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Wednesday April 26

Alleged iPhone 8 Schematic Depicts Dual-Lens Vertical Rear...

Another alleged iPhone 8 schematic is making the rounds today, shared on Twitter by several "leakers" who often share alleged leaked device images sourced from Weibo and unnamed tipsters. KK Leaks, OnLeaks, and Benjamin Geskin have all tweeted the image, which comes from an unknown source.

It is not clear if the schematic is legitimate, and we're at the point in the rumor cycle where it's difficult to separate what's real from what's fake, so it's best to view all current leaks with some skepticism.

This is a tipped leak what means I can't confirm if legit or not but there you have it... #iPhone8...

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Apple has interestingly updated their 'Mac Pro'...

At the top of the month we were surprised to learn that Apple was dumping their Mac Pro Circular Tower for an all-new modular desktop design for some time in 2018 or later. According to Phil Schiller, Apple is currently working on their "highest-end, high-throughput desktop system." To go along with this all new design is Apple's newly filed 'Mac Pro' trademark update. Apple has to legally update their trademark if the 'Mac Pro' is going to support or introduce new components, systems or features not currently covered by their current 'Mac Pro' trademark. Some of the entries in Apple's filing are very exciting, as they cover Augmented Reality displays and more.

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Apple Pay using Touch ID is targeted in new Patent Lawsuit

Pen-One Acquisition Group has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple for infringing their 2007 patent titled "Pen-based transponder identity verification system." The patent covers a point of sales system that uses a stylus signature and/or a fingerprint signature. The company claims that Apple Pay ...

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Report Claims that the Galaxy S8 with Gigabit LTE Modem wi...

Last week PhoneBuff presented their annual smartphone speed tests and this year's Galaxy S8+ vs. the iPhone 7 Plus showed Apple's smartphone the clear winner when it comes to opening a series of applications. Now a new report strikes back claiming that Apple's iPhone 8 may not support Qualcomm's new Gigabit LTE modem leaving the iPhone at a definite disadvantage. CNBC framed it this way: "The next iPhone may not be able to hold a candle to the Galaxy S8 when it comes to how fast you'll be able to download music and movies or surf the web."

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New Apple Dubai Mall Store introduces Motorized 'Sola...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Angela Ahrendts was in Dubai Tonight giving a Special Presentation to the Press on the New Apple Store and more." Late last night Apple posted a report on the new Apple Dubai Mall store, which has a 186-foot curved storefront and balcony overlooking Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain. One of the new features includes motorized windows that are referred to as Solar Wings

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Tuesday April 25

Another Apple Store Smash and Grab Happened in Corte Mader...

The Corte Madera police have confirmed that $24,000 worth of Apple devices were stolen last nigth shortly after the store closed.

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Apple's Angela Ahrendts was in Dubai Tonight giving a...

While Apple's SVP for Apple Retail Angela Ahrendts appeared in a pre-taped interview with CBS this Morning, Angela was actually preparing to give a presentation to the press in Dubai about their new store opening on Thursday and their all-new "Today at Apple" in-store class programs. Ahrendts told the Dubai press that ...

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Apple's Tom Gruber, Co-Founder of Siri, Spoke at TED2...

Thomas Robert "Tom" Gruber is a computer scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur with a focus on systems for knowledge sharing and collective intelligence. He did foundational work in ontology engineering and is well known for his definition of ontologies in the context of artificial intelligence. He's better known to Apple fans as the co-founder of Siri. Gruber spoke today at TED2017 about augmented memories and more.

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Apple AI Expert Says Computers Should Augment Human Failin...

Apple product designer and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber gave a TED Talk today, where he covered his vision of the future of computers and artificial intelligence. Both Axios and Business Insider shared details on his talk.

According to Gruber, computers should be used to augment human failings, like memory. He believes computers should log every aspect of our lives, allowing us to remember every person we've met and every aspect about them, like favorite sports, family members, and name pronunciation."I believe AI will make personal memory enhancement a reality. I think it's inevitable," he said onstage, adding that he doesn't know when or how it will happen...

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Apple Stores to launch new "Today at Apple" Educ...

Yesterday and earlier today Patently Apple posted reports regarding the CBS interview with Apple's SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts where she described wanting to create a new atmosphere at Apple so that people would say, let's meet at Apple. Uniquely, just as the interiew with CBS ended airing on the west coast, Apple officialy launched their latest Apple Store program simply called "Today at Apple." The new feature will be bringing new experiences to every Apple Store over time. The program launches globally in May.

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Take a Look at Apple's Angela Ahrendts Interview with...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "'CBS This Morning' to Interview Apple's SVP Angela Ahrendts." Below is a large segment of this morning's interview.

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'Today at Apple' Sessions About Art, Music, and...

Apple today announced that it will be expanding its "Today at Apple" educational sessions to all of its 495 retail stores around the world in May.

"Today at Apple" will offer programs with more than 60 different hands-on sessions in creative skills. The free sessions, which have been offered at Apple's flagship Union Square store in San Francisco since last year, will cover topics such as photography, videography, music, coding, art, and design.“At the heart of every Apple Store is the desire to educate and inspire the communities we serve,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president, Retail. “‘Today at Apple’ is one of the ways we’re evolving our experience to better serve local customers and entrepreneurs. We’re creating a modern-day town square, where everyone is welcome...

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NASA's Mission Operations Innovation Lead is now a Se...

The LinkedIn page for Jeff Norris still has him listed as Mission Operations Innovation Lead at NASA even though he's been hired by Apple as a senior Augmented Reality team manager under Mike Rockwell. His credentials tell us, amongst other things, that he led a 160 man team and was a pioneering developer of applications for Microsoft HoloLens, Oculus Rift ...

