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Saturday January 25

08:17
Canada's Wi-LAN Gambled on a new Trial against Apple...

In August 2018, Patently Apple posted a patent infringement report titled "U.S. Jury Found Apple Guilty of Infringing two WiLAN Patents that will cost Apple $145.1 Million." In January 2019, we posted a second report on this case titled "WiLAN's $145.1 Million Verdict against Apple has been slashed to $10 Million. A new verdict in the retrial gave WiLAN a big win.

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07:29
Omni MedSci files a second Patent Infringement case agains...

In April 2018 Patently Apple posted a patent infringement report titled "Omni MedSci files a Five-Count Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Apple Alleging the Apple Watch Incorporates their Technology." Late yesterday Omni MedSci filed another patent infringement case against Apple in Northern California ...

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05:30
Apple is attending a meeting in Washington on Monday as a...

The CARIN Alliance is meeting with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET in Washington, D.C., and representatives from Apple and Microsoft will be attending via phone. Apple is an official CARIN Alliance Board Member and what transpires on Monday could affect Apple's work positively regarding their work on ...

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Friday January 24

16:44
Apple to Participate in Meeting Advocating for Better Pati...

Representatives for Apple and Microsoft will be participating in a meeting with the Carin Alliance that's focused on making it easier for patients to access and share their medical information, reports CNBC.

The meeting will focus on efforts to push a rule change proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services that would promote medical data interoperability.

Ricky Bloomfield, a member of Apple's health team who formerly served as Duke University's Director of Mobile Strategy, will participate in the meeting by phone, according to a list of attendees published today [PDF].

Those who are in support of the change want to modernize patient access to data, as it continues to be common for medical facilities to provide health records via CD or Fax...

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15:59
Apple wins Two Design Patents for Animoji Characters

Apple was granted two design patents today relating to Animoji characters in Hong Kong Today.

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10:12
Apple Seeds Third Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.3...

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS 10.15.3 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the second beta and more than a month after releasing the macOS Catalina 10.15.2 update.

The new ‌‌macOS Catalina‌‌ beta can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper software from the Developer Center.

We don't yet know what improvements the third update to ‌macOS Catalina‌ will bring, but it will likely focus on performance improvements, security updates, and fixes for bugs that weren't able to be fixed in the ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.2 update.

‌macOS Catalina‌‌ 10.15.3...

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09:15
'Butter Royale' Debuts on Apple Arcade as Family...

Butter Royale has landed on the App Store as this week's addition to Apple Arcade across the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The battle royale game is essentially a family-friendly version of Fortnite, replacing assault rifles and rocket launchers with sauce-shooting, baguette-blasting modified kitchen tools as weapons.

The game has both a 32-player online mode against live players and a single-player offline mode against bots, and the goal is to be the last person standing. The fast-paced food fights take less than five minutes.

Butter Royale is safe for kids aged 9+ to play without parental supervision, according to its Singapore-based developer Mighty Bear Games. As with all other Apple Arcade games, there are no ads, in-app purchases, or loot boxes, and unlike Fortnite for iOS, there is no option to enable voice chat.

From the App Store description:- 32-Player Food Fight Shooter - Play as...

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08:00
Democratic Presidential Candidates Warren & Sanders wa...

In the run-up to the U.S. 2020 presidential election, many Democratic White House contenders have argued in favor of either breaking up or tightening regulation of companies such as Facebook Alphabet Inc’s Google and Amazon.com Inc. Two socialist leaning Presidential candidates in particular want nothing short of a breakup of two Silicon Valley giants. As for Apple ...

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05:58
Apple Signs a $15 Billion Multi-Year deal with Broadcom fo...

Broadcom Inc. disclosed new agreements to provide components for Apple Inc. devices released through the middle of 2023 as revealed in the company's SEC Form 8-K filing which is revealed in a graphic in our report.

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05:07
Apple's new Jobs Ad Campaign borrows from the spirit...

Apple's 'Think Different' was a massive marketing campaign that was heavily used from 1997, the year Steve Jobs returned to Apple, until 2002. On page 329 of the Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs on the topic of the Think Different campaign, he noted Jobs stating: Apple is about people who think outside the box, who want to use computers to help them change the world." Apple has a new campaign aimed at inspiring talent to join Apple that borrows from the spirit of the Think Different campaign.

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03:00
36 Years Ago Today, Steve Jobs Unveiled the First Macintos...

On January 24, 1984, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh at Apple's annual shareholder's meeting in Cupertino, California, debuting the new computer equipped with a 9-inch black and white display, an 8MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 128KB of RAM, a 3.5-inch floppy drive, and a price tag of $2,495.

The now iconic machine weighed in at a whopping 17 pounds and was advertised as offering a word processing program, a graphics package, and a mouse. At the time it was introduced, the Macintosh was seen as Apple's last chance to overcome IBM's domination of the personal computer market and remain a major player in the personal computer industry.

A Computerland newspaper ad from the day the Macintosh was introduced

Jobs pulled the Macintosh out of a bag at the event, powered it on, and the Mac had a little message for everyone...

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03:00
36 Years Ago Today, Steve Jobs Unveiled the First Macintos...

On January 24, 1984, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh at Apple's annual shareholder's meeting in Cupertino, California, debuting the new computer equipped with a 9-inch black and white display, an 8MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 128KB of RAM, a 3.5-inch floppy drive, and a price tag of $2,495.

The now iconic machine weighed in at a whopping 17 pounds and was advertised as offering a word processing program, a graphics package, and a mouse. At the time it was introduced, the Macintosh was seen as Apple's last chance to overcome IBM's domination of the personal computer market and remain a major player in the personal computer industry.

A Computerland newspaper ad from the day the Macintosh was introduced

Jobs pulled the Macintosh out of a bag at the event, powered it on, and the Mac had a little message for everyone...

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Thursday January 23

13:59
Apple Repeats their Year Old Appeal to EU Commission on th...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report about Apple's formal response to the EU's proposal to kill lightning connectors related to iPhone chargers. The full response by Apple was clearly dated January 31, 2019. Today Apple reportedly made a formal statement which repeats what they told the commission a year ago.

