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Tuesday September 13

07:52
USPTO Invalidates 4 VirnetX Patents Complicating the New T...

In early August Patently Apple posted a report titled "VirnetX Stock Plunges as Judge Voids $625.6 Million Verdict against Apple." VirnetX Chief Executive Kendall Larsen said in a statement at that time that "We are disappointed. We are reviewing all our options and will follow the court's direction as we start preparing for these retrials." Well, that retrial may not happen exactly as planned.

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07:36
iOS 10 Bug Breaks Kwikset Kevo's Touch-to-Open Functi...

Kwikset has announced that its Kevo smart lock's touch-to-open technology will only work on iOS 10 if the Kevo app is open and visible on an iPhone's screen, due to a bug related to Bluetooth LE peripheral mode.

Kwikset said it is working closely with Apple to support a solution that will restore the functionality as quick as possible. iOS 10 will be publicly released later today, so the fix will likely be included in a subsequent software update.

In the meantime, Kwikset offers some temporary solutions for continuing to use Kevo's touch-to-open functionality:- When at your door, open the Kevo app on your iOS phone or smart device, making sure you can see the app on your device screen and touch the Kevo smart lock...

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07:24
Starting Today iPhone Business Users get to Tap into Favor...

Just as a reminder, favored status for Apple iPhones and iPads on Cisco Systems networks starts later today, giving users better Wi-Fi roaming, integrated VoIP calls and priority for the most important business apps. It's about fast-tracking the mobile enterprise.

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06:03
2017 iPhone Will Include Edge-to-Edge Display With 'V...

In the midst of the publication of multiple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus reviews, one tidbit within The New York Times' mostly positive review of the 2016 iPhone briefly looked forward to the much-anticipated "mega cycle," ten-year anniversary model of next year's iPhone. According to the publication, who spoke with two anonymous Apple employees, "next year’s iPhone will have a full-screen face with the virtual button built directly into the screen."

While not new information, the comment does continue a rumor of a...

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05:41
Xiaomi Fearful of Recent Battery Explosions with their new...

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle still in high gear, it's no wonder that China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology has commissioned a third-party organization to investigate two recent cases of explosions of its own smartphones ...

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05:19
Technical Certification Lists Improved iPhone 7 Battery Ca...

Although Apple revealed a lot of information about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last week, the technical specifications of each device's mAh battery capacity and RAM were left undisclosed, as per usual with iPhone announcements. Now, new information from a technical certification obtained by Chinese site TENAA (via WCCFtech) appears to confirm previous rumors that placed the iPhone 7 Plus with 3GB of RAM and the iPhone 7 with a 1,960 mAh battery.

Specifically, the performance specifications list the iPhone 7 with 2GB of RAM and a 1,960 mAh battery, an improvement over the 1,715 mAh battery in the...

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04:16
Apple Granted 52 Patents Today Covering Advanced 'Bum...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's 'Bumping' wireless technology that could interact and communicate with a wide range of products including modems and vehicles where vehicle collision details could be automatically detected.

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04:01
iPhone 7 Reviews: 'Terrific Phones' That Offer a...

The official launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is still three days away on September 16, but the first reviews of the new smartphones have started showing up online this morning. Some of the sites have been quietly testing out the new handsets for around a week, and general impressions have been positive, despite the lack of a radical design overhaul compared to last year's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

The Verge offered perhaps the most balanced perspective on the iPhone 7 series, which it called "terrific phones" but also "incomplete", given that the wider color gamut, and the real potential of the Taptic Engine and the iPhone 7 Plus's dual-lens camera – which rely on software updates – won't be realized at launch....

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02:22
T-Mobile CEO: iPhone 7 Pre-Orders are 4X the iPhone 6, it...

It was disappointing to learn last week that Apple had decided to end their long standing tradition of announcing first-weekend sales of their latest iPhone model. Yet T-Mobile may have filled in with a revelation of their own on how the iPhone 7 was doing, and it was ....

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Monday September 12

16:15
Messages App Store Launches Ahead of Tomorrow's iOS 1...

Ahead of the public launch of iOS 10 coming tomorrow, Apple today made the Messages App Store live, aggregating all of the apps, games, and sticker packs that can be used in the Messages app and making them available for download.

The Messages App Store looks almost identical to the iOS App Store, so the interface will be immediately familiar to iOS 10 users. There are featured apps and stickers displayed at the top of the store, along with editorial picks like "10 iMessage Apps We Love" and "Games in Messages? Sweet!"

Apps for the Messages App Store are already available, including titles like Games With Friends, Tic Tac Toe, Star Walk, Carrot Weather, Yelp, IMDB, OpenTable, Zen Brush 2, and more.

A number of sticker packs are also available from well-known app developers, including Pac-Man, Star Wars, Angry Birds, Hello Kitty, Crossy Road, and...

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14:38
The iPhone 7 is only Five Days Old and a Class Action has...

Apple introduced the new iPhone 7 last Wednesday. It took only five days for Block & Leviton LLP to announce that they've filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. ...

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14:17
Android Fans are Funny People Stuck in a 'Specs World...

A new report published today points out that while the iPhone may be behind the Android curve on almost every spec, it remains the world’s best-selling smartphone year after year. It’s not because specs don’t matter, but because the same spec means different things in the iOS and Android ecosystems.

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13:59
Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Upgrade Pr...

Boston law firm Block & Leviton today announced it has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple on behalf of iPhone Upgrade customers who are dissatisfied with how Apple handled iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders last Friday.

When customers who participate in the iPhone Upgrade Program went to pre-order an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, they were forced to reserve a device from a local Apple retail store rather than being able to make a traditional online purchase. Many retail stores did not have sufficient stock to meet demand, leaving some customers unable to select the model, color, or storage capacity they desired.

Many iPhone Upgrade Program members were unhappy with the ordering process and an inability to reserve a desired iPhone for launch day. Apple has responded to customer frustration and has been...

