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Apple rumored to launch 'iPhone 7' on week of Sept. 12 [u]

07/23/2016, 01:07 am

According to noted industry blogger Evan Blass, Apple is planning to announce its next-generation iPhone lineup at a special event scheduled for the week of Sept. 12, in line with its usual fall launch cycle. [Updated with corrections from Blass]

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Pokemon Go sets Apple App Store record for launch downloads, but US growth slowing

07/22/2016, 03:07 pm

The extraordinarily popular Pokémon Go has broken the previous record for downloads in the first week after launch, as "peak Pokémon" hit one week after U.S launch.

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'Solid' forecast from Apple chipmaker Skyworks may bode well for 'iPhone 7' production

07/22/2016, 11:07 am

September-quarter guidance by Apple supplier Skyworks may back the idea of healthy "iPhone 7" production, despite some previous hints to the contrary, according to a new investor memo seen by AppleInsider.

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New video from China compares rose gold finish in alleged 'iPhone 7' to iPhone 6s

07/22/2016, 11:07 am

Another comparison video apparently showing Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7" rear shell has appeared on Chinese social media, apparently comparing the rose gold casing of the new model to the finish of the iPhone 6s.

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Pokemon Go comes home, launches in Japan with McDonald's sponsorship

07/22/2016, 08:07 am

Pokémon Go has gone live in the nation that originated the monster catching craze in the nineties, with sponsored McDonald's locations in the country hosting key gameplay locations.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden collaborates on ultra-secure iPhone case

07/21/2016, 04:07 pm

Despite being exiled in Russia, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is reportedly working with a famous hardware hacker on an iPhone case designed to eliminate the risk of snooping by outside parties.

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Verizon planning to push biggest unlimited data users into capped plans

07/21/2016, 02:07 pm

Ratcheting up the pressure on people grandfathered into unlimited data plans, Verizon is planning to force its greatest data consumers into picking a fixed plan or leaving entirely.

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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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