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Apple Music Festival set for Sept. 18-30

Haha. Fixed.

Posted by Phil Dzikiy on August 22, 2016 at 2:27 PM (CDT)

Apple Music Festival set for Sept. 18-30

*fun*ny typo.  Going out on a limb and assuming you meant “Apple Music Festival will run”...

Posted by David Hauptman on August 22, 2016 at 2:12 PM (CDT)

Leaked AT&T schedule hints at Sept. 23 release date for iPhone 7

I’m hoping for a iPad mini pro. Love the footprint of my mini 4 but would love more power under the hood.

Posted by Stealth Digger on August 16, 2016 at 10:49 PM (CDT)

Apple countersues Caltech over Wi-Fi patents

Most of it.

Posted by lee scott on August 4, 2016 at 4:57 PM (CDT)

Apple releases third iOS 10 public beta

this version has bricked my MacBook 12”  Not happy. Can’t backup from time machine or from USB boot   Not happy

Posted by Chris Prosser on August 4, 2016 at 8:07 AM (CDT)

Apple countersues Caltech over Wi-Fi patents

If Caltech were to win, I wonder what the cut is for the sleaze bag law firm that convinced them to let them file a suit on their behalf.

Posted by MXJ222 on August 3, 2016 at 7:29 PM (CDT)

Apple has sold one billion iPhones

Hard to infer directly, but Apple had one billion “active devices” as of January of this year… Those obviously include iPads and iPod touch devices, and in fact Apple may even be including Apple Watches and Apple TVs on that list, but I’d probably bet that iPhones represent the lion’s share of that number.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on August 3, 2016 at 9:51 AM (CDT)

Video purports to show official Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter

Realistically, I think Apple is going to have to either include the adapter in the box, along with a standard set of EarPods like with previous models, or provide Lightning EarPods and sell the adapter separately for those who want to use their own.
Prior to these most recent reports, I strongly suspected it was the latter, but it probably depends on whether Apple is able to (or wants to) mass produce Lightning EarPods. I also feel like with the adapter in the box, they could arguably “encourage” people to purchase more expensive Lightning headphones just to avoid having to mess around with the adapter.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on August 3, 2016 at 9:43 AM (CDT)

Cyclist's iPhone catches fire after fall

Damn those 3rd party chargers from China ;-)

Posted by snworf on August 2, 2016 at 9:17 AM (CDT)

WSJ: Apple's 'hard-charging' approach unsuccessful in negotiations with TV networks

Agree completely with David_SC. If Apple does to TV what it did to iTunes with Apple Music then they are in for a rude surprise…and so are we.

Posted by francine geary on August 1, 2016 at 8:03 AM (CDT)

Video purports to show official Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter

The interesting question is: will it really ship with the phone or will they make us buy it separately for thirty bucks?

Posted by Robert on July 30, 2016 at 1:36 PM (CDT)

Video purports to show official Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter

Great! Another link in the chain. All the better to lose or get a short. Wonderful.

Posted by jv on July 28, 2016 at 8:36 PM (CDT)

WSJ: Apple's 'hard-charging' approach unsuccessful in negotiations with TV networks

Coming up on the 5th anniversary of Steve Jobs death, the true results of his successive leadership can be judged…and they fail to match. I’d argue any average corporate operation would have achieved Apple’s success following Jobs’ death by the sheer inertia of public desire he created for the products he spearheaded: iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook Pro, iMac, iTunes, etc.
What exactly has this new leadership done to match half that success?! Apple Watch? Apple Music? Apple TV? And where now do Mac sales, software, and support stand in comparison to October 2011?
I think it’s time to stop selling Jobs short on his genius and quit extending it to his successors.

Posted by David_SC on July 28, 2016 at 6:33 PM (CDT)

Apple has sold one billion iPhones

I wonder how many are still in use?

Posted by Ben Shakespeare on July 28, 2016 at 5:00 AM (CDT)

Edward Snowden designing device to prevent iPhone wiretapping

“The Legend of the Sniveling Tattle-Tale” grows. I especially like the part where this device “monitors” GPS transmissions. Contrary to the tried and not so true plot lines of CSI and its ilk, Phones do not transmit GPS signals, they simply receive them.
Armed with this 6th grade level of knowledge, any reader of this article should be able to call a BS flag on the entire play.

