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iPhone 8 outsold iPhone X in Apple's holiday quarter, consumer survey finds

01/22/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple's active shipping of eight iPhone models during the holiday season has led to some interesting data, with the fall 2017 releases outselling older models nearly two to one.

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iPhone X seen as 'strategic success' for Apple as 3D sensing cameras 2 years ahead of competitors

01/22/2018, 10:01 am

Fretting over iPhone X sales data is a fool's errand, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, as he told investors on Monday that the premium-priced handset is a key strategic move for the company, positioning it far ahead of competitors for years to come.

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Apple highlights Portrait Lighting selfies in latest iPhone X ad

01/21/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple continued its promotional push for iPhone X on Sunday with a short video advertisement featuring Portrait Lighting selfies, a new front-facing camera mode made possible by the smartphone's TrueDepth camera system.

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South Korean prosecutors probe Apple over iPhone slowdowns

01/19/2018, 09:01 pm

A day after a South Korean consumer group filed a complaint against Apple over the company's handling of iPhone battery issues, prosecutors on Friday said they have launched a probe to determine whether the iPhone slowdown debacle amounts to planned obsolescence.

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Voice commands coming to Amazon's Alexa app for iPhone & iPad

01/19/2018, 03:01 pm

People wanting to make use of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will soon be able to talk to it through the company's iOS app, instead of depending on an Echo speaker or other compatible device.

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Apple issues beta 5 for watchOS 4.2.2, beta 6 for macOS 10.13.3, beta 7 for iOS 11.2.5

01/19/2018, 01:01 pm

Three new betas have been released by Apple for developer testing, with new versions of iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3 and watchOS 4.2.2 now available.

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'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' trailer released, 'Hero Academy' sequel hits iPhone and iPad

01/19/2018, 12:01 pm

More details about PortKey Games' second 'Harry Potter' title destined for iOS have surfaced via a new trailer, meanwhile Robot Entertainment has shipped the sequel to 'Hero Academy' on iPhone and iPad, refreshing the original game by switching out asynchronous combat for real-time gameplay.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook named in South Korean complaint over iPhone slowdowns

01/18/2018, 11:01 pm

South Korean consumer group Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty this week filed a criminal complaint against Apple CEO Tim Cook, alleging the company's decision to throttle iPhones with depleted batteries amounts to destruction of property and fraud.

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Opposed by Apple, 'right to repair' bills nonetheless pile up in state capitols

01/18/2018, 07:01 pm

Some 17 states have now introduced so-called "right to repair" legislation despite strident opposition from consumer electronics manufacturers, including Apple.

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iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

01/18/2018, 03:01 pm

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly, with company growth likely to occur through embracing cryptocurrencies.

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Once-blocked Net Neutrality-tracking app Wehe will be allowed in the iOS App Store

01/18/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple blocked Wehe, an app to test net neutrality compliance -- but after the developer provided more information, the company has reversed its decision and is now allowing the app in the store.

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Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

Italy's antitrust organization has launched a probe investigating allegations that Apple and Samsung use software updates not as a tool to secure or expand upon smartphone capabilities, but to speed up the aging process and force users to buy new phones.

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Fix for 'chaiOS' malicious link that crashes Messages coming in next iOS update

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

The iPhone-crashing "chaiOS" bug in Messages is getting a fix, with Apple confirming that a patch is due "next week" to solve the problem.

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Facebook Messenger bug causing iPhone freezes when typing

01/18/2018, 10:01 am

Some people using Facebook Messenger on iOS devices are finding themselves unable to type more than a few words in a single line before the app freezes, according to reports.

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Latest Apple Pay promo offers 20 percent off SpotHero parking

01/18/2018, 09:01 am

Continuing a recent campaign, Apple is promoting a deal in which people can get 20 percent off parking fees if they use Apple Pay in SpotHero's iPhone app.

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iPhone owners will be able to disable CPU throttling in future iOS version, Cook says

01/17/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview on Wednesday revealed a new iOS function will soon allow owners of iPhones with depleted batteries to disable built-in CPU throttling, a preventative measure designed to lengthen the life span of older handsets.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook cites GOP tax reform as driver in $350B US investment

01/17/2018, 07:01 pm

Following Apple's announcement of plans to repatriate a chunk of its overseas cash to infuse some $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years, CEO Tim Cook took part in an interview addressing the company's investment strategy, the iPhone slowdown controversy and more.

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Apple makes available sixth developer betas of tvOS 11.2.5 and iOS 11.2.5

01/17/2018, 01:01 pm

A day after the fifth beta of High Sierra 10.13.5 was delivered to developers for testing, Apple has issued the sixth betas of iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5.

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iPhone slowdown class action lawyers make 'inherently dangerous' demand for Apple to keep swapped batteries

01/17/2018, 10:01 am

Lawyers working on one of a number of class-action lawsuit proposals over the iPhone battery slowdown issue want Apple to retain the old batteries it swaps out in its battery replacement program, along with a request to hand over any diagnostic data Apple produces relating to the batteries.

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Supply chain in uncharted territory with three iPhone flagships, bracing for reduced component orders

01/17/2018, 09:01 am

Component producers in Apple's supply chain for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are expecting orders for the parts to reduce in the first quarter of 2018, but it appears that they are using previous sales metrics based on two flagship model phones, rather than three for the predictions.

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