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iPhone sales surge 56% in India as Apple eats into Samsung's high-end share

05/06/2016, 04:05 pm

With iPhone sales in India up 56 percent year over year, Apple is showing significant progress in the rapidly developing nation, where Chief Executive Tim Cook hopes to find continued success going forward, thanks to the country's massive young population.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 7' may not ship with Apple's Smart Connector after all

05/06/2016, 01:05 pm

Despite a number of leaks suggesting Apple's next-generation "iPhone 7" might feature a Smart Connector on the back side of its chassis, a new report claims that the company ultimately opted not to include the feature in its final design.

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Rumor: TSMC already finalizing 10nm 'A11' processor design for Apple's 'iPhone 7s'

05/06/2016, 09:05 am

Apple processor supplier TSMC is starting to tape out the design for an "A11" chip that could go into small-scale production as soon the second quarter of 2017, in preparation for that year's iPhones, a report said on Friday.

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Netflix updates iOS app with cellular data controls & more 3D Touch commands

05/05/2016, 04:05 pm

Netflix on Thursday released an important update to its iOS app, enabling more control over streaming on cellular networks, as well as extending the use of 3D Touch gestures.

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Apple to take Chinese iPhone trademark fight to Supreme People's Court

05/05/2016, 12:05 pm

Apple will continue challenging a recent ruling on the use of the "iPhone" trademark in China, taking the case to the country's Supreme People's Court, the company said in a Thursday press statement.

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LAPD cracks iPhone 5S in murder case, but it probably wasn't encrypted

05/05/2016, 09:05 am

An iPhone 5S being held as evidence in the investigation of a 2014 murder has reportedly been unlocked by the Los Angeles Police Department, though the timing of the crime suggests that the phone in question may not have been protected by encryption.

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Search glitches hit iOS and Mac App Stores, concealing major apps [ux2]

05/05/2016, 09:05 am

The iOS and Mac App Stores are failing to show important apps in search results, or are even showing iPhone apps in iPad-only search results, according to complaints seen on Twitter and received by AppleInsider. [Updated x2]

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Sight unseen, consumers are more excited about Apple's 'iPhone 7' than they were for iPhone 6s

05/04/2016, 04:05 pm

A new survey of prospective smartphone owners signals customers are more excited to see what Apple has in store for this year's "iPhone 7" than they were last year's iPhone 6s unveiling, though early interest for the 2016 upgrade is still behind hype for the iPhone 6 two years ago.

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Kohl's becomes first Apple Pay retailer to link rewards, store cards in one transaction

05/04/2016, 11:05 am

Department store chain Kohl's on Wednesday announced that Apple Pay users can now pay with a Kohl's Charge card and earn Yes2You Rewards points at the same, making it the first Apple Pay retailer to combine store card payments and rewards in a single-tap transaction.

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Judge overturns Brazilian WhatsApp shutdown in continuing fight over encrypted data

05/03/2016, 04:05 pm

On Tuesday a Brazilian judge lifted a temporary block on Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger, imposed yesterday by another judge in a fight over chat data demanded in a drug trafficking case.

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Apple loses exclusive rights to 'iPhone' trademark for non-smartphone products in China

05/03/2016, 03:05 pm

Adding to the company's problems in the region, Apple has lost exclusivity on the use of the "iPhone" trademark in China, and must now share it with Beijing-based leather products maker Xintong Tiandi Technology, reports said on Tuesday.

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Apple Pay picks up over 20 more US banks including Texas' Moody National

05/03/2016, 01:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated the roster of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay with 26 new entries, such as Moody National Bank, one of the biggest headquartered in Texas with branches in Houston, Galveston, and Austin.

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Dish Network ventures from satellite TV to iPhone repair with new fixit service

05/03/2016, 10:05 am

In a surprise move, Dish -- known for its satellite television business -- on Tuesday announced an iPhone repair service, allowing people in the U.S. to have a technician come out to their location and fix their phone's screen or battery.

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Apple Pay gets support for prepaid cards with Boon - only in the UK

05/03/2016, 09:05 am

If you're an iPhone owner in the UK and your bank has yet to climb aboard the Apple Pay train -- or you don't have a compatible credit or debit card -- you now have a new prepaid option thanks to the UK launch of Wirecard's Boon mobile payment app with Apple Pay.

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Indian government turns down Apple request to import used iPhones for sale, report says

05/03/2016, 09:05 am

The Indian government has reportedly denied Apple's application to import and sell refurbished iPhones, in a step that may hinder the company's ability to gain traction in the cost-sensitive local smartphone market.

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Apple reportedly increases iPhone SE chip orders amid greater-than-expected demand

05/03/2016, 08:05 am

A new supply chain rumor claims that Apple has increased orders for its new low-end iPhone SE, and plans to build more than 5 million units this quarter alone, as the company continues to struggle to keep up with demand for the 4-inch handset.

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Alleged 'iPhone 7' cable suggests Apple could include 3.5mm headphone jack after all

05/03/2016, 07:05 am

Despite a plethora of rumors and alleged design leaks suggesting Apple's next iPhone won't include a legacy headphone jack, a new part from China claimed to be for the "iPhone 7" depicts space for a 3.5-millimeter input.

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Brazilian judge orders WhatsApp blocked for 72 hours over encryption row

05/02/2016, 03:05 pm

As of Monday afternoon, WhatsApp Messenger will be blocked in Brazil for 72 hours over a dispute about access to encrypted data, according to reports.

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FBI should disclose iPhone vulnerability to Apple, Edward Snowden says

05/02/2016, 10:05 am

Infamous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has once again weighed in on the Apple-FBI battle, this time saying that the bureau should disclose the vulnerability used to crack the San Bernardino iPhone in the interest of national cybersecurity.

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Los Angeles court orders woman to unlock Touch ID-equipped iPhone for FBI

05/02/2016, 09:05 am

Through a Los Angeles court, the FBI recently obtained a warrant forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone equipped with Apple's Touch ID fingerprint technology, according to a report.

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