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Apple could bring long-distance wireless charging to iPhone, iPad as soon as 2017

01/28/2016, 11:01 pm

Apple is reportedly working on an advanced wireless iPhone and iPad charging technology capable of bridging longer distances than currently available hardware, with a potential launch targeted as early as next year.

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Apple Pay support reported to arrive at Bank of America, Wells Fargo ATMs

01/28/2016, 05:01 pm

Bank of America and Wells Fargo are reportedly working to bring Apple Pay compatibility to their respective ATM machines, meaning iPhone and Apple Watch owners might soon be able to complete transactions using provisioned debit cards.

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T-Mobile adds Amazon Video, other services to controversial Binge On program

01/28/2016, 01:01 pm

T-Mobile on Thursday announced the addition of four new partners to its Binge On program for subscribers, including Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision Now, and the WWE Network.

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Production already underway for Apple's new 4-inch 'iPhone 6c' - report

01/28/2016, 12:01 pm

Apple has reportedly begun mass production of its new 4-inch handset, with the device slated for release this spring in a bid to kickstart sales in important emerging markets.

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Apple recalls some AC adapters, world travel kits in parts of South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania

01/28/2016, 10:01 am

Apple on Thursday issued a recall for two-pronged AC wall plug adapters designed for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea over a potential risk for electric shock.

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A smartphone was shipped for 1 of every 5 people alive in 2015

01/28/2016, 09:01 am

Manufacturers shipped nearly 1.5 billion smartphones to the world's 7.4 billion inhabitants in 2015 as consumers opted to replace older devices with newer LTE-equipped models or those with larger displays.

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Facebook open to payments partnerships with Apple Pay, others

01/27/2016, 11:01 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday name dropped Apple Pay in a discussion about his company's willingness to partner with payments providers as a route to ad monetization, calling the fledgling service a segment innovator.

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New quarterly data ranks iPhone high in China & US despite challenging conditions

01/27/2016, 12:01 pm

iPhone loyalty is at its strongest point in the U.S. since 2012, and despite numerous obstacles in China, Apple has managed to reclaim a position as the bestselling smartphone brand in that region, according to a new December-quarter research report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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Despite past failures, case makers place early bet on Apple 'iPhone 6c'

01/27/2016, 11:01 am

Being among the first to offer cases for a new iPhone is a multi-million dollar business opportunity that leaves manufacturers racing to prepare updated models based on rumors and hearsay -- a move that can easily backfire.

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Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' to sport dual-camera iSight array built on LinX imaging technology

01/27/2016, 05:01 am

Apple's next-generation, jumbo-size iPhone is expected to come in a dual-camera configuration -- with optical image stabilization and zoom -- achieved through technology procured from last year's LinX acquisition, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Munster: iPhone to return to growth in 2016 despite macroeconomic worries

01/26/2016, 11:01 pm

Explaining Tuesday's earnings call, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said Apple's repeated allusions to macroeconomic headwinds might have "spooked" investors despite a better than expected guide on iPhone, but the analyst sees light at the end of the tunnel.

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Apple guides first-ever iPhone sales decline in Q2

01/26/2016, 07:01 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the first fiscal period of 2016, CEO Tim Cook said he expects year-over-year iPhone unit sales to decline in the current March quarter, the first downturn for iPhone since its launch in 2007.

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ExxonMobil to accept Apple Pay at the pump through Speedpass+ [u]

01/26/2016, 05:01 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the first quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced upcoming availability for Apple Pay at ExxonMobil gas stations through that company's Speedpass+ touchless payments system.

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Rising iPhone ASP in Q1 hints at healthy iPhone 6s sales

01/26/2016, 05:01 pm

In first quarter financial results announced on Tuesday, Apple's average selling price (ASP) for the iPhone rose to $690.50, suggesting a fairly healthy demand for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus which launched in September.

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Microsoft launches business-oriented News Pro aggregator for iPhone, Web

01/26/2016, 04:01 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced News Pro, a news aggregator for both iPhones and the Web that takes a different tack thanks to its dependence on Bing News, and a focus on business-related topics instead of general interests.

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UK's Barclays may add long-delayed Apple Pay support in March

01/26/2016, 09:01 am

Barclays should, after a long wait, add support for Apple Pay sometime in mid- to late March, according to an email from one of the U.K. bank's top executives.

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Samsung planning to bring many new apps to iOS, rumor claims

01/25/2016, 05:01 pm

Samsung will allegedly port a number of apps to iOS later this year as it tries to increase the cross-platform appeal of its devices, including speakers, tablets, and fitness trackers.

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Web link causes Safari crashes, device reboots on iOS and Mac [u]

01/25/2016, 01:01 pm

A website in circulation as a prank on Safari users is causing the Mac edition of the browser to crash, and iPhones and iPads to reboot, reports said on Monday.

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Spotify's first video offerings launching on iOS next week, ad-free

01/25/2016, 01:01 pm

Spotify is taking its first steps into streaming video with an Android rollout this week, followed by the introduction of iOS support the next, the company announced on Monday.

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Fire breaks out at Foxconn's main iPhone factory, no injuries or production setbacks reported

01/25/2016, 10:01 am

A fire erupted Sunday evening at Foxconn's main iPhone manufacturing facility in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, though no one was hurt and it didn't affect production, the company claimed.

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