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Wednesday September 28

10:46
iOS 10 Overtakes iOS 9, Now Installed on 48% of Devices

Just over two weeks after iOS 10 was released to the public, its adoption rate has reached 48.16 percent, successfully overtaking iOS 9, according to data obtained from Mixpanel's iOS 10 adoption tracker.

iOS 10 is now installed on slightly more iOS devices than iOS 9, with Mixpanel's numbers suggesting 47.79 percent of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches continue to run Apple's previous-generation operating system. 4.06 percent of devices still have iOS 8 or earlier installed.

Since iOS 10 was released, its adoption numbers have been growing steadily and have been almost on pace with iOS 9 adoption rates during this time last year. One day after release, iOS 10 was installed on...

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10:11
BlackBerry to Outsource Smartphone Production Going Forwar...

A year ago, BlackBerry was working on a new smartphone design that was actually quite nice. One year later and BlackBerry announces to the Canadian Press that they'll be exiting the manufacture of hardware for its smartphones and instead outsource that to partners ...

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09:58
Apple Music Beats Spotify, Pandora, and Others in J.D. Pow...

Apple Music has been ranked the highest in overall customer satisfaction among seven streaming music brands that were compared in a new study by J.D. Power. Based on 4,482 individuals who have paid for a subscription music service in the last six months, J.D. Power's inaugural music study measured six key areas in each service: performance and reliability, ease of use, cost of service, content, communication, and customer service.

Based on a 1,000 point scale, Apple Music ranked highest with a score of 834, followed by Rhapsody (826), Pandora (825), and Spotify (824), while the industry average was ranked as 822. Apple Music earned five out of five total "power circle" marks in three categories, meaning it's "among the best" in...

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09:20
Apple Opening a Stunning New 'Campus' in 2021 in...

When the Irish government hesitated to call for a vote to appeal the EU's tax ruling against Apple, CEO Tim Cook took the Irish airwaves to say that "if the Dublin government did not join it in appealing, this would send the wrong message to business in a country whose economic model depends in part on companies like his." Fast forwarding to today, we learn that Apple is creating a stunning London facility at Battersea Power Station which is a massive coup for ...

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07:10
Questionable Rumor Points to Apple's Radical iPhone 8...

How is Apple planning to keep the iPhone 8's reported radical industrial design out of the hand of rumor mongering websites? Easy ...

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06:47
Apple Planning New UK Headquarters in London's Histor...

Apple is working on building an all-new campus location in London's Battersea Power Station, where 1,400 employees will be moved from eight locations around London to occupy the company's new UK offices (via Evening Standard). Battersea is currently under a "painstaking" restoration process after 33 years of being abandoned, with a predicted opening date for Apple's offices expected sometime in 2021.

For the site, Apple is leasing 500,000 square feet in total, making it one of Apple's largest offices outside of its monolithic campuses in the United States. The company's official European headquarters is said to remain in Cork, Ireland, where 4,000 of its employees work.

Rendering of redeveloped Battersea campus with historic brick power station in...

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06:36
iPhone 7 Camera Test Touts Excellent Exposure, Lower Noise...

DxO Labs has published an in-depth iPhone 7 camera review, calling it "a very solid evolution over the iPhone 6s" after extensive testing. The single-lens smartphone achieved an overall DxOMark Mobile Score of 86, topping the iPhone 6s by two points but trailing the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and five other devices.

iPhone 7 has a wider DCI-P3 color gamut that allows for more vibrant colors compared to the traditional sRGB standard. The photo on the right, for example, rendered using the DCI-P3 color space, has richer reds displayed compared to the photo on the left rendered using the traditional sRGB color space.

One of the interesting innovations in the iPhone 7 is its use of a wider...

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05:32
Why is Foxconn Building a Smartphone Plant in India for On...

While the Indian government appreciates Apple's new projects including a Maps development office in Hyderabad and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, but politics are politics and India is playing hardball with Apple.

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04:30
Touch Panel Orders for iPhone 7 now 30% Higher than Expect...

In September 14, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Supply Chain Rumor Claims Apple is Aiming for 100 Million iPhones for 2016, a New Record." Inching closer to that goal, Apple's supply chain is reporting today ...

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Tuesday September 27

11:02
Aetna to Provide Apple Watch to 50,000 Employees, Subsidiz...

Insurance company Aetna today announced a major health initiative centered on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, which will see Aetna subsidizing the cost of the Apple Watch for both large employers and individual customers.

Starting this fall during open enrollment season, Aetna will subsidize "a signficant portion" of the Apple Watch cost and will offer monthly payroll deductions to cover the remaining cost.

Aetna also plans to provide Apple Watches at no cost to all of its nearly 50,000 employees as part of a wellness reimbursement program to encourage them to live healthier lives."We are thrilled that Aetna will be helping their members and employees take greater control of their health using Apple Watch," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "Aetna's new initiatives will be a powerful force toward creating better...

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10:03
Apple Seeds Second macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta to Developers...

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra update to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, nearly a week after seeding the first beta and a week after releasing the new operating system to the public.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2, build 16B2333a, can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center (developers only), Apple's beta testing website (beta testers only) and through the Software update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who previously installed the first 10.12.1 beta.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 appears to focus on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements to address issues that have been found since the operating system's...

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08:18
Apple Edges Samsung to Top U.S. PC Customer Satisfaction S...

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) today released its latest results [PDF] on U.S. consumer satisfaction in the personal computer industry, including tablets, with Apple narrowly topping the charts for the thirteenth consecutive year.

Apple maintained its year-ago score of 84 out of 100 in the survey, consisting of interviews with 3,500 customers chosen at random and contacted via email in June to share their experiences with recently purchased products like Macs and iPads.

