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TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely unaffected by deadly 6.4 earthquake

02/06/2016, 12:02 am

A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large buildings. So far however, it appears that Apple's suppliers in the region have survived the quake without sustaining significant damage.

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LeapFrog toy tablets out-jumped by Apple's iPad

02/05/2016, 07:02 pm

Northern California's educational toy tablet maker LeapFrog is selling itself to its Hong Kong-based competitor VTech for just $72 million, after years of declining sales. Apple leapfrogged the company with its more general purpose, albeit more expensive, iPad--which LeapFrog now develops apps for.

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Apple's iPad Pro outsold Microsoft's entire Surface lineup over the holidays

02/01/2016, 12:02 pm

Consumers have apparently taken a liking to the iPad Pro following its November release, as new data suggests that Apple moved nearly half a million more of the jumbo tablets alone than Microsoft did of its entire Surface lineup.

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Alleged 'iPad Air 3' schematic reaffirms Smart Connector, rear camera flash

02/01/2016, 11:02 am

Yet another schematic claiming to show off the design of Apple's anticipated "iPad Air 3" again includes a Smart Connector, rear camera LED flash, and four-speaker array.

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Alleged 'iPad Air 3' case suggests Smart Connector coming to Apple's 9.7-inch tablet

01/31/2016, 01:01 pm

Many of the features introduced in last year's iPad Pro, including the new Smart Connector magnetic port and four-speaker array, may be coming toon to the third-generation iPad Air, if third-party cases being manufactured in China are accurate.

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Apple could bring long-distance wireless charging to iPhone, iPad as soon as 2017

01/28/2016, 11:01 pm

Apple is reportedly working on an advanced wireless iPhone and iPad charging technology capable of bridging longer distances than currently available hardware, with a potential launch targeted as early as next year.

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Bug or conscious change? Apple Pencil for iPad Pro gets gimped by iOS 9.3 betas

01/28/2016, 10:01 am

The first two beta releases of iOS 9.3 have severely limited the navigation capabilities of the Apple Pencil on iPad Pro. Whether this was an intentional readjustment of the accessory's functionality to make it less stylus-like, or simply a bug in pre-release software, remains to be seen.

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Apple recalls some AC adapters, world travel kits in parts of South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania

01/28/2016, 10:01 am

Apple on Thursday issued a recall for two-pronged AC wall plug adapters designed for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea over a potential risk for electric shock.

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Questionable rumor claims 'iPad Air 3' will have 4K display, 4GB RAM

01/28/2016, 09:01 am

Apple's next 9.7-inch iPad -- commonly referred to as the "iPad Air 3" -- could sport features like a 4K display and 4 gigabytes of RAM while simultaneously offering better battery life, supply chain sources claimed on Thursday.

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Rumor: Leaked 'iPad Air 3' design suggests four speakers, LED flash

01/25/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple's rumored third-generation iPad Air might adopt not just a quad-speaker design, but also an LED flash for its rear-mounted camera, according to a design illustration shared on Monday.

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Microsoft Surface blamed for NFL football playoffs meltdown

01/24/2016, 09:01 pm

Microsoft Surface Pro tablets stopped working on the sidelines of a major U.S. football game today, causing a spectacular black eye for the struggling product just as its maker was performing an advertising blitz for the hybrid tablet device integrated into the game itself.

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Apple to launch 4" iPhone and iPad Air 3 in first half of 2016, analyst says

01/24/2016, 03:01 pm

According to connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is preparing two major iOS device introductions for the first half of 2016 in the much-rumored 4-inch iPhone and a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad Air 3.

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Mini takes lead in US iPad sales as iPad Pro jumps in at 12 percent, survey data says

01/21/2016, 01:01 pm

The split of U.S. iPad sales is now weighted in favor of the iPad mini, although the iPad Pro captured a "meaningful" 12 percent share during the December quarter, according to a survey compiled by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

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Microsoft rep pans iPad Pro, says Apple's tablet is 'always going to be a companion device'

01/12/2016, 12:01 pm

Apple's foray into large-format touchscreen productivity is by its very nature incapable of being the same kind of standalone workhorse as Microsoft's Surface line, a spokesperson for the Redmond-based company said this week.

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iOS 9.3 for iPad adds multi-user support for students, new Classroom app

01/11/2016, 01:01 pm

The forthcoming release of iOS 9.3 will add a number of new iPad features focused on the education market, including multi-user support and a new dedicated Classroom app.

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Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016: part 2

01/10/2016, 12:01 pm

While Apple's detractors see a bleak future for the world's richest tech company, the reality is that it will be much easier for Apple sell iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch and Macs in 2016 given that its competitors are now weaker than they were in 2015.

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New 3D ray tracing PowerVR GPU likely to bring advanced photorealistic 3D to iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

Imagination Technologies, the developer of the PowerVR graphics processing cores that drive Apple's A-series processors used in iOS devices, has demonstrated a new mobile engine at CES with the ability to perform realtime ray traced 3D graphics rendering, likely destined to appear in Apple's future products.

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Apple Pencil's 'incredible' design packs 15 semiconductors into small space

01/05/2016, 03:01 pm

Though the Apple Pencil is simple on the outside, the inner workings of the iPad Pro stylus are a major technological achievement, a new analysis from the silicon experts at Chipworks has found.

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Samsung warns it will have a tough year in 2016

01/04/2016, 01:01 pm

While a cadre of Apple watchers have predicted doom for the iPhone maker this year, Samsung has actually warned that it faces stronger than predicted competition this year and that it expects 2016 to be a particularly difficult business environment. That's due in large part to fierce competition and reduced business from its number one competitor and supplier: Apple.

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Rumor calls for 256GB option on iPhone 7 Plus, but some details sound implausible

01/02/2016, 02:01 pm

The same Chinese website that detailed purported specifications for an upcoming iPhone 6c has now claimed that Apple's flagship iPhone 7 Plus will ship later this year with a 265GB storage option. However, the site's historical credibility is questionable.

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