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News Roundup – January 27, 2016

All the essential iPhone, iPad, Apple and apps news from the last week

Siri upgrade Rumor has it, Siri’s in store for some major “enhancements” this year. Get all the details: Read the story!

Apple Music insights Three of the streaming service’s figureheads conduct a join interview – here’s what we learned about the first 18 months, and its future. Read the story!

US jobs Apple could be bringing 50,000 jobs to the US in a new deal with its display-maker. Read the story!

Apple’s Phablet popularity grows Is Apple’s big iPhone getting more popular? These figures certainly appear to suggest that’s the case. Read the story!

TouchID to be rebuilt Is Apple attempting to build the iPhone’s Home button directly into the screen? Read the story!

New Pokemon game A new strategy-based game based on this summer’s biggest App Store smash has appeared from nowhere on iOS. Read the story!


First look at the new Apple ID profile in Apple’s iOS 10.3 – via AppAdvice

Google Maps for iOS now lets you see in real-time how busy your favorite place is – via iDownloadBlog

Analysts predict drop in average iPhone selling price, growth in services to make up the difference – via 9to5Mac

Facebook starts testing ads in Messenger – via engadget

Hands-On with iOS 10.3’s new ‘Find My Airpods’ Feature – via MacRumors


Price Drops

Pixelmator – one of App Store’s greatest image editors – was $4.99 now $0.99!

Procreate Pocket – sketching and illustration app – was $2.99 now $0.99!

Editorial – plain text editor and writing app – was $9.99 now $4.99!

Waterlogue – turn photos into watercolors – was $3.99 now $0.99!