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Monday June 18

17:45
macOS 'Quick Look' Bug Can Leak Encrypted Data T...

A long-standing bug in macOS's Quick Look feature has the potential to expose sensitive user files like photo thumbnails and the text of documents, even on encrypted drives, according to security researchers.

Details on the Quick Look flaw were shared earlier this month by security researcher Wojciech Regula and over the weekend on security researcher Patrick Wardle's blog (via The Hacker News).

Image via Wojciech Regula

Quick Look in macOS is a convenient Finder feature that's designed to present a zoomed-in view when you press the space bar on a photo or document that's selected.

To provide this preview functionality, Quick Look creates an unencrypted thumbnail database where thumbnails of files are kept, with the...

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10:07
Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the second beta and three weeks after releasing iOS 11.4, an update that introduced AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.4.1 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

No new features were discovered in the first two iOS 11.4.1 betas, suggesting it focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of iOS 11.4.

We'll update this post should we discover any new features in the third iOS 11.4.1 beta, but we're not expecting major changes now that Apple has shifted its focus to iOS 12, which is also available...

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07:51
Apple Camp Registration Now Open for Summer 2018 Programs

As it does every year, Apple today opened registration for its annual three-day "Apple Camp" event. At Apple Camp, kids between the ages of 8 and 12 can partake in hands-on projects at Apple retail locations by choosing one of three tracks and spending 90 minutes per day for three days "immersed in their chosen subject."

The three programs include "Coding with Sphero Robots", "Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand", and "Telling Stories with Clips." Apple broke down what each program is about on the registration page for Apple Camp:

Coding with Sphero Robots - In this three-day session for kids ages 8-12, we’ll introduce the fundamentals of coding using Sphero robots. Each day Campers will learn a new coding concept and practice problem-solving skills. They’ll partner up for fun activities to program their Sphero to change colors, create sounds, complete challenges, and more. Then they’ll...

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07:51
Apple Camp Registration Now Open for Summer 2018 Programs

As it does every year, Apple today opened registration for its annual three-day "Apple Camp" event. At Apple Camp, kids between the ages of 8 and 12 can partake in hands-on projects at Apple retail locations by choosing one of three tracks and spending 90 minutes per day for three days "immersed in their chosen subject."

The three programs include "Coding with Sphero Robots", "Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand", and "Telling Stories with Clips." Apple broke down what each program is about on the registration page for Apple Camp:

Coding with Sphero Robots - In this three-day session for kids ages 8-12, we’ll introduce the fundamentals of coding using Sphero robots. Each day Campers will learn a new coding concept and practice problem-solving skills. They’ll partner up for fun activities to program their Sphero to change colors, create sounds, complete challenges, and more. Then they’ll...

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07:42
U.S. Supreme Court to Review Whether Lawsuit Accusing Appl...

In 2011, a class action lawsuit filed against Apple accused the company of operating an illegal monopoly by not allowing iPhone users to download mobile apps outside of its own App Store, reducing consumer choice.

The antitrust case was eventually dismissed in 2013 by a U.S. district court in Northern California, due to errors in the complaint, leading to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit allowing it to proceed in 2017.

That decision led to Apple's petition for a writ of certiorari, which was granted today, meaning that the U.S. Supreme Court will now review the appeals court's decision to reinstate the case last year, according to ...

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03:29
iPhones on iOS 12 Will Automatically Share Precise Locatio...

Apple today announced that, starting later this year with iOS 12, iPhones will automatically share precise location data with first responders during 911 calls in the United States, helping to reduce emergency response times.

The new functionality will be powered by RapidSOS's IP-based data pipeline, which will quickly and securely provide 911 call centers with Hybridized Emergency Location data, which is determined based on proximity to cell towers and Wi-Fi access points, and on-device data sources like assisted GPS.

Apple said the location data will only be used for emergency purposes, and only accessible to responding dispatch centers during 911 calls.

"Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal," said Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a prepared statement. "When every moment counts,...

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01:33
HomePod Now Available to Order in Canada, France, and Germ...

Nearly five months after the HomePod launched in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, Apple today expanded availability of the Siri-enabled speaker to customers in Canada, France, and Germany.

HomePod is available in white and space gray for $449 in Canada and €349 in Germany and France via Apple's online store and the Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad. It's also available at Apple's retail stores in each country, and at select authorized resellers, including Best Buy in Canada.

Apple recently pushed a software update to the HomePod that enables Siri to speak in French, German, and Canadian English. Apple's website notes that support for Canadian French is coming later...

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Sunday June 17

04:44
Apple was Granted Three Trademarks in Hong Kong on Friday...

Apple was granted three trademarks in Hong Kong on Friday while filing for the ChromaVerb trademark. ChromaVerb is a high-end reverb plug-in that uses unique modeling to reproduce both natural and otherworldly acoustic spaces. It features 14 different models with tempo-synced parameters ...

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Saturday June 16

11:53
Apple Supplier Foxconn Announces their North American Head...

At the White House in July 2017, Foxconn's Chairman Terry Gou announced that they would be investing $10 billion dollars in the state of Wisconsin to make LCD displays up to 8K for the auto, healthcare and entertainment industries. On Friday officials from Foxconn joined Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee to officially unveil the Foxconn sign of their future U.S. Headquarters

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11:13
Non-Binding Recommendations from Third-Party ITC Lawyers h...

On June 11th Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Apple-Qualcomm Legal Battle will be Ratcheted Up in H2 as Qualcomm Prays for an Injunction on the iPhone." We're now learning that the staff of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday recommended that a trade judge find that Apple infringed ...

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Friday June 15

15:45
Popular Mac Developer Slams Apple for 'Sad State of M...

Rogue Amoeba developer Quentin Carnicelli, who works on Mac software like Airfoil, Audio Highjack, Loopback, and Fission, this week penned a critique of Apple's Mac lineup and the company's recent lack of Mac updates, and that missive has been gaining some attention from Mac fans.

