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Friday April 29

10:46
Apple Marketing Chief Phil Schiller: 'Never Pluralize...

Apple executive Phil Schiller gave Apple users a grammar lesson on Twitter yesterday afternoon, explaining that it isn't necessary to pluralize Apple product names.

Schiller's instructions came after a discussion on pluralizing "iPad Pro" between Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans and iMore analyst Michael Gartenberg. Evans referred to more than one iPad Pro as "iPads Pro," while Gartenberg said "iPad Pros."

Schiller clarified that neither approach was correct. The proper way to refer to more than one iPad Pro is to call them "iPad Pro devices."

@Gartenberg @BenedictEvans @stevesi @macintux One need never pluralize Apple product names. Ex: Mr. Evans used two...

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10:39
Owners of Uconnect Equipped Fiat Chrysler Vehicles can Now...

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales issued a press release today stating that Apple's Siri 'Eyes Free' feature is available to nearly 2 million vehicles ...

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09:34
Fiat Chrysler Adds Siri Eyes Free to Equipped 2013-2015 Ve...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has released a free software update that enables owners of properly equipped 2013-2015 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles to add Siri Eyes Free capability to the Uconnect 8.4 system.

The new software update is available in nearly 2 million vehicles equipped with a Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen system:

- 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500

- 2013-2015 Dodge Viper

- 2014-2015 Dodge Durango

- 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger

- 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee

- 2015 Jeep Renegade

- 2015 Chrysler 200 and 300

Siri Eyes Free is also supported on 2016 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat vehicles with...

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08:24
Jony Ive & Friends Open Vogue's Famous Met Galler...

In October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Jony Ive & Vogue's Anna Wintour will Co-Host the Met Museum's 2016 Fashion Exhibit on Fashion in an Age of Technology." The event starts next week ...

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07:29
Congress Could Modify New Supreme Court Ruling allowing Ju...

On April 25 we reported that the DOJ was about to rewrite the search and seizure rules that would expand their reach worldwide and today we learn that the Supreme Court approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located ...

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06:24
Samsung replaces their Display CEO as they Prepare for App...

Last quarter's Samsung Display sales marked a weak link in Samsung's overall performance, down 12%. Due to this weak performance Samsung moved quickly today to replace Park Dong-geun with Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun to lead the display affiliate.

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05:25
Apple Remains the King of Tablets While Microsoft's C...

According to a new IDC report, the first quarter seasonality combined with an overall disinterested customer base led to an annual decline of 14.7% in worldwide tablet shipments during the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16). Apple's dominance in the overall tablet market was unsurprising.

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Thursday April 28

15:23
Icahn Contradicts his Positive Outlook on Apple, Runs for...

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who was among Apple’s largest outside shareholders, said on Thursday that he called Apple's CEO today to tell him that he no longer held a position in the company.

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12:04
Investor Carl Icahn Dumps Apple Shares Over China Concerns

Billionaire Carl Icahn, who has been buying large amounts of Apple stock over the past three years, today told CBNC that he sold his stake in the company."We no longer have a position in Apple," Icahn told CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Thursday, noting Apple is a "great company" and CEO Tim Cook is "doing a great job."Icahn, who sold his shares earlier this year, said that he did so based on worries over China's attitude towards Apple. Earlier this month, the Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television forced Apple to take down the iTunes Movies and iBooks stores, and Chinese officials believe that Apple is "too deeply established" in core industries in the country.

Apple sales also fell 26 percent in greater China in the second...

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11:44
Apple Promotes New Apple Music API Introduced in iOS 9.3

With the launch of iOS 9.3, Apple introduced a new Apple Music API, which is today being promoted through Apple's Affiliate Program Newsletter. The Apple Music API gives developers the resources to expand Apple Music functionality in their apps, through the following features:

- Developers can see if a user is currently a member

- Developers can see which country the users account is based

- Developers can queue up the next song or songs based on a song ID for playback

- Developers can inspect playlists already in My Music or create a new playlists with a title and description (see App Store Review Guidelines for limitation)

The iOS 9.3 Apple Music API has already been...

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10:53
Fiat Chrysler Open to Working With Apple as VW Seeks Other...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is in the late stage of talks with Google parent company Alphabet Inc. about an industry partnership involving self-driving car technology, according to automotive blog Autoextremist and The Wall Street Journal.

Moreover, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has reportedly indicated that he is open to working with a tech giant, including Alphabet or Apple, in order to build more scale and help offset automotive-related production and development costs.

On the contrary, Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller said that its ongoing discussions with potential partners to start new digital mobility businesses do not involve Apple or Alphabet, as reported by ...

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09:40
Everyone has Advice for Apple, Some want to Poke Apple in...

A new report today states as far as Wall Street is concerned, Apple might as well rename itself 'The iPhone Company' as its stock market fortunes rise and fall with the rhythm of the iPhone product cycle. After Apple's earnings this week, everyone in the media has had something to say about Apple missing their quarter. In this brief moment, after a decade of never ending profits to report on, this is what Apple's detractors have been waiting for ...

