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New quarterly data ranks iPhone high in China & US despite challenging conditions

01/27/2016, 12:01 pm

iPhone loyalty is at its strongest point in the U.S. since 2012, and despite numerous obstacles in China, Apple has managed to reclaim a position as the bestselling smartphone brand in that region, according to a new December-quarter research report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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Despite past failures, case makers place early bet on Apple 'iPhone 6c'

01/27/2016, 11:01 am

Being among the first to offer cases for a new iPhone is a multi-million dollar business opportunity that leaves manufacturers racing to prepare updated models based on rumors and hearsay -- a move that can easily backfire.

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Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' to sport dual-camera iSight array built on LinX imaging technology

01/27/2016, 05:01 am

Apple's next-generation, jumbo-size iPhone is expected to come in a dual-camera configuration -- with optical image stabilization and zoom -- achieved through technology procured from last year's LinX acquisition, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Munster: iPhone to return to growth in 2016 despite macroeconomic worries

01/26/2016, 11:01 pm

Explaining Tuesday's earnings call, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said Apple's repeated allusions to macroeconomic headwinds might have "spooked" investors despite a better than expected guide on iPhone, but the analyst sees light at the end of the tunnel.

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Apple guides first-ever iPhone sales decline in Q2

01/26/2016, 07:01 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the first fiscal period of 2016, CEO Tim Cook said he expects year-over-year iPhone unit sales to decline in the current March quarter, the first downturn for iPhone since its launch in 2007.

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ExxonMobil to accept Apple Pay at the pump through Speedpass+ [u]

01/26/2016, 05:01 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the first quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced upcoming availability for Apple Pay at ExxonMobil gas stations through that company's Speedpass+ touchless payments system.

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Rising iPhone ASP in Q1 hints at healthy iPhone 6s sales

01/26/2016, 05:01 pm

In first quarter financial results announced on Tuesday, Apple's average selling price (ASP) for the iPhone rose to $690.50, suggesting a fairly healthy demand for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus which launched in September.

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Microsoft launches business-oriented News Pro aggregator for iPhone, Web

01/26/2016, 04:01 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced News Pro, a news aggregator for both iPhones and the Web that takes a different tack thanks to its dependence on Bing News, and a focus on business-related topics instead of general interests.

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UK's Barclays may add long-delayed Apple Pay support in March

01/26/2016, 09:01 am

Barclays should, after a long wait, add support for Apple Pay sometime in mid- to late March, according to an email from one of the U.K. bank's top executives.

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Samsung planning to bring many new apps to iOS, rumor claims

01/25/2016, 05:01 pm

Samsung will allegedly port a number of apps to iOS later this year as it tries to increase the cross-platform appeal of its devices, including speakers, tablets, and fitness trackers.

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Web link causes Safari crashes, device reboots on iOS and Mac [u]

01/25/2016, 01:01 pm

A website in circulation as a prank on Safari users is causing the Mac edition of the browser to crash, and iPhones and iPads to reboot, reports said on Monday.

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Spotify's first video offerings launching on iOS next week, ad-free

01/25/2016, 01:01 pm

Spotify is taking its first steps into streaming video with an Android rollout this week, followed by the introduction of iOS support the next, the company announced on Monday.

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Fire breaks out at Foxconn's main iPhone factory, no injuries or production setbacks reported

01/25/2016, 10:01 am

A fire erupted Sunday evening at Foxconn's main iPhone manufacturing facility in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, though no one was hurt and it didn't affect production, the company claimed.

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Apple's rumored 4" iPhone update purportedly leaked again in new photo

01/25/2016, 08:01 am

A picture of a device said to be Apple's latest rendition of an iPhone with a 4-inch display hit the internet this weekend, this time placed next to an iPhone 5 for comparison.

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Apple to launch 4" iPhone and iPad Air 3 in first half of 2016, analyst says

01/24/2016, 03:01 pm

According to connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is preparing two major iOS device introductions for the first half of 2016 in the much-rumored 4-inch iPhone and a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad Air 3.

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Apple Pay adds over 50 more US card issuers as merchant support waits

01/22/2016, 06:01 pm

Another 50-plus U.S. card issuers have been added to the list supporting Apple Pay, continuing to outpace the number of merchants actually accepting payments through the service.

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Rumor: Apple's new 4-inch handset will be called 'iPhone 5se'

01/22/2016, 03:01 pm

Apple's new, smaller iPhone model expected to launch in the coming months will be a "special edition" version of the iPhone 5s, and will accordingly be named the "iPhone 5se," a new rumor claims.

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Data suggests Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program has moved 250K units

01/22/2016, 02:01 pm

New data from Citizen's Financial Group suggests Apple's loan partner has financed some 250,000 iPhones through the newly launched iPhone Upgrade Program, according to calculations from investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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Munster: Apple Pay distribution low, but peer-to-peer and in-browser payments to goose adoption in 2016

01/21/2016, 06:01 pm

Fresh data from investment firm Piper Jaffray shows Apple Pay adoption hovering between 10 and 20 percent, but analyst Gene Munster expects numbers to rise in 2016 as Apple integrates attractive new features like peer-to-peer payments and in-browser integration.

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Microsoft adds 3D Touch, illustrated annotations to Office for iOS

01/21/2016, 12:01 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated the core Office for iOS apps -- Word, Excel, and PowerPoint -- with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, as well as several other features, such as illustrated annotations.

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