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Tuesday February 14

09:03
Indian Minister Excited about Apple's iPhone Plant Ur...

At the top of the month Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Indian Government of Karnataka Officially Welcomed Apple's Proposed Manufacturing Operations in their City." On Monday at the 'Make in India' conference, organized by the State Government, the Minister wished to welcome Apple to Bengaluru and publicly called on the Government of India hurry up ...

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08:42
The Iconfactory Turns to Kickstarter to Reboot Twitterrifi...

The Iconfactory has launched a Kickstarter campaign called "Project Phoenix" in an effort to raise at least $75,000 to reboot Twitterrific for Mac.

Twitterrific for Mac was the very first Twitter client, but The Iconfactory admitted it has fallen out of date after its team made the tough decision to focus exclusively on development of Twitterrific for iOS since 2013. Now, it wants the Apple community to help rebuild the Mac version from the ground up.After much consideration, we decided that the best way forward was to go back to the beginning. Rather than bending the long-neglected Twitterrific for Mac into a new shape, we will borrow what we...

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06:10
iPhone 7s Said to Keep Aluminum Design as iPhone 8 Gets Gl...

Apple's next-generation smartphone lineup this year will include a 4.7-inch iPhone with aluminum casing, 5.5-inch iPhone of an unspecified material, and all-new 5.8-inch iPhone with glass casing reinforced by a stainless steel frame, according to Taiwanese website DigiTimes, which keeps tabs on Apple's supply chain.

The report, citing "sources from the upstream supply chain," claims the 5.8-inch model is expected to adopt an OLED display, and for that reason the smartphone is estimated to cost upwards of $1,000.

DisplayMate Technologies outlined the several advantages of OLED display technology when it tested Samsung's Galaxy S7 last...

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05:56
After 15 Hours of Grilling Samsung's Heir over Briber...

In January we posted a report titled "Korea's Special Counsel Recommends Arresting Samsung's Vice Chairman, the Court will Decide on Wednesday." But the special counsel's request was denied by the court days later for lack of evidence. After meeting with the Special Counsel again in round two yesterday, the Special Counsel has decided to once again request the Court issue an arrest warrant against Samsung's Heir.

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05:05
Apple Granted 48 Patents Today Covering Apple Pencil, iPad...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 amount newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a major design patent win for the Apple Watch's Digital Crown along with utility patents covering Apple Pencil and the coded magnetic system ...

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03:51
Apple Granted a LuxVue Micro LED Display Patent with Inter...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a granted patent Apple received for a LuxVue patent. Apple acquired LuxVue in 2014. 99.9% of the patent is about advanced Micro LED displays in great detail, so it's highly unlikely that this technology will be used in the iPhone 8.

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02:20
Apple Wins Patent for a Next-Gen iPhone Audio Speaker that...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a new audio speaker system for the iPhone that increases a magnetic field that may generate a larger mechanical force on the voicecoil to improve acoustic performance while reducing ...

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Monday February 13

20:40
Eddy Cue Previews 'Planet of the Apps' at Code C...

Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of Internet Services, spoke at Code Conference tonight alongside Planet of the Apps producer Ben Silverman to preview the show and debut the first trailer from the program. Cue and Silverman also teased several unique aspects of the show, including a dedicated app that allows you to watch the show in a non-linear format.

The format of the show is similar to that of fellow talent-based reality shows The Voice and Shark Tank. Aspiring app developers descend down an escalator while pitching four judges on their idea. By the time they get to the bottom, the judges must swipe left or right to demonstrate whether they're interested. If multiple judges swipe right on a contestant, the contestant gets to choose who they want to pair with. Once paired, the developer goes through an incubator period, getting advise from developers at big companies like Uber, until it's ready...

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13:34
T-Mobile ONE Unlimited Plan Gains HD Video and 10GB High-S...

Over the weekend, Verizon announced a new unlimited data plan for $80 per month, designed to rival T-Mobile's ONE data plan that provides unlimited data for $70 per month.

To set itself apart from T-Mobile, Verizon promised 10GB of tethering data per month and full HD video streaming, two offers that have spurred T-Mobile to offer matching benefits.

As of this afternoon, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has announced that T-Mobile ONE subscribers will be able to stream HD video and will get 10GB of high-speed data at no extra charge. Legere has also announced a promotion that will see T-Mobile offering customers two lines with unlimited data for $100 per month, a $20 discount off of the standard $120 price point and $40 cheaper than two...

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13:08
Apple's Stock Sets First New All-Time High Closing Pr...

Apple's stock set a new all-time high closing price of $133.29 today, eclipsing a previous record of $133 set on February 23, 2015. The stock still remains around $1 off its true all-time high of $134.54 set on April 28, 2015.

Apple's stock has been steadily rising over the past four months, particularly since the company reported record-breaking earnings results, including revenue of $78.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $17.9 billion, in late January. The stock rose over $7 in a single day following the January 31 results.

Apple analyst Brian White of investment firm Drexel Hamilton has persistently said AAPL remains "one of the most underappreciated stocks in the world," and his target price for the stock is $185. Steven...

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12:32
Apple Almost Built a Futuristic Cybercafe in 1997 With Com...

Around the time former Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, the company considered building an "Apple Cafe," a fanciful, futuristic cybercafe where people could gather to eat, do business, and use Apple computers. The idea was created in partnership with Mega Bytes, with Apple planning to license its name and brand.

Former Disney Imagineer and Landmark Entertainment Group founder Tony Christopher was tasked with coming up with a design for the concept, and in a new interview with Fast Company, he shared images of what the cafe might have looked like and the story behind its conceptualization.

Jobs was reportedly involved in the design process, choosing Christopher's team because of their work creating unique retail spaces. Jobs wanted a way for Apple to connect to customers, which led to the idea of a cafe equipped with Apple products. A computer was...

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11:54
Apple Shares Two New Ads Highlighting Portrait Mode on iPh...

Apple this morning shared two new iPhone ads on its YouTube channel, focused on highlighting the Portrait Mode feature available on the iPhone 7 Plus. Each 15 second ad explains how Portrait Mode works through blurring the background of a photograph to make a subject stand out.