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13:10
A Closer Look at Apple's CPU Improvements for iPhone...

At last Wednesday's media event, Apple introduced two new processors - the A10 Fusion for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and the S2 for Apple Watch Series 2. Although Apple only briefly covered the S2 during the presentation, it did spend a good deal of time talking about A10 Fusion. The 'Fusion' suffix refers to the heterogeneous architecture that the A10 features, which has two high-power, high-throughput cores and two much smaller cores that are more power efficient.

Apple also introduced another very important piece of standalone silicon in its new AirPods, dubbed the W1 chip. In total, this represents a great deal of engineering work done by Apple over the last year, and the A10 is the most significant to Apple's system-on-a-chip (SoC) line since the company's transition to 64-bit.

Apple unveiled the biggest technical changes featured in the A10 at the very...

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11:09
First iOS 10 Apps Start Hitting the App Store

Ahead of the official launch of iOS 10 tomorrow, apps designed for the new operating system update have started hitting the iOS App Store, including those that will be available in the Messages App Store.

Rock-Paper-Scissors [Direct Link], for example, a Messages app that allows two people to play a classic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors right in Messages, is now in the App Store. It is not, however, showing up in the dedicated Messages App Store, which will presumably launch tomorrow. Other apps for Messages, like Snappy Browser, are also starting to become available.

The Messages App Store is an app storefront located within the Messages app, accessible on a device running iOS 10 by tapping the app icon, opening the...

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09:31
Sports Illustrated & ESPN Captured Game Play this Week...

This weekend Sports Illustrated and ESPN shot a series of photos with Apple's new iPhone 7 Plus with it's new dual lens camera. On Sunday...

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08:04
Apple Collecting Customer Information in Effort to Address...

Last week, we reported that the iPhone Upgrade Program caused frustration for some customers attempting to pre-order an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

Specifically, some customers enrolled in the program were unable to select the model, carrier, color, or storage capacity they desired, or any iPhone in some cases, due to limited stock seemingly as soon as pre-orders began.The underlying reason appears to be that iPhone Upgrade Program members were placed into a separate stream than regular pre-order customers, and forced to reserve a new iPhone from a local Apple retail store -- many of which were sold out. Some customers were not even able to access the reservation system at all.Since then, it appears that Apple has acknowledged those concerns and is attempting to help make the situation right for those affected.

Over the...

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07:06
Korea's Financial Tech Firms Unite to File a Complain...

In August Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Tells Australian Commission that Three Top Banks are in a Cartel to Dictate Terms for Apple Pay." In July Australia's three biggest banks, including no. 1 lender National Australia Bank, said they had lodged a joint application with anti-trust regulators seeking approval to collectively negotiate with Apple to install their own electronic payments applications on iPhones. Today we're learning that South Korean Financial Tech firms are about to unite with the Australian banks in an attempt to force Apple to open their Apple Pay API.

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06:39
iPhone 7 Plus Low-Light Photo Capabilities Shown Off at U....

After sharing a collection of photographs taken with the iPhone 7 Plus at the Titans-Vikings game yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning tweeted out another group of photos captured with Apple's new 5.5-inch iPhone, now providing a few examples of low-light photography.

The new set of photos were taken by ESPN photographer Landon Nordeman during the U.S. Open. According to the publication, "the autofocus and exposure performed exceedingly well in various lighting conditions -- so that even with one hand, he could get the shot."

Better low-light photography was emphasized by Apple in the...

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05:48
Microsoft's Latest Anti-MacBook Ad Focuses on Surface...

Over the weekend, Microsoft launched a new ad for the Surface Pro 4, continuing its marketing strategy of comparing the tablet computer to Apple's products, this time the 13-inch MacBook Air. The ad is the newest in Microsoft's anti-Apple theme of commercials, previously comparing the iPad Pro with the Surface Pro 4, the MacBook Pro with the Surface Book, and OS X with Windows 10. Just a few weeks ago, the MacBook Air was the focus of another Surface Pro 4 ad.

Simple titled "Get the Surface Pro," the new ad has a focus on the...

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05:30
Korean Press Report Goes Ballistic Calling the U.S. Recall...

This morning the Korean press is screaming foul play claiming that the actions taken by the U.S. Government against Samsung's Note 7 are nothing shy of excessive. Really?

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01:49
Apple Celebrates 10 Years of iTunes Movies With $10 Movie...

Apple has begun offering bundles of 10 films for $10 on iTunes, to celebrate 10 years of movies being available on the store (via The Verge).

iTunes Movies is turning 10! 
10-movie bundles for $10. (US)#iTunesMovies10https://t.co/lRNnrd294y pic.twitter.com/og5H1hKHEv

— iTunes Movies (@iTunesMovies) 12 September 2016

For today only, titles from Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount, Lionsgate, and Sony Pictures are available to U.S. customers for $9.99. The movies cover a range of genres, including titles like Pacific Rim, ...

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Sunday September 11

17:48
Tim Cook Shares First Photos Taken With iPhone 7 Plus

Following the announcement of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook today tweeted out a link to some of the first official photos that have been taken using the advanced photography capabilities of the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.

Taken by Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho, the pictures come from the Titans-Vikings game that took place earlier today. Using the iPhone 7 Plus, Klutho was able to take advantage of Apple's new dual-lens 12-megapixel camera, and the 2x optical zoom feature exclusive to the larger model iPhone.

Klutho's shots provide evidence of the...

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10:28
Samsung Dodged a Bullet this week, but for How Long?

Even though it was a long shot for this year, John Gruber's report titled "Will the New iPhones support Apple Pencil?" posted last weekend was thought provoking. It wasn't based on some dubious rumor, it was simply reviewing an actual statement that Apple's CEO made while being interviewed by India's NDTV at the 29:37 mark as follows: ...

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08:34
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Working on Officia...

