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India hikes import tax on cellphones, liable to hit Apple's iPhone hardest

12/15/2017, 09:12 am

The Indian government is raising import taxes on cellphones from 10 to 15 percent, which could put pressure on Apple to accelerate local iPhone manufacturing.

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Celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with discounts on games for macOS and iOS

12/14/2017, 08:12 pm

To celebrate the release of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in cinemas, games linked to the major movie franchise offer discounts or free items as a bonus to their players. AppleInsider has collected some of the better offers available on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, so you can continue your 'Star Wars' experience long after watching the latest installment.

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Pandora opens up on-demand music to free & Plus subscribers

12/14/2017, 04:12 pm

Pandora is gradually rolling out on-demand music to listeners without a Premium subscription, putting it more direct competition with Spotify, and offering at least one advantage over Apple Music.

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Apple posts brief iPhone X Apple Pay tutorial video on YouTube

12/14/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple has added to its suite of instructional videos, with a new one discussing how to use Apple Pay for transactions at the point of sale.

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Lisa Jackson details iPhone 8, iPhone X environmentally friendly design, more in interview

12/13/2017, 08:12 pm

Apple routinely touts environmentally-friendly aspects of new product releases, and that was no different with iPhone 8 and iPhone X. In a newly unearthed interview, Apple's VP for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson details how the company designed its latest flagships to be the greenest ever offered.

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New HomePod beta firmware released, unlikely to divulge much about future products

12/13/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple employees with a HomePod have a new firmware version available for testing -- with older versions of the device's code having revealed much about the then forthcoming iPhone X.

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Apple & Samsung could be only smartphone makers with 7nm chips in 2018

12/13/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple and Samsung could potentially become the only smartphone vendors and chip designers to adopt 7-nanometer processors for 2018 phones, owing to the costs involved, a report noted on Wednesday.

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Review: Sphero R2-D2 and BB-9E from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' are great toys, better Swift learning aids

12/13/2017, 02:12 pm

Toys, and particularly tech toys, can have very short half lives. AppleInsider has been playing with three of Sphero's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" app-controlled droids by a dad who was there in 1977, and by a pair of children who long to be a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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Apple releases promised iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 update, restoring shared HomeKit access

12/13/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1, with bug fixes and minor changes including restoration of remote access to shared users of the Home app.

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Apple grants Finisar $390M for research & production on laser tech used in iPhone X

12/13/2017, 08:12 am

Apple on Wednesday announced plans to pay U.S. firm Finisar -- which manufactures the VCSELs (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera -- $390 million out of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund.

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Synaptics makes available in-display fingerprint sensor to a 'top five' manufacturer

12/12/2017, 05:12 pm

Long-time Apple supplier Synaptics has revealed its new fingerprint scanning technology, with the company claiming that it functions through "infinity displays" like that found in the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X.

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Comparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 biometrics

12/11/2017, 08:12 pm

Both Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 offer camera-based biometrics for unlocking your handset, but which one is better? We put both to the test in this video.

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Apple's latest iPhone X ads concentrate on Face ID & Portrait Lighting

12/11/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple on Monday debuted three new 15-second video spots for the $999 iPhone X, once again looking to lure in shoppers during the critical holiday season.

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Not just music: Apple's purchase of Shazam will aid augmented reality pursuits

12/11/2017, 02:12 pm

While most of the focus on Apple's purchase of Shazam notes the music and audio recognition engine, the company also has a machine learning vision system and an augmented reality product currently in use in the advertising industry to deliver product visualizations, and 360-degree videos.

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Apple pulls fake cryptocurrency app that hit #3 on App Store finance charts

12/11/2017, 01:12 pm

An impostor app pretending to belong to MyEtherWallet.com has been removed from the App Store, but not before it managed to secure an ad and climb to third place in the store's Finance category over the weekend.

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Apple may fix aging battery issues, prevent random shutdowns by slowing down iPhones

12/11/2017, 12:12 pm

It appears that some iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s family devices may see slower processing speeds as a result of a battery that has reached the end of its operational life, with some users getting a speed-up upon replacement -- but the slow-down and consequent speed-up isn't universal, and there may be other factors at work.

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India not likely to cave to Apple's taxation, import law change demands for manufacturing expansion

12/11/2017, 09:12 am

Apple and India are once again at loggerheads about expanding iPhone manufacture in the company, and the country's taxation authority is not likely to concede to demands for more slack in local part sourcing requirements, a lighter tax burden on imported components, or the call for governmental assistance with capital investment.

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IPhone X delivery times improve worldwide, down to 1-3 days in some markets

12/10/2017, 11:12 pm

Apple this weekend updated its regional online stores to reflect improvements in iPhone X availability, which is now shipping in as few as one to three days in some locations.

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Apple debuts new Hermes Watch band, case options for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil & iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus

12/08/2017, 03:12 pm

Apple has ushered in another batch of new accessories for its mobile devices, presumably hoping to snag holiday shoppers -- or people who will customize Apple gifts after the fact.

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Apple supplier Finisar to scale VCSEL production, suggests Face ID coming to all iPhones in 2018

12/08/2017, 01:12 am

Apple's second largest supplier of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, Finisar, announced the acquisition of a 700,000-square foot plant on Thursday, a move that suggests TrueDepth and Face ID are coming to all iPhones in 2018.

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