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Video shows early competing iPhone prototypes developed by Tony Fadell and Scott Forstall

01/11/2017, 01:01 am

A video posted to the internet on Tuesday shows two very early iPhone prototypes running differing software versions of Apple's "Acorn OS," one developed by a team led by Tony Fadell and another by Scott Forstall's group.

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Apple CareKit integrates with Tresorit ZeroKit to secure patient data in the cloud

01/10/2017, 07:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced its CareKit development framework, designed to create apps that let healthcare professionals continue followup care with patients, is now integrated with Tresorit's ZeroKit, which provides end-to-end encryption of users' account credentials and their health data to the cloud.

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AT&T to raise unlimited data plan pricing to $40 in March

01/10/2017, 06:01 pm

Just over a year after AT&T raised rates for subscribers grandfathered in to unlimited data plans, the company once again intends to bump up prices another $5 per month come March.

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Rumored 'iPhone 8' stainless steel chassis could expand Apple's American supply chain

01/10/2017, 11:01 am

If Apple does indeed switch to a Jabil-made stainless steel chassis for the "iPhone 8," the company could expand its comparatively small American supply chain and appease U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, who has pushed for more domestic manufacturing.

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Verizon plans purge of 200GB+ bandwidth hogging unlimited data users

01/10/2017, 10:01 am

Verizon Wireless will force unlimited data subscribers who use over 200 gigabytes of bandwidth per month to change their plan to one with a data cap, or face having their wireless service disconnected.

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Apple to forge 'iPhone 8' chassis from stainless steel, report says

01/10/2017, 02:01 am

A rumor out of East Asia on Tuesday suggests Apple might ditch aluminum for forged stainless steel in crafting its next-generation iPhone, lending credence to predictions of an "iPhone 8" with "glass sandwich" design.

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Phil Schiller discusses iPhone's impact on Apple, 10 years after launch

01/09/2017, 10:01 am

On the 10th anniversary of the iPhone's unveiling, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller reminisced on the past decade, talking about what the iPhone means to the company, how it has changed Apple over time, and the marks the device has made on the entire world.

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WeChat CEO celebrates Apple iPhone at 10, challenges App Store with new 'mini programs'

01/09/2017, 09:01 am

After a series of social media posts celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary, WeChat founder Allan Zhang deployed a series of web apps for all smartphone users called "mini programs," in an attempt to combat Apple's dominance in the field and possibly collect some of the billions of dollars fed into the app economy in the future.

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As OLED iPhone rumors swirl, Apple supplier Sharp sinks $864M into display tech

01/09/2017, 09:01 am

Foxconn-owned Sharp is reportedly planning to invest 100 billion yen, or about $864 million U.S., into setting up an OLED production line, amidst expectations that Apple's "iPhone 8" will switch from LCD display technology to OLED.

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Ten Years of iPhone: the past present and future of Apple's blockbuster phenomenon

01/09/2017, 03:01 am

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone during his keynote address at Macworld 2007. More than just a new product, the new device launched a radical new computing platform and rapidly accelerated the sophistication of mobile computing.

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Samsung makes good on promise to bring Gear S2, S3, Fit 2 smartwatch compatibility to iOS

01/08/2017, 07:01 am

After initially announcing iOS support for the Gear S3 in August of 2015, Samsung has published apps for the Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2 on the iOS App Store, making them compatible with the iPhone.

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Apple's latest iPhone 7 Plus commercial showcases dual-lens 'Portrait' photo mode

01/07/2017, 04:01 pm

Apple on Saturday published a new ad highlighting Portrait mode, an iPhone 7 Plus exclusive feature that seamlessly blends image data from the handset's dual cameras to create artificial bokeh.

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Video demonstrates old 'Acorn OS' interface considered for iPhone prior to iOS

01/06/2017, 01:01 pm

Avid product leaker Sonny Dickson has published looks at the Apple "Acorn OS" operating system, thought to be at the core of early Apple iPhone prototypes.

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Two-year probe of Apple's alleged anti-competitive behavior shut down by Canadian government

01/06/2017, 12:01 pm

Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday said it had not found sufficient evidence that Apple had engaged in anti-competitive conduct, in promoting the iPhone with Canadian wireless carriers.

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Apple camera lens manufacturer posts significant profit, shedding doubt on iPhone order cuts

01/06/2017, 08:01 am

iPhone 7 camera module manufacturer Largan Precision has posted its best financial report in 14 months, specifically citing strong orders from Apple.

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Altered Beats photo ad with silver iPhone 7 sparks hopes of official 'Jet White' model

01/06/2017, 12:01 am

Rumors of a "Jet White" iPhone 7 refuse to die. Stirring up the pot on Thursday was Apple's own Beats brand, which posted to the web a photo that appears to reveal a glossy white version of this year's flagship iPhone.

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Ecoxgear shows EcoJump iPhone-connected car jump starter, EcoBump emergency battery

01/05/2017, 03:01 pm

Battery and charging company Ecoxgear has launched a pair of emergency power accessories, and has revealed the EcoJump iPhone-connected car jump starter, and the EcoBump 900mAh emergency phone charger.

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T-Mobile One plan simplified further, all additional charges now under single fee

01/05/2017, 03:01 pm

T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced on Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show that the company has executed its plan to only offer T-Mobile One going forward, is keeping the cost of the plan the same, and is eliminating all extra line-item charges in the program.

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OtterBox uniVERSE case expands to iPad Air 2, Speck Presidio clear case line debuts

01/05/2017, 01:01 pm

Accessory producer OtterBox is making versions of its uniVERSE case for the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and introducing new accessories for the modular system. In addition, case manufacturer Speck has outlined additions to the Presidio range, which includes clear cases for both iPhones and the MacBook.

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Clarion NX807 car audio head unit launched, with Apple CarPlay support

01/05/2017, 12:01 pm

At the Consumer Electronics Show, Clarion Corporation has revealed the NX807, a double-DIN in-dash 7-inch multimedia source unit, boasting Apple CarPlay support.

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