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Square's Apple Pay-ready NFC reader goes on sale at US Apple Stores

02/03/2016, 01:02 pm

The Square Contactless and Chip Reader -- compatible with Apple Pay -- arrived at U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday, and should soon be available through Apple's online storefront.

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Supply chain suggests iPhone orders will rebound this summer ahead of 'iPhone 7' launch

02/03/2016, 11:02 am

Forecast trends in the demand for flexible PCB (printed circuit board) parts for iPhones indicate that while iPhone production may be down in the first half of the year, it will likely rebound in the second half as work begins on Apple's next-generation models.

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Nintendo's 'Miitomo' coming to iOS in March, pre-registration starts Feb. 17

02/03/2016, 09:02 am

Nintendo's first smartphone-only app, Miitomo, will launch sometime next month for iOS and Android, with a pre-registration process beginning on Feb. 17, the Japanese game maker announced on Wednesday.

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'iPhone 7' to return to flat back without visible antenna bands - report

02/02/2016, 04:02 pm

Apple's next flagship iPhone will return to a flatter and more elegant rear casing, ditching some of the style cues of the iPhone 6 and 6s, a report said on Tuesday.

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Munster: 4" iPhone doesn't make sense for rumored Apple event in March

02/02/2016, 01:02 pm

Despite rumors that Apple plans to hold a mid-March event to introduce several new products, it may not make sense to include a 4-inch iPhone among them, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

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Rumor: Apple testing dual-lens camera modules from Largan, others for future iPhones

02/02/2016, 09:02 am

Taiwan's Largan Technology and camera lens makers in China and Japan have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, aiming for inclusion in Apple's next Plus-sized iPhone, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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FCC greenlights further testing of LTE-U by Verizon & Qualcomm

02/01/2016, 01:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved additional testing of a cellular technology called LTE-U, controversial because it can operate over the same bands as Wi-Fi routers.

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Apple's 'Shot on iPhone' billboards return with iPhone 6s photos

01/31/2016, 09:01 pm

Apple returned to the advertising well of its popular crowd-sourced "Shot on iPhone" campaign this weekend, with billboards going up on Sunday featuring still photos captured using stock iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hardware.

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Google launches dedicated AdWords app for iOS

01/29/2016, 04:01 pm

Even as Apple's iAd prepares to sunset, Google has launched a long-awaited iOS app for AdWords -- not just AdWords Express -- giving people running campaigns through the service a more convenient way of monitoring and managing them.

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Apple supplier Sony takes hit in December quarter on lower image sensor sales

01/29/2016, 02:01 pm

Although PlayStation sales and cost-cutting measures helped Sony's operating profits rise 11 percent overall in the December quarter, it suffered setbacks in image sensor production, which could reflect lower orders from Apple for the iPhone.

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Apple could bring long-distance wireless charging to iPhone, iPad as soon as 2017

01/28/2016, 11:01 pm

Apple is reportedly working on an advanced wireless iPhone and iPad charging technology capable of bridging longer distances than currently available hardware, with a potential launch targeted as early as next year.

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Apple Pay support reported to arrive at Bank of America, Wells Fargo ATMs

01/28/2016, 05:01 pm

Bank of America and Wells Fargo are reportedly working to bring Apple Pay compatibility to their respective ATM machines, meaning iPhone and Apple Watch owners might soon be able to complete transactions using provisioned debit cards.

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T-Mobile adds Amazon Video, other services to controversial Binge On program

01/28/2016, 01:01 pm

T-Mobile on Thursday announced the addition of four new partners to its Binge On program for subscribers, including Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision Now, and the WWE Network.

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Production already underway for Apple's new 4-inch 'iPhone 6c' - report

01/28/2016, 12:01 pm

Apple has reportedly begun mass production of its new 4-inch handset, with the device slated for release this spring in a bid to kickstart sales in important emerging markets.

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Apple recalls some AC adapters, world travel kits in parts of South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania

01/28/2016, 10:01 am

Apple on Thursday issued a recall for two-pronged AC wall plug adapters designed for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea over a potential risk for electric shock.

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A smartphone was shipped for 1 of every 5 people alive in 2015

01/28/2016, 09:01 am

Manufacturers shipped nearly 1.5 billion smartphones to the world's 7.4 billion inhabitants in 2015 as consumers opted to replace older devices with newer LTE-equipped models or those with larger displays.

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Facebook open to payments partnerships with Apple Pay, others

01/27/2016, 11:01 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday name dropped Apple Pay in a discussion about his company's willingness to partner with payments providers as a route to ad monetization, calling the fledgling service a segment innovator.

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New quarterly data ranks iPhone high in China & US despite challenging conditions

01/27/2016, 12:01 pm

iPhone loyalty is at its strongest point in the U.S. since 2012, and despite numerous obstacles in China, Apple has managed to reclaim a position as the bestselling smartphone brand in that region, according to a new December-quarter research report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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Despite past failures, case makers place early bet on Apple 'iPhone 6c'

01/27/2016, 11:01 am

Being among the first to offer cases for a new iPhone is a multi-million dollar business opportunity that leaves manufacturers racing to prepare updated models based on rumors and hearsay -- a move that can easily backfire.

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Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' to sport dual-camera iSight array built on LinX imaging technology

01/27/2016, 05:01 am

Apple's next-generation, jumbo-size iPhone is expected to come in a dual-camera configuration -- with optical image stabilization and zoom -- achieved through technology procured from last year's LinX acquisition, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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