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Wednesday March 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday March 14

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

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

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

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

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11:59
iPhone 8 Concepts and Mockups - Part 2

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

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

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

A space around...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday March 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10:41
New iPad Models Spotted in Device Logs

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

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

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

- iPad 7,1 - 17...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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06:12
Samsung Suppliers Openly Doubt that Apple will be able to...

Apple introduced Touch ID in September 2013. Copycat Samsung was desperate to match Apple's new biometrics based solution, but in October 2013 Patently Apple reported that Samsung had failed in being able to deliver this feature for their then Galaxy Note 3. Samsung had blamed one of their suppliers for the failure to deliver a solution on time. Well, Samsung is doing it all over again as Apple is set to deliver Touch ID beneath the display of the iPhone 8

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Sunday March 12

10:16
Apple wins 7 Design Patents covering their Latest iPhone 7...

Late on Friday Apple was granted seven design patents covering their iPhone 7. Four of the design wins cover the iPhone 7 with its dual lens camera system. The remaining three design wins cover the iPhone 7 that carries ....

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Friday March 10

15:11
5.8-Inch iPhone Expected to Have Flat Display Despite...

Apple is widely expected to launch a 5.8-inch iPhone with an edge-to-edge OLED display later this year, made possible by slimmer bezels and no Home button. And while some reports have claimed the screen will be curved, a growing number of sources expect the device to stick with a flat display.

"We anticipate Apple will adopt a flat implementation of OLED design on their special iPhone model, which is analogous to the current 2.5D glass design," IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam, who researches and analyzes the supply chain of smartphone makers such as Apple, told MacRumors today.

"Much like the recently announced LG G6, we anticipate a touchscreen with a new longer aspect ratio design to take advantage of higher coverage area...

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10:55
AT&T Launches $60 'Unlimited' Prepaid Plan a...

AT&T today introduced a new GoPhone prepaid plan with unlimited talk, text, and data at a max speed of 3 Mbps for $65 per month, or $60 with AutoPay enabled. However, unlike AT&T's new $90 Unlimited Plus plan with up to 10GB of 4G LTE tethering, the GoPhone plan does not include Mobile Hotspot capabilities.

Each line that exceeds 22GB of data usage may experience reduced speeds to a max of 128 Kbps on that line for the remainder of the 30-day term, but only at times and in areas where there is network congestion, which is similar to 22GB and 23GB soft cap policies from Verizon and Sprint respectively.

T-Mobile this week raised its own deprioritization threshold to 30GB, up from a previous minimum of 28GB, as spotted...

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10:34
The Japanese Government Likely to Ensure Toshiba is acquir...

On Tuesday Patently Apple posted a report about TSMC and Foxconn joining together to make a joint bid for Toshiba. Such a move would be great for either of Apple's suppliers and bad news for Samsung should their bid be successful. However in the bigger picture, it seems as though American politics will win the day and our report will tell you why.

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09:15
A Breakthrough in Technology Supporting Foldable Smartphon...

Our Patently Mobile IP blog has been covering Samsung's obsession with flexible, bendable, scrollable and foldable smartphone designs and features for years and have created an archive for easy review. Behind the scenes Lenovo, Apple and Microsoft have all been working on next generation foldable smartphones and tablets. Yesterday a breakthrough technology was announced that will support next-gen foldable mobile devices.

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07:30
Samsung Shift's away from Iris Scanning Security alon...

Last August Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung Patents for an Iris Scanner come to Life in the new Galaxy Note 7." Samsung was touting that their new dual biometric ID security was better than just fingerprints – a dig at Apple's Touch ID. But the Note 7 was a complete disaster and Samsung was humiliated in having to remove the product from market. Today we learn that Samsung is changing their tune and acknowledges that iris scanning alone is useless ...

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07:20
Three Southern U.S. States Battle it out for Samsung'...

In early January LG and Samsung were getting close to announcing future plants due to President Trump's 'Made in America' pledge. On March 01 LG announced a new $250 million dollar plant would open in Tennessee in 2019. A new report today claims that three US states -- South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama -- are reportedly in final talks to attract Samsung ...

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06:51
Apple Tops 'Tech Support Showdown' List for Thir...

Apple has topped Laptop Mag's Tech Support Showdown list for the third year in a row, receiving praise as "the best tech support in the business," and beating out nine other computer-making companies in the process. Laptop Mag said that its list is aimed at helping customers see who has the most reliable and clear customer service in the tech industry.

To conduct the research, the magazine sent reporters undercover to make calls, query support chat online, and ask questions on social media, and accumulated data on the following top ten notebook makers: Apple, Microsoft, Acer, Razer, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Samsung, and MSI. Each company was given a grade on a 100-point scale, and Laptop Mag weighted 60 points towards online support and 40 points toward phone support.

