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Thursday January 11

03:09
Apple has Picked Up their Third Content Series in the Last...

It's being report that in a competitive situation, Apple has landed the hot TV package 'See' with a straight-to-series order. It's an epic, world-building drama set in the future.

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01:47
International User Accounts Swept Up in Chinese iCloud Dat...

Apple's announcement on Wednesday that its iCloud services in mainland China will be handed over to a Chinese company has already run into controversy, after it emerged that accounts registered overseas are being swept up in the migration.

Apple said yesterday that customers based in China had been contacted and advised to examine new terms and conditions, which include a clause that both Apple and the Chinese firm will have access to all data stored on iCloud servers, which will be transferred from February 28. Customers living in mainland China who did not want to use iCloud operated by GCBD had been given the option to terminate their account.

However, according to some users who spoke to TechCrunch, in the data to be handled by local partner Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD), Apple is including iCloud accounts that were opened in the U.S., are paid for using U.S...

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Wednesday January 10

13:53
Apple Inks Deal for 'See' Futuristic Drama Serie...

Apple has been snapping up multiple TV shows in recent months, and its newest straight-to-series order is for a drama called "See," which was written by "Peaky Blinders" creator Steven Knight and will be directed by Francis Lawrence, known for his work on "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay."

According to Deadline, the show is an epic world-building drama set in the future.

Francis Lawrence and Steven Knight, via Deadline

Little additional information is available on the series at this time, but it comes from Peter Chernin's Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content, which are also behind "Are You Sleeping" another upcoming Apple TV show.

"See" joins several other scripted TV shows that Apple has in the works, including a revival of 1985 Steven Spielberg sci-fi series "...

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13:15
Apple Now Selling Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System But Will...

Apple recently began selling the Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System both online and in its retail stores, marking the first router the company has offered aside from its own rather outdated AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and AirPort Time Capsule.

Apple has not updated the AirPort Time Capsule or the AirPort Extreme since June of 2013, and it's been even longer since the AirPort Express was last updated -- 2012. A late 2016 rumor even suggested Apple had stopped development on its line of AirPort base stations entirely, disbanding its AirPort team and moving...

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11:56
CES 2018: The Best of ShowStoppers With Nanoleaf, GameSir,...

The last major CES 2018 event, ShowStoppers, took place last night and there were hundreds of companies showing off their newest wares. Much of what was at ShowStoppers was available at other shows, so MacRumors videographer Dan hunted down some of the more obscure and interesting products that were being demoed this time around.

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First up was the Nanoleaf Remote, which is designed to work with the Nanoleaf Light Panels and other HomeKit accessories. The Nanoleaf Remote is a dodecahedron with built-in LEDs and support for touch gestures to activate scenes. Each side represents a different HomeKit scene, and whichever side is facing upwards is the scene that's displayed. It's a nifty little accessory that will be available for $50 later this...

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11:52
With Two more Class Action Lawsuits filed against Apple fo...

Yesterday three Class Actions were filed raising the total to thirty. Our report noted that there had been 8 filed from San Jose alone since December 22, and 13 in total from Northern California collectively. Today another two Class Actions were published by the court and both are from San Jose, raising their total to an even 10 and 15 collectively from Northern California. CNBC's Jim Cramer weighed in by saying that Apple has become a punching bag.

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10:34
Finally, India Announces that Global Brands like Apple cou...

After years of never ending negotiations to get the right to open Apple Stores in India may have come to a positive conclusion. It's being reported today that India has just made it much easier for brands such as Apple and the Gap to sell to its 1.2 billion people.

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09:55
Die Hard PC fans get a Nice Surprise at CES with the Annou...

Intel has been drowning in bad news about chip the level flaws known as Meltdown and Spectre. Intel had 5 lawsuits hit them initially as we reported on Monday and noticed today that they were hit with another four since posting our report. Through all that noise Intel has been busy at CES 2018 with a wide variety of major developments and one that will really please PC enthusiasts is Intel's new Optane SSD lineup.

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08:42
macOS High Sierra's App Store System Preferences Can...

A bug report submitted on Open Radar this week reveals a security vulnerability in the current version of macOS High Sierra that allows the App Store menu in System Preferences to be unlocked with any password.

MacRumors is able to reproduce the issue on macOS High Sierra version 10.13.2, the latest public release of the operating system, on an administrator-level account by following these steps:

• Click on System Preferences.

• Click on App Store.

• Click on the padlock icon to lock it if necessary.

• Click on the padlock icon again.

• Enter your username and any password.

• Click Unlock.

As mentioned in the radar, System Preferences does not accept an incorrect password with a non-administrator account. We also weren't able to unlock any other System Preferences menus with...

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08:42
macOS High Sierra's App Store System Preferences Can...

A bug report submitted on Open Radar this week reveals a security vulnerability in the current version of macOS High Sierra that allows the App Store menu in System Preferences to be unlocked with any password.

MacRumors is able to reproduce the issue on macOS High Sierra version 10.13.2, the latest public release of the operating system, on an administrator-level account by following these steps:

• Click on System Preferences.

• Click on App Store.

• Click on the padlock icon to lock it if necessary.

• Click on the padlock icon again.

• Enter your username and any password.

• Click Unlock.

As mentioned in the radar, System Preferences does not accept an incorrect password with a non-administrator account. We also weren't able to unlock any other System Preferences menus with...

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08:07
Samsung describes their Foldable Smartphone as an Impeccab...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor 101 Claims that Samsung has developed a firm Schedule to begin manufacturing a Super-Premium Foldable Smartphone." Today a new report elaborates on what Samsung's CEO, mobile division, said about the foldable smartphone and more.

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08:00
Confide Introducing New 'ScreenShield' SDK That...

Private and secure messaging app Confide is gaining an interesting new feature that will successfully prevent its users from taking a screenshot within the app, and the team behind Confide is also planning to release the anti-screenshot technology as an SDK that can be used by other app developers.

