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Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary visits Yokohama Apple R&D center, confirms March opening

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has paid a visit to the Apple Yokohama City Tsunamshima artificial intelligence development site, now confirmed by the official to open in March.

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Qualcomm responds to Apple lawsuit, says iPhone maker behind 'regulatory attacks'

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Responding to some of the harsh claims in Apple's more than $1 billion lawsuit, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a statement of its own saying the allegations are "baseless" and accusing Apple of provoking "regulatory attacks" in the U.S. and South Korea.

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This week on AI: Apple v. Qualcomm, OLED iPhone rumors, MacBook Pro updates and more

01/21/2017, 01:01 am

Perhaps the star rumor this week was that this year's OLED iPhone will actually have 5.8-inch wraparound screen, rather than the 5.1- to 5.2-inch size previously hinted. It was a busy news period overall though, including lawsuits with Qualcomm, major Logic and GarageBand updates, and teases of future MacBooks plus a second-generation Apple Pencil.

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Apple gross margin likely impacted by alleged $1B Qualcomm 'extortion,' but lawsuits might lead to better chip deals

01/20/2017, 08:01 pm

Ruminating on Apple's recently announced lawsuit against Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in vendor rebates, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes the consequent hit to Apple gross margin could help the company in the long run.

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Apple accuses Qualcomm of extortion, monopolistic practices, price-gouging and more in lawsuit

01/20/2017, 08:01 pm

Apple earlier today filed a patent royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging the firm failed to pay owed rebates in retaliation for Apple's part in a Korean antitrust investigation. The claims goes further, however, accusing the chipmaker of partaking in unsavory business practices, from price-gouging to extortion.

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Apple 'wish list' for Indian manufacturing includes breaks on taxes & duties for imports

01/20/2017, 09:01 am

Ahead of a meeting on Jan. 25, Apple has sent out a list of concessions it wants from the Indian government before setting up local manufacturing -- though it won't necessarily push to get them all, according to a report.

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AppleInsider podcast talks about Apple and culture change, plus iPad rumors

01/20/2017, 08:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor, Dan, and Mikey talk about whether the corporate culture at Apple is changing to one that has more difficulty innovating. We also tackle the latest rumors about iPads and Apple Pencil.

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Simply Mac stores closing amid apparent corporate restructuring

01/19/2017, 10:01 pm

Well known Apple product purveyor Simply Mac is shuttering brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S., with conflicting reports claiming the move is either the result of corporate restructuring or a decision by Apple to end its nationwide sales agreement with the firm.

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Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 explosions on Sunday

01/19/2017, 07:01 pm

Samsung is looking to close the book on last year's Galaxy Note 7 debacle with a press conference on Sunday, at which the company intends to reveal results of multiple investigations into the smartphone explosions.

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How to pair Apple's AirPods with iPhone and Mac

01/19/2017, 06:01 pm

With AirPods now arriving in the hands of -- a few lucky -- customers, AppleInsider takes you through the initial pairing process, demonstrating the ease at which Apple's W1 chip facilitates connections with both iOS and Mac devices.

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Apple News gets extended formatting options for creators, refreshed tutorial

01/19/2017, 01:01 pm

In its ongoing effort to improve Apple News, the company has rolled out a series of changes which extends formatting options for publishers and adds a new ad size for the iPhone and iPod touch, in conjunction with a new tutorial to assist with the new features.

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In final days in office, Obama's White House uses words of Steve Jobs to woo techies

01/19/2017, 01:01 pm

As the Obama administration leaves the White House this week, one piece of the outgoing president's legacy -- the U.S. Digital Service -- is attempting to woo Silicon Valley techies to work for government agencies. Their recruitment strategy: Using the words of Apple's iconic late cofounder, Steve Jobs.

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Apple & Amazon end exclusive audiobook deal to escape German antitrust complaints

01/19/2017, 09:01 am

Apple and Amazon have agreed to end a deal in which the latter's Audible division was the exclusive source of audiobooks for iTunes, putting an end to antitrust complaints by the German government.

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Apple detailed Indian iPhone manufacturing demands to Modi in October letter

01/18/2017, 10:01 pm

Shedding light on Apple's efforts to break into the burgeoning Indian smartphone market, a letter sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October outlines the company's request to "make the environment attractive" for iPhone production and export.

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South Korean court denies arrest of Samsung chief

01/18/2017, 05:01 pm

Samsung heir and acting chief Lee Jae-yong will not be arrested as part of a sweeping inquest into the alleged indiscretions of impeached South Korean president Park Geun-hye, some of which include accepting corporate bribes in exchange for political favor.

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iRig Pro I/O, iRig Acoustic Stage gives musicians more guitar recording options

01/18/2017, 04:01 pm

IK Multimedia on Wednesday launched two new interfaces for musicians in the iRig Pro I/O, a compact audio and MIDI interface with Lightning connectivity straight from the box, and the iRig Acoustic Stage digital microphone system for acoustic guitars.

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Former Apple engineer says company more rigid, less competitive under Tim Cook than Steve Jobs

01/18/2017, 11:01 am

Under Tim Cook -- who assumed the CEO reins from Steve Jobs in 2011 -- Apple has become a more hierarchical company, where people largely stick to the tasks they were hired for, according former Apple engineer Bob Burrough.

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President-elect Trump says Apple's Cook wants to 'do something major' to build iPhones in USA

01/18/2017, 10:01 am

Just a few days before he is set to be sworn into office, President-elect Donald Trump continues to believe that Apple will make an effort to move iPhone manufacturing to the U.S., saying CEO Tim Cook has his "eyes open to it."

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IBM and Bell partner to bring MobileFirst for iOS apps to Canada

01/17/2017, 05:01 pm

IBM on Tuesday announced a new MobileFirst for iOS partnership with Bell Canada that promises to deliver enterprise apps for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch to the Great White North.

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FTC lawsuit accuses Qualcomm of forcing Apple to buy wireless chips in exchange for better royalties [u]

01/17/2017, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched a lawsuit against Qualcomm on Tuesday, accusing the company of forcing Apple into an exclusive deal to buy its baseband chips.

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