For Apple's winning spot, the company received a 56 for its web support score and a 37 for its phone support score, resulting in an...

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Thursday March 9

17:58
For 2016, Apple missed the top 50 Granted Patent Winners i...

When Apple first sued Samsung for patent infringement it set the Android community into a wild zombie like rage screaming at anything Apple saying that Apple was killing the patent system and that they were trying to patent everything under the sun and on and on the insanity went. So where did Apple land on the top 50 USPTO granted patent list for 2016?

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16:37
A Pair of Apple Patents Covering the 'Portrait Mode...

Apple's iPhone 7 Plus delivers beautiful photos using a stereo camera system that delivers what professional photographers call the 'Bokeh' Effect. A perfect example of the Bokeh Effect could be seen in a photo illustrated in our report that came from a recent Apple TV ad. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a pair of Apple's patent applications covering this technology.

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14:19
A Major Tactile Output Patent Surfaces Covering Trackpads,...

Apple began filing patents regarding displays and trackpads that could one day provide tactile feedback since at least 2010. In 2015 Patently Apple posted an IP report titled "Apple Invents an Advanced Diamond Layered Trackpad that Delivers Next-Gen Tactile Sensations Including Texture." Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that once again advances the possibility that Apple is getting closer to delivering next-gen tactile experiences for displays, trackpads, device covers, fabric device housings and more.

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11:29
Apple Patent Confirms Hidden Antenna in the iPhone 7 Batte...

In a 2015 9to5Mac review of the iPhone 7 battery case Jeremy Horwitz stated that "apparently hidden within the case is some sort of passive wireless antenna, though Apple provides no documentation on the feature." Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple reveals of the geeky technology behind their hidden antenna.

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08:57
Apple invents a Twist to the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard by re...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relating to the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard. Buried in the patent filing is a patent figure that shows that Apple is considering a future version of the Smart Keyboard that offers a secondary display in place of the physical keyboard ...

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08:34
Apple Retail Ends Genius Training in Cupertino, Moves to I...

For years, Apple has sent new Genius hires to its Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, or sometimes an auxiliary campus in Austin or Atlanta, to receive hands-on training for up to three weeks. Recently, however, Apple appears to have stopped offering these group-based trips, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple's off-site Genius Training program has been replaced by an in-store, self-guided experience using company-provided reference materials, according to a source. The training now involves watching web-based seminars through the Apple Technical Learning Administration System, or ATLAS, another source said.

At its Cupertino headquarters, Apple had a small training facility with a mock Genius Bar and Macs set aside specifically for trainees to take apart and perform test repairs on. But with the switch to web-based seminars, Apple is allegedly providing "virtual take aparts" only now, with no...

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07:12
Apple's Siri Currently speaks more Languages than all...

Last month Patently Apple posted a report titled in-part "Samsung's Digital Assistant for Galaxy 8 to Support 7 Languages." We also reported on Google Assistant being made available to their Android partners but limited to English with others on the way. In contrast Apple has the lead on this front by the widest of margins with Siri supporting 21 languages

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06:13
Apple Reveals new Attachment and Recharging Solutions for...

Apple Pencil was well received when first debuting with the iPad Pro. But the fact that the pencil didn't magnetically connect to the iPad for storage was a drawback as was how it was awkwardly charged. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that provides the most logical solutions to these drawbacks to date

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04:24
Siri's Multiple Language Support Still Its Biggest St...

Reuters published an article on Thursday that reveals some of the painstaking work that goes into making Siri capable of speaking additional languages, which remains one of its biggest strengths over rival virtual assistants.

The behind-the-scenes look appears amid claims that Apple has squandered its lead in the voice-assistant space, with Amazon, Google, and Microsoft all advancing the features of their respective assistants recently.

But for a smartphone market in which most sales are outside the U.S., Siri's big advantage over the other assistants is underlined in the number of languages it can speak. Microsoft is said to have an editorial team of 29 people who work to customize Cortana for local...

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Wednesday March 8

19:21
Apple Adds 2016 MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar to Refurbish...

Apple recently updated its online store for refurbished products to add the 13-inch 2016 MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar, which was originally released in October of 2016.

There are a limited number of models available for purchase with various processor, storage, RAM configurations. Prices are discounted by up to $390, with Apple offering 12 to 16 percent off depending on a machine's configuration.

Only higher-end models with upgraded processors, RAM, and storage are available at the current time, but earlier today, at least one lower-end machine was available for purchase. Apple's refurbished stock fluctuates often, so if you're hoping to get a specific configuration, it's best to keep a close eye on the refurbished store.