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Samsung to introduce new MRAM Memory for Mobile Devices, I...

A report back in July 2016 noted that IBM and development partner Samsung had announced that they had developed a process to manufacture a type of non-volatile RAM that is up to 100,000 times faster than NAND flash and never wears out called magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM. The new memory that could be used in smartphones, the Internet of Things and beyond is getting closer to market. Samsung will introduce this at an event in May.

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TSMC Sees AI, Augmented/Virtual Reality as Important Marke...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is seeing robust growth in demand from the mobile computing. In particular, the see exciting features like Augmented reality, AI and more coming to mobile devices over the next few years.

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Questionable Rumor Claims Apple Will Debut Two iPhones Thi...

A Chinese tech blog bucked the iPhone rumor trend today by claiming it had received insider information from the Apple supply chain that Apple will release two iPhone models this year rather than the expected three. posted the rumor in the early hours of Tuesday, citing "some [of] our friends from Foxconn" who apparently "confirmed" that Hon Hai had received an order for two models, corresponding to two versions of Apple's radically redesigned OLED iPhone, the so-called "iPhone 8".

"iPhone 8" rendering from KK Sneak Leaks

Rumors say that Apple will release two iPhone 7S and one iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition) models. Today we can tell you, that it's not true...

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Apple Granted 60 Patents today covering a Hidden Connector...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 60 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover yet another revolutionary idea. Apple has invented a method of creating a virtually invisible connector port on the backside of an iPhone that is concealed and able to resist water, debris or gasses. The iPhone's connector would be able to penetrate this seemingly invisible port when needed and ....

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Monday April 24

Apple Delays Launch of 'Carpool Karaoke' Series

Apple has delayed the release of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," its first original television series, reports Reuters. The series, which will premiere on Apple Music, was supposed to launch in April, but its debut has been delayed.

Apple, a company known for its precisely coordinated product launches, declined to explain the delays, but said in a statement that "Carpool Karaoke: The Series will premiere on Apple Music later this year."Apple was originally planning to hold a premiere party for "Carpool Karaoke" in March, but the party was postponed. The party was then supposed to take place on Monday, but it was again pushed back due to the show's delayed launch.

"Carpool Karaoke: The Series" is based on the popular Carpool Karaoke segment from "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Apple...

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Apple Hires NASA Augmented Reality Expert Jeff Norris

Apple has hired Jeff Norris, an augmented reality expert who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, reports Bloomberg.

Norris has reportedly joined Apple as a senior manager working on the augmented reality team led by Mike Rockwell, who formerly ran Dolby Labs. The team is said to be working on the previously-rumored augmented reality smart glasses as well as AR features for future versions of the iPhone.

Prior to joining Apple, Norris worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was employed since 1999. Along with founding the Mission Operations Innovation Office, he founded the JPL Ops Lab for developing human-system interfaces for mission operations, and he led...

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'CBS This Morning' to Interview Apple's SVP...

It's being announced on CBS that Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail at Apple will be on "CBS This Morning" tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT on CBS. This afternoon CBS gave us a snippet of tomorrow's interview.

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Galaxy S8 Preorders Were Samsung's 'Best Ever...

Samsung's trouble with the Galaxy Note 7, which notably caused several fires due to battery troubles and led to a full recall, hasn't affected demand for its newly launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

According to a statement released this morning by Samsung (via VentureBeat), Samsung saw 30 percent year-over-year growth in preorders compared to the Galaxy S7. While Samsung did not give specific sales numbers, the company said it saw its "best ever" preorder period.

"We are delighted to see the response to the Galaxy S8 and S8+," remarked Samsung Electronics America president Tim Baxter. "The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are a result of that recommitment and the market has responded -- with a more...

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to Develop...

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update to developers, one week after seeding the third beta and one month after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.4, which introduced Night Shift for the Mac.

The fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

According to the release notes accompanying the beta, the update "improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac."

Apple's release notes don't often provide a lot of insight into what's included in new beta...

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 10.3.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3.2 update to developers, one week after seeding the third iOS 10.3.2 beta and one month after introducing iOS 10.3, which included features like a new Find My AirPods feature and Apple File System. Apple also released a minor iOS 10.3.1 update in early April, which focused on security improvements.

Registered developers can download the fourth iOS 10.3.2 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

Apple doesn't typically provide detailed release notes for its iOS updates, so we don't yet know what...

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Ming-Chi Kuo Agrees iPhone 8 Will Launch in September With...

As more alleged design schematics and dummy models of the "iPhone 8" leak online, one of the biggest questions remains the smartphone's actual launch date. Although some industry sources believe the tenth-anniversary iPhone will still launch in September -- perhaps in very short supply -- Japanese site Mac Otakara earlier this year suggested the OLED iPhone 8 would launch "very much" behind the the LCD models.

Today, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has published a report supporting the theory that Apple will debut the OLED iPhone in September, but the device will...

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Apple's OLED Display is on Schedule to Deliver a Larg...

Today we learn that Samsung Display is expected to start shipping OLED panels for Apple’s iPhone in June as planned, brushing off market rumors that the launch of the first OLED iPhone could be delayed due to supply shortage.

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Apple likely to use OLED displays with Important Blue Pixe...

Idemitsu Kosan Co. is a Japanese petroleum company. Smartphones from Samsung and Google likely use OLED displays using Idemitsu's patented blue pixel technology and Apple is likely to be next.

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Dummy 'iPhone 8' Images Appear Online Suggesting...

