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AppleInsider podcast talks supply chain rumors, patents, and 2017 iPhone

10/14/2016, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger tells Victor Marks about why we shouldn't listen to supply chain forecasts with no byline, possible acquisitions, recent inventions, and making the 2017 iPhone from different materials.


Apple CEO Tim Cook again touts benefits of AR over VR, says 'no substitute for human contact'

10/13/2016, 07:10 pm

In an interview published Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed his company's stance on augmented reality, saying the technology's ability to amplify human experiences makes it more likely to succeed as compared to virtual reality.


BMW's 2017 5 Series Sedan to be first car with support for wireless CarPlay

10/13/2016, 06:10 pm

BMW on Thursday took the wraps off its upcoming 5 Series Sedan, and in doing so announced the model will be the first car to boast Apple's wireless CarPlay infotainment solution when it ships in February.


Samsung extends $100 in extra credit to US owners of fire-prone Galaxy Note 7

10/13/2016, 11:10 am

Looking to soften some of the damage to its brand, Samsung is extending an extra $100 in credit to U.S. Galaxy Note 7 owners willing to exchange the phone for another Samsung device.


London's renovated Regent Street Apple Store interior shown off in photos

10/13/2016, 10:10 am

After a year of renovations, the Regent Street Apple store in London is opening on Oct. 15, and members of the press were given a sneak peek of the interior prior to the big day.


Apple investigation of employee-led photo sharing ring finds no purloined customer data

10/13/2016, 09:10 am

Apple's investigation of allegations levied against employees at an Australian Apple store has determined that no customer data had been stolen, but the employees said to be at the center of the photo-stealing ring aren't off the hook for other misdeeds.


Apple invention uses wrist gestures to control Apple Watch, iPhone

10/13/2016, 05:10 am

Building on a related Apple Watch patent application filed for on Thursday, Apple published an invention covering a unique wristband mechanism capable of detected wrist gestures and translating them into system commands.


Future Apple Watches might use heart rate sensor to identify owner

10/13/2016, 05:10 am

An Apple invention published on Thursday reveals work on a next-generation Apple Watch model capable of identifying a user with its heart rate sensor, which if implemented would mark a major step forward in freeing the wearable from iPhone.


Apple CEO Tim Cook meets Nintendo executives, plays Super Mario Run in Japan visit

10/12/2016, 10:10 pm

Continuing his East Asian tour, Apple CEO Tim Cook arrived in Japan this week and on Wednesday visited a popular shrine in Kyoto, met with executives from Nintendo and scored an early preview of Super Mario Run for iOS.


Workers at Australian Apple store accused of stealing, sharing photos of female shoppers & staff

10/12/2016, 04:10 pm

A number of Apple store workers in Australia have been implicated in a scandal involving photos of female customers and staff -- including ones allegedly stolen directly from customers' iPhones.


Corporate culture, haste reportedly at core of Samsung mishandling of Note 7 situation

10/12/2016, 02:10 pm

The Galaxy Note 7 botched recall was apparently induced as a result of corporate secrecy plus a lack of communication between test engineers -- and the company still can't reproduce the fires in the testing labs.


Samsung cuts Q3 profit estimates by $2.3B on ending Note 7 production

10/12/2016, 11:10 am

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday cut its third-quarter operating profit estimates by $2.3 billion, suggesting the amount of damage done by ending production of the Galaxy Note 7.


Amazon launches Music Unlimited to challenge Spotify & Apple Music

10/12/2016, 09:10 am

Breaking out of the confines of its existing Prime Music service, Amazon on Wednesday launched Music Unlimited, directly targeted at the current leaders in on-demand streaming, Spotify and Apple Music.


Apple to open R&D center in Shenzhen in 2017, foster Chinese developer talent

10/12/2016, 01:10 am

Apple on Wednesday local China time announced plans to open a research and development center in the southern city of Shenzhen in 2017, further cementing relations with the important growth market.


Full transcript of Apple v. Samsung Supreme Court hearing illustrates case complexities

10/11/2016, 10:10 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday published a transcript of the day's initial oral hearing of the high-stakes patent battle between Apple and Samsung, highlighting the complexities that face justices on how to properly adjudicate the case.


Apple granted board seat at Didi Chuxing after $1B investment, report says

10/11/2016, 07:10 pm

According to a recently released regulatory filing, Apple received a seat on Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing's board of directors shortly after investing $1 billion in the company.


Apple patents method for embedding light sensors directly onto device displays

10/11/2016, 06:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for embedding light-sensing sensors directly into device displays, an important step in creating a full-screen iPhone without the trademark "chin and forehead" bezels.


Apple patents 'super resolution' multi-sensor cameras with cube prisms

10/11/2016, 06:10 am

Apple continues to win patents detailing advanced technology rumored to show up in next year's iPhone model, the most recent being a pair of inventions dealing with "super resolution" multi-sensor cameras.


Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 sales, tells users to stop using device

10/10/2016, 06:10 pm

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is in the throes of death. The Korean tech giant on Monday halted global sales of its latest phablet phone, issuing a statement telling owners to power down and stop using the handset as it could pose a safety hazard.


Samsung's cylindrical ArtPC Pulse computer apes design of Apple's Mac Pro

10/10/2016, 06:10 pm

Samsung, in conjunction with Harman Kardon, has quietly revealed the new cylindrical consumer-grade ArtPC Pulse line powered by the sixth generation Skylake processor, which has already begun to draw many comparisons to Apple's 2013 Mac Pro design.