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Apple may reveal its new iPad Pro lineup soon
Apple is being mum about the next step its taking with its tablets, but we may learn exactly where the tech giant is going in just a month.2017's lineup of iPad Pros is expected to be revealed during...
Report: Apple is planning a top-to-bottom refresh for the iPad in March
Enlarge / The iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil. Andrew Cunningham reader comments 28 Share this story For some time now, the ever-churning Apple rumor mill has been telling us to expect some...
Evidence for iPhone 8 face-unlocking mounts, as Apple acquires facial recognition startup
Recently, it’s been speculated that Apple may forgo its Touch ID feature on the upcoming iPhone 8 in favour of facial recognition, and the company’s latest acquisition seems to line up pretty neatly with...
Forget Planet of the Apps – Apple needs to rip off these TV shows instead
The iPhone is selling by the bucketload and iPads and MacBooks are essential tools for the sorts of attractive twenty-somethings who tend to appear in adverts… But Apple TV? As far as we can tell, though...
Apple has teamed up with Broadcom to build wireless charging for iPhone, says JPMorgan analyst
An upcoming Apple iPhone is likely to have a customized wireless charging system made with Broadcom, according to JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur. The wireless charging partnership between Apple and chip...
Yes, Apple is reading your complaints on Twitter
Apple has released a new series of iPad Pro commercials comparing its newest tablet to PCs. In the ads, Apple uses real tweets from Twitter users who have been replaced by actors in the ads (at least...
Apple to start India manufacturing in coming months with iPhone SE: Report
The industry source told Reuters the initial manufacturing of the iPhone SE model was not contingent on those concessions. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Economic Times...
New Apple TV with twice the resolution of hi-def could come this year, report says
A fifth-generation Apple TV may be released as soon as this year, with vivid colors, and resolution that's twice that of regular high-definition television, sources told Bloomberg. But the new device,...
San Francisco loses Apple’s developer conference to San Jose
Moving the conference to San Jose will place developers in closer proximity to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino. Apple said in a press release the conference “will give developers access to more than...
4K Apple TV box is in the works (and that fabled TV service may yet live)
It's been the glaring omission on the Apple TV spec sheet for years, but a new report suggests a 4K Apple TV may finally be in the works.That's according to long-time Apple tipster Mark Gurman, reporting...
Apple’s 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference starts June 5, costs $1,599
Enlarge / Apple's WWDC announcement.Apple reader comments 6 Share this story Apple's 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference is happening between June 5 and June 9 at the McEnery Convention Center in San...
Qualcomm CEO 'would hate to be on the other side' in legal fight with Apple
Less than a month after being served a $1 billion lawsuit from Apple, Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf says he wouldn't want to have to argue the iPhone maker's side of the case. Apple claimed in January...
Why Chamath Palihapitiya is not buying Apple's stock
Apple is not a tech company, it's "a luxury brand with pricing power," Social Capital's Chamath Palihapitiya said Wednesday on "Power Lunch." "The dynamics of that business don't support long-term secular...
Apple starts producing original video
Apple, the richest company in technology, is finally moving into original video content. Other original videos, including scripted dramas, are planned over the next year as the Cupertino company tries...
Patent troll that sued Apple Watch and 80 other fitness products meets its match
Enlarge / Various versions of the Apple Watch are displayed at a December 2016 press conference in an Apple store in Saint-Germain, Paris.Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images reader comments 7 Share this story...
Apple is back on top in the smartphone wars with a razor-thin lead
Apple pulled ahead of Samsung as the world's top smartphone vendor for the first time in eight quarters, shipping the most smartphones in the crucial holiday shopping season, according to new data from...
Apple is fighting shareholders that are demanding more diversity
Maldonado is leading an effort to mandate that Apple accelerate its work toward becoming a more diverse company. For the second year in a row, he's submitted a shareholder proposal asking that Apple "adopt...
Next iPhone may have facial recognition instead of a fingerprint reader, says JPMorgan
Apple may replace its fingerprint scanner with a face scanner on the next iPhone, according to JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall. A front-facing 3-D scanner could replace the home button, which could be phased...
The iPhone 8 could have a fingerprint scanner built into its screen
Apple could be preparing to phase out the iPhone’s home button if its recent patent for a fingerprint reading touchscreen is any indication of the company’s future plans. First spotted by AppleInsider,...
Apple CFO warns Trump border tax could 'burden' consumers
Apple CFO Luca Maestri warned that a "border tax" on imports could hurt American consumers and stall the economy. It is "very hard for us to imagine that a border tax would be good for the US economy,...
