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No, Apple won't move the home button and Touch ID to the back of the 'iPhone 8'

04/13/2017, 12:04 pm

It's silly season in "iPhone 8" rumor reporting, with the latest supposed "leaked schematics" claiming the handset will move the home button and Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the back of the device, and also feature a chassis considerably thicker than even the iPhone SE. AppleInsider attempts to bring some sanity to the discussion.

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No more significant Workflow updates coming in wake of Apple takeover

04/13/2017, 11:04 am

Following its takeover by Apple, iOS automation app Workflow will no longer get any significant updates, according to emails sent to some customers.

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'New' Google Earth may usher in much-needed 64-bit iPhone & iPad app

04/13/2017, 10:04 am

Google will announce a "brand new experience" for Google Earth on Apr. 18 -- something which could simultaneously signal a much-needed upgrade of the Earth iOS app to 64-bit code.

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Acura, Jeep & Hyundai intro new Apple CarPlay-ready vehicles

04/12/2017, 04:04 pm

Joining Lincoln, three more auto brands -- Acura, Jeep, and Hyundai -- have unveiled CarPlay-equipped vehicles ahead of this weekend's New York International Auto Show.

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Lincoln debuts 2018 Navigator with support for Apple CarPlay

04/12/2017, 01:04 pm

Ford-owned Lincoln on Wednesday revealed the 2018 Navigator, which will support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto through Ford's SYNC 3 interface.

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Rumor: Integrating Touch ID into 'iPhone 8' display remains Apple's 'biggest bottleneck'

04/12/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is expected to introduce a number of new technologies in this year's anticipated flagship "iPhone 8," but it is the efforts to integrate the Touch ID fingerprint sensor into the handset's display that are apparently causing the company the most trouble.

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Just like its waterproofing, fire-proofing & security-proofing, Samsung's Galaxy S8 Siri-Proofing isn't quite functional yet

04/11/2017, 10:04 pm

A year ago Samsung touted waterproofing claims for the Galaxy S7 that didn't hold water. Six months ago, Samsung said its Galaxy Note 7 battery fires were under control before they flared up again. This season, Samsung's newest flagship also has features that simply don't work yet, including its Bixby voice service that was supposed to rival Apple's Siri.

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NYU student talks assembling Apple's iPhone 6s & 7 for Pegatron

04/11/2017, 06:04 pm

In an interview published on Tuesday, a New York University graduate student described working at a Pegatron factory near Shanghai last year as a summer project, where he assembled the iPhone 6s and later the iPhone 7.

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Samsung takes top spot in global smartphone share from Apple's iPhone, TrendForce says

04/11/2017, 11:04 am

Samsung became the global leader in smartphone marketshare during the March quarter, pushing Apple back into second place, according to production estimates published on Tuesday.

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'Strong evidence' Apple working on custom power chips for 2019 iPhones

04/11/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is likely developing custom power management chips, working on the technology at facilities in Germany and the U.S., an analyst said on Tuesday.

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Apple posts GPU-related job openings in UK following Imagination breakup

04/10/2017, 10:04 am

Apple is ramping up its efforts to create its own GPU designs, following the iPhone producer's decision to stop working with the U.K.-based Imagination Technologies, by advertising a number of job postings within the graphics field in London.

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Rumor: iPad Pro Smart Connector included on 'iPhone 8,' to be used for AR, charging

04/07/2017, 03:04 pm

A new rumor, possibly recycled from 2016, claims that the Apple Smart Connector, or a variant thereof, will appear on the iPhone 8 and will be utilized for charging the device, plus potential AR and VR applications.

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Facebook's new M assistant merges Apple's data detectors & rumored Siri Messages enhancements

04/07/2017, 11:04 am

Taking it out of a year-long test phase, Facebook on Friday launched "M," a new AI assistant integrated into Messenger that bears some similarity to Apple's data detectors, as well as rumored Siri integration into Messages for "iOS 11."

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Likely bogus schematic of Apple's 'iPhone 8' surfaces on link aggregation site

04/07/2017, 09:04 am

A new schematic has emerged purporting to be of the forthcoming "iPhone 8," but inconstancies with existing supply chain reports suggest strongly that it is a fake.

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First look: Apple's Clips app for iPhone & iPad

04/06/2017, 04:04 pm

Not to be left behind by recent social media trends, Apple on Thursday released Clips, an iPhone and iPad app designed to create splashy videos for sharing on networks like Facebook and YouTube. Here's what it's like in action.

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Apple Clips app 64-bit only, another move suggesting end of 32-bit device support

04/06/2017, 02:04 pm

Apple's compact video editing app Clips has debuted and requires iOS 10.3 which in itself runs on 32-bit devices -- but the app doesn't run at all on the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPad 4.

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Apple launches new social-focused Clips video editing app for iPhone & iPad

04/06/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released Clips, a new iPhone and iPad app geared toward shooting and editing video for sharing on social media. It's available as a free download from the iOS App Store.

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Ikea launches iPhone-connected smart home bulbs & sensors, but no Apple HomeKit support

04/06/2017, 10:04 am

After an international roll-out, flat-pack furniture company Ikea has brought its Tradfri smart home system to the U.S., with a starter gateway kit with two bulbs, a network gateway, and a dimmer for $80.

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Rumor: Demand for 'iPhone 8' OLED screens will force Samsung to convert LCD factory

04/06/2017, 08:04 am

New supply chain data shows the impact of a $9 billion OLED screen contract on Samsung, which could see as many as 55 million "iPhone 8" flagship phones shipping to consumers by the end of this year.

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Canonical kills its Ubuntu smartphone, tablet, convergence plans

04/06/2017, 03:04 am

Canonical, the software support company that maintains Ubuntu Linux, has announced it is throwing in the towel on Ubuntu phones and tablets and ending work on Unity8--a concept it had hoped would create a "convergence" experience to enable its smartphones to act as a PC or smart TV.

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