13 and 15-inch 2016 MacBook...

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12:19
Future iPhones Could Support 4K Graphics and Much Faster G...

Imagination Technologies today announced PowerVR Furian, its next-generation GPU architecture that promises significant improvements in graphics performance and power efficiency that could benefit future iPhones.

PowerVR Furian architecture will offer up to a 70-90% improvement in real-world gaming performance by density, including 35% better shader performance and 80% better fill rate, compared to a similar sized and clocked Series7XT Plus GPU based on current-generation PowerVR Rogue architecture.

Meanwhile, with lower power consumption, an iPhone with PowerVR Furian architecture could have longer battery life for graphics-related tasks.

Imagination Technologies confirmed to MacRumors that PowerVR Furian architecture supports 4K graphics, laying the foundation for future iPhone...

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11:35
Imagination Technologies Introduces new Furian Architectur...

A new PowerVR graphics architecture from Imagination Technologies called Furian will give a serious graphics boost to future iPhones that will deliver 4K graphics, augmented and mixed reality applications and headsets that could debut sometime in the Q4 2018 or 2019 time line.

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10:59
Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers

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

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

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

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10:22
Sumitomo Chemical, Maker of Curved OLED Displays Reportedl...

Apple's iPhone 8 may include a curved display, though the Wall Street Journal is a little skeptical on that particular feature. Whether it's this year or sometime in the future, there's one particular Japanese company that is focused on making their pitch to Apple about about their specialty curved and bendable display technologies and expanding capacity.

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08:50
Apple Suppliers GIS and TKP are Building New Capacity to H...

Patently Apple posted a report in February titled "Key Apple Touch Module Supplier sees a Bright 2017 with new iDevice Lineup and Next-Gen 3D Touch." Today we learn it's so bright that both TKP and GIS have set aside capex budgets between US$152 to US$163 to set up capacity to produce 3D touch panels for new iPhones to be launched later this year.

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07:42
Apple Downplays WikiLeaks Report, Says they're Consta...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "WikiLeaks Exposes CIA Hacking Program 'Vault 7' Capable of Tapping into iOS, Android and Windows." Today Apple saying that they're working fast to fix vulnerabilities in the iPhone and other products after WikiLeaks released material ...

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06:57
Even with a Questionable Report, Apple Still Remains King...

A South Korean tech report is claiming today that Strategy Analytics published a report claiming Apple captured 79.2 percent of the global smartphone profits last year. Even with questionable data, Apple still remains the king of global smartphone profits

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Tuesday March 7

22:06
'iPhone 8' Could Reportedly Be Called 'iPho...

Apple may call the 2017 iPhone 8, rumored to be announced alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus at a September event, the "iPhone Edition," according to a new report from Japanese website Mac Otakara. The name would reportedly signal that the phone is a higher end model, similar to how Apple names the Apple Watch Edition. The "Edition" moniker lines up with reports that the model could cost upwards of $1,000.

The report goes on to note that Apple is currently testing multiple prototypes alongside the iPhone 8. The prototypes experiment with screen technology and materials, with some prototypes using an LCD display while others use AMOLED. The prototypes are also in testing with and without home buttons. Further,...

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20:35
Apple Says Many of the Vulnerabilities Detailed in 'V...

Earlier today a new series of Wikileaks leaks that revealed the United States Central Intelligence Agency's efforts to hack iPhones. The leaks detail a number of iOS exploits that can be used to bypass security on devices. Tonight, Apple said in a statement provided to TechCrunch that most of the vulnerabilities detailed in the leaks have been patched.

“Apple is deeply committed to safeguarding our customers’ privacy and security. The technology built into today’s iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we’re constantly working to keep it that way. Our products and software are designed to quickly get security updates into the hands of our customers, with nearly 80 percent of users running the latest version of our operating system....

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16:01
Apple Music Exec Bozoma Saint John is featured on the Cove...

Earlier today BLACK ENTERPRISE released its listing of The Most Powerful Women in Business as featured in the publication's January/February 2017 issue, and Apple Music Exec Bozoma Saint John made it on the cover ....

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14:34
Prowire Sues Apple for Infringing their Patented Inductor...

Patently Apple is first to discover a new patent infringement lawsuit filed against Apple. We've learned that the Patent Troll going by the name 'Prowire LLC' had acquired a patent from Taiwan for the sole purpose of suing profitable high profile companies like Apple, and not to make a product of any kind. Prowire claims that Apple's iPad 4 infringes on their acquired patent relating to inductors.

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10:58
Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to Develope...

