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Sunday August 20

10:03
A Jam Packed Week with Announcements from Intel, Google an...

What a crazy week we have ahead. The total solar eclipse starts to hit the U.S. shores of Oregon at 9:04 a.m. PDT with the total eclipse occurring at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT. The path of the eclipse could be seen in the AccuWeather map found in our report. Beyond the eclipse, there a couple of major industry events set for tomorrow and throughout the week.

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Saturday August 19

06:58
Microsoft invents 3D Camera System for Surface Devices tha...

Earlier this summer the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Microsoft that reveals a 3D depth camera for a future Surface device that will be able to interpret in-air hand gestures to control a function of the device or to manipulate an on-screen radial menu. The 3D camera could also capture input from a stylus writing or drawing objects on a surface directly in front of the Surface device as noted in our cover graphic. For interest sake, the iPhone 8 will actually deliver a similar 3D camera that Apple's supplier says will technically support gesture recognition

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Friday August 18

10:32
Here's What the iPhone 8 With Edge-to-Edge Display Lo...

The upcoming "iPhone 8" features super slim bezels at the top and the sides, effectively introducing an edge-to-edge display, raising the question of how cases will look on the device.

Though the iPhone 8 is still unannounced and weeks away from launching, case makers started developing cases for the device months ago thanks to iPhone 8 dummy models that are circulating based on leaked schematics and design details sourced from Apple suppliers like Foxconn.

We got our hands on a couple of iPhone 8 dummies and iPhone 8 cases designed by Yesgo and Olixar, and have created a video to show off what the iPhone 8 might look like in a case.

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The cases come in a wide range of...

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09:49
Apple Insists It's Not Responsible For Distracted Dri...

Apple appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday to argue that it shouldn't be held liable for iPhone-related distracted driving accidents, in response to a lawsuit filed against the company earlier this year.

California resident Julio Ceja filed a class action complaint against Apple in January, accusing the company of placing profit before consumer safety by choosing not to implement a lock-out mechanism that would disable an iPhone's functionality when being used behind the wheel by an engaged driver.

Ceja said his vehicle was involved in a collision with another vehicle in which the driver was texting on an iPhone.

Apple, however, told the court that it's a driver's fault if they choose to misuse an inherently safe iPhone while operating a vehicle. Apple essentially said it cannot be blamed simply because it manufactures the device, according to court...

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06:50
Apple's iPhone 8 will provide Little-Known Technology...

Patently Apple posted a report last week titled "Gene Munster's Loup Ventures sees 'Lumentum' emerging as a Key 3D Sensing Supplier for the iPhone 8." We first reported on Lumentum back in June. The video in our report is from that initial report wherein Andre Wong, Lumentum's Director talks about next-gen sensors supporting in-air gestures and more. Today a new report surfacing talks about some of the new suppliers that are not in the iPhone 8's supply chain.

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05:54
A War between Movie Studios & Theaters is Likely to Oc...

According to a new report today, movie studios are considering whether to ignore the objections of cinema chains and forge ahead with a plan to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters

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05:41
Hollywood Pushing for iTunes to Sell Major Films Just Week...

Despite the objections of some cinema chains, the largest Hollywood studios are considering pushing ahead with a plan to offer digital rentals of films just weeks after they appear in theaters, according to Bloomberg.

The report, citing people familiar with the matter, claims Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. remain in talks with potential distributors such as Apple and Comcast on ways to push ahead with the project even without theater chains.

A deal with Apple, which reportedly could happen as soon as early next year, means iTunes could supposedly offer major films as early as 17 days after their theatrical debut for about $50, or four to six weeks from release for $30.

That timeframe would be significantly shorter than the...

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05:18
Apple locking in OLED Display Supply with Samsung has crea...

Apple was wise to nail down a huge contract with Samsung for OLED displays and invest in new displays with LG as a second supplier for OLED displays because supply is going to be very tight for the rest of the smartphone manufacturers. A new report published today in China by a major research firm confirms that a supply shortage for the flexible displays is likely to continue for at least the next couple of years.

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04:31
Apple Expected to See Strong Apple Watch Growth in Q4 whil...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Watch 3 has Reached Final Testing Stage before Mass Production in Q4." Today sources within the upstream supply chain in Taiwan are predicting that Apple's overall smartwatch shipments are expected to rise ...

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03:44
Apple has Published Five New iPad Ads Promoting iOS 11 Fea...

Apple published a new iPad ad blitz last night that promotes the new features coming to the next generation iOS 11 that will be formerly introduced this fall.

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03:31
Electronic Frontier Foundations Criticizes Internet Compan...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation who supported Apple's legal fight against the FBI is now criticizing several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were "dangerous" and threatened free expression online.

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Thursday August 17

17:52
Apple Shares New Series of How To Videos Focusing on iPad...

Apple today uploaded several iPad Pro how to videos to its YouTube channel, focusing on new features that are coming to the iPad in iOS 11. Each video is just under a minute in length and all of the videos were made in the same style -- with two hands demonstrating new iPad functionality.

There are six how to videos in total, covering the following features: mark up with Apple Pencil, multitasking, document scanning and signing, file management, drag and drop, and the new dock.

iOS 11 brings a ton of new features to the iPad, essentially introducing a whole new user interface, so it's no surprise that Apple has designed a...

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13:53
iOS 11's SOS Feature Allows You to Temporarily Disabl...

In iOS 11, Apple has added an "Emergency SOS" feature that's designed to give users a quick and easy way to summon emergency services should the need arise. As it turns out, there's a secondary benefit to Emergency SOS - it's also a way to quickly and discretely disable Touch ID.

Emergency SOS is activated by pressing on the sleep/wake button of an iPhone five times in rapid succession. When the requisite number of presses is complete, it brings up a screen that offers buttons to power off the iPhone, bring up your Medical ID (if filled out) and make an emergency 911 call.

