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Apple blocked Volkswagen from showing off wireless CarPlay at CES, carmaker says

01/08/2016, 12:01 pm

Volkswagen had hoped to showcase wireless CarPlay support at this week's CES in Las Vegas, but Apple stopped it from doing so, a development head from the company said on Friday.

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Kenwood & JVC announce new receivers ready for Apple CarPlay

01/08/2016, 11:01 am

Two more aftermarket receiver makers, Kenwood and JVC, have announced dash units compatible with Apple's CarPlay platform.

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Core Apple manufacturer Foxconn sees December revenues down 20 percent

01/08/2016, 10:01 am

Apple's primary assembly partner, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- saw its revenues drop approximately 20 percent in December, on top of missing full-year sales predictions from analysts.

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Samsung reports weak profits for Q4 while shipping 12.5% more smartphones, casting doubt on Apple, Inc's "Peak iPhone" rumors

01/07/2016, 11:01 pm

Samsung reported preliminary earnings for the December quarter, missing analysts' profit estimates while shipping 12.5 percent more smartphones over the year-ago quarter. That calls into question the supposed flat demand for smartphones, a problem alleged to also affect Apple.

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Sprint reportedly ends two-year smartphone contract subsidies

01/07/2016, 09:01 pm

According to a purportedly leaked internal document, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint is no longer offering device subsidies on two-year contracts to customers opening new accounts, instead pushing activations toward leasing and installment plans.

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Harman joins aftermarket CarPlay arena with JBL Legend CP100

01/07/2016, 06:01 pm

Harman at CES announced the JBL Legend CP100, its first receiver to support Apple's CarPlay standard, and the first such upgrade beyond a so-far limited number of aftermarket CarPlay partners.

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Apple's Safari browser turns 13 years old today

01/07/2016, 04:01 pm

Steve Jobs unveiled the "Fastest Web Browser Ever Created for the Mac" this day back in 2003, introducing the Safari web browser that four years later would power a new kind of mobile browsing experience on iPhone.

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Another rumor claims 'iPhone 7' will drop headphone jack, gain waterproofing & wireless charging

01/07/2016, 03:01 pm

Apple is indeed planning to remove the headphone jack from next-generation iPhones, but will "very likely" be adding features like wireless charging and a waterproof chassis, a new report claimed on Thursday.

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Real world iPhone 6s adoption data contradicts Apple supplier channel check rumors

01/07/2016, 02:01 pm

The product mix of iPhone models in Apple's real world installed base of users shows smooth adoption of iPhone 6s models and no evidence of a decline in demand that would require unexpected production cuts. This publicly available data severely undercuts the supply chain rumors supporting a narrative of "Peak iPhone" and reactionary order slashing.

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T-Mobile adds 14 more services to Binge On, attacks throttling and net neutrality complaints

01/07/2016, 01:01 pm

T-Mobile added 14 new partners in its controversial Binge On program on Thursday, while CEO John Legere simultaneously rebutted critics accusing the company of improper data throttling and/or violating the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

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Apple exploring new multi-camera optical zoom system for future iPhones

01/07/2016, 12:01 pm

Mobile photographers might soon have the option of zooming in on their targets without the image degradation that comes with traditional digital zoom, if a new multi-camera optical zoom system spotted in a recent Apple patent application makes it into production.

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New 3D ray tracing PowerVR GPU likely to bring advanced photorealistic 3D to iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

Imagination Technologies, the developer of the PowerVR graphics processing cores that drive Apple's A-series processors used in iOS devices, has demonstrated a new mobile engine at CES with the ability to perform realtime ray traced 3D graphics rendering, likely destined to appear in Apple's future products.

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Catcher, other Apple suppliers report setbacks rumored to be linked to iPhone 6s production cuts

01/07/2016, 10:01 am

Several of Apple's Taiwan-based suppliers on Thursday announced financial setbacks, which could support claims of slowed production for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

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Misfit shows off Specter fitness-tracking headphones, Withings debuts Go with 8-month battery life

01/06/2016, 12:01 pm

Misfit on Wednesday revealed another new fitness tracker, the Specter, in this case knocking two birds with one stone by merging the technology with a set of in-ear headphones. Withings meanwhile announced the Go, a tracker with up to eight months of battery life.

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Pioneer unveils new range of aftermarket dash units ready for Apple CarPlay

01/06/2016, 11:01 am

Pioneer on Wednesday laid plans for a new series of NEX dash systems, expanding the number of aftermarket upgrade options enabling Apple's CarPlay.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 7' parts leaks show updated 3D Touch design [u]

01/06/2016, 10:01 am

A series of images making their way around the Chinese internet on Wednesday purport to show a backlight assembly intended for Apple's next-generation iPhone, with a tweaked layout that suggests an updated design for the device's 3D Touch sensors.

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Samsung seeks to evade $120 million verdict due in Apple's second iPhone infringement trial

01/06/2016, 01:01 am

In its second patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, Apple sought $2.2 billion in damages but was awarded just $119.6 million. Samsung is now asking a judge to bypass the jury's 2014 verdict and give it a free pass for "slavishly copying" Apple's iPhone technology in a case that began over four years ago.

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LifeProof debuts Fre Power waterproof battery case for iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus

01/06/2016, 12:01 am

Aftermarket accessory maker LifeProof announced a new Fre Power battery case for Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus phablets on Tuesday, claiming the new product juices up an iPhone while keeping it safe from drops and submersion in water.

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Analyst: Nikkei iPhone 6s supplier story says nothing of iPhone demand; site wrong before in 2013

01/05/2016, 06:01 pm

While reporting that Apple could cut supplier orders for new iPhone 6s models by "30 percent," Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has characterized the move as "inventory adjustment" while adding that other iPhone models "have continued to sell."

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Grid Connect, iHome & iDevices debut new Apple HomeKit accessories

01/05/2016, 03:01 pm

A trio of companies -- Grid Connect, iHome, and iDevices -- announced new HomeKit accessories on Tuesday, including power outlets, switches, and climate and water sensors.

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