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Apple's 5G modem project lead Ruben Caballero has left the company

04/29/2019, 04:04 pm

Ruben Caballero, a lead for Apple's nascent 5G modem project, has left the company in the wake of a division restructure, and the blockbuster Qualcomm modem deal.

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Apple hired away Intel's 5G modem lead just prior to Qualcomm settlement

04/28/2019, 03:04 pm

Intel's departure from the 5G modem business may have been dictated not just by Apple's settlement with Qualcomm, but its reported poaching of Intel's lead 5G modem developer earlier in 2019.

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Apple amping up purges of apps that are similar to iOS 12 Screen Time

04/27/2019, 11:04 am

Apple has eliminated 11 of the 17 most popular screen time monitoring and parental control apps from the App Store, and has done so with increasing frequency since it launched its own monitoring tool, Screen Time, in iOS 12.

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iPhone XR sequel might gain twin-lens rear camera in 2019

04/26/2019, 05:04 pm

Rumors suggest Apple's iPhone XR follow-up will upgrade to a dual-lens rear camera in 2019, potentially delivering the company's advanced photographic technology to an entry-level smartphone model for the first time.

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Apple contemplated buying parts of Intel's cellular modem business to speed up 5G

04/26/2019, 03:04 pm

Apple was indeed in talks about potentially buying portions of Intel's cellular modem business in order to speed up its own internal modem development, a report claimed on Friday.

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August halts sales of flawed View doorbell, promises fixed version 'in the near future'

04/26/2019, 03:04 pm

August on Friday announced a surprise halt to sales of its iPhone-connected, battery-powered View doorbell, saying it will return sometime "in the near future" after connectivity problems are solved.

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'iPhone XI,' 'iPhone XI Max' renders suggest little difference from iPhone XS family other than camera

04/26/2019, 12:04 pm

Renders of Apple's alleged "iPhone XI" and "XI Max" designs compared to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max don't demonstrate a lot of design differences, other than that three-lens camera protrusion.

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Mouse support for iOS possibly, next-day MacBook Pro keyboard repairs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

04/26/2019, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about rumors of mouse and trackpad support on iPads, Apple's speeding up keyboard repairs, and Victor goes to Moogfest where he learns about Focal headphones and Sensel Morph, a multi-touch input device.

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Struggling iPhone sales & muted Services predicted for Apple's earnings

04/26/2019, 07:04 am

Analysts at Cowen have cast doubt on the possibility a return to form for iPhone shipments will take place in this quarter, as well as for the foreseeable future, and while Services will provide a reliable high point in Apple's upcoming financial results, it may not be as much of a highlight as investors may think.

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3D printed '2019 iPhone' lineup compared to iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

04/25/2019, 08:04 pm

Supposed replicas of Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup are beginning to circulate in Asia ahead of an expected release this fall, offering an opportunity to compare the mockups' physical dimensions with existing models.

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Intel to supply 4G modems for 2019 iPhone, exited 5G smartphone business because of Apple-Qualcomm settlement

04/25/2019, 05:04 pm

In reporting its first quarter financials for 2019, Intel CEO Bob Swan during a conference call on Thursday said the company expects to deliver 4G wireless modems to customers throughout the year, including a next-generation iPhone.

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iPhone 'Personal Hotspot' tech violates networking patent, lawsuit claims

04/25/2019, 05:04 pm

A Wyoming firm, WiNet Labs, is suing Apple for allegedly infringing on a networking patent with its "Personal Hotspot" feature found in iPhone and iPad.

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Sealed iPhone loaded with data likely just a demo unit sold in error

04/25/2019, 12:04 pm

A man reportedly bought what was packaged as a new iPhone, only to find what appears to be personal data from a previous owner -- but there are hints that it may be a demo unit, resold by a third-party vendor.

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Renders of '2019 iPhone' depict square camera bump as part of rear glass

04/25/2019, 12:04 pm

New renders of what the 2019 iPhone lineup could look like have been published, continuing to depict the long-rumored triple camera setup with a bump made from the rear glass of the device, as well as suggesting the notch and bezels will reduce to provide users with a seemingly higher screen-to-phone proportion.

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NSA recommends White House end phone metadata collection program

04/25/2019, 09:04 am

The U.S. National Security Agency is recommending that the White House not push to renew a controversial metadata collection program, originally exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013.

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Apple proposes simplified location detection using tiny gas sensors in iPhones

04/25/2019, 09:04 am

A future iPhone or Apple Watch could determine its general location by gases, Apple has proposed, with the use of miniature sensors inspecting the air to determine if the user is inside or outdoors, and potentially even narrowing down to a specific room, without relying on GPS or signals from communication networks.

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Verizon names 20 more 5G cities, T-Mobile says mmWave 5G will be urban-only

04/25/2019, 08:04 am

Verizon on Thursday announced 20 further U.S. cities set to get 5G, including the fastest version of the standard, millimeter wave (mmWave) -- a technology T-Mobile's CTO says won't make it beyond urban borders.

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HomePod's multi-user support could use iPhones to secure Siri queries using personal data

04/25/2019, 08:04 am

The HomePod could offer support for Siri with multiple users in the future without worrying about a user's personal data being accessed, with Apple coming up with a method to authenticate the speaker is authorized to make potentially sensitive queries using the presence of a nearby iPhone.

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No, '250 scientists' didn't warn that AirPods are a cancer risk

04/25/2019, 07:04 am

Over the last month, a UK tabloid and the Medium blogging platform helped launch a wave of articles later syndicated by Yahoo and other clickbait sites implying that large group of scientists were very concerned about the health risks of AirPods. The problem: the petition was signed in early 2015, before AirPods were even announced. Its concerns were not linked to the extremely weak Bluetooth Low Energy protocol that AirPods use.

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Apple's will to 'hurt Qualcomm financially' illustrated by Qualcomm's opening statement

04/24/2019, 05:04 pm

Slides of Qualcomm's opening arguments against Apple have been published, exposing more detail of Apple's long plan to hurt Qualcomm financially to force reduced modem chip payments.

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