Rumor Scanner
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Rumor Scanner

Friday June 17

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 ...

| Read more »
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 ...

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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...

| Read more »
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, ...

| Read more »

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?"

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

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...

| Read more »
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...

| Read more »
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 ...

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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...

| Read more »
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 ...

| Read more »

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...

| Read more »
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 ...

| Read more »
12:44
Apple's 'Activity' App Icon is now a Regist...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademark for their "Activity" App icon that was officially granted yesterday. Apple originally filed for their trademark ...

| Read more »
09:59
See iOS 10's New Photos App in Action

The Photos app in iOS 10 has been updated with what Apple calls "Siri intelligence," which essentially equates to new deep learning techniques and advanced facial and object recognition algorithms.

Using these tools, Photos is able to scan a user's entire photo library, intelligently detecting people, animals, places, and objects and grouping photos together in a logical way based on those parameters. As can be seen in the video below, this enables powerful searching capabilities, allowing users to search for "cats" to bring up their images of cats, or "mountains" to find all images taken of mountains.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

New to Photos on iOS is a "People" album, housing all of a user's images featuring people, grouped based on facial...

| Read more »
09:14
Apple Likely to Follow the Trend of Premium Tablets and No...

In April we asked the question "Will Apple Extend their use of OLED Displays to Future iPads, MacBooks & Beyond?" In that report we noted that a Korean report had shed light on the fact that Parade Technologies had announced collaboration with Samsung to deliver AMOLED panels for next generation tablets and notebooks. Now a new report published today in Korea reveals that HP will be upgrading their HP Spectre 360 this year with a 13.3" OLED display ...

| Read more »
06:31
Apple's WWDC 2016 Keynote now Available on YouTube

At WWDC Apple made many major announcements including the biggest release of iOS to date with version 10's incredible new eatures in Messages and an all-new design for Maps ...

| Read more »
05:29
While Apple Moves Defensively against Google Search, why a...

By Apple developing its homegrown AI-powered services for iOS they're able to fend off Google services like search. The new Siri search features for its Mac computers will use Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search engine, rather than Google, when querying the web. Yet no matter how you slice and dice it, Apple Music and iTunes is trying to compete with Spotify ...

| Read more »
04:07
Apple's Trent Reznor Bashes Google for building their...

Apple Music executive Trent Reznor is the latest artist to join the music industry’s war of words with YouTube, attacking Google’s video service over the role it plays for musicians.

| Read more »
03:08
Apple Aggressively Steps up Procurement of Chips and Compo...

At this week's WWDC keynote Apple spent a lot of time on updating developers about the changes coming to watchOS this fall. Today a supply chain report claims that "Apple has stepped up procurement of chips and components for the second-generation Apple Watch ...

| Read more »
02:32
Samsung's New York Event in August to Introduce the G...

On June 2 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung Moves One Step Closer to Introducing Iris Scanning Recognition on Galaxy Devices." Today the Korean tech press reports that Samsung will reportedly launch their next Galaxy Note 7 with an iris scanner at a special event on August 2.

| Read more »

Tuesday June 14

20:51
Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi Talk iMessage, Siri API...

A day after Apple's WWDC keynote address, Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller and SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi joined Daring Fireball's John Gruber on a special edition of his podcast, The Talk Show. The duo addressed many topics, including the emphasis on iMessage in iOS 10, opening up Siri and other parts of iOS up to developers and the Mac App Store.

The bulk of Apple's presentation on iOS 10 was focused on the extensive improvements to iMessage. When Gruber asked Federighi about the...

| Read more »
17:14
Apple's iPhone 7 will introduce a Parking Location Ap...

Apple has been working on a vehicle parking location app for some time now. Patently Apple covered Apple's first indoor parking patent back in in 2013. A general parking invention surfaced in 2014. Apple was also granted parking related patents in May and July 2015. Today ...

| Read more »
16:02
Hands-On With iOS 10's Overhauled Lock Screen

The Lock screen experience in iOS 10 has been completely overhauled, with a new widgets side panel, a redesigned Control Center, revamped notifications, quicker camera access, and the removal of the iconic "Slide to Unlock" feature.

