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Friday January 20

07:26
Tim Cook Cashes in $3.6 Million in Stock as Respected Anal...

Apple CEO Tim Cook sold 30,000 shares of Apple stock this week, valued at $3.6 million based on the company's stock price of $120 at the time of the transactions, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission disclosure. The shares were sold as scheduled pursuant to Cook's predetermined trading plan.

Cook retains 1,009,809 company shares worth over $121 million based on Apple's current stock price following the sale.

A recent SEC filing revealed Cook was paid $8.7 million in 2016, which is $1.5 million less than he was paid in 2015. The decrease stems from Apple failing to meet its own target performance goals for both net sales and operating income in 2016, resulting in senior executives receiving...

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05:32
Samsung Set to Reveal the Results of the Note7 Fire Invest...

Finally the results of multiple investigations into the Note7 disaster will be made public in a press conference in Seoul on Monday morning local time, Sunday night in the U.S. and Canada.

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Thursday January 19

18:04
Multiple Simply Mac Stores Shutting Down Across the U.S.

Simply Mac, a well-known Apple Authorized Reseller and Service Provider owned by GameStop, is shutting down a number of its brick and mortar stores across the United States.

Locations in North Carolina, North Dakota, Montana, Texas, Illinois, and more, are closing this week.

Image via the Billings Gazette

Notices at some of the locations have suggested Simply Mac is being shut down because Apple is ending its agreement with the retail chain, and several local newspapers are reporting the same news, but on Twitter, Simply Mac says that is not true.

A notice sent out by the West Acres Mall in Fargo, North Dakota:We wanted to reach out to you with news of another change at...

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09:12
Apple Legal Files Entertainment Related Trademarks for new...

On Sunday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Jimmy Iovine Confirms that Apple is creating an Entire Pop Cultural Experience for Apple Music." Today we learn that Apple legal filed for two TV programming titles that will be coming to a new Apple Music related service this fall.

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07:55
Taiwan's Lite-On Semi Enters Apple's iPhone 8 Su...

In late December we reported on a pair of new patent applications that were originally filed as provisional patents back in 2015 titled wireless charging station and wireless charging retail systems. Obviously it was a smoking gun that Apple's work on wireless charging was in full flight because their engineers wouldn't be designing Apple Store wireless charging presentation tables unless they knew that Apple had wireless charging coming to their iDevices and Macs.

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05:32
New iPads Might Not Launch Until Sometime in the Second Ha...

Apple's new line of iPad models might not launch "until the second half of 2017," according to sources in the upstream supply chain speaking with DigiTimes. The new 9.7-inch iPad is predicted to enter mass production sometime in Q1 2017, while the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad models will begin production in Q2 of this year. All of the new iPads are described as still being in the "planning" phase.

Although it was expected for Apple to announce and launch the new iPads during the Spring, the new report claims that "these tablets may not be announced or even released" until sometime in the second half of 2017. In December, "lower-than-expected" yield rates for the 10-nanometer manufacturing process was rumored to be a potential factor in a delayed launch for the new iPads.

Apple reportedly is planning three new tablets for...

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04:58
After Space Rockets & Flying Delivery Drones, Amazon F...

If Amazon could launch and land a rocket successfully as noted in the video in our report, how hard could it be to invent an autonomous vehicle? This week Amazon was granted a patent for 'lane assignments for autonomous vehicles.' They filed for their patents just months after launching their first test rocket.

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02:54
Apple Invents Dynamic Cinemagraph Presentations

Today the U.S. Patent Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to Dynamic Cinemagraph Presentations that could be used in documents, presentations and for publishers. In some embodiments, cinemagraphs are defined as an animated GIF or in some other animated image format. In some embodiments, a cinemagraph can be a hybrid of a still image and a video. In one example, an iPhone user rotating the handset could start or modify...

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Wednesday January 18

16:44
South Korea's Court Announces that Samsung's Hei...

On Sunday Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Danger of Samsung Tanking Korea's Economy if their Chief Goes to Jail Weighs Heavily on Special Prosecution." The report showed that there was a split amongst politicians about what to do about Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong. Some liberal politicians urged investigators not to give favors to conglomerate owners, while others demanded they not be harsh on business leaders, pointing out Samsung's influence in South Korean economy. As expected the Court rejected ...

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13:35
Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee was Banned by Korea'...

As we await the news of whether the court will issue an arrest warrant for Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee, we learn today that the Special Prosecution was so afraid that Lee would flee the country before their judgement was rendered that they stopped him from flying to New York to meet with Donald Trump ...

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12:13
Apple's GarageBand and Logic Pro X Music Apps get Maj...

This afternoon Apple announced major updates to its music creation apps with exciting new features for music makers of all levels on iPhone, iPad and Mac. GarageBand for iOS 2.2 now features the powerful creative synthesizer Alchemy and a new sound browser ...

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11:44
Second-Generation Apple Pencil Rumored for March of 2017

Apple could be planning to introduce a second-generation Apple Pencil this year, according to rumors out of the Asian supply chain. The new Apple Pencil could be unveiled at an event rumored to take place in March, where it would be shown off alongside the next-generation iPad Pro.

Prospective features for a second-generation Apple Pencil aren't known, but a previous report from Bloomberg has suggested Apple is considering new iPad features that would let the Apple Pencil to work in a larger range of apps, a function that could be introduced with the new accessory through software updates.

There's...

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11:19
iPhone 8 May Include Facial and Gesture Recognition

The next-generation iPhone 8, set to debut this September, could include facial or gesture recognition technology, according to Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri (via AppleInsider). The facial recognition capabilities could be powered by a laser sensor and an infrared sensor located near the front-facing camera.

We've previously heard rumors suggesting the iPhone 8 could include advanced biometric features like facial recognition or iris scanning, both from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chu Kuo and from details sourced from the Asian supply chain.

