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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Apple's 14- & 18-core iMac Pro configurations won't ship until 2018

Apple's 14- & 18-core iMac Pro configurations won't ship until 2018

Power users wanting the fastest possible iMac Pros will have to wait until sometime in 2018, when 14- and 18-core models will ship, according to a well-known YouTube celebrity who received an early unit.

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10-core Vega 64 iMac Pro first impressions video posted by prominent YouTuber MKBHD

10-core Vega 64 iMac Pro first impressions video posted by prominent YouTuber MKBHD

Apple has granted YouTube video creator Marques Brownlee an iMac Pro, and he has published a video about his first week with the high-end device.

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Apple's $4,999 all-in-one iMac Pro launches Thursday, Dec. 14

Apple's $4,999 all-in-one iMac Pro launches Thursday, Dec. 14

After being announced in June, the premium iMac Pro is finally ready to begin shipping to consumers this week, as Apple has announced that the new desktop will be available this Thursday, Dec. 14.

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Apple expands Everyone Can Code program to almost 500,000 Chicago students

Apple expands Everyone Can Code program to almost 500,000 Chicago students

Apple on Tuesday announced plans to get its Swift programming language taught to students across Chicago through an expansion of its Everyone Can Code program, done in partnership with local institutions.

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Bank documentation hints at Brazilian Apple Pay launch

Bank documentation hints at Brazilian Apple Pay launch

Documentation seen by Itaú Unibanco customers on Monday suggest Apple is on the verge of launching Apple Pay in Brazil, which was first rumored to gain access to the mobile payments service nearly two years ago.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Apple used data from iOS app to resolve 196 environmental supplier violations in China

Apple used data from iOS app to resolve 196 environmental supplier violations in China

Apple relied on an iOS app created by a Chinese activist to identify and resolve at least 196 cases in which suppliers violated the nation's environmental rules, actions that in some cases led to their removal from the company's supply chain.

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48 Hours Only: 13" MacBook Airs from $779; 27" iMac 5K for $1,299, high-end MacBook Pros from $1,999; plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

48 Hours Only: 13

For two days only (or while supplies last), Adorama is offering shoppers the lowest prices anywhere on a variety of Macs. Pick up a 2015 13" Air for just $779 or a 27" iMac 5K for $1,299, the lowest price we've seen to date. Current 15" MacBook Pros are also up to $300 off, while a premium 13" Touch Bar is $200 off. All with free shipping, no tax outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing incentives.

VideoComparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 biometrics

Comparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 biometrics

Both Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 offer camera-based biometrics for unlocking your handset, but which one is better? We put both to the test in this video.

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Introductory app subscription pricing coming to App Store

Introductory app subscription pricing coming to App Store

Apple on Monday announced a new App Store feature that allows developers to offer discounted introductory pricing or limited-time free trials on auto-renewable app subscriptions, a move designed to help subscription-based apps draw in new customers.

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B&H's Green Monday Deals: Loaded 15" MacBook Pro for $2,599 ($900 off); $30-$80 off iPads; $150-$400 off 2017 MacBook Pros

B&H's Green Monday Deals: Loaded 15

Green Monday deals are here and B&H is slashing 2017 15" MacBook Pros by up to $400. Or pick up a top-of-the-line 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 460 graphics for $2,599 ($900 off). Apple's 13" MacBook Pro is also up to $450 off, while 12.9" iPad Pros are $100 to $150 off. For the action enthusiast, GoPro 4K cameras are as low as $199 today as well. All with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

Google releases tool that helps security researchers hack iOS devices

Google releases tool that helps security researchers hack iOS devices

Google this week released a proof of concept tool that allows security researchers, and other developers, to hack into iOS 11.1.2, software that could lead to a jailbreak for devices running that OS version.

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Apple now allows all developers to offer app pre-orders on App Store

Apple now allows all developers to offer app pre-orders on App Store

After experimenting with app pre-orders like Super Mario Run last year, Apple is opening the App Store functionality to all comers, a major shift in how the online storefront operates.

