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Wednesday July 1

09:07
'iPhone 6s' to Support Faster Download Speeds Wi...

Following a report yesterday that the next-generation "iPhone 6s" will appear essentially identical to the current lineup of iPhones with a few minor internal differences, an unnamed source has shared new photos of logic board from the device with 9to5Mac, revealing an updated Qualcomm LTE chip offering faster LTE speeds and greater energy efficiency.

Specifically, the next iPhone will carry a Qualcomm MDM9635M chip -- also referred to as the "9X35" Gobi modem platform -- and it aims to give the iPhone 6s a significant increase in performance over the current 9X25 used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

For everyday users, this gives the potential for significant increases in LTE network performance with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, twice that of the current iPhone line. Real-world...

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08:11
Universal Releases Official Full Trailer for 'Steve J...

Following an initial teaser earlier in May, Universal today released the first official full-length trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs movie.

The two-and-a-half minute trailer provides the longest look at the Danny Boyle-directed biopic that anyone has seen yet, balancing focus between Steve Jobs' various behind-the-scenes product launches and his intense personal life regarding his relationship with daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

The trailer also gives more in-depth looks at Jeff Daniels and Kate Winslet, especially, as John Sculley and Joanna Hoffman, with various through-the-years glimpses of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. After various casting calls and set photo leaks earlier in the year, excitement around the...

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07:59
iPods in Unreleased Colors Spotted in iTunes 12.2

Following the release of iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music support yesterday, one MacRumors user has discovered graphics depicting iPods in colors not currently offered by Apple. The composite image of an iPod touch, nano, and shuffle is shown when setting up or restoring an iPod in iTunes.

The new colors include a darker blue for the iPod touch, a new gold or beige color for the iPod nano, and a brighter pink color for the iPod shuffle.

Apple has not updated its iPod color lineup in several years, most recently shifting the previous "slate" color to "space gray" back in 2013. Apple has typically updated its iPod lineup during the month of September, although it is unclear whether these new colors are actually in the works and what their release timeframe might be.

(Thanks, iPhone.Freak!)

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Tuesday June 30

22:41
New iOS 9 Beta Seed With Apple Music Coming 'Early Ne...

While Apple Music launched today with the releases of iOS 8.4 and iTunes 12.2, many members of Apple's developer program are currently running beta versions of iOS 9 that do not support most aspects of the service. Apple's Eddy Cue confirmed late last week that Apple will be releasing a new iOS 9 seed with Apple Music support, but he did not provide a timeframe for the release and one did not appear today.

In a pair of responses to Twitter users tonight, Cue has clarified the new iOS 9 seed with Apple Music support will be arriving "early next week."

@D2007CAVS new iOS 9 beta coming early next week

— Eddy Cue (@cue) July 1, 2015

@jvdfrg @...

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21:07
Mac OS X 10.10.4 Supports TRIM for Third-Party SSD Hard Dr...

Earlier today Apple released OS X 10.10.4, an under-the-hood update to OS X that introduced several bug fixes and improvements. One improvement, according to Ars Technica, is support for TRIM for third-party SSD hard drives. We previously covered TRIM likely coming natively to the next version of OS X El Capitan but it appears support has already arrived.

Photo via ArsTechnicaWith today’s OS X 10.10.4 update, however, Apple has added a command line utility that can be used to enable TRIM on third-party SSDs without having to download and install anything. Called trimforce, the utility can be executed from the OS X terminal,...

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20:45
List of Countries Where Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio Are...

Apple has posted a list of over 115 countries where some combination of Apple Music, Apple Music Radio, Beats 1 Radio and iTunes Match are available per iPhone in Canada. Apple Music and Apple Music Radio are available in 110 countries as of today's launch, while Angola, Puerto Rico, Israel, Taiwan, and Turkey are five countries where the streaming music service has yet to launch.

Apple Music's "For You" section for curated playlists and music recommendations
Beats 1 Radio is currently unavailable in select countries, including the Bahamas, Bahrain, Burkina-Faso, Egypt, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. iTunes Match, technically available through Apple Music and as a standalone...

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16:19
Hands-On Walkthrough of Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio

Apple's much-anticipated music service, Apple Music, launched this morning as part of iOS 8.4, bringing on-demand streaming music, the Beats 1 radio station, and Apple Connect, Apple's new social network aimed at letting artists connect with fans in new and unique ways.

We went hands-on with Apple Music in iOS 8.4 to give you a look at how the new service works, what it looks like, what it costs, and how to use it. Check out the video below to get a thorough overview of all three Apple Music components.

Apple Music's main streaming feature is a "For You" section within the Music app that offers up on-demand music recommendations based on preferences you've entered and music you've listed to previously. "For You" is able to offer more refined, tailored recommendations as you listen to more and more music.

The "New" tab, also part of the on-demand streaming service,...

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16:18
Video: Piper Jaffray See's Apple Music as Filling a H...

CNBC's "Fast Track" segment had Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray on to briefly talk about the potential bump to Apple profits if Apple Music is a success. In the short term ...

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15:14
Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 With Apple Music and Beats 1 Su...

Apple today released iTunes 12.2 for OS X Yosemite users, introducing desktop support for the new Apple Music service. Launched today as part of iOS 8.4, Apple Music lets iTunes users to listen to on-demand music, create playlists, find music suitable for every activity, and more. Apple Music is also accompanied by Apple Music Connect, Apple's new artist-centric social network, and the Beats 1 24/7 live worldwide radio station.

iTunes 12.2 can be downloaded immediately through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Apple has also released a new version of iTunes 12.2 for Windows users. This update includes:

For You. Get playlist and album recommendations you'll love, selected just for you based on your musical tastes. The more you...

