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iPhone owners aren't upgrading to iPhone X due to price, lack of exciting features, survey suggests

03/05/2018, 07:03 pm

A recent survey conducted by Piper Jaffray suggests many existing iPhone owners are resisting the urge to upgrade to iPhone X because the latest and greatest model does not present enough of a benefit to overcome its high price tag.

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Grayshift becomes second service to promise forensic unlocks for Apple's iPhone 8 & X

03/05/2018, 03:03 pm

Adding to the evidence that Apple's latest iPhones are no longer safe from hackers -- legal or otherwise -- a second company has come forward selling its ability to break in.

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Google search iPhone app gets iMessage support, iOS 11 drag-and-drop & share sheet option

03/05/2018, 02:03 pm

Google on Monday announced several upgrades for its iPhone and iPad search app, designed to weave it more deeply into everyday use.

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Mophie at work on Qi-certified battery charging case for Apple's iPhone X

03/05/2018, 12:03 pm

Apple accessory maker Mophie has won Wireless Power Consortium certification for the "Juice Pack Air for iPhone X," which should make it the first Qi-compatible battery case for the smartphone.

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Stanford students put down their iPhones to protest Apple not doing enough to curb device addiction

03/05/2018, 12:03 pm

Students from Stanford staged a technology addiction protest outside the Palo Alto Apple Store on Saturday, declaring Apple is not doing enough to prevent iPhone and iPad users from constantly checking their devices, urging the company to make changes that could help take the user's focus away from their smartphone's apps.

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Microsoft plans to deepen integration of Cortana in Outlook for iOS

03/05/2018, 11:03 am

Microsoft is reportedly planning to increase the integration of Cortana in Outlook for iOS, with the digital assistant said to be undergoing internal testing that could eventually allow users of the popular email client to manage their iPhone-based messages using verbal requests alone.

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Malaysian Apple retailer swarmed by bargain hunters seeking $50 iPhone 5s

03/05/2018, 11:03 am

Malaysian Apple retailer Switch was forced to cancel a clearance event with the iPhone 5s for $50 and iPads as low as $77, after a throng of 11,000 descended upon the company's warehouse sale.

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'Blatant, desperate' CFIUS investigation request postpones Broadcom's $117B Qualcomm bid

03/05/2018, 10:03 am

The U.S. Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) has ordered Apple supplier Qualcomm to delay a shareholders meeting 30 days, postponing -- if not potentially derailing -- Broadcom's attempted $117 billion hostile takeover.

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Dialog Semiconductor chief believes Apple will stay a power management chip customer until 2020

03/05/2018, 09:03 am

Apple will continue to be a major customer of Dialog Semiconductor, the chip manufacturer's chief executive has claimed in an interview, insisting Dialog will continue supplying components for use in a number of Apple products until 2020, despite rumors that the iPhone producer may change how it sources some of its power management hardware.

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Finisar tour shows 700,000-square foot facility closer to producing TrueDepth VCSELs for Apple's supply chain

03/05/2018, 08:03 am

Apple supplier Finisar intends to make its new 700,000 square foot facility in Sherman, Texas the 'VCSEL capital of the world,' the firm's vice president and general manager revealed, as part of tour of its under-construction production lines that will eventually supply the laser-based components used in the iPhone X as well as other industries.

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Cellebrite executive insists iPhone unlocking has a 'public safety imperative'

03/04/2018, 11:03 am

Cellebrite offers its services to law enforcement for the welfare of the public, an executive of the security firm known for breaking the security of iOS and other devices claims in an interview, while also stressing the firm's tools are not a major risk to the privacy of iPhone users in general.

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Apple's Cook uses photos from India's Holi festival to promote iPhone X

03/02/2018, 02:03 pm

To promote the rear camera on the iPhone X, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to share three photos from the Indian festival of Holi.

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Microsoft Soundscape app helps visually impaired iPhone users navigate with 3D audio cues

03/02/2018, 01:03 pm

Microsoft has released a free iPhone app, Soundscape, which aims to help blind people and users with limited vision more of a bearing of their surroundings while outside, by providing 3D audio clues to where locations are in relation to the user's position.

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Snap at work on second- and third-generation Spectacles with upgraded tech

03/02/2018, 10:03 am

Looking to move past the commercial failure of the first iteration, Snap is reportedly working on not one but two new versions of its camera-equipped Spectacles.

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Apple explains iPhone battery throttling to Canadian parliament, says not planned obsolescence

03/01/2018, 07:03 pm

Apple appeared in front of the House of Commons of Canada on Thursday to explain its handling of iPhone battery issues through a software update that in some cases throttles CPU performance, maintaining the feature is designed to benefit customers, not push them to upgrade to new hardware.

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Analyst estimates average lifespan for all Apple devices at over four years

03/01/2018, 03:03 pm

The average lifespan of an Apple device is probably just over four years, according to analysis into figures released during the fourth quarter investor conference call, suggesting that iPhones and iPads remain in active use for twice as long as the typical consumer iPhone upgrade cycle.

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New rumor again claims Samsung cutting OLED shipments because of unexpected drop in iPhone X orders

03/01/2018, 12:03 pm

Samsung is once again said to ship only half the number of OLED panels to Apple because of iPhone X order cuts as a result of poor demand, a questionable report again claimed on Thursday.

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Samsung's attempt to catch up with iPhone X's Face ID security may be hampered by poor facial recognition

03/01/2018, 12:03 pm

The Intelligent Scan security feature of the Samsung Galaxy S9 may not be as secure as it seems, as a report suggests the facial recognition technology it uses is a weaker component of the biometric-based system compared to Apple's Face ID used in the competing iPhone X.

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Apple's iPhone holds on to top spot in Taiwan in January even as sales shrink

03/01/2018, 10:03 am

Apple held on to its leading position in Taiwan's smartphone market in January, even as the company saw both its sales volume and value shrink month-to-month.

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AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon reveal plan for new phone-number based app authentication

03/01/2018, 08:03 am

On Thursday the four major national U.S. carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon -- revealed plans for a new authentication platform that could add an extra layer of security for people using apps on Apple's iPhone and other mobile devices.

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