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Oculus Go virtual reality headset starts shipping for $199 in 23 countries

05/01/2018, 02:05 pm

The FaceBook-owned Oculus has started shipping the Go, a low-cost virtual reality headset that works without needing to be connected to a smartphone, Mac, or Windows PC, with the entry-level head-mounted display available to purchase in North America today.

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Tim Cook meets with Congressional Black Caucus members as part of diversity push

05/01/2018, 11:05 am

Apple took part Monday in the Congressional Black Caucus' visit to Silicon Valley, as Tim Cook hosted the CBC members at Apple Park.

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Linksys debuts cheaper dual-band Velop Wi-Fi mesh system

05/01/2018, 12:05 am

On the heels of Apple's official discontinuation of AirPort Wi-Fi hardware, Linksys on Tuesday announced a new dual-band version of its Velop Wi-Fi mesh system that packs many of the same features as its bigger tri-band sibling into a smaller, more affordable package.

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Apple hit with patent suits over iPhone X camera, iOS 11 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature

04/30/2018, 10:04 pm

A pair of lawsuits filed in two federal courts on Monday allege Apple's latest products are in infringement of multiple patents related to dual camera arrays in smartphones and smart device alerts.

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Apple Q2 earnings expected to fall 'in line,' analysts cautious about June quarter

04/30/2018, 12:04 pm

As they do every year at this time, analysts are looking past the concluded quarter and are expressing concern about how Apple may perform later this year mostly due to guesses at iPhone demand. Here's what to expect from Tuesday's earnings release.

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Music Modernization Act will alter how old recordings are reimbursed by Apple Music and Spotify

04/30/2018, 09:04 am

The new Music Modernization Act bill has passed the House of Representatives that aims to bring laws for music licensing and royalty payments into alignment with modern technologies, like streaming through Apple Music and Spotify.

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Apple-focused analyst Ming-Chi Kuo leaves KGI

04/30/2018, 09:04 am

Known for often having an inside track on Apple's product plans, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reportedly left Taiwan's KGI Securities, and is expected to drop his focus on Apple.

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Apple to take over two storefronts with expanded Lehigh Valley outlet

04/29/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple's Lehigh Valley Mall store in Whitehall, Pa. is relocating to a bigger space, with plans to throw open the new doors in September.

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Fake U.S. Marshal steals an iPhone, Thailand 'iPhone killers,' and more from the Apple crime blotter

04/29/2018, 08:04 am

A change in sentence for Thailand's "iPad killers," a court decision about Facebook logins, iPhone theft by ice cream vendors and more in this roundup of Apple-related crime reports

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App Roundup: Duet Display for iOS and macOS, YouTube Kids, Masterclass for iOS, more!

04/28/2018, 11:04 am

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

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Editorial: Will Apple's 1990's "Golden Age" collapse repeat itself?

04/28/2018, 06:04 am

Once, long ago in a previous epoch of technology, Apple Computer, Inc. commissioned a new headquarters in Northern California just as it began losing its position as a leader in personal computing tech in the early 90s. Could history repeat itself in our modern era?

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This week on AI: Apple axes AirPort, an 8K AR headset, 'iPhone SE 2' pics & more

04/28/2018, 01:04 am

Apple finally admitted its lack of interest in Wi-Fi routers this week, killing off the AirPort line. Rumors meanwhile pointed to its interest in AR and VR, and the possibility of an "iPhone SE 2" being right around the corner.

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Samsung, Micron, Hynix sued for alleged DRAM price fixing

04/27/2018, 05:04 pm

Another class action lawsuit has been filed, alleging that Samsung, Hynix, and Micron conspired to limit the supply of memory, keeping consumer prices artificially high as a result.

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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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