On Friday we posted a report titled "Samsung's Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Nightmare Worsens" wherein we reported that the FAA had issued a warning about the Note 7 and that a jeep owner in Australia reported his vehicle was destroyed when charging his new Note 7. We've now learned that late on Friday the U.S. government safety agency urged all consumers to stop using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones ...

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07:44
iPhone 7 Plus Orders Begin Shipping to Customers

After quickly moving to the "Preparing for Shipment" stage on Friday, the first wave of iPhone 7 Plus shipments from Apple are now on their way to customers for delivery on Friday, September 16. Apple has not yet officially updated order statuses to "shipping," but a number of customers have found their new devices showing up in their Apple support profiles and in UPS order tracking. We've seen quite a few reports of iPhone 7 Plus orders showing up, but it's not clear if iPhone 7 units are shipping in volume yet.

U.S. customers can try to find their orders by using the "Track by Reference" function on the UPS website and searching...

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07:30
This Weekend the EU Commission & other EU Finance Mini...

Over the weekend the European Union finance ministers lined up at a meeting in Slovakia to get a slice of Apple's tax revenue following a controversial ruling last month by the European Commission, which found the US technology giant had vastly underpaid its corporate taxes for more than a decade. Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem appeared to be first in line, warning Apple on Saturday that ....

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Saturday September 10

10:44
Apple invents Digital Crown Seal for new 'Swim-Proof...

During the Apple Event on Wednesday Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 2 and the number one new feature was to advance its 'splash-proof" rating to that of 'swim-proof' which is water resistant at 50 meters. On Thursday, the U.S. Patent Office published a wide range of Apple Watch related patent filings with one of them covering the new seal system that was designed specifically for the Digital Crown.

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07:44
Nissim, Contributor to the DVD Specification, Sues Apple f...

Nissim Corp played a role in the development of the DVD specification and licences their technology to an impressive list of technologies companies including Bose, Alienware, Dell, Hitachi, HP, Lenovo and more. Evidently Apple isn't one of them and Nissim is suing Apple for the years that they sold Macs with DVD players and didn't license their technology.

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06:11
Apple Refocuses Project Titan towards Advanced System Soft...

In 2015 we were all subjected to Apple Van mania sweeping the web attributing the vans to a future autonomous Apple car. That year we posted a report titled "Proof is Mounting that Apple's Project Titan is about the Development of an Advanced Driver Assistance System." Yesterday the NY Times reported that Apple is moving away from building a car and towards building out the underlying technology for an autonomous vehicle.

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Friday September 9

17:47
Apple 'Reboots' Self-Driving Car Initiative Amid...

Apple has closed parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees attached to it as it reboots its plan for self-driving vehicles, according to The New York Times. The move comes just over a month after the company reportedly began shifting its car project to autonomous driving systems rather than vehicles under Bob Mansfield.

Mansfield, a longtime Apple executive who was previously Vice President of Technologies, was appointed to oversee the car project in late July, adjusting the project to focus on the "underlying technology" for autonomous vehicles rather than actually building an automobile. The layoffs, according to The New York Times, are part of...

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15:43
Dual Rear Camera Likely to Remain Exclusive to High-End iP...

On the same day the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus became available for pre-order, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining his expectations for a dual rear camera in next year's iPhone model.

According to Kuo, cost considerations and a niche appeal for the dual camera, which is found only on the larger iPhone 7 Plus model this year, mean that the feature is likely to remain exclusive to "high-end" models in 2017 as well. Presumably this means the dual camera would again appear only on so-called "iPhone 8 Plus" models should Apple continue to offer similar product lineups.While an attractive addition for avid picture takers and professional photographers, the iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera is not a mass-market killer application yet. Along with its high cost (estimated at over US...

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11:11
Tim Cook Says Apple is 'Very Committed' to the M...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to a MacRumors reader's email about the lack of a long-awaited MacBook Pro refresh, stressing that he "loves the Mac" and that Apple is "very committed" to it. He told the customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, to "stay tuned," suggesting that updates to the Mac lineup are on the horizon.

MacRumors cannot fully confirm the authenticity of the email, but it does appear to originate from Apple's corporate servers based on full headers we saw. Apple executives occasionally respond to customer emails, but it is possible the response was handled by Apple's executive relations or public relations teams.

An update to the Mac lineup at some point is inevitable, and the bigger focus is now on when that will happen. The latest word is that Apple will release...

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10:57
Apple Reinvents the Watch Band with Auto Adjustment+

One of Apple's latest Apple Watch inventions came to life the very day after the Apple event and introduced us to a whole new Apple Watch band system that will allow owners of the Apple Watch to dynamically adjust the fit of their watch band through a simple automated system. The perfect fit will be achieved for your leisurely times or when you crank up your workout and need your watch band to hug your wrist like its one with you. It will even assist users to ...

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10:38
iPhone Upgrade Program Causes Headaches on Launch Day Due...

While the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus became available for pre-order at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time this morning, some customers enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program were unable to select the model, carrier, color, or storage capacity they desired due to limited stock seemingly as soon as orders began.

MacRumors reader Pbrutto of Allentown, Pennsylvania said that there were no iPhones available for him to pre-order, while many other existing iPhone Upgrade Program members were unable to order the specific model they wanted from Apple retail stores in their local areas, even immediately at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time.My experience was logging in the moment that the Apple Store app was...

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07:26
First iPhone 7 Orders Now 'Preparing for Shipment...

Just hours after iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders opened, some customers in the United States have seen their orders move to the "preparing for shipment" stage with an estimated delivery date of September 16.

MacRumors readers that purchased their new iPhones through Apple, AT&T, and Verizon appear to be the earliest to see movement on their orders, but most pre-orders placed in the U.S. and abroad remain in the processing stage.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time today, and shipping...

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06:12
Apple Will Resume 'Reserve And Pick Up' for iPho...

