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AppleInsider Podcast talks iPhone rumors, committing to USB-C, and EU proposals to regulate app stores

04/27/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor is joined by Sonya Mann to talk about the latest news in iPhone LCD and SE2, the difficulty with going all-in on USB-C, and EU proposed regulation of app stores.

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Intel 10nm Cannon Lake delays push potential 32GB MacBook Pro into 2019

04/27/2018, 08:04 am

Apple customers waiting for a MacBook Pro with 32 gigabytes of memory may have to wait until 2019 before they can buy the notebook, after Intel's warning that its 10nm "Cannon Lake" processors won't be shipping in high volumes in 2018, pushing the wider availability of the chip into 2019.

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Sprint and T-Mobile could reach merger deal by next week, report says

04/27/2018, 12:04 am

After multiple unsuccessful attempts, U.S. cellular carriers Sprint and T-Mobile are reportedly on the verge of a merger deal that would redraw the wireless landscape and pose a serious threat to Verizon and AT&T's long-standing duopoly.

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Apple's AirPort base stations are gone, and we wish they weren't

04/26/2018, 10:04 pm

After over a year on life support, Apple's AirPort base stations are lurching to a final end. AppleInsider is waxing nostalgic about it, and we aren't very happy.

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Tim Cook was 'helpful' and promised jobs & factories in meeting, White House says

04/26/2018, 01:04 pm

After Wednesday's meeting between Cook and President Donald Trump, White House Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow praised the Apple CEO's experience with China, and said that Cook "loves the tax cut."

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HomeKit support now available in four more GE air conditioning window units

04/26/2018, 09:04 am

There are more options for GE air conditioning units compatible with HomeKit than first thought, as the electronics giant has confirmed other models in its AC range support Apple's smart home platform alongside the AHP08LX Energy Star 115 volt Electronic Room Air Conditioner that shipped earlier this week.

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Apple exploring use of eye-tracking technology in VR and AR headsets

04/26/2018, 08:04 am

Apple has considered ways to detect the eye movements of the wearer of a head-mounted display, such as the company's long-rumored augmented reality headset, one that uses a system of cameras and mirrors to work out the direction of the user's gaze while looking at virtual environments.

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Trump and Cook talked trade in Oval Office meeting

04/25/2018, 05:04 pm

In what is being described as "a good meeting" by White House staff, President Donald Trump on Wednesday invited Apple CEO Tim Cook to talk trade in a closed-door confab.

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Defending Tim Cook: Why Apple remains in good hands

04/25/2018, 02:04 pm

Despite recent stock woes and the rough HomePod launch, Tim Cook has represented Apple well in his time at the helm, and blaming him for not being Steve Jobs is pointless, and ignores the new realities surrounding Apple that have developed in the last five years.

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Trump to host Apple CEO Tim Cook in private Oval Office meeting

04/25/2018, 12:04 am

After attending a state dinner on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to spend at least one more day in Washington, D.C., where he will talk with President Donald Trump in a closed-door meeting at the White House.

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Supreme Court upholds review procedure tech companies use to thwart 'patent trolls'

04/24/2018, 11:04 pm

In what is sure to be a boon for high-tech companies like Apple and Google, the Supreme Court in a 7-to-2 vote on Tuesday upheld an administrative review process that allows those engaged in patent lawsuits to more easily invalidate questionable IP.

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Apple seemingly halts product financing for UK customers

04/24/2018, 06:04 pm

Apple has apparently discontinued product financing in the UK, as the company on Tuesday removed an informational webpage detailing those options and scrubbed its regional online store of references to installment plans.

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Apple & Ireland's appeal of $16B EU tax ruling expected this fall, payments expected to start in May

04/24/2018, 10:04 am

Apple and the Irish government's appeal of a $16 billion European Commission ruling on back taxes should finally see action later this year, according to Ireland's finance minister.

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Apple partners with British government on 'Year of Engineering' educational effort

04/24/2018, 09:04 am

The "Year of Engineering" Partnership that is currently underway will include AI coding workshops in all U.K. Apple Stores at the behest of the country's government.

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Apple hires Samsung executive to lead operations in South Korea

04/23/2018, 09:04 pm

Apple has seemingly poached an executive away from rival Samsung to lead business efforts in the South Korean tech conglomerate's own backyard, a market that has proven difficult for the iPhone maker to crack.

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Senior executives will not take stand at Apple v. Samsung trial in May

04/23/2018, 08:04 pm

Next month, Apple will continue its pursuit of hundreds of million of dollars in damages from Samsung as part of a protracted patent infringement case dating back to 2011. Unlike the original trial, however, the companies are keeping their respective top brass off the stand.

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Tim Cook shares Apple Pencil-drawn portrait to celebrate Children's Day in Turkey

04/23/2018, 02:04 pm

To commemorate the Turkish Children's Day holiday, Tim Cook highlighted the creation of art by a student in Istanbul, created on the iPad with an Apple Pencil.

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Apple's Earth Day Beer Bash features solar-powered Ziggy Marley performance

04/21/2018, 11:04 pm

Apple invited employees to celebrate Earth Day with a Beer Bash at its One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Friday, an event featuring a performance by Grammy-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley.

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App Roundup: Dropbox for iOS, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, TinyCards, macOS Server, more

04/21/2018, 06:04 am

The wide and varied world of software, there are new apps joining the App Store ranks all the time, while existing releases receive updates to keep them relevant to their users. AppleInsider has collected together some of the highlight additions and updates for macOS and iOS software produced in the last week.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone SE 2,' premium Apple News, 2018 iPhone timetables & more

04/21/2018, 12:04 am

Apple has many irons in the fire -- and some of the latest are said to include an "iPhone SE 2," a paid news subscription service, and big environmental projects.

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