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Wednesday January 11

05:12
Apple's iOS Continued to Make Gains in the US, EU5 an...

A new analytical report published today notes that Android sales declined in the US, UK, and France, as iOS continued to make gains across most regions in the three months ending November 2016.

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04:08
Samsung Heir Identified as Suspect in Bribery Case

Special prosecutors called Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for questioning as a suspect in a bribery investigation, deepening an influence-peddling scandal that has already led to the impeachment of South Korea’s president

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Tuesday January 10

22:04
New Video Pits iPhone Click Wheel Prototype Against Scott...

A couple days ago Sonny Dickson shared a look at one of two early prototypes for the original iPhone, the iPod Click Wheel-based OS that iPod "Godfather" Tony Fadell was working on. Tonight, Dickson has shared a video pitting Fadell's version against Scott Forstall's icon-based iPhone prototype, which went on to become the basis for iOS.

Fadell's prototype was referred to as P1 while Forstall's prototype was referred to as P2. The two projects reportedly went head to head in 2005 when Steve Jobs pitted the two against each other. While the P1 used the click-wheel interface to navigate the OS, the P2 used a series of touch-based icons to move around the OS.

Both P1 and P2 run...

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13:05
AT&T Again Raising Price of Grandfathered Unlimited Da...

Starting in March of 2017, AT&T will raise the prices of its grandfathered unlimited data plans by $5, according to information obtained by DSLReports. The price hike is AT&T's second price increase in the last 12 months and will raise prices from $35 to $40.

DSLReports forum users began receiving notifications about the $5 price increase in early January, and the site was able to confirm AT&T's plans. AT&T's statement on the new pricing is below:Our Mobile Share Advantage plans and our AT&T Unlimited Plan provide several benefits that our legacy unlimited plan doesn't. If you have a legacy unlimited data plan, you can keep it; however, beginning in March 2017, it will increase by $5 per month.AT&T no longer offers standalone unlimited data plans to...

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12:02
Foxconn's December Quarter is Robust due to iPhone 7...

It's being report today that Foxconn's December revenue has robustly grew 9.76% year-on-year to NT$449.63 billion thanks to orders for the approaching Chinese New Year holidays and the relatively robust demand for Apple's iPhone.

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09:47
Swift and Xcode Head Chris Lattner Leaving Apple for Tesla...

Chris Lattner, director of Apple's Developer Tools group, has announced he will be leaving the company later this month to "pursue an opportunity in another space." Lattner was responsible for leading the teams behind Xcode, Swift, and some other development-related tools and compilers at Apple.

In a message posted to the Swift mailing list, shared by MacStories, Lattner said Ted Kremenek, currently Senior Manager of Languages and Runtimes at Apple, will be taking over as "Project Lead" for the Swift programming language, managing the "administrative and leadership responsibility" for Swift.org.This recognizes the incredible effort he has already been putting into the project, and reflects a decision I’ve made to leave Apple later this...

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08:59
Consumer Reports Retesting MacBook Pro Battery Life After...

Last month, the new MacBook Pro did not receive a purchase recommendation from Consumer Reports due to battery life issues that it encountered during testing. Apple subsequently said it was working with Consumer Reports to understand the results, which it noted do not match its "extensive lab tests or field data."

Apple has since concluded its work and learned that Consumer Reports was using a "hidden Safari setting" which trigged an "obscure and intermittent bug" that led to inconsistent battery life results. With "normal user settings" enabled, Consumer Reports said it "consistently" achieved expected battery life.

Apple's full statement was shared with...

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08:46
Apple Granted 55 Patents Today covering 3D Maps and Design...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's panning 3D Maps technology along with five design patents covering the various Apple products such as the MacBook, the iPad Pro keyboard and more. 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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08:28
Foxconn Reports First Ever Profit Decline on Back of Slow...

Following a year filled with doom and gloom stories surrounding Apple and its first revenue decline in thirteen years, major iPhone supplier Foxconn Technology Group has reported its own first ever sales decline since the company went public in 1991. In a report by Nikkei, "lukewarm demand" for the iPhone 7 and a "saturated smartphone market" are said to be to blame for Foxconn's downturn.

In total for 2016, Foxconn's revenue of 4.356 trillion New Taiwan dollars (approximately $136 billion) was down 2.8 percent from its 2015 earnings. As a slight bright spot, its revenue for December grew 9.8 percent year-on-year because of increased...

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06:48
Apple Granted Liquid Metal Related Patent for Embossed App...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent relating to bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys which is also known for marketing purposes, liquid metal. One aspect of this patent covers how liquid metal can be applied to Apple Products to set their embossed logo as noted in our cover graphic.

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05:05
Apple Granted an RFID Tag Microchip Integration Design Pat...

Apple's Senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introduced the iPhone 7 on September seventh and informed us that they had added Felica, Japan's version of NFC, to the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. In October Apple's CEO tested out the technology in Japan when taking a ride on the Yamanote Line railway. Felica uses NFC-F technology which is a faster form of RFID with Type B communications. Today we learn that Apple was granted a patent for an RFID tag and microchip integration design.

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02:53
Apple to Forge 'iPhone 8' Chassis Frame From Sta...

Apple is expected to adopt a forged stainless steel crafting process for its glass-encased "iPhone 8", rather than use traditional aluminum CNC machining.

Taiwanese sources from the upstream supply chain apparently confirmed the transition on Tuesday, according to DigiTimes, with component orders expected to be shared between Foxconn and U.S.-based Jabil.

Edge-to-edge iPhone concept image via ConceptsiPhoneThe next-generation iPhone is expected to abandon its conventional aluminum back cover design and will adopt a new design using two reinforced glass panes and a metal frame in the middle. The metal bezel will be made of stainless steel using a forging process to enhance its sturdiness and reduce costs and manufacturing time.The stainless steel process was last used by...

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02:51
Apple Revises an Invention to Cover a Next-Gen Acoustic Di...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Futuristic 'Acoustic' OLED Display for iDevices comes to Life at CES 2017 on Sony and LG Next-Gen TVs." Today Apple was granted another patent for a technology that promote an acoustical OLED display.

