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Apple to join Partnership on AI industry research group

There’s a huge tech industry body that’s established to agree on best practices for artificial intelligence, however there’s one noticeable omission from the list thus far… and that’s Apple. The group, Partnership on AI, was established back in September with its goals to achieve ethics, fairness, inclusivity, privacy and trustworthiness — values…

Apple files new lawsuit against Qualcomm in China

It seems like Apple is not yet finished suing its iPhone modem supplier. Early today, there were reports of Apple filing a lawsuit against Qualcomm in China. Before this, Apple had already sued the company in the US for $1 billion. The lawsuit filed in China was for the same case but with 1 billion Yuan ($140 million) sought in damages….

Verizon customers will be able to use Wi-Fi Calling on Other Devices when their iPhone is not nearby in iOS 10.3

iOS 10.3 appears to bring support for Wi-Fi Calling on Other Devices for Verizon customers. iOS 10.3 is currently in beta and only available for developers but a public beta should be coming any day now. Wi-Fi Calling on Other Devices is already available on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint. While not officially documented, Verizon will be joining the…

WSJ: Apple looking into flexible display tech for future iPhones

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is ‘considering’ new display panels for future iPhone designs that could jumpstart bendable displays for smartphones. The LCD screen would be coming from Japan Display and would use plastic instead of the typical glass displays we find in LCD panels today. Japan Display says that they will begin mass…

Analyst: Apple Pay usage grew 50% in 2016

Apple doesn’t usually reveal numbers in regards to Apple Pay usage, however consumer spending analytics company TXN has pulled data from over three million customers. It says that analysts who specialize in credit card bills from banks note that Apple Pay usage grew 50% in 12 months, ending in December 2016. TXN has also revealed that Duane Reade and…

Apple seeds first macOS 10.12.4 beta to developers

Apple today has seeded its first beta of macOS 10.12.4 beta to developers alongside iOS 10.3 beta 1, and tvOS 10.2 beta today. This comes several days after the public release of macOS 10.12.3. The new beta includes native Night Shift support on macOS, among other things. Night Shift can be found under System Preferences > Displays > Night…

Apple seeds first tvOS 10.2 beta to developers

Apple today has seeded its first beta of tvOS 10.2 beta to developers alongside iOS 10.3 beta 1 today. This comes several days after the public release of tvOS 10.1.1. tvOS 10.2 beta 1 is now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. As always, tvOS betas are strictly available for developers only. It is highly unrecommended to run this…

Apple seeds first iOS 10.3 beta to developers

Apple today has seeded its first beta of iOS 10.3 to developers. The beta should include new features such as the “Theatre Mode” that was rumored. iOS 10.3 beta 1 is now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. The beta is now available to both developers and public beta testers. It is highly unrecommended to run this beta on your daily…

Apple Inc: A pre-mortem

In a piece written by Dan M. on Medium, he writes: Last year, there was a realisation that people were experiencing app fatigue. The iMessage and Siri and MapsKit App Stores may help alleviate that for a little longer; however, Apple hasn’t planned for a post-app world, and tacking App Stores everywhere is unsustainable. iOS is still very much…