Called ScreenShieldKit, the new SDK prevents screenshots, screen recording, QuickTime recording, Screen mirroring, Xcode screenshots, and viewing an app's contents in the App Switcher on both the iPhone and the iPad.

There is no dedicated API to stop screenshots from being taken in iOS like there is in Android, so ScreenShieldKit is using a whiteout feature instead. In an app that has ScreenShieldKit enabled, screenshots taken are a blank aside from a single status bar at the top. The same goes for recordings...

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06:39
Apple Disturbingly Announces that their Chinese Partner fo...

Last July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple to Comply with China's Cyber Security Law by Partnering with 'Guizhou-Cloud' to Set Up new Data Center." At the time Apple was quick to point out that "No backdoors will be created into any of our systems." Well, that's obviously changed with a new rather disturbing announcement made today by Apple.

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05:55
iPhone X Sales Were 'Stellar' in Several Countri...

Kantar Worldpanel's newest smartphone OS data details the "stellar" performance of the iPhone X in multiple markets around the world during November, amid an overall "mixed performance" for iOS devices from September to November 2017. While Apple's piece of the smartphone ecosystem fell in Great Britain, the United States, Japan, and Australia, the company saw ongoing growth in urban China during this period.

Specifically, iOS dropped 3.8 percentage points in the U.S. when compared to the year-ago period, resulting in a total smartphone OS sales share of 39.8 percent. In the U.S., Android grew 4 percentage points to capture 59.4 percent of the smartphone OS market.

Kantar noted that in the U.S. the iPhone X was outsold by the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in November, coming in third and helping Apple capture the three top spots for the best-selling smartphone models that...

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05:28
A new Analytical Report Today Reveals that Sales of Apple...

A new analytical report published today reveals that iOS performance in urban China continues to impress and that iPhone X in that country are staggering considering it's high price

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04:21
FBI Director Christopher Wray takes up the Fight against S...

Back in mid-May of last year, FBI Director James Comey commented on the fight against smartphone encryption: "How can we optimize the privacy, security features of their devices and allow court orders to be complied with. Now that Comey is gone, FBI Director Christopher Wray is picking up where Comey left off saying the fight against encryption is an urgent public safety issue.

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03:21
Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine Says his Departure from Ap...

Billboard published a report on January 4th stating that Apple's Music's Jimmy Iovine was leaving Apple in August. In a new interview Iovine clear stated that "We need Donald Trump here to call it ‘fake news’

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02:54
U.S. Government Official Questions Apple Over iPhone Batte...

Just two days after it emerged a French consumer fraud group is investigating Apple over its handling of battery-related performance issues on iPhones, Apple is now facing questions from government officials in its own country over the controversy.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Senator John Thune (R–S.D.), chairman of the Commerce Committee, has sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking a series of questions about how the company decided to throttle processing performance in iPhones with older batteries.

In a letter to Chief Executive Tim Cook, a copy of which was viewed by The Wall Street Journal, Thune asked how Apple has tracked customer complaints of processing performance, and if Apple has explored offering rebates to...

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Tuesday January 9

18:20
Jimmy Iovine Dismisses Rumors Suggesting He Plans to Leave...

Last week, rumors from several sources suggested Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine was planning to leave Apple in August following the final vesting of his stock, but Iovine yesterday told Variety that he isn't going to leave the company.

Iovine made the comments at the Grammy Museum during a Q&A session held to promote "The Defiant Ones," a documentary about his career and friendship with Dr. Dre. According to Iovine, he is committed to helping iTunes chief Eddy Cue and Apple CEO Tim Cook continue to grow Apple Music and take it "all the way."

"I am almost 65, have been with Apple for four years and in 2 1/2 years the [Apple Music] service has gotten to well over 30 million subscribers and Beats has continued its successful run. But there's still a lot more we'd...

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15:11
Ad Firms Hit Hard by Apple's Intelligent Tracking Pre...

Internet ad firms are losing out on "hundreds of millions of dollars" following the implementation of anti-tracking features introduced to Safari with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, reports The Guardian.

One of the largest advertising firms, Criteo, announced in December that Intelligent Tracking Prevention could have a 22 percent net negative impact on its 2018 revenue projections. Other advertising firms could see similar losses, according to Dennis Buchheim of the Interactive Advertising Bureau."We expect a range of companies are facing similar negative impacts from Apple's Safari tracking changes. Moreover, we anticipate that Apple will...

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14:02
Intel's CEO downplayed Meltdown and Spectre issue dur...

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday the patches released to guard against Meltdown and Spectre security threats have slowed down some older personal computers, which is a little more honest than Intel's CEO who touched on the issue last night during his CES keynote.

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12:14
CES 2018: The Best of Pepcom With LaCie, Zagg, August, Rin...

At CES, there are several major media events like Unveiled, Pepcom, and ShowStoppers, which often serve as a way to see the highlights of the best products on display at the show without having to brave the show floor.

Pepcom took place last night, and MacRumors videographer Dan was on hand to seek out some of the most interesting products and accessories that were being demoed.

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Unsurprisingly, Pepcom, like Unveiled, was filled with smart home products featuring Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit support, but the focus was definitely on the former two integrations rather than Apple's smart home system.

Ring was showing off its newly announced...

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11:38
Three new Class Action Lawsuits filed against Apple for Pu...

Three new Class Action lawsuits were filed against Apple from San Jose, California yesterday. There have been 8 filed from San Jose alone since December 22 and 13 in total from Northern California collectively. The total of Class Actions lawsuits filed against Apple on this one issue has now risen to 30.

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10:07
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers, one week after seeding the third beta and almost a month after releasing iOS 11.2.1, an update that introduced a fix for a HomeKit vulnerability.

Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

iOS 11.2.5 introduces a new feature that allows Siri to play daily news podcasts when queried about the current news. Siri will offer up news from The Washington Post by default, but you can also choose to switch to Fox News, CNN, or NPR.