Posted by mscientist on July 22, 2016 at 10:42 AM (CDT)

Report: iPhone 7 will include Lightning adapter instead of Lightning EarPods

Lightning-to-audio dongle would seem to serve a couple purposes; a revenue spike from lightning-to-audio dongle replacement purchases and increased sales of bluetooth AirPods :-)

Posted by snworf on July 22, 2016 at 10:18 AM (CDT)

Apple bringing full iTunes Match capabilities to Apple Music subscribers

Well, so far there’s no indication that Apple will actually be discontinuing iTunes Match at all. It’s entirely possible that the service may continue to exist in its current form for those who still want to keep their own iTunes library in the cloud without having to subscribe to the full Apple Music service. This would be akin to Google’s basic free music offering versus their paid “All Access Pass.” While I doubt we’d see Apple drop iTunes Match to a free service, $25/year is substantially less expensive than $10/month.
Personally, I think it makes much more sense for Appel Music to be a superset of iTunes Match, rather than trying to differentiate the two services entirely. That’s what I had assumed Apple was going to do in the first place when Apple Music launched, and was surprised when I discovered that iTunes Match still contained unique features.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 22, 2016 at 9:45 AM (CDT)

Apple bringing full iTunes Match capabilities to Apple Music subscribers

I wonder if Apple will transition us soon to be legacy Match customer as they did with MobileMe? Migrate us over and use remaining duration of Match contract to pay for Apple Music, or a discounted rate.
Actually, I wonder if we’ll be forced over at all. There’s quite a price difference between the two services.

Posted by Greg Edwards on July 22, 2016 at 4:34 AM (CDT)

New video shows alleged iPhone 7 lacks headphone jack, still has mute switch

Actually, the lack of an iPhone number would be normal. With the exception of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, all prior iPhone models since the iPhone 3GS have simply had the word “iPhone” on the back (prior to the iPhone 4, the capacity was also included, but still no specific model number). The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus still don’t include a number, but Apple did add an “S” designation below the word “iPhone” presumably to help differentiate it from the earlier iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 21, 2016 at 12:08 PM (CDT)

Report: Army switching from Android to iPhone for tactical smartphone

The most ironic aspect of this is that the Army is probably saving money in the process.  I’m sure they were using a custom, military grade Android phone before, whereas now they are using a standard iphone encased in a custom, military grade case.  Probably cheaper, and much faster.
The biggest irony is that a big cause of the slowness was probably the nearly certain fact that the Android device they were using was probably using a very old version of Android.  If it had been updated to the latest, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was much more competitive with an iPhone.

Posted by 0megapart1cle on July 19, 2016 at 11:21 AM (CDT)

New video shows alleged iPhone 7 lacks headphone jack, still has mute switch

Don’t you guys think that it’s weird that the case has the logo indented a little?
What about no iPhone number?
What about never seeing the screen side?

Posted by Bob Geldoff on July 18, 2016 at 10:39 AM (CDT)

Leaked photos appear to show Apple EarPods with Lightning connector

Personally, my guess is that Apple will provide some kind of an adapter — probably sold as a separately purchased item — that is basically a Lightning port splitter so you can connect headphones and a power adapter at the same time.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 14, 2016 at 9:06 AM (CDT)

Leaked photos appear to show Apple EarPods with Lightning connector

The Lightning connector is all well and good, but what if you want to use the ear buds while charging the phone

Posted by Mr_Productive on July 13, 2016 at 5:01 PM (CDT)

Apple TV Remote app beta 2 works as second game controller, adds legacy Apple TV support

Sadly, so far nothing at all. Mind you, in much the same way that older Apple TV support was added in the second beta, it’s possible that iTunes support is yet to appear.
Notably, the current version of the Remote app is also coming up with a message that it’s not optimized for iOS 10, so Apple is either going to have to update that one or abandon it, and hopefully they won’t throw out iTunes support in the process, as that’s still a big advantage for those who want to stream music from their iTunes library — especially useful if you’re using multiple AirPlay speakers.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 8, 2016 at 8:07 AM (CDT)

Apple TV Remote app beta 2 works as second game controller, adds legacy Apple TV support

What does it do for itunes? the old remote was also a music remote control

Posted by quint on July 8, 2016 at 4:06 AM (CDT)

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