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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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Apple's rumored 4" iPhone to launch with hot pink color option, report says

02/05/2016, 08:02 pm

Apple is working on three different color options for the launch of its much-rumored 4-inch iPhone, including a version closer in hue to a hot pink iPod than rose gold, a report said Friday.

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Apple acknowledges 'Error 53' glitch, says it's part of Touch ID security [u]

02/05/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Friday publicly acknowledged an unusual "Error 53" message, triggered by updating an iPhone 6 to iOS 9 or later after having the phone's Touch ID sensor fixed by an unofficial technician. [Updated]

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Apple Pay hits 1,000 US card issuers ahead of planned retail expansions

02/05/2016, 09:02 am

On Friday Apple reached the 1,000 mark for the number of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, a figure continuing to outpace the number of retail chains supporting the platform.

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Japan Apple Stores roll out iPhone screen protector installation service

02/04/2016, 09:02 pm

Apple Stores in Japan are now offering screen protector installations using dedicated TrueClear Pro machines made by Belkin, with prices ranging from 2,180 yen to 4,280 yen (about $19 to $37) depending on material and size.

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Apple to allow broken screens on trade-in iPhones, offer optional screen protector installations

02/04/2016, 07:02 pm

Apple Stores will soon reportedly adopt two new measures related to the problem of cracked iPhone screens, including allowing some broken iPhones into its Reuse and Recycle trade-in program, and offering installation of purchased screen protectors.

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Microsoft's Bing & Cortana apps for iPhone add 3D Touch, other new features

02/04/2016, 01:02 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated two of its iPhone apps -- Cortana and Bing Search -- with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, along with a number of other new upgrades.

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Apple Pay accepted at more than 2M locations, coming to Chick-fil-A, other stores soon

02/04/2016, 01:02 am

As of Thursday, iPhone and Apple Watch owners can use their devices to complete Apple Pay transactions at more than two million retail locations, Apple says, with chains like Chick-fil-A expected to add compatibility soon.

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Sony says dual-lens camera tech launching with 'major smartphone players' in next year

02/03/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple's image sensor supplier, Sony, is expecting its dual-lens camera technology to be launched by "major smartphone players" within the next year, according to comments by the company's CFO.

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Square's Apple Pay-ready NFC reader goes on sale at US Apple Stores

02/03/2016, 01:02 pm

The Square Contactless and Chip Reader -- compatible with Apple Pay -- arrived at U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday, and should soon be available through Apple's online storefront.

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Supply chain suggests iPhone orders will rebound this summer ahead of 'iPhone 7' launch

02/03/2016, 11:02 am

Forecast trends in the demand for flexible PCB (printed circuit board) parts for iPhones indicate that while iPhone production may be down in the first half of the year, it will likely rebound in the second half as work begins on Apple's next-generation models.

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Nintendo's 'Miitomo' coming to iOS in March, pre-registration starts Feb. 17

02/03/2016, 09:02 am

Nintendo's first smartphone-only app, Miitomo, will launch sometime next month for iOS and Android, with a pre-registration process beginning on Feb. 17, the Japanese game maker announced on Wednesday.

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'iPhone 7' to return to flat back without visible antenna bands - report

02/02/2016, 04:02 pm

Apple's next flagship iPhone will return to a flatter and more elegant rear casing, ditching some of the style cues of the iPhone 6 and 6s, a report said on Tuesday.

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Munster: 4" iPhone doesn't make sense for rumored Apple event in March

02/02/2016, 01:02 pm

Despite rumors that Apple plans to hold a mid-March event to introduce several new products, it may not make sense to include a 4-inch iPhone among them, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

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Rumor: Apple testing dual-lens camera modules from Largan, others for future iPhones

02/02/2016, 09:02 am

Taiwan's Largan Technology and camera lens makers in China and Japan have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, aiming for inclusion in Apple's next Plus-sized iPhone, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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FCC greenlights further testing of LTE-U by Verizon & Qualcomm

02/01/2016, 01:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved additional testing of a cellular technology called LTE-U, controversial because it can operate over the same bands as Wi-Fi routers.

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Apple's 'Shot on iPhone' billboards return with iPhone 6s photos

01/31/2016, 09:01 pm

Apple returned to the advertising well of its popular crowd-sourced "Shot on iPhone" campaign this weekend, with billboards going up on Sunday featuring still photos captured using stock iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hardware.

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Google launches dedicated AdWords app for iOS

01/29/2016, 04:01 pm

Even as Apple's iAd prepares to sunset, Google has launched a long-awaited iOS app for AdWords -- not just AdWords Express -- giving people running campaigns through the service a more convenient way of monitoring and managing them.

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Apple supplier Sony takes hit in December quarter on lower image sensor sales

01/29/2016, 02:01 pm

Although PlayStation sales and cost-cutting measures helped Sony's operating profits rise 11 percent overall in the December quarter, it suffered setbacks in image sensor production, which could reflect lower orders from Apple for the iPhone.

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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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