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07:12
Comcast Acquires DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion

Comcast's NBCUniversal said on Thursday that it will buy DreamWorks Animation for $41 per share. Shares of DreamWorks soared 24 percent ...

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06:38
Apple & Microsoft Pushed for the new 'Defend Trad...

Theft of intellectual property, including trade secrets, is estimated to cost American firms more than $300 billion a year, according to a 2013 report by the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property. Corporations such as Boeing and Johnson & Johnson, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and computer software lobbyists representing companies such as Apple and...

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05:44
Apple Watch Loses Market Share as Android Wear Grows in Po...

The latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics reveals that Apple Watch sales totaled an estimated 2.2 million in the first quarter.

Apple Watch remains the most popular smartwatch, but its market share declined to 52.4-percent compared to 63-percent in the previous quarter.

Strategy Analytics cites increasing competition from Android Wear rivals such as LG and Motorola as one reason for the Apple Watch ceding market share:"We estimate Apple Watch shipped 2.2 million units and captured 52 percent smartwatch marketshare worldwide in Q1 2016, dipping from 63 percent share in Q4 2015," said Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics. "Samsung shipped...

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05:32
IDC Report's on Q1 2016 Global Smartphone Status with...

According to the latest preliminary release from IDC, vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), up slightly from the 334.3 million units in 1Q15, marking the smallest year-over-year growth on record. The minimal growth this quarter is primarily attributed to strong smartphone saturation in developed markets, as well as a year-over-year...

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03:43
One of Apple's Latest Encryption Inventions Comes to...

With the encryption issue being a high priority with Apple fighting their cases with the FBI regarding the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone and one owned by a drug dealer in New York, Apple vowed to go deeper down the encryption rabbit hole. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of Apple's latest patent-pending encryption methods ...

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02:21
Apple Still Waiting for Approval to Open Stores in India

Last Friday we posted a report titled "Apple Could be the First Foreign Company to get a Regulatory Waiver to Open Retail Stores in India," but it's not a done deal yet.

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01:47
Apple Launches CareKit Platform With Support for Four Heal...

Apple's new CareKit iOS framework goes live today, allowing app developers to create integrated software that helps patients and doctors to better track and manage medical conditions.

The open source platform was announced last month and aims to make it easer for developers to build health apps by offering a number of integrations, such as monitoring of medical symptoms, sending images of an injury, and keeping tabs on medication schedules. CareKit also offers two-way benefits, since it not only helps doctors monitor patients but also allows patients to observe their progress over time.

CareKit is made up of series of interactive modules. The Care Card can be configured to manage wellness tasks such as medication scheduling and exercise, while the Progress Card includes a Symptom and Measurement tracker for logging physical metrics like weight and heart-rate (with the potential for...

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Wednesday April 27

15:41
Man with Gun Next to Body Found in Apple Conference Room

Hours after Apple announced their Q2 2016 financials that marked the first time the company’s sales had fallen in 13 years ...

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14:35
Congress Votes 419-0 to Require Law Enforcement to get a S...

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to require law enforcement authorities to get a search warrant before asking technology companies ...

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13:57
Apple iDevices Targeted in Patent Lawsuit over the use of...

Patent Troll Nova Intellectual Solutions of Texas has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple using a Novatel Wireless patent that ...

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13:06
Apple Pay Expands Beyond American Express in Australia wit...

Apple today updated its Apple Pay website in Australia to note that Apple Pay now supports credit and debit cards from the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (aka ANZ).

The ANZ website has also been updated with a new Apple Pay webpage and a report from Reuters confirms the partnership. ANZ card holders in Australia are able to add their cards to Apple Pay, which has been confirmed by a MacRumors reader.

According to the ANZ website, many Visa and American Express cards are supported, including the ANZ Rewards Platinum Card, the ANZ Access...

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12:58
How did Goldman Sachs get their Forecast on AAPL so Wrong?

On April 13 we posted a report titled "Goldman Sachs Sees Positive AAPL Q2 Earnings and Strong Demand for the Upcoming iPhone 7." Did Goldman miss the boat on this or were they trying to ...

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11:01
iPhone 7 Plus Design Drawings Depict Dimensions Identical...

Schematics featuring the dual-camera 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus or "Pro" that's set to launch in the fall of 2016 have been published in the June issue of Japanese magazine MacFan, reiterating many of the design details that have been previously rumored for the device.

Japanese site Mac Otakara has shared images taken from MacFan, which seemingly confirm rumors that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will use largely the same design as the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

The schematic focuses solely on the 5.5-inch model, which MacFan says will measure in at 158.22mm x 77.94mm x 7.3mm, identical to the dimensions of the iPhone 6s Plus.

While this agrees with a previous Mac Otakara rumor suggesting...

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