Along with these options, there's also a cancel button. If you hit the sleep/wake button five times and then hit cancel, it disables Touch ID and requires a passcode before Touch ID can be re-enabled. Touch ID is also disabled if you actually make an emergency call.

This is a handy hidden feature because it allows Touch ID to be disabled discretely in situations where someone might be able...

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12:38
Apple and Aetna Talked Data Privacy, Cost and More in Appl...

Apple and insurance provider Aetna met last week to discuss ways to offer discounted Apple Watch models to Aetna's 23 million subscribers, and CNBC has shared details on some of the topics that were discussed at the meeting, attended by Aetna employees, Apple executives, and health providers from major hospitals.

Aetna is aiming to determine whether the Apple Watch can be used by subscribers to improve health outcomes by encouraging them to exercise, eat better, and better manage health issues. Info on the meeting came from Mandy Bishop, an attendee who founded startup Lifely Insights. Much of the meeting consisted of feedback from Aetna employees who have been testing the Apple Watch.

Data privacy, including who had access to what data, was a major topic of discussion...

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11:56
Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 27-Inch iMac Models

Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add the new 27-inch iMac models that were first released in June of 2017.

This is the first time those particular machines have been available through the refurbished store since their introduction at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. The iMacs feature Kaby Lake processors, faster SSDs, and AMD discrete graphics.

Apple has a dozen refurbished iMac models available at the current time, with prices discounted by approximately 15 percent. An entry-level model with 8GB RAM, a 1TB Fusion Drive, a 3.5GHz i5 processor, and a Radeon Pro 575 is priced at $1,699, for example, a $300 discount off the standard price.

Apple has a range of configurations available, from low-end to top-of-the-line. As with all refurbished products, stock will fluctuate regularly based on the machines Apple is getting in for repair.

All...

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08:33
Apple Watch Series 3 Enters 'Final Testing Phase...

Apple Watch Series 3 models have entered the "final testing phase" in the manufacturing process, with mass production set to begin soon, according to a new Chinese-language Economic Daily News report [Google Translate].

The report, citing unnamed supply chain sources, said Taiwan-based manufacturer Quanta Computer will begin shipping Apple Watch Series 3 models to Apple in the fourth quarter, lining up with the smartwatch's widely rumored September launch, alongside new iPhones and possibly a 4K-capable Apple TV.

Apple Watch Series 2 models and slightly upgraded Series 1 models launched last September alongside the iPhone 7, so it's reasonable to assume that Series 3 models could launch this September as well. The...

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06:42
Latest Apple Park Drone Video Shows More Trees and Paved W...

Matthew Roberts has shared his latest drone tour of Apple Park, providing a closer look at Apple's new headquarters as construction wraps up.

There aren't many notable changes since the July video, but August's edition reveals further landscaping efforts, including more trees — there will be over 9,000 in total — planted within the inner circle of the main building.

Apple has also begun paving certain areas of Apple Park, including the walkway to Steve Jobs Theater. Many areas of the campus remain covered in dirt, however, so it's clear there is still a lot of landscaping work to be completed.

Some of Apple's employees have already moved into the new headquarters, while others like design chief Jony Ive and his team will follow suit later...

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04:50
Apple Watch 3 has Reached Final Testing Stage before Mass...

Apple is likely to launch its Apple Watch Series 3 devices by the end of 2017 with Quanta Computer continuing to serve as the sole production partner for the Apple Watch 3. The new Apple Watch will ...

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04:03
Apple's invents a Rotationally Symmetric Speaker Arra...

Two of Apple's latest patent filings about advanced stereo and home theatre systems surfaced this month (one and two). The second patent filing that was discovered in Australia earlier this month was about a smart multi-speaker audio system designed for TV and live-streaming. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that delves deeper into the multi-speaker system in filing titled "A rotationally Symmetric Speaker Array." In many respects the patent shares some of the technology used with Apple's new HomePod equipped with spatial awareness.

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02:22
Apple's CEO Sends out another Preachy Memo to Calm do...

I've never heard of another CEO who has to continually calm down their employees who can't handle life or news events. It's hard to believe that Apple has a disproportionate number of snowflakes who need coddling over ever bump in life. In November Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's CEO Sends Memo out to Employees to Calm Election Aftermath Tensions and Anxiety." Now Cook has send out another memo about Charlottesville

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02:22
Apple's CEO Sends out another Preachy Memo

I've never heard of another CEO who has to continually calm down their employees who can't handle life or news events.Today Cook has send out another memo about Charlottesville

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Wednesday August 16

15:29
Samsung and Foxconn back a Technology from Keyssa that cou...

A new technology that's around the corner could eliminate ports and allow devices to transfer large data files wirelessly. The new technology is now being supported by Intel, Foxconn and Samsung with the latter two working on a new smartphone design supporting this new technology. Our report presents you with two videos about the technology and much more.

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12:37
Ireland's Fiery Finance Minister Clearly Stated that...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Ireland close to a deal with Apple over holding Billions of Euros during the EU Tax Ruling Appeal Process." Today we're learning that Ireland's Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe went on record with a German newspaper to say that the EU's demand for Apple to pay it 13 billion euros in back taxes is unjustified.

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10:10
Apple Watch Series 3 Unlikely to Support Direct Phone Call...

The third-generation Apple Watch, set to launch this fall with LTE support for the first time, is unlikely to support phone calls, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a note shared this morning.

According to Kuo, while a voice service that replaces the iPhone's calling functionality is "feasible," he believes Apple must first work on improving the "user experience of data transmission." As a result, he says the Apple Watch "probably" won't support traditional phone calls "this year."

The watch could, however, support VoIP services like FaceTime and Skype, as FaceTime audio calling is already supported on current Apple Watch models.This has two benefits: (1) negotiations with mobile operators will be more simple and the chances of cooperation with mobile operators will improve; and (2) 3G connectivity can be scrapped, simplifying the antenna design and facilitating internal design. However, we think there is a chance that users may use LTE Apple...