Pictures of a dummy "iPhone 8" model appeared on social media over the weekend depicting a handset with a front and rear made of what looks like 2.5D curved glass and a stainless steel edge design.

The dummy device is purportedly a "CNC model according to Foxconn", according to the original Twitter poster, but there's no way to verify the claim one way or the other, so take the following with a big pinch of salt.

The front of the device appears to have an edge-to-edge screen with no discernible bezels, while around the back there's a vertically aligned dual-lens camera, but no other identifiable markings. That includes no rear-mounted Touch ID sensor, but also no Apple logo, either.

The sides look like stainless steel, similar to those of the iPhone 4. There are volume...

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Tim Cook Threatened to Remove Uber From the App Store Over...

Apple CEO Tim Cook threatened to pull Uber's app from the App Store in early 2015 after discovering the ride-hailing company was secretly "fingerprinting" iPhones that used the app, it emerged on Sunday.

The claim appeared in a New York Times report profiling Uber's risk-taking chief executive Travis Kalanick, who was apparently summoned to Apple's campus for a face-to-face meeting with Cook over the app's behavior.

Travis Kalanick (left) and Tim Cook at a 2016 fashion gala (Image: Reuters)

According to the report, Uber was trying to prevent fraudsters from creating multiple fake accounts on the same device to collect new account bonuses, but to do this it had been recording the UUID serial numbers of...

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Sunday April 23

Apple has catapulted a Tiny Canadian Gaming Studio into on...

What Apple fan doesn't like to hear about a tiny company working out of a garage do well right? Thanks to Apple and a group of talented video game designers from Saskatoon ...

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Inventor of G-Hold for Apple's iPad and Microsoft...

A UK report today reveals that the inventor of a tablet holder rejected by Dragons' Den has clinched money-spinning deals with Apple and Microsoft. Single mum Alison Grieve, who launched G-Hold three years ago, was signed up after attending a trade show in America. Grieve was able to impress Microsoft specialists who asked her to design a device for their...

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The UK's Guardian Pulls out of Apple News and Faceboo...

A U.K. report has revealed that the 'Guardian' has pulled out of Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles. The UK newspaper was one of Apple’s launch partners and had included every single story on their platform.

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Saturday April 22

Apple Patents and Groundwork on an Autonomous Vehicle Plat...

There have been many reports on the progress of Apple's Project Titan over the last year. We've learned about their new team in Canada working on advanced system software or a smart car platform. We're presented a couple of patents covering parts of their new system and more. Yesterday more revelations came to light about the testing Apple has to perform and pass to be in line with California's DVM guidelines. Each piece of the puzzle is interesting, but we're still no closer to knowing Apple's game plan.

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Friday April 21

Apple may be Backing Boeing's Low-Earth Satellite Con...

In a new report this afternoon we learn that at the annual Satellite 2017 conference in Washington D.C. last month, industry insider Tim Farrar said Boeing's low-earth satellite project was being funded by Apple. Although the project could 6 or 7 years to get off the ground, some of Apple's fiercest competitors are working on new satellite services and Apple will likely have a plan to enter this market as well.

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Apple Autonomous Driving Training Program Confirms Self-Dr...

Apple has developed a training program to instruct employees on how to handle cars being used to test its autonomous driving software platform, according to documents obtained by Business Insider.

The company's "Development Platform Specific Training" document references an "Apple Automated System" and a "Development platform," alluding to the self-driving software platform Apple is rumored to be building after plans for a full autonomous electric vehicle fell through.

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Apple recently obtained a permit from the California DMV that will...

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Apple Hires Two Google Executives With Satellite Expertise

Apple has recently hired John Fenwick and Michael Trela, two Google satellite executives, reports Bloomberg. Fenwick led Google's spacecraft operations, while Trela was head of satellite engineering.

Both Trela and Fenwick are reporting to Greg Duffy, the former co-founder of camera company Dropcam. What the two are doing at Apple is unclear, but Bloomberg speculates they're either working on satellites for image collection or satellites for communications.

Rumors have suggested Apple is using a fleet of drones to collect data to improve Apple Maps, with the company having filed for an FAA permit to be able to fly drones for commercial purposes. Apple also acquired...

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iPhone 8 Shell Render Features Vertical Dual-Lens Camera,...

Multiple design renders of Apple's much-rumored 5.8-inch OLED iPhone have surfaced over the course of the last two weeks, giving us our first look at what the device might look like.

Apple is testing multiple prototypes so we have seen several designs, but two of them have focused on a device with an aluminum frame, a vertical dual-lens camera, and a mysterious hole on the back below the Apple logo.

Now a third render has popped up featuring the same general design, but this time, it's a render of a full rear casing, which provides a clearer look at what the "iPhone 8" might look like at launch, should this be the design Apple chooses to use.

Created by Instagram user bro.king...

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Apple Now Selling Refurbished 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Tou...

Apple has added select 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models to its refurbished store for the first time.

The base model with a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Graphics 550 is available for $1,529 in the United States, reflecting savings of $270 off Apple's regular price of $1,799. Available colors include both Silver and Space Gray.

The base model is also available with an upgraded 16GB of RAM for $...

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Qualcomm's Sales Decline for Baseband Modems for the...

An analyst for research house Rosenblatt Securities has cut his rating on shares of wireless chip giant Qualcomm, to Neutral from Buy, following its fiscal Q2 results this week, warning that the company’s market share of baseband modems in the next iPhone "will be down to 35% from 60%" ...

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Why is Foxconn Pushing Sharp back into the Smartphone Mark...