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13:24
WSJ Profiles 'The Blevinator,' Apple's VP o...

The Wall Street Journal today published a profile of Tony Blevins, Apple's vice president of procurement, providing an inside look at Apple's corporate culture and what Blevins does for the company.

As Apple's vice president of procurement, Blevins' job is to get suppliers to cut their prices, and he will apparently stop at little to score a favorable deal for Apple, which has earned him the nickname "the Blevinator."

Blevins was, for example, the key driver behind encouraging Apple suppliers to deprive Qualcomm of royalty payments during Apple's ongoing dispute with the chipmaker. He negotiates with suppliers, enforces manufacturing details, and manages semiconductor suppliers.

His negotiating skills are so important to Apple that Cook tapped him to manage negotiations for Apple's spaceship-shaped...

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13:24
WSJ Profiles 'The Blevinator,' Apple's VP o...

The Wall Street Journal today published a profile of Tony Blevins, Apple's vice president of procurement, providing an inside look at Apple's corporate culture and what Blevins does for the company.

As Apple's vice president of procurement, Blevins' job is to get suppliers to cut their prices, and he will apparently stop at little to score a favorable deal for Apple, which has earned him the nickname "the Blevinator."

Blevins was, for example, the key driver behind encouraging Apple suppliers to deprive Qualcomm of royalty payments during Apple's ongoing dispute with the chipmaker. He negotiates with suppliers, enforces manufacturing details, and manages semiconductor suppliers.

His negotiating skills are so important to Apple that Cook tapped him to manage negotiations for Apple's spaceship-shaped...

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12:18
Apple Revamps Jobs Site With New Design and Video Featurin...

Apple today overhauled its Apple jobs website, introducing a new look and a new video in an effort to better recruit employees. The updated video on the site features the different Apple logo designs that Apple first created for its Mac-centric event in October 2018.

The site displays different Apple logo designs whenever it's reloaded, and the video also features animated logo designs with a recruiting message spoken over the designs.

To the constant beginners who sing off-key against the beat. To those unfamiliar with convention, unmoved by rules, and reborn with every new discovery. Those open to daydreams and night dreams and visions and mirages. Who can see the millions of shades of green in a field of grass. Whose days are filled with mysteries that cannot be solved with facts. You are more powerful than you think... and you are welcome here.As with before, the jobs site features sections outlining the different Apple...

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12:18
Apple Revamps Jobs Site With New Design and Video Featurin...

Apple today overhauled its Apple jobs website, introducing a new look and a new video in an effort to better recruit employees. The updated video on the site features the different Apple logo designs that Apple first created for its Mac-centric event in October 2018.

The site displays different Apple logo designs whenever it's reloaded, and the video also features animated logo designs with a recruiting message spoken over the designs.

To the constant beginners who sing off-key against the beat. To those unfamiliar with convention, unmoved by rules, and reborn with every new discovery. Those open to daydreams and night dreams and visions and mirages. Who can see the millions of shades of green in a field of grass. Whose days are filled with mysteries that cannot be solved with facts. You are more powerful than you think... and you are welcome here.As with before, the jobs site features sections outlining the different Apple...

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11:06
Apple Shares Trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke' Seaso...

Apple is preparing to release a third season of its ongoing show "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," with the new trailer shared this morning on YouTube.

"Carpool Karaoke: The Series" predates Apple TV+, having first debuted in August 2017 on Apple Music. The show is based on the popular Carpool Karaoke segment made popular by "The Late Late Show With James Corden." Apple's version pairs celebrities, musicians, and athletes, putting them together in a car to sing popular songs.

Season 3 of "Carpool Karaoke" will feature Kesha, Fred Armisen, Weezer, Jay Leno, Seal, the cast of "Stranger Things," and more.

Episodes of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" will be available every Friday starting on January 24, with the show able to be watched in the ‌Apple TV‌ app for free.

Tag: Apple TV Shows...

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08:51
Four Major U.S. Gyms have adopted the Apple Watch Connecte...

Four US gyms have adopted the Apple Watch Connected Gym program. This is Apple’s latest fitness expansion, helping it to build an entire ecosystem around the Apple Watch.

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08:03
Apple's Future MR Headset may include a 3D Customizin...

Earlier this morning Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Advances future Finger Devices that will work with Apple's MR Headset to assist users interact with Real and Virtual Worlds." Apple's second patent application published today by the US Patent & Trademark Office relating to a future head-mounted display (HMD) system focuses on a new facial mapping system.

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07:06
Apple's Lisa Jackson met with Ukraine's Foreign...

In late November and early December Patently Apple posted three reports about the anger from Ukraine over Apple Maps decision to mark Crimea as Russian territory. While at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Apple’s Lisa Jackson met with Ukraine's foreign minister to iron things out.

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06:31
Apple Advances future Finger Devices that will work with A...

Patently Apple posted three patent reports in 2019 that introduced new Finger Devices designed to intimately work with a future Apple mixed reality headset, especially for VR content. The finger devices will provide users with haptics and the ability to feel objects in a VR environment interact with virtual or real objects in the user's view such as a HomePod, MacBook, TV or Home automation device like a thermostat and so forth. It could allow a user to ...

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06:10
'Apple Watch Connected' Program Will Offer Rewar...

Apple today announced the launch of a new Apple Watch Connected program that should benefit both gyms and gym-goers.

The program will reward gym-goers for using an Apple Watch to track their workouts, with incentives varying by gym. At participating Crunch Fitness locations, for example, members can earn up to $4 off the cost of their membership per week if they meet certain activity goals, according to CNBC.

In return, gyms could attract new customers who wear an Apple Watch and see increased loyalty from existing members.

It is free for gyms to join the Apple Watch Connected program, so long as they meet the requirements, including having iPhone and Apple Watch apps to track workouts...

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04:16
Apple Likely to Drop Adobe Flash Support in Next Version o...

As noted in our coverage yesterday of the latest Safari Technology Preview 99, Apple has removed all support for Adobe Flash. Safari Technology Preview is basically a beta of the next version of Safari proper, all but confirming that Apple is officially ditching support for Flash in the next version of its native Mac browser.