The ads include examples of images taken with Portrait Mode compared to images taken without Portrait Mode to make the differences clear. The first ad features a dog in front of trees and the second features a child in a creek.

Introduced in iOS 10.1, Portrait mode uses a shallow depth of field to make portrait photos "pop," mimicking a high-end DSLR. The feature takes advantage of the 56mm telephoto lens included in the iPhone 7 Plus, using Apple's image signal processor to scan a scene and machine learning techniques to recognize people and other objects meant to be in the...

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07:29
Apple Shown to be listed on Wireless Charging Consortium...

In late December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Patent Reveals a Wireless Charging System for Apple Store Product Tables and Home Desktops." That was a smoking gun that Apple was now preparing to bring wireless charging to future Apple products.

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07:18
iPhone 8 Said to Pack Battery Capacity of Current 5.5-Inch...

The so-called "iPhone 8" will adopt a higher-cost stacked logic board design to support longer battery life, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo said the stacked logic board, also known as a "substrate-like PCB (SLP) mainboard," will result in the "iPhone 8" with an OLED display having similar dimensions to a 4.7-inch iPhone, yet comparable battery life to a 5.5-inch iPhone.

As battery material tech isn’t likely to see major breakthroughs in the next 3-5 years, mainboard area can only be reduced via stacked SLP, which makes space for larger battery and extended usage time. Thanks to stacked SLP, we expect the OLED iPhone to have similar dimensions to a 4.7” TFT-LCD iPhone, and have comparable battery capacity (equipped with around 2,700 mAh L-shaped 2-cell battery pack) to a 5.5” TFT-LCD iPhone. The battery life of the OLED...

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06:40
Apple Reportedly Signed a Second Deal with Samsung for Add...

According to a new Korean report today, Samsung Display, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has won a fresh deal with Apple for additional OLED displays

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06:37
Apple Joins Wireless Power Consortium Behind 'Qi...

Apple recently became listed as a member of the Wireless Power Consortium, committed to the open development of the Qi wireless charging standard. The listing was brought to our attention by IHS Technology.

Apple, which has since confirmed it is a member, has become one of over 200 companies that belong to the consortium, including Samsung, LG, HTC, Qualcomm, Verizon, ConvenientPower, Aircharge, Dell, Canon, Sony, ST Microelectronics, Toshiba, Texas Instruments, Philips, Panasonic, Bosch, Nokia, and Huawei.

Qi is the leading wireless charging standard, used by more than 200 companies in products ranging from smartphones to cordless kitchen appliances. Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphones, for example, feature Qi-based wireless charging which requires...

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06:21
Australian Banks Seek Open Access to NFC Functions of Appl...

A group of Australia's biggest banks have again applied to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in a bid to negotiate with Apple over Apple Pay. The banks -- including Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, and Westpac -- today announced that they have "narrowed" their application with the ACCC to focus on gaining open access to the NFC function integral to Apple Pay.

The new application echoes the banks' original, filed last July, which also included gaining access to the NFC-based mobile payments software in iPhones. Apple currently only allows its own mobile payment system to access the NFC-hardware in its iPhone...

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05:35
Apple Chip Supplier TSMC Invests in Apple Bonds

It's being reported today that TSMC has spent millions to acquire corporate bonds issued by Apple

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05:18
Dear Mr. Cook, the Political Left is Killing our Minds, Pl...

Do you remember Apple's famous 2009 TV Ad 'There's an App for That?" It was one of the ads that marked a generation. Last week we were abruptly informed by Apple's CEO Tim Cook that he's going to direct his engineering team to create a new app. Cook, who never talks about future Apple products, just couldn't help letting it out of the bag. It's going to be their greatest app of all time and it'll be out just in time for the next election.

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03:30
Australia's Big Banks Change their Tactic against App...

Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey said in an interview last week that big banks in Australia are paying lip service to acting in the best interests of their customers. Today the big banks changed their tactic against Apple and Apple Pay in a way that could hand them a legal victory with the Australian Commission.

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Sunday February 12

22:32
Apple Submits Third Model of Mystery 'Wireless Device...

Apple recently submitted an unnamed "Wireless Device" to the FCC, a U.S. government agency that regulates communications, for the third time. The latest filing lists a model number of A1845, slotting in between A1844 in the first filing and A1846 in the second, but there are no new clues as to what the device could be.

Apple again requested permanent confidentiality for most of the documents in the filing, including photos, user manuals, and schematics, so the entry largely remains a mystery. Test reports completed by UL Verification Services reveal that, just like in the first two filings, the device has Bluetooth LE and NFC.

The model numbers A1844, A1845, and A1846 do not correspond to any existing Apple products. A regulatory label in the first filing...

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19:07
Apple Releases Trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke' Ser...

During the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Apple released the first trailer for its Carpool Karaoke series coming soon to Apple Music.

Carpool Karaoke: The Series, based on the popular segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden, will feature 16 celebrity pairings "riding along in a car together as they sing tunes from their personal playlists" and "surprise fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over."

Apple said the series will feature James Corden, Will Smith, Billy Eichner, Metallica, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, John Cena, Shaquille O’Neal, and many more. The series is expected to have a different host every...

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15:04
Verizon Introduces $80 Unlimited Data Plan With 10GB of 4G...

Verizon today introduced its first unlimited data plan since 2011. Verizon Unlimited, which includes unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data, will cost $80 per month for a single smartphone or tablet, or $45 per month for four lines. The plan will be available to new and existing customers starting Monday.

Verizon charges an access fee of $20 per month per smartphone and $10 per month per tablet, but it did not confirm if those charges will apply to its new unlimited plan. If they do, the actual cost of Verizon Unlimited will start at over $100 per month. Taxes and any device payments if applicable are also extra.

Verizon Unlimited includes 10GB of 4G LTE tethering per month, with tethering reduced to 3G speeds after the 10GB of usage. The plan includes full...

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08:36
Korean Prosecutors Plan to Summon Samsung's Vice Chai...

