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iOS 11 firmware reveals apparent names of Apple's next phones: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 8

09/09/2017, 12:09 pm

With just a few days to go before Apple reveals its highly anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhone overhaul, the name of the mystery product may finally be known: iPhone X, according to the company's own iOS 11 golden master firmware.

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Inner workings of Apple's 'Face ID' camera for 'iPhone 8' detailed in report

09/09/2017, 12:09 am

Apple is widely rumored to integrate cutting-edge facial recognition solution in a next-generation iPhone many are calling "iPhone 8," and a report published Friday offers an inside look at the of the technology before its expected debut on Tuesday.

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Leaked iOS 11 GM confirms 'iPhone 8' 'Face ID' facial detection, revamped AirPods, more

09/08/2017, 11:09 pm

A deeper dive into Friday's leaked iOS 11 GM seems to reveal a slew of new features set to launch with "iPhone 8," including a facial recognition system dubbed "Face ID," new Portrait Lighting camera effects, a True Tone display and more. A new version of AirPods is also hinted at in the code.

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Supposed iOS 11 GM leak reveals new wallpapers suitable for OLED screens

09/08/2017, 10:09 pm

A golden master of iOS 11, the final version of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, was reportedly leaked on Friday, potentially bringing with it clues as to what Apple will announce at its expected iPhone unveiling next week.

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Rumor: Supposed 'iPhone 8' box label shows up online, seemingly confirms branding

09/08/2017, 07:09 pm

A highly suspicious photo found circulating on Chinese microblogging site Weibo this week purportedly shows a box label for an unreleased "iPhone 8" model, suggesting the name will be used for at least one Apple smartphone expected to debut next week.

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Apple's foreign suits against Qualcomm can continue while US case ongoing, judge rules

09/08/2017, 05:09 pm

Apple's 11 international lawsuits against Qualcomm -- in places like China, Japan, and the UK -- can go on while an original U.S. case is underway, a U.S. federal judge ruled this week.

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Bearish analyst pushes new & unlikely reason for OLED 'iPhone 8' delay, suggests October launch

09/08/2017, 01:09 pm

An analyst who is notoriously bearish on Apple stock is pushing a new claim that that metal casing issues in the fabrication process of the "iPhone 8" are causing a problem, and claims it could be the source of a possible delay in shipping the OLED device.

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Up to 143M US consumers exposed in Equifax hack, could impact iPhone buyers

09/08/2017, 11:09 am

U.S. credit scoring agency Equifax has admitted that hackers gained access to the data of 143 million Americans earlier this year, something that could be particularly relevant to people in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

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Suspected Apple VCSEL supplier reports shipment delay, unlikely to impact 'iPhone 8' availability

09/07/2017, 11:09 pm

Finisar, a manufacturer of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) thought to be supplying hardware to Apple, on Thursday said it was forced to push shipments out to October due to a problem with current production units, though the delay is not predicted to impact "iPhone 8."

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Time uses iPhone to shoot magazine covers for 'Firsts' documentary series

09/07/2017, 09:09 pm

Time Magazine selected iPhone as its photography tool of choice for the upcoming "Firsts: Women Who Are Changing The World," a multi-platform documentary magazine series and companion book featuring influential women.

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Another report says OLED 'iPhone 8' to ship after standard 'iPhone 7s' models

09/07/2017, 07:09 pm

Another report has surfaced suggesting Apple will stagger the launch of new iPhone models expected to debut at a special event next week, lending credence to speculation that a hotly anticipated "iPhone 8" with OLED screen will ship later than an iPhone 7 revamp.

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Apple crushes Samsung in China as iPhone attracts twice the loyalty in upgrades over domestic brands

09/07/2017, 04:09 pm

Young smartphone buyers in China are preferring to buy low-priced domestic brands over phones from Samsung, but the loyalty rate in buying another Oppo or Vivo phone is half that of buyers getting another iPhone-- which remains the largest installed smartphone base in China.

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ElevationDock 4 is first Apple MFi-certified Lightning dock that works one-handed

09/07/2017, 03:09 pm

Five years after its highly successful Kickstarter campaign launched the first ElevationDock, Elevation Labs is back with a new model featuring an integrated Lightning plug, braided cable, and one-handed use that ensures it will stay in place when an iPhone -- with or without a case -- is removed.

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Ditching Touch ID in 'iPhone 8' wasn't Apple's first choice, was forced by technical restraints - report

09/07/2017, 01:09 pm

A new report claims that Apple clung on to hope that it could retain Touch ID in the "iPhone 8," and any delays in shipping the new unit are apparently related to last-minute changes waiting on a breakthrough in the sensor being embedded in the screen.

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Latest ARKit demos show hand-tracking beer pong, visualized audio trails [u]

09/07/2017, 12:09 pm

New demonstrations using Apple's ARKit may suggest some of the possibilities of the augmented reality platform, including the integration of hand tracking. [Updated to correct ModiFace info]

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iZotope Spire Studio portable multi-track recorder exclusive to iPhone, iPad

09/07/2017, 11:09 am

The new iOS-exclusive iZotope Spire Studio connects to an iPhone through Wi-Fi to control a multi-track recorder, allowing for nearly any space to be used as a convenient recording studio.

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Lyft to deploy self-driving cars in San Francisco Bay Area

09/07/2017, 11:09 am

Lyft will soon begin a limited test of self-driving cars for passengers in the San Francisco Bay Area, targeting one of the most important ridesharing markets.

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Logitech adds HomeKit to Circle 2 Wired, says Apple won't allow support on battery-powered model

09/07/2017, 09:09 am

Logitech on Thursday released a firmware update for the $180 Circle 2 Wired, making it just the second security camera currently available on the market to support Apple's HomeKit platform.

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Second report suggests Sept. 15 OLED 'iPhone 8' preorders, but shipments not until October

09/07/2017, 08:09 am

Citing a late production start, a new report claims that while the "iPhone 8" will be up for pre-order on Sept. 15, it will not start shipping to customers until some point in October.

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LG unlikely to enter iPhone OLED supply chain before 2019

09/07/2017, 12:09 am

Following revelations that Samsung could be the sole supplier of OLED displays for a next-generation "iPhone 8" handset, a report late Wednesday reaffirms previous claims that Apple's effort to diversify its supply chain with panels from LG is unlikely to bear fruit before 2019.

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