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09:59
New ESPN App for Apple TV allows users to View Four Live S...

A new version of the ESPN App for Apple TV is now available for U.S. customers which includes a feature called MultiCast that provides the ability to view up to four simultaneous live streams at once.

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08:32
In the Battle for Best Premium Smartphone on the Planet, A...

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was the world’s best-selling Android smartphone model in the second quarter of 2017. But what Apple's iPhone 7 delivered was so much better. Apple is still king of the premium smartphone.

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07:36
iPhone 7 Remained World's Most Popular Smartphone Mod...

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus remained the world's most popular smartphones in the second quarter, ahead of Samsung's newer Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Apple shipped an estimated 16.9 million iPhone 7 units and 15.1 million iPhone 7 Plus units worldwide in the quarter, which corresponds with April through June, according to the firm's latest Smartphone Model Tracker report.

"iPhone 7 remains the world's most popular smartphone model overall, due to a compelling blend of user-friendly...

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07:00
Apple and the ALCU are Challenging Warrantless Seizure of...

The question to be answered by the Supreme Court regarding privacy is "Whether the warrantless seizure and search of historical cell phone records revealing the location and movements of a cell phone user over the course of 127 days is permitted by the Fourth Amendment." Apple and other tech companies filed an amicus brief supporting the challenge by the ALCU in the Supreme Court

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06:13
Apple Set to Spend over $1 Billion on Original Entertainme...

When it rains it pours. After reporting on Apple hiring Matt Cherniss for their entertainment programming development yesterday and a wild rumor about an HDTV from Apple now being tested earlier this morning, we're now learning that "Apple’s ambitions around creating original content seem set to grow with a budget of around $1 billion ..

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05:28
A Wild Rumor Surfacing about an Apple HDTV being Tested Ov...

Today a Chinese website posted photos that reportedly indicated Apple testing an HDTV. The photos ignite speculation that the project is back on the table. Patents and other evidence would agree that the dream of an Apple branded HDTV could still be alive.

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04:21
Apple Sets Aside '$1 Billion War Chest' for Holl...

Apple has earmarked $1 billion to acquire and produce original television content over the next year to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

The plans could see Apple procure and produce as many as 10 television shows, according to people familiar with the matter, thanks to a budget figure that is about half of what Time Warner's HBO spent on content last year and around the same amount as Amazon spent in 2013, after it announced its own move into original programming.

The budget will reportedly be controlled by Hollywood veterans Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who were hired by Apple in June from Sony to oversee content acquisition and video strategy. Apple also recently...

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03:18
Blurry Leaked Images Depict Alleged 'Apple OLED TV...

Blurred images emerged online on Wednesday morning purporting to show what looks like an Apple-made standalone display in a specially prepared testing environment. The images were posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo and later picked up by mobile leaker Benjamin Geskin and shared on Twitter.

A Google translation reveals that the original Weibo post refers to the pictures as "Apple OLED TV spy photos", and claims that the display is "about 60 inches" with a narrow frame design and a metal shell.

The first two photos show a closed-circuit TV screen outputting front and rear camera angles of the alleged Apple television mounted on a rotating test bed in the center of an acoustically insulated room, with connecting cables running down a table into the floor. While the original Weibo post notes that two...

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Tuesday August 15

18:13
Apple Shares New 'Carpool Karaoke' Trailer With...

As the second and third "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" episodes premiere on Apple Music tonight, Apple has released a new trailer for an upcoming episode that stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, the two actresses who play Sansa Stark and Arya Stark, respectively, in HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones."

In a play on the popular "Game of Thrones" line "Winter is Coming," Apple's newest trailer opens with the phrase "Karaoke is Coming" before depicting Turner and Williams singing along to several popular songs. The duo also stop by an HBO escape room to surprise fans.

Turner and Williams' Carpool Karaoke episode will air on Tuesday, August 22, which is next week. Apple has also shared a new trailer for an upcoming episode that will star Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane, also set to debut on August 22.

"Carpool Karaoke: The Series"...

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17:26
Apple Snags Matt Cherniss, Former President of WGN America...

In one of their first major moves since joining Apple as heads of worldwide video programming, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht have brought in Matt Cherniss to oversee programming development.

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16:54
Apple's Next iOS will deliver a Big Win for Apple Reg...

In early July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple and Microsoft are set to Face-Off for Market Leadership in Mixed Reality." In this follow-up report we take another look at the next battle between Apple and Microsoft. Without a doubt Apple delivering ARKit at their WWDC event in June blew developers and consumers away. It seemed as if overnight Apple had leapfrogged Microsoft's HoloLens. The Wingnut AR demo as presented in our report was a game changer. Apple's CEO stated afterwards in a Bloomberg / Businessweek interview in June that he's so excited about AR that he wants to scream.

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16:14
Apple Adds to Video Team With Hire of Former WGN America H...

Former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss has jointed Apple to help oversee the development of the company's worldwide video unit, reports Variety.

Cherniss will serve under Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two former Sony executives who joined Apple earlier this year to lead Apple's video programming efforts on a worldwide scale. Erlicht and Amburg report to senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue.

Back in June, Cherniss stepped down from his role as president at WGN America and Tribune Studios after Tribune was acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Cherniss led WGN's own push into original content and away from re-runs, overseeing the launch of shows like "Salem," "Outsiders," "Underground," and "Manhattan," so he's...

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13:08
Notebook Shipments Beat Expectations for the First Half of...

Market research firm TrendForce reports that the global notebook shipments for this second quarter registered a sequential quarterly increase of 5.7% and a year-on-year increase of 3.6%, totaling 39.96 million units. As for the entire first half of 2017, the strong demand from North America contributed to a global shipment result that exceeded the market expectations. New MacBooks gave Apple a boost in late Q2.