This means that when the next version of Safari is released, users will no longer be able to install or use Adobe Flash in the browser. The elimination of Flash support should not heavily impact users, given that most other popular browsers have already moved away from the format. Likewise, iPhone and iPad users won't be affected because Apple's mobile operating system has never supported Flash.

It was way back in July 2017 that Adobe...

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04:06
Apple invents an AIO Desktop Computer made from Glass that...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a next generation all-in-one (AIO) desktop iMac that is made with a continuous glass body. The design is shown to have a number of twists with alternative ideas including ...

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Wednesday January 22

17:50
DXOMARK is set to Release their Review and Scores for Appl...

In mid-December DXOMARK scored Apple's high-end iPhone 11 Pro camera third with a score of 117. Huawei's P30 Pro 5G score remains the leader with a score of 123. Tomorrow DXOMARK will release their review and scores for the iPhone 11 entry camera

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15:19
We're now learning that Apple's Intelligent Trac...

In August 2019 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Google's Project Zero Team Finds an iOS Exploit Allowing Hackers to tap into conversations through iMessage & more." For the second time in the past year Google researchers have revealed security flaws in Apple software. This time the flaw was ...

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10:55
Flaws in Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention Safa...

Google researchers discovered multiple security flaws in Apple's Safari web browser that let users' browsing habits be tracked despite Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature.

Google plans to publish details on the security flaws in the near future, and a preview of Google's discovery was seen by Financial Times, with the publication sharing information on the vulnerabilities this morning.

The security flaws were first found by Google in the summer of 2019, and were disclosed to Apple in August. There were five types of potential attacks that could allow third parties to learn "sensitive private information about the user's browsing habits."

Google researchers say that Safari left personal data exposed because the Intelligent Tracking Prevention List "implicitly stores information about the websites visited by the user." Malicious entities could use these flaws to...

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10:23
Motorola is set to launch their new Foldable 'razr...

In mid-October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung to Introduce a Second Foldable Smartphone Design that Reinvents the Classic Flip Phone using Next-Gen Thin Glass." Although Samsung has been working on this for years, it's Motorola (via Lenovo) that will be taking orders for their new foldable smartphone simply branded 'razr.' Samsung is likely to introduce their version of a single-display based flip-phone at an event being held on February 11 in San Francisco.

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10:03
Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to...

Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 updates to developers, one week after seeding the second betas and more than a month after the release of iOS 13.3 with Communication Limits for Screen Time.

iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.3.1 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer center or over the air once the proper developer profile has been installed.

iOS 13.3.1 includes a "Networking & Wireless" toggle that turns off the U1 Ultra Wideband chip in the latest iPhones. The feature, located in the Privacy > Location Services section of the Settings app, turns off location for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Ultra Wideband.

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09:21
iPhone 12 Lineup Rumored to Feature All-New Navy Blue Colo...

At least one iPhone 12 model will come in a new Navy Blue finish, according to XDA Developers writer and leaker Max Weinbach, who shared his information with YouTube channel EverythingApplePro.

Weinbach believes that Navy Blue could replace the Midnight Green finish available for iPhone 11 Pro models. In line with this, EverythingApplePro created a mockup of what the iPhone 12 Pro in Navy Blue could look like.

iPhone 12 Pro in Navy Blue concept via EverythingApplePro/Max Weinbach

Weinbach has accurately revealed a new iPhone color in the past. In May 2019, through his Twitter account PineLeaks, he said the successor to the iPhone XR would come in a new light green color. However, he said the green option would replace yellow, and the iPhone 11 is available in both green and yellow.

Weinbach also accurately predicted that the...

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08:17
At World Economic Forum in Davos Today, Google's CEO...

Google’s chief executive officer Sundar Pichai has left no doubt in how important he thinks artificial intelligence will be to humanity. In an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday Pichai surprised the audience in Davos by stating that "AI is one of the most profound things ...

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07:49
Apple Begins Selling OtterBox's Stackable Wireless Ch...

Apple today added a variety of charging solutions and other products to its online store from brands such as OtterBox, Mophie, Belkin, Ubio Labs, Native Union, STM, and Promise Technology.

OtterBox's stackable wireless charging system OtterSpot includes a base that can charge up to three disc-shaped 5,000 mAh batteries and an iPhone, AirPods case, or other device on the top simultaneously. The idea is that you can quickly pick up one of the batteries from the stack and charge any Qi-enabled device on the go.

Introduced in August 2019, the OtterSpot system comes with a 36W USB-C power adapter and offers fast charging up to 10 watts. The base and one battery are available as a combo for $129.95, or...

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07:49
Apple Begins Selling OtterBox's Stackable Wireless Ch...

Apple today added a variety of charging solutions and other products to its online store from brands such as OtterBox, Mophie, Belkin, Ubio Labs, Native Union, STM, and Promise Technology.

OtterBox's stackable wireless charging system OtterSpot includes a base that can charge up to three disc-shaped 5,000 mAh batteries and an iPhone, AirPods case, or other device on the top simultaneously. The idea is that you can quickly pick up one of the batteries from the stack and charge any Qi-enabled device on the go.

Introduced in August 2019, the OtterSpot system comes with a 36W USB-C power adapter and offers fast charging up to 10 watts. The base and one battery are available as a combo for $129.95, or...

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06:58
Foxconn Chairman Reveals that he wants to Boost American M...

It's being reported today that Foxconn’s Terry Gou has pledged to begin production at a long-delayed electronics plant in Wisconsin sometime this year, kick-starting a signature U.S. project that’s expected to play a pivotal role in expanding the billionaire’s manufacturing empire.

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06:10
While BOE will enter Apple's OLED Supply Chain in 202...

In late December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Rumor Claims that China's BOE could Supply Apple with up to 45 Million OLED Displays in 2021." The emphasis of the report was to confirm that it will be 2021 where BOE will become Apple's second OLED supplier behind Samsung. News out of China today confirms this eventuality.

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05:25
Supply Chain reports point to Wistron Expanding iPhone Pro...