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Google releases two experimental photo apps for iOS

Google releases two experimental photo apps for iOS

Google on Monday released a pair of "appsperiments" that provide new ways of capturing photographic images with smartphones like iPhone, while at the same time helping the search giant refine experimental software tools related to computer vision and artificial intelligence.

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GymKit for Apple Watch makes North American premiere

GymKit for Apple Watch makes North American premiere

GymKit — Apple's platform for two-way sync between an Apple Watch and cardio equipment — is now available at a lone gym in New York City, having previously grabbed toeholds in Australia and England.

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Green Monday 2017 Deals: Find the best discounts and lowest prices on MacBooks, iMacs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watch and more

Green Monday 2017 Deals: Find the best discounts and lowest prices on MacBooks, iMacs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watch and more

Green Monday is here with fresh deals on MacBooks, iMacs, iPads, Apple Watches, Apple TV 4Ks, headphones and even iPhones. From exclusive coupon discounts to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states on many items, plus no interest financing incentives on popular products.

Apple's latest iPhone X ads concentrate on Face ID & Portrait Lighting

Apple's latest iPhone X ads concentrate on Face ID & Portrait Lighting

Apple on Monday debuted three new 15-second video spots for the $999 iPhone X, once again looking to lure in shoppers during the critical holiday season.

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Not just music: Apple's purchase of Shazam will aid augmented reality pursuits

Not just music: Apple's purchase of Shazam will aid augmented reality pursuits

While most of the focus on Apple's purchase of Shazam notes the music and audio recognition engine, the company also has a machine learning vision system and an augmented reality product currently in use in the advertising industry to deliver product visualizations, and 360-degree videos.

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Apple pulls fake cryptocurrency app that hit #3 on App Store finance charts

Apple pulls fake cryptocurrency app that hit #3 on App Store finance charts

An impostor app pretending to belong to MyEtherWallet.com has been removed from the App Store, but not before it managed to secure an ad and climb to third place in the store's Finance category over the weekend.

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Apple starts testing cycle anew with first macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 developer's beta

Apple starts testing cycle anew with first macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 developer's beta

Apple has launched a single beta for the next point updates of its operating systems, with the first developer's release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.

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Apple donates $1M to southern California fire relief

Apple donates $1M to southern California fire relief

Apple is donating $1 million to assist in "rebuilding and recovery" efforts for southern California, following the latest rash of wildfires in the region.

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Apple acquires song identifying app Shazam for undisclosed sum

Apple acquires song identifying app Shazam for undisclosed sum

Apple on Monday confirmed that it has purchased popular service Shazam, an app that listens for and identifies songs. It was rumored that the deal was for about $400 million, but no official sale price was given.

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Apple may fix aging battery issues, prevent random shutdowns by slowing down iPhones

Apple may fix aging battery issues, prevent random shutdowns by slowing down iPhones

It appears that some iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s family devices may see slower processing speeds as a result of a battery that has reached the end of its operational life, with some users getting a speed-up upon replacement — but the slow-down and consequent speed-up isn't universal, and there may be other factors at work.

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Apple Watch Series 3 shipments predicted to rise to 23-25M in 2018

Apple Watch Series 3 shipments predicted to rise to 23-25M in 2018

Shipments of the Apple Watch Series 3 could rise as much as 20 percent next year to between 23 and 25 million units, according to new industry predictions.

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Apple enterprise sales channels gearing up, preparing businesses for iMac Pro orders

Apple enterprise sales channels gearing up, preparing businesses for iMac Pro orders

AppleInsider has learned that enterprise sales staff within Apple have begun asking long-time clients about what "custom configurations" of the iMac Pro that they may seek, and are making preparations to take orders for the device as soon as this week.

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Apple pushes back against shareholder measures on human rights & greenhouse gases

Apple pushes back against shareholder measures on human rights & greenhouse gases

Apple is reportedly looking to block at least four shareholder proposals ahead of its annual meeting in early 2018, including ones involving human rights and greenhouse gas pollution.