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07:45
CNBC Video: What to Expect from Apple Music

CNBC's Business News host Dominic Chu interviewed Michael Andronico, Asssociate Editor of Tom's Guide, about his take on what to expect from Apple Music today.

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07:07
The Success of the iPhone 6 is Depressing Korean Analysts

Today, a Korean report shows the frustration analysts are having with both LG and Samsung being unable to overtake Apple's iPhone 6.

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05:44
Apple Music First Impressions: Convenient All-in-One Exper...

As Apple Music gears up to launch in the next few hours this morning -- 9 AM Pacific to be exact, following iOS 8.4 at around 8 AM Pacific -- a few publications have posted some detailed first impressions of the the music streaming service. Getting to mess around with the app for the first time, Mashable, Re/code, The Loop and Rolling Stone came away with largely positive reactions to Apple's first foray into the music streaming game, although the large consensus hanging over it all was a tentative negativity regarding the app's overwhelming amount of content and the somewhat confusing UI that is used to navigate it all.

First off, Mashable noted the big positive of the Apple Music service: for those baked into the Apple ecosystem it offers one library, combining purchases from...

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04:44
Apple Granted 45 Patents Today Covering Technologies behin...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover two granted patents relating to Apple's iPad Smart Cover accessory and the iPhone 5 design. 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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03:05
It's Showtime: Apple Music Debuts today with High Exp...

A new report published last night stated that until now, there have only been two players in subscription music: Spotify and everybody else. That is expected to change today with the launch of Apple Music, offering unlimited, on-demand access to tens of millions of songs for $10 a month.

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Monday June 29

19:22
Apple Retail Announces 2015 Interactive Summer Camps for K...

Apple has opened registration for its annual Apple Camp three-day workshops where kids aged 8 to 12 can visit a retail store and learn how to make movies or create interactive books using software such as GarageBand, iBooks Author and iMovie on iPad and Mac. This year's two free workshops are called "Stories in Motion with iMovie" and "Interactive Storytelling with iBooks."

Apple's summer workshops will be hosted between 11 AM and 12:30 PM local time, on various dates from July 20 to August 7, in the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong,...

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17:38
AppleCare for Mac Now Covers Batteries Retaining Less Than...

Just a few days after updating the terms of its AppleCare+ Protection Plan for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch to cover batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity within the extended warranty period, Apple has extended the same policy to the AppleCare Protection Plan for the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Apple previously only replaced defective batteries under the old terms of the AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac, but a support page updated today now outlines that the company will also replace a MacBook's battery at no charge if it retains less than 80% of its original capacity. If the notebook is not covered by AppleCare, replacing the battery requires paying an out-of-warranty service charge ranging between $129 and $199.

The...

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16:00
The Tablet Market Needs Fresh Innovation to Restart Growth

According to marketing intelligence firm ABI Research, 2015 is off to rocky start for tablets. For the first time since the iPad debuted, the popular consumer item experienced its largest Quarter-over-Quarter decline to date of 35%. In addition, tablets also experienced...

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11:06
Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Also Available Excl...

One of the ways Apple will draw customers to Apple Music is through exclusive content that's unavailable on other music services. Pharrell will release his new single "Freedom" exclusively on the platform, Taylor Swift has already promised to make her 1989 album available on Apple Music, and now Apple has confirmed that Dr. Dre's album The Chronic will also make its streaming music debut on the service.

Released in 1992, The Chronic has never before been made available on any streaming music service, including the hip hop star's own Beats Music service.

As outlined by ...

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09:17
Apple Watch Sport's Display With Ion-X Glass Outperfo...

Although there has been much comparison of the scratch-resistance and weight differences between the two Apple Watch display cover options -- sapphire crystal and Ion-X glass -- not much has been scientifically tested regarding each model's reflectiveness. A new report by DisplayMate out today, however, shows just how much lower reflectivity and higher contrast there is on the Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X glass compared to the higher-end Apple Watch models with sapphire.

As DisplayMate points out, the two models have identical OLED displays internally, but thanks to the different outer coverings, the different models react uniquely in bright light situations. In summary, the site found that the Apple Watch with sapphire crystal display reflects 74 percent more ambient light than the Ion-X glass of the Sport model. The two displays behave almost identically in dark environments given the low...

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08:51
Survey Suggests 'iPhone 6s' Could Outsell iPhone...

While every new iPhone model released has gone on to outsell its predecessor, dating back to the iPhone 3G outselling the original iPhone, the overwhelming success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has created some skepticism about whether Apple will be able to continue that trend in the future.

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been popular among consumers because of their larger screens, a long-awaited hardware feature that was previously limited to Android-based smartphones and other devices. The new iPhones are also slimmer and feature faster A8 processors and improved iSight cameras.

Nevertheless, a new survey from RBC Capital Markets suggests the so-called "iPhone 6s" could actually be more popular than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The research firm expects positive year-over-year growth in the December quarter, claiming that carrier contracts are ultimately the deciding factor in a customer's upgrade cycle."While there has been...

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08:28
Apple Sued over the iPhone not being licensed to use LG...

