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Apple Pay activated on 383 million iPhones, worldwide

02/20/2019, 11:02 am

Apple Pay is continuing to grow as a major player in the mobile payments market thanks to its loyal users, Loup Ventures notes, estimating that 43 percent of all iPhone users around the world have enabled Apple Pay on their devices.

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iPhone supply chain settling down, stabilizing after rough holiday quarter

02/20/2019, 08:02 am

Apple's iPhone suppliers are starting to show what could be signs of stabilization following the weaker than anticipated iPhone sales in the holiday quarter, according to JP Morgan, but the company still has to deal with the prospect of the global smartphone market continuing to slow down.

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Quartet of videos from Apple demonstrate key iPhone photography features

02/19/2019, 08:02 pm

Four new videos from Apple educate users on Key Photos, Depth Control, Stage Light Mono, and how to search for photos, all on an iPhone.

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Qualcomm says Apple's software workarounds undermine case against US iPhone ban [u]

02/19/2019, 04:02 pm

Apple's software update to get around an alleged Qualcomm patent violation undermines its case against a ban on U.S. iPhone imports, the chipmaker said in a filing last week.

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Apple brings iPhone SE back on sale in its online clearance section from $249

02/19/2019, 03:02 pm

Apple has given potential owners of the iPhone SE yet another chance to purchase the discontinued smartphone through its online store's Clearance section, but as with earlier sales, it is likely to be available only for a matter of hours before disappearing from view once more.

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Video: Discussing the 11 products that Apple is expected to release in 2019

02/19/2019, 01:02 pm

Prolific Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published a list of products Apple is expected to ship in 2019. AppleInsider takes a look at the hardware list, and spells out which could potentially be in user's hands before the end of this year.

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Eve's HomeKit-compatible Flare moodlight ships in US & Canada

02/19/2019, 10:02 am

The Eve Flare, a HomeKit-compatible light originally launched in Europe last year, is now finally available in the U.S. and Canada.

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Qualcomm's new X55 5G modem is ridiculously fast - but Apple probably won't use it

02/19/2019, 10:02 am

Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed a new modem, the Snapdragon X55, an updated 5G model with better performance -- though it's unlikely to appear in Apple's iPhone anytime soon unless the two companies can settle their differences.

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Apple's iPhone still holds commanding lead in smartphone sales in Japan

02/19/2019, 09:02 am

While Apple's shipments in the Japanese smartphone market dipped 10.5 percent year-over-year in the December quarter, the iPhone still enjoys overwhelming popularity there, according to new research data.

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Apple's Chinese price cuts provided only temporary sales improvement

02/19/2019, 08:02 am

Apple's attempts to boost its iPhone sales in China via price cuts offered only a temporary effect, according to Rosenblatt Securities, with post Chinese New Year sales reportedly seeing little in the way of improvement in a depressed smartphone market.

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Apple's 2019 hardware roadmap calls for at least 11 new products

02/18/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple is anticipated to update nearly every line of hardware it has in 2019. AppleInsider shows you what we're expecting to see, including the "AirPods 2," 2019 Mac Pro, Apple Pro displays, new iPhones, the "iPad mini 5," and more.

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Apple's 2019 iPhones to wirelessly charge other devices, sport bigger batteries and frosted glass

02/17/2019, 09:02 pm

Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup allegedly won't look much different from the company's current offerings outside of some frosted glass, new technologies like "bilateral" wireless charging, ultra-wide band for enhanced indoor positioning, and a triple-lens camera, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more

02/17/2019, 11:02 am

One man reportedly stole headphones and other items from the same Apple Store every day for months, in order to support an expensive drug habit. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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Apple's latest iPhone XS & XR ad 'Bokeh'd' plays with social downsides of Depth Control

02/15/2019, 04:02 pm

Perhaps signalling that it's embarking on a broader campaign, Apple has released a second ad promoting Depth Control on the iPhone XS & XR, "Bokeh'd."

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Apple extends Chinese iPhone XS & XR trade-up offers through March 25

02/15/2019, 02:02 pm

Apple is extending a Chinese promo in which shoppers get better credit for old iPhones put towards the cost of an iPhone XS or XR.

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Compared: Apple's Smart Battery Case versus Mophie Juice Pack Access

02/15/2019, 11:02 am

Both Apple and Mophie have introduced their own battery cases which spurs the debate on which route people should go. Apple's Smart Battery Case and Mophies Juice Pack Access have their benefits, but which is best is going to be up to you.

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Real-world LTE speed has doubled since iPhone 5s, is big reason to upgrade

02/15/2019, 09:02 am

Owners of older iPhone models should upgrade to newer versions if they want to benefit from faster cellular speeds, research from OpenSignal advises, with the iPhone 5s seemingly only capable of half of the network performance of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max due to the use of older communications technologies.

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iPhone XS 4G speeds at least 26 percent faster than predecessors, study shows

02/14/2019, 07:02 pm

Apple's 2018 iPhone models -- particularly the XS line -- offered the first significant boost to 4G data speeds in several years, according to research firm OpenSignal.

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Discontinued iPhone SE reappears for sale in Apple's online clearance section for $249

02/14/2019, 02:02 pm

Apple has made more stock of the iPhone SE available through the clearance section of its online store, giving users wanting to pick up the compact iPhone yet another chance to buy one from the company directly, though it is likely to be a short-lived sale.

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No Chinese iPhone rebound seen in January following Apple's harsh December quarter

02/14/2019, 02:02 pm

Actions to revive Chinese iPhone sales aren't having much luck, at least not so far, but the next two months are more important if there is going to be a short-term turnaround in the country.

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