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11:00
Intel Shares Details on Upcoming 'Ice Lake' Chip...

As Intel prepares to unveil its 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors next week, the company has released basic information on an upcoming 10-nanometer "Ice Lake" chip, which will serve as the successor to the 14-nanometer Coffee Lake and 10-nanometer Cannon Lake chips.

Details on the Ice Lake architecture, which will be made on Intel's 10nm+ process, have been shared on Intel's codename decoder.

"The Ice Lake processor family is a successor to the 8th generation Intel(R) CoreTM processor family. These processors utilize Intel's industry-leading 10 nm+ process technology," reads the site.

As AnandTech points out, Intel's decision to share details on Ice Lake is odd because the company has not announced or shared details on...

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05:25
Apple Stops Accepting Returns and Exchanges in Hong Kong A...

Apple today updated its sales policy in Hong Kong to indicate all products purchased at Apple's online and retail stores in the country on and after August 15, 2017 cannot be returned or exchanged indefinitely.

As an exception to the rule, Apple will still honor exchanges for defective products in Hong Kong at its sole discretion.

Apple didn't provide a reason for the policy change, but it's likely a precautionary move ahead of new iPhone models expected in September. The same policy went into effect in Hong Kong on iPhone 7 launch day last year.

Hong Kong is a hotbed for black market electronics due to the lack of import taxes and duties added to foreign goods purchased, as is the case in neighboring mainland China. Scalpers often attempt to illegally smuggle new iPhones across the border to...

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05:20
Apple Store Hong Kong Reportedly Sets Temporary Sales Poli...

In a new South China Morning Post we learn today that "Apple appears to have tightened its sales policy for Hong Kong as it did last year with another custom tailored restriction to deter scalpers from getting their hands on the much-awaited launch next month of its iPhone 8 model.

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04:26
Apple's Q2 2017 MacBook Sales Increase 17 Percent Ove...

Apple's notebook shipments totaled an estimated 3.98 million units in the second quarter of the 2017 calendar year, representing a quarter-on-quarter increase of 17.1 percent, according to new data published by market research firm TrendForce.

Apple gained ground on ASUS at fifth place in the second quarter ranking, with a 0.7 percent increase over the previous quarter to leave both companies taking a 10 percent share of the market. TrendForce highlighted Apple's decision to upgrade its 12-inch MacBook as one of the reasons behind the gains.

Apple trailed closely behind ASUS at fifth place in the second-quarter ranking. The updated 12-inch MacBook helped expand MacBook shipments by 17.1 percent from the first quarter to 3.98 million units. TrendForce also anticipates a double-digit sequential growth for third-...

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04:25
CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks the Cellular Apple Watch wil...

On Aug 4 Patently Apple posted a report about the next-gen cellular ready Apple Watch titled "The Apple Watch Breakthrough that we've all been waiting for may arrive in Q4." Now sources have reportedly told CNBC that in fact "Apple is gearing up to release a new Apple Watch which will not require tethering to an iPhone for key functions like calls...

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03:24
Apple Granted 35 Patents Today Covering 3D Mapping Camera...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 35 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a patent that relates in-part to the dual lens iPhone 7 Plus camera that uses 3D mapping technology. It's an invention that will evolve in future iterations of depth cameras for Apple devices. Apple was also granted patents for Touch ID biometric sensors and inductive charging for Apple Watch. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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02:18
Apple Wins a Patent Relating to Future iOS Radial Menus fo...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 35 granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's granted patent relating to the presentation of menu or toolbar options in a graphical user interface. Specifically, the invention is directed towards presenting these options in a radial form. Radial menus could apply to the Mac and iDevices like the iPhone and iPad and eventually work with Apple Pencil.

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Monday August 14

16:00
President Trump Authorizes an Inquiry into China's Al...

Reuters photo captures President Donald Trump authorizing an inquiry on whether to investigate China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the first direct action by the White House against a country Trump has painted as the U.S. chief trade villain.

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15:25
Samsung Invents a Note Smartphone with a Stylus that Bends...

Samsung has invented a smartphone with a built-in breathalyzer. The smartphone has a 'gas sensor' that extends out from the phone and doubles as a phone microphone. It sounds crazy, but if it saves you an accident or a ticket it would pay for the phone. The design would seem to be a part of a future Note smartphone design

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14:11
KGI predicts the new LTE Apple Watch won't have a new...

On August 6 Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Apple Watch Breakthrough that we've all been waiting for may arrive in Q4," which is of course independent cellular connectivity. Now Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released a new forecast on the next generation Apple Watch.

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13:50
Apple's iPad Leads in Western Europe with 27% Market...

IDC published their latest tablet report covering shipments to Western Europe. In total, 7.0 million devices were shipped in the region, which shows an almost complete recovery of the market in the region. Apple's new tablets and the improvement of the macroeconomic situation in several countries were some of the drivers for 2017Q2 and were key to the further stabilization of the consumer segment.

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13:46
Apple Watch 3 Won't Have 'Obvious Change' t...

The third-generation Apple Watch, expected to be introduced alongside new iPhones this fall, does not feature an obvious change to form factor, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a new note shared with investors this afternoon, Kuo says LTE connectivity will be the main selling point of the new device.

The Apple Watch will keep the same two case sizes, 38mm and 42mm, and will be available in LTE and non-LTE versions, much like the iPad. Previous rumors have suggested the major carriers in the United States will offer add-on cellular service for the new LTE Apple Watch, and the plans may work similarly to iPad data plans.

Kuo believes shipments of the new Apple Watch models will reach 8 to 9 million units in the second half of 2017, with the LTE model to account for 35 to 40 percent of shipments. Overall, he forecasts 17.5 to 18 million units shipped in 2017, up 70 percent year-over-year.

