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Sunday March 26

12:05
Samsung Invents a Future Smartwatch with a Unique Secondar...

Last week the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that puts a new twist to flexible displays. On Thursday a Samsung patent came to light that illustrated a secondary display being added to the rim of Samsung's Gear smartwatch.

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07:56
Nokia Seeks International Judicial Assistance to Obtain Do...

In late December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple files a major Antitrust Case against Acacia Research Corporation Pointing to a Conspiracy with Nokia Corporation." That in turn put Nokia into high gear to launch a lawsuit against Apple alleging 32 counts of patent infringement. Days later Nokia struck out against with two additional lawsuits (one and two). Today we learn that Nokia is now seeking documents and deposition testimony from Samsung Electronics in their case against Apple.

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Saturday March 25

14:46
A Grieving Family Lashes out at Apple over Denial of Acces...

A new report published by the Daily Mail is yet another heartbreaking story – and one that could even anger some. Liam Wright, 18, who died of bone cancer in December, had noted his last wishes on his iPad because he couldn't bear to talk about it in person with his family ....

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11:14
(PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 Plus Gets Black Front in New Part Sw...

Apple's new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, released yesterday, feature a bright red aluminum casing that many are a fan of. Unfortunately, it comes equipped with a white front plate, much like the Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold iPhones, something that's been a point of criticism for people who think it would have looked better with a black front plate.

YouTuber Danny Winget recently tore apart a red iPhone 7 Plus and replaced its logic board and front plate with parts taken from a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus, giving us a glimpse at what an actual (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 Plus with a black front would have looked like.

Winget had to replace not only the front plate but also the logic board because if he swapped just the front portion of the device, the...

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10:54
A Report Ranking Leading Tech Companies on Digital Rights...

A new report scoring Tech Company's support for digital rights came to some rather surprising conclusions, with the one of most interest ranking Google above Apple. In fact, Apple ranked seventh in the top twelve in the 'Internet and Mobile' sector of the report.

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09:50
A Beijing Court Overturns Ruling that the iPhone 6 Design...

In June 2016 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Beijing Court Rules that Apple's iPhone 6 Models Violate Chinese Design Patent and may be Banned." Yesterday a court in Beijing overturned a ruling that Apple had infringed the design of a competitors smartphone.

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Friday March 24

14:12
Hands-On With Apple's New (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7

Apple's new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus went on sale online and in retail stores around the world today, and after a short wait in line, we managed to get our hands on one of the new devices.

Made from a matte red aluminum, the red iPhone 7 is super pigmented and bright in real life, but aside from its snazzy new casing, it's identical to existing devices. Check out the video below for our detailed look at Apple's first red iPhone.

The new red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can be purchased from the online Apple Store and in retail locations, where supplies seem to be plentiful. There were lines at many stores around the country, however, so it could potentially sell out.

Prices for the red iPhone 7 start at $749, with the device...

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09:47
T-Mobile Rolls Out Tools to Help Customers Avoid Scam Phon...

T-Mobile today announced the launch of two new anti-scam features designed to cut down on scam phone calls, Scam ID and Scam Block.

Scam ID, as the name suggests, alerts customers when an incoming call is coming from a phone number known to be associated with a scam. Scam Block goes one step further, automatically blocking any calls identified as scams by Scam ID.

"Every year, three out of four people in the US get at least one scam call--and fraudsters cheat consumers out of more than half a billion dollars per year! It's insane - so we had to do something to protect our customers!" said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile. "So the T-Mobile team designed a brilliant set of patent-pending technologies -- then built them directly into our network, so there's nothing customers have to do. No hoops to jump through, no app to...

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08:50
Apple invents a Unique Air-Tight Protective Case for Futur...

Yesterday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a new kind of smart iPhone case that includes a detection mechanism that notifies the iPhone user with a message on their display when their device is securely in place.

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08:06
New 9.7-Inch iPad and Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Now Availabl...

Apple has just begun accepting orders for the new 9.7-inch iPad and (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on its online store in the United States and dozens of other countries and regions around the world. (PRODUCT)RED iPhones are also available for in-store pickup at select Apple Stores starting today.

The new 9.7-inch iPad is equipped with a faster Apple A9 chip and brighter Retina display compared to the iPad Air 2, which has been discontinued. It is also somewhat thicker and heavier than the iPad Air 2 since it lacks a fully laminated display with anti-reflective coating in order to keep...

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05:52
WikiLeaks Reveals CIA's 'DarkMatter' Spywar...

WikiLeaks on Thursday released new documents it says describe hacking tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency over the past decade to infect Apple Inc. devices. The fresh cache of documents raised eyebrows, describing sinister-sounding software such as “DarkMatter” ...

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04:37
The BBC Creates a False Narrative that Apple had to Change...

The iPhone 7 Red edition is likely to launch later today in 40 countries. Apple's site for the new iPhone is down and to reopen at 8 a.m. PDT. Red is a charity looking to combat Aids and was originally founded by U2 musician Bono and activist Bobby Shriver. It gives the money it raises to the Global Fund for HIV/Aids that doles out grants. Today the BBC published a report about the Red campaign in China being different based on the government's homophobia. But is it true?

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02:25
Apple Store Down in Advance of (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and N...

Apple took down its online store early this morning as the company prepares to launch its special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in more than 40 countries around the world.

Internet users attempting to access the store section of the U.S. site are being met with the familiar "We've got something special in store for you" placeholder, accompanied by a relaunch time of 8:01 a.m. Pacific Time, which is when Apple previously said it would officially be launching the new red colorway iPhone.

Apple is also launching a new lower priced 9.7-inch iPad, new Apple Watch bands, iPhone...

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Thursday March 23

18:54
Apple Says WikiLeaks CIA Documents Are Old and Exploits Ha...