With facial recognition, Apple could replace...

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10:14
Apple's Logic Pro X for Mac and GarageBand for iOS Re...

Apple today announced major updates for music creation software GarageBand and professional editing software Logic Pro X, introducing a number of new features for its music-related apps.

GarageBand version 2.2 for iOS devices includes the Alchemy creative synthesizer that was added to Logic Pro X in 2015, along with a new sound browser to make it easier for users to find instruments and specific sounds.

Alchemy includes more than 150 Apple-designed patches from a variety of genres ranging from EDM and Hip Hop to Rock and Pop. Using Alchemy's Transform Pad, GarageBand users can now create "expressive synth performances."

A redesigned Audio Recorder lets users add one-tap vocal effects to recordings and use features like pitch correction, distortion, and delay...

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09:33
Apple's Stock Reaches Highest Price Since 2015

Apple's stock price is currently hovering around the $120 mark in intraday trading, its highest level since late 2015. The stock has been steadily climbing in value since dropping to a 52-week low of $89.47 in May 2016.

2016 marked Apple's first year-over-year decline in revenue since 2003, and first drop in iPhone sales ever, but its stock price appears to have mostly weathered the storm. Since bottoming out, Apple has introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, long-awaited new MacBook Pro models, Apple Watch Series 2, and AirPods.

This year, Apple is rumored to introduce at least one majorly redesigned...

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08:40
Apple Sued for Choosing Not to 'Lock-Out' iPhone...

California resident Julio Ceja is seeking a class action lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of placing profit before consumer safety by choosing not to implement a lock-out mechanism that would disable an iPhone's functionality when being used behind the wheel by an engaged driver.

Ceja demands that Apple halt the sale of all iPhones in California until a lock-out mechanism is implemented. He also demands that Apple release a software update that adds a lock-out mechanism to all iPhones already in the hands of consumers. He is not seeking further damages beyond legal fees and costs.

The complaint, filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, asserts that Apple's willful decision not to implement a lock-out mechanism on iPhones, chiefly to prevent texting and driving, constitutes "unfair business acts and practices" under California's Unfair Competition...

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07:32
Microsoft Surprises with a Major Patent Win for Future Fol...

Close to a year ago Patently Mobile revealed Microsoft's possible iMac Challenger patent that turned out to be 100% accurate when they launched it last October. Now another surprising Microsoft patent has come to light covering future folding Surface smartphones and tablets. Has Microsoft been planning a surprise attack against smartphone industry leaders like Apple with this leap in form factor?

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Tuesday January 17

17:17
Ex-Apple Employees say the Company is now a Boring Operati...

In a new CNBC report posted this afternoon partly titled "Tim Cook made Apple a 'boring operations company', we hear from Bob Burrough, a former Apple engineer who said that the invention of the iPhone came, in part, out of the chaos of Apple under co-founder Steve Jobs. Now there's less internal conflict inside Apple — and that's not necessarily a good thing.

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16:14
Samsung Granted Two Distinctly Different Foldable, Dual Di...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Samsung two distinct folding smartphone patents earlier this month. The first patent is a utility patent that describes a completely new component that they simply call the flexible electric connection that both powers and controls both displays to work with Android so that a user could multitask ...

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14:58
The U.S. Fair Trade Commission Sues Qualcomm for Forcing A...

Last month Patently Apple posted a report titledl "Korea's Antitrust Agency Hits Qualcomm with Record $865 Million Fine for Excessive Licensing Fees to Phone Makers." South Korea's Fair trade Commission accused Qualcomm of coercing mobile phone makers, including South Korea's Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics as well as Apple of U.S., to pay excessive licensing fees under unfair conditions set by the company. Today the U.S. FTC has sued Qualcomm ....

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14:30
Chris Lattner Says Opportunity to Work on Tesla's Amb...

Earlier this month, Swift creator Chris Lattner announced he will be stepping down as director of Apple's Development Tools department to lead Tesla's Autopilot engineering team as VP of Autopilot Software.

Lattner did not explain the reason for the move, but he later denied a report claiming he "felt constrained" due to Apple's culture of secrecy. So, we decided to reach out to him to learn about his true motivations.

As it turns out, Lattner told MacRumors the answer is actually very simple: he is ready to move on to something new.I've been writing code for more than 30 years, and 16 of those years have been in the developer tools space. I love it, but I am ready to move on to something else. Autopilot is clearly incredibly important to the...

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14:01
FTC Targeting Qualcomm for Forcing Apple to Use its Modems...

The United States Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint against Qualcomm, accusing the company of violating the FTC Act by using anticompetitive tactics to remain the dominant supplier of baseband processors (aka LTE chips) for smartphones.

According to the FTC, Qualcomm uses its position and its portfolio of patents to impose "onerous and anticompetitive supply and licensing terms on cell phone manufacturers," negatively impacting its competitors.

The complaint specifically addresses a deal with Apple in which Qualcomm required Apple to exclusively use its modems from 2011 to 2016 in exchange for lower patent royalties.Qualcomm precluded Apple from sourcing baseband processors from Qualcomm's competitors from 2011 to 2016. Qualcomm recognized that any competitor that won Apple's business would become stronger, and used...

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13:02
Verizon Cracking Down on Customers Still Using Faulty Gala...

Though Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has been discontinued for several months because of battery issues, there are still "thousands" of Verizon customers who are continuing to use the devices against the company's advice.

To put a stop to the rogue Note 7 users, Verizon tells Fortune that it's prepared to take more extreme steps to disable the devices. Verizon has already issued a carrier update that stops the Galaxy Note 7 from working, but some customers have been able to avoid installing it.

Verizon plans to make it so calls placed on remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices will only connect to the company's customer service representatives, with the exception of 911 calls. Verizon is also considering charging customers who continue to use the Note 7 for the full retail price of the device, as it has sent out refunds."In spite of our best efforts, there are still customers using the recalled...

