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Thursday February 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday February 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Specifically, users can...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday February 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Since its...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yesterday, February 10 was a date pinned...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday February 6

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

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

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

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

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12:59
iPhone 8 Production May Start Earlier Than Usual

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday February 5

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

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

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

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

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Saturday February 4

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

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

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

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

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Friday February 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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06:50
Class Action Lawsuit Launched against Apple over Intention...

Yesterday a "personal property damage' lawsuit was filed against Apple in the California Northern District Court. The lawsuit will try to convince the judge to grant it Class Action status. The plaintiff believes that Apple intentionally broke FaceTime for iOS 6 ...

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06:04
The Korean Government to Step up Regulation on Smartphone...

A new report today claims to have government sources claim that the South Korean Government will announce on Monday that all smartphone makers will have to report smartphone fires. Obviously that means Apple too. Last year an iPhone 5s ...

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05:55
Samsung may Dump Chinese Battery Maker ATL over Note7 Fire...

On January 22 Samsung finally revealed the final results explaining the cause of the fires in the Galaxy Note7. Samsung's experts revealed why both manufacturer batteries failed, forcing them to remove the product from market. The odds of two top battery maker batteries failing were one in a million but it happened. The result of that appears to have left Samsung looking for a backup supplier for the new Galaxy S8

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04:38
Apple and Samsung Continue their Gigantic Lead as Top Glob...

Apple and Samsung Electronics remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2016, representing 18.2 percent of the total worldwide market ...

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03:40
Wi-Fi Router Issue With LG's UltraFine 27-inch 5K Dis...

A recurring issue with the LG UltraFine 27-inch 5K display that causes glitches whenever the monitor is placed close to a router will be fixed, LG has announced.

Recently, reports began circulating online that LG's 5K monitor – created in partnership with Apple – suffers from flickering and freezing when placed close to a wireless router, with this behavior sometimes causing connected Macs to also freeze and require a restart.

On Wednesday, an LG support person confirmed to ArsTechnica that the issue had been reported by a number of users and that it only seemed to occur with the company's Apple-approved 5K monitors. LG has...

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03:40
Wi-Fi Router Issue Fix Coming For LG's UltraFine 27-i...

A recurring issue with the LG UltraFine 27-inch 5K display that causes glitches whenever the monitor is placed close to a router will be fixed, LG has announced.

Recently, reports began circulating online that LG's 5K monitor – created in partnership with Apple – suffers from flickering and freezing when placed close to a wireless router, with this behavior sometimes causing connected Macs to also freeze and require a restart.

On Wednesday, an LG support person confirmed to ArsTechnica that the issue had been reported by a number of users and that it only seemed to occur with the company's Apple-approved 5K monitors. LG has...

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Thursday February 2

19:50
Lawsuit Alleges Apple Broke FaceTime on iOS 6 to Force iOS...

Christina Grace of California has filed a new class-action lawsuit that alleges Apple broke FaceTime in iOS 6 to force users to upgrade to iOS 7, reports AppleInsider. According to the lawsuit, Apple forced users to upgrade so it could avoid payments on a data deal with Akamai.

The class action found its genesis in internal Apple documents and emails disclosed in the VirnetX patent infringement lawsuit, which eventually ended in Apple paying $302 million after a retrial. Apple used two connection methods when launching FaceTime in 2010: a peer-to-peer method that created a direct connection between two iPhones and a relay method that used data servers...

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19:50
Lawsuit Alleges Apple Broke FaceTime on iOS 6 to Force iOS...

Christina Grace of California has filed a new class-action lawsuit that alleges Apple broke FaceTime in iOS 6 to force users to upgrade to iOS 7, reports AppleInsider. According to the lawsuit, Apple forced users to upgrade so it could avoid payments on a data deal with Akamai.

The class action found its genesis in internal Apple documents and emails disclosed in the VirnetX patent infringement lawsuit, which eventually ended in Apple paying $302 million after a retrial. Apple used two connection methods when launching FaceTime in 2010: a peer-to-peer method that created a direct connection between two iPhones and a relay method that used data servers...

