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Internet thirsty for rumors sees 'iPhone 8' mirage in generic smartphone case

08/08/2017, 01:08 am

Silly season is officially in full swing. On Monday, blogs lit up when Evan Blass, known for his accurate smartphone hardware leaks, joined the "iPhone 8" rumor fray by posting an image of a digitally rendered device enshrouded in what appears to be an Urban Armor Gear case. Rumor mongers are interpreting the "leak" to mean case makers are betting on designs that show off iPhone's entire screen...just like every smartphone case ever made.

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'iPhone 8' rumor roundup: X-ray shows wireless charging coil, new color option, HomePod leak & more

08/07/2017, 08:08 pm

An image supposedly leaked from Foxconn appears to show a wireless charging coil, stacked logic board and other components rumored for inclusion in Apple's "iPhone 8." Other recent leaks and news point to new color options, facial recognition features, potential OLED constraints and more.

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Apple Maps transit coverage grows in Australia, may be coming soon to Ireland

08/07/2017, 03:08 pm

Apple's Australian Maps transit coverage has expanded to large sections of the states of Queensland and Western Australia, and may be poised to come to Ireland in the near future.

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Copper-colored 'iPhone 8' pops up on Chinese social media, provenance unknown

08/07/2017, 11:08 am

More posts from Chinese social media have popped up, purporting to show a new copper color for the forthcoming "iPhone 8" -- but it is unclear if the pictures are legitimate parts or mockups.

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Viral YouTube video of plane-to-plane AirDrop bogus, deleted by author

08/07/2017, 11:08 am

A viral video allegedly depicting a pilot sending a photo of another plane a long-distance AirDrop has been refuted by the recipient's airline, and has been deleted.

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Apple joins Instagram to push 'Shot on iPhone' marketing campaign

08/07/2017, 10:08 am

Apple on Monday created an official account on Facebook's Instagram, leveraging it for a long-running campaign promoting the iPhone's camera technology.

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Foxconn exec's social media post claims high rejection rate for 'iPhone 8' OLED screens

08/07/2017, 09:08 am

A social media posting by a known Foxconn executive claims that the supply chain for the "iPhone 8" is having difficulty with producing acceptable quantities of the OLED screen for the device, and is claiming a 40 percent defect rate because of custom cuts in the substrate that Apple is demanding for the device.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' may do facial recognition while laying on tables & desks

08/06/2017, 03:08 pm

Code found in Apple's HomePod firmware may suggest that the "iPhone 8's" facial recognition system -- internally dubbed "Pearl" -- will be able to scan someone and unlock a device while it's resting on a flat surface, instead of forcing users to pick it up and aim the camera.

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Purported 'iPhone 8' production photo shows L-shaped battery, wireless charging coil

08/05/2017, 10:08 am

A new photo of the alleged "iPhone 8" engineering validation test codenamed "Ferrari" has been published on social media, with the image showing the locations of the charging coil, the stacked main board, and a void for where the L-shaped battery goes.

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Apple nixes plans to incorporate under-glass Touch ID in 'iPhone 8,' insider says

08/04/2017, 11:08 pm

Apple has decided against an embedded Touch ID solution for its forthcoming "iPhone 8" handset, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, leaving the door open for competitor Samsung to debut similar technology in next year's Galaxy Note 9.

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AT&T launching beta of DirecTV Now DVR functionality, including iPhone & Apple TV

08/04/2017, 02:08 pm

AT&T has launched a round of beta testing for its DirecTV Now streaming service DVR, and is inviting select iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV customers to participate.

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Police seize $1.69M in fake Apple accessories from London warehouse in Trading Standards raid

08/04/2017, 02:08 pm

A collection of fake Apple products estimated to be worth £1.3 million ($1.69 million) were seized from a warehouse in London on Tuesday, with the raid by UK police and local Trading Standards officials confiscating a large collection of imitation Apple chargers, batteries, and other items.

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Apple airs two new 'Rock X Siri' ads based on 'Dominate the Day' short

08/04/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple on Friday released two new iPhone 7 ads, once again tied into its "Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" short.

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Apple said to be targeting March quarter 2018 launch for second-gen iPhone SE

08/04/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple assembly partner Wistron is allegedly preparing to expand its production in India, setting the stage for a second-generation iPhone SE shipping in the first quarter of 2018.

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Samsung operating 7 OLED lines at full capacity for Apple's 'iPhone 8,' report says

08/04/2017, 10:08 am

Samsung Display will reportedly be operating seven OLED production lines at "full scale" this month in order to churn out panels for Apple's "iPhone 8," the first iPhone to use OLED technology.

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Video shows pilot sending image from iPhone to second plane at 35,000 feet with AirDrop

08/04/2017, 10:08 am

Taking peer-to-peer direct wireless transfers to new heights, a new video shows Apple's AirDrop technology being used to send pictures taken from one plane to another in-flight, at 35,000 feet.

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'Cold' smiley, frowning poo among 67 emoji potentially headed to iPhone & Mac in 2018

08/04/2017, 09:08 am

The Unicode Technical Committee has introduced 67 emoji as "draft candidates" for inclusion in the Unicode 11 standard come the second half of 2018, which may dictate what characters will be seen in "iOS 12" and the follow-up to macOS High Sierra.

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AT&T promotions offer BOGO iPhone 7 or free iPad with DirecTV

08/03/2017, 09:08 pm

Looking to capitalize on the popularity of Apple's products, AT&T this week launched two deals offering DirecTV and Next wireless customers a free iPhone 7 -- with the purchase of a first iPhone 7 -- or free iPad.

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Apple 'iPhone 8' front and rear cameras to record 4K video at 60fps, firmware suggests

08/03/2017, 07:08 pm

The recently leaked HomePod firmware continues to yield clues as to what the public can expect from Apple's "iPhone 8," with the latest report suggesting both front- and rear-facing cameras will support 4K video recording at 60 frames per second.

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iPhone 7 & 7 Plus seen edging out iPhone 6s lineup in US to become Apple's most-used models

08/03/2017, 04:08 pm

Just ahead of an anticipated "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s/7s Plus" reveal, newly-published research shows Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the most used iPhone models in the U.S. with a 34 percent of the install base.

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