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11:20
AT&T Shuts Down 2G Network and Ends Cellular Connectiv...

AT&T yesterday announced that its 2G wireless network was officially shut down on January 1, 2017, following four years of planning for its discontinuation.

As The Verge points out, the end of the 2G network means the original first-generation iPhone (also known as the iPhone 2G) will no longer receive cellular service from the AT&T network, effectively shutting it down.

Few people appear to have been using the original iPhone as there were no complaints from iPhone owners two weeks ago when the network was shuttered, but going forward, customers who keep the device as part of a collection will only be able to use it on WiFi.

Originally released in June of 2007 and discontinued in 2008, the first iPhone was made...

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09:27
Apple's Bozoma Saint John on Apple Music: 'We...

Apple Music executives Larry Jackson, Bozoma Saint John, and Zane Lowe sat down for an interview with Complex, where they discussed Apple Music's performance over the last eighteen months and where the streaming service is going to go in the future.

According to the trio, Apple Music has evolved and is continuing to evolve, with Apple now focusing heavily on pop culture and expanding beyond music into TV and movies.

Image via Complex

"Every day something is changing or moving or evolving for people who love music and entertainment," said Lowe. "We're all still working it out, and even when you don't have the answer, it's still a privilege to be in the conversation."...

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07:10
GM set to invest another Billion Dollars at Several U.S. P...

General Motors said today it will invest an additional $1 billion at several plants in the U.S., a move that comes just a week after President-elect Donald Trump's latest tweet critical of the automaker's Mexican car production.

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06:30
Using Smartphones to Unlock Work Doors will Rise to 20% by...

Apple filed for a patent covering the iPhone acting as an access key back in 2010. A new study today says that 20% of companies will use smartphones as access keys by 2020

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06:12
Apple Possibly Planning to Launch iPhone 6 Battery Exchang...

Apple may be preparing to launch an iPhone 6 battery exchange program for undisclosed reasons, according to Japanese website Mac Otakara.

It is unclear if the iPhone 6 program would be related to Apple's existing iPhone 6s battery replacement program. Apple launched that program in November after it determined that a "very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down" due to a manufacturing issue.

A number of iPhone 6s users said their devices typically shut down with around 30% battery life remaining. Apple noted the shutdowns are not a safety issue, but rather a feature...

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04:36
Apple has readjusted Pricing on the U.K. App Store to Refl...

Apple fans in the UK woke up to an annoying reality today. Apple is raising prices of apps in the UK by a whopping 25% in the wake of falling Pound due to Brexit. The price changes for software do not affect the price of songs, films and TV shows in the iTunes Store.

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04:07
MacBook Pro Sales Remain Strong While Apple Plans Kaby Lak...

A new supply chain report today is stating that although the new MacBook Pros with OLED Touch Bar has a high ASP, demand is still rather strong. Apple is also planning Kaby lake upgrades and ...

MacBook Pros using the Kaby Lake platform are expected to be released sometime later in 2017

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03:17
Apple Granted 37 Patents Today Covering Virtual Controls,...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 37 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention for virtual controls for devices with multitouch display. In addition, two Siri centric patents were granted today for voice based media searches and the overall concept of an intelligent automated assistant.

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01:44
Apple Hikes U.K. App Store Prices By At Least 25 Percent D...

Apple announced changes to its App Store pricing policy today in India, Turkey, and the U.K., citing fluctuating foreign exchange rates and taxation changes as reasons behind the move.

In the United Kingdom, Apple is rising the prices for apps and in-app purchases by at least 25 percent, in light of the weak pound exchange rate, which has been down against the dollar by about 19 percent since the Brexit vote.

Apps on sale for $0.99 cents will now cost an equivalent £0.99, rather than £0.79. Apps at price Tier 2 will cost £1.99, up from £1.49, with similar equivalent hikes for higher tiers and in-app purchases.

In India, a service tax of 14 percent as well as levies of 0.5 percent were introduced by the government from December 1, 2016. In Romania, the tax rate has increased from 19 to 20 percent. Apple will submit the collected revenue to authorities on developers' behalf.

Apple's notification...

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Monday January 16

15:17
New 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Kaby Lake and 32GB of Desktop...

Apple will release updated Mac notebooks with Intel's next-generation Kaby Lake processors later this year, according to the latest research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo said new 12-inch MacBook models with Kaby Lake processors will enter mass production in the early second quarter, which starts in March, and noted a 16GB of RAM option could be added—presumably as a high-end or built-to-order configuration. The two current 12-inch MacBook configurations include 8GB of RAM.

Likewise, Kuo said new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Kaby Lake processors will start mass production in the early third quarter, which starts in July. The research note did not specify how much RAM these models will have, but 16GB could remain the limit due to the...

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09:58
Apple Warns You When Your Display is Using Significant Ene...

Apple advertises that the latest MacBook Pro models provide up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge for web browsing and iTunes movie playback, but a user's mileage may vary based upon factors such as display brightness, which apps are running, and external devices connected.

For this reason, Apple lists apps using a significant amount of energy under the battery menu in the macOS menu bar. The feature enables users to monitor which apps are drawing a lot of power and impacting battery life, whether it be the built-in Spotlight tool or a power-hungry web browser with several tabs open.

Now, Apple has gone one step further and expanded the feature to include display brightness. On the latest macOS Sierra beta, when a Mac's display is set above 75%...

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09:13
LG Plays the FUD Card going into Barcelona by introducing...

While Samsung will be revealing what the probe determined what the cause of the Note7 fires were,
competitor LG is pouncing on Samsung's weakness and is running a new marketing campaign playing right into the fear and uncertainty of owning a Samsung smartphone.