In response to a series of CIA documents leaked this morning that outline exploits the government used to gain access to Macs and iOS devices, Apple gave a statement to TechCrunch claiming that the documents are old and that the vulnerabilities outlined in the leak have long since been patched.

Apple says the iPhone vulnerability only affected the iPhone 3G and was fixed in 2009, while all Mac vulnerabilities were fixed in Macs launched after 2013.

We have preliminarily assessed the Wikileaks disclosures from this morning. Based on our initial analysis, the alleged iPhone vulnerability affected iPhone 3G only and was fixed in 2009 when iPhone 3GS was released. Additionally, our preliminary assessment shows the alleged Mac vulnerabilities were...

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12:01
Apple invents new Safety Measures for Apple Watch and iPho...

In late December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Family Sues Apple for not using a patented iOS Feature Designed to shut Off Certain Apps while Driving." The patent involved in the lawsuit was filed by Apple in December 2008 and granted in April 2014. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that shows us their latest invention related to shutting off messaging apps from both an Apple Watch and an iPhone while driving.

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09:46
The Government of India has Reportedly Rejected Apple...

According to a new report from India today, the Indian government has surprisingly rejected Apple's key demands regarding special tax incentives that it was seeking to expand manufacturing in that country.

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07:56
'iPhone 8' Still Expected to Launch in September...

Apple's widely rumored high-end iPhone with a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display will launch in September, although the majority of stock may not be available until later in the fourth quarter, according to the latest research from Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O'Malley, and Jerry Zhang.

"iPhone X" concept by designer Gabor Balogh

The prediction suggests that Apple's tenth-anniversary iPhone, which has been variously dubbed the iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone Pro, or iPhone Edition, will still be available in limited quantities in September. However, shipping estimates could slip to several weeks out just minutes after pre-orders begin.

What do you think Apple's rumored "special edition" iPhone will be called? Tweet us your own ideas.

— MacRumors.com (@MacRumors)...

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07:30
Apple Exploring Next-Gen Apple Watch Smart Bands for Sport...

Over the last year two Apple patents have come to light regarding next-gen Apple Watch Bands and today a new patent application shows us in detail next-gen Apple Watch smart bands aimed at sports enthusiasts. .

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06:45
WikiLeaks Continues 'Vault 7' With New Documents...

WikiLeaks today continued its "Vault 7" series by leaking details concerning CIA-related programs that were built with the intent to infect iMac and MacBook devices. Today's "Dark Matter" installation of Vault 7 follows a few weeks after WikiLeaks debuted "Year Zero," which focused on exploits that the CIA created for iOS devices. In a response the same day that Year Zero came out, Apple said that many of the vulnerabilities in the leak were already patched.

Now, WikiLeaks is shedding light on Mac-related vulnerabilities and exploits, which the leakers claim "persists even if the operating system is re-installed." The...

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05:05
Apple Invents a Method for Forming a 3D Glass iPhone Body...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor Claims that the Anniversary iPhone will have a 2007 Retro-Design Modernized with Curved 3D Backside Glass." Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Glass Structure having 3D Shape and Uniform Thickness," which is proof that Apple has worked on such a design.

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03:28
Apple Continues to Dream up Accessories for iDevices with...

Apple introduced the iPad Pro back in November 2015 along with their Smart Cover, a soft cover accessory that included a keyboard made of material. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple where we see that Apple's engineering team had considered a hard cover accessory for the iPad Pro and more.

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02:17
Apple Acquires Icelandic Company DeskConnect, the Team beh...

Apple has acquired the Icelandic company DeskConnect, the team behind 'Workflow' the best App Store app for 2015.

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Wednesday March 22

20:57
Apple Responds to Hack Threats, Says There Were no iCloud...

In response to a ransom threat in which hackers are claiming to have access to more than 600 million iCloud accounts, Apple told Fortune there have been no breaches of its systems.

Instead, if the hackers do have access to iCloud accounts, Apple suggests previously compromised third-party services are at fault. From an Apple spokesperson:There have not been any breaches in any of Apple's systems including iCloud and Apple ID," the spokesperson said. "The alleged list of email addresses and passwords appears to have been obtained from previously compromised third-party services.Apple's response follows a report from Motherboard that suggests a group of hackers known as the "Turkish Crime Family" have claimed to...

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16:48
Apple Acquires Popular Automation App Workflow

Apple has acquired well-known and popular automation app Workflow, reports TechCrunch. The deal was reportedly finalized today for an unspecified sum.

Workflow, first released in 2014, is an automation tool that can essentially do anything. It allows users to create a variety of workflows to accomplish tasks like creating GIFs from a series of photos, pulling images from a web page, translating an article, posting photos to multiple social networks at once, calculating a tip, and tons more.

It is equipped with a built-in Gallery, which allows people to quickly find and use a wide range of automation tasks, and it can be used to create custom automations.

Apple is purchasing the Workflow app and the Workflow team, including Ari Weinstein, Conrad...

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15:36
PC's are Going to Cost more in 2017 whether we Like i...

With PC sales volume continually falling, you'd think that prices would follow suit so as to stimulate consumer and business demand. The news today throws that logic out the window...

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13:07
The New iPad vs. 9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air 2

Apple yesterday announced the newest addition to its iPad lineup, somewhat confusingly called the "iPad" and known officially as the "5th-generation iPad," following in the footsteps of the fourth-generation model that was released before the iPad Air.

Designed to replace the iPad Air, the iPad comes with a tantalizingly low price tag: $329. It is Apple's most affordable tablet to date and it's a competitive price point that will allow the iPad to better compete with lower-priced Android offerings.

What do you get for $329? As it turns out, quite a lot. The iPad is a little bit iPhone 6s, a little bit iPad Air, and a little bit iPad Air 2.