Samsung, in its second year of ASCI tracking, trailed just one point behind Apple with a score of 83 out of 100, a 6.4% rise compared to its 2015 score.

Much like the smartphone category, the personal computer industry has become a race...

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04:59
Apple Granted 48 Patents Today Covering Optical Connectors...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's Smart Connector patent or a future form of it which Apple refers to as an optical connector; one that could one day be applied to the iPhone, iPad and beyond. Apple was also granted another patent for a cellular antenna ...

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03:31
Apple Granted a Patent Covering iOS Devices with Built-In...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover yet another Apple invention related to mapping environments. Prior to acquiring PrimeSense who specialized in 3D depth mapping, Apple was exploring this technology a little differently, but leading to the same type of technology.

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02:04
Apple Granted a Patent for Controlling a Future TV or iMac...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's work on 3D mapping in relation to controlling a TV or computer display radial menu to access games, mail, Safari, office and general applications.

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00:04
Apple's FY 2016 Fourth Quarter Results Scheduled for...

Apple announced that their Fiscal Year 2016 fourth quarter results and conference call will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2016...

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Monday September 26

17:03
Jimmy Iovine Talks Apple Music Exclusives Criticism, Says...

Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John spoke with BuzzFeed News in a new feature about the redesign of Apple's music streaming service, revealing the thinking behind some new features and responding to criticism over music exclusives.

Shortly after launch of Frank Ocean's latest album "Blonde," Universal Music Group banned exclusive music streaming as Ocean's deal with Apple allowed him enough capital to publish his music independently. Iovine told BuzzFeed News that Apple has no plans to become a music label, but that he doesn't know how to run Apple Music any other way than helping make and...

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13:18
Drake's 'Views' Album Becomes First to Reac...

Canadian rapper Drake's hit album "Views" has become the first album on Apple Music to be streamed more than 1 billion times, according to an award Drake shared on Instagram this morning.

Drake received the news from Apple CEO Tim Cook, iTunes chief Eddy Cue, and his former manager Cortez Bryant, all of whom he posed with for a second photo that was also uploaded to his Instagram account.

Released on April 29, "Views" was an Apple Music exclusive for one week before it became available on other streaming music services like Spotify and it sold...

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09:32
Sonos Speakers Coming to Apple Online Store Today, Retail...

Sonos today announced an expanded partnership with Apple, which will see its popular PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 speakers available for purchase from Apple's online store and Apple retail locations around the world.

Sonos is a popular brand known for offering Wi-Fi connected speakers that are excellent for multi-room home speaker systems. The PLAY:1 ($199) and the PLAY:5 ($499) are expensive speakers, but the simple setup, ease of use, and sound quality can't be beat.

"Our expanded collaboration with Apple is a great example of our ongoing work with our full ecosystem of partners to make it easier than ever to listen to music out loud at home," said Patrick Spence, president of Sonos. "Apple Music on Sonos is a powerful experience, one we're proud to bring directly...

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07:54
Apple to Transform HealthKit from a Simple Tracker to bein...

A new report today notes that while Apple's HealthKit has mostly collected fitness data from its devices to date, that's likely to change in the not too distant future wherein the software will interpret your collected fitness information and turn it into advice.

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07:14
Jet Black iPhones Face Global Shortage as New Color Proves...

Apple's new Jet Black color is a popular choice among early iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus adopters, but the new models face a global shortage as the new high-gloss finish has proven challenging for the company's manufacturers.

Jet Black models suffer from a low casing production yield rate of 60-70%, meaning that 30-40% of units do not pass Apple's quality standards and must be retooled, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple says the high-gloss Jet Black finish is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process.

When pre-orders began on September 9, shipping estimates for Jet Black models quickly slipped to November, but some...

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06:39
Apple Working to Transform HealthKit Into Diagnosis Tool A...

Apple has hired "scores of healthcare experts" in recent years to develop improved electronic health record software, with an ultimate goal of transforming HealthKit into a tool that improves diagnoses, reports Bloomberg.

The system could chip away at two problems that plague the industry and have stumped other specialist firms in the field: interoperability -- allowing data to be transferred from hospital to hospital across different databases; and analysis -- making it quick and easy for physicians to extrapolate salient information from mountains of data.If the efforts are successful, HealthKit could eventually interpret health and fitness data and provide advice to patients, doctors, and others accordingly.

The collection of health and fitness data will be aided by the Apple Watch, including two new apps that will help users track...

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06:39
Apple Supplier Pegatron Hints of Higher iPhone 7 Demand wh...

A new report out of Asia this morning notes that the head of Pegatron, a key iPhone assembler in Taiwan, has hinted at better than expected demand for the latest iPhones

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05:19
Foxconn Permitted to Conduct Maintenance on Retail iPhones...

It's being reported today that Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) subsidiary in Shanxi, China has been permitted by the local government to conduct maintenance services for Apple's iPhone products,...

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05:00
Apple's First Store Opened in Mexico on Saturday whil...

On September 16 when the iPhone went on sale in Apple Stores, we posted a report showing the joy on a number of Apple fan faces. On Saturday, Apple fans in Sante Fe Mexico finally got to join in on all the fun that other fans around the world have known for years: getting their hands on a new iPhone model first.

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03:42
New Samsung Note 7 Battery Issues Surface with Recall Repl...

A Troubling report surfaced in South Korea today stating that even after the recall, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 batteries are displaying new problems.

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Sunday September 25

11:11
Apple wins 6 Design Patents for Magic Keyboard in China

Apple was granted six design patents on Friday from the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office for the Magic Keyboard ...

