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Success of next-generation iPhone could rest with Siri, survey says

06/07/2016, 05:06 pm

A fresh survey published ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference suggests updates to Siri and the unlocking of the digital assistant's software development kit could be a key factor in future iPhone adoption, a topic of keen interest coming off Apple's first ever handset sales contraction.

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ITC investigates Apple & AT&T over haptic patent complaints by Immersion

06/07/2016, 03:06 pm

On Tuesday the U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into Apple and AT&T, following up on a complaint by San Jose's Immersion that various products are violating its haptic feedback patents.

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Apple Pay expansion could coincide with WWDC, Switzerland launch rumored for June 13

06/07/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple Pay is reportedly launching in Switzerland next Monday, June 13 -- the same day that WWDC kicks off, potentially signaling that an expansion throughout Europe could be announced.

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Samsung may launch two bendable smartphones with OLED screens in 2017

06/07/2016, 09:06 am

Samsung is considering announcing not one but two smartphones with bendable OLED screens as soon as early 2017, which could potentially be more radical designs than what's rumored for Apple's own OLED phones that year, a report said on Tuesday.

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T-Mobile entices subscribers with stock options, weekly prizes, free in-flight Wi-Fi

06/06/2016, 08:06 pm

T-Mobile at its latest "Un-carrier" event on Monday announced a fresh set of incentives designed to woo subscribers, including a stock program for customers, weekly giveaways and free Gogo Wi-Fi service on domestic flights.

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Apple's 'Shot on iPhone' video catalog gets 8 new videos

06/06/2016, 05:06 pm

In a friendly reminder that iPhone is the world's most popular digital camera, Apple on Monday added eight new user videos to its "Shot on iPhone" series, highlighting the handset's ability to capture high-quality footage in the most challenging environments.

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AT&T to lean on 'iPhone 7' promotions to temper subscriber decline, analyst says

06/03/2016, 08:06 pm

AT&T is looking to iPhone to protect its postpaid mobile subscriber base from incursions made by carriers and "Un-carriers" alike, a strategy expected to result in attractive "iPhone 7" promotions later this year, according to investment bank Nomura Securities.

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Apple supplier Broadcom forecasts sales surge in preparation for upcoming 'iPhone 7' launch

06/03/2016, 12:06 pm

Wireless chip supplier Broadcom is anticipating revenues in the current quarter to rise over 20 percent sequentially as the firm prepares for the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone models, the company's CEO revealed late on Thursday.

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Shah Rukh Khan won't be Apple's Indian brand ambassador, new report claims

06/03/2016, 10:06 am

Despite rumors, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is not poised to become Apple's brand ambassador in India, a regional news agency said on Friday.

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KFC officially launches Apple Pay at US restaurants

06/01/2016, 04:06 pm

Fried chicken chain KFC on Wednesday announced that it has finally begun supporting Apple Pay, something originally teased by Apple in October 2015.

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Forecast says Apple iPhone shipments will drop to 227M in 2016, resume growth in 2017

06/01/2016, 12:06 pm

iPhone shipments may actually slip from about 232 million in 2015 to 227 million this year, marking the first such decline in Apple history, according to a research forecast published on Wednesday.

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Both 'iPhone 7' and 'iPhone 7 Plus' will come in 256GB capacities - report

06/01/2016, 09:06 am

This year's iPhone upgrades will be more spacious than ever, according to a new report, which claims Apple is "certain" to increase the maximum storage size to a whopping 256 gigabytes.

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Apple Pay adds support for BMO, TD and Scotiabank in Canada

06/01/2016, 12:06 am

Canadian Apple Pay users have three more banking options from which to choose, as Apple on Wednesday rolled out support for the country's remaining "Big Five" banks BMO, TD and Scotiabank.

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Mophie introduces wirelessly charging battery case for Apple's iPhone 6s & 6s Plus

05/31/2016, 11:05 am

Mophie is launching what it calls its first wireless charging ecosystem for iPhones, centered around a new battery case called the Juice Pack Wireless.

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Rumored rose gold 'iPhone 7' shell shows single camera, tweaked antenna

05/31/2016, 11:05 am

With production of Apple's next-generation iPhone believed to be ramping up, a new purported parts leak shows a rose gold rear casing said to be for a 4.7-inch "iPhone 7," complete with revised antenna lines and a single-lens camera.

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Apple moving to 3-year 'major' iPhone cycle, adding complex vibrations to 2017 model - report

05/31/2016, 09:05 am

Apple will likely be waiting until next year to debut its next major iPhone refresh, treating this year's "iPhone 7" as yet another interim upgrade, a Japanese report said on Tuesday.

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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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