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Thursday September 15

16:39
Apple's Augmented Reality Team Gains Hires From Oculu...

Just a day after Apple CEO Tim Cook shared his views on augmented reality in an interview with Good Morning America, Business Insider has unearthed two recent hires Apple poached from companies with expertise in augmented and virtual reality.

Zeyu Li, who served as a principal computer vision engineer at Magic Leap, is now working at Apple as a "Senior Computer Vision Algorithm Engineer." Magic Leap, for those unfamiliar, is a startup developing a head-mounted display similar to the HoloLens from Microsoft, designed to project virtual objects into the real world.

Yury Petrov, a former research scientist at Facebook-owned Oculus, is now serving as a "research scientist" at Apple. According to his LinkedIn profile, Petrov...

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14:32
It's Official: U.S. Consumer Safety Agency Recalls Sa...

Late this afternoon the CPSC announced the formal recall of the Samsung Note 7 smartphone. The CPSC stated that "Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016. Contact the wireless carrier..."

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13:56
First iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Order Customers in New Zeala...

With time zone differences, Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their new devices when orders begin shipping out.

It's just about 9:00 a.m. in New Zealand, so customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or Apple Watch Series 2 are beginning to receive their shipments and have begun sharing photos of their devices on social networks like Instagram and Twitter. Deliveries will begin soon in Australia.

Image via Instagram user Hamad960

As September 16 hits around the world, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore,...

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12:26
Regulatory Filings May Point to Apple Partnership With Wir...

Apple may be working with Energous on a wireless charging project according to regulatory filings discovered by VentureBeat. Energous certification documents dating back to 2014 features a mysterious "Apple compliance testing" listing, which could hint at a partnership.

According to VentureBeat, this is proof Apple is considering using Energous' WattUp wireless charging technology in one of its devices, but it should be noted that this listing isn't concrete proof of a relationship - it could also be a reference to MFi testing for an iPhone case or other WattUp iPhone accessory.

The conclusion here is obvious: the WattUp reference design would only undergo compliance testing at Apple if Apple is evaluating its use in one of its portable devices. And the fact that Energous names the company so nonchalantly and...

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12:07
Apple Releases Second Golden Master of macOS Sierra for De...

Apple today released an updated golden master (GM) version of macOS Sierra to developers, a week and a day after releasing the first golden master following its September 7 event. The golden master represents the final version of macOS Sierra that will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 20.

The golden master update can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center at this time, and it is not clear if it will be available through the Mac App Store. The new GM seed is build 16A323, while the build released last week was 16A320.

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macOS Sierra is a major update that brings Siri to the Mac for the first time, allowing...

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11:26
T-Mobile Tells Customers Not to Install iOS 10 on iPhone 6...

T-Mobile CEO John Legere says T-Mobile customers who own an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone SE should not install Apple's iOS 10 update, released on Tuesday. According to Legere, iOS 10 is causing those three iPhone models to lose connection to the T-Mobile network.

Legere's comments come following customer complaints that started circulating following T-Mobile's latest carrier update, 25.1. It was initially believed the problem was the carrier update on T-Mobile's end, but Legere says that's not the case.

Apple is working to resolve the issue with iOS10 for @TMobile customers. Don't download iOS10 if you currently use an...

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10:44
Apple's Sunnyvale Car Team Includes a Dozen Magna Eng...

In a piece on car company Magna International, Bloomberg has shared a tidbit about Apple's car development plans, suggesting there are approximately a dozen engineers from Magna working with Apple's car team in Sunnyvale.

Magna employees are said to be helping develop Apple's electric vehicle, reigniting rumors that Apple is working with a third-party to manufacture its vehicle rather than taking on vehicle development costs itself.

A completely new vehicle can cost several billion dollars, so leaning on the expertise of an industry veteran is a way of minimizing those costs. Apple has been quick to understand that: about a dozen Magna engineers have been working with the iPhone-maker's team in Sunnyvale to develop a vehicle, according to a person familiar with the arrangement.This isn't the first time we've heard rumors of some kind of partnership between Apple and Magna. In April, a...

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09:14
Samsung's Note Crisis Worsens with Questionable Delay...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Korean Press Report Goes Ballistic Calling the U.S. Recall of the Note 7 a Protectionist Move to Protect Apple." Believe it or not, three days later and South Korea's etnews still lists their angry report as their top story that usually changes daily. And while there have been reports that Samsung had acted quickly to the crisis and that they cared about trust over profits, the fact is that Samsung hasn't reacted to this well in North America at all ...

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08:24
Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case Offers 26% More C...

As customers around the world begin receiving Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case, it has now been confirmed that the charging case is rated for 2,365 mAh, a 26% increase over the iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case's 1,877 mAh rating.

Chinese technical certifications revealed that the iPhone 7 likely has a larger 1,960 mAh battery, as previously rumored, meaning Apple's Smart Battery Case can charge the smartphone fully with roughly 17% capacity remaining.

iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case is 2365 mAh, up from 1877 for iPhone 6. pic.twitter.com/cQ7LMR0KDk

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07:45
Patents Surface Covering Apple's Fanatical Detail for...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a series of patent applications from Apple that cover possible future product materials, processes and packaging. If anything, they once again remind us that Apple is a premium device maker with distinct class. A company with engineers that sweat over every detail that almost borders on the insane. One patent application published today virtually leaps off the page and right into the iPhone 7's latest video ...

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05:08
iPhone 7 Unboxing Video Reveals New 'Choose Your Clic...

YouTuber MKBHD recently unboxed the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on his channel, showing the contents of each smartphone's packaging, the boot-up of iOS, and even a quick overview of official Geekbench benchmark results. In the video, the unboxed iPhones encompass the new Jet Black and Black color options, for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, respectively.

Interestingly, once MKBHD begins cycling through the iOS set-up process, he discovered a new step on iPhone 7 that focuses on the haptic feedback of the new Home Button. After confirming your language, region, and setting up Touch ID, Apple ID, and Siri, the iPhone 7 will allow you to "meet the new Home Button." The added process in iOS 10...

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03:25
Jimmy Iovine Officially Kills Kanye West's Delusional...

Apple's Jimmy Iovine told BuzzFeed News that they're not looking to acquire any streaming services and that the rumors are false. The report noted ...

