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Topic: iPhone

Apple invites developers, media to Cupertino HQ to showcase ARKit apps

08/29/2017, 05:08 pm

Apple on Monday brought developers and the press to its Cupertino headquarters, seeking to promote its ARKit platform for creating augmented reality apps on the iPhone and iPad.

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YouTube begins planned evolutions of iPhone & iPad app, desktop site

08/29/2017, 03:08 pm

Google's YouTube on Tuesday began rolling out a series of planned changes to its mobile and desktop interfaces, including new aesthetics and several feature upgrades.

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Elgato outs five new Apple HomeKit-ready accessories including door lock & smoke detector [u]

08/29/2017, 11:08 am

Elgato on Tuesday revealed five upcoming accessories in its HomeKit-compatible Eve line, in some cases branching into new smarthome categories such as door locks and smoke detection. [Updated with more release info]

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Uber vows to stop extended tracking as company seeks to turn a new leaf under new CEO

08/29/2017, 09:08 am

Uber will soon put an end to extended tracking in its iPhone app which allows it to continue tracking riders for up to five minutes after a trip, the company has announced amid reports it's taking on a new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.

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'iPhone 7s' family slightly larger than iPhone 7, may confound some case manufacturers

08/29/2017, 08:08 am

New reports from the supply chain suggest that the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" are slightly larger than the predecessors of the line, possibly causing some incompatibilities with particularly form-fitting protective cases.

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Fitbit debuts Ionic smartwatch to mostly positive first impressions

08/28/2017, 11:08 am

Fitbit on Monday unveiled the Ionic, its first full-fledged smartwatch intended to go head-to-head with products like the Apple Watch.

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Samsung sees high memory demand ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8' as it plans $7B production boost

08/28/2017, 09:08 am

Samsung Electronics on Monday said it expects memory demand that drove record second-quarter profits to continue into the September quarter -- something that may hint at its involvement in Apple's upcoming iPhones, particularly the "iPhone 8."

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NYPD handcuffed by investment in Microsoft's Windows Phone, now switching to Apple's iPhone

08/28/2017, 09:08 am

The New York Police Department must replace some 36,000 smartphones running Microsoft's defunct Windows Phone platform, and plans to provide its officers with replacement iPhones by the end of the year.

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Pictures of alleged 'iPhone 8' OLED screen, motherboard escape supply chain

08/27/2017, 09:08 pm

A new pair of parts reportedly from the "iPhone 8" have surfaced, with one of them a single layer of the device's L-shaped motherboard, and the other what is claimed to be the edge-to-edge OLED screen for the phone.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' rumored to top out at 7.5W for wireless charging

08/26/2017, 01:08 pm

Despite more powerful options being available, Apple will allegedly be going with technology capping the "iPhone 8's" wireless charging at 7.5 watts, resulting in slower speeds.

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Court throws out lawsuit blaming lack of texting 'lock-out' technology in iPhone caused car accident

08/25/2017, 12:08 pm

A California judge has thrown out a suit brought against Apple by the father of a college student killed in a road accident by a texting driver, one where it was claimed Apple had failed to incorporate technology into the iPhone that would prevent it from working while the user is driving.

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Apple stockpiling 'massive' supply of camera lens modules ahead of 'iPhone 8'

08/25/2017, 10:08 am

Since July, Apple has reportedly been working to secure a "massive" quantity of camera lens modules for this fall's new iPhones -- something that could be aided by one of its suppliers launching a new factory by the end of September.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to make announcement in Austin on Friday [u]

08/24/2017, 10:08 pm

An unverified tip claims Apple CEO Tim Cook is planning to make an important announcement in the augmented reality/virtual reality space in Austin, Tex., on Friday, and might also reveal the date of an expected September iPhone event, AppleInsider has learned.

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Leaked images allegedly show 'iPhone 7s' display assembly

08/24/2017, 04:08 pm

A set of new photographs is claimed to depict the entire display assembly for the 'iPhone 7s,' with the images appearing to show the front glass, the rear side of the display panel, and the flex cables of the component, revealing relatively few changes will be made to the refreshed iPhone's appearance.

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Survey finds 70 percent of iPhone loyal and won't switch, 40 percent want 'iPhone 8'

08/24/2017, 02:08 pm

Approximately 70 percent of iPhone users will not consider purchasing any other smartphone, the results of a recent survey by Fluent reveals, with 40 percent of respondents looking to upgrade to an iPhone planning to choose the upcoming 'iPhone 8.'

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New report claims OLED 'iPhone 8' will start at $999, not higher $1200 price point

08/24/2017, 01:08 pm

A new report detailing why people stick with the iPhone has little in the way of new details about the "iPhone 8" -- but claims that the phone will cost $999, according to unspecified sources familiar with the situation.

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Leak shows alleged logic boards for Apple's 'iPhone 7s'

08/24/2017, 10:08 am

A new photo purports to show logic boards intended for Apple's "iPhone 7s," a product that has seen far fewer leaks than the company's flagship "iPhone 8."

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Disney uses 'Pokemon Go'-like AR in iPhone app to promote upcoming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

08/24/2017, 09:08 am

Disney is going to promote upcoming movie 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' using augmented reality (AR) on iPhones and iPads, with a promotion that requires users to scan codes to unlock AR experiences with characters from the film using the 'Star Wars' iOS app.

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'Assassin's Creed,' 'Game of Thrones' iPhone games 'soft launched' outside the U.S.

08/23/2017, 03:08 pm

Game developers are known to hold 'soft launches' of games, limiting the release to a few countries for testing, with 'Assassin's Creed: Rebellion,' 'Brawl Stars,' and 'Game of Thrones: Conquest' currently playable in countries around the globe for initial testing -- but not for U.S. players.

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Virgin Mobile extends $1 year of unlimited iPhone data to bring-your-own switchers

08/23/2017, 10:08 am

Just ahead of Apple's anticipated announcement of new iPhones, U.S. carrier Virgin Mobile has opened its offer of a year of unlimited service for $1 to existing iPhone owners switching over, not just people buying a new iPhone.

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