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This week on AI: DOJ drops court order, Apple ships iPhone SE & 9.7" iPad Pro, iOS 9.3.1 fixes critical Web link bug

04/02/2016, 05:04 am

Apple's confrontation with the U.S. government over encryption took a major twist, thanks to the Justice Department officially withdrawing its court order. Later in the week, Apple shipped the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and fixed a critical bug via iOS 9.3.1.

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Apple celebrates 40th anniversary with Beer Bash DJ'd by Zane Lowe

04/01/2016, 10:04 pm

Apple turned 40 years old on Friday, and to celebrate the company held a traditional Beer Bash in front of its Cupertino, Calif., campus shortly after the workday ended, with Beats 1 providing tunes for a crowd of more than 6,000 people.

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Cellebrite again rumored to have accessed San Bernardino iPhone 5c for FBI

04/01/2016, 06:04 pm

Citing inside sources, reports this week claim Israeli data forensics firm Cellebrite provided the FBI with technology to extract information from an iPhone 5c linked to San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook.

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Apple files amicus brief supporting EPA's Clean Power Plan

04/01/2016, 03:04 pm

Four of the biggest tech companies on the planet -- Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon --all officially pledged their support for the Environmental Protection Agency's embattled Clean Power Plan on Friday, calling for carbon emissions from power plants to be reduced.

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Tesla unveils more affordable Model 3, gives glimpse at Apple's future auto competition

04/01/2016, 01:04 pm

Tesla on Thursday night unveiled the long-awaited Model 3, its first electric car to be priced for the general public instead of rich sports and luxury car buyers.

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Apple flies original Mac team's pirate flag for company's 40th anniversary

04/01/2016, 09:04 am

Marking the 40th anniversary of the company's founding, Apple on Friday flew a pirate flag over its Cupertino headquarters, in a tribute to the first-generation Macintosh team headed by company co-founder Steve Jobs.

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AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone SE launch, stackable Smart Connectors, OLED iPhones & more

04/01/2016, 09:04 am

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about the FBI cracking the iPhone on their own, what's inside Apple's new 4-inch iPhone SE, what form a 2017 iPhone might take, and much more.

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Apple begins collecting ResearchKit data to further platform integration

03/31/2016, 05:03 pm

In a change to its data collection practices, Apple is now listing itself as a "secondary" researcher on two active ResearchKit studies, allowing the company to skim anonymized data in efforts to improve its health technology platform.

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FBI's iPhone unlock technique could be kept secret by White House review group

03/31/2016, 11:03 am

The FBI may be entitled to keep secret the technique it used to break into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, as a result of a special White House group designed to review digital security flaws uncovered by federal agencies.

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FBI agrees to help crack iPhone 6 and iPod tied to Arkansas murder trial, but method unknown

03/30/2016, 09:03 pm

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday agreed to assist prosecutors in unlocking an iPhone 6 and iPod linked to an Arkansas murder trial, but whether the agency is is leveraging its newfound iPhone exploit is unclear. in cases beyond San Bernardino.

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Apple Supplier Responsibility 2016 Progress Report reveals 97% work-hour compliance, carbon emissions reductions

03/30/2016, 02:03 pm

Apple's annual Supplier Responsibility Report reveals key facts about progress made with the company's partners in 2015, including an industry leading 97 percent work-hour compliance rate, and a massive reduction in carbon emissions.

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Apple & Google have faced 63 All Writs Act-related orders to access devices, ACLU says

03/30/2016, 01:03 pm

The U.S. federal government has invoked the All Writs Act at least 63 times to compel Apple and Google to help unlock devices involved in investigations, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Wednesday.

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Apple partner Foxconn finally seals the deal with Sharp for $3.5B

03/30/2016, 01:03 pm

Two key Apple suppliers will officially join forces, as Foxconn has entered into a deal to purchase display maker Sharp for $3.5 billion, bringing to an end months of speculation and negotiations.

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Apple claims reversal of $120M verdict against Samsung violates US Constitution

03/30/2016, 11:03 am

In reversing a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung for patent infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit stepped beyond the bounds of the Constitution, a lawyer for Apple argued this week.

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As FBI's iPhone exploit remains secret, Apple's security operation in transition

03/30/2016, 12:03 am

Apple got more than it bargained for in its stand against government snooping. With the FBI keeping mum on methods used to extract data from an iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, Apple must patch a security hole it knows nothing about, a task one report suggests is made more difficult by a recent reorganization of its security team.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, other tech leaders call on North Carolina to repeal anti-LGBT law

03/29/2016, 10:03 pm

More than 80 high ranking executives and business leaders on Tuesday signed an open letter asking Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal a recently passed law that effectively allows for lawful discrimination against the LGBT community.

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Apple patent for stackable Smart Connector plugs improves iPad versatility

03/29/2016, 04:03 am

An Apple patent published Tuesday details work on a magnetic connector interface akin to the recently introduced Smart Connector, but instead of being limited to one accessory, the proposed design can stack plugs to mate with and support multiple peripherals.

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'Next-generation' Apple Store opens in Memphis with custom 37-foot display

03/28/2016, 08:03 pm

Apple this past weekend opened the doors to one of the first "next-generation" Apple Stores to land stateside, and AppleInsider has exclusive photos of the logo-less facade, custom wooden wall installations and massive 37-foot TV display -- rumored to cost $1.5 million -- that ties everything together.

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DOJ confirms successful iPhone data extraction, withdraws encryption case against Apple [u]

03/28/2016, 05:03 pm

The Department of Justice on Monday filed to withdraw a legal action compelling Apple's assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings, saying it successfully gained access to, and extracted data from, the target device.

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This week on AI: iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, Apple Watch changes & more

03/26/2016, 05:03 am

The week began with Apple announcing a collection of new products, mainly the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but continued to be eventful, with developments in the encryption debate, problems with iOS 9.3, and future plans for Apple Pay.

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