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10:23
Samsung Files Patent for 3D Touch Copycat Feature while Ap...

Ever since Apple introduced 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s there's been speculation that Samsung would eventually copy this Apple feature. Apple released their 3D touch on September 9, 2015. A Month later Synaptics announced their new Android solution to match Apple's latest feature was called ClearForce sensing solution. That never materialized this year on Samsung smartphones. Now Patently Apple has discovered a Samsung patent that could be used to copy Apple's 3D Touch.

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Saturday September 24

16:19
Former Epic Records Executive Joins Apple Music Team

It has been reported by Muisc Business Worldwide that Scott Seviour, former head of markting at L.A.. Reid's Epic Records has joined Apple Music in L.A. in a position that focuses on creating original content.

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12:13
iTunes Backup Passwords 'Much Easier' to Crack i...

iOS 10 uses a new password verification mechanism for iTunes backups that makes them easier to crack, according to testing performed by Elcomsoft, a company that specializes in software designed to access iPhone data.

Encrypted iTunes backups created on a Mac or PC are protected by a password that can potentially be brute forced by password cracking software. The backup method in iOS 10 "skips certain security checks," allowing Elcomsoft to try backup passwords "approximately 2500 times faster" compared to iOS 9 and earlier operating systems.

Obtaining the password for an iTunes backup provides access to all data on the phone, including that stored in Keychain, which holds all of a user's passwords and other sensitive information.At this time, we have an early implementation featuring CPU-...

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Friday September 23

21:06
Snapchat Announces 'Spectacles,' $130 Sunglasses...

Snapchat has announced its first hardware product, a one-size-fits-all pair of sunglasses called Spectacles that can record 10 seconds of video at a time, reports The Wall Street Journal. The glasses will cost $130 and launch this fall in three colors: teal, black and coral. Video will sync wirelessly to a paired iPhone or other smartphone.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel in Spectacles, Photo by The WSJ

The glasses record when you tap a button near the hinge, and each tap records 10 seconds of video footage from its 115-degree-angle lens. The lens was designed to be wider than smartphone cameras, more closely mirroring the natural view of human eyes. The video is recorded in a circular format, as Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel argues that the square...

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16:32
Apple to Offer 'Spoken Editions' of Written News...

Apple is planning on turning news stories and articles from popular news sites into audio podcasts called "Spoken Editions," reports TechCrunch. Spoken Editions will be short broadcasts that transform content from publishers into spoken word instead of written word, making it possible for customers to listen to their favorite news sites.

An early leak on iTunes suggests Apple has already teamed up with several publishers, including Wired, TIME, and Forbes, offering dedicated "Spoken Edition" sections on company iTunes pages.

Wired, for example, will launch Spoken Editions for "Business," "Science," and its homepage. TIME has will offer a Spoken Edition called "The Brief." Forbes, .Mic, Bustle, Playboy, OZY, and - yep - TechCrunch (which I discovered while browsing our iTunes page, of all things), will have Spoken Editions, it seems, as all...

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14:57
Apple Restricts iPhone 7 Reservations to Upgrade Program M...

Apple recently updated the confirmation email it sends to customers who reserve an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to clarify that in-store reservations are now limited to iPhone Upgrade Program members in the United States.

Apple allows upgraders to reserve an iPhone through its iPhone Upgrade Program reservation system for pick up in store, but many customers were able to bypass the program and pay in full or with carrier financing instead upon arriving at their local Apple retail store.

Old wording:Can I change to a different form of payment for the iPhone Upgrade Program?

Yes. You can also upgrade your iPhone to carrier...

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12:21
Apple Watch Series 2: A Swimmer's Perspective

As a lifelong swimmer, I found the addition of 50-meter water resistance and swim workout tracking in the Apple Watch Series 2 to be a welcome improvement that made the new watch a must-have upgrade for me. While the original Apple Watch was not rated for swimming, many users had no issues regularly using it in the water, although its lack of built-in swim tracking features limited its usefulness.

With Apple Watch Series 2, Apple has not only upgraded the water resistance with new gaskets and seals to make it suitable for swimming, but added new Pool Swim and Open Water Swim workouts to help track your progress. As part of the Apple Watch Series 2 introduction earlier this month, Apple highlighted how it worked with swimmers in the company's fitness labs...

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11:57
UPS Working to Expedite iPhone 7 Deliveries Following Weat...

Yesterday, we reported that some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus shipments have experienced irregular movement or delays during delivery between China or South Korea and their final destinations in the United States.

UPS has since confirmed to MacRumors that a small number of deliveries were impacted due to a mechanical problem and weather delay, while it is still investigating the reason for erroneous tracking notices.UPS experienced a mechanical problem on one flight and a weather delay on another flight containing iPhones. The cargo was redirected, but not in time to avoid minor delays in residential deliveries of these packages. None of the phones were returned to their origin or routed on extraneous legs of the journey to their final destination.

We are still investigating the reason for the erroneous tracking notices...

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11:25
Second Wave iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Launch Kicks Off in Dozens...

Following their September 16 debut in more than 25 countries around the world, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are seeing their second wave launch today, debuting in a number of additional countries across Europe and the Middle East.

The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are now available for purchase in the following locations: Andorra, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

With today's second wave launch, Apple's latest devices have rolled out to more than 55 countries, and will expand to India in the near future with an October 7 launch date planned.

In many countries, supplies of the iPhone 7 and especially the iPhone 7 Plus are likely to be...

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09:26
Apple Submits Mystery 'Wireless Device' With Blu...

