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Topic: iPhone

Online Chinese stores now cutting iPhone XS Max price by up to $250

03/06/2019, 06:03 am

Two months after mass discounts previously led to price cuts on some iPhone models, vendors in China are expanding that to now also include the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

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Apple Store repair policy update allows servicing of iPhones with third-party batteries

03/05/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple has changed its policies regarding repairs via Apple retail outlets, with customers who have replaced the battery of their iPhone with an aftermarket model installed by a third-party repair shop now able to be repaired at the Genius Bar as well as at Apple Authorized Service Providers.

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Apple may have trouble finding 5G modems for 2020 iPhones if it doesn't make its own

03/05/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple may only be planning to add 5G to 2020 iPhones, but even then the company might have a hard time acquiring needed modems, according to analysts.

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NSA's domestic metadata collection going unused, could be ended permanently

03/05/2019, 09:03 am

The U.S. National Security Agency has allegedly left its metadata collection system -- first exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013 -- unused for months, and it could vanish completely in the near future.

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Apple supplier Corning working on foldable glass for future phones

03/05/2019, 07:03 am

The firm Apple has tapped for its screens since the very first iPhone is working on glass that can be folded and expects to succeed by the time folding phones are mainstream in a couple of years.

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Lutron ships Smart Fan Speed Control with Apple HomeKit

03/04/2019, 12:03 pm

Lutron on Monday shipped its HomeKit-compatible Smart Fan Speed Control, letting people upgrade their ceiling fans without having to pay hundreds of dollars for a new model.

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Apple hunts for program manager to help respond to Siri criticisms

03/04/2019, 10:03 am

Apple is searching for a Siri engineering program manager to keep tabs on how the world is reacting to the AI assistant and transform any criticism into real-world improvements.

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Qualcomm v. Apple modem patent suit kicks off in San Diego court

03/04/2019, 09:03 am

A San Diego federal court on Monday began hearing an eight-day trial brought by Qualcomm, charging that Apple violated three patents through its use of Intel modems in iPhones.

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UE's Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker gets customizable patterns & colors

03/04/2019, 08:03 am

Logitech's Ultimate Ears on Monday debuted myBoom Studio, a site where people can customize their own version of the popular Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker.

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Crime blotter: iCloud catches a BMW thief, NFL player's iPad pinched, and more

03/03/2019, 08:03 am

A theft and chase at the first Apple Store, an NFL star's iPad is taken, and massive thefts from Best Buy and Walmart in Florida, all in this week's roundup of Apple crime.

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Samsung rumored offering foldable display samples to Apple for future iPhones

03/02/2019, 03:03 pm

Samsung Display has allegedly sent samples of a foldable display to Apple, which could point to a 2020 iPhone using the technology.

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Flash coupon: Extra 10% off all iPhones, including iPhone XS and XS Max, with prices as low as $89

03/01/2019, 11:03 am

Boost Mobile has issued a flash coupon valid on all phones, including new and used iPhones, with prices starting at just $89. Pick up an iPhone 8 for $449, an iPhone XR for $585, or an iPhone XS Max for $899. This deal is valid March 1 only and supplies are limited, so don't delay.

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Apple's 'There's More to iPhone' campaign highlights environmental and data protection features in new videos

03/01/2019, 09:03 am

Apple has rolled out an advertising campaign titled "There's more to iPhone" to the United Kingdom and France, with a trio of videos and a corporate microsite highlighting how Apple and the iPhone handles and protects a user's data, recycles devices, and offers software improvements that even help older models go faster.

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New York state demands info on iPhone apps sharing private data with Facebook

03/01/2019, 08:03 am

The New York state government sent out a barrage of letters this week, asking for documents and other information from Facebook and the developers of at least 11 iPhone apps accused of sending private data to the social network.

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Foxconn employees endure reduced salaries and benefits in wake of reduced Chinese iPhone demand

03/01/2019, 07:03 am

Foxconn is feeling the pinch from the reduced sales of iPhones in Greater China, with reports of a culling of employee benefits and salaries, as well as mass resignations, coming out of the Apple assembly partner's largest facility used for iPhone production.

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Comcast's Xfinity Mobile simplifies phone number theft with default '0000' PIN

02/28/2019, 05:02 pm

In what appears to be a heinous oversight, Comcast set the default PIN code for all Xfinity Mobile customer accounts to "0000," opening the door to phone number hijacking and, in some cases, identity theft.

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MWC Barcelona 2019 taunts Apple's absence in 5G and foldable screens

02/28/2019, 12:02 pm

Media coverage from this year's MWC Barcelona, nee Mobile World Conference, has worked to establish a narrative that Apple is dangerously behind other companies in releasing support for 5G mobile networks and the foldable screens that enable a phone to convert into a tablet. Yet the last decade of MWC shows that vendor announcements aren't really worth very much.

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If Qualcomm wants its 5G modems in the 2020 iPhone, it has to wrap up the legal battles now

02/28/2019, 12:02 pm

Qualcomm may miss out on an opportunity to supply 5G modems for the 2020 iPhones, Barclays suggests, warning the window to make the necessary arrangements to provide the components is narrowing, with matters not helped by the chip producer's ongoing legal activity with Apple.

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Airbnb, American Airlines, Dexcom & others getting Siri Shortcuts

02/28/2019, 09:02 am

Several prominent apps have gained Siri Shortcuts compatibility this week, and more prominent names are coming between March and April.

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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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