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02:57
Apple: The iPhone 7 Plus Sold out Globally

The good news began to surface late Monday when T-Mobile's John Legere took to his periscope site to announced that iPhone 7 pre-orders were going through the roof and running at 4X the iPhone 6, the iPhone model that smashed all sales records for smartphones around the world. Today, Apple has announced that the iPhone 7 Plus with the new dual lens camera is already sold out globally.

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01:52
Apple Quashes Rumors of Potential Tidal Acquisition

Apple has moved to quash rumors that it is interested in purchasing rival music streaming service Tidal, according to BuzzFeed.

Back in June of this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was "in talks" to acquire Tidal, which has fiercely competed with Apple Music for exclusivity rights to top list artists.

However, pushed on the subject in a forthcoming interview, head of Apple Music Jimmy Iovine told BuzzFeed that "We're really running our own race. We're not looking to acquire any streaming services." Iovine didn't deny that discussions had taken place, but said that no acquisition deal was currently in the works.

Irvine's remarks are the first time anyone from Apple has...

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Wednesday September 14

22:50
All iPhone 7 Plus and Jet Black iPhone 7 Models Sold Out f...

Apple has issued a statement to a number of press outlets including TechCrunch, indicating that all models of the iPhone 7 Plus as well as the Jet Black iPhone 7 have completely sold out ahead of Friday's launch and will not be available at Apple's retail stores. The announcement will help those who had hoped to purchase one of those models on a walk-in basis on Friday plan appropriately.We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world.

Beginning Friday, limited quantities of iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold, and black will be available for walk-in customers at Apple retail stores. During the online pre-order period, initial quantities of...

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18:58
Apple Surveying MacBook Pro Users About Headphone Jack and...

In recent weeks, Apple has been sending out surveys to users asking about MacBook Pro features, most notably the headphone jack. A survey question shared by MacRumors reader Blake asks "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"

There are several other reports on Twitter from users who have been asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting Apple is exploring the removal of the headphone jack in a future version of the MacBook Pro. Apple has eliminated the headphone jack from the iPhone, so it makes sense that the trend will continue for other products.

Apple is also asking users about battery life and other ports, including the SD card...

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16:40
Samsung Note 7 Fire Reports Continue as Samsung Rushes to...

Another day another Samsung Note 7 fire story. This time it's a story about an exploding Note 7 that occurred in a UK café. The incident was caught on two security cameras ...

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16:39
Best Buy Delays Apple Watch Series 2 Shipments, Offers $50...

Many customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch Series 2 from Best Buy will not be receiving their new devices on launch day, according to emails the company sent out this evening.

During pre-orders that took place on Friday, September 9, Best Buy listed a Friday, September 16 delivery date, leading customers to believe they would receive their devices on launch day. Instead, Best Buy won't be shipping out orders until 9/28, nearly two weeks later.

To compensate pre-order customers who are facing delays, Best Buy has included a promo code for a $50 discount on a future Best Buy purchase in each email, which must be used by October 14, 2016. That will get pre-order customers an extra Sport Band or another Apple Watch accessory.

Customers affected have ordered a wide range of Apple Watch Series 2 models, including the stainless steel Apple Watch with White Sport Band and various Sport configurations....

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15:30
Apple Hires Time Warner Cable Executive for iCloud and Fut...

Apple confirmed this afternoon that they've hired former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern as a vice president working on cloud services, which includes ...

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15:01
Apple Hires Former Time Warner Cable Exec for Cloud Servic...

Former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern has joined Apple to work on the cloud services team, reports The Wall Street Journal. Stern will serve as a vice president, reporting to iTunes chief Eddy Cue.

During his tenure at Time Warner Cable, Stern was involved in talks with Apple about a potential deal for a joint television service that would be offered on the Apple TV. No such deal was able to be established, however, as Apple has had ongoing negotiation difficulties with content providers. Stern left Time Warner Cable following its acquisition by Charter Communications earlier this year.He served in senior strategy and corporate development roles at the cable company as it maneuvered through multiple takeover attempts over the...

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14:45
National Geographic Takes us on an African Photo Shoot usi...

National Geographic's Austin Mann took Apple's new iPhone 7 to Rwanda's rugged hills in Africa for a photo shoot. Mann also took the time to provide Apple fans with 8 brief photography tips ...

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13:47
The Wall Street Journal goes to new Depths to Review Apple...

The Wall Street Journal decided to take their latest reviews of Apple's shiny new iOS devices to new depths. They didn't just talk ...

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13:20
iPhone 7 Lines Start Growing Ahead of Friday's Launch

With just two days to go until the official launch of the iPhone 7, customers who are hoping to get their hands on one of Apple's devices have started lining up outside of Apple retail locations around the world.

At the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York, one of Apple's flagship locations, people have been waiting in line for days, saving spots with folding chairs and small one-person tents. Other stores in New York also have short lines at this time, based on photos sent in by MacRumors readers.

Instagram image via Olaenglund

At Apple's new San Francisco location, Apple Union Square, a handful of people are already waiting outside for an iPhone 7. People started lining up over the weekend.

Instagram image via Minoyohan...

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13:00
Indian Rumor: Apple pulling back Development Work In-House...

Earlier this week an Indian tech site reported that Apple Inc is planning to bring back in-house some of the back-end technology work that it had earlier outsourced to Indian technology services vendors.

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12:49
Messages App Store Updated With Categories for Better App...

When the Messages App Store first launched just ahead of iOS 10, there was no categories section, making it difficult to discover apps beyond those that were featured by Apple.

As more and more Messages App Store apps have rolled out, Apple has updated the App Store to include a new Categories feature, improving discovery.

Located at the top of the Messages App Store between "Featured" and "Manage," the new Category section breaks down apps into different groups, including Entertainment, Food & Drink, Games, Lifestyle, Photo & Video, Productivity, Shopping, Social Networking, Stickers, and Travel.

Each section includes a selection of apps chosen by Apple as "Our Favorites," along with a "More to Explore" option. As the Messages App Store grows, these categories will likely fill out and gain new sections.

In the Stickers category,...

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11:47
Could Apple Tap into the Enterprise Wearable Ring Scanner...

Close to a year ago Patently Apple posted a patent report covering a newly invented wearable in the form of a smart-ring. The patent application provided us with a grande overview of the possible applications and features associated with a smart-ring. According to a new ABI Research report, wearable scanners, including ring scanners could be a big niche market boosting business efficiency.