A non-practicing entity by the name of Evolved Wireless LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over the lack of a license for a series of LTE patents that are part of the LTE standard. It's hard to believe that LG Electronics would ever sell their "standard essential" patent portfolio

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06:39
Apple Released the iPhone Eight Years Ago Today

Eight years ago today, the smartphone market changed forever. On June 29, 2007, Apple released the original iPhone with a sleek form factor and revolutionary multi-touch screen and significantly disrupted an industry then dominated by companies such as Nokia, BlackBerry, Sony and Motorola.

The original iPhone was exclusive to AT&T in the United States before launching in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Portugal, Ireland and Austria in November 2007. The 8GB model initially cost $599 on a two-year contract until Apple dropped the price to $399 in September 2007, far more expensive than today's starting price of $199.

The eighth anniversary of the original iPhone's release takes place just one day before the worldwide debut of Apple Music, another launch that could prove historic as Apple attempts to enter the crowded streaming music market alongside Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music...

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05:15
Apple Supplier LG reveals a new Smartwatch Battery offerin...

In May we noted that LG was Apple's exclusive Apple Watch display supplier. Apple has a long standing relationship with Apple. So a new Korean report published today could be of some interest in that it reveals that a division of LG called LG Chem has developed a new hexagonal battery for use in smartwatches ...

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Sunday June 28

12:15
Apple Music Coming to Sonos Home Audio Systems by End of 2...

Popular Wi-Fi home audio system manufacturer Sonos has supported direct streaming of Beats Music since the music service's launch in early 2014, but the company has repeatedly stated it will not initially support Apple Music when that service launches this week. Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers confirmed late last week that Apple Music will be coming to Sonos "ASAP, but not at launch."

Earlier today, Sonos confirmed to The Verge that it is working with Apple to bring Apple Music to Sonos systems by the end of the year. Apple joined Sonos in confirming the plans to BuzzFeed.“We’re working together to make Apple Music available on Sonos before the end...

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09:55
Samsung Vying to Re-Enter Apple's iPhone NAND Chip Su...

News out of Korea today is stating that Samsung is trying to re-enter Apple's supply chain for NAND chips.

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07:12
Apple Wins Four Design Patents for the iPhone 6 in China

On Friday, the Hong Kong Patent Office Granted Apple four registered design patents for their iPhone 6 faceplate design with its associated backside componentry outlined. While the designs cover both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6-Plus, it took an iFixit teardown photo to help us distinguish between the two designs.

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05:16
iOS 8.4 Launching at 8 AM Pacific Tuesday, Beats 1 Goes Li...

Former Beats Music CEO and current Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers made a brief blog post yesterday summarizing some of his background in music leading up to this week's debut of Apple Music while also revealing Apple's launch schedule for iOS 8.4 and the new Beats 1 radio station.

According to Rogers, iOS 8.4 will go live at 8 AM Pacific this Tuesday, two hours earlier than Apple's usual iOS update release window. Beats 1 will kick off programming an hour later, offering users around the world a 24/7 streaming music station led by former BBC DJ Zane Lowe and featuring a mixture of interviews and music sets from DJs interspersed with programming blocks from celebrities such as Elton John, Dr. Dre, Pharrell, and Drake.Tuesday morning we’ll be unveiling the next chapter. Please make a note...

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Saturday June 27

07:31
Apple Reveals Fun New Ways to Share Information between Tw...

Two years ago during a WWDC keynote segment by Craig Federighi, he delighted us with his humor and introduction of AirDrop. He humorously mocked Samsung's need to tap two smartphones together in order to share information or photos. While AirDrop is the right interface for the iPhone, it would be a little overwhelming on the Apple Watch. So Apple has ...

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Friday June 26

17:01
Bloomberg Confirms Yesterday's news that Apple is wor...

Early yesterday we reported that "HDI PCB Manufacturers Cheer as they Up Production for Force Touch Parts for Apple's next iPhone."

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15:35
Apple Starts Early Production on Next-Generation iPhones W...

Apple is starting production on its next-generation iPhones, reports Bloomberg, and the new models are equipped with Force Touch capabilities. Force Touch, first introduced with the Apple Watch, is a feature that's able to distinguish between a light tap and a harder press, enabling a range of new gestures.

The two new iPhones will retain the same 4.7 and 5.5-inch display sizes, with an exterior design that's largely unchanged. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested the addition of Force Touch could make the iPhone 0.2mm thicker, but it is unclear if that rumor is accurate.

Apple Inc. has started early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people...

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12:53
Hidden Features in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan have been available to developers for two weeks now, giving us time to discover all of the little features in both operating systems that weren't discussed during the keynote event. We've created two videos that highlight some of the small but neat additions to iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, which you can watch below.

Apple's introduced a wide range of feature additions and minor tweaks in iOS 9 that make some very useful improvements to iOS. For example, there's now a Notification Center widget that displays the battery life of connected devices like the Apple Watch, and there's a search bar in the Settings app that lets you find a specific setting very quickly.

A "Back to App" feature lets you swap between apps quickly when you click a notification or a link, and some keyboard changes on the iPad make editing documents a whole lot easier.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan has fewer small feature additions, but there are some improvements worth...

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10:11
Apple Acquires the Majority of the Fingerprint Patent Port...

It's being reported today that Privaris, a Charlottesville, Virginia, based startup, has recently transferred 26 of its 31 patents to Apple.

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10:07
Apple Obtains Touch ID-Related Patents From Biometric Secu...