Using MacRumors' own Buyer's Guide, Carnicelli points out that it's been more than a year since any Mac, with the exception of the iMac Pro, has been updated.

It's been 375 days, for example, since the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air machines were last updated, and it's been 437 days since the Mac Pro saw the price drop Apple implemented as it works on a Mac Pro replacement.

The Mac Pro has not seen a hardware update since December of 2013, more than 1600 days...

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12:58
Apple Hires Senior Ex-NASA and Waymo Engineer for their Se...

It was another busy week for Apple patents regarding various aspects of Apple's autonomous vehicle project. Four patents covered a guidance system for authorized drivers; a multitasking neural network system; primal neural networks; and a vehicle body structure covering the passenger area. We're now learning that Apple has hired a high profile senior engineer from Alphabet's Waymo self-driving vehicle unit. The hiring of Ms Jaime Waydo could elevate the stature of Apple’s self-driving car efforts.

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12:06
Apple Hires Former Head of BBC Radio 1 and Spotify Executi...

According to a new report this afternoon, George Ergatoudis, one of the most influential tastemakers in the UK business, is leaving Spotify to join arch rival Apple Music.

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11:45
Apple Hires High-Profile Senior Waymo Engineer for Self-Dr...

Apple has hired Jaime Waydo, an autonomous vehicle expert who previously worked as a senior engineer at Google's Waymo, reports The Information. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the hiring, but declined to provide details on what she would be working on.

Waydo, who served as head of systems engineering at Waymo, was "instrumental," according to former colleagues that spoke to The Information. She was in charge of verifying the safety of Waymo's prototypes and provided input on when it was safe enough to launch on-the-road tests in Phoenix in 2016.

Prior to working at Waymo, Waydo was a senior engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for more than a decade, where she helped develop a rover vehicle that has driven on Mars.

The Information speculates that Apple's hiring of Waydo could indicate that it is making progress...

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11:32
Apple Worldwide Video Lands a Big Win with a Multi-Year Co...

Wow, what a week its been for Apple Worldwide video. Patently Apple covered 5 reports this week about new series in the works and actors joining the cast of these new series. To top off the week, Apple lands a major deal with Oprah Winfrey.

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10:15
Apple Teams Up With Oprah Winfrey to Create New TV Shows

Apple has formed a multi-year production partnership with Oprah Winfrey to create shows for a new video subscription service that is in the works, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Apple and Winfrey did not share details on the kind of content that she plans to create, but in a statement, Apple said it would team up with Winfrey to "create original programs."

Apple today announced a unique, multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed producer, actress, talk show host, philanthropist and CEO of OWN.

Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.

Winfrey's projects will be released as part of a lineup of original...

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09:51
WSJ: Apple Expects Lower-Priced LCD Models to Represent Ma...

Apple is widely rumored to introduce three new iPhone models in September, including a second-generation iPhone X, a larger version dubbed the iPhone X Plus, and a lower-priced but lesser-featured version.

Given the iPhone X Plus is expected to have an OLED display, like the iPhone X, it would be reasonable to assume that the majority of iPhones that Apple plans to manufacture in 2018 will be of the OLED variety. According to The Wall Street Journal, however, that might not be how things play out.

The report cites sources involved with Apple's supply chain who claim that Apple now expects LCD models to make up the majority of iPhone sales in its upcoming lineup, expected to be released this fall.

Apple initially wanted roughly equal production of iPhone models with LCDs...

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09:01
Intel Ramping-Up Production of their XMM 7560 LTE Advanced...

In late April Patently Apple posted a report titled "Intel may be able to grab the Lion's Share of Apple's iPhone modem Business in 2018 if Chip Yields can improve." We're learning today that Intel has started production of their XMM 7560 modem chips for Apple's upcoming iPhones arriving later this year.

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06:57
PSA: Apple Maps Has Been Down Several Hours, Directions an...

If you are attempting to navigate with Apple Maps right now, you may be unable to do so, as the service appears to be experiencing downtime.

"Directions Not Available," the app says, when attempting to search for or navigate to destinations. "Route information is not available at this moment."

The issue appears to be widespread, with many users reporting that Apple Maps is down across the United States, Canada, and other countries. The outage affects all platforms with Apple Maps, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and CarPlay.

iPhone, iPad, and Mac users can simply use an alternative such as Google Maps or Waze in the meantime, but CarPlay doesn't currently support third-party mapping apps, something that is changing with iOS 12.

Apple has yet to update its system status page to...

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06:02
Apple Focuses Four new Ads about Creatives who choose to u...

Yesterday Apple launched four iPhone X ad showcasing key camera features. Today Apple turns to the MacBook Pro with a round of four new ads covering a musician, photographer, developer and artists of one kind or another. For some, the MacBook is a tool for creatives where 100 MHz faster isn't the measure that impresses them.

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05:54
HomePod Can Now Read the News in Canada, France, and Germa...

Ahead of the HomePod launching in Canada, France, and Germany in three days from now, the speaker has gained the ability to read the news in those countries.

Siri can now provide news briefs from a handful of sources in Canada, for example, including CBC, Global TV, CTV, and CNN. To start, say "Hey Siri" and then say something like "read me the news" or "what's the news today?"

MacRumors reader Pedro Marques, who lives in Toronto, Canada, shared a demonstration of the feature with us today:

Meanwhile, in Germany, the same functionality works with sources such as public broadcasting radio station Deutschlandfunk, according to MacRumors reader Marco.

Apple previously announced that HomePod sales will begin in Canada, Germany, and France on Monday, June 18. The speaker will be available to order in white and space gray through Apple's online store,...

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04:49
Analysts forecast Galaxy S9 Sales will likely be the slowe...

While Samsung's Galaxy S9 was able to inch ahead of Apple's iPhone X for April, overall Samsung smartphone sales suffered in this quarter going against Apple's deeper bench (iPhone X, 8, 8-Plus, 7 and 6 models) that dominated the top 10. The result is that Samsung Electronics’ shares have been on the downward path in recent days as its earnings in the second quarter are forecast to be lower than expected due to disappointing smartphone sales.