The new audio news feature, which appears to have been developed for use with Apple's upcoming HomePod speaker, is...

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08:32
Apple was Granted 40 Patents Today Relating to new Liquid...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 40 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Our report covers the patent behind the Apple Watch's Activity App, a design patent for a retail store display, Apple Pay working with iDevices and two patents wins for liquid metal from the company glassimetal.

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06:30
Rumor 101 Claims that Samsung has developed a firm Schedul...

Samsung has been hinting for years that they have a folding smartphone in the works. Our archives on Samsung foldable, bendable and scrollable patents show their work dates back to 2012. Rumors came to light last September (one and two) that Samsung was working on a new design for their Note smartphone that would be foldable. A new report published today states that Samsung now has their roadmap cemented on delivering a super-premium foldable smartphone

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06:29
LG Expected to Supply Face ID Technology on iPad Pro, iPho...

Apple is planning a significant investment in LG Innotek to secure supply of 3D sensing modules for next-generation iPhone and iPad models expected to launch this year, according to Korean website The Investor.

iPad Pro render by Benjamin Geskin and rough mockup of iPhone X and iPhone X Plus

The upfront payment could be worth as much as around $820.9 million, which LG Innotek would use to build additional facilities for production of 3D sensing and camera modules for smartphones, the report claims.

The 3D sensing modules assembled by LG Innotek, including the flood illuminator and dot projector, are key components of the iPhone X's new TrueDepth camera system, enabling features such as Face ID and Animoji.

The investment would make sense given Apple plans to launch a...

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05:17
Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Models

Apple today has added refurbished 10.5-inch iPad Pro models to its online store for the first time in the United States and Canada.

There are currently around 20 configurations available to choose from, including Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular variants, with prices reduced by around 15 percent compared to what Apple charges for brand new models. As usual, supply is limited, so be quick to place an order if you are interested.

In the United States, refurbished prices start at $549 for Wi-Fi models with 64GB of storage, a discount of $...

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05:11
Microsoft Reportedly Bricks some AMD Customer Computers by...

Microsoft in its rush to patch the security issues shot some of AMD's customers in the head by bricking their PC's. If true, then it would be obvious that Microsoft failed to consult with AMD on the matter prior to issuing the patch.

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04:21
A Rumor Claims that Apple is investing in LG Innotek to Se...

Two new supply chain reports today claim that Apple is planning to invest in Korean electric components maker LG Innotek to secure a stable supply of 3-D sensing modules for iPhones and iPads to be launched this year.

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03:43
Sketchy Rumor Claims 'iPhone SE 2' Could Feature...

Apple's second-generation iPhone SE will come with a rear glass panel that could enable it to support Qi-compatible wireless charging accessories, according to Indian tech website Tekz24.

Speculation about a new version of Apple's small form factor smartphone originally began in August last year, when Focus Taiwan first claimed a new iPhone SE would ship in the first quarter of 2018.

That report was accompanied by claims from Tekz24 that the "iPhone SE 2" will be powered by Apple's A10 Fusion chip, with 2GB of RAM, 32GB and 128GB storage capacities, a 12-megapixel rear camera, a five-megapixel front camera, and a slightly larger 1,700 mAh battery.

Three months later, China's ...

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03:40
A Prosecutor in France has launched a Preliminary Investig...

On December 28, Patently Apple posted a report about Apple being hit with a lawsuit over slowing iPhones in France by an environmental group called Halte à l'Obsolescence Programmée (HOP - Stop Planned Obsolescence). The attention of their story has given rise to a French prosecutor launching a preliminary investigation of U.S. tech giant Apple over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products.

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Monday January 8

18:02
Intel announced a new Thunderbolt 3 Controller for 2018 Mo...

Last Thursday Intel quietly announced the Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller JHL7x40 series, code named Titan Ridge. The JHL7440 controller was specifically designed for Thunderbolt 3 monitor and enterprise dock makers who will be able to offer new features for clients and consumers in 2018.

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15:16
French Consumer Fraud Group Investigating Apple for '...

French consumer fraud group DGCCRF, part of the country's economy ministry, last week launched a preliminary investigation into Apple over "alleged deception" and "planned obsolescence" of Apple products, reports Reuters.

The investigation follows Apple's admission that it slows down some older iPhones with degraded batteries during times of peak power usage in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns.

Apple introduced the power management feature in iOS 10.2.1 following complaints of unexpected shutdowns in the iPhone 6s, but Apple did not make it clear to consumers that it was due to battery deterioration nor did Apple inform customers that...

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13:54
CES 2018: The Best of CES Unveiled With Elgato, iDevices,...

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is kicking off this week, with hundreds of companies on hand to show off their latest products. The show will officially start on Tuesday, January 9, but there's always a media preview event ahead of time, CES Unveiled.

MacRumors videographer Dan checked out CES Unveiled last night and gave us a quick overview of some of the things we can expect to see at the show this year.

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Unsurprisingly, smart devices are a main focal point this year, with many manufacturers introducing new products that support HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant. Alexa and Google Assistant integration have been especially popular, but we've also seen HomeKit built into interesting products like faucets and shower heads....

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12:25
Apple Releases Three Security Updates Today for macOS High...

Apple released three security updates today as noted in report's chart.

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10:16
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Upda...

Apple today released a macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 supplemental update, which comes a little more than a month after the initial release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 is a free update for all customers who have a compatible machine. The update can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 addresses the "Spectre" vulnerability that was publicized last week. Spectre, along with its sister vulnerability "Meltdown" are serious hardware-based exploits that take advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU, allowing hackers to gain access to sensitive information.

While Meltdown was addressed in the initial macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update, Apple said it would introduce a mitigation for Spectre in macOS and iOS early this week....

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10:10
Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 With Security Fixes to Address S...

