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Apple trialing iPhone 6s Plus production in India in bid to cut costs

04/13/2018, 09:04 am

Apple's lone assembly partner with a footprint in India, Wistron, has reportedly entered trial production of the iPhone 6s Plus there -- despite that device being nearly three years old.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses CarPlay's future, HomePod orders, Facebook, and more

04/13/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about whether or not sales are soft for the HomePod, and what Apple could do about it, as well as Zuckerberg's appearance in DC.

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iPhone unlocking tool GrayKey sees increased use across all levels of law enforcement

04/12/2018, 03:04 pm

With the help of the iPhone-cracking GrayKey, local police departments and government agencies alike are gaining the ability to crack the security in the iPhone in ever-greater numbers, a new report says.

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Apple bringing in more labor to cope with surge of iPhone battery replacements

04/12/2018, 02:04 pm

In the wake of Apple dropping the price of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements to $29, demand has become so high that the company is stretching its retail resources to cope -- possibly even hiring outside contractors.

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iPhone & iPad Touch ID technology at center of suit filed by probable patent troll

04/12/2018, 09:04 am

A South Korean company, First Face, has launched a U.S. patent infringement lawsuit against both Apple and Samsung over their implementation of fingerprint detection to unlock smartphones.

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OLED production for 2018 iPhone starting in May amid Apple and Samsung pricing dispute

04/12/2018, 08:04 am

The Apple supply chain is gearing up to start production of OLED panels for the 2018 iPhone launches expected this fall, according to industry reports, but despite the impending commencement of manufacturing the components, Apple and Samsung Display are apparently still negotiating the prices for the panels.

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T-Mobile integrates new Apple Business Chat support

04/11/2018, 10:04 pm

T-Mobile on Wednesday announced support for Apple's new Business Chat feature, allowing customers and non-customers alike to message customer service representatives directly from the Messages app on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.

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First look: iPhone X (PRODUCT)RED Leather Folio Case

04/11/2018, 05:04 pm

Though it's not scheduled to hit store shelves until Friday, we got our hands on Apple's (PRODUCT)RED folio for iPhone X, a bold color option to the already fantastic case lineup. Check out our early hands-on, as well as a comparison to other (PRODUCT)RED cases.

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Apple expected to maintain high iPhone ASP with 2018 releases

04/11/2018, 04:04 pm

The next iPhone line will probably consist of three models, including two OLED variants and an entry level version with an LCD screen, leading to "flattish" average selling price for the fiscal year 2019, according to a new analyst report.

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Apple needs to stop pre-announcing products like the Mac Pro and AirPower that won't be available for months or years

04/11/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple released a new iPhone 8 color on Monday, and the refrain was less about the device itself, hijacked on social media into being more about Apple not having shipped the AirPower wireless charging pad -- and all this can be avoided.

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Third party repairs found to disable iPhone 8, iPhone X ambient light sensor

04/11/2018, 10:04 am

Following word that Apple's recent iOS 11.3 update killed touch functionality for iPhone 8 users with aftermarket displays, a new report claims that a similar issue is also affecting iPhone 8 and iPhone X users with authentic replacement screens if they're put in by an unofficial repair outfit -- but as with a previous issue, the problem doesn't seem to be universal.

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Eight Siri features we want to see in iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 at WWDC 2018

04/11/2018, 09:04 am

Siri has grown leaps and bounds after being acquired by Apple and launching in beta on the iPhone 4S. Each iterative version of iOS has brought additional features and improvements to the platform, and with WWDC just around the corner, we've put together a wish list of features and improvements we'd love to see included in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS 10.14.

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(PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhone 8 Plus featured in hands-on video days before release

04/11/2018, 07:04 am

The first hands-on footage of the (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhone 8 Plus has emerged, with YouTube video creator Marques Brownlee granted early access days to the charity-focused smartphone before orders are set to arrive with customers.

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Hands on: Blue Raspberry microphone works with your Mac, iPhone, or iPad

04/10/2018, 12:04 pm

The Raspberry microphone from Blue is more than your average recording device. It folds up into a portable bundle for using on the go, and can even work with your iOS device.

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iOS 11.3 upgrade fatal for some repaired iPhone 8 screens done by third-party shops

04/10/2018, 11:04 am

Some iPhone 8 owners got a rude awakening when the latest iOS software update killed their devices repaired with aftermarket screens installed by third parties, but it isn't clear how wide spread the problem is.

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iPhone depleted battery throttling controversy investigations expand to Israel

04/10/2018, 10:04 am

Israel's Consumer Protection and Fair Trade Authority has launched an investigation into Apple's throttling of iPhones with chemically depleted or otherwise damaged batteries, suggesting the company could be at fault for not properly informing customers.

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Apple begins orders for (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X case

04/10/2018, 09:04 am

As planned, Apple on Tuesday opened up online orders for the (PRODUCT)RED versions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as its iPhone X Leather Folio.

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Wish list: 9 new CarPlay features for iOS 12

04/09/2018, 09:04 pm

After seeing release four years ago, Apple's CarPlay continues to gain traction in the automotive world as it bulks up on features with each major revision of iOS. As frequent users of the in-car infotainment platform, we amassed quite a wish list of features and changes we hope to see unveiled alongside iOS 12 at WWDC in June.

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2018 iPhone may sport three-lens camera system to boost image quality

04/09/2018, 02:04 pm

Reports from the supply chain are predicting that at least one model of 2018 iPhone will have a three-lens system to improve photo quality, and possibly increase the optical zoom.

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Three new iPhone models expected in fall, half of production going to less expensive LCD version

04/09/2018, 12:04 pm

In line with other analyst consensus, investment firm RBC Capital sees Apple releasing one LCD iPhone model and two with OLED screens in the 2018 fall release event, with production beginning on all three in the very near future.

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