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Thursday June 14

21:33
Apple Launches New 'Behind the Mac' Ad Campaign

Apple today launched a new ad campaign focused on the Mac, carrying the tagline "Behind the Mac" and highlighting a trio of creators who have used Macs to "make something wonderful." There are four ads in the series, with the first, set to Daniel Johnston's "Story of an Artist," showing a variety of people using Macs as part of their creative processes.

Three other ads focus on specific Mac users from various disciplines:

- Photographer and disability advocate Bruce Hall, who is legally blind, uses his Mac and iPhone to help "see the things that always felt out of reach." Some of Hall's work is part of the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress.

- Music artist Grimes uses a Mac "from start to finish" to write all of her music, edit music videos, and create digital art for her singles.

- App developer Peter...

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15:29
Apple Reportedly in Talks for Distribution Rights to an An...

According to a new report published this afternoon, a deal could be near for the rights to an animated movie as part of its upcoming slate of original video offerings.

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14:14
Apple was Granted Two Registered Trademarks for "iMac...

This week the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a pair of registered trademarks for 'iMac Pro' while filing for a new trademark in Hong Kong China that covers AI and Machine Learning.

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13:10
Hands-On With All the New Features in watchOS 5

watchOS 5, the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch, was introduced last week alongside iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. The update doesn't include design changes or new watch faces, but it does introduce some fun new features that make the Apple Watch more useful than ever, like Walkie-Talkie.

We went hands-on with the new watchOS 5 update in our latest YouTube video to give MacRumors readers an idea of what to expect from the software when it launches this fall.

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Walkie-Talkie, the coolest new feature in watchOS 5, will let you use the Apple Watch like, well, a Walkie-Talkie, with opt-in push-to-talk communication. In the first beta of watchOS 5, which is available to developers, the Walkie-Talkie app is unfortunately not functional, listing a "Coming Soon" message when you open it up. We'll have a...

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12:10
Apple Close to Inking Deal With Cartoon Saloon for Animate...

Apple is working on dozens of original television shows and may also expand into feature films, with the company said to be close to signing a deal for an animated movie.

According to Bloomberg, Apple may soon sign a deal with Cartoon Saloon, an animation studio based in Ireland. While Cartoon's Saloon's movie has yet to be made, Apple is aiming to secure distribution rights for the United States and other countries.

It's unclear how Apple plans to make the movie available, but a theatrical release, necessary to qualify for Academy Awards, is possible, one of the people said. Apple and Cartoon Saloon had no immediate comment on Thursday.Cartoon Saloon has previously produced Academy Award-nominated animated films including "The Secret of Kells," "The Song of the Sea," and "The Breadwinner...

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11:46
Verizon Launches Third 'Unlimited' Plan With 75G...

Verizon today announced the launch of a third "Unlimited" data plan option, which provides users with 75GB of LTE data, 20GB of LTE hotspot access, 720p video streaming, 5 TravelPass sessions per month, and 500GB of Verizon Cloud storage.

The new "Above Unlimited" plan joins Verizon's two other "Unlimited" plans, Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. While Verizon calls these plans unlimited, all three have data caps on the amount of LTE data that users can access per month before having their speeds downgraded or limitations on video quality.

The existing Go Unlimited plan, Verizon's cheapest option, provides users with unlimited LTE data, but it restricts streaming video to 480p and limits mobile hotspot speeds to 600Kb/s.

The current Beyond Unlimited plan provides users with 22GB of LTE data per month, with access to 720p video streaming and 15GB of hotspot data.

Neither...

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09:48
Apple Invention Advances Force Touch through to Hardware p...

Back in 2014 our Patently Mobile IP blog covered a Samsung patent filing for a smartphone that introduced squeeze and stretching controls to work with future flexible displays. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Mobile Electronic Device with Squeeze Detection." It's basically the same concept with a little less ambition that could make it a little more realistic.

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09:44
Valve Removes Game Purchasing Option From Steam Link in Ho...

A few weeks after Apple rejected Valve's planned Steam Link app due to App Store review guideline violations related to in-app purchases, among other things, the company has made a key change to the app in hopes of getting it approved.

Namely, in the latest beta version of Steam Link on TestFlight, Valve has removed the option to purchase games within the app. Instead, the app now informs users that games are available to purchase on a PC, or Mac, according to Eli Hodapp, editor-in-chief of MacRumors sister website TouchArcade.Moments ago, Valve pushed out an updated version of the Steam Link app to TestFlight testers which […] removed the ability to buy anything through the actual app...

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08:27
ElcomSoft's Latest Tool Can Allegedly Access iMessage...

Russian company ElcomSoft today claimed that the latest version of its Phone Breaker software can remotely access iMessage conversation histories stored in iCloud, although there are several strings attached.

Namely, the person attempting to extract iMessages from an iCloud account would need the following before being able to do so:

  • Elcomsoft Phone Breaker version 8.3

  • The associated Apple ID email and password for the iCloud account
  • The passcode, if an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or system password, if a Mac, of at least one device on the account enrolled in Messages in iCloud, which requires iOS 11.4 and macOS 10.13.5 or later
  • Access to a two-factor...
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    07:48
    Developer Rumor Claims that Google is working on running W...

    A new geek-side report claims that the evidence is mounting that the Google Pixelbook could natively support booting into Windows 10 hack free, perhaps even with the blessing of Microsoft. Google may be copying Apple's idea of Windows for MacBooks via Boot Camp.

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    07:13
    Apple Invention Describes Face ID Camera System used for B...

    Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to input-output circuitry of a television or computer display that may include a gaze tracking system that gathers point-of-gaze information, vergence information, and head position information. This system may also include a biometric sensor, capture hand gestures and more.

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    05:43
    Apple launches a new Series of Ads Showcasing Key Camera F...

