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Video shows rumored 'iPhone 6' sapphire front panel destroyed by car

07/11/2014, 10:07 pm

After multiple torture tests, a purported sapphire front cover rumored to be bound for Apple's 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" has finally been broken, but getting there took a car weighing 1.6 tons.

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Sharp reportedly seeks deal with Apple to retake control of iPhone LCD plant

07/11/2014, 05:07 pm

After Apple heavily invested in transitioning Sharp's Kameyama LCD plant from TVs to smartphone displays, the Japanese company is reportedly looking to retake control in a bid to diversify its customer base into China.

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Rumors: Apple asked experts about sapphire screens in 2012, iPhone 6's 'A8' to be 2GHz dual-core chip

07/11/2014, 11:07 am

A pair of suspect rumors regarding Apple's next-generation devices made their way to the internet Friday, as one British academic claimed he had been contacted by the iPhone maker about sapphire displays while Chinese media rebuffed reports that Apple's "A8" SoC will move beyond two processing cores.

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China's state-owned media calls iOS location tracking a 'national security concern'

07/11/2014, 07:07 am

A Friday afternoon report from China Central Television, the Asian nation's dominant state-run broadcaster, said the location tracking features found in Apple's iOS are a "national security concern" and worried that they could be used to expose Chinese state secrets.

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Rumor: Photo shows 'iPhone 6' front panel with installed LCD, Touch ID brackets

07/10/2014, 06:07 pm

In a return of the blurry cam, a photo published to the Web on Thursday purports to show the front cover glass of Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6" with installed mounting hardware for the LCD and Touch ID home button.

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Audit contradicts Samsung's claim that it does not use child labor for Android phones

07/10/2014, 04:07 pm

Last week, Samsung issued a Sustainability Report just like Apple has been doing for years. But Samsung's report was just worthless advertising according to China Labor Watch, which says the company both uses child labor and underpays the children who build its Android phones.

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75 billion downloads later, Apple celebrates the App Store's sixth anniversary

07/10/2014, 01:07 pm

Six years after Steve Jobs relented and agreed to allow third-party developers native access to the iPhone, the App Store has grown into a cultural phenomenon that connects people, drives innovation, and supports more than a million families around the world.

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Apple begins receiving shipments of A-series processors from TSMC - report

07/10/2014, 07:07 am

Following years of rumors, chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has begun production of Apple's A-series processors and the chips are now making their way to assembly plants, according to a Thursday morning report from Hong Kong.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' to sport localized haptic feedback, linear oscillating motor

07/10/2014, 06:07 am

According to the latest rumblings out of East Asia, Apple's next iPhone will come with an advanced vibration unit that can provide varying levels of haptic feedback in specific areas of the handset's screen.

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At Sun Valley retreat, Tim Cook tells reporter to upgrade her Samsung phone

07/09/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook quipped to a journalist that she should "get a new phone" as she posed questions during the exclusive gathering of tech and media executives at Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Foxconn's 'Foxbot' robots will assist human workers at major iPhone factory, report says

07/09/2014, 05:07 am

Following up on news that Foxconn would soon deploy robots on assembly lines dedicated to Apple products, a report out of Asia claims the so-called "Foxbots" will have a limited role in device assembly as humans are still needed for most operations.

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Apple's second secret eBay store launches with certified refurbished, unlocked GSM iPhone 5 models

07/08/2014, 12:07 pm

For the second time in as many years, Apple appears to have teamed with eBay on a low-profile Factory Outlet store to market Apple Certified Refurbished products -- such as iPhones and iPads -- alongside full one-year Apple warranties at aggressive price points.

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Purported 'iPhone 6' sapphire display undergoes extreme torture test in video

07/07/2014, 08:07 pm

Hours after a video purportedly revealed Apple's rumored sapphire crystal "iPhone 6" display on Monday, another short film hit the Web, this time putting the supposed part through a battery of torture tests that included knives, keys and extreme bending.

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Apple activates Wi-Fi calling for T-Mobile iPhones with latest iOS 8 beta

07/07/2014, 06:07 pm

Among the new settings options and user interface tweaks in Monday's iOS 8 beta release, Apple has switched on Wi-Fi calling for T-Mobile handsets, granting developers with access to the software a chance to test out the feature.

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Video purports to show flexible sapphire display cover for Apple's 'iPhone 6'

07/07/2014, 12:07 pm

With Apple said to be preparing a move from Corning's Gorilla Glass to an in-house sapphire solution for the display on the so-called "iPhone 6," a new part alleged to be a preproduction sapphire front panel for the device was shown off Monday in a video from Hong Kong.

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Foxconn may replace 'iPhone 6' assembly line workers with 'Foxbot' robots

07/06/2014, 10:07 pm

During a recent shareholder meeting, president and CEO of Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn said his company plans to roll out robots on assembly lines responsible for products like the iPhone, possibly in time for production of the so-called "iPhone 6."

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Review: Parrot Asteroid Smart in-dash head unit with navigation and app support

07/05/2014, 02:07 pm

Google launched the Open Automotive Alliance in January to put Android in your dashboard to control your phone, just like Apple announced CarPlay as a system to control your iOS device. Parrot's Asteroid Smart doesn't participate in either of these programs, but goes their own way instead.

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Pond's 'Stream' case brings MFi-approved Qi wireless charging to Apple's iPhone 5/5s

07/04/2014, 12:07 am

Announced by small tech firm Devant earlier this week, the Pond Wireless ecosystem of products looks to bring Qi wireless charging to Apple's iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s with a "Made for iPhone" charging case, tray and fob adapter.

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Apple's iOS gains ground on Android in US as iPhone retains smartphone lead

07/03/2014, 05:07 pm

For the three months ending in May, Apple's iPhone grew its dominating lead as the top U.S. smartphone, while iOS gained ground on Google's Android, says research firm comScore.

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Samsung's latest Apple-targeting ad slams battery life, calls iPhone users 'wall huggers'

07/03/2014, 02:07 pm

Samsung on Thursday took its latest shot at Apple, in a new minute-long advertisement that refers to iPhone users as "wall huggers," suggesting they're constantly tethered to an outlet to keep their handset charged.

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