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11:35
Apple Pay on the Web Starts Rolling Out Following iOS 10 R...

iOS 10 includes support for Apple Pay on the web, allowing users to make purchases from websites using Apple's payment service and Touch ID fingerprint authentication. Now that iOS 10 is available to the public, websites have started rolling out support for the Apple Pay on the web feature.

Time Inc. today announced that its customers are now able to use Apple Pay to purchase subscriptions for its line of magazines, including Sports Illustrated, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Real Simple.

Last week, online retailer Wayfair announced support for...

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10:48
iOS 10 Now Installed on 14.5% of Devices, Early Adoption R...

Apple's latest operating system, iOS 10, is seeing quicker adoption rates than iOS 9 saw during the same adoption period last year, according to data collected by Mixpanel. As of 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, 24 hours after iOS 10 was released, the OS is installed on 14.45 percent of devices.

Comparatively, 24 hours after iOS 9 was released, it was installed on 12.60 percent of devices, also based on data gathered from Mixpanel. That's also similar to iOS 8 adoption rates in 2014, suggesting iOS 10 is slightly outpacing both updates, likely due to the wide range of new features introduced.

iOS 10 saw some early...

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08:29
Spotify Reaches Over 40 Million Paying Subscribers, Contin...

Spotify has announced that it now has over 40 million paying subscribers as of this month, meaning that it has added some 10 million subscribers since March. Spotify remains the most popular streaming music service worldwide, and its new subscriber growth continues to outpace its biggest rival, Apple Music.

Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek hinted about the milestone in a tweet earlier today:

40 is the new 30.
Million. 😄

— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) September 14, 2016

Apple Music has been growing at a pace of about 2 million new subscribers every two months: 11 million...

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08:04
ABC Interview Videos with Apple's CEO on Augmented Re...

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about favoring augmented reality (AR) over virtual reality (VR), Apple's new AirPods and Education in exclusive interview with ABC News.

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07:12
Twitter's New Video App for Live Sports Broadcasting...

Last month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Twitter in Talks with Apple to bring NFL Live Streaming App to Apple TV." The Twitter plan was to offer a new Twitter app to Apple TV which would potentially let millions of Apple TV users watch the streaming N.F.L. games. Well, it's actually being released today.

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07:12
Tim Cook Says Augmented Reality is 'Larger' Than...

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his New York City tour this week with a wide-ranging Good Morning America interview about the iPhone 7, AirPods, virtual reality, and other topics. A teaser of the interview was first shared yesterday.

On the subject of virtual reality, Cook said that augmented reality is actually the "larger of the two," because it allows people to "be very present" while using the technology. Cook added that "less people would be interested" in virtual reality, but that the technology has interesting use cases for education and gaming."There's virtual reality and there's augmented reality -- both of these are incredibly interesting. But my own...

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07:05
Apple Watch Series 2 Reviews: 'The First Real Apple W...

Following the publication of reviews for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus yesterday, now the first official reviews for the Apple Watch Series 2 have begun hitting the web. Apple announced its second-generation Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 7 last week, and both devices will launch this Friday, September 16.

While there are varying opinions among reviewers, the consensus on Apple Watch Series 2 is epitomized in TechCrunch's straightforward headline, calling it “the first real Apple Watch.” Reviewers think that the 50 percent faster processor, improved durability in water, and fitness-focused features have elevated the second generation of Apple Watch to become a more sensical purchase option,...

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06:28
Supply Chain Rumor Claims Apple is Aiming for 100 Million...

In July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reportedly Setting the iPhone 7's Sales Target Very High." Today a new supply chain report notes that "Chip orders for the iPhone 7 placed thus far for 2016 are higher ...

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06:28
Apple Makes More iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Stock Availabl...

Last week, a number of customers enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program were unable to pre-order the specific iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus model they wanted due to limited stock when orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday.

Apple had already warned that demand would outstrip supply as usual, but unlike regular customers, iPhone Upgrade Program members were not given the option to pre-order a new iPhone online for home delivery.

Instead, would-be upgraders were directed to a separate queue that only allowed reserving the iPhone from a local Apple retail store -- many of which were sold out. The experience led to frustrations and even a ...

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05:43
India Demands that Apple Devices be Embedded with New Gove...

Apple's Tim Cook went on a major tour of India earlier this year and made several major investments in that country in the hopes of opening a wider door into that market. Cook met with Prime Minister Modi, but at the end of the day, Modi refused to announce that Apple could open stores in their country. A new report today suggests that India has declined to exempt Apple from local sourcing rules and open its own stores. And to top it off, India is now demanding that Apple adopt a new government devised security initiative ...

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05:32
Mockups Show AirPods in Apple's New Jet Black Color

Inspired by Apple's new Jet Black color for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, designer Martin Hajek recently created a few mockups of what the company's all-new wireless AirPods could look like if the accessories had a similar dark color option.

In his blog post, Hajek said he "modeled these earphones and rendered them in brand-new iPhone gloss black," making them visually identical to the new, shiny finish of the iPhone 7 in Jet Black.

Hajek even visualized the AirPods charging case in Jet Black. When inside of the case, the AirPods can get up to 24 hours of battery life, according to Apple. On their own, the Bluetooth headphones have up to 5 hours of music playback on a full charge.

Although most hardware announced at Apple’s September 7 event is debuting later this week, on September 16, the AirPods still have an unspecified launch...

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04:00
Apple's 'iCloud' with Expanded Class Covera...

Yesterday the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published Apple's latest registered trademark for "iCloud" which greatly expands its definition coverage from its prior RTM.

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02:41
New iPhone 7 Plus Ad Promotes the Power of the Dual Lens C...

Apple has released a new iPhone 7 ad today promoting the smartphone's new features including cameras, ...

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01:13
iPhone 7 Ad Emphasizes Dual Cameras, Stereo Sound, and Wat...

Apple today posted a new iPhone 7 TV ad to its YouTube channel, playing up to the devices' camera features, stereo speakers, and water resistance in a black and white montage of dramatic metaphors and visual set pieces.

The 30-second commercial is barely lit, save for the flash of an iPhone camera lens, and shrouds glimpses of black-colored handsets in flickering low light against shadowy backdrops.

Opening with a nighttime shot of a forest and a close-up of an owl's pupils dilating in the darkness at the sight of a deer, the ad continues in a similar edgy vein, with a series of slick mirrored cut scenes representing the iPhone 7's doubled-up technological capabilities.