According to a new supply chain report published this morning, Wistron plans to start ramping up output, including smartphones starting with Apple's iPhone

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Tuesday January 21

18:06
With Hot iPhone Demand, Apple tells TSMC to increase outpu...

In October TSMC's financials showed they had a great quarter beating expectations. Reporting last week for Q4 TSMC provided great guidance with TSMC expecting the next few quarters to outperform their typical seasonal patterns. Ahead of Apple's financial conference on January 28th, we're learning tonight that Apple has increased its orders for ...

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16:26
Apple's Upcoming Low-Cost iPhone Could Launch as Earl...

Apple will start mass production on the rumored low-cost iPhone that's in the works starting in February, reports Bloomberg. The new ‌iPhone‌ could launch as soon as March after production begins.

Rumors suggest the new ‌iPhone‌ will be similar in design to an iPhone 8, offering up a 4.7-inch LCD display, thick top and bottom bezels, a Touch ID Home button instead of Face ID, and a single-lens rear camera, but it will be equipped with a modern A13 chip and 3GB RAM.

‌iPhone‌ SE and ‌iPhone 8‌

The ‌iPhone‌ will be the first truly low-cost ‌iPhone‌ Apple has introduced since the ‌iPhone‌ SE, which has led to the device being called the "...

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14:48
EA Retiring Tetris Apps for iOS in April 2020

EA is ending support for its Tetris for iOS apps starting on April 21, 2020, the company announced today in app updates to Tetris Premium, Tetris 2011, and Tetris Blitz.

As noted on the MacRumors forums, updates to the Tetris apps say that the games are being retired, with no word on why. From the app updates:Hello Fans, We have had an amazing journey with you so far but sadly, it is time to say goodbye. As of April 21, 2020, EA's Tetris(R) app will be retired, and will no longer be available to play. Kindly note that you will still be able to enjoy the game and use any existing in-game items until April 21, 2020. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of this game...

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14:30
Apple has Discussed making Podcasts with Producers of its...

Podcasting is hardly a new business for Apple. The company is the dominant distributor of such programs in the U.S. and many international markets. More than half of all podcast listening happens in the company’s Podcasts app. With that said, a little competition from Spotify could be pushing Apple to introduce new Podcasts related to Apple TV+ programming and more

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13:01
Hands-On With Anker's Apple-Certified iPhone Camera F...

Anker in December debuted a new LED flash accessory that's unique because it's the first iPhone flash option that's Apple certified with Made for ‌iPhone‌ approval.

Anker started accepting pre-orders for the flash earlier this month ahead of a launch in late January, and we were able to get our hands on the LED flash to try it out.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

Priced at $50, the LED flash from Anker is designed to work with Apple's newest iPhones, which means it is compatible with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.

There have been other flash accessories...

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12:34
Apple May Develop Original Podcasts Related to Apple TV+ C...

Apple is considering creating original podcasts focused on TV shows and movies from its Apple TV+ streaming service, reports Bloomberg. The podcasts would be used to promote ‌Apple TV‌+ content.

In the summer of 2019, Apple began asking podcast producers to pitch ideas for podcasts with connections to ‌Apple TV‌+ shows, and has since discussed making podcasts with the producers of some of those TV shows.

Apple's streaming TV service, which launched in November, has less content than other streaming services like Hulu, Disney+, and Netflix, so podcasts could provide Apple with a way to draw in new viewers. Though Apple is new to streaming TV, some of its shows, like "The Morning Show" have already earned...

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12:21
Apple and IBM CEO's to Meet with President Trump for...

The World Economic Forum started today and will run until Friday in Davos, Switzerland. The Meeting’s theme will be Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World. The key topics will cover the economy, Society, Geopolitics, Industry and yes, Technology. Tomorrow Apple and IBM CEO's to have breakfast meeting about new educational system ...

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11:44
New York Law Enforcement Officials Operate $10 Million Lab...

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. built and oversees a $10 million high-tech forensics lab built expressly for the purpose for cracking iPhones, according to a new profile done by Fast Company.

The lab is equipped with "mind-bending hardware" and a team of technology experts, many of whom are ex-military. The facility itself features a radiofrequency isolation chamber that prevents iPhones being used in investigations from being accessed remotely to keep them from being wiped.

Vance's team has thousands of iPhones at the facility in various stages of being cracked. There's a supercomputer that generates 26 million random passcodes per second, a robot that can remove memory chips without using heat, and specialized tools for repairing damaged devices to make them accessible once again.

All of the iPhones are hooked up to computers...

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11:29
Apple CEO Tim Cook to Attend Davos Breakfast With Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum conference and he plans to attend a breakfast with U.S. President Donald Trump, reports Bloomberg.

Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty will brief Trump on a new campaign designed to highlight the multiple ways to get an education.

‌‌Tim Cook‌ and Melania and Donald Trump‌ in August 2018

Cook has attempted to have a cordial relationship with Trump, and recently took Trump to tour Apple operations in Austin, Texas, but there have been tensions between the two due to an ongoing trade dispute with China and more recently, Apple's...

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09:46
Apple Card Users Can Now Export Transactions to Use in Bud...

When Apple Card launched last year, it didn't support importing transactions into various budgeting apps, which was a major negative for customers who use Quicken, YNAB, Lunch Money, Mint, and more.

As of today, though, Apple has a solution - an option to download a spreadsheet that has all ‌Apple Card‌ data, which can then be imported into many budgeting apps.

As outlined by TechCrunch, ‌Apple Card‌ users can follow these steps to access a document containing their monthly statements:

  • Open up the Wallet app.
  • Choose ‌Apple Card‌.
  • Tap the "Card Balance" option.
  • Tap on a monthly statement.
  • Tap "Export Transactions."

The option to export transactions will show up when a...

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08:43
Apple May Release Smart Keyboard With Scissor Switches Alo...

Apple may release a Smart Keyboard with a scissor switch design for its next-generation iPad or iPad Pro models, suggests Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes, although full details are not available yet.

A paywalled preview of the report vaguely claims that "Apple's next-generation iPad series reportedly will feature a scissor switch keyboard," which is presumably referring to an accessory rather than a built-in hardware keyboard. The full report should be released tomorrow with more details.

