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All of Apple's 2017 iPhones will include fast charging via Lightning port, not USB-C

03/02/2017, 09:03 am

While the underlying technology behind the charging may change, the Lightning port will remain on all of Apple's three new iPhones coming later this year -- including the flagship "iPhone 8" --according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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Apple brings carrier billing to Italy, Austria & Singapore, but still no US availability

03/01/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple this week turned on carrier billing in Italy, Austria, and Singapore, allowing some people in those countries to charge iTunes, iBooks, App Store, or Apple Music expenses to their phone bill instead of a credit card.

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With rumors of a 128GB model swirling, Target adjusts inventory of Apple's iPhone SE

03/01/2017, 11:03 am

U.S. retailer Target is allegedly telling its stores to return some iPhone SE units to Apple, a report claimed on Wednesday, ahead of a March press event in which the company could announce a new high-capacity 128-gigabyte model.

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Apple Pay Japan gains support for six new credit cards, launches limited time promotion [u]

03/01/2017, 01:03 am

Apple on Wednesday local Japan time activated a two month-long Apple Pay promotion offering cash back, points and more to users of the digital payments service, just in time to take advantage of six new supporting card issuers.

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Apple granted patent for fingerprint recognition using entire iPhone display

02/28/2017, 11:02 am

Rumors that Apple is considering a future without a physical home button on its iPhones have been bolstered by a patent granted to the company on Tuesday -- one that could allow users to authenticate their fingerprint by touching anywhere on the screen.

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Supply constraints will limit OLED to just 'iPhone 8,' benefitting Apple in long run - report

02/28/2017, 10:02 am

A new analyst report sheds some doubt on the "super cycle" concept because of a probable limit in OLED screen supply, suggesting that the pent-up demand for a revolutionary iPhone incorporating the flexible screens will only be sated after a few years -- which will boost AAPL over the long term.

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Questionable rumor claims Apple will ditch Lightning for USB-C on OLED 'iPhone 8'

02/28/2017, 07:02 am

A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will abandon its proprietary Lightning port later this year, instead opting for a USB-C connection for charging and wired syncing. For a company that has recently doubled down on Lightning, that seems unlikely. Here's why.

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New T-Mobile promo offers three unlimited One lines for $100

02/27/2017, 02:02 pm

U.S. carrier T-Mobile on Monday announced a promotion designed to attract new subscibers as well as keep existing ones, offering three lines of the company's unlimited One tier for $100.

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Original iPhone, 3G, 3GS still in active use, 2016 web traffic report reveals

02/27/2017, 12:02 pm

Older iPhones are still in use despite their age, according to a report on mobile Internet usage, with the original iPhone 3G, and 3GS all highlighted in traffic monitoring research for 2016 that compares the use of Apple devices against other manufacturers in the smartphone market.

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AT&T intros two new unlimited plans including $60, 3Mbps 'Unlimited Choice'

02/27/2017, 09:02 am

AT&T will on Thursday launch two more unlimited data plans available to Apple iPhone owners, Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice, hoping to steer people away from similar plans recently offered by its rivals.

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Third-party iPhone screen repairs no longer void warranty, Apple says

02/24/2017, 06:02 pm

In an apparent policy shift, Apple recently notified store technicians that third-party iPhone screen repairs no longer void the handset's standard warranty as long as the unauthorized fix does not damage the casing or other related components.

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Jeep & Porsche reveal new vehicles equipped for Apple's CarPlay

02/24/2017, 01:02 pm

Two major automakers, Jeep and Porsche, this week announced early details on new vehicles supporting Apple's CarPlay -- the latter company offering the platform on an unusually large 12.3-inch touchscreen.

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Updated Reverb app tries to bring Alexa to the iPhone and Mac

02/24/2017, 12:02 pm

While examining Reverb, AppleInsider determines Alexa in name only is no Alexa at all. The new app aims to bring Amazon's personal assistant to the Mac, but in our tests it fell short.

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Apple iPhone supplier TSMC on track to ship 10nm chips in this quarter, 'expand rapidly'

02/24/2017, 09:02 am

Apple's main mobile processor manufacturer, TSMC, is reportedly set to begin commercial shipments of 10-nanometer chips in the next month -- likely supporting claims that the "A11" processors in upcoming iPhones will use the technology.

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Apple says 'looking into' video of apparent iPhone 7 Plus meltdown

02/24/2017, 02:02 am

Apple is investigating the circumstances behind a widely circulated video showing a partially melted, smoking iPhone 7 Plus, the result of what appears to be a major device malfunction, reports said late Thursday.

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Apple's iOS 10.2.1 addresses unexpected iPhone 6, 6s shutdowns

02/23/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple on Thursday revealed an iOS point update that was released a month ago includes a bug fix for an issue causing iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus device owners to experience unexpected shutdowns.

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Apple's iTunes Remote updated with two-factor authentication

02/23/2017, 04:02 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its iTunes Remote app for iPhones and iPads with support for two-factor authentication, reflecting the company's growing use of the security concept.

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Cellebrite director says firm now doing 'lawful' extraction of data through iPhone 6

02/23/2017, 03:02 pm

Cellebrite -- the firm thought to be responsible for helping the FBI extract data from the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook -- is doing "lawful unlocking and evidence extraction" from Apple devices through the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, according to the company's Forensics Research director.

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Harman debuts first wireless Apple CarPlay integration, launches with BMW 5 Series sedan

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

Audio vendor Harman has unveiled a new wireless CarPlay solution for car manufacturers, with the technology first hitting the market as manufacturer-installed gear in the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

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Contradictory report cites 5 Apple wireless charging teams on 'iPhone 8,' no tech breakthroughs

02/23/2017, 10:02 am

A new report highlights Apple's involvement with wireless charging protocol specification Qi's organizing body, and claims that Apple's iPhone moves are driven more by marketing needs than by any particular drive for innovation in new products.

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