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07:15
The Official Results of the Cause behind the Note7 Fires t...

In early January Patent Apple posted a report titled "Note7 Probe Results due this Month While Samsung Admits that Growth will lag in 2017 Due to Tough Competition." Today we're learning Samsung will make the results of the probe public next Monday January 23, 2017.

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06:31
Apple Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today Apple's homepage commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. ...

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06:05
Pegatron, who first showed no interest in a Plant in the U...

In November Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reportedly Preparing a Responsible U.S. iPhone Plant Back-Up Business Plan." In that report we noted that Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.," a source said. "Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to...

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05:36
Apple and Tim Cook Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Apple today has honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Dr. King is accompanied by a quote of his: "Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in."

Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted a photo of Dr. King and said "we honor [him] by working to help achieve justice and equality."

We honor #MLK by working to help achieve justice and equality. "We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.” pic.twitter.com/dVQfg3CTSd

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04:58
Korea's Special Counsel Recommends Arresting Samsung...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Danger of Samsung Tanking Korea's Economy if their Chief Goes to Jail Weighs Heavily on Special Prosecution." Today the Special Prosecutors has requested that the court issue an arrest of Samsung's Vice Chairman and the court will decide on Wednesday morning.

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04:50
Jimmy Iovine Says Apple Music Will Be 'An Entire Pop...

After a report by The Wall Street Journal stated that Apple is planning a push into original television series production for 2017, Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine spoke to reporters over the weekend and explained why the company is looking to add TV to its streaming music service (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Iovine said that the company's main concern is enticing users into choosing Apple Music over competitors like Spotify and Pandora, which offer free, ad-supported tiers for users. Ultimately, Iovine and other Apple Music executives believed that another basic streaming music service with on-demand access to music at $10 a month would not be enough to keep it alive. He called the move into TV Apple's...

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Sunday January 15

12:32
The Danger of Samsung Tanking Korea's Economy if thei...

Today we're leaning that the special investigators have delayed a decision to seek an arrest warrant for Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong by a day because of politics.

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10:53
A Weak Circumstantial Theory by French Investigators Point...

A report this week out of Europe noted that French investigators theorize that the batteries in a co-pilot’s iPad mini 4 or iPhone 6s may have caused the mysterious crash of EgyptAir flight MS804, which went down on May 19th of last year. All 66 people onboard were killed.

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08:19
A New Patent Troll Lawsuit Claims that Apple's '...

A new patent troll lawsuit was filed against Apple in the patent troll friendly Texas Eastern district Court last week. They claim that Apple iDevices using messaging software infringes their acquired patent.

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05:11
Jimmy Iovine Confirms that Apple is creating an Entire Pop...

On Thursday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Original Movies and TV Series could be coming to Apple TV Subscription Service Later this Year." Yesterday the executive in charge of Apple Music, Jimmy Iovine, elaborated on Apple's vision.

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Saturday January 14

13:17
Apple Releases Four TV Ads for AirPods Covering Notes, Sir...

Earlier this afternoon Apple posted a new series of four new TV ads for AirPods for the hip hop and cool crowd

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10:49
Apple Shares New 'Pairing,' 'Siri' and...

Apple today shared three ads highlighting the newly-released AirPods on its YouTube channel. Two of the ads are focused on AirPod features, like Siri and instant pairing, while the third ad is centered on showcasing the device's design.

In "Pairing," a man simply flips open the AirPods charging case and watches them instantly pair with his iPhone 7. He then proceeds to dance on the side of a car as the camera zooms in. Eventually, Apple's "Practically Magic" iPhone 7 slogan pops on screen.

In "Siri," a man double taps an AirPod to activate Siri and then asks her to play a song. She does, and the man proceeds to dance on the street before dancing on the side of a wall.

In the final ad, "Notes," the AirPods are used as musical notes on a black background playing the piano part of Marian Hill's "Down." The ad eventually cuts to a quick shot of an...

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07:57
A Next-Gen Smartphone Designed by Ex-Apple and Google Engi...

Apple supplier Foxconn was in the news on Friday in three unique instances. Our first report covered the rumor of a possible LCD Plant in the U.S. and our second report covered an investment in the Israeli company called Core Photonics that makes dual lens cameras for mobile devices that competes with the iPhone Plus camera. Foxconn and Samsung are noted as investors in the Israeli company. The third unique Foxconn investment that we learned of this week is one that they're making along with HP and Google. The latter investment is the most interesting of all because the investment is in a new company called 'Essential Products, Inc., who is owned by Android inventor Andy Rubin.

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Friday January 13

13:55
An Apple Pencil Patent describes a 3D Antenna and Magnet f...

When Apple launched their iPad Pro in the fall of 2015 with its softcover Smart Keyboard and Pencil, they blatantly forgot to provide a mechanism that would allow users to attach their Pencil to the iPad in any way.

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10:07
Apple Rumored to be Advancing the Anniversary iPhone'...

Water resistance has become one of the top must-have features for high-end smartphone. Apple made a huge leap forward on this front with the iPhone 7 that launched last year. According to industry sources in South Korea, Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone 8 will feature the highest level of ....

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09:07
Next iPhone Said to Have Even Better IP68-Rated Water Resi...

Apple's next-generation iPhone will feature IP68-rated water resistance, which would be an improvement over the IP67-certified iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, according to The Korea Herald. Samsung's Galaxy S7 is IP68 certified, and the Galaxy S8 is naturally rumored to be as well.

In the IP68 rating, the "6" means the next iPhone would remain effectively dustproof, with "no ingress of dust" and "complete protection against contact," while the "8" means the device will be even more water resistant. The Galaxy S7 is able to withstand 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

For comparison, IP67-rated devices like the iPhone 7 offer the same protection against dust but only have water damage protection against immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter by definition. However, while keeping your device dry is best, tests have shown the...