Earlier this week, we spotted an Apple filing for a nondescript "wireless device" pass through the FCC ID database. Apple characteristically requested permanent confidentiality for most of the documents in the filing, including photos, user manuals, and schematics, so the entry largely remains a mystery.

What we do know is the device has a model number of A1844, which does not line up with any existing Apple products. A regulatory label shows the device has two Torx screws on the back plate of the device, which appears to have at least two slightly curved edges. The device has an electrical rating of 5.5V to 13.2V.

Test reports completed by UL Verification Services also reveal the wireless device has Bluetooth and NFC, although Wi-Fi is not mentioned.

Some websites have speculated the filing could represent a new Apple TV,...

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08:59
What's New? Another 'Fair Trade Commission'...

Asia seems to be on the same page in how to attack Apple so that their local manufacturers or services companies could get the leg up on Apple. The latest 'Fair Trade Commission' to investigate Apple was made known today.

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08:57
Apple Releases iOS 10.0.2 With Fixes for Headphone, Photos...

Apple today released the first official update to the iOS 10 operating system, just 10 days after releasing iOS 10 to the public and two days after seeding the first iOS 10.1 beta.

iOS 10.0.2 can be downloaded as an over-the-air update on all devices running iOS 10.

Today's update includes fixes for several minor bugs that have been discovered since the operating system was released.

A bug that caused the new Lightning EarPods designed for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to stop working properly has been addressed. EarPods have been timing out after a short period of time when listening to music, rendering the...

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07:22
Rumors Persist that Apple is Prototype Testing an All-New...

Apple has been working on a new home device driven by Siri for many years. Today the rumor is alive and well and telling us that Apple is now in the prototyping stage of development.

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06:45
Apple Watch Hermès Series 2 Models Officially Launch Today

Apple Watch Hermès Series 2 models, released on a pre-order basis last week, are now officially available for purchase both online and in stores.

Apple offers seven different Hermès models designed with handcrafted leather, including three with Single Tour bands, two with Double Tour bands, one with a Single Tour Deployment Buckle, and one with a Double Buckle Cuff. Prices range between $1,149 and $1,499 in the United States.

The new models serve as a refresh to last year's original Apple Watch Hermès lineup, released in October 2015. The new Series 2 models have the same custom Hermès watch face, but beyond that and the bands, the Hermès models are identical to regular Apple Watch models.

Apple Watch Hermès Series 2 models can be purchased through Apple's...

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06:00
Apple 'Pressing Ahead' Into Prototype Testing fo...

Apple is said to be "stepping up plans" for its connected smart home device powered by Siri, which would rival the technology that Amazon has made popular in its Alexa-enabled Echo speaker system (via Bloomberg). After two years of research and development, the Apple device is said to be in prototype testing, but because Apple hasn't officially finalized any plans, it "could still scrap the project."

Similar to Echo, the Siri device is said to be able to control smart home accessories like lights, locks, and curtains all through voice activation, and would most notably be the first new piece of Apple hardware introduced since the Apple Watch, and the iPad before that. To compete with Amazon --...

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05:19
Google Set to Shake Up the Market by Challenging Apple...

In late June Patently Apple posted a report titled "Is Google Really Planning to Attack the iPhone this Fall with a Google made Smartphone beyond Nexus?" While Google's CEO said they had no interest in producing a smartphone beyond their Nexus co-venture, Google's actions were saying another thing. Next month Google will launch ...

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02:31
Video Response: U.S. Treasury Secretary Speaks out against...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Video Interview: EU Commissioner Vestager on Apple's Massive Tax Penalty." In response, U.S Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke with the BBC about why they're unhappy with the EU's tax order against Apple.

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01:18
Apple's 2017 iPhone may use Samsung's new Flexib...

With Apple reportedly shifting to iPhones with OLED displays starting in 2017, it will be interesting to see if Apple will be using Samsung's latest OLED technology that may be ready for the 2017 anniversary iPhone.

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00:13
Highlights from Apple's Music Festival 10

Apple Music Festival 10 kicked off this week at the intimate Roundhouse stage in London with groundbreaking performances by some of the biggest names in music. Fans from around the world are tuning in to watch live and on-demand video ...

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Thursday September 22

16:33
Apple Scouting Top Locations for their First Flagship Stor...

In 2014 the Korean press bitterly complained about Apple opening one store after another in China while having none in their country. It's now being reported that Apple isn't only looking at a prime location in Korea, they're actually looking at one location that's just ...

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13:59
Apple Falls off Worldwide Top 5 PC Vendors List for Q2 as...

The year started off well for Apple's PC sales as usual over the Holiday Quarter where they were listed as the number four in Worldwide PC shipments barely squeezing out ASUS. Fast forward to Q2 and Apple has fallen off the top 5 vendors list as noted in IDC's latest chart published today. Why the stats for Q2 are only...

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12:42
Apple's Latest Flagship Store in Hong Kong Opened Tod...

As we noted in yesterday's report, Apple's Sixth Apple Store in Hong Kong opened today in Kwun Tong, the city's second-highest populated district. The crowds were huge ...

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12:02
At Least 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked in Late 2014

Yahoo today confirmed that "at least" 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised in an attack in late 2014, leaking customer information like names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birthdates, hashed passwords, and both encrypted and unencrypted security questions and answers.

Yahoo does not believe unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information was accessed, as that data is not stored in the system that was hacked. According to Yahoo, account information was stolen by a "state-sponsored actor" and the company is working with law enforcement on a full investigation.

Starting today, Yahoo will notify all affected users and is asking them to change their passwords immediately if passwords have not been changed since 2014. All compromised security questions and answers have also been invalidated. Yahoo has laid out a set of recommendations...