    Early this morning Apple posted five new iPhone X ads covering their 'How to Shoot' series showcasing the camera's key features including backlight, pano, burst mode, slo-mo and how to shoot your local soccer games so that they look cool and professional.

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    05:03
    Apple Invents an Autonomous Vehicle Guidance System that R...

    Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to systems and algorithms for using various types of signals from authorized Drivers for controlling the motion of autonomous or partially autonomous vehicles. Considering that the patent was only filed 7 months ago, it would appear that Apple's Project Titan may be thinking beyond mere shuttle craft.

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    03:00
    Apple Supplier TSMC Pointed to Semiconductors pushing 5G,...

    The new vice chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) CC Wei, (TSMC) spoke at Taiwan's IC60 event earlier today that has the theme "I see the Future." The future of semiconductors will push ...

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    02:20
    Apple Considering First Apple Store in Tel Aviv Israel

    A new Israeli report claims that the Azrieli Group has begun negotiations for setting up the first Apple Store in Tel Aviv

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    Wednesday June 13

    16:38
    Apple Announces it will Change iPhone Settings to Thwart L...

    Apple Announces it will Change iPhone Settings to Thwart Law Enforcement from Successfully Cracking iPhones ...

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    16:20
    A Week in the Life of WWDC 2018 Scholarship Winners

    Last week, Apple hosted its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, where over 5,000 developers descended upon the McEnery Convention Center for five days of coding labs and sessions, one-on-one consultations with Apple engineers, get-togethers, and even some early morning exercise.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook with WWDC 2018 scholarship winners

    Among those developers were some 350 scholarship winners, who each received a complimentary WWDC ticket, lodging for the week, and a one-year membership in the Apple Developer Program.

    Each year, students aged 13 or older at accredited schools and STEM organizations can apply to become a WWDC scholar. This year, Apple tasked applicants with creating a...

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    15:10
    Apple Confirms Plans to Disable Law Enforcement Access to...

    Apple has confirmed that it is closing a technological loophole that allows law enforcement officials to hack into iPhones through USB-based hardware solutions like the GrayKey box, reports The New York Times.Apple said it was planning an iPhone software update that would effectively disable the phone's charging and data port -- the opening where users plug in headphones, power cables and adapters -- an hour after the phone is locked. In order to transfer data to or from the iPhone using the port, a person would first need to enter the phone's password.As we shared last week, the feature that prevents USB accessories from connecting to an iPhone or iPad if it's been more than an hour since the device was last unlocked is included in iOS 12. This setting is enabled by default and it will not allow USB-...

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    14:26
    Apple Worldwide Video hires five more Cast Members for the...

    Last week Patently Apple reported that Masters of Sex Star Lizzy Caplan was joining the cast of an Apple series 'Are you Sleeping.' The work on the series is quickly coming together as another five cast members have been added including Breaking Bad star ...

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    13:00
    Hands-On With iOS 12's New Screen Time Feature With A...

    The iOS 12 update introduces a comprehensive set of built-in features designed to help you focus, limit distraction, monitor your iOS device usage, and get a better understanding on how you're using your time throughout the day.

    These new features are housed in the Screen Time section of the Settings app, which we decided to take a closer look at to give MacRumors readers eagerly awaiting the iOS 12 update an idea of what to expect from Apple's new monitoring features.

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    Apple designed Screen Time to be incredibly detailed, and it provides a surprising amount of information on how and when you're using your iPhones and iPads. With the main view, accessible in the Settings app, you can see just how much time you've spent on the iPhone each day.

    A bar at the top lets you know which apps you've been using...

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    12:44
    Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Joins Cast of Upcoming...

    "Are You Sleeping," a drama series that will star Octavia Spencer, has picked up several new cast members, including Aaron Paul, known for "Breaking Bad," reports Variety.

    In addition to Spencer and Paul, "Are You Sleeping" will star Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Michael Beach (Sons of Anarchy), Tracie Thoms (UnREAL), and Haneefah Wood (Nurse Jackie).

    As has been previously reported, "Are You Sleeping" is a psychological thriller based on a novel written by Kathleen Barber. The book, also called "Are You Sleeping," focuses on a podcast that reopens a murder case, similar to...

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    11:10
    Apple Gives Green Light for a 10-Part Mystery Drama Series...

    The activity over at Apple Worldwide Video has been hectic over the past week with multiple new staff hires to bringing in Lizzy Caplan to star in one of Apple's new series and to working with the Writers Guild of America. We're now learning that Apple has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a mystery drama.

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    09:55
    Apple Gives Straight-to-Series Order for Drama on Child Jo...

    Apple has placed a straight-to-series order for a drama series about Hilde Lysiak, a child journalist who publishes a newspaper called the Orange Street News in her hometown of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

    According to Variety, the series will follow a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father is from, where she unearths a cold case that everyone in town had attempted to bury.

    Image of Hilde Lysiak via NY Daily News

    The story is based on Lysiak's own efforts to report on a murder in Selinsgrove, where she was the first person to expose it. Lysiak's Orange Street News has earned her national and international...

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    08:36
    Microsoft Begins to Roll Out new Office Suit Make Over for...

    Microsoft announced that starting today the most-used productivity product in the world is getting a makeover. Whether you’re writing a letter in Word, managing a budget in Excel or sending an email in Outlook, Microsoft Office is the go-to place to get stuff done for people around the world. The changes will roll out beginning today and over the next few months. Outlook for Macs ...

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    07:40
    Intel's First GPU Code Named 'Arctic Sound'...

    It was reported on earlier today that Intel CEO Brian Krzanich disclosed during an analyst event last week that it will have its first discrete graphics chips available in 2020.

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    06:37
    Video Report: A New 24 Minute In-Depth Interview with Appl...

    In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Bloomberg Interviews Apple's Tim Cook on Tax Cuts & his Personal Views on Economics and Social Issues." It was a glimpse of the full interview coming in June. Today the full interview has now been posted and available in our report

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    06:14
    Tim Cook Reflects on Steve Jobs, Apple Watch Saving Lives,...

