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Topic: iPhone

Popular iPhone messaging app WhatsApp newly crippled by China's 'Great Firewall'

07/18/2017, 10:07 am

Facebook's last remaining tentpole product in China -- WhatsApp -- has reportedly been severely crippled by changes to China's internet filters, often known as the "Great Firewall."

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Analyst tells other pundits to 'quit worrying' about Apple's possible 'iPhone 8' delays

07/18/2017, 10:07 am

A new analyst's report is calling for calm, and pointing out that devout Apple fans will likely wait for the "iPhone 8" rather than jump ship to another device by Apple or another vendor entirely.

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Samsung rumored to resume making iPhone chips for Apple in 2018 with 7nm 'A12'

07/18/2017, 09:07 am

Samsung has reportedly secured a deal to resume making A-series processors for Apple in 2018, having been largely cut out of production for the past few years.

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Honda says Apple CarPlay coming standard on 2018 Accord 2.0T, optional on other trims

07/17/2017, 12:07 pm

Honda has announced that the 2018 Accord, launching this fall, will once again offer Apple's CarPlay, which allows iPhone owners to bridge Siri and select apps with a car's dash interface.

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Subway to use Apple Pay in new self-order kiosks & iPhone preorders

07/17/2017, 11:07 am

Subway is in the middle of testing a new restaurant design that will make Apple Pay an integral option when ordering food, in some cases before people even walk through the door.

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Apple celebrates World Emoji Day with tease of new options in iOS 11, High Sierra

07/17/2017, 11:07 am

To commemorate World Emoji Day, Apple has shared some new emoji included in the next versions of its operating systems, and is promoting some movies with titles made of the graphics.

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Apple Pay promotion in China offers users steep discounts on goods, better bank rewards

07/17/2017, 10:07 am

Apple is making a play to attract Chinese users to Apple Pay, and is offering discounts of up to 50 percent on goods from a wide array of merchants.

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Latest supply chain reports claim 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8' both face production delays

07/17/2017, 09:07 am

Supply chain reports suggest that one of Apple's suppliers is having production difficulties in a part associated with the OLED screen which will cause mass production to start later than normal for the "iPhone 8" -- and the "iPhone 7s" has yet hit the assembly lines for reasons unknown.

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Review: Koogeek P1 Smart Plug an affordable way to get started with Apple's HomeKit

07/16/2017, 03:07 am

We may be in a renaissance of HomeKit peripherals after iOS 11 ships, but if you're ready to get in now, the Koogeek P1 Smart Plug is a decent starting point -- but not perfect.

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How to: turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate book reading tool

07/15/2017, 03:07 pm

As it stands, straight out of the box, Apple's iPad is a decent reading tool -- but it could be far better. Join AppleInsider for an examination of some apps and services we've been using for a while to really make the device a universal, digital book reader.

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Apple buying, leasing equipment for suppliers to ensure parts for 'iPhone 8'

07/14/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple recently bought production equipment for rigid flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCBs) and is now leasing it to suppliers, hoping to secure a stable flow of parts for this fall's "iPhone 8," according to a report.

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RFID tech expansion in iOS 11 allows Apple iPhone to authenticate goods, buy on the spot

07/14/2017, 01:07 pm

With the introduction of iOS 11, security company WISeKey's WISeAuthentic solution for brand protection will be compatible for the first time with Apple's iPhones.

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US Customs says it can search iPhones, but not cloud services

07/14/2017, 11:07 am

While U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents can search an American traveler's iPhone, they're not allowed to search any data stored in the cloud, the CBP said recently in response to questions by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden.

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Bangalore iPhone App Accelerator facility gives attendees a two-year lead on competition

07/14/2017, 09:07 am

Developers from Apple's Bangalore, India App Accelerator claim that the center gives them a leg up on competitors, with the mentoring help them adopt Apple's frameworks much quicker than they would have otherwise.

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Sweetgreen iPhone app applies meal calorie counts to Apple Health

07/13/2017, 03:07 pm

Organic food restaurant Sweetgreen has added the ability to apply calorie counts for take-out dishes to Health data when orders are placed through an app -- and it appears to be among the first of its kind.

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Photo app Infltr briefly goes free in official Apple Store promotion

07/13/2017, 11:07 am

Apple is now offering free redemption codes for Infltr -- a camera/editing tool for the iPhone and iPad that usually costs $2 -- to users of the Apple Store iOS app.

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As Apple prepares premium-priced 'iPhone 8,' luxury smartphone maker Vertu collapses

07/13/2017, 11:07 am

Premium smartphone maker Vertu, known for extremely expensive devices made with high-end materials, has announced it will no longer build handsets. The move comes as Apple is expected to release its most expensive iPhone ever, though not quite to the exorbitant prices Vertu charged.

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Apple's unified iPhone userbase could help kickstart augmented reality industry

07/13/2017, 10:07 am

Apple's hegemony over its hardware and software platforms could boost not just the company's own augmented reality efforts, but the AR industry in general -- in a way that hasn't been managed by Google so far.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to feature rear-facing 3D laser for AR and faster autofocus, report says

07/12/2017, 07:07 pm

Apple is reportedly working to implement a specialized rear-facing laser system in its upcoming "iPhone 8" that will facilitate augmented reality applications, like those produced with ARKit, as well as faster and more accurate autofocus capabilities.

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New Microsoft artificial intelligence app for iPhone describes world for visually impaired

07/12/2017, 04:07 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released Seeing AI, an iPhone app that attempts to analyze its surroundings and describe them audibly for people with impaired vision.

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