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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sketchy images of Apple's 'iPhone 8' differ on rear-mounted fingerprint sensor

Sketchy images of Apple's 'iPhone 8' differ on rear-mounted fingerprint sensor

A series of images posted to Chinese social media on Wednesday are claimed to show Apple's "iPhone 8," but different significantly from some rumors, and also appear to contradict each other.

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FeatureFirst look: DJI's $499 Spark drone is a portable, affordable iPhone-connected flying camera

First look: DJI's $499 Spark drone is a portable, affordable iPhone-connected flying camera

Aiming to simplify aerial footage for the masses, DJI on Wednesday unveiled its latest creation, the handheld Spark drone, which combines portability with simple gesture controls and an affordable $499 starting price.

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Honda's 2018 Odyssey coming Thursday with Apple CarPlay support

Honda's 2018 Odyssey coming Thursday with Apple CarPlay support

Honda's latest vehicle with Apple CarPlay, the 2018 Odyssey minivan, will officially begin arriving at U.S. dealerships on Thursday.

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Deals: Where to find the lowest prices on Apple's MacBooks and iPads this Memorial Day weekend

Deals: Where to find the lowest prices on Apple's MacBooks and iPads this Memorial Day weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, save up to $225 on popular 13" and 15" MacBook Pros when you pair instant discounts with exclusive coupons. Or snap up a 9.7" iPad Pro with LTE capability for $599 ($130 off). Apple's high-end 12" MacBook is also $250 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

DJI debuts $499 Spark handheld drone with hand-gesture controls, 1080p video camera

DJI debuts $499 Spark handheld drone with hand-gesture controls, 1080p video camera

At a live event in New York City's Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, drone manufacturer DJI has released a new, small form-factor drone, called the DJI Spark — and AppleInsider is at the event.

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QuarkXPress 2017 expands layout tech, brings non-destructive image editing

QuarkXPress 2017 expands layout tech, brings non-destructive image editing

Quark on Wednesday launched QuarkXPress 2017, the latest edition of its design and publishing suite for the Mac, with a heavy focus on publishing for multiple platforms including iOS.

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EE commences sales of new 32GB iPhone 6 model in United Kingdom

EE commences sales of new 32GB iPhone 6 model in United Kingdom

The re-released iPhone 6 with 32 gigabytes of storage has surfaced again in a new country, with the smartphone going on sale in the United Kingdom for the first time with its unusual capacity through carrier EE, suggesting the device's relatively unannounced sales are not being confined to just emerging markets.

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Apple rumored to have ordered small batch of Micro LED screens for testing

Apple rumored to have ordered small batch of Micro LED screens for testing

A supply chain report suggests that Apple is already looking beyond OLED for future products, with the company said to be taking steps for trial production of Micro LED screens in the second half of 2017.

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Garmin steps up against GoPro with new iPhone-connected VIRB 360 action camera

Garmin steps up against GoPro with new iPhone-connected VIRB 360 action camera

Garmin on Wednesday announced the VIRB 360, an upcoming action camera capable of shooting 360-degree video at 4K resolution and 30 frames per second.

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Intel making Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free for manufacturers in 2018 [u]

Intel making Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free for manufacturers in 2018 [u]

Thunderbolt has never seen a great deal of market penetration, but that may be about to change with Intel natively integrating Thunderbolt 3 into future CPU models and making the protocol royalty-free to chipmakers in 2018.

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Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

Technology can be beneficial to younger students learning core skills, a two-year research project has found, with elementary schools in Northern Ireland found to have improved the numeracy, literacy, and communication skills of their pupils after incorporating iPads into their lessons.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $150 to $310 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $150 to $310 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $85 and $310 on every possible configuration of Apple's Late 2016 MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.

'iPhone 8' production problems force late shipments, but little impact on Apple stock, analyst says

'iPhone 8' production problems force late shipments, but little impact on Apple stock, analyst says

If the so-called "iPhone 8" does not ship by the end of the third quarter, pent-up demand will only increase the subsequent holiday quarter's sales, rather than hurting Apple, one analyst believes.