According to Kuo, to drive major growth, Apple...

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13:14
Apple Reportedly Tells Contract Partners to Prepare for a...

It's being reported this afternoon that Apple has "told its contract manufacturers and chip suppliers to prepare for a massive ramp-up in manufacturing of the supposed 'iPhone X' starting next quarter.

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12:56
Apple Legend Chris Lattner, Creator of the Popular Swift P...

It's being reported today that Chris Lattner, a legend in the world of Apple software, has joined Alphabet Inc.’s Google Brain, where he will work on artificial intelligence.

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12:36
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has Requested Qual...

It's being reported today that "Qualcomm disclosed further details about the impact of an ongoing dispute with Apple, responding to questions from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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12:01
Aetna working with Apple on a new Program that would give...

It's being reported this afternoon that Apple and Aetna held a series of secret discussions last week to bring Apple's health and fitness-tracking smartwatch to millions more people connected to Aetna.

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10:39
Apple Aiming to Bring Apple Watch to 23 Million Aetna Subs...

Apple and Aetna are discussing ways to offer discounted Apple Watch models to millions of consumers with Aetna insurance, reports CNBC. Citing people with knowledge of Apple's plans, the site says Apple and Aetna held discussions last week that included senior officials from Apple, Aetna, and several hospitals.

Aetna already offers a program that provides the Apple Watch at no cost to its 50,000 employees and subsidizes the cost for some subscribers, but the insurance company is said to be negotiating with Apple to offer a free or discounted Apple Watch to all Aetna members.

Apple's Myoung Cha, who has the title "special projects, health," led the discussions, said one of the people. The move by Aetna is part of its push to increase customer interest...

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10:03
Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The sixth beta of macOS High Sierra can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Today's update brings a fix for a bug that caused apps to quit unexpectedly when printing to Canon printers, and it addresses an issue that caused QuickLook to preview things to force a MacBook Pro to switch to a discrete GPU (pertains to models that have both discrete and integrated GPUs).

macOS High Sierra builds on features first introduced in macOS Sierra, focusing on...

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09:58
Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 11 to Developers

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of iOS 11 to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the fifth beta and more than two months after introducing the new update at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Registered developers can download the sixth beta of iOS 11 from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed.

Today's beta brings a fix for an issue that caused the DirecTV app to crash on launch, but introduces a new issue that could cause Audiobus 3 to crash. Launching the App Store no longer stops other audio that's playing, several bugs with Family Sharing features have been fixed, and all phone numbers are now displayed during a multiparty conference call.

There are also fixes for Notes, addressing an issue that...

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09:52
The Chinese Government Set up an Apple iCloud Project Work...

In July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple to Comply with China's Cyber Security Law by Partnering with 'Guizhou-Cloud' to Set Up new Data Center. Today we're learning a little more about the arrangement that Apple has with the Ghizhou-Cloud service.

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09:43
HomePod Supplies Limited at Launch, but Foxconn Coming on...

Inventec Appliances has been a rumored supplier for Apple's HomePod smart speaker since before the device was announced at WWDC in June, and now the manufacturer has indicated that supplies for HomePod might be limited at launch, in line with most Apple product launches (via Nikkei).

The news came from Inventec Appliances president David Ho during a press conference today. Although his comments never specifically mentioned "HomePod," the estimated time frame given for the release of the product -- late in 2017 -- and its description as a high-profile "smart home device," suggest it to be Apple's upcoming speaker. At WWDC, Apple...

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08:59
Nine of Apple's Supply Chain Partners are Enjoying St...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "Foxconn see's over 7% on-year Growth in July Revenues from their Consumer Electronics Line." Now we're able to see the bigger picture of how Apple suppliers are doing in a new Nikkei Asian Review report published this morning.

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07:57
Wall Street Analyst Estimates Google is Paying Apple $3 Bi...

During Apple's financial conference call earlier this month, Apple CEO touched on the topic of 'Services' by stating that "Services revenue hit an all-time quarterly record of $7.3 billion representing 22% growth over last year. Today we're learning that Google is paying Apple billions of dollars to remain the default search engine on iPhones and iPads which adds greatly to Apple's services revenue.

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07:20
Microsoft's Surface Smartphone Project may still be A...

In late 2016 Patently Apple posted a patent report on Apple working on getting Apple Pencil to work with the iPhone. The report reminded readers of what Apple's CEO had stated in an interview in 2016: "And if you've ever seen what can be created with that pencil on an iPad or an iPhone, it's really unbelievable." While it's unknown when Apple will pull the trigger on that feature, Microsoft was granted a patent this month for a possible Surface smartphone working with their Surface Pen. Will Microsoft beat Apple to market with such a feature? We'd certainly hate to see that happen.

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06:59
New Blurry Videos Potentially Show iPhone 8 on Production...

Less than one month before Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone lineup, two videos have surfaced that may show the so-called iPhone 8 passing through the production line at a factory presumably located in China.

The videos surfaced on Chinese microblogging service Weibo earlier today, and were later uploaded to YouTube by Dutch blog TechTastic.

Both videos are short and blurry, so it's hard to make out exactly what is being shown. The production line could simply be for the multitude of iPhone 8 dummy models that have surfaced over the past few months.

Apple's contract manufacturers like Foxconn have strict security measures in place to prevent employees from bringing smartphones inside factories, so the videos could very well be completely unrelated to real...

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06:14
Apple Pay Misses Opportunity with Beijing Transit by Locki...

reports today that "Everyone in Beijing can now get on to public transport with the tap of a smartphone — everyone except Apple iPhone users. In the bigger picture, Apple’s offering, which was launched in China in early 2016, has not made it into the top 10 payment apps in the country.

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05:29
Canalys reports that Apple is poised to capture the new Ce...