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01:45
Apple's next iPhone to abandon its Aluminum Back Cove...

Rumors of Apple shifting to a new curved glass design has been around for about nine months. In part, the rumor is being supported by a new supply chain report today.

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Monday January 9

15:37
Apple Allegedly Partnering With Carl Zeiss for Augmented R...

Apple and German company Carl Zeiss AG are working together on a pair of augmented reality smart glasses that could be announced as soon as this year, claims well-known blogger Robert Scoble in a Facebook post.

According to Scoble, a Zeiss employed allegedly confirmed the partnership between the two companies in a conversation that took place at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada last week.

Zeiss' booth at CES. Image via Robert Scoble

Scoble questioned the Zeiss employees at the show after noticing Zeiss had a booth in the augmented reality section of CES without showing off an augmented reality product. He believes Apple forced Zeiss to keep quiet about an upcoming release.

Exclusive news: Apple and Zeiss working together on augmented reality optics. [...]

A Zeiss employee confirmed the rumors that Apple and Carl Zeiss AG are working...

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15:33
One of Apple's most Innovative and Technologically Ad...

A new Apple Store appears to be headed for Milan Italy and more specifically Piazza Liberty. It seems to be some kind of joint venture between Apple and Independent Film Reality Ltd owner of Cinema Apollo. City counsel said "It is an ambitious project and a truly international reach to deliver a new place in the city for the Milanese and visitors."

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11:37
Apple's Carpool Karaoke Series to Have a Different Ho...

Apple's upcoming Carpool Karaoke series will feature a different host every episode, according to new details on the show shared by Variety. Based on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke bit during the "Late Late Show," Apple's version will feature a format "that is more of an interview series" with rotating hosts.

Carpool Karaoke, which doesn't yet have an air date, will consist of 16 half hour episodes that will air on Apple Music and perhaps iTunes. Apple purchased rights to the show, executive produced by Eric Pankowski, Ben Winston, and James Corden, back in July of 2016.

A Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show

According to Winston, it was "silly" to try and replicate Corden's format because...

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11:18
President-Elect Trump and Alibaba Group Chief Jack Ma Disc...

Earlier today 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." Unlike the Hollywood elites and so-called 'artists' that bashed Trump last nilght as expected, real business leaders and adults are taking President-elect Trump's words very seriously and are willing to work with him to create American jobs ...

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11:00
New CarPlay Vehicles From Audi, Honda, GM, and More Debut...

Ahead of the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which opens to the public on Saturday, a number of automakers have debuted new CarPlay-supported vehicles, including models with first-time compatibility from Audi, Honda, and General Motors brands Chevrolet and GMC.

Audi SQ5

Audi today announced the 2018 SQ5 crossover supports both CarPlay and Android Auto, a first for the SQ5, while the Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet with CarPlay support are also making their North American debuts at the show. The latter two models were first announced alongside the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Volkswagen confirmed to us that all 2018...

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10:38
Nokia's Smartphone comeback was made at CES on the Ev...

In late December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Beyond the Courts, Nokia's Revenge against Apple begins in 2017 with all-new Smartphones to Hit Apple on Price." Today we learn more about the new 'Nokia 6' smartphone that was introduced last night at CES, on the eve of the iPhone's tenth anniversary.

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10:06
Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.3 to Develope...

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update to developers, three weeks after seeding the second 10.12.3 beta and almost a month after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.2, the second update to the macOS Sierra operating system.

The macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

According to Apple's release notes, the 10.12.3 update "improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac." No specific changes, bug fixes, or feature additions were discovered in the first two betas, but we'll update this post should any new...

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09:59
Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.2.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 10.2.1 update to developers, three weeks after seeding the second iOS 10.2.1 beta and nearly a month after releasing iOS 10.2, the second major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

Registered developers can download the third iOS 10.2.1 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

It isn't yet known what features are included in iOS 10.2.1, but as a minor 10.2.x update, it appears to focus on bug fixes and performance improvements rather than major outward-facing changes. No new features were discovered in the first two iOS 10.2.1 betas, but we'll update this post if any...

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07:15
Phil Schiller Says iPhone Was 'Earth-Shattering'...

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller sat down with tech journalist Steven Levy for a wide-ranging interview about the smartphone's past, present, and future.

The report first reflects upon the iPhone's lack of support for third-party apps in its first year. The argument inside Apple was split between whether the iPhone should be a closed device like the iPod, or an open platform like the Mac, a discussion that Schiller said was ultimately "shut down" by then-CEO Steve Jobs.Steve Jobs shut down the discussion, Schiller recalls. “He said ‘We don’t have to keep debating this because we can’t have [an open system...

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07:04
LG & Samsung Set to Announce Future Plants in the U.S....

In November Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Chinese Seem Eager to Open Plants in the US instead of Whining like some in Silicon Valley," followed by a report in December titled "Softbank to Invest $50 Billion in the U.S. to create 50,000 new Tech Jobs and Somehow Foxconn is Included in the Deal." Today we're learning that South Korea's two largest electronics companies are considering building factories in the U.S. ...

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05:33
Apple's iPhone at Ten: The Revolution Continues

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Tomorrow Marks the Tenth Anniversary of Steve Jobs Introducing the Revolutionary iPhone." The report touched on a series of photos from the introductory keynote of 2007 and a video to help us remember that historic moment when Steve Jobs introduced a mobile revolution that began with the iPhone.Today Apple has posted a few jumbo photos ...

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04:30
Foxconn / Sharp Plan to Manufacture OLED Displays at an iP...

In September Patently Apple posted a report titled "Sharp may Tag-Team with Japan Display to Enter Apple's OLED Supply Chain by 2018." It now appears that Foxconn may have additional plans at grabbing some of Apple's next-gen OLED business.

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00:01
10 Years Ago Today: Steve Jobs Introduces the iPhone

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the day Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone at Macworld in San Francisco. In what has become one of the most iconic moments in Apple's storied history, Jobs teased the device as if it were three separate products: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device.