While estimated shipping dates for most iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models have quickly slipped to 2-3 weeks or later, including November for most Jet Black models, customers who elected not to pre-order online or slept through their alarm may still have a chance to purchase the model they desire sooner than anticipated.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus reservations will reopen on September 17 at 8:00 a.m. local time in the United States, and on September 17 at 6:00 a.m. local time in the United Kingdom, enabling customers to reserve an iPhone and pick it up at a local Apple retail store within a set 30-minute window.

In Canada, the "Reserve...

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04:48
Samsung's Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Nightmare Worsens

Samsung officially announced their Galaxy Note 7 worldwide recall a week ago today. Since that time, Samsung has been unable to stop the domino effect that's now in play. It's being reported today that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued ...

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02:46
Apple Increases Chip and Component Orders for Apple Watch...

IDC reported in July that the Apple Watch was the number one smartwatch in the world for Q2 with 47% market share. Today a new supply chain report has surfaced stating that "Apple has increased chip and component orders for its new Apple Watch Series 2 ...

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00:32
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Order Shipping Estimates Begin Sli...

Pre-order supplies of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are starting to dwindle, with several of the new iPhone models now displaying shipping estimates ranging into November. Pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, September 9, and it took less than 20 minutes for supplies of popular models to begin selling out.

Models in the new Black and Jet Black colors are the most heavily affected in the United States. Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus devices were initially quoted delivery times of late September and orders placed now won't ship until November, while the Black iPhone 7 Plus lists shipping estimates of two to three weeks.

Jet Black iPhone 7 models ship in two to three weeks, while Black iPhone 7 models ship in one to two weeks. Supplies of other colors are better, but may dwindle as the day goes on. At this rate, customers who wait to pre-order a Black or Jet Black iPhone will need to wait several...

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00:05
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Now Available for Pre-Order

Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus through its online storefront and through the Apple Store app. Pre-orders are being accepted in all first wave launch countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.

All of the major U.S. carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, are accepting pre-orders for the new...

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00:05
Apple Watch Series 2 Now Available for Pre-Order Through A...

Alongside the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, the second-generation Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 2, is now available for pre-order from Apple's online storefront and through the Apple Store app.

Supplies of the Apple Watch Series 2 could be limited, so customers interested in launch-day delivery should order as soon as possible.

Apple Watch Series 2 features a second-generation chip that's up to 50 percent faster with 2x better graphics performance. It also has a second-generation display that's much brighter for more vivid colors outdoors, and it has built-in GPS for better fitness and location tracking.

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Thursday September 8

17:48
Apple's Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone 7 and Apple...

Apple has taken its online storefront down in order to prepare for the launch of the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, and the new Apple Watch Series 2 models. Pre-orders are expected to begin at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time or 3:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, September 9.

Pre-orders will be available through Apple's website, the Apple Store app, several carrier sites, and from major retailers like Target and Best Buy.

Apple will accept pre-orders in first wave launch countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is...

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17:20
Macy's Department Store to Start Selling Apple Watch

Macy's is set to become the first major department store to offer the Apple Watch, reports Fortune. Starting before the holiday shopping rush, Macy's will begin offering the Apple Watch at more than 180 stores across the United States.

"It will be in all of our top buildings for the holiday season," said Macy's president and future CEO Jeff Gennette. In addition to offering the Apple Watch in many of its retail locations, Macy's also plans to open a dedicated Apple Store inside of its flagship Herald Square location in New York, which will sell a variety of Apple products including iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and Apple Watches.

Since its April 2015 debut, the Apple Watch has become available for purchase from many major third-party retailers around the world. In the United States, the Apple Watch can be purchased from stores like Best Buy...

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16:49
Apple Patent Reveals their Continuing work on an Inductive...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that is mainly about polishing and brushing techniques for cylindrical and contoured surfaces of metal body devices. Although the patent filing focuses on the tools behind polishing and brushing new metal devices, the fact is that Apple talks about one particular product that these new tools could be used to finish and it just happens to be an inductive charging station.

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15:01
Revealing Apple Patent Covers Ceramic Apple Watch and All-...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed aspects of the new 'stunning ceramic' Apple Watch Edition, but more importantly perhaps, a future ceramic two-part iPhone housing that could advance Apple's true waterproof design.

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13:17
Apple's Phil Schiller Recommends Lightning Dock for C...

Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ship without a headphone jack, requiring customers to use either Bluetooth or Lightning-equipped headphones. Many customers who routinely charge their iPhones while also listening to music have been questioning whether that usage scenario will possible sans headphone jack, and as it turns out, Apple has a solution.

In an email to a customer, Apple SVP of marketing Phil Schiller says that while he prefers to use the wireless AirPods to listen to music, customers who want to listen to wired headphones while charging an iPhone 7 can use the Apple Lightning Dock, which has a built-in headphone jack.

Priced at $49 and available in colors to match each of the...

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12:28
Belkin's $40 Lightning Adapter Lets You Listen to Mus...

Belkin today announced the Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, an accessory that will allow iPhone 7 users to charge their iPhones and listen to music at the same time.

According to Belkin, the Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar was developed "closely" with Apple, and it does indeed resemble Apple's own iOS adapter accessories. The Lightning connector on the end of the RockStar plugs into the iPhone for passthrough charging (up to 12W), while additional Lightning ports on the device accommodate either the Lightning-based EarPods or headphones with a 3.5mm jack using Apple's 3.5mm to Lightning adapter (included with the iPhone 7).

"We're excited to offer the Lightning Audio +...

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12:10
A New Apple Patent Shows their Renewed Interest in a Cellu...

There was a time when Apple's engineers were focused on developing a MacBook with built-in cellular connectivity. The patents dried up in 2015 and I began thinking it was another rejected project until this morning. A fresh, up to date patent filing shows that the cellular MacBook may be back in play.

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11:59
Benchmark Suggests iPhone 7 Plus Has 3GB RAM

Based on what seems to be a legitimate Geekbench benchmark of the iPhone 7 Plus, it appears Apple's larger-screened smartphone features 3GB RAM, as was rumored. In the list of details about the device, memory is listed as 2998MB, meaning it has 3GB RAM instead of 2GB RAM like the iPhone 6s Plus.