Apple has been working to acquire the intellectual property assets of Charlottesville, Virginia-based biometric security firm Privaris, according to CNN. Privaris recently transferred 26 of its 31 patents to the iPhone maker, including 4 patents in December 2012 and dozens more in October 2014.

The patents are primarily related to fingerprint and touchscreen technology that could lead to Touch ID improvements on future devices. Last February, well-informed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors that the next iPhone will have an improved Touch ID with reduced errors."For example, one of Privaris' patents covers the ability to use a...

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09:01
Apple's Gay CEO Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Mar...

It's official, the Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage in a 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Apple's openly gay CEO keyed in two tweets on the matter this morning ....

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08:26
Foxconn Chairman Lashes out at Chinese Unions for Making T...

Earlier this week Terry Gou, chairman of Hon Hai / Foxconn lashed out at the union's never ending campaign against them and client Apple.

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07:14
Apple Watch Maker Predicts Significant Shipment Growth for...

According to a new supply chain report we learn that with related yield rates significantly improving, the Apple Watch is expected to see a significant ...

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06:09
Apple Watch Rolls Out in 7 New Countries

The Apple Watch begins to roll out in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan beginning today, Friday, June 26. News from Singapore today ...

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05:56
AppleCare+ for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch Now Cove...

Apple has updated the terms of its AppleCare+ Protection Plan for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch to cover batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity within the extended warranty period, whereas it previously covered batteries that retained less than 50% of their original capacity. The change applies to AppleCare+ purchased for iPhone, iPad, iPod and all Apple Watch models on April 10, 2015 or later.

Apple will replace defective batteries that do not live up to the 80% specification free of charge as long as the device is within its AppleCare+ coverage period. Otherwise, the iPhone maker charges $79 for out-of-warranty battery service for all Apple Watch batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity per Apple's diagnostic testing, plus a $6.95 shipping charge if required.

The new battery terms of AppleCare+ for iPhone, iPad,...

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05:22
Apple Releases New 'Shot on iPhone 6' Videos and...

Last week Apple had added four videos to their "Shot on iPhone 6" World Gallery archive of films and last night Apple added ...

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05:04
Apple Watch Launches in The Netherlands, Sweden and Thaila...

As the Apple Watch goes on sale in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan today, Apple has quietly announced that The Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand will begin selling the wrist-worn device on July 17. As with other countries, the Apple Watch should be available through the Apple Store, Apple Online Store and possibly select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Apple has been slowly catching up on Apple Watch backorders dating back to the April pre-order window, with most models now shipping in 1-2 weeks or less on the Apple Online Store and in-store reservations now available. The 42mm Space Black Apple Watch with Link Bracelet remains one of the more difficult models to obtain, with an estimated 2-3 weeks delivery date on...

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Thursday June 25

16:42
Benchmarks Show iPhone Performance Difference When iOS 9...

With iOS 9, Apple introduced a Low Power mode, designed to extend battery life when an iPhone's power is running low. According to the feature's description, Low Power mode works by reducing an iPhone's performance and cutting down on background activity.

Geekbench 3 has just been updated to work with iOS 9, letting us get a more detailed look at how Low Power mode works and how much it throttles an iPhone's CPU performance when activated.

Without Low Power mode activated, an iPhone 6 Plus scored 1606 on the single-core processor test and 2891 on the multi-core processor test. When Low Power mode was turned on, the same iPhone 6 Plus scored 1019 on the single-core test and 1751 on the multi-core test, suggesting there's a significant performance reduction when Low Power mode is enabled to save as much battery as possible.

Results were similar on an iPhone 5s, with performance reduced by...

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16:03
Apple Removes Video Games with Confederate Flag on iTunes

It was reported today that the drive to remove the Confederate flag has now reached the virtual world. Apple announced Thursday that it would be removing apps from its App Store that it deemed offensive.

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14:50
Apple Advances Future Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor System

Two weeks ago we posted a popular report titled "New Apple Watch Patent Covers Wearable Multi-Modal Physiological Sensing System." Today Patently Apple discovered a newly published patent application from Apple in Europe and this time they take yet another angle to this problem with the heart rated monitor

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11:17
OS X El Capitan Code Hints at 4K 21.5-inch Retina iMac

Apple's newest OS X El Capitan beta, released on Tuesday, contains code that may hint at some upcoming Apple product updates. Shared by 9to5Mac, the code references a Retina display with a 4096 x 2304 resolution, potentially referring to a future 21.5-inch Retina iMac with a 4K resolution.

There's also a mention of Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200, the graphics chipset that accompanies Intel's newest line of Broadwell processors. Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 and a Broadwell/Skylake processor could potentially be destined for a 4K 21.5-inch Retina iMac, but the chipset is also suitable for a number of notebooks. There's a further mention of AMD Radeon M380 - M395X graphics, which could be used in high-end iMac models.

Apple has updated its 27-inch iMac with a 5K Retina resolution, but the 21.5-inch iMac...

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10:00
Taylor Swift "Happily" Gives the Green Light to...

On Sunday we posted a report titled "Taylor Swift's PR Move Pushes Apple to Reverse Course on Paying Artists during Apple Music's Three-Month Trial." In that report ...

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08:31
Taylor Swift to Stream Top-Selling Album '1989'...

Taylor Swift has decided to stream her most recent best-selling album "1989" on Apple Music when the music service launches on June 30 next week, just days after Apple reversed course and agreed to pay artists and rights holders on a per-stream basis during the free three-month trial period -- specifically, Apple will pay 0.2 cents for each song streamed during a customer's trial.

