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the 27-year-old "fire emblem" series' latest entry was released earlier in february on ios -- appleinsider fights the forces of evil in "fire emblem heroes."
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apple now has four pairs of headphones on the market with its proprietary w1 wireless chip, allowing for simpler bluetooth pairing and better connectivity. but only two of those headphones are really well suited for workouts: apple's airpods and the powerbeats3. appleinsider helps you decide which pair is right for you.
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apple announced the dates for this year's worldwide developers conference, set to return to san jose for the first time in well over a decade. meanwhile, yet more hints about apple's iphone plans emerged, including a claim that the oled iphone will replace the home button with a virtual "function area."
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apple is thought to be working with chipmaker broadcom on a custom designed wireless charging system destined for the company's iphone product line, though the silicon might not be ripe for inclusion in this year's "iphone 8" model.
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forging ahead of other self-driving tech makers like apple and waymo, general motors is reportedly planning to test "thousands" of self-driving chevy bolts in partnership with lyft, starting in 2018.
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after laying fallow for two and a half years, the proposed merger between t-mobile and sprint may be lurching back to life, given the change in the u.s. government, and a new willingness by softbank to cede control of sprint to the combined company's master.
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a pair of old os x audio routing applications have regenerated, and have merged to form the new soundsource 3.0.0 by rogue amoeba -- and appleinsider takes a look at the offering.
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apple on friday released four new commercials for the ipad pro, coming amidst several rumors that the company is planning to update the ipad lineup within a matter of months.
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this week, accessory maker d-link began shipping the omna 180, the first security camera on the market boasting compatibility with apple's homekit line of smart home accessories. appleinsider offers a closer look at the new hardware that can keep your home safe.
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confide -- a messaging app being used by some white house staff and reporters, and available for apple's iphone and mac among other platforms -- may not be sufficiently secure, according to a new report.
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a recent analyst report suggests that apple will see a slight drop in iphone sales from 2016 for the next two quarters, but profits will be relatively unaffected because of the continued consumer interest in the iphone 7 plus.
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the acting head of the samsung group, jay y. lee, was arrested on friday by police in south korea, taken into custody hours after a warrant for his arrest was approved by the country's central district court.
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b&h photo is offering readers $150 off apple's late 2016 13" macbook pro with touch bar in space gray plus free expedited shipping and no tax outside ny and nj. the first 10 shoppers can also save $250 on a loaded 2015 12" macbook -- and ebay has an upgraded 3.3ghz 27" imac 5k with m395 graphics for $1,499.99 ($800 off new).
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apple's flagship australian store was briefly evacuated mid-day on friday, in what appears to have been a response to a bomb threat, according to local media reports.

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this week on the appleinsider podcast, mikey and victor talk about an 'iphone 8' with no home button, malware on the mac, apple's effort to fight fake news, and more.
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apple's first "made in india" device will be the iphone se, with reports on friday claiming the tech giant plans to start production of the entry-level handset in the coming months through contract manufacturer wistron.
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bloomberg is doubling down on its narrative of apple as an incompetent, poorly managed company with a perpetual strategy of failure that can't quite pull off its iphone magic in everything else the company does. however, the site's facts and analysis of the tv opportunity are seriously flawed.
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in a bid to stay current amid recently increased competition, at&t on thursday said it will make a new at&t unlimited data plan available to all post-paid customers on friday, with tiers starting at $100 for a single user.
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south korea's central district court has approved an arrest warrant for the acting head of the samsung group, jay y. lee, a report indicated on thursday.
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all four of the big u.s. wireless providers once again have unlimited plans available to smartphone users. appleinsider looks into the four, and gives you the data you need to make the best choice possible if you're in the market.
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continuing an aggressive campaign, apple on thursday released two new iphone 7 plus ads through its youtube channel, once again concentrating on the phone's unique portrait mode.
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following after a brief beta preview, microsoft is rolling out support for the macbook pro touch bar to all users of office for mac, with the update providing quick access to functions from the new dynamic display panel.
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the cover of the latest issue of billboard magazine -- showing fifth harmony singer camila cabello -- was shot on an iphone 7 plus at the request of the magazine, a report said on thursday.
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apple could have bolstered its video content strategy significantly with an acquisition of a production company, a report claims, with discussions allegedly involving apple ceo tim cook and svp eddy cue said to have potentially led to a purchase of imagine entertainment.
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racking up a 10-year streak, apple on thursday claimed the top spot on fortune's "world's most admired companies" list for 2017, based on the opinions of 3,800 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.
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the u.s. patent and trademark office has agreed to review the validity of a patent owned by sportbrain holdings relating to how wearable devices operate, shortly after the company sued apple by alleging the apple watch infringes the patent.
