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Tuesday July 19

15:50
Apple Pay Launches in Hong Kong with Support for MasterCar...

Just after becoming available in France, Apple Pay has also expanded to Hong Kong. Starting today, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express debit and credit cards issued by Hang Seng Bank, Bank of China (Hong Kong), DBS Bank (Hong Kong), HSBC, Standard Chartered, and directly from American Express work with Apple's payment service.

According to the Apple Pay Hong Kong website, Apple Pay support will be coming to Hong Kong's Bank of East Asia and Tap & Go in the near future.

Cards can be added to Apple Pay by tapping the "Add Credit or Debit Card" option in the Wallet app on devices running iOS 8.1 or later. Apple Pay works with the iPhone 6,...

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13:42
Huawei's Dual-Camera P9 Hints at What Apple Might Hav...

The upcoming iPhone 7 Plus is rumored to feature a dual-lens rear camera. While we've gotten some hints of what Apple might look to do with the technology given its acquisition of LinX Imaging last year, we're still not entirely clear on Apple's plans and so we can look to other vendors to get a taste of what we might expect.

The Huawei P9 is the latest flagship from the Chinese company, and on the rear of the device Huawei in partnership with Leica implemented two 12-megapixel cameras. These function by taking a photo from both cameras simultaneously and combining them in software. One camera captures a normal color image, while the second takes a monochrome...

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11:32
Apple Stores Promoting Apple Pay With Bonus $5 iTunes Gift...

In Apple retail stores in the United Kingdom and the United States, Apple is running a promotion to encourage its customers to sign up for Apple Pay this week.

When making a purchase in store, Apple employees will ask customers if they would like to pay via Apple Pay. If a customer declines and does not have Apple Pay set up, employees will guide customers through the setup process to make the purchase and will offer a bonus $5 or £5 iTunes gift card for using Apple Pay as their payment method.

The $5 iTunes gift card is available for any purchase made in an Apple Store, whether purchasing an accessory, an Apple product, or an iTunes/Apple Store gift card. Should a customer need to return a product within the return period, the iTunes gift card will still be theirs to keep as a reward for having set up Apple Pay.

Apple's promotion comes just as Apple Pay has...

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10:51
Brazilian Judge Orders Phone Carriers to Block WhatsApp, C...

Reuters is reporting that a Brazilian judge ordered wireless phone carriers to block access to Facebook Inc's WhatsApp indefinitely, starting on Tuesday, the third such incident against the popular phone messaging app in eight months. The decision ...

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09:44
Apple Watch Sales Remain Steady After 15 Months Despite La...

Nearly fifteen months after the Apple Watch launched in the U.S. and eight other countries on April 24, 2015, new data shows that sales of the device have yet to experience an overly precipitous decline so far this year.

Swiss bank UBS has issued a research note that projects Apple Watch sales totaled 1.7 million units in the June quarter, a somewhat surprising increase of 100,000 units compared to its estimate of 1.6 million sales in the March quarter.

Apple Watch sales have remained steady throughout the first half of 2016, despite the formation of an elongated refresh cycle that will likely reach at least 17 months -- the so-called Apple Watch 2 is rumored to launch in the third...

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09:01
iPhone SE Estimated to Grab 16% of U.S. iPhone Market in L...

Apple's newest 4-inch iPhone SE has taken a 16 percent share of the overall United States iPhone market in its launch quarter, according to new survey data shared by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners and UBS analyst Steven Milunovich. The data shows that the iPhone SE has been successful in "flushing out" older phones, with 26 percent of iPhone buyers in the quarter moving up from an iPhone 4s, up from 16 percent in the previous quarter.

The strong entry of the iPhone SE naturally came at the expense of Apple's other phones in model share, with the iPhone SE helping to prop up overall iPhone sales as the other models begin showing their age by serving as an enticing upgrade option for more frugal customers and those unwilling to upgrade to a larger screen.The percentage of plus models sold fell by 6 points in the June quarter following a 9 point increase in March. The success of the iPhone SE could demonstrate...

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08:40
Apple Testing Google Graphics WebP Format for iOS and macO...

According to a new report, Apple has begun testing a Google graphics technology called WebP, a significant endorsement for an effort get websites to load faster.

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08:00
Apple is granted a Patent for the Haptics behind Apple Wat...

In November Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "An Apple Watch Patent Surfaces Regarding Haptics based on Orientation, Positioning & Environment." Douglas Weber was one of the inventors. Weber was also behind another recent invention that came to light regarding "Apple Watch Bands with Individual Smart Links Could Add New Functionality." With these two recent patents under his belt...

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06:31
Kia to Release CarPlay Software Update for Select 2014 to...

Kia has announced that CarPlay and Android Auto will be available as free software updates for a wider range of select 2014 to 2017 model year vehicles equipped with UVO3 or a compatible navigation system.

The new U.S. models eligible for the CarPlay update specifically, in addition to the 2017 Sorento and Sportage, include the 2017 Forte, 2015-16 Optima, 2015-16 Optima Hybrid, 2015-16 Sedona, 2014-16 Soul, and 2015-16 Soul EV.

The CarPlay software update will be available for download by the end of July on the UVO Home website. Kia said it will notify customers signed up for email notifications via UVO Home when the software...

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04:59
Xiaomi Surprisingly Chooses Windows 10 for Notebooks, Coul...

Last September Patently Apple posted a report titled "As Xiaomi Prepares to Invade North America they're setting their Eyes on High End Notebooks at Cheap Prices." Today we learn that Xiaomi will offer two notebooks. One will be made by Inventec as we noted last year and the other will be made by Wistron.