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11:23
Apple Acquires a Small Indian Machine Learning Startup

Apple appears to be on a machine learning company buying spree. After buying Perceptio at the end of 2015 and Turi just a few months ago, Apple has now acquired an India/US-based machine learning team....

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10:41
Apple Acquires Machine Learning Startup Tuplejump

Apple recently acquired its third machine learning company since 2015, purchasing India-based company Tuplejump, reports TechCrunch. Tuplejump focused on simplifying data management techniques and creating tools to make it easy to deal with large quantities of data. From an archive of the now-defunct Tuplejump website:A few years ago people realised that the volume of data that businesses generate was becoming unwieldy. A new set of technologies to handle this huge amounts of data cropped up. We were one of the early adopters of these 'big-data' technologies. Having helped Fortune 500 companies adopt these technologies we quickly realised how complicated they were and how much simpler they could get.

Thus started our quest to simplify data management technologies and make them extremely simple to use. We are building technology that is simple to use, scalable...

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10:34
Video Interview: EU Commissioner Vestager on Apple's...

Margrethe Vestager is the European Union's antitrust commissioner who handed Apple a $14.5-billion back taxes bill in August — the largest tax penalty for a U.S. tech company. In an interview ...

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10:17
Apple Releases First macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta for Public...

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra update to public beta testers, one day after seeding the beta to developers and two days after releasing the first version of macOS Sierra to the public.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the macOS Sierra beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and macOS Sierra betas. Betas should not be installed on a primary machine due to the potential for instability.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 appears to focus on bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that have popped up since macOS Sierra was first released....

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10:13
Apple Releases First iOS 10.1 Beta to Public Beta Testers...

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to public beta testers for testing purposes, just under two weeks after releasing iOS 10 to the public and one day after providing the iOS 10.1 beta to developers.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 10 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and macOS Sierra betas. Betas are not stable and include many bugs, so they should be installed on a secondary device.

iOS 10.1...

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09:48
UPS Shows Some iPhone 7 Shipments Bouncing Back and Forth...

An increasing number of customers who ordered the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus have noticed irregular movement on their shipments, as confirmed by multiple tipsters who have contacted us. The peculiar UPS tracking information has also been documented by several Twitter and Reddit users.

MacRumors reader Daniel G., for example, has seemingly seen his iPhone 7 Plus order move between Shanghai, China and Anchorage, Alaska, only to end up back in China. The shipment even made a brief stop in Osaka, Japan, before heading to Louisville, Kentucky en route to Long Island City in Queens.My iPhone got stuck in China, was sent to Alaska, sent back to China, and is now in Japan. I called Apple and they noted I am one of several who has called about this issue. I placed my order on September 11th. Original...

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09:41
Grand Apple Patent Covers a Smart Chameleonic Apple Watch...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals 3D optically transparent structures filled with an electrically active fluid that could be used, for example, in an Apple Watch band that could provide chameleonic value to it whereby it could change colors to match a user's outfit or mood. The band could ultimately be a smart band with an added mini touch sensitive display with 3D touch capabilities and much more.

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07:40
Intel's Mobile Processor Roadmap May Force Graphics C...

While many Mac notebook users have been long awaiting refreshes for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineups based on Intel's 6th-generation Core "Skylake" processors, a recently leaked April roadmap for Intel's processors beyond Skylake posted to the AnandTech forums raises questions about future updates for the 15-inch MacBook Pro in particular.

The update bottleneck for future Mac notebooks is primarily related to the performance of Intel's integrated graphics, and it appears that an emphasis on processing cores over graphics by Intel may force Apple to make some changes to its graphics strategy down the road.

The MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro run exclusively on integrated graphics bundled...

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07:04
iPhone 7 Plus Seeing its Widest Availability Yet Across Un...

Just one week after Apple said there would be no iPhone 7 Plus stock on launch day for walk-in customers, in-store availability of the dual-camera smartphone has reached its widest level yet across the United States. iPhone Upgrade Program members can use Apple's online reservation system to secure their model for in-store pickup, or visit an Apple location as a walk-in customer.

iPhone 7 Plus stock at Apple Stores in the U.S. on Thursday

iStockNow, a website that uses Google Maps to visualize the real-time status of...

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04:58
New Apple Invention Stops 'Butt Calling' & I...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "detecting stowing or unstowing of a mobile device." The invention solves two common problems or annoyances. The first is to stop the user from accidentally sending a 'butt call.' Sometimes these calls are funny, sometimes they're not. The second problem solved by this invention is saving a user ...

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Wednesday September 21

18:47
Apple Eying Flagship Store in Washington, D.C.'s Carn...

The Washington Post is reporting today that "Representatives from Apple have proposed opening a flagship store and events center in one of the District’s most prominent and historic buildings, the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square." In addition, Apple is opening two new stores this week in ....

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16:43
Apple filed for Two Figurative '8' Trademarks in...

Apple has filed for two figurative trademarks for the number '8' in Hong Kong today. They were originally filed in Jamaica in July. One of the trademark filings was filed under International Class 9 which covers everything under the sun as noted further in our report. In the second filing, Apple filed their trademark under International Class 45 which covers the following specifics: (A) "Personal concierge services...

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15:59
Hands-On With the New 'Portrait' Mode Beta Featu...

When Apple announced the iPhone 7 Plus, one major feature it focused on was a new "Portrait" mode that allows the device's camera to simulate a shallow depth of field effect, similar to what can be achieved with a high-end DSLR.

Portrait mode wasn't ready to go when the iPhone 7 Plus shipped, but Apple promised to introduce it at a later date and did so today, with the release of iOS 10.1. Available as a beta feature, Portrait mode is built into iOS 10.1, and we went hands-on with it to see how well it performs.