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the colorful artwork apple is using for its 2017 worldwide developers conference is based on a poster for a spanish film festival from 2010, both of which were created by the same artist (updated).
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in an effort to fight the fake news epidemic, changes to facebook's trending section have now rolled out to all users, adding an original, trusted source of the material and brief summary of the story.
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in a bid to sell its upcoming st. patrick's-themed chocolate shamrock shake, mcdonald's has revealed "the straw," an accompanying product the fast food chain is marketing with a clip that pokes fun at apple marketing videos, which frequently star chief design officer jony ive.
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a report declares that a new 4k apple tv, codenamed "j105" is in testing, with a debut coming as soon as this year -- but nothing new may be added to the platform besides the bump in resolution.
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after spending the last 13 years in san francisco, apple's annual worldwide developer conference will return to san jose this june, moving it closer to the company's corporate campus in cupertino.
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an apple patent application published by the u.s. patent and trademark office on thursday details a method of detecting and notifying users of cracks in a device coverglass, even if the break is a hairline fracture.
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according to an apple patent application published on thursday, the company is investigating device charging mechanisms capable of generating electricity through winding, as well as wearables powered by constant spring tension, like a traditional wristwatch.
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it took eight quarters, but apple has recovered its spot at the top of the worldwide smartphone market from android device maker samsung, according to the latest numbers from research firm gartner.
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appleinsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, joe m., who will receive a pair of apple's brand-new airpods.
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a feature you're bound to see more of in streaming video apps is support for offline caching -- that is, the ability to temporarily download a show or movie so you can watch it later without internet access. here's how to do it for netflix, one of the most popular video services on iphone and ipad.
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apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new 'iphone 8' model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate to an area for virtual buttons, according to kgi analyst ming-chi kuo.
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u.s. tv and internet provider comcast has announced an upcoming ios and android app called xfinity stream, which will not only replace the existing xfinity tv app for cable subscribers, but lay the foundations for a wider rollout of stream tv -- its internet-only tv service -- under different branding later this year.
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this one often overlooked keyboard button unlocks options and speeds up your work all over macos -- appleinsider shares a few of our favorites.
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the 3d laser scanning module that may make an appearance on the "iphone 8" raises a number of questions, and a new report attempts to shed some light on the subject, including what model of iphone it might appear on this year.
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spanish police have arrested ten people for repeatedly stealing iphones from an apple store in madrid over a two-month period, with gang members caught on camera chewing through the security tethers used to protect the store from theft.
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a messaging app available for both iphone and mac called confide is finding unusual success at the trump administration white house -- both among government staff and journalists.
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jaguar land rover and shell have collaborated on a new payment system that can be used to purchase fuel at shell service stations without leaving the vehicle, with an app for the car's infotainment system launching in the uk with support for apple pay.
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though apple is working on launching apple pay in south korea, the mobile payments system is still some ways out -- and the company has yet to hold a critical meeting with the government, according to a local report.
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in an interview this week, apple's chief financial luca maestri addressed questions regarding apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new apple headquarters as tourist attraction.
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the latest patch for garageband for the mac fixes a vulnerability in the music creation software that a security researcher claims could be exploited by an attacker, by using malformed project files to execute malicious code.
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apple has been unable to pull off large acquisitions because it often feels it doesn't need to, but also because of its hesitant approach to the process, a report suggested on wednesday.
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foxconn's delayed plans to build a manufacturing plant in maharashtra, india may finally bear fruit, with foxconn executives reportedly meating with the region's chief minister to hammer out some details.
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a day after the d-link omna 180 cam hd showed up on apple's website in europe, the homekit-connected accessory is now available to purchase in the u.s. and elsewhere, with the first deliveries arriving as soon as next week.
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as it looks to bolster its supply of oled panels, a hot commodity that remains in short supply worldwide, apple is reportedly considering chinese firm boe as a supplier of next-gen iphone screens.
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apple continued to struggle for ground in china during the december quarter, ceding fourth place in the country's smartphone market under pressure from local brands like huawei and xiaomi, according to new research data.
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there are dozens of warhammer 40,000 games available for ios, but which are the must-plays? appleinsider examines them, and purges the heretical ones.
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adding weight to the rumors circulating about a future iphone boasting facial recognition, reports claim that apple has purchased realface -- a machine learning company specializing in the technology.
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the latest update to automation app workflow 1.7 latest update makes it simpler to get started and better to streamline multi-app user processes. appleinsider walks you through setting up your first workflow, and tailoring it specifically to what you need.
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shoppers have less than two days left to save $150 on apple's 13" macbook pro with touch bar in space gray at b&h. or save $320 on the late 2016 15" macbook pro in silver at adorama. apple's 32gb 9.7" ipad pro (wi-fi + cellular) is also $549 in rose gold -- all with no tax collected outside ny and nj.
