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Monday June 20

04:57
Apple Shares could Tumble Further as Apple Loses Weighting...

After dropping more than $200 billion in market capitalization in one year, Apple shares could fall further as they are set to lose their weighting and be reclassified in the annual reconstitution of the widely followed Russell indexes ...

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03:27
watchOS 3: Bringing Attention Back to Apple's New...

During the watchOS 3 segment of Apple's keynote presentation at the Worldwide Developer's Conference last week, Apple introduced a new mindfulness-based app called Breathe.

The idea behind Breathe is to help Apple Watch owners better manage everyday stress, and works by prompting users to take a short time out to focus their attention on the simple act of breathing.

By default, Breathe serves up a one-minute session which guides the user through seven breaths. The duration can be extended to up to five minutes by rotating the Digital Crown, while breathing can be slowed to four breaths per minute, or increased to ten per minute.

As the session begins, the app asks the user to "Be still, and bring your attention to your breath". A mandala-like series of...

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Sunday June 19

22:10
TextEdit Icon Spotted on iOS 10 During WWDC 2016 Demo

During its What's New in Metal, Part 1 session at WWDC 2016, Apple used an iPad to demo the graphics API's new adaptive tessellation capabilities on iOS 10. At the 17:58 mark of the video, a TextEdit icon can be seen on the iPad's home screen from the multitasking app switcher screen.

TextEdit is Apple's basic word processor preinstalled on macOS Sierra and previous OS X versions, but the company has not released a mobile version for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch as it has done for some of its other first-party Mac apps. There are also no third-party apps that fully match the app shown in the screenshot.

TextEdit and...

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09:12
Apple Wins Design Patent in China for the iPad Pro's...

Yesterday we reported that the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office had granted Apple a design patent for their next generation Apple Store shelving unit for Apple Watch Sport bands. The second design patent that was granted to Apple on Friday by the Hong Kong office was for the extended user interface for their 'Notes' app.

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07:18
Is it Really News that Apple's Activist CEO won'...

In March Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's CEO is clearly a Gay Activist, Contrary to his Once Humble Statement." In 2014 when Apple's CEO officially "came out" he told Bloomberg that he didn't consider himself an activist. His actions since making that statement have been to the contrary ..

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Saturday June 18

12:28
Apple Files Trademarks for Apple TV, Future iPod Features...

This week Apple filed new trademark applications for iPod, Apple TV and the new Apple News icon. On Friday, Apple filed for the 'iPod' trademark once again with greatly expanded classes associated with it. The UK filing strongly hints that new apps and/or features are on the drawing board for future iPods.

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10:45
Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi's Interview on...

Earlier this week, Apple executives Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi appeared on a live episode of John Gruber's podcast, The Talk Show, touching on a number of topics and expanding on some of the announcements made the previous day at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.

The full video and audio of the interview are now available from Daring Fireball for those interested in seeing exactly what Schiller and Federighi had to say. The executives discussed such topics as the ability to remove stock apps in iOS 10, the opening of several parts of Apple's platforms to third-party developers to allow integration into apps such as Messages...

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06:13
Apple Wins a Design Patent for Next-Gen Apple Store Shelvi...

In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Angela Ahrendts gives us a Peek at New Apple Store Concepts Coming to a Store near You." In that report we covered the five new themes coming to future Apple Stores that includes The Avenue, Genius Grove, The Boardroom, The Plaza and The Forum. Prior to Ahrendts show and tell for...

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Friday June 17

16:17
Uniloc Files a Four Count Lawsuit against Apple over Messa...

Uniloc Corporation is a computer security and copy protection software company founded in Australia in 1992 that develops 'try and buy' software distributed via magazines and preinstalled on new computers. Uniloc sued Microsoft in 2003 and the battle went back in the courts for years. Now Uniloc is suing Apple with an all-new case.

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14:00
iOS 10 Hidden Features: Split-View Safari, Mail Filters, U...

iOS 10 has been described by Apple as its biggest iOS update ever, with new features like a total overhaul of the Lock screen, a revamped Messages app that includes its own dedicated App Store, among other improvements, a Siri SDK for developers, a more capable Photos app, a redesigned Apple Music app, and hundreds of other changes, big and small.

In the video below, we've rounded up some of the smaller but still significant changes that have gone largely under the radar, like an easy access "Unsubscribe" button for newsletters in the Mail app, side-by-side Safari multitasking on iPads, Notes collaboration, cross device copy and paste, voicemail transcription, and more.

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12:34
Is the Strategy behind Apple's smaller iPhone SE Payi...

It was surprising to read this morning that "Apple's refurbished iPhone 6 program rolled into Korea this week." While we had reported on the fact that Apple is preparing to enter that market with a refurbished line of iPhones, Korea wasn't on anyone's radar screen. On another front, Apple's iPhone SE is aiming at another niche iPhone market: Those who want an iPhone with current technology but designed for smaller hands.

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11:38
Apple's 'Apps for Earth' Campaign Raises Mo...

Apple and the World Wildlife Fund this week announced that the recent "Apps for Earth" promotion has raised more than $8 million in proceeds to support the WWF's conservation work.

The Apps for Earth promotion, timed to take place to celebrate Earth Day, ran from April 14 to April 24 and saw dozens of apps offering special in-app purchases with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the World Wildlife Fund.

Many of the participating apps, which included titles like VSCO, Trivia Crack, Hearthstone, and Angry Birds 2, heavily promoted the fundraiser, even going so far as to change app icons and graphics during the time that it ran. Apple itself updated the theme of the App Store...