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

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

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

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09:37
New Wikileaks Series Details CIA's 'Specialized...

In a new series of leaks focusing on the United States Central Intelligence Agency, code named "Vault 7," Wikileaks has revealed 8,761 documents discovered within an isolated network in Langley, Virginia that "amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code." The code contains what Wikileaks referred to as a "hacking arsenal" of malware, viruses, trojans, and weaponized "zero day" exploits for iOS devices, that could give anyone in possession of the code "the entire hacking capacity of the CIA."

This "Year Zero" release is the first in the full Vault 7 series by Wikileaks, and is said to act as an introduction to the capacity and means of the CIA's covert hacking program. The agency's abilities can take aim at a number of popular consumer products from companies like Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, turning everything from an iPhone to a smart TV into a "covert microphone."

In its analysis of the released...

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09:26
WikiLeaks Exposes CIA Hacking Program 'Vault 7'...

Today WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents that it described as the CIA's hacking arsenal in what the website called the "largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency."

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08:25
Bad News for Samsung: Apple Suppliers TSMC and Foxconn are...

Apple suppliers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) have reportedly joined forces in a bid for Toshiba Memory's shares

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07:21
New Photo Shows the Store Front of the new Apple Store set...

A new Apple Store is set to open in Germany on March 25th. Apple will be celebrating its grand opening of its second store in Cologne on March 25, 2017. A new photo has surfaced of the new store front.

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07:03
Apple Reveals First Public Sign of macOS 10.13

While the next major version of macOS likely won't be announced until the WWDC 2017 opening keynote on June 5, eagle-eyed blogger Pike's Universum has discovered what appears to be Apple's first public sign of macOS 10.13.

Specifically, the blog shared a portion of the App Store URL, otherwise known as a CatalogURL, for macOS 10.13. We were subsequently able to pinpoint the full URL by tweaking an older CatalogURL link, and it appears to be a secure HTTPS link originating from Apple's servers, so the screenshot is legitimate.

The full URL:...

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06:49
President Trump and the White House National Trade Council...

According to a new report out of South Korea today, a top trade adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out against LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics, Monday, for unfair trade practices that hurt their American rivals.

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05:16
Ulster Bank and KBC Begin Supporting Apple Pay in Ireland

Apple's website in Ireland now promotes Apple Pay being supported by three Irish Financial companies: KBC, the Ulster Bank and Boon, the financial payment app in Ireland, the UK, France and Switzerland.

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03:31
Apple Granted 42 Patents Today Covering Advanced Facial De...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 42 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple patent wins for facial detection, a precursor to facial recognition; another patent for fabric iDevices; and finally, a patent covering the Modern Buckle Apple Watch band with magnetic clasp. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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00:57
Apple Pay Launches in Ireland for KBC, Ulster Bank and Boo...

Apple Pay became available in Ireland this morning, marking the 14th country to accept Apple's payments service.

Visa and MasterCard holders that bank with KBC and Ulster Bank can use Apple Pay in the country, and the service also works with the Boon prepay system. Apple Pay is available to all customers with an iPhone SE, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, or an iPhone 5 or later when paired with the Apple Watch.

Apple Pay can also be used within apps and on the web with an eligible iPhone, iPad, or MacBook Pro with Touch ID. Apple Pay can be set up using the Wallet app on all supported devices.

Participating...

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Monday March 6

22:34
'iPhone 8' Optimism is Driving Apple's Stoc...

While a 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display is likely around six months away from being announced, the stock market is always looking ahead, and several analysts think the smartphone will be a hit among customers.

Accordingly, over the past month, several financial analysts have raised their price targets for Apple's stock to between $150 and $185, per research notes obtained by MacRumors.

Citi analyst Jim Suva, for instance, raised his Apple stock price target to $160 today. Likewise, BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Long rose his target to $160 in late February.

Apple's stock has already been on an impressive run this year so far, closing at $139.34 on Monday, just cents off its record-breaking high of $139.79 set last week for comparison.

Long in particular said he expects Apple's trio of new iPhone models, presumably arriving this September, to drive the "biggest...

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11:52
Apple to Accept WWDC Scholarship Applications March 27, Lo...

Each year, Apple offers free WWDC scholarships to students and STEM organization members who don't have the funds to attend the company's developer conference.

For 2017, Apple will begin accepting scholarship submissions on March 27, as is outlined on an updated scholarship website Apple shared today. Submissions will be accepted from March 27 at 10:00 a.m. until April 2 at 5:00 p.m. Winning applicants will be notified of their status on Friday, April 21.

Scholarships traditionally offer free tickets to WWDC, a huge benefit as a ticket is normally priced at $1,599. Flights and accommodations are not typically included, but starting this year, Apple is providing free lodging.