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snap on monday launched online sales of the spectacles, its iphone- and android-connected smartglasses, finally expanding beyond its rare vending machines and a pop-up store located in new york city.
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apple is the fifth most reputable company in the united states, with the results of an annual poll into the public perception of a company putting the iphone producer ahead of disney, google, tesla, and netflix in the rankings.
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in addition to new ipads, apple is also expected to unveil a high-capacity 128-gigabyte iphone se -- as well as a potential (product)red iphone 7 and iphone 7 plus -- at a media event in march, a new report claims.
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the consequences of an apple-issued security certificate expiration combined with a change made by apple, is leading to some apps purchased outside the app store like 1password, pdfpen, and soulver for mac to require reinstallation with a new version before coming back to life -- but the issue may have lasting consequences for some software.
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apple's long-time ad partner, tbwamedia arts lab, is "reorganizing and introducing a new operating model" in order to accommodate its client's new focus on digital and regional campaigns, according to a spokesperson for the agency.
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apple doesn't appear interested in developing a standalone amazon echo-like speaker utilizing siri, as the company's vision is instead linked to devices like the iphone, apple watch and airpods.
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nearly two weeks since the last release, apple has made available the third betas of ios 10.3, watchos 3.2, and tvos 10.2 available to developers.
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the irish government spent more than 440,000 euros ($467,000) on a report to defend the tax arrangements between the country and apple, amid ongoing scrutiny from the european union.
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apple has filed its appeal with the european court of appeals, all declaring that the european commission's decision to levy $14 billion in taxes on apple on behalf of the eu is erroneous, against the rule of law, and should be stricken.
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students who own apple's new macbook pro with touch bar may not be able to use its dynamic function row in public examinations as industry officials believe its integrated predictive text feature and other capabilities could give them an unfair advantage. here's how to disable it.
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in addition to betas for ios, tvos, and watchos, apple on monday also deployed its third developer-centric beta of macos 10.12.4 with night shift, and other bug fixes.
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disney research has showcased an automatic, unaided charging platform that would enable purpose-built structures -- such as cabinets, rooms or even entire warehouses -- to generate and deliver power to mobile receivers in close proximity.
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apple on monday shared a series of four short commercial spots featuring the low-light photo capture capabilities of iphone 7, with the ads taking viewers on a trip through a sampling of nighttime scenes, from new york to johannesburg.
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apple recently added complete translations and custom explainer graphics to apple pay support documents on its regional websites in german and italy, suggesting the payments service might soon launch in those countries.
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apple has filed its appeal with the european court of appeals, all declaring that the european commission's decision to levy $14 billion in taxes on apple on behalf of the eu is erroneous, against the rule of law, and should be stricken.
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shares of apple are currently trading at an all time high, in a bull market rally that recently-elected u.s. president trump has frequently taken credit for. however, stock market gains--including apple's--appear to driven primarily by favorable earnings reports from the december quarter. the economic future of apple--and the u.s. overall--is less certain, given risks related to infrastructure investment, taxes, currency valuations, immigration restrictions and travel bans under the new administration.
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amidst rumors claiming apple plans to refresh its ipad line at a special event in march, the company and its reseller network are seeing stockouts of all 12.9-inch ipad pro models, with both online and brick-and-mortar stores showing availability estimates pushed back by 2 to 3 weeks.
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in addition to being a complete redesign of the iconic handset, apple's anticipated "iphone 8" will reportedly bring key technical upgrades to the platform, including a "revolutionary" front facing 3d camera system that can be used for a variety of applications, from biometric authentication to games.
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apple supplier qualcomm on tuesday revealed a new lte modem, the snapdragon x20, which could push the limits of the cellular technology and theoretically appear in a 2018 iphone --?if the chipmaker and apple can get along.
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apple's data center operations in reno, nev., continue to expand, with the company now pursuing an additional 375,000 square feet of space to power its icloud services, appleinsider has learned.
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the u.s. government should be forced to reveal how much the fbi paid for tools to unlock an iphone at the center of the san bernardino shooting investigation, three major news organizations insisted to a judge on monday.
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while not much has been said up until now about apple's possible intentions for user storage on the "iphone 8," a new report claims that the high-end device will have at least 64 gigabytes of flash storage, with a second configuration boasting 256 gigabytes.
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although apple's upcoming "iphone 8" is expected to offer a 5.15-inch amoled screen with a 2k resolution, the company is dropping plans to make it curved because of problems discovered in testing, a research firm said on tuesday.