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10:49
Rumors of Apple buying Race Car and Motor Bike Companies f...

On September 10, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Refocuses Project Titan towards Advanced System Software and away from a Dreamy iCar." the rumor mill is out to change that narrative or perhaps it's Apple trying to change the narrative but in the last few hours multiple stories have emerged that leave us baffled at the confusion seasoned publications are having with this story.

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10:33
Apple's iOS 10.1 Beta Includes Promised Portrait Mode...

Today's new iOS 10.1 beta, available now to developers, includes a new "Portrait" camera mode for iPhone 7 Plus users, which was shown off at the iPhone's debut event but wasn't quite ready for release.

Portrait mode is designed to mimic the kind of shallow depth of field images that can be taken with a high-end DSLR, with a front subject that stands out over a blurred background.

To achieve this look, Apple's built-in image signal processor scans a scene, using machine learning techniques to recognize the people in the image. From there, it creates a depth map of the image from both of the two cameras included in the device, keeping the people in focus while applying an artful blur or "bokeh" to the background.

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10:02
Apple Seeds First macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra beta to developers, just a day after releasing the new operating system to the public.

macOS Sierra Beta 10.12.1 is available for download through the Apple Developer Center and through the Software update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

It is not clear what improvements the first update to macOS Sierra will bring, but it's likely to include bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that have been encountered between the time between the beta testing period and release.

We'll update this post with any new features that are found in macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

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09:59
Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to developers, just under two weeks after releasing iOS 10 to the public. iOS 10.1, as a major point update, will likely introduce bug fixes and perhaps bring a few new minor features to the operating system.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 10.1 beta from the Apple Developer Center. Later this week, Apple may make a public beta available for public beta testers.

It's not yet clear what features will be introduced in iOS 10.1, but we will update this post with anything new that's discovered in the beta.

iOS 10 has been described by Apple as the "biggest release ever" for iOS uses, with features that include a redesigned Lock screen, a Siri SDK to allow third-party apps to integrate with Siri, abd a...

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09:33
Samsung's Delusional 'Hidden Weapon' to Fen...

According to a new report out of Korea, Samsung has a 'hidden weapon' against the iPhone 7 that's arriving in mid to late October. So what is this hidden weapon that Samsung reportedly has?

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07:59
Apple in Talks to Acquire Luxury Carmaker and Formula One...

Apple has approached British luxury carmaker and Formula One team McLaren about a potential acquisition, likely to be valued at between $1.3 billion and $1.9 billion, according to Financial Times.

Apple is reportedly considering a full takeover of McLaren, or a strategic investment in the company, likely in an effort to bolster its widely rumored automotive project. Apple is said to be interested in McLaren's automotive-related technology, engineering prowess, and patent portfolio.The California technology group, which has been working on a self-driving electric vehicle for more than two years, is considering a full takeover of McLaren or a strategic investment, according to three people briefed on the negotiations who said talks started several months ago.

A tie-up with McLaren, whose expertise ranges from automotive...

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07:14
Facebook may revive the Modular Smartphone Concept with th...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Google's Game Changing 'Project Ara' Smartphone Dies on the Vine as just more Vaporware." Reuters reported that Google had plans to shelve the project that was supposed to debut in late 2015. But that may not have been the full story. The modular smartphone may still be in the works but shifting to Facebook.

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05:18
Kantar: Apple Continues to Dominate in Slowing Smartwatch...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "IDC Sees Apple Watch being the Number One Smartwatch until 2020." When taking out the cheap fitness band wearables and focusing on the more advanced smartwatches, Apple has a commanding lead that is likely to be maintained until at least 2020. Today, Kantar published a report on the state of the wearables market and confirms that Apple continues to dominate the smartwatch segment.

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04:32
One of Apple's Top Display Suppliers is on the Ropes

Patently Apple reported last year that Japan Display was the leading iPhone 6 display supplier for several quarters. Months later Apple reportedly sent a notice to their suppliers telling them of their plan to switch to OLED displays for future iPhones. That caught Japan Display off guard ...

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Tuesday September 20

18:43
Apple Wins Patent for Future Apple Watch Band that Could C...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 64 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we highlight Apple's granted patent that discusses the possible uses for the 'hidden port' that's built into the Apple Watch that's note being utilized as of yet. Apple notes that the Apple Watch may be able to physically plug into a future MacBook to recharge it and more.

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17:13
Apple Granted 64 Patents Covering a Water Resistant Method...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 64 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover the MacBook's Butterfly Hinge Mechanism and the water proofing methodologies that are used in the new iPhone whereby the speaker is able to expel water in the acoustic module.

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15:36
Apple's Releases macOS Sierra with Siri as Free Downl...

Today Apple announced that macOS Sierra, the latest major release of the world's most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update. macOS Sierra brings Siri to the Mac with intelligent and helpful features ...

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14:53
Recap: macOS Sierra Launch Day

It's been a busy day of macOS Sierra news following the public launch, so we've put together a quick rundown of all of our coverage to make it easy for everyone to find everything all in one place.

- Apple Releases macOS Sierra With Siri, Apple Pay, Apple Watch Unlock, Universal Clipboard, and More

Feature Highlights and How Tos

- macOS Sierra: How to Use Apple Pay on the Web

- macOS Sierra: Save Disk Space With the New 'Optimize Storage' Option

- macOS Sierra and iOS 10: Universal Clipboard for Cross Device Copy/Paste

- macOS Sierra...

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13:48
iPhone 7 Component Costs Estimated to Start at $220

iPhone 7 component costs are estimated to start at $219.80, which is $36.89 higher than iPhone 6s, according to a preliminary teardown [Excel] of a 32GB model by IHS Markit.