Apple began selling the iPhone six months later, and nearly a decade later, the company has now sold well over 1 billion of them to customers around the world. iPhone sales continued to rise on an annual basis until 2016, when the smartphone experienced its first-ever...

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Sunday January 8

07:31
Tomorrow Marks the Tenth Anniversary of Steve Jobs Introdu...

Without a doubt, Steve Jobs' finest professional moment and finest keynote was delivered in 2007 when he introduced the revolutionary iPhone to the world. On January 9, 2007, Apple caused a sensation when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

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06:28
Apple's rumored 10.5" iPad Model set for 2017 Co...

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the most quoted analysts for predicting future Apple products or features and today he updates his iPad predictions.

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04:39
Apple's Latest TV Ad Promotes the Effortless ability...

Apple published a new TV ad yesterday. It's focused on the iPhone 7 Plus model's Portrait mode that helps users take great portraits by creating a depth-of-field effect ...

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03:50
Size of Apple's New 'High End' iPad Pro Mod...

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report underlining his expectations for the future of Apple's iPad line-up, with slightly revised predictions for a new "high-end" middle-size tablet to be released later this year.

According to Kuo, Apple is planning to introduce three iPads in 2017: a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and a "low-cost" 9.7-inch iPad, along with a new bezel-free, mid-size model in the range of between 10 and 10.5 inches.

We note the 12.9" model will be the second generation of the existing 12.9" iPad Pro, the 10-10.5" model will be the high-end model equipped with a narrow bezel design, and the 9.7" model will be the low-priced option. The former two models will have an A10X chip manufactured by TSMC (2330 TT, NT$183.5, N), while the latter comes with an A9 chip made by Samsung LSI. Although we estimate iPad...

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Saturday January 7

14:41
CNN Video Report: During the Shooting Spree at Fort Lauder...

An eyewitness and near victim of the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport described how his backpack and laptop may have spared his life from the gunman's rampage Friday afternoon on CNN. See video in report.

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13:24
Are Android OEMs Beginning to Rebel against Google?

Last year Samsung pulled off a strategic win by acquiring Viv. The original inventors of Siri had spun off to create Viv and had invented a next-gen AI engine that was far more advanced than the original Siri. Samsung's Viv is coming to the Galaxy S8 and this week Huawei shocked everyone with ...

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12:42
Apple Shares 'Take Mine' Ad Showcasing Photos Ta...

Apple today shared a new iPhone 7 Plus ad on its YouTube channel, highlighting the Portrait Mode feature exclusive to Apple's larger handset.

In the ad, entitled "Take Mine", a young lady arrives at a Greek village to visit her grandmother. After greeting each other with open arms, the two women are seen sitting in a café, where the granddaughter uses a Rose Gold iPhone 7 Plus to take a picture of the elderly woman using the Depth Effect.

After previewing the shot, her grandma stands up in awe, taken aback by its quality. This catches the attention of others in the café, and a woman asks if she can get a picture, too. The young lady happily obliges.

Thus begins a spree of depth-of-field photography as locals in the village queue up to have their pictures taken, including fishermen, a musician, children, a barber, and even a local shepherd, all framed in sharp focus with the familiar blurred background...

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Friday January 6

16:50
CES 2017: The Best Apple Related Accessories

Apple may not take part in the annual Consumer Electronics Show, but the event is still filled with all kinds of Apple-related accessories from third-party vendors. Some aren't so great or are the same old thing, but others are novel, fun, and bring something new to the table.

For this video, we spent a couple of days exploring the show floor to find some of the best Apple accessories of CES 2017.

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Incipio showed off a new iPhone 7 case that brings back the headphone jack. The case itself is rather thin, but there is a large chin at the bottom to accommodate both the headphone jack and and a Lightning charging port.

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15:39
Oh, this News would have put a Big Smile on Steve Jobs Fac...

Today we're learning that Gartner is forecasting that this is the year that shipment of devices running Apple's iOS and macOS will outnumber those running Windows. Who saw that possibility on the horizon when Steve Jobs returned to Apple back in 1996?

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14:17
CES 2017: Mixtile Hub Promises to Expand HomeKit to ZigBee...

Focalcrest, a Chinese company focusing on intelligent hardware solutions, today debuted a new HomeKit hub that promises to bring HomeKit connectivity to various connected home products that would not otherwise be able to interface with Apple's smart home platform.

The Mixtile Hub, which is MFi certified by Apple, is designed to connect to ZigBee and Z-Wave products and interface with HomeKit, allowing them to be controlled in via Siri and with Apple's Home app.

The hub plugs into a television set, which is used as a display to allow users to discover smart devices located in the home. From the television, the devices can be connected to the hub, and an accompanying smart phone app allows users...

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12:51
Huawei Begins their Big Squeeze on Samsung in the U.S. Tod...

In December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung is going to Experience the 'Big Squeeze' in 2017 and their U.S. Market Share is Headed for a Crash." The report noted that Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi were coming to the U.S. in 2017 and with more quality Android smartphone options, Samsung was likely to experience a decline in U.S. smartphone market share. On Monday Samsung's Co-CEO Kwon Oh-hyun addressed employees and warned that Samsung would experience "lagging" growth in its key markets. Today Huawei launched the Mate 9 smartphone in the US to begin the big squeeze on Samsung

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10:04
Apple Said to Shift to Lower Power IGZO Displays for MacBo...

Apple will shift to indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) material for MacBook Pro displays as soon as later this year, according to IHS. The research firm told DigiTimes that Apple may continue to procure MacBook Pro displays based on current amorphous silicon (a-Si) material until the end of the first quarter.

The report claims Samsung and Sharp will begin supplying IGZO panels to Apple as soon as mid-2017. Sharp began mass production of IGZO displays in 2012, but evidence points towards Apple only...

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09:41
Canadian Competition Bureau Closes its Investigation into...

The Competition Bureau announced today that it is closing its investigation into concerns of anti‑competitive conduct by Apple related to its contracts with Canadian wireless carriers that sell and market iPhones.

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08:28
Patent Troll GPNE continues to Fight Apple in China over I...