The advantages of the dual lens camera in the iPhone 7 Plus are suggested in a series of paired low-light images, just as the benefits of stereo separation are...

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Tuesday September 13

23:59
iPhone 7 Plus Camera 'Ideal for Shooting Outdoor Adve...

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller tweeted a link to an Outside article this morning titled "The Year's Best New Adventure Camera? The Apple iPhone 7 Plus", which features 17 images shot with the device in various rugged outdoor environments.

The new series of photos were taken by associate editor of Outside Magazine Jakob Schiller during an outdoor adventure up rivers, down dusty bike trails, through woods, and into classic New Mexico burrito joints, leaving him particularly impressed by the versatility of the 5.5-inch handset's dual-lens setup.

Over four days of in-the-field testing, I’ve found it to be the best small, lightweight camera you can get...

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16:36
iOS 10 Tidbits: Hide Stock Apps, Use Two Safari Windows on...

Apple today released iOS 10, the next major operating system designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 has been described as the biggest iOS update ever, with features ranging from an overhauled Lock screen interface to half a dozen new capabilities for the Messages app.

In addition to all the major changes, there are dozens of more minor but still significant tweaks that have been made to the operating system to make it feel entirely new, including individualized read receipts, the ability to hide stock apps, a new Wake Alarm in the Clock app, and more. Below, we've listed some of the most notable changes worth checking out.

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Hide stock apps - In iOS 10, a wide range of stock apps can be hidden from the Home screen, a feature iOS users...

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15:35
Apple CEO Tim Cook to Talk AirPods, Other New Products on...

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on Good Morning America tomorrow, for what the show is calling a "wide-ranging and exclusive interview" with Robin Roberts at a school in Harlem in New York City.

In a minute long teaser clip shared on the Good Morning America Twitter account, Cook was asked about Apple's upcoming AirPods, where he alleviated fears that they're going to be easy to lose or will fall out of the ear.

Cook says AirPods will be kept safe in the dedicated battery case and because there are no wires, there's nothing to pull them out of the ear. "I have never personally had one fall out since I've been using it," he said. "They're absolutely magical." He went on to explain that he's used them on the treadmill and when...

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15:19
iOS 10 Messages Apps and Games Worth Checking Out

With iOS 10 now available to the public, there are hundreds of new Messages apps available in the dedicated Messages App Store. For the first time, we're getting a look at just what apps in Messages are going to be capable of, and it's more than a just a gimmick.

There are apps for all doing all kinds of things, from expressing yourself with GIFs and stickers, to sending song lyrics, sharing movie information, maps locations, weather reports, and more, plus there are even more in-depth tools for figuring out what restaurant to eat at, sending money to friends, and other conveniences that are sure to save you a lot of time.

In the list below, we've gathered up a handful of some of the most useful apps in the Messages App Store, so if you're looking to see what Messages apps can do, this is a good starting point.

Installing a Messages App

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14:12
Must-Have Sticker Packs for Messages in iOS 10

iOS 10 officially launched today, bringing a revamped Messages App with a full Messages App Store and support for all new sticker packs, which are set to replace emojis as the must-have way to express yourself visually while chatting.

There are already several dozen sticker packs available in the Messages App Store and that number will grow to hundreds in a short period of time, so we've rounded up some of the best iOS 10 sticker packs that are worth checking out. All app links are links directly to the App Store.

Wondering how to install sticker packs? Make sure to check out our how to.

Sticker Pals (Free, Coming Soon) - Created by Impending, the team behind the adorable Hatch pet app, Sticker Pals features...

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11:52
Apple Says Over-the-Air iOS 10 Update Issue is Fixed

In a statement given to BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski, Apple says the issue that was causing iOS 10 updates installed over-the-air to fail on some iPads and iPhones has been resolved, making it safe to resume iOS 10 downloads."We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability. The problem was quickly resolved and we apologize to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete the update or contact AppleCare for help.Shortly after iOS 10 was released, a number of people who attempted to install iOS 10 using an over-the-air download saw their installation fail, effectively bricking devices until plugged into iTunes for an update or restore. For people who are not near a computer...

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10:50
iOS 10 Over-the-Air Update Bricking Some iPhones and iPads...

The new iOS 10 update, released today, appears to be causing problems for some iPad and iPhone owners who are installing it over-the-air. On the MacRumors forums, we're seeing multiple reports from users who have attempted to install iOS 10 and have had their devices put into recovery mode, requiring a restore.

It does not seem to be limited to a single device, but most reports from iPad owners are coming from those who have the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which has had trouble with new software releases in the past. Multiple iPhone models also appear to...

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10:36
Apple Releases Swift Playgrounds on App Store for Free

Today Apple's Swift Playgrounds, an innovative new iPad app from Apple that makes learning to code easy and fun for everyone, is now available on the App Store for free.

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10:18
Siri gets Smarter in new Apple TV Update Available Today

A new report published today claims that the Apple TV is receiving an update today — tvOS 10. Apple announced the update at WWDC and it’s now available to download.

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09:58
Apple Releases iOS 10 With Redesigned Lock Screen, New Mes...

Apple today released iOS 10, the latest operating system designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, to the public. iOS 10 can be downloaded on the iPhone 5 and later, the iPad mini and later, the iPad 2 and later, and the 6th generation iPod touch.

The update is available on all eligible devices through iTunes or over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software update. As with all major software releases, it may take a few minutes for the update to propagate due to high user demand.

According to Apple, iOS 10 is the "biggest release ever" for iOS devices, with major updates for Messages, Siri, Photos, Maps, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and the iOS interface.

iOS 10 features a...

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09:57
Apple Releases watchOS 3 With App Dock, Instant Launching,...

Apple today released watchOS 3, the newest version of the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 3 is a significant update to the watchOS operating system, introducing an overhauled interface, new apps, new watch faces, and impressive performance improvements.

watchOS 3 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone. watchOS 3 is available for all Apple Watch models, but requires an iPhone running iOS 10 to install, which was also released today.

watchOS 3 features a new dock that houses your favorite and recently used apps so they're quicker to access. Up to 10 apps saved to the dock are kept up to date at all times and are able to...

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09:56
Apple Releases tvOS 10 With New Siri Features, Improved Se...

