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Lawfirm considers suit over iPhone's Touch ID-connected 'Error 53'

02/08/2016, 05:02 pm

A Seattle-based lawfirm is considering a class action lawsuit against Apple, following reports of an "Error 53" message some iPhone owners have seen after having unofficial repairs done on their Touch ID sensor.

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Facebook app still an iPhone battery hog, testing shows

02/08/2016, 11:02 am

Though Facebook has been trying to address power usage concerns through software updates, its main iOS app is still a drain on the iPhone's daily battery life, a report claimed on Monday.

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Apple sneaks into several Super Bowl 50 commercials

02/08/2016, 01:02 am

Apple didn't buy airtime during America's National Football League 2016 Super Bowl, but some of its products did turn up playing a cameo role in a variety of commercials.

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Apple, Inc CEO Tim Cook's piqued peek at Peak iPhone

02/07/2016, 07:02 pm

Halfway through the last quarter, supply chain rumors of iPhone production cuts--purportedly "30 percent" of some unknown number--snowballed into an abominable snow-boogeyman of conjecture that claimed the end to iPhone growth was nigh and speculated about a downhill implosion of Apple's sales overall, an embarrassing lack of interest in Apple's newest iPhone 6s and a rapid evaporation of the world's most valuable company. They were wrong, here's why.

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How to watch Super Bowl 50 on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

02/06/2016, 04:02 pm

It's Super Bowl weekend, and for cord cutters that usually means a visit to a bar or friend's house -- but not this year, as NFL broadcast partner CBS has made the game available almost everywhere you look.

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TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely unaffected by deadly 6.4 earthquake

02/06/2016, 12:02 am

A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large buildings. So far however, it appears that Apple's suppliers in the region have survived the quake without sustaining significant damage.

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Apple's rumored 4" iPhone to launch with hot pink color option, report says

02/05/2016, 08:02 pm

Apple is working on three different color options for the launch of its much-rumored 4-inch iPhone, including a version closer in hue to a hot pink iPod than rose gold, a report said Friday.

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Apple acknowledges 'Error 53' glitch, says it's part of Touch ID security [u]

02/05/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Friday publicly acknowledged an unusual "Error 53" message, triggered by updating an iPhone 6 to iOS 9 or later after having the phone's Touch ID sensor fixed by an unofficial technician. [Updated]

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Apple Pay hits 1,000 US card issuers ahead of planned retail expansions

02/05/2016, 09:02 am

On Friday Apple reached the 1,000 mark for the number of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, a figure continuing to outpace the number of retail chains supporting the platform.

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Japan Apple Stores roll out iPhone screen protector installation service

02/04/2016, 09:02 pm

Apple Stores in Japan are now offering screen protector installations using dedicated TrueClear Pro machines made by Belkin, with prices ranging from 2,180 yen to 4,280 yen (about $19 to $37) depending on material and size.

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Apple to allow broken screens on trade-in iPhones, offer optional screen protector installations

02/04/2016, 07:02 pm

Apple Stores will soon reportedly adopt two new measures related to the problem of cracked iPhone screens, including allowing some broken iPhones into its Reuse and Recycle trade-in program, and offering installation of purchased screen protectors.

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Microsoft's Bing & Cortana apps for iPhone add 3D Touch, other new features

02/04/2016, 01:02 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated two of its iPhone apps -- Cortana and Bing Search -- with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, along with a number of other new upgrades.

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Apple Pay accepted at more than 2M locations, coming to Chick-fil-A, other stores soon

02/04/2016, 01:02 am

As of Thursday, iPhone and Apple Watch owners can use their devices to complete Apple Pay transactions at more than two million retail locations, Apple says, with chains like Chick-fil-A expected to add compatibility soon.

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Sony says dual-lens camera tech launching with 'major smartphone players' in next year

02/03/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple's image sensor supplier, Sony, is expecting its dual-lens camera technology to be launched by "major smartphone players" within the next year, according to comments by the company's CFO.

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Square's Apple Pay-ready NFC reader goes on sale at US Apple Stores

02/03/2016, 01:02 pm

The Square Contactless and Chip Reader -- compatible with Apple Pay -- arrived at U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday, and should soon be available through Apple's online storefront.

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Supply chain suggests iPhone orders will rebound this summer ahead of 'iPhone 7' launch

02/03/2016, 11:02 am

Forecast trends in the demand for flexible PCB (printed circuit board) parts for iPhones indicate that while iPhone production may be down in the first half of the year, it will likely rebound in the second half as work begins on Apple's next-generation models.

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Nintendo's 'Miitomo' coming to iOS in March, pre-registration starts Feb. 17

02/03/2016, 09:02 am

Nintendo's first smartphone-only app, Miitomo, will launch sometime next month for iOS and Android, with a pre-registration process beginning on Feb. 17, the Japanese game maker announced on Wednesday.

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'iPhone 7' to return to flat back without visible antenna bands - report

02/02/2016, 04:02 pm

Apple's next flagship iPhone will return to a flatter and more elegant rear casing, ditching some of the style cues of the iPhone 6 and 6s, a report said on Tuesday.

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Munster: 4" iPhone doesn't make sense for rumored Apple event in March

02/02/2016, 01:02 pm

Despite rumors that Apple plans to hold a mid-March event to introduce several new products, it may not make sense to include a 4-inch iPhone among them, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

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Rumor: Apple testing dual-lens camera modules from Largan, others for future iPhones

02/02/2016, 09:02 am

Taiwan's Largan Technology and camera lens makers in China and Japan have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, aiming for inclusion in Apple's next Plus-sized iPhone, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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