In August IPWatchdog reported that the Federal Circuit affirmed Apple iPhone patent victory over GPNE. The patents at issue related to a two-way paging system, where the paging devices are capable of not only receiving messages but also sending messages back in response. Yet GPNE's fight with Apple continues in China.

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07:10
We weep to learn that Super Millionaire Tim Cook won'...

It's being reported today that Apple's CEO Tim Cook and other top leaders received less compensation in 2016 as the company missed its revenue and profit goals for the year.

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06:09
Tim Cook's Pay Was $1.5 Million Less in 2016 as Apple...

Apple's annual shareholders meeting will be held on February 28 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time in the Town Hall building at its Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, California, according to an SEC document filed electronically today. Admission is open to all shareholders of record on a first come, first served basis.

A primary item of business on the agenda is to elect the Board of Directors to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders in 2018, with Apple nominating the same eight individuals currently serving on its board: Tim Cook, Al Gore, Bob Iger, James Bell, Andrea Jung, Art Levinson, Ron Sugar, and Sue Wagner.

The filing reveals Apple CEO Tim Cook made $8.7 million in 2016, down from $10.28 million in 2015 and $9.2 million in 2014. Cook's earnings included a base salary of $3 million,...

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05:30
Apple's Virtual Click Wheel Prototype feature for iOS...

In 2012 Apple was granted a patent for a virtual click wheel feature for iOS. One of the patent figures shown in today's report illustrates the virtual click wheel being used to control the iTunes UI on an iPad.

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05:23
Original iPhone Prototype With iPod Click Wheel Surfaces O...

An early prototype of the original iPhone has been shared online by Sonny Dickson, with a collection of images and a video that provide a glimpse into one version of the iPhone that Apple created and tested before ending up with the first iteration of the device. The prototype includes some similar features to the first generation iPhone, like an aluminium chassis, multi-touch compatible screen, 2G connectivity and Wi-Fi, but its entire user interface is taken directly from the click wheel system of Apple's original iPod line.

Called "Acorn OS," the prototype software includes an on-screen click wheel on the bottom half of the screen and a menu system on the top half, and the two are bisected by a bar with rewind, menu, play/pause, and fast-forward buttons. On the menu are options such as “Favorites”, “SMS”, “Music”, “Settings” and “Recents," and it's navigated by...

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04:53
Apple Reportedly Shifting to IGZO TFT-LCD Panels for MacBo...

Apple may continue to procure a-Si TFT-LCD panels for the MacBook Pro until the end of the first quarter of 2017 and then shift to IGZO ...

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04:21
While Samsung's Mobile Division Nose Dived this Quart...

While the numbers won't be final until the end of the month, Samsung is reporting today that they've had their best quarter in three years posting a 50 percent surge in quarterly operating profit. Obviously Samsung's profits didn't come from their mobile division due to their disastrous Note7 being pulled from the market.

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03:24
Apple confirms our Report that the first Flagship Apple St...

In December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple to Open First Flagship Store in South Korea's Garosugil Shopping District in 2017." Apple's first flagship store is reportedly on track for November 2017. Today Apple confirmed that they will be opening their first flagship store in South Korea as we first reported.

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Thursday January 5

19:54
Apple's Iconic Fifth Avenue Store Moving to Temporary...

In June 2015 it was reported that Apple would renovate its iconic Fifth Avenue retail store, temporarily relocating its operations to the vacated FAO Schwarz toy store in the General Motors Building. A MacRumors reader spotted a new sign in front of the iconic store that reveals the relocation will happen on January 20.

FAO Schwarz vacated its location in the General Motors Building in July 2015 due to the rising cost of rent. The space is just a couple feet away from the iconic glass cube, making the relocation largely seamless for frequent customers of the Fifth Avenue store.

Apple's Fifth Avenue store and the former FAO Schwarz space, far right (Flickr)

While the extent of the renovations at the Fifth Avenue store are unknown, the company has been expanding or relocating a number of...

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15:49
Ireland's Sinn Féin Accuses Apple's CEO of being...

In a December report Patently Apple reported that John McGuinness, chairman of the Oireachtas all-party Finance Committee had written to Apple's CEO inviting him to attend a hearing in January, along with other senior executives. Today we learn that Apple's CEO won't be attending that meeting to ire of an Irish MP

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13:50
Pepcom at CES: HomeKit Accessories Galore, a Tiny Apple Wa...

One of the best ways to see the highlights of what CES has to offer is at the shows -- CES Unveiled, Pepcom, and ShowStoppers. MacRumors videographer Matt hit up Pepcom last night, where he searched for the coolest, most interesting products available on the show floor.

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Amid the highlights at Pepcom were the motion-activated Ring Floodlight Cam, iDevices HomeKit-enabled switches and outlets, the HomeKit-enabled Eve Series, Incase luggage equipped with batteries and Bluetooth, and a snazzy ...

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13:31
Alpine Introduces $900 Infotainment System With Wireless C...

While wireless CarPlay implementations have been supported since iOS 9, the functionality has so far been limited to a single BMW model. That will change next month, however, as Alpine has introduced a new aftermarket system with wireless CarPlay that will be available in February for a suggested price of $900.

The wireless support enables drivers to connect an iPhone to CarPlay via Wi-Fi to make and receive calls, access text messages, play music, get directions, check traffic conditions, and more. Previous standard and aftermarket CarPlay configurations have required connecting an iPhone with a Lightning cable.

Alpine's new iLX-107 in-dash receiver, which debuted at...

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12:05
T-Mobile to Simplify Phone Bills With Single Unlimited Dat...

T-Mobile CEO John Legere today hosted a T-Mobile "Un-carrier Next" event at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he announced that T-Mobile is only going to sell its unlimited T-Mobile One plan going forward.

Existing customers will be able to keep their current plans, but new customers will only be able to purchase the $70 T-Mobile One plan, which gives unlimited data access.

T-Mobile will do away with taxes, surcharges, access fees, and other additional charges, including them all in the T-Mobile One Plan fee, which isn't changing. For a family of four, T-Mobile One will cost $40 per month per person ($70 for the first line, $50 for the second line, and $20 for each additional line). What T-Mobile advertises is what you'll pay.

