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Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

02/21/2017, 07:02 pm

Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm's X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit downloads. The new chip could enable global mobile support for Apple's next iPhones.

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Review: Jaybird's X3 Bluetooth earbuds are a great choice for pumping iron

02/21/2017, 06:02 pm

The Jaybird X3s are a high-quality, yet affordable alternative to other fitness-oriented Bluetooth headphones, including Apple's AirPods and Beats products. Whether or not they're right for you, though, can be very subjective.

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The average US iPhone owner spent $40 in App Store purchases during 2016

02/21/2017, 05:02 pm

Over the course of 2016, American iPhone owners forked out an average of $40 on iOS App Store purchases, including in-app transactions -- up from $35 in 2015, according to new analytics data.

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As legal spat with Apple continues, Qualcomm teases ultra-fast 1.2Gbps LTE mobile chips

02/21/2017, 11:02 am

Apple supplier Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed a new LTE modem, the Snapdragon X20, which could push the limits of the cellular technology and theoretically appear in a 2018 iPhone --if the chipmaker and Apple can get along.

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Apple rumored to eliminate 32GB tier with 'iPhone 8,' with capacity starting at 64GB

02/21/2017, 10:02 am

While not much has been said up until now about Apple's possible intentions for user storage on the "iPhone 8," a new report claims that the high-end device will have at least 64 gigabytes of flash storage, with a second configuration boasting 256 gigabytes.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' may not use curved OLED due to production problems

02/21/2017, 10:02 am

Although Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" is expected to offer a 5.15-inch AMOLED screen with a 2K resolution, the company is dropping plans to make it curved because of problems discovered in testing, a research firm said on Tuesday.

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Wireless charging likely coming to Apple's 'iPhone 8,' but not Energous's long-range solution

02/21/2017, 09:02 am

A new report sheds some doubt on Apple's "iPhone 8" including Energous wireless charging at-range technology, and suggests that it will either use the Qi or the Airfuel protocols.

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'iPhone 8' to include game changing 3D facial recognition tech in FaceTime camera

02/21/2017, 08:02 am

In addition to being a complete redesign of the iconic handset, Apple's anticipated "iPhone 8" will reportedly bring key technical upgrades to the platform, including a "revolutionary" front facing 3D camera system that can be used for a variety of applications, from biometric authentication to games.

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Apple shares four new 'One Night' ads focusing on iPhone 7 low-light photography [u]

02/20/2017, 06:02 pm

Apple on Monday shared a series of four short commercial spots featuring the low-light photo capture capabilities of iPhone 7, with the ads taking viewers on a trip through a sampling of nighttime scenes, from New York to Johannesburg.

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Apple unlikely to develop an Echo-like standalone Siri speaker - report

02/20/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple doesn't appear interested in developing a standalone Amazon Echo-like speaker utilizing Siri, as the company's vision is instead linked to devices like the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods.

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Apple releases third beta of iOS 10.3 with 'Find my AirPods,' tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 for developers

02/20/2017, 01:02 pm

Nearly two weeks since the last release, Apple has made available the third betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 available to developers.

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Snapchat begins online sales of iPhone-connected Spectacles

02/20/2017, 10:02 am

Snap on Monday launched online sales of the Spectacles, its iPhone- and Android-connected smartglasses, finally expanding beyond its rare vending machines and a pop-up store located in New York City.

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Apple reportedly snaps up Israeli facial recognition company RealFace for $2 million

02/19/2017, 07:02 pm

Adding weight to the rumors circulating about a future iPhone boasting facial recognition, reports claim that Apple has purchased RealFace -- a machine learning company specializing in the technology.

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Use Workflow 1.7 for iPhone to quickly save notes and images

02/19/2017, 07:02 pm

The latest update to automation app Workflow 1.7 latest update makes it simpler to get started and better to streamline multi-app user processes. AppleInsider walks you through setting up your first workflow, and tailoring it specifically to what you need.

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Apple's iPhone drops to fifth place in Chinese smartphone market

02/18/2017, 11:02 pm

Apple continued to struggle for ground in China during the December quarter, ceding fourth place in the country's smartphone market under pressure from local brands like Huawei and Xiaomi, according to new research data.

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The best Warhammer 40,000 games for the iPhone and iPad

02/18/2017, 09:02 pm

There are dozens of Warhammer 40,000 games available for iOS, but which are the must-plays? AppleInsider examines them, and purges the heretical ones.

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Review: Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes for iPhone is short on plot, long on tactics

02/18/2017, 02:02 pm

The 27-year-old "Fire Emblem" series' latest entry was released earlier in February on iOS -- AppleInsider fights the forces of evil in "Fire Emblem Heroes."

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Apple partnering with Broadcom on custom wireless charging chip for future iPhone

02/17/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple is thought to be working with chipmaker Broadcom on a custom designed wireless charging system destined for the company's iPhone product line, though the silicon might not be ripe for inclusion in this year's "iPhone 8" model.

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Confide app used by White House staff not as secure as claimed, report suggests

02/17/2017, 11:02 am

Confide -- a messaging app being used by some White House staff and reporters, and available for Apple's iPhone and Mac among other platforms -- may not be sufficiently secure, according to a new report.

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Supply chain expects 49.5M iPhone sales in Q2, profits retained by high ASP until 'iPhone 8'

02/17/2017, 11:02 am

A recent analyst report suggests that Apple will see a slight drop in iPhone sales from 2016 for the next two quarters, but profits will be relatively unaffected because of the continued consumer interest in the iPhone 7 Plus.

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