Prior to the announcement of the iPhone 7 Plus, rumors suggested it would have 3GB RAM because of the increased resource demands of the dual-camera system. The iPhone 7 features two 12-megapixel cameras, one that's the same as the wide-angle camera on the iPhone 7 and one telephoto camera.

iPhone 7 Plus benchmark

When capturing a photo, images from both cameras are merged together via software so users can zoom in further, which is likely a system intensive process. Apple is also...

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11:50
Apple Watch Series 2 Impressions: Iterative Design, but Ce...

Alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 2 was a major hardware announcement at Apple's media event in San Francisco yesterday. The company pivoted slightly from the Apple Watch's original, fashion-focused unveiling, this time focusing on the internals of Series 2, and what it can do to push Apple forward in the fitness tracking category.

As journalists got hands-on time with Apple Watch Series 2 after yesterday's event, a handful of impressions have surfaced online surrounding the new wearable device. Since most of its features are activity-focused (swimming, running, etc.), opinions on how the new Apple Watch functions under these conditions were left to speculation, but otherwise the resounding takeaway appeared to be that Apple has successfully...

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11:20
A10 Fusion Chip in iPhone 7 Plus Outperforms iPad Pro...

What appears to be a legitimate benchmark of an iPhone 7 Plus with an A10 Fusion processor has been spotted on Geekbench, and its performance scores are impressive. The A10 Fusion in the iPhone 7 Plus outperforms all existing iOS devices equipped with A9 and A9X processors, including the iPhone 6s, the iPhone SE, and the 9.7 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

The iPhone 7 Plus received a single-core score of 3233 and a multi-core score of 5363. Comparatively, the iPhone 6s Plus averages a single-core score of 2407 and a multi-core score of 4046, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which has the highest-clocked A9X chip, has an average single-...

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10:54
Apple Releases macOS Sierra Golden Master to Public Beta T...

Apple today released the golden master version of macOS Sierra, the newest operating system designed for the Mac. Today's GM update comes two weeks after the release of the seventh macOS Sierra public beta and one day after the launch of the golden master for developers. The macOS Sierra golden master represents the version of macOS Sierra that will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 20.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the macOS Sierra golden master through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. The update is visible on the public beta website and should be available via Software Update shortly.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website...

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10:30
iPhone 7 Models From AT&T and T-Mobile Do Not Support...

Choosing which iPhone model to purchase this year should be more carefully considered, as both AT&T and T-Mobile models of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus do not support CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint in the United States. Apple confirmed the matter in fine print in the iPhone 7 tech specs and on its LTE page.

A customer that purchases an iPhone 7 from Apple's website and selects AT&T as their carrier, for example, would be unable to later use the smartphone on Verizon, Sprint, or any other CDMA network, even if the device is unlocked. By comparison, all iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models worked on both GSM and CDMA networks.

A customer that purchases an iPhone 7 from Apple's website and selects Verizon as their carrier, on the other hand,...

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10:11
Apple Releases iOS 10 Golden Master for Public Beta Tester...

Apple today released the golden master version of iOS 10 to public beta testers, nearly two weeks after releasing the seventh iOS 10 public beta and just a day after seeding the iOS 10 golden master to developers. The iOS 10 golden master represents the version of iOS 10 that will be provided to the public on Tuesday, September 13, should no additional bugs be discovered.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 10 golden master update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas. The video below will walk you ...

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10:11
Apple sends out a Stunning Press Release: No First-Weekend...

Apple announced today that it will no longer announce first-weekend iPhone numbers as they have in the past. Apple is breaking with tradition at just the wrong time.

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09:37
AirPods Impressions: Potential 'Game-Changer' Wi...

To compensate for the lack of a 3.5mm headphone port on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple yesterday introduced the "AirPods." The wireless headphones give users 5 hours of music playback, and come in a carrying case that doubles as a battery pack, holding an extra 24 hours of charge in a small, 2-inch tall frame.

Following the keynote presentation yesterday, Apple let a few members of the press test out its new pieces of hardware, including the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and the AirPods. Although the noisy showroom made it tough for many journalists to judge the headphones' sound quality -- which Apple says is "rich, high quality AAC audio" -- many...

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08:52
Apple Invents a Major Wearable Sensors Network for Total N...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals wearable sensors and, more specifically, to a network of wearable sensors for recognizing and tracking movements and exercises. Instead of limiting athletic sensors to running shoes for joggers, the new sensor system will expand and support sensors that could be worn by athletes of all levels to measure important workout data related to floor exercises, weight training....

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07:29
Apple Will Not Release First Weekend Sales Numbers for iPh...

Apple, in a statement provided to CNBC, has announced that it will not be releasing first weekend sales numbers for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as it feels the results are "no longer a representative metric" due to demand outweighing supply.“We expect iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be incredibly popular with customers and we are thrilled to begin taking pre-orders on September 9. Customers will receive their new iPhones starting September 16.

In years past, we’ve announced how many new iPhones had been sold as of the first weekend following launch. But as we have expanded our distribution through carriers and resellers to hundreds of thousands of locations around the world, we are now at a point where we know before taking the first customer pre-order that we will sell out of iPhone 7.

These initial sales will be governed by supply...

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06:53
Apple Watch Series 2 is Slightly Thicker and Heavier Due t...

While the Apple Watch Series 2 looks virtually indistinguishable from the Apple Watch Series 1 to the naked eye, tech specs confirm that second-generation models are actually slightly thicker and heavier than original models.

38mm models of the Apple Watch Series 2 are 11.4mm thick and weigh 28.2 grams, compared to 10.5mm and 25 grams for original 38mm models.

Similarly, the new 42mm models are 11.4mm thick and weigh 34.2 grams, compared to 10.5mm and 30 grams for original 42mm models.

