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Topic: iPhone

'Designed by Apple in California' book released in $200 and $300 editions [u]

11/15/2016, 08:11 am

Apple on Tuesday announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products ranging from the original iMac to the Apple Pencil.

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KGI: iPhone 7 demand has peaked, suppliers to revise down forecasts

11/15/2016, 12:11 am

Though Apple is still showing shipment delays on iPhone 7 Plus orders -- and Jet Black iPhone 7 units -- noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo infers early buzz around Apple's latest flagship smartphone is flagging, and as such believes overall shipments have peaked.

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Apple opens up Apple Pay donations to non-profit organizations

11/14/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple on Monday enabled the use of Apple Pay for donations to non-profit organizations, addressing a fundamental gap in the mobile payment platform.

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Google revamps Play Music with recommended playlists based on location, time & activity

11/14/2016, 12:11 pm

Google on Monday overhauled the interface for its on-demand streaming service, Play Music, with an emphasis on serving up playlists based on factors like location, activity, time of day, and even the weather.

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Chinese state-run media promises consequences for Apple, others if Trump starts trade war

11/14/2016, 08:11 am

China has threatened that a trade war against the country will result in more harm to the U.S., with a state-run paper threatening that the government will take "countermeasures" against Apple's iPhone and the automotive industry if an economic conflict comes to pass.

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Analysts reaffirm rumors of curved 5- & 5.8-inch 'iPhone 8' models in 2017

11/11/2016, 12:11 pm

A new analyst report tells investors to expect both 5- and 5.8-inch curved, bezel-free iPhones in the future, after visiting production lines and suppliers in China.

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Apple supplier Japan Display discusses $703M bailout from Japanese government

11/11/2016, 01:11 am

Japan Display, a major Apple LCD display supplier, is reportedly in advanced talks to receive a 75 billion yen ($703 million) bailout from the government-backed fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, one of its biggest investors.

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Reports differ on Casetek's future contribution to Apple iPhone case supply

11/10/2016, 09:11 am

With one supply chain monitor claiming that Apple case manufacturer Casetek is on the path to supply future iPhone enclosures, remarks made by the manufacturer's CEO are far less clear on the matter, suggesting only a possibility of a future contract.

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Pushbullet makes cross-platform link and file sharing easier

11/09/2016, 02:11 pm

One of the regular problems of a multi-platform universe is that sometimes, you'll stumble across a link or file that's better simply viewed on another device. Pushbullet's self-titled app can be a good solution, especially if you live at least partly outside of the Apple ecosystem.

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Facebook enables push advertising through Messenger chats

11/09/2016, 09:11 am

People using Facebook may soon start to receive advertising via Messenger, though only under limited circumstances, the company's VP of messaging products announced this week.

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Watch: iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode vs. DSLR

11/08/2016, 10:11 pm

Apple with the recent release of iOS 10.1 enabled Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus, allowing users to add a touch of artistic blur to their images by simulating an enhanced depth-of-field effect. AppleInsider compares the still-in-beta feature to a true prosumer DSLR, the Canon 5D Mark IV with full-frame sensor.

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Apple relaunches online sales of refurbished iPhones [u]

11/08/2016, 03:11 pm

For the first time in years, Apple has begun selling refurbished iPhones from its U.S. online store, giving people a cheaper way of getting into the iPhone ecosystem while still having official warranty support. [Updated with corrections]

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Apple hardware, software support iOS app now available in the Netherlands

11/08/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple has performed what may be a soft launch of a new Apple Service app in the Netherlands, allowing users in that country to schedule Genius Bar appointments, as well as get live chat-based support for Macs, iPads, and iPhones.

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Filing suggests Apple investing big in OLED supply, increasing capital expenditure

11/08/2016, 11:11 am

An investment firm has delved deeply into Apple's most recent Securities and Exchange Commission 10-K filing, and sees purchase orders extending over one year in duration which suggests to them that Apple is in the middle of a big OLED buy from Samsung -- the main supplier of the technology.

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Verizon debuts 5GB and 10GB prepaid data plans

11/07/2016, 04:11 pm

On Monday, U.S. wireless carrier Verizon introduced two more plans for its prepaid smartphone customers, supplementing three existing options.

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Questionable rumor says Apple could add 'Jet White' option for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

11/07/2016, 11:11 am

Apple is planning to add a "Jet White" color option for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, a rumor claimed on Monday.

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Google deploys giant update for iOS Gmail app with new design, improved speed

11/07/2016, 10:11 am

Google has unveiled a completely redesigned Gmail for iOS app, adding support for Gmail's "undo send" feature, and vast improvements to search.

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Apple brings AirPod-style streaming, Live Listen accessibility to MFi hearing aids

11/05/2016, 05:11 pm

Apple has enhanced its iOS accessibility features for users with hearing impairments, adapting its enhanced Bluetooth-based streaming to Made For iPhone hearing aids while introducing Live Listen, a feature that uses an iPhone's mic to focus on conversations in loud environments.

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Apple unlikely to refresh iPhone SE in March 2017, analyst says

11/04/2016, 11:11 pm

As Apple faces pressure to maintain high gross margins amidst flagging iPhone sales, well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests the company will not apply an annual refresh cycle to its affordable, small form-factor iPhone SE handset.

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Honda announces that the 2017 Pilot EX will support Apple's CarPlay, Android Auto

11/04/2016, 11:11 am

Automotive manufacturer Honda has announced that Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay will be implemented in higher-end 2017 Pilot models.

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