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Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple Inc in Taiwan

03/05/2015, 01:03 am

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan.

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'iPhone 6s' said to ship with 2GB of RAM, Apple leaning toward including Apple SIM

03/04/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple's 2015 iPhone update will purportedly add some features introduced in the iPad Air 2 last year, including an upgrade to 2 gigabytes of RAM and the possibility of pre-installing the Apple SIM, giving users the ability to select a carrier on their own out of the box.

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Costly supercar maker Koenigsegg joins list of Apple CarPlay backers

03/03/2015, 11:03 am

Koenigsegg, a Swedish supercar maker which sells some of the most expensive vehicles on Earth, has joined the list of auto manufacturers offering support for Apple's CarPlay standard via the Regera, a new car unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

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Smartphone shipments topped 1.2 billion in 2014, Samsung's share plummeted in face of Apple gains

03/03/2015, 09:03 am

Squeezed at the high-end of the market by Apple, and also at the low-end by cheaper Chinese alternatives, Samsung saw its share of the total smartphone market shrink in 2014, even as overall smartphone shipments grew to new heights.

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Apple's 'Shot on iPhone 6' campaign goes global with billboards, ad spaces

03/02/2015, 10:03 pm

After launching its "Shot on iPhone 6" ad campaign on Sunday, works from Apple's "World Gallery" are now showing up on billboards, static ad spaces and in magazines in far flung locales around the globe.

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Apple supplier NXP to merge with rival Freescale Semiconductor in $11.8B deal

03/02/2015, 06:03 am

Dutch chipmaker NXP -- which provides near-field communications and motion processing hardware for Apple -- announced on Monday that it would spend $11.8 billion to acquire rival firm Freescale Semiconductor, a seminal semiconductor manufacturer and itself a longtime Apple supplier.

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Samsung responds to iPhone 6 with premium metal & glass Galaxy S6, counters Apple Pay with Samsung Pay

03/01/2015, 04:03 pm

Kicking off the Mobile World Congress event on Sunday, Samsung took the wraps off its highly anticipated next-generation handsets, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both of which use premium glass and metal to counter the blockbuster success of Apple's iPhone 6.

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Apple touts iPhone 6 as world's most popular camera in showcase of extraordinary user photos

03/01/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple on Sunday launched a home page takeover paying homage to the iPhone 6's camera with a series of striking photographs and videos taken by its users, including tips, tricks and apps used along the way.

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Sources: Apple's 2015 'iPhone 6s' models to gain Force Touch but no dual-camera system

02/28/2015, 10:02 am

Apple's 2015 family of iPhones are expected to adopt features first introduced in other Apple products, such as the dynamic Force Touch input found on the Apple Watch, but won't include a recently-rumored multi-camera system, AppleInsider has been advised.

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Firehouse Subs rolls out support for Apple Pay to over 800 locations nationwide

02/26/2015, 02:02 pm

Apple has added another food-and-beverage arrow to its Apple Pay quiver, as hot sandwich chain Firehouse Subs on Thursday announced that each of its more than 860 locations across the U.S. would begin accepting contactless payments through Apple Pay.

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Apple's iPhone commands record high 89% of smartphone profits while Android plummets to record low

02/26/2015, 08:02 am

Last quarter, Apple's iPhone took a record 89 percent share of smartphone operating profits, directly causing another record for the holiday shopping season: an all-time low for devices running Google's Android.

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iOS, Android dominate smartphone market with 96% combined stake

02/24/2015, 03:02 pm

Apple and Google have all but destroyed the competition in the smartphone space, with the two companies' flagship mobile operating systems -- iOS and Android -- combining to power 96.3 percent of the smartphones shipped in 2014, new data indicates.

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Rumor: Samsung tapped to supply DRAM for 'A9' chip in Apple's next iPhone

02/24/2015, 09:02 am

In a deal said to be worth billions of dollars, Samsung will allegedly provide at least half of the dynamic random access memory used in the processor for Apple's 2015 iPhone update, according to a new rumor.

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Stanford researchers develop method for tracking mobile devices using battery charge data

02/23/2015, 12:02 pm

Privacy advocates have long tried to educate consumers on the perils of giving apps access to GPS data, but a group of Stanford researchers has developed a method to infer a device's location from a seemingly much more innocuous source -- battery charge information.

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Morgan Stanley leads 20 new bank and credit union additions for Apple Pay

02/18/2015, 11:02 am

Apple continues to expand the reach of its popular mobile payment system, with the Cupertino company rolling out support for cards from nearly two dozen additional financial institutions -- including major investment bank Morgan Stanley -- on Wednesday.

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UK banks RBS & NatWest become first in country to allow Touch ID logins

02/18/2015, 08:02 am

In an industry first, RBS and NatWest will be the inaugural apps in the U.K. to add Touch ID support to their iPhone apps, allowing users to securely log into their accounts with the use of their fingertip.

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Apple's big-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus lead to massive gains in China as Samsung flounders

02/17/2015, 04:02 pm

A fresh report from research firm IDC published on Tuesday found Apple's share of the Chinese smartphone market nearly doubled over the fourth quarter of 2014, while rival Samsung saw its share further deteriorate as competing Android makers gained ground with low-cost device alternatives.

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Apple's iMessage, FaceTime, and OS X take starring roles in new episode of 'Modern Family'

02/17/2015, 09:02 am

A forthcoming episode of hit television comedy Modern Family puts Apple's iOS and OS X communication services -- notably iMessage and FaceTime -- front and center, with the production crew shooting footage exclusively on the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2.

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White House announces federal cards for veterans, Social Security will support Apple Pay

02/13/2015, 02:02 pm

The White House on Friday revealed that users of federal payment cards, including Social Security and veterans benefit debit cards, will become compatible with Apple Pay.

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New rules requiring U.S. carriers to unlock out-of-contract phones now in effect

02/11/2015, 09:02 pm

America's top wireless providers can no longer refuse to unlock devices for customers who have paid financing plans in full or completed their contract term under a new set of industry rules -- agreed to over one year ago -- which go into effect today.

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