On August third Patently Apple posted a report titled "Xiaomi is the World's Leader in Bottom of the Barrel $29 Fitness Band Wearables while Apple Leads in Smartwatches." Apple is the leader in true advanced smartwatches with no equal. Throwing Apple into a broad category like 'wearables' has them appear to be losing to cheap band makers like Xiaomi and Fitbit. Now the market is going to get more interesting with the arrival of smartwatches with cellular capability.

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04:20
Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Hungary

reporting that Apple Maps has been updated with transit data in Hungary, enabling iPhone users to navigate with public transportation directions in Budapest ...

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03:38
Foxconn see's over 7% on-year Growth in July Revenues...

On Saturday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Foxconn's Missed Quarter was Due to Heavy Nokia and Snapdeal Losses and nothing to do with the iPhone." Today we're learning that Foxconn reported 7% growth in consumer electronics ...

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03:35
Alleged Foxconn Insider Claims Copper-Like iPhone 8 Color...

Earlier this month, dummy model images began circulating on Chinese microblogging site Weibo that suggested Apple's "iPhone 8" would be available in three colors, including black, white, and an option referred to as "champagne gold" which was said to be closer to a copper color than the rose gold iPhones currently available.

Over the weekend, mobile leaker Benjamin Geskin shared information in a Twitter post from an alleged Foxconn insider, claiming that the internal name of the new iPhone 8 color is "Blush Gold".

Foxconn's internal name of the new #iPhone8 color is "Blush Gold" (腮红金)
Barcode says "Blush Gold 64GB / 128GB" pic.twitter.com/MZPTfVAr2P

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03:19
Samsung's Upcoming Note 8 will try to Catch Up with A...

In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung's Next-Gen Note 8 will introduce a Dual Lens Camera to help it better Compete with Apple's iPhone 7 and 8." A new Korean based report published this morning states that "Samsung Electronics has finally decided to use dual camera and started a process that will start to change cameras that are used for its Smartphones.

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Sunday August 13

08:15
A Top Geek Site has Discovered Benchmarks for a Mac Pro /...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Intel Surprises with new Core X-Series Processor Family with Economical 8 Core / 16 Thread to Challenge AMD's Ryzen." The report provided a chart listing the new high powered i9 and i7 Core processors. One of the new processors was the i9 7900X. We're now learning that an iMac Pro running this processor was spotted ...

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07:20
Will Apple Advance their Smart Connector beyond the iPad t...

Last week Fast Company posted a report titled "Why the iPad Pro Smart Connector Accessory Business Isn’t Booming." Although the report states at one point that "Apple confirmed that multiple companies are now developing Smart Connector accessories," the report really doesn't offer us a single meaningful clue as to what that could mean. Yet a new trend is emerging from new smartphone vendors that could provide us with at least a clue as to what Apple may be thinking of.

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Saturday August 12

07:11
Apple Granted a Pair of Apple Watch Band Designs in Hong K...

Late yesterday the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office published two Apple design patents covering an Apple Watch Band. Surprisingly the band win is for the Nike Sport Band.

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05:38
Street Artist Plasters Fake Anti-Google Ads in California...

A Google engineer got fired this week for distributing a 10-page memo arguing that the gender gap between men and women working in tech and leadership positions is due to biological and psychological differences. Yesterday a series of anti-google fake ads began to pop up with one showing the late Steve Jobs ..

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04:08
Foxconn's Missed Quarter was Due to Heavy Nokia and S...

Bloomberg posted a report yesterday titled "Hon Hai Profit Disappoints as Sales Sag Ahead of New iPhone. The report pointed to "possible delays in mass production" of the iPhone 8 for the poor quarterly results. In reality Bloomberg's headline was misleading and contrary to the facts that a new report sheds light on this morning.

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Friday August 11

16:38
An Investor Note from Barclays Shows just how out-of-touch...

A new report published today notes that Barclays has stated in an investor note, that just 11 percent of its survey respondents would spend more than $1,000 on an iPhone ...

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13:20
Mockups Imagine What Apps Might Look Like on iPhone 8

As the launch of Apple's "iPhone 8" approaches, we've seen multiple images and dummy models outlining what the device will look like, but non-functional dummy devices don't include software and don't offer a complete picture of what we can expect.

Designer Maksim Petriv has mocked up several iPhone 8 images that take into account current rumors to demonstrate what iOS 11 might look like on the new device.

Rumors and leaked firmware information suggest the iPhone 8 includes both a top notch that houses the front-facing camera and sensors for a facial recognition system and a function area with a virtual Home button, both of which are imagined in Petriv's images.

Petriv's photos include status bar information located at the top of the device on either side of the notch, and a small Home button area at the bottom. We're not yet sure what Apple plans to do with that area of the iPhone 8, but...

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08:32
Ireland close to a deal with Apple over holding Billions o...

In June Patently Apple posted a report titled "Ireland Looks to indemnify itself against any Losses Stemming from Holding Apple's €13bn in Back Taxes." Today it's being reported that Apple and Ireland are close to a deal to protect Apple's funds while Apple fights the EU's tax ruling.

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06:32
In 2017 Samsung has won close to 3X more Patents than Appl...

When Apple sued Samsung in the spring of 2011 for patent infringement the Android world came unglued in online forums and articles ranting that Apple filed more tech patents than any other tech company and that they were trying to stop innovation along with other nonsensical statements and theories. Once again the irony plays out when we see that Samsung has year after year filed more patents ...

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Thursday August 10

11:48
Hands-On With an iPhone 8 Dummy Model

With the prospective launch date of the new 2017 iPhone models just weeks away, iPhone 8 dummy models, printed mockups, and clones have been circulating regularly, giving us an idea of what to expect with Apple's radically redesigned edge-to-edge OLED iPhone is unveiled.

We got our hands on one of the high-quality iPhone 8 dummy models that's been making the rounds thanks to MobileFun and Olixar, and we've done a hands-on video to give MacRumors readers a close look at the design of the device and how it measures up to existing devices.

