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Topic: iPhone

New photos purport to show tweaked Touch ID sensor for Apple's 'iPhone 6'

07/16/2014, 09:07 am

With Apple believed to be in the final stages of preparation to begin manufacturing its next-generation iPhones, a slightly redesigned Touch ID component said to be headed for the so-called iPhone 6 has surfaced from Japan.

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First Look: Logitech adds to 'case+' system with new 'protection+' iPhone 5/5s case and car mounts

07/16/2014, 04:07 am

Building on its recent "case+" system of modular iPhone accessories, Logitech on Wednesday announced the "protection+" slim fit case and two accompanying car mounts, one of which was part of the original $200 set.

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Review: Automatic Link works with your iPhone to make you a better driver

07/15/2014, 10:07 pm

With its Automatic Link accessory and eponymous iOS app, third-party firm Automatic takes smartphone-to-car integration to the next level, empowering users to save gas, improve driving habits and keep tabs on automobile health with an interactive mobile experience.

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Rumor: Apple solves alleged 'iPhone 6' battery issues with new supplier

07/15/2014, 10:07 am

Alleged problems plaguing the construction of ultra-thin batteries for Apple's next-generation iPhones have apparently been solved after the company brought a new manufacturing partner in Taiwan on board, according to a Tuesday report from Asia.

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USPTO denies Apple's 'Touch ID' trademark, cites possible confusion with timecard system

07/15/2014, 09:07 am

Apple will not be granted a trademark for the Touch ID authentication system introduced alongside the iPhone 5s, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision revealed Monday, because it could be confused with an earlier Touch ID trademark assigned to timekeeping company Kronos.

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Mobile shopping to reach near $50B in 2014 as Apple, Inc. iPad retains 80 percent share of online orders

07/14/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple continues to dominate as the platform of choice among mobile buyers, with iOS representing 54 percent of all phone orders and 80 percent of tablet transactions as the market approaches $50 billion this year.

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Xiaomi Showdown: Chinese upstart set to target high-end market with 'premium' metal handset

07/14/2014, 01:07 pm

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi -- known for its disruptive high-spec, low-cost Android handsets -- appears ready to make a move upmarket with the launch of an all-metal device after inviting members of the media to an event with invitations stamped from steel.

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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple's 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' faces production issues, launch may be pushed to 2015

07/13/2014, 06:07 pm

Apple's rumored 5.5-inch "phablet" iPhone model is said to be facing issues with its new in-cell touchscreen panel, as well as color unevenness on the new "iPhone 6" metal casing, which could see the device's launch pushed back to next year, leaving the smaller 4.7-inch model to debut alone this year, according to one industry insider.

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Apple shoots down Chinese state media accusations targeting iOS privacy, location tracking

07/12/2014, 06:07 pm

Apple's website in China has published a detailed response to accusations by the country's state owned media, refuting claims that iOS tracks users' locations in a firm but politely worded statement.

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Video shows rumored 'iPhone 6' sapphire front panel destroyed by car

07/11/2014, 10:07 pm

After multiple torture tests, a purported sapphire front cover rumored to be bound for Apple's 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" has finally been broken, but getting there took a car weighing 1.6 tons.

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Sharp reportedly seeks deal with Apple to retake control of iPhone LCD plant

07/11/2014, 05:07 pm

After Apple heavily invested in transitioning Sharp's Kameyama LCD plant from TVs to smartphone displays, the Japanese company is reportedly looking to retake control in a bid to diversify its customer base into China.

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Rumors: Apple asked experts about sapphire screens in 2012, iPhone 6's 'A8' to be 2GHz dual-core chip

07/11/2014, 11:07 am

A pair of suspect rumors regarding Apple's next-generation devices made their way to the internet Friday, as one British academic claimed he had been contacted by the iPhone maker about sapphire displays while Chinese media rebuffed reports that Apple's "A8" SoC will move beyond two processing cores.

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China's state-owned media calls iOS location tracking a 'national security concern'

07/11/2014, 07:07 am

A Friday afternoon report from China Central Television, the Asian nation's dominant state-run broadcaster, said the location tracking features found in Apple's iOS are a "national security concern" and worried that they could be used to expose Chinese state secrets.

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Rumor: Photo shows 'iPhone 6' front panel with installed LCD, Touch ID brackets

07/10/2014, 06:07 pm

In a return of the blurry cam, a photo published to the Web on Thursday purports to show the front cover glass of Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6" with installed mounting hardware for the LCD and Touch ID home button.

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Audit contradicts Samsung's claim that it does not use child labor for Android phones

07/10/2014, 04:07 pm

Last week, Samsung issued a Sustainability Report just like Apple has been doing for years. But Samsung's report was just worthless advertising according to China Labor Watch, which says the company both uses child labor and underpays the children who build its Android phones.

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75 billion downloads later, Apple celebrates the App Store's sixth anniversary

07/10/2014, 01:07 pm

Six years after Steve Jobs relented and agreed to allow third-party developers native access to the iPhone, the App Store has grown into a cultural phenomenon that connects people, drives innovation, and supports more than a million families around the world.

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Apple begins receiving shipments of A-series processors from TSMC - report

07/10/2014, 07:07 am

Following years of rumors, chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has begun production of Apple's A-series processors and the chips are now making their way to assembly plants, according to a Thursday morning report from Hong Kong.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' to sport localized haptic feedback, linear oscillating motor

07/10/2014, 06:07 am

According to the latest rumblings out of East Asia, Apple's next iPhone will come with an advanced vibration unit that can provide varying levels of haptic feedback in specific areas of the handset's screen.

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At Sun Valley retreat, Tim Cook tells reporter to upgrade her Samsung phone

07/09/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook quipped to a journalist that she should "get a new phone" as she posed questions during the exclusive gathering of tech and media executives at Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Foxconn's 'Foxbot' robots will assist human workers at major iPhone factory, report says

07/09/2014, 05:07 am

Following up on news that Foxconn would soon deploy robots on assembly lines dedicated to Apple products, a report out of Asia claims the so-called "Foxbots" will have a limited role in device assembly as humans are still needed for most operations.

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