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September 14, 2018
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Apple Heart Study data reportedly used to win FDA approval for Apple Watch ECG

The two FDA clearances that Apple announced Wednesday for the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG capabilities came from data collected via the Apple Heart Study, according to a report Thursday. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 26, 2018
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iOS 12 will reportedly include new NFC features, enable iPhones to become secure hotel room keys

The Information reports that Apple will be taking a big leap in iOS 12, giving some third-party developers full access to the NFC chip inside iPhones, first introduced with iPhone 6. The report says Apple wants the iPhone to be used … Continue reading

May 23, 2018
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FBI reportedly inflated statistics on encrypted cellphone threat

The FBI has for months bemoaned the threat encrypted cellphones pose to ongoing investigations, saying investigators were locked out of some 7,800 devices last year. A new report, however, claims the agency’s figures are grossly inflated. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 18, 2018
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Apple reportedly ships 600k HomePods during Q1 as Amazon faces increasing competition

Strategy Analytics is today out with its latest report covering the smart speaker market during the first quarter of 2018. The data shows that Apple shipped just over half a million HomePods during the quarter, locking in less than 10 … Continue reading

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

April 16, 2018
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‘Father of iPod’ Tony Fadell thinks Apple needs to tackle iPhone addiction, company reportedly working on it

The former Apple engineer Tony Fadell, nicknamed the ‘father of the iPod,’ thinks Apple has a responsibility to tackle the problem of iPhone addiction. He says what is needed is the equivalent of nutrition advice – where we know which … Continue reading

April 2, 2018
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New photos reportedly depict second Apple retail location in Macau under wraps

A new report today from Storeteller offers photos of what is claimed to be Apple’s second retail location in the Chinese region of Macau. According to the report, the store is expected to be completed by the end of June. … Continue reading

March 11, 2018
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Initial pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S9 reportedly down compared to Galaxy S8 sales

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, may be underperforming compared to the previous model, with a report on South Korean sales and an analyst’s pre-order note suggesting the main rival to Apple’s iPhone’s launch is lower than the electronics … Continue reading

March 10, 2018
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Intel reportedly poised to make defensive Broadcom bid amidst chip industry tumult

In mulling its options over Broadcom’s attempt to takeover embattled chip maker Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering an acquisition of Broadcom itself, a move designed to thwart the creation of a major industry competitor. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

February 21, 2018
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Apple reportedly in talks to buy cobalt, key Li-ion battery ingredient, directly from miners

Apple is reportedly in talks to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners, a strategy designed to buffer reserves of the key lithium ion battery ingredient as the company competes with car makers looking to use the metal in electric … Continue reading

January 1, 2018
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users reportedly unable to recharge completely flat battery

Samsung’s Note line of smartphones is continuing to have battery-related issues, with reports of owners discovering their Note 8 fails to recharge at all once the power level for the battery hits zero percent, a problem the South Korean electronics … Continue reading

November 15, 2017
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Amazon reportedly cancels plans for ‘skinny bundle’ TV service, echoing Apple’s rumored TV attempts

Amazon has seemingly cancelled plans to launch an unbundled a la carte internet TV service, featuring top channels. Reuters says Amazon was unable to convince networks to sign on and struggled to find profitable business arrangements. It has been widely … Continue reading

September 5, 2017
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Apple reportedly ends ‘Apple Music Festival’ after 10-year run

Coldplay at the 2014 iTunes Festival Apple is reportedly ending its long-running Apple Music Festival initiative. According to a report from Music Business Worldwide, the company is ending the Apple Music Festival (formerly known as the iTunes Festival) as it … Continue reading

June 3, 2017
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Apple Music’s Bozoma Saint John reportedly leaving company

Axios reports that Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John plans to leave her role at the company. Saint John has served as the Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music since the company’s Beats Music acquisition in 2014. more… 9to5Mac