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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to replace Touch ID home button with 'function area,' start at $1,000

02/15/2017, 06:02 pm

Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new 'iPhone 8' model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate to an area for virtual buttons, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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3D laser scanner possibly destined for Apple's 'iPhone 8' expected to add facial recognition, future AR use

02/15/2017, 02:02 pm

The 3D laser scanning module that may make an appearance on the "iPhone 8" raises a number of questions, and a new report attempts to shed some light on the subject, including what model of iPhone it might appear on this year.

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Rumored new Foxconn iPhone plant in India lurches forward, timetable for opening unknown

02/15/2017, 09:02 am

Foxconn's delayed plans to build a manufacturing plant in Maharashtra, India may finally bear fruit, with Foxconn executives reportedly meating with the region's Chief Minister to hammer out some details.

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Apple in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to supply OLED panels for future iPhone

02/15/2017, 12:02 am

As it looks to bolster its supply of OLED panels, a hot commodity that remains in short supply worldwide, Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of next-gen iPhone screens.

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Pioneer debuts Rayz 'smart' Lightning earphones with talk and charge, six mics for noise cancelling

02/14/2017, 10:02 pm

Audio solutions specialist Pioneer on Tuesday announced Rayz, a wired earphone that leverages Lightning to power six onboard microphones, sensor-less ear detection and mapping, a dedicated multifunction button and, on one model, a unique in-line charging node.

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Apple's Siri gets 'LEGO Batman Movie' tie-in with custom Bat-phrases

02/14/2017, 08:02 pm

In a rare promotional tie-in, Apple has quietly updated its Siri virtual assistant with a series of comedic phrases that relate to the recently released "LEGO Batman Movie" from Warner Brothers.

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Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1 wireless headphones

02/14/2017, 12:02 pm

With BeatsX, Apple takes the best of Beats by Dre's line of minimalist earphones in-ear monitors wireless, incorporating the new W1 chip, top-notch materials and unique Flex Form neck strap into a consumer-friendly design.

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Latest Apple ad uses Brazil's Carnival to highlight iPhone 7 Plus camera

02/14/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a video ad promoting the iPhone 7 Plus in Brazil, linking it to the start of the country's annual Carnival season.

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Future iPhone 'Pokemon Go' updates to include 'abbreviated' trading, PvP battling

02/14/2017, 10:02 am

In an interview, "Pokémon Go" developer Niantic's claims that trading and player-versus-player battles are in development, and will be available to players incrementally over a few updates soon to come to the title.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' again rumored to feature reinforced glass back, stainless steel frame

02/14/2017, 09:02 am

A new report from Chinese manufacturers reinforces the reports that the next wave of iPhones will have three releases in 4.7-, 5.5-, and 5.8-inch screen sizes, and names China-based Foxconn and Catcher Technology, plus U.S. based Jabil Circuit as suppliers.

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T-Mobile parries Verizon, adds HD video and 10GB mobile tethering to unlimited plan

02/13/2017, 05:02 pm

Countering Verizon's recently resurrected unlimited plan, T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Monday announced the mobile telecom's One plan will on Friday include HD video streaming and 10GB of data for Mobile Hotspot use.

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Latest Apple ads showcase composition, focus features in iPhone 7 Plus Portrait photos

02/13/2017, 03:02 pm

A pair of new television ads for the iPhone 7 Plus were published by Apple on Monday, highlighting the depth-of-field Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus in action.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to boast larger Plus-sized battery in form factor similar to 4.7" iPhone 7

02/13/2017, 10:02 am

By shrinking components inside of its next-generation flagship iPhone, Apple apparently plans to squeeze a Plus-sized battery into a smaller form factor, new details reveal.

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Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium ahead of 'iPhone 8'

02/13/2017, 09:02 am

With this year's flagship iPhone expected to be the first to boast wireless charging, Apple has officially joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the governing body behind the Qi charging standard.

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Apple and Samsung allegedly forge $4.3 billion deal for 5-inch iPhone OLED screens

02/13/2017, 09:02 am

Possibly adding to a 2016 deal, a report from South Korea has emerged claiming that Apple has entered into a $4.3 billion contract with Samsung for 60 million 5-inch OLED screens potentially destined for a next-generation iPhone.

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Editorial: Why Apple ignores so much pundit innovation advice

02/13/2017, 02:02 am

Pundits are confounded by how Apple seems to ignore all their great ideas, but the company's strategy appears to be working out rather well on its own. Here's a look at why Apple has done so well while disregarding three major themes of Toxic Innovation Advice, pertaining to acquisition targets, obvious feature requests and commodity hardware.

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Verizon Unlimited plan resurrected with 4G, talk, text for $80 per month [u]

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

Verizon has re-launched an unlimited data plan for the first time in years, with Verizon Unlimited giving subscribers unlimited data, talk, and text for $80 per month with a single line.

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Head to head: Apple's BeatsX vs. AirPods

02/11/2017, 10:02 pm

With BeatsX now in stores, AppleInsider takes a closer look at the new W1 chip-equipped wireless earphones and how they compare with Apple's flagship AirPods.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 8' will use separate wireless charging accessory, ditch Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter

02/11/2017, 06:02 pm

Only one of this fall's upcoming iPhone models -- the so-called "iPhone 8" or "iPhone X" -- will offer inductive charging and a glass back, but buyers will have to use a separate accessory to juice up wirelessly, a report said on Saturday.

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First look: Apple's BeatsX earphones with integrated W1 chip

02/10/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple on Friday released BeatsX, a long-delayed wireless earphone product in the Beats line that incorporates the company's new W1 chip into a tethered headset design. AppleInsider goes hands-on in this first look video.

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