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Apple considers locations in Seoul for first Korean retail store

09/22/2016, 11:09 am

Apple is reportedly examining several possible retail sites in Seoul, South Korea, hoping to establish its first official outlet in the country.


Apple investigating 'active fluids' for wearable displays, connectors, sensors and more

09/22/2016, 05:09 am

Apple in a patent application published on Thursday describes a versatile technology that applies optically transparent shells filled with conductive fluid -- transparent, opaque or state-changing -- as flexible interconnects, interactive displays and windows for environmental or biometric sensors, among other implementations.


Apple to open first Mexican retail outlet on Sept. 24

09/21/2016, 06:09 pm

In an email alert on Wednesday, Apple invited customers to attend the grand opening of its first retail outlet in Mexico, scheduled to take place this Saturday at the Centro Santa Fe mall.


Apple allegedly in talks to buy self-balancing motorcycle outfit Lit Motors

09/21/2016, 04:09 pm

Amid quashed rumors about a McLaren deal, Apple is also reportedly considering a takeover of Lit Motors, a startup with a self-balancing, all-electric motorcycle.


Apple to reopen stores in Arizona, California & Virginia on Sept. 24, replace Birmingham UK outlet

09/21/2016, 03:09 pm

Apple is set to reopen four U.S. stores on Sept. 24, scattered across the states of Arizona, California, and Virginia. On the same date, the company will open a new outlet in Birmingham, England, replacing an earlier location.


McLaren Automotive denies reports of Apple buyout talks

09/21/2016, 01:09 pm

After rumors swirled of a potential Apple buy of boutique sports car vendor McLaren Automotive, the car manufacturer has denied that it is having investment talks with Apple at this time.


Apple issues first betas of iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.1, more

09/21/2016, 01:09 pm

Just a few days after all of Apple's major platforms were updated publicly, developers have been supplied with new beta releases of point-one updates, including iOS 10.1 and watchOS 3.1.


Samsung, carriers pushing update with safety alert to un-exchanged Galaxy Note 7 phones

09/21/2016, 01:09 pm

Amidst reports of replacement stock finally arriving at retail, Samsung is taking additional steps to ensure that Galaxy Note 7 owners turn in devices for exchange, and is in the process of pushing an update to all un-repaired devices urging owners to power down the device and comply with the recall.


Apple reportedly in discussions to buy sports car manufacturer McLaren

09/21/2016, 11:09 am

Reports are circulating that Apple is in the midst of conversations to buy some aspects of the McLaren Technology Group, specifically, the division that is known for hand-crafted luxury high-performance sports cars to supplement the Apple Car project.


Apple spends an estimated $225 on iPhone 7 hardware, more than iPhone 6s

09/20/2016, 05:09 pm

Though Apple CEO Tim Cook famously dismissed bill of material estimates from supply chain "guesstimators," market research firms continue to pump out calculations, with the latest figures claiming Apple spends a total of $224.80 on iPhone 7 hardware.


Apple hires YouTube-famous Canadian doctor to work on family medicine concepts

09/20/2016, 11:09 am

The latest addition to Apple's health division is Dr. Mike Evans, a Canadian doctor best known for a YouTube channel in which he tackles common medical problems and broader issues.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.