Our iPhone 8 dummy is silver, and with the glass backing, it looks almost like a liquid silver. The front features an edge-to-edge panel, and both the front and the back are encased by a stainless steel frame that matches the silver hue of the body.

There are thin silver bezels at the front of the device, and there's also a "notch" that houses...

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10:01
Apple Adds 2017 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Refurbished...

Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add a selection of 13-inch 2017 MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar.

This is the first time the 2017 machines have been available through the refurbished store since their June 2017 release following the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple was offering approximately 15 models at the time this article was written, with each MacBook Pro approximately 15 to 16 percent off. A top-of-the-line 3.5GHz/16GB/1TB model that normally sells for $2,899, is available for $2,459 in the refurbished store, for example.

Apple has both Silver and Space Gray models in a range of configurations, with prices as low as $1,529 for the entry-level Touch Bar machine.

15-inch MacBook Pro machines released in June of 2017 are not yet available in the refurbished store, but could be added soon.

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08:50
Consumers Reports Claims the Reliability of the Microsoft...

In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Microsoft launched their New Surface Pro & Pen during a Special Event Held in Shanghai China." Today we learn from USA Today that "Consumers Reports has removed its coveted 'recommendation' designation for four Microsoft Surface laptops. At issue, the publication says, is the "predicted reliability" of the Microsoft machines compared to most other brands...

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08:06
Apple May Briefly Drop to World's Third Largest Smart...

Chinese company Huawei will likely become the world's second largest smartphone maker in the third quarter, based on shipments from July through September, according to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.

The report, citing sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain, said sales of Huawei's high-end smartphones like the P10 and Mate 9, as well as its more affordable Honor-branded models, have continued to gain momentum. Enough momentum, perhaps, to briefly overtake Apple's iPhone.

Huawei shipped 38.4 million smartphones last quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Buoyed by seasonal factors, the supply chain sources believe Huawei will continue to ramp up its shipments to over 40 million units this quarter, which could eclipse iPhone shipments over the same period.

Apple...

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06:54
Apple updates their 'Apple App Store' Trademark...

This has definitely been the year that Apple legal decided to update a series of new and standing trademarks with classes that would include new categories and examples of specific products related to glasses, headsets, televisions and home theaters. Thus far this year there have been four such updates and today marks the fifth covering smartglasses under the 'Apple App Store' trademark update.

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05:13
iPhone 8 Virtual Home Button Can Likely Resize and Hide Co...

Yesterday, HomePod firmware revealed that the iPhone 8's facial recognition software will seemingly support Apple Pay, multiple facial profiles, and third-party apps. Now, as the uncovering of Apple secrets within HomePod firmware continues apace, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has revealed details on Twitter about the iPhone 8's virtual home button, stating that it "resizes" as needed to fit certain tasks on the smartphone.

Specifically, Troughton-Smith described a "periphery" area of the system user interface that expands/minimizes and shows/hides the iPhone 8's virtual home button as it's needed. There will be tab bars that extend under this periphery area, and no evidence was discovered of an ability for this part of...

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04:50
Apple Invents a Virtual Acoustic Stereo System that Could...

Apple's audio team has been busy lately with several patents surfacing. Patently Apple posted a report over the weekend about an advanced multi-speaker audio system designed for TV and live-streaming and yesterday we posted a report titled "Apple Granted a Patent for an Audio System that Reproduces a Stabilized 'Phantom Center' Audio Channel" A report that we covered in July described spatial awareness associated with Apple's new HomePod. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a system and method for generating a virtual acoustic stereo system that creates ...

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03:36
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to debut this fall at Be...

On May 30, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Andy Rubin's 'Phone' was Unveiled today and he'll be talking about it Tonight with Mossberg at the Code Conference." Today Reuters reports that Essential Products will be sold at Best Buy and Amazon this fall with Carriers Sprint in the U.S. and Telus in Canada.

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02:58
Facebook Introduces 'Watch' a new TV-Like Rival...

Last night Facebook introduced 'Watch' its video offering, creating a new, TV-like rival to YouTube and dabbling in original content in a bid to get people to spend even more time on the social network.

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02:24
Samsung Gear VR users will Experience Coldplay's Conc...

It's being reported today that Samsung has confirmed that it will live-stream a concert of British rock band Coldplay slated for later this month through its virtual-reality device, the Gear VR. It's a concept Apple was granted a patent for back in 2008 and could be one of the applications that Apple is planning for in the future for their headset.

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Wednesday August 9

15:16
iPhone 8 Facial Recognition Appears to Support Payments, M...

Developers are still digging into the recently released HomePod firmware to suss out additional details on Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8," and the latest information, sourced from developer Guilherme Rambo, hints at several features we might see in the new device.

According to strings of code uncovered by Rambo, the facial recognition feature coming in the iPhone 8 appears to support authentication for Apple Pay payments, seems to work with multiple faces, and may be accessible by third-party apps, much like Touch ID.

A line in the code references a payment authentication error with "Pearl," Apple's internal code name for face recognition in the iPhone 8, while a string that reads "numberOfAppsUsingPearl" suggests facial recognition functionality can be accessed by third-party apps, likely as a passcode replacement....

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14:04
Chinese Developers File Anti-Competitive Case against Appl...

According to a new Financial Times report, "Apple is facing accusations of anti-competitive behavior in China, one of its largest iPhone markets, adding to the tech giant’s regulatory problems in the US and Europe. The case filed with Chinese regulators alleges that Apple is abusing its control of the iOS App Store ...

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13:36
Gene Munster's Loup Ventures sees 'Lumentum...

Piper Jaffray's one-time analyst Gene Munster who was with the firm since 1995 left to begin a venture capital fund called Loup Ventures that is going to be focused on augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and robotics, which are some of the hottest areas in tech. Munster was a pro Apple analyst. Today Munster posted a research report titled "Massive VCSEL Laser Order Confirms Apple Continues To Bet Big on Augmented Reality." Our report covers the highlights of Munster's Research report.

