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Apple makes 'last-minute decision' to use TSMC for 30% of 'A9' chip orders for next iPhone

04/15/2015, 09:04 pm

Facing poor yield rates from chipmaker GlobalFoundries, Apple has apparently made an eleventh-hour call as it solidifies its supply chain for the next-generation iPhone, opting to award nearly a third of "A9" chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

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Apple's iOS App Store widens revenue lead over Google Play in Q1 2015

04/15/2015, 06:04 pm

Apple strengthened its position over Google in mobile app market revenue during the first quarter of 2015, helped along by massive growth in China, a country that now downloads more apps than the U.S., according to a report by analytics firm App Annie issued on Tuesday.

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Tumblr, Wikipedia overhaul apps for iOS with new looks and features

04/15/2015, 02:04 pm

Tumblr and Wikipedia released major updates to their iOS apps on Wednesday, revising their look as well as adding a number of features that expand their use and streamline navigation.

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Future iPhones might automatically broadcast IM-style operating status data to contacts

04/14/2015, 04:04 am

iPhone owners may soon have an easier way to determine whether a friend is available to take a call, as a new Apple patent describes a system in which devices automatically send out IM-style system status information that can be viewed dynamically by other users.

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InstaMed brings first application of Apple Pay to healthcare industry

04/13/2015, 10:04 am

A payment service provider, InstaMed, on Monday announced it is integrating Apple Pay support, marking the first application of Apple's mobile payment platform in the healthcare industry.

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Mophie launches Space Pack battery cases for current-gen iPhones & iPads, Spacestation battery pack

04/09/2015, 06:04 pm

Mophie on Thursday launched Space Pack battery and storage cases for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and iPad mini, as well as a new Spacestation battery/storage pack, and a 2.0 update of its Space file manager for iOS.

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Android Wear support may soon arrive on Apple's iPhone

04/09/2015, 02:04 pm

Google is almost ready to bring support for Android Wear devices to the iPhone, but public availability will be dependent not only on Apple approval but whether Google decides to release it, a new report claims.

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Touch ID not working in App Store for some iOS 8.3 users

04/09/2015, 11:04 am

Apple's newly released iOS 8.3 update is preventing Touch ID from being used to make App Store purchases for some iPhone and iPad owners, according to complaints on Twitter and Apple's support forums.

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Advocacy groups ask FTC to investigate YouTube Kids app for targeting children with ads

04/07/2015, 06:04 pm

Consumer and child advocacy groups, such as the Center for Digital Democracy, today asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google's YouTube Kids app violates rules for children's programming.

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Sony to spend $376M on expanded camera sensor production for iPhone, other devices

04/07/2015, 04:04 pm

For the second time this year, Sony has announced plans to expand its capacity to produce CMOS camera sensor chips, particularly to deal with component orders for products like Apple's iPhone.

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Contentious 'After School' returns to App Store, '1Password for Mac' gets time-based two-step verification

04/07/2015, 03:04 pm

The controversial high school messaging app After School has returned to the iOS App Store after a fourth-month ban, while 1Password for Mac has been updated with a time-based two-step verification system, and Adobe's Reader app for iOS has been rebranded and relaunched under the Acrobat DC flag.

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Intel to mask billion-dollar mobile losses with new financial reporting structure

04/07/2015, 10:04 am

With its troubled mobile chip unit hemorrhaging cash -- thanks in part to Apple's domination of the smartphone and tablet markets -- Intel this week announced that it would no longer report mobile earnings as a separate line item, instead choosing to lump them in with its money-minting PC business.

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Apple Pay picks up 39 new banks, credit unions in run-up to Apple Watch

04/07/2015, 09:04 am

Apple on Tuesday added 39 more banks and credit unions to the roster of institutions offering support for Apple Pay, bringing the total to more than 180 since the service's launch in October 2014.

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Apple Pay to face mobile payments competitor CurrentC in mid-2015

04/06/2015, 10:04 pm

Apple's iPhone-based Apple Pay service will soon see its first major competition in the mobile payments space as MCX consortium-backed solution CurrentC prepares to go public.

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Messages in iOS 8.3 beta comes with automatic spam reporting functions

04/06/2015, 05:04 pm

A new feature discovered in the latest iOS 8.3 developer beta lets users quickly report spam content in Messages without having to go through Apple's current elaborate support procedure, AppleInsider has learned.

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First look: Beastgrip Pro lens adapter platform for Apple's iPhone

04/06/2015, 03:04 pm

Beastgrip, makers of the camera mount used to shoot a Bentley car commercial, are back with a Kickstarter for a much-improved version of their camera mount, Beastgrip Pro. AppleInsider was given an opportunity to test out the prototype hardware ahead of the crowdfunding launch.

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Samsung fighting off its own 'bendgate' controversy, says Galaxy S6 not bendable in normal daily use

04/06/2015, 09:04 am

After Samsung poked fun at Apple's iPhone 6 for the so-called "bendgate" controversy, the South Korean electronics maker is now in the midst of its own public relations crisis, and has been forced to respond to a video showing its new Galaxy S6 Edge bending and breaking.

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'Bendgate' returns: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge just as bendable as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

04/03/2015, 10:04 am

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge flagship handset was put to the test this week and found to be susceptible to bending under the exact same force as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, putting the South Korean conglomerate on the hotseat in "Bendgate" redux.

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Samsung reportedly wins contract to supply 'A9' SoCs for Apple's next iPhone

04/02/2015, 09:04 pm

A report on Thursday once again affirms rumors that Apple is contracting Samsung to manufacture A-series processors expected for inclusion in next-generation iPhone handsets.

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Apple's iPhone grows to 27.6% of Chinese smartphone market, led by iPhone 6

04/02/2015, 12:04 pm

The iPhone's share of the Chinese smartphone market rose to a new all-time high of 27.6 percent in a three-month period ending in February, driven primarily by sales of the iPhone 6, according to industry research data published on Thursday.

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