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Foldable iPhone heating system could prevent damage in cold weather

02/28/2019, 09:02 am

Cold weather will make OLED screens brittle, and will pose a problem for bendable phones. Apple is working on a series of sensors and micro-heaters to keep a foldable iPhone warm, to prevent damage.

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New FAA rules banning fully charged lithium-ion batteries as cargo won't stop you from using iPhones on flights

02/27/2019, 04:02 pm

The United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration has introduced rules banning lithium-ion batteries from being included as cargo on flights with passengers on safety grounds, and has applied a new and more restrictive maximum charge limit, but the rule change does not directly affect iPhone or iPad owners and other device users.

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Cellebrite iPhone hacking tools selling on eBay for as little as $100

02/27/2019, 03:02 pm

Meant to be used only by law enforcement, Cellebrite hacking tools for iPhones and other smartphones are reportedly selling on eBay for sums as low as $100.

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NHL 'Shot on iPhone' campaign displays player-taken photographs outside arenas

02/27/2019, 02:02 pm

Apple is once again using its "Shot on iPhone" campaign to highlight the camera quality of its smartphone range, this time in a partnership with the NHL that involves billboards outside arenas featuring photographs taken by the team's players.

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Apple spotlights iPad Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X in music & theater education

02/27/2019, 12:02 pm

In what Apple is calling a first in a series of looks at innovative technology use in the classroom, the company is highlighting how its products are used for production of music and theater at the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts.

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Apple pulls duplicate App Store VoIP titles accused of exploiting search categories

02/27/2019, 11:02 am

Apple has scrubbed a number of VoIP apps from the App Store following a report that some developers were creating clones to capture more search traffic.

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'Worst of the bad news' is behind Apple when it comes to iPhone sales

02/27/2019, 10:02 am

Though Apple's March-quarter iPhone shipments will likely be disappointing, there are signs that a recovery is underway, according to an analyst report issued on Wednesday.

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Editorial: Apple's waiting game on foldable iPhones is no surprise

02/27/2019, 07:02 am

Apple didn't invent the smartphone, the tablet, the mouse, the CD-ROM, Wi-Fi, laptops, personal computers, or smart watches. Apple has always known that being first isn't what counts, and it certainly knows that about folding phones.

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Apple's iPhone, iPad & more targeted in new lawsuit over LTE patents

02/26/2019, 03:02 pm

A group of firms operating under the aegis of Optis Wireless Technology are suing Apple over seven patents connected to LTE cellular standards.

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Future iPhones could use tech in Face ID for improved 3D Touch capabilities

02/26/2019, 11:02 am

The 3D Touch pressure sensitivity offered in some iPhone models could be improved upon in future models, with Apple examining the use of VCSEL technology to monitor deflections in a surface caused by a finger press, or even to analyze and monitor effects of the Taptic Engine.

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Here are the winners of Apple's 'Shot on iPhone' photography challenge

02/26/2019, 09:02 am

Apple has selected winners of its "Shot on iPhone" challenge, which sought the best photographs taken on Apple's smartphone, with some of the top entries highlighted on the Today show on Tuesday.

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Mophie Juice Pack Access battery case now available for iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR

02/25/2019, 03:02 pm

The new Mophie Juice Pack Access wireless battery case is now officially available to order for the iPhone XS Max, XS, and XR.

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'Torpedo' location detection exploit could target iPhones on both 4G & 5G networks

02/25/2019, 02:02 pm

Flaws in both 4G and 5G cellular networks could potentially let hackers pinpoint the location of any given smartphone, including the iPhone according to researchers.

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T-Mobile slows US 5G launch, postpones some frequencies until late 2019 [u]

02/25/2019, 11:02 am

The U.S. branch of T-Mobile is delaying its 5G launch from the first half of 2019 until the second, owing to a lack of compatible phones, its CTO said in a Monday interview. [Updated with correction by T-Mobile]

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Sprint says 5G launching in May, but with slower speeds than other networks

02/25/2019, 10:02 am

Sprint will finally begin rollouts of what it calls 5G in May, the U.S. carrier announced on Monday, although without the speeds possible on some of its competitors' networks.

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Apple in 2019 and the future of iPhone

02/25/2019, 09:02 am

Over the past two decades, Apple has proven capable of taking its existing technologies and creating new computing forms that retain its influence over the most commercially successful and strategically important markets. That winning strategy of the past also appears to be the best suited for the future of iPhone.

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Members of congress demand Apple take down Saudi Absher app

02/25/2019, 09:02 am

Members of Congress have written to Apple and Google to demand the removal of the controversial Saudi Arabia government Absher app, with the companies accused of being "accomplices in the oppression of Saudi Arabian women" by offering it for download.

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'Premium' devices like Apple's iPhone pushed 2018 smartphone revenues up

02/25/2019, 08:02 am

Global smartphone shipments fell 3 percent in 2018 to 1.44 billion, and yet sales revenue rose 5 percent to $522 billion driven by the premium market segment, according to recent research data.

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How parents can turn on iOS 12 Screen Time for their child's iPhone or iPad

02/24/2019, 11:02 am

Nominally iOS 12's Screen Time feature is meant to help everyone keep their habits in check, but the most practical application may actually be as a form of strict parental control.

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Apple in 2019: surviving iPhone challenges like the 1990s Microsoft

02/23/2019, 10:02 am

As Apple begins a new year of operations, a media narrative is unfolding that Apple must ditch its reliance on premium hardware-- and particularly iPhone-- to desperately scramble its way into Services for the scraps left behind Netflix in a world of commodity devices. But the reality is actually a lot less dramatic for Apple, which has already proven an unusual ability to deftly adapt to changes in the industry. Compare its position today with that of Microsoft twenty years ago.

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