Apple is no longer paying iPhone manufacturers for any of the royalties it owes to Qualcomm, and is planning to withhold them entirely until current lawsuits are resolved, the latter company said on Friday.
Friday, April 28, 2017
A case design has popped up on social media from a Chinese manufacturer, but appears to be based on the assortment of "leaked" schematics from April and may not be accurate.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Apple Music will provide song clips to music-based social media app Musical.ly in a partnership expected to kick off on Friday, according to a new report.
Apple opened its latest flagship store in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, and the company is celebrating by sharing a gallery of photos and a short video of the retail debut in Dubai Mall.
Apple's self-driving technology testbed, an optimized Lexus RX450h SUV bristling with an array of advanced sensors, was spotted driving on Silicon Valley roads on Thursday, offering the first real-world look at the company's highly secretive autonomous vehicle project.
Terry Gou, chairman of Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, will reportedly meet with President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, where the pair are likely to discuss U.S. job creation and a pending bid for Toshiba's chip business.
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It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.
Google on Thursday began adding streaming service links to the "knowledge panels" it displays in iOS search results, among them ones for Apple Music and iTunes.
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The latest minor variant of Apple's wearable, the limited edition Apple Watch NikeLab, is now available from the sportswear company itself plus the sole remaining Apple Watch dedicated shop in Japan.
At a live event on Thursday in New York City, PC-centric manufacturer Acer rolled out a 4K USB display aimed at image and video editors with USB-C connectivity and 85W of charging support suitable for the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro.
For the second time this week, Apple has released an iOS 10.3.2 beta for registered developers only.
Possibly offering a peek into Apple's March-quarter results due to be revealed May 2, data released on Thursday estimated that Apple shipped some 51.6 million iPhones during the period, a slight improvement over 51.2 million a year prior.
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A recent update to an Apple trademark page for the Mac Pro has added added the term "augmented reality displays" — but the addition means very little regarding Apple's future plans, with the tactic having used before to cover every eventuality.
Almost immediately validating rumors, a new documentary on Bad Boy Records — "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" — has been announced as an Apple Music exclusive, arriving on June 25.
Apple is said to be working on its own peer-to-peer money transfer service, potentially under the secure Apple Pay umbrella, allowing users to quickly and securely send money to one another, much like Venmo and Square Cash.
Apple is said to be "currently finalizing" designs for its long-rumored Amazon Echo competitor, featuring support for Siri and AirPlay and boasting Beats technology, a well-known leak source claimed on Thursday.
When Apple releases "iOS 11" later this year, one of its features will allegedly be a new Music app that "better showcases video" — specifically, video hosted on Apple Music.
Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will be making an appearance at May's Code conference to discuss her trust's philanthropic efforts.
Apple is experimenting with medium- to long-distance wireless charging technologies that could one day allow users to charge up their iPhones with nothing more than a Wi-Fi router, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark filing made public on Thursday.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Spotify on Wednesday announced the purchase of Brooklyn-based startup Mediachain Labs, a company which developed technology that can help the streaming music giant better track online content and reward owners with royalty payments.
It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But all of those media narratives are wrong, here's why.
New purported schematics for Apple's "iPhone 8" show the rear of the device, possibly backing up claims that the product will switch to vertically-aligned lenses — albeit without a Touch ID sensor.
The hurdles to better battery life in modern devices are both technical, in terms of power consumption, and physical, as limited by space available. Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" is rumored to address both of those issues, potentially allowing for longer battery life than ever.
Final Cut Pro X — once a controversial redesign of Apple's professional video editing suite — has topped 2 million users, the company announced at this week's National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas.
On Wednesday, Amazon expanded its Alexa family of devices with the Echo Look — a voice recognition device with a camera tailored to snapping a shot of your outfit, rating it, and giving you alternate choices in conjunction with an iOS app.
Taking a cue from Apple Maps, Google has updated its own Maps app for the iPhone with support for parking reminders, including both manual and automatic options.
Apple has updated its curated page of HomeKit-compatible devices, notably adding the as-yet unreleased Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, and removing a Bluetooth extender and a Lightwave to HomeKit bridge.
Robbers reportedly struck an Apple outlet in Corte Madera, Calif. this week, stealing some $24,000 worth of goods just months after a previous raid on the store.
AppleInsider is on the scene at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show with a look at some of the hottest gear designed to work with Apple products. In this video, we take a closer look at some of FeiyuTech's handheld iPhone gimbals.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Verizon on Monday introduced a new unlimited data tier for prepaid customers, with the plan adding to the mobile carrier's four capped options.
Speaking at the TED conference, Siri co-founder and Apple AI expert Tom Gruber declared that artificial intelligence should be used less to replace humans, and more to enhance aspects of humanity that are unreliable or fail with time, like memory.
Samsung, LG concerned by Apple's plans to replace OLED with micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3, later iPhones
Later this year, Apple is expected to begin production of its advanced new power-efficient display technology known as micro-LED, which is expected to initially be used to replace OLED in Apple Watch Series 3. The shift is part of a series of moves that is concerning Samsung, LG and other South Korean suppliers.
On Tuesday, Apple updated its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote applications for iOS and macOS, with the biggest addition being a numeric keypad for Numbers users on the iPad.
iDevices — currently best known as a smarthome accessory maker, with devices supporting Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa — has been bought out by Hubbell, a major player in B2B electrical and electronics products.
Alphabet's autonomous car division, Waymo, is expanding a ridehailing trial in Phoenix, Ariz., to members of the general public, marking perhaps the biggest real-world use of self-driving technology to date.
- Apple shows off Dubai store with massive 186-foot curved glass facade
- Apple to launch 'Today at Apple' retail sessions in late May [u]
- First look: Rigiet iPhone camera gimbal is an affordable way to stabilize video recordings
- Production of Apple's 'iPhone 8' said to be affected by unspecified Samsung OLED problems
- Uber sued for $5M over 'Hell' app used to track Lyft drivers
- Dutch judge rules Apple can't swap refurbished iPads for broken ones
- Apple Maps expands into Middle East with Traffic for Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
- Apple pushes 'Carpool Karaoke' launch back to 'later this year'
- Google Photos now streams photos, video to Apple TV via AirPlay
- Apple hires NASA AR/VR expert Jeff Norris to work on future products
- Sling TV brings cloud DVR recording to Apple TV
- Apple slashes affiliate commission rate on apps from 7 to 2.5%
- On its 2nd anniversary, Apple Watch settling into role as fitness & notification wearable with Siri, Apple Pay
- Samsung's fix for red-tinted Galaxy S8 screens forces users to self-calibrate
- Apple seeds fourth developer betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1
- Four ex-NASA engineers on Apple's list of autonomous car software testers
- Flying car backed by Google co-founder Larry Page takes to skies in early demo
- Purported internal schematic of 'iPhone 8' shows 'A11' chip, removable SIM
- Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Paris
- CNC blank of 'iPhone 8' appears on Twitter, likely based on previous questionable diagrams
- 'Severe supply shortages' of Apple's 'iPhone 8' said to be a major concern through end of 2017
- Apple hires 3D, 360VR Toolbox developer Tim Dashwood to Final Cut Pro X team
- After tricking govt regulators, Uber got caught breaking Apple's iOS App Store rules
- Last call! Apple Deals: 2017 iPad for $307 ($22 off); $240 off high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ AppleCare; $15 off $75 at eBay
Monday, April 24, 2017
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