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Apple issues iOS 10 beta 8 for developers + public beta 7 for testers

Apple has released iOS 10 beta 8 for developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 brings a refreshed look to Apple Music and News plus loads of new features to the platform. The software update will be ready for everyone likely sometime next month, and we’ll dig through the eight developer version of the iOS 10 beta below. Show More Summary

iPhone could switch to Intel chips over TSMC and Samsung by 2018, experts say

Apple could potentially put Intel processors inside iPhones as early as 2018, according to industry experts. Nikkei Asian Review published a new report today that highlights comments made by semiconductor analysts who believe Intel’s recent embrace of ARM could mean new competition to TSMC and Samsung sooner than previously expected. more… Filed under: Apple

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch 42mm (refurb) $190, Samsung 128GB Flash Drive $30, Power Strip w/ 4 USB ports $17, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Pick up a 42mm Apple Watch Sport in Gold/Navy (Geek Squad Refurb) for $190 shipped (Orig. Show More Summary

Report: Apple’s iPhone 7 launch could experience supply shortages

According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, Apple could face supply shortages of the iPhone 7 at launch as the publication claims Apple suppliers are facing low yield rates for certain components. more… Filed under: Apple

Sprint launches new ‘Unlimited Freedom Premium’ plan w/ HD video streaming

Sprint today announced a new option for its Unlimited Freedom plans, allowing subscribers to get access to unlimited high-quality video streaming for $80/month. more… Filed under: Apple

Comment: The Catch-22 position Apple is in regarding the iOS 9.3.5 security fix

One of the major benefits of Apple’s ecosystem is that it’s a pretty secure environment. Take OS X (soon to be macOS). The first ever example of OS X ransomware seen in the wild was earlier this year, when it was major news. Other Mac...Show More Summary

Dropbox requiring password changes for some users, but no cause for concern

Dropbox has announced that it will be requiring some users to change their passwords, but says that no accounts have been compromised. more… Filed under: Apple

UK carrier EE offering six months free Apple Music, Kevin Bacon & Britney Spears promoting [Video]

UK mobile network EE is offering six months of free Apple Music subscription to new and upgrading customers from 1st September – just in time to tune into the Apple Music Festival later this month. more… Filed under: Apple

Apple again said to remove Home button with iPhone coming in 2017

Following a similar report from the WSJ earlier this summer, a new report from Bloomberg today briefly mentions that the iPhone introduced in 2017 will not feature the iconic Home button that has been present from the start. The Bloomberg piece focused more broadly on an iPhone for Japan with support for FeliCa payments. more… Filed under: Apple

Report: Apple planning iPhone model for Japan with support for FeliCa mobile payment standard

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a new iPhone model for Japan that includes support for a technology called FeliCa. FeliCa, for those unfamiliar, is a tap-to-pay standard in Japan that allows users to pay for things like mass-transit rides with their mobile device. more… Filed under: Apple

Apple set to expand presence in Ireland as upcoming tax ruling looms

According to a new report from the Irish Independent, Apple is planning to expand its presence in Ireland by creating 1,000 new jobs in Cork. Specifically, Apple plans to create a four-story office building and a 752-space car lot at its European headquarters in Cork. more… Filed under: Apple

Rare Apple I ‘Celebration’ model fetches $815k in auction, falling short of $1m estimates

Earlier this summer, we reported on a “Celebration Edition” Apple I that would be going up for auction. Initial estimates pegged a value of over $1 million for the computer, but the auction today came to a close with a final selling price of $815,000. Show More Summary

Report details workers’ rights violations at Apple’s iPhone 7 supplier Pegatron

Industry watchdog China Labor Watch this week published a new report detailing what it says are continued workers’ rights violations at factories owned by Apple supplier Pegatron. more… Filed under: Apple

PSA: iOS 9.3.5 fixes serious security exploit that exposed contacts, texts, calls, & emails

Update: Apple has documented the security fix here. Now that the just-released iOS 9.3.5 security update is now available, details about what exactly it fixes have been green lighted for release as well. Both Vice and NYT have detailed accounts of the very serious security issue that iOS 9.3.5 fixes… more… Filed under: Apple

Apple issues iOS 9.3.5 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Apple today released the iOS 9.3.5 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The bug fix update follows the recent release of iOS 9.3.4, which closed a recent jailbreak hole, and iOS 9.3.3, which was tested for several weeks and also included bug fixes. Show More Summary

9to5Toys Lunch Break: high-end 13” MacBook Pro $320 off, 27? 5K iMac refurb $1,500, Twelve South MacBook stand $52, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Apple’s most powerful...Show More Summary

J.D. Power ranks Apple’s iTunes below average for customer satisfcation among video services

In a new report on customer satisfaction among paid streaming video services, JD Power ranks Apple’s iTunes below the industry average and only above Amazon’s video service as Netflix takes the top spot. more… Filed under: Apple

WhatsApp starting to share data with Facebook – here’s how to opt out

When Facebook bought secure messaging app WhatsApp for $19B back in 2014, the company was careful to reassure users that its commitment to privacy would not be in any way compromised. WhatsApp has today updated its privacy policy to allow it to share both phone numbers and analytics data with Facebook. more… Filed under: Apple

$19 billion: the ‘worst-case’ bill Apple could face in long-running European tax investigation

JP Morgan, an investment banker for Apple, has said that the worst-case outcome of a long-running European Commission investigation into the legality of Apple’s European tax arrangements could be a back-tax bill of $19B. It had previously...Show More Summary

Future iPhones & iPads could video thieves and capture their fingerprints

An Apple patent noted by Patently Apple describes how iOS devices could make it very easy to police to identify thieves by automatically taking photos and video of them, and capturing their fingerprint data via the Touch ID sensor. more… Filed under: Apple

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