Apple today released tvOS 10, the latest operating system designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV, bringing a range of improvements that make it easier to locate and watch content on Apple's set-top box.

tvOS 10 can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the fourth-generation Apple TV by going to System --> Software Update. Those who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to tvOS 10 automatically.

In tvOS 10, Apple has brought improved search, expanded Siri capabilities, a new dark mode, a Continuity option for using the iPhone for text input, automatic download of universal apps, and more.

With tvOS 10, Siri is able to search for movies by topic, bringing up content around a theme like "high school comedies from the 80s" or "movies about dinosaurs," and a new Live Tune-In feature lets Siri go directly to a...

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09:45
Sprint's Pre-Orders of iPhone 7 are up 375% over the...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "T-Mobile CEO: iPhone 7 Pre-Orders are 4X the iPhone 6, it's a Phenomenon." Now Sprint wants to get in on the excitement with a new press release about the success of the iPhone 7...

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09:09
Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.1 With Revamped Apple Music Des...

Apple today released a new version of iTunes, iTunes 12.5.1, which is available for OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra users. iTunes 12.5.1 introduces a new Apple Music design, bringing Apple Music on the desktop in line with Apple Music on mobile devices just ahead of the release of iOS 10.

The update also brings macOS Sierra-specific features including support for Siri, allowing users to ask Siri to play songs on machines running macOS Sierra, and it includes support for Picture-in-Picture, another new Sierra feature.

iTunes 12.5.1 can be downloaded immediately from the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.Now with...

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09:04
Class Action Details about the iPhone 7 Misfire on Apple...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "The iPhone 7 is only Five Days Old and a Class Action has already begun over Apple's Upgrade Program." Today, the full formal lawsuit filing became public. The plaintiff that wasn't mentioned in announcement by law firm Block and Leviton is now known to be Emil Frank, an individual residing in Brooklyn, New York. Our report extensively covers the Summary of the Action; Substantive Allegations; Plaintiff Experiences; and Class Action Allegations.

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USPTO Invalidates 4 VirnetX Patents Complicating the New T...

In early August Patently Apple posted a report titled "VirnetX Stock Plunges as Judge Voids $625.6 Million Verdict against Apple." VirnetX Chief Executive Kendall Larsen said in a statement at that time that "We are disappointed. We are reviewing all our options and will follow the court's direction as we start preparing for these retrials." Well, that retrial may not happen exactly as planned.

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07:36
iOS 10 Bug Breaks Kwikset Kevo's Touch-to-Open Functi...

Kwikset has announced that its Kevo smart lock's touch-to-open technology will only work on iOS 10 if the Kevo app is open and visible on an iPhone's screen, due to a bug related to Bluetooth LE peripheral mode.

Kwikset said it is working closely with Apple to support a solution that will restore the functionality as quick as possible. iOS 10 will be publicly released later today, so the fix will likely be included in a subsequent software update.

In the meantime, Kwikset offers some temporary solutions for continuing to use Kevo's touch-to-open functionality:- When at your door, open the Kevo app on your iOS phone or smart device, making sure you can see the app on your device screen and touch the Kevo smart lock...

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07:24
Starting Today iPhone Business Users get to Tap into Favor...

Just as a reminder, favored status for Apple iPhones and iPads on Cisco Systems networks starts later today, giving users better Wi-Fi roaming, integrated VoIP calls and priority for the most important business apps. It's about fast-tracking the mobile enterprise.

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06:03
2017 iPhone Will Include Edge-to-Edge Display With 'V...

In the midst of the publication of multiple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus reviews, one tidbit within The New York Times' mostly positive review of the 2016 iPhone briefly looked forward to the much-anticipated "mega cycle," ten-year anniversary model of next year's iPhone. According to the publication, who spoke with two anonymous Apple employees, "next year’s iPhone will have a full-screen face with the virtual button built directly into the screen."

While not new information, the comment does continue a rumor of a...

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05:41
Xiaomi Fearful of Recent Battery Explosions with their new...

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle still in high gear, it's no wonder that China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology has commissioned a third-party organization to investigate two recent cases of explosions of its own smartphones ...

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05:19
Technical Certification Lists Improved iPhone 7 Battery Ca...

Although Apple revealed a lot of information about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last week, the technical specifications of each device's mAh battery capacity and RAM were left undisclosed, as per usual with iPhone announcements. Now, new information from a technical certification obtained by Chinese site TENAA (via WCCFtech) appears to confirm previous rumors that placed the iPhone 7 Plus with 3GB of RAM and the iPhone 7 with a 1,960 mAh battery.

Specifically, the performance specifications list the iPhone 7 with 2GB of RAM and a 1,960 mAh battery, an improvement over the 1,715 mAh battery in the...

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04:16
Apple Granted 52 Patents Today Covering Advanced 'Bum...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's 'Bumping' wireless technology that could interact and communicate with a wide range of products including modems and vehicles where vehicle collision details could be automatically detected.

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04:01
iPhone 7 Reviews: 'Terrific Phones' That Offer a...

The official launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is still three days away on September 16, but the first reviews of the new smartphones have started showing up online this morning. Some of the sites have been quietly testing out the new handsets for around a week, and general impressions have been positive, despite the lack of a radical design overhaul compared to last year's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

The Verge offered perhaps the most balanced perspective on the iPhone 7 series, which it called "terrific phones" but also "incomplete", given that the wider color gamut, and the real potential of the Taptic Engine and the iPhone 7 Plus's dual-lens camera – which rely on software updates – won't be realized at launch....

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02:22
T-Mobile CEO: iPhone 7 Pre-Orders are 4X the iPhone 6, it...

It was disappointing to learn last week that Apple had decided to end their long standing tradition of announcing first-weekend sales of their latest iPhone model. Yet T-Mobile may have filled in with a revelation of their own on how the iPhone 7 was doing, and it was ....

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Monday September 12

16:15
Messages App Store Launches Ahead of Tomorrow's iOS 1...

Ahead of the public launch of iOS 10 coming tomorrow, Apple today made the Messages App Store live, aggregating all of the apps, games, and sticker packs that can be used in the Messages app and making them available for download.

The Messages App Store looks almost identical to the iOS App Store, so the interface will be immediately familiar to iOS 10 users. There are featured apps and stickers displayed at the top of the store, along with editorial picks like "10 iMessage Apps We Love" and "Games in Messages? Sweet!"

