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Apple patents fingerprint sensor that works through displays, hints at 'iPhone 8' tech

10/04/2016, 04:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent that, if recent rumors are to be believed, might make its way into next year's iPhone model. Specifically, the company now owns IP covering a fingerprint sensor capable of gathering accurate readings through structures like a device screen.

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Google Pixel revealed by resellers, shows remarkable similarity to iPhone design

10/03/2016, 04:10 pm

While Google would have likely preferred the details remain secret until Tuesday's announcement, assorted retailers have leaked specifics about Google's new phone line -- the "Google Pixel."

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Microsoft halts sales of Band fitness trackers, says no new model in 2016

10/03/2016, 03:10 pm

Microsoft has pulled its Band fitness trackers from its online store, and confirmed that it won't have a new model out in 2016, suggesting that the company is rethinking its approach to a wearables market largely dominated by Fitbit and Apple.

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Apple's Fouloum data center is the largest foreign capital investment Denmark has ever seen

10/03/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple's investment in a Denmark-based data center and related biogas research will nearly hit $1 billion, and make it the largest foreign capital expenditure in the country.

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Regent Street Apple store in London to make long-awaited reopening on Oct. 15

10/03/2016, 12:10 pm

Having been under renovations for over a year, Apple's flagship U.K. store in London will finally reopen on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m., the company has announced.

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Last call! iPhone trade-in deal: $10 cash bonus when you sell your old iPhone 6/s/Plus to Gazelle

10/03/2016, 10:10 am

Now through Oct. 9, AppleInsider readers can get up to $325 in cash and score a $10 bonus on select iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus trade-ins. What's more, if you prefer to get a cash payout right now, visit an ecoATM kiosk and activate the bonus immediately with an exclusive promo code.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook touts encryption, AR at Utah Tech Tour

10/03/2016, 06:10 am

At Sen. Orrin Hatch's Utah Tech Tour on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook hit the usual talking points recited at other recent interviews, reaffirming Apple's commitment to encryption, augmented reality and making the best products possible.

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Future watch: new Ethernet standard to bring 2.5 and 5 Gbit/sec speeds to existing cabling

10/01/2016, 05:10 am

The group responsible for the Ethernet specifications have unveiled a new pair of standards, bringing faster speeds to existing Cat-5e and Cat-6 cable runs, eliminating networking bottlenecks, and potentially saving organizations with large deployments a great deal of money.

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This week on AI: 'Touch bar' MacBook Pro in late Oct., all-glass casing on 2017 iPhones & more

10/01/2016, 05:10 am

For a rare moment, the Mac actually grabbed some the spotlight this week -- though it had to share the stage with yet more rumors about 2017 iPhones, and an assortment of minor Apple announcements.

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Apple ordered to pay $302.4M in damages to VirnetX in patent retrial

10/01/2016, 12:10 am

A federal jury on Friday found Apple's FaceTime product in infringement of patents owned by non-practicing entity VirnetX, a decision that will cost Apple more than $302 million in damages.

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Latest 4K drone footage of Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 shows landscaping, functional HVAC

09/30/2016, 11:09 am

The latest drone footage of Apple's new headquarters under construction shows the site more put together than in previous videos, with the entire site appearing to taking shape as a unified whole rather than disparate construction projects for the first time.

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10nm chip foundry process coming to Apple partner TSMC ahead of Intel

09/30/2016, 10:09 am

Apple chip foundry TSMC has given hints for its future road map, and claims that it will start mass producing 10nm chips before the end of 2016, nearly a year ahead of Intel.

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Customer rampages through French Apple Store, smashes iPhones, iMacs, MacBook Air

09/30/2016, 08:09 am

A disgruntled customer, upset at perceived slights by Apple support, has used a steel ball to smash assorted products inside the Dijon, France Apple retail store.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch Series 2, iPhone 7, DJI Mavic Pro, and more

09/30/2016, 07:09 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil Hughes tells Victor Marks about the latest iOS tips, Dan's iPhone 7 review, Apple Watch Series 2, DJI's new foldable Mavic Pro drone, and more.

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Sharp to invest $568M in OLED technology in 2018

09/30/2016, 12:09 am

Apple display supplier Sharp on Thursday announced plans to invest 57.4 billion yen (about $568 million) in its OLED business as soon as the second quarter of 2018.

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Apple-exclusive enhanced 'Game of Thrones' ebook arrives on iBooks store

09/29/2016, 12:09 pm

Random House has debuted the first volume in a series of enhanced editions of George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, exclusively on Apple's iBooks marketplace.

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AI initiative counts Google, Microsoft, IBM among its ranks, Apple declines invite

09/29/2016, 11:09 am

Six companies including Microsoft and Google have launched a cross-disciplinary partnership to steer the future of artificial intelligence development, but as of yet, Apple has not signed on.

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Trade-in Deal: $10 cash bonus when you sell your old iPhone or Apple Watch to BuyBackWorld

09/29/2016, 10:09 am

AppleInsider readers upgrading to a new iPhone or Apple Watch this month can use an exclusive promo code to tack on an additional $10 bonus to existing payouts of up to $300 when selling their old Apple devices to BuyBackWorld. Plus, lock in a cash payout today and hold onto your old device until Halloween.

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Eddy Cue talks music with Bruce Springsteen at Apple's SoHo store

09/29/2016, 09:09 am

Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, sat down for an interview with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday night, who appeared at Apple's SoHo store in New York City to promote his new autobiography Born to Run.

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Chinese media, government confirms Apple research center in Beijing tech corridor

09/29/2016, 09:09 am

According to Chinese media, Apple is launching its first research and development center in the country, located in long-time technology incubation area Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing.

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