The display remains the most expensive component, costing an estimated $43, followed by an Intel modem and other baseband chips worth an estimated total of $33.90.

Apple's quad-core A10 Fusion chip is the third most expensive item on the bill of materials, costing an estimated $26.90. Meanwhile, the larger 1,920 mAh battery is said to cost just $2.50.

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10:31
Apple Granted Design Patents Today for Apple Watch, iMac,...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 64 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we only cover the major design patents that were granted to Apple today. The designs specifically cover the iMac, iPod touch 5G, Apple Watch and in-store Apple Watch specialty tables.

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09:48
Apple Releases macOS Sierra With Siri, Apple Pay, Apple Wa...

Apple today released macOS Sierra to the public, making the latest Mac operating system available for free to all Mac users around the world. Apple seeded eight betas of macOS Sierra and multiple versions of the golden master before its official launch.

macOS Sierra can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store, and Apple should begin offering it through the Software Update function shortly. It's compatible with the following Macs:

2009 and Later

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2010 and Later

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09:14
Apple Music Attracting New Streaming Subscribers to Aid in...

The music industry is facing a "fragile recovery" at the hands of popular streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, according to new data collected by the Recording Industry Association of America (via Bloomberg). In total, the music industry in the United States is on track to grow for the second year in a row, which would mark "the first back-to-back growth since 1998-1999."

RIAA's data showed that streaming revenue in the U.S. grew 57 percent in the first half of 2016, reaching $1.6 billion, and accounted for almost half of industry sales, while subscriptions totaled $1.01 billion. Altogether, the industry grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, which is on track to best...

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08:38
How to Easily Check iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Availability at Ap...

While the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launched last week, the usual trend of demand outstripping supply has resulted in limited availability of the smartphones around the world. Fortunately, prospective buyers can easily check stock at their local Apple Stores using the website iStockNow (which appears to be facing the Slashdot effect).

iStockNow uses Google Maps to visualize the real-time status of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus availability at Apple Stores in the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden,...

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08:11
Andrea Electronics who sells Audio Related Apps for iOS De...

Andrea Electronics Corporation who sells 'PureAudio' Pro Recorder and Live Recorder apps for iOS devices is suing Apple Inc. on five counts of patent infringement relating to noise cancellation technology.

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07:17
Korean Analyst Attempts to Falsely Tie the Success of the...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Supply Chain Rumor Claims Apple is Aiming for 100 Million iPhones for 2016, a New Record." Now a Korean Analyst is using the Note 7 crisis as an excuse as to why the iPhone 7 is successful

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07:15
Teardown Confirms Digital-to-Analog Converter in Lightning...

Vietnamese website Tinhte has shared a teardown of Apple's new Lightning EarPods and Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter included in the box with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The video confirms that, as expected, each accessory is equipped with a small digital-to-analog converter.

The chip in the adapter, labeled 338S00140 / A0MU1621 / TW, does not have branding for any particular manufacturer, but Apple typically sources its audio-related chips from Cirrus Logic, which produces digital-to-analog converters. The chip in the EarPods is nearly identical, with a label of 338S00140 / A0QK1623 / TW.

The inclusion of a digital-to-analog converter, or DAC for short, enables both the new EarPods and traditional analog headphones with 3.5mm jacks to function over...

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05:58
IDC Sees Apple Watch being the Number One Smartwatch until...

A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the rest of 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases. In an overview of the Smartwatch market through to 2020, IDC sees Apple's watchOS remaining the leader ...

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04:53
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Wins iPhone 7 Orders fo...

The Taiwan supply chain reports today that Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), through its Shanghai-based subsidiary Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), has obtained SiP (system-in-package) backend orders for Wi-Fi, fingerprint ...

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04:15
Apple Wins 2 Patents for Apple Watch with a Possible Futur...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 64 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two of Apple's granted patents that relate to charging Apple Watch. The twist to the second patent could lead to ....

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01:54
iPhone 7 Plus Availability Improving Through Apple's...

A spot check of Apple's reservation system for iPhone Upgrade Program members reveals iPhone 7 Plus availability is slowly improving in the United States.

iPhone 7 Plus models in select storage capacities and colors, sans Jet Black models, are available for reservation at select Apple retail stores in California, Florida, New York, and some other states as of the time this article was published. iPhone 7 models continue to be more widely available.

Apple Century City in Los Angeles, for example, currently has 128GB iPhone 7 Plus models for AT&T and Verizon in Rose Gold available for reservation at 4:00 p.m. local time. Similarly, Apple Williamsburg in Brooklyn has 128GB iPhone 7 Plus models for AT&T and Verizon in Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver.

iPhone 7 Plus reservations are available at six...

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01:30
Apple Hires a Toronto Doctor to Chart out the Future of Fa...

A Canadian news report tells us that Apple has hired Toronto medical doctor to help chart the future of family medicine after his YouTube videos caught the eye of the technology giant.

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00:46
Apple Now Accepting iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and 6s Plus Trad...

Following last week's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch, Apple has added the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus to its trade-up program in the United States, offering estimated trade-in values of $160, $275, and $315 respectively towards the purchase of a new iPhone.

Apple has also lowered its estimated trade-in values for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by $25 each to $200 and $225 respectively, while the iPhone 5s now scores $90 instead of $125. iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c trade-in values are now $50 and $40 respectively, down from $75 each, and the iPhone 4s is no longer eligible for trade in.

The iPhone trade-up program, not to be confused with the iPhone Upgrade Program, allows...

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Monday September 19

15:18
Apple Preparing Fix for Glitch Causing Lightning EarPods R...

