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Consumer Reports pegs Apple's iPhone X & 8 Plus as having best smartphone cameras

02/28/2018, 03:02 pm

In a piece published this week, Consumer Reports rated the dual-lens iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus as having the best smartphone cameras, with the single-lens iPhone 8 sitting just behind them.

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Apple support page discusses iPhone performance management, throttling options in iOS 11.3

02/06/2018, 03:02 pm

Apple has published a new page about lithium ion batteries in an iPhone, discussing how they work in simple terms, why throttling is necessary, and how iPhone performance management works in iOS 11.3.

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Apple activates repair program for iPhone 7 models impacted by 'No Service' issue

02/02/2018, 05:02 pm

Apple on Friday initiated a repair program for iPhone 7 devices affected by an issue that caused a "No Service" message to display in the status bar even when cellular network coverage is available, saying a faulty logic board component is to blame for the error.

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Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

Italy's antitrust organization has launched a probe investigating allegations that Apple and Samsung use software updates not as a tool to secure or expand upon smartphone capabilities, but to speed up the aging process and force users to buy new phones.

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China adds to government pressure on Apple over iPhone slowdowns

01/15/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple is facing yet another government-backed inquiry into revelations of deliberate iPhone performance throttling, as the Shanghai Consumer Council reportedly sought answers on Monday.

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Apple's iPhone 7 Plus was second most-popular smartphone sold in China during 2017

01/15/2018, 11:01 am

Analysis into the Chinese smartphone market reveals Apple continues to be a major force in the region, with both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus appearing in a list of the top ten mobile devices sold in the country in 2017 alongside locally-produced rivals.

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U.S. House members question Apple once more over battery slowdowns

01/12/2018, 05:01 pm

Lawmakers have reportedly sent yet another letter to Apple leadership related to the company's announcement of battery-related slowdowns in older iPhones.

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U.S. government questions Apple over iPhone slowdown debacle

01/09/2018, 10:01 pm

Following revelations that the French government opened an investigation into Apple's decision to throttle the performance of older iPhones with deteriorated batteries, a U.S. senator on Tuesday sent a letter to CEO Tim Cook requesting details about the hardware policy.

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Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones

01/05/2018, 10:01 pm

Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone throttling debacle.

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How iPhone batteries work, and how Apple manages performance over time

01/02/2018, 02:01 pm

Lithium-ion batteries such as those found in nearly every smartphone and tablet are not little, indestructable homogenous power reactors. AppleInsider delves briefly into the construction and chemistry of them, and discusses how an old battery works against not only device manufacturers, but the users themselves.

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$29 battery exchanges for iPhone 6 and newer now available at most Apple retail locations

12/30/2017, 02:12 pm

Many Apple retail locations in the U.S. started the $29 battery replacement for the iPhone 6 or newer, well in advance of a previously announced January timeframe -- but appointments are filling up, and turnaround times are growing.

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Apple tops device activations during holidays, iPhone X handily beating iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

12/27/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple once again leads the industry in smartphone and tablet activations during the week before Christmas, with very strong sales of the iPhone X leading the iPhones released in 2017, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 availability both overseas and as used devices adding to the lead.

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Second class action suit surrounding Apple's throttling of iPhones with depleted batteries launches

12/21/2017, 09:12 pm

Just hours after the first class action suit was launched against Apple alleging harm by the company's actions to keep iPhones functional in the case of a chemically depleted battery, a quintet of filers in have also launched their own in Chicago.

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Apple hit with lawsuit after admitting to slowing down iPhones with depleted batteries

12/21/2017, 04:12 pm

A day after Apple acknowledged slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries, a Los Angeles man is pursuing a class action lawsuit in the matter.

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Apple responds to reports of worn batteries forcing iPhone CPU slowdowns

12/20/2017, 02:12 pm

Apple has confirmed that it temporarily slows down processes on older iPhones with poorly functioning batteries, with a recent update able to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks" when needed to prevent device shutdown.

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iPhone 7, iPhone 6s dominate Q3 smartphone sales, iPhone 8 has strong debut

11/09/2017, 09:11 am

The iPhone held the top two worldwide sales slots in the third quarter of 2017, with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s holding the top two spots on the chart.

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iPhone 7 wi-fi, Safari 'zero-day' exploits leveraged in pwn2own hacker's contest

11/01/2017, 06:11 pm

Apple's iPhone 7 security was bypassed by a trio of hackers at the Mobile Pwn2Own event, with a wi-fi exploit, a system service bug, and two Safari bugs used to escalate privileges and run arbitrary code on the device.

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Users continue to experience sluggishness, battery life problems in iOS 11 after multiple updates

10/25/2017, 11:10 am

Problems with battery life and instability proliferate on social media and Apple support forums after the launch of iOS 11, but have persisted through three sub-point updates, don't seem to have a common cause, or are easily rectifiable.

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Long, rough road ahead for Qualcomm and Apple in Chinese courts

10/17/2017, 03:10 pm

A series of experts on the Chinese courts, patent attorneys, and other specialists have weighed in on the Apple versus Qualcomm battle, and believe that resolution through the system is well more than a year away, assuming that an agreement is not reached before then.

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How Apple's iPhone X TrueDepth AR waltzed ahead of Google's Tango

10/13/2017, 05:10 pm

Apple's iOS 11 brings Augmented Reality to a huge installed base of over 350 million iOS devices with powerful A9, A10 Fusion or A11 Bionic chips. However, another form of AR is about to be introduced, exclusive to the company's new iPhone X. Here's a deeper look at Apple's big AR surprise.

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