South Korean prosecutors investigating the corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye plan to summon Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong again ..

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07:08
Apple Working on iPad Pro Smart Keyboard 2 with Special Sh...

Earlier this week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that could be revealing what the iPad Smart Keyboard 2 may entail. Whether Apple will implement all of the new additions, some of the additions or even more this year is unknown at this time. The key additions include new 'Share' and 'Emoji' keys along with an easy way to connect to Siri

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03:07
Apple and India are still in Negotiations over one Point o...

A new report out of New Delhi today notes that the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) is optimistic that Apple would soon be able to start local production through its contract manufacturer. However, there's still one point of contention to deal with.

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Saturday February 11

12:46
Apple Encourages People to Get Moving in New 'Close Y...

Apple today shared its latest Apple Watch Series 2 ad called "Close Your Rings — Catch, Swim, Play" on its YouTube channel. The 15-second spot encourages Apple Watch wearers to get moving and exercising to close their rings in the Activity app, be it by throwing a frisbee, swimming, or simply playing around.

The ad is similar to the Apple Watch ad "Dance, Run, Rock" released last month, and reflects Apple's increasingly fitness oriented marketing for Apple Watch. However, ads part of a recent "Go" campaign such as "Go Swim" and "Go Run" appear to have been removed from Apple's YouTube channel.

Related Roundups:...

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10:22
iPhone 8 Said to Have Separate Wireless Charger, No Headph...

Apple is planning to release three new iPhone models later this year, including 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch, and an all-new 5-inch model with an OLED display and glass casing, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara.

iPhone 8 concept by visual designer Moe Slah

The report, citing "reliable sources" within Apple's supply chain, insists that only the OLED model will adopt glass casing and wireless charging capabilities, contradicting a Nikkei report and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's repeated claims that all 2017 iPhones will feature an all-glass design...

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08:22
Apple Wins Four Design Patents for iPad Pro in Hong Kong

It was a big design patent day for Apple in Hong Kong yesterday racking up a total of four covering the overall iPad Pro, the iPad Pro camera, its backside cellular antenna band and the Smart Keyboard. Apple officially introduced their first 12.9" Pro model classified by IDC as a "detachable" tablet on September 9, 2015

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07:00
Filming of Apple's Upcoming 'Planet of the Apps...

Apple has finished filming Planet of the Apps, an unscripted series about apps and the talented developers who make them, according to a source who asked to remain anonymous due to the person's involvement with the show. Principal filming took place on an Apple-built set near Hollywood, the source said.

Apple built the set and tore it down at the conclusion of filming. The set was absolutely beautiful and set up in a way like no other competition show I've seen before. It's very tech chic, with beautiful decor and decorations. Only Apple could do it this way. It's very, very well done. Steve Jobs would have been proud of the set.Planet of the Apps, produced by Ben Silverman, Howard Owens, and William Adams, better known as will.i.am, will have a competitive theme that draws some comparisons to reality TV shows such as Shark Tank and The Voice, the source said. It was a "very stressful" but...

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04:25
Apple Patent reveals a New Solution that could Further Pro...

On Thursday Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "To Avoid Note 7 Style Battery Fires, Apple Patent Reveals Instituting a new Heat Dissipator made of Graphene." We had noted in the report that KGI analyst Ming Chi Kuo talked about Apple will be adding a new graphite layer will be added to Apple's next-gen iPhone because wireless charging will generate more heat that could lead to fires. Today Patently Apple discovered yet another new patent from Apple discussing the use of multiple layers of anisotropic material such as pyrolytic graphite

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04:08
Apple's CEO Kick Starts a Cultural War that will Incl...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Fake News is unlikely Hurting Apple, so why is the CEO of Apple making it an Issue Today?" The report was brief and based on short statement that Cook made while on a British morning TV show. It was a simple report with a simple question. However shortly after the report, it was made crystal clear that it was straight-up politically motivated. And on the surface it's very disturbing.

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Friday February 10

16:38
Apple CEO Takes a Magical Ride to Several Major Events in...

After meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Prime Minister Theresa May this morning over tea and politics, Apple's CEO took some time during his London stopover to visit The Brit School of Performing Arts and Technology where Macs are used front and center throughout the school for music,....

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15:16
Hands-On With Apple's New BeatsX Earphones

Apple's long-awaited BeatsX Earphones became available for purchase this morning, giving Apple customers an alternative to the hard-to-find AirPods.

Priced at $149.95, BeatsX Earphones are wireless like AirPods, but are connected together with a cord that makes them easier to keep track of and better suited to active lifestyles. We managed to get our hands on a set of BeatsX Earphones to give MacRumors readers a closer look at Apple's latest product.

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BeatsX Earphones feature the same W1 chip that's built into the AirPods, which makes pairing to any iOS device quick and simple, and because the BeatsX Earphones are connected via a cable, there's a space for an in-line remote for controlling media playback,...

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13:47
Tim Cook Thinks Augmented Reality is a 'Huge Idea...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been on a whirlwind of a trip in Europe this week, making stops in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom to meet with everyone from students and developers to Apple retail employees and government officials.

On Thursday, Cook visited the Ustwo Games offices in London to meet the creators of popular iPhone game Monument Valley. There, he later sat down for a chat with The Independent's David Phelan to discuss a wide variety of topics, ranging from Apple's hardware roadmap to...

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11:04
Apple's Jennifer Bailey Says Customers Are Willing to...

Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey believes that Apple Pay is valuable enough that "customers will say they are happy to switch banks to use it."

Bailey claims Australians are using Apple Pay more frequently than customers in any other countries, which she said "is in large part due to Australia being a recognized global leader in contactless payments and usage."

That's good news for ING Direct and Macquarie, which have announced they will enable support for Apple Pay in Australia by the end of February. Both banks are listed as "coming soon" on the Apple Pay website in Australia, alongside ANZ, Bank Australia, Beyond Bank, P&N Bank, and over 30 other smaller banks.

Bailey's...

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10:22
Matte Black iPhone 7 Users Complain About Chipped, Peeling...