WWDC scholarship applicants must be at least 13 years old, registered as an Apple developer, and enrolled in a part-time or full-time course of study. Members and alumni of a...

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10:00
Steve Jobs Thought Genius Bar Was 'Idiotic' Idea...

While the Genius Bar is the focal point of the Apple Store, it turns out the idea was initially panned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

On the Recode Decode podcast, Apple's former retail chief Ron Johnson recalled the day he told Jobs about the Genius Bar.

Steve's initial reaction to the idea: "That's so idiotic! It'll never work!"“I remember the day I came in and told Steve about the Genius Bar idea and he says, ‘That’s so idiotic! It’ll never work!’” Johnson said. “He said, ‘Ron, you might have the right idea, but here’s the big gap: I’ve never met someone who knows technology who knows how to connect with people. They’re all geeks! You can call it the Geek Bar.’”

“And I said, ‘Steve, kids who are in their 20s today grew up in a very different world. They all know technology, and that’s who’s going to work in the store.’”Jobs went on to...

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08:12
Equipment for Forming 3D Features in a Device & Testin...

It's always fun to read about new consumer oriented inventions like a wireless charging device that shows a user that charging has begun by levitating an Apple device like an iPhone – or to discover that Apple has begun researching new form factors like a scrollable iPhone. But for some of us, learning about some of the behind the scenes processes that Apple is working on to perfect future products is just as fascinating. Last week the U.S. Patent Office revealed two interesting inventions by Apple.

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06:30
Apple Aims to Make Every iPhone With an OLED Display by 20...

A new supply chain report claims that Apple is planning to use OLED for every iPhone model by 2019, with the company expected to adopt OLED panels for 60 million units of the iPhone 8 later in 2017, equating to around 40 percent of its total manufacturing run (via The Bell) [Google Translate]. Apple will double the adoption of OLED panels for the 2018 iPhone before completely migrating over to OLED-only models for 2019.

The same report claimed that both Samsung and Inteflex are currently gearing up production for flexible printed circuit boards (FPCB) for this year's iPhone 8, with Samsung...

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04:52
Apple to reportedly use 3 Korean Flexible Printed Circuit...

In early February Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Reportedly Contracts new Korean Supplier for Next-Gen OLEDs with Embedded Multitouch Technology." Today it's being reported that Interflex and Samsung Electro-Mechanics are beefing up production of flexible printed circuit boards (or FPCBs) for Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 ...

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Sunday March 5

14:25
A $12 Million Dollar Civil Rights Lawsuit has been filed a...

A new civil rights case has been filed against Apple by two Plaintiffs from the State of Maryland. The two are identified in the lawsuit as being "African American/Black citizens." They're suing Apple for being subjected to racial profiling and want millions in damages.

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07:47
Apple Still in the Hunt for a Transformative Acquisition t...

In 2011 Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson once recounted Jobs wanting to reinvent television: "I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.’ No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. ‘It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it." Yet until this day Apple fans from around the world are still waiting for it to arrive.

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Saturday March 4

23:00
Nikkei Now Agrees 'iPhone 8' Will Have Larger 5....

Apple will launch three new iPhone models in the fall, including one with a 5.8-inch OLED display and two with LCD displays, according to Nikkei Asian Review.

While this is a rumor we have heard several times already, the Japanese website previously said Apple would launch a 5-inch iPhone—not 5.8 inches—in 2017.

The relevant bit from today's report:The upcoming iPhone, to be launched this fall, will come in three configurations -- two with liquid crystal displays and one with a 5.8-inch organic light-emitting diode display.Here's what it reported last October:"Apple has tentatively decided that all the 5.5-inch, 5-inch and 4.7-inch models will have glass backs, departing from metal casings adopted by current iPhones, and Biel and Lens are...

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14:37
Apple Struggled in the Education Market in 2016 as Schools...

Back in 2014 AppleInsider's editorial writer and digital assassin Daniel Dilger took the Financial Times to task on the subject of Google Chromebooks overtaking Apple in Education. Since that time stories have kept piling in with the same conclusion that Google's Chromebook was the top computer used in the classroom.This week the New York Times weighed in with a report titled "Apple's Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms," based on new education market statistics from Futuresource.

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12:00
Apple Caught in another Controversial Story about Supporti...

This week another shocking report was published by the U.K's Sky News about cobalt mining in Congo that widely uses child labor as young as four years old to dig for cobalt with their hands. Apple and Samsung use cobalt in their respective smartphones and the children get 10 to 12 cents a day (8 pence) to work in the mines. Is that not slave labor?

