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Samsung poised to challenge Apple at retail in US with first full-scale stores

02/15/2019, 08:02 am

Looking to push beyond its modest retail efforts so far, Apple rival Samsung is planning to open three full-scale U.S. stores on Feb. 20, the same day it announces the Galaxy S10 and its first foldable phone.

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Samsung app leaks new Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds earphones, fitness bands

02/15/2019, 01:02 am

Samsung inadvertently unveiled a slate of new wearable products in an app update on Thursday, revealing images of unannounced devices like a new Galaxy Watch and a set of wireless earphones dubbed Galaxy Buds that will likely debut at a special media event slated for Feb. 20.

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Samsung 4K and 8K televisions with AirPlay 2, iTunes Store support go on sale

02/11/2019, 03:02 pm

Samsung has made its 2019 of 4K and 8K-resolution smart televisions available to purchase and pre-order, with the screen range notably featuring support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and access to iTunes Movies and TV Shows, allowing access to video content offered by Apple without requiring an Apple TV.

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Samsung teases first foldable phone in new promo video

02/11/2019, 02:02 pm

Samsung on Monday released a video to drum up attention for its first foldable phone, slated to be revealed at a Feb. 20 press event.

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Italy forces iPhone battery throttling notice posting on Apple's Italian homepage

02/11/2019, 08:02 am

Apple's homepage in Italy has been required to display a report about iOS updates affecting performance if a battery is chemically depleted or not functioning properly, following a lawsuit and a fine levied against both Apple and Samsung for reportedly misleading users.

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What we know about Samsung's upcoming iPhone rival, the Galaxy S10

02/07/2019, 11:02 am

Samsung is positioned to reveal its newest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S10, at an "Unpacked" press event on Feb. 20. Here's what we know about the forthcoming iPhone competitor.

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India backs down under corporate pressure, delays import tax on smartphone touch panels

02/06/2019, 01:02 pm

Originally set to take effect this month, the Indian government has postponed a tax on touch panel imports that would have impacted smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung.

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Samsung seeks to buy Corephotonics, firm suing Apple over iPhone camera tech

01/28/2019, 03:01 pm

Samsung is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire Israeli firm Corephotonics, a firm specializing in smartphone camera technology that's currently embroiled in a legal battle with Apple.

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Apple, other smartphone makers push for export credits & tariff cuts in India

01/25/2019, 09:01 am

In a 174-page proposal, Apple and other members of the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association have called on the country's government to give them tariff cuts on machinery imports, as well as export credits on apps and devices, if it wants manufacturing growth to continue.

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How the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will fare against the Samsung Galaxy S10

01/24/2019, 12:01 pm

With the impending launch of Samsung's Galaxy S10 next month, rumors and benchmarking suggest that it won't be as fast as the current generation of iPhones. Based on the pre-launch processor leaks, how will the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max fare against the next big thing to come out of Samsung?

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iPhone X beats out Galaxy S10+ CPU in alleged benchmark testing

01/16/2019, 08:01 am

Supposed Geekbench data for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10+ would put the phone's performance behind its direct competitor, the iPhone XS Max, and even 2017's iPhone X.

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Apple's COO delivers blistering testimony on Qualcomm's 'onerous demands' over cellular patents

01/15/2019, 01:01 pm

Court testimony from Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has laid out that Qualcomm has repeatedly flexed its monopoly control over the cellular industry in its dealings with Apple, demanding that Apple not only pay to license its patents, but also cross-license all of its own intellectual property above and beyond requiring a 5 percent cut of the total cost of Apple's products plus exclusivity in sourcing all of Apple's mobile chips.

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Samsung has a long history of mocking Apple before copying it

01/14/2019, 09:01 am

Stop us if you've heard this one. Apple makes some change to its iPhones, Samsung's PR company mocks the very idea -- and finally Samsung copies it. Sometimes the company keeps a low profile, sometimes it shouts about Apple's missteps, but always, always Samsung then goes the same way.

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Exploring what you can, and can't do with HomeKit for TVs

01/13/2019, 09:01 am

HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will unlock a host of new functionality thanks to integration into many leading manufacturer's television sets, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG. AppleInsider examines what that will look like, and what you'll be able to do, when the features are available.

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5G iPhone might have Samsung or MediaTek modems, says Apple's Tony Blevins

01/11/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has considered the possibility of using modems from Samsung and MediaTek in its future 5G devices, testimony at a US Federal Trade Commission trial with Qualcomm reveals, with an Apple executive confirming there is a possibility of the two companies providing modems for the forthcoming 2019 iPhone refresh.

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No, Apple's licensing of iTunes & AirPlay 2 isn't a 'strategy reversal' in any way

01/11/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple stole the limelight at CES without even appearing as an exhibitor, thanks to a series of announcements from Samsung and a series of other television makers incorporating Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless streaming in their products, including LG, Sony and Vizio. This news was cynically portrayed as a "strategy reversal" and a new effort at "copying Microsoft" by the Wall Street Journal -- and out here in the real world, it is nothing of the sort.

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked on February 20 could reveal foldable smartphone alongside new Galaxy model

01/10/2019, 10:01 am

Samsung has confirmed it will be showing off its newest flagship smartphone model in a Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20, one that could potentially feature a commercialized version of a foldable smartphone concept it revealed in November.

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iTunes and AirPlay on your Television, HomeKit everywhere -- AppleInsider Podcast at CES

01/10/2019, 09:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Andrew and Victor are out at CES, looking for every HomeKit accessory, USB-C gear, and the hot trends coming out of the show.

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When Apple introduced the iPhone on Jan 9, 2007, it was the ultimate 'computer for the rest of us'

01/09/2019, 01:01 pm

On January 9, 2007, in the shadow of the CES, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. You know that it was an extraordinary and flawless demo from the outside, but what you don't remember is everything else that was launched -- nor how part of the keynote did go wrong.

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Apple posts detailed roster of first AirPlay 2-equipped TVs

01/08/2019, 09:01 am

Following up on third-party announcements at CES 2019, Apple has posted a list of the initial TVs slated to get AirPlay 2 -- containing good news for recent Vizio and Samsung buyers, but not for LG or Sony owners.

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