Apps for the Messages App Store are already available, including titles like Games With Friends, Tic Tac Toe, Star Walk, Carrot Weather, Yelp, IMDB, OpenTable, Zen Brush 2, and more.

A number of sticker packs are also available from well-known app developers, including Pac-Man, Star Wars, Angry Birds, Hello Kitty, Crossy Road, and...

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14:38
The iPhone 7 is only Five Days Old and a Class Action has...

Apple introduced the new iPhone 7 last Wednesday. It took only five days for Block & Leviton LLP to announce that they've filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. ...

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14:17
Android Fans are Funny People Stuck in a 'Specs World...

A new report published today points out that while the iPhone may be behind the Android curve on almost every spec, it remains the world’s best-selling smartphone year after year. It’s not because specs don’t matter, but because the same spec means different things in the iOS and Android ecosystems.

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13:59
Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Upgrade Pr...

Boston law firm Block & Leviton today announced it has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple on behalf of iPhone Upgrade customers who are dissatisfied with how Apple handled iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders last Friday.

When customers who participate in the iPhone Upgrade Program went to pre-order an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, they were forced to reserve a device from a local Apple retail store rather than being able to make a traditional online purchase. Many retail stores did not have sufficient stock to meet demand, leaving some customers unable to select the model, color, or storage capacity they desired.

Many iPhone Upgrade Program members were unhappy with the ordering process and an inability to reserve a desired iPhone for launch day. Apple has responded to customer frustration and has been...

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13:10
A Closer Look at Apple's CPU Improvements for iPhone...

At last Wednesday's media event, Apple introduced two new processors - the A10 Fusion for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and the S2 for Apple Watch Series 2. Although Apple only briefly covered the S2 during the presentation, it did spend a good deal of time talking about A10 Fusion. The 'Fusion' suffix refers to the heterogeneous architecture that the A10 features, which has two high-power, high-throughput cores and two much smaller cores that are more power efficient.

Apple also introduced another very important piece of standalone silicon in its new AirPods, dubbed the W1 chip. In total, this represents a great deal of engineering work done by Apple over the last year, and the A10 is the most significant to Apple's system-on-a-chip (SoC) line since the company's transition to 64-bit.

Apple unveiled the biggest technical changes featured in the A10 at the very...

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11:09
First iOS 10 Apps Start Hitting the App Store

Ahead of the official launch of iOS 10 tomorrow, apps designed for the new operating system update have started hitting the iOS App Store, including those that will be available in the Messages App Store.

Rock-Paper-Scissors [Direct Link], for example, a Messages app that allows two people to play a classic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors right in Messages, is now in the App Store. It is not, however, showing up in the dedicated Messages App Store, which will presumably launch tomorrow. Other apps for Messages, like Snappy Browser, are also starting to become available.

The Messages App Store is an app storefront located within the Messages app, accessible on a device running iOS 10 by tapping the app icon, opening the...

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09:31
Sports Illustrated & ESPN Captured Game Play this Week...

This weekend Sports Illustrated and ESPN shot a series of photos with Apple's new iPhone 7 Plus with it's new dual lens camera. On Sunday...

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08:04
Apple Collecting Customer Information in Effort to Address...

Last week, we reported that the iPhone Upgrade Program caused frustration for some customers attempting to pre-order an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

Specifically, some customers enrolled in the program were unable to select the model, carrier, color, or storage capacity they desired, or any iPhone in some cases, due to limited stock seemingly as soon as pre-orders began.The underlying reason appears to be that iPhone Upgrade Program members were placed into a separate stream than regular pre-order customers, and forced to reserve a new iPhone from a local Apple retail store -- many of which were sold out. Some customers were not even able to access the reservation system at all.Since then, it appears that Apple has acknowledged those concerns and is attempting to help make the situation right for those affected.

Over the...

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07:06
Korea's Financial Tech Firms Unite to File a Complain...

In August Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Tells Australian Commission that Three Top Banks are in a Cartel to Dictate Terms for Apple Pay." In July Australia's three biggest banks, including no. 1 lender National Australia Bank, said they had lodged a joint application with anti-trust regulators seeking approval to collectively negotiate with Apple to install their own electronic payments applications on iPhones. Today we're learning that South Korean Financial Tech firms are about to unite with the Australian banks in an attempt to force Apple to open their Apple Pay API.

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06:39
iPhone 7 Plus Low-Light Photo Capabilities Shown Off at U....

After sharing a collection of photographs taken with the iPhone 7 Plus at the Titans-Vikings game yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning tweeted out another group of photos captured with Apple's new 5.5-inch iPhone, now providing a few examples of low-light photography.

The new set of photos were taken by ESPN photographer Landon Nordeman during the U.S. Open. According to the publication, "the autofocus and exposure performed exceedingly well in various lighting conditions -- so that even with one hand, he could get the shot."

Better low-light photography was emphasized by Apple in the...

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05:48
Microsoft's Latest Anti-MacBook Ad Focuses on Surface...

Over the weekend, Microsoft launched a new ad for the Surface Pro 4, continuing its marketing strategy of comparing the tablet computer to Apple's products, this time the 13-inch MacBook Air. The ad is the newest in Microsoft's anti-Apple theme of commercials, previously comparing the iPad Pro with the Surface Pro 4, the MacBook Pro with the Surface Book, and OS X with Windows 10. Just a few weeks ago, the MacBook Air was the focus of another Surface Pro 4 ad.

Simple titled "Get the Surface Pro," the new ad has a focus on the...

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05:30
Korean Press Report Goes Ballistic Calling the U.S. Recall...

This morning the Korean press is screaming foul play claiming that the actions taken by the U.S. Government against Samsung's Note 7 are nothing shy of excessive. Really?

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01:49
Apple Celebrates 10 Years of iTunes Movies With $10 Movie...

Apple has begun offering bundles of 10 films for $10 on iTunes, to celebrate 10 years of movies being available on the store (via The Verge).

iTunes Movies is turning 10! 
10-movie bundles for $10. (US)#iTunesMovies10https://t.co/lRNnrd294y pic.twitter.com/og5H1hKHEv

— iTunes Movies (@iTunesMovies) 12 September 2016

For today only, titles from Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount, Lionsgate, and Sony Pictures are available to U.S. customers for $9.99. The movies cover a range of genres, including titles like Pacific Rim, ...