In a nutshell, compared to the iPad Air 2, the iPad has a brighter display and a faster A9 processor (first introduced in the iPhone 6s). Other internal hardware seems to be very...

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10:54
Apple Partner TPK makes Strategic Move to Strengthen Posit...

Competition for Apple's business is tight between suppliers and we reported earlier this month that both TPK and GIS are building new capacity to accommodate Apple's next-Gen 3D Touch OLED Panels. Today we're learning that TPK has made a strategic move in order to better compete for Apple's business.

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09:45
Tim Cook Confirms Apple Will Make Global Fund Donations Fr...

With the news earlier today that Apple has ditched the PRODUCT(RED) branding for the red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in China, MacRumors reached out to CEO Tim Cook to find out if any of the proceeds on sales in the country would still be donated to charity in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

MacRumors' question: We noticed the (PRODUCT)RED branding is missing from the new red iPhone 7 on the China Apple website. Will you be donating any of the proceeds from the phone's China sales to the HIV/AIDs cause anyway?

Tim Cook's response: We donate to the Global Fund on every iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus we sell in every country in the world. Since the omission of the branding came to light, there's been some speculation that...

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07:04
Samsung Preparing for the Switch to OLED Tablets while App...

Just as Apple was launching their new economical 9.7" iPad with its stunning 2048x1536 resolution Retina display, Samsung wanted to get the news out that they're preparing their switch to OLED for tablets and noting that Apple is now testing for future OLED iPads.

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06:34
iPhone Named World's Most Popular Smartphone Last Yea...

iPhone was the world's most popular smartphone last year, in terms of global shipments, according to research firm IHS Markit.

iPhone 6s took the top spot as the most-shipped smartphone in the world in 2016, trailed by the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus, based on research from IHS Markit's Smartphone Shipment Database, which tracks quarterly shipment data for more than 350 smartphone models.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge took the fifth spot, followed by the low-cost Galaxy J3 and several other Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S7. Notably absent was the Galaxy Note7, which was...

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05:50
Siri and Alexa Battling to Become Go-To Voice Assistants i...

Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are being put through their paces in a "tech incubator" hotel chain, in order to determine which voice assistant brings more to the table for guests wanting to order room service, control lights, change TV channels, adjust the temperature, and more (via Bloomberg). The main incubator for the test is happening in Aloft Hotels, which are owned by Marriott.

The Aloft Hotel in Boston is using Amazon Echo devices and a collection of iPhones and iPads to gather information on which voice assistant will ultimately best serve guests in the long run. Marriott hasn't divulged information on who might be the winner as of yet, but the company did say that it expects to decide if it will expand the test to more...

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Tuesday March 21

16:43
New (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 Plus Shown Off in Unboxing Video

Early this morning, Apple unveiled new Special Edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, which feature a vibrant red aluminum finish paired with a silver Apple logo and white front bezels.

While the new red iPhone models won't be available for purchase until Friday, March 24, tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee got his hands on one of the new devices early, and has shown it off in the first (PRODUCT)RED iPhone unboxing video.

The (PRODUCT)RED iPhone ships in a box decorated with red text and a red iPhone, and inside, there's a (PRODUCT)RED insert alongside the regular manuals. Aside from that, the packaging is the same as other iPhone models with a charging cable and Lightning EarPods.

Brownlee's first reaction to the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone was "Wow, this thing is really red and really good looking." He goes on to say that it's as "ridiculously good as you think," and calls it the most photogenic iPhone...

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14:51
Recap: Everything Apple Announced Today in Under 3 Minutes

Apple didn't hold an official event to make major announcements this week, but there was a mini press release extravaganza that saw the company introduce new hardware products, a new app, and improvements to existing devices.

A new 9.7-inch iPad debuted with an impressively low $329 price point, and there's now a red aluminum iPhone 7. New Apple Watch bands are out, there are iPhone cases in new colors, Apple is about to release an app for making videos, and the iPhone SE and the iPad mini 4 got new minimum storage tiers and pricing drops.

We've recapped everything Apple announced today in the video below, and we've rounded up all of our new product coverage.

- Apple Debuts New 9.7-Inch iPad With A9 Chip to...

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11:06
Patently Apple: General Notice

Hi Guys, After this morning's patent reports I underwent the first of two eye surgeries. I was under the impression that I would be able to get back to work after the surgery. I guess my superman powers aren't what they use to be. At the moment it looks like I'll be off for a couple of days. I'll update...

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05:39
Apple Announces iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition

Apple today announced a new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition on its online store, following a scheduled "maintenance" break this morning.

The new color option has white front bezels, with the back described as having a vibrant red aluminum finish. Cupertino says the model is in recognition of more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and (RED), which it says gives customers a way to contribute to the Global Fund and "bring the world a step closer to an AIDS-free generation".“Since we began working with (RED) 10 years ago, our customers have made a significant impact in fighting the spread of AIDS through the purchase of our products, from the original iPod nano (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition all the way to today's lineup of Beats products and accessories for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch,"...

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05:35
Apple Debuts New 9.7-Inch iPad With A9 Chip to Replace iPa...

Apple today announced it is launching a new 9.7-inch iPad equipped with an A9 chip and a brighter Retina display to replace the iPad Air 2, which has been discontinued. The tablet, which Apple is simply calling "iPad," is Apple's new entry-level model at the 9.7-inch size, starting at $329 for 32GB and $429 for 128GB.

The new 9.7-inch iPad is similar in many ways to the iPad Air 2, which had an A8X chip and started at $399, but slightly thicker and heavier with a faster A9 chip and a brighter Retina display. Another difference is that the new 9.7-inch iPad does not have a fully laminated display or anti-reflective coating per its tech specs.

