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Imagination Technologies says cost & job cuts linked to slower iPhone sales

03/17/2016, 09:03 am

Imagination Technologies, the British firm responsible for the graphics technology in Apple's iOS devices, on Thursday announced job cuts among other cost-cutting measures, hoping to stem a downturn it linked partly to slowing iPhone shipments.

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Purported packaging leak claims to confirm 'iPhone SE' name, NFC for Apple's new 4" iPhone

03/17/2016, 09:03 am

Nefarious supply chain personnel in China seem to have once again defied their non-disclosure agreements, snapping what is said to be a photo of the specifications sticker affixed to the box for Apple's iPhone 5c successor.

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Meizu VP debunks recent 'iPhone 7' leak as firm's upcoming Pro 6, posts photos to prove it

03/17/2016, 04:03 am

In an unexpected blog post on Thursday, Meizu's vice president of sales and marketing Li Nan said a recent photo purporting to show Apple's "iPhone 7" is in actuality a picture of the upcoming Meizu Pro 6.

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Apple enlists help of Cookie Monster to highlight 'Hey Siri' in new iPhone 6s ad

03/16/2016, 08:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday shared a new iPhone 6s ad starring Sesame Street's Cookie Monster and focusing on "Hey Siri," a new hands-free control function introduced last year.

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Google's search engine crawler to stop identifying as an iPhone come April

03/16/2016, 05:03 pm

Starting April 18, the smartphone user-agent of Google's search engine crawler -- Googlebot -- will no longer identify as an iPhone running iOS 8.3, according to the company.

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Waze for iOS gets 'planned drives' for upcoming commutes

03/16/2016, 12:03 pm

The iOS version of Google's Waze navigation app has been updated with "planned drives," allowing drivers to schedule commutes up to several days ahead of time and accomodate for traffic.

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Rumor: Unlikely partial rear casing for 'iPhone 7' once again shown in leaked photo

03/16/2016, 11:03 am

Yet another photo supposedly smuggled out from the Chinese supply chain purports to show a portion of Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 7," this time focusing on the redesigned antenna bands along the device's rear.

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ARM, TSMC partner on 7nm manufacturing process possibly destined for 2018 'iPhone 8'

03/16/2016, 10:03 am

Apple chip manufacturer TSMC is reportedly partnering with chip design firm ARM on a new, 7-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process, likely to be used in producing iPhone and iPad processors within the next few years.

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Rumor: Chinese spy shots show 'iPhone 7' with dual cameras, no home button

03/15/2016, 02:03 pm

Photos of what purport to be Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 7" have bubbled up from sources in the People's Republic of China, though some aspects of the snaps cast a shade of doubt on their authenticity.

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Rumor: Apple working on 'iPhone SE' promo that hints at 4K camera

03/15/2016, 11:03 am

Fresh rumors ahead of Apple's special spring event claim the company's next-gen 4-inch iPhone will integrate a high-definition iSight camera system capable of shooting 4K footage, putting the device on par with its bigger iPhone 6s series siblings.

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Photos depict dual-lens smartphone camera possibly intended for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

03/14/2016, 05:03 pm

Photos emerged on Monday of a dual-lens smartphone camera, which could be destined for Apple's rumored "iPhone 7 Plus," expected to ship later this year.

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Florida sheriff vows to arrest Tim Cook if Apple won't comply with court orders

03/14/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple's firm stance against decrypting iPhones in criminal investigations could land CEO Tim Cook in jail, if the sheriff in one rural Florida county has his way.

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Justice Department considers wiretapping fight with WhatsApp amid Apple-FBI row

03/14/2016, 09:03 am

The U.S. government is at odds with yet another Silicon Valley firm thanks to encrypted communications, this time targeting Facebook-owned messaging superpower WhatsApp over federal wiretapping statutes.

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New iPhone 7 case rumor depicts thinner body, nearly flush camera

03/13/2016, 09:03 pm

Rumored case designs purportedly leaked from Apple supplier Catcher Technology suggest that the next major iPhone design will feature a streamlined rear case design with larger cutout accommodating a virtually flush rear camera lens.

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Three weeks after calling for Apple boycott, Donald Trump is tweeting from his iPhone again

03/11/2016, 12:03 pm

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Apple products didn't last long --his official Twitter account has been posting regularly from an iPhone, just three weeks after he vowed to stop.

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California Assembly considers bill to mandate encryption backdoors

03/10/2016, 09:03 am

A bill introduced in the California State Assembly earlier this year would require companies that build smartphones and mobile operating systems to build backdoors in their products and fine any company that does not comply.

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Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spotted snapping pics with an Apple iPhone

03/10/2016, 09:03 am

Former Google CEO and current Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was in South Korea for a press event this week, where he was spotted taking pictures of the event using an Apple iPhone instead of a Google Android handset.

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Apple's growth rate slows in Chinese smartphone market, report says

03/09/2016, 06:03 pm

Apple's iPhone continued to increase its share of the lucrative Chinese smartphone market during the three-month period ending in January, but growth rates reached a nadir not seen since 2014, according to the latest research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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'iPhone 7,' 'iPhone SE' case photos proliferate from China based on alleged Apple designs

03/09/2016, 03:03 pm

Case makers are betting they already know the design of Apple's impending 4-inch iPhone, as well as its next-generation "iPhone 7," with a multitude of protective accessories available to purchase from China.

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Device makers planning 'true VR experiences' on Apple's iPhone this fall

03/09/2016, 01:03 pm

Immersive virtual reality experiences -- well beyond what Google Cardboard can offer -- are expected to begin arriving on the iPhone, with the aid of new third-party hardware, this fall.

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