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09:30
Apple Invents Next-Gen Fabrics that could one Day be used...

On Thursday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relates to Apple device and accessories having fabric housings. Apple points to the "housings" possibly representing an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, iPod and beyond. In fact ...

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Friday March 3

11:57
Apple Shares Two New iPad Pro Ads in Twitter-Based Campaig...

Apple today continued on with its latest iPad Pro campaign, today sharing two new Twitter-based video ads highlighting features like the Apple Pencil, the built-in camera, and recording functions.

The first ad focuses on the note taking capabilities of the iPad Pro, explaining that students can take better notes with the Apple Pencil and even use the recording capabilities of the device to capture full lectures.

The second video points out that an iPad Pro can replace several existing desktop accessories, like a scanner, a pad of paper, and a laptop.

Like the rest of the videos in the new iPad Pro campaign, the two new spots use real tweets from real people, with each video focusing on a problem someone has tweeted about.

Apple has shared...

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10:06
Apple Invents a Next-Gen iPhone Case that Incorporates a H...

Yesterday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a new accessory device that, in addition to providing a protective cover for the electronic device, it provides a heat removal system to draw heat from one or more heat-generating components in the electronic device.

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09:27
Apple Met Paramount and Sony Executives Last Week as it Fl...

Apple senior executive Eddy Cue, who oversees services such as iTunes and Apple Music, held discussions last week with Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures, two of the biggest film studios in Hollywood, according to the New York Post, but the iPhone maker's exact ambitions in the content space are still uncertain.

The report suggested Apple is looking for a "transformative acquisition" and "not just a deal to buy TV shows," while an unnamed source is quoted as vaguely saying Apple is "preparing something big."

Apple has so far only flirted with original content, which it plans to distribute through Apple Music starting later this year.

It acquired the rights to ...

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06:00
IDC Sees Apple Watch Performance in Q4 2017 as a 'Mag...

According to IDC's latest data, the worldwide wearables market reached a new all-time high as shipments reached 33.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), growing 16.9% year over year. Shipments for the entire year grew 25% as new vendors entered the market and previous champions refreshed their product lineups. It was also a great quarter for Apple.

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06:00
IDC Sees Apple Watch Performance in Q4 2016 as a 'Mag...

According to IDC's latest data, the worldwide wearables market reached a new all-time high as shipments reached 33.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), growing 16.9% year over year. Shipments for the entire year grew 25% as new vendors entered the market and previous champions refreshed their product lineups. It was also a great quarter for Apple.

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05:11
Top Korean Prosecutor says the Trial against Samsung'...

On February 16 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Korean Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Samsung's Heir Lee Jae-yong who is now in Custody." Today it's being reported that Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee will go on trial for bribery and embezzlement next week

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04:45
Apple's New Under-Display Touch ID Developed In-House...

Apple's intellectual property of late (one and two) has clearly indicated that the next generation of Touch ID is destined for the iPhone. Apple has reportedly decided to use its own Authentec algorithm combined with ...

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04:05
Apple Has a Redesigned Fingerprint ID Solution For the iPh...

Apple is set to feature its own in-house developed integrated fingerprint ID technology in OLED versions of its next iPhone, according to a new report out on Friday.

Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" is expected to feature a virtual home button embedded in the display, but questions persist over the role of Touch ID in such a radical redesign as conflicting reports from analysts, rumors of biometric alternatives, and Apple patents abound.

Today, ...

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03:52
Apple's Board Member Al Gore Set to Release a new Fil...

In April 2015 SunPower and Apple formed a solar power joint venture in China and then a month later Apple expanded on their renewable energy & environmental protection initiatives in China. Then in June 2016 Apple quietly created an energy subsidiary called 'Apple Energy.' So it was anything but a surprise to learn that Apple's CEO introduced an advanced screening...

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Thursday March 2

18:19
Samsung announced their new Quality Control Office Today a...

Today, Samsung Electronics officially announced that they've set up an office in charge of improving product quality. The timing couldn't been worse, as they later announced recalling 100,000 ....

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17:24
Apple has launched a new Lawsuit against Qualcomm in the U...

Apple sued Qualcomm in the U.S and China in January and today Apple has launched another lawsuit against Qualcomm, this time in the U.K.

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14:26
With Apple Music at 20M Users, Spotify Hits 50M Paying Sub...

Spotify this afternoon announced that it has hit a new milestone, reaching a total of 50 million paying subscribers. That's up from 40 million in September, suggesting Spotify is growing at a rapid pace despite the surging popularity of Apple Music.

As of December, Apple Music had over 20 million paying subscribers, and if the service has been growing at its typical pace, that number could now be somewhere around 22 million. Apple Music had 15 million subscribers in June of 2016 and 17 million subscribers in September of 2016.