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04:08
Apple Granted 43 Patents Today Covering Cellular MacBooks,...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 43 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's latest cellular MacBook invention relating to specialized antennas along with Apple's overview of the Mac Pro's internal architecture. Apple was granted several Apple Watch related design patents and one for a MacBook Pro ...

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01:41
Iran Issues an Ultimatum to Apple: Register iPhones or Ris...

A news report out of Tehran late yesterday noted that in an ultimatum, Iranian officials asked Apple to either officially register ...

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Monday July 18

22:29
Apple Pay Now Available in France

Apple Pay today expanded to France, marking the availability of the payment service in a total of eight countries (via iPhoneAddict.fr). MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards issued by Banque Populaire, Ticket Restaurant, Carrefour Banque, and Caisse d'Epargne can now be added to Apple Pay on eligible devices.

According to the Apple Pay France website, both Boon and Orange plan to add Apple Pay support in the near future, further expanding the availability of Apple Pay in the country.

Cards can be added to Apple Pay by tapping the "Add Credit or Debit Card" option in the Wallet app on a device running iOS 8.1 or later. Apple Pay works with the...

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15:44
iOS 10 Beta 3 Tidbits: iOS 9-Style Touch ID Option, New Ke...

With any major beta update, there are several small changes and tweaks as Apple aims to refine the operating system ahead of its public release, and iOS 10 beta three, seeded to developers this morning, is no exception.

Today's update, available as an over-the-air download for those who installed the first two betas or the beta configuration profile, features new Touch ID accessibility options, new haptic feedback when locking the iPhone, better keyboard sounds, and more.

We've rounded up all of the new features in beta three in the video below, so make sure to check it out to get a quick look at what's changed. We're also listing the changes in the post below.

Locking haptic feedback - When locking an iPhone...

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14:47
New Shot on iPhone Ads Show Worker Ant & Big Mouth Squ...

Apple released a pair of new Shot on iPhone ads with a squirrel trying to hide his nuts...

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13:08
Microsoft's Surface Team continues their work on a Fu...

In June Patently Apple posted a report titled "Microsoft Rumored to be Preparing an iMac Challenger," wherein we outlined Microsoft's clear intentions of matching all of Apple's devices from a smartphone through to an iMac competitor in the not-too-distant future. Earlier this month Microsoft's second patent on their modular desktop came to light and our report points out some of the highlights.

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13:08
Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Sierra to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of macOS Sierra, the newest operating system designed for the Mac, to developers. macOS Sierra beta 3 comes two weeks after the release of the second beta and more than a month after the software was first unveiled at Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update can be downloaded through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Apple Developer Center.

macOS Sierra is a major update that brings Siri to the Mac for the first time, allowing users to conduct voice searches to quickly find files, look up information, and more. New Continuity features offer an "Auto Unlock" option for unlocking a Mac with an...

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13:00
iPhone 7 Mockups Revive Rumors of 'Plus' and...

Two months before the prospective launch date of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, there are dozens of images of the two devices floating around on the internet. Some of those images are likely showcasing real parts, while others are dummy models used by case makers to get a head start on designing accessories for the new devices.

Dummy units are often accurate representations of what we can expect to see in new iPhones, but because they're constructed based on rumors, early leaks, and other third-party information, they can't always be trusted. That's the case with a new set of images shared by French site Nowhereelse.Fr, depicting front and back of an "iPhone 7 Pro" dummy model alongside iPhone 7 Plus and an iPhone 7 dummies.

The iPhone 7 Pro features a dual-lens camera and a...

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12:11
Apple Shares Two New 'Shot on iPhone' Videos Fea...

Apple today shared two new "Shot on iPhone" ad spots on its YouTube channel, highlighting the video capturing capabilities of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Both spots are 16 seconds in length and are accompanied by music, much like previous Shot on iPhone videos.

In the first video, shot by Tim W., a close-up of an ant is shown crawling across sand while it carries a seed pod.

The second video by Linda H., also wildlife-themed, features an adorable chipmunk filmed in slow motion stuffing a shelled peanut into its mouth.

In late June, Apple revamped its "Shot on iPhone" campaign to feature bright colors, updating all of its advertising imagery and billboards with new color-focused photos. It appears the video campaign will feature more varied video...

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11:24
HP to Launch 6" Phablet with Windows 10 & Iris Sc...

Before Apple's iPhone 7 rolls out in September, HP's new Elite X3 phablet will roll out on August 29 for US$699. Technically HP's new smartphone with a giant 5.96" Quad HD Display running Windows 10 was shown to the press in February – but HP is ramping it up a notch now that they're getting ready to launch the device.

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10:32
Apple Debuts iTunes Match With Audio Fingerprint for Apple...

Apple has introduced a fix for a persistent and frustrating Apple Music bug that caused pre-existing music libraries to sometimes be improperly matched with Apple Music songs, reports The Loop.

To make sure songs are correctly matched, Apple is now using iTunes Match audio fingerprint for Apple Music, a more accurate matching method than the metadata matching that was previously employed. Apple Music matching now also offers up DRM-free music files, just like iTunes Match.

Apple has been quietly rolling out iTunes Match audio fingerprint to all Apple Music subscribers. Previously Apple was using a less accurate metadata version of iTunes Match on Apple Music, which wouldn't always match the correct version of a particular song. We've all seen the stories of a...

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10:09
Apple Releases iOS 9.3.3 With Bug Fixes and Performance Im...

