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Google's Pixel XL priced like Apple's iPhone 7 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features

10/06/2016, 10:10 am

Google's latest effort to show off its vision for "Pure Android" hardware costs the same as Apple's iPhone 7 Plus but is half as fast, lacks Optical Image Stabilization, a telephoto lens, weather resistance, support for wide color gamut and stereo speakers.

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X-ray of Apple's iPhone 7 Lightning headphone adapter finds mystery circuit, likely for DAC

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Apple's new Lightning to 3.5-millimeter headphone adapter -- bundled with every new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and also sold separately for $9 -- features a unique integrated circuit, the purpose of which cannot be verified, but has likely been deduced.

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Samsung Galaxy fire blamed in evacuation of Southwest flight [u]

10/05/2016, 02:10 pm

Southwest Airlines evacuated 75 passengers from a flight preparing to take off from Louisville Airport in Kentucky after smoke from a Samsung Galaxy phone filled the cabin. The phone was a replacement Galaxy Note 7 that had been powered down for takeoff.

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Five years after Steve Jobs: An Apple with the courage to say 'No'

10/05/2016, 12:10 pm

Five years ago today, Steve Jobs passed away -- just one day after Apple introduced Siri on the new iPhone 4s. While the pundit press immediately dreamed of a rapid collapse of Apple in his absence, instead the company Jobs cofounded spiraled upward to become the largest and most profitable ever. Why were they all so very wrong?

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Apple's iPhone 7 handily outperforms new Google Pixel in early benchmarks

10/05/2016, 09:10 am

The Google Pixel phone officially revealed on Tuesday wasn't a well-kept a secret prior to release, and as a result there are a large number of benchmarks available. They show the phone's raw performance lags far behind that of the iPhone 7, and is even defeated in single-core performance by the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE.

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Facebook Messenger turns on promised end-to-end chat encryption

10/04/2016, 04:10 pm

Facebook on Tuesday launched end-to-end encryption for all users of its Messenger mobile app, though the option isn't on by default, and comes with some other limitations.

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Photographer showcases upcoming Portrait mode using Apple's iPhone 7 Plus at wedding

10/04/2016, 12:10 pm

Reddit users claiming to be professional photographers proclaim the iPhone 7 Plus in Portrait mode in iOS 10.1 an excellent, high-quality photography tool when coupled with the appropriate user skillset.

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Canada's Desjardins, UK's Metro & The Co-Operative add support for Apple Pay

10/04/2016, 11:10 am

Outside of Russia, a trio of international financial institutions added support for Apple Pay on Tuesday, including Canada's Desjardins, and the U.K.'s Metro Bank and The Co-Operative Bank.

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Apple Pay launches in Russia with support for Mastercard and one bank

10/04/2016, 02:10 am

Russia on Tuesday became the latest major market to gain access to Apple Pay, with iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad owners in the region now able to provision Mastercard credit cards and use the service at participating retailers.

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Newly launched iPhone 7 lineup already tracked at 3.6% of all Apple handsets in use

10/03/2016, 03:10 pm

After just a few weeks on the market, Apple's new flagship iPhone 7 series is already more popular than the iPhone SE, and is on the cusp of overtaking the iPhone 4 and 4s lineup, new data reveals.

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Mophie debuts modular Hold Force case for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, but no headphone jack

10/03/2016, 02:10 pm

Joining in on recent trends, Mophie on Monday announced its Hold Force modular case for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, allowing buyers to swap between backs depending on what they need to accomplish.

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Apple store polling shows slightly improved iPhone 7 stock levels in US

10/03/2016, 11:10 am

Continued stock level monitoring by analysts show that stock levels of the iPhone 7 family are improving even under heavy demand -- which could be a good sign for Apple's financial results.

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Facebook intros new Marketplace feature through iOS & Android apps

10/03/2016, 11:10 am

Facebook on Monday began rolling out a new feature in its iOS and Android apps called the Marketplace, where users can buy and sell items locally in a manner similar to Craigslist.

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Apple Maps gains support for expanded Amtrak routes across US & Canada

10/03/2016, 10:10 am

Apple is now offering iOS and macOS Maps users the ability to navigate via Amtrak's full American rail system, plus limited stops in Canada.

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Last call! iPhone trade-in deal: $10 cash bonus when you sell your old iPhone 6/s/Plus to Gazelle

10/03/2016, 10:10 am

Now through Oct. 9, AppleInsider readers can get up to $325 in cash and score a $10 bonus on select iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus trade-ins. What's more, if you prefer to get a cash payout right now, visit an ecoATM kiosk and activate the bonus immediately with an exclusive promo code.

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Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win an iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case valued at $99

10/03/2016, 12:10 am

To celebrate the launch of the iPhone 7, AppleInsider is giving readers the chance to win an iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case valued at $99. Two lucky winners will each receive the case, which extends talk time to up to 26 hours, in the color of their choosing. Winners will be announced on Oct. 11.

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Apple's local iPhone 7 pages point to more international launches on Oct. 14

09/30/2016, 01:09 pm

After an Oct. 7 debut in India, the next major wave of international iPhone 7 launches will hit Oct. 14, according to a number of regional Apple websites.

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Gresso adorns iPhone 7 with gold, titanium & black diamonds for $500,000

09/30/2016, 01:09 pm

Squarely targeting the money-is-no-object market, iPhone modifier Gresso has debuted the iPhone 7 Black Diamond collection, boasting multiple 18 karat gold embellishments and 104 karats of black diamonds encrusted on the collection's back panel--with matching AirPods to boot.

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Apple Pay said to be in testing for Russia, in talks for Taiwan & Kenya

09/30/2016, 09:09 am

Apple Pay's entry into the Russian market is imminent, according to one report, while two others suggested the platform could soon arrive in Taiwan and Kenya.

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Customer rampages through French Apple Store, smashes iPhones, iMacs, MacBook Air

09/30/2016, 08:09 am

A disgruntled customer, upset at perceived slights by Apple support, has used a steel ball to smash assorted products inside the Dijon, France Apple retail store.

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