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Maricopa County Attorney bans employees from getting new iPhones, says Apple is 'on the side of terrorists'

02/25/2016, 09:02 am

As a result of Apple's refusal to help the FBI unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's iPhone, the Maricopa County, Ariz. Attorney's Office has announced that it will not allow workers to choose Apple's handsets as upgrades or replacements.

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Purportedly leaked 4-inch iPhone schematics bear striking resemblance to iPhone 6

02/24/2016, 07:02 pm

According to supposedly leaked schematics published to the Web on Wednesday, Apple's next-generation 4-inch iPhone, dubbed by some as the "iPhone 5se," will sport a design very similar to the current iPhone 6/6s series.

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Netflix refreshes iOS app with 3D Touch, iPad Pro support & more

02/24/2016, 03:02 pm

Netflix released a major update to its iOS app on Wednesday, introducing things like 3D Touch for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and a newly optimized layout for the iPad Pro.

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Todoist makes major updates to iOS, Mac & Apple Watch apps, introduces Safari plugin

02/24/2016, 12:02 pm

Todoist on Wednesday refreshed its task management tools across multiple Apple platforms, including iOS, OS X, the Apple Watch, and Safari, the latter of which has a new dedicated plugin.

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FreshBooks ships iPhone-ready card reader, YouTube app gets native iPad Pro support

02/23/2016, 05:02 pm

FreshBooks on Tuesday launched an iPhone-based card reader, competing against the likes of Square, while Google separately updated the YouTube iOS app with iPad Pro compatibility.

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China Mobile reports strong 4G user growth in January, following Apple's iPhone 6s chart topping launch

02/23/2016, 03:02 pm

China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, added 23.3 million new 4G users last month, reaching 335.6 million 4G subscribers in total. That's a 214 percent increase over the previous year, and suggests that predictions of collapse in iPhone growth due to economic troubles in China are far fetched.

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85% of mobile device failures occur on Android, with Samsung leading the way

02/23/2016, 11:02 am

The overwhelming majority of mobile device failures come from handsets running the Android operating system, new data reveals, showing that Samsung devices are responsible for the most overall issues.

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Apple halved transaction fee to get Apple Pay into China, report says

02/22/2016, 05:02 pm

In order to launch Apple Pay in the lucrative China market, Apple agreed to halve its normal transaction fee for the country's banks, a report said on Monday.

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Mother of San Bernardino victim backs Apple, says right to privacy 'makes America great'

02/22/2016, 09:02 am

Carole Adams -- whose son Robert was killed in the San Bernardino attack last year -- has spoken out in support of Apple's position on encryption, saying the company "is definitely within their rights to protect the privacy of all Americans."

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LG, Samsung head to market with new Android flagship candidates

02/21/2016, 08:02 pm

There's just one flagship iPhone running Apple's iOS platform, but a variety of Android licensees are duking it out to define a hardware candidate that can win over premium buyers. One big obstacle: no hardware makers have any ability to materially stray too far from Google's commodity Android software platform.

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Apple chip suppliers gearing up capacity for 'iPhone 7' production - report

02/19/2016, 09:02 am

Right on schedule for a fall product launch, Apple's suppliers are said to be reserving "a significant portion" of production capacities for the second and third quarters of 2016, ahead of the highly anticipated "iPhone 7" launch.

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Apple's new 'Trade Up With Installments' program makes it easier to get a new iPhone

02/18/2016, 12:02 pm

Apple is building on the success of its iPhone upgrade initiative with a new offering that will let anyone trade in an older iPhone, Android device, or Windows Phone handset for a new iPhone and spread the cost over two years.

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Apple pulls back the curtain on its secretive chip development operation

02/18/2016, 10:02 am

The engineering team responsible for the custom silicon that powers hundreds of millions of Apple's iOS devices is the latest beneficiary of the company's relatively newfound openness.

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New 4-inch iPhone to run Apple's A9 chip, 'iPad Air 3' to sport A9X - report

02/18/2016, 08:02 am

Though they are expected to be priced as mid-range products, Apple's latest iPhone and iPad updates will run the same latest-generation processors as their flagship counterparts, a new report reveals.

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Apple focuses on 3D Touch, Live Photos in latest iPhone 6s ads

02/17/2016, 08:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released a pair of iPhone commercials touting the time-saving benefits of 3D Touch and the new Live Photos image format, two features exclusive to the company's latest generation iPhone 6s handsets.

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Apple Pay launches in China with support for 80% of credit and debit cards

02/17/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple launched its Apple Pay mobile payments service in China on Thursday, opening the door to a vast market of smartphone users, as well as newfound competition in an established touchless systems segment leaders Tencent and Alibaba.

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Apple-sponsored NFC Forum working to bring contactless payments to U.S. public transit

02/17/2016, 09:02 am

The NFC Forum -- an industry lobbying group that counts Apple as a board member -- on Wednesday announced a new partnership with the American Public Transportation Association that will see the two groups working to broaden NFC support among public transit operators in the U.S.

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Donald Trump says Apple should back down in San Bernardino case

02/17/2016, 09:02 am

Surprise right-wing presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on Apple's fight with the U.S. government on Wednesday, saying the iPhone maker should acquiesce to the FBI's demands and dismissing company CEO Tim Cook's argument that such action would set a dangerous precedent.

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Tim Cook calls FBI backdoor demand 'dangerous,' vows to fight case

02/17/2016, 04:02 am

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has promised to oppose a court order that would have the company create a compromised version of iOS with weakened encryption, the result of FBI requests for help in accessing data stored on an iPhone 5c used by a gunman in the San Bernardino shooting.

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Apple axes iPhone 4s and 5c from India lineup in search of higher ASP

02/17/2016, 12:02 am

After slashing the price of iPhone 5s in India last year, Apple has reportedly stopped selling entry-level iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c models in favor of a smartphone lineup more closely aligned with mature markets.

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