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New Tech Coming as Apple Announces iPhone Event

Are bigger iPads and a new Apple TV on the way?

(Newser) - The new iPhones are coming, and they could be bringing some friends with them. The Verge reports Apple has scheduled its iPhone launch event for Sept. 9, which isn't a surprise. What is a surprise is the unusually large venue—7,000-seat Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco—... More »

iPhone Plant Sees Another Apparent Suicide

Worker found dead at plant in China this week

(Newser) - A 28-year-old worker at a Chinese plant responsible for making most of the new iPhones was found dead this week, and a nonprofit group is calling it a suicide , reports the Wall Street Journal . It wouldn't be the first time a Foxconn worker has killed himself; there was a... More »

Tim Cook's Security Costs Apple $700K a Year

It's a 'reasonable and necessary expense'

(Newser) - The website Patently Apple spotted an eye-popping stat in an otherwise humdrum form Apple filed with the SEC: The company spends $699,133 annually on CEO Tim Cook's security. "His personal safety and security are of the utmost importance to the Company and its shareholders," Apple explains... More »

Apple Eyes Voicemail-Killer

Siri to translate voicemails to text in iOS 10: report

(Newser) - Leaving a voicemail is a convenient way to convey a lot of information quickly. Listening to voicemails is, well, a pain—but Apple is hoping to change that. For several weeks, Apple employees have been testing an iPhone feature that uses Siri to transcribe voicemail messages, Business Insider reports. It... More »

Only 3% of Apple Watch Owners Aren't Impressed

66% are absolutely 'delighted': survey

(Newser) - On the eve of tomorrow's earnings call , Apple has reason to celebrate the latest news about its Apple Watch: A new survey indicates that 97% of Apple Watch owners are satisfied with their purchase, Mashable reports. The survey by independent research company Wristly polled more than 800 owners and... More »

Apple Makes Strange Confederate Flag Move

Yanks flag from App Store, even when used as part of historical games

(Newser) - At first, it doesn't sound all that odd to hear that Apple has yanked games that use the Confederate flag from its App Store. Until you realize that means the company has yanked many Civil War-themed games because they feature the flag. TouchArcade reported on the move, noting that... More »

Post-Taylor Swift, Here's How Much Apple Will Pay

'New York Times' has details of streaming deal

(Newser) - Thanks in part to Taylor Swift's rebuke, Apple is going to pay artists for music streamed during any Apple Music free trial period. But how much, exactly? Per the New York Times , the company is paying 0.2 cent per song streamed free, which may not sound like much... More »

Not Everyone Is Cheering Taylor Swift's Apple 'Win'

Some say she didn't actually change anything

(Newser) - Many people have been fawning over Taylor Swift since her open letter to Apple convinced the company to do an about-face and pay musicians for music streamed during a user's Apple Music free trial period. But a number of people, chief among them Pandora's former chief technology officer,... More »

Apple Bowed Down to Swift After Just 17 Hours

Apple Music will pay rights holders per stream during 3-month trial

(Newser) - Taylor Swift’s open letter to Apple criticizing the company's decision not to pay "writers, producers, or artists" for music streamed during a three-month free trial of its new service has not only drawn support from other artists, but, it turns out, from Apple itself. In what Vanity ... More »

Dear Apple: You're Ripping Off Artists. Love, Taylor

Singer disses free trial period for streaming: 'We don't ask you for free iPhones'

(Newser) - First she yanked her music off Spotify . Now Taylor Swift is taking on an even bigger music-streaming behemoth: Apple. The singer decided to keep her 1989 album off of Apple Music after discovering users could hear her songs, and others', for free during the three-month trial period, but that those... More »

Beats by Dre, a Premium Product? Look Again

Media reports bring pricey headphones down to size

(Newser) - So you either bought a pair of cool Beats headphones, secretly pined for them, or hated them outright as a pricey con. Looks like—bing!—option three may be correct, according to a new round of media reports. "Beats by Dre headphones are garbage," writes Mario Aguilar... More »

Apple's Watch, iPhone, Desktop: All Changed

Tim Cook and company unveil new operating systems

(Newser) - Apple revealed its new music streaming service today at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco—with Drake there to add star power along with Tim Cook—but other reveals are creating as much or more buzz. From The Verge , The Next Web , and Forbes :
  • The new Apple Watch OS,
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Apple Unveiling New Streaming Service Today

$10-per-month service hopes to attract 100M subscribers

(Newser) - Apple is about to make sound waves: The company that brought you iTunes is expected to announce a paid streaming service at its annual developers conference in San Francisco today, reports the AP . The Wall Street Journal , which broke the news, reports the subscription will cost $10 per month. Though... More »

Woman Accidentally Junked a $200K Apple 1

Recycling company would like to cut her a very large check

(Newser) - One woman's electronic waste turned out to be someone else's treasure. A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000. The computer was inside boxes of electronics... More »

Apple's Design Guru Gets a Promotion

Jony Ive will oversee design of new campus, retail stores

(Newser) - The man Steve Jobs once called his "spiritual partner" at Apple is moving up the company ladder again. Jony Ive, the longtime senior VP of design, has been promoted to chief design officer, a position that will have Ive overseeing not only Apple's hardware and software units, but... More »

Apple Watches Sell Out in 6 Hours

Pre-orders run into high demand, low supply, or both

(Newser) - Apple seems to have a popular gizmo on its hands with the Apple Watch. Though it doesn't officially go on sale until April 24, customers could order the watch online in advance starting this morning. After just six hours, delivery dates had been pushed back to June for all... More »

Cable-Free HBO Available for Apple Customers

Cablevision also in on 'HBO Now' streaming for $15 a month

(Newser) - It's another win for cord-cutters, but in this case they'll still need some ties to Apple or Cablevision. Customers of either company now have access to HBO Now, a stand-alone streaming service that offers HBO content for $15 a month, reports the Wall Street Journal . Those who sign... More »

Why You Shouldn't Buy a Smartwatch—Yet

They're about to get way better: Christopher Mims

(Newser) - We all know the frustration of spending heavily on a gadget only to see it become obsolete within what seems like minutes. And you might want to keep that in mind with the arrival of the Apple Watch this month, writes Christopher Mims in the Wall Street Journal . "Anyone... More »

Tim Cook Slams 'Dangerous' Indiana Law

Apple will stand up against discrimination, he says

(Newser) - Laws like the recently passed Indiana one allowing businesses to refuse gay customers on the grounds of religious freedom are bad for business and bad for America, Tim Cook warns. In a Washington Post op-ed, the Apple CEO says a "very dangerous" wave of legislation in more than two... More »

Think You Know the Apple Logo? Think Again

In a study, 84 of 85 people couldn't draw it from memory

(Newser) - You may be reading this story on your iPhone, but if you were asked to draw the Apple logo from memory, there's a good chance you couldn't. That's what UCLA psychologists found to be the case after asking 85 undergrads to do that very task; 52 of... More »

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