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Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

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    Apple and Samsung may be out of the court room with all the patent disputes, but it seems that both companies continue to compete at something. For the longest time, Samsung has overshadowed Apple in smartphone sales, and that does make sense since Samsung serves every single market segment, while Apple only focuses on the higher-end. That being said, even with all the logic behind Samsung's success, it seems that reality is about to change very soon. Both Strategy Analytics and even the IDC are already revealing their worldwide smartphone figures, and it turns out that Samsung's ...

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    Apple's in the midst of its latest earnings call for investors at the moment, and just announced some jaw-dropping iPhone sales leading to record quarterly profit; it's a good time to be Apple. But these sort of calls aren't just about looking back on what the company has done to date, and are also designed to give us a little insight into how the next quarter should fare for Apple stockholders. While we're probably still several months away from any new tablet hardware, not to mention a new iPhone, Apple Watch sales have been looming in the shadows since the hardware was first announced ...

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    Without doubt, Apple had one heck of a first quarter this year, having just posted the largest profit ever for any company. But that wasn't the only massive number milestone Apple has hit recently: Tim Cook, the company's chief executive, has revealed on the first quarter earnings call that Apple has sold one billion iOS devices as of November of last year. The lucky purchase was made in late November, and the handset that made the cut was a space grey 64GB iPhone 6 Plus (no word on which carrier it was). Cook said that the device is "saved here at Apple," which is slightly confusing, ...

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    Coming off the launch of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 3, and iPad Air 2, Apple looked like it was going to have a pretty good quarter. The combination of fresh hardware and the holiday shopping season is a recipe for success, and analysts were hoping to see Apple sell some 65 to 70 million iPhones. As it happens, Apple did them one better, and iPhone sales of 74.5 million units helped lead the company to its highest revenue and profit ever. All told, Apple brought in some $74.6 billion in the quarter running through the end of December, with $18 billion of that representing ...

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    Going back several weeks now, we've been eagerly awaiting Apple to deliver iOS 8.1.3. Rumors suggested that the update might start heading out as early as two weeks ago, following word that Apple retail employees were helping out with some late-stage testing. But after the public release failed to materialize, we heard about an additional round of 8.1.3 betas, as Apple worked out the remaining kinks. Hopefully that fine-tuning has paid off, because it's finally time to flip the switch on iOS 8.1.3, with Apple getting mass distribution underway this afternoon. The download notification ...

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    The Nexus 6 may offer a pretty all-around respectable hardware experience, but could it have been even better? It wasn't long after the phone launched that we found ourselves revisiting some earlier rumors, ones that looked into the possibility of getting a fingerprint scanner. Sure enough, the software support for such a scanner was there, only to be pulled a couple months before launch. So what went wrong? Former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside may have left the company coming up on a year ago by now, but he has a little insight to share about this whole fingerprint angle for the Nexus 6. ...

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    Apple has never been famous discounts, and definitely not for giving things away on any of its stores. There was a time when the company was giving away singles, and it seems that even that went away silently. The good thing is that it seems that Apple has decided to take these free singles to a whole new level. Apple has replaced the "Single of the week" freebie with a new section called "Free on iTunes." Instead of just getting one free single, there is a current list of 16 singles being given away. Free on iTunes is also giving away TV episodes, and the list currently has as many as 24 ...

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    A couple of years ago, it would've been almost impossible to imagine Apple experimenting with anything outside its comfort zone. That said, the same company that was reluctant to launch a mini tablet, did with the iPad mini, and the same company that denied the need for a bigger iPhone, launched two of them with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Recent reports claim that Apple is working on a larger iPad and even a 12-inch MacBook Air, and if you've ever wondered what that will look like, have a look. Designer Martin Hajek has already garnered some significant fame for his iPhone renders in ...

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    It's regularly common for the citizens of many countries to show a certain degree of pride and nationalism for the products made in their respective territories. That has slowly changed though, as the whole concept of "Made In America" stopped being important in the US many years ago. You'd think that this would be important in countries like South Korea, and especially with Samsung's world dominance of the smartphone market, but it seems to be slowly fading away. Counterpoint Research has just revealed some numbers for South Korea, and according to the report, Apple has broken records, ...

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    Smartwatches are the cool new thing in the market, but not necessarily cool enough to take the world by storm. Many consumers still debate the need for a smartwatch, and especially when they add the burden of giving users another product to charge every night. Apple intends to revolutionize this market just like it has with smartphones and tablets in the past, but it seems that even certain basics won't be met. Sources claim that the combination of Apple's S1 processor and the stripped-down version of iOS being used, codename SkiHill that powers the Apple Watch, is similar in capabilities ...

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    If you are an Apple developer you'd better make sure that starting February 1, your apps submitted to the Apple App Store include 64-bit support and that they're built with the iOS 8 SDK. Apple has released yet another warning (probably the last one) on its Developer page, reminding all app builders that the deadline, February 1, is just around the corner. Should you not obey this requirement, your app will probably be rejected from the App Store. If you're a user, you should know that 64-bit iPhone apps (and iPad apps as well) should land to bring you an improved experience while using ...

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    Apple is famous for many of its patents, mainly because even though most of these reach a final product, some don't. That being said, Cupertino is also famous for taking its time in not launching products until it feels ready to shine with them, and that sometimes means holding patents for years until implementation, like in the case of the iPad. Today we learn of some old Apple patents that gain a new status, and we're talking about features that competitors are already using to a certain degree. