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Apple might launch wireless earbuds with power saving Bluetooth chip in September

08/04/2016, 08:08 pm

Adding fuel to claims that Apple intends to do away with the stalwart 3.5mm headphone jack in the next iPhone, a report on Thursday says the company is making progress on a pair of wireless earbuds built around a custom low-power Bluetooth chip.


New alleged 'iPhone 7' display photo conflicts with recent rumors

08/04/2016, 05:08 pm

Another "iPhone 7" parts leak photo has cropped up, but the image of the display assembly does not match recent leaks, with it reiterating rumors of display design feature alterations consistent with advanced light and proximity sensors.


Apple debuts overhauled Apple Store app with device & accessory recommendations

08/04/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released a predicted refresh of the Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads, enhanced with a new recommendation system as well as features for customers shopping in person.


Apple debuts new 'Shot on iPhone' ad featuring Maya Angelou

08/04/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple has debuted a single new 'Shot on iPhone' ad, with the latest addition focusing on equality, featuring a voiceover from poet and author Maya Angelou.


Possible Apple 'iPhone 7' video shows functional camera

08/04/2016, 11:08 am

A new video attributed to the same Chinese repair shop as photos published earlier on Thursday depicts a device alleged to be an "iPhone 7" actually functioning, and running Apple's camera test application.


Free-to-play Mobius Final Fantasy arrives on Apple's iPhone and iPad

08/04/2016, 10:08 am

Square Enix on Thursday released Mobius Final Fantasy, a new iteration in its popular role-playing series, this time said to be custom-tailored for phones and tablets.


New alleged 'iPhone 7' pictures surface, show installed Apple test software

08/04/2016, 10:08 am

New pictures have appeared of a fully assembled "iPhone 7," with the shots showing a functional device that may have Apple's hardware pre-release "Switchboard" toolset installed.


Tight AMOLED supply causing problems for manufacturing, could impact Apple

08/04/2016, 10:08 am

Supply chain reports suggest that Oppo, one of the forces combating Apple in the Chinese market, will not hit shipment targets as a result of insufficient OLED supply from leading display maker Samsung.


Supply chain sources again point to Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' having 3GB of RAM

08/03/2016, 02:08 pm

The DRAM industry is expecting to see growth in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by supply chain sources predicting a boost in application RAM to 3 gigabytes in the forthcoming "iPhone 7," though it's still unclear whether the additional memory will only be found in the larger "Plus" model.


Dropbox's Paper collaboration platform goes into open beta, gets iOS app

08/03/2016, 01:08 pm

Dropbox on Wednesday launched the first open beta of Paper, its Google Docs-like Web collaboration platform, simultaneously releasing companion apps for iOS and Android.


Apple adds 23 new U.S. banks to list of Apple Pay providers

08/03/2016, 01:08 pm

As part of the continued gradual rollout of the Apple Pay payments service, Apple on Wednesday announced support for 23 new banks and credit unions supplementing Tuesday's Canadian deployments.


OvRcharge claims to wirelessly charge and 'levitate' an iPhone

08/03/2016, 11:08 am

A new crowdfunding campaign for a product dubbed OvRcharge claims to use electromagnetism to wirelessly charge an iPhone with a special case, as well as "levitate" and rotate it in the air to signify completion of charge.


Apple supplier Qorvo guides high for Sept. quarter, suggesting strong 'iPhone 7' orders

08/03/2016, 10:08 am

Qorvo, a supplier of RF components to Apple, is offering strong guidance for the September quarter that hints at a healthy "iPhone 7" ramp and possibly even the phone shipping a week earlier than usual, an analyst claimed on Wednesday.


Apple now licensing OpenTV streaming technologies, ends worldwide litigation

08/02/2016, 02:08 pm

An agreement has been forged between Apple and the Kudelski group, with Apple paying to license a suite of media streaming patents, to conclude an international patent battle.


Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 largely incremental, except for iris scanner

08/02/2016, 12:08 pm

Samsung on Tuesday took the wraps off of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet, featuring identical internals to the company's Galaxy S7 smartphone, with the exception of a new iris scanner -- a feature rumored to make an appearance in next year's iPhone [updated].


Canada's Tangerine & PC Financial gain Apple Pay, Greece picks up live traffic in Apple Maps

08/02/2016, 11:08 am

Canadian banks Tangerine and President's Choice Financial on Tuesday added support for Apple Pay, while residents of Greece finally received access to live traffic data in Apple Maps.


Biker burned by broken iPhone, seeks to raise battery danger awareness

08/02/2016, 10:08 am

Australian bicyclist Gareth Clear isn't blaming Apple for his injuries that he sustained after a fall-damaged iPhone battery burnt his leg. Instead, he seeks to increase awareness of the dangers of portable batteries, particularly when they are ruptured.


Pokemon Go tops 100M downloads without impacting rest of mobile game industry

08/02/2016, 10:08 am

Niantic's Pokémon Go has hit over 100 million downloads across the App Store and Google Play, but doesn't appear to be generating much of a hazard -- or windfall -- for other game developers, according to an analytics firm.


BMW begins Apple CarPlay support with paid upgrades to 2 Series

08/01/2016, 07:08 pm

Long a holdout, BMW this week finally launched support for Apple's CarPlay by offering the technology as an upgrade option for 2 Series cars.


Apple adds 100 emoji to latest iOS 10 beta, promotes diversity and gender equality

08/01/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple's latest iOS 10 developer beta includes more than 100 new emoji for inclusion in chats and messages, with a number of characters having both male and female options available for the first time.