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Apple issues second betas of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2 & tvOS 9.2.2 a week before WWDC

06/06/2016, 01:06 pm

With just seven days to go before Apple unveils the future of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS and at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, developers were provided with new betas for upcoming minor updates.

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Apple to reach goal of 40 Chinese stores later in June with outlets in Shanghai & Tianjin

06/06/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple officially announced plans to launch two new Chinese outlets later this month, accomplishing a recent target of 40 stores across the Greater China region.

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Apple jumps from fifth to third in 2016 Fortune 500 list

06/06/2016, 11:06 am

Despite recent setbacks Apple nevertheless climbed from fifth to third place in this year's Fortune 500, ranking major U.S. corporations based on their gross revenues.

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India could exempt Apple Stores from local sourcing rules for 2-3 years - report

06/06/2016, 09:06 am

An idea allegedly being floated by the Indian government could make proposed Apple Stores exempt from local sourcing regulations, but only for two to three years, according to a new report

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Apple.com hosts tribute to late boxer Muhammad Ali

06/05/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple on Sunday joined in the trend of public tributes to Muhammad Ali, updating its website with an image and epitaph for the famous boxer, who died on Friday at the age of 74.

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This week on AI: New MacBook Pro leaks, 256GB 'iPhone 7,' Apple's new iPhone design cycle & more

06/04/2016, 06:06 am

Although there weren't any earthshaking developments this week, we did get more teases about the future of the iPhone and the Macbook Pro -- including suggestions that Apple might be moving to a slower, three-year cycle for major iPhone upgrades.

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Official WWDC app gains dark UI, Apple TV support ahead of June 13 keynote kickoff

06/03/2016, 02:06 pm

The official WWDC app was updated on Friday with a new dark user interface, universal app support for tvOS, live streaming on iOS and tvOS, and support for multitasking on iOS 9 on iPad.

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AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro rumors & 5K displays, plus a chat with August Home

06/03/2016, 08:06 am

August.com CEO Jason Johnson joins the AppleInsider podcast to talk about HomeKit, door locks, video doorbells, and their recent announcement adding IFTTT integration. In addition, Mikey Campbell and Victor discuss the latest in rumors, including new MacBook Pros, 5K Thunderbolt displays, and 'iPhone 7' refresh cycle.

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Apple hires doctor with HealthKit experience away from Stanford Children's Hospital

06/02/2016, 10:06 pm

According to a report published Thursday, Apple recently poached Dr. Rajiv Kumar, a pediatric specialist whose diabetes ResearchKit study made headlines in 2014, away from Stanford Children's Health.

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1Password Teams launches with introductory pricing after 7-month beta period

06/02/2016, 07:06 pm

After seven months of beta testing, developer Agile Bits on Thursday released 1Password Teams, a subscription-based version of its popular multi-platform password and secure data management app designed to serve work groups.

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Samsung unveils Gear IconX wireless earbuds with health tracking functions

06/02/2016, 06:06 pm

As part of continued efforts to break into the health and fitness market, Samsung on Thursday added two new products to its wearable device lineup, including a pair of wireless earbuds capable of monitoring a user's heart rate.

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Apple internet services suffer wide outage, iCloud, App Stores, Apple TV, iTunes, others down [ux2]

06/02/2016, 04:06 pm

Apple's internet services experienced trouble for the second time in as many days on Thursday as customers reported outages affecting the iOS and Mac App Stores, iCloud, iTunes and Apple TV.

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BMW refocuses 'i' division on self-driving cars as Honda shows off autonomous prototypes

06/02/2016, 01:06 pm

More potential competition for the rumored "Apple Car" emerged on Thursday, as BMW said that it is relaunching its "i" division to concentrate on self-driving vehicles, just a day after Honda revealed its own prototypes in that field.

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Siri enhancements and third-party SDK predicted to take center stage at WWDC 2016

06/02/2016, 11:06 am

The most likely main focus for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference will be major improvements to Siri, one analyst believes, led by expansion to the Mac and the introduction of new developer tools that will allow third-party apps to access the virtual assistant.

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Apple to make Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan an Indian brand ambassador - report

06/02/2016, 09:06 am

Apple will be making Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan a brand ambassador for India, intensifying the company's profile in the country, according to a Thursday report.

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Apple beefs up 2016 Back to School sale, offers free Beats with Mac, iPhone or iPad purchase

06/02/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's 2016 Back to School sale is an improvement from last year, offering a better model of Beats headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac, and also expanding the promotion to include free headphones with the purchase of an iPad Pro or newer iPhone.

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Elon Musk expects 'Apple Car' to be late to market, estimates volume production by 2020

06/02/2016, 01:06 am

Speaking at Re/code's Code Conference, Tesla founder Elon Musk restated assumptions that Apple -- not Google -- will one day be an automotive industry contender, but said the mythical project is already a "missed opportunity."

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Apple deploys first preview branch of Swift 3.0 ahead of WWDC 2016

06/01/2016, 04:06 pm

Developers now have access to the first preview release branch for Swift 3.0, the next evolution of Apple's custom programming language.

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WWDC 2016 rumor roundup: What to expect at Apple's June 13 keynote

06/01/2016, 02:06 pm

Members of the press were invited on Wednesday to an Apple keynote that will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, scheduled to take place on June 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern in San Francisco. Here's what you can expect.

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Apple & opponents square off over proposed Irish datacenter's distance from nuclear sites

06/01/2016, 11:06 am

Apple is once again finding itself on the defensive about its proposed Irish datacenter, with some critics charging that the company picked an arbitrary safety distance from nuclear facilities.

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