In July 2019, reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that iPad keyboards would stick with a rubber dome design rather than scissor switches in 2020-21, adding further uncertainty to this report.

Apple switched to a butterfly...

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06:56
Apple has Reportedly Dropped Plans to let iPhone users Ful...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "Video Conference: Barr Clarifies that 'Apple has not given any substantive assistance' in the Shooting Case in Pensacola Florida." The issue over end-to-end encryption is heating up with Attorney General William Barr, FBI Director Christoper Wray and the U.S. Senate led by Lindsey Graham giving Apple close to a year to come up with a solution that will allow Law Enforcement to gain access to smartphone data with a proper court order. Today, potential blockbuster news is that Apple is reportedly about to drop end-to-end ...

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05:57
Bloomberg reports that Apple Supplier Pegatron is expandin...

In May 2019 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Due to Trade Tensions between U.S. and China, Pegatron to begin Production of MacBooks and iPads in Indonesia." A new report points to Apple supplier Pegatron adding production in Vietnam.

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04:59
Apple Reportedly Dropped Plans for End-to-End Encrypted iC...

More than two years ago, Apple informed the FBI that it planned to roll out end-to-end encryption for iCloud backups, according to Reuters. Apple ultimately dropped the plan at some point after the FBI objected, although the report notes that it is unclear if the federal agency was a factor in the decision.

A former Apple employee told Reuters that the company did not want to risk scrutiny from public officials for potentially protecting criminals, or promote new legislation against encryption.

"They decided they weren't going to poke the bear anymore," the person said, after Apple's legal battle with the FBI in 2016 over access to an iPhone used in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

Apple has taken a...

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04:41
Apple Won 39 Patents Today covering an Enhanced PPG Sensor...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover an advancement made to the PPG system of Apple Watch that provides enhanced sensor signal collection and reflection so as to more accurately measure heart rate, oxygen saturation and more. Apple was also granted a patent for 3D Touch ...

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03:15
Apple Wins Patent for an OLED Display that can operate in...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover an Apple patent that describes a future OLED display being able to operate in two modes with one of them being in optical mode to be used as Touch ID under the display.

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02:51
Disney+ to Launch in Europe Ahead of Schedule on March 24

Disney+ is coming to Europe sooner than we thought. Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom will now get the streaming service on March 24, Disney revealed today.

Additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020, said the company in a press release. Disney+ is already available in the Netherlands, where it launched as a free pilot trial back in September.

The new launch date is a week earlier than was initially scheduled. In November, Disney CEO Bob Iger said the launch date for European markets would be March 31.

Pricing has also been confirmed at £5.99/€6.99 per month, or £59.99/€69.99 for an annual subscription. Disney+ will be available on Amazon Fire devices, LG and Samsung smart TVs, Roku'...

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Monday January 20

16:35
While in Ireland to receive an Award on behalf of Apple, C...

The first news out of Ireland today was Apple's CEO talking about the global corporate tax system needing to be overhauled. The main reason Apple's CEO was in Ireland to begin with was to receive a Special Recognition Award recognizing Apple's long standing contribution to FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in Ireland. In a Q&A session, Apple's CEO stated that Augmented Reality is the next great thing

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16:00
Rumored 6.7-Inch iPhone Said to Be Thinner, Have Larger Re...

Apple is widely rumored to release four new iPhones in the fall, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model, and Japanese blog Mac Otakara has offered a few details surrounding these devices. The information is said to come from sources within Apple's supply chain in China.

The translated report is quite difficult to decipher, but here are some details that are being suggested:

  • 6.7-inch model will have a thickness around 7.4mm, which would be nearly 10% thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro Max at 8.1mm
  • All four new iPhone models will have OLED displays and Face ID
  • 5.4-inch model's height would be between the iPhone SE and iPhone 8, while at least one of the 6.1-inch iPhone models would have a height that falls between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro...
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15:12
Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone XS and iPhone XS M...

Apple today began selling certified refurbished iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models for the first time since the devices were released in September 2018.

At the time of writing, the refurbished models are available in Space Gray, Silver, or Gold with 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage through Apple's online store in the United States. All of the models are unlocked, aka SIM-free.

Refurbished models available:

  • iPhone XS - 64GB: $699, down from $999 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS - 256GB: $829, down from $1,149 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS - 512GB: $999, down from $1,349 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS Max - 64GB: $799, down from $1,099 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS Max - 256GB: $929, down from $1,249 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS Max - 512GB: $1,099, down from $1,449 in September 2018

Apple says all refurbished...

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15:12
Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone XS and iPhone XS M...

Apple today began selling certified refurbished iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models for the first time since the devices were released in September 2018.

At the time of writing, the refurbished models are available in Space Gray, Silver, or Gold with 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage through Apple's online store in the United States. All of the models are unlocked, aka SIM-free.

Refurbished models available:

  • iPhone XS - 64GB: $699, down from $999 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS - 256GB: $829, down from $1,149 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS - 512GB: $999, down from $1,349 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS Max - 64GB: $799, down from $1,099 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS Max - 256GB: $929, down from $1,249 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS Max - 512GB: $1,099, down from $1,449 in September 2018

Apple says all refurbished...

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09:51
Apple Launching New Internal Activity Challenge for Employ...

Starting in February, Apple is hosting its annual company wide fitness challenge for all of its employees, tasking them with closing all three Apple Watch Activity rings every day of the month.

Employees who successfully finish the challenge will be rewarded with a t-shirt that says "2020" in a logo with ‌Apple Watch‌ Activity-style rings, as shared by an Apple employee.

The employees who complete the challenge every day will earn a "gold" ranking and will receive a gold pin along with their t-shirt, and there are also silver and bronze rewards accompanied by silver and bronze pins.

Apple in 2018 and 2019 hosted similar challenges offering employees Activity-themed ‌Apple Watch‌ bands as prizes.

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08:50
Prior to unveiling new Smartphones in February, Samsung Sh...

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Despite a Rash of new Smartphone Models, Samsung has stated that their Operating Profit for Q4 2019 has Fallen Sharply." Samsung's poor smartphone performance has led to a major executive shake up with Kuo being replaced as leader of this division.

