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This week on AI: iPhone X review & launch, Apple's big Q4, Qualcomm takeover rumors & more

11/04/2017, 12:11 am

Friday was the big day: the global launch of the iPhone X. Check out all of our related news and more, including our in-depth review.

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Broadcom could make offer for Apple foe Qualcomm this weekend

11/03/2017, 05:11 pm

Chipmaker Broadcom is allegedly planning to bid for Qualcomm, in a move which could have major ramifications for the latter's ongoing legal battles with Apple.

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As Apple's cash hoard grows to $268 billion, Republican tax plan would make it cheaper to return funds to US

11/03/2017, 12:11 pm

Apple this week revealed that its cash position has grown to $268 billion, with the vast majority of it held overseas to avoid paying domestic taxes. But the prospect of bringing that money stateside could become more appealing if the proposed U.S. tax overhaul comes to pass.

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Google quality assurance continues to struggle with some Pixel 2 XL shipping without Android

11/02/2017, 04:11 pm

Some users are finding that their brand new Google Pixel 2 XL phones are arriving -- but without an operating system installed, necessitating a return and replacement.

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Tim Cook addresses tax reform, Russian Facebook ads, customer privacy, more in interview

11/01/2017, 10:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with NBC News' Lester Holt on Wednesday to talk about issues affecting the modern tech industry landscape, from tax reform to concerns that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election through a wide-reaching social media campaign.

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Apple, other tech firms join legal challenge to Trump's DACA plans

11/01/2017, 07:11 pm

Apple is among a list of high-power technology companies to file briefs in support of a legal effort to halt President Donald Trump's plan to end protections for undocumented immigrants brought into America as children.

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Qualcomm profit plummets nearly 90 percent amid Apple legal spat

11/01/2017, 05:11 pm

Qualcomm posted quarterly earnings on Wednesday, noting a precipitous 89.7 percent decline in profits as the chipmaker faces a huge $778 million fine from Taiwanese regulators and an ongoing legal scrum with Apple.

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Tim Cook to appear on NBC News to discuss division and manipulation of people by social media

11/01/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and will discuss the alleged Russian manipulation of the U.S. populace with social media.

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Irish court rejects appeal against Apple data center, clearing legal hurdles

11/01/2017, 09:11 am

The Irish High Court has tossed an appeal of a ruling in favor of Apple's Athenry data center, in theory removing the final legal obstacle towards the project's construction.

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Apple ID holders can now switch from third-party email address logins to Apple email domains

10/31/2017, 09:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple ID policy, allowing account holders using third-party email addresses as login credentials to switch to an Apple-provided email address.

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Samsung looks to reinvent Apple's Genius Bar with WeWork 'care centers'

10/31/2017, 12:10 am

Samsung is partnering with shared workplace startup WeWork to roll out a string of "care centers" at which customers can receive help with their Samsung device while taking care of business, an idea that aims to one-up Apple's Genius Bar.

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Sprint to end merger negotiations with T-Mobile, report says

10/30/2017, 06:10 pm

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint's parent company, SoftBank Group, is reportedly looking to back out of merger talks with T-Mobile after company executives raised concerns over losing control of the resulting entity.

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Apple's Cook & Facebook's Zuckerberg meet with Chinese President Xi

10/30/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg both spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, meeting in Beijing while attending an annual summit of advisers to Tsinghua University's business school.

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BMW Z8 owned by Apple's Steve Jobs heads to auction, valued up to $400K

10/29/2017, 10:10 pm

A BMW Z8 luxury convertible once owned by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is being auctioned at Sotheby's in New York next month, where it's expected to fetch between $300,000 and $400,000 or possibly more.

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Review: CalDigit 3TB AV Pro 2 good storage choice for USB-C MacBook users

10/29/2017, 07:10 pm

USB-C enclosures proliferate now, at a range of prices. However, not all single-drive enclosures are created equal -- and AppleInsider takes a look at the new CalDigit 3TB AV Pro 2.

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Apple says 'working hard' to get iPhone X orders to iPhone Upgrade Program customers after Citizens One snafu

10/29/2017, 12:10 am

Apple this weekend is contacting iPhone Upgrade Program customers who stayed up, or woke up, to order an iPhone X early Friday only to find the company's financial partner, Citizens One, was unable to process loan applications.

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Chicago flagship Apple store dimming lights at night to prevent further migratory bird deaths

10/28/2017, 08:10 pm

After a watchdog agency devoted to tracking bird impacts on Chicago buildings alerted Apple to a possible problem, the new North Michigan Ave. flagship store will dim the lights nightly until the fall migration season ends.

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Apple sacks iPhone X engineer after daughter posts hands-on video to YouTube

10/28/2017, 07:10 pm

Apple has reportedly fired an engineer who worked on iPhone X after his daughter posted a hands-on video of the device to YouTube, breaking the company's non-disclosure agreement policies.

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This week on AI: iPhone X preorders sell out fast, Apple preps family-friendly TV & more

10/28/2017, 01:10 am

The iPhone X of course was the leading story this week, instantly selling out of launch-day units when preorders opened on Friday. Rumors also swirled around compromises Apple may have made, and the company's plans for big-budget TV shows.

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Magazine autographed by Steve Jobs sells at auction for over $50,000

10/27/2017, 09:10 pm

A 1988 copy of Newsweek signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold for $50,587 in an auction this week, more than tripling estimates set by auction house RR Auction.

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