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Major Qualcomm shareholder says he opposed Broadcom bid in hopes of settlement with Apple

03/15/2018, 04:03 pm

The head of a mutual fund with 8.3 million shares in Qualcomm says he opposed Broadcom's now-aborted $117 billion takeover bid, thinking Qualcomm can do better -- so long as it settles its legal battles with Apple.


'GrayKey' iPhone unlocking tool revealed as pocket-sized device with questionable security

03/15/2018, 12:03 pm

The forensic tool known as 'GrayKey' has grave privacy and security implications, a report into the iPhone-unlocking tool suggests, as it has the potential of being misused by thieves and other criminals if the compact device is stolen from members of law enforcement.


Latest Apple Pay promotion offers free song credits for TouchTunes

03/15/2018, 10:03 am

In an effort to increase Apple Pay use, Apple is offering a promotion that offers users three free song credits in the TouchTunes jukebox app, if they use the payment service.


Wistron refutes claims of factory work stop over bogus part use in iPhone production

03/15/2018, 08:03 am

The iPhone parts supplier is disputing a report that claims that Apple has suspended production at Wistron's plant in Kushan, China because of the use of an unauthorized water seal in the assembly process.


Watch: iPhone X takes on Samsung's Galaxy S9+ in benchmarking bonanza

03/14/2018, 06:03 pm

In the first of a series of comparison video, AppleInsider pits Samsung's Galaxy S9+ against Apple's iPhone X in a barrage of benchmarking tests. Read on to find out which flagship came out on top.


Apple Pay may be headed to the Netherlands and Belgium

03/14/2018, 10:03 am

Apple Pay functionality may be coming to the Netherlands and Belgium for the first time, based on a clue posted to the Apple Pay website in Italy.


Hands on: Elgato's Eve Button with Apple HomeKit

03/14/2018, 10:03 am

The Eve Button joins a growing field of attempts to solve a basic problem of smarthomes: controlling accessories when you don't have a phone, tablet, or smartspeaker nearby, or you simply don't want to make a fuss.


Refurbished, high-end iPhones are suffocating the growth of cheap new Androids

03/14/2018, 05:03 am

The fastest growing segment in global smartphones isn't Google's vision for super-cheap, simple Android phones. Instead, according to new market data, it's refurbished high-quality phones that carry a desirable brand but can be sold at a more affordable price, a segment where Apple is "leading by a significant margin."


YouTube rolls out dark theme first to iPhone & iPad app

03/13/2018, 01:03 pm

Google on Tuesday began rolling out a "Dark Theme" for its YouTube mobile apps, initially only to iPhone and iPad owners.


Fitbit intros iPhone-connected Versa smartwatch & kids-oriented Ace fitness tracker

03/13/2018, 11:03 am

Fitbit on Tuesday launched two new devices -- the Versa, its second smartwatch, and the Ace, its first dedicated fitness tracker for children.


The mystery of crashing apps on iOS and Android

03/13/2018, 10:03 am

An examination of mobile app crashes between Apple's iOS and Google's Android once appeared to suggest that apps crash significantly more often on iOS compared to Android. However, developers and analysts offer some explanations of why this occurring. As is often the case, the story behind the numbers is more nuanced and complex than a trivial clickbait headline can deliver.


Wistron gains approval to build new factory for potential iPhone production expansion in India

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Apple production partner Wistron has successfully received approval to develop more land in India to fuel expansion for its manufacturing efforts, a move that could lead to the firm producing the iPhone 6s in the region in the future.


22 percent of iPhone owners intend to upgrade to new model in 2018, survey suggests

03/12/2018, 06:03 pm

A new survey from Loup Ventures finds Apple iPhone users are falling into a predictable upgrade cycle, with 22 percent of current owners planning to purchase a next-generation version of the handset this year.


These are the most exciting products coming to Apple's HomeKit home automation platform in 2018

03/12/2018, 03:03 pm

The HomeKit accessory market has exploded, with a significant number of new accessories already planned to debut by year's end. Here are the most exciting options that we're expecting to see in 2018.


Apple Maps adds locations of bike-sharing stations in over 175 cities

03/12/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple Maps has been updated to include the locations of bike sharing services in over 175 cities in 36 countries, allowing tourists and those wanting to cycle around an area to quickly find the nearest bike-sharing station that can provide them the two-wheeled vehicles.


Apple buys iPhone and iPad digital magazine subscription service Texture

03/12/2018, 11:03 am

Apple is reinforcing its services for readers with the long-running Texture digital magazine service, for terms as yet unknown.


PGA Tour adding ARKit golf courses to app, in time for Arnold Palmer Invitational

03/12/2018, 09:03 am

The latest practical demonstration of Apple's ARKit comes by way of the PGA Tour, which has announced a new augmented reality app to visualize courses and holes within your own home.


WhatsApp extends the 'delete for everyone' feature from 7 minutes to over an hour

03/12/2018, 09:03 am

WhatsApp has silently rolled out a message deletion feature modification in the latest beta, extending the previous deletion window of seven minutes to a bit over an hour to erase messages either sent in error, or only intended to be displayed for a limited period of time.


'Made For i' branding may be shifting focus from iPod to iPhone and iPad

03/10/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple appears to be in the midst of slightly changing the "Made For i" program iconography, with new graphics signifying if a device is made for an iPhone, the iPhone and iPad, or the entire iOS lineup.


Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with... the headphone jack

03/10/2018, 08:03 am

In 2014, Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhone 6 models that kicked off a "supercycle" of upgrades and permanently blunted the high-end Galaxy sales of its top rival in premium smartphones, Samsung. However, it appears that iPhone 6 and 6S suffered statically high hardware failure rates in diagnostic testing, a problem that has since subsided in more recent models. What caused this mysterious problem, and how did Apple improve things?