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Apple expands AppleCare+ to cover Mac users for accidental damage

06/05/2017, 05:06 pm

Apple has expanded its AppleCare+ extended warranty service to cover the Mac range, with the quiet update expanding the warranty period for Mac users to three years, as well as covering two incidents of accidental damage to both the desktop Mac and MacBook product families.

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First look: Apple's HomePod speaker

06/05/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple took the wraps off HomePod, a competitor to so-called "smart speakers" like Amazon Echo, on Monday, later offering WWDC attendees a closer look at the device prior to an expected debut in December.

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Apple looks to reinvent home music with $349 HomePod, an Amazon Echo and Sonos competitor

06/05/2017, 03:06 pm

Calling it a "breakthrough home speaker," Apple on Monday revealed the new Siri home speaker dubbed HomePod, a device the company hopes will reinvent music at home just like the iPod reinvented music in your pocket. It will cost $349 and ship this December.

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Apple doling out jean jackets plus Metal, iMessage, six-color logo pins to WWDC attendees

06/05/2017, 09:06 am

As part of the badge issuance at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is giving out custom black denim jean jackets, and an assortment of collectible pins.

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Apple & Amazon paying into Foxconn bid for Toshiba's memory unit

06/05/2017, 09:06 am

Apple and Amazon will "chip in funds" towards a Foxconn bid for Toshiba's memory unit, Foxconn chairman Terry Gou revealed on Monday.

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Apple's online store goes dark ahead of WWDC keynote, suggesting new hardware incoming

06/05/2017, 08:06 am

Apple took its online store down on Monday, hours before its annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off, potentially tipping its hand and revealing new hardware will be announced in a keynote address.

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Rare customized Apple-1 to go up for auction, could top $500,000 in bids

06/03/2017, 05:06 pm

An unusual Apple-1 will appear in a Christie's auction on June 15, special not just for being in working order, but for the customizations made by its initial owner.

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This week on AI: Apple's WWDC slate, Siri speaker plans, political furor & more

06/03/2017, 01:06 am

Collectively the industry held its breath this week, preparing for Apple's big June 5 keynote kicking off WWDC 2017. Some pre-conference rumors did leak out though, supporting new iPads, new Macs, and the company's long-awaited Siri-based home speaker.

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Apple executive Bozoma Saint John to leave company, report says

06/02/2017, 08:06 pm

Apple Music and iTunes marketing executive Bozoma Saint John is planning to leave Apple, according to a report on Friday, though the reason for her supposed departure is at this point unknown.

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Apple predicted to expand Siri integration to additional third-party apps

06/02/2017, 08:06 pm

Engineers and industry insiders expect Apple to announce an expansion of Siri services at its Worldwide Developer Conference next week that will allow the virtual assistant to interact with more third-party apps, according to a report on Friday.

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Patent troll Uniloc adds two more lawsuits to growing list of complaints against Apple

06/02/2017, 07:06 pm

Notorious "patent troll" Uniloc on Friday expanded its legal barrage against Apple with the addition of two lawsuits lodged in Texas, one relating to automatic device wake-up features and another targeting pedometer technology.

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Audeze debuts Apple store exclusive iSine 10 Black/Steel Edition

06/02/2017, 04:06 pm

High-end earphone company Audeze this week announced a new addition to its growing product with the iSine 10 Black/Steel Edition, a custom version of its over-the-top in-ear planar magnetic headphones made exclusively for Apple.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he never joined Trump administration's presidential advisory council

06/02/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook never joined President Trump's "Office of American Innovation," despite an invitation to do so in March, according to an email response received by an AppleInsider reader.

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Join AppleInsider for live coverage and analysis at Apple's WWDC keynote in San Jose

06/02/2017, 01:06 pm

We're live! Apple is set to kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote presentation at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, where it is expected to unveil iOS 11, macOS 10.13, new hardware and more. AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger is now there live -- join us for exclusive in-depth coverage and analysis.

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Nintendo Switch online services include iPhone-based in-game chat, costs $20 per year

06/02/2017, 01:06 pm

Owners of the Nintendo Switch will have to pay a fee for online services in 2018, with subscribers to the currently-free service receiving access to a selection of classic Nintendo games and smartphone-based voice chat with others as part of the deal, a service which will cost $20 per year.

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Apple's senior arborist reveals Steve Jobs wanted Apple Park to recreate old Silicon Valley landscape

06/02/2017, 11:06 am

As the external completion of Apple Park draws nearer, an interview with Apple senior arborist David Muffly reveals how he became the man in charge of planting the 9,000 trees and other shrubbery around the new Cupertino campus, and founder Steve Jobs' plan to recreate the local landscape before it became the modern-day Silicon Valley.

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Gigabyte pairs GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with external Thunderbolt 3 enclosure in $600 bundle

06/02/2017, 09:06 am

Gigabyte has shown off an external graphics card enclosure at Computex that aims to offer better value to those who want to add a graphics card to their MacBook Pro over Thunderbolt 3, with the Aorus-branded GTX 1070 Gaming Box bundling the high-specification graphics card with the enclosure at a lower cost than current alternatives.

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AppleInsider podcast talks about what to expect at WWDC, rumors, and Siri

06/02/2017, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Dan and Victor talk about what to expect at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Siri, HomeKit, and Swift programming for all ages.

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Apple's Tim Cook condemns Trump decision to back out of Paris climate accord, promises corporate efforts will continue

06/01/2017, 08:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an internal email to employees on Thursday saying that while a personal appeal to President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement failed, corporate environmental efforts will continue.

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Latest Apple Park footage shows trees installed in cafeteria, landscaping progress

06/01/2017, 06:06 pm

Drone pilot and videographer Duncan Sinfield is back with a new Apple Park progress video, this time taking a closer look inside main structure's caf, as well as views of traffic driving in and out of the facility.

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