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13:36
Silicon Valley Executives just can't help themselves...

Silicon Valley CEO's are back at it again. They can't help it, they're addicted to hearing themselves spout off opinions that should be kept as private citizens. In a loud letter to President Trump that began by stating ...

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12:39
Roundup: A Look at Various iPhone 8 Concepts and Mockups

With rumors suggesting the 2017 iPhone 8 is going to introduce some of the most radical design changes we've seen to the iPhone since 2014, a number of artists have been making conceptual mockups based on current rumors floating around.

Many of the mockups imagine fanciful ideas that Apple is unlikely to implement, but they also adopt the edge-to-edge display with built-in Home button, OLED screen, wireless charging, and glass body ideas that are being bandied about, giving an interesting look at how iPhone 8 rumors are being interpreted.

The first conceptual design was created by Thadeu Brandão and has been getting a lot of attention over the last couple of days. The mockup features an iPhone with a larger edge-to-edge display, dual cameras, and a glass front and back surrounded by an aluminum frame.

The mockup imagines the iPhone with two...

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12:39
Roundup: A Look at Various iPhone 8 Concepts and Mockups

With rumors suggesting the 2017 iPhone 8 is going to introduce some of the most radical design changes we've seen to the iPhone since 2014, a number of artists have been making conceptual mockups based on current rumors floating around.

Many of the mockups imagine fanciful ideas that Apple is unlikely to implement, but they also adopt the edge-to-edge display with built-in Home button, OLED screen, wireless charging, and glass body ideas that are being bandied about, giving an interesting look at how iPhone 8 rumors are being interpreted.

The first conceptual design was created by Thadeu Brandão and has been getting a lot of attention over the last couple of days. The mockup features an iPhone with a larger edge-to-edge display, dual cameras, and a glass front and back surrounded by an aluminum frame, and a physical home button built into the...

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11:27
Contrary to a Gloomy Report Published this Week, the iPad...

In Q3 2016 IDC reported that Apple was the top tablet vendor with 21.5% market share. Today IDC confirmed that in Q4 2016 Apple was once again the top tablet vendor with 24.7% market share. But don't tell that to VentureBeat who thinks that Apple's iPad business is a complete disaster...

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10:40
Tim Cook to Receive Newseum's 2017 Free Expression Aw...

Apple CEO Tim Cook was today named the recipient of the Newseum 2017 Free Expression Award in the Free Speech category.

According to the announcement, Cook is being recognized for both creating technology with a "profound impact" on communication and for using his position to "take a public stand" on issues like racial equality, privacy, the environment, LGBT rights, and more.

The Newseum, based in Washington, D.C., aims to explain and defend free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment through a range of interactive museum exhibits.

Cook will be accepting the award at an event set to be held at the Newseum on April 18, 2017.

Alongside Cook, U.S. Representative John Lewis, Executive Director of Becket Law Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz, ABC News Chief Global Affairs...

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10:40
Tim Cook to Receive Newseum's 2017 Free Expression Aw...

Apple CEO Tim Cook was today named the recipient of the Newseum 2017 Free Expression Award in the Free Speech category.

According to the announcement, Cook is being recognized for both creating technology with a "profound impact" on communication and for using his position to "take a public stand" on issues like racial equality, privacy, the environment, LGBT rights, and more.

The Newseum, based in Washington, D.C., aims to explain and defend free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment through a range of interactive museum exhibits.

Cook will be accepting the award at an event set to be held at the Newseum on April 18, 2017.

Alongside Cook, U.S. Representative John Lewis, Executive Director of Becket Law Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz, ABC News Chief Global Affairs...

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09:33
The Indian Government of Karnataka Officially Welcomed App...

The Government of Karnataka today officially welcomed Apple's proposal to commence initial manufacturing operations in their city.

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08:24
Tim Cook Says 'Exciting Things' Coming to iPad a...

While the iPhone 7 Plus helped Apple achieve record-breaking earnings results last quarter, iPad sales remained on a downward trend.

