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Ice fisher's iPhone 7 Plus survives 13-hour immersion after dunk in Russian river

01/23/2017, 11:01 am

An ice fishing accident has led to an unexpected demonstration of the iPhone 7's water resistance capabilities, after an iPhone 7 Plus was retrieved from the bottom of a frozen-over river, and found to be in perfect working order.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 to miss Mobile World Congress debut in aftermath of Note 7 fires

01/23/2017, 10:01 am

Owing to precautions set up in the wake of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's next rival to the Apple iPhone -- the Galaxy S8 -- won't be revealed at late February's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, the company's mobile head revealed on Monday.

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Wistron set to help produce Apple's 2017 iPhones in India - report

01/23/2017, 09:01 am

Apple has indeed picked Wistron to be its first iPhone manufacturer in India, with plans to get the company working phones launching later this year, a report claimed on Monday -- despite Apple having not yet secured a deal to set up Indian manufacturing.

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Some users finding AirPods drop phone call audio when paired with iPhone 6s

01/23/2017, 09:01 am

Apple is looking into claims by a number of AirPods owners that the audio accessories have connectivity issues, with the Bluetooth connection temporarily dropping during phone calls, yet not during music playback.

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Apple expected to replace Touch ID with two-step facial, fingerprint bio-recognition tech

01/21/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple is developing advanced biometric security technologies, including facial recognition and optical fingerprint sensing designs, to replace the vaunted Touch ID module implemented in all iPhones and iPads since the release of iPhone 5s.

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Apple to adopt new 3D Touch technology for OLED iPhone

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Apple is expected to replace current 3D Touch technology with a new design based on thin film sensors when it introduces a next-generation iPhone with OLED display, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple sues iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, claims $1 billion in payments withheld over FTC probe

01/20/2017, 04:01 pm

Apple on Friday filed a lawsuit against longtime iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, in a dispute over royalty payments apparently connected to a federal investigation into the chipmaker's potentially anticompetitive business dealings.

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Security concerns force President Trump to ditch Android phone

01/20/2017, 12:01 pm

Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly had to switch from his old Android phone to a new device, potentially a modified Apple iPhone.

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Timepage calendar iPhone app by Moleskine adds style to events

01/20/2017, 11:01 am

After using Apple's Calendar app, you may be on the hunt for another -- Timepage by Moleskine may fit your bill. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how it works.

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Samsung 'Galaxy S8' assistant Bixby said to use camera-based visual search to take on Siri

01/19/2017, 03:01 pm

Samsung is rumored to offer visual search capabilities in the upcoming "Galaxy S8," allowing users to search for objects identified in a photograph, representing the South Korean company's latest attempt at a Siri-like virtual assistant.

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Android users will need to wait 3 months for 'Super Mario Run' after iOS-exclusive debut

01/19/2017, 11:01 am

The extremely popular Super Mario Run will soon end its iOS App Store exclusivity with Nintendo advising it will be bringing the game to Android sometime in March, three months after it launched on the iPhone and iPad.

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Google struggling to meet consumer demand for iPhone 7 rival Pixel

01/19/2017, 11:01 am

Google is having a hard time matching production to demand for its rival to Apple's iPhone 7, the Pixel -- and particularly 5.5-inch Pixel XL models, according to a report.

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Component supplier Lite-On reportedly supplier of wireless charging components destined for 'iPhone 8'

01/19/2017, 09:01 am

Ongoing rumors that Apple will introduce wireless charging to a future generation of iPhone have been bolstered by a new report, with supply chain sources claiming that Lite-On Semiconductor has received a sizable order to supply components for the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

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Apple detailed Indian iPhone manufacturing demands to Modi in October letter

01/18/2017, 10:01 pm

Shedding light on Apple's efforts to break into the burgeoning Indian smartphone market, a letter sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October outlines the company's request to "make the environment attractive" for iPhone production and export.

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Post-holiday iPhone sales fears 'overblown,' analyst says

01/18/2017, 05:01 pm

Contrary to some recent reports, one analyst firm believes that adverse market conditions for iPhone sales are being given too much weight and predicts better performance than previously expected buttressed by high demand for the iPhone 7 Plus.

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Apple TV, iPhone, iPad gain ability to play Netflix movies directly in TV app

01/18/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple is slowly rolling out the ability to stream a movie from Netflix directly from its TV app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but some limitations exist.

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Apple's latest products add support for Japan's GPS successor QZSS

01/18/2017, 02:01 pm

Apple has made a minor change to the specification its latest mobile products --the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 -- adding support for Japan's regional satellite positioning system QZSS, alongside existing support for GPS and GLONASS.

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Apple Pay picks up more card issuers in US, France & Australia

01/18/2017, 12:01 pm

Apple has updated its worldwide roster of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay, adding 21 more institutions -- though as usual, the vast majority of these are based in the U.S.

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Class-action suit demands Apple add lock-out system to iPhone to prevent texting while driving

01/18/2017, 11:01 am

A new class action lawsuit filed in California seeks to force Apple into adding features to the iPhone that will help prevent drivers from texting while behind the wheel, while also alleging Apple is putting profit before consumer safety.

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Foxconn looking to build Apple prototype manufacturing facility in Shenzhen - report

01/18/2017, 11:01 am

After possibly receiving some pressure by the Chinese government about remaining in the country and not expanding in the U.S., Foxconn is seeking land to build a prototype facility to assist Apple in developing hardware prototypes in Shenzhen, and figuring out how to manufacture them at scale.

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