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for the next apple watch, apple is likely to switch from touch-on-lens technology to a glass-film option, in the process changing up suppliers for its touch technology, a report claimed on tuesday.
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shoppers have hours left to save $150 on apple's 13" macbook pro with touch bar in space gray at b&h. or save $600 on an apple refurbished 15" macbook pro (mid 2015). apple's 32gb 9.7" ipad pro (wi-fi + cellular) is also $549 in rose gold.
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a new report sheds some doubt on apple's "iphone 8" including energous wireless charging at-range technology, and suggests that it will either use the qi or the airfuel protocols.
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shares of apple are currently trading at an all time high, in a bull market rally that recently-elected u.s. president trump has frequently taken credit for. however, stock market gains--including apple's--appear to driven primarily by favorable earnings reports from the december quarter. the economic future of apple -- and the u.s. overall -- is less certain, given risks related to infrastructure investment, taxes, currency valuations, immigration restrictions and travel bans under the new administration.
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samsung is planning to sell refurbished units of the galaxy note 7 with smaller batteries in emerging markets, according to a south korean report, in an attempt to mitigate some of the costs incurred as part of the electronic giant's battery-related smartphone recall.
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a day after developers were issued fresh pre-release beta builds of all four of apple's major platforms, new public betas of ios 10.3 and macos 10.12.4 are also available to download.
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verizon on tuesday announced a deal to buy the core business of yahoo for $4.48 billion -- managing to secure a $350 million discount it was pursuing because of two major security breaches, the last of which affected over 1 billion accounts.
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for one week only, ai readers can pick up a 13" macbook pro with function keys for $1,329 ($170 off) at b&h with an exclusive promo code and no tax collected outside ny and nj. today is also the last day to snap up a 13" macbook pro with touch bar for $1,649. plus, apple refurbished 15" macbook pros are $1,399.99 with no tax outside ny.
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shares of apple are currently trading at an all time high, in a bull market rally that recently-elected u.s. president trump has frequently taken credit for. however, stock market gains--including apple's--appear to be driven primarily by favorable earnings reports from the december quarter. the economic future of apple -- and the u.s. overall -- is less certain, given risks related to infrastructure investment, taxes, currency valuations, immigration restrictions and travel bans under the new administration.
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over the course of 2016, american iphone owners forked out an average of $40 on ios app store purchases, including in-app transactions -- up from $35 in 2015, according to new analytics data.
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apple on tuesday released a new version of its digital audio workstation, logic pro x, making some minor feature additions while simultaneously solving two glitches with regions.
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for one week only, ai readers can pick up a 13" macbook pro with function keys for $1,329 ($170 off) at b&h with no tax collected outside ny and nj. today is also the last day to snap up a 13" macbook pro with touch bar for $1,649. plus, apple refurbished 15" macbook pros are $1,399.99 with no tax outside ny, and a 2tb g-drive pro with thunderbolt is $160 off.
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earlier today intel announced a new xmm 7650 baseband processor modem today to take on qualcomm's x16. unlike previous intel modems, the new product supports cdma in addition to lte, as well as high speed lte category 16, enabling gigabit downloads. the new chip could enable global mobile support for apple's next iphones.
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the jaybird x3s are a high-quality, yet affordable alternative to other fitness-oriented bluetooth headphones, including apple's airpods and beats products. whether or not they're right for you, though, can be very subjective.
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as part of a shift toward targeted digital and regional ad campaigns, apple on tuesday released three new versions of its "notes" airpods commercial in the uk featuring music from the 1975, craig david and lianne la havas.
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as part of efforts to bring its online assets under one roof, apple recently purchased icloud.net from a small chinese social network, one of the last product related domains not currently under its control.
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after receiving reports of connectivity issues related to lg's new ultrafine 5k monitor, and confirming those problems with lg, apple temporarily suspended sales of the display earlier this february. with ship times slow to improve, appleinsider explains what's going on.
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riding a wave of positive financial news and a rosy outlook for fiscal 2017, apple stock touched $136.74 in intraday trading on tuesday before closing at an all-time high of $136.70.
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for one week only, ai readers can pick up a 13" macbook pro with function keys for $1,329 ($170 off) at b&h with no tax collected outside ny and nj. apple refurbished 15" macbook pros are also $1,399.99 with no tax outside ny, and a 2tb g-drive pro with thunderbolt is $160 off.
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employees at apple's corporate headquarters will have a new home -- apple park -- starting in april, though the migration of more than 12,000 workers will take over six months to complete.
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a little over 5 months after the update's release, ios 10 had made it onto 79 percent of ios devices, according to official apple statistics shared with developers.
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apple pay has today gained support from more than 40 new banks and credit unions in the u.s., including santander bank, inching the total of participating nationwide card issuers closer to 2,000.

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