Apple earlier this week reported that it sold 13.1 million iPads in the first quarter, which encompasses the holiday shopping season, down from 16.1 million in the year-ago quarter. As noted by Jason Snell at Six Colors, that's nearly half as many iPads as the 26 million that Apple sold during the same period in 2013.

Apple isn't the only tablet maker suffering from declining sales. The overall category continued to shrink by between 9% and 20% worldwide compared to the same quarter a year ago, placing pressure on Samsung and other vendors, according to the latest estimates from research firms...

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08:24
Tim Cook Says 'Exciting Things' Coming to iPad a...

While the iPhone 7 Plus helped Apple achieve record-breaking earnings results last quarter, iPad sales remained on a downward trend.

Apple earlier this week reported that it sold 13.1 million iPads in the first quarter, which encompasses the holiday shopping season, down from 16.1 million in the year-ago quarter. As noted by Jason Snell at Six Colors, that's nearly half as many iPads as the 26 million that Apple sold during the same period in 2013.

Apple isn't the only tablet maker suffering from declining sales. The overall category continued to shrink by between 9% and 20% worldwide compared to the same quarter a year ago, placing pressure on Samsung and other vendors, according to the latest estimates from research firms...

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05:55
Apple Invention Shines a Light on Moisture Sensors for App...

In September 2016 Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 2 which is rated water resistant 50 meters so that users could leave it on when they're in the pool or ocean. Since a speaker can’t be sealed because it needs air to produce sound, Apple invented a new one that lets water in, then uses sound vibrations to force it back out. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new moisture sensor for Apple Watch. Apple's patent describes systems and methods for electrical moisture detection in Apple Watch. Apple notes that a moisture sensor ...

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05:17
Apple and Others Pen Open Letter to Trump: 'We Are a...

Last night news broke that a collection of major technology companies, including Apple among them, were prepping an open letter to United States President Donald Trump as a means to voice opposition to the immigration executive order that he signed last Friday.

Today, a draft of the full letter has been shared online, and it goes into detail about the importance of immigrants in the U.S., mentions concern for how the order will affect employees with visas, and explains that the companies are prepared to lend a hand to help the Trump administration make logical and necessary changes if and when it is ready to accept the help (via Recode).

Along with Apple, other companies collaborating on the letter are said to include Facebook, Google, Uber, Microsoft, Stripe, and more. The technology companies drafting the letter are reportedly working to...

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05:17
Apple and Others Pen Open Letter to Trump: 'We Are a...

Last night news broke that a collection of major technology companies, including Apple among them, were prepping an open letter to United States President Donald Trump as a means to voice opposition to the immigration executive order that he signed last Friday.

Today, a draft of the full letter has been shared online, and it goes into detail about the importance of immigrants in the U.S., mentions concern for how the order will affect employees with visas, and explains that the companies are prepared to lend a hand to help the Trump administration make logical and necessary changes if and when it is ready to accept the help (via Recode).

Along with Apple, other companies collaborating on the letter are said to include Facebook, Google, Uber, Microsoft, Stripe, and more. The technology companies drafting the letter are reportedly working to...

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04:24
Apple Invention Clearly Spells out a Laser Polishing Syste...

Last September Patently Apple posted a report titled "Revealing Apple Patent Covers Ceramic Apple Watch and All-New Ceramic iPhone" Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals the first ever industrial process for 'Laser Polishing Ceramic Material' on a future iPhone.

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02:56
Apple Invents a Portable Battery System for Apple Watch

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new wearable power apparatus for Apple Watch ....

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02:56
Apple Invents a Portable/Wearable Battery System for Apple...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new wearable power apparatus for Apple Watch ....

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Wednesday February 1

15:15
Apple Watch Dominated Holiday Season With Estimated 5.2 Mi...

Apple shipped a record-breaking 5.2 million Apple Watch units last quarter, making it by far the most popular smartwatch of the holiday shopping season, according to the latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics. Apple captured an estimated 63.4% of the worldwide smartwatch market during the quarter.

Apple's closest competitor Samsung shipped only 800,000 smartwatches in the quarter, for an estimated 9.8% market share, according to Strategy Analytics. All other smartwatch vendors, such as Garmin, Fitbit, and Huawei, combined for an estimated 2.2 million shipments and 26.8% market share.