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07:30
California Judge dismisses two key arguments made by forme...

In December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Sued former A-Chip Architect Williams III for Breach of Contract relating to an IP Agreement to not Compete with Apple." Williams III asked the court to dismiss key claims by Apple and a California judge dismissed them.

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06:51
Tim Cook Visits Ireland, Calls for Global Corporate Tax Re...

Tim Cook visited Ireland today to collect an award from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for Apple's 40 years of investment in the country. Apple's CEO also met with Irish musician Hozier and Dublin-based game studio WarDucks.

In 2016, the European Commission found that Apple received illegal state aid from Ireland and forced the company to repay 13 billion euros in back taxes. Apple and Ireland are both appealing the ruling. Apple has previously expressed confidence that the ruling "will be overturned" by European courts.

In that regard, Cook today called for global corporate tax reform, telling Reuters and others that Apple "desperately" wants the system to be fair...

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06:38
Analyst CIRP Claims that Apple's iPhone 11 line-up ac...

Today a report by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), provided analysis of the results from its research on Apple, Inc. for the fiscal quarter that ended December 28, 2019.

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05:54
As the Debate over a Digital Tax heats up, Apple's CE...

On the 7th of January France and the United States had given themselves 15 days to settle a dispute over the taxation of digital companies. As the debate heats up, Apple's CEO states that he thinks that the Global Tax system ...

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04:40
Jennifer Aniston Wins for Best Actress in 'The Mornin...

Last week Billy Crudup won for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the Apple TV+ Series "The Morning Show." A week later and Jennifer Aniston received the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her performance as Alex Levy in the Apple' TV+ Series "The Morning Show."

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04:04
Apple Gains Footing in Court Feud With Former iPhone Chip...

A former Apple executive who worked on the chips that power iPhones and iPads has had a request to toss a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by the company rejected by the court in a tentative ruling.

Last August, Apple sued its former A-series chip lead, Gerard Williams III, for breach of employment contract. Williams was the lead designer of Apple's custom ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ chips from the A7 to A12X, before he departed the company in March 2019 to start his own chip company, Nuvia Inc, with two other former Apple chip executives.

Apple accuses him of breaching the contract because it barred him from planning or...

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01:54
Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, an annual federal holiday commemorating the American civil rights movement leader.

Apple today honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Dr. King is accompanied by an iconic quote of his: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

On Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a follow-up tweet.

"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” Let us all be so audacious, and work to make MLK’s dream a reality for us all.

— ‌Tim Cook‌ (@tim_cook) January 20,...

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Sunday January 19

20:00
Jennifer Aniston Wins SAG Award for Outstanding Performanc...

It has been a big week for Apple TV+ news, with release dates announced for several upcoming series, a multi-year agreement with actress and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and now a major award win.

At the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles tonight, actress Jennifer Aniston won an SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her leading role as morning news anchor Alex Levy in the Apple TV+ series "The Morning Show."

This is the first SAG Award that Aniston has won on an individual basis. Her last SAG Award came in 1996 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series alongside her "Friends" cast members. She beat out Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown"), Olivia Colman ("The Crown"), Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve") and...

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17:29
Apple Announces Release Dates for Several Upcoming Apple T...

Apple today shared release dates for several of its upcoming Apple TV+ shows that are set to launch during the spring and summer of 2020, and offered first looks at some of the content.

"Amazing Stories," a sci-fi anthology series executive produced by Steven Spielberg, is set to premiere on Friday, March 6. "Amazing Stories," which is a reimagining of the original 1980s series, was one of the first shows that Apple picked up for ‌Apple TV‌+.

The show will focus on a new topic each episode, similar to "Black Mirror" and "Twilight Zone." Apple says that each episode of the series will "transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers,...

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17:00
Apple Shares New 'Slofie' Videos Highlighting iP...

Apple today shared two new "slofie" videos taken using the slow-motion capture feature of the front-facing camera of the iPhone and iPhone 11 Pro.

The two short videos, called "Backflip" and "Whiteout," feature slow motion selfie videos captured by professional snowboarders.

Apple's iPhones have long had a "slo-mo" slow motion video feature for capturing slow motion content with the rear camera, but with the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, slow motion capabilities were also added to the front-facing camera, enabling "slofies."

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Saturday January 18

10:42
A Prominent Tech site claims that the EU Commission isn...

A new report by the Verge yesterday afternoon begins this way: "You might have read headlines today about how the EU is looking to force Apple to ditch the Lightning cable. That’s not really true." Yet that flies in the face of Apple's formal response to the EU Commission.

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09:09
Apple Publishes its Worldwide National Security requests f...

Yesterday Apple published its biannual transparency report that reveals its FISA figures for the first-half of 2019 which translates to how many requests were made worldwide by governments for user data. The data covers the time period of Jan. 1 and June 30, 2019. The timing of the release of this data is interesting considering that on Monday Attorney General William Barr, supported by the Director of the FBI, clarified that 'Apple had not given any substantive assistance' in the Shooting Case in Pensacola Florida.

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Friday January 17

23:26
Long Standing Apple Bull Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley Ra...

Apple Inc.’s price target was raised 24 per cent at Morgan Stanley to a level below only one other Wall Street bank, the latest sign of ever-increasing confidence in the iPhone-maker,

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22:27
The two ex-wives of the late Bernard Garrett are Imploring...

On Thursday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Announces that 'The Banker' Film will hit theaters on March 6th and Apple TV+ on March 20th after their Investigation Ended." Is the soap opera over? Perhaps, but the controversy isn't.

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21:29
Over US$1 Million worth of iPhones, iPads and more were Se...

Earlier today Authorities in Hong Kong made public that they had seized a million dollars or more of Apple devices and more from a cargo vessel bound for mainland China

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14:01
Latest iOS 13.3.1 Beta Includes Toggle for Disabling U1 Ul...

The second beta of iOS 13.3.1, released earlier this month, includes a toggle for disabling the Ultra Wideband chip in the device.