Apple today released iOS 11.2.2, the ninth official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.2.2 comes almost one month after the release of iOS 11.2.1, another minor update, and a month after iOS 11.2, which brought brought Apple Pay Cash, faster 7.5W wireless charging, and a long list of bug fixes.

The iOS 11.2.2 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.

The iOS 11.2.2 includes further fixes for the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities that came to light last week. Meltdown and Spectre are serious hardware-...

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10:00
Sony Signs Music Deal with Facebook to Challenge Spotify a...

It's being report this morning that Sony/ATV signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Facebook for music ...

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09:29
Intel gets hit with a String of Class Action Lawsuits over...

Intel has been hit with a series of new Class Action lawsuits that are bound to grow in number of the course of the month. One of the cases this week was filed by Wyatt Mann of Oregon with a two count lawsuit. Mr. Mann notes in his lawsuit that "Intel knew, and intentionally failed to disclose ...

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07:33
Apple Says $29 Battery Replacements Are One-Per-iPhone Whe...

iPhone users hoping to double dip on Apple's discounted $29 battery replacements this year may find themselves out of luck.

While we previously confirmed that Apple is offering $29 battery replacements to any customer with an iPhone 6 or newer regardless of diagnostic result, Apple has confirmed that this policy can only be taken advantage of once, according to new fine print on its iPhone service pricing page.

In other words, after you've had your iPhone's battery replaced once this year, the device must explicitly fail the diagnostic test to qualify for any additional battery replacements for $29. If the test passes, a customer can still choose to have the battery replaced, but Apple's standard $...

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07:00
AMD is Quickly Advancing Desktops with 12nm 'Zen +...

Some Apple fans, like the good folks at iMore, would love to see AMD used in future Macs and yesterday AMD laid out their x86 roadmap and it was rather surprising.

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05:15
Apple Store in Seoul puts up Sign, 'Nice to Meet You,...

While South Korean Apple fans were hoping to see Apple's first Flagship Store open for Christmas, there have been a few snags along the way. The good news is that Apple has put up a notice on the store's false front saying "Nice to meet you." This is usually a sign...

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04:07
Investors Urge Apple to Do More to Protect Children From S...

Apple should do more to reduce growing smartphone addiction among children, said two major investors on Monday (via USA Today). In an open letter to the tech giant, New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System wrote of their increasing concern about the effects of mobile devices and social media on youngsters, urging Apple to offer more tools and choices to help prevent harm.

"There is a developing consensus around the world including Silicon Valley that the potential long-term consequences of new technologies need to be factored in at the outset, and no company can outsource that responsibility to an app designer, or more accurately to hundreds of app designers."The letter cited several studies revealing the negative...

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03:40
Big Apple Shareholders Sent Apple a Letter Saturday urging...

It's being report that Apple Inc shareholders Charles Penner and Jana Partners along with the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging Apple to take serious steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones.

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02:03
Will Apple's next MacBook take advantage of Intel...

In November, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Intel Surprises the Market with a combined Intel-AMD Processor GPU Package for 2018 Smaller Form Factor Devices." More specifically, we noted that Intel and AMD had co-designed an Intel Core microprocessor with a custom AMD Radeon graphics core inside the processor package, aimed at bringing top-tier gaming to thin-and-light notebook PCs. Today Intel released it ahead of their keynote at CES.

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Sunday January 7

05:49
Class Actions #26 and #27 against Apple for Purposely Slow...

Two new Class Actions were filed against Apple. One is from Melody Munro in San Francisco and the other from Brooklyn, New York. The first case presented below is from Yisroel Brody who is charging that Apple purposely slowed older iPhones through software updates to encourage sales of new iPhones. In one part of Brody's testimony he states ...

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Saturday January 6

12:56
Class Action #25 against Apple for Purposely Slowing iPhon...

Cynthia Chapel filed a class action lawsuits against Apple in Missouri and noted in her filing that "normal lithium- ion battery wear does not reduce performance; a weakening battery has no effect on performance unless there is software that links the two. And that is precisely what Apple did here."

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12:23
iPhone Fans in San Jose seem to be Really Angry at Apple,...

It would appear that San Jose is really angry at Apple as the third Class Action filed against Apple from that city is Amanda Holman. In her filing she notes that "Instead of disclosing to unsuspecting consumers that replacing the iPhone battery would restore your iPhone’s performance speed and functionality, Apple secretly ...

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11:30
Class Action #23 against Apple was filed in San Jose for D...

Alain Liebermann and Romeo James Alba have filed Class Action #23 against Apple for purposely slowing iPhones in San Jose. This is the second case from San Jose in today's batch of lawsuits. An additional four Class Action lawsuits are reportedly in-the-works in Canada, South Korea, Australia and France but are not official at this point in time.

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07:51
Class Action #22 against Apple was filed in San Jose Calif...

John Solak has filed Class Action #22 against Apple for purposely slowing iPhones in the District Court of Northern California, San Jose. An additional four Class Action lawsuits are reportedly in-the-works in Canada, South Korea, Australia and France but are not official at this point in time.

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06:54
Class Action #21 against Apple was filed in Brooklyn for I...

Marc Honigman has filed Class Action #21 against Apple for purposely slowing iPhones in the New York District Court (Brooklyn). An additional four Class Action lawsuits are reportedly in-the-works in Canada, South Korea, Australia and France but are not official at this point in time.

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05:40
Class Action #20 against Apple is demanding $5 Billion for...

Victor Mallh filed Class Action #20 against Apple for purposely slowing iPhones in the New York District Court (Brooklyn). An additional four Class Action lawsuits have been made public thus far that are in-the-works in Canada, South Korea, Australia and France.

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Friday January 5

14:17
The First Class Action against Apple in 2018 over slowing...

