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ASE taps into Apple supply chain with iPhone 7 fingerprint sensor, Apple Watch S2 chip orders

09/20/2016, 10:09 am

Apple's fall of 2016 product lineup has proven to be a major boon for supplier Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, as the Taiwan-based company is reportedly providing key silicon for both the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2.

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Apple patents Apple Watch Series 2 water expulsion tech, smart straps

09/20/2016, 04:09 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents relating to current and potential future Apple Watch hardware applications, one of which details the unique liquid expulsion via speaker feature debuted with Apple Watch Series 2.

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Professor proves NAND mirroring attack thwarts iPhone 5c security protocols

09/19/2016, 09:09 pm

A Cambridge computer scientist used $100 of hardware to clone an iPhone 5c's NAND memory chip in a successful attempt at bypassing the handset's encryption lock, seemingly proving correct theories lobbed in the aftermath of Apple's encryption fight with the FBI.

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iDevices Smart Home Essentials Kit bundles tech support, HomeKit hardware

09/19/2016, 04:09 pm

iDevices has grown its HomeKit-compatible home automation line with a kit comprising three light bulb adapters, seven electrical plugs, and added concierge service for priority support access.

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GoPro unveils $799 Karma flying camera drone, plus handheld & mountable stabilizing grip

09/19/2016, 01:09 pm

Karma, the long awaited first flying camera from GoPro, was unveiled on Monday with a starting price tag of $799, including a handheld stabilized grip for capturing shots on the ground. Also announced were waterproof and cloud-connected Hero5 and Session cameras, simplified video editing software for Apple's iOS, and a keychain-sized, Lightning-connected microSD card reader.

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Samsung Note 7 battery fire woes triggered by rush to beat Apple's iPhone 7 - report

09/19/2016, 09:09 am

The battery fires and eventual recall of the Galaxy Note 7 can all be traced to Samsung executives wanting to rush the phone, based on rumors Apple's iPhone 7 wouldn't have any major improvements, according to a report.

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This week on AI: iPhone 7 & Apple Watch 2 launch, iOS 10 goes live & more

09/17/2016, 05:09 am

The big news, naturally, was Friday's launch of the iPhone 7 and the second-generation Apple Watch. iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 emerged on Tuesday though, and there was still plenty of news going on outside the launch-day bubble.

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Apple investigated, took action against alleged sexism at Cupertino headquarters

09/16/2016, 07:09 pm

In the shadow of this week's iPhone launch, surprise allegations of corporate sexism surfaced at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, though company executives say the situation was investigated and "actions have been taken."

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Patent holder Acacia wins $22.1M judgement against Apple

09/16/2016, 01:09 pm

A federal jury has ruled in favor of Acacia Research, awarding a subsidiary of the patent licensing firm $22.1 million in damages from Apple for the latter's violation of a cellular networking patent.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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