Apple today released iOS 9.3.3 to the public, marking the third minor update to iOS 9 since iOS 9.3 launched in March of 2016. In testing since May 23, there were five betas of iOS 9.3.3 released to developers and public beta testers ahead of the public release of the software.

Today's iOS 9.3.3 release is available as an over-the-air update for all iOS 9 users and it can also be downloaded through iTunes.

As a small 9.x.x update, iOS 9.3.3 focuses mainly on under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes rather than outward-facing changes.

iOS 9.3.2 is the ninth update to the iOS 9 operating system, following...

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09:54
Apple Releases OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan With Bug Fixes and...

Apple today released OS X 10.11.6 to the public, marking the sixth update to the El Capitan operating system that was first released on September 30, 2015. OS X 10.11.6 comes two months after the release of OS X 10.11.5, a small bug fix update. OS X 10.11.6 has been in testing since May 23.

The OS X 10.11.6 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. It is available to all OS X El Capitan users.

Many of the updates to the El Capitan operating system have focused primarily on under-the-hood improvements, bug fixes, and security enhancements...

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09:49
Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10 to Developers

Apple today released the third beta of iOS 10 to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second beta and more than a month after first unveiling the new operating system at its 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Today's update is available as an over-the-air download to those who installed the first beta or the beta configuration profile and it's available for direct download through the Apple Developer Center.

iOS 10 is a major iOS update with a host of new features and design tweaks, including a new Lock screen experience with 3D Touch-enabled notifications, a more easily accessible camera, a redesigned Control Center, and a new widgets screen.

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08:49
Apple Stock Rises Above $100 Per Share For First Time in S...

Apple shares rose above $100 in intraday trading today for the first time since June 6, just weeks after the stock hit its latest bottom around the $92 mark.

AAPL is up over 1 percent on the day at the time of publishing, contributing to a slight rise in the Dow Jones stock index on the day.

ALERT: Apple shares just rose above $100 per share for the first time since June 6 https://t.co/C9RCFmaq9f pic.twitter.com/onOEOnJZqU

— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) July 18, 2016Beyond a short-lived rebound in March and April, Apple shares had steadily declined since the second half of 2015. Some investors have expressed concerns over Apple's recent slowdown, including its...

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04:31
UK Chip Designer ARM to be Acquired by Japan's Softba...

British chip designer and major Apple partner ARM Holdings is set to be acquired by Japanese firm Softbank for $31.4 billion, the BBC has revealed.

According to the report, the board of ARM is expected to recommend shareholders accept the offer, which amounts to a 43 percent premium on its closing market value of $22.2 billion last week.

Shares in the U.K. technology firm surged by 45 percent at the open of the London Stock Exchange this morning on news of the deal, adding $10 billion to ARM's market value.

The Cambridge-based company was founded in 1990 and employs 3,000 staff. The acquisition is said to be the biggest ever purchase of a European technology company, one that will be funded by Softbank's own cash reserves and a long-term loan from Japan's Mizuho Bank. Commenting on the deal, chairman and chief executive of Softbank, Masayoshi Son, said:

This is one of...

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03:31
TSMC Reportedly Lands Exclusive Deal for Apple's 2017...

In May, Patently Apple posted a report titled "TSMC is already Preparing Apple's 2017 iPhone A11 Chips." Today a report is claiming that "Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained all of Apple's A11 chip orders."

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03:11
Apple Supplier ARM is acquired by Japan's Softbank

Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. agreed to buy ARM Holdings Plc for 24.3 billion pounds ($32 billion), securing a slice of virtually every mobile computing gadget on the planet and future connected devices in the home. ARM's technology is the engine behind Apple's AX processors for all iOS devices.

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Sunday July 17

08:55
A Longer 4.7" iPhone 7 Video Surfaces

Another day, another iPhone 7 video; It's the same design we presented in another video on Friday, with this video being much longer. Under Tim Cook ...

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07:05
Microsoft Invents Advanced Haptics for Next Xbox Game Cont...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Microsoft's Paranoia of Apple's Gaming Intentions has ushered in Project Scorpio." Microsoft wants to take gaming to the next level which means driving 4K gaming to the mainstream market. It's partly to fend off Sony's PS4 Neo which likewise promises a leap to 4K gaming and to ensure that Apple's intentions of challenging them on the traditional video gaming console front never materializes, despite Apple's work with top gaming developers. Earlier this month another Microsoft patent was published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office revealing some of their work on Xbox's next gaming controller (likely coming to Project Scorpio) ....

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05:15
New iPhone 7 Video Offers Side-by-Side Comparison With iPh...

A new video and images posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo and picked up this morning by NWE offer a side-by-side comparison of an iPhone 7 casing against Apple's current flagship iPhone 6s.

Embedded below, the new video runs to over two and a half minutes and gives a much better idea of the prospective design than last week's seven-second clip.

Whatever the origin of the assembled 4.7-inch iPhone 7 unit, it matches the Space Grey of the iPhone 6s, and features the larger camera and repositioned antenna bands seen in previous images and alleged design leaks. It also clearly shows a lack of headphone jack, with a second speaker grille alongside the Lightning port where it used to...

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Saturday July 16

06:45
Apple Wins Second MacBook Design Patent and the 'AirP...

Last month we missed a design patent win of Apple's in the Hong Kong database. The win is Apple's second design patent for the MacBook. The first design was granted in early February and could be reviewed here. Our report also takes a look at the rumored U.S. based 'AirPods' trademark.

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Friday July 15

16:49
Apple’s New Music Royalty Proposal Would Make Streaming Co...