On April 16 Patently Apple posted a report titled "What's the Game Plan for the Ever Aggressive Foxconn? In that report we covered a Nikkei report that Foxconn/Sharp was mulling re-entry into the PC Market under the Sharp brand. Sharp's President added that they had no plans of restarting its smartphone business. Yet in the blink of an eye, Sharp will be aggressively reentering the smartphone market under the branding of Aquos R in Japan and jumping back into Chinese market. Sharp's OLED plant will produce 1 million smartphones by year end. So the question becomes, why is Foxconn pushing Sharp so aggressively back into the smartphone market?

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Galaxy S8 Camera Said to Beat iPhone 7 Plus in Low Light C...

Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones went on sale today in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Korea, as the company looks to rebound from last year's Note7 debacle. Samsung will be encouraged by the record one million pre-orders it has already taken in Korea alone, while analysts are predicting global sales to reach at least 45 million units.

The 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch devices cost $725 and $825, respectively, which gets users an OLED screen that takes up 80 percent of the front of the handsets. Online reviews appeared earlier this week praising the phones' Infinity Display, but several marked them down for the...

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Thursday April 20

Intel Rumored to Debut Basin Falls Platform in May, Launch...

Intel plans to move up the launch of its 14-nanometer Coffee Lake processors, introducing them in August of 2017 instead of January 2018. According to DigiTimes, the launch is being moved up because of "increasing competition from AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors."

The site says Intel will release several K-series Core i3, i5, and i7 processors starting in August, along with its Z370 chipsets. Additional CPUs will come at the end of 2017 or early in 2018.

Intel also plans to unveil its Basin Falls platform, with Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors at Computex 2017, which takes place from May 30 to June 3, which is two months earlier than originally scheduled.

Intel's Skylake-X series features 140W processors with 6, 8, and 10-core architectures, while Kaby Lake X-series features a 112W quad-core processor. Intel also plans to release a 12-core Skylake-X processor in August. Intel's...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Didi Chuxing 'May Help Traffi...

Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu has been named one of TIME's 2017 most influential people, and Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote an excerpt about her for the magazine.

In it, Cook calls Liu a "disrupter" for building a transportation platform that offers "convenience and flexibility" to millions of commuters. He lauds Didi Chuxing's work on algorithms that improve traffic, saying the technology could eliminate traffic jams in the future.

She and her team are succeeding with innovative, big-data algorithms that aim both to improve the efficiency of Didi's service and to ease the congestion on roadways. By analyzing commuter patterns the way oceanographers track the tides, Didi may help traffic jams go the way of the flip phone.

In over 400 cities across China, Jean has also built a company that is dedicated to serving the community around it...

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Today Google Home's Virtual Assistant can learn its O...

On April 04 we posted a report titled "Apple Patent Reveals a New Security Feature Coming to Siri," which explained that Apple is working on making Siri understand the voice of the owner as yet another security step. Today the device known as Google Home can apply that same feature.

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Apple and Nike Launch New Neutral-Toned 'Apple Watch...

Nike today announced that it has teamed up with Apple to create a new version of the Apple Watch Nike+, which pairs a Space Gray Apple Watch Series 2 aluminum case with a black and cream Nike band.

Called the Apple Watch NikeLab, the new device is limited edition and designed to be "the ultimate style companion" for those who love to run.

The limited edition, neutral-toned Apple Watch NikeLab maintains the beloved features of its predecessor: deep integration with the Nike+ Run Club app, exclusive Siri commands, GPS, a two-times-brighter display and water resistance to 50 meters*, all made possible by a powerful dual-core processor and watchOS 3. ​Apple Watch NikeLab will be available starting on April 27 from ...

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Apple Music Introduces 'Up Next' Feature to Prom...

On its Apple Music Twitter account, Apple today announced a new "Up Next" feature for Apple Music, which is designed to promote "Music's Next Generation," highlighting a new artists each month.

For April, Apple is partnering with singer and rapper 6LACK for a range of projects to promote his latest album, FREE 6LACK.

The new "Up Next" Apple Music section in iTunes features a documentary that delves into 6LACK's upbringing, the Free 6LACK album, a live performance, an interview with Zane Lowe, and several Apple Music playlists.

Both Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe and 6LACK will also be on the Late Late Show with James Corden on April 20, presumably to talk about the new project and 6LACK's work.


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Sharp is getting their OLED Fab for Smartphone Displays up...

Last April it was reported that Foxconn-Sharp could enter Apple's OLED display supply chain my 2020. Two months later Foxconn surprised the maket by staing that Sharp could be ready to deliver OLED display next year. Then in January it was reported that Sharp's plant to manufacture OLED displays would be at an iPhone plant in China. So is Sharp any closer to getting that equipment up and running? A new report out of China today confirms that the plan is moving along smoothly.

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Apple Gives Crash Courses on Solar Farms, Zero Waste, and...

Apple has uploaded four videos to its YouTube channel ahead of Earth Day on April 22, with each providing a crash course on environmental topics.

In the solar farm video, Apple's environmental chief Lisa Jackson gives a crash course on how the company's 40-megawatt solar farms in China produce enough electricity for all of its offices and retail stores in the country, while leftover energy that reaches the ground grows the grass underneath to feed yaks.

In the zero waste video, Apple explains how none of its 14 final assembly facilities in China send any waste to landfills. The humorous video shows how the zero waste achievement supposedly started when Apple employee John Reynolds in iPhone Product Operations visited a factory in Guanlan, China.

In the...

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iPhone Ownership Reaches All-Time High in United States

Apple currently has more iPhone users in the United States than at any point in history, according to market research firm comScore.

