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On its 9th birthday, Apple's iPhone finds itself at a crossroads

06/29/2016, 09:06 am

No, the sky is not falling -- Apple will be fine. But as the company's cash cow comes off of its first-ever declining sales, the multi-billion-dollar question for the iPhone is: What can (or should) Apple do to return the iconic product to growth?

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Apple's 'iPhone 7' again rumored to feature 'Force Touch ID' home button

06/28/2016, 09:06 pm

Rumors surrounding Apple's "iPhone 7" are flying in fast and furious as September quickly approaches, with a report on Tuesday claiming the next-generation handset will replace the mechanical home button with a capacitive Force Touch version.

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iOS 10 cracks open Apple's Siri voice assistance to third party apps

06/28/2016, 07:06 pm

Two years ago, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 10 brings App Extensions to Siri, enabling developers to teach Siri how to expand its capabilities.

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Apple expands iPhone "Trade Up" program to cover carrier fees, lowers maximum handset value

06/28/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday quietly updated its "Trade Up with Installments" webpage to reflect program changes that lower the cap on maximum trade-in value, but expand credit options to cover monthly carrier fees.

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Alleged 'iPhone 7' chassis shows symmetrical speakers, lacks 3.5mm headphone jack

06/28/2016, 01:06 pm

Yet another leaked "iPhone 7" part suggests that Apple will use the space previously occupied by the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack to feature a symmetrical speaker design at the bottom of the device.

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Supplier ASE says Apple 'conservative' on orders ahead of expected 'iPhone 7' launch

06/28/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple has been a "little more conservative" when placing supplier orders in 2016, the COO of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering revealed on Tuesday.

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French talk show resorts to iPhones to continue shooting after power outage

06/27/2016, 09:06 am

Following a sudden power outage in the studio, part of the Saturday episode of a popular French talk show was reportedly shot on Apple's iPhone.

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Rumor: Apple's space gray 'iPhone 7' will be a 'much darker color'

06/27/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's space gray color option for iPhones could return to a darker shade, closer to black with the upcoming "iPhone 7," according to a new report.

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New leaks show bigger lens opening on 'iPhone 7,' dual-lens camera on '7 Plus'

06/25/2016, 09:06 pm

Photos published on Saturday depict what are claimed to be rear shells for Apple's "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" -- and particularly, evidence of the new camera technology the devices are using.

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Honda launches 2017 Accord with Apple CarPlay option

06/24/2016, 01:06 pm

Honda on Friday announced that the 2017 Accord, going on sale June 27, will be available with an upgrade supporting Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

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YouTube rolls out Periscope-style live streaming support on mobile

06/24/2016, 11:06 am

Putting itself in direct competition with Facebook and Twitter, YouTube is now in the beginning stages of rolling out live video streaming from its main mobile app.

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Sketchy 'iPhone 7' pricing rumor points to 'Pro' models, 32 & 256GB capacities

06/23/2016, 03:06 pm

A questionable rumor on Thursday reiterated the claim that Apple will sell 256-gigabyte versions of its upcoming "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus," while further suggesting there could be an even more expensive "Pro" lineup.

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T-Mobile thanks customers with hour of in-flight Gogo access, free European roaming

06/23/2016, 12:06 pm

T-Mobile on Thursday launched a pair of initiatives aimed at American travelers. In the first, the carrier is giving an hour of Gogo in-flight internet service to all domestic U.S. fliers, including what the company calls "those long-abused AT&T and Verizon customers."

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Updated ambient light, proximity sensors in 'iPhone 7' prohibit use of legacy cases

06/22/2016, 05:06 pm

Unlike past tick-tock iPhone refresh cycles, Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" is expected to feature a design largely similar to the current iPhone 6 series, but internal component changes like a "dual specification" ambient light sensor could render existing cases and protective films incompatible.

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Samsung, Sharp plan to ramp up OLED production ahead of Apple's rumored all-glass 2017 iPhone

06/22/2016, 03:06 pm

With rumors continuing to suggest Apple plans to introduce an all-new iPhone design with an OLED display next year, it's likely not a coincidence that display suppliers Samsung and Sharp are both indicating they plan to expand OLED shipments before the end of 2017.

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Chinese firm that had iPhone 6 sales suspended in Beijing 'barely exists,' investigation finds

06/22/2016, 02:06 pm

Shenzhen Baili -- the company that recently won a Chinese patent ruling over the iPhone 6 -- is now a shadow of its former self, a report said on Wednesday.

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Judge tosses lawsuit over 'Error 53' triggered by Touch ID repairs

06/21/2016, 05:06 pm

A U.S. District Court judge in California has tossed one of two lawsuits against Apple over "Error 53" glitches, triggered when an iOS device's Touch ID technology is altered by an unofficial technician.

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UE updates Boom 2, Megaboom Bluetooth speakers with Siri trigger support

06/21/2016, 02:06 pm

Logitech-owned Ultimate Ears on Tuesday announced a software update for its Boom 2 and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers, letting users trigger Apple's Siri or Google Now without having to reach for their phone or tablet.

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This year's 'iPhone 7' will lack major design changes as Apple awaits improved technology - report

06/21/2016, 01:06 pm

Though Apple has historically introduced a major redesign of its iPhone every two years, this year's upgrade will look largely the same, with the largest change being the elimination of the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, a new report claims.

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Apple's 'iPhone 7' rumored to ship with standard EarPods, Lightning adapter

06/20/2016, 05:06 pm

A rumor circulating at Computex Taipei 2016 claims Apple plans to bundle a Lightning-to-3.5mm plug adapter with its standard EarPods headphones when "iPhone 7" ships this fall, hinting at a move away from the 3.5mm jack format.

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