Lauri Sullivan-Stefanou along with Jarrod and Carly Byer filed a Class Action lawsuit against Apple in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is the first Class Action filed in 2018. The court document shows us that the Plaintiffs were fully aware of the apology Apple made on December 28th and yet state that Apple failed to warn them that their iPhone 6 and 7 were purposely being slowed down by downloading the very updates that Apple urged them to do for security reasons.

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12:10
Apple Launches 'Back to University' Promo in Aus...

Apple today launched its annual Back to University promotion in Australia and New Zealand, offering the choice of a free pair of Beats Solo3, BeatsX, or Powerbeats3 headphones to qualifying students, teachers, lecturers, and educational staff members who purchase an eligible Mac for a limited time.

Eligible models include any MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro, including custom configurations. As usual, the Mac mini and refurbished Macs are excluded from the promotion.

The promotion also offers free BeatsX wireless headphones with the purchase of any 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or students can pay AU$59/NZ$70 extra for Powerbeats3 Wireless or AU$200/NZ$230 extra for Solo3 Wireless headphones. Apple's lower-cost 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini 4 models do not qualify.

The promotion is available at Apple's retail stores in Australia, and...

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12:07
Apple Worldwide Video Gives the Green Light to a new 10 Pa...

It was just yesterday that we reported on Apple's first development project for a crime story starring Octavia Spencer and news is already breaking that Apple has given the green light to a new series called 'Home'

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10:43
A New Analytical Report Highlights the Top 10 AI Capabilit...

This week a major report about ten uses for AI-Powered smartphones was published. The report noted that Artificial Intelligence features will become a critical product differentiator for smartphone vendors that will help them to acquire new customers while retaining current users. Apple used AI in iPhone X via their Neural Engine to support Face ID and Animojis. What could be next? The report highlights the top 10 AI capabilities that will be coming to smartphones by 2022.

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10:32
Apple Orders 'Home' Docuseries Featuring Extraor...

Apple has inked a deal for yet another television show, this time a docuseries called "Home," reports Variety.

The series will offer a "never-before-seen look inside the world's most extraordinary homes" while also delving into the imaginations of the visionaries who dreamed them up and built them. Based on the show's description, it sounds a little bit like MTV's "Cribs" but with more of a design and architecture focus.

Apple has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of the "Home" docuseries, which is produced by Matt Tynauer and Corey Reese of Altimeter Films.

"Home" is the first documentary-style series that Apple has ordered thus far under the leadership of Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two former Sony executives Apple brought on last June to run a new video content division within...

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09:18
Apple Now Faces 26+ Lawsuits for 'Purposefully'...

Apple now faces over two dozen lawsuits around the world that either accuse the company of intentionally slowing down older iPhones, or at least of failing to disclose power management changes it made starting in iOS 10.2.1.

The lawsuits include 24 class action complaints in the United States, with the latest two filed on Thursday by Marc Honigman and Lauri Sullivan-Stefanou in New York and Ohio respectively, according to electronic court records reviewed by MacRumors. Apple is also being sued in Israel and France.

An excerpt from Sullivan-Stefanou's complaint:Unbeknownst to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s owners, Apple inserted code into iOS 10.2.1 that deliberately slowed down the processing performance of these phones by linking each phone's processing performance with its battery health. Absent the code inserted by Apple, the reduced battery capacity of these...

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07:11
A South Korean Report points to prices of batteries from S...

On December 29, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Nearly 67,000 iPhone users Jump on Board Korean Lawsuit against Apple with Law Firm Saying Apple's Apology isn't Enough." Today the Korean law firm appears to have gotten a little help from a new local tech report that points out how Apple's $29 price for a replacement battery is not a discount at all in South Korea, making their case even stronger. To them, Apple is paying no cost for their deception.

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05:29
New Year’s Day Set App Store Record With $300 Million in P...

App Store customers around the world made apps and games a bigger part of their holiday season in 2017 than ever before, culminating in $300 million in purchases made on New Year’s Day 2018. During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record ...

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Thursday January 4

18:44
Two Canadian Law Firms are Seeking Permission from the Que...

It was only a matter of time before Canada would be joining in on the Class Action litigation and it's no surprise that the first lawsuits would be generated by two Quebec law firms in the French speaking part of Canada. The two law firms are seeking authorization from the Quebec Superior Court to file a class action lawsuit against Apple, claiming that its warranty policies violate Quebec's Consumer Protection Act.

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17:25
Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine is leaving Apple

Jimmy Iovine, Apple's Music chief, is rumored to be leaving Apple. His introduction to the Apple community was when he introduced Apple Music ...

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16:50
Amazon wins a Patent covering Future Retail Store Smart Mi...

This week Amazon was granted a patent titled "Blended reality systems and methods." The patent was originally filed in 2015. On the consumer side, Amazon introduced 'echo look' earlier this year as reported on by CNN who noted that "It's part camera, part Alexa, part fashionista." Our report presents a video illustrated that consumer device and app. On Tuesday the U.S. Patent Office granted Amazon patent number 9,858,719 for a "Blended Reality System." It's Amazon's advanced version of 'echo look' for retail stores that comes in the form of a smart mirror to allow users to try on one item of clothing and be able to see it in the mirror in various colors and in different whether conditions like a sunny day at the beach.

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16:18
Apple Confirms 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre...

Apple today confirmed that it has addressed the recent "Meltdown" vulnerability in previously released iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 updates, with additional fixes coming to Safari in the near future to defend against the "Spectre" vulnerability.

Apple has also confirmed that the two vulnerabilities affect all Mac and iOS devices. The company's full statement, available through a new support document covering Meltdown and Spectre, is below:Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known by two names, Meltdown and Spectre. These issues apply to all modern processors and affect nearly all computing devices and operating systems.

All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time. Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device, we recommend downloading software only from...

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14:34
Jimmy Iovine Allegedly Planning to Leave Apple in August

Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine, who works alongside Dr. Dre, Eddy Cue, Robert Kondrk, Trent Reznor and other prominent executives is planning to leave Apple in August, reports Billboard.

