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New 3D ray tracing PowerVR GPU likely to bring advanced photorealistic 3D to iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

Imagination Technologies, the developer of the PowerVR graphics processing cores that drive Apple's A-series processors used in iOS devices, has demonstrated a new mobile engine at CES with the ability to perform realtime ray traced 3D graphics rendering, likely destined to appear in Apple's future products.

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Catcher, other Apple suppliers report setbacks rumored to be linked to iPhone 6s production cuts

01/07/2016, 10:01 am

Several of Apple's Taiwan-based suppliers on Thursday announced financial setbacks, which could support claims of slowed production for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

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Misfit shows off Specter fitness-tracking headphones, Withings debuts Go with 8-month battery life

01/06/2016, 12:01 pm

Misfit on Wednesday revealed another new fitness tracker, the Specter, in this case knocking two birds with one stone by merging the technology with a set of in-ear headphones. Withings meanwhile announced the Go, a tracker with up to eight months of battery life.

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Pioneer unveils new range of aftermarket dash units ready for Apple CarPlay

01/06/2016, 11:01 am

Pioneer on Wednesday laid plans for a new series of NEX dash systems, expanding the number of aftermarket upgrade options enabling Apple's CarPlay.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 7' parts leaks show updated 3D Touch design [u]

01/06/2016, 10:01 am

A series of images making their way around the Chinese internet on Wednesday purport to show a backlight assembly intended for Apple's next-generation iPhone, with a tweaked layout that suggests an updated design for the device's 3D Touch sensors.

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Samsung seeks to evade $120 million verdict due in Apple's second iPhone infringement trial

01/06/2016, 01:01 am

In its second patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, Apple sought $2.2 billion in damages but was awarded just $119.6 million. Samsung is now asking a judge to bypass the jury's 2014 verdict and give it a free pass for "slavishly copying" Apple's iPhone technology in a case that began over four years ago.

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LifeProof debuts Fre Power waterproof battery case for iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus

01/06/2016, 12:01 am

Aftermarket accessory maker LifeProof announced a new Fre Power battery case for Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus phablets on Tuesday, claiming the new product juices up an iPhone while keeping it safe from drops and submersion in water.

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Analyst: Nikkei iPhone 6s supplier story says nothing of iPhone demand; site wrong before in 2013

01/05/2016, 06:01 pm

While reporting that Apple could cut supplier orders for new iPhone 6s models by "30 percent," Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has characterized the move as "inventory adjustment" while adding that other iPhone models "have continued to sell."

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Grid Connect, iHome & iDevices debut new Apple HomeKit accessories

01/05/2016, 03:01 pm

A trio of companies -- Grid Connect, iHome, and iDevices -- announced new HomeKit accessories on Tuesday, including power outlets, switches, and climate and water sensors.

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Apple suppliers expect iPhone 6s orders to be cut by 30% this quarter - report

01/05/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple suppliers are preparing for slower-than-expected sales of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in the current March quarter, with orders said to be some 30 percent lower than originally expected, according to Japanese business newspaper Nikkei.

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Fitbit reveals Blaze fitness tracker with color touchscreen, Misfit launches compact Ray

01/05/2016, 01:01 pm

Fitbit on Tuesday announced the Blaze, its first-ever fitness tracker with a color touchscreen, while Misfit continued its alternative approach by introducing the ultra-compact Ray, further expanding the landscape of iPhone-connected wearable devices.

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Apple Pay picks up 58 new US card issuers, approaches 1,000

01/05/2016, 11:01 am

Apple on Tuesday updated the list of U.S. Apple Pay card issuers with 58 more financial institutions, putting the company over the 900 mark and within sight of hitting 1,000 later this year.

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T-Mobile's Binge On throttling all video to 1.5Mbps, regardless of source, EFF says

01/05/2016, 10:01 am

For Binge On users, T-Mobile is indeed throttling all video -- despite the carrier's statements to the contrary, according to a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Apple again rumored to drop 3.5mm headphone jack from 'iPhone 7' for Lightning, Bluetooth

01/05/2016, 05:01 am

Rumblings out of East Asia again suggest Apple will ditch the industry standard 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a Bluetooth wireless/Lightning audio solution, potentially forcing customers invested in the stalwart format to purchase new gear.

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Honeywell debuts Lyric Round thermostat for HomeKit, Polar ships iPhone-compatible Balance smartscale

01/04/2016, 05:01 pm

Honeywell on Monday announced a new HomeKit-ready thermostat, the Lyric Round, while Polar launched an iPhone-connected weight scale, the Balance.

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Apple's CarPlay coming to some Dodge, Chrysler & Jeep vehicles later this year

01/04/2016, 03:01 pm

Fiat Chrysler on Monday revealed that a select group of Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep models rolling out this year will support Apple CarPlay, as well as Google's Android Auto.

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Samsung warns it will have a tough year in 2016

01/04/2016, 01:01 pm

While a cadre of Apple watchers have predicted doom for the iPhone maker this year, Samsung has actually warned that it faces stronger than predicted competition this year and that it expects 2016 to be a particularly difficult business environment. That's due in large part to fierce competition and reduced business from its number one competitor and supplier: Apple.

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Apple pushes iOS 9.2.1 beta 2 to developers

01/04/2016, 01:01 pm

Apple on Monday released the second beta version of iOS 9.2.1, giving registered developers another look at the next iteration of the mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Ford to bring Apple's CarPlay to all Sync 3-equipped 2017 vehicles

01/04/2016, 02:01 am

Leading up to the start of CES, Ford on Monday announced that all 2017 vehicles equipped with Sync 3 infotainment systems will bake in support for CarPlay and Android Auto, offering deep smartphone integration to both iOS and Android device owners.

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Rumor calls for 256GB option on iPhone 7 Plus, but some details sound implausible

01/02/2016, 02:01 pm

The same Chinese website that detailed purported specifications for an upcoming iPhone 6c has now claimed that Apple's flagship iPhone 7 Plus will ship later this year with a 265GB storage option. However, the site's historical credibility is questionable.

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