Apple has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board calling for a simplified way to pay songwriters and music publishers for streaming music, according to Billboard. While the change would benefit labels, artists and publishers, it would make it more difficult for streaming services like Spotify to continue offering free tiers.

Apple, which has always had a gift for creative simplicity, wants to make this process easier and more transparent, according to a copy of the filing obtained by Billboard. The company’s proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board suggests a simple, “all-in” statutory rate that would be “fair, simple and transparent, unlike the incredibly complicated structure that currently exists.”Apple's suggested rate is 9.1 cents per 100 plays, which would make the songwriting royalties for 100 streams...

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14:25
GlaxoSmithKline is the First Drug Company to Test Out Appl...

It's being reported today that GlaxoSmithKline has started a rheumatoid arthritis study using Apple's ResearchKit, marking the first time a drugmaker has used the health system for the iPhone to conduct clinical research.

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14:07
Samsung's Obsession with Bendable Smartphone Concepts...

On July 3 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung Continues to Push the Concept of Foldable Smartphones and Tablets." Days later, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published yet another pair of new patent applications. Samsung's inventions cover flex displays with artificial muscles and a method of allowing multitasking users to quickly switch between multiple favorite apps with a simple bend of their smartphones.

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12:09
Trademark Filings Seemingly Confirm Apple's Work on U...

With it looking more and more like Apple is going to remove the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, we've seen considerable speculation and discussion about the transition to either wired Lightning headphones or Bluetooth options. Looking at the wireless possibilities, the first iPhone 7 headphone jack rumors immediately reminded us of an "AirPods" trademark filing we discovered last October that seemed likely to be linked to Apple, although conclusive proof could not be found at the time.

That AirPods trademark application was filed by a previously unknown company by the name of Entertainment in Flight LLC, which carried many of the hallmarks of being a shell company operated by Apple for the purposes of hiding its true identity. Apple has used such companies on many previous occasions, including for "...

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07:33
Cardless Withdrawals With Touch ID Coming to Over 70,000 A...

FIS and Payment Alliance International have announced a new partnership that will see cardless withdrawals with Touch ID enabled at over 70,000 ATMs at stores, gas stations, restaurants, and shopping malls across the United States.

FIS Cardless Cash is a QR code-based solution that will reduce the risk of card skimming and shoulder surfing at ATMs by allowing customers to securely withdraw their funds through an iPhone app without inserting a plastic card into the machine. All transactions will require Touch ID verification as an additional layer of security.

Payment Alliance International is the largest independent operator of non-bank-owned ATMs in...

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07:20
Weibo video shows what could be Apple's iPhone 7

A Weibo video making the rounds this morning shows what could be the finished 4.7" iPhone 7. Importantly, the leaker sneaks in a quick glance at the bottom of the phone, revealing no headphone jack and two rows of speaker holes.

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06:54
Vevo to Challenge Apple Music with new 'Artist Focuse...

Vevo aims to roll out a sleek new app this week and an ad-free subscription service in the coming months to deliver the 200,000 music videos ...

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05:51
Senator John McCain Rebuked Apple's CEO for Declining...

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain warned Google and Apple executives Thursday that the Committee "has subpoena power" that could compel them to testify on why their encryption systems on newer smartphones are not accessible to law enforcement operating under court orders.

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Thursday July 14

14:21
Apple's Secret Camera Team in France is Stepping Up t...

According to European sources (one and two) Apple has been working on a secret camera related project in Minatec, a research center in Grenoble, France with a small team of about 20 engineers. They'll be moving to a new ...

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12:57
New Video Shows Off Alleged iPhone 7 Design With No Headph...

Several images depicting what's believed to be the rear casing of the iPhone 7 have been surfacing on Chinese social networking sites in recent weeks, and today, a short video gives a more in-depth look at the prospective design of the device.

Shared by Dutch site TechTastic, the video features the same casing we've seen in photos, with relocated antenna bands that no longer span across the back of the device, a larger protruding camera hole to perhaps accommodate an improved image sensor, and overall, a design that's not much different than the design of the iPhone 6s.

Photos of the iPhone 7 casing have largely ignored the bottom of the device, which is actually visible in the video. Of note is the...

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10:09
Apple to Open Imaging Research Lab in Grenoble, France

Apple plans to open a research laboratory in Grenoble, France focused on developing improved imaging sensors and techniques for its iOS devices, according to French newspaper Dauphiné Libéré, with details shared by iPhon.fr [Google Translate].

Apple has had a team of more than a dozen researchers and engineers working on imaging research and development for more than a year at the Minatec European research center, and recently signed a lease to establish its own research laboratory in Grenoble.

The new facility, located on Rue Ampere, will give Apple the space to hire additional researchers and it will allow the company to...

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09:02
Apple Patent Points to 3D Touch Coming to a Future Version...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their intention of adding Force Touch to a future version of the Apple TV Remote that will likely translate to 3D Touch.

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07:57
Patent Illustrates Future iPhone having Backside Invisible...

On Tuesday new iPhone 7 Plus rumor photos surfaced supporting the notion that Apple's 'Smart Connector' will replace the bottom Lightning port for the top of the line model. One of Apple's patent applications today supports a backside iPhone 'Smart Connector' and goes one step further

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07:44
Eddy Cue Says Apple 'Not Trying to Create TV Shows,...

Apple executive Eddy Cue, who oversees services like the iTunes Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, Siri, Maps, and iAd, sat down for a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of Apple TV, the company's relationship with Hollywood studios, and more.

When questioned about the original programming space, Cue said Apple is not in the business of trying to create TV shows, nor is it trying to compete with the likes of Netflix or Comcast. Instead, he said Apple may "help" producers, as it is doing for ...