"Demand for Apple's new Watch Series 2 as a holiday-season gift in Western markets was surprisingly strong and it...

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15:15
Apple Watch Dominated Holiday Season With Estimated 5.2 Mi...

Apple shipped a record-breaking 5.2 million Apple Watch units last quarter, making it by far the most popular smartwatch of the holiday shopping season, according to the latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics. Apple captured an estimated 63.4% of the worldwide smartwatch market during the quarter.

Apple's closest competitor Samsung shipped only 800,000 smartwatches in the quarter, for an estimated 9.8% market share, according to Strategy Analytics. All other smartwatch vendors, such as Garmin, Fitbit, and Huawei, combined for an estimated 2.2 million shipments and 26.8% market share.

"Demand for Apple's new Watch Series 2 as a holiday-season gift in Western markets was surprisingly strong and it...

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14:23
Apple Developing a new ARM chip for MacBooks that will Han...

According to sources close to the matter – Apple is designing a new chip for future Mac laptops ...

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13:38
Apple to double the size of their Famed Fifth Avenue NYC S...

Apple won a design patent in 2014 for their famous NYC Fifth Avenue Apple Store that is made of gigantic sheets of glass. Last May we reported that Apple and the owner of the property that the Apple Store sits on, Boston Properties, were at odds over renewing the lease. Today we learn that Apple will more than double the size of their NYC store ...

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13:28
Apple Developing ARM-Based Mac Chip to Handle Low-Power Fu...

Apple is developing a new ARM-based chip for its Mac lineup that would "take on more of the functionality" handled by Intel processors, reports Bloomberg.

In development since last year, the chip, codenamed T310, is said to be similar to the chip used to power the Touch Bar in the new 2016 Macbook Pro. It's built using ARM technology and will work with the standard Intel processor, handling "Power Nap" low-power mode functionality.

Apple engineers are planning to offload the Mac's low-power mode, a feature marketed as "Power Nap," to the next-generation ARM-based chip. This function allows Mac laptops to retrieve e-mails, install software updates, and synchronize calendar appointments with the display shut and not in use. The feature currently uses little battery life while run on the Intel chip, but the move to ARM would conserve even...

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13:28
Apple Developing ARM-Based Mac Chip to Handle Low-Power Fu...

Apple is developing a new ARM-based chip for its Mac lineup that would "take on more of the functionality" handled by Intel processors, reports Bloomberg.

In development since last year, the chip, codenamed T310, is said to be similar to the chip used to power the Touch Bar in the new 2016 Macbook Pro. It's built using ARM technology and will work with the standard Intel processor, handling "Power Nap" low-power mode functionality.

Apple engineers are planning to offload the Mac's low-power mode, a feature marketed as "Power Nap," to the next-generation ARM-based chip. This function allows Mac laptops to retrieve e-mails, install software updates, and synchronize calendar appointments with the display shut and not in use. The feature currently uses little battery life while run on the Intel chip, but the move to ARM would conserve even...

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13:12
Jury Awards Gaming Industry Giant ZeniMax $500 Million in...

Last Saturday Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Lawsuit against Facebook's Oculus by Major Gaming Industry Player ZeniMax now in Deliberation." ZeniMax is a major gaming house with tiltles like Doom, Quake, Fallout, Rage, Wolfenstein and many, many more. ZeniMax sued ...

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10:57
While Apple's CEO see's 'Some Exciting Thin...

In a single blow, Apple's Q1 2017 financial results crushed the collective negative financial analyst community to point of embarrassment. Apple delivered a nice pie for each of their faces and joyfully rubbed it in as they broke yet another revenue record yesterday with iPhone 7 sales shocking all estimates, even Apple's own internal estimates. Of course there were a few missteps in the quarter, one of them being Apple's iPad which a new report was all too pleased to pounce on today ...

