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Apple beat Samsung in unit sales with iPhone X during Q4, during the "biggest annual fall in smartphone history"

02/02/2018, 12:02 pm

Last year, Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 created a catastrophically distracting meltdown for the company that enabled Apple to surpass it in total unit sales of smartphones during the winter quarter. This year, Apple has again surpassed sales of all Samsung smartphones in the quarter, except this time it's by virtue of trend-bucking new demand for the innovative, revolutionary iPhone X--without much apparent regard for its price.

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Two Apple retail employees hospitalized following battery rupture at Hong Kong store

02/02/2018, 12:02 pm

Two employees at a Hong Kong Apple Store were taken to hospital on Friday following another battery-related incident, according to reports, with the pair said to have inhaled smoke generated by an iPhone battery while undertaking an in-store repair of a customer's device.

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What a difference a week makes: Apple's $88.3 billion quarter is even more impressive broken down week-by-week

02/02/2018, 10:02 am

Not only was Apple's holiday quarter of 2017 a hard compare to previous year's numbers because of three flagship models, but the year-ago quarter had an extra sales week. AppleInsider breaks down the numbers for a closer look at Apple's earnings, on a "average per week" basis.

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Apple tops worldwide smartphone vendor list in Q4 amid industry contraction, report says

02/01/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple led the worldwide smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to fresh statistics from Strategy Analytics, with strong demand for products like iPhone X and iPhone 8 bucking wider market headwinds.

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Apple's 77.3 million iPhone, $88.3 billion quarter by the numbers

02/01/2018, 07:02 pm

The addition of the iPhone X that commanded a steeper premium than ever before has made Apple's financial quarter an interesting one. The changes over time are best illustrated graphically, showing the magnitude of the quarter, as compared to quarters of years past.

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Apple At Work teams with CDW to help enterprise deploy Macs, iOS in employee choice initiative

02/01/2018, 07:02 pm

Apple is expanding its efforts to make it easier for the enterprise to more efficiently buy or lease iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other products in a new initiative it is initially rolling out with CDW.

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Apple Pay finally coming to Brazil later in 2018 [u]

02/01/2018, 05:02 pm

In Apple's Q1 results call, CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple Pay will reach the biggest South American market -- Brazil -- sometime later this year. [Updated with official webpage]

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Tim Cook: iPhone X 'top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in November'

02/01/2018, 05:02 pm

In Apple's quarterly earnings statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that since it shipped to customers, the iPhone X was the biggest seller every week, outpacing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through November and December.

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Apple shares 'Three Minutes' feature shot on iPhone X, commemorating the Chinese New Year

02/01/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple has released a new video called "Three Minutes" in Singapore, alongside a page dedicated to the tools and techniques that the director used to shoot the video completely on the iPhone X.

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E-commerce company Volusion adds Apple Pay on the Web functionality for customers

02/01/2018, 11:02 am

Small-business centric services provider Volusion has announced that it is creating its own "Buy Now" button for merchants, and is using Apple Pay to do it.

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Apple temporarily kicks Telegram off of App Store for 'inappropriate' content [u]

02/01/2018, 10:02 am

In a surprise move, Apple has removed popular messaging apps Telegram and Telegram X from the App Store, reportedly because of problems with "inappropriate content" being distributed through them. [Updated with apps' return]

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IT pros will be able to delay Apple updates for 90 days with iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4

02/01/2018, 09:02 am

Apple has added a new variable for device management, allowing supervised iPhones, iPads, and Macs to put off upgrading to a new version of the system software for up to 90 days.

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Apple's iPhone X outsold iPhone 8 series 2-to-1 in US during record-breaking Q4, report says

01/31/2018, 07:01 pm

Bucking -- seemingly spurious -- claims that Apple is cutting iPhone X production due to weak demand, a report from Counterpoint on Wednesday found the flagship iPhone outsold its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus siblings by a 2-to-1 ratio. And it wasn't because iPhone sales flagged.

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Logitech adds notification snapshots, whole-home subscriptions for HomeKit-enabled Circle 2 camera

01/31/2018, 03:01 pm

Looking to ramp up appeal, Logitech on Wednesday announced a pair of upgrades for the Circle 2, its iPhone- and iPad-compatible security camera.

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Apple launches iPhone battery replacement reservation program through support app in Canada

01/31/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple appears to be launching a trial of a iPhone replacement reservation program in Canada, with the app taking names for particular models, and promising to alert users when the battery is available locally.

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Acura rolls out MDX Sport Hybrid SUV with Apple CarPlay

01/31/2018, 10:01 am

Honda's luxury Acura brand is on Thursday launching the 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid, a sport utility with support for Apple CarPlay, which lets iPhone owners control Siri and compatible iOS apps from their dashboard.

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Apple's iPhone X takes top premium smartphone spot in India, crushing OnePlus, Samsung

01/31/2018, 09:01 am

Despite intense competition from China's OnePlus, South Korea's Samsung and others, Apple has retained the lead in India's premium smartphone market, crushing Samsung (which exceeded Apple's share last year) and severely blunting the formerly rapid expansion of OnePlus.

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Wistron close to India land deal for expanded iPhone SE fabrication, start of iPhone 6s manufacture

01/31/2018, 08:01 am

Wistron appears to be lurching closer to a land deal to expand its factories devoted to Apple iPhone production in India, and may start cranking out the iPhone 6s relatively soon.

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Apple responding to US government inquiries over iPhone throttling

01/31/2018, 01:01 am

Apple late Tuesday confirmed it received, and is currently responding to, questions from U.S. government agencies concerning the handling of iPhone battery issues through a software update that throttled the performance of some handsets.

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Microsoft updates Office for iPhone & iPad with real-time collaboration, drag & drop

01/30/2018, 04:01 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday released major updates to the iOS versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, adding features like real-time collaboration, and drag-and-drop support on iPads with iOS 11 or later.

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