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France says Apple owes 48.5 million euros for unfair iPhone contracts with carriers

04/05/2016, 01:04 pm

France's competition, consumer, and fraud agency -- the DGCCRF -- has reportedly launched a court case against Apple seeking 48.5 million euros ($55.3 million), saying the company is maintaining unfair carrier contracts that grant it too much control.

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Pinky torture: Why the iPhone SE is a one-handed wonder, and the iPhone 6s is not

04/05/2016, 09:04 am

I can't really say I've ever been hyper aware of the pinky on my right hand. That is, until Apple decided to start making larger phones, and the smallest digit on the end of my hand began to suffer.

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Pebble brings iOS text replies to Verizon, adds customizable vibrations & more

04/04/2016, 03:04 pm

Pebble on Monday announced a series of service and software updates for its multi-platform smartwatches, most notably enabling the iOS text reply feature for Verizon iPhones.

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Apple's new iPhone SE lags siblings in sales as 9.7" iPad Pro performs well, analytics data says

04/04/2016, 12:04 pm

The newest, littlest iPhone hasn't captured the imagination of smartphone buyers just yet, new launch data indicates, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has seen steady adoption following last week's debut.

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Indian smartphone sellers fear iPhone 'snob value' as Apple plans to sell used handsets

04/04/2016, 09:04 am

Apple's application to sell used iPhones in India is reportedly being fought by executives with leading vendors and manufacturers, who are worried that it could jeopardize local industry by opening the door to used imports as a whole.

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Apple's iPhone shipments 'likely' to fall below 200M in 2016, insider says

04/04/2016, 08:04 am

With lower-than-expected demand for the iPhone 6s, a soft iPhone SE launch, and dual-camera designs from competitors expected to beat the 'iPhone 7 Plus' to market, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes iPhone shipments could fall below 200 million units this year.

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Review: Apple's 4" iPhone SE is better than we deserve

04/02/2016, 12:04 pm

With a decidedly classic design just like the iPhone 5 series, the new iPhone SE has been completely revamped inside in a huge way. For fans of smaller phones, the iPhone SE is just what you've been waiting for -- a capable, modern smartphone in a compact, ultraportable, proven chassis.

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Apple turning comparatively low profit on iPhone SE despite cheaper parts, analyst says

04/01/2016, 12:04 pm

In spite of recyling many parts from other iPhones, Apple's profit margin on the iPhone SE is relatively low next to the high-end iPhone 6s, a new analyst estimate suggests.

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New teardown reveals iPhone SE contains display identical to iPhone 5s, larger battery

03/31/2016, 10:03 pm

Following Chipworks' teardown of Apple's new iPhone SE, iFixit on Thursday posted a comprehensive dismantling that shows the next-gen 4-inch iPhone's display is identical to its iPhone 5s predecessor, among other interesting finds.

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Sprint promises fix for iPhone LTE woes after iOS 9.3 update

03/31/2016, 08:03 pm

In text messages sent out Thursday, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint said it is working to fix an apparent LTE connectivity issue affecting iPhone users who updated to Apple's iOS 9.3 last week.

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'iPhone 7' may use new 'fan-out' packaging tech to save internal space

03/31/2016, 04:03 pm

Apple is expected to use a new "fan-out" packaging technology for some components to maximize the amount of room in its next-generation iPhone, a Korean report said on Thursday.

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iPhone SE generating low traffic at Apple Stores, in line with predictions, analyst says

03/31/2016, 03:03 pm

The iPhone SE -- which officially went on sale earlier on Thursday -- is still easy to find in stock at Apple Stores in the U.S., according to checks by a well-known analyst.

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Verizon planning $20 upgrade fee even for customers of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, leak suggests

03/31/2016, 01:03 pm

Starting April 4, Verizon will be charging a flat $20 fee to upgrade most devices bought for its network -- even when a customer is using Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, according to a leaked memo.

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Rumor: Apple targeting 4-5M iPhone SE shipments in second quarter

03/31/2016, 09:03 am

Apple is hoping to ship between 4 to 5 million iPhone SE units during the second quarter of 2016, which won't be enough to compensate for a decline in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales, supply chain sources indicated on Thursday.

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Apple iPhone SE teardown reveals mashup of iPhone 5 & 6 series chips, few new parts

03/30/2016, 11:03 pm

The first teardown of Apple's iPhone SE was posted to the Web on Wednesday, and as expected the handset's logic board is an amalgamation of parts mostly borrowed from iPhone 5s and iPhone 6/6s, with a few new chips thrown in to keep the platform fresh.

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Microsoft adds info-hunting 'Bot' assistants to Skype for iPhone & iPad

03/30/2016, 04:03 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday launched "Bots" for Skype, allowing people to search for information and content through the app's messaging functions.

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Buy now or wait? Apple's new iPhone SE vs. the rumored 'iPhone 7'

03/30/2016, 11:03 am

It's one of the most common questions any prospective smartphone buyer asks: Should I buy now, or wait? The launch of the iPhone SE -- an uncharacteristic-for-Apple mid-cycle upgrade -- makes the answer slightly more complex this year.

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iPhone SE event spurs traffic spikes to Apple's websites in China, India

03/30/2016, 10:03 am

Although the announcement of the iPhone SE -- and 9.7-inch iPad Pro -- triggered a relatively modest increase in global traffic to Apple's website on March 21, the same day saw significant surges in China and India, according to research figures published on Wednesday.

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Apple taps new vein with iPhone SE, initial sales estimate suggests

03/29/2016, 07:03 pm

Apple's new iPhone SE isn't expected to break any sales records, but fresh data suggests the diminutive handset might have a hand in driving iPhone sales growth beyond early adopters and brand loyalists.

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SoundCloud launches Go subscription service with more content & offline caching

03/29/2016, 01:03 pm

SoundCloud on Tuesday announced the immediate launch of Go, a subscription streaming service set to compete with Apple Music, promising perks on top of its regular free listening options.

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