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10:49
Bloomberg Canada: Linamar Interview Points to Apple asking...

It's being report that Canadian supplier Linamar Corp. has talked with Apple Inc. and Google about potentially supplying the technology giants if they begin making cars. In an interview in Toronto, CEO Linda Hasenfratz ...

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07:51
Apple's Refurbished iPhone Program Rolled into Korea...

In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Tim Cook Surprisingly Admits on TV that Apple wants to sell Certified Pre-Owned iPhones in India." The Indian TV interviewer was taken aback as he viewed Apple's position as dumping old iPhones into their country, something that many in India were offended by without really understanding Apple's methodology of how they repackage refurbished iPhones back to premium condition. Now a new Korean report published this week stated that "Apple’s refurbished iPhones are spreading throughout South Korean markets ...

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07:03
IDC Wearable Market Forecast has the Smartwatch Overtaking...

In May we posted a report titled "Apple Watch is the Top Smartwatch in the World Q1 2016." IDC statistics showed that Apple held a 46% market share lead. The latest IDC report takes a look at the wearable trends through to 2020 which bodes well for Apple.

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06:24
Apple Ordered to Halt iPhone 6 Sales in Beijing Over Paten...

The Beijing Intellectual Property Office has ruled that Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus infringe on the patent rights of another smartphone sold within China -- Shenzhen Baili’s 100c device -- leading to the possibility that Apple may have to cease sales of its handset in Beijing completely. Apple is expected to appeal to the Beijing Higher People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Court in attempts to keep its two handsets in circulation within Beijing.

However, as Bloomberg points out, if the case turns out badly for Apple, lawsuits that the company face in the future could potentially look back at the Shenzhen Baili ruling as a precedent. Beijing has a population of 21.7 million people, so it could have a larger-than-expected negative impact on a territory that Apple has already...

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04:50
Beijing Court Rules that Apple's iPhone 6 Models Viol...

It's being reported today that Apple has been found to have violated the design patents of a Chinese device maker and may have to halt sales of its latest iPhones in Beijing, ...

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Thursday June 16

16:34
See What It's Like Using Siri on a Mac in macOS Sierr...

With macOS Sierra, the latest version of the Mac operating system, Siri is available on Macs for the first time. Siri on the Mac can perform many of the same functions available on iOS, like answering simple queries, looking up information, sending messages, opening apps, and more, plus there are Mac-specific functions.

As can be seen in our hands-on video showing off Siri on the Mac, Siri is able to search through files to help you quickly locate content with commands like "Find me the documents I opened last week" or "Where are the files John sent me on Tuesday?"

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Siri is accessed through the menu bar, a dock icon, or a keyboard command, and the Siri results, displayed in individual windows, can be pinned to...

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14:01
Apple Explains Why iMessage Hasn't Expanded to Androi...

In a wide-ranging commentary piece about WWDC 2016, tech journalist Walt Mossberg included an interesting bit about why Apple has not expanded iMessage to competing software platforms like Android.When I asked a senior Apple executive why iMessage wasn’t being expanded to other platforms, he gave two answers. First, he said, Apple considers its own user base of 1 billion active devices to provide a large enough data set for any possible AI learning the company is working on. And, second, having a superior messaging platform that only worked on Apple devices would help sales of those devices — the company’s classic (and successful) rationale for years.Last week, a questionable rumor surfaced claiming that Apple planned to announce iMessage for Android at...

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08:43
Apple's Magnetic Stand Invention Gets Down to Busines...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that adds a dimension to their current granted patent for an iDevice / iPad stand based on magnetics. That dimension might be technology to support wireless ...

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07:12
Apple Watch Patents Cover the Ultimate Selfie Camera, the...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a pair of Apple Watch specific patent applications. The first covers the Apple Watch's Digital Crown and learn that new functionality buttons could be introduced in future versions of the watch. In the second patent we learn that Apple may introduce one or two cameras in a future version of the watch.

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06:22
Hardware-Free WWDC Sets Stage for Busy Second Half of 2016

In the weeks leading up to WWDC 2016, multiple reliable sources indicated the opening keynote would be a no-hardware affair. And as it turned out, the focus of the event was unsurprisingly on software, including iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3. So, when can we expect new Apple hardware?

Many products were at some point rumored to have a possible connection with WWDC 2016, including the next-generation Apple Watch, MacBook Pro, and Thunderbolt Display. Those that have been following rumors consistently, however...

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03:16
Apple invented a new Laser Marking System for the iPad Pro...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals the way the fabric of the iPad Pro Keyboard formed its letters ...

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Wednesday June 15

14:09
Hands-On With Digital Touch, Bubble Effects, Apps and More...

According to Apple, Messages is the most used iOS app, and for that reason, it got a lot of attention in iOS 10. Messages has been completely revamped with features to make conversations more personalized, expressive, and fun.

As can be seen in the video below, background animations, like balloons, confetti, and fireworks can be sent along with messages to make an impact, and a new "Bubble Effects" feature lets users send iMessage chat bubbles with different animated effects to add emotion to each message.

Digital Touch, the sketching feature of the Apple Watch, is coming to Messages. Digital Touch can be used to create little sketches, send a heartbeat, and send taps, and on iOS devices, you can Digital Touch over photos and videos.

Photos can be taken directly in the Messages app and edited with new built-in editing tools. There's also a new...

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14:08
Apple's First iOS 10 TV Ad Surfaces and a Few Quick H...

Here's Apple's first iOS 10 TV ad. With iOS 10, you will be able to do more and say more, faster, more simply, and in more expressive ways than ever before ...

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