There are now over an estimated 85.8 million iPhone owners aged 13 and older in the United States, based on a three-month average ending December 2016, according to comScore MobiLens Plus. Apple's latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models accounted for approximately 15 percent of that total.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s models, including their respective Plus-sized versions, remain Apple's most popular smartphones in the U.S. with an estimated 48.4 percent share of the overall installed base. Meanwhile, an estimated 17.8 percent of the users are still using an iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, or iPhone 5c.

iPhone is...

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Korea's Deep Paranoia is Setting in as Apple Consider...

This morning a major Korean Tech site published a report detailing Korean suppliers becoming paranoid over Apple's potential shift to more Chinese suppliers over the next three years. Some of their points appears to be on solid footing while other aspects seem to be steeped in paranoia. Though along the way it slipped that they believe via fresh rumors that Apple is likely to shift to a Micro-LED display for Apple Watch 3.

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CarPlay Scores 85% Customer Satisfaction Rate in Limited S...

iPhone owners are largely satisfied with Apple's CarPlay, according to a new report from market research firm Strategy Analytics.

The report is available to Strategy Analytics clients only, but author Chris Schreiner shared some of his findings with MacRumors.

31 percent of users said they were "very satisfied" with CarPlay, while 54 percent said they were "satisfied," for an overall customer satisfaction rate of 85 percent. However, the report only looked at 70 owners of 2016-2017 vehicles with CarPlay installed in the United States, which is a rather small sample size.

43 percent of those users are "very likely" to recommend CarPlay to others, while 37 percent are "likely" to recommend it, said Strategy Analytics. Those...

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Apple Revisits a Battery Charging System Patent to include...

In 2009 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reveals a Highly Advanced Battery Charging System Patent." The report covered Apple's 2007 filing. Apple was granted a patent for this invention a year later. Seven years later and Apple is back to keep this invention alive and active by adding a set of new patent claims and coverage for a pair of new headphones that will use this new battery system..

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A new Apple Patent Filing Covers one of Metaio's Orig...

Apple acquired a company back in 2015 called Metaio from Germany that created 'Thermal Touch' a new Augmented Reality Interface for wearables like a future Apple headset. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that is really an original patent from Metaio

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Apple Sets Goal to Stop Mining for Minerals to make iDevic...

In March Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Caught in another Controversial Story about Supporting Slave and Child Labor in Congo." The report showed a BBC documentary of the artisan mines in the Congo using child labor that supply companies like Apple needed materials for their iDevices. Now Apple is setting out to end such mining even though they don't know how they'll actually accomplish that.

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Wednesday April 19

Apple Buys Rights to 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of...

Apple purchased the rights to the documentary "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives," reports Billboard. The documentary will premiere tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The film was directed by Chris Perkel and is based on music producer Clive Davis' autobiography, released in 2013. Davis was the president of Columbia Records from 1967 to 1975, and he founded Arista Records, where he was president of the company until 2000. He went on to found J Records, and then served as CEO and chairman of RCA Music Group.

At the current time, Davis is the chief creative officer at Sony Music Entertainment. Davis has influenced many important music artists over the course of his career, including Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Santana, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and more."...

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Apple Pledges to End Mining and Use 100% Recycled Material...

Just ahead of Earth Day, Apple has released its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report [PDF] with a lofty new goal: ending mining. Apple says the company is working on a "closed-loop supply chain" that would allow it to stop mining the earth for rare minerals and metals.

"One day, we'd like to be able to build new products with just recycled materials, including your old products," Apple says on its updated Environment site. In an interview with VICE, Apple vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson commented on the mining plan, saying "it's where technology should be going."

"We're actually doing something we rarely do, which is announce a goal before...

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New Drone Footage Shows Nearly Complete Apple Park Campus...

Apple Park, Apple's second campus in Cupertino, California, is set to have its grand opening this month, and ahead of its official debut, last minute construction and landscaping is continuing on at a rapid pace.

As part of a mid-month update, drone pilot Duncan Sinfield has shared a new video of Apple Park, this time getting some gorgeous nighttime shots of the campus lit up at night. In the evenings, the lights on the ring-shaped main building stay on, and it's an impressive sight.

The nighttime shots are towards the end of the video, which also shows the completed parking structures, landscaping work with hundreds of trees being planted, final construction on the main building, furniture installation, and more.

While employees are set to start working at Apple Park at some point in April, landscaping and construction on auxiliary buildings will continue into the summer.


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Samsung Wins more Patents for Next-Gen Smartphone Designs...

Yesterday Samsung was granted a new round of smartphone designs showing that the company is currently in a frenzy to find that winning next-gen smartphone design that could catapult them to the top of the premium smartphone market that Apple currently holds firmly. The new smartphone designs that surfaced yesterday cover wraparound and scrollable displays and more.

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The New York City Permit Alone for Apple's Fifth Aven...

As February began Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple to double the size of their Famed Fifth Avenue NYC Store." This week the cost of the permit alone was shown to be $2 million.

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Indian Officials Claim that Wistron will begin manufacturi...

State Officials in Karnataka, Bengaluru, India confirm that trial assembly of iPhones will begin in May at the Winstron plant in Peenya despite the fact ....

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Apple to Dismantle Iconic Glass Cube at Fifth Avenue Store

Apple will soon dismantle and remove the iconic glass cube entrance at its Fifth Avenue Apple Store in Manhattan, New York, which is in the process of being renovated and expanded.

On March 16, Apple filed a permit for the "full removal of the glass cubical structure at the Apple Store entrance," which, according to BuildZoom, was granted on April 17. The removal of the cube will cost Apple $2 million, and according to a second source, could commence on May 9.

Apple is planning to expand its Fifth Avenue store to double the size of the original location. The store is growing from 32,000 square feet to 77,000 square feet, giving Apple more space at its flagship New York location.