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06:13
Apple Invents New Behavior & Action/Intent Modules for...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that shows us how a user's wearable device, be it eyewear, a smart buckle or Apple Watch, can work with an iPhone in new and interesting ways.

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05:44
iPhone 7 Case Molds Lack Rumored ‘Dark Space Gray’ Option...

Alleged photographs of the upcoming iPhone 7 have been popping up online for a few months now, and today Apple news and reviews site Macitynet [Google Translate] has shared one, showing off what the handset will look like in Rose Gold, Space Gray, Gold, and Silver. Following in the footsteps of previous images, the new photo doesn't contribute anything new to the iPhone 7 rumor mill, but it does fall in line with a few design expectations of previous reports.

The picture is said to be of a mold for the iPhone 7, used by case manufacturers ahead of the smartphone's launch to prepare exact measurements for...

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04:27
Google Introduces Home Security via their new Outdoor Secu...

Today Nest Labs, Inc. announced sweeping changes to its security camera portfolio with the introduction of Nest Cam Outdoor, additional features to the Nest Aware service, and ...

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03:42
Apple Working on Curved OLED Display for Future iPhone...

A couple of reports have surfaced this year (one and two) about the 2017 anniversary iPhone introducing a new form factor that has curved glass for a better grip. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals more of the technical aspects behind a flexible OLED display with bent edges ...

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02:14
Apple Simplifies Invention for Synchronized, Interactive A...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a continuation patent application from Apple which covers a highly advanced synchronized and interactive augmented reality (AR) display for future iOS devices that could include a future video AR/VR headset.

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02:12
'Pokémon Go' Now Available in the UK App Store

Pokémon Go has become available in the U.K. App Store this morning as the ultra-popular game continues its much-anticipated rollout across Europe.

With the smash hit's release last week initially limited to the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, iOS users in other countries have been left waiting for the game to show up in regional App Stores around the world. The title received its German debut yesterday and other European countries are expected to follow suit this week.

The delay has been put down to developers Niantic desperately trying to deal with the overload of its servers due to the game's massive popularity. The craze sweeping nations has reportedly caused...

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Wednesday July 13

16:03
iPhone 7 Could Feature 1,960 mAh Battery, a 14% Improvemen...

Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 may include a larger battery than the one found in the iPhone 6s, which could mean a longer battery life. According to OnLeaks' Steve Hemmerstoffer, who often shares part leaks and information on new devices ahead of their launch, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 may include a 1,960 mAh battery, an improvement over the 1,715 mAh battery in the iPhone 6s.

Citing a "pretty reliable" source, but cautioning that it's not 100 percent reliable, Hemmerstoffer revealed the information in a tweet shared this morning.

Pretty reliable (not 100% but almost...) source told me #iPhone7 battery = 1960mAh (...

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11:57
'Pokémon Go' to Feature Retailer-Sponsored Locat...

Niantic Labs, the developer behind the hit augmented reality game Pokémon Go, today hinted to the Financial Times that it plans to allow retailers and other companies to introduce sponsored locations in the future as a way to monetize the app.

Real world locations in Pokémon Go serve as "Pokéstops" for collecting in-game items and power-ups including "Pokéballs" or as "gyms" for battling the pokémon of other players. Right now, Pokéstops and gyms are largely located at notable landmarks like parks and statues, but may expand to encompass retailer-sponsored locations.

Niantic Labs' previous app, Ingress, featured similar branded portals purchased by retailers like Jamba Juice and Zipcar. Advertisers who purchased portals through Niantic Labs paid on a "cost per visit" basis, and a similar tactic could be used in Pokémon Go.John Hanke, chief executive of...

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10:27
Dell's Next Wave Desktop Patent Covers a 3D Depth Cam...

A new Dell patent application came to light last week titled "Gesture Controlled Adaptive Projected Information Handling System." The patent relates to input and output devices which relate in general to the field of information handling system input interfaces and more particularly to a projected information handling system input interface with dynamic adjustment.

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09:12
More Photos Show Off Alleged Lightning EarPods for iPhone...

A series of photos have been posted on Chinese microblogging service Weibo, and later shared by French website NWE, that provide a closer look at what appear to be Lightning-equipped EarPods. However, it cannot be fully distinguished if these are official Apple headphones or simply Chinese counterfeits.

Apple is expected to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 series, and multiple rumors have suggested that Apple will release EarPods with a Lightning connector in turn. The headphones, beyond having no 3.5mm headphone jack, look nearly identical to current EarPods.

One discernible difference is the larger plastic housing around the Lightning connector compared to the 3.5mm headphone jack on...

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05:00
LG Admits to Missing the Mega Trend Shift to OLED and will...

LG Display Co. will jack up investment on next-generation mobile screens as top customer Apple Inc. prepares to adopt ultra-thin, power-saving screens for iPhones as early as 2017.

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04:27
Android Gains Steam in Most of Europe while the iPhone SE...

A new analytical report published this morning shows that Android accounted for a 76.5% of smartphones sold in the EU5 (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) during the three months ending in May, a gain of 6% over last year. Interestingly the iPhone SE was noted as cracking the list ...

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03:16
Apple's 'iCloud' is now a Registered Tradem...

Yesterday the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademark for "iCloud" which was made public this morning. Apple originally filed for iCloud in July 2013. Apple's iCloud ...

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03:01
'Pokémon Go' Appears in Germany App Store as Glo...