Found by Twitter user Brandon Butch (via 9to5Mac), the toggle can be found by opening up the Settings app, selecting Privacy, choosing Location Services, selecting System Services, and then toggling off the "Networking & Wireless" option.

Disabling this feature warns that Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Ultra Wideband performance will be affected.

Apple added this toggle in the beta after it was discovered that the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max continue to track user location even when...

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13:55
Apple Lands Comedic Star Louis-Dreyfus for future Shows an...

Variety reported today that "Julia Louis-Dreyfus, of 'Veep' and 'Seinfeld' fame, has inked an overall deal with Apple TV + to develop new projects ...

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13:34
Amazon Mysteriously Pulls All New Apple Watch Series 4 and...

Amazon is no longer selling new versions of the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 models through its online store in the United States, with the listings disappearing earlier today.

There is no word on why Amazon has pulled ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 4 and Series 5 models, but these are the Apple Watches that feature ECG functionality. All models, capacities, and colors are missing from Amazon's storefront.

Amazon is continuing to list refurbished ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 4 and Series 5 models from third party sellers, but there are no new models available nor models available direct from Amazon. Attempting to visit a page that previously had a Series 4 or Series 5 ‌Apple Watch‌ listed results in an error message.

The ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 3 and other Apple products like iPads and Macs continue to be available from Amazon, so this issue is limited to newer ‌...

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13:02
Apple invents a new way for Macs to Cross Interact with iD...

Yesterday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to an iPhone being able to cross interact with Macs much like how Samsung's DeX works between Galaxy smartphones and Windows or Mac devices.

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10:17
Tile Decries Apple's iOS 13 Location Tracking Changes...

Executives from PopSockets, Sonos, Basecamp, and Tile are attending a congressional hearing today to testify in an ongoing antitrust inquiry involving major tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook, reports The Washington Post.

The smaller companies are aiming to provide evidence that the tech giants have become too big and have practices in place that stifle competition and hurt sales. Tile in particular is gunning for Apple, claiming that Apple's iOS 13 Bluetooth and location tracking devices have hurt its business, and that Find My resembles Tile's own service.

Apple made sweeping changes in ‌iOS 13‌, rolling out the ‌Find My‌ app...

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09:15
Apple TV+ Reaches Multi-Year Agreement With 'Veep...

Apple today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with award-winning actress and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who will develop new projects exclusively for Apple TV+ as both an executive producer and actress.

Louis-Dreyfus has broken records with multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics Choice Awards for her work as an actress and producer, and is a recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. This marks her first-ever overall deal with a streaming service, according to Apple.

"I am thrilled about this new partnership with my friends at Apple," said Louis-Dreyfus. "Also, many thanks and kudos to my representatives for structuring the deal in such a way that I am paid in AirPods."

Louis-Dreyfus is best known for her long-running roles as Elaine Benes on the popular NBC sitcom "...

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06:20
While Apple Opposed the EU's Desire for a Common Char...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "With Apple never Complying with the EU's request to use a common Charger standard, the EU is now Preparing to Force Compliance." Today we're learning about Apple's official opposition to the EU's proposal that would kill lighting in Europe in the future

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06:07
Robin ProLine Becomes First Doorbell to Support HomeKit Se...

Dutch company Robin Telecom today announced that its Robin ProLine doorbell is the first to support HomeKit Secure Video, allowing the camera to capture and store recordings securely in iCloud.

With help from an Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad set up as a home hub, the ProLine doorbell can intelligently detect when motion from a person, animal, or vehicle is captured and store a recording in iCloud. When activity is detected, users will instantly receive a push notification on their iPhone or iPad and can play video clips right from the Lock screen or in the Home app.

With end-to-end encryption, HomeKit Secure Video is billed as a safer option than storing recordings on the servers of third-party accessory makers. A demo of the feature from an Apple Store was recently shared by Zach Truskowski.

HomeKit Secure Video is only available to users that pay for 200GB or more of iCloud storage, starting...

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03:35
First Season of Critically Acclaimed Show 'Little Ame...

The entire first season of "Little America," an immigrant anthology series created by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, is now available to stream on Apple TV+.

The show features eight half hour episodes that each focus on a different story, from a 12-year-old who has to run a Utah motel on his own after his parents are deported back to India, to a Nigerian grad student who becomes a cowboy.

Zachary Quinto, known for "Star Trek," stars in the fourth episode, and other cast members include Jearnest Corchado, John Ortiz, Angela Lin, Kai To, Sophia Xu, Shaun Toub, Shila Vosough Ommi, Eshan Inamdar, Priyanka Bose, and Conphidance.

Show creators Nanjiani and Gordon are best known for "The Big Sick," and each story in the series they've created is based on a real-life tale pulled from Epic Magazine.

Lee Eisenberg, known for his work on "The Office," is writing and executive producing the...

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Thursday January 16

16:22
China's Gaming Developer 'Giant Network' La...

On September 10th at the Steve Job Theater Apple introduced iPhone 11, 11 Pro and more including their gaming service 'Apple Arcade.' Kaiann Drance introduced the entry level iPhone 11 at around the 49:15 mark of their Special Event. Drance pointed out that the GPU in the new iPhone 11 was the fastest in a smartphone today. Drance went on to introduce a popular gaming developer in China that was working on a game called Pascal's Wager. Today ...

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14:16
Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - January 2020

Apps designed for the Mac often don't receive as much attention as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we have a series here at MacRumors that highlights useful and interesting Macs worth checking out.

This month's picks include apps for optimizing your Mac, learning keyboard shortcuts, searching cloud services, and watching streaming video.

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  • Sensei - ($29/Year) - Sensei is a new Mac app designed for Mac optimization, offering a clean interface and a range of tools for disk cleaning, battery health monitoring, GPU, CPU, and RAM monitoring, temperature monitoring, SSD Trim enabling, uninstalling apps, fan control, file deleting, and more. Sensei costs $29 per year or $59 for a lifetime license, but there is a free trial to test it out.
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    14:12
    Apple Announces that 'The Banker' Film will hit...