As can be seen in the hands-on video below, Slide to Unlock, formerly accessible through a right swipe, has been retired. Swiping right now brings up a widgets side panel, while swiping left opens up the Camera app. The widgets panel houses widgets formerly located in the "Today" view of the Notification Center.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

The unlocking mechanism has been changed because with Touch ID, it was easy to bypass the Lock screen too quickly, making it difficult to see notifications.

New on the...

| Read more »
15:13
iOS 10 Beta Reactions: Photos Memories, New Unlocking Meth...

The new and updated features included in iOS 10 are plentiful, and Apple users and developers have already begun to voice their opinions of a number of them online. Many testers have come away impressed by new, personalized additions to old apps like Photos, the new raise-to-wake feature, and subtle but useful additions to Maps, which can now remember where you parked your car.

Of course, where there are positives, there are negatives as well, so we've gathered up user reactions on a few of the new features of iOS 10 and attempted to bring in variety of opinions on each where possible while gauging overall sentiment from early users.

Parked Car Notifications

Reaction: Largely Positive

A new feature in iOS this year will allow Apple Maps to remember where users park their cars, which should be helpful when parking in large structures and...

| Read more »
 
Community Search:
MacNews Search:
See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

How to get started with live.ly
One could be forgiven for thinking that there are already plenty of streaming video apps out there. It's just that the App Store charts would insist that you're mistaken. [Read more] | Read more »
Rodeo Stampede: Guide to all Savannah an...
A "gotta catch 'em all" joke seems appropriate here, even though we're talking animals in Rodeo Stampede and not pocket monsters. By now you've probably had plenty of rides, tamed some animals and built yourself a pretty nice zoo | Read more »
Is there cross-platform play in slither....
So you've sunken plenty of hours into crawling around in slither.io on your iPhone or iPad. You've got your stories of tragedy and triumph, the times you coiled four snakes at one time balanced out by the others when you had a length of more than 30,000 and some little jerk swerved in front of you at the last second. [Read more] | Read more »
Rodeo Stampede guide to running a better...
In Rodeo Stampede, honing your skills so you can jump from animal to animal and outrun the herd as long as possible is only half the fun. Once you've tamed a few animals, you can bring them home with you. [Read more] | Read more »
VoxSyn (Music)
VoxSyn 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $6.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: VoxSyn turns your voice into the most flexible vocal sound generator ever. Instantly following even subtle modulations of pitch and spectral changes of your voice VoxSyn creates signature vocal sounds far beyond traditional vocoding. | Read more »
Catch Battleplans on Google Play from Ju...
Real-time strategy title Battleplans is due for release on Google Play on June 30th, following its release for iOS systems last month. With its simple interface and pretty graphics, the crowd-pleaser brings a formerly overlooked genre out for the masses. [Read more] | Read more »
iDoyle: The interactive Adventures of Sh...
iDoyle: The interactive Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Books Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Special Release Price $1.99 (Normally $3.99) | Read more »
Five popular free apps to help you slim...
Thanks to retail and advertising, we're used to thinking one season ahead. Here we are just a week into the summer and we're conditioned to start thinking about the fall. [Read more] | Read more »
How to ride longer and tame more animals...
It's hard to accurately describe Rodeo Stampede to people who haven't seen it yet. It's like if someone took Crossy Roadand Disco Zoo and put them in a blender, yet with a unique game mechanic that's still simple and fun for anyone. [Read more] | Read more »
Teeny Titans - A Teen Titans Go! Figure...
Teeny Titans - A Teen Titans Go! Figure Battling Game 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Teeny Titans, GO! Join Robin for a figure battling RPG of epic proportions!TEENY COMBAT | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.