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AppleInsider Podcast talks iPhone rumors, committing to USB-C, and EU proposals to regulate app stores

04/27/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor is joined by Sonya Mann to talk about the latest news in iPhone LCD and SE2, the difficulty with going all-in on USB-C, and EU proposed regulation of app stores.

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Apple to produce 8M iPhone X units in Q2, trying to 'burn off' existing supply, report says

04/26/2018, 08:04 pm

Riding on the back of rumors of disappointing iPhone X sales, dismal supplier guidance and rampant speculation, a report on Thursday claims Apple plans to produce only a limited quantity of units in the second calendar quarter of 2018.

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Kuo: Upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may skip 3D Touch in favor of better glass

04/26/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple is allegedly switching up the touch technology in its 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, which may make the phone lighter and more durable but might also result in the sacrifice of 3D Touch, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed this week.

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Latest Apple Maps update includes indoor mapping for Sydney airport, more

04/26/2018, 11:04 am

Apple is ever-evolving the coverage of Maps features such as public transit directions, bringing them to more regions in the U.S. and abroad. Here's some of the latest additions, indicating the company's progress.

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Mac, iPhone highly preferred over Windows or Android by employees, survey says

04/26/2018, 10:04 am

A report by enterprise device management company Jamf found that more companies are allowing their employees to choose their own computers and mobile devices than ever before -- and the majority of them are choosing Macs, iPads and iPhones.

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Proposed EU rules could require Apple to explain App Store rankings, defend take from subscriptions

04/26/2018, 10:04 am

The European Union on Thursday proposed a new set of laws governing platform holders like Apple, Amazon, and Google, intended to improve transparency and non-discrimination in relation to the smaller businesses that depend on them.

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Alleged 'iPhone SE 2' with glass back & headphone jack spotted in new pictures

04/26/2018, 09:04 am

Images claimed to be first real-world photos of the "iPhone SE 2" may suggest that Apple is bringing some touches of the iPhone 8 to the device, but not all of them.

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Paid as a brand ambassador by Huawei, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot tweets from iPhone

04/26/2018, 08:04 am

Huawei paid Gal Gadot to tweet out her affection for its Mate 10 Pro smartphone, but the Wonder Woman star sent it via her iPhone, the latest in a long line of celebrity endorsements for Android that revealed they were really iOS users.

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Apple grew 32% YoY in China's shrinking phone market due to "strong performance of iPhone X"

04/26/2018, 07:04 am

China's smartphone market suffered its worst decline ever in the March quarter--an 8 percent YoY drop in unit sales--but Apple still managed to achieve 32 percent growth, directly attributed to "strong performance of its iPhone X."

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Bloomberg butchers Samsung OLED statements to portray iPhone X as weak

04/26/2018, 07:04 am

Bloomberg is taking full advantage of Apple's quiet period in the week before its earnings release to issues a series of reports suggesting data points that could possibly be used to support its narrative that demand is somehow "weak" for the most profitable, attention-getting smartphone in the world--even as other vendors scramble to copy its looks and features.

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Qualcomm proposes new licensing terms to lure in customers

04/26/2018, 01:04 am

Qualcomm in an earnings conference call on Wednesday showed rare willingness to modify its patent licensing policies, a core segment of its business that sparked a court battle with Apple and government investigations into potentially anticompetitive practices.

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Samsung reports weak demand for OLED displays used in iPhone X

04/26/2018, 12:04 am

Samsung Electronics reported positive quarterly profits on Wednesday, its fourth consecutive period of massive record gains, but warned of slow growth due to weaker than expected demand for smartphone OLED panels like those supplied to Apple for iPhone X.

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Qualcomm to remain iPhone modem supplier in 2018, but will see orders reduced to 30%

04/25/2018, 09:04 pm

Recent rumors suggest Apple is planning to remove longtime partner Qualcomm from its iPhone supply chain in favor of industry rival Intel, but according to a new report the switch will not be completed in full this year.

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Bandsintown for iPhone adds Apple Music streaming through MusicKit

04/25/2018, 03:04 pm

Concert-finding app Bandsintown has officially launched native Apple Music streaming, made possible through the use of Apple's MusicKit framework.

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Google begins rolling out overhauled Gmail iOS & Web interfaces

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

Google on Wednesday detailed a series of changes now rolling out to Gmail users, primarily focused on the Web, but also including some upgrades for iPhone and iPad owners.

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Apple looking to simplify iPhone branding for 2018 releases, analyst predicts

04/25/2018, 08:04 am

Apple could make a major change to the way it names successive iPhone generations this year, Guggenheim analyst Robert Cihra suggests, tipping Apple to take the opportunity to simplify what the iPhones are called when the new models launch this fall.

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Apple's iPhone X delivered a KO punch to cheap Androids: Q1 smartphone demand slumped globally but ASP grew by 21%

04/25/2018, 07:04 am

New data from GfK shows that global demand for smartphones declined by 2 percent year over year in the March quarter while Average Selling Prices grew by 21 percent, totally contradicting the media narrative that customers were looking to save money and would shy away from Apple's premium-priced iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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iPhone unlocking firm Grayshift faces extortion demands after data breach

04/24/2018, 08:04 pm

Grayshift, the firm responsible for the GrayKey iPhone hacking tool, is in the crosshairs of an extortionist after its product's source code was inadvertently exposed to the internet last week.

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Master & Dynamic ship Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cables for iPhone, iPad

04/24/2018, 03:04 pm

Audio accessory producer Master & Dynamic has unveiled new cables for connecting its headphones directly to an iPhone without a headphone jack, with the 3.5mm-to-Lightning and USB-C cables offered at half the regular price for a limited time to celebrate the launch.

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Spotify upgrades iPhone & iPad app with data-saving mode, new options for free listeners

04/24/2018, 12:04 pm

Spotify on Tuesday announced the gradual rollout of a redesigned mobile interface, accompanied by other improvements -- with a particular focus on the ad-supported free listeners who make up the majority of the service's audience.

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