Trademark lawyer Brian Conroy today shared the culmination of months of intensive research on Apple trademarks, giving us some solid insight into what the company might be working on based on its trademark filings around the world. First and foremost, Conroy has tracked down a trademark filing for the iPhone 7, seemingly confirming the “iPhone 7” name just ahead of tomorrow’s event. The larger version of the iPhone, the “iPhone 7 Plus”…

British repair shop Byte got its hands on an alleged Apple Watch 2 display component last week, and since then, has shared several videos showing off its design and comparing it to the display of the first-generation Apple Watch. In its newest video, published this morning, Byte tore down the Apple Watch 2 display to give us a closer look at its individual components. According to Byte, the display is “the most…

Wireless audio company Bragi has today announced a new pair of Bluetooth earbuds simply called the “Headphone“. Based on the firm’s original crowdfunded Dash earpieces, the Headphone buds boast the same overall design, but lose some features in favor of a more affordable price tag. According to Bragi, the main physical difference is the Headphone’s three physical buttons, which replace the touch controls found on the Dash for controlling playback, audio transparency,…

Apple Music for Android today surpassed 10 million downloads on the Google Play store, nearly ten months after it was released on the platform. Specifically, the app’s total number of installs is now between 10 million and 50 million, up from between 5 million and 10 million, as of some point in the past day. Apple Music expanded to Android in November 2015, around four months after the streaming music service debuted…

Over the weekend, Apple began decorating the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, which is where its “See You on the 7th” keynote will be held on Wednesday. Crews have put up window decorations and flags with Apple logos, plus other black-with-colored-dots themed banners and signage. At the event, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, second-generation Apple Watch, and refreshed Beats products. Apple should also…

Apple has begun selling gift cards for Apple Music annual subscriptions at the discounted price of $99. The 12-month gift cards work out at $8.25 per month, offering an 18 percent saving over the standard $9.99 monthly subscription rate for Apple’s streaming service. Currently the gift cards are being offered at brick-and-mortar Apple stores and select third-party sellers like Best Buy, but eGift cards can also be purchased online at PayPal and…

At WWDC this year, Apple announced a new “Discovery Mix” playlist that would recommend music and artists to each Apple Music subscriber based on their listening habits and favorite songs. Yesterday, the feature became available to users on the iOS 10 beta, now under a different name: one playlist called “My New Music Mix” and another called “My Favorites Mix” (via AppleInsider). My New Music Mix introduces users to new songs The…

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a very solid track record when it comes to Apple product rumors, has released his most detailed research report yet ahead of Wednesday’s iPhone 7 launch. The report recaps a number of claims previously shared by Kuo and others while also introducing several new tidbits about the device. Kuo notes that there are many upgrades and other changes with the iPhone 7, but because the…

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Apple and other companies today filed friend-of-the-court briefs to support Microsoft in its legal fight with the U.S. Department of Justice. Microsoft’s lawsuit is aimed at striking down a law that prevents companies from telling customers about government data requests, reports Reuters. Apple joined a wide array of companies to support Microsoft, including Fox News, The Washington Post, BP, Delta Airlines, Google, Snapchat, Amazon, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Electronic Frontier…

We’re just a few days away from Apple’s annual fall event, where we expect to see the launch of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, a second-generation Apple Watch with new bands, and refreshed Beats products. We may also see the debut of Apple’s rumored wireless “AirPods” earbuds, and we’ll find out when iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 will officially launch. For details on all of…