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Wistron gains approval to build new factory for potential iPhone production expansion in India

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Apple production partner Wistron has successfully received approval to develop more land in India to fuel expansion for its manufacturing efforts, a move that could lead to the firm producing the iPhone 6s in the region in the future.

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22 percent of iPhone owners intend to upgrade to new model in 2018, survey suggests

03/12/2018, 06:03 pm

A new survey from Loup Ventures finds Apple iPhone users are falling into a predictable upgrade cycle, with 22 percent of current owners planning to purchase a next-generation version of the handset this year.

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These are the most exciting products coming to Apple's HomeKit home automation platform in 2018

03/12/2018, 03:03 pm

The HomeKit accessory market has exploded, with a significant number of new accessories already planned to debut by year's end. Here are the most exciting options that we're expecting to see in 2018.

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Apple Maps adds locations of bike-sharing stations in over 175 cities

03/12/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple Maps has been updated to include the locations of bike sharing services in over 175 cities in 36 countries, allowing tourists and those wanting to cycle around an area to quickly find the nearest bike-sharing station that can provide them the two-wheeled vehicles.

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Apple buys iPhone and iPad digital magazine subscription service Texture

03/12/2018, 11:03 am

Apple is reinforcing its services for readers with the long-running Texture digital magazine service, for terms as yet unknown.

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PGA Tour adding ARKit golf courses to app, in time for Arnold Palmer Invitational

03/12/2018, 09:03 am

The latest practical demonstration of Apple's ARKit comes by way of the PGA Tour, which has announced a new augmented reality app to visualize courses and holes within your own home.

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WhatsApp extends the 'delete for everyone' feature from 7 minutes to over an hour

03/12/2018, 09:03 am

WhatsApp has silently rolled out a message deletion feature modification in the latest beta, extending the previous deletion window of seven minutes to a bit over an hour to erase messages either sent in error, or only intended to be displayed for a limited period of time.

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'Made For i' branding may be shifting focus from iPod to iPhone and iPad

03/10/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple appears to be in the midst of slightly changing the "Made For i" program iconography, with new graphics signifying if a device is made for an iPhone, the iPhone and iPad, or the entire iOS lineup.

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Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with... the headphone jack

03/10/2018, 08:03 am

In 2014, Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhone 6 models that kicked off a "supercycle" of upgrades and permanently blunted the high-end Galaxy sales of its top rival in premium smartphones, Samsung. However, it appears that iPhone 6 and 6S suffered statically high hardware failure rates in diagnostic testing, a problem that has since subsided in more recent models. What caused this mysterious problem, and how did Apple improve things?

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'GrayKey' iPhone unlock in use by Indiana police, documents reveal

03/09/2018, 03:03 pm

A recently exposed forensic tool called "GrayKey" -- sold as being able to hack into iOS 11 devices like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X -- is being used by at least one regional police force in the U.S.

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Nintendo knocks 50 percent off 'Super Mario Run' for iOS on 'Mario Day'

03/09/2018, 02:03 pm

Nintendo's first truly big game for iPhones and iPads, "Super Mario Run," has been discounted from $9.99 to $4.99 as a promotion centered around "Mario Day," March 10.

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Kuo: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unlikely to feature under-display fingerprint recognition

03/08/2018, 10:03 pm

Though previous rumor and speculation pegged Samsung to incorporate cutting edge under-display fingerprint recognition technology in its upcoming Galaxy Note 9, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now believes the feature will not be ready in time for an expected release later this year.

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Apple VCSEL supplier suggests TrueDepth coming to multiple iPhones this fall

03/08/2018, 09:03 pm

Comments made during Apple supplier Finisar's most recent earnings report suggest the company, which provides vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser modules for iPhone X's TrueDepth system, is prepping for the technology to be included in multiple iPhones rumored to debut later this year.

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Benchmarks on shipping hardware find iPhone X superior to Samsung Galaxy S9+

03/08/2018, 08:03 pm

With the Galaxy S9 and S9+ now in the hands of tech reviewers, some are beginning to evaluate how Samsung's latest handsets stacks up against Apple's flagship iPhone X. One head-to-head shows the S9's Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU, while speedy, is easily bested by Apple's A11 Bionic power plant.

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Survey calls Android buyers "more loyal," but more users are still switching to iOS

03/08/2018, 06:03 pm

A survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners created headlines that Android was "beating iOS in smartphone loyalty," but the data actually shows that more Android users choose to upgrade to iOS than flow the other way and that most users tend to stick with what they've used before.

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August upgrades all Doorbell Cam owners with 24 hours of free video recording

03/08/2018, 01:03 pm

August on Thursday announced that all versions of the iPhone-connected Doorbell Cam, including the current Doorbell Cam Pro, will automatically get free video recordings of activity detected in the last 24 hours.

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Snap executing another round of layoffs, 120 engineers losing their jobs [u]

03/08/2018, 10:03 am

Snapchat developer Snap is preparing to lay off 120 engineers, or almost 10 percent of its engineering team.

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Netflix bringing vertical video previews to iPhone app in April

03/08/2018, 09:03 am

Starting next month, people using Netflix's mobile apps will be able to watch video previews for the first time -- and displayed in a vertical format, so they don't need to rotate their iPhones.

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Google to kill support for iPhone 6s-era Nexus phones and all of its tablets in Android P

03/08/2018, 08:03 am

Google's upcoming release of the next version of Android OS will abandon support for all Nexus-branded phones and its sole remaining tablet product, Pixel C, ending future updates for products that were sold two years ago. The decision isn't just Google's however; Qualcomm also plays a role in ending support for functional phones prematurely.

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Rumor: Apple working on cheaper HomePod for launch this year

03/07/2018, 05:03 pm

A somewhat questionable report out of Taiwan on Wednesday says Apple is working on more affordable editions of stalwart product lines including iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as a lower priced HomePod.

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