It is not yet clear what Apple is planning to do with the cube. It could be temporarily removed to allow for construction underneath, or the company could have bigger cube renovation plans in mind.


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Apple's Upcoming 2017 iPhone - Design Schematics

We're starting to see our first alleged design schematics featuring Apple's radically redesigned OLED iPhone that’s coming in 2017.

Unfortunately, because Apple is testing so many prototypes, and the schematics are different, we don't know which one is representative of what we'll see in the fall.

Make sure to check out our iPhone 8 roundup to see all of the different possibilities.

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Apple Celebrates Earth Day With New Apple Watch Activity C...

Ahead of Earth Day, Apple is debuting a new Activity Challenge for Apple Watch owners, which will become available in the Activity app on the iPhone when Thursday, April 20 rolls around.

Apple is challenging Apple Watch owners to complete a 30 minute outdoor exercise activity on Earth Day, which is Saturday, April 22. For finishing the challenge, Apple Watch owners will be rewarded with an exclusive Earth Day award and stickers that can be used in the Messages app.

Get outside and celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and earn this award. Go for a walk, run, cycle, wheelchair, or swim workout of 30 minutes or more in the Workout app or in any third party app that writes these workouts to Health. You will also earn special stickers for Messages.This is the third public Apple Watch challenge Apple has debuted since the Apple Watch launched in 2015. On Thanksgiving, Apple challenged Apple Watch owners to run 3.1 miles as part of a...

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New Apple Maps rolled out in Europe Include Electric Car C...

Earlier in London today Apple laid out its updates to Maps in a briefing. Apple stated that they were expanding the capabilities of its Maps app in Europe to help users charge their electric vehicles or find ...

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China Cracks down on Three Chinese Live Streaming Websites...

Today we're learning that Beijing's Internet regulators said Apple is next on a list for inquiries after authorities ordered three Chinese live streaming websites to rectify management loopholes.

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Xiaomi's new Mi 6 with Killer Features for $360 Puts...

Apple lost a lot of ground in China in 2016. Apple's iOS lost 8.9% in the last three months ending in February, marking its lowest share since 2014. Aggressive pricing from China's Oppo, Vivo helped propel these vendors to the top vendors in China pushing Apple to forth. Samsung's J series line came on strong in Q1 2017 to put Samsung back on top of the smartphone volume leaders. Today Xiaomi debuted their new Mi 6 with spec that makes Apple's iPhone SE look behind the times.

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Another 'iPhone 8' Design Schematic Shows Vertic...

Yet another "iPhone 8" design schematic has surfaced today, this one courtesy of noted leaker Sonny Dickson on Twitter.

The render shows an iPhone with a vertically-positioned dual-lens camera and Touch ID located on the back of the smartphone, as seen previously. It's likely one of several designs that Apple is considering, as multiple reports have said the company has been testing multiple iPhone prototypes this year.

Bloomberg in particular said one of the iPhone...

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Imagination is Reportedly set to lower Apple's Royalt...

It's being reported today that Apple is likely to pay graphics chip designer Imagination Technologies just one third of its current royalty rate as the smartphone giant winds down their supply deal over the next two years

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Chip Demand for Apple's New iPhone to Exceed 100 Mill...

A new supply chain report states this morning that Apple's chip suppliers will begin to stock solutions for the upcoming iPhone models in the second quarter. Chip demand for Apple's upcoming iPhone series will exceed 50 million sets per quarter during the second half of 2017 and ...

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Intel appears to be Months ahead with new Skylake-X, Kaby...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report stating that Apple will release two new iMacs in Q3. Today we learn about Intel's plans for processors that may shed some light on what Apple may use for their new iMacs (and future Mac Pro).

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Tuesday April 18

Apple Makes iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork Apps for Mac and...

Apple today updated several of its Mac and iOS apps, making them available for all Mac and iOS users for free.

iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free.

Previously, all of these apps were provided for free to customers who purchased a new Mac or iOS device, but now that purchase is not required to get the software. Many Apple customers were already likely eligible to download the software at no cost if they had made a device purchase in the last few years.

Apple's iWork page has not yet been updated and continues to say that customers will only be able to download Pages, Keynote, and Numbers after purchasing an eligible Mac or iOS device, but new wording may be added shortly following the price drop. Apple's apps have also been removed from the Top Free app...

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iPhone SE Display Parts Constrained, Apple May Do Full Dev...

Display repair components for the iPhone SE are in short supply at Apple Stores right now, so customers who need their iPhone SE display fixed may receive a replacement device instead.

According to a retail source that shared the news with MacRumors, employees have been told that display parts are constrained until further notice, and it's not known how long it will be until display components are more widely available. Stores that have no display repair components on hand will outright replace iPhone SE models in need of repair.

The reason behind the component constraint is unclear, as Apple did not provide details to employees.

Supply constraints are not likely indicative of an imminent refresh because no new iPhone SE model is expected. According to KGI Securities analyst...

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Apple Employees to Celebrate Earth Day With Green Shirts S...

In honor of Earth Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 22, Apple employees will transition from their standard blue shirts to green Earth Day shirts starting on Thursday, April 20.

Apple also celebrates Earth Day by updating the logos on its retail stores around the world, adding a green leaf accent to the traditional white Apple. Earth Day represents one of the few days a year Apple alters its logo.

Apple employees on Earth Day 2016, via Angela Ahrendts

Apple often uses Earth Day as a way to highlight its environmental efforts and reaffirm its commitment to recycling, renewable energy, and other initiatives. According to a recent interview with Apple's VP of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson, 96 percent of the energy Apple uses around the world now comes from renewable sources like wind and solar.

