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Coronavirus forcing Apple to postpone February 10 China retail reopen [u]

02/07/2020, 07:02 am

Apple's Deirdre O'Brien has written to Apple Store staff in China to explain the company's plans for reopening in China under the ongoing coronavirus threat, and how the date for reopening stores is still to be determined.

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Foxconn telling iPhone assembly staff to stay home because of coronavirus

02/07/2020, 07:02 am

Key Apple supplier Foxconn has told its Shenzhen staff not to return to work after the current and extended holiday just yet, because of continuing coronavirus concerns.

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French fine Apple $27 million for battery patch that could slow down old iPhones

02/07/2020, 06:02 am

Apple has been fined by the French government for its 2017 patch that could slow down iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE units that had a depleted battery, and for not informing users that it was doing so.

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Coronavirus threatens AirPods production as stock dwindles

02/06/2020, 01:02 pm

Apple ordered the production of 45 million AirPods units to keep up with consumer demand, but the coronavirus appears to be delivering both extended labor and material shortages.

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Apple under fire for onerous independent third-party repair terms

02/06/2020, 09:02 am

Right-to-repair advocates have taken a look at Apple's Independent Repair Provider program contract, and are calling it "perilous" and "crazy."

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Apple working on how to record multiple AR & VR streams for later playback

02/06/2020, 08:02 am

Alongside its work in creating tools to create Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experiences, Apple is also looking at how such work can be recorded, shown again, or transmitted to others.

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Future Apple Watch may have Digital Crown with touch and light sensors

02/06/2020, 07:02 am

Apple continues to work on maximizing the benefits and capabilities of the Apple Watch's Digital Crown, with research surfacing regarding how the physical rotation could be supplemented or replaced by sensors that detect light or touch.

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Apple News accepting questions for the New Hampshire Democratic Debate

02/05/2020, 01:02 pm

Visiting Apple's 2020 election hub will now allow you to submit a question to the upcoming New Hampshire democratic debates.

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How to save money and work around Apple's aggravating iCloud limitations

02/04/2020, 03:02 pm

For what you get, extra iCloud space is well worth paying for, but it's still not of great use when you're sharing work cross-platform -- and you can feel locked into it as soon as you have more data in iCloud that space on your own drive.

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Apple working on folding iPhone display with more robust bend radius

02/04/2020, 07:02 am

Apple is continuing to look into the possibility of creating a foldable iPhone, one equipped with a hinge that allows a flexible display to be bent enough for the smartphone to fold, but preventing the display from developing a crease.

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BlackBerry phones could be gone for good as last major firm stops making them

02/03/2020, 02:02 pm

TCL Communication says it will cease production of BlackBerry phones later this year when its rights to the name expire. It's the latest and perhaps lowest point in the incredible decline of the hit phone that was destroyed by the iPhone.

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Apple News adds to its 2020 Election coverage with literacy guide

02/03/2020, 09:02 am

Apple has announced updates to how its coverage of the 2020 US Presidential election will feature a guide to help readers guard against misinformation and seek out reliable news.

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New iPad Pro, 'iPhone SE 2' and more -- what to expect from Apple in 2020

02/03/2020, 08:02 am

Apple looks like it's going to have a busy year, with updates to nearly its entire product line. Here's what we're expecting Apple to release -- or at least announce -- in 2020.

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Apple supplier Wistron to assemble key iPhone component at new India plant

02/03/2020, 06:02 am

Alongside the assembly of iPhones from other suppliers' components, Wistron will also assemble printed circuit boards for the devices.

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What the EU mandate for a common smartphone charger means

02/02/2020, 12:02 pm

Over strong objections from Apple, the European Union is pressing ahead with plans to make all manufacturers use the same chargers -- at least within the EU. Here's what's really been decided and what impact it will have on users.

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Apple's end-to-end encryption threatened by new proposed bill

02/01/2020, 04:02 pm

Senator Lindsey Graham is pressing for new laws that would combat online child abuse, but do so by removing all end-to-end encryption and giving law enforcement open access to private data.

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Apple's January in review: $91.8 billion, Mac Pro, Coronavirus, and Apple TV+ awards

02/01/2020, 12:02 pm

What a difference a year makes. Apple began 2019 as a technology company but it's started January 2020 as a television, news, gaming and financial firm too.

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Mockups of 'iPhone 12' demonstrate flat sides and smaller dimensions

02/01/2020, 09:02 am

New 3D prints are showing off a trio of sizes for Apple's forthcoming 2020 "iPhone 12," and allege that the company is bringing back some familiar design features.

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Coronavirus forces Apple to close all stores and offices in China until February 9

02/01/2020, 07:02 am

Apple has closed its 42 Apple Stores in China, and an unspecified number of local Apple offices, in response to the Coronavirus and what the company calls "an abundance of caution."

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Apple suppliers mixed over threat from China's Coronavirus

01/31/2020, 10:01 am

Supply chain sources say that while fabrication firms TSMC and UMC report no change in operations, Taiwanese chip design firms are expecting an impact on demand because of the Coronavirus.

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