Beyond the A9 chip, those specs...

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05:34
iPad Mini 4 With 128GB of Storage Now Starts at $399 as 32...

Apple today announced that the iPad mini 4 now offers more capacity for the same price. The 128GB model with Wi-Fi now starts at $399, which was previously the price for the 32GB model with Wi-Fi, which has been discontinued. A cellular model with 128GB of storage is also available for $529.

Japanese website Mac Otakara had claimed that Apple would release a 7.9-inch iPad Pro, but other analysts had disagreed, and it turns out the rumor was indeed incorrect, at least for now. Apple has also introduced a new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad and discontinued the iPad mini 2 as part of its tablet lineup refresh...

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05:22
Apple Granted Patent 80 Patents today covering an Implausi...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 80 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of Apple's dreamy never-to-be inventions. The implausible invention envisioned a device wherein the topography of the device could morph from one kind of device to another like an iPod into a calculator

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04:08
Apple Wins Patent for a Live and Reconfigurable MacBook Su...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 80 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a dual display MacBook with smart bezel.

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03:19
Apple Wins a Wireless Charging Patent Covering a Tessellat...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 80 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent 9,601,933 which covers their invention relating to inductive power transmission, and more specifically to tessellated inductive power transmission coil configurations capable of charging multiple devices

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02:39
Apple Wins Patent for Sports Oriented AirPods with Biometr...

Last Thursday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of three patent applications all titled "Earbuds with Biometric Sensing." Five days later and Apple has been granted this patent that also covers a noise cancellation feature

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00:33
Apple's Online Store Down for Scheduled 'Mainten...

Apple's online store has been taken offline for a scheduled "maintenance" break between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time. The extended downtime is fueling hopes that fresh hardware will be available when the store is brought back online, as has been the case many times in the past.

Apple traditionally invites the media to Special Events to unveil new products, but it does not have one planned for today. Accordingly, any additions or changes to Apple's online store today are likely to be minor, and a press release would be an appropriate medium for sharing the announcements.

Lending credence to this theory is that 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time happens to be exactly when Apple typically distributes press releases.

Rumors suggest Apple is planning updated 9.7-inch...

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Monday March 20

15:32
Wistron Reveals benefit from Apple's Supply Chain Div...

A new report this after noon reveals that Wistron, an up-and-coming iPhone assembler, is counting on new smartphone business from Apple to lift it out of the continuing slump in the PC market. The smaller rival to Hon Hai Precision Industry and Pegatron said that it expects smartphones to account for a bigger portion of its sales this year, compared with 2016.

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14:41
IDC sees the Smartwatch eventually dominating the Wearable...

A new IDC report notes that the overall wearables market is expected to return to strong growth after a brief slowdown in 2016. The report noted that "Tech companies will be forced to step up their game and offer a wider selection of sizes, materials, and designs in order to appeal to a broader audience."

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13:16
Politics Likely Played a Role in Softbank's Decision...

In January Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Next-Gen Smartphone Designed by Ex-Apple and Google Engineers will Launch Later this Year." One of the key people behind Essential was Android inventor Andy Rubin. It was very surprising to learn that Apple's number one supplier was now working against Apple in backing the new smartphone company. Today a new report has surfaced to shed some badly needed light on this political drama playing out behind the scenes between Essential, Softbank and Apple

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10:42
Apple's iPhone 8 Said to Feature 'Water Drop Des...

Apple's upcoming 2017 iPhone will feature a design that's similar to the original iPhone, according to industry analysts who spoke to Korean site ETNews [Google Translate].

The site says the iPhone will use a "water drop design" that's an homage to the original iPhone, with a rear curve that is both gentler and rounder than existing metal case edges.

Apple is said to be using a three-dimensional glass material on the back of the iPhone 8 to make it more closely resemble the deeper curves on the case of the original iPhone. It would, of course, be much larger than the first iPhone, with rumors suggesting a 5.8-inch display, and it would undoubtedly be much thinner.

The "3D glass case" is said to "make curves" around the top,...

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10:42
Apple's iPhone 8 with Glass Backside may use Physical...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor Claims that the Anniversary iPhone will have a 2007 Retro-Design Modernized with Curved 3D Backside Glass." Bringing back a glass or ceramic backside to the iPhone is designed to support Apple's new wireless charging technology.

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10:03
Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to Develop...

Apple today seeded the eighth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update to developers and public beta testers, four days after seeding the seventh macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta and two months after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.3.

The eighth macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who have previously installed a beta.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac for the first time. First introduced on iOS devices with iOS 9.3, Night Shift is designed to gradually shift the display of a device...

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09:41
Rumor Claims that the Anniversary iPhone will have a 2007...

According to a newly published Korean report, Apple's next iPhone is expected to embody a back side design with curved emphasis, resembling the initial iPhone and an anniversary symbol

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08:42
Apple Online Store Going Down for 'Maintenance'...

Apple has updated its System Status page to indicate that its online store will be "updated and unavailable" due to "maintenance" tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time (or the equivalent in other time zones, such as between 3:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time).

The timing of the downtime will naturally stir speculation given that Apple is rumored to launch new products as early as this week. Moreover, Apple commonly issues press releases at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, which is exactly when the so-called "maintenance" update is scheduled to be completed.

Last week, a well-known research firm that requested confidentiality told us that, based on their own sources, it expects Apple to announce new...

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08:38
Samsung's Galaxy S8 will introduce a new Side Button...

According to a new Korean report today, Samsung Electronics' upcoming Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a new shortcut button for quick web searching and watching videos that will eventually support the artificial intelligence assistant Bixby

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08:06
Apple's AR Team Includes Talent From Lucasfilm and We...