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08:19
Apple vs. Samsung Lawsuit Over iPhone Design Officially Re...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the design of the iPhone nearly six years ago, following an order of certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court, according to court documents filed electronically this week.

The court will seek to determine the exact amount Samsung owes Apple for infringing upon the iPhone's patented design, including its rectangular front face with rounded edges and grid of colorful icons on a black screen. The previous $399 million damages judgment was overturned by the Supreme Court last month.

Apple's damages were calculated based on Samsung's entire profit from the sale of its infringing Galaxy smartphones, but the Supreme Court ruled it did not have enough info to say whether the amount should be based on the total device, or rather individual components such as the...

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07:19
Tesla-Bound Chris Lattner May Have 'Felt Constrained...

Earlier this week, Swift creator and LLVM co-author Chris Lattner announced he will be leaving Apple later this month—he is headed to Tesla to lead its autopilot engineering team as Vice President of Autopilot Software.

Lattner, who oversaw development of Swift and Xcode as director of Apple's Development Tools department, did not provide an explanation for his decision to leave the company, but "someone in Lattner's circle of developer friends" told Business Insider that Apple's culture of secrecy may have been a contributing factor."He always felt constrained at Apple in terms of what he could discuss publicly — resorting to off-the-record chats, surprise presentations, and the like," the person told us. "...

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05:27
Samsung & Foxconn Jointly Invest in Israeli firm Core...

In October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Copycat Samsung to Introduce Galaxy S8 in Q1 2017 with Dual Cameras and No Home Button." Today we're learning that Samsung and Foxconn have jointly invested in dual lens company ....

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04:27
It's a Long Shot, but TSMC wouldn't rule out Ope...

It's being reported today in Taipei that Chairman Morris Chang of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. stated yesterday that he would not rule out the possibility of building a new facility in the U.S.

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03:38
Foxconn Plan Close to Completion for a Massive U.S. Plant...

A report out of Osaka Japan today quotes a Sharp executive stating that Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) and its Japanese subsidiary Sharp have begun studying the possibility of building a liquid crystal display panel plant in the U.S. The plan is "on the table," the executive said. "We will make a decision carefully."

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Thursday January 12

16:50
U.S. Court of Appeals Rules that iPhone users could Sue Ap...

It's being tonight that a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday that iPhone app purchasers may sue Apple over allegations that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps by not allowing users to purchase them outside the App Store, leading to higher prices.

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16:03
Consumer Reports Now Recommends the New MacBook Pro after...

On December 22, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's MacBook Pro gets Two Thumbs Down from Consumers Reports and Gets No Respect. While critics from all corners were unenthusiastic about the new MacBook Pro, it was the review by Consumer Reports that seemed to set off a firestorm. Today Consumer Reports released a video report on the retest and reasoning.

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14:59
Apple Introduces Live Map Advisories for Public Transit

At present Apple's Transit Maps app for iOS is available in 38 cities around the world. Today USPTO revealed
an invention for displaying incident reports notifying the user of any delays or problems on their favorite transit lines live.

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14:38
Consumer Reports Reverses Course, Recommends New MacBook P...

Consumer Reports is out with an updated report on the 2016 MacBook Pro, and following retesting, the magazine is now recommending Apple's latest notebooks.

In the new test, conducted running a beta version of macOS that fixes the Safari-related bug that caused erratic battery life in the original test, all three MacBook Pro models "performed well."

The 13-inch model without a Touch Bar had an average battery life of 18.75 hours, the 13-inch model with a Touch Bar lasted for 15.25 hours on average, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar had an average battery life of 17.25 hours.Now that we've factored in the new battery-life measurements, the laptops' overall scores have risen, and all three machines now fall well within the recommended range in Consumer Reports ratings.Consumer Reports...

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13:28
Court Rules Apple Can be Sued for Monopolizing iPhone App...

A U.S. Appeals Court today ruled that App Store customers can move forward with a lawsuit claiming Apple created an illegal app monopoly because it did not allow users to purchase iPhone apps outside of the App Store, reports Reuters.

The decision reverses a 2013 ruling that dismissed the lawsuit, originally filed in 2012. The case, Pepper et al v. Apple Inc., alleges that by not letting users purchase apps from third-party sources, there was no price competition, leading to higher app prices.

When the lawsuit was originally filed, Apple requested that it be dismissed because developers, not Apple, set prices for App Store apps. Apple simply provides the platform developers use to sell apps to customers.

According to...

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13:09
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 10.2.1 to Developers and Pu...

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2.1 update to developers and public beta testers, a few days after seeding the third iOS 10.2.1 beta and a month after releasing iOS 10.2, the second major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

Registered developers can download the fourth iOS 10.2.1 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

It isn't yet known what features are included in iOS 10.2.1, but as a minor 10.2.x update, it appears to focus on bug fixes and performance improvements rather than major outward-facing changes. No new features were discovered in the first three iOS 10.2.1 betas, but we'...

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11:17
Xiaomi, Another Apple Hater Stumbles and refuses to announ...

Last month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Flash in the Pan LeEco, who Likened Apple to Hitler, Lost Millions on Smartphones and is Dire Cost Cutting Mode." Today another Chinese Apple hating company has embarrassingly stumbled

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09:54
A 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Could Match the 12.9-Inch Model'...

Apple is rumored to be working on a new iPad Pro that adopts an edge-to-edge display, and while it's said to be somewhere around 10 inches, there are a lot of mixed rumors about the specific size of the tablet.

Studio Neat designer Dan Provost yesterday wrote a post on Medium (via Daring Fireball) making the case for a 10.5-inch iPad. His math is solid and his argument makes sense, framing all of the iPad Pro rumors in a new light.

When introducing the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2015, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller explained that Apple settled on that size because the width of the tablet matched the height of the existing 9.7-inch iPad. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro, he said...