Thank you to our 50 million subscribers....

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11:41
Inventergy, listed in Apple's Lawsuit against Acacia...

Today Patently Apple has learned that Apple is being sued by Inventergy, Inc., a professional Patent Troll. Apple recently acknowledged Inventergy in their lawsuit against Acacia Research Corporation. Apple noted that a number of companies were in a conspiracy against them led by Nokia, as noted in Apple's graphic found in their lawsuit. Inventergy is one of the alleged conspirators listed on Apple's chart.

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10:02
Apple Watch's Record-Breaking Quarter Was Opposite On...

Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 have proven to be a "magnificent success" for Apple, which recorded its "best quarter ever" in the wearables market, according to the latest data from research firm IDC.

Fourth quarter shipments reflected in millions (Source: IDC)

Apple shipped an estimated 4.6 million Apple Watch units in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from an estimated 4.1 million in the year-ago quarter, according to IDC. Its share of the wearables market, which includes basic fitness trackers, was an estimated 13.6%, down slightly from 14.1% in the year-ago quarter.

Apple closed the gap with wearables market leader Fitbit, which experienced one of its "largest declines ever" in the fourth quarter. Fitbit shipped an estimated 6.5 million fitness trackers in the quarter, down from 8.4...

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09:27
Apple Reveals their Coolest Invention Ever: Wirelessly Cha...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed one of their coolest inventions ever published. It's a levitation system. LG introduced an example of such a system this year at CES and was the talk of the show. They called it the "Levitating Portable Speaker." Reading about Apple's levitating system this morning gave...

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08:02
Ming-Chi Kuo Says All 2017 iPhones Will Have Lightning Con...

All three iPhones rumored to be launched in 2017 will retain Lightning connectors with the addition of USB-C Power Delivery for faster charging, including an all-new OLED model with a larger L-shaped battery and updated 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

An excerpt from his latest research note obtained by MacRumors:New 2H17 models may all support fast charging. We believe all three new iPhones launching in 2H17 will support fast charging by the adoption of Type-C Power Delivery technology (while still retaining the Lightning port). A key technical challenge lies with ensuring product safety and stable data transmission during a fast charge. In order to achieve that goal, we think Apple will adopt TI's power management and Cypress's Power...

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06:23
Apple Enters Race with Samsung in Developing a Next Genera...

On paper, Samsung has been a pioneer in patenting a great number of future scrollable devices based on flexible OLED displays for smartphones, mobile TVs, home televisions and more. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their first scrollable iDevice ...

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06:17
Apple Among 53 Companies Supporting Transgender Student in...

Apple and 52 other major companies have signed a Supreme Court brief in support of seventeen-year-old Gavin Grimm, a young transgender man who's fighting with his local school district for the right to use the bathroom of his corresponding gender identity (via The New York Times).

Other than Apple, the tech companies include Amazon, Microsoft, PayPal, Twitter, Tumblr, Yelp, eBay, Airbnb, and more. There are also a few companies not in the tech field that have signed the brief, among them including GAP, Warby Parker, Williams-Sonoma, and MAC Cosmetics.

All of the companies signed a brief that will be filed today by gay rights organization the Human Rights Campaign, who is urging the Supreme Court to rule in Grimm's favor. Grimm is represented by the American...

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04:30
Apple reveals more Ideas regarding Apple Pencil Holder Acc...

In June 2015 an Apple patent revealed their first ideas regarding future iPad accessories for a stylus that became Apple Pencil. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals yet more ideas that they have for an Apple Pencil accessory for various iPad covers including the Apple Pro's Smart Keyboard. A simple reference in the filing shows that Apple is also thinking of an Apple Pencil holder for ...

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02:07
U.S. Appeals Court Panel Unanimously Tossed a Verdict in F...

In May 2013 Smartflash sued Apple alleging that Apple's iTunes Store infringed their patents. In February 2015 Smartflash won their case and Apple vowed to appeal. After the case went a couple of rounds in the court, a US appeals court finally threw out the case and verdict against Apple.

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Wednesday March 1

22:54
Apple Shares 'Home' App Ad on Refreshed 'Ho...

Apple tonight debuted an ad for its Home app on the Home app webpage on its site, showing off what users can with the HomeKit ecosystem. The ad is not yet on Apple's YouTube page, and is only available on Apple's website.

The ad depicts a woman who uses the Home app to get through the day. When she wakes up, she tells Siri good morning, prompting Siri to tell the woman that her home is ready for the day, turning on the lights and opening the window shades. She then opens the Home app and clicks on the "Breakfast Time" scene, which turns on her coffee maker via an iHome SmartPlug and adjusts the temperature via a Honeywell smart thermostat.

