blockchain startup Mediachain Labs to track, manage music royalties

04/26/2017, 11:04 pm

Spotify on Wednesday announced the purchase of Brooklyn-based startup Mediachain Labs, a company which developed technology that can help the streaming music giant better track online content and reward owners with royalty payments.

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Amazon Echo Look and iOS app judges your wardrobe choices with machine learning

04/26/2017, 12:04 pm

On Wednesday, Amazon expanded its Alexa family of devices with the Echo Look -- a voice recognition device with a camera tailored to snapping a shot of your outfit, rating it, and giving you alternate choices in conjunction with an iOS app.

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Apple's HomeKit accessory list updated with new Ecobee 4 thermostat, more devices shipping

04/26/2017, 10:04 am

Apple has updated its curated page of HomeKit-compatible devices, notably adding the as-yet unreleased Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, and removing a Bluetooth extender and a Lightwave to HomeKit bridge.

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$24K worth of products stolen in 2nd recent robbery at Apple's Corte Madera, Calif., store

04/26/2017, 09:04 am

Robbers reportedly struck an Apple outlet in Corte Madera, Calif. this week, stealing some $24,000 worth of goods just months after a previous raid on the store.

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NAB Show 2017: FeiyuTech iPhone gimbals

04/26/2017, 02:04 am

AppleInsider is on the scene at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show with a look at some of the hottest gear designed to work with Apple products. In this video, we take a closer look at some of FeiyuTech's handheld iPhone gimbals.

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Hubbell buys out Apple HomeKit accessory maker iDevices

04/25/2017, 02:04 pm

iDevices -- currently best known as a smarthome accessory maker, with devices supporting Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa -- has been bought out by Hubbell, a major player in B2B electrical and electronics products.

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Waymo launches widescale test of self-driving rides in Phoenix

04/25/2017, 12:04 pm

Alphabet's autonomous car division, Waymo, is expanding a ridehailing trial in Phoenix, Ariz., to members of the general public, marking perhaps the biggest real-world use of self-driving technology to date.

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Apple shows off Dubai store with massive 186-foot curved glass facade

04/25/2017, 12:04 pm

Set to open to the public this Thursday, Apple is touting its new eco-friendly retail store in Dubai, including a 186-foot curved storefront and a balcony overlooking both Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.

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Apple to launch 'Today at Apple' retail sessions in late May [u]

04/25/2017, 10:04 am

Towards the end of May Apple plans to launch a new series of education sessions at its stores dubbed "Today at Apple," retail head Angela Ahrendts revealed on Tuesday. [Updated with official session details]

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Apple hires NASA AR/VR expert Jeff Norris to work on future products

04/24/2017, 08:04 pm

Apple has reportedly hired Dr. Jeff Norris, an augmented and virtual reality specialist who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to be part of a special projects team working to bring augmented reality to the masses.

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Samsung's fix for red-tinted Galaxy S8 screens forces users to self-calibrate

04/24/2017, 02:04 pm

With a growing number of complaints about a red-tinged screen in some owners with the Samsung Galaxy S8, the company is issuing a software patch allowing users expanded options for correcting the problem in software by placing the responsibility for color accuracy even more in user's hands.

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