    Bloomberg Television today published an interview between Apple CEO Tim Cook and David Rubenstein, one of three billionaire founders of private equity firm Carlyle Group. The conversation took place at Cook's alma mater Duke University.

    Cook reflected on a wide range of topics, including his education and career path, relationship with the late Steve Jobs, the Apple Watch's life-saving capabilities, politics, and social issues such as privacy, immigration, and equality.

    On the subject of Apple's earnings:Rubenstein: You’ve now been the CEO of Apple since about July of 2011. The earnings are up about 80 percent. So, have you ever thought you can’t do better than this, and maybe you should just say, “well, I’ve done a great job, and now I’m going to do something else with my life?”

    Cook: We view the stock price and revenue and profits as a result of...

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    06:03
    Apple iPhone Supplier Largan Precision reveals new 7P Trip...

    In a new interview, Apple lens supplier Largan Precision announced that they're now developing a 7P lens module (a seven plastic lens piece) that is likely to begin large-volume shipments in 2019.

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    05:21
    Apple has Hired Kelly Costello Pekar, Former Business...

    According to a new report, Kelly Costello Pekar, who was executive vice president of business and legal affairs for Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video that's behind Saturday Night Live, other late night shows and films has joined Apple as a business affairs executive.

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    Tuesday June 12

    15:42
    Apple Reportedly Snags Executive, Original Series at Netfl...

    It's being reported this afternoon that Layne Eskridge is joining Apple as a Creative Executive. She comes from rival streaming service Netflix where she was a development executive.

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    15:09
    Football (Soccer) Fans around the World can keep up to dat...

    As the countdown to the World Cup 2018 begins, football fans around the world can stay up to speed on stats, scores and their favorite teams across all Apple devices.

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    14:05
    Apple's New Memoji vs. Samsung's AR Emoji

    After Apple unveiled Animoji when the iPhone X debuted last September, Samsung introduced its own version, the more human-like and customizable AR Emoji.

    Not to be outdone, Apple in iOS 12 introduced Memoji, a new version of Animoji that can be customized to look just like you. Given the similarities between AR Emoji and Memoji, we thought we'd compare the two and give our readers an idea of what to expect when iOS 12 launches this fall.

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    Memoji, available in the Messages app and FaceTime on iOS 12, are cartoon-like customizable emoji characters that animate just like Animoji using the TrueDepth camera system in the iPhone X.

    Because Animoji and Memoji require Apple's 3D camera capabilities to mimic facial expressions, the feature is limited to the iPhone X. Future devices, including 2018 iPad Pro models and...

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    14:02
    Federal Judge clears AT&T's bid for Time Warner

    On May 05 Patent Apple posted a report titled "The Sprint and T-Mobile Deal may depend on the AT&T Time Warner Deal Verdict in June. Late today Federal judge clears AT&T's bid for Time Warner. Expect Sprint and T-Mobile bang the merger drum louder this week.

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    13:13
    Apple's New App Store Guidelines Restrict Apps From H...

    Apple last week updated its App Store Review Guidelines for developers after unveiling iOS 12, introducing rules for remote mirroring apps, banning cryptocurrency mining, and introducing clear rules to allow developers to provide free trials for paid apps.

    At the same time, Apple also quietly expanded its data sharing rules, as Bloomberg points out, introducing strict new guidelines that prevent app developers from collecting user data to build advertising profiles or contact databases. The rules also prohibit apps from harvesting data from an iPhone user's contacts. From Apple's updated 5.1.2 data sharing guidelines:(iii) Apps should not...

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    10:24
    Apple Announces World Cup Content Coming to Siri, Apple TV...

    Apple's personal assistant Siri has been updated with support for sports ahead of the World Cup in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, Apple announced today.

    Sports support for Siri in the nine new countries expands Siri sports information to a total of 35 countries, including the United States.

    Specific to the World Cup, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, and Mac owners can ask Siri questions like:

    • When does France play Australia?
    • What teams are in group A?
    • Who is on the England squad?
    • Who won the Argentina-Iceland match?

    In addition to expanding Siri sports support, Apple also plans to highlight football (soccer in the United States) apps and games throughout the month. Features will include tips on taking the perfect football photo and how to "get your football fix" on social media. Highlighted apps will include FOX NOW and BBC...

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    10:14
    Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Public Beta Teste...

    Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4.1 update to its public beta testing group, one week after releasing the first public beta and one day after seeding the beta to developers.

    Beta testers who are members of Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 11.4.1 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

    Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. iOS betas are not always stable and should not be installed on a primary device.

    There were no notable features discovered in iOS 11.4.1 in the first two developer betas, suggesting it focuses on bug fixes and other minor improvements.

    iOS 11.4.1 will be one of the final updates to the iOS 11 operating...

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    09:10
    Third-Party macOS Security Tools Vulnerable to Malware Cod...

    Hackers have had an "easy way" to get certain malware past signature checks in third-party security tools since Apple's OS X Leopard operating system in 2007, according to a detailed new report today by Ars Technica. Researchers discovered that hackers could essentially trick the security tools -- designed to sniff out suspiciously signed software -- into thinking the malware was officially signed by Apple while they in fact hid malicious software.

    The researchers said that the signature bypassing method is so "easy" and "trivial" that pretty much any hacker who discovered it could pass off malicious code as an app that appeared to be signed by Apple. These digital signatures are core security functions that let users know the app in question was signed with the private key of a trusted party, like Apple does with its first-...

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    08:35
    Apple Previews Redesigned Books App Coming in iOS 12

    Apple today shared an in-depth preview of the all-new Books app for iPhone and iPad coming in iOS 12 later this year.

    As shown on stage at WWDC 2018 last week, the Books app has been completely redesigned with the following tabs:

    • Reading Now displays all of the books you are currently reading or listening to. A new "Want to Read" section allows you to keep a wishlist of books you are interested in. "Complete the Series" or "You Might Like" present books based on those you have recently finished.