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06:49
Apple Quietly Updates AirPods Firmware to Version 3.5.1

Apple today quietly put out a firmware update for the AirPods, bumping the Bluetooth headphones from version 3.3.1 to 3.5.1, as spotted by a user on Reddit. The update to AirPods is automatic for any AirPods in their Charging Case and connected to a nearby iOS device. After making sure the AirPods are connected, users can check their current firmware version by going to the Settings app on iPhone > General > About > AirPods.

It's not clear what the 3.5.1 update covers due to its silent release and a lack of specific patch notes, but the AirPods have faced a number of complaints over the past few weeks that the new firmware version could potentially be addressing. Mainly, there have been a number of user complaints regarding battery drain issues with the AirPods and the...

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06:49
Apple Quietly Updates AirPods Firmware to Version 3.5.1

Apple today quietly put out a firmware update for the AirPods, bumping the Bluetooth headphones from version 3.3.1 to 3.5.1, as spotted by a user on Reddit. The update to AirPods is automatic for any AirPods in their Charging Case and connected to a nearby iOS device. After making sure the AirPods are connected, users can check their current firmware version by going to the Settings app on iPhone > General > About > AirPods.

It's not clear what the 3.5.1 update covers due to its silent release and a lack of specific patch notes, but the AirPods have faced a number of complaints over the past few weeks that the new firmware version could potentially be addressing. Mainly, there have been a number of user complaints regarding battery drain issues with the AirPods and the...

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06:42
Apple's Great Quarter Spills Over to Winning the Smar...

In a new smartphone statistical report that surfaced late yesterday, we learn that Global smartphone shipments grew an improved 9 percent annually from 403.0 million units in Q4 2015 to 438.7 million in Q4 2016. More importantly, Apple shipped 78.3 million smartphones worldwide and captured 18 percent marketshare in Q4 2016

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05:28
No, Apple's CEO Never Said he was Considering Suing t...

Last week we reported that Apple's CEO met with Ivanka Trump and husband over diner to talk about issues. In fact it was the night before President Trump signed the Extreme Vetting executive order. Cook reportedly told the Wall Street Journal that he impressed upon senior people at the White House and impress upon them why repealing the executive order is important not only for Apple but for the country. That's a measured response. No grandstanding, no running to the press to scream the sky is falling. Cook's quiet diplomacy that was measured is appreciated ...

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04:01
Apple Overtakes Samsung As World's Top Smartphone Ven...

Apple overtook Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter of 2016 as shipments reached 439 million units.

According to independent research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 3 percent annually to hit a record 1.5 billion units in 2016. Apple shipped 78.3 million handsets in the fourth quarter of the year – around 800,000 more units than Samsung – allowing it to recapture its number one position with 18 percent global smartphone market share.

Apple shipped 78.3 million smartphones worldwide and captured 18 percent marketshare in Q4 2016, rising a steady 5 percent annually from 74.8 million units in Q4 2015. This was the iPhone's best performance for over a year, as Apple capitalized on Samsung's recent missteps. Samsung shipped 77.5 million smartphones worldwide in Q4 2016, dipping 5...

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04:01
Apple Overtakes Samsung As World's Top Smartphone Ven...

Apple overtook Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter of 2016 as shipments reached 439 million units.

According to independent research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 3 percent annually to hit a record 1.5 billion units in 2016. Apple shipped 78.3 million handsets in the fourth quarter of the year – around 800,000 more units than Samsung – allowing it to recapture its number one position with 18 percent global smartphone market share.

Apple shipped 78.3 million smartphones worldwide and captured 18 percent marketshare in Q4 2016, rising a steady 5 percent annually from 74.8 million units in Q4 2015. This was the iPhone's best performance for over a year, as Apple capitalized on Samsung's recent missteps. Samsung shipped 77.5 million smartphones worldwide in Q4 2016, dipping 5...

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Tuesday January 31

18:25
Q1 2017 Transcript: The Financial Conference Call's O...

The following report covers the traditional opening commentary from Apple's CEO Tim Cook on the highlights for their latest financial quarterly results. The following transcript covers Apple's Q1 2017 highlights. While it's easier to just listen to the audio of the event, a transcript makes it easier to quote Tim Cook in future reports and a reference document for our guests and fans.

