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Apple reportedly requires Comcast and Charter to sell iPad, Apple TV as part of iPhone deal

06/13/2019, 06:06 pm

In a bid to gain access to Apple's popular iPhone, mobile industry newcomers Charter and Comcast reportedly agreed to somewhat onerous terms that require the cable giants to also sell iPad and Apple TV, some of which are offered with carrier subsidies.

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Mizuho analysts suggest 2019 iPhones will 'lack novelty' for consumers

06/13/2019, 01:06 pm

The 2019 iPhones will largely be the same as the 2018 models in terms of basic specifications, analysts at Mizuho Securities believe, with the follow-up to last year's releases thought to "lack novelty" aside from an upgrade to include more cameras on the rear.

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Ikea's HomeKit-ready Smart Shades to ship in August

06/12/2019, 04:06 pm

One of the most hotly anticipated HomeKit products in recent memory, Ikea's Smart Shades, will finally launch in August after a months-long delay, the company says.

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Google teases triple lens camera system and square bump on Pixel 4

06/12/2019, 03:06 pm

Google has started to tease the Pixel 4, an upcoming refresh of its Android smartphone, by tweeting an image of the mobile device's rear featuring a large square camera bump, one that seems similar in concept to the one rumored to be included in Apple's 2019 iPhones.

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Batteries in iPhone XR successor said to be 6% larger, and in production now

06/12/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple will be using batteries from the Chinese supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology in the 2019 follow-up to the iPhone XR, a report claims, with the component said to have an increased capacity from the current model that adds nearly 6% more power.

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iPhone's Q1 2019 share of EMEA market lowest in five years

06/12/2019, 07:06 am

The smartphone market has stabilized in EMEA regions despite there being a contraction of sales in the Middle East, claims IDC, with Apple seen to be facing challenges from Chinese competitors as it sees its lowest level of market share in Europe for the first quarter in five years.

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Japanese iPhone users will be able to access 'My Number Cards' via NFC this fall

06/11/2019, 11:06 pm

The Japanese government on Wednesday confirmed plans to develop an app capable of reading NFC tags on "My Number Cards," or Individual Number Cards, this fall, streamlining related processes like filing tax returns.

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Apple reportedly in negotiations to buy key piece of Intel's smartphone modem business

06/11/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple is reportedly in talks to buy a key section of Intel's smartphone modem business, a division that effectively shut down after Apple and Qualcomm settled their worldwide legal dispute in April.

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iMovie for iPhone & iPad updates for green screens, ClassKit, new soundtracks

06/11/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated iMovie for iOS with several enhancements, most notably a green screen effect for stripping out backgrounds.

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Ten US states file suit to block proposed Sprint & T-Mobile merger

06/11/2019, 01:06 pm

The attorneys general of 10 U.S. states are launching a civil antitrust lawsuit to halt a proposed $26.5 billion merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, intensifying the carriers' uphill battle.

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An iPhone camera and a thin film could allow for home health tests & portable security screenings

06/11/2019, 01:06 pm

A paper to be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry demonstrated the use of an iPhone SE and a thin film to generate a low-cost mass spectrometry sensor, potentially making comprehensive home health bodily fluid screening to the home, and broadening the use of the technology in security applications.

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Broadcom renews RF chip supply deal with Apple for two more years

06/11/2019, 10:06 am

Chipmaker Broadcom has confirmed plans to extend its supply deal with Apple for another two years, suggesting that it won't be replaced by first-party wireless chips anytime soon.

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Foxconn claims it can make all of Apple's iPhones outside China

06/11/2019, 06:06 am

Foxconn has told investors that it has the capacity to produce iPhones for the American market without using its Chinese facilities, potentially skirting possible US/China trade tariffs.

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Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' promo sells iPhone XS as pro photo tool

06/10/2019, 03:06 pm

Working again to cast iPhones as a tool for serious photographers, Apple on Monday released its latest "Shot on iPhone" promo, featuring portrait specialist Christopher Anderson.

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Apple releases iOS 12.3.2 with iPhone 8 Plus Portrait mode fixes

06/10/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple has shipped iOS 12.3.2, an update that fixes issues that prevent Portrait Mode from functioning properly, affecting some units of the iPhone 8 Plus.

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Bethesda demos Orion game streaming tech using Doom 2016 on iPhones & MacBooks

06/10/2019, 10:06 am

Ahead of this week's E3 expo in Los Angeles, gaming giant Bethesda revealed a new streaming technology known as Orion -- showcasing it via the 2016 version of "Doom" running on iPhones and MacBooks.

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'Sky: Children of the Light' now available to pre-order and will release on July 11

06/10/2019, 08:06 am

First shown in 2017 at Apple's iPhone X event, developer thatgamecompany's "Sky: Children of the Light" is now available for pre-order on the App Store and will be available to play on July 11.

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$19M in iPhones stolen & images on iPhones nail a Mueller witness on the Apple crime blotter

06/09/2019, 10:06 am

A counterfeiting ring is busted, fingerprints on an iPhone catch an accused thief, and government officials' iPhones and iPads seized in Flint water probe, all on the latest roundup of Apple crime.

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How to use external storage on iPad and iPhone with iOS 13

06/07/2019, 03:06 pm

With iPadOS and iOS 13, Apple is finally adding much-requested support for external storage connectivity on iPhone and iPad. There is a lot of details to parse through so we've done the legwork to lay out everything you need to know about using hard drives and other external media with iOS 13 and iPadOS.

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Man jailed for not unlocking iPhone adds fuel to device search warrant debate

06/07/2019, 03:06 pm

A Florida man was thrown in jail for 44 days for refusing to unlock two iPhones in his possession during a traffic stop, an incident fuelling the ongoing privacy debates over how law enforcement can legally gain access to a smartphone's contents via passcode or biometrics, without being unconstitutional.

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