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Apple CEO Tim Cook named in South Korean complaint over iPhone slowdowns

01/18/2018, 11:01 pm

South Korean consumer group Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty this week filed a criminal complaint against Apple CEO Tim Cook, alleging the company's decision to throttle iPhones with depleted batteries amounts to destruction of property and fraud.

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Opposed by Apple, 'right to repair' bills nonetheless pile up in state capitols

01/18/2018, 07:01 pm

Some 17 states have now introduced so-called "right to repair" legislation despite strident opposition from consumer electronics manufacturers, including Apple.

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iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

01/18/2018, 03:01 pm

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly, with company growth likely to occur through embracing cryptocurrencies.

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Once-blocked Net Neutrality-tracking app Wehe will be allowed in the iOS App Store

01/18/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple blocked Wehe, an app to test net neutrality compliance -- but after the developer provided more information, the company has reversed its decision and is now allowing the app in the store.

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Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

Italy's antitrust organization has launched a probe investigating allegations that Apple and Samsung use software updates not as a tool to secure or expand upon smartphone capabilities, but to speed up the aging process and force users to buy new phones.

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Fix for 'chaiOS' malicious link that crashes Messages coming in next iOS update

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

The iPhone-crashing "chaiOS" bug in Messages is getting a fix, with Apple confirming that a patch is due "next week" to solve the problem.

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Facebook Messenger bug causing iPhone freezes when typing

01/18/2018, 10:01 am

Some people using Facebook Messenger on iOS devices are finding themselves unable to type more than a few words in a single line before the app freezes, according to reports.

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Latest Apple Pay promo offers 20 percent off SpotHero parking

01/18/2018, 09:01 am

Continuing a recent campaign, Apple is promoting a deal in which people can get 20 percent off parking fees if they use Apple Pay in SpotHero's iPhone app.

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iPhone owners will be able to disable CPU throttling in future iOS version, Cook says

01/17/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview on Wednesday revealed a new iOS function will soon allow owners of iPhones with depleted batteries to disable built-in CPU throttling, a preventative measure designed to lengthen the life span of older handsets.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook cites GOP tax reform as driver in $350B US investment

01/17/2018, 07:01 pm

Following Apple's announcement of plans to repatriate a chunk of its overseas cash to infuse some $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years, CEO Tim Cook took part in an interview addressing the company's investment strategy, the iPhone slowdown controversy and more.

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Apple makes available sixth developer betas of tvOS 11.2.5 and iOS 11.2.5

01/17/2018, 01:01 pm

A day after the fifth beta of High Sierra 10.13.5 was delivered to developers for testing, Apple has issued the sixth betas of iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5.

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iPhone slowdown class action lawyers make 'inherently dangerous' demand for Apple to keep swapped batteries

01/17/2018, 10:01 am

Lawyers working on one of a number of class-action lawsuit proposals over the iPhone battery slowdown issue want Apple to retain the old batteries it swaps out in its battery replacement program, along with a request to hand over any diagnostic data Apple produces relating to the batteries.

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Supply chain in uncharted territory with three iPhone flagships, bracing for reduced component orders

01/17/2018, 09:01 am

Component producers in Apple's supply chain for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are expecting orders for the parts to reduce in the first quarter of 2018, but it appears that they are using previous sales metrics based on two flagship model phones, rather than three for the predictions.

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There's a new malicious link that can crash or hang Messages and Safari

01/16/2018, 08:01 pm

Yet another "text bomb" has surfaced, this time in the form of a website that can sometimes cause system crashes or hangups when received through Apple's Messages app on iOS and macOS.

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Apple Pay picks up new card issuers in US, Canada & China

01/16/2018, 04:01 pm

Apple has updated its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay to include more U.S. institutions, plus a handful of additional options in Canada and China.

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LG Innotek not expected to boost TrueDepth camera production for Apple until 2019

01/16/2018, 11:01 am

While Apple is likely to add Face ID to more products this year, LG Innotek's rumored TrueDepth supply expansion will only come into play in 2019, a report indicated on Tuesday.

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Apple improves U.S. device activations share following iPhone 8, iPhone X launches

01/16/2018, 10:01 am

Apple enjoyed a bumper quarter in the United States following the launch of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X, according to a consumer research report into device activations, with activations of iPhones in the last quarter of 2017 up compared to both the previous quarter and the same quarter in 2016.

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China Labor Watch again cites Apple for poor Chinese factory working conditions

01/16/2018, 10:01 am

Apple has come under fire again for working conditions in an iPhone and MacBook enclosure manufacturing facility, with workers allegedly undertrained, and lacking sufficient hazard protections.

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China adds to government pressure on Apple over iPhone slowdowns

01/15/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple is facing yet another government-backed inquiry into revelations of deliberate iPhone performance throttling, as the Shanghai Consumer Council reportedly sought answers on Monday.

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Apple under fire from U.S.-based class action suit over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in A-series chips

01/15/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple has become the target for another class action suit over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities found in Intel and ARM-based processors, as a suit filed in the California U.S. district court is going after the company for designing the A-series processors bearing these same defects.

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