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Apple adds night mode, secure notes, more in iOS 9.3

01/11/2016, 01:01 pm

The next point release of Apple's mobile operating system is shaping up to be one of the most important yet, with a slew of new features that help users sleep, keep their sensitive data under wraps, and get a better overview of their health coming in iOS 9.3.

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Apple working on iOS-to-Android migration tool - report

01/11/2016, 09:01 am

Apple is reportedly in the process of developing on a new software application that would make it easier for iOS users to make the move to Android, transferring personal data more quickly from Apple's operating system to Google's.

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Apple has been undercounting Apple News traffic due to glitch, working on fix

01/11/2016, 02:01 am

Apple on Sunday said it has been sharing erroneous iOS 9 News app usage statistics with publishing partners due to an unnoticed glitch, adding that it does not know exactly how many people are currently using the service.

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App Store reached estimated $6.4 billion of Apple's revenue during 2015

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

After payments to developers, Apple's revenue share from the App Store during calendar 2015 was approximately $6.4 billion, according to a new analyst estimate.

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New 3D ray tracing PowerVR GPU likely to bring advanced photorealistic 3D to iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

Imagination Technologies, the developer of the PowerVR graphics processing cores that drive Apple's A-series processors used in iOS devices, has demonstrated a new mobile engine at CES with the ability to perform realtime ray traced 3D graphics rendering, likely destined to appear in Apple's future products.

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Apple touts App Store's record breaking holiday season, $144M spent on New Years Day alone

01/06/2016, 08:01 am

The App Store had its biggest holiday ever, with more than $1.1 billion spent on apps an in-app purchases in a two-week span covering Christmas and New Years, Apple announced on Wednesday.

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Analyst: Nikkei iPhone 6s supplier story says nothing of iPhone demand; site wrong before in 2013

01/05/2016, 06:01 pm

While reporting that Apple could cut supplier orders for new iPhone 6s models by "30 percent," Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has characterized the move as "inventory adjustment" while adding that other iPhone models "have continued to sell."

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iOS dominated U.S. holiday shopping with 77% share of online orders as Android accounted for just 23%

01/05/2016, 03:01 pm

Holiday quarter online shopping revenues grew 12 percent over last year in the U.S., despite less promotional discounting. Additionally, 77 percent of orders from mobile devices were made from Apple-branded devices, compared to just 23 percent using Android.

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Hunter debuts first HomeKit-connected ceiling fans

01/04/2016, 07:01 pm

Adding to the blitz of CES announcements building on the success of Apple's product ecosystem, Hunter Fan Company on Monday revealed two Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fans with smartphone connectivity support, including Apple's internet of things HomeKit protocol.

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What's next for Apple in 2016: a focus on HomeKit, Apple Pay & Maps ecosystems

12/29/2015, 08:12 am

In 2015, Apple dramatically enhanced its ability to make money, and at the same time incrementally dismantled the profit engines of its competitors, leaving them even weaker for their next match in 2016. But Apple has several weaknesses related to the core strength of its existing ecosystems that it needs to address over the coming year if it wants to retain and enhance its brand of excellence that drives sales of its premium, profitable hardware.

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New PayFinders app for locating Apple Pay merchants reports 750% increase in users in two days

12/27/2015, 06:12 pm

A new app designed to crowdsource an interactive map of businesses that accept Apple Pay just reported adding 12,673 new merchants in North America, 95 percent of them being small businesses. In parallel, its developer reported that the new app's users have increased an incredible 750 percent over the past two days, indicating a lot of interest in Apple Pay.

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Get started with your new iPhone or iPad with these great family friendly apps

12/25/2015, 01:12 pm

Whether visiting family, off on vacation or spending some quiet time at home for Christmas, chances are you'll have an iPhone or iPad at your side. AppleInsider offers together a list of critically acclaimed and family-friendly iOS games to make the season bright.

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Another pirated app service uses Apple enterprise license to distribute stolen software

12/23/2015, 11:12 pm

Word of a fairly well known pirated app service called vShare hit mainstream media outlets on Wednesday as part of a CNNMoney feature, which said the nefarious firm leverages Apple's own enterprise tools to distribute free versions of top paid iOS titles without requiring a jailbreak.

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Apple denies Kim Kardashian emoji app 'broke' iOS App Store

12/22/2015, 05:12 pm

On Monday, pop culture icon Kim Kardashian publicly apologized for breaking the iOS App Store by launching her "Kimoji" emoji app to a crush of customers that supposedly proved too great a load to bear for Apple's servers. A day later, Apple confirmed Kardashian was mistaken.

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Apple Music racked up more than 54.5M monthly users in 2015, study says

12/21/2015, 09:12 pm

According to a year end report from consumer research firm Nielsen, Apple Music was one of the most popular smartphone apps of 2015, and with more than 54.5 million monthly users ranked among offerings from Facebook and Google.

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AI readers pick: Your favorite news app for iPhone and iPad is Apple News

12/18/2015, 11:12 am

We asked our AppleInsider readers to vote for the best news reading app for iOS. The winner is the stock Apple News app that comes built into iOS 9, with competitor Flipboard coming in second.

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BlackBerry CEO bashes Apple's data privacy policies

12/17/2015, 08:12 pm

In a post to Blackberry's official blog on Thursday, CEO John Chen slammed tech companies like Apple that "put their reputations over the greater good" by providing -- and advertising -- strong encryption and data privacy policies to all users, even criminals.

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Apple announces Apple Pay partnership with China UnionPay, expects 'early 2016' launch

12/17/2015, 08:12 pm

Apple on Thursday announced it has reached an agreement with Chinese bankcard processor UnionPay to offer Apple Pay services in China early next year, opening the iOS-based mobile payments product to an increasingly important -- and vast -- Asian market.

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Apple releases first public beta of iOS 9.2.1

12/17/2015, 02:12 pm

Just a day after developers got their hands on the first build of iOS 9.2.1, Apple issued the same software to members of its public beta program for testing.

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Adobe Post for iOS creates striking graphics for social media sharing

12/17/2015, 09:12 am

Adding to an already sprawling offering of iOS creativity apps, Adobe on Thursday released Post, a tool that helps users turn photos, text and graphics into striking visuals for sharing through social media outlets like Instagram.

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