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Apple is going to start making smartphones in India within the next two months, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company will utilize Wistron to make iPhone 6 and 6s units in the country. It'll start making iPhone SE devices within the next three months.
WikiLeaks has come out with a new set of government documents that reveal how the CIA has been hacking iPhones and Macs. The new "Dark Matter" collection of documents, which is part of WikiLeaks' Vault 7 leaks, is focused on Apple products. No current devices are affected.
Apple is on track to launch the iPhone 8 this September, reports Barclays, and it'll initially be available in limited quantities. Much of the stock for the phone will become available beginning in the fourth quarter. Preorders could quickly fall to weeks or months.
Millions of iCloud accounts have not been affected by security issues within Apple. A spokesperson for the company told Fortune there's been absolutely no breach of iCloud or Apple ID. A hacking group was demanding large amounts of money from Apple to not exploit the data.
Movie rentals on iTunes have finally received a key feature: the ability to watch them on multiple devices. For nine years, Apple has been forcing customers to watch their rented movies on whichever device the rental originated from. That requirement is now gone.
What we failed to mention yesterday is that Apple, besides announcing new iPad, color option for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and new iPhone SE models, also launched a ton of new straps for the Apple Watch. Thanks to its flashy design, it will probably make a lot of Watch owners happy.
Apple has released an app for creating social videos, but it's not accompanied by an actual social network, meaning you can share the videos elsewhere. The 'Clips' app is separate from iOS' camera app. You can capture videos/photos and then edit them.
While we are still waiting for Apple to announce the iPad Pro 2, the company announced a new iPad that replaces the old iPad Air 2. The device is simply called iPad and while most of the specs are the same as that of the Air 2, there are some changes under the hood.
In addition to two new iPhone SE models, Apple has also launched a new color option for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The company has now launched a red color option, expanding the range of options available to customers. The new color will join the existing choice of colours
We knew that Apple is planning on launching new models today as its official online store was down for a few hours. It was rumoured that the new iPad Pro 2 could be unveiled, but the Cupertino company had different plans. The company has now announced two new iPhone SE models.
Apple has pulled its online store just ahead of a rumored iPad Pro 2 announcement. Reports claim the company is going to reveal the product through a press release, which is the only clear option given no event invites were ever sent out. The store returns in a couple hours.
Apple is exploring multiple augmented reality features that could be included with the next iPhone, reports Bloomberg. The company has "hundreds of engineers" working on AR tech, among which are some individuals from Microsoft's HoloLens team and Facebook's Oculus.
Even though it made billions selling devices in the New Zealand market, Apple paid nothing in taxes to the country during the past decade. It has seen $4.2 billion in sales since 2007 and nothing has been paid to New Zealand's Inland Revenue, which has led to complaints.
Apple is updating its AppleCare+ policy so that iPhone owners can sign up for extended service for up to a year. Some customers have reportedly begun noticing their devices are eligible for AppleCare+. Sign ups were previously limited to just 60 days.
To lock down a two-week album exclusive from Chance the Rapper, Apple spent an astounding $500,000. His 2016 'Coloring Book' mixtape was released in 2016 and Chance the Rapper recently revealed how much he was paid. He explained the deal to his fans on Twitter.
Indie games have been given a permanent home in the Apple App Store. The company has been promoting indie games through a special "Celebrating Indie Games" hub during the past week. Now it's established a permanent area for them. This should help to increase sales.
To further strengthen its position, Apple has announced that it is opening two new research and development centers in China, in addition to two already in the works in Beijing and Shenzhen. The new centers will be built in Shanghai and Suzhou, and all four centers will open
The next iteration of Apple's AirPods could include built-in fitness tracking features, according to a patent titled 'Earbuds with Biometric Sensing." It details in-ear and over-ear headphones that can offer fitness tracking. VO2, temperature, and heart rate could be tracked.
The iPhone 7 has been the best-selling smartphone in the world during the first few months of 2017. Kantar Worldpanel reports the device was ahead of the competition in most regions, including the US and Europe. Apple's market share grew in the largest European markets.
A new 9.7-inch iPad Pro could be announced as early as new week, according to Mac Otakara. The iPad Pro 2 doesn't have a publicly scheduled announcement date, so the rumor is coming from supply chain sources. It's possible it will just be announced with a press release.