A number of customers who purchased the matte Black iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus have noticed that the anodized finish on their devices has started chipping or peeling off in areas where there has allegedly been little wear, leading to a growing complaint thread on Apple's Support Communities.

Multiple photos in the thread depict chipping in areas near the speaker grille and the volume buttons, even in situations where the iPhone was said to be protected by a case.

I have the same issue, especially around the speaker grill, the color chipped off where there is clearly no sign of use anywhere around, plus the phone was always in a case from day 1. Chipped off about 20 days after I got it. That is really not a sign of quality here, and I will also certainly not buy a pen to cover this. Apple should recognise the matter and offer a...

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08:48
Apple VP Tells Australian Financial Paper that Aussies are...

We started the week with a report titled "Apple tells Australian Commission that their Bank's acting as a Cartel has a Chilling Effect on the Benefits of Competition." While the three big Australian banks are hoping that the final decision from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will fall in their favor, Apple let it be known today that they're going to be left behind in the development of digital wallets...

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06:57
Fake News is unlikely Hurting Apple, so why is the CEO of...

Why is Apple's CEO going out of his way in an interview to talk about Fake News? Does Apple make such a product? Do they want to snuff out the Apple rumor mill or is it that Cook is once again stepping into the political ring again...

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06:37
iPhone 8 Said to Feature Iris Scanner to Authenticate With...

Apple is widely rumored to launch a high-end iPhone with an edge-to-edge OLED display this year, which has been variously called the "iPhone 8" or "iPhone X" to commemorate the smartphone's tenth anniversary, and rumors suggest the device will an include iris scanner to authenticate with your eyes.

iPhone 8 concept by visual designer Moe Slah

Taiwanese website DigiTimes, citing unnamed "industry sources," claims the so-called "iPhone 8" will include an OLED display, wireless charging, and iris scanning technology, the latter of which would presumably enable iPhone users to unlock their...

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05:51
Sportbrain Sues Apple Claiming that the Apple Watch Collec...

A new patent infringement lawsuit was filed against Apple earlier this week by Sportbrain Holdings LLC. The company sells the 'First Step" Personal Fitness Assistant on Amazon. The company has already sued Fitbit and Nike and so it was inevitable that Apple would be on their list of targets. In particular, the company claims that the Apple Watch...

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05:08
Tim Cook Describes Fake News as 'One of Today's...

As Apple CEO Tim Cook continues to make his rounds in Europe, Good Morning Britain managed to catch him for a quick interview while he was visiting Woodberry Down Primary School yesterday. Regarding fake news, which has been an increasingly hot topic since the U.S. Presidential election got into full swing last year, Cook said that "this is one of today's chief problems."

In the wake of growing fake news, companies like Facebook have taken action to bring the quality of an article to their users' attention before they share it with their friends. For Apple, Cook said that the solution to the problem is not a simple one.

"We have to give the consumer tools to help with this. And...

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04:16
You Know the VR Market is Lost when Facebook's CEO ge...

Facebook's CEO said on his Facebook page yesterday that he had just visited the Oculus Research lab in Redmond, Washington where he was excited to try out new prototype VR gloves that allow a user wearing an Oculus VR headset to type on a virtual keyboard. Would that feature make you want to run out and buy a VR headset? I don't think so.

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02:15
BeatsX Earphones Launch on Apple Store for $150

Apple today officially launched the much-anticipated BeatsX Earphones on its online store for $149.95, after initially delaying the earphones from Fall 2016 and into February 2017. With the delay of BeatsX, Apple focused on the December launch of the AirPods, which have subsequently become hard to come by for those interested in Apple's own Bluetooth headphones.

Apple's website states shipping times of 1 business day for the White and Black color options, and 7-10 business days for Blue and Gray. Some Amazon orders for BeatsX suggested the earphones might arrive in late January, but those dates were inaccurately estimated for customers.

BeatsX are different...

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Thursday February 9

18:19
Apple Patent Reveals Breakthrough Quantum Tunneling Touch-...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new breakthrough material described as deformable touch-sensitive quantum tunneling material. It could be used in a smart iPhone case allowing for touch zones on the back of the case to control your iPhone. More importantly, it could be used as a material for making the iPhone itself. The use of this material would virtually eliminate bulky physical buttons forever making the iPhone near waterproof perfect and slick to the touch. The material could extend to a new smart Apple Watch band and beyond

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14:31
Apple Delays Shipping for UltraFine 5K Display as LG Works...

As LG works on a fix for a Wi-Fi router issue plaguing its UltraFine 27-inch 5K Display, Apple has delayed shipments for the accessory and removed in store pickup options.

New orders for the LG UltraFine 5K Display will now ship out in five to six weeks, ensuring buyers will get a display with updated hardware that fixes the Wi-Fi interference problem.

Prior to the shipping change, the displays were shipping out in a couple of weeks, and for a period in January, shipping estimates were as low as three to five days.

The shipping delay can be attributed to an issue that first popped up shortly after the displays began shipping out to customers in December. Users began noticing display glitches and freezes...

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14:06
Samsung Officially Chickened Out for a 2017 Foldable Smart...

In December Patently Apple posted a report titled "It's Crunch Time: Will Samsung Pull the Trigger and Launch a Foldable Smartphone in 2017 or Chicken Out?" While there was a moment that they might have given the project the green light, the Note7 fires have scared Samsung off from taking a gamble to be first to market with a foldable device this year. Yes, they chickened out as we thought they would.

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10:51
iCloud Was Storing Deleted Safari Browser History for Mont...

When clearing Safari browser history, iPhone and iPad users expect all records to be permanently deleted from their devices, but it appears Apple's cross-device browser syncing feature caused iCloud to secretly store browsing history for a much longer period of time ranging from several months to over a year.

iCloud was caught storing deleted browser history by software company Elcomsoft, which develops cracking tools for extracting protected data from iOS devices. Speaking to Forbes Elcomsoft CEO Vladimir Katalov explained that the company had been able to retrieve "deleted" browser history dating back more than a year.

Deleted browser history pulled from iCloud by...