Last year, Apple released a host of...

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Galaxy S8 Reviews: Full-Front Display Scores Top Marks, Bu...

Reviews of Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ hit the web today, and given each smartphone's potential similarities to Apple's rumored iPhone with an OLED display, we have rounded up some of the impressions below.

Galaxy S8's Infinity Display (Image: The Verge)

The vast majority of reviews praised Samsung's so-called Infinity Display, which takes up over 80 percent of the front of the smartphones. The design results in smartphones with large 5.8-inch or 6.2-inch screens that are still easy to hold in one hand or put in your pocket, according to reviews.

Dan Seifert, reporting for The Verge:… I’m a fan of the new shape and the fact that it lets me have a much larger display without making the Galaxy S8 too...

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Apple Granted 60 Patents Today Covering Laser Texturing Ap...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 60 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's newly granted patent which relates to their invention about surface finishes for electronic enclosures such as Apple's MacBook and aluminum based iDevices using laser etching.

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Apple Will Still Include a Lightning to Headphone Jack Ada...

Apple will continue to include a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter with the trio of new iPhone models rumored to launch later this year, according to Barclays.

"We believe it stays this year but goes away at some point, potentially in the 2018 model," said Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, and his associates, in a research note distributed today.

Cirrus Logic would remain the primary beneficiary within Apple's supply chain, as it's believed to provide some of the tiny audio-related components inside of the adapter.

Barclays contradicts Japanese blog Mac Otakara, which said Apple will no longer include the adapter in the box with the so-called iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone...

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Apple Granted a Patent for an Inductive Charger based on a...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 60 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. This particular report covers granted patent for an inductive charger based on a magnetic dock

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Bloomberg Backs Latest 'iPhone 8' Prototype Havi...

Bloomberg today has published a detailed report about what it expects from the tentatively named iPhone 8.

"iPhone Edition" render by Japanese blog Mac Otakara

The report, citing people familiar with the matter, claims Apple's latest prototype features a stainless steel frame sandwiched between symmetrical glass on the front and the back. That design, one of several that Apple has tested, would be similar conceptually to the iPhone 4 launched in 2010.

The overhauled iPhone will also adopt an OLED display that covers almost the entire front of the device, according to the report. The...

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Apple is granted their First Patent for an iDevice like an...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office granted Apple a patent that covers their first scrollable iDevice invention

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Apple and Unwired Planet have settled out of Court One Day...

In September 2012 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Say what? Unwired Planet Sues Apple for … Well … Everything!" In 2015 Patently Apple posted a second report on the matter titled "Apple wants Unwired Planet to pay $15 Million in Attorney Fees for Wasting their Time in Patent Infringement Case." Today The Intellectual Property Review reports that Apple has settled

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New 'Server-Grade' iMac With Next-Gen Xeon Proce...

Apple's new range of iMacs will launch in the second half of 2017 and will include a "server-grade" model to cater for the high end creative professional market, according to Taiwan-based supply chain sources.

Apple has already confirmed it is working on new iMac models for release later this year, but today's report offers another hint at what could be in store for creative pros and puts a more specific timeframe on those plans. According to the report, production of two new iMacs is said to begin next month, with a view to launching the consumer desktops between August and October and a "server-grade model" at the tail end of 2017.

Apple currently has a 21.5-inch and a 27-inch iMac available in the market and the new products are expected to be the upgrades of the two models and are expected to hit the market in the third...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Customers are Angry over 'Red Tint...

With their Note 7 nightmare behind them, Samsung is off to a good start with over 1 million pre-orders, almost doubling the pre-orders of the S7. That's the good news; now comes the bad news. According to a pair of Korean tech site reports today, "Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S8 is facing complaints from some customers who say the display panels of their new phones have a reddish tint.

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Second Report Confirms Compal has Landed Apple Watch Order...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reportedly Signs on Second Apple Watch Supplier Compal to Crank Up Sales for Q4." Today a second report confirms that "Compal Electronics has landed orders for Apple Watch.

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Apple to Release Two New iMacs in Q3 and is Testing a Thir...

A new supply chain report claims that Apple is expected to begin production of two new iMac all-in-one (AIO) PCs in May 2017 for an official launch in the second half of the year. A new server grade iMac could launch in Q4,

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Monday April 17

RBC Raises Price Target on Apple Shortly After Outlining P...

RBC Capital Markets raised its AAPL price target to $157 today, up from $155, as it believes iPhone sales were stable to modestly better than expected in Apple's second quarter, which ended on March 31.

The investment bank's lead Apple analyst Amit Daryanani said the company's iPhone mix continues to remain positive, with "more" Plus-sized models sold in the quarter than it previously forecasted. iPhone 7 Plus models carry a $120 premium over iPhone 7 models, contributing to a higher average selling price.

RBC now estimates Apple will report quarterly revenue of $53.5 billion, matching the high end of the company's guidance. Apple is scheduled to report its second quarter earnings results on May 2 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. will provide live coverage of Apple's conference call at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.


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End of an Era: The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is Official...

Intel has officially announced the end of their IDF events that covered PC developments that were in the works at Intel.

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A Federal Appeals Court Upheld a Jury Verdict for Apple in...

A report claims that "A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a jury verdict for Apple in a patent infringement case brought by the Canadian licensing firm Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.

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'iPhone Edition' Said to Have Polished Stainless...

Apple's widely rumored iPhone with an OLED display will feature a polished stainless steel enclosure sandwiched between front and back glass, says Japanese blog Mac Otakara. That's the same design that reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has expected since last year.