Pokémon Go has become available in the German App Store this morning as the ultra-popular game begins its much-anticipated rollout in Europe and elsewhere.

With the smash hit's release last week initially limited to the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, iOS users in other countries have been left waiting for the game to become available in regional App Stores around the world.

According to a Monday report in The Wall Street Journal, Pokémon Go was set to launch in Europe and Asia "within a few days", with the delay thought to be necessary as developers Niantic attempt to deal with the crippling overload of its servers due to the game's...

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Tuesday July 12

18:28
Apple Posts Developer Casting Call for 'Planet of the...

Apple has posted an open casting call (via Cult of Mac) for its upcoming original TV show Planet of the Apps, an unscripted program about apps and the people who make them. The show is currently looking for developers from San Francisco, Austin, New York and Los Angeles to participate.

Executive producers will.i.am, Ben Silverman, and Howard Owens are teaming up for an unscripted series about the world of apps and the talented people that drive its innovation. They’re looking for developers with the vision to shape the future, solve real problems, and inspire change within our daily lives. “We can really tell their stories as we explore how apps are developed and created and...

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14:17
Patent Troll with Automotive Related Patent Sues Apple ove...

Texas-based Somaltus LLC filed a patent infringement against Apple today, claiming the iPhone’s integrated battery charging system violates a patent they acquired from Snap-On Technologies ...

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13:35
Microsoft's Paranoia of Apple's Gaming Intention...

In an April report we showed that Apple's App Store clobbered Google Play in revenue, according to a new App Annie report. Games are important to Apple and Microsoft knows that. Microsoft lost ...

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12:04
Apple Faces Patent Lawsuit Over iPhone's Battery Tech...

Somaltus, LLC has filed a complaint against Apple today in an Eastern Texas district court, accusing the iPhone maker of infringing upon its 2010 patent related to complex battery technologies. The small Frisco, Texas-based firm also filed lawsuits against Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba over the same patent.

The lawsuit claims that the iPhone 6s and any similar devices sold by Apple infringe upon U.S. Patent No. 7,657,386, titled "Integrated Battery Service System," and seeks unspecified monetary damages or, alternatively, a running royalty on sales of infringing devices from the time of judgment going forward.Defendant sells, offers to sell, and/or uses telephones including, without limitation, the iPhone 6s (the "Product"), for example, and any similar devices, which infringe at least Claim 1 of the ‘386 Patent.

On information and belief, the...

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11:12
'Pokémon Go' Gets First Update With Much-Needed...

Ultra popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go received its first update since its July 5 launch, introducing some much-needed bug fixes to resolve several issues Pokémon players have run into while using the app.

A major concern with Pokémon Go was the app's access to a user's full Google account when signing in through Google on an iPhone, a problem that has now been fixed. Users worried Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs would have access to Google account information like Gmail messages, Google Drive documents, and more through its full account access, but Niantic clarified asking for full access was a mistake and that nothing more than basic profile information had been utilized.

As of today's update, Pokémon Go will no longer request full access to Google...

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08:56
Wall Street Analyst Claims that Intel will win the Majorit...

A new report from Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri (via Barron's) suggests that Intel could actually grab ...

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08:18
J.D. Power Rates Apple Watch #1 for Customer Satisfaction

Today, J.D. Power released their 2016 Smartwatch Device Satisfaction Report and stated that Apple ranked highest among manufacturers of smartwatches. The report ...

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07:08
Apple Watch Ranked Highest in Smartwatch Customer Satisfac...

Market research company J.D. Power has published the results of its 2016 Smartwatch Device Satisfaction Report, and Apple ranked highest among smartwatch manufacturers in customer satisfaction. Samsung finished in second place, although it was first in the related fitness band category.

The report measured overall satisfaction among 2,696 customers who purchased a smartwatch within the past year, including these factors listed in order of importance: ease of use, comfort, battery life, phone features, price, strength/durability, display size, styling/appearance, reliability, apps available, and customer service.

Apple earned a satisfaction score of 852 out of 1000, and a five-out-of-five Power Circle rating, compared to runner-up Samsung's score of 842 and two-out-of-five Power Circle rating. Sony, Fitbit, and LG...

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05:55
Did iPhone 7 Orders Help Pegatron Leap 40% in June Revenue...

Two years ago Pegatron got 15% of Apple's 4.7" iPhone 6 business and vowed to expand their production capacity to meet Apple's demands. Today we're learning that for the month of June, Pegatron's revenues took an unexpected leap ...

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05:08
Apple Granted 34 Patents Today Covering an Advanced Transi...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's latest transit related patent that uniquely covers subways where using GPS is close to impossible to rely on...

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03:23
Apple Granted a Patent for a new Final Cut Pro X Feature:...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent that may actually represent something new coming to Final Cut Pro X: Annotating Movies.

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02:13
New iPhone 7 Plus Photo Reinforces Smart Connector Rumors

Yesterday we posted a report titled "Photo of the iPhone 4.7" Design Tweaks Surfaces in France," and today, the iPhone rumor mill site, milking it for all its worth, has published a second story.

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00:48
iPhone 7 Plus Follow-up Images Reignite Smart Connector Ru...

Following yesterday's circulation of iPhone 7 case images, NWE this morning posted another series of shots from the same "reliable" source, this time including what looks like the larger iPhone 7 Plus handset with dual-lens camera.

The additional iPhone 7 pictures offer a few more angles of a possibly fully assembled 4.7-inch device, without revealing anything particularly new, so we've reproduced them here merely for completion.