Swift says that she has not reached an exclusive deal with Apple Music like Pharrell Williams has for his upcoming single "Freedom" previewed at WWDC, noting that her decision was purely because it was "the first time it's felt right" for her to stream her album. "...

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07:20
Beats 1 to Include Programming Blocks From Celebrities Lik...

News has been swirling around the impending launch of Apple's new streaming music service, Apple Music, for a few weeks now. This morning, it was revealed that rapper Eminem will be the first official guest interviewed by DJ Zane Lowe on the Beats 1 live 24/7 radio show, setting up for a launch next Tuesday, June 30. Today, thanks to an in-depth post from The New York Times, new details regarding the show's programming schedule and celebrity partners have been revealed.

Lowe envisions Beats 1 as a sort of social media platform for music, a place where users worldwide can flock to in search of new song discoveries and celebrity interviews and news, akin to platforms like Twitter and Instagram. To tackle such a task, Beats 1 will be broken down into one- and two-...

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06:43
Apple Removes Civil War Games From App Store Over Confeder...

Apple has removed seemingly all Civil War games from the App Store for displaying the Confederate Flag in "offensive and mean-spirited ways," our sister website TouchArcade has learned. Apple has sent a removal letter to affected developers to inform them that their app does not comply with Section 19.1 of the App Store Review Guidelines."19.1 Apps containing references or commentary about a religious, cultural or ethnic group that are defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited or likely to expose the targeted group to harm or violence will be rejected."MacRumors did a spot check of the App Store and can confirm that Apple has removed dozens of Civil War games depicting the Confederate Flag, which has been at the center of a racial controversy ignited by a Charleston, South...

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06:17
HDI PCB Manufacturers Cheer as they Up Production for Forc...

According to a new supply chain report, the upcoming iPhone 6S series from Apple will feature Force Touch technology which will demand more ...

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05:39
Apple Invents a Method for the iPhone to Locate Friends, F...

Apple notes in a newly published patent application that mobile devices are often configured with hardware and software for determining a location of mobile devices. Typical location determining mechanisms use signals received from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) ...

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04:03
Apple Describes the Creation of the Band for Apple Watch S...

On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals how they invented Apple Watch bands such as the one for Apple Watch Sport.

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Wednesday June 24

18:30
Apple Paying 0.2 Cents for Each Song Streamed Free During...

Apple will pay record labels 0.2 cents for each song that customers stream for free during the three-month Apple Music free trial, reports The New York Times. The rate is similar to what Spotify pays out for songs accessed through its free streaming tier and does not include a smaller payment made to music publishers for songwriting rights.

Apple is still working to complete deals with publishers, but a second report from Billboard suggests the company may pay out an additional 0.047 cents per stream for song rights, for a total payment of approximately 0.247 cents for each song an Apple Music user listens to.

Though Apple did ...

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17:04
Groupon's Apple Watch App is now available on iTunes

According to a new report, "Groupon’s deal-finding iOS application was updated today to include support for Apple Watch.

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15:56
It appears that Samsung has just copied another Great Idea...

In 2005, Apple filed a patent for a very futuristic type of system that would be able to control a television or a display for a presentation that used a 3D holographic space in front of the user ...

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14:37
T-Mobile iPhone Users Seeing Frequent Random Restarts and...

A growing number of T-Mobile iPhone users are complaining about seeing frequent restarts and "blue screens of death" on their devices, a problem that seems to have begun very recently. MacRumors has received several complaints from readers, and there are also numerous reports of problems on Twitter, Facebook, and reddit.

Affected users are experiencing a split second blue screen that's followed by their devices restarting, and it appears most people who are seeing issues are T-Mobile customers that began having problems last night or this morning.

Known devices with problems include the iPhone 6 Plus, the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 5s, with restarts happening at 10 to 30 minute intervals. Multiple versions of iOS...

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12:45
App Store's Emphasis on Chart Positioning Squeezing O...

When the App Store launched in 2008, it provided an exciting new way for developers to distribute third-party apps and games on the iPhone. With the release of iPhone OS 2.0, developers were no longer constrained to web apps and could take advantage of the possibilities afforded through fully native apps. At the time, it was an exciting and opportunistic new chapter for iPhone users, developers and mobile gaming websites.

As the App Store continues to grow in size, however, the landscape has begun to change. While the App Store was once a relatively even playing field, with a balanced mix of indie developers, mid-size studios and large publishers, the storefront now suffers from increasing disparity, a problem that is suffocating for many developers, enthusiast media publications and the broader ecosystem.

Clash of Clans, Game of War and Candy Crush Saga are top grossing iPhone apps
The shift away from paid apps towards free apps monetized with in-...

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11:37
iOS 9 Policy Change Prevents Advertisers From Seeing Insta...

Apple is planning to introduce some important new policy changes that will extend its user privacy protections, reports The Information (via Business Insider). With iOS 9, Apple will no longer allow advertisers to access app download data for ad targeting purposes, meaning companies will not be able to see all of the apps that are downloaded on a user's device.

Currently, companies like Twitter and Facebook are able to see which apps you have downloaded on your iPhone or iPad, sometimes using that information to deliver targeted ads. In The Information's example, Facebook and Twitter might use your app data to see that you have a lot of games downloaded, offering up an ad for a game you don't yet have installed.

Advertisers are misusing a communication API in iOS called...

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07:24
Pharrell Williams First to Announce an Exclusive Tune for...

Pharrell Williams has just announced that his upcoming song Freedom ...

