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Apple Pay launches in China with support for 80% of credit and debit cards

02/17/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple launched its Apple Pay mobile payments service in China on Thursday, opening the door to a vast market of smartphone users, as well as newfound competition in an established touchless systems segment leaders Tencent and Alibaba.

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Apple-sponsored NFC Forum working to bring contactless payments to U.S. public transit

02/17/2016, 09:02 am

The NFC Forum -- an industry lobbying group that counts Apple as a board member -- on Wednesday announced a new partnership with the American Public Transportation Association that will see the two groups working to broaden NFC support among public transit operators in the U.S.

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Donald Trump says Apple should back down in San Bernardino case

02/17/2016, 09:02 am

Surprise right-wing presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on Apple's fight with the U.S. government on Wednesday, saying the iPhone maker should acquiesce to the FBI's demands and dismissing company CEO Tim Cook's argument that such action would set a dangerous precedent.

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Tim Cook calls FBI backdoor demand 'dangerous,' vows to fight case

02/17/2016, 04:02 am

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has promised to oppose a court order that would have the company create a compromised version of iOS with weakened encryption, the result of FBI requests for help in accessing data stored on an iPhone 5c used by a gunman in the San Bernardino shooting.

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Apple axes iPhone 4s and 5c from India lineup in search of higher ASP

02/17/2016, 12:02 am

After slashing the price of iPhone 5s in India last year, Apple has reportedly stopped selling entry-level iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c models in favor of a smartphone lineup more closely aligned with mature markets.

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Judge orders Apple to access iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter [u]

02/16/2016, 08:02 pm

A U.S. magistrate judge on Tuesday ordered Apple to comply with FBI requests to help extract data from an iPhone owned by one of the shooters involved in December's terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif.

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'Bon Appetit' photographers shot all of March issue on Apple's iPhone

02/16/2016, 04:02 pm

Showcasing the power of the most popular camera in the world, professional photographers for Bon Appetit shot the food magazine's latest issue entirely with Apple's iPhone, with the publication calling it "the hippest pocket camera around."

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Elgato brings Apple HomeKit-enabled Eve Energy smartplug to US [u]

02/16/2016, 02:02 pm

Elgato on Tuesday announced that one of its HomeKit accessories, the Eve Energy smartplug, is now finally available stateside, following an earlier debut in Europe. [Updated]

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ICBC & local reports back Feb. 18 launch for Apple Pay in China

02/16/2016, 09:02 am

Apple Pay will indeed be available in China on Feb. 18, according to state media, as well as social media posts from representatives at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

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Rumor: Apple to expand supply chain, add Wistron as manufacturer for new 4" iPhone

02/16/2016, 08:02 am

Both longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and newcomer Wistron are expected to handle assembly of the company's forthcoming 4-inch iPhone revamp, according to a new supply chain report.

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Apple Pay coming to China this week, France in months, reports say

02/15/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple Pay could be on the verge of launching in China and France, with the former debut potentially happening as soon as Feb. 18, a pair of reports indicated on Monday.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC says earthquake damage will have bigger impact than expected

02/15/2016, 10:02 am

The damage to Apple chip supplier TSMC from a Feb. 6 earthquake was reportedly more severe than estimated, and will indeed result in fewer wafers shipping to clients during the March quarter.

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'iPhone 7' might replace 3.5mm headphone jack with second speaker, analysts say

02/12/2016, 02:02 pm

Apple's next-generation iPhone -- expected to abandon a 3.5mm headphone jack -- will probably replace the part with a second speaker, according to a Barclays research memo obtained by AppleInsider.

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AT&T lays plans to begin testing 5G data in 2016, brings back 2-for-1 iPhone deal

02/12/2016, 12:02 pm

AT&T on Friday announced its plans to test 5G network technology, beginning with lab tests in the second quarter done in collaboration with Intel and Ericsson.

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Apple captured 21% of smartphone processors, 31% of tablet CPUs in 2015

02/12/2016, 10:02 am

Although the smartphone and tablet processor markets actually declined year-over-year in 2015, Apple managed to capture large shares of both in 2015 simply manufacturing for its own devices, Strategy Analytics said in data released on Friday.

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TestFlight gets support for iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2 betas

02/11/2016, 05:02 pm

Apple on Thursday released a new version of the TestFlight iOS app, adding support for iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, both of which are still in beta form.

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FBI complains it can't break encryption on phone used by San Bernardino terrorists

02/11/2016, 10:02 am

FBI technicians have been trying and failing to break the encryption of a phone used by the couple who killed 14 people in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif. in December, according to FBI Director James Comey.

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TSMC reportedly sole supplier of next-gen 'iPhone 7' A-series chip

02/10/2016, 07:02 pm

A report claims Apple will rely solely on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to produce the next-generation system-on-chip design destined to power this year's iPhone hardware refresh, beating out longtime Apple partner Samsung.

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iPhone controlled 40% of US smartphone market in 2015, data shows

02/10/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple secured 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in 2015, though close competitor Samsung managed to gain ground, according to a research report published on Wednesday.

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System outage prevents adding Visa cards to Apple Pay

02/10/2016, 10:02 am

Apple reported an unusual network problem on Wednesday, preventing some owners of Visa credit or debit cards from adding them to Apple Pay.

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