Readers will note that the power/standby button, volume controls and mute switch can be made out on the sides of the case, while the metallic Apple logo appears to have been fitted, but the images still leave us none the wiser as to whether this device has a headphone jack or not.

The iPhone 7 Plus images on the other hand at least rekindle another salient talking point: the three holes...

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Monday July 11

16:48
Without a Mac Refresh, Apple's PC Shipments Fell the...

A new PC statistical report from Gartner today claims that with the exception of Apple falling 9.3% in Q2 2016, North America PC Shipments actually Increased for the first time in five quarters overall.

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16:20
Apple's PC Sales Fall Behind ASUS as Buyers Await Nex...

The latest numbers from market research firm IDC reveal that Mac sales experienced a slight year-over-year decline in the second quarter, dropping to 4.4 million from 4.8 million during the year-ago period.

Apple fell behind ASUS to finish as the fifth-largest PC vendor by shipments worldwide, with 7.1 percent market share through late June. Apple had 7.4 percent share in the second quarter of 2015 comparatively, according to IDC's data.

The decline can as typical be attributed partially to seasonal fluctuations and increased competition, but many prospective buyers are patiently waiting for Apple to release its next-generation MacBook Pro and other refreshed Macs.

Apple has not updated the MacBook Pro in...

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15:04
In Apple's Tax Case, will the EU Commission Blink to...

In February, Patently Apple posted a report titled "U.S. Treasury Secretary Calls on the EU Commission to Reconsider their Tax Probes targeting U.S. Companies." Today a new report claims that that U.S. Secretary Jack "Lew is now set with Vestager as she prepares to deliver a final verdict on a probe into Apple's tax affairs in Ireland."

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13:29
Concerns Arise Over Pokémon Go Granting Full Access to Pla...

Pokémon Go is experiencing a momentous launch week, with an estimated 7.5 million downloads and nearly as many daily active Android users as Twitter in the United States. The rollout has not been entirely smooth, however, as the game has indirectly been at the center of crimes, robberies, and even car accidents.

Pokémon Go has full access to your Google account (Image: Ars Technica)

Now, an even bigger potential concern has arisen, as systems architect Adam Reeve has...

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07:05
'Pokémon Go' Launch Faces String of Robberies, C...

Although Nintendo, Niantic, and The Pokémon Company have a few good reasons to celebrate the launch of their new augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go, a couple of incidents related to the game have already begun sprouting up over the past few days, bringing to light a few cautionary tales for everyone delving into the game.

Because it requires players to travel to real-world destinations in order to stock up on Poké Balls, eggs, and potions, and compete at gyms, some individuals have been capitalizing on the game's mechanics to trap and rob its players. According to a Facebook post from the O'...

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05:31
Photo of the iPhone 4.7" Design Tweaks Surfaces in Fr...

An Apple iPhone rumor site released a new photo of a case with an enlarged camera lens and redefined

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05:03
Will Apple's Future Robots assemble iPhones or Go Far...

One of the more fascinating parts of Apple's special event in March was actually about something that wasn't for sale. It was about Apple's new robotic arm that they simply call 'Liam.' Liam doesn't build or finish iPhones; it deconstructs them ...

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03:44
Clearest Shot Yet of iPhone 7 Case Confirms Subtle Design...

One of the clearest shots of Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 case has been posted over on French site Nowhereelse.fr this morning.

While the photo doesn't tell us anything we don't already know, it does confirm some details of the design we've come to expect from previous leaks.

The appearance of the rear of the phone is consistent with 3D renders previously posted by NWE blogger Steve Hemmerstoffer depicting an iPhone 6s-like design, repositioned antenna bands, and a larger camera cut-out.

What's not clear in the photo is the connector situation at the bottom of the device. Apple is widely expected to do away with...

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Sunday July 10

08:50
The Story about Apple's Blind Engineer is Truly Inspi...

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) presented Apple with the Robert S. Bray Award for their continued accessibility innovation on July 4, during ACB’s annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, MN. But the real story is about Apple Engineer Jordyn Castor, who was blind since birth.

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07:28
The Impossible Dream of a Made-in-America iPhone

Some, like Presidential candidate Donald Trump, think that if Apple was given the right tax beaks to bring back their money that's offshore and get Foxconn to open a plant in the US, that it could bring back needed jobs to America.

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05:39
University in Naples Italy Announces Partnership with Appl...

On January 21, 2016 Apple posted a press release announcing titled "Apple Opening Europe's First iOS App Development Center in Italy." On Friday, the Università di Napoli Federico II (Naples, Italy) formerly announced it will host Europe’s first ever iOS Developer Academy in a new partnership with Apple that will see hundreds of students given the practical skills and training on developing apps for the world’s most innovative and vibrant app ecosystem.

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Saturday July 9

10:48
Apple Sued for using a Web Carousel but has a Prior Grante...

Samuel Lit, inventor of a patent titled "Information display system and method," has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit claims that Apple's website includes a carousel embedded in the site ...

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09:34
The FBI Seeks a Search Warrant for an Account on Apple...

Early this morning Patently Apple discovered a new court filing that was filed yesterday that was made public today. The USA/FBI's application

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08:27
Apple Won Four Design Patents in Hong Kong this Week for a...

Apple was granted four design patents in Hong Kong yesterday covering a charger and two user interfaces. Apple's "animated user interface" design win may relate to 3D touch.

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Friday July 8

17:07
Apple Pays $25 Million in Settlement Over Cover Flow, Time...

Apple will pay $25 million to settle a patent lawsuit with Network-1 Technologies' subsidiary Mirror World Technologies and license its patents, the companies announced today. The patent (No. 6,006,227) dates back to 1999, covering a system that stores documents in a stream ordered chronologically, similar to Apple's Cover Flow or Time Machine.

