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Topic: iPhone

Man recovers working iPhone 4 from bottom of Pennsylvania lake

11/23/2016, 02:11 pm

Thanks to an unusual set of circumstances, a Pennsylvania man is reportedly having a lost iPhone 4 returned to him in working condition, despite losing it at the bottom of a lake in March 2015.

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Samsung races to match Apple's iPhone 7 with new glossy black Galaxy S7

11/23/2016, 09:11 am

As it did with gold and rose gold handsets before, Samsung is said to be preparing to launch a glossy black version of the Galaxy S7, mimicking the Jet Black color available for Apple's iPhone 7.

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2017 4.7" LCD 'iPhone 7s' predicted to become Apple's new mid-range affordable handset

11/23/2016, 09:11 am

With Apple expected to launch three new iPhone models next year, a new report suggests the company could slash prices on the 4.7- and 5.5-inch models with legacy LCD technology, allowing them to appeal to a new segment of consumers.

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All 2017 iPhones expected to feature wireless charging and glass casing

11/23/2016, 06:11 am

Recent rumors indicate Apple will employ a substantially glass chassis for its next-generation iPhone lineup, with most pundits chalking up the material change to aesthetics. New information from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, suggests Apple is turning to a glass sandwich design to better facilitate wireless charging.

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US regulators ask smartphone makers to implement function-limited 'driver mode'

11/23/2016, 12:11 am

Federal auto safety regulators looking to cut down on smartphone-related accidents and fatalities are asking device manufacturers like Apple and Samsung to develop and include a so-called "driver mode" in their products, a function-limited operating configuration akin to existing airplane mode settings.

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Apple grabs record 91% share of global smartphone profits in Q3, analyst says

11/22/2016, 06:11 pm

According to the latest estimates from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple iPhone sales gobbled up 91 percent of worldwide smartphone profits during the third quarter of 2016, setting a new record.

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T-Mobile offers 'free' iPhone 7 with Black Friday trade-in promotion

11/22/2016, 04:11 pm

The U.S. branch of T-Mobile on Tuesday announced a series of Black Friday-related promotions, most notably letting people get a "free" 32-gigabyte iPhone 7 or 7 Plus with a qualifying trade-in.

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Circulating five-second video causes Apple iPhones to freeze

11/22/2016, 11:11 am

iPhone owners are cautioned to be careful about tapping unsolicited links as a new five-second MP4 video, currently being shared online, is causing devices to freeze not long after it's played.

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Pundits believe Apple's Jony Ive no longer involved in iPhone, Mac product design [u]

11/22/2016, 10:11 am

According to numerous reports said to be out of Apple headquarters, the company's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive hasn't contributing much to Apple's consumer goods design as of late, and has been more interested in architecture and similar projects for the last few years.

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Apple patents foldable iPhone with flexible display that can clip onto clothing

11/22/2016, 03:11 am

An Apple patent published Tuesday reveals the company has for years been actively investigating a hinged iPhone format, with designs calling for a flexible metal-backed OLED display capable of being folded in half.

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Instagram introduces live video in Stories, self-destructing content in Direct

11/21/2016, 12:11 pm

Instagram on Monday launched two potentially radical changes to its photo- and video-sharing service, including support for live videos within Stories.

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Apple's 2018 iPhone could use TSMC-made 7nm processors - report

11/21/2016, 10:11 am

Apple chip supplier TSMC could make use of its new 7-nanometer manufacturing technique for the processors in 2018 iPhones, a new Chinese-language report suggests.

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Apple to replace batteries of iPhone 6s units suffering from unexpected shutdowns [u]

11/21/2016, 01:11 am

It seems Apple has run into its own smartphone battery troubles. Days after the company launched an iPhone 6 Plus repair program for units impacted by so-called "touch disease" faults, a new initiative activated on Sunday seeks to replace a batch of iPhone 6s batteries causing unexpected device shutdowns.

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Apple confirmed limiting iPhone 7 Qualcomm modem to keep performance on par with Intel chip

11/18/2016, 07:11 pm

A follow-up report regarding iPhone 7 download speeds confirms Apple is indeed limiting the performance of Verizon/Sprint units with Qualcomm modems to keep parity with AT&T/T-Mobile versions running Intel's new communication package.

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Jeep joins support for Apple CarPlay with 2017 Compass

11/18/2016, 02:11 pm

At this week's Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler's Jeep division revealed its first vehicle with support for Apple CarPlay built in, the 2017 Compass.

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Apple accused of throttling iPhone 7 performance on Verizon to match slower speeds on AT&T

11/18/2016, 01:11 pm

In an effort to offer a uniform experience on the iPhone 7 regardless of carrier, Apple could be reducing the top speeds capable on Verizon, keeping them on par with rival carrier AT&T, a new investigation alleges.

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iPhone 7 supply remains constrained, Apple viewed as unlikely to catch up to demand by end of year

11/18/2016, 10:11 am

Retail availability of the iPhone 7 --particularly the jumbo-sized iPhone 7 Plus --remains in short supply just a week before Black Friday, a new survey has found, suggesting Apple is still struggling to satisfy consumer demand for its latest-generation handset.

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Flawed 3rd-party chargers reportedly culprit in Apple's China iPhone 6 investigation

11/18/2016, 09:11 am

Sources close to the investigation on Chinese iPhone 6 models failing with what appears to be a charged battery have told AppleInsider that the main cause of the problems appear to be not related to Apple engineering, but is directly related to the proliferation of low-quality third-party charging peripherals in the country.

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New iPhone lock screen exploit reveals contact information without passcode

11/18/2016, 09:11 am

A new exploit requiring precise timing in conjunction with physical access to a device that has Siri enabled on the lock screen has surfaced, giving attackers the ability to view contact information, including photos, and message logs.

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Apple activates iPhone 6 Plus repair program to address 'touch disease'

11/17/2016, 06:11 pm

In what appears to be a response to the so-called "touch disease" problem, Apple on Thursday initiated a special program to repair iPhone 6 Plus devices exhibiting screen flicker issues due to multiple drops on a hard surface.

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