There's some fine print involved. Autopay is required, and the top 3 percent of data users (upwards of 28GB) may notice...

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11:05
iOS 10 Now Installed on 76% of Active iOS Devices

Nearly four months after iOS 10 was released to the public, the operating system is installed on 76 percent of active iOS devices, according to new numbers posted on Apple's App Store support page for developers.

iOS installation rates have grown significantly over the holiday period, jumping up 13 percentage points between the end of November and the beginning of January. On November 27, 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 63 percent of devices.

18 percent of devices continue to run iOS 9, and six percent of devices are running iOS 8 or earlier.

iOS 10 adoption rates may have seen a jump thanks to the release of iOS 10.2 on December 12. iOS 10.2 introduced several new features, including a new "TV" app,...

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09:18
Hands-On: OWC's 'DEC' Adds an SD Card Slot,...

With the release of the 2016 MacBook Pro, there were a slew complaints over the compromising thinness and the removal of ports. For professionals who rely on the MacBook Pro, this latest iteration fell short of expectations. The outcry was so loud, in fact, that Apple slashed prices on its USB-C adapters, a move rarely seen from the company.

This is the DEC from Other World Computing. It's a new dock for the 2016 MacBook Pro that's designed to return some of the missing features Apple removed. It's unique in the way that it connects to the computer and the functionality it brings.

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08:24
Hulu Bringing CBS-Owned Networks to Live TV Service, Which...

Hulu and CBS have reached an agreement that will bring CBS-owned channels to Hulu's upcoming live-streaming service, as well as grant subscribers on-demand access to recent episodes of popular CBS shows like Mom and The Big Bang Theory (via The Wall Street Journal). Full access to current and past seasons of these shows will remain on CBS All Access.

The current deal includes user access to CBS Sports Network and Pop, a pop culture focused network, with the potential for more CBS networks -- like CBS’s Smithsonian Channel and The CW -- to be added down the line. Although unspecified, it's also predicted that Hulu will continue to offer the CBS-owned premium network Showtime as an add-on within its new live-streaming package...

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07:11
Apple Shatters App Store Sales Record for New Year's...

Today Apple announced that the App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year's Day, ...

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06:35
Samsung Ordering 10 Million Galaxy S8 Smartphones for Q1 w...

Samsung has notified partners that the company is going to order parts for 10 million next-gen Galaxy S8 smartphones that will roll out in February, March and April. The Galaxy S8 will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and possibly a surprise.

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06:10
App Store Sets New Records With $240M in Sales on New Year...

Apple today announced that January 1, 2017 was the iOS App Store's "busiest day ever" with $240 million total in customer purchases made on the storefront on New Year's Day. Looking back at the past year, App Store developers made $20 billion in 2016, which the company said was up 40 percent from 2015.

In the announcement, Apple gave a few statistics on categories like the top grossing apps of the year, which included Monster Strike, Fantasy Westward, Clash Royale, and Pokémon Go. Following a launch in December, Super Mario Run was the number one downloaded app on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Throughout December, customers spent $3 billion in total on the App Store, which Apple said was another record-breaking month for the company.

“2016 was a record-...

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05:04
Apple's Futuristic 'Acoustic' OLED Display...

Two years ago Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Granted Patent for Display-Based Speakers for iDevices." Apple originally filed for this patent back in 2012. At the time it sounded like something you'd expect to see in a science fiction movie for a device feature deep into the future. Well, it just so happens that it's now the big hit feature at CES 2017 ...

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03:59
Two Apple patents surfacing today cover a 3D Mapping Proje...

Two technical Apple patents were published today by the U.S. Patent Office today. One of them cover a 3D mapping projector for iDevices and the Mac that is able to interpret hand gestures for apps and games. The second patent we cover relates to the new Apple Store glass door system

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02:31
Audi and Nvidia Working on Fully Autonomous Car for 2020 R...

Audi and Nvidia have announced they are working together to bring a fully self-driving car to the consumer market by the year 2020.

The announcement came on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the two companies outlined their vision for a fully autonomous vehicle. German automaker Audi hopes to be one of the first automakers to achieve the feat, and is banking on U.S. graphics chipmaker Nvidia's artificial intelligence car computing platform, which uses deep learning to negotiate complex real-road conditions.

Audi's Q7 Piloted Driving Concept."Nvidia is pioneering the use of deep learning AI to revolutionize transportation," Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said. "Audi's adoption of our Drive computing platform will accelerate the introduction of next-generation automated vehicles, moving us closer to a future of greater driving safety and new mobility services." To...

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Wednesday January 4

13:30
LG Debuts 'Hub Robot' to Compete With Google Hom...

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, LG today unveiled the Hub Robot, an adorable Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor. The Hub Robot, which LG has created with a "friendly, anthropomorphic design," interfaces with smart home products and interacts with people in multiple ways.

Powered by Amazon's Alexa voice recognition technology, the Hub Robot can respond to commands to do things like turn on the air conditioner or the lights. It features an interactive display that can offer up information and images, and with a built-in speaker, it can play music, set alarms, provide weather updates, and more.

The Hub Robot is more interactive than competing products from Amazon and Google, with the ability to move, swivel in place, and express a range of emotions by displaying a face on its built-in screen.

It is able to respond to customers...

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12:23
Gartner Sees 2017 as a Stagnating Year for the Tech Sector

Gartner is the bearer of bad news if their forecast for 2017 plays out. Gartner sees 2017 being a flat year for PC's and ...

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11:51
Energous Says Its Truly Wireless Charging Technology Will...

Amid rumors that Apple will release its first iPhone models with wireless charging capabilities as early as this year, its possible partner Energous has told The Verge that its first truly wireless transmitters will begin shipping by the end of 2017, over two years after it first introduced the technology.

Energous CEO Steve Rizzone also dropped yet another hint suggesting its partner is indeed Apple. "One of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world," he said. "I cannot tell you who it is, but I can virtual guarantee that you have products from this company on your person, sitting on your desk, or at home."

Energous is the company behind WattUp, a truly wire-free, over-the-air charging technology that uses radio frequencies...

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09:52
CES 2017: Hands-On With a Smart Ring, Smart Shower, Smart...