This means that all Apple Watch Series 2 models are 0.9mm thicker and up to 4.2 grams heavier, likely due to the inclusion of an up to 35% larger battery, but the real-life difference on the wrist should be relatively unnoticeable. The width and height of the Series 2...

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01:57
Apple Quietly Kills their Luxury Watch

Apple's shot at being a luxury watch maker is over, at least for now that is.

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Wednesday September 7

16:24
A Wide Range of Important Apple Patents came to Life Today...

Apple introduced the iPhone 7 earlier today and while watching Apple's Senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introduce the iPhone 7, it was evident once again that several patents and categories of patents were fulfilled today. Our report points out some of the more obvious inventions that came to life today while presenting you with a series of five Apple product videos that succinctly summarize each of the products that were launched today in all their glory.

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16:21
Everything Apple Announced at Today's iPhone 7 Event...

Apple today hosted a jam-packed media event that saw the debut of its new fall products, including the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 2, new AirPods, and new Beats headphones.

It took Apple two hours to cover all of the new products and their impressive features, but we've created a quick five minute recap for those of you who want a taste of what Apple announced without watching the entire keynote or reading all of our extensive coverage.

Highlights include water and dust resistance for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, along with a faster A10 Fusion processor, all new camera systems for...

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15:53
Removal of iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Was Essential for Water...

Apple removed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, a controversial decision that's upset some iPhone fans. On stage at today's media event, Apple executives explained that it had been done to save space and to usher in improvements in wireless headphone technology, but in an interview with BuzzFeed, Apple's Greg Joswiak, Dan Riccio, and Phil Schiller explained in much greater detail why the decision was made to move away from the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The idea for the removal of the headphone jack was raised during the development of the iPhone 7. In a nutshell, the "driver ledge" for the display and backlight, traditionally placed near the camera, was interfering with the new camera systems in...

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13:46
iPhone 7 Hands-On: Improved Cameras, New Jet Black Color,...

Immediately following its media event today in San Francisco, Apple invited members of the press to a special hands-on area to get a closer look at the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The first real-life photos and videos of the smartphones are now beginning to surface around the web, showcasing the improved cameras, new black colors, no headphone jack, and more.

The Verge shared pictures of the iPhone 7 in both the new Black and Jet Black colors, providing a glimpse of the new matte and glossy finishes in action. The two new colors complement the existing options of Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold. Jet Black in particular will be limited to 128GB and 256GB models of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, while the other four colors will be available for...

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13:15
Apple Shares Full Video of Today's iPhone 7 and Apple...

After wrapping up its keynote presentation on the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 earlier today, Apple this afternoon posted a full video of the event on its website, so that anyone who missed the keynote can catch up on their own time. As usual, Apple is expected to upload the video to YouTube and iTunes at some point later in the day.

Alongside the keynote, Apple also shared a few feature-specific videos that debuted during the keynote today. The short videos showcase the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, AirPods, Apple Watch Series 2, and even include a 2-minute recap of everything the company revealed during its September event.

- Apple - Introducing iPhone 7

- Apple...

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11:42
Apple Unveils iPhone 7 Alongside 7 Plus With Dual-Lens Cam...

Apple today announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus at its "See You on the 7th" media event in San Francisco.

The new iPhones feature an A10 Fusion 64-bit processor, stereo speakers on opposite ends of the device, a flush Force-sensitive home button with a taptic feedback engine, and IP67-standard water and dust resistance – but no headphone jack. Wired Lightning in-ear EarPod headphones and a Lightning to 3.55mm adapter are included in the box. Apple is offering Siri-connected wireless earbuds called AirPods as a separate accessory.

The iPhone 7 features a faster, more energy efficient 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, six-element f/1.8 aperture lens, an artificial light compensating flicker sensor, Quad-LED Two Tone flash...

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10:43
Apple Announces Swimproof 'Apple Watch Series 2'...

Apple today announced the second generation Apple Watch, which it's calling "Series 2," confirming a handful of previously rumored features on the wearable device. Series 2 is swimproof and water resistant up to 50 meters, so users can "wear their watch with confidence in the water." The company also confirmed that Series 2 has built-in GPS so users can get more accurate pace and distance readouts during running workouts.

Apple's announcement was focused on the fitness features of Apple Watch Series 2, particularly attempting to craft intelligent and user-friendly swimming workouts on the wearable device. The new algorithims it has developed are for pool and open water swimming sessions, with Series 2 able to "count laps, track average lap pace and auto-detect stroke type to accurately measure active calorie burn."

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10:35
Apple Debuts Wireless 'AirPods' With 5 Hours of...

Apple today announced a new pair of wireless "AirPods," which provide up to 5 hours of music playback and high-quality sound through a "seamless and automatic connection" between devices. The AirPods include a rechargeable battery case that delivers up to 24 hours of battery life.

The AirPods connect instantly with a single tap and switch between iCloud-connected Apple devices on the fly. Playback is controlled by dual-optical sensors that "know when you are listening" and will pause music automatically when taken out. A double tap on the buds invokes Siri, allowing the user to select and control music, change the volume, check battery life or perform any other Siri task. This functionality is enabled by an ultra-low power Apple W1 chip inside, which also...

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08:41
Live Coverage of Apple's 'See You on the 7th...

Apple's "See you on the 7th" event kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific Time today, and we're expecting to see several product announcements including the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, an updated Apple Watch, and perhaps some Beats and "AirPods" headphone news.

We'll also be hearing final details on the official release date for iOS 10, and probably macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10. Today's event is being held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Apple is providing a ...

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07:19
Apple Has Filed Trademarks for 'A10 Fusion' and...

Just hours after lawyer Brian Conroy unearthed several Apple trademark filings, including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Iris Engine, AirPod Case, Touch Bar, Smart Button, Control Strip, and more, MacRumors reader Ryan Simmons has uncovered additional trademark applications for "A10 Fusion" and "iSight Duo" filed in Brunei.

"iSight Duo" would be a logical name for the iPhone 7 Plus' widely rumored dual-lens camera system, but what "A10 Fusion" could represent is less clear. Both...

