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A year’s worth of Apple news in twelve stories

There’s not been a great deal of news in the week since Christmas, aside from Apple’s response to recent criticism. So for this final news roundup of the year, we’re going to get a little nostalgic and take a look back at some of our favorite news stories from the last twelve months. How many of these do you remember?


Bad news for Brits at the start of the year as Apple upped the price of all apps in the UK by around 25% to compensate for the weak pound. Read the story!


Apple was named the fourth most innovative company in the world by Fast Company. Uber came in third, which may have been the only good thing that happened to Uber this year. Read the story!


Apple buys popular app Workflow and makes it free for all users, likely in a bid to improve automation and accessibility functions across its products. Read the story!


A thief plying his trade at California’s Coachella music festival was caught red-handed with over 130 iPhones, thanks to a tracking feature built into iOS. Read the story!


The creator of Android launched a new smartphone in a bid to dethrone iPhone. In hindsight, it didn’t go too well. Read the story!


Apple announced the 12 winners of this year’s Apple Design Awards, highlighting some of the best apps and games of the App Store. Read the story!


World Emoji Day was upon us, and to celebrate Apple officially unveiled the new emoji that we would later get as part of iOS 11. Read the story!


Apple was granted an interesting patent which seemed to suggest it’s working on turning the iPhone into a more capable health tracker. Read the story!


Not much happened in September. Just kidding! Apple announced three new iPhones, alongside updates for Apple TV and Apple Watch, at its brand new campus. Read the story!


We asked our readers to answer questions about the latest iPhone, and the results were pretty surprising! It’s doubly interesting to look back on these answers now iPhone X has been released. Read the story!


Face ID was tricked by an elaborate mask, so we decided to explore the issue further. Do these kind of spoofs really matter? Read the story!


After a long wait, Amazon Prime Video finally came to Apple TV – just as Google dropped YouTube support for Amazon’s competing Fire TV system. Read the story!

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