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Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones

07/27/2016, 04:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook at an employee meeting on Wednesday said the company recently sold its one billionth iPhone, a watershed moment for the popular smartphone.

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Apple holds onto second place in slightly increased global smartphone market

07/27/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple's 40.4 million iPhones shipped during the June quarter -- a 15 percent decline year-over-year -- were still enough to keep it in second place in the worldwide smartphone market, which reversed recent trends and grew "modestly," according to research firm Canalys.

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Microsoft Pix promises to improve iPhone photography, independent of the user

07/27/2016, 12:07 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released Pix, a new photo application that utilizes the company's machine learning skills with a computational photography implementation intended to improve the quality of photos shot on an iPhone 5s or newer.

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Apple's Cook, Maestri bullish on short- and long-term iPhone SE impact

07/27/2016, 10:07 am

Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE is attracting switcher and new-user sales in an otherwise slow period between major iPhone releases, and supply of the sought-after model is just now catching up with demand, leaving room for future growth, according to Apple executives.

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Apple supplier LG Display spends another $1.75B on flexible OLED production

07/27/2016, 09:07 am

LG Display on Wednesday announced plans to spend 1.99 trillion won -- about $1.75 billion -- on a new flexible OLED production line, which could potentially help the company vie for Apple iPhone orders.

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Home button on Apple's waterproof 'iPhone 7' won't click, will use haptic feedback instead - reports

07/26/2016, 02:07 pm

Much like the Force Touch trackpad on Apple's latest MacBooks, the home button on the company's next-generation iPhone won't physically click when pressed -- instead, it'll simulate a click with vibration, a pair of new rumors claim.

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Apple Music streaming videos added to T-Mobile Binge On unlimited data

07/26/2016, 09:07 am

T-Mobile U.S. on Tuesday added 16 more video streaming services to its unlimited data Binge On program, highlighted by Apple Music, ABC, Disney, DISH Anywhere, and Nat Geo TV.

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Apple Maps mass transit information for Vancouver, San Diego goes live [u]

07/25/2016, 02:07 pm

Apple on Monday added public transit directions for Vancouver, British Columbia and San Diego, California for users of the Maps apps on iOS and OS X.

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Rumor: New iPhones with secure iris scanners coming in 2018

07/25/2016, 12:07 pm

The successor to Touch ID could be "Iris ID," as a new report claims that Apple is looking to bring secure eye scanning technology to the iPhone in the next two years.

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Pokemon Go launches in France and Hong Kong as Nintendo stock plummets

07/25/2016, 11:07 am

With a backdrop of Nintendo losing half of its Pokémon Go-induced stock gains, and a France and Hong Kong launch, the game's developer has also revealed expansion plans for the game.

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Ford brings Apple CarPlay to rest of 2017 lineup through updates & new models

07/25/2016, 09:07 am

Ford on Monday announced the expansion of support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to all 2017 models equipped with SYNC 3, including vehicles already on the roads, and some only due later this year.

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Apple rumored to launch 'iPhone 7' on week of Sept. 12 [u]

07/23/2016, 01:07 am

According to noted industry blogger Evan Blass, Apple is planning to announce its next-generation iPhone lineup at a special event scheduled for the week of Sept. 12, in line with its usual fall launch cycle. [Updated with corrections from Blass]

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Pokemon Go sets Apple App Store record for launch downloads, but US growth slowing

07/22/2016, 03:07 pm

The extraordinarily popular Pokémon Go has broken the previous record for downloads in the first week after launch, as "peak Pokémon" hit one week after U.S launch.

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'Solid' forecast from Apple chipmaker Skyworks may bode well for 'iPhone 7' production

07/22/2016, 11:07 am

September-quarter guidance by Apple supplier Skyworks may back the idea of healthy "iPhone 7" production, despite some previous hints to the contrary, according to a new investor memo seen by AppleInsider.

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New video from China compares rose gold finish in alleged 'iPhone 7' to iPhone 6s

07/22/2016, 11:07 am

Another comparison video apparently showing Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7" rear shell has appeared on Chinese social media, apparently comparing the rose gold casing of the new model to the finish of the iPhone 6s.

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Pokemon Go comes home, launches in Japan with McDonald's sponsorship

07/22/2016, 08:07 am

Pokémon Go has gone live in the nation that originated the monster catching craze in the nineties, with sponsored McDonald's locations in the country hosting key gameplay locations.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden collaborates on ultra-secure iPhone case

07/21/2016, 04:07 pm

Despite being exiled in Russia, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is reportedly working with a famous hardware hacker on an iPhone case designed to eliminate the risk of snooping by outside parties.

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Verizon planning to push biggest unlimited data users into capped plans

07/21/2016, 02:07 pm

Ratcheting up the pressure on people grandfathered into unlimited data plans, Verizon is planning to force its greatest data consumers into picking a fixed plan or leaving entirely.

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Apple supplier Qualcomm reports 18.6% earnings growth, jump in higher-end smartphone chip sales

07/20/2016, 09:07 pm

Qualcomm reported strong quarterly earnings of $1.4 billion--an 18.6 percent increase over the year ago quarter--based on higher intellectual property licensing royalties, a jump in chip orders from China and guidance-exceeding MSM chip sales, indicating that the market for premium smartphones is continuing to grow faster than expected.

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Video shows 'iPhone 7' mockups in Space Gray, gold and rose gold

07/20/2016, 09:07 pm

With iPhone rumor season in full swing, dummy "iPhone 7" models sourced from China are showing up in an increasing number of videos, the latest of which offers a peek at what production colors might look like when they see release this fall.

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