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08:20
Apple's Lisa Jackson Joins Federal Committee Advising...

Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, has been named as a member of the new Federal Committee on Automation. Announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the committee will act as an advisory panel to discuss and look into "some of the most pressing and relevant matters facing transportation today."

These matters are said to mainly include the development and deployment of automated vehicles. Additionally, the committee will act as a resource for the Department of Transportation as it continues to provide research, policy updates, and regulations on transportation in the U.S., while also helping "advance life-saving innovations."

Its members consist of "leading professionals and experts" in a multitude of fields.

“During my time at the Department, we have fostered some of the most significant technological changes to ever take place in...

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07:19
Amazon's Bezos who met with President-Elect Trump las...

Mr. Bezos, who sparred with Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign, said during his meeting with Trump last month that he was "super excited about the possibility that this can be the innovations administration." Today Amazon announced ...

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06:37
Original Movies and TV Series could be coming to Apple TV...

Back in August 2015 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reportedly Looking to Create Original Netflix-Like Programming for Apple TV." Today we're learning that Apple is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies ...

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05:22
Apple Plans to Launch Original TV Shows Comparable to...

Apple is building a "significant" business centered around creating original, scripted television shows and possibly even movies, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal. The content would be made available on Apple Music, falling in line with previous reports and accompanying already-announced projects for the music streaming service, including Carpool Karaoke and Vital Signs.

Apple executives have told Hollywood that the new original content will launch by the end of 2017, according to the new report. In terms of specific genres, HBO's Westworld and Netflix's Stranger Things...

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04:54
Apple's Future Headset to work with Gaming Overlays,...

Apple is back at it again. Apple has filed specific continuation patents relating to a future headset with each providing clues as to the nature or features that Apple is thinking of bringing to a future headset over time. The last two patent filings focused on telephony for their headset (one and two) along with presenting images to the user...

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03:59
Apple's Israeli Team Fine Tunes their 3D Depth Techno...

Apple's Israeli team that in large part includes PrimeSense, the inventor of the technology behind Kinect, is continuing their work on 3D depth mapping that in part is used in the iPhone 7 Plus camera that provides their cool portrait mode that is known in the world of photography as the 'Bokeh' effect. Advanced 3D mapping will spill over to other applications in the future and is likely to play a role in providing realistic AR experiences.

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03:53
Apple Set to Earn $1 Trillion in Revenue From iOS Ecosyste...

Apple's iOS ecosystem is on course to generate over $1 trillion in revenues for the company by the middle of this year, according to Asymco analyst Horace Dediu.

Dediu's prediction is based on several factors, starting with an expectation that Apple will have sold at least 1.2 billion iPhones in its first 10 years, earning it the rank of "most successful product of all time" and laying the foundations for the company's iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, and Apple Watch categories.

In its first 10 years, the iPhone will have sold at least 1.2 billion units, making it the most successful product of all time. The iPhone also enabled the iOS empire which includes the iPod touch, the iPad, the Apple Watch and Apple TV whose combined total unit sales will reach 1.75...

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03:09
Apple Invention Shows that they're working on new Hea...

The U.S. Patent Office published a patent application from Apple that covers systems, apparatuses, and methods for operating a wearable device dependent on whether or not the wearable device is worn. A wearable device such as a heart rate monitor, blood pressure monitor, fitness monitor, or other wearable device that attaches to a body part of a user such as a bicep ...

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Wednesday January 11

14:52
Worldwide Mac Sales Remain Steady in 4Q 2016 Amid Continui...

Amid an ongoing decline in worldwide PC shipments, Apple's Mac sales are holding steady, according to new PC shipping estimates shared today by Gartner.

During the fourth quarter of 2016, Apple shipped an estimated 5.4 million Macs worldwide, up from 5.3 million in the year-ago quarter for an estimated growth of 2.4 percent. During the quarter, Apple held 7.5 percent of the market, up from 7 percent during the fourth quarter of 2015, making it the number five PC vendor in the world.

Lenovo, HP, and Dell, the top three vendors, all saw growth during the quarter as well. Dell, which holds 14.8 percent of the market, saw 5.4 percent growth, while HP, responsible for 20.4 percent of the market, saw 4.3 percent growth. Lenovo, the number one PC vendor with 21.7 percent of the market, saw 1.6 percent growth and shipped 15.9 million PCs, up from 15.5 in the year-ago quarter.

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14:48
Apple scratched out a Fourth Spot Finish for PC Shipments...

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (Desktop, Notebook, and Workstation) totaled 70.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), posting a year-on-year decline of 1.5%. The results continued the recent trend of stabilizing growth. Apple was boosted by the launch of their new MacBook Pro ...

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13:37
Tony Fadell Shares New Details on Prototype iPhone Softwar...

Earlier this month, Sonny Dickson shared a collection of images and videos featuring an of the iPhone with an early iPod-style operating system called "Acorn OS," based on a clickwheel interface.

The iPod-like software was developed by "iPod Father" Tony Fadell, who shared some new details on its creation with The Verge in an attempt to clarify the backstory behind the software.

Click Wheel-based OS vs. the Icon-based OS that went on to become iOS

According to Fadell, the longstanding story suggesting there were two teams at Apple (one led by Fadell and one led by Scott Forstall) competing with one another to develop the iPhone's OS...

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09:54
AirPods Have Captured One-Fourth of Wireless Headphone Spe...

The wireless headphone market has steadily grown over the past year, new data from research firm Slice Intelligence suggests.

In the U.S. last month, an estimated 75% of revenue from headphones sold online came from wireless models, up from 50% in December 2015, according to Slice Intelligence. Apple's new AirPods led the way, capturing an estimated 26% share of online revenue in the wireless headphone market since launching on December 13.

