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Updated ambient light, proximity sensors in 'iPhone 7' prohibit use of legacy cases

06/22/2016, 05:06 pm

Unlike past tick-tock iPhone refresh cycles, Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" is expected to feature a design largely similar to the current iPhone 6 series, but internal component changes like a "dual specification" ambient light sensor could render existing cases and protective films incompatible.

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Samsung, Sharp plan to ramp up OLED production ahead of Apple's rumored all-glass 2017 iPhone

06/22/2016, 03:06 pm

With rumors continuing to suggest Apple plans to introduce an all-new iPhone design with an OLED display next year, it's likely not a coincidence that display suppliers Samsung and Sharp are both indicating they plan to expand OLED shipments before the end of 2017.

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Chinese firm that had iPhone 6 sales suspended in Beijing 'barely exists,' investigation finds

06/22/2016, 02:06 pm

Shenzhen Baili -- the company that recently won a Chinese patent ruling over the iPhone 6 -- is now a shadow of its former self, a report said on Wednesday.

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Judge tosses lawsuit over 'Error 53' triggered by Touch ID repairs

06/21/2016, 05:06 pm

A U.S. District Court judge in California has tossed one of two lawsuits against Apple over "Error 53" glitches, triggered when an iOS device's Touch ID technology is altered by an unofficial technician.

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UE updates Boom 2, Megaboom Bluetooth speakers with Siri trigger support

06/21/2016, 02:06 pm

Logitech-owned Ultimate Ears on Tuesday announced a software update for its Boom 2 and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers, letting users trigger Apple's Siri or Google Now without having to reach for their phone or tablet.

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This year's 'iPhone 7' will lack major design changes as Apple awaits improved technology - report

06/21/2016, 01:06 pm

Though Apple has historically introduced a major redesign of its iPhone every two years, this year's upgrade will look largely the same, with the largest change being the elimination of the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, a new report claims.

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Apple's 'iPhone 7' rumored to ship with standard EarPods, Lightning adapter

06/20/2016, 05:06 pm

A rumor circulating at Computex Taipei 2016 claims Apple plans to bundle a Lightning-to-3.5mm plug adapter with its standard EarPods headphones when "iPhone 7" ships this fall, hinting at a move away from the 3.5mm jack format.

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Sketchy rumor suggests Apple's 'iPhone 7' will retain headphone jack, support dual SIM

06/20/2016, 02:06 pm

New components claimed to be bound for Apple's next-generation "iPhone 7" suggest the handset will feature dual SIM trays and a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, though it's hard to place much confidence in the leaks.

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Chinese bureau finds Apple copying smartphone patents with iPhone 6 design

06/17/2016, 09:06 am

The design of Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is too similar to the 100C phone by Shenzhen Baili, and violates that company's patents, the Beijing Intellectual Property Office ruled on Friday.

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Shipping delays continue to dog Apple's 4" iPhone SE

06/15/2016, 03:06 pm

Two and a half months after the launch of the Apple iPhone SE, the company still hasn't caught up with demand -- a somewhat surprising issue for Chief Executive Tim Cook, whose noted strengths are in logistics and operations.

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Apple Pay confirmed for France, Hong Kong & Switzerland in coming months

06/14/2016, 12:06 pm

During its WWDC keynote, Apple solidified rumors by announcing that Apple Pay will be coming to France, Switzerland, and Hong Kong in the next several months.

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Foxconn chairman tells staff to expect 'feeble' iPhone sales until early 2017 - report

06/13/2016, 09:06 am

The chairman of Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- is reportedly telling subordinates that demand for Apple iPhones will stay weak until early next year, despite an anticipated fall launch for new models.

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Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

06/12/2016, 09:06 pm

On Monday, Apple will finally reveal an assortment of new technologies and initiatives it's been working on over the past year. Here's a look at some of the ideas Apple likely--or hopefully--has on its agenda.

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Review: Philips Hue White Ambiance kit delivers bang for the buck in HomeKit lighting

06/12/2016, 02:06 am

Philips' latest entry into the Hue smartbulb line should strike a good balance between cost and features for most people, even if there are some rough edges the company could stand to polish.

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Apple needs a reuse plan for 100s of millions of old iPhones: iOSR

06/10/2016, 04:06 pm

As Apple prepares to show off its latest iOS 10 at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, it faces a purported threat of Peak iPhone sales, potentially complicated by a lengthening replacement cycle for new smartphones. But there's also another problem: how to recycle or otherwise manage the increasingly large volume of old iPhones it has already sold. The problem itself could offer a solution: a second life for old iPhones.

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Intel LTE modems to power AT&T version of Apple's 'iPhone 7' - report

06/10/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple's next-generation handset will be a big win for chipmaker Intel, as the so-called "iPhone 7" series will reportedly ditch Qualcomm LTE modems for certain models, including AT&T in the U.S.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 7' to ditch Space Gray for 'Deep Blue' color option

06/09/2016, 09:06 pm

A highly questionable rumor from East Asia on Thursday claims Apple will replace the venerable Space Gray colorway with a new "Deep Blue" shade when it launches the next-generation iPhone this fall.

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LG Innotek to be sole 'iPhone 7 Plus' dual-lens camera module supplier - report

06/09/2016, 04:06 pm

LG Innotek will be the exclusive supplier of dual-lens camera modules for Apple's "iPhone 7 Plus," expected to ship this September, a Korean report claimed on Thursday.

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Motorola's swappable 'Moto Mods' turn smartphones into projectors, loudspeakers, high-end cameras

06/09/2016, 04:06 pm

In a push to reclaim some of the smartphone space dominated by Apple and Samsung, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday unveiled a new hardware project called "Moto Mods," a series of swappable accessories that can bring new capabilities to the Moto Z line of handsets.

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Apple debuts 'Shot on iPhone' ad timed with European Football Championship

06/09/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple's U.K. branch on Thursday premiered a new "Shot on iPhone" ad, "The Beautiful Game," exploiting the UEFA European Football Championship beginning on Friday.

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