Lab tests show sapphire Apple Watch display suffers worse in ambient light than Ion-X glass

Although the sapphire used in most Apple Watch displays is more durable than the Ion-X glass in the Apple Watch Sport, it comes with penalties to image quality — especially in ambient light, according to lab tests published on Monday.

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Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' to making streaming debut with Tuesday's Apple Music launch

One of the most famous rap albums of all time — Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” — will reportedly make its premiere on streaming services with this week’s launch of Apple Music.

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First look: Lutron's HomeKit-compatible Caseta Wireless smart lighting dimmer

One of the first Apple HomeKit-compatible products on the market is the Lutron Wireless lineup. AppleInsider was given the opportunity to test out its new smart lighting dimmer, and we found that while HomeKit shows plenty of promise, our initial experiences show there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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Apple starts production on next-gen iPhone, report says

Is the next iPhone nearly upon us? Apple has begun “early production” of the next-generation iPhone with volume production possibly starting next month, according to a report from Bloomberg. Citing people with knowledge of the matter, the report says that the future iPhone will come with a touch technology called Force Touch.

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Buyers opting for higher capacity iPhones, likely boosting Apple profits, RBC survey finds

RBC Capital Markets has raised its Apple revenue forecasts for 2015 and 2016, arguing that iPhone demand could beat expectations for some time into the future, and that people are skewing towards buying more expensive, higher capacity iPhone models.

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Average selling price of smartphones in China jumps 37% thanks to popularity of Apple's iPhone

Following years of race-to-the-bottom pricing in China, the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus –?which introduced larger displays to Apple’s lineup –?prompted an apparent shift in consumer habits that has seen the average selling price of a smartphone jump by nearly 40 percent in the Asian nation.

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Google talks Project Loon: 14 different prototypes, leaks solved by using fluffy socks

It may not come as a surprise to hear balloon technology hasn’t moved on much since the 1950s, after all, we’ve been mostly jetting about in aircraft and spacecraft since then; but that has caused Google a few headaches when it came to developing super balloons for Project Loon, its ambitious plan to bring the Internet to remote spots around the world.

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New iOS 8.4 will enable Apple Music, Beats 1 on Tuesday; Sonos, Android support coming later this year

In a blog post (that has since been removed), Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers–the former CEO of Beats Music–noted that Apple will make iOS 8.4 available at 8 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday, two hours earlier than the company’s typical release time, in order to allow users to hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple’s new Beats 1 radio programming and begin using Apple Music.



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Gay pride: How the world turned into a rainbow this weekend

Scroll through your Facebook feed and you’ll already see an array of family photos, pouting selfies and delectable dinners. But over the past few of days, there’s also been a bright splash of color as users have been updating their profile pics with a rainbow overlay to advocate gay pride.

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After crushing rival smartwatch sales, Apple Watch portrayed as doomed by CNBC

CNBC has issued a stream of flawed reports suggesting calamity and doom for Apple Watch–already the world’s most commercially successful wearable–with each article twisting data to say the opposite of the truth in order to deliver sensational clickbait.



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Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science education

In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year’s WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.



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Tech Q&A: Online banking, TV as computer monitor, music streaming and more

Kim Komando answers your questions about secure online banking, turning your TV into your computer monitor, streaming music services, and more. 

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the App Store.



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Apple kicks off production of next-gen iPhone with Force Touch, report says

Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology, a report said Friday.



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