AirPods stole the top spot from Beats, which took an estimated 15.4% of online revenue in the wireless headphone market, down from 24.1% between the start of 2015 and December 13. Given it owns Beats, Apple appears to have actually taken nearly 40% of online revenue in the market...

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08:02
Samsung Continues to Internally Debate whether to Launch a...

In early December Patently Apple posted a report titled "It's Crunch Time: Will Samsung Pull the Trigger and Launch a Foldable Smartphone in 2017 or Chicken Out?" This was a follow-up to our original report that pointed to a rumor about a possible surprise of a folding smartphone at this year's Mobile World Congress event in late February. Today the latest rumor out of the Korean tech sector suggests that Samsung will be pushing forward with a fold-out smartphone for later this year.

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07:48
iPhone Captured 31% of Smartphone Sales in the U.S. Ahead...

The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s were the "three most popular smartphones" in the United States in the three month period ending November 2016, when users were purchasing early holiday gifts for friends and family members. According to new data collected by Kantar Worldpanel, the three Apple iPhones captured a total 31.3 percent of smartphone sales in the U.S., while Samsung accounted for 28.9 percent of smartphone sales during the three month period.

In the U.S., iOS grew 6.4 percent in the same three month period, rising to a 43.5 percent share of the market. Android dropped 5.1 percent, but still sits atop Apple with a 55.3 percent share of the market. As Kantar noted, the data marks the sixth consecutive decline for Android in the U.S.

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05:12
Apple's iOS Continued to Make Gains in the US, EU5 an...

A new analytical report published today notes that Android sales declined in the US, UK, and France, as iOS continued to make gains across most regions in the three months ending November 2016.

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04:08
Samsung Heir Identified as Suspect in Bribery Case

Special prosecutors called Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for questioning as a suspect in a bribery investigation, deepening an influence-peddling scandal that has already led to the impeachment of South Korea’s president

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Tuesday January 10

22:04
New Video Pits iPhone Click Wheel Prototype Against Scott...

A couple days ago Sonny Dickson shared a look at one of two early prototypes for the original iPhone, the iPod Click Wheel-based OS that iPod "Godfather" Tony Fadell was working on. Tonight, Dickson has shared a video pitting Fadell's version against Scott Forstall's icon-based iPhone prototype, which went on to become the basis for iOS.

Fadell's prototype was referred to as P1 while Forstall's prototype was referred to as P2. The two projects reportedly went head to head in 2005 when Steve Jobs pitted the two against each other. While the P1 used the click-wheel interface to navigate the OS, the P2 used a series of touch-based icons to move around the OS.

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13:05
AT&T Again Raising Price of Grandfathered Unlimited Da...

Starting in March of 2017, AT&T will raise the prices of its grandfathered unlimited data plans by $5, according to information obtained by DSLReports. The price hike is AT&T's second price increase in the last 12 months and will raise prices from $35 to $40.

DSLReports forum users began receiving notifications about the $5 price increase in early January, and the site was able to confirm AT&T's plans. AT&T's statement on the new pricing is below:Our Mobile Share Advantage plans and our AT&T Unlimited Plan provide several benefits that our legacy unlimited plan doesn't. If you have a legacy unlimited data plan, you can keep it; however, beginning in March 2017, it will increase by $5 per month.AT&T no longer offers standalone unlimited data plans to...

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12:02
Foxconn's December Quarter is Robust due to iPhone 7...

It's being report today that Foxconn's December revenue has robustly grew 9.76% year-on-year to NT$449.63 billion thanks to orders for the approaching Chinese New Year holidays and the relatively robust demand for Apple's iPhone.

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09:47
Swift and Xcode Head Chris Lattner Leaving Apple for Tesla...

Chris Lattner, director of Apple's Developer Tools group, has announced he will be leaving the company later this month to "pursue an opportunity in another space." Lattner was responsible for leading the teams behind Xcode, Swift, and some other development-related tools and compilers at Apple.

In a message posted to the Swift mailing list, shared by MacStories, Lattner said Ted Kremenek, currently Senior Manager of Languages and Runtimes at Apple, will be taking over as "Project Lead" for the Swift programming language, managing the "administrative and leadership responsibility" for Swift.org.This recognizes the incredible effort he has already been putting into the project, and reflects a decision I’ve made to leave Apple later this...

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08:59
Consumer Reports Retesting MacBook Pro Battery Life After...

Last month, the new MacBook Pro did not receive a purchase recommendation from Consumer Reports due to battery life issues that it encountered during testing. Apple subsequently said it was working with Consumer Reports to understand the results, which it noted do not match its "extensive lab tests or field data."

Apple has since concluded its work and learned that Consumer Reports was using a "hidden Safari setting" which trigged an "obscure and intermittent bug" that led to inconsistent battery life results. With "normal user settings" enabled, Consumer Reports said it "consistently" achieved expected battery life.

Apple's full statement was shared with...

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08:46
Apple Granted 55 Patents Today covering 3D Maps and Design...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's panning 3D Maps technology along with five design patents covering the various Apple products such as the MacBook, the iPad Pro keyboard and more. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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08:28
Foxconn Reports First Ever Profit Decline on Back of Slow...

Following a year filled with doom and gloom stories surrounding Apple and its first revenue decline in thirteen years, major iPhone supplier Foxconn Technology Group has reported its own first ever sales decline since the company went public in 1991. In a report by Nikkei, "lukewarm demand" for the iPhone 7 and a "saturated smartphone market" are said to be to blame for Foxconn's downturn.

In total for 2016, Foxconn's revenue of 4.356 trillion New Taiwan dollars (approximately $136 billion) was down 2.8 percent from its 2015 earnings. As a slight bright spot, its revenue for December grew 9.8 percent year-on-year because of increased...