Apple explains why its R&D spending is on the rise
Apple's steady increase in research and development spending has stoked speculation that it working on cars, goggles and more. But company's financial guru attributes the spending to something of a much...
Apple hits a new all-time high
Hitting a market capitalization of around $701 billion on Monday, Apple briefly crested the $700 billion level it last broke in February 2015. Because of share buybacks, Apple would have to touch above...
As Apple stock hits new highs, competitors chase content
Apple's soaring stock will have little effect on the tech giant's mission of building out its plentiful "ecosystem" of devices, software, and eventually, content, Drexel Hamilton's Brian White told CNBC...
Apple waits for LG’s fix before selling any more 5K Thunderbolt displays
Enlarge / LG's 5K UltraFine display is the closest thing you can get to a modern Thunderbolt Display, or at least it was.LG reader comments 0 Share this story Further ReadingLG 5K display must be kept...
Cramer: How Apple is powering the new industrialization of America
Technology stocks in particular have roared since the election, with Apple hitting a new closing high on Monday. So much of the rally has roots that started in Silicon Valley, Cramer said. When industrial...
Two years ago Apple's market cap was $700 billion. Now, it's finally back
Apple has reclaimed its throne as the only $700 billion publicly-traded U.S. company. Hitting a market capitalization of around $701 billion on Monday, Apple briefly crested the $700-billion level it...
Here's how Apple may be benefiting from the Trump presidency
Investor sentiment toward Apple has shifted since the election, with many believing the company stands to benefit from the policies of President Donald Trump, Oppenheimer analyst John Stoltzfus said Monday...
Apple's Tim Cook: This tech could rival the iPhone's impact
For Apple, augmented reality is the next big thing.How big? How about as big as the iPhone?Tim Cook has expressed his interest in AR before, but now the Apple CEO is likening the technology to the revolutionary...
Cramer: Apple's services revenue will be as big as a Fortune 100 company
Apple's services revenue is likely to be as big as a Fortune 100 company, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday. "I still continue to think it's undervalued," Cramer said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." Cramer's...
Here's more evidence that the next iPhone will have wireless charging
It's becoming increasingly likely that new iPhones will charge wirelessly — perhaps as soon as this year. Apple confirmed to CNBC on Monday that it has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, "to be able...
Hardware problems prompt Apple to pull the plug on LG’s 5K monitor
Apple has reportedly halted sales of LG’s 5K monitor following well-publicised interference issues with the display, which is affected by being in close proximity to Wi-Fi routers.According to Business...
Testing out snapshots in Apple’s next-generation APFS file system
Enlarge / We’re not saying that APFS snapshots will be used in a future revision of Time Machine, but if you’re a betting person, now might be a good time to place your bets.Aurich / Thinkstock reader...
Apple boss hints at augmented reality for the iPhone
Apple CEO Tim Cook is a fan of augmented reality. He's made no secret he thinks it will trounce virtual reality, even going so far as to say AR use will eventually be as common as "eating three meals...
Best iPhone 2017: how to choose the Apple phone for you
Update: We've put our five top phones from our best iPhone list through our intensive video battery test - you can watch it in full just below.You've woken up, looked out the window and then looked down...
Strava is finally coming as a standalone app on your smartwatch
If you're tired of strapping a phone to your arm when heading out for a run or a cycle, and are one of the millions who use Strava to log their runs, then good news: you can finally use the app on a smartwatch.That...
Buy these Beats wireless headphones and get three months of Apple Music free
Fresh from announcing a release date after months in the dark, it's now been revealed that the BeatsX headphones as well as Beats by Dre's other wireless peripherals come with an added bonus.Several of...
Apple 'very optimistic' for UK post-Brexit
Apple's chief executive met Theresa May in Downing Street while continuing a visit to the UK that has seen him hold a series of meetings and accept an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow.He...
Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'The world is full of cynics and you have to tune them out'
VISIT CNBC.COMX Leadership LeadershipApple CEO Tim Cook: 'The world is full of cynics and you have to tune them out' Catherine Clifford 48 Mins Ago CNBC.com Photo by Michel Porro SHARES Apple CEO Tim...
Apple’s Tim Cook: Steve Jobs’ philosophy will be at Apple in 100 years
The philosophy of Apple's late founder Steve Jobs will run through the company 100 years from now, Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Wednesday. Addressing students at the University of Glasgow in Scotland,...
Start saving: iPhone 8 price could push past $1,000
Rumors abound painting Apple's next iPhone as an entirely different beast than its predecessors. However, all those changes could come with a hefty price tag to boot.Given the advancements and new features...
Why Android Wear can finally rival the Apple Watch
Android Wear 2.0 is here, and the massive update brings a host of welcome new features to Google’s wearable operating system. This is a thorough OS overhaul, one that gives Android Wear a cleaner look...
