Apple may be throttling the LTE performance of the Verizon iPhone 7 to keep it on par with the AT&T iPhone 7, according to research conducted by Twin Prime and Cellular Insights and shared by Bloomberg. Based on testing, the Verizon iPhone 7 performs about as well as the AT&T iPhone 7, but it does not reach the data transfer speeds that it is capable of hitting. The Verizon (and Sprint) iPhone…

Homebuilding company KB Home today announced “the nation’s first HomeKit-enabled community,” which comes with the opportunity for buyers to build homes with Apple’s HomeKit platform integrated from the get-go. A report last month brought news that Apple was working with homebuilders to install HomeKit and the Apple ecosystem of connected devices into properties at the beginning of construction. Now the Promenade at Communications Hill in San Jose will be the first community…

Apple today launched a new repair program for the iPhone 6 Plus, addressing complaints about a manufacturing issue that can cause the iPhone 6 Plus to become unresponsive to touch. According to Apple, some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit Multi-Touch issues after “being dropped multiple times on a hard surface,” causing damage to the device. Under its repair program, Apple will fix affected iPhone 6 Plus devices for a service price…

Starting today, Apple has made in-store pickup available for the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in the United States, allowing customers to check stock at their local store and reserve a machine online. The MacBook Pro first started popping up in retail stores on Tuesday, but because there was no in-store pickup option, there was no way to tell which stores had stock and which didn’t. It’s now much easier to…

Apple this week unveiled its latest product, a hardbound photo book that showcases 20 years of Apple products, highlighting every Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad released between 1998 and 2015. Because it’s positioned as an art piece, Apple’s “Designed by Apple in California” book costs a jaw dropping $200 to $300 depending on size, so we thought we’d take a look inside to see just what you’re getting for that price tag….

Setapp, an upcoming subscription service from MacPaw, aims to offer a Mac App Store alternative and change the way customers obtain software for their Macs. Setapp will make 40+ popular Mac apps available to Mac users for a flat monthly fee at launch, and there are plans to continually add new apps as the service grows. Much like Netflix, Setapp will charge users a flat $9.99 fee per month, giving them access…

Apple has eliminated the Product Manager of Automated Technologies role, ending Sal Soghoian’s employment with the company. Soghoian revealed the news at the MacTech Conference in San Francisco, according to Mac Observer. He also posted about the news on his website, which is dedicated to the user automation community. Q. I hear you no longer work for Apple; is that true? A. Correct. I joined Apple in January of 1997, almost twenty…

Apple’s four main OLED suppliers won’t be able to meet the production capacity necessary to match demand for the 2017 iPhone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Supply constraints are expected to last until 2018. OLED screens are more difficult to produce in mass quantities than LCD screens, which means Apple is “at the mercy” of suppliers who are willing to produce them in the necessary quantities. Bloomberg notes that the supply…

Apple is researching whether iPhone and Apple Watch can be used to “passively monitor data” from patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, according to Fast Company. Those with Parkinson’s often see their doctors every six months, leaving wide gaps between visits where symptoms could improve or worsen, putting some on the wrong dose of medication. Stephen Friend, the Sage Bionetworks president and co-founder that joined Apple in June, is in charge of the…

Apple has a team of people working on integrating augmented reality functionality into the iPhone’s camera app, reports Business Insider. Employees from several different augmented reality companies Apple has acquired are said to be involved in the effort, including those from Metaio and Flyby Media. Citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, Business Insider says Apple’s goal is for consumers to be able point the phone at a real-world object and have that…