It's been known that Apple has people working on augmented reality initiatives for future devices, which range from the technology's inclusion in a future version of the iPhone to separate "mixed reality" glasses. Today, a Bloomberg report has gathered all of the speculation surrounding Apple and AR together, while also providing some insight into a few lesser-known areas of Apple's AR project.

Apple's augmented reality team is said to combine "the strengths of its hardware and software veterans," along with new additions within the company, according to people familiar with Apple's plans. The team is run by Mike Rockwell, who came from Dolby, and also consists of Yury Petrov (formerly of Oculus), Avi Barzeev...

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07:54
Apple Supplier Considers U.S. for 3nm Chip Plant because T...

Patently Apple posted a report in mid-January titled "It's a Long Shot, but TSMC wouldn't rule out Opening a U.S. Plant to Support U.S. Customers like Apple and Qualcomm." Building on that commentary by TSMC, we learn today from a report from the China Post that TSMC has now stated that they're specifically considering plans for a 3nm chip production in the U.S.

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07:20
U.K. Man Dies in Bath due to his iPhone falling in still C...

According to a new report today out of the U.K., an inquest revealed that a young man died after being electrocuted while charging his iPhone in his bathroom.

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06:23
Apple's Augmented Reality Team is bringing in more Sp...

Patently Apple has been following Apple's augmented reality patents since 2009 and our archives present a wide spectrum of ideas over the years. We've also posted a series of special reports on the matter. Today we're learning that Apple's AR team has since hired Mike Rockwell a key engineer form Dolby who advised Meta who created an AR headset as noted in a video in our report.

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03:54
Galaxy S8 Retail Price to Significantly Undercut Premium...

Fresh leaks of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 have revealed that the de facto "iPhone 8" rival will come in three colors and cost upwards of 799 euros ($859) when it goes on sale next month in Europe.

Serial mobile leaker Evan Blass revealed the news in a Sunday tweet, which included an official press image of Samsung's new flagship phone in colors described as Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (top to bottom) in black sky, orchid grey and arctic silver (left to right) pic.twitter.com/ISo7W10sYV

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) 19 March 2017

A second tweet offered the pricing details, with the 5.8-inch S8...

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Sunday March 19

07:21
Apple's iPads will help Crack the $3 Trillion Health...

Apple has been working with the medical community for some time now. Apple published an "iPhone in Business" profile back in 2012 covering Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital along with an overview video of how the iPhone was being used at the hospital. In 2014 Apple introduced HealthKit and then in 2015 they introduced ResearchKit to empower medical researchers. A new report looks at Apple's involvement in the medical community and how the iPad is becoming an instrumental tool for hospitals.

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Saturday March 18

07:27
Apple Thinks that 'Globalization is Great' and w...

In a new analytical report published by Kantar this week, I noted that Apple's iOS experienced growth across most major regions except for China where iOS dropped by a whopping 8.4% over the last three months as local smartphone brands gain momentum over Apple. As CEO, Tim Cook knows he has to reverse the trend in China and so in a speech delivered in China overnight, he went on a charm offensive ....

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04:54
At SXSW Event Garth Brooks says he Could Never Fit Apple M...

At the South by Southwest event yesterday, the reigning CMA 'Entertainer of the Year' talked about his decision to go with Amazon's streaming music back in October, applauded Spotify's Co-Founder and went out of his way to say that he could never change to fit the rules set out by "the other guys" – interpreted as being Apple Music.

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03:41
Apple CEO Tim Cook Touts Benefits of Globalization in Chin...

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a talk on Saturday to attendees of the China Development Forum 2017, where he offered commentary on a range of issues including globalization, economics, and data privacy.

The annual forum is a high-profile conference in which senior Chinese government officials, global corporation leaders, institutions, and scholars gather to discuss major issues including Chinese economic reform and the country's relationship with the wider world. Other tech CEOs at this year's event included IBM's Ginni Rometty and Siemens' Joe Kaeser.

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According to The Wall Street Journal, Cook chose to focus on the perceived merits of globalization during his speech, calling its impact on the world "great" in general, while noting the currently...

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Friday March 17

13:01
AppleCare+ Can Now be Purchased Up to One Year After Buyin...

A customer that purchases a new iPhone now has up to one year to purchase AppleCare+ for the device, compared to 60 days previously, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Apple has yet to update its website to reflect this information, but MacRumors confirmed the extension with a senior AppleCare advisor.

The change means that AppleCare+ can now be added to an iPhone as long as the device remains within its standard one-year limited warranty period. This brings AppleCare+ for iPhone in line with AppleCare for Mac and Apple TV, which can also be purchased up to one year after those devices are purchased.

The senior AppleCare advisor said the extension only applies to iPhone, ruling out the iPad, iPod touch...

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12:14
Apple Paid $500,000 for Exclusive Access to Chance the Rap...

In a series of tweets shared this morning, artist Chance the Rapper gave some insight into how Apple Music exclusives work for artists. His mixtape, Coloring Book, was an Apple Music exclusive for two weeks after it launched in 2016.

To garner exclusive rights to Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper says Apple paid him a total of $500,000 and funded a commercial designed to promote the new album. In exchange, Apple had sole access to offer Coloring Book for a two week period, at which point it became available on other music services.

Apple has done multiple exclusive launches since the debut of Apple Music in 2014, but until now, there's been very little insight into what Apple offers artists to entice them to offer up exclusives on the music service. Prior to now, both artists...

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10:04
Soverain IP Sues Apple and Microsoft for Infringing Patent...

Soverain Software was a Chicago-based company which owned patents for its ecommerce technology products. The company held patents for digital shopping carts commonly used on e-commerce websites, such as Amazon.com and collected royalties on these patents, but ultimately their patents were invalidated. Today under the new name of Soverain IP, they've launched lawsuits against Apple and Microsoft.