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10:21
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 will Offer 5.7" & 6....

Today a new Apple patent application revealed that future iDevices may use a heat dissipator made of graphene to keep devices cooler and safer. That's important as Apple's next generation of smartphones will be offering wireless charging. Coincidentally today we learn that Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S8 will introduce both an entry model with a 5.7" display and their premium model offering a 6.2" display but not enlarge the battery powering the phone.

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09:34
To Avoid Note 7 Style Battery Fires, Apple Patent Reveals...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to heat dissipation in portable electronic devices like the iPhone. More specifically, the present embodiments relate to the use of graphene to avoid possible Note 7 style fires.

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08:56
All Three New iPhones to Feature Wireless Charging This Ye...

Apple is widely rumored to launch three new iPhones this year, and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now claims that all of them will feature wireless charging.

iPhone 8 concept by UI/UX designer Moe Slah

Kuo said wireless charging increases the internal temperature of smartphones, so he expects the rumored iPhone 8 with an OLED display and glass casing to have a new 3D Touch module with "additional graphite sheet lamination" in order to prevent the device from malfunctioning due to overheating.While we don’t expect general users to notice any difference, lamination of an additional graphite sheet is needed for...

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07:11
12.9-Inch iPad Pro in Short Supply Ahead of Rumored March...

Just weeks before Apple is rumored to launch a trio of new iPads, 12.9-inch iPad Pro stock is drying up around the world.

A spot check of Apple's online store reveals that most if not all 12.9-inch iPad Pro models are now estimated to ship in 2-3 weeks in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, and elsewhere—that's up from a shipping estimate of 1-2 weeks as recently as last weekend.

Apple's in-store pickup tool lists most 12.9-inch iPad Pro models as available on March 3 to March 6 in locations ranging from New York and San Francisco to Toronto, Canada and London, England. Some models remain available for pickup as early as "today," but stock has increasingly depleted based upon our checks.

12.9-inch iPad Pro models are also largely out of stock or backordered by several weeks at resellers such as...

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06:56
Cool: Apple Invents a Dual Display MacBook that a User wil...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their most recent invention relating to dual display MacBooks. Apple was first to patent dual display notebooks back in 2010-2011 with reconfigurable interfaces that would be able to double as a keyboard, a game pad, an artist's pad and more. Today Apple revisits this class of device with a very interesting twist.

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05:25
Apple Invents Flexible Displays and Electronics to Work wi...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their work on flexible displays and electronics that extend to specialty applications. Beyond applying their revealed technology to known devices such as a smartphone or tablet, Apple see's the technology being widely adopted into smart clothing, smart windows, applications in vehicles, furniture and more.One of the inventors on the patent previously worked for a company where they made flexible medical devices, skin-mounted epidermal electronics and even next gen flexible processors.

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03:16
Apple Advances their 3D Mapping and Optical Scanning Techn...

Apple's PrimeSense Israeli team has many, many 3D scanning camera related patents on record. With Apple's iPhone 7 Plus users are able to create a Bokeh effect where the subject is frozen in clarity with the background slightly blurred so that the focus of the shot is emphasized. In this particular invention, Apple's technology could also be used in their Mapping vans that use LIDAR.

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Wednesday February 8

11:54
Apple's CEO Tim Cook Greeted with a Loud Cheer by App...

Apple's CEO Tim Cook arrived unannounced at the Buchanan Street Apple Store where he was flooded with selfie requests by excited store staff and customers. He said: "It's great to be here. I'm here but I'm already enjoying it. It's my first time in this Apple store. I've been to Scotland many times." He visited the store ahead of his...

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11:12
The 2017 iPhone Could Cost Upwards of $1,000

Apple's 2017 iPhone, which is expected to feature premium parts and radical design changes, could cost "north of $1,000," reports Fast Company, citing a source with "knowledge of Apple's plans."

Rumors suggest the upcoming iPhone, which may be called the iPhone 8, will feature an OLED display that's more expensive than traditional LED displays. Other improvements, such as an increase in memory and wireless charging functionality may also drive up the price. It's not hard to imagine the iPhone hitting that price point when the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus is already at $969 in the United States, and previous rumors have also suggested it will be a "premium" device.

Fast Company's source also confirms some iPhone 8 design rumors, describing the device as "something...

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10:52
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich makes Major Plant Announcement in...

Some great news came from the Oval Office with Donald Trump and Intel's CEO this afternoon about a new plant in Arizona as noted in the video from CNBC noted in our report

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10:34
Google Debuts Android Wear 2.0 Alongside Two New LG Smart...

Google today announced the all-new Android Wear 2.0 operating system update for its line of Android-based smartwatches, alongside two new devices debuting this Friday, February 10: the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. The LG Watch Sport includes a number of features that aligns it as a direct competitor to the Apple Watch, including a new "rotating power button" akin to the Digital Crown, NFC and mobile payments features, 4GB of internal storage, and more.

The biggest difference between Apple Watch and the new LG watches is their circular OLED display, which measures 1.38 inches on the LG Watch Sport and 1.20 inches on the LG Watch Style. The two new LG watches differ in a variety of other categories as well: the Style is thinner and has more strap customization options, but it lacks cellular connectivity, GPS, NFC, and has a smaller battery.

Specifically, users can...

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10:09
Do you Believer it? A Fire Broke out at Samsung's SDI...

There's an old saying that states "Truth is stranger than Fiction." Well today we have a great example of that. Not only did the SDI batteries cause fires in the Note7, but they've also caused a fire outside and inside the SDI plant today to show the world just how nasty these dangerous batteries could be.

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09:08
Samsung's Digital Assistant for Galaxy 8 to Support 7...

The latest rumor leaking out of South Korea today about the upcoming Galaxy S8 is that its digital assistant 'Bixby,' will support seven to eight different languages including Korean, English, French ...

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08:17
Korea's LG commits to a New U.S. Headquarters to be O...

On January 9, Patently Apple posted a report titled "LG & Samsung Set to Announce Future Plants in the U.S. Due to President-Elect Trump's 'Made in America' Pledge." Was it just political empty promises? Not in the least. One month later and we're now learning that LG Electronics has started building its new North American headquarters in the United States ...