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06:48
Will Apple Defy the Critics with Unexpected Surprises for...

Reuters reports today that 'The iPhone 7 is expected to make its global debut on Wednesday, but many consumers and investors are already setting their sights on Apple Inc's 2017 version of the popular gadget, hoping for more significant advances." Will Apple and their fans defy the critics?

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04:45
Apple Could Send Samsung into a Panic Today if the iPhone...

In May Apple's CEO talked about the Apple Pencil working with the iPhone. Will that surprising revelation become a reality today with the iPhone 7?

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04:04
Apple's Online Store Down Ahead of Today's iPhon...

Apple's online storefront has been taken offline this morning, less than six hours prior to the company's upcoming "See You on the 7th" media event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where Tim Cook and other senior executives are expected to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, second-generation Apple Watch, new Beats products, and possibly other updates.

Apple will provide a live stream of the keynote on the Apple TV and on iOS and Mac devices through its website, starting at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. MacRumors will also have full coverage of the event, with a...

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03:45
TSMC is Confident in their Superior 7nm Chips Being Ready...

In July Patently Apple reported that TSMC had landed an exclusive deal for Apple's 2017 A11, 10nm FinFET processor and noted in that report that the next war with Samsung would be for Apple's business for next-gen 7nm processors for the 2018 iPhone. Today, TSMC's Simon Wang, senior director of business development reiterated that volume production is on target for Q1 2018.

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02:32
The First Shipment of the iPhone 7 Rolls out for the U.S....

A report out of Taiwan states that as of September 5, Foxconn has shipped out a total of 371,000 units of next generation iPhone devices through customs in Henan province...

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Tuesday September 6

15:35
News of Apple Pay working with Sony's FeliCa Technolo...

News of Apple Pay working with Sony's FeliCa Technology in Japan has resurfaced in a new Nikkei report.

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14:46
Apple Partnering With Sony to Bring Apple Pay to Japan

Apple is partnering with Sony to bring its Apple Pay payments service to Japan, reports Japanese news site Nikkei. As has been previously rumored, Apple will make future versions of the iPhone compatible with Sony's FeliCa technology to allow Japanese citizens to use Apple Pay for contactless payments at FeliCa-compatible terminals.

FeliCa is Sony's tap-to-pay format, which has been widely adopted in Japan. It's used to access the country's railway and bus system, and it's able to store e-money that can be used at vending machines, cafes, and other locations equipped with FeliCa systems. FeliCa is able to process transactions in a fraction of a second,...

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12:18
Apple Seeking Supplier for Wireless Charging Chips

Rumors have suggested Apple is exploring wireless charging as a feature to be included in the 2017 iPhone, and a new report from Taiwanese site Economic Daily News [Google Translate] suggests Apple has begun seeking suppliers for wireless charging components. Apple is said to have asked semiconductor company MediaTek to send chip samples for inclusion in a "dedicated wireless charging back cover."

Based on the wording of the report, it's unclear if Apple is working on wireless charging built into the next-generation iPhone or a wireless charging case that would be used alongside the next-generation iPhone for wireless charging purposes, but DigiTimes...

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10:47
Trademarks for 'AirPod Case,' 'Iris Engine,...

Trademark lawyer Brian Conroy today shared the culmination of months of intensive research on Apple trademarks, giving us some solid insight into what the company might be working on based on its trademark filings around the world.

First and foremost, Conroy has tracked down a trademark filing for the iPhone 7, seemingly confirming the "iPhone 7" name just ahead of tomorrow's event. The larger version of the iPhone, the "iPhone 7 Plus" is also mentioned in a separate filing, confirming that name as well.

Conroy has also found a trademark filing that confirms the "AirPods" trademark has been registered by Apple. MacRumors first discovered...

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10:11
Apple Watch 2 Display Deconstructed Ahead of September 7 E...

British repair shop Byte got its hands on an alleged Apple Watch 2 display component last week, and since then, has shared several videos showing off its design and comparing it to the display of the first-generation Apple Watch.

In its newest video, published this morning, Byte tore down the Apple Watch 2 display to give us a closer look at its individual components. According to Byte, the display is "the most advanced display of its kind," with an "incredibly thin" build that "incorporates cutting edge technology."

Using extreme cold, Byte was able to remove the display's cover glass and touch panel from the LCD assembly, along with the EMI shields from the chips. As can...

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09:42
Apple's 'AirPods' to Use Custom Bluetooth C...

In a report confirming rumors Apple will remove the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 to improve the device's water resistance, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today shared his predictions on how Apple will capitalize on the Bluetooth headphone market in the coming months.

First and foremost, as has been rumored, Kuo suggests Apple is working on its own Bluetooth-like communication chip and its own Bluetooth headphones. Previous information suggests the Bluetooth chip will improve battery performance for longer battery life.

The chip may be included in the wireless earbuds Apple has in development, which are said to be Bragi Dash-style wireless Bluetooth earbuds...

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08:43
Cheap Fitness Bands Drive Apple's Market Position in...

Prior to the Apple Watch 2 debuting, Apple's once leading market share position in the wearable's sector has crashed, according to IDC. But has it really?

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07:03
The iPhone 6s Remained the Top Smartphone in the U.S. in...

Just ast the iPhone 7 is set to debut this week, Kantar reports today that in the three months ending July 2016, the iPhone SE was the third top-selling device in the US, capturing 5% of smartphone sales, behind the Galaxy S7 at 9%, and the iPhone 6s at 11%,

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06:37
Apple Watch 2 Display and Battery Components Measured Agai...

After sharing photos and a video of the thin display and larger battery for the Apple Watch 2, Byte today posted a video focused on comparing the measurements of the new and old Apple Watch generations. As expected, the measurements for the Apple Watch 2 represent an overall slightly thinner display than the original model, while its battery is noticeably thicker.