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07:59
Microsoft may introduce a New Surface Book without their F...

In October 2015 Microsoft's Corporate VP for Surface, Panos Panay, launched 'Surface Book' at a special event in his typically excitable way to say that it was 2X more powerful than Apple's MacBook Pro. Today a supply chain report is claiming that Microsoft may actually abandon its 2-in-1 form factor and introduce a plain Jane clam shell notebook in the coming weeks ahead.

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04:32
Apple announces new Research Facilities for China as Tim C...

Apple has revealed in a press release in China that they plan to set up two more research centers and boost investment in China.

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04:22
Apple Stock Smashes Previous All-Time High For Second Mont...

Apple shares hit a record closing high in Nasdaq trading yesterday, reaching $140.69 to beat its previous all-time closing high of $140.46 set just two days ago.

A new all-time intraday high of $141.02 was also set by AAPL on Thursday, eclipsing its previous record of $140.75, also set on March 15. Stocks re-opened today at $140.72 and remained steady around the $140 mark.

The figures cement Apple's position as the most valuable company by some margin, now with a market value of $738 billion. Google parent company Alphabet remains second largest with a market cap of around $592 billion, followed by Microsoft at just under $500 billion and Berkshire Hathaway at around $430 billion.

Following Apple's first annual revenue decline since 2001, its stock has been steadily rising over the past five months, buoyed by record-breaking earnings results at the end of January. February 14 saw shares reach...

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Thursday March 16

17:05
Apple rewrites their 2011 Facial Recognition Patent Claims...

In 2012 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Invents Facial Recognition Locking & Unlocking System." The report covered all of the major points including locking and locking an iDevice with facial recognition; using advanced sensors; utilizing movement patterns; a sensor that understands unintended movement; using a grip detector; a unique child lock and more. It was revealed by USPTO today that Apple has rewritten their patent claims ...

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15:11
AirPods and Apple Watch Called 'Underpriced' to...

Apple is underpricing AirPods and the Apple Watch in an effort to bring new users into its ecosystem, according to Neil Cybart of Above Avalon. The analyst said this pricing strategy was "unimaginable" ten years ago, when Apple was often accused of pricing products artificially high, aka "Apple Tax."

AirPods cost $159 in the United States, which Cybart said is "surprisingly low" compared to competing truly wireless headphones:It is very difficult to find a pair of wireless headphones priced lower than AirPods. In the run-up to Apple unveiling AirPods this past September, the wireless headphone market consisted of the following players:

- Kanoa: $300

- Bragi Dash: $299

- Erato Apollo 7: $289

- Skybuds: $279

- Earin: $249

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10:01
Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to Develo...

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update to developers, just three days after seeding the sixth macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta and over a month after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.3.

The seventh macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who have previously installed a beta.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac for the first time. First introduced on iOS devices with iOS 9.3, Night Shift is designed to gradually shift the display of...

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10:00
Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3 update to developers, just three days after seeding the sixth beta of iOS 10.3 and three months after the release of iOS 10.2, the last major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

Registered developers can download the seventh iOS 10.3 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

iOS 10.3 is a major update, introducing significant new features and changes to the iOS 10 operating system. The biggest consumer-facing feature in iOS 10.3 is "Find My AirPods," which is designed to help AirPods owners locate a lost earphone. Find My AirPods records the last...

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09:51
Apple Continues Work on Future Sports Oriented AirPods wit...

Apple began work on biometric sensors for both earbuds and for a wrist device back in 2007 as the iPhone was first being introduced. Apple's patent filing publicly surfaced in April 2009 and was granted in February 2014. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of three patent applications all titled "Earbuds with Biometric Sensing." Apple notes in their filing that at least one of the biometric sensors within the earbud is configured to be pressed up against a portion of the ear known as the tragus for collecting biometric data.

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09:36
First Evidence of Fifth-Generation Apple TV and tvOS 11 Po...

Just one month after Bloomberg reported that Apple is testing a new Apple TV capable of streaming high-resolution 4K video, which it said is codenamed "J105" and could launch as soon as this year, the first evidence of the rumored fifth-generation streaming box may have surfaced in developer logs.

Firi Games, the developers behind arcade games Phoenix HD and Phoenix II, told us they have seen a single device identified as "AppleTV6,2" and running "tvOS 11.0" connect to Phoenix HD for Apple TV from the United States in its logs. The IP address falls within a range linked to Apple's headquarters in Cupertino.

The current Apple TV...

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08:32
5.8-Inch iPhone Affirmed to Have Mostly Flat Display With...

Apple's widely rumored 5.8-inch iPhone with an edge-to-edge OLED display will be flat across the front of the smartphone, and slightly curved along the left and right edges to conform with the layer of 2.5D glass that covers the display, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

"iPhone X" concept with 2.5D display by designer Gabor Balogh

Yesterday, a report claimed the high-end iPhone will have a curved display, but with gentler curves than Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge. MacRumors has confirmed the report refers to a display that is slightly curved at the edges below 2.5D cover glass, meaning the display itself cannot be dramatically curved.

This means the report...

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06:23
Apple Skips Legal Challenge to President Trump's Late...

Reuters is reporting this morning that Apple, Alphabet's Google and Facebook are among more than 60 technology companies that appear to have backed away from the legal fight against the latest travel ban.

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05:16
Apple Invents a Smarter iPad Pro 'Virtual' Keybo...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple invents a Twist to the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard by replacing it with a Secondary Display & Virtual Keyboard." Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that expands on a possible smarter version of the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard or an alternative smart keyboard that's based on a virtual keyboard that could offer users more flexibility and features. .