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06:48
Apple Reportedly Contracts new Korean Supplier for Next-Ge...

South Korea's 'The Bell' news outlet reported yesterday that South Korea’s multitouch tech company Interflex is supplying touch screen panels for Apple’s next iPhone, tentatively called iPhone 8.

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06:46
T-Mobile and Verizon Are Basically Tied in Network Speeds...

Verizon is fighting back against T-Mobile's recent attempts to steal the network spotlight as the so-called "Un-carrier," according to the results of OpenSignal's latest State of Mobile Networks report published today.

Verizon regained a statistical tie with T-Mobile in overall network speeds, with an average download speed of 14.63 Mbps versus 14.7 Mbps for T-Mobile, according to OpenSignal. The metric factors in combined 3G and LTE speeds, in addition to the availability of each network technology, which can affect overall speeds.

Meanwhile, T-Mobile came within 2 percentage points of Verizon's lead in nationwide 4G LTE availability, according to OpenSignal. The report found T-Mobile customers had an LTE connection available to them 86.6% of the time, up from 83.2% in August 2016, compared to...

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06:08
Apple's iPhone 7 was the Top Brand in Great Britain i...

A new report today states that the latest smartphone OS sales data shows that in the fourth quarter of 2016, iOS continued year-on-year growth across all tracked regions except Urban China. Android gained in most markets, except the US, Great Britain, and Australia. The brand loyalty to the iPhone in Britain was through the roof.

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05:00
Japanese Prime Minister Prepares to Meet with Trump and An...

On January 13, 2017 Patently Apple posted a report tiled "Foxconn Plan Close to Completion for a Massive U.S. Plant in the U.S. to Make LCD Displays and More." Today we're learning that Japanese display maker Sharp Corp may start building a $7 billion plant in the United States in the first half ...

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04:35
Apple's WebKit Team Proposes 3D Graphics for the Web

Yesterday Apple’s WebKit team proposed a new Community Group at the W3C to discuss the future of 3D graphics on the Web, ...

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04:03
Apple hires new Apple TV VP to Strengthen, Focus and Accel...

Yesterday Apple was granted a key patent for Apple TV as it relates to TV channels working on an Apple device. In 2016 Apple filed some interesting patents covering matters such as FaceTime on Apple TV, Siri controlling home stereos and Apple Music for starters. We've now learned that Apple has hired Amazon's Fire TV executive ...

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Tuesday February 7

17:58
Apple Hires Amazon Fire TV Head to Spearhead Apple TV Busi...

Apple has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, the general manager and director of Amazon's Fire TV business, to be the vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing, reports Bloomberg. Twerdahl joined Apple earlier this month.

Twerdahl has been in charge of Fire TV since 2013, overseeing two generations of the product and its rise as one of the more popular internet-connected set-top boxes. At Apple, Twerdahl will report to Greg Joswiak, VP of iOS and iPhone Product Marketing.

The move will allow Pete Distad, the former head of Apple TV product marketing, to concentrate on helping Apple land content deals, which are headed by Eddy Cue. Before joining Apple in 2013, Distad was senior vice president of content distribution...

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16:23
Behind the Scenes, Dr. Dre Plays a Key Role at Apple

Dr. Dre plays a key role in one of Apple's most important businesses, Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine told Variety in an issue published on Tuesday. Rapper and producer Dre (Andre Young) rarely speaks ...

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15:07
Tim Cook Visits 'Kitchen Stories' Developers and...

Following a trip to France, Tim Cook today toured Germany, where he made a number of stops to visit furniture maker Dula, the developers behind the Kitchen Stories app, and the team at Refinery29.

Cook has been documenting his trip on Twitter, sharing a number of photos at each site. Before leaving France, he made one last stop to visit the Marché Saint-Germain Apple Store, where he met with staff, iOS developers, and Apple customers. It was his second visit to an Apple Store following a stop in Marseille earlier this week.

He then headed to Vreden, Germany, where he met with Dula. Dula is a furniture manufacturer that works with Apple to create some of the furniture and hardware used in Apple's retail stores.

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14:12
Apple CEO is having a Gay Old Time on his Business Trip to...

Apple's CEO is on another business trip to fire up his troops at Apple Stores and stop by a few top customers while in France and Germany. Apple's CEO began his trip by visiting Apple Stores in France which we covered on Sunday. Today Apple's CEO was tweeting a few photos from his trip as you'll see in our report in jumbo format.

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12:25
Apple's iPhone took a Commanding 60% Market Share Lea...

Earlier this afternoon we reported that Apple took 92% of the smartphone industry's profits for Q4 2016, their seventh consecutive quarter over 90%. And the good news continues. Apple's iPhone market share in Japan took a commanding lead ...

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11:21
Apple takes 92% of Smartphone Industry Profits Extending t...

In November Patently Apple posted a report titled "For Six Quarters Straight Apple's iPhone has taken 91% or more of the Smartphone Industry's Profits." Today we learn that Apple has extended their streak to 7 quarters ...

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11:01
Jimmy Iovine on Apple Music: 'We're Trying to Ma...

Jimmy Iovine, who leads Apple Music alongside Eddy Cue, Dr. Dre, Trent Reznor, and Larry Jackson, recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Variety covering everything from Apple's goals with the streaming service to its experimentation with exclusives.

Though Jimmy Iovine has no official title at Apple, going by just "Jimmy," he has negotiated many of the streaming deals for the service and has been a key team member since Apple purchased Beats Music in 2014. "Apple, of all the global tech companies, was the one that understood why artists make things," Iovine said, explaining why he had a close relationship with Apple even before the acquisition.

Since its...

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10:12
Apple Seeds Second macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta and just over a two weeks after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.3.

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

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

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08:00
References to Next-Generation MacBook Pro Models Discovere...

While the latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar notebooks launched under four months ago, references to possible next-generation models have already been discovered in the latest macOS 10.12.4 beta.