Apple hires Amazon Fire TV boss to head Apple TV division
Apple has hired Timothy Twerdahl, the director of Amazon's Fire TV division, as a new vice president. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman first reported the news, also saying that Twerdahl will be running the Apple...
Amazon’s former Fire TV director gets poached by Apple
Enlarge / The fourth-gen Apple TV.Andrew Cunningham reader comments 3 Share this story If you've been thinking that the Apple TV's hardware has needed a shot in the arm lately, it looks like you're not...
Why Apple’s big rally could just be getting started
Apple shares have surged 47 percent since their May low, and are now at their highest level in nearly two years. But according to one top technical analyst, the tech giant's run isn't done yet. "There's...
Dr. Dre is actually a huge force at Apple — he talks with Jimmy Iovine every morning
Dr. Dre plays a key role in one of Apple's most important businesses, Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine told Variety in an issue published on Tuesday. Rapper and producer Dre (Andre Young) rarely speaks...
MacBook Pro 2017 release date, news and rumors
Apple released its massively updated, new MacBook Pro in October 2016 to an awfully mixed crowd of press and general public alike. The device’s new Touch Bar wowed, whereas its price for the parts inside...
Apple’s BeatsX wireless headphones are finally going on sale
Apple tried to change the headphone landscape in 2016 when it announced that it planned on removing the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7. To replace the 100-year-old standard, it announced three...
Channeling Steve Jobs, Apple seeks design perfection at new 'spaceship' campus
But constructing a building as flawless as a hand-held device is no easy feat, according interviews with nearly two dozen current and former workers on the project, most of whom would not be named because...
Pokemon Go Plus vs Apple Watch: which is best for catching 'em all 6 months on?
It has been over six months since Pokémon Go fever swept across the globe, so how has the game improved? You can now use a wearable with the game, but you're limited to either Apple Watch or the Pokémon...
What Apple’s new connector standard could mean for iPhone headphones
Apple has an obsession with connectors. It loves Lightning cables, hates 3.5mm auxiliary audio jacks and has removed everything that’s not a USB-C connection from its latest 12-inch MacBook. It’s so obsessed,...
Apple’s “new” UAC port wasn’t made by Apple and it isn’t new
Enlarge / This connector, sometimes called an "Ultra Mini Connector" or "UC-E6," isn't new and it's not an Apple creation.Mitsumi reader comments 12 Share this story A 9to5Mac report making the rounds...
Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft file brief opposing travel ban
The technology industry showed a mostly united front Sunday as it stepped up its confrontation with the Trump administration over immigration policies. In a legal brief filed late Sunday evening, 97 companies,...
7 Apple patents that will shape the Apple Watch 3 and beyond
The Apple Watch 2 might be the current cream of the smartwatch crop, but it’s still far from the finished article.Yes, it addressed many of the issues we all had with the original model – battery life:...
Apple will sell students $630 of professional software for just $200
Enlarge / Final Cut Pro. Apple reader comments 7 Share this story Further ReadingBig updates for Logic Pro and GarageBand add features for audio prosIf you're a student, teacher, or staff member at a...
Apple will start building iPhones in India by April, says minister
Apple, which has reportedly negotiated hard with the Indian government on tax exemptions and other incentives, is yet to comment. "I feel really good about how we're doing [in India]," Apple CEO Tim Cook...
Apple's best days are behind it, but I still like the stock, Bill Miller says
In terms of growth and the ability to invent whole new categories, Apple may have already seen its best days, value investor Bill Miller told CNBC on Thursday. "It doesn't mean it's not a good stock....
Here's the best argument for Apple buying Netflix
Netflix is fueling a surge of revenue growth for Apple's App Store, according to data released by analytics firm Sensor Tower on Tuesday. Spending rose 130 percent year-over-year in 2016 in the "entertainment"...
Strava finally offers native app for Apple Watch – are we closer to the perfect run tracker?
It's finally here: a way for runners to leave their iPhone behind and still be able to upload their run to Strava at the finish.Strava, one of the most popular running platforms around, has ironically...
Your next iPhone could allow 3-D selfies thanks to supercharged sensors, top Apple analyst says
Apple, which rarely weighs in on speculation about unreleased products, declined to comment to CNBC. JPMorgan has also predicted that upcoming iPhones may have a front-facing 3-D scanner, which could...
Apple accuses EU of a litany of “breaches” in defense of Irish tax deal
EnlargeWilliam Murphy reader comments 28 Share this story Apple has attempted to school the European Commission on how it interprets Irish law, by lodging no less than 14 pleas in its challenge against...
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