Under the terms of the agreement, Apple will receive a fully paid up non-exclusive license to the '227 Patent for its full term, which expired in 2016, along with certain rights to other patents in Network-1's portfolio. Network-1 will receive $25 million from Apple for the settlement and fully paid up...

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10:11
iOS Device Ransom Attacks Continue to Target Users in U.S....

A few years ago, a number of users in Australia were victimized by attackers remotely locking iPhones, iPads, and Macs using Find My iPhone on iCloud. Compromised devices typically displayed Russian ransom messages demanding payments of around $50 to $100 for the device to be unlocked.

A ransom message targeting a Mac in 2014 with the common pseudonym "Oleg Pliss"

At the time, IT security expert Troy Hunt noted that the attackers were likely using compromised emails and passwords exposed from various online security breaches to log in to iCloud accounts. AOL and eBay, for example, were among several high-profile companies that suffered data breaches in 2014.

Apple later confirmed that iCloud was not compromised, and that the...

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08:28
Apple's First iOS Developer Academy to Open in Octobe...

Apple and the University of Naples Federico II have jointly announced that the first-ever iOS Developer Academy will open in October 2016 at the university's new campus in San Giovanni a Teduccio, a coastal suburb east of Naples, Italy. The news was first reported by German website Macerkopf.

The free academy will provide more than 200 students with "practical skills and training on developing apps" in the first year, with more to follow in the years ahead, as part of a nine-month curriculum designed and supported by Apple. The facility includes labs and access to the latest Apple hardware and software."We are thrilled to be working with Università di Napoli Federico II to launch the first iOS Developer Academy in Europe," said Luca Maestri, Apple's CFO.First semester courses will focus on...

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08:00
Microsoft's Counter Revolution against Apple will lea...

In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Microsoft's Panay makes it Clear: Surface is to Compete Directly with Apple." In that report we presented clear evidence that Panos Panay, Microsoft's Corporate VP for Surface, is obsessed with Apple's premium devices and plans to challenge Apple on every hardware front going forward from next-gen Surface smartphones (likely this fall), to the Surface Book, to Surface tablets and the rumored all-in-one Surface PC to take on the iMac. This has been Microsoft's plan for some time ...

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Thursday July 7

17:50
Pennsylvania Man Sues Apple Over Web Carousel Use

Pennsylvania resident Samuel Lit has hit Apple with a lawsuit claiming that the company infringed on his patent for web carousels, according to documents filed in the Northern Illinois District Court (via AppleInsider). Apple's website typically features a homepage with a carousel containing four to five windows displaying its products.

Lit owns U.S. Patent No. 8,793,330, which is a "system and method for displaying graphics, art, text, animation, video and other content." It's described as a "three-dimensional 'Display Carousel' system" that can cycle through...

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14:08
Staggering: It will take 47% of Global Gen6 Flexible AMOLE...

According to a new research report, AMOLED manufacturing equipment market for Apple’s use for the 5 years between 2016-2020 is expected to reach US$13 billion.

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11:00
What to Expect If You Want to Install iOS 10 Public Beta

Apple launched a public beta of iOS 10 today through its Beta Software Program. It is identical to the second developer build and provides non-developers with a chance to test the upcoming software version for the first time. But given the nature of pre-release software, is it safe to install the iOS 10 public beta on your device?

If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that you use as your daily driver is your planned installation device, the short answer is no for most people. While the public beta is generally stable enough to use, dozens of popular apps such as Airbnb, Bank of America, Camera+, Facebook, and McDonald's have yet to be...

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10:21
Public Beta of iOS 10 Now Available for Download

Following this morning's announcement that it would be launching public betas for both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple has now released iOS 10 for members of the public beta testing program.

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As we noted earlier, users interested in testing out iOS 10 should visit Apple's Beta Software Program website for more details and to register for the program. Once accepted into the program, users will be able to download a profile to install on their iOS devices that will enable them to receive the iOS 10 public beta. Make sure you first delete any...

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10:20
Public Beta of macOS Sierra Now Available

Apple's public beta program for macOS Sierra is now live following this morning's announcement that both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra would be made available today. macOS Sierra will include a number of changes and new features such as Siri integration, Apple Pay for Safari, Auto Unlock via Apple Watch, and improvements for Photos, Messages, and Apple Music.

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As with iOS 10, users interested in testing out...

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09:09
Apple to Launch Public Betas for macOS & iOS 10 Today

Apple is launching their public beta programs for macOS Sierra and iOS 10 later today. Apple has been more open with its software in recent years, and this beta for Sierra continues that trend.

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08:23
The Korean Government is Attempting to Handicap Apple by D...

According to a new Korean news report, "Google and Apple are resisting the Korean government’s legal revision to uninstall preloaded apps on their new mobile devices.

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08:06
Apple Launching Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra To...

Two days after releasing the second developer betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra for testing, Apple today is launching its public beta program for the forthcoming updates, allowing a broader cross section of users to test out the new features and report bugs to Apple (via The Verge and CNET).

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Users interested in testing out iOS 10 and macOS Sierra...

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07:09
China's Smartphone Vendors are bracing themselves for...

Even though Samsung is enjoying a bit of rebound after Apple's iPhone-6 mania made them road kill, going forward may be another matter. Korea Investment & Securities said in a recent report that the operating profit margins for the Galaxy S7 mobile phone business will decline in the third and fourth quarters as the Galaxy S7 effect fades.

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