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Apple partnering with Broadcom on custom wireless charging chip for future iPhone

02/17/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple is thought to be working with chipmaker Broadcom on a custom designed wireless charging system destined for the company's iPhone product line, though the silicon might not be ripe for inclusion in this year's "iPhone 8" model.

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Confide app used by White House staff not as secure as claimed, report suggests

02/17/2017, 11:02 am

Confide -- a messaging app being used by some White House staff and reporters, and available for Apple's iPhone and Mac among other platforms -- may not be sufficiently secure, according to a new report.

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Supply chain expects 49.5M iPhone sales in Q2, profits retained by high ASP until 'iPhone 8'

02/17/2017, 11:02 am

A recent analyst report suggests that Apple will see a slight drop in iPhone sales from 2016 for the next two quarters, but profits will be relatively unaffected because of the continued consumer interest in the iPhone 7 Plus.

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Apple to begin iPhone SE production in India this April, report says

02/17/2017, 04:02 am

Apple's first "made in India" device will be the iPhone SE, with reports on Friday claiming the tech giant plans to start production of the entry-level handset in the coming months through contract manufacturer Wistron.

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AT&T expands unlimited plan to all customers, single line pricing starts at $100

02/16/2017, 05:02 pm

In a bid to stay current amid recently increased competition, AT&T on Thursday said it will make a new AT&T Unlimited Data Plan available to all post-paid customers on Friday, with tiers starting at $100 for a single user.

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Head to head: Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's 'unlimited' wireless plans for iPhone [u]

02/16/2017, 03:02 pm

All four of the big U.S. wireless providers once again have unlimited plans available to smartphone users. AppleInsider looks into the four, and gives you the data you need to make the best choice possible if you're in the market [updated with latest info].

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Apple airs two new ads showcasing Portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus

02/16/2017, 03:02 pm

Continuing an aggressive campaign, Apple on Thursday released two new iPhone 7 Plus ads through its YouTube channel, once again concentrating on the phone's unique Portrait mode.

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New Billboard cover features photo shot with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus

02/16/2017, 02:02 pm

The cover of the latest issue of Billboard Magazine -- showing Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello -- was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus at the request of the magazine, a report said on Thursday.

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Facebook 'Trending' fights fake news on desktop & iPhone, displays trusted publisher & summary

02/16/2017, 10:02 am

In an effort to fight the fake news epidemic, changes to Facebook's Trending section have now rolled out to all users, adding an original, trusted source of the material and brief summary of the story.

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Apple regains smartphone market lead from Samsung in Q4, Blackberry sinks to '0 percent' share

02/16/2017, 12:02 am

It took eight quarters, but Apple has recovered its spot at the top of the worldwide smartphone market from Android device maker Samsung, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gartner.

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How to save Netflix videos for offline viewing on an iPhone or iPad

02/15/2017, 09:02 pm

A feature you're bound to see more of in streaming video apps is support for offline caching -- that is, the ability to temporarily download a show or movie so you can watch it later without internet access. Here's how to do it for Netflix, one of the most popular video services on iPhone and iPad.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to replace Touch ID home button with 'function area,' start at $1,000

02/15/2017, 06:02 pm

Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new 'iPhone 8' model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate to an area for virtual buttons, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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3D laser scanner possibly destined for Apple's 'iPhone 8' expected to add facial recognition, future AR use

02/15/2017, 02:02 pm

The 3D laser scanning module that may make an appearance on the "iPhone 8" raises a number of questions, and a new report attempts to shed some light on the subject, including what model of iPhone it might appear on this year.

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Rumored new Foxconn iPhone plant in India lurches forward, timetable for opening unknown

02/15/2017, 09:02 am

Foxconn's delayed plans to build a manufacturing plant in Maharashtra, India may finally bear fruit, with Foxconn executives reportedly meating with the region's Chief Minister to hammer out some details.

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Apple in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to supply OLED panels for future iPhone

02/15/2017, 12:02 am

As it looks to bolster its supply of OLED panels, a hot commodity that remains in short supply worldwide, Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of next-gen iPhone screens.

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Pioneer debuts Rayz 'smart' Lightning earphones with talk and charge, six mics for noise cancelling

02/14/2017, 10:02 pm

Audio solutions specialist Pioneer on Tuesday announced Rayz, a wired earphone that leverages Lightning to power six onboard microphones, sensor-less ear detection and mapping, a dedicated multifunction button and, on one model, a unique in-line charging node.

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Apple's Siri gets 'LEGO Batman Movie' tie-in with custom Bat-phrases

02/14/2017, 08:02 pm

In a rare promotional tie-in, Apple has quietly updated its Siri virtual assistant with a series of comedic phrases that relate to the recently released "LEGO Batman Movie" from Warner Brothers.

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Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1 wireless headphones

02/14/2017, 12:02 pm

With BeatsX, Apple takes the best of Beats by Dre's line of minimalist earphones in-ear monitors wireless, incorporating the new W1 chip, top-notch materials and unique Flex Form neck strap into a consumer-friendly design.

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Latest Apple ad uses Brazil's Carnival to highlight iPhone 7 Plus camera

02/14/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a video ad promoting the iPhone 7 Plus in Brazil, linking it to the start of the country's annual Carnival season.

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Future iPhone 'Pokemon Go' updates to include 'abbreviated' trading, PvP battling

02/14/2017, 10:02 am

In an interview, "Pokémon Go" developer Niantic's claims that trading and player-versus-player battles are in development, and will be available to players incrementally over a few updates soon to come to the title.

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