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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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Bank of America predicts 3-4 week 'iPhone 8' delay, but still a record breaking 2018 for Apple

07/12/2017, 03:07 pm

After a supply chain visit, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the latest firm to predict a launch up to a month later than usual for the as-yet unannounced "iPhone 8" and an accompanying drop in sales through the end of the calendar year -- but still a blockbuster 2018 ahead for Apple.

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How to reset and get into a locked iPhone or iPad

07/12/2017, 12:07 pm

Picture this -- you've got a family member who changes the password on a device that you've given them, and promptly forgets it. Or, maybe, a child has locked a device with a passcode that didn't have one before, and either denies it or just doesn't remember the code. What do you do?

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HomeKit marketing enhanced with interactive demo installation at 46 Apple retail stores

07/12/2017, 10:07 am

In a number of its retail locations, Apple has unveiled an interactive display with video walls demonstrating to the user what happens in a simulated living space when assorted HomeKit peripherals are activated.

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PayPal added as iPhone payment source internationally for App Store, Apple Music

07/12/2017, 09:07 am

Apple is adding PayPal as an option to fund Apple services accounts in Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the UK, including purchases from the iTunes Music Store, subscriptions to Apple Music, and buys from the App Stores.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' might ship with wireless charging, front-facing 3D camera disabled due to software issues

07/11/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple engineers and designers working on the company's forthcoming "iPhone 8" are facing a software issues that, if not rectified, could see a number of major features disabled when the handset launches.

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Volvo brings Apple's CarPlay to new VNL semi trucks

07/11/2017, 12:07 pm

Volvo on Tuesday launched its new VNL line of semi trucks, which in upgraded configurations support Apple's CarPlay standard, bridging iPhones with dash displays.

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Siri has commanding lead in users over Google Assistant, Samsung S Voice in the US

07/11/2017, 11:07 am

A new study of voice recognition assistants on smartphones shows Apple's Siri to be in the lead of all other comers -- but usage industry-wide appears to be dropping.

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Analyst sees 'iPhone 8' super cycle falling just short of 2016 iPhone 6 sales heights

07/11/2017, 10:07 am

One analyst firm has broken from the pack, and is cautioning investors that it fears that the "iPhone 8" so-called "supercycle" may be overblown, and that the sales for fiscal year 2018 will fall just short of those lofty heights.

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GoPro trials Fusion 360-degree VR camera with Fox & others ahead of late 2017 launch

07/11/2017, 09:07 am

GoPro announced on Tuesday that its spherical, 5.2K virtual reality Fusion camera is shipping to participants in an early pilot program, some prominent examples being Digital Domain, Fox Sports, Getty Images, the Golden State Warriors, and USA Today.

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Supposed 'iPhone 8' back panel without Touch ID resurfaces in new leak

07/11/2017, 01:07 am

A photograph posted to Chinese microblogging service Weibo claims to show a production glass panel back bound for Apple's rumored "iPhone 8," with the alleged part lacking a cutout for a Touch ID fingerprint reader.

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Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Las Vegas, Reno, other Nevada regions

07/10/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple has expanded public transit directions for Maps to several major urban areas in Nevada, most notably Las Vegas and its surroundings.

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Will the 'iPhone 8' cost $1200+? Apple has already been pushing flagship prices higher for years

07/10/2017, 03:07 pm

This fall's redesigned flagship iPhone is expected to be the most expensive handset Apple has ever produced. But that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who has been watching the company push even further into premium pricing for some time.

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Apple releases third developer betas of iOS 11, High Sierra, tvOS 11

07/10/2017, 01:07 pm

Apple has updated three of its developer betas including iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and tvOS 11, but left WatchOS 4 behind on beta 2, for now.

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Apple sets up office near HQ of outgoing graphics tech supplier Imagination Technologies

07/10/2017, 09:07 am

Apple has reportedly opened an office in St. Albans in the U.K., just a few miles away from the Kings Langley headquarters of its outgoing mobile graphics partner, Imagination Technologies.

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Rumor: Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' will come in four colors, including a new mirror-like exterior

07/09/2017, 08:07 pm

This fall's anticipated flagship "iPhone 8" is rumored to come in four different shades, including a new reflective version that has not been seen on any previous iPhone models.

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ESPN uses iPhone 7 for 9th annual 'Body Issue' cover shoot

07/07/2017, 10:07 pm

ESPN The Magazine's hotly anticipated "Body Issue" hit newsstands on Friday, and at least one of the covers -- a portrait of Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez -- was shot using Apple's iPhone 7 handset.

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