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Sunday September 11

17:48
Tim Cook Shares First Photos Taken With iPhone 7 Plus

Following the announcement of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook today tweeted out a link to some of the first official photos that have been taken using the advanced photography capabilities of the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.

Taken by Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho, the pictures come from the Titans-Vikings game that took place earlier today. Using the iPhone 7 Plus, Klutho was able to take advantage of Apple's new dual-lens 12-megapixel camera, and the 2x optical zoom feature exclusive to the larger model iPhone.

Klutho's shots provide evidence of the...

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10:28
Samsung Dodged a Bullet this week, but for How Long?

Even though it was a long shot for this year, John Gruber's report titled "Will the New iPhones support Apple Pencil?" posted last weekend was thought provoking. It wasn't based on some dubious rumor, it was simply reviewing an actual statement that Apple's CEO made while being interviewed by India's NDTV at the 29:37 mark as follows: ...

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08:34
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Working on Officia...

On Friday we posted a report titled "Samsung's Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Nightmare Worsens" wherein we reported that the FAA had issued a warning about the Note 7 and that a jeep owner in Australia reported his vehicle was destroyed when charging his new Note 7. We've now learned that late on Friday the U.S. government safety agency urged all consumers to stop using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones ...

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07:44
iPhone 7 Plus Orders Begin Shipping to Customers

After quickly moving to the "Preparing for Shipment" stage on Friday, the first wave of iPhone 7 Plus shipments from Apple are now on their way to customers for delivery on Friday, September 16. Apple has not yet officially updated order statuses to "shipping," but a number of customers have found their new devices showing up in their Apple support profiles and in UPS order tracking. We've seen quite a few reports of iPhone 7 Plus orders showing up, but it's not clear if iPhone 7 units are shipping in volume yet.

U.S. customers can try to find their orders by using the "Track by Reference" function on the UPS website and searching...

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07:30
This Weekend the EU Commission & other EU Finance Mini...

Over the weekend the European Union finance ministers lined up at a meeting in Slovakia to get a slice of Apple's tax revenue following a controversial ruling last month by the European Commission, which found the US technology giant had vastly underpaid its corporate taxes for more than a decade. Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem appeared to be first in line, warning Apple on Saturday that ....

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Saturday September 10

10:44
Apple invents Digital Crown Seal for new 'Swim-Proof...

During the Apple Event on Wednesday Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 2 and the number one new feature was to advance its 'splash-proof" rating to that of 'swim-proof' which is water resistant at 50 meters. On Thursday, the U.S. Patent Office published a wide range of Apple Watch related patent filings with one of them covering the new seal system that was designed specifically for the Digital Crown.

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07:44
Nissim, Contributor to the DVD Specification, Sues Apple f...

Nissim Corp played a role in the development of the DVD specification and licences their technology to an impressive list of technologies companies including Bose, Alienware, Dell, Hitachi, HP, Lenovo and more. Evidently Apple isn't one of them and Nissim is suing Apple for the years that they sold Macs with DVD players and didn't license their technology.

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06:11
Apple Refocuses Project Titan towards Advanced System Soft...

In 2015 we were all subjected to Apple Van mania sweeping the web attributing the vans to a future autonomous Apple car. That year we posted a report titled "Proof is Mounting that Apple's Project Titan is about the Development of an Advanced Driver Assistance System." Yesterday the NY Times reported that Apple is moving away from building a car and towards building out the underlying technology for an autonomous vehicle.

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Friday September 9

17:47
Apple 'Reboots' Self-Driving Car Initiative Amid...

Apple has closed parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees attached to it as it reboots its plan for self-driving vehicles, according to The New York Times. The move comes just over a month after the company reportedly began shifting its car project to autonomous driving systems rather than vehicles under Bob Mansfield.

Mansfield, a longtime Apple executive who was previously Vice President of Technologies, was appointed to oversee the car project in late July, adjusting the project to focus on the "underlying technology" for autonomous vehicles rather than actually building an automobile. The layoffs, according to The New York Times, are part of...

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15:43
Dual Rear Camera Likely to Remain Exclusive to High-End iP...

On the same day the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus became available for pre-order, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining his expectations for a dual rear camera in next year's iPhone model.

According to Kuo, cost considerations and a niche appeal for the dual camera, which is found only on the larger iPhone 7 Plus model this year, mean that the feature is likely to remain exclusive to "high-end" models in 2017 as well. Presumably this means the dual camera would again appear only on so-called "iPhone 8 Plus" models should Apple continue to offer similar product lineups.While an attractive addition for avid picture takers and professional photographers, the iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera is not a mass-market killer application yet. Along with its high cost (estimated at over US...

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11:11
Tim Cook Says Apple is 'Very Committed' to the M...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to a MacRumors reader's email about the lack of a long-awaited MacBook Pro refresh, stressing that he "loves the Mac" and that Apple is "very committed" to it. He told the customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, to "stay tuned," suggesting that updates to the Mac lineup are on the horizon.

MacRumors cannot fully confirm the authenticity of the email, but it does appear to originate from Apple's corporate servers based on full headers we saw. Apple executives occasionally respond to customer emails, but it is possible the response was handled by Apple's executive relations or public relations teams.

An update to the Mac lineup at some point is inevitable, and the bigger focus is now on when that will happen. The latest word is that Apple will release...

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10:57
Apple Reinvents the Watch Band with Auto Adjustment+

One of Apple's latest Apple Watch inventions came to life the very day after the Apple event and introduced us to a whole new Apple Watch band system that will allow owners of the Apple Watch to dynamically adjust the fit of their watch band through a simple automated system. The perfect fit will be achieved for your leisurely times or when you crank up your workout and need your watch band to hug your wrist like its one with you. It will even assist users to ...

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10:38
iPhone Upgrade Program Causes Headaches on Launch Day Due...

While the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus became available for pre-order at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time this morning, some customers enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program were unable to select the model, carrier, color, or storage capacity they desired due to limited stock seemingly as soon as orders began.

MacRumors reader Pbrutto of Allentown, Pennsylvania said that there were no iPhones available for him to pre-order, while many other existing iPhone Upgrade Program members were unable to order the specific model they wanted from Apple retail stores in their local areas, even immediately at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time.My experience was logging in the moment that the Apple Store app was...

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07:26
First iPhone 7 Orders Now 'Preparing for Shipment...