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Apple puts free Swift curriculum on iBooks, plans courses at US schools

Apple puts free Swift curriculum on iBooks, plans courses at US schools

Apple on Wednesday released "App Development with Swift," a free course available through the iBooks Store, which will also be coming to a handful of U.S. schools at the beginning of the fall semester.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Winner of the Apple AirPods giveaway announced [Dave S.]

Winner of the Apple AirPods giveaway announced [Dave S.]

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Dave S., who will receive a pair of brand-new Apple AirPods sealed in box.

1Password introduces Travel Mode to protect data during trips

1Password introduces Travel Mode to protect data during trips

As part of an update pushed out on last week, popular password management app 1Password introduced a new feature that lets users selectively erase local data for maximum protection while traveling.

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First video of 'iPhone 8' mockup hits the web

First video of 'iPhone 8' mockup hits the web

Building on photos of an "iPhone 8" mockup published last week, a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday appears to show an identical dummy unit in the hands of a user, offering a taste of what the next-generation handset might look like when it is released this fall.

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Weakening US Dollar poised to boost Apple's sales performance overseas

Weakening US Dollar poised to boost Apple's sales performance overseas

It no longer appears likely that Apple's overseas earnings can be repatriated back to the United States at more favorable tax rates this year, as plans for tax reform—including deep cuts to health care spending aimed at enabling a huge tax cut—have been delayed. On the other hand, unsettling political news is also having an adverse affect on the US dollar, creating an unanticipated side effect: a more favorable currency exchange environment for Apple's foreign earnings.

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Apple prepares to test 5G cellular for future iPhones & other devices

Apple prepares to test 5G cellular for future iPhones & other devices

Apple has filed an application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to start testing 5G connectivity, laying the groundwork for its first capable hardware.

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Apple HR head Denise Young Smith takes up new role as VP for 'Inclusion and Diversity'

Apple HR head Denise Young Smith takes up new role as VP for 'Inclusion and Diversity'

Apple's human resources leader — Denise Young Smith — has taken up a new role within the company as its VP for Inclusion and Diversity, according to her LinkedIn profile.

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Pinterest adds Lens dish recognition for recipe hunters on iPhone

Pinterest adds Lens dish recognition for recipe hunters on iPhone

Thanks to app updates and the company's Lens technology, Pinterest users on an iPhone can now find recipes by taking photos of dishes served at home and at restaurants.

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Apple's iPhone SE, iPhone 7 Plus take top spots in customer satisfaction index

Apple's iPhone SE, iPhone 7 Plus take top spots in customer satisfaction index

Apple's iPhone SE and iPhone 7 Plus top a new survey of customer satisfaction amongst U.S. customers surveyed over the span of a year.

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Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro ahead of Apple Mac & iPad Pro refreshes

Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro ahead of Apple Mac & iPad Pro refreshes

At a Tuesday press event in Shanghai, Microsoft revealed the long-awaited fifth-generation Surface Pro, hoping to steal some thunder away from Apple ahead of Mac and iPad Pro refreshes that could come as soon as next month.

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Duet Display for iPad gains better Apple Pencil support, improved picture quality

Duet Display for iPad gains better Apple Pencil support, improved picture quality

The developers of the Duet Display app that allows the use of an iPad as an second screen for a Mac have released an update to the Pro in-app subscription, allowing for better color quality, better pressure curve customization, and more.

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Nokia predicted to play an important role in Apple's datacenters after patent dispute settlement

Nokia predicted to play an important role in Apple's datacenters after patent dispute settlement

In the terms of their new patent dispute resolution, Nokia revealed it will be providing network infrastructure products to Apple — a partnership that one Wall Street analysts could see Nokia significantly grow its IP router business by supplying Apple's datacenters.

