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Apple investigating ways to embed health sensors, fingerprint readers, chargers into iPhone logos

07/02/2015, 04:07 am

In a seemingly never-ending quest to make thinner, lighter mobile devices, Apple is researching methods by which heart rate monitors, skin conductivity sensors and more can be directly incorporated into an iPhone's product logo.

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Apple officially recognizes Jony Ive's promotion, adds VP of design bios to leadership webpage

07/01/2015, 10:07 pm

Apple made its promotion of Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer a bit more official on Wednesday in an update to the Apple Leadership webpage, while at the same time adding executive profiles for design underlings Alan Dye and Richard Howarth.

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Apple Maps vehicles project expands to 13 new US states in July

07/01/2015, 07:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced upcoming survey areas for its Apple Maps vehicle initiative, revealing its sensor-laden vans will be tooling around a total of 27 new U.S. locales come mid-July, including an expansion into 13 states.

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Greek capital controls put squeeze on iCloud, iTunes, App Store subscriptions

07/01/2015, 06:07 pm

In a move to preemptively thwart a cash exodus as its economy implodes, Greece earlier this week enacted capital control restrictions to titrate the outflow of money, limiting international credit card payments to Web services like Apple's App Store and iTunes.

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Photos, iCloud Drive, iMessage, other online Apple services hit by slowdowns & outages [u]

07/01/2015, 02:07 pm

A series of Apple's online services suffered slowdowns on Wednesday, and may be completely inaccessible to some users, according to Apple's official system status page. [Updated]

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Full trailer for 'Steve Jobs' film shows Apple co-founder's successes and struggles

07/01/2015, 11:07 am

The full two-and-a-half-minute trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic was released by Universal Pictures on Wednesday, giving a closer look at how the film will feature high-stakes drama from the Apple co-founder's personal and professional lives.

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Samsung subsidiary Mapzen hiring Apple cartographers, designers for maps initiative

06/30/2015, 11:06 pm

Mapzen, a pioneering open source mapping project now backed by Samsung Research America, has hired a number of former Apple employees previously attached to Apple Maps, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple's automotive ambitions reportedly take toll on other departments with staff reassignments

06/30/2015, 08:06 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple's secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company's ranks as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.

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Apple loses final e-books antitrust appeal, will pay $450M settlement [u]

06/30/2015, 11:06 am

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement.

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As Apple doubles down on maps data, Microsoft bows out with sale of some Bing Maps assets to Uber

06/30/2015, 10:06 am

Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division --giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google --in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.

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Apple Camp 2015 enrollment begins with moviemaking, e-book creation workshops for kids

06/29/2015, 11:06 pm

For the 2015 summer season, Apple is again inviting children aged 8 through 12 to participate in Apple Camp, a series of three-day retail store workshops designed to teach inquisitive young minds how to create rich digital content on iPad and Mac.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more

06/27/2015, 06:06 am

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the App Store.

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AppleCare+ battery coverage more generous for iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch

06/26/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple on Friday made a slight adjustment to the terms of its AppleCare+ warranty for iPhones, iPads, iPods, and the Apple Watch, allowing people to get a free repair or replacement if their battery holds less than 80 percent of its original charge.

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Apple searching for new public policy director to influence government

06/26/2015, 12:06 pm

Apple is searching for a new director of public policy as it looks to both influence and react to government policies and regulations worldwide, according to an official job listing discovered by AppleInsider.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Supreme Court decision on gay marriage with quote from Steve Jobs

06/26/2015, 11:06 am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company's famous "Crazy Ones" quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses the iPhone home button, Beats 1, CarPlay, HomeKit & more

06/26/2015, 09:06 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Daniel Eran Dilger as we talk about the concept of an iPhone with no home button, as well as HomeKit and our experiences with it so far. Victor professes his love for CarPlay, and Daniel talks about Beats 1, and how it stayed in the news cycle for an entire week before it launches.

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New, faster Qi wireless charging spec could get an iPhone from 0 to 60% in 30 minutes

06/25/2015, 10:06 am

The Wireless Power Consortium has updated its popular Qi wireless power specification to include a new 15-watt fast charging mode, meaning that if Apple eventually does choose to expand the availability of wireless charging across its product range, it could do so with no detriment to charging times.

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Apple inventions hint at next-level iOS geofencing features

06/25/2015, 07:06 am

A pair of Apple patent applications published Thursday point to ongoing research in mobile device location sharing, one being an augmentation of existing iOS geofencing technology, and another detailing an entirely new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation.

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New flagship Union Square Apple Store beginning to rise in San Francisco

06/25/2015, 05:06 am

Walls are beginning to rise at the site of Apple's new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, three blocks away from the company's existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location will replace next summer).

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With IBM partnership, Box thinks beyond cloud collaboration for iOS

06/25/2015, 12:06 am

After announcing its landmark partnership with IBM on Tuesday, cloud-based content management firm Box elaborated on what iOS users -- and developers building on Box's platform -- can expect when the first jointly developed products hit market later this year, and intra-office file sharing is just the tip of the iceberg.

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