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Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount on AirPlay speaker

11/20/2014, 01:11 pm

Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apple's iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome AirPlay-compatible speaker.

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Corning launches 2X harder Gorilla Glass 4 with improved drop damage resistance

11/20/2014, 10:11 am

Apple supplier Corning on Thursday took the wraps off of its next-generation Gorilla Glass 4, which the company says is up to two times harder than competing glasses used in existing smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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Foxconn investing $2.6B into new display factory that will exclusively supply Apple

11/20/2014, 08:11 am

Foxconn's Innolux will build a new $2.6 billion sixth-generation plant in Southern Taiwan to supply displays exclusively to Apple, after the iPhone maker made an "urgent" request, it was announced on Thursday.

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Sony drops out of Steve Jobs movie, Universal rumored to take over

11/19/2014, 10:11 pm

In a surprising turn of events, Sony is reportedly no longer attached to the upcoming Steve Jobs movie penned by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin and based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the tech guru.

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Apple continues to enhance Maps app with new business listings providers

11/19/2014, 09:11 pm

After Apple's Maps app launched to negative reviews in 2012, the company has actively taken steps to enhance the fledgling navigation service, the latest effort being the addition of listings data from at least ten new companies.

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Details of GT Advanced implosion emerge in Apple letter to creditors

11/19/2014, 07:11 pm

Following bankruptcy court filings that seek to postpone Apple's settlement agreement with GT Advanced, a report on Wednesday reveals inside details on why the ambitious sapphire production project went south.

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GT Advanced creditors investigating Apple settlement, call for approval extension

11/19/2014, 06:11 pm

Creditors backing GT Advanced Technologies have successfully pushed back an approval date for the company's settlement with Apple, saying an investigation will determine whether the sapphire maker was given short shrift in the agreement.

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Walmart to start Black Friday sales a week early with special offers on Apple's iPad Air 2, iPhone 6

11/19/2014, 03:11 pm

Walmart plans to get the jump on Black Friday this year with a sales event one week early featuring gift-card-based sales and discounts on a wide range of items, including Apple's new iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6.

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Apple earns 100% score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for 13th year in a row

11/19/2014, 12:11 pm

The Human Rights Campaign this week published its annual Corporate Equality Index rankings rating American workplaces on LGBT equality, and Apple once again earned a score of 100 percent, achieving a perfect ranking for the 13th straight year.

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Apple pushes holiday gift ideas to shoppers ahead of Black Friday

11/19/2014, 08:11 am

Apple on Wednesday redesigned its online store and sent out emails to customers spotlighting gift ideas, with just over a week to go before Black Friday kicks off the 2014 holiday shopping season.

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Apple to repurpose Mesa, Ariz. sapphire plant after GT Advanced vacates

11/18/2014, 09:11 pm

Adding background to Apple's vow to keep as many jobs as possible at its Mesa, Ariz., sapphire plant leased to GT Advanced, a new report says the facility will be repurposed, suggesting some current employees may be able to continue work at the location.

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Apple ordered to pay $23.6M for infringing pager technology patents from 1990s

11/18/2014, 05:11 pm

A jury on Monday found Apple in infringement of pager technology developed for the SkyTel network in the '90s, ordering the company to pay out $23.6 million in damages.

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Apple releases WatchKit developer tools for creating Apple Watch apps & more

11/18/2014, 01:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the availability of WatchKit, allowing developers to begin creating custom third-party applications, Glances and actionable notifications for the upcoming Apple Watch, before the wrist-worn accessory hits the market in early 2015.

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Apple awarded patent for augmented reality devices with transparent displays

11/18/2014, 01:11 pm

Apple this week was awarded ownership of a patent that describes future electronics with transparent displays, allowing users to view real-world events simultaneously with on-screen generated images.

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Apple's scanner mouse patent dynamically adjusts resolution, displays images on housing

11/18/2014, 05:11 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple an invention covering a mouse peripheral with built-in chromatic sensor, a device designed to deal with tracking issues inherent in conventional designs while acting as a handheld scanner.

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Apple exec Eddy Cue goes on 'holiday shopping spree' to showcase Apple Pay

11/17/2014, 11:11 pm

In a segment that aired Monday night on local Los Angeles, Calif., news station KTLA, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue went on a "shopping spree" to show off Apple Pay at a number of retailers, including the Apple Store.

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Apple Store now selling ecobee3 smart thermostat, stokes 'smarthome' competition

11/17/2014, 05:11 pm

Smarthome device maker ecobee scored coveted Apple Store shelf space as online and brick-and-mortar outlets on Monday started sales of the ecobee3 Internet-connected thermostat, one of the first products selected by Apple's retail arm to challenge Google-owned Nest.

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NYC plans to replace phone booths with pylons providing free gigabit Wi-Fi

11/17/2014, 05:11 pm

Visitors and residents of New York City may soon have a vastly improved internet experience thanks to the new LinkNYC program, an initiative to replace the city's aging pay phones with modern "Link structures" that will broadcast access to free, gigabit Wi-Fi.

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Apple's MacBook Air continues to bear the brunt of Microsoft's Surface ad budget

11/17/2014, 12:11 pm

As Microsoft begins ramping up the holiday ad blitz for its Surface tablets, the software giant has kept Apple's MacBook Air squarely in the crosshairs, continuing its string of television spots that pit the two devices against each other.

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Rumor: Apple taps rival Samsung to build majority of A-series chips starting next year

11/17/2014, 10:11 am

A new rumor suggests that Apple has struck a major new agreement with its chief rival, Samsung, in which the South Korean electronics maker will produce most of Apple's custom A-series processors for iPhone and iPad starting in 2015.

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