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Apple supplier Qualcomm reports 18.6% earnings growth, jump in higher-end smartphone chip sales

07/20/2016, 09:07 pm

Qualcomm reported strong quarterly earnings of $1.4 billion--an 18.6 percent increase over the year ago quarter--based on higher intellectual property licensing royalties, a jump in chip orders from China and guidance-exceeding MSM chip sales, indicating that the market for premium smartphones is continuing to grow faster than expected.

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Video shows 'iPhone 7' mockups in Space Gray, gold and rose gold

07/20/2016, 09:07 pm

With iPhone rumor season in full swing, dummy "iPhone 7" models sourced from China are showing up in an increasing number of videos, the latest of which offers a peek at what production colors might look like when they see release this fall.

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Apple hit with lawsuit targeting AppleCare+ refurbished devices

07/20/2016, 05:07 pm

A class action suit filing in California complains that "refurbished" service stock replacements doled out by Apple in exchange for damaged devices to AppleCare+ service plan holders are not functionally the same as new.

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Corning unveils Gorilla Glass 5, evolutionary successor for iPhone screens

07/20/2016, 04:07 pm

A new version of the Corning Gorilla Glass used in iPhone screens since launch promises better impact resistance for equipped devices, with the improved glass panels surviving falls from greater heights than previous versions.

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Chinese protesters smashing Apple iPhones over UN tribunal South China Sea decision

07/20/2016, 01:07 pm

Chinese nationalists are reportedly taking to boycotts and destruction of emblematic U.S. consumer goods, like the iPhone, to protest an unfavorable UN body decision over disputed territory in the South and East China Sea.

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BlackBerry CEO says Apple's security stance puts company over 'greater good'

07/20/2016, 11:07 am

Despite having similar on-device encryption and claiming to protect users' data vigorously, BlackBerry CEO John Chen slammed Apple chief Tim Cook in a Tuesday sppech, sugesting that Cook was putting his company's reputation "above the greater good."

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Survey: One in five may be poised to make jump to 'iPhone 7'

07/20/2016, 11:07 am

If it comes to pass, a potential 20.7 percent shift to Apple's "iPhone 7" would roughly match the migration to the iPhone 6 after six months of release, according to a new online poll.

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Brazilian Supreme Court overturns WhatsApp ban within hours

07/20/2016, 09:07 am

Just hours after it was issued, a ban on WhatsApp in Brazil was reportedly overturned by the country's Supreme Court, which argued that the measure may not have been reasonable or proportionate.

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Apple airs two 'Shot on iPhone' videos featuring slo-mo and time lapse footage

07/19/2016, 08:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday added a pair of videos to its ongoing "Shot on iPhone" series, this time throwing a spotlight on smartphone's imaging software by showcasing stunning slow motion and time lapse footage.

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Apple Pay debuts in Hong Kong with American Express, Mastercard and Visa support

07/19/2016, 07:07 pm

Just hours after Apple Pay launched in France, Apple on Tuesday activated the in-house mobile payments service for customers in Hong Kong with initial support for Mastercard, Visa and American Express credit cards.

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Apple enticing retail shoppers to sign up for Apple Pay with $5 promo

07/19/2016, 04:07 pm

A promotion starting this week in the U.K. and U.S. to boost adoption numbers for Apple Pay gives users $5 in iTunes credit to users willing to sign up for and pay with the service inside Apple's own retail stores.

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Recent supposed 'iPhone 7' leaks come from common, questionable origin

07/19/2016, 03:07 pm

Revelations from China suggest all of the recent alleged "iPhone 7" hardware photos and videos do not show authentic parts, but instead mockups based off of a single design sourced from an alleged Apple manufacturing partner.

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Brazilian judge orders indefinite block of WhatsApp, affecting millions of users

07/19/2016, 01:07 pm

A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered the country's five cellular carriers to block access to Facebook's WhatsApp indefinitely, disrupting access to the popular chat/VoIP app for tens of millions of people.

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Only two new iPhone models shipping this fall, not three, prominent leaker claims

07/19/2016, 12:07 pm

Despite some rumors to the contrary, Apple is planning to launch just two new iPhone models this fall, just as it has done for the last two years, a well-known leak source said on Tuesday.

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Kia to offer free Apple CarPlay upgrades on select models

07/19/2016, 11:07 am

Kia on Tuesday announced plans to update some of its fleet with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, marking a rare instance in which older vehicles will get access to the phone link technology.

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Apple Pay expands to France with support for Mastercard and Visa cards

07/19/2016, 01:07 am

Apple continued an accelerated worldwide rollout of its in-house payments service Apple Pay on Tuesday with a debut in France, the eighth major market to gain compatibility since launch.

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Iran threatens iPhone ban in bid to stanch smuggled smartphone sales

07/19/2016, 01:07 am

A new anti-smuggling initiative set to debut in Iran later this week could result in an effective iPhone ban until Apple agrees to officially do business in the country as a registered entity, local reports say.

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Apple debuts pair of new 'Shot on iPhone' ads with backyard wildlife focus

07/18/2016, 05:07 pm

Apple on Monday made available two new advertisements from its award-winning "Shot on iPhone" campaign, highlighting nature and the iPhone camera's zoom feature.

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New photos claim to show three different 'iPhone 7' models, including 'Pro'

07/18/2016, 12:07 pm

A batch of photos published on Monday show what are purported to be three different models of the "iPhone 7," including a "Pro," but with unlikely "S" markings on the back.

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Pokemon Go hits Canada & 26 European countries, server struggles stall Japan launch

07/18/2016, 10:07 am

Despite a possible weekend assault by hackers, Pokémon Go is now available in 35 countries, with a Japanese launch on hold pending an expansion of much-needed server capacity.

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