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April 24, 2018
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Apple reportedly seeking OLED price reduction from Samsung in run-up to this year’s iPhones

Supply-chain sources say that Apple is in negotiations with Samsung for lower pricing on the OLED screens the Korean company is making for this year’s iPhones. The request for price reductions comes as no surprise to the industry as the … Continue reading

March 31, 2018
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iPhone LCD supplier Japan Display scrambling as future high-end iPhones adopt OLED displays

While many believe that the iPhone X’s display is best in class for adopting OLED, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are still popular phones, even with an LCD display. However, iPhone display supplier Japan Display has been struggling … Continue reading

March 14, 2018
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Refurbished, high-end iPhones are suffocating the growth of cheap new Androids

The fastest growing segment in global smartphones isn’t Google’s vision for super-cheap, simple Android phones. Instead, according to new market data, it’s refurbished high-quality phones that carry a desirable brand but can be sold at a more affordable price, a … Continue reading

February 8, 2018
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Purported iOS iBoot source code leaks, potential security issue for iPhones

Motherboard reports this evening that a GitHub user has shared the source code for Apple’s iBoot System, which is the part of the operating system that handles the trusted boot up process. At this point, it’s unclear where this source … Continue reading

February 6, 2018
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Glucose sensor app said to be first third-party title to access Apple iPhone’s NFC

An app for Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose reader is said to be the first third-party iOS title to make use of the NFC chip in Apple’s iPhone, previously reserved only for Apple Pay. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

February 3, 2018
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DOJ: Chinese counterfeiter pocketed over $1M smuggling fake iPhones & iPads into the US

The United States Department of Justice announced today that a Chinese national living in the United States has pleaded guilty for his role in smuggling and distributing counterfeit iPhones and iPads from China into the United Staes… more… 9to5Mac

January 16, 2018
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Report: iPhone’s US activations up 10 points in Q4 2017, up 5 points year-on-year

The latest CIRP data indicates that Apple increased its US iPhone activations ten points in the final quarter of the year, from a 29% share in the September quarter to a 39% share by December. More significantly, activations were up … Continue reading

January 14, 2018
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PSA: Hawaii officials confirm ‘ballistic missile threat’ emergency alert sent to iPhones was false alarm

People in Hawaii woke up to a terrifying emergency alert sent to iPhones and other devices that officials now say was sent in error. more… 9to5Mac

January 7, 2018
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Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones

Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $ 450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone … Continue reading

January 5, 2018
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Watch: Why Apple slows down older iPhones and what you can do about it

Apple recently revealed that it throttles the performance of older iPhones with degraded batteries in order to prevent potential operational troubles like random shutdowns. Find out more about modern battery technology and how you can avoid unwanted performance hits in … Continue reading

December 27, 2017
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Apple again said to be working w/ MediaTek on modems for 2018 iPhones

As its battle with Qualcomm continues to escalate, Apple is again said to be considering modems from MediaTek for the 2018 iPhones. DigiTimes reports that Apple is looking for additional capacity after ‘transferring half of its orders to Intel from Qualcomm’… … Continue reading

December 24, 2017
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This week’s top stories: Apple admits to slowing older iPhones, upgraded AirPods coming in 2018, and more

In this week’s top stories: Apple confirms that it slows down older iPhones, the iMac Pro starts arriving to customers, drone footage shows Apple Park starting to live up to its name, and more. Read on for all of this week’s … Continue reading

December 22, 2017
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Second class action suit surrounding Apple’s throttling of iPhones with depleted batteries launches

Just hours after the first class action suit was launched against Apple alleging harm by the company’s actions to keep iPhones functional in the case of a chemically depleted battery, a quintet of filers in have also launched their own … Continue reading

December 8, 2017
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Apple supplier Finisar to scale VCSEL production, suggests Face ID coming to all iPhones in 2018

Apple’s second largest supplier of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, Finisar, announced the acquisition of a 700,000-square foot plant on Thursday, a move that suggests TrueDepth and Face ID are coming to all iPhones in 2018. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

November 30, 2017
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Jony Ive talks his start in design, how iPhone X makes earlier iPhones feel ‘disconnected’ & more

Apple’s design chief Jony Ive sat down with Smithsonian Magazine recently to talk how he got his start as a designer and much more. The interview comes as Ive will be featured in the 2017 issue of the magazine and … Continue reading