    Back on November 20th Patently Apple posted a report titled "At the last moment, Apple Surprisingly Cancelled the AFI Festival Premiere of ‘The Banker’ over Undisclosed ‘Concerns.’" On November 23rd we posted a follow-up report wherein Apple explained why the premier of the film was cancelled. On December 2nd the Filmmakers and stars of the show released a statement defending the film. So what's the status today? Well it appears that the film is ready to launch.

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    13:54
    NBC's Streaming Service 'Peacock' Launching...

    NBC today announced that its upcoming Peacock streaming video service is set to launch in the United States on July 15.

    The service, which will offer upwards 7,500 hours of programming including NBC shows and Universal movies, will features three subscription tiers.

    NBC will offer an ad-supported tier that people can watch for free, and there will be two premium paid tiers that include live sports and early access to NBC's late night shows.

    The $4.99 per month premium tier will include ads, while a $9.99 per month version will be available ad-free. Providing access to live sports will allow NBC to differentiate the Peacock service from Disney+, Netflix, and Apple TV+.

    In addition to on-demand content and live sports, Peacock will include live breaking news coverage, same-day rebroadcasts, curated shorts, and access to "Dateline" and "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt." Premium subscribers will...

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    13:20
    One of Apple's ARKit Related Inventions has come to l...

    Apple Acquired Montreal Based Vrvana, a Mixed Reality Headset Company with Hand Tracking Technologies back in 2017. One of the inventors listed on the patent is Vrvana's Vincent Chapdelaine-Couture a computer Vision Scientist. The second inventor listed on this patent is Selim BenHimane, Senior Engineering Manager – Computer Vision & Machine Learning working on 3D Computer Vision in the field of AR and VR. These heavy hitting computer vision scientists and engineers appear to have created the foundation of ARKit and / or ARKit 2

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    09:13
    Apple and Apple Employees Donated $100 Million to Various...

    In a news story about an Apple employee who has started a barbershop for at-risk youth, Apple today said that between its own donations and employee donations, it donated more than $100 million to charitable causes in 2019.

    Apple says that 21,000 Apple employees donated their time and donated $42 million to causes they care about. Combined with Apple's 1-for-1 donation match and $25 match per volunteer hour, the total amount donated climbed to over $100 million.

    Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson said the company has a mission to "change the world for the better, and give back to the communities in which we live and work.""Apple employees like Jaz embody this culture of giving every day, volunteering over a quarter of a million hours last year. We share a deep commitment to our local communities and doing what we can...

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    08:40
    Apple Invents an Eye Detection System that ensures future...

    Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a feature designed primarily for a future mixed reality headset or AR glasses that will avoid display burn-in and more.

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    05:45
    Barclays: iPhone 12 Models Will Have 'Refreshed'...

    iPhone 12 models will feature a "refreshed" front-facing TrueDepth system that benefits Apple supplier Lite-On Semiconductor, according to Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis, Thomas O'Malley, and Baylie Harri. This suggests that Face ID could be improved on iPhone 12 models, but no specific details were provided.

    In a research note provided to MacRumors, the analysts added that the rear-facing camera system on iPhone 12 Pro models will feature 3D sensing based on a time-of-flight solution, as widely rumored. They also expect iPhone 12 Pro models to be equipped with 6GB of RAM, up from 4GB in iPhone 11 Pro models.

    The biggest change of all could come next year, as the analysts said they see potential for Apple to remove the Lightning connector from at least one iPhone model in 2021, echoing a...

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    05:24
    Apple Patent Reveals the iPhone 11 Pro's Strengthened...

    In Apple's introduction to iPhone 11, their web page promotes their new strengthen glass by stating: "Creating tougher glass isn’t rocket science. It’s molecular science. The toughest glass in any smartphone, front and back." Apple highlighted that it used a Dual ion-exchange process. Today Apple's patent application revealed ...

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    03:31
    Apple was one of the top three Smartphones during Pinduodu...

    The Motely Fool reported days ago that new data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology on iPhone sales in China during December suggests that iPhone revenue could be picking back up

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    03:18
    FBI Successfully Unlocks iPhone 11 Pro in Ohio, Casting Do...

    New questions have been raised about the FBI's latest request that Apple break its iPhone encryption, after Forbes uncovered a search warrant strongly indicating that federal agents already have tools that can access data on Apple's latest ‌iPhone‌ models.

    The report says that FBI investigators in Ohio recently used the GrayKey hardware box to unlock an iPhone 11 Pro Max. The ‌iPhone‌ belonged to Baris Ali Koch, who was accused of helping his convicted brother flee the country by providing him with his own ID documents and lying to the police. He has now...

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    02:46
    A group of 35 companies including Apple have called on the...

    In a letter to the European Commission, a group of 35 companies including Apple, Microsoft, BMW and four industry groups warned that patent trolls were stifling innovation ...

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    Wednesday January 15

    17:10
    The First Copyright Infringement case against Apple for on...

    With Patently Apple covering Patent Infringement cases for over a decade now, it comes as no surprise that the very first copyright lawsuit against Apple regarding Apple TV+ content has been filed with the Central District of California earlier today.

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    15:52
    New Apple Ads Show How Posters for their Popular Apple TV+...

    It's been a busy Apple TV+ news day starting with the news of the Beastie Boys Story documentary coming to Apple TV+ in April along with the news that three new Apple TV+ shows will be screened first at the 2020 SXSW film festival. The schedule showing the times of these three shows could be found here. The last Apple TV+ related news today covers two new ads about how posters for 'All of Mankind' and 'Dickinson' were made using an iPad Pro.

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    14:34
    Apple has Acquired the 'Beastie Boys Story' Docu...

    It was reported on today that Apple has acquired Beastie Boys Story, a documentary feature directed by Spike Jonze and penned by Jonze and the seminal rap group’s founding members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz. It's to air on Apple TV+ on April 24

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    13:20
    Apple Acquires a Company that Forbes described as one the...

    A new report posted today reveals that Apple has acquired Seattle based Xnor.ai, a spin-off from Paul Allen’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. XNOR.ai aimed at making state-of-the-art AI capabilities cheaper and more accessible. One of the applications is really cool called "Image Segmentation" bringing a bokeh like effect to video in the press of a button.

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