"iPhone Edition" render by Japanese blog Mac Otakara

The blog claims the so-called "iPhone Edition" will use an improved version of the Apple Watch's stainless steel enclosure. The smartphone, more commonly dubbed "iPhone 8" for now, will also allegedly have a conventionally flat OLED display with 2.5D...

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.3.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3.2 update to developers, one week after seeding the second iOS 10.3.2 beta and three weeks after introducing iOS 10.3, which included features like a new Find My AirPods feature and Apple File System. Apple has also released a minor iOS 10.3.1 update, which focused on security improvements.

Registered developers can download the third iOS 10.3.2 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

Apple doesn't typically provide detailed release notes for its iOS updates, so we don't yet know what features...

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to Develope...

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update to developers, one week after seeding the second beta and three weeks after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.4, which introduced Night Shift for the Mac.

The third beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

According to the release notes accompanying the beta, the update "improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac."

Apple's release notes don't often provide a lot of insight into what's included in new beta...

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Russian Court Approves the Government's Deal with Goo...

Last month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service Finds Apple Guilty of Price-Fixing." Today Google's Android is in the spotlight in Russia. it's being reported that Russian anti-monopoly watchdog FAS and Alphabet Inc's Google have reached an out-of-court settlement in a dispute over the tech giant's Android operating system, FAS said on Monday.

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iPhone 8 Without Touch ID Doubtfully Called One 'Like...

Apple may be forced to eliminate Touch ID from the tentatively named "iPhone 8" altogether if it cannot resolve issues with integrating the fingerprint sensor underneath the smartphone's display within the next month or so, according to Andy Hargreaves, equity research analyst at Pacific Crest Securities.

"iPhone X" concept by designer Gabor Balogh

Hargreaves isn't the first analyst to think Apple could do away with Touch ID, but the move seems unlikely even as a last-ditch scenario. Touch ID is at the core of Apple Pay, and it...

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LG may announce in June whether they've decided to En...

A year ago Patently Apple posted a report titled "LG Racing to become Apple's Number Two OLED Display Source." The report said that LG was planning to be ready to supply Apple with OLED displays as a secondary supplier by 2018. A Korean tech report today states that LG may make it official during their board meeting scheduled for June.

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Facebook to Kick Start their Virtual Reality F8 Conference...

Last year Patently Apple reported that Regina Dugan, who led Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, left the company to continue her work over at Facebook. Tomorrow Facebook will hold their annual F8 conference for software developers that will emphasize Augmented Reality. During Wednesday's session we may get to see some of the new toys that Regina Dugan has been working on for Facebook.

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Apple May Replace Your Broken Fourth-Gen iPad With an iPad...

Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers now have the option of replacing a customer's broken fourth-generation iPad with an iPad Air 2, according to an internal memo distributed by Apple last week.

An excerpt of the memo obtained by MacRumors:Starting March 30, iPad 4th generation whole unit repairs may be substituted to iPad Air 2 models. Apple's repair and order management tool will indicate for each repair if a substitution will take place. Please note the substitute part’s color and capacity to ensure the customer understands what their replacement iPad whole unit will be.The fourth-generation iPad was released in November 2012, so when a customer needs a replacement model, it's likely easier now for Apple to just give them a newer and more widely available iPad Air 2...

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Microsoft Invents Iris ID for Unlocking a Future Surface S...

Last year rumors pointed to Microsoft testing Surface smartphone prototypes. Earlier this year Patently Apple covered a patent from Microsoft detailing a future foldable smartphone design. Last week Patently Mobile discovered a new Surface smartphone patent published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that relates to Iris ID designed for a future Surface smartphone and other Surface products (tablet, Surface Book) and possibly HoloLens.

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South Korean Firms are big Winners for the iPhone 8

While we've known for about a year now that Samsung Display would be the exclusive OLED supplier for Apple's iPhone 8, we now learn that other South Korean firms have won important contracts for the iPhone 8 as well.

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Sunday April 16

New Renderings Show an 'iPhone 8' Design With Fu...

Days after a claimed 3D design drawing of the upcoming "iPhone 8" appeared, frequent Weibo leaker KK has shared a different dimensional drawing and renderings showing a device that is somewhat smaller in size than the previous leak. The veracity of the new drawing can not be confirmed, but KK has on several occasions shared accurate details about previous devices.

This new iPhone 8 leak shows a device that measures 137.54 mm tall by 67.54 mm wide, nearly identical to the iPhone 7's 138.3 mm x 67.1 mm body. The thickness of the iPhone 8 is not shown on the drawing.

According to the diagram, the iPhone 8's display measures 5.768 inches on the diagonal and will indeed cover nearly the entire front of...

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A Major Warner Bros. Patent Reveals a Coming AR/VR Movie D...

Years ago the big film studios began introducing 3D experiences for movies goers and handed out 3D glasses as you entered the theater. This week Patently Apple discovered a patent filing from Warner Bros. Entertainment describing new systems that are in development that will bring movie goers Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and mixed reality films. And yes, users will be handed 3D/AR/VR headsets to watch these next-generation movies.

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What's the Game Plan for the Ever Aggressive Foxconn?

Foxconn was very aggressive in 2016 investing in Sharp to produce OLED displays for Apple. Yet reports have it that Foxconn has invested in a new smartphone start-up that's owned by Andy Rubin who invented Android for Google. The investment makes you wonder what Foxconn's game plan is for the future.

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Friday April 14

California DMV Lists Apple as one of 30 Permitted to Condu...

In September 2015 Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Mysterious Meeting between Apple and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) took Place." Today we learned that the California DMV gave Apple a permit to conduct autonomous car testing.

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