The Internet of Things is the name of the game at CES 2017. If you can think of a product, there's a good chance a vendor not only has it, but has one that's connected to the internet via WiFi, Bluetooth, and an app.

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At CES Unveiled, we went exploring for the most interesting products. Some, like the connected hairbrush from Withings and Kérastase, are grasping at a future where everything you do is monitored and optimized, while others, like the Smart Remote from Sevenhugs, are trying to truly simplify your home.

Some honorable mentions are the Smart Cane from Dring Alert Systems...

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09:48
U.S. Patent Office ordered by Court to reexamine a 2009 Ap...

It was reported today that Apple has won at least a moral victory in a fight with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over touchscreen technology. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with Apple on Tuesday that the patent office failed ...

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09:08
Ford and Toyota start Consortium to Sidestep Apple and Goo...

Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye. At CES 2016 Ford announced it was adopting CarPlay for their SYNC connectivity system. At CES 2017 Ford is taking another route.

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07:41
Lenovo Adopts Microsoft Platforms to Challenge Android bas...

A new trend is forming for 2017 that could put Microsoft back on the map of relevancy. When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would run on Qualcomm chips in 2017, we learned that Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi would be on board with 2-in-1 devices this year. Now Lenovo is stepping up to the table and have licensed Microsoft's Holographic ...

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05:13
Report Claims that Samsung will use the Controversial Sams...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Note7 Probe Results due this Month While Samsung Admits that Growth will lag in 2017 Due to Tough Competition." One of the key points of the report was this key statement: "The government and Samsung reportedly concluded the cause is not a simple battery malfunction. Today it's being reported that Samsung is going to use the same battery from the Note7 for the new Galaxy S8.

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03:18
Samsung Starts 2017 with new Mid-Tier Smartphones and IP P...

Samsung is preparing their new Galaxy S8 for its debut in Barcelona Spain in late February, which will launch in April. Until such time, Samsung launched new mid-tier level smartphones this week to help recover from their Note7 disaster and to sharpen their offense against tough Chinese competitors like Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi. Looking to the future, Samsung patents show that they're working on both fold-out and fold-in dual display-styled smartphones as Lenovo and others race to market.

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Tuesday January 3

19:33
CES 2017: Faraday Future Shows Off 'FF 91' Conne...

Secretive electric car company Faraday Future today held a press event at CES 2017 where it unveiled its first production vehicle, the autonomous FF 91. The unveiling comes just as Faraday Future has been rumored to be "on the brink of collapse" amid financial difficulties and employee departures.

Faraday Future has been a bit of a mystery despite its ambitious plans to remake transportation with a fleet of intelligent electric cars. Unfounded speculation had at one point suggested Faraday Future might somehow be related to Apple and its Project Titan vehicle efforts, but Faraday's partnership with Chinese electronics company LeEco, which has electric car ambitions of its own...

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15:40
Nike Shares Funny Apple Watch Nike+ Video Series Starring...

Nike today shared a series of humorous new Apple Watch Nike+ videos which star comedian Kevin Hart as "The Man Who Kept Running." Hart is positioned as a Nike+ Apple Watch owner who was so taken with the device that he couldn't stop running.

In the first video, Kevin Hart is shown unboxing the new Apple Watch Nike+ in October, followed by a message that says he disappeared the next day. "Months later, a film crew found him in the desert 700 miles from home," reads the text in the video.

Hart, now sporting long hair and a beard, is pictured running through the desert and he explains why he can't stop.

I've been living out here for months. But my spirit has been out here forever. See, running used to be hard for me, but things changed when I woke up and heard this little voice in my head. It was the same question every day. "Are we running today?" Every day. You know what I started to do? I started...

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14:04
Selfridges Apple Watch Pop Up Shop Shuts Down

Amid rumors that the Galeries Lafayette Apple Watch pop up shop will be shuttered this month, Apple also appears to have shut down its Apple Watch shop at the high-end Selfridges department store in London, England.

The Selfridges retail store listing, which previously showed the Selfridges store front along with store hours and location, has been removed from Apple's website and now redirects to a list of UK stores.

Apple's Selfridges pop up shop was first introduced in 2015 alongside the launch of the Apple Watch. It was located in the iconic Wonder Room, which is a 19,000 square-foot hall that houses a number of luxury jewelry and watch brands.

There was no warning that the Selfridges pop up shop would be shut down, but rumors have...

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12:56
Apple Shares New 'Best of 2016' Video

Apple today added a new video to its YouTube channel, highlighting some of the best apps, songs, movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts released during 2016.

The video focuses on all of Apple's editorial picks for top content, which were first announced in early December, along with some new additions. Content depicted in short clips is organized into categories like "We Celebrate," "What Mattered Most," and "The Most Fun," with a full list available below.



Music:
Drake - Hotline, The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down, David Bowie - Blackstar, Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better, Maren Morris - My Church

Beats 1: Chance The Rapper - No Problem, Lady Gaga - A-Yo, J Balvin - Safari, Christine And The Queens - Tilted

Movies: La La Land, Moonlight, Deadpool, Sausage Party, American Honey, Kubo and the Two...

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10:42
Intel Announces Full Lineup of Kaby Lake Processors for iM...

At today's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Intel formally announced its full lineup of 7th-generation Intel Core processors, known as Kaby Lake. Kaby Lake low-power Y-Series and U-Series processors were announced in late August, but today's unveiling covers notebook and desktop chips that could be destined for many future Apple Macs.

Intel's 7th-generation processors are built on the "14nm+" process, introducing new optimizations compared to previous 14nm Broadwell and Skylake chips.

According to Intel, Kaby Lake will bring "double digit productivity performance increases" of up to 20 percent for gaming notebooks and 25 percent for desktops. With 4K and 360 degree content, customers can expect up to 65 percent faster performance on notebooks. Enhanced...

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05:00
Synaptics Announces All-In-One Fingerprint and Facial Reco...