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06:59
Kenwood's Aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto System...

Kenwood today announced that its two aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto systems unveiled at CES 2015 are now shipping to retailers with a suggested price of $900 to $950 each. The Kenwood DDX9702S and Kenwood Excelon DDX9902S are the only aftermarket units that allow drivers to switch between CarPlay and Android Auto without having to manually change settings or reset the unit.

For CarPlay, the aftermarket systems use Siri voice control to provide hands-free access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps such as Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. Similarly, Android Auto allows drivers to use Google voice to play and select music, receive directions and hear turn-by-turn navigation, while Google Now cards provide contextual location- and...

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06:46
New Estimates Released show that Samsung's Illusionar...

Late on Monday a new report out of Korea potentially delivers disastrous news about the new Galaxy S6.

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05:15
Apple Music Lands Over 20,000 Indie Labels as Beggars Grou...

Apple Music has signed two major indie music rights holders Beggars Group and Merlin Network, which represent over 20,000 indie labels and distributors, reports Billboard. The licensing agencies agreed to sign up for Apple Music after Apple changed course and agreed to pay artists on a per-stream basis during the streaming music service's three-month trial period.

British singer Adele is signed to Beggars Group label XL Recordings (via DeviantArt)"I am pleased to say that Apple has made a decision to pay for all usage of Apple Music under the free trials on a per-play basis, as well as to modify a number of...

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03:47
Apple's "Wallet" Icon & "Yosemite...

On June 24, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademarks for "Wallet" icon and "Yosemite" which were granted ...

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Tuesday June 23

17:22
Apple Hits Number 16 on MIT's Smartest Top 50 Compani...

While MIT's top 50 Smartest Companies ranks Apple at number 16, they think that Tesla, Xiaomi, Netflix, Google and Amazon beat Apple. MIT said that sometimes they hear that technology companies have lost their ambition ....

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16:09
A new Rumor Suggests that Samsung is Pushing for the Galax...

At the top of the month we reported that Samsung could quickly shift tactics against Apple's iPhone by leaping to larger displays ...

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14:22
Liquidmetal Technologies Extends Master Agreement with App...

Today it was revealed in Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that they have formally entered ...

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13:34
Apple Renews Exclusive Rights to Liquidmetal Technologies...

Apple has renewed its exclusive rights to use Liquidmetal Technologies' unique metal alloys in its line of products, according to a document filed today with the SEC. The new agreement extends Apple's relationship with Liquidmetal Technologies until February 5, 2016, and was initially signed on February 5, 2015.On June 17, 2015, Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") and Apple Inc. ("Apple") entered into a third amendment (the "Third Amendment") to the Master Transaction Agreement that was originally entered into on August 5, 2010 and amended on June 15, 2012 and May 17, 2014 (the "MTA"). Under the MTA and its first two amendments in 2012 and 2014, the Company was obligated to contribute to Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC, a special purpose subsidiary of the Company, all intellectual property acquired or developed by the Company from August 5, 2010 through February 5, 2015,...

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12:58
LG Joins Apple in Designing a Future Smartphone that'...

Yesterday we posted a report that revealed that Apple is working on a full iPhone display that will eventually eliminate their iconic Home button. Today we're learning that LG has been granted a U.S. design patent ...

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12:29
iOS 9 Beta 2 Tidbits: iPad Keyboard Tweaks, New Podcasts I...

Apple today released the second beta of iOS 9, introducing a number of performance improvements, feature updates, and bug fixes to the beta software that was first seeded to developers on June 8.

iOS 9 beta 2 includes several minor design tweaks and feature updates that have been introduced as Apple works to refine the software ahead of its public release this fall. With the changes, the beta is already feeling faster and more polished, with a much improved search function. We've gathered up a full list of the minor changes we've found in iOS 9 beta 2 below.

Podcasts - The Podcasts has a newly updated icon that's bolder. The layout of the app has also been updated slightly, changing the position of some of the download buttons.

Handoff - Handoff is again being displayed in the...

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11:23
iOS 9 Includes New Auto App Delete/Reinstall Feature for O...

Developers who are installing the second beta of iOS 9 have discovered a highly useful iOS 9 space management feature, which will help users who have little space on their devices install major operating system updates.

When attempting to install iOS 9 on a device with insufficient space, there's a popup that offers to temporarily delete some apps in order to make room for the update. Apps that are deleted are then reinstalled and replaced after the operating system update is completed.

With iOS 8, many users with 16GB devices were disappointed with the large installation size of the operating system. As it was over 4GB, few users with 16GB devices had the space for the update, which may be one of the main reasons that iOS 8 installation rates were slow for several months following...

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10:02
Google Announces a Freemium Music Service ahead of Apple M...

Late last month during Google's developer conference they announced that "Google Photos" would be made available to iOS users free with Unlimited Storage. Apple's CEO struck back against Google's recent move by stating that "We believe the customer should be in control of their own information ...

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10:02
Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Developer...

Apple today released the second beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference. Any new changes found in the second El Capitan beta will be detailed below.

The update, build 15A204h, is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center. Apple has also released OS X Server 5.0 beta 2.

OS X El Capitan largely builds on the features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience. Behind-the-scenes improvements in El Capitan have made a number of apps and processes on the Mac much faster, and the introduction of Metal makes system-level graphics rendering 40 percent more efficient.

Along with a new systemwide font, El Capitan includes a...