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15:06
iPhone 7 Plus is Most Popular 'Plus' Model Apple...

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, released in September of 2016 alongside the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7, is the most popular "Plus" model Apple has released, outselling the 2014 iPhone 6 Plus and the 2015 iPhone 6s Plus.

Apple's Plus lineup has always had differentiating factors compared to the smaller iPhones Apple offers, but in the iPhone 7 Plus, the dual camera appears to have been particularly popular with customers. The iPhone 7 Plus features both a standard wide-angle lens and a 56mm telephoto lens, which can be used to improve photos.

It also features a "Portrait" mode that's used with the 56mm lens to create high-quality DSLR-style images with blurred backgrounds to highlight subjects, a unique...

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15:06
iPhone 7 Plus is Most Popular 'Plus' Model Apple...

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, released in September of 2016 alongside the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7, is the most popular "Plus" model Apple has released, outselling the 2014 iPhone 6 Plus and the 2015 iPhone 6s Plus.

Apple's Plus lineup has always had differentiating factors compared to the smaller iPhones Apple offers, but in the iPhone 7 Plus, the dual camera appears to have been particularly popular with customers. The iPhone 7 Plus features both a standard wide-angle lens and a 56mm telephoto lens, which can be used to improve photos.

It also features a "Portrait" mode that's used with the 56mm lens to create high-quality DSLR-style images with blurred backgrounds to highlight subjects, a unique...

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15:01
Apple CEO Tim Cook: We Have a 'Toe in the Water'...

During today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about Apple's next moves when it comes to the television, such as original programming, where the company has been experimenting with content for its Apple Music service.

Cook didn't have too much to say on the subject, but he said Apple has a "toe in the water" and will see how things play out going forward. Cook believes the media industry will continue to evolve as the cable model breaks down, perhaps leading to new opportunities.In terms of original content, we've put our toe in the water doing some original content for Apple Music, and that will be rolling out throughout the year. We're learning from that and we'll go from there.He went on to say that the...

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15:01
Apple CEO Tim Cook: We Have a 'Toe in the Water'...

During today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about Apple's next moves when it comes to the television, such as original programming, where the company has been experimenting with content for its Apple Music service.

Cook didn't have too much to say on the subject, but he said Apple has a "toe in the water" and will see how things play out going forward. Cook believes the media industry will continue to evolve as the cable model breaks down, perhaps leading to new opportunities.In terms of original content, we've put our toe in the water doing some original content for Apple Music, and that will be rolling out throughout the year. We're learning from that and we'll go from there.He went on to say that the...

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13:54
Apple Delivers All-Time Quarterly Record with Revenue of $...

Today Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended December 31, 2016. The Company posted all-time record quarterly revenue of $78.4 billion and all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.36. These results ...

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13:37
Apple Reports Record Results for 1Q 2017: $17.9B Profit on...

Apple today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2016. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $78.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $17.9 billion, or $3.36 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $75.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $18.4 billion, or $3.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Both revenue and earnings per share were company records in what is traditionally Apple's strongest quarter due to the launch of new iPhone models.

Gross margin for the quarter was 38.5 percent compared to 40.1 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 64 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an upcoming dividend payment of $0.57 per share, payable on February 16 to shareholders of record as...

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13:37
Apple Reports Record Results for 1Q 2017: $17.9B Profit on...

Apple today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2016. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $78.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $17.9 billion, or $3.36 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $75.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $18.4 billion, or $3.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Both revenue and earnings per share were company records in what is traditionally Apple's strongest quarter due to the launch of new iPhone models.

Gross margin for the quarter was 38.5 percent compared to 40.1 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 64 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an upcoming dividend payment of $0.57 per share, payable on February 16 to shareholders of record as...

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12:58
Former 'I'm a Mac' Actor Justin Long Joins...

Actor Justin Long, well known for his role in Apple's popular "Get a Mac" ad campaign, has signed on to star in a series of Huawei commercials promoting the company's latest Mate 9 smartphone.

