AirPods reviewed, Nokia sues Apple, Contact Bar keyboards & extra



Apple’s long-delayed AirPods lastly hit the scene this week to a largely optimistic response, however the firm most likely might have stood some higher information, because it confronted down a barrage of Nokia lawsuits and formally appealed an EU tax ruling.

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Every little thing you could know:

  • Apple’s AirPods lastly hit doorsteps, and AppleInsider had an opportunity to evaluation them > >
  • Nokia filed a worldwide sequence of lawsuits in opposition to Apple over 32 patents > >
  • Apple filed a retaliatory lawsuit in opposition to Nokia-linked patent aggregators > >
  • Apple appealed an EU ruling ordering Eire to gather at the very least $13.6 billion in again taxes > >
  • Mac plans for 2017 might embrace Contact Bar keyboards > >
  • Manufacturing issues would possibly delay new iPads in any other case anticipated in March > >
  • “Tremendous Mario Run” topped 40 million downloads > >

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A roundup of all of our hottest tales this week:

Evaluate: Apple’s new wi-fi AirPods put a smile on 2016

Nokia information go well with in opposition to Apple in US, Germany over iPhone’s alleged violation of 32 patents

Apple appeals EU tax ruling, claims Fee ‘retroactively modified the foundations’

Contact Bar keyboards, ‘modest’ Mac upgrades on Apple’s slate for 2017

Yield issues at TSMC might disrupt March launch for brand new iPads – report

‘Tremendous Mario Run’ for iPhone reaps 40 million downloads amidst fears from buyers

All of Apple’s OLED ‘iPhone eight’ fashions to make use of curved Samsung panels – report

Apple hires former Porsche race automobile director for alleged ‘Undertaking Titan’ position

Minecraft involves Apple TV with 7 items of downloadable content material for $20

Apple has ‘nice desktops’ on Mac roadmap, CEO Tim Cook dinner says

Mac dropping focus of Jony Ive, others in Apple administration – report

Apple extends low cost on USB-C cables, displays, onerous drives, adapters, extra till March 31, 2017

Supposedly leaked Apple paperwork peg three iPhones for launch in 2017, prime mannequin codenamed ‘Ferrari’

Extra proof suggests Apple tie-up with wi-fi charging agency Energous

AirPods orders start to reach, inventory accessible for buy at some Apple shops

Apple brings second iOS 10.2.1 & macOS 10.12.three betas to public testers

Apple lawsuit accuses Nokia of being at core of patent licensing conspiracy

MacBook Pro fails to earn Shopper Studies suggestion for first time

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