Thanks to the detailed measurements, Byte was able to confirm that the Apple Watch 2's display is 2.86 mm at its thickest location and 2.12 at its thinnest, compared to 3.57 mm and 2.99 mm, respectively, for the original Apple Watch.

The thickest point of the Apple Watch display (left) vs thickest point of the Apple...

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06:31
iPhone 6s Named World's Most Popular Smartphone Ahead...

The latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics shows that Apple currently accounts for two of the three top-selling smartphone models shipped worldwide.

iPhone 6s was the world's top-selling smartphone in the second quarter of 2016, based on an estimated 14.2 million shipments, while the two-year-old iPhone 6 trailed in second with an estimated 8.5 million shipments.

Strategy Analytics added that the iPhone 6s is "currently the world's most popular smartphone," implying that it has remained the top-selling smartphone through the third quarter leading up to the launch of the...

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06:01
Apple Files Trademarks for Two Versions of 'macOS...

As Apple prepares to release new Macs this fall with macOS Sierra that will finally bring Siri to the Mac big time, offer 'Auto Unlock' for Apple Watch users and more, they've officially filed for the 'macOS' trademark in the U.S.

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05:08
Geekbench Scores Suggest iPhone 7 Outperforms Current 12.9...

Another set of Geekbench results claiming to be from an iPhone 7 have appeared online, just a day before the device is set to be announced.

We've seen alleged Geekbench reports before – screenshots that turned out to be fake – but emerging so close to the phone's unveiling and appearing on the PrimateLabs site, this one may have more legitimacy to it.

The device is identified as an "iPhone9,3", which may refer to a third model of iPhone 7, given that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus carry the hardware strings "iPhone8,1" and "iPhone8,2", respectively. And yet the RAM for the device is stated as 2GB, whereas previous rumors imply that the iPhone 7 Plus will get...

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05:06
Apple Granted 45 Patents Today Covering Touch ID Biometric...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patents for their Lightning connector and one relating to Touch ID biometrics.

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03:33
Apple Wins Patent for Dynamically Adjusting iPhone Audio A...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we Apple's invention that automatically adjusts a user's iPhone volume depending if in a noisy or quite environment. The patent also covers a future iPhone supporting virtual volume controls ...

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02:39
iPhone 7 Series Said to Feature 60FPS 4K Video Recording C...

A Vietnamese technology website claims to have spent some time trying out a fully assembled and operational 4.7-inch iPhone 7, offering a few original tidbits amid a number of details that have already been rumored about Apple's device, set to be unveiled tomorrow.

The tinhte.vn blog offers no photos to back up its claims about the upcoming iPhone 7, so the following should be taken with a liberal dose of salt, but the writer reckons the smaller handset will be capable of recording 4K video at a smoother 60 frames per second, in contrast to the 30fps 4K recording found on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus (60fps is limited to 1080p resolution video on both devices).

Given the...

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02:25
Apple Wins Patent for a Mobile Phone encased in a Glass Em...

With Apple's 2017 anniversary iPhone rumored to include a glass embodiment the recent rash of patents relating such a form factor is uncanny. Today, Apple was granted another patent that indeed covers a glass encased smartphone.

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Monday September 5

12:22
Bragi Unveils Wireless 'Headphone' Earbuds Ahead...

Wireless audio company Bragi has today announced a new pair of Bluetooth earbuds simply called the "Headphone". Based on the firm's original crowdfunded Dash earpieces, the Headphone buds boast the same overall design, but lose some features in favor of a more affordable price tag.

According to Bragi, the main physical difference is the Headphone's three physical buttons, which replace the touch controls found on the Dash for controlling playback, audio transparency, volume, and taking calls.

The activity tracking features native to the $300 Dash buds are also missing in the new earpieces, but their removal shores up battery life on the Headphone, with Bragi promising up to six hours of operation on a single charge, rather than the three hours Dash users will be accustomed to. Bragi also claims the...

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11:41
Apple Patent Reveals Noise Cancellation System for Headpho...

In late 2012 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Invents New Headset with Unique Wireless Option." That option was only for a temporary amount of time, like a workout. Last week an Apple invention came to light about new wired or wireless EarPods or AirPods that would include noise cancellation technology.

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10:02
Apple Decorates Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Ahead of Wedn...

Over the weekend, Apple began decorating the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, which is where its "See You on the 7th" keynote will be held on Wednesday. Crews have put up window decorations and flags with Apple logos, plus other black-with-colored-dots themed banners and signage.

At the event, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, second-generation Apple Watch, and refreshed Beats products. Apple should also provide final release dates for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, and...

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08:59
Samsung embarrassingly admits to dropping their Affiliate...

A new Korean report published today states that Samsung Electronics has reportedly decided to stop using batteries produced by its affiliate Samsung SDI in its new smartphone Galaxy Note 7 after defects found in some of the batteries led to a sweeping recall of over 2 million phablets worldwide.

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08:00
Apple Revises iPhone 7 Orders Upward While Foxconn Hires M...

According to a new supply chain report this morning, Apple has reportedly revised iPhone 7 orders upward by ....

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07:07
Consumer Reports Organization Calls for Full Recall of Gal...

With Samsung's ongoing problems over their exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the US product safety and testing non-profit organization Consumer Reports has now stepped in calling on Samsung to initiate an official recall of all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. To date, Samsung has not officially followed protocol which shows that Samsung is either ignorant of the law or is trying to play a dangerous marketing game.

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06:27
Samsung's Battery Woes now Creating a Contagion Effec...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Korean Press Reports the Exploding Note 7 is a Severe Blow to Samsung that could help the iPhone 7." Today several more reports have surfaced in Korea today discussing the depth of the problem that is now in play.

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Sunday September 4

09:52
Developing Ultrathin Flexible Circuit Boards will Support...

The 2017 anniversary iPhone has been rumored to include a glass embodiment with curved edges. Of course the question that remains is how far will Apple be able to go with their anniversary iPhone form factor design? Will it be an evolutionary or revolutionary shift in design?

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