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10:00
Apple Seeds Second iOS 9 Beta to Developers

Apple today released the second beta of iOS 9 to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference. Changes that are new to iOS 9 beta 2 are covered in our iOS 9 beta 2 tidbits post.

The update, build 13A4280e, is available as an over-the-air update and it is also available for download through the Apple Developer Center. Apple has also released Xcode 7 beta 2.

According to the iOS 9 beta 2 release notes, today's update includes fixes for many bugs and problems that were present in the first beta. AirPlay connectivity is improved, changing a password in the Family section of iCloud Settings now works, restoring from a backup created in iOS 9 is faster, Mail no longer crashes when trying to print a message,...

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09:53
Apple Seeds Second WatchOS 2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the second watchOS 2 beta to developers, just over two weeks after announcing the new operating system update at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

watchOS 2 requires iOS 9 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update.

watchOS 2 is the first major update to watchOS, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new software brings many new features that Apple Watch developers can take advantage of, including native apps that run on the Apple Watch itself instead of the iPhone.

It also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and a number of other sensors in the Apple Watch, including the heart rate monitor, the microphone, and the accelerometer.

Along with these features for developers, which will lead to much more complex and full-featured third-party Apple Watch apps,...

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09:41
Google Music Gains Free Ad-Supported Radio Tier in U.S.

Google today announced that it's adding a free tier to its Google Music subscription service, just a week ahead of the launch of Apple Music. Apple Music doesn't include a free listening tier, but it is accompanied by a free ad-supported radio service that provides users with a way to access music without shelling out cash.

Google's free listening tier is built around Songza, the radio-based streaming service that Google purchased last July. It includes curated radio stations and playlists, which Google describes as human-curated and crafted "song by song" for moods and activities like working out or driving. It's currently available in the United States and rolling out to Android and iOS devices this week.

At any moment in your day, Google Play Music has whatever you need music for--from working, to working out, to working it on the dance...

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08:52
Apple wants Unwired Planet to pay $15 Million in Attorney...

Back in in 2012 we posted a report titled "Say what? Unwired Planet Sues Apple for… Well … Everything!." We apparently hit the nail on the head with that byline because last Friday Apple filed a motion against Unwired Planet ...

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08:08
Buick and GMC Announce CarPlay Coming to Select 2016 Vehic...

General Motors today announced that select 2016 model year Buick and GMC vehicles will support CarPlay and Android Auto through the IntelliLink system, including the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and 2016 GMC Canyon, Yukon and Sierra. Buick and GMC will support CarPlay at the beginning of the model year and add Android Auto compatibility to select vehicles later in the model year.

The built-in IntelliLink screen will indicate when a CarPlay or Android Auto compatible smartphone is connected via USB, enabling quick and easy access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps such as Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. CarPlay also uses Siri voice control and interfaces with your vehicle's...

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07:42
Apple Granted 52 Patents Today Covering a Diamond Cutting...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a tool designed to create the chamfered edges found on the iPhone 5S and the apertures found in all iPhones. Apple's second patent ...

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06:53
Apple is Granted Three Key Mobile Map Patents Covering Tex...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover three granted patents relating to maps.

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03:59
Apple Granted 9 Design Patents Today Covering a Gaming Hea...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of nine newly granted design patents for Apple Inc. today covering a wide range of products including an all-new design for a gaming headset.

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02:56
Apple Granted a 3D Camera Patent Focused on Time-Coded Ill...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple another patent for 3D mapping related to a possible future 3D iDevice camera.

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Monday June 22

12:19
The First Corvettes Roll off the Production Line with CarP...

As the momentum builds, Chevrolet showed off their new Corvette Z06 rolling out of production equipped with Apple's CarPlay.

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11:43
First Chevy CarPlay Vehicle, 650-HP Corvette Z06, Heading...

In late May, General Motors and its Chevrolet brand announced that its first 2016 cars equipped with CarPlay would be available later this year. Less than a month after the announcement, the first Chevy CarPlay vehicle, a silver Corvette Z06, has rolled off the production line. Chevy shared images of the maiden Corvette with TechCrunch, and told the site its Corvette Z06 vehicles are now heading to dealerships and consumers.

Chevy's Corvette Z06 is the second vehicle with CarPlay that's actually available for consumers to purchase, following the Ferarri FF. The Ferarri FF has been the only vehicle sold with built-in CarPlay support since CarPlay was...

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11:42
Smashing Pumpkins Lead Singer Reacts to Apple Music's...

Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan stated earlier today that Apple's decision to reverse its policy on paying artists during Apple Music's three-month trial period shows that the company is only aware of the needs of top-tier artists, and that this is a mistake.

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10:07
Will Google's Patent Battle over Street View Mapping...

It's being reported today that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up Google's appeal in respect to infringing patents held by Vederi LLC regarding Street View mapping software ...

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08:20
Tim Cook: Chinese Consumer Tastes Fueling Gold Color Optio...

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed China's integral part in the company's decision to pursue a gold design option in many of its devices. Speaking with a Chinese-language version of Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook stated that the addition of a gold option within the iPhone 5s lineup in 2013 "reflects in part the popularity of that color among Chinese users."

Apple Inc. takes Chinese consumer tastes into account when it designs many of its products, Chief Executive Tim Cook said, underscoring the country’s importance to the iPhone maker.

The decision to offer a gold iPhone last year reflects in part the popularity of that color among Chinese users, he added. Greater China, which includes Taiwan and Hong Kong, is now Apple’s second-largest market and has become a battleground for the company as it vies with Samsung Electronics Co. and...

