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Apple's iPhone is no Blackberry: a closer look at AI and the world's biggest company

05/30/2016, 07:05 pm

Last week, developer Marco Arment suggested in a blog posting that if Apple were to fail to grasp the potential for voice-based Artificial Intelligence to change the nature of smartphone demand, the company's core revenue generator could suffer the same fate as RIM's Blackberry, which a decade prior had similarly failed to see the importance of iPhone's advanced multitouch experience until it was too late to do anything about it.

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Chinese company advertises new Lightning-to-headphone adapters ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 7'

05/30/2016, 02:05 pm

With Apple's next-generation iPhone rumored to ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, one Chinese accessory maker is hoping to capitalize on the anticipated switch, and is now advertising a series of Lightning-to-headphone adapters with separate volume controls.

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Try these iOS grilling apps for your Memorial Day BBQ

05/30/2016, 12:05 pm

If you're a preparing a Memorial Day barbecue -- or just planning a cookout later this summer -- here are five iOS apps that can make the process a little easier, or give you some fresh ideas.

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Indian government publicly rejects Apple's desire to sell used iPhones

05/30/2016, 08:05 am

Despite a recent trip by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to meet with local officials, the Indian government on Monday announced that it will not allow the company to sell refurbished iPhones in its country.

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Apple's installment-based iPhone trade-up program comes to France, Italy & Spain

05/27/2016, 11:05 am

Apple on Friday brought its "Trade Up with Installments" program to France, Italy, and Spain, expanding it beyond U.S. borders for the first time.

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Samsung to bring web-based 'SamsungPay Mini' to iPhones - report

05/27/2016, 10:05 am

The expanding electronic payments battle between Apple, Google, and Samsung will reportedly reach a new front next month as the South Korean firm is said to be readying a new web-based option that would enable iPhone users to make online payments via SamsungPay.

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Rumor: leaked schematics reaffirm dual-lens camera, Smart Connector for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

05/26/2016, 01:05 pm

New sets of alleged "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" schematics purportedly leaked on Thursday may support rumors the Plus will ship with a dual-lens camera and a Smart Connector, although the standard model may still have some form of camera upgrade.

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Eric Schmidt says he uses an iPhone, but claims to prefer Samsung's Galaxy

05/24/2016, 11:05 am

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt has owned up to the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley: that the leader of the Android mothership leans on an arch rival for his day-to-day communications.

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Alleged 'iPhone 7' production plates, schematics show no sign of Smart Connector

05/23/2016, 06:05 pm

Adding to a growing pile of supposed parts leaks, a set of images posted to the web on Monday suggest Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" series will indeed sport a larger rear camera aperture, as well as a dual-camera array for the larger "Plus" model, but might ship without a Smart Connector as previous rumors claimed.

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New photo purports to show 'iPhone 7' shell with single, raised rear camera opening

05/23/2016, 10:05 am

A new image, claimed to depict a genuine rear shell for Apple's "iPhone 7," may support some other recent leaks pointing to the device's design features.

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Rumor: Apple prepping as many as 78 million 'iPhone 7' units for launch

05/23/2016, 10:05 am

Apple has reportedly instructed its supply chain to produce between 72 million and 78 million of the so-called "iPhone 7" in the run-up to that device's expected launch this fall.

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Surge in OLED equipment orders linked to Apple's upcoming iPhones - report

05/23/2016, 09:05 am

A major leap in display manufacturing equipment orders may strongly suggest that Apple is preparing to build OLED-equipped iPhones, possibly in time for 2017 models, a report said on Monday.

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Outlandish 'iPhone 7' chassis shell features quad speakers, new camera layout

05/22/2016, 05:05 pm

A set of highly questionable photos posted to the web on Saturday supposedly show an "iPhone 7" rear casing sporting a quad-speaker array and vertically arranged rear camera, microphone and True Tone flash module, both hallmark design features seen on Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

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How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

05/22/2016, 02:05 pm

Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to add to your photo collection, being limited by a lack of space is exasperating to say the least. Instead of deleting files and apps, though, there are a few simple ways to free up space on your iPhone to make room for new data.

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Apple may turn to LG with Sony lagging in dual-lens camera modules for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

05/20/2016, 04:05 pm

Because of production problems, Sony is behind schedule in producing dual-lens camera modules for Apple, which may turn to LG to provide the majority of initial modules for this year's 5.5-inch "Plus" iPhone, a research analyst claimed on Friday.

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First BMW vehicles with Apple's CarPlay coming later in 2016

05/20/2016, 12:05 pm

BMW -- one of the few major automakers without support for Apple's CarPlay -- should finally begin offering the technology later this year through two new vehicles, according to an official pricelist.

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iPhone marketshare dips to 14.8% amid tougher Chinese competition, Gartner says

05/20/2016, 11:05 am

Apple's year-over-year drop in smartphone sales during the March quarter also caused the company to lose marketshare, though part of the shift can be linked to fast-rising Chinese smartphone makers, according to new research data.

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Google's smartphone-based Daydream VR gets support from top Android manufacturers

05/20/2016, 09:05 am

Google's forthcoming Daydream platform for virtual reality has support from Android device makers including Samsung, HTC, LG, and Huawei, though the hardware is predicted to only be "slightly better" than Samsung's own Gear VR.

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Apple Pay gains support for Chime online bank, Chase offers free Clapton album

05/19/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple Pay on Thursday picked up support for Chime, a U.S. online-only bank, while the brick-and-mortar Chase Bank promised to give away a new Eric Clapton album to Apple Pay users.

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Glass-based iPhone redesign coming in 2017, Apple partner Catcher reaffirms

05/19/2016, 03:05 pm

Amidst rumors of an all-new glass-backed look for the iPhone in 2017, the chief executive of Catcher, the company that builds metal casings for the iPhone lineup, added fuel to the fire on Thursday with new comments about next year's model.

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