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New renders of Apple's 10.5" iPad Pro demonstrate thin bezels, microphone placement

New renders of Apple's 10.5

New renders of Apple's rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro have emerged, and are said to be "100% confirmed" and based off of the blanks reportedly provided to case manufacturers in advance of announcement.

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Ikea Tradfri smart bulb system will get Apple HomeKit upgrade in the summer

Ikea Tradfri smart bulb system will get Apple HomeKit upgrade in the summer

In late summer or early autumn Ikea will roll out a firmware update to its Tradfri network gateway, to make its line of smart bulbs compatible with Apple's HomeKit.

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India promises Apple tax-free iPhone parts imports in exchange for expanded manufacturing

India promises Apple tax-free iPhone parts imports in exchange for expanded manufacturing

India is reportedly willing to waive taxes on imported iPhone parts in exchange for the company helping to expand Wistron's manufacturing operations in Bengaluru, where the iPhone SE is currently being made.

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Samsung order report points to wider adoption of OLED screens in 2018 'iPhone 9' refresh

Samsung order report points to wider adoption of OLED screens in 2018 'iPhone 9' refresh

Supply chain rumors from South Korea allege that Samsung has signed another deal for OLED screen production for future iPhones, with up to 180 million screens demanded by Apple.

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Deals: 13" MacBook Pro for $1,299 ($200 off); high-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,599 ($200 off); $100 off Apple Watch 2

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Several Apple authorized resellers are kicking off the week with $200 instant discounts on MacBook Pros, starting with the base 13-inch model in Space Gray and including the high-end 15-inch with Radeon 455 graphics (now $2,599). Apple Watch Series 2 devices are also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, agree to multi-year license

Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, agree to multi-year license

Apple and Nokia on Tuesday said they have reached settlement in a five-month legal dispute over patent licensing practices, with the Cupertino tech giant agreeing to a multi-year license on the former top cellphone maker's intellectual property.

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Apple received national security letter in 2016, US government sought data from 20K devices

Apple received national security letter in 2016, US government sought data from 20K devices

In its latest report on government requests for user information, Apple on Monday said the U.S. government lodged at least one national security letter last year seeking information related to a customer account.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

New Apple ads & redone 'Switch' site sell Android users on iPhone perks

New Apple ads & redone 'Switch' site sell Android users on iPhone perks

Apple on Monday introduced an overhauled "Switch" minisite, hoping to persuade more Android users to buy an iPhone, while simultaneously releasing a related series of video ads.

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YouTube TV app update adds AirPlay capability, still no tvOS app

YouTube TV app update adds AirPlay capability, still no tvOS app

Google's subscription tv service YouTube TV's latest update for iPhone adds AirPlay, allowing for streaming to an Apple TV or other compatible device — but there is still no native tvOS app.

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Apple Music exclusive 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer arrives

Apple Music exclusive 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer arrives

The first trailer for the Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records — "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released.

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ReviewReview: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-connected drone you can buy

Review: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-connected drone you can buy

With a highly optimized, portable design, solid construction, deep iOS integration and a bevy of automated features, DJI's Mavic Pro is perhaps the best product available on the consumer drone market.

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US Supreme Court ruling may shrink tide of frivolous patent lawsuits against Apple [u]

US Supreme Court ruling may shrink tide of frivolous patent lawsuits against Apple [u]

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a critical decision that could reduce the number of patent lawsuits tech companies like Apple face on a yearly basis. [Updated with correction on case limits]

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Emerson Sensi thermostat line expanding with two HomeKit compatible models

Emerson Sensi thermostat line expanding with two HomeKit compatible models

Environmental control company Emerson has added to its Sensi thermostat line with a new pair of HomeKit-compatible devices.

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Nike debuts four new Apple Watch bands to coincide with shoe launch

Nike debuts four new Apple Watch bands to coincide with shoe launch

Nike on Monday introduced four new Nike Sport Band colors for the Apple Watch, designed to match the company's Air VaporMax Flyknit "Day to Night" running shoe collection.

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