Huawei reportedly sought out Long due to his past work with Apple, despite the fact that Long hasn't been in an Apple ad since 2009. "It was key when we considered Justin as a possible partner for Huawei," Jessica Grizzel, director of the WPP Blast Radius agency behind the campaign told ad industry news site Campaign U.S. in an interview.

From 2006 to 2009, Justin Long played a Mac computer in Apple's "Get a Mac" campaign, starring in commercials alongside John Hodgman, who played a PC. The commercials always started out with the tagline "Hello, I'm a Mac," and were some of Apple's most iconic ads, featuring Long as the cool, casual Mac while Hodgman was a stuffy PC in...

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12:58
Former 'I'm a Mac' Actor Justin Long Joins...

Actor Justin Long, well known for his role in Apple's popular "Get a Mac" ad campaign, has signed on to star in a series of Huawei commercials promoting the company's latest Mate 9 smartphone.

Huawei reportedly sought out Long due to his past work with Apple, despite the fact that Long hasn't been in an Apple ad since 2009. "It was key when we considered Justin as a possible partner for Huawei," Jessica Grizzel, director of the WPP Blast Radius agency behind the campaign told ad industry news site Campaign U.S. in an interview.

From 2006 to 2009, Justin Long played a Mac computer in Apple's "Get a Mac" campaign, starring in commercials alongside John Hodgman, who played a PC. The commercials always started out with the tagline "Hello, I'm a Mac," and were some of Apple's most iconic ads, featuring Long as the cool, casual Mac while Hodgman was a stuffy PC in...

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12:05
Apple was Granted 45 Patents Today Covering Apple Pencil f...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Earlier today we posted individual granted patent reports covering possible future folding iDevices, cellular MacBooks and Augmented Reality for the iPhone. In our last granted patent report of the day and for the month, we point to an Apple Pencil invention that provides us with a hint that it could be coming to a future iPhone model. Apple was also granted a design patent today for an iPhone...

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08:15
iOS 10.3 Beta Says 32-Bit Legacy Apps Will Not Work With F...

Since iOS 10.1, when a user opens an old 32-bit app on a newer iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, Apple has reinstated a warning that the app may slow down the device until the developer updates it to improve its compatibility. The apps are still fully usable, however, despite the possible performance issues.

On iOS 10.3 beta, Apple has tweaked the wording of that warning to note that 32-bit apps "will not work with future versions of iOS," suggesting that iOS 11 could be the first software update to support 64-bit apps only. "Future versions" is unsurprisingly vague, however, so the exact timeline remains unclear.

Apple has supported 64-bit apps since the iPhone 5s launched in September 2013. The...

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08:15
iOS 10.3 Beta Says 32-Bit Legacy Apps Will Not Work With F...

Since iOS 10.1, when a user opens an old 32-bit app on a newer iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, Apple has reinstated a warning that the app may slow down the device until the developer updates it to improve its compatibility. The apps are still fully usable, however, despite the possible performance issues.

On iOS 10.3 beta, Apple has tweaked the wording of that warning to note that 32-bit apps "will not work with future versions of iOS," suggesting that iOS 11 could be the first software update to support 64-bit apps only. "Future versions" is unsurprisingly vague, however, so the exact timeline remains unclear.

Apple has supported 64-bit apps since the iPhone 5s launched in September 2013. The...

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08:07
The EU Commission is Patient, even though Apple's Dea...

The European Union's competition stated earlier today that Apple has not fully paid the 13 billion euros ($13.9 billion) it owes to Ireland in illegal tax benefits even though the deadline ...

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06:30
Apple Granted a Patent for Future MacBooks with Cellular C...

Apple has been working on a MacBook with cellular connectivity for at least seven years, as this is when we began covering this invention category the we have dubbed the Cellular MacBook. Now Microsoft is bringing this to PC's with their partnership with Qualcomm. Today the U.S. Patent Office revealed a newly granted patent for a Cellular MacBook. The question now is, will Apple finally deliver this new capability or ignore to support their iPad Pro?

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B&H Photo has the 2015 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina Apple MacBook Pro on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro (MF839LL/A): $... Read more
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