Ahead of CES 2017, Synaptics today announced a new multi-factor biometric engine for use in smartphones, tablets, and notebook PCs. The new platform, made in partnership with facial recognition company KeyLemon, incorporates both fingerprint and facial recognition, allowing a mobile device to be unlocked in multiple ways depending on what's most convenient for the user.

The system also provides additional security for financial transactions and the unlocking of other sensitive information, as two modes of authentication can be required.

The Synaptics multi-factor fusion engine combines authentication scores from multiple biometrics to determine verification. This increases overall system security as both fingerprint and facial factors have to meet minimum threshold requirements before authentication. In addition, the fusion engine improves usability as lower individual verification thresholds still result in greater security.The multi-factor fusion engine features...

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03:47
2017 Kick starts with Apple Winning 49 Patents Covering a...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 49 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover a universal iDevice dock, the force touch trackpad for MacBooks, the Mac Pro's security lock and more. 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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03:02
New Apple Watch to Launch in Fall 2017 With Improved Batte...

Apple's third-generation Apple Watch is expected to be unveiled in the third quarter of 2017 and will focus on improving battery life and overall performance, according to a new report out of China.

On Tuesday, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) claimed the next iteration of the wearable device will be manufactured by Taiwan-based Quanta, which was also responsible for the production of Apple's first and second-generation smartwatch.

Citing market watchers with knowledge of Quanta's plans, the paper said improving battery life is the manufacturer's "main task", but beside general performance improvements, the device's other hardware would not see much change. Quanta declined to comment on the report, calling it "market speculation".

The claims represent the first tentative indication of Apple's launch timeline for its third-generation Apple...

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02:02
Quanta Reportedly Wins 2017 Contract for Apple Watch

It's being reported today that Quanta has won the contract for the 2017 Apple Watch which is to offer ....

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Monday January 2

14:12
Samsung Ends 2016 with Patent Filings looking at Future Sc...

In 2012 Patently Mobile was known as 'Patent Bolt' and it was in that year that we began covering Samsung's inventions regarding foldable smartphones and tablets. Our patent report today marks the forty-seventh Samsung flexible display / foldable / scrollable invention that we've covered over the last four and half years. Samsung shows us integrating fingerprint and iris scanning authentication for these next-gen devices and more.

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14:00
LG and Dell to Showcase Latest USB-C Displays for New MacB...

CES 2017 kicks off in Las Vegas this week, and a handful of USB-C displays compatible with the new MacBook Pro will be unveiled at the show. USB-C displays display up to 4K video, transfer data, and charge the new MacBook Pro over a single cable connected between the display and notebook.

Dell today introduced the S2718D Ultrathin Monitor, a 27-inch IPS display which it claims is the "world"s overall thinnest monitor" with HDR10 support for vibrant colors. The display has a glossy finish with Dell's ultra-thin InfinityEdge bezels, but its base is bulkier than average to accommodate for the internal components.

Dell's new S2718D display is indeed very thin (Image: Engadget)

While the display is indeed very thin, its other specs fall short of some existing USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 displays on the market. It is not 4K, for instance, but rather Quad HD with a resolution of 2,560×1,440 for 108...

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13:36
Apple Announces Chinese New Year Event Featuring Free Beat...

Apple today announced an upcoming one-day sale in celebration of Chinese New Year, where the company will provide free Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones in red to all customers who purchase a select Mac or iPhone in various countries around the world.

The sale will kick off on January 6 at 8:00 a.m. local time and will be available in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. A Chinese New Year announcement is available in Malaysia, but the country is not included in the free headphone offer.

To get the free Beats headphones, customers in eligible countries will need to purchase an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac Pro, but the late 2016 MacBook Pro with a Touch...

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09:36
Samsung to Reveal Results of Galaxy Note7 Fire Investigati...

Samsung will announce later this month the results of an investigation into what caused some of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones to catch fire, according to South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note7 in late August and, shortly after, user reports began circulating about devices that exploded or caught on fire while charging. At the time, the company said the underlying issue was "problematic" batteries installed in a very limited number of the smartphones sold.

Rumors suggest Samsung pushed suppliers to meet tighter deadlines for an earlier launch, in order to beat the iPhone 7, leading to critical oversights that...

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06:30
Note7 Probe Results due this Month While Samsung Admits th...

In Late October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung's Mobile Chief Took a Beating over Note7 Crisis at Shareholder's Meeting where Profits Plunged." During Samsung's shareholder meeting Shin Jong-kyun, the CEO and board member in charge of the company's mobile business took the heat for the Note 7 incident. "We are making a thorough investigation to find the real cause.A new report today states that the probe into the Note7 disaster is due this month.

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Sunday January 1

08:12
Apple's Chief Israeli Officer Appointed to Run the Is...

Apple acquired Anobit in 2011 and hired Aharon Aharon, a high profile figure in the Israeli tech scene. Apple hired Aharon to help open a semiconductor development center in Israel. This week an Israeli publication reported that Aharon Aharon will be leaving Apple ...

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Saturday December 31

12:10
Apple Partnered with Photographers to Capture New Year...

According to CNN, Apple has partnered with 16 photographers, based in countries such as Australia, Turkey and Mexico, to highlight the festivities with photos taken on iPhone 7 ...

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11:28
What Do You Want to See From Apple in 2017?

We've covered what we expect to see from Apple in 2017 based on the rumors that are circulating so far in our recent What to Expect post.

On the horizon are a new iPhone 8 with a radically redesigned body and an edge-to-edge display, a revamped iPad Pro also potentially with an edge-to-edge display, long-awaited iMac updates, and new software, but there's always the chance there's a wildcard update or new product in the works that will surprise us all.

A redesigned Apple TV, a new home hub, and augmented reality smart glasses are all products that are rumored to be in the works with no prospective release date. We want to hear from the MacRumors community -- what are you expecting or hoping to see Apple release in 2017?

Are there...

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05:39
Apple's Normal Order Management after Christmas seems...

I was reading a story from Reuters yesterday and another one over at Engadget this morning that turned out to be more like a comic strip story. According to Reuters, "Apple Inc will trim production of iPhones by about 10 percent in the January-March quarter of 2017 .,..

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Friday December 30

14:33
Apple Rumored to Begin Seeding iOS 10.3 With New 'The...