The rumor about Iovine's alleged departure from Apple first surfaced on music rumor site Hits Daily Double, but Billboard says its sources have confirmed the news. According to Billboard, Iovine's exit will be timed with the vesting of stock he acquired when first joining Apple.

Iovine joined the Apple Music team back in 2014, when Apple acquired Beats Electronics and the Beats Music streaming service, both of which were co-founded by Iovine and Dr. Dre. Iovine has had a long history with...

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13:46
Intel Says New Software Updates Make Computers 'Immun...

Intel today announced that the firmware updates and software patches that are being released for its CPUs render Intel-based computer systems "immune" to both the Spectre and Meltdown exploits that were widely publicized this week.Intel has developed and is rapidly issuing updates for all types of Intel-based computer systems -- including personal computers and servers -- that render those systems immune from both exploits (referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown") reported by Google Project Zero. Intel and its partners have made significant progress in deploying updates as both software patches and firmware updates.Intel says updates have been issued for the majority of Intel processor products introduced within the past five years, and by the end of next week, more than 90 percent of...

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13:31
Intel Posts Second Press Release on Security Issues, Claim...

Yesterday we posted a report titled "Intel Officially Responds to Inaccurate Media Reporting on its Products and is Working with AMD and ARM on the issue." Today Intel has followed up with a second press release about chip exploits known as Meltdown and Spectre.

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13:25
App Store Sees Record-Breaking $300 Million in Purchases o...

The App Store had a record-breaking holiday season according to a new press release issued by Apple this afternoon. During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record number of customers made App Store purchases, spending more than $890 million in that seven-day period.

On New Year's Day 2018 alone, customers made $300 million in purchases. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said the company is "thrilled" with the reaction to the revamped App Store that was introduced as part of iOS 11.

"We are thrilled with the reaction to the new App Store and to see so many customers discovering and enjoying new apps and games," said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "We want to thank all of the creative app developers who have made these great apps and helped to change people's lives. In 2017 alone, iOS developers earned $26.5...

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12:17
Spotify Now Has 70 Million Paid Subscribers

Spotify today announced on Twitter that it has hit a new milestone, with the streaming music service reaching a total of 70 million paid subscribers.

Over the course of the last six months, Spotify's paid subscriber base has grown by 10 million customers, up from 60 million in late July. When adding in customers who listen to the free ad-supported Spotify tier, the service has more than 140 million subscribers worldwide.

Comparatively, Apple Music has upwards of 30 million paying subscribers. Apple last shared Apple Music metrics in late September, when Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine said the service had "well over" 30 million subscribers. Since it's...

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10:03
Apple's iPad Pro vs. Google's Pixelbook

Back in October, Google released the Google Pixelbook, a portable laptop/tablet hybrid machine that runs Chrome OS. We got our hands on one of the Pixelbooks from Google, and we decided to pit it against the iPad Pro, Apple's tablet that's powerful enough to serve as a PC replacement.

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Priced starting at $999, the Pixelbook is more expensive than even the largest iPad Pro. Apple charges $649 for the entry-level 10.5-inch iPad Pro and $799 for the entry-level 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

For $999, the Pixelbook comes equipped with a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD, with all of the components upgradeable for a higher price tag. It has a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, putting it on par with Apple's larger iPad Pro, and it...

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09:37
Apple Sues France's 'Attac' Activist Group...

In early December Patently Apple posted a report titled "French Group called 'Attac' Disrupts Apple Stores throughout France demanding Apple Pay their Fair Share of taxes." Today we're learning that Apple has filed a lawsuit against the Attac activist group.

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09:35
Canalys Predicts 2018 Will Be 'Defining Year' fo...

A new report posted today by Canalys predicts that 2018 will be "the defining year" for smart speaker adoption, with the global market expected to grow to 56.3 million shipments by the end of the year, up from just over 30 million in 2017 (via TechCrunch).

Canalys predicts that Amazon and Google will remain in the lead with Echo and Home speakers, respectively. In addition to existing products, Apple's HomePod will be one of multiple new entries in the market to help smart speaker consumer adoption grow this year.

Canalys research analyst Lucio Chen said that smart speaker uptake has "grown faster than any other consumer technology" the group has recently encountered, including augmented reality, virtual...

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08:16
Flagship Apple Store Possibly Still Planned at Yonge-Bloor...

Canada's most populous city may eventually be home to a flagship Apple retail store at one of its busiest intersections.

A render of what The One will look like upon completion

MacRumors has learned that Apple has been labeled in a planning document for The One, a massive 85-floor condominium under construction at the corner of Yonge Street and Bloor Street in Toronto. The architecture firm behind the project, Foster + Partners, has partnered with Apple on numerous occasions.

The One's architectural plan

The plans outline a proposed triple-height, 19,000-square-foot retail store with space for a riser to the ceiling, suggesting the store could have a cantilevered balcony like Apple's flagship Union Square location in San Francisco. The store's large glass entrance would open up to the sidewalk facing Yonge Street.

Apple Union Square in San Francisco...

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08:00
Samsung reveals that their new Galaxy S9 Processor will De...

In early December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung Brushes-Off Apple's 3D Facial Recognition as they prepare to Introduce Next-Gen Iris Scanning for Galaxy S9." Now we're learning that their next-gen processor for the Galaxy S9 debuting next month will indeed copy key iPhone features like Face ID.

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06:05
An Apple Patent Inherited from SensoMotoric on Advanced Ey...

On December 30th Patently Apple posted a report titled "A Major Apple Patent published in Europe this week Covers Near-Eye Displays for Augmented Realty Glasses." Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to advanced eye / gaze tracking. Apple inherited this patent when they acquired SensoMotoric last June.

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04:02
AT&T Announces that it will be launching their Mobile...