  • Library displays your full collection of books with large cover art, including the books downloaded to your device. There is also a "Finished" timeline of books you have read in the past with the dates you finished them.
  • Book Store allows you to browse all titles available...
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    07:46
    Apple Identifies Limited Hardware Issue With 2017 13"...

    Apple has identified a limited hardware issue affecting the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro models with function keys, according to an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers late last week.

    Namely, when either the MacBook Pro's solid state drive or main logic board experiences failure, both need to be replaced simultaneously. Apple's memo doesn't specify an underlying reason as to why both components may fail in tandem, or what percentage of units may be at risk of being affected.

    An excerpt from the document, obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source:Apple has identified a specific population of MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports) units requiring both solid state drives and the main logic board to be replaced when either has a functional failure.

    A message will appear when either the solid state drive or the main logic board part number is added to the repair of an identified MacBook Pro system. The...

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    06:52
    Patent Applications Reveal Apple's Research Into 3D C...

    Apple's persistent quest for better performance, longer battery life, and slimmer form factors appears to be driving its research into advanced chip packaging technologies. So-called "2.5D" and "3D" packaging methods stand to offer significant gains in all of these areas by increasing memory bandwidth, reducing power consumption, and freeing up space for higher-capacity batteries.

    Apple has been an aggressive adopter of new device packaging methods, mostly thanks to integrated fan-out (InFO) innovations provided by foundry partner TSMC. TSMC's success has spurred it into further developing and diversifying its packaging offerings, and TSMC has emerged as an industry leader in packaging techniques.

    While versions of TSMC's InFO packaging have brought performance improvements to Apple devices, such as better thermal management and improved package height, it has largely not been a direct...

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    06:35
    Apple Won 45 Patents Today Covering Laser Processing of Fa...

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover laser processing of fabric used in the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard, Liquid Metal roll forming and a design patent for the iPhone X's backside camera. 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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    06:12
    DigiTimes Vaguely Says 2019 iPhones Are 'Likely to Su...

    Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes has published a report today claiming that 2019 iPhones will come with USB-C support, but the vague wording makes it hard to decipher what they are referring to exactly.

    Cage Chao and Jessie Shen, citing sources within Apple's supply chain:Apple is redesigning chargers and related interface for its next-generation iPhone and iPad devices, and will likely have its 2019 series of iPhones come with USB Type-C support, according to sources at analog IC vendors.The flashiest take would be that Apple is planning to remove its Lightning connector from iPhones, in favor of a more universally adopted USB-C port, but that perennial rumor has been proven incorrect time and time again.

    A similarly vague report from The Wall Street Journal last year ignited speculation that the...

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    06:00
    Verizon Named 2018's Fastest Mobile Network in PCMag...

    Verizon Wireless was awarded the title of the fastest nationwide mobile network in PCMag's annual mobile network comparison, the results of which were released this morning.

    For its test, PCMag analysts drove within and between 30 cities in the United States to test mobile network speeds using four Samsung Galaxy S8 phones. More than a dozen locations in each city were tested, with the site gathering more than 124,000 data points to reach its conclusion. Scores were calculated taking into account metrics like download speed, upload speed, latency, reliability, and consistency.

    Verizon was named the overall fastest network after it won or tied in 19 of the 36 cities that were tested across the United States, marking Verizon's 5th annual victory.

    Verizon won out in almost every region (Northeast, North Central, South Central, Northwest, and Southwest), with the exception of the...

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    TechCrunch Talks to Ex-Apple Bozoma Saint John who is leav...

    Bozoma Saint John who was Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple covering Apple Music and iTunes left for Uber in 2017. She served as Chief Brand Officer at Uber until now and is leaving for Endeavor. Today, TechCrunch ..

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    04:12
    Huawei's Next Flagship Smartphone Likely to make the...

    Huawei, the number three smartphone vendor in the world wants the jump on Apple and Samsung this year. They were first to introduce a three lens camera in their recent P20 smartphone and now they aim to launch their next flagship smartphone with the largest display in the industry to date.

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    03:41
    Supply Chain Rumor Claims Apple will switch to USB Type-C...

    According to a new supply chain report this morning, Apple is redesigning chargers and related interface for its next-generation iPhone and iPad devices, and will likely have its 2019 series of iPhones come with USB Type-C support, according to sources at analog IC vendors.

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    Monday June 11

    11:50
    Samsung Demands Another Retrial, Says 'No Reasonable...

    Last month, a jury ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for violating Apple design patents as part of a legal battle that has spanned years, but the jury's ruling apparently won't be the end of the dispute between the two companies.

    Samsung last week filed an appeal (via CNET) asking the U.S. District Court in San Jose to either reduce the judgment against it to $28 million or hold a new trial. Samsung filed the motion on the grounds that "no reasonable jury could have found that any of Apple's asserted design patents was applied to Samsung's entire accused smartphones."

    The jury's ruling, says Samsung, is "excessive" and the evidence "supports a verdict of no more than $28.085 million," which was the amount Samsung advocated for during the trial....

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    10:24
    Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Developers

    Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4.1 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first beta and a little over two weeks after releasing iOS 11.4, an update that introduced AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud.

    Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.4.1 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

    No new features were discovered in the first iOS 11.4.1 beta, suggesting it focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of iOS 11.4.

    We'll update this post should we discover any new features in the second iOS 11.4.1 beta, but we're not expecting major changes now that Apple has shifted its focus to iOS 12, which is also...

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    10:11
    Apple Releases Updated Beta of New watchOS 5 Operating Sys...

    Apple this morning seeded an updated beta of an upcoming watchOS 5 update, one week after releasing the first beta after the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote. watchOS 5 is the newest version of the software that runs on the Apple Watch.

    To install the beta, you'll need the proper configuration profile, which can be obtained through the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the watchOS 5 beta can be downloaded using the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update.

