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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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Hyundai bringing CarPlay to Sonata in next quarter via paid SD card upgrade

12/28/2015, 11:12 am

Hyundai will finally be adding Apple CarPlay support to the Sonata in the first quarter of 2016, over a year later than promised, in the form of a paid upgrade.

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Apple requests another $179 million in supplemental damages from Samsung

12/24/2015, 06:12 pm

Three weeks after finally receiving $548,176,477 from Samsung over the South Korean company's infringement of Apple's design and technology patents dating back to a 2012 jury verdict, the iPhone maker has filed for another $178,659,870 in supplemental damages and $1,192,490 in interest payments.

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Review: Gamevice Lightning-connected gaming controller for iPhone is unique, too expensive

12/24/2015, 09:12 am

With a clever Lightning-connected design and solid construction, we're mostly impressed by the Gamevice gaming controller for iPhone. But with a $100 price tag, a risk of not fitting future iPhone models, and broken controller forwarding support from Apple in iOS, we feel it's an extremely niche device.

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T-Mobile accused of downgrading YouTube video quality without consent

12/23/2015, 11:12 am

T-Mobile is reportedly downgrading the quality of YouTube clips viewed by customers, even though the service isn't a partner in T-Mobile's Binge On program.

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Court dismisses scaled-back lawsuit over texts misdirected by Apple's iMessage

12/23/2015, 09:12 am

A U.S. federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple over the company's iMessage system, which can misdirect texts once iPhone owners switch over to Android, a report said on Wednesday.

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Apple's 4-inch 'iPhone 6c' set for April 2016 launch, China Mobile claims

12/22/2015, 12:12 pm

China Mobile is apparently planning for an April 2016 launch of a new 4-inch iPhone, a product launch calendar from Apple's carrier partner has revealed.

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Apple marks Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter as officially iPhone-compatible

12/22/2015, 11:12 am

Apple on Tuesday updated its product page for the Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter to officially include iPhone support, extending it beyond the iPad use the accessory was originally designed for.

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Facebook now testing iPhone 6s Live Photos support for iOS users

12/21/2015, 03:12 pm

Facebook on Monday launched a limited pilot of Live Photos support for people using the company's iOS app, with plans for wider compatibility in 2016.

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Apple, Ericsson end legal battle with new patent licensing agreement

12/21/2015, 09:12 am

Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson announced a fresh patent licensing agreement with Apple on Monday, finally resolving a year-long legal fight between the two companies.

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Apple continues price adjustments in India, drops iPhone 6s series by up to 16%

12/21/2015, 09:12 am

Pricing on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in India has been reduced by between 11 and 16 percent, reflecting Apple's most aggressive approach yet with a new flagship handset in the world's second-most-populous country.

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Apple Music reportedly preparing Hi Res Audio streaming for 2016

12/20/2015, 07:12 pm

Apple is said to be developing a new Hi-Res Audio format featuring an expanded 96kHz, 24bit sampling rate for its Apple Music subscribers, leveraging the higher fidelity audio output capabilities of Lightning ports.

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First look: Gamevice is a unique, collapsible, Lightning-connected iPhone game controller

12/20/2015, 05:12 am

Gamevice is the first Lightning-connected controller case we've tested for Apple's larger iPhones, fitting both the iPhone 6 and 6s series, as well as the larger Plus variants. It accomplishes this with a unique, collapsible design that helps it stand out from other options on the market.

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Nearly one-third of all photos uploaded to Flickr in 2015 were taken on an iPhone

12/18/2015, 07:12 pm

According to a year-end report from Flickr, Apple's iPhone extended its lead as photo sharing service's most-used camera brand during 2015, accounting for almost one-third of all images uploaded to the site.

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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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GTA: Liberty City Stories comes to iOS, Pixelmator adds Apple Pencil tilt to more brushes

12/17/2015, 04:12 pm

Rockstar on Thursday launched a remastered iOS version of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, while Pixelmator continued imrproving its illustration app to take advantage of the iPad Pro.

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Brazilian judge briefly shuts down WhatsApp, crippling communications

12/17/2015, 12:12 pm

Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service was briefly shutdown in Brazil on Friday (local time), the result of an order by a state judge in Sao Paulo calling for a longer 48-hour suspension.

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Adobe Lightroom, Facebook Messenger update with 3D Touch & other improvements

12/16/2015, 12:12 pm

Adobe and Facebook each released major iOS app updates on Wednesday, upgrading Lightroom and Messenger, respectively, with 3D Touch plus a number of other features.

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IBM hits 100 MobileFirst iOS apps for enterprise, plans iPad Pro development

12/16/2015, 10:12 am

IBM on Wednesday announced its 100th MobileFirst iOS app developed in conjunction with Apple, while also promising to develop for Apple's latest iOS device, the iPad Pro.

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iPhone 6s leads top consumer tech searches in Google's 2015 'Year in Search'

12/16/2015, 09:12 am

The iPhone 6s was the most searched-for consumer technology item this year in Google's annual Year in Search rankings, published on Wednesday, though Apple did have competition from companies like Samsung and LG.

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