Apple is preparing to begin seeding builds of iOS 10.3 to developers as soon as next month, according to Sonny Dickson, who has occasionally offered accurate information on Apple's plans from supply chain sources and other contacts. Dickson says iOS 10.3 will include a new "Theatre" mode with a "popcorn-shaped" icon in the Control Center, although he does not explain what exactly this mode will entail.

iOS 10.3 to feature a new Theatre mode - will include a new popcorn-shaped Control Center icon.

— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) December 30, 2016

iOS 10.3 beta 1 is scheduled to seed on January 10th.

— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) December 30, 2016

The most recent significant iOS update was...

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11:02
What to Expect From Apple in 2017: iPhone 8, 10-Inch iPad...

With the launch of the iPhone 7 and MacBook Pro, 2016 has been a mixed year for Apple. The iPhone 7 was released without a headphone jack, an unpopular choice that's now been somewhat ameliorated by the launch of the AirPods, and the MacBook Pro has been plagued by battery issues, graphics problems, and complaints about the high price of the device.

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Apple also saw its first decline in iPhone sales in 2016, but 2017 could potentially turn things around for the company. We're expecting the biggest iPhone revision we've seen since the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched in 2014, plus we're also expecting major iPad changes, refreshed desktop Macs, and software improvements.

iPhone 8 - September 2017

Rumors about the 2017 iPhone started ramping up before...

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09:55
LG's UltraFine 5K Display Is a Worthy Companion to th...

At Apple's MacBook Pro media event back in October, the company unveiled a pair of LG-branded high-resolution displays it co-developed with the display manufacturer. The UltraFine 5K and 4K displays are optimized for the Mac with tight software integration, and the 5K model in particular with single-cable connection over Thunderbolt 3 has been highly anticipated.

Apple has just begun shipping the UltraFine 5K display, and while a handful of lucky customers received their deliveries late last week, availability is significantly increasing this week and we've had about 24 hours with ours to develop some initial impressions.

Setup

Unlike some other displays, LG's UltraFine 5K comes fully assembled in the box, making...

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09:47
Apple Will Reduce iPhone 7 Production By 10% in Early 2017...

Apple plans to reduce production of the iPhone line by 10 percent beginning in the first quarter of 2017, according to supplier data collected by Nikkei. Apple is said to have experienced a similar situation thanks to accumulated inventory of the iPhone 6s late in 2015, which also caused it to lower output of that smartphone in Q1 2016.

The company attempted to prevent the same thing from happening again with the iPhone 7 by curbing production quantities on the 2016 smartphone, but even with that preemptive move Apple is again looking at a manufacturing downturn for its flagship iPhone line in the new year.

In the report, Nikkei cites "sluggish" global sales for the iPhone 7 as the main reason behind the move. Because of this, the production cuts...

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05:32
Foxconn Reaching Full Robotic Production Automation for Al...

In 2014 Patently Apple posted a report titled "CEO of Foxconn: Robots will play a Crucial Role in the World's Third Industrial Revolution."Since that time Foxconn has been pushing ahead at full speed to get their robotic plants up to speed through their three-phase plan with the third phase introducing full robotic automation for production.

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05:28
AirPods Supplier Increasing Production Capacity Due to Str...

AirPods manufacturer Inventec is planning to expand production capacity for the wireless headphones in the wake of high consumer demand during the holiday season. In a new report by China's Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes), the supplier is rumored to have begun expanding capacity in a few of its Shanghai plants.

The report noted that Inventec has recently started expanding capacity at its Shanghai plants in order to satisfy increasing demand for the earphones and the plants are currently working overtime to deliver orders. After the AirPods went on sale on December 13, the headphones quickly slipped to shipping estimates from 4 weeks and then to...

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04:43
Production of Apple's AirPods goes into High Gear in...

Yesterday CNBC cornered Apple's CEO Tim Cook on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange and made comment that their AirPods are a 'a runaway success,' and promised to make more ASAP. Today it's being reported ...

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Thursday December 29

15:12
Family Sues Apple for not using a patented iOS Feature Des...

According to a new Courthouse news report published late yesterday, "A family grieving the death of their young daughter wants Apple held accountable for encouraging distracted driving with its FaceTime app. Our report covers graphic figures from Apple's patented concept and point out specific passages from Apple's patent relevant to this case.

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13:41
In Apple's Wearable Device Universe you'll one d...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that generally relates to an overview of their wearable mobile device vision. Yet there was one aspect of their vision that took me totally by surprise. Apple not only envisions being able to interchange wearable bands with differing materials and clasps but also to eventually provide interchangeable bodies...

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13:20
Here's a Detailed Aerial Photograph of Apple Campus 2

Apple's spaceship-shaped campus in Cupertino, California is nearing completion, and most of the ring-shaped main structure and auxiliary buildings have been finished.

We've seen monthly drone updates of the location during the construction period, letting us keep an eye on Apple's progress, and now SkyIMD has created a neat high-resolution aerial mosaic that gives an incredibly detailed overall view of the nearly-finished campus.

Click here to see a larger high-resolution image on the SkyIMD website

The image depicts the main spaceship building that is the highlight of the campus, with its massive curved glass windows and huge built-in glass doors that open up into a cafeteria area. The aerial photo, composed of ten 100-megapixel images captured with a PhaseOne iXA-RS1000,...

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11:09
Apple Advances the Concept of the Apple Watch's Digit...

In late July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Considers using a Digital Crown Mechanism for iPad." Then in August another invention covering a Digital Crown for an iDevice discussed and illustrated a far more elaborate concept that could be used with a unique 3D UI whereby the user would be able to rotate an interface-cube with each side containing different information. Today Apple advances the Digital Crown concept on all iDevices with ....

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*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* Site Security Manager - Apple (Unite...
# Apple Site Security Manager Job Number: 54692472 Culver City, California, United States Posted: Jan. 19, 2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** The Apple Read more
*Apple* macOS Systems Integration Administra...
…most exceptional support available in the industry. SCI is seeking an Junior Apple macOS systems integration administrator that will be responsible for providing Read more
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