After Apple's HomePod delay, Google's $399 Home Max speaker goes on sale

After Apple's HomePod delay, Google's $399 Home Max speaker goes on sale

While Apple's HomePod couldn't reach store shelves before the end of 2017, Google's competing Home Max speaker has arrived right on time, with orders now being accepted at Best Buy and shipping in time for Christmas.

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India not likely to cave to Apple's taxation, import law change demands for manufacturing expansion

India not likely to cave to Apple's taxation, import law change demands for manufacturing expansion

Apple and India are once again at loggerheads about expanding iPhone manufacture in the company, and the country's taxation authority is not likely to concede to demands for more slack in local part sourcing requirements, a lighter tax burden on imported components, or the call for governmental assistance with capital investment.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

IPhone X delivery times improve worldwide, down to 1-3 days in some markets

IPhone X delivery times improve worldwide, down to 1-3 days in some markets

Apple this weekend updated its regional online stores to reflect improvements in iPhone X availability, which is now shipping in as few as one to three days in some locations.

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Hands-OnHands On: Keyboard Maestro 8.0.4 speeds up working on your Mac

Hands On: Keyboard Maestro 8.0.4 speeds up working on your Mac

The keyboard and keystroke automation tool update brings along more than 100 new and refined features.

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Saturday, December 09, 2017

FeatureApple opens larger, relocated store in Raleigh's Crabtree Valley Mall

Apple opens larger, relocated store in Raleigh's Crabtree Valley Mall

Apple on Saturday held a grand opening for a newly relocated retail store in Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall, replacing an outlet that first opened more than ten years ago.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

First come, first served! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $300 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing offer

Apple AI director talks advances in machine learning & mapping for self-driving car platform

Apple AI director talks advances in machine learning & mapping for self-driving car platform

Apple's director of AI research, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, gave peers a small glimpse into the company's self-driving platform this week, discussing some internal projects at the NIPS machine learning conference.

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ReviewReview: LandingZone Docking Station provides a security and port solution for the MacBook Pro

Review: LandingZone Docking Station provides a security and port solution for the MacBook Pro

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user — and AppleInsider has been using it daily for the last two months.

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This week on AI: Apple may buy Shazam, 2018 iPhone rumors, Apple Pay Cash & more

This week on AI: Apple may buy Shazam, 2018 iPhone rumors, Apple Pay Cash & more

Word that Apple might buy Shazam capped off a week which saw the release of several important OS updates, more 2018 iPhone rumors, and the long-promised arrival of Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV.

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Friday, December 08, 2017

Apple celebrates holidays with Beer Bash featuring Gwen Stefani

Apple celebrates holidays with Beer Bash featuring Gwen Stefani

To ring in the holidays, Apple on Friday invited employees to attend a semi-annual Beer Bash at its Cupertino, Calif., campus, where singer Gwen Stefani showed up to perform a few cuts off her new holiday album.

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Apple commits 'Turi Create' machine learning development tool to GitHub

Apple commits 'Turi Create' machine learning development tool to GitHub

Building on its acquisition of machine learning and AI specialist Turi, Apple this week committed "Turi Create" to GitHub, a new machine learning framework designed to help developers build machine learning models that can be parlayed into apps running on its major operating systems.

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Jony Ive returns to hands-on control of Apple design team

Jony Ive returns to hands-on control of Apple design team

Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, has reportedly resumed management of the company's design team, in a move that should influence the direction of future products.

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Apple close to buying music identification service Shazam, report says

Apple close to buying music identification service Shazam, report says

Apple is reportedly in late stage talks to acquire Shazam, a popular content recognition and identification app that is currently rounding up investments as it moves toward an initial public offering.

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Apple debuts new Hermes Watch band, case options for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil & iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus

Apple debuts new Hermes Watch band, case options for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil & iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus

Apple has ushered in another batch of new accessories for its mobile devices, presumably hoping to snag holiday shoppers — or people who will customize Apple gifts after the fact.

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