    To update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone. It would be wise to install the beta on a secondary device instead of a primary device given that this is an early version of the watchOS 5 software that still has bugs to be worked out.

    The first version of the initial...

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    09:32
    Apple Shares Trailer for New 'TAG' Episode of Ca...

    Apple this morning shared a trailer for what appears to be the inaugural episode of the second season of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," which kicks off on Friday, June 15 with an episode starring Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, and Jon Hamm singing songs like Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Renner, Helms, and Hamm are all starring in the movie "TAG," which comes out on the same day the new Carpool Karaoke episode debuts.

    "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" was renewed for a second season back in February after a successful first season that wrapped up last year. While this could be the first episode of a new season, the fact that it coincides with a movie release also means it might be a one-off episode.

    For those unfamiliar with the show, "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" is based on the Carpool Karaoke segment that was made popular on "The Late Late Show With James Corden." The series pairs up different...

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    Nissan Maxima Completely Destroyed in Fire Reportedly caus...

    Samsung recalled the Galaxy S7 worldwide back in September 2016 due to a series of incidents involving fire. Fast forward to today and a Samsung Galaxy S8 is being blamed for a major fire that destroyed a Nissan vehicle as presented in our cover photo.

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    07:17
    Loser Samsung back in Court Requesting a new iPhone Trial

    On May 24th Patently Apple posted a report titled "While Samsung wanted to Pay Apple $28 Million for Patent Infringement, the Jury's Verdict was for over Half a Billion." Loser Samsung responded to the verdict by stating that the decision flew in the face of a unanimous Supreme Court ruling. Samsung is back in court requesting a new iPhone trial

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    07:00
    Net Neutrality Rules Officially End Today as Democrats...

    Net neutrality regulations officially expired in the United States earlier this morning, making today the first day of a post-net neutrality internet (via The New York Times). The expiration of the laws comes six months after the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of repealing net neutrality, a vote that has since faced intense backlash including multi-state lawsuits and a recent move by Democrats to block the repeal.

    Although supporters and opponents of net neutrality greatly disagree on how the internet will look following the repeal,...

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    06:41
    Apple Store in Macau Opening later this month and "To...

    Apple Store activity of late includes a second store getting ready to open in Macau the 'Las Vegas of Asia' later this month and Apple's 'Today at Apple' program is up for an award

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    06:33
    Apple Store Modernization Efforts Continue From Los Angele...

    Apple's process of modernizing its chain of over 500 retail stores continues in several major cities around the world.

    Over the weekend, Apple celebrated the grand opening of its relocated Beverly Center store in Los Angeles. Apple's original store in the shopping mall, opened November 2005, permanently closed at the end of Friday.

    Apple's new Beverly Center store via Instagram

    Apple's remodeled stores often gain additional square footage to accommodate an increased number of both products and customers. The extra space is also beneficial to Today at Apple sessions related to photography, coding, exercising with the Apple Watch, and other topics.

    Apple's latest retail design, introduced in 2015, typically includes large glass doors, large video screens...

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    05:42
    The Apple-Qualcomm Legal Battle will be Ratcheted Up in H2...

    It's being reported today that after more than a year of vicious accusations and a flurry of lawsuits and counter claims, Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc.’s multi-billion-dollar legal dispute is about to get serious.
    Hearings in the three most important markets -- the U.S., China and Germany -- will soon determine ...

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    05:06
    Chinese Union files Scathing Report on Harsh Conditions at...

    For years China Labor Watch published reports harshly criticizing Apple's Chinese partner plant conditions. Now the union is focusing on Amazon's Foxconn plant in a new scathing 94 page report on poor working conditions

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    Sunday June 10

    12:21
    Apple's UK Arm highlights Risk of post Brexit Complex...

    Apple has cautioned that its UK operations may be hit by "greater restrictions on imports and exports" as a result of Brexit negotiations, according to its UK financial results.

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    12:05
    Apple Invention Covers a Multitask Neural Network System f...

    Earlier today Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "New Apple Invention Covers Inspection and Primal Neural Networks for Controlling Future Autonomous Vehicles." In Apple's second patent application on this subject matter they note that their invention generally relates to systems and algorithms for machine learning and machine learning models. An autonomous vehicle's multitasking may for example cover changing lanes, observing pedestrians, road segments, lanes, lane markings, staying in a current lane also known as the ego lane, motion control and much more.

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    11:17
    New Apple Invention Covers Inspection and Primal Neural Ne...

    In late May, Patently Apple posted a report titled Apple's Autonomous Shuttle Service will use Volkswagen Vans. Finally, Project Titan was taking shape. Not initially as an advanced next-generation vehicle but rather an autonomous ride-sharing service vehicle. This week two major patent applications came to light covering Inspection and Primal Neural Networks for controlling Apple's future autonomous vehicles.

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    11:17
    New Apple Invention Covers Inspection and Primal Neural Ne...

    In late May, Patently Apple posted a report titled Apple's Autonomous Shuttle Service will use Volkswagen Vans. Finally, Project Titan was taking shape. Not initially as an advanced next-generation vehicle but rather an autonomous ride-sharing service vehicle. This week two major patent applications came to light covering Inspection and Primal Neural Networks for controlling Apple's future autonomous vehicles.

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    08:56
    The Enterprise Wireless Alliance, including Apple & ot...

    The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) which includes Apple Facebook, Google, Qualcomm, HP, Cisco, Broadcom, Intel, MediaTek and Microsoft is throwing its voice into the ring to say that it has grave concerns about putting the 6 GHz microwave band into play for 5G. Yet the Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition which includes AT&T are fighting to keep 6 GHz in future 5G networks. The battle is on.

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    07:30
    Apple Revises Cryptocurrency Guidelines for its App Store

    Apple has revised its cryptocurrency Apps guidelines for its App store, and it has recently taken steps to appease those in that space.

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    06:50
    Apple was granted a HomePod Patent this week covering Acou...

