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Amazon begins selling iPhone 6 with 32GB storage in India

03/06/2017, 10:03 am

A version of the iPhone 6 that includes 32 gigabytes of storage has resurfaced in another country, with Amazon exclusively selling the smartphone in India from Monday, following similar sales in China and Taiwan offering the device with the new storage capacity.

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Samsung & Interflex boost circuit board output for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

03/06/2017, 09:03 am

Two firms, Interflex and Samsung Electro-Mechanics, are reportedly boosting their spending on production of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) specifically for Apple's upcoming iPhones, including the "iPhone 8," which should be the first iPhone with an OLED screen.

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Japanese report backs view Apple's 'iPhone 8' will use 5.8-inch OLED display

03/05/2017, 04:03 pm

This year's top-of-the-line iPhone -- typically nicknamed the "iPhone 8" -- will sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen, Japan's Nikkei said on Sunday as it switched course and backed up similar rumors.

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Fantastical 2.8.3 adds more Apple Watch options, retains ease-of-use

03/05/2017, 02:03 pm

Small improvements to the latest version of the long-running Fantastical aim to keep the app best in class -- AppleInsider checks to see if the modifications add up to anything.

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Google Keep for iPhone and Mac disappoints, imposes profound limitations on users

03/03/2017, 01:03 pm

Even with Google's powerful search, the company's Keep service is too lightweight for serious use, but AppleInsider squeezes the most out of it that we can.

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Taiwan Mobile opens preorders for limited release of gold iPhone 6 with 32GB storage

03/03/2017, 10:03 am

Taiwan Mobile has started to accept pre-orders for a limited-edition release of the iPhone 6, with the Taiwanese carrier offering the gold version to customers on March 10 with 32 gigabytes of storage, a capacity that Apple hasn't offered in western markets.

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Second firm offers to paint your Apple AirPods black, with $249 price tag

03/03/2017, 09:03 am

Competing with first entrant Colorware, new vendor Blackpods is also offering a coloring service for the white Apple AirPods, to allow users to color-coordinate the popular wireless earbuds with the iPhone.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' using custom fingerprint tech, not starting production until September -- report

03/03/2017, 09:03 am

Apple is developing a custom fingerprint sensor for its OLED-based "iPhone 8," and as a result might not begin production of the device until September -- well after a July start date for two LCD-based iPhone models, a report claimed on Friday.

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Apple adds to Qualcomm legal battles with new UK lawsuit

03/02/2017, 02:03 pm

Apple on Thursday filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm in the U.K., further escalating the legal row between the two tech firms over patent royalties and chip deals.

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Google director hints at advanced Assistant tech coming to Apple's iPhone

03/02/2017, 02:03 pm

Google Assistant -- the chief rival to Apple's Siri -- could be coming to the iPhone and iPad in the future, a Google director hinted on Thursday.

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All of Apple's 2017 iPhones will include fast charging via Lightning port, not USB-C

03/02/2017, 09:03 am

While the underlying technology behind the charging may change, the Lightning port will remain on all of Apple's three new iPhones coming later this year -- including the flagship "iPhone 8" --according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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Apple brings carrier billing to Italy, Austria & Singapore, but still no US availability

03/01/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple this week turned on carrier billing in Italy, Austria, and Singapore, allowing some people in those countries to charge iTunes, iBooks, App Store, or Apple Music expenses to their phone bill instead of a credit card.

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With rumors of a 128GB model swirling, Target adjusts inventory of Apple's iPhone SE

03/01/2017, 11:03 am

U.S. retailer Target is allegedly telling its stores to return some iPhone SE units to Apple, a report claimed on Wednesday, ahead of a March press event in which the company could announce a new high-capacity 128-gigabyte model.

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Apple Pay Japan gains support for six new credit cards, launches limited time promotion [u]

03/01/2017, 01:03 am

Apple on Wednesday local Japan time activated a two month-long Apple Pay promotion offering cash back, points and more to users of the digital payments service, just in time to take advantage of six new supporting card issuers.

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Apple granted patent for fingerprint recognition using entire iPhone display

02/28/2017, 11:02 am

Rumors that Apple is considering a future without a physical home button on its iPhones have been bolstered by a patent granted to the company on Tuesday -- one that could allow users to authenticate their fingerprint by touching anywhere on the screen.

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Supply constraints will limit OLED to just 'iPhone 8,' benefitting Apple in long run - report

02/28/2017, 10:02 am

A new analyst report sheds some doubt on the "super cycle" concept because of a probable limit in OLED screen supply, suggesting that the pent-up demand for a revolutionary iPhone incorporating the flexible screens will only be sated after a few years -- which will boost AAPL over the long term.

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Questionable rumor claims Apple will ditch Lightning for USB-C on OLED 'iPhone 8'

02/28/2017, 07:02 am

A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will abandon its proprietary Lightning port later this year, instead opting for a USB-C connection for charging and wired syncing. For a company that has recently doubled down on Lightning, that seems unlikely. Here's why.

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New T-Mobile promo offers three unlimited One lines for $100

02/27/2017, 02:02 pm

U.S. carrier T-Mobile on Monday announced a promotion designed to attract new subscibers as well as keep existing ones, offering three lines of the company's unlimited One tier for $100.

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Original iPhone, 3G, 3GS still in active use, 2016 web traffic report reveals

02/27/2017, 12:02 pm

Older iPhones are still in use despite their age, according to a report on mobile Internet usage, with the original iPhone 3G, and 3GS all highlighted in traffic monitoring research for 2016 that compares the use of Apple devices against other manufacturers in the smartphone market.

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AT&T intros two new unlimited plans including $60, 3Mbps 'Unlimited Choice'

02/27/2017, 09:02 am

AT&T will on Thursday launch two more unlimited data plans available to Apple iPhone owners, Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice, hoping to steer people away from similar plans recently offered by its rivals.

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