Just hours after iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders opened, some customers in the United States have seen their orders move to the "preparing for shipment" stage with an estimated delivery date of September 16.

MacRumors readers that purchased their new iPhones through Apple, AT&T, and Verizon appear to be the earliest to see movement on their orders, but most pre-orders placed in the U.S. and abroad remain in the processing stage.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time today, and shipping...

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06:12
Apple Will Resume 'Reserve And Pick Up' for iPho...

While estimated shipping dates for most iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models have quickly slipped to 2-3 weeks or later, including November for most Jet Black models, customers who elected not to pre-order online or slept through their alarm may still have a chance to purchase the model they desire sooner than anticipated.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus reservations will reopen on September 17 at 8:00 a.m. local time in the United States, and on September 17 at 6:00 a.m. local time in the United Kingdom, enabling customers to reserve an iPhone and pick it up at a local Apple retail store within a set 30-minute window.

In Canada, the "Reserve...

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04:48
Samsung's Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Nightmare Worsens

Samsung officially announced their Galaxy Note 7 worldwide recall a week ago today. Since that time, Samsung has been unable to stop the domino effect that's now in play. It's being reported today that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued ...

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02:46
Apple Increases Chip and Component Orders for Apple Watch...

IDC reported in July that the Apple Watch was the number one smartwatch in the world for Q2 with 47% market share. Today a new supply chain report has surfaced stating that "Apple has increased chip and component orders for its new Apple Watch Series 2 ...

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00:32
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Order Shipping Estimates Begin Sli...

Pre-order supplies of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are starting to dwindle, with several of the new iPhone models now displaying shipping estimates ranging into November. Pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, September 9, and it took less than 20 minutes for supplies of popular models to begin selling out.

Models in the new Black and Jet Black colors are the most heavily affected in the United States. Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus devices were initially quoted delivery times of late September and orders placed now won't ship until November, while the Black iPhone 7 Plus lists shipping estimates of two to three weeks.

Jet Black iPhone 7 models ship in two to three weeks, while Black iPhone 7 models ship in one to two weeks. Supplies of other colors are better, but may dwindle as the day goes on. At this rate, customers who wait to pre-order a Black or Jet Black iPhone will need to wait several...

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00:05
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Now Available for Pre-Order

Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus through its online storefront and through the Apple Store app. Pre-orders are being accepted in all first wave launch countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.

All of the major U.S. carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, are accepting pre-orders for the new...

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00:05
Apple Watch Series 2 Now Available for Pre-Order Through A...

Alongside the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, the second-generation Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 2, is now available for pre-order from Apple's online storefront and through the Apple Store app.

Supplies of the Apple Watch Series 2 could be limited, so customers interested in launch-day delivery should order as soon as possible.

Apple Watch Series 2 features a second-generation chip that's up to 50 percent faster with 2x better graphics performance. It also has a second-generation display that's much brighter for more vivid colors outdoors, and it has built-in GPS for better fitness and location tracking.

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Thursday September 8

17:48
Apple's Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone 7 and Apple...

Apple has taken its online storefront down in order to prepare for the launch of the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, and the new Apple Watch Series 2 models. Pre-orders are expected to begin at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time or 3:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, September 9.

Pre-orders will be available through Apple's website, the Apple Store app, several carrier sites, and from major retailers like Target and Best Buy.

Apple will accept pre-orders in first wave launch countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is...

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17:20
Macy's Department Store to Start Selling Apple Watch

Macy's is set to become the first major department store to offer the Apple Watch, reports Fortune. Starting before the holiday shopping rush, Macy's will begin offering the Apple Watch at more than 180 stores across the United States.

"It will be in all of our top buildings for the holiday season," said Macy's president and future CEO Jeff Gennette. In addition to offering the Apple Watch in many of its retail locations, Macy's also plans to open a dedicated Apple Store inside of its flagship Herald Square location in New York, which will sell a variety of Apple products including iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and Apple Watches.

Since its April 2015 debut, the Apple Watch has become available for purchase from many major third-party retailers around the world. In the United States, the Apple Watch can be purchased from stores like Best Buy...

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16:49
Apple Patent Reveals their Continuing work on an Inductive...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that is mainly about polishing and brushing techniques for cylindrical and contoured surfaces of metal body devices. Although the patent filing focuses on the tools behind polishing and brushing new metal devices, the fact is that Apple talks about one particular product that these new tools could be used to finish and it just happens to be an inductive charging station.

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To celebrate the launch of Apple’s latest macOS Sierra, Stafford, United Kingdom based Wide Angle Software has announced that its duplicate file finder software, Duplicate Sweeper, is now available... Read more
13-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
B&H Photo has 13″ Retina Apple MacBook Pros on sale for up to $150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro: $1174.99 $125 off MSRP - 13... Read more
Evidence Surfaces Pointing To New A10X Chip F...
Citing a job description for a Project Lead position at Apple’s Austin, Texas engineering labs, Motley Fool’s Ashraf Eassa deduces that development is progressing well on Apple’s next-generation in-... Read more
Check Print’R for macOS Allows Anyone to Easi...
Delaware-based Match Software has announced the release and immediate availability of Check Print’R 3.21, an important update to their easy-to-use check printing application for macOS. Check Print’R... Read more
Apple refurbished 11-inch MacBook Airs availa...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 11″ MacBook Airs (the latest models), available for up to $170 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is... Read more
Apple refurbished 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 15″ Retina MacBook Pros available for up to $380 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 15″ 2... Read more
Major Version 5 Release Of Free myTuner Radio...
AppGeneration Software has announced the release of myTuner Radio 5.0.1, an important update to their live radio app for iOS and Android platforms. With myTuner Radio, you can listen to more than 30,... Read more
TheAppStore Searches And Filters iOS And macO...
Boston based InchWest has announced the official launch of TheAppStore, a free web based service that lets users search iOS and Mac apps on the web without iTunes or the App store. TheAppStore... Read more
2TB Time Capsule on sale for $199, save $100
Amazon has 2TB Apple Time Capsules on sale for $199 including free shipping. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Choose Amazon as the seller when making your purchase, rather than a third party seller. Read more
12-inch 1.2GHz Rose Gold Retina MacBook on sa...
Amazon.com has the 2016 12″ 1.2GHz Rose Gold Retina MacBook on sale for $1254.02 including free shipping. Their price is $345 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model from any... Read more

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