In November Patently Apple posted a report titled "The new 5G Modems from Intel that Apple may adopt over time to Replace Qualcomm Modems have just been announced." Then in December we posted a report titled "The First Implementable 5G Specification has been Approved Opening the Door for Deployments in 2019." While 2019 will likely be the year when full deployment will be achieved nationwide, we're learning today that AT&T wants to introduce their 5G network in late 2018.

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03:24
Apple is Likely to launch their 2018 iPhone with a 7nm A12...

It's being reported today that Apple's chip partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is ready to enjoy a sure win over Samsung Electronics in the race to 7nm process volume production in 2018, as it has secured orders from over 40 customers for fabricating chips on the advanced process for mobile communication, high-performance computing and AI (artificial intelligence) applications.

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03:07
Apple Worldwide Video Lands First Development Project for...

Apple is starting to rack up the talent and shows for their future entertainment service. In November Apple signed up a new drama series for two seasons that stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The next series that Apple is working on is called 'Are you Sleeping, staring Octavia Spencer

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Wednesday January 3

17:53
AMD Quickly Rebukes Intel's Characterization of the C...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "Intel Officially Responds to Inaccurate Media Reporting on its Products and is Working with AMD and ARM on the issue;" with the technical issue relating to Kernel Page Table Isolation, or KPTI. Intel had said in its statement that the bug or flaw was not unique to Intel products. AMD responded quickly to rebuke Intel's blanket statement.

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16:42
Class Action #18 has been filed against Apple in Chicago f...

Abdul Mohammed of Chicago has filed a six count class action lawsuit against Apple for purposely slowing iPhones. Mohammed states in his filing that "To induce consumers to purchase newer model iPhones, Apple purposefully throttled the processing speed of ..." iPhones.

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15:49
Intel Officially Responds to Inaccurate Media Reporting on...

Yesterday a doom and gloom report was posted by The Register titled "Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign." Earlier today Bloomberg wanted to ratchet up the tension with a report titled "Intel Confronts Potential ‘PR Nightmare’ With Reported Chip Flaw." This afternoon Intel felt compelled to send out a press release responding to the security research findings because of what it calls "inaccurate media reports."

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14:37
Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Program Could Lead to...

Apple's decision to offer $29 battery replacements to customers with older iPhones could cause iPhone sales to drop in 2018, according to Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz (via CNBC).

Customers opting for a battery replacement instead of upgrading an iPhone could be a "mild headwind" for iPhone unit sales, potentially resulting in millions of fewer iPhone purchases during the year. Moskowitz believes up to 77 percent of iPhone users are eligible to upgrade their batteries.

In our base case scenario, 10% of those 519M users take the $29 offer, and around 30% of them decide not to buy a new iPhone this year. This means around 16M iPhone sales could be at risk, creating ~4% downside to our current revenue estimate for C2018.It remains to be seen if and how the battery replacement program will impact sales in practice despite analyst predictions...

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13:09
Intel Claims Security Flaw Also Impacts Non-Intel Chips, E...

Intel this afternoon addressed reports of a serious design flaw and security vulnerability in its CPUs, shedding additional light on the issue that was uncovered yesterday and has since received extensive media coverage.

In a statement on its website, Intel says that it planned to disclose the vulnerability next week when additional software patches were available, but was forced to make a statement today due to "inaccurate media reports."

According to Intel, the issue is not limited to Intel chips and the exploits in question do not have the potential to corrupt, modify, or delete data. Despite Intel's statement, Intel chips are more heavily impacted, and it's worth noting that Intel makes no mention of ...

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12:16
Intel Memory Access Design Flaw Already Addressed by Apple...

A serious design flaw and security vulnerability discovered in Intel CPUs has reportedly already been partially addressed by Apple in the recent macOS 10.13.2 update, which was released to the public on December 6.

According to developer Alex Ionescu, Apple introduced a fix in macOS 10.13.2, with additional tweaks set to be introduced in macOS 10.13.3, currently in beta testing. AppleInsider also says that it has heard from "multiple sources within Apple" that updates made in macOS 10.13.2 have mitigated "most" security concerns associated with the KPTI...

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11:30
Apple Working on 'Are You Sleeping' TV Show Star...

Apple has yet another new original television show in the works, which will star Octavia Spencer, known for her work in movies like "Hidden Figures," "The Help," "Gifted," and "The Shape of Water."

According to Variety, the upcoming series is a drama called "Are You Sleeping," which is based on a novel by Kathleen Barber.

Image of Octavia Spencer via Variety

Described as a psychological thriller, the book focuses on a podcast that reopens a murder case, similar to the popular "Serial" podcast. The novel explores how the reopening of the murder case impacts the victim's daughter and disrupts her life. Sarah Koenig, who created and produced the "Serial" podcast, will consult on the series.

"Are You Sleeping"...

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10:17
Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta and three weeks after releasing iOS 11.2.1, an update that introduced a fix for a HomeKit vulnerability.

Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

It's not clear what new features, if any, will be included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta. We didn't discover any noticeable outward-facing changes in the first two iOS 11.2.5 betas, so it's possible this update focuses mainly on bug fixes and security improvements.

If that's the case, we may not know the extent of what's in the update until it sees a public release....

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06:42
Amazon and Google are selling their respective Digital Ass...

A Reuters report posted today is trying to put a positive spin on Amazon and Google selling their respective digital assistant speakers at a financial loss.

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06:03
FAQ: What to Know About Apple Slowing Down iPhones to Prev...

By now, you've probably seen headlines about Apple slowing down your iPhone, but it's not nearly as simple or corrupt as it sounds. In this Q&A, we've taken the time to explain exactly what's going on.

Why is Apple slowing down some older iPhone models?

iPhones, like many other consumer electronics, are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which have a limited lifespan. As the battery in your iPhone ages, its ability to hold a charge slowly diminishes.

A chemically aging battery can also have increased impedance, reducing its ability to provide a sudden burst of power when demanded by other components in an iPhone, such as the CPU and GPU. A battery's impedance will also temporarily increase when it has a low charge and/or in cold temperatures.