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published an important granted patent for Apple Inc. this week covering their HomePod device invention and specifically acoustic change direction. Patent: (HomePod) Acoustic Change Direction Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to an audio system that automatically determines when to electronically adjust a digital audio rendering process, which is rendering an...

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    Saturday June 9

    13:15
    Apple was granted a Patent this week for the Roof / Body S...

    This week Apple was granted a patent from US Patent & Trademark Office titled "Internally stiffened body structure." The invention relates to a vehicle body structure that includes a structural pillar that is located adjacent to a passenger compartment.

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    12:38
    A Rumor by Fast Company about new Buttons coming to Apple...

    In March Patently Apple reported on a new side button for Apple Watch that users could press downward on in addition to being able to swipe across its surface to control volume, pull down a menu that could technically replace the digital crown and provide superior water resistance. Yesterday a new rumor about an Apple Watch for 2018 or 2019 that supports these features

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    11:57
    Apple Reveals at WWDC 2018 that they will be Complying wit...

    India's Telecom Regulatory Authority Chairman R S Sharma first began raising hell in September 2017 with Apple for not complying and implementing the governments anti-spam app. We're now learning that Apple will be complying with India's demands in iOS 12 for this fall.

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    10:40
    A German Patent Covering Face ID Surfaced in Europe Coveri...

    This morning Patently Apple discovered a German patent in the European Patent Office covering flood-and infrared lighting which is applied to Apple's Face ID

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    Friday June 8

    16:02
    Future Apple Watch to Adopt Solid State Buttons With Hapti...

    A future version of the Apple Watch will be updated with solid state buttons that don't physically click but instead use a Taptic Engine to provide haptic feedback to users, reports Fast Company.

    Apple will continue to use a two button configuration with a Digital Crown and a Side button, but neither button will be a traditional physical button.

    Apple will stick with the Watch's current button configuration, with a button and a digital crown situated on one side of the device, but neither will physically click as before. Rather than reacting to the user's touch by physically moving back and forth, the new buttons will vibrate slightly under the fingertip, using the haptic effect Apple calls the Taptic Engine. (The digital crown will still physically rotate to navigate through content.)What Fast Company is describing is the same solid state...

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    08:46
    Apple Music Rolling Out Update With 'Coming Soon...

    Apple appears to be rolling out a series of updates for Apple Music today, including a small but useful new section called "Coming Soon," which allows subscribers to check out new albums about to be released over the next few weeks. On iOS and macOS, the hub is located in the Browse tab > New Music > scroll down to find Coming Soon > tap "See All." Music Videos were previously the last thing to see here, but now Apple has introduced Coming Soon as well.

    The hub lists artists from a variety of different genres, with impending albums from Panic! At The Disco ("Pray For the Wicked", June 22), Florence + The Machine ("High As Hope", June 29), Interpol ("Marauder", August 24), and more. With only about 10 albums listed, Coming Soon isn't an entirely definitive source of every upcoming album on Apple Music, but albums have been added to the section throughout the morning so it appears Apple will be continuously expanding this area.

    On macOS, there is a drop down...

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    08:09
    Apple Music hires one of the top BBC Radio's Hip Hop...

    According to a new report, Apple Music has hired one of BBC radio’s key editorial music executives in the UK.

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    05:58
    After Back-to-Back Smashing Quarters for Apple, the Nikkei...

    Once again the Nikkei Asian Review has published another negative report about Apple. In January Patently Apple posted a report titled "While Apple's iPhone X was the #1 Smartphone in Q4, the Nikkei claims it was Disappointing and invents Dire Results for Q1." Apple went on to deliver another record quarter. So what's the latest negative story are they preaching today?

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    05:26
    Apple Taking 'Cautious Approach' to iPhone Assem...

    Apple recently asked its iPhone suppliers to build "around 20 percent fewer" components for the line of iPhones debuting in the second half of 2018, according to four sources speaking to Nikkei. The move is Apple's attempt to take a "cautious approach" to iPhone shipments in 2018 compared to 2017 orders.

    Specifically, last year Apple was said to have placed orders for the production of as many as 100 million iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X units. That number is now down to 80 million in 2018, according to the sources. In the wake of Nikkei's report, Apple shares have fallen in premarket trading this morning.

    "Apple is quite conservative in terms of placing new orders for upcoming iPhones this year," one of...

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    05:15
    The Official Apple Trademark for 'macOS Mojave'...

    Apple's official trademark application for 'macOS Mojave' was made on June 4th, the day of their WWDC 2018 keynote when it was revealed to the world.

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    Thursday June 7

    15:46
    Masters of Sex Star Joins Apple's 'Are you Sleep...

    In January we posted a report titled "Apple Worldwide Video Lands First Development Project for a Crime Story Starring Octavia Spencer," called 'Are you Sleeping.' We're now learning that Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan will be joining the cast of Are you Sleeping.

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    15:15
    Apple has agreed to the terms and conditions of the Writer...

    Apple has agreed to the terms and conditions of the Writers Guild of America’s current master contract — a development that the WGA says will have major implications at the next round of contract talks.

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    13:52
    Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones Get New Po...

    Beats this week introduced a new Pop Collection of colorways for its Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones.

    Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless are available in Pop Magenta, Pop Violet, Pop Indigo, and Pop Blue options for $299.95 and $199.95 respectively in the United States, the same standard pricing of other colors.

    The overall form and features of the headphones remain unchanged, so this is purely a cosmetic change for those interested.

    Solo3 Wireless and Powerbeats3 Wireless in the new Pop Collection can be ordered from Apple's online store in many countries. Keep in mind that the traditional colors are currently on...

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    11:33
    UK Firm Excitably Claims that Apple Stole their Logo when...

    During Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote, Craig Federighi, SVP Software, introduced a new dimension to Siri that will be able intelligently pair your daily routines with third-party apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when you need them. The App is called "Shortcuts" and a UK firm is now demanding Apple pay them $200,000 for ripping off their logo.

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