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Romanian gang arrested for stealing $590,000 in Apple iPhones from a moving truck

07/31/2017, 02:07 pm

Police in the Netherlands have arrested a gang of Romanian thieves suspected of stealing iPhones worth 500,000 euros ($590,000), with the gang said to have used a high-risk technique of breaking into the back door of delivery trucks while they were still in motion on a highway.

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Apple's established 'staircase model' suggests 'iPhone 8' price could reach $1100

07/31/2017, 01:07 pm

A new analysis details Apple's historical pricing trends with the iPhone, and predicts that the 256-gigabyte "iPhone 7s Plus" could reach a price as high as $1100, with the "iPhone 8" at that point or even higher.

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Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple 'broke' FaceTime

07/31/2017, 12:07 pm

A class action lawsuit charging that Apple deliberately "broke" FaceTime on older iPhones can continue, a U.S. District judge has ruled, tossing out an Apple motion to dismiss.

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HomePod firmware digging affirms 'iPhone 8' will have 5.15" display area with 2436x1125 resolution

07/31/2017, 12:07 pm

Apple's anticipated "iPhone 8" will pack more pixels than ever into a screen size slightly smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, the latest details culled from Apple's own HomePod firmware reveal.

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Russia approves VPN ban likely to kick apps out of Apple's App Store

07/31/2017, 11:07 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a new law that will ban virtual private networks (VPNs) and other technologies enabling anonymous access to the Web, likely signaling an impending wave of removals from Apple's regional App Store.

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Former Google exec Vic Gundotra praises Apple iPhone 7 Plus camera, says Android photography years behind

07/31/2017, 09:07 am

Former chief of Android Vic Gundotra praised Apple for its camera on the iPhone 7 Plus, and panned the Android ecosystem for a slow march in photography technology because of how innovations need to propagate across the entire codebase.

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Apple HomePod firmware reveals 'iPhone 8' bezel-less design, facial recognition

07/31/2017, 12:07 am

Sometimes the best source of Apple leaks is Apple itself, as revealed by the company's HomePod firmware, which apparently includes a rough sketch of the front face of the "iPhone 8," as well as references to its anticipated facial recognition unlock feature.

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Apple seeking to diversify iPhone OLED supply beyond Samsung with LG investment, postulates analyst

07/30/2017, 09:07 pm

With rumors swirling about an Apple investment in LG Displays to crank out OLED screens, an analyst report suggests that the iPhone maker is seeking to make LG a secondary supplier of iPhone screens in 2019 and 2020 to cut back on the need for Samsung screens.

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Apple pulls VPN apps from Chinese App Store in compliance with government crackdown

07/29/2017, 05:07 pm

Apple has removed virtual private network (VPN) apps from the Chinese App Store, apparently complying with a broader government crackdown on VPN technology.

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Video: Stop force closing all apps on your iPhone, it's a waste of time

07/28/2017, 11:07 am

People who compulsively force close all apps on their iPhone in a futile effort to conserve battery life are wasting their time. AppleInsider explains why you should ditch this pointless habit.

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Apple invests $2.7B in LG's OLED production for future iPhones - report

07/28/2017, 11:07 am

In an effort to expand availability of OLED displays for future iPhones, Apple has reportedly sunk 3 trillion won, or $2.7 billion U.S., into partner LG's manufacturing capabilities.

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LG mobile sales tank as Samsung Mobile revenues improve, but they're still below 2014's Peak Galaxy

07/27/2017, 08:07 pm

LG blamed a "challenging quarter for mobiles" for the $117.27 million quarterly loss posted by its mobile unit, even as the company posted slightly higher year-over-year revenues across its other businesses. Samsung similarly reported strong overall earnings--primarily from its semiconductor segment--while its mobile unit turned in revenues and profits better than last year but still below its Galaxy heyday back in 2014.

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Apple Store app for iPhone & iPad updates with Touch ID for Apple ID

07/27/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its official Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads with a pair of important changes, most notably expanded use of Touch ID.

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Aston Martin & Mini join Apple's roster of CarPlay vehicles

07/27/2017, 03:07 pm

Several models from Aston Martin and Mini are now listed as CarPlay-ready on Apple's website, representing the brands' first entries into the platform.

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Apple wins permission to start testing 5G for future iPhones & other devices

07/27/2017, 03:07 pm

Apple has secured a U.S. Federal Communications Commission license to test 5G cellular, setting the stage for the technology arriving in future iPhones and iPads, and likely other products as well.

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Global money service TransferWise adds Apple Pay support in US, other countries

07/27/2017, 01:07 pm

TransferWise on Thursday announced U.S. support for sending money via Apple Pay, plus similar compatibility in Australia, Switzerland, France, Spain, Ireland, and Italy.

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Leaked part could show Apple's 'iPhone 8' wireless charging coil assembly

07/27/2017, 10:07 am

A newly leaked component shows what is clearly an inductive coil, claimed to be for the "iPhone 8," with an apparent female Lightning socket. But unanswerable questions surround the provenance of the part.

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Apple 'iPhone 8' to reportedly launch in October or November sans white bezel option

07/26/2017, 05:07 pm

Amid rumors of supposed production delays, a report on Wednesday claims Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 8" handset is slated for unveiling in September alongside incremental improvements to the iPhone 7 series, but the device won't see launch until late 2017.

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Apple iOS App Store continues dominance over Google Play in earnings battle, gap widening

07/26/2017, 03:07 pm

While iOS App Store purchase volume may be losing ground from a marketshare perspective by number of downloads, Apple continues to dominate the market in consumer spending by a wide margin and still growing.

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New Cochlear hearing implant tech will stream directly from iPhones & other Apple devices

07/26/2017, 10:07 am

An upcoming Cochlear sound processor -- the Nucleus 7 -- will reportedly let people stream audio directly to hearing implants from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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