Apple blog Pike's Universum uncovered a trio of motherboard identifiers that do not correspond with any current MacBook Pro model, but use the exact same processor power management data as 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models released in late 2016. The plist files do not exist in previous macOS Sierra versions.

The next-generation MacBook Pro models would likely be...

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07:12
BeatsX Officially Launching February 10, Two New Colors Co...

BeatsX Earphones will launch this Friday, February 10, with Beats By Dre announcing the official date this morning on Twitter. Yesterday, rumors of an imminent launch of BeatsX began circulating following increased activity on Apple's and Best Buy's online listings for the earphones.

In December, Apple updated its BeatsX listing with a vague February launch window, but up until today we had yet to receive a more solid day on which the earphones would launch. In addition to the confirmed launch date, CNET has also reported that two additional colors of BeatsX are coming after launch: gray and blue. When they debut, users will be able to choose from white or black.

Yesterday, February 10 was a date pinned...

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05:54
Apple Granted 38 Patents Today Covering an Original Apple...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 38 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of Apple's first Apple TV related inventions, dual mode headphones that have yet to surface and a series of design patents covering Beats headphone, an Apple Store display fixture for Apple Watch Sport and more. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with ...

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03:59
Apple's 'Fanatical' Attention to Detail Rev...

Reuters on Tuesday published a revealing insider report on the Steve Jobs-approved design and ongoing construction of Apple's new 'spaceship' campus in Cupertino, California, which is expected to be finished this spring.

The write-up draws from interviews with nearly two dozen current and former workers on the $5 billion project, and focuses on the "fanatical" attention to detail demanded by Apple managers throughout the development of Apple Campus 2, which is said to have delayed the completion date.

According to the report, Apple's in-house construction team enforced many rules. For instance, no vents or pipes could be reflected in the surroundings, regardless of the fact that the campus is home to the world's largest single pane of curved glass.

In another example of the demands that construction workers were...

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03:50
The Premium Smartphone Market is shrinking as Chinese Vend...

In the big picture, the global premium smartphone market isn't that big. It only accounts for 20 percent in the entire smartphone market. However, Apple and Samsung are devoting much energy to the premium phone market. This is because it makes a huge profit. But now Chinese vendors are taking Apple and Samsung out of their respective leadership positions in that market with quality smartphones at less than half the price.

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Monday February 6

16:45
Apple Shares New 'One Night' Ad Showcasing iPhon...

As part of its newest "Shot on iPhone" advertising campaign, Apple today uploaded a video entitled "One Night" to its YouTube channel. The spot features videos and images captured by the iPhone 7 on the same night around the world.

The images come from 16 photographers across 15 cities on six continents and were all taken on November 5, 2016. Apple is using the photographs and videos as part of a "One Night" print and billboard campaign that debuted last week.

According to Apple, the "One Night" campaign is designed to showcase the low light photography capabilities of the iPhone 7, featuring the everything from clubs in Johannesburg, South Africa to rooftops in Shanghai, China to ice caves in Iceland.Some of the photographers tackled extreme climates in search of the perfect shot. Chicago-based photographer Reuben Wu...

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12:59
iPhone 8 Production May Start Earlier Than Usual

Apple may start production of the iPhone 8 earlier than expected, according to information gathered by BlueFin Research Partners and shared by Barron's Tech Trader Daily.

There is "some indication" from the supply chain that Apple will ramp up production of the iPhone 8 starting in June, but that doesn't necessarily point towards an earlier non-September release date.

iPhone 8 concept image via Thadeu BrandãoThe most intriguing data points that we have uncovered suggests that AAPL is ramping the next generation iPhones earlier than historical norms, although we have no indication that there has been any change in release plans for the iPhone 8/X.[...]...

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11:50
Apple Working on New 'Ultra Accessory Connector'...

Apple is working on a new "Ultra Accessory Connector" that would be built into headphones and headsets certified under its Made for iPhone licensing program.

The connector, introduced as part of a developer preview as shared by 9to5Mac, features 8 pins and measures 2.05mm by 4.85mm, thinner and smaller than existing Lightning and USB-C ports. It is said to be similar in shape and size to ultra mini USB connectors that are available in some accessories.

The UAC is smaller than USB-C or Lightning, both pictured

According to Apple's Made for iPhone specifications for the Ultra Accessory Connector (UAC), it's designed to be used with headphone cables. Accessory manufacturers will be able to develop Lightning to UAC, USB-A to UAC, and 3.5mm jack to UAC cables, connecting to a UAC port built into an accessory for charging and audio...

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10:02
Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first beta of iOS 10.3 and more than a month after the release of iOS 10.2, the last major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

Registered developers can download iOS 10.3 beta 2 from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed. Xcode 8.3 beta 2 is also available with Swift 3.

iOS 10.3 is a significant update, bringing several new features and some major changes to iOS 10. The biggest new consumer-facing feature is a "Find My AirPods" feature, which is designed to help AirPods owners locate a lost earphone. Find My AirPods...

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09:48
Apple Launches 'Back to Uni' Promotion in Austra...

Apple today launched its annual "Back to Uni" promotion in Australia and New Zealand, offering students and select other educational employees a $70 to $100 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a qualifying new Mac or iPad Pro.

Apple is offering a A$100 or NZ$105 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a new Mac, including the iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air, including custom built-to-order configurations. Refurbished models and the lower-cost Mac mini...

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05:51
BeatsX May Launch as Early as Today Per Apple's Websi...

The much-anticipated launch of BeatsX could be occurring soon, according to some behind-the-scenes movement happening on Apple.com where the earphones are now listed as "Available Today" in two stores in Manhattan: West 14th Street and the Upper East Side. At the time of writing, customers can't order or add BeatsX to their bag, however, so it's still unclear when exactly the earphones will be up for purchase.

Two stores in New York list BeatsX "Available Today" for Personal Pickup

Adding to the evidence of an imminent launch is Best Buy, which has quietly updated its website with a "Check Stores" button, as noted by one Redditor. The button still presents users with an out of stock...

