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Apple halved transaction fee to get Apple Pay into China, report says

02/22/2016, 05:02 pm

In order to launch Apple Pay in the lucrative China market, Apple agreed to halve its normal transaction fee for the country's banks, a report said on Monday.

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Mother of San Bernardino victim backs Apple, says right to privacy 'makes America great'

02/22/2016, 09:02 am

Carole Adams -- whose son Robert was killed in the San Bernardino attack last year -- has spoken out in support of Apple's position on encryption, saying the company "is definitely within their rights to protect the privacy of all Americans."

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LG, Samsung head to market with new Android flagship candidates

02/21/2016, 08:02 pm

There's just one flagship iPhone running Apple's iOS platform, but a variety of Android licensees are duking it out to define a hardware candidate that can win over premium buyers. One big obstacle: no hardware makers have any ability to materially stray too far from Google's commodity Android software platform.

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Apple chip suppliers gearing up capacity for 'iPhone 7' production - report

02/19/2016, 09:02 am

Right on schedule for a fall product launch, Apple's suppliers are said to be reserving "a significant portion" of production capacities for the second and third quarters of 2016, ahead of the highly anticipated "iPhone 7" launch.

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Apple's new 'Trade Up With Installments' program makes it easier to get a new iPhone

02/18/2016, 12:02 pm

Apple is building on the success of its iPhone upgrade initiative with a new offering that will let anyone trade in an older iPhone, Android device, or Windows Phone handset for a new iPhone and spread the cost over two years.

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Apple pulls back the curtain on its secretive chip development operation

02/18/2016, 10:02 am

The engineering team responsible for the custom silicon that powers hundreds of millions of Apple's iOS devices is the latest beneficiary of the company's relatively newfound openness.

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New 4-inch iPhone to run Apple's A9 chip, 'iPad Air 3' to sport A9X - report

02/18/2016, 08:02 am

Though they are expected to be priced as mid-range products, Apple's latest iPhone and iPad updates will run the same latest-generation processors as their flagship counterparts, a new report reveals.

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Apple focuses on 3D Touch, Live Photos in latest iPhone 6s ads

02/17/2016, 08:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released a pair of iPhone commercials touting the time-saving benefits of 3D Touch and the new Live Photos image format, two features exclusive to the company's latest generation iPhone 6s handsets.

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Apple Pay launches in China with support for 80% of credit and debit cards

02/17/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple launched its Apple Pay mobile payments service in China on Thursday, opening the door to a vast market of smartphone users, as well as newfound competition in an established touchless systems segment leaders Tencent and Alibaba.

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Apple-sponsored NFC Forum working to bring contactless payments to U.S. public transit

02/17/2016, 09:02 am

The NFC Forum -- an industry lobbying group that counts Apple as a board member -- on Wednesday announced a new partnership with the American Public Transportation Association that will see the two groups working to broaden NFC support among public transit operators in the U.S.

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Donald Trump says Apple should back down in San Bernardino case

02/17/2016, 09:02 am

Surprise right-wing presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on Apple's fight with the U.S. government on Wednesday, saying the iPhone maker should acquiesce to the FBI's demands and dismissing company CEO Tim Cook's argument that such action would set a dangerous precedent.

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Tim Cook calls FBI backdoor demand 'dangerous,' vows to fight case

02/17/2016, 04:02 am

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has promised to oppose a court order that would have the company create a compromised version of iOS with weakened encryption, the result of FBI requests for help in accessing data stored on an iPhone 5c used by a gunman in the San Bernardino shooting.

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Apple axes iPhone 4s and 5c from India lineup in search of higher ASP

02/17/2016, 12:02 am

After slashing the price of iPhone 5s in India last year, Apple has reportedly stopped selling entry-level iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c models in favor of a smartphone lineup more closely aligned with mature markets.

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Judge orders Apple to access iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter [u]

02/16/2016, 08:02 pm

A U.S. magistrate judge on Tuesday ordered Apple to comply with FBI requests to help extract data from an iPhone owned by one of the shooters involved in December's terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif.

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'Bon Appetit' photographers shot all of March issue on Apple's iPhone

02/16/2016, 04:02 pm

Showcasing the power of the most popular camera in the world, professional photographers for Bon Appetit shot the food magazine's latest issue entirely with Apple's iPhone, with the publication calling it "the hippest pocket camera around."

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Elgato brings Apple HomeKit-enabled Eve Energy smartplug to US [u]

02/16/2016, 02:02 pm

Elgato on Tuesday announced that one of its HomeKit accessories, the Eve Energy smartplug, is now finally available stateside, following an earlier debut in Europe. [Updated]

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ICBC & local reports back Feb. 18 launch for Apple Pay in China

02/16/2016, 09:02 am

Apple Pay will indeed be available in China on Feb. 18, according to state media, as well as social media posts from representatives at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

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Rumor: Apple to expand supply chain, add Wistron as manufacturer for new 4" iPhone

02/16/2016, 08:02 am

Both longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and newcomer Wistron are expected to handle assembly of the company's forthcoming 4-inch iPhone revamp, according to a new supply chain report.

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Apple Pay coming to China this week, France in months, reports say

02/15/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple Pay could be on the verge of launching in China and France, with the former debut potentially happening as soon as Feb. 18, a pair of reports indicated on Monday.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC says earthquake damage will have bigger impact than expected

02/15/2016, 10:02 am

The damage to Apple chip supplier TSMC from a Feb. 6 earthquake was reportedly more severe than estimated, and will indeed result in fewer wafers shipping to clients during the March quarter.

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