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03:36
Apple Watch Invention Aims to Extend Activities and Monito...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Calculating an Estimate of Wind Resistance Experienced by a Cyclist." Apple's invention is designed to extend Apple Watch activities and monitoring to include cycling. Improved techniques and systems are disclosed for determining the components of resistance experienced by a wearer of an Apple Watch engaged in an activity such as bicycling or running.

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Wednesday March 15

13:02
LG's UltraFine 5K Display Shielding Fix Successfully...

LG's UltraFine 5K Display returned to the market earlier this month after LG made some changes to the display's shielding following the discovery that the original design left the display vulnerable to interference from Wi-Fi routers and other electronics. The issue was a bit of a black eye for Apple, considering the company recently elected to exit the display market and instead partnered with LG on the new 27-inch UltraFine 5K and its smaller sibling, the 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K.

We purchased one of the original UltraFine 5K units back in December, with our model carrying a manufacturing month of November 2016 based on its serial number. LG has now provided us with a unit manufactured last month after the design revisions...

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10:10
Apple iDevice Partner Pegatron Humorously States that they...

Back in November Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reportedly Preparing a Responsible U.S. iPhone Plant Back-Up Business Plan." In that report we noted that "Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June 2016 to look into making iPhones in the U.S." Reportedly "Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns." Since that time a lot has changed.

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09:31
Apple Opening Three New Stores Next Saturday, Including Fi...

Apple today announced that its all-new retail store at the new Brickell City Centre shopping mall in Miami opens on Saturday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Apple has four existing stores in the Miami area, but this will be the first to be located in the city's thriving downtown core.

Apple Brickell City Centre will be one of three Apple retail stores to open on that day alongside new locations at Schildergasse in Cologne, Germany and Jinmao Place in Nanjing, China, which also open at 10:00 a.m. local time respectively. All three are brand new stores, not renovated or relocated ones.

Brickell City Centre is a new shopping and mixed-use development in Miami's financial district. Apple's plans to open a...

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08:26
New Study Covers Current and Future Trends in Smartphones,...

In an interesting new report published today titled "An Incredible Decade for the Smartphone: What's Next," they take a look at current and future trends covering smartphones, digital assistants, virtual headsets, wearables and more

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08:18
Apple May Announce 9.7-Inch 'iPad Pro 2' as Earl...

Earlier this week, a well-known research firm that requested confidentiality told us that, based on their own sources, it expects Apple to announce new products later this month, most likely during the week of March 20. The research firm did not say which products it expects, or the manner in which they will be announced.

Following our report, some Japanese analysts have predicted that a second-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro will be announced next week, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. The analysts are reportedly basing this prediction on supply chain information and the lack of a scheduled Apple event next week.

Given that Apple usually invites the media to a launch event...

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07:11
5.8-Inch iPhone Said to Have Curved Display, But Not as Cu...

Apple's widely rumored 5.8-inch iPhone will feature a curved OLED display, although the curvature will be gentler than Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge, according to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review.

"iPhone X" concept by designer Gabor BaloghThe curve will be gentler than screens in Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. This is partly due to the challenges of making curved glass covers to match screens, according to the source.

While the curved screen will allow a viewable area of about 5.2 inches and make the iPhone even sleeker, it will not offer significant new functions, the person said.The report comes just a few days after research firm IHS Markit said it "anticipates Apple will...

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05:38
iOS Grew to Capture 42% of U.S. Smartphone Market Over Hol...

From November 2016 through January 2017, iOS devices accounted for 42 percent of smartphone sales in the United States, growing 2.9 percentage points year-over-year thanks to iPhone sales over the holidays. According to new data released by Kantar Worldpanel, the same period saw a decline for Android smartphones, which still captured the largest share of the market at 56.4 percent in the United States, but was down 1.8 percentage points from the same three month period last year.

A similar growth for iOS and decline for Android -- likely due to the Note7 -- was noted by Kantar in a report focusing on OS market shares ahead of the holiday season. In today's findings, Kantar noted that as iOS and...

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04:28
Apple & Samsung will own 83.33% of the OLED Display Ma...

Samsung Display will produce an estimated 300 million AMOLED smartphone panels in 2017. After priority supply for Samsung Electronics and Apple, Samsung Display can supply only about 50 million AMOLED panels for China-based smartphone vendors this year.

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03:22
Kantar: Apple's iOS Achieved Continued Growth Across...

There was a time when Blackberry OS, Symbian and Windows Mobile ruled the smartphone world and like dinosaurs they're now found in museums as relics of a bygone era. Today it's a two OS world owned by iOS and Android. Tthe latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar shows that iOS achieved continued growth across most regions tracked ...

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Tuesday March 14

15:32
Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service Finds Apple Gu...

Apple has been found guilty of price-fixing in Russia, after the country’s anti-monopoly agency said the US company had arranged for retailers to co-ordinate the prices of its iPhone models.

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14:31
Samsung to introduce 3D Force Touch Virtual Home Button fo...

According to a newly published report today we learn that Samsung’s new flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 is expected to use new 3-D Force Touch technology for its 'virtual home button' that will appear at the bottom of the display. At the same time, Samsung Display is expected to win OLED business from Apple that will include built-in 3D Force Touch technology for the iPhone 8. .

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11:59
iPhone 8 Concepts and Mockups - Part 2

With the iPhone 8 set to receive a major redesign that is rumored to add an edge-to-edge display, eliminate the home button, and introduce some sort of touch bar-style feature, it's no surprise that we're seeing dozens of concept images and mockups imagining what such a device might look like.

Back in February, we rounded up some of the best iPhone concepts, but designers and artists have been creating new mockups on a regular basis, so this is part two in the concept series. These concepts don't reflect the actual design of the iPhone 8, but it's fun to imagine what we might see this fall.

Designer Gabor Balogh has dreamed up a detailed "iPhone X" with an edge-to-edge display and a virtual home button that powers an augmented reality Siri feature.