A battery with a high enough impedance may be unable to provide power quickly enough to the iPhone when needed, and Apple safeguards components against the...

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04:01
LG Display to Become OLED Panel Supplier for This Year...

LG Display saw its shares surge to a one-month high on Wednesday following a report that the company will begin supplying OLED panels to Apple's new range of iPhones this year (via Financial Times).

LG's stock rallied on an Electronic Times report that the South Korean firm would make over 15 million OLED panels for Apple's 2018 range of iPhones. LG is already a supplier of LCD panels, currently used in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but Samsung dominates supply of OLED displays for Apple's flagship iPhone X. Indeed, last week LG Display revealed in a regulatory filing that it didn't supply any of the OLED panels currently used in the...

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03:39
New Metal Chassis Makers are Seeking Certification to Ente...

In a new supply chain report published today we learn that a number of new metal chassis makers are expected to join the race to compete for smartphone chassis orders from Apple in 2018.

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Tuesday January 2

18:27
Intel Chips Have 'Kernel Memory Leaking' Design...

A serious design flaw and security vulnerability has been discovered in Intel's CPUs that will require an update at the operating system level to fix, reports The Register. All modern computers with Intel chips from the last 10 years appear to be affected, including those running Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Similar operating systems, such as Apple's 64-bit macOS, will also need to be updated - the flaw is in the Intel x86 hardware, and it appears a microcode update can't address it. It has to be fixed in software at the OS level, or go buy a new processor without the design blunder.Full details on the vulnerability aren't yet known as the information is currently under embargo until later in the month. The Register has unearthed some data, however, and it seems the bug allows normal user programs to see some of the contents of the protected kernel memory.

This means...

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14:39
Wixen Music Publishing, with Clients such as Stevie Nicks...

It's only come to light today that Wixen Music Publishing filed a copyright lawsuit against Spotify on December 29, 2017. Wixen is an independent music publisher that was formed in 1978 by Randall Wixen. Wixen administers more than 50,000 songs written and/or owned by its more than 2,000 clients, including songs by some of the most popular and acclaimed musical artists of the last 100 years. Wixen is the exclusive licensee of thousands of musical compositions and artists like Neil Young, Tom Petty, the Doors, Stevie Nicks and more. Wixen claims that Spotify has used their copyrighted material without a license.

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13:53
Samsung is on the Hunt for a new Smartphone Form Factor th...

Samsung is on the hunt for an iPhone killer. Design patents have been streaming in throughout the year and a number of them in the last 30 days. Samsung has a few new form factors on their mind and certain themes continue to repeat showing that they're working on making certain form factors a reality. And yet to date it was the 2007 iPhone that turned the industry on its head. So who will win the next race in delivering a true next-gen smartphone to market?

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13:49
iMac Pro Teardown Highlights Modular RAM, CPU and SSD Alon...

With the iMac Pro now in the hands of customers and available at Apple retail stores, popular repair site iFixit has acquired one of the $4,999 machines and has opened it up to see just what's inside. iFixit tore down the base iMac Pro model with an 8-core processor, 32GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD.

iFixit found that the RAM, CPU, and SSDs in the iMac Pro are modular and can potentially be replaced following purchase, but most of the key components "require a full disassembly to replace."

Standard 27-inch iMacs have a small hatch in the back that allows easy access to the RAM for post-purchase upgrades, but that's missing in the iMac Pro. Apple has said that iMac Pro owners will need to get RAM replaced at an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. iFixit says that compared to the 5K 27-inch iMac, replacing the RAM in...

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12:17
Apple Acquires Canadian App Development Startup Buddybuild

Apple recently purchased Vancouver-based app startup Buddybuild, according to a blog post on the Buddybuild website (via iMore).

Buddybuild's website describes the company as a "continuous integration, continuous deployment, and user feedback platform for development teams." In other words, Buddybuild offers tools for developers that are designed to let them quickly and easily build apps through GitHub, BitBucket, or GitLab.

The entire Buddybuild team will be joining the Xcode engineering group at Apple to "build amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community," with Buddybuild being rolled into Xcode itself.

Buddybuild will continue to operate out of Vancouver, Canada, and the Buddybuild service will remain available to existing customers for building,...

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11:45
LG Display will Slowly Enter Apple's OLED Supply Chai...

As business gets underway for 2018, right out of the bat we're learning that LG Display is going to supply its OLED panels to Apple this year for Apple’s upcoming new iPhones. LG Display will slowly enter Apple's OLED supply chain in H2 before having the opportunity to crank up the volume as Apple's contract with Samsung expires

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09:51
Apple's 2018 iPhone Lineup May Include Second-Generat...

Apple is planning to launch a second-generation iPhone SE in 2018 to target the mid-range smartphone market, according to a new report on predicted global smartphone production growth in 2018 shared this morning by Taiwanese market research firm TrendForce.

The first iPhone SE was introduced in the spring of 2016, and it saw no updates in 2017. For that reason, it's been unclear if Apple plans to continue on with the iPhone SE line, but in addition to the information from TrendForce, a recent rumor from Taiwan's Economic Daily News has suggested a new 4-inch device is in the works.

A new iPhone SE could come during the first half of 2018, and it is reportedly being assembled by Taiwanese Apple supplier Wistron at its factory in Bangalore, India. We don't know what specs a new iPhone SE might include, but the original has hardware from the iPhone 6s, including an A9...

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09:14
Buy Movie Tickets Today at Fandango with Apple Pay & S...

Apple has teamed up with U.S. movie ticket buying firm Fandango to save you $5 on the purchase of movie tickets from the Fandango.com website ...

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06:59
Apple Won 46 Patents Today Covering their Magic Trackpad,...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 46 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a series of design patents covering Apple's AirPods case, MacBook Pro Touch Bar and a GUI for an unfamiliar graphics application, likely for the iPad Pro. Our report also covers ...

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