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The iPhone's home button could get a Liquidmetal makeover, new Apple patent shows

03/09/2016, 12:03 pm

A recently granted Apple patent points to a new use for Liquidmetal -- a simplified home button design that would cut down on complexity and last longer than conventional components.

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Apple, FBI battle a wedge issue for American voters, poll shows

03/09/2016, 10:03 am

The ongoing philosophical debate between Silicon Valley -- with Apple at the forefront -- and the federal government over encryption has split the American electorate in two distinct but equal camps, a new survey shows.

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Photos of purported 'iPhone 7' case support rumors of no 3.5mm headphone jack

03/09/2016, 08:03 am

Whether or not it's based on an accurate design, at least one third-party case manufacturer is already producing a product assuming Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" will indeed ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

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Absurd report claims Apple is prepping a 5.8" iPhone with OLED display for 2018

03/08/2016, 01:03 pm

Taiwanese analysts reportedly believe Apple is about to join the mobile display size arms race, adding a yet larger display to its flagship iPhone lineup and moving to more power efficient OLED technology in the process. That seems highly unlikely -- here's why.

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Woz backs Apple in FBI's 'lame' iPhone encryption case

03/08/2016, 11:03 am

During a late-night television appearance on Monday, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expressed his support for Apple in the company's ongoing fight with the FBI, saying the bureau "picked a lame case."

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Early reviews peg Samsung's Galaxy S7 as a serious contender for best smartphone

03/08/2016, 10:03 am

Two generations into its campaign to push Apple and the iPhone in the premium smartphone segment, Samsung seems to have hit on a winning formula -- though the software could still use some work.

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Apple working to import & sell pre-owned iPhones in India, report says

03/04/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple is seeking government approval to import and resell used iPhones in India, according to a statement by the country's telecommunications minister on Friday.

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Apple Pay gains 27 more US card issuers including PNC's Global Investment Servicing

03/04/2016, 11:03 am

Apple on Friday added another 27 names to the list of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, most notably expanding support for PNC cards to the bank's Global Investment Servicing division.

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US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks out for strong encryption

03/03/2016, 02:03 pm

The Pentagon wholeheartedly supports strong encryption and opposes efforts to add back doors to secure software, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a cybersecurity conference on Thursday.

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Apple Pay a hit in China with 3 million cards added in 2 days

03/03/2016, 09:03 am

Chinese consumers have flocked to Apple's contactless payment solution in the weeks since its debut, with one bank reporting that more than 3 million cards were activated on Apple Pay in the first 2 days of availability.

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Apple rumored to debut OLED iPhone in 2017

03/02/2016, 07:03 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is planning to incorporate OLED display technology in its iPhone lineup in 2017, a year earlier than previous estimates, though the new screen technology will be limited to certain high-end models due to initial supply constraints.

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Adobe improves Lightroom iOS app with full-res output, more 3D Touch

03/02/2016, 05:03 pm

Adobe updated its Lightroom clients for the iPhone and iPad on Wednesday, upgrading the photo workflow software with features like full-resolution output and more 3D Touch commands.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC doubling 16nm chip production, hinting at 'iPhone 7' prep

03/02/2016, 11:03 am

Key Apple processor supplier TSMC plans to double its production capacity for 16-nanometer chips in March, reports said on Wednesday, hinting at preparation for future Apple devices.

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Apple files formal objection in San Bernardino case, submits New York decision as backup

03/02/2016, 10:03 am

Apple this week made a pair of moves designed to shore up its legal footing in the ongoing battle with the FBI, formally objecting to the Central District of California's order to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone and bringing that court's attention to the pro-Apple decision handed down in New York on Monday.

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DxO One iPhone camera drops to $499, updates with new app-based features

03/02/2016, 09:03 am

DxO on Tuesday announced an immediate price drop for its DxO One iPhone camera, along with an update to the hardware's companion iPhone app, introducing several new features.

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US Attorney General 'hopes' Apple will unlock San Bernardino iPhone

03/01/2016, 09:03 am

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch weighed in on Apple's fight with the FBI on Tuesday, saying she would prefer that Apple comply with the recent court order directing the company to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 7' to retain 6s dimensions, thinner Lightning port, lack waterproofing

02/29/2016, 11:02 pm

The latest rumors out of East Asia seemingly confirm Apple's next-generation flagship iPhones will retain the same dimensions as their iPhone 6s series counterparts, albeit with a thinner LCD array, and will not be waterproof as some have anticipated.

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Google adds 3D Touch, mid-trip detours to Maps for iOS

02/29/2016, 05:02 pm

Google on Monday released an important update to the iOS edition of Maps, bringing 3D Touch to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and mid-route detours to both iPhones and iPads.

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Apple press event coming week of March 21 with new iPad & new 4-inch 'iPhone SE,' said to lack 3D Touch - reports

02/27/2016, 05:02 pm

Apple's rumored March press event will happen the week of March 21, possibly on the 21st itself, and feature a new iPad as well as the 4-inch "iPhone SE," reports said on Saturday. A separate leak meanwhile claimed to show the SE's display, lacking any 3D Touch sensors.

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Apple's new 4-inch iPhone to enter mass production soon, estimated to ship 12M units in 2016

02/27/2016, 12:02 am

A new report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple's widely rumored next-generation 4-inch iPhone is about to enter mass production and is estimated to 12 million units in 2016.

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