A space around...

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11:26
Rare Functioning Apple-1 Computer Headed to Auction in May

In 1976, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak designed and built the Apple I, or Apple-1, the company's first computer. Of the 175 sold, only 50 to 60 or so remain in existence, including just eight functioning ones, making the iconic machine a rare collector's item worth significantly more than its original $666.66 price.

On May 20, German auctioneer Breker told MacRumors it will be auctioning off one of those eight functioning Apple-1 computers, complete with the original manual and documentation, the receipt for the motherboard and cassette recorder, and even a record of telephone conversations with Steve Jobs and Wozniak.

Based on previous Apple-1 auctions over the years, this latest machine is likely to fetch several hundreds of thousands of dollars. Breker said it auctioned an Apple-1 in...

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10:07
Is Apple moving up their iPad Launch Date to Keep Samsung...

This year Samsung passed on delivering their new Samsung S8 in Barcelona as in previous years mainly due to the official Note 7 disaster findings only being made public on February 22. To fill the gap for Samsung at the Mobile World Congress trade show, that is usually filled by a new smartphone, Samsung delivered new Tab S3 tablets, an all-new Windows 10 Galaxy Book hybrid tablet/notebook device

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06:51
Apple wins an iPhone Patent Supporting both an Alternative...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a granted patent that covers two distinct concepts. The first concept is to place Touch ID beneath the iPhone's backside Apple logo. The second concept discussed is a charging port on one of the sides of a future iPhone that could act as a possible Apple Pencil charging dock to take the Samsung Note smartphone line head on.

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04:36
Apple Won 36 Patents today covering an iPhone Driven Head-...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 36 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two distinct patents. The first Apple patent win is for new iPhone function controls built into the exterior of a head-mounted display system. The second patent covers a hand-gesturing system for possible future Macs and ...

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02:38
Apple Wins 'Project Titan' Related Patent for Dr...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 36 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a possible Project Titan patent covering and enhanced in-vehicle situational awareness system that could alert drivers of approaching emergency vehicles such as police cars, cars about to pass your vehicle in addition to other type of vehicles in general. The system goes far beyond infotainment associated with CarPlay ...

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Monday March 13

22:49
Apple Rumored to Unveil 10.5-Inch iPad Pro at Early April...

Apple is planning to unveil its rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro at an event set to be held in early April to "mark the inauguration" of its Apple Park campus, reports Taiwanese site DigiTimes citing supply chain sources.

DigiTimes previously said the 10.5-inch iPad Pro would not be available until May or June, but now claims Apple has "moved ahead the production" of the rumored tablet.

Over the past few weeks, we've heard a lot of speculation about when Apple will debut the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and its sister tablet(s). Rumors originally suggested the company would hold an event in March, but that has been in...

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12:37
Apple Shares New 'Sticker Fight' Video Promoting...

Apple today shared a new advertisement on its YouTube channel, this time designed to promote both the iPhone 7 and the iMessages sticker feature that was introduced in iOS 10.

The video features people running around putting a variety of bright, animated stickers on objects, food, other people, and more, mimicking the kind of stickers that are available on iOS.

"Say it with stickers on the iPhone 7," reads the tagline at the end of the video. The video's description also includes a link where all of the stickers used in the ad spot can be downloaded. A huge number of sticker packs are featured, including those from indie artists and those from major companies like Disney.

Introduced in iOS 10, sticker packs are part of the Messages App Store...

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10:41
New iPad Models Spotted in Device Logs

Multiple new iPad models are being tested in Cupertino and the nearby Bay Area, potentially confirming rumors suggesting several refreshed iPads are launching in the near future.

New iPad model identifiers have been spotted in device data collected by mobile marketing company Fiksu and were shared by TechCrunch this morning. Four identifiers have been popping up in data logs, but that doesn't necessarily correspond to four new devices as WiFi and WiFi + Cellular iPads historically have different model numbers. Fiksu believes the numbers correspond to between two and four new iPads.

Below are the iPad identifiers that have been found along with their corresponding count, as provided by Fiksu. Only a small number of visits have been seen, which Fiksu says is "about the same number we see being tested about a month before release."

- iPad 7,1 - 17...

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10:02
Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to Develope...

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update to developers, just under one week after seeding the fifth macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta and over a month after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.3.

The sixth macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who have previously installed a beta.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac for the first time. First introduced on iOS devices with iOS 9.3, Night Shift is designed to gradually shift the display of a device from blue...

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10:00
Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3 update to developers, just under one week after seeding the fifth beta of iOS 10.3 and three months after the release of iOS 10.2, the last major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

Registered developers can download the sixth iOS 10.3 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

iOS 10.3 is a major update, introducing significant new features and changes to the iOS 10 operating system. The biggest consumer-facing feature in iOS 10.3 is "Find My AirPods," which is designed to help AirPods owners locate a lost earphone. Find My AirPods records the last...

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09:01
Apple Expected to Announce New Products as Soon as Next We...

Apple is expected to announce new products later this month, most likely between Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24, according to reputable supply chain analysts we spoke to who wish to remain anonymous. The analysts said the information is from its own sources and not based on other reports.

The research firm did not disclose which products it expects Apple to announce, but rumors have widely suggested at least a trio of new iPad Pro models will be unveiled as early as this month, including an all-new 10.5-inch model with slimmer bezels and updated 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch versions.

The sources expecting an iPad refresh include, among others, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, and...

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07:45
Intel Makes Largest Takeover in Israel's History by A...

Back on July 01, 2016 Patently Apple posted a report covering the BMW, Intel and Mobileye press event announcing the BMW autonomous car for 2021. Today, Intel made history in Israel by making the largest acquisition of an Israeli technology company ever.

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