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06:48
Apple Granted Liquid Metal Related Patent for Embossed App...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent relating to bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys which is also known for marketing purposes, liquid metal. One aspect of this patent covers how liquid metal can be applied to Apple Products to set their embossed logo as noted in our cover graphic.

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05:05
Apple Granted an RFID Tag Microchip Integration Design Pat...

Apple's Senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introduced the iPhone 7 on September seventh and informed us that they had added Felica, Japan's version of NFC, to the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. In October Apple's CEO tested out the technology in Japan when taking a ride on the Yamanote Line railway. Felica uses NFC-F technology which is a faster form of RFID with Type B communications. Today we learn that Apple was granted a patent for an RFID tag and microchip integration design.

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02:53
Apple to Forge 'iPhone 8' Chassis Frame From Sta...

Apple is expected to adopt a forged stainless steel crafting process for its glass-encased "iPhone 8", rather than use traditional aluminum CNC machining.

Taiwanese sources from the upstream supply chain apparently confirmed the transition on Tuesday, according to DigiTimes, with component orders expected to be shared between Foxconn and U.S.-based Jabil.

Edge-to-edge iPhone concept image via ConceptsiPhoneThe next-generation iPhone is expected to abandon its conventional aluminum back cover design and will adopt a new design using two reinforced glass panes and a metal frame in the middle. The metal bezel will be made of stainless steel using a forging process to enhance its sturdiness and reduce costs and manufacturing time.The stainless steel process was last used by...

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02:51
Apple Revises an Invention to Cover a Next-Gen Acoustic Di...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Futuristic 'Acoustic' OLED Display for iDevices comes to Life at CES 2017 on Sony and LG Next-Gen TVs." Today Apple was granted another patent for a technology that promote an acoustical OLED display.

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01:45
Apple's next iPhone to abandon its Aluminum Back Cove...

Rumors of Apple shifting to a new curved glass design has been around for about nine months. In part, the rumor is being supported by a new supply chain report today.

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Monday January 9

15:37
Apple Allegedly Partnering With Carl Zeiss for Augmented R...

Apple and German company Carl Zeiss AG are working together on a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that could be announced as soon as this year, claims well-known blogger Robert Scoble in a Facebook post.

According to Scoble, a Zeiss employed allegedly confirmed the partnership between the two companies in a conversation that took place at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada last week.

Zeiss' booth at CES. Image via Robert Scoble

Scoble questioned the Zeiss employees at the show after noticing Zeiss had a booth in the augmented reality section of CES without showing off an augmented reality product. He believes Apple forced Zeiss to keep quiet about an upcoming release.

Exclusive news: Apple and Zeiss working together on augmented reality optics. [...]

A Zeiss employee confirmed the rumors that Apple and Carl Zeiss AG are working...

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15:33
One of Apple's most Innovative and Technologically Ad...

A new Apple Store appears to be headed for Milan Italy and more specifically Piazza Liberty. It seems to be some kind of joint venture between Apple and Independent Film Reality Ltd owner of Cinema Apollo. City counsel said "It is an ambitious project and a truly international reach to deliver a new place in the city for the Milanese and visitors."

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11:37
Apple's Carpool Karaoke Series to Have a Different Ho...

Apple's upcoming Carpool Karaoke series will feature a different host every episode, according to new details on the show shared by Variety. Based on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke bit during the "Late Late Show," Apple's version will feature a format "that is more of an interview series" with rotating hosts.

Carpool Karaoke, which doesn't yet have an air date, will consist of 16 half hour episodes that will air on Apple Music and perhaps iTunes. Apple purchased rights to the show, executive produced by Eric Pankowski, Ben Winston, and James Corden, back in July of 2016.

A Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show

According to Winston, it was "silly" to try and replicate Corden's format because...

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11:18
President-Elect Trump and Alibaba Group Chief Jack Ma Disc...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "LG & Samsung Set to Announce Future Plants in the U.S. Due to President-Elect Trump's 'Made in America' Pledge." Unlike the Hollywood elites and so-called 'artists' that bashed Trump last nilght as expected, real business leaders and adults are taking President-elect Trump's words very seriously and are willing to work with him to create American jobs ...

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11:00
New CarPlay Vehicles From Audi, Honda, GM, and More Debut...

Ahead of the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which opens to the public on Saturday, a number of automakers have debuted new CarPlay-supported vehicles, including models with first-time compatibility from Audi, Honda, and General Motors brands Chevrolet and GMC.

Audi SQ5

Audi today announced the 2018 SQ5 crossover supports both CarPlay and Android Auto, a first for the SQ5, while the Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet with CarPlay support are also making their North American debuts at the show. The latter two models were first announced alongside the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Volkswagen confirmed to us that all 2018...

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10:38
Nokia's Smartphone comeback was made at CES on the Ev...

In late December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Beyond the Courts, Nokia's Revenge against Apple begins in 2017 with all-new Smartphones to Hit Apple on Price." Today we learn more about the new 'Nokia 6' smartphone that was introduced last night at CES, on the eve of the iPhone's tenth anniversary.

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10:06
Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 to Develope...

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update to developers, three weeks after seeding the second 10.12.3 beta and almost a month after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.2, the second update to the macOS Sierra operating system.

The macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

According to Apple's release notes, the 10.12.3 update "improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac." No specific changes, bug fixes, or feature additions were discovered in the first two betas, but we'll update this post should any new...

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09:59
Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.2.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2.1 update to developers, three weeks after seeding the second iOS 10.2.1 beta and nearly a month after releasing iOS 10.2, the second major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

Registered developers can download the third iOS 10.2.1 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

It isn't yet known what features are included in iOS 10.2.1, but as a minor 10.2.x update, it appears to focus on bug fixes and performance improvements rather than major outward-facing changes. No new features were discovered in the first two iOS 10.2.1 betas, but we'll update this post if any...

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