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07:14
Apple Looking to Eliminate Home Button on iOS Devices, Int...

Apple is seeking to develop an in-house single-chip solution for integrating both the touchscreen and display drivers for mobile devices onto one chip, according to a new report today from Taiwanese site DigiTimes. The touch and display driver integration (TDDI) chips would also include "integrated fingerprint sensors", potentially allowing Apple to do away with the iconic home button. Apple is internally developing touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones, according to sources in Taiwan's IC design industry.

The TDDI single-chip solutions will also come with integrated fingerprint sensors, said the sources. The integrated design would fit into future iPhone designs – models with ultra-thin and ultra-narrow displays, and with a whole plane design eliminating the Home button.TDDI is a new advance in the industry, with Synaptics...

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07:10
Apple's iPhone Gold was Inspired by Chinese Consumer...

Last month we reported that Apple's CEO met with China Telecom while on a PR tour of Apple Stores and meeting with Shanghai party Secretary Han Zheng. While on tour Cook was interviewed by ...

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05:07
Apple Reportedly working on a Full iPhone Display that Dro...

A new and surprising supply chain report has surfaced this morning that reveals that Apple is internally developing ...

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04:31
Taylor Swift's PR Move Pushes Apple to Reverse Course...

Yesterday we reported that Taylor Swift's PR move on Sunday of publicizing an open letter to Apple was to make up for the PR stumble on Friday by her record label who abruptly blurting out that there would be no deal for her album "1989" with Apple Music. Sunday's public roar prompted Apple's Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services ...

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Sunday June 21

20:34
Apple Reverses Course, Will Pay Artists During Apple Music...

Apple's Eddy Cue posted on twitter:

#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period

— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015

We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple

— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015

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06:16
Taylor Swift Fumbles with Public Letter Explaining why her...

Before New York's Antitrust Bureau Chief Eric Stock began investigating Apple's new music streaming service "Apple Music" there was a DOJ and European investigation into Apple upcoming service that began with an unidentified complaint. A report from Bloomberg in April set the tone by stating that Taylor Swift and others were in talks with Apple to bring exclusive content to Apple's new music service. Today, Taylor Swift has weighed in on the matter with a public announcement.

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05:08
Taylor Swift Criticizes Apple Music's Free Trial in O...

A couple days ago BuzzFeed reported that Taylor Swift's new album, "1989", would not be available to stream on Apple Music, denying the service of one of the best-selling albums of the last two years. Today, Swift penned an open letter to the Cupertino company explaining her decision.

I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.Swift, who calls Apple one of her best partners in selling her music, says that while she is able to take care of herself and her band, crew and management...

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Saturday June 20

07:16
Ex-Chicago Apple Store Manager Sues for Retaliatory Discha...

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple in Chicago by a former Apple Store manager by the name of James Bruno. The case falls under the "Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Employment Jurisdiction." The case involves a number of charges including unlawful sexual discrimination and retaliatory discharge. The latter charge involves the Plaintiff's account ...

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04:51
Google Invents a Camera Related Wearable Device

Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent Office published one of Google's latest patent applications that related to a new wearable camera system ...

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Friday June 19

17:07
Taylor Swift Bites Apple Music Announcing No Deal for...

Last week we posted a report titled "Is the Investigation into Apple Music now Turning to Taylor Swift?" In that report we rehashed the news that New York's Antitrust Bureau Chief Eric Stock was investigating the Universal Music Group (UMG) over their dealings with Apple ....

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16:29
Right Winger Newt Gingrich Reviews the Apple Watch … Kinda

Believe it or not, the right wing former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is now a tech reviewer for Mashable. His first assignment was the Apple Watch

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11:02
Apple Announces Replacement Program for 27" iMac 3TB...

Apple is announcing that they've determined that a very small number of 3TB hard drives used in 27-inch iMac systems, may fail ...

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10:40
Apple Launches 27" iMac 3TB Hard Drive Replacement Pr...

Apple has determined that a small number of 3TB hard drives used in late 2012 27-inch iMacs sold between December 2012 and September 2013 may fail under certain conditions and has initiated a replacement program to replaced affected hard drives. Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will replace affected hard drives free of charge.

Apple is contacting affected iMac owners that provided a valid email address during product registration to inform them about the new replacement program. iMac owners can check if they are affected by entering the computer's serial number on Apple's support website, and visit the Genius Bar, visit an AASP or contact Apple Technical Support to initiate the replacement process.

Apple advises that customers who paid to have their hard drive repaired contact the company for a refund. The replacement program covers affected iMac models until December 19, 2015, or...

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09:58
Apple Not Coercing Indie Artists Into Apple Music Deals Wi...

Earlier this week, singer-songwriter Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre took to Twitter to rant about the Apple Music terms he had allegedly been offered by Apple, accusing the company of threatening to take his music off iTunes if he did not agree to the three-month free trial period that's been a sticking point with indie artists.

Calling Apple a "satanic corporation," (and mistakenly tweeting at an "Apple Official" Twitter account not run by Apple) Newcombe said Apple offered him a deal that required him to provide his music for free for three months, and when he asked what would happen if he refused, he was told his music would be removed from sale on iTunes.

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08:25
Apple was one of Five Honorees at Yesterday's Helen K...

The American Foundation for the Blind held their 19th Annual Helen Keller Achievement Awards event was held yesterday and Apple was one of the Honorees. Apple's ...

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