Once she's ready for the day, she leaves home and clicks the "Lock Up" scene in the Home app, which turns everything in her house off and locks the door. Hours later, she returns home and clicks the "I'm Home" scene, which turns...

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13:22
Oculus Rift Support for Macs Not 'Currently on the Ro...

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell recently sat down with TechCrunch for an interview discussing the future of the Oculus Rift, where he said that while Mac support is something the company would like to implement, it's not currently in the works.

According to Mitchell, while Mac support is "near-and-dear" to his heart, Oculus is "just not quite there yet." Mac integration is, in fact, so far off that it's not even on the Oculus roadmap for the next six months.

"We do want to do OS X (macOS) support for Rift, it's not something that's currently on the roadmap for-- I can even say-- the next six months," Mitchell tells me. "We will continue to revisit it, the real challenge for us is just how much we invest into that space because it does require a lot of our time and energy to get it right and to deliver a great experience."Early...

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07:42
Target Returns iPhone SE Stock Ahead of Apple's Rumor...

Target this week instructed its stores to return a number of iPhone SE models to Apple by today, March 1, according to a company memo obtained by MacRumors.

iPhone SE devices that are to be returned include six unlocked 16GB and 64GB models in Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, and Space Gray, and two Sprint models.

An anonymous employee informed us that her Target store had not received iPhone SE stock since before the iPhone 7 was announced in September 2016.

While there are many possible reasons for Target to send back iPhone SE stock, such as poor sales of select models, the move comes just days or weeks before Apple's rumored March event, where a 128GB iPhone SE may...

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04:52
Yesterday LG Delivered on their Promise made at CES and an...

In early January 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." Yesterday LG Electronics formally announced that it will construct a washing machine factory with an annual capacity of 1 million units in the US state Tennessee.

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04:12
A New International Poll Shows that Apple's Corporate...

On February 20 Patently Apple covered a report about the latest Harris corporate Reputation Poll where we saw Samsung's reputation take a dramatic hit going from #3 in 2015 to #49 in 2016. In that same poll, Apple fell from #2 in 2015 to #5 in the U.S. Yesterday the Reputation Institute (RI), the world's leading provider of stakeholder measurement, membership and management services, announced their top 100 rankings for corporations. It was surprising to learn that Apple fall from #10 to #20 in a single year.

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03:32
Samsung Galaxy S8 Image Leak Reveals Design of 'iPhon...

Reliable mobile phone leaker Evan Blass this morning posted what looks like an official press image of the Galaxy S8, Samsung's first flagship phone of 2017.

Coming on the back of last year's Note7 debacle, the S8 represents a hopeful comeback for Samsung's smartphone business and is likely to be the biggest rival to Apple's radically redesigned "iPhone 8" expected to launch later this year.

I think this is what you've been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/FvYfsLOy0R

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 1, 2017

The single rendered image appears to confirm the expected new minimal-bezel design and the absence of a home button...

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Tuesday February 28

14:46
Apple CEO Reveals for the First Time that they Spent $50 B...

Apple's CEO Tim Cook said earlier today at the Company's annual shareholder meeting that their commitment to U.S. manufacturing accounted for $50 billion last year

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14:12
Google Unveils New 'YouTube TV' Streaming Servic...

YouTube today officially announced its new streaming television service, YouTube TV, reports Recode. Priced at $35 per month, YouTube TV features access to ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and approximately 30 major cable channels, with television content available alongside YouTube's own video content.

Separate from YouTube Red, the new TV service will be available as a standalone app that's launching later this year. While it will be available on laptops and TVs through Chromecast, YouTube TV is said to be focused on a "mobile first" experience, with YouTube expecting most users to watch on smartphones and tablets.

At launch, available channels will be limited to cable networks owned by companies that also own broadcast networks, but that could change in the future.One thing that distinguishes YouTube TV from its competitors is that while it will feature cable networks owned...

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13:16
Apple Shares New 'No More Printing' iPad Pro Ad...

Apple today shared a new video that's part of its latest iPad Pro advertising campaign, highlighting the Apple Pencil and the ability to sign documents right on the tablet without the need to print them.

The 16-second video, like previous videos in the campaign, is based on a tweet that an actual Twitter user shared on the social network. While a real tweet is used, an actress plays the part of the Twitter user.

Don't print. With iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, you can just sign and send out that secret new job offer!Apple's newest iPad Pro ad campaign comes as the company is rumored to be preparing to introduce an updated iPad Pro lineup. A flagship 10.5-inch iPad Pro with an upgraded processor and edge...

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