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05:33
Local Chinese Smartphone Brands Kick Apple to fourth Spot...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Great Quarter Spills Over to Winning the Smartphone Race during the Holiday Quarter." The IDC's global report had Apple taking top smartphone vendor in Q4 2016, edging out Samsung. However, in China where Apple's iPhone sales sank during the holiday quarter, IDC reports that Apple fell to the fourth spot in China.

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04:14
UAE Ministry Announced Today that Apple had informed them...

A report out of Dubai today claims that that "Apple is set to recall 88,000 iPhone 6s devices due to battery issues. However, the publication is getting a head of reality. This isn't a classic recall at all.

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03:22
Apple tells Australian Commission that their Bank's a...

In November Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Australian Bank Cartel is denied the Ability to Force Apple to Open Apple Pay API's on their Terms." Today we learn that last week Apple sent a letter to the Australian Commission accusing the banks of deliberate delays in implementing Apple Pay.

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02:08
Apple Joins Nearly 100 U.S. Firms to File Legal Brief Oppo...

Apple has joined 96 other companies in filing a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Other technology companies named in the amicus brief include Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Snap, Uber, Twitter, and Intel, with consumer goods companies like Levi Strauss and Chobani also named in the brief. Amazon wasn't listed, with the company's CEO Jeff Bezos already backing the original lawsuit brought by Washington state's attorney general that brought a temporary halt to the immigration ban on Friday.

The brief was filed late Sunday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, highlighting the importance of immigrants to the economy and for society as a whole, and arguing the unlawfulness of the ban. According to the report, the filing of the brief was originally planned...

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02:08
Apple Joins Nearly 100 U.S. Firms to File Legal Brief Oppo...

Apple has joined 96 other companies in filing a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Other technology companies named in the amicus brief include Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Snap, Uber, Twitter, and Intel, with consumer goods companies like Levi Strauss and Chobani also named in the brief. Amazon wasn't listed, with the company's CEO Jeff Bezos already backing the original lawsuit brought by Washington state's attorney general that brought a temporary halt to the immigration ban on Friday.

The brief was filed late Sunday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, highlighting the importance of immigrants to the economy and for society as a whole, and arguing the unlawfulness of the ban. According to the report, the filing of the brief was originally planned...

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Sunday February 5

12:55
Apple Pays a Surprise Visit to an Apple Store in France

Life is full of surprises and today's is Tim Cook landing in France and visiting one of their stores.

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12:17
Microsoft is piling in Patent Filings for Augmented Realit...

Back in September Apple's CEO Tim Cook was interviewed by ABC News and he focused on Augmented Reality being Apple's preference over Virtual Reality. Cook told ABC's reporter Roberts that AR "gives the capability for both of us to sit and be very present, talking to each other, but also have other things -- visually -- for both of us to see. Maybe it's something we're talking about, maybe it's someone else here who's not here present but who can be made to appear to be present. There are a lot of really cool things there." While Apple is talking up Augmented Reality (AR), Apple's competitor Microsoft wanted to get the leap on Apple in this emerging market and introduced HoloLens. In today's report we look at how Microsoft's increasing patent filings that at minimum shows us that they're planning to attack AR on multiple fronts with their one common Windows 10 platform and their offshoot for AR systems.

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Saturday February 4

10:25
Facebook has been granted a Patent for a Tilt Scrolling Fe...

On January 26 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Surprisingly Facebook was granted a Patent for 3D Gesturing on a Smartphone." This was the same week that the news of Hugo Barra was joining Facebook to lead their Virtual Reality business. The patent that we revealed related to a possible future Facebook smartphone. This week Patently Apple also discovered Facebook's granted patent for scrolling a large image on a tablet by simply tilting the device.

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10:08
Patent Reveals Facebook Seeks to Join the War for the Livi...

Facebook surprised us in January when we discovered they had been granted a patent for 3D gesturing on a possible future smartphone. Then this week we discovered another Facebook patent illustrating a possible future tablet that could work with 'tilt scrolling' for games and other multimedia apps. And to top it all off we've discovered that Facebook is working on a Home Automation device and system that will enter them into the home automation war that's still in its infancy between Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

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Friday February 3

14:39
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblems Heroes' Game Earne...

Nintendo's newly released game Fire Emblem Heroes earned an estimated $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue during its first 24 hours of availability, according to data shared by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Since being released yesterday morning for iOS and Android devices, Fire Emblem Heroes has been downloaded more than two million times from the iOS App Store and the Google Play store. Download numbers may have been affected by a late release in the United States - the game didn't become available on iOS devices until the afternoon.

At $2.9 million in gross revenue, Fire Emblem Heroes is not quite the hit that Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run were. Pokémon Go earned an estimated $10.2 million during...

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14:39
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Heroes' Game Earned...

Nintendo's newly released game Fire Emblem Heroes earned an estimated $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue during its first 24 hours of availability, according to data shared by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Since being released yesterday morning for iOS and Android devices, Fire Emblem Heroes has been downloaded more than two million times from the iOS App Store and the Google Play store. Download numbers may have been affected by a late release in the United States - the game didn't become available on iOS devices until the afternoon.

At $2.9 million in gross revenue, Fire Emblem Heroes is not quite the hit that Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run were. Pokémon Go earned an estimated $10.2 million during...

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08:50
Apple Releases $200 Pro Apps Bundle for Education Customer...

Apple today introduced a Pro Apps Bundle for Education that includes Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 for $199.99. The software bundle is available for teachers, faculty, staff, and students at universities, colleges, and K-12 schools in the United States, as reported by The Loop.

The total cost of Final Cut Pro X ($299.99), Logic Pro X ($199.99), Motion 5 ($49.99), Compressor 4 ($49.99), and ...

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08:50
Apple Releases $200 Pro Apps Bundle for Education Customer...

Apple today introduced a Pro Apps Bundle for Education that includes Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 for $199.99. The software bundle is available for teachers, faculty, staff, and students at universities, colleges, and K-12 schools in the United States, as reported by The Loop.

The total cost of Final Cut Pro X ($299.99), Logic Pro X ($199.99), Motion 5 ($49.99), Compressor 4 ($49.99), and ...

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