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Apple partner Foxconn finally seals the deal with Sharp for $3.5B

03/30/2016, 01:03 pm

Two key Apple suppliers will officially join forces, as Foxconn has entered into a deal to purchase display maker Sharp for $3.5 billion, bringing to an end months of speculation and negotiations.

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Apple claims reversal of $120M verdict against Samsung violates US Constitution

03/30/2016, 11:03 am

In reversing a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung for patent infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit stepped beyond the bounds of the Constitution, a lawyer for Apple argued this week.

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As FBI's iPhone exploit remains secret, Apple's security operation in transition

03/30/2016, 12:03 am

Apple got more than it bargained for in its stand against government snooping. With the FBI keeping mum on methods used to extract data from an iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, Apple must patch a security hole it knows nothing about, a task one report suggests is made more difficult by a recent reorganization of its security team.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, other tech leaders call on North Carolina to repeal anti-LGBT law

03/29/2016, 10:03 pm

More than 80 high ranking executives and business leaders on Tuesday signed an open letter asking Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal a recently passed law that effectively allows for lawful discrimination against the LGBT community.

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Apple patent for stackable Smart Connector plugs improves iPad versatility

03/29/2016, 04:03 am

An Apple patent published Tuesday details work on a magnetic connector interface akin to the recently introduced Smart Connector, but instead of being limited to one accessory, the proposed design can stack plugs to mate with and support multiple peripherals.

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'Next-generation' Apple Store opens in Memphis with custom 37-foot display

03/28/2016, 08:03 pm

Apple this past weekend opened the doors to one of the first "next-generation" Apple Stores to land stateside, and AppleInsider has exclusive photos of the logo-less facade, custom wooden wall installations and massive 37-foot TV display -- rumored to cost $1.5 million -- that ties everything together.

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DOJ confirms successful iPhone data extraction, withdraws encryption case against Apple [u]

03/28/2016, 05:03 pm

The Department of Justice on Monday filed to withdraw a legal action compelling Apple's assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings, saying it successfully gained access to, and extracted data from, the target device.

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This week on AI: iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, Apple Watch changes & more

03/26/2016, 05:03 am

The week began with Apple announcing a collection of new products, mainly the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but continued to be eventful, with developments in the encryption debate, problems with iOS 9.3, and future plans for Apple Pay.

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Foxconn reported to ink Sharp deal next week, pay smaller bailout

03/25/2016, 11:03 pm

After a series of false starts, Apple supplier Foxconn has successfully reached an agreement to buy out embattled Japanese tech giant Sharp and will ink an official deal next week, local reports say.

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Apple, other tech companies decry North Carolina anti-LGBT law

03/25/2016, 07:03 pm

Big tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google have voiced opposition to the passing of a controversial North Carolina law that dissolves anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

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Apple requests delay in NYC iPhone encryption case, citing FBI's efforts to unlock San Bernardino phone

03/25/2016, 04:03 pm

Apple on Thursday filed to extend the briefing schedule of a court case in New York regarding a passcode protected iPhone, saying proceedings should be delayed until the FBI reports on the viability of a potential encryption workaround in a tangentially related case in San Bernardino.

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Trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your iPhone or iPad ahead of Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro [U]

03/25/2016, 01:03 pm

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is when Apple introduces new models, like it did this month with the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBack World, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services. [Updated Pricing 4/20/16]

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AppleInsider podcast talks iPad Pro, iPhone SE, True Tone display and more

03/25/2016, 08:03 am

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Victor and Shane discuss the iPad Pro, iPhone SE, Apple's servers, the embedded Apple SIM, and the FBI's possible use of Cellebrite to crack the San Bernardino iPhone 5c. Andy Somerfield of Serif, makers of Affinity Photo, joins Victor to talk about color management, the iPad Pro's True Tone, and his company's image editing software.

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Apple's first TV series to focus on developers, 'app economy'

03/24/2016, 05:03 pm

After months of rumors, Apple on Thursday confirmed it is working with musician Wil.i.am and two industry executives on an original TV series set to highlight app development and the surrounding "app economy."

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Microsoft attempt at artificial intelligence becomes Hitler-loving, misogynistic PR disaster

03/24/2016, 03:03 pm

It took only 24 hours for a Microsoft artificial intelligence project to turn from a typical tweeting teenage girl into a hate spewing, offensive public relations debacle, thanks to coordinated attacks on the learning software.

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Shares of PayPal slide amidst rumors of browser-based Apple Pay checkout

03/24/2016, 02:03 pm

PayPal stock dipped on Thursday, as investors reacted to a new rumor claiming Apple Pay may soon further encroach on its business with upcoming website integration.

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Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro now available for preorder in 13 territories

03/24/2016, 03:03 am

As previously announced, Apple on Thursday activated online preorder sales for its new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 13 territories, including key markets in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Apple online store goes down in preparation of iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro sales

03/23/2016, 11:03 pm

Apple's online storefront went down for maintenance late Wednesday in preparation of a start to preorders for the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, two new devices announced at a special event on Monday.

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'NAND mirroring' could let FBI break into iPhone without Apple's help, researchers say

03/23/2016, 04:03 pm

Whether or not Cellebrite is involved, the FBI may be able to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook through a process known as "NAND mirroring," security researchers explained on Wednesday.

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FBI using Israeli firm Cellebrite to help break into San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone

03/23/2016, 10:03 am

An Israeli forensic software company, Cellebrite, is helping the FBI try to unlock the iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, according to a national newspaper.

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