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Apple and Samsung allegedly forge $4.3 billion deal for 5-inch iPhone OLED screens

02/13/2017, 09:02 am

Possibly adding to a 2016 deal, a report from South Korea has emerged claiming that Apple has entered into a $4.3 billion contract with Samsung for 60 million 5-inch OLED screens potentially destined for a next-generation iPhone.

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Editorial: Why Apple ignores so much pundit innovation advice

02/13/2017, 02:02 am

Pundits are confounded by how Apple seems to ignore all their great ideas, but the company's strategy appears to be working out rather well on its own. Here's a look at why Apple has done so well while disregarding three major themes of Toxic Innovation Advice, pertaining to acquisition targets, obvious feature requests and commodity hardware.

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Verizon Unlimited plan resurrected with 4G, talk, text for $80 per month [u]

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

Verizon has re-launched an unlimited data plan for the first time in years, with Verizon Unlimited giving subscribers unlimited data, talk, and text for $80 per month with a single line.

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What should you buy: Apple's BeatsX vs. AirPods

02/11/2017, 10:02 pm

With BeatsX now in stores, AppleInsider takes a closer look at the new W1 chip-equipped wireless earphones and how they compare with Apple's flagship AirPods.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 8' will use separate wireless charging accessory, ditch Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter

02/11/2017, 06:02 pm

Only one of this fall's upcoming iPhone models -- the so-called "iPhone 8" or "iPhone X" -- will offer inductive charging and a glass back, but buyers will have to use a separate accessory to juice up wirelessly, a report said on Saturday.

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First look: Apple's BeatsX earphones with integrated W1 chip

02/10/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple on Friday released BeatsX, a long-delayed wireless earphone product in the Beats line that incorporates the company's new W1 chip into a tethered headset design. AppleInsider goes hands-on in this first look video.

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Matte black iPhone 7 owners complain to Apple about chipping paint finish

02/10/2017, 01:02 pm

A number of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners have issues with the handset's matte black finish, with some finding that the paint coating is prone to chip off.

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Apple meets with Chinese consumer watchdog in Beijing to talk iPhone 6s shutdown issues

02/10/2017, 10:02 am

A representative from Apple has met with the government-affiliated China Consumer Association, advising the watchdog of the progress it has made in combatting the battery issues plaguing some iPhone 6s units.

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Rumor: Apple to begin 'iPhone 8' production earlier than usual with more stringent inspection requirements

02/10/2017, 09:02 am

While the handsets are still on track to launch September, Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup --led by an anticipated high-end OLED model --is rumored to go into production earlier than the usual timeframe, in a move that could allow the company more time to iron out kinks associated with new technology.

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Apple's W1-equipped BeatsX earphones now available to purchase after months-long delay

02/10/2017, 05:02 am

After missing a scheduled fall 2016 release, Apple on Friday initiated sales of its new BeatsX wireless earphone model, with select models ready to pick up in store today ahead of initial shipments next week.

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Quickly adjust AirPods volume by percentage and check listening levels with Siri

02/09/2017, 06:02 pm

Due to its distinct lack of physical controls, setting sound levels on Apple's new AirPods requires the use of either Siri or the volume buttons on a paired iPhone, both of which operate on preset magnitudes. For greater control, use Siri to raise or lower the beats by percentage.

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Nintendo president gaining confidence in iPhone gaming following big 'Mario,' 'Fire Emblem' launches

02/09/2017, 03:02 pm

Nintendo has latest mobile game, 'Fire Emblem: Heroes', has so far earned the game company $5 million dollars since its launch on February 2, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima advised in an interview, with the Japanese firm increasing its confidence in producing apps for iOS and other platforms.

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Track today's blizzard with the best third-party weather apps for your iPhone or iPad

02/09/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple's native iOS Weather app is pretty spartan. Given that we're in the midst of a very strange winter in the U.S. -- with record temperatures, thunderstorms, tornadoes, ice storms, and epic snow all in the same week -- use one of these six weather apps to get a bit more data than Apple supplies.

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Screen protector bubbles on your iPhone could be a thing of the past with Kawasaki's new robot

02/09/2017, 11:02 am

Kawasaki this week showed off an industrial robot called "duAro" that can perfectly apply a screen protector to Apple's iPhone with no trapped air bubbles, accomplished in conjunction with Aldebaran and SoftBank's humanoid Pepper robot.

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Wireless charging and new glass casing will require heat compensation in Apple's 'iPhone X'

02/09/2017, 11:02 am

In reimagining the iPhone from the ground up with new features like wireless charging, Apple will reportedly also have to rethink how the handset is built, adding a thin graphite sheet to the handset's internals to prevent overheating.

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Fate of screen supplier Japan Display unclear if Apple shifts to OLED for 'iPhone X'

02/09/2017, 09:02 am

Analysts predict that recent reorganizational efforts and a financial assist by the Japanese government for Apple supplier Japan Display, the prime supplier of iPhone screens, may not matter much if Apple does in fact shift to OLED screens in the "iPhone 8" and future models.

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Apple's 10th anniversary 'iPhone X' could cost more than $1,000 - report

02/08/2017, 02:02 pm

A new high-end, top-of-the-line iPhone featuring an OLED display and an all-new design is expected to debut later this year with a similarly premium price tag, which one report claims could start at more than a thousand dollars.

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Apple Pay continues to grow, 27 more US banks added to mobile payment service

02/08/2017, 01:02 pm

As part of its regular expansion, Apple has added 27 more banks and credit unions to its list of institutions that support Apple Pay.

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2018 Ford Expedition features Apple CarPlay, wi-fi hotspot, wireless mobile charging

02/08/2017, 01:02 pm

Despite working on its own SmartDeviceLink, Ford continues to offer Apple's CarPlay in its new vehicles, with the 2018 Expedition including the technology alongside a wi-fi hotspot.

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Fire breaks out at Samsung factory responsible for Note 7 battery production

02/08/2017, 12:02 pm

The Galaxy Note 7 battery saga continues to cause problems for Samsung, as a fire broke out Wednesday at a facility used in the production of the faulty batteries found in the discontinued smartphone.

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