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13:30
New Dummy Video Compares iPhone 7s Plus to iPhone 8 and iP...

With the upcoming OLED "iPhone 8" bringing major design and functionality changes, its two LCD companion devices, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus haven't received much attention, despite the fact that these two iPhones are also going to see some design tweaks.

YouTuber Danny Winget today shared a new video that focuses on the iPhone 7s Plus, comparing an iPhone 7s Plus dummy model to an iPhone 8 dummy model and an existing iPhone 7 Plus.

The iPhone 7s Plus features the same silver glass backing that we've seen used in iPhone 8 dummy models, and these colors are in line with information sourced from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says Apple is planning to release all three devices in just three colors - silver, gold, and black. The device also includes a shiny metal frame connecting the two glass halves.

It's believed that all of the...

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12:23
Microsoft's OneDrive 9.1 for iOS Fans introduces Offl...

On July 12, Microsoft announced that they had redesigned navigation, conversations and search in Outlook for iOS and Android. The brief promo video presented in our report shows you the highlights. Late yesterday Microsoft revealed that they had also been working hard on the updated version of Microsoft OneDrive for iOS. Under the hood of version 9.1 they've completely rewritten the app ...

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11:34
Latest ARKit Demo Showcases Virtual Drawing

Ahead of the launch of iOS 11, developers have been tinkering with ARKit, Apple's upcoming augmented reality platform, and showcasing the myriad ways that it can be used in apps and games.

The latest demo comes courtesy of Osama Abdel-Karim, who uses ARKit to virtually paint on a notepad using his fingers.

According to Abdel-Karim, an iOS 11 library named Vision was used to develop the virtual drawing feature. Vision includes an object tracking feature that is able to detect the thumbnail of a finger and track its movement to enable the drawing.

Abdel-Karim has outlined the steps he used to create his ARKit demo and provided the full source code for the project.

When it launches this fall, ARKit is positioned to become the largest AR Platform in the world, using the camera, processors, and motion sensors in the iPhone and iPad to create some incredibly impressive...

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11:14
Intel Says Customers shouldn't be 'Caught in the...

On August fourth Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's iMac Line-Up Misses out on new Intel 6-Core i7's." Today Intel announced a big event set for August 21 where they'll roll-out their latest eighth-generation i7 Core processors. The special even will broadcast live on...

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10:02
Apple Placing 'Massive' Orders From Leading 3D S...

Apple supplier Lumentum has received over $200 million in bookings for the rest of the 2017 calendar year, related to components for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL), believed to be aimed at Apple's advanced 3D sensing camera on the iPhone 8. The bookings represent a noticeable increase in revenue for the supplier, in comparison to a reported $5 million in 3D sensing revenue during its last fiscal quarter.

Because of this, LoupVentures analyst Gene Munster believes that the September launch of the iPhone 8 will see an increase in the number of iPhones with advanced 3D sensors supporting augmented reality applications. Lumentum is believed to be one of around three companies supplying Apple with VCSEL components,...

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08:19
Japan Display Hopes to be in Apple's OLED Supply Chai...

In Late 2017 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Japan Display is set to Acquire JOLED to Jump into Apple's OLED Supply Chain ahead of a New Sea of Competitors." Everything looked promising and then a report in June surfaced claiming the deal would have to be delayed until 2018 at the earliest. A new report by Reuters today notes Japan Display saying that it is considering to tap new investors for capital to catch up in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens market

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07:23
Apple Granted a Patent for an Audio System that Reproduces...

Apple's audio team has been busy lately with several patents surfacing. Patently Apple posted a report over the weekend about an advanced multi-speaker audio system designed for TV and live-streaming and another published in April that could be used in an amphitheater, perhaps like the one the Milan Apple Store will have working in the future. In a newly granted patent that surfaced yesterday at the U.S. Patent Office, Apple's latest audio patent covers a system that could one day work with a desktop, a MacBook, a home entertainment system and even an amphitheater. More specifically, Apple's patent covers a system for reproducing a stabilized phantom center audio channel ...

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07:02
Some Apple Park Employees Said to Be Dissatisfied With Ope...

During a new episode of The Talk Show on Daring Fireball, John Gruber touched on the topic of the open floor plans that Apple has implemented within its new campus, Apple Park. Unlike office spaces at One Infinite Loop and other Apple-owned buildings -- which give most employees their own office -- Apple Park sports a large open floor plan with long tables for programmers, engineers, and other employees to work at.

Apple Park's open office spaces have been highlighted in numerous profiles on the campus, most recently by The Wall Street Journal in July, and now Gruber has reported that he's received emails from numerous Apple employees who are particularly dissatisfied with the design (via...

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05:57
Samsung to Adopt 3D Touch for their Upcoming Note 8 and Pa...

Force Touch is a technology that was developed by Apple that enables trackpads and touchscreens to distinguish between different levels of force being applied to their surfaces. Today we're learning that Samsung will be bringing their 3D Touch technology to their new Note 8 on August 23.

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05:07
All Three 2017 iPhone Models Have Entered Volume Productio...

A new supply chain report today described strong July sales for component suppliers in the iPhone supply chain, hinting at an increase in momentum for production on the 2017 iPhones. Furthermore, sources speaking with DigiTimes have said that all three of the new iPhones -- the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone 7s Plus" -- have now entered volume production.

The supply chain sources mentioned that there "will not be shortages" for the LCD iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, but supply for the OLED iPhone 8 "could fall short of demand," a sentiment we've been hearing for months. One of the major factors cited for this shortage is related to "high expectations" from users, which is expected to keep suppliers operating production lines in high gear and lead to record-breaking monthly and even quarterly sales volumes.

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