Apple is working on a fix for an issue that can cause the new Lightning EarPods designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to stop working properly, the company said in a statement given to Business Insider.

When using the EarPods, there's an occasional bug that can cause the remote portion of the accessory to become unresponsive. While audio will continue to play, the remote does not work, so there's no way to control the volume, access Siri, or answer a phone call.

The glitch doesn't happen every time. It's seemingly intermittent and random. (I thought I was going crazy until I saw some people with similar issues complaining on Twitter.) If you experience the problem, you can just unplug your EarPods and plug them in again to temporarily fix...

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15:02
Apple Joins Global Renewable Energy Initiative RE100

Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson today announced that Apple has joined global renewable energy initiative RE100, a campaign that's dedicated to getting the world's most influential companies committed to 100 percent renewable power.

Jackson shared the news at Climate Week in New York City, where she also shared some details on Apple's recent environmental progress. In 2015, 93 percent of Apple's worldwide operations were powered with renewable energy, and in the U.S., China, and 21 other countries, Apple uses renewable energy for 100 percent of its operations.

According to Jackson, Apple just completed work on its 50-megawatt solar farm in Arizona, which will power Apple's global data command center in Mesa, Arizona, the ...

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14:28
iOS 10 Adoption Growing Steadily, Now Installed on 34% of...

iOS 10 has now been available for just under a week, and its adoption rate has been growing at a steady pace over the course of the last few days. According to data gathered by Mixpanel, iOS 10 is now installed on nearly 34 percent of devices.

iOS 9 is still the most popular operating system, installed on 62 percent of devices, while just under 5 percent of devices continue to use iOS 8 or older.

24 hours after iOS 10 was released, it was installed on 14.45 percent of devices, slightly outpacing iOS 9 adoption rates in the year prior. iOS 10 includes many appealing features that encouraged people to upgrade immediately, like a revamped Messages app with stickers and a full App Store, a Siri API for developers...

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10:33
Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus Pre-Orders Shipping Sooner Than Ex...

Many customers who pre-ordered a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus received shipping estimates ranging into October and November, but it appears Apple is working hard to overcome supply constraints and get shipments out earlier than expected.

Starting this morning, MacRumors began hearing reports from customers who originally had deliveries scheduled for a month or two out but will now be receiving their devices over the course of the next few days.

MacRumors reader Daniel was told to expect his Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus in November, but will be receiving it tomorrow, while another customer had a delivery scheduled for October 4 to 10, but will instead receive his iPhone on Wednesday. There are also multiple reports on Twitter from customers who have had similar good...

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09:21
Display Experts Claim that the iPhone 7 LCD Display is the...

In a report last week we noted that Samsung, LG, HTC, and others have all reached more impressive resolution numbers than the iPhone, but none of their Quad HD flagship displays looks much better than the iPhone's. Today, a new report published by display experts state that Apple's iPhone 7 has the best LCD display ever tested.

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08:00
The iPhone 7 is Proving Wildly Popular, but its new Haptic...

John Gruber posted a long and thorough review of the iPhone 7 last week and the one thing that stood out was his take on the new haptics-based Home Button replacing the classic mechanical Home Button. He thought it was awful. This weekend I trotted down to my local Apple Store to check it for myself.

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08:00
iPhone 7's 'Best LCD Display Ever' Marks...

DisplayMate Technologies has declared iPhone 7 has the "best LCD display" it has ever tested, calling it "truly impressive" and a "major upgrade" over the iPhone 6 based on a series of advanced viewing tests and measurements.

iPhone 7 achieved the highest color accuracy, peak brightness, and contrast rating in bright light of any smartphone display, the highest contrast ratio of any IPS LCD display, and the lowest screen reflectance of any smartphone display.

Apple's latest flagship smartphone also has image contrast and intensity described as "visually indistinguishable from perfect," and the smallest color variation when viewing the screen at an angle of any smartphone display.

Color Accuracy and Power Efficiency

iPhone 7 has two color gamuts, including a new 26% larger DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut, as found in 4K TVs,...

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06:18
Apple Investigating iPhone 7 Bug Causing 'No Service...

Apple is aware of and investigating an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus issue that can result in the loss of cellular service after turning off Airplane Mode on the devices, according to internal documents obtained by MacRumors.

In the meantime, Apple has advised authorized service providers to instruct customers to restart the affected iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. If no service persists, Apple advises customers to remove and re-insert the device's SIM card.

In a video shared with MacRumors by reader Yasser El-Haggan, an iPhone 7 can be seen with no service alongside an iPhone 6s with two bars of LTE after Airplane Mode is toggled off on both devices. Both of the iPhones are said to be AT&T models, which means the iPhone 7 has an...

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05:45
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Exhibiting 'Hissing' Noises...

After the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus began arriving to the first round of pre-order customers on Friday, a few users noticed what's become known as a "hissing" sound emanating from the back of the device, where the Apple logo is located. The first reports began on Friday, but the occurrence gained ground when 512 Pixels' Stephen Hackett tweeted about it, posting a video with the "terrible noises" produced by his iPhone clearly audible, which he determined to be caused by heavy performance at the time.

When he brought the issue to AppleCare, Hackett was told to bring the iPhone into an Apple retail location to swap it out, but...

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04:49
Late Night Host James Corden in New Apple Music Ad as Phar...

During the Emmy Awards show last night, a new Apple Music ad was run featuring 'Late Night Show' host James Corden, who had driven Apple's CEO to the Apple iPhone Event on September 7, 2016. In this new Ad, Corden makes several off-the-wall pitches for Apple Music ads before Apple Music execs Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John.

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