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Apple's COO delivers blistering testimony on Qualcomm's 'onerous demands' over cellular patents

01/15/2019, 01:01 pm

Court testimony from Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has laid out that Qualcomm has repeatedly flexed its monopoly control over the cellular industry in its dealings with Apple, demanding that Apple not only pay to license its patents, but also cross-license all of its own intellectual property above and beyond requiring a 5 percent cut of the total cost of Apple's products plus exclusivity in sourcing all of Apple's mobile chips.

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What Haptic Touch on the iPhone XR can do, and how it differs from 3D Touch on the iPhone XS

01/15/2019, 11:01 am

When Apple released the iPhone XR, it didn't include 3D Touch as a feature due to the technical challenges of implementing an edge-to-edge display, but did introduce an alternative: Haptic Touch. AppleInsider explains how the haptic-based version fares compared against the well-known and well-loved feature it replaces.

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Nike's Adapt BB is an iPhone-controlled, self-lacing basketball sneaker

01/15/2019, 10:01 am

Following up on earlier teases, Nike on Tuesday announced the Adapt BB, a self-lacing basketball sneaker that can be controlled from smartphones, including the iPhone.

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Apple Business Chat continues expanding with auto dealer platform Gubagoo

01/15/2019, 09:01 am

The newest company to adopt Apple Business Chat is Gubagoo, which specializes in setting up 24/7 chat for auto dealerships and manufacturers.

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German court finds Apple iPhone doesn't infringe on Qualcomm patent in second case

01/15/2019, 06:01 am

A Mannheim, Germany judge has tossed one of the myriad cases between Apple and Qualcomm, declaring that the iPhone isn't violating one of Qualcomm's power management patents.

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Apple replaced 11M iPhone batteries under 2018 repair program, 9M more than average

01/15/2019, 01:01 am

At an all-hands employee meeting in January, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that some 11 million iPhone batteries were replaced as part of a special 2018 repair program, a figure up to 11 times what the company would have expected under normal circumstances.

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Rumor: Apple developing seventh-generation iPod touch, mulling USB-C for next iPhone

01/14/2019, 07:01 pm

Industry scuttlebutt from CES 2019 suggests Apple is looking to market a next-generation iPod touch device to stimulate services revenue from Apple Music and the App Store. Separately, sources claim the company is working to integrate USB-C into a 2019 iPhone model.

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Nike teases Tuesday reveal of new iPhone-controlled self-lacing sneakers

01/14/2019, 03:01 pm

One of the features of Nike's self-lacing sneakers for the mass market -- set to be announced Tuesday -- will be smartphone control, including the iPhone, according to a teaser video.

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Apple's iPhone a big priority for U.S. corporate spending in 2019

01/14/2019, 02:01 pm

Corporations are preparing to increase their spending on Apple products over the next 12 months, a survey of chief information officers has revealed, with companies set to provide more iPhones to employees than in the last four years.

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Face ID, Touch ID unlocks can't be compelled by law enforcement, rules federal judge

01/14/2019, 11:01 am

The police cannot force a person to unlock their iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID, a U.S. federal judge has ruled, a move that effectively provides users the same protection for the biometric security for their devices as previously afforded to passcodes.

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Apple Pay may reach Slovakia & Czech Republic this spring

01/14/2019, 09:01 am

Filling out important gaps in the European market, Apple Pay is reportedly poised to arrive in Slovakia and/or the Czech Republic somewhere between late February and early March.

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Samsung has a long history of mocking Apple before copying it

01/14/2019, 09:01 am

Stop us if you've heard this one. Apple makes some change to its iPhones, Samsung's PR company mocks the very idea -- and finally Samsung copies it. Sometimes the company keeps a low profile, sometimes it shouts about Apple's missteps, but always, always Samsung then goes the same way.

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Apple chip supplier Dialog ekes out Q4 revenue goals despite iPhone slump

01/14/2019, 09:01 am

Suffering relatively little fallout from Apple's disappointing iPhone sales, Dialog Semiconductor said on Monday that it expects to hit the low end of revenue guidance for the December quarter.

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Apple's AirPower charging mat may not be cancelled after all

01/12/2019, 11:01 am

If reports out of the Chinese supply chain can be believed, Apple's AirPower charging accessory has very recently begun mass production with an established Apple manufacturing partner building the device.

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Video: Rounding up the 2019 iPhone rumors, including USB-C, 5G, and more

01/12/2019, 11:01 am

It is the start of a new year, and there's already a number of rumors circulating about Apple's iPhone releases for 2019. Based on the chatter we've been hearing, there could be some big changes for the iPhone arriving later in 2019, including a shift to USB-C and a triple-camera setup on the rear.

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Nevada man thanks Siri for surviving serious Jeep crash

01/11/2019, 05:01 pm

A man who crashed his Jeep near Pahrump, Nev., credits Siri on his iPhone for saving him from paralyzing and potentially fatal injuries.

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5G iPhone might have Samsung or MediaTek modems, says Apple's Tony Blevins

01/11/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has considered the possibility of using modems from Samsung and MediaTek in its future 5G devices, testimony at a US Federal Trade Commission trial with Qualcomm reveals, with an Apple executive confirming there is a possibility of the two companies providing modems for the forthcoming 2019 iPhone refresh.

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TCL, LG under pressure from customers about AirPlay 2 compatibility

01/11/2019, 02:01 pm

With the news that Apple's AirPlay 2 is coming to several major TV brands, some people have begun pressuring more companies to support the technology, or for those that are onboard to update older sets.

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How to keep your iPhone from repeatedly dropping Wi-Fi network connections

01/11/2019, 12:01 pm

You either never get this problem or you get it so often that it's extremely irritating. If your iPhone keeps switching back to 4G cell when you know you're on a Wi-Fi network, this is what you need to do.

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Ikea's HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades come to the US on Apr. 1

01/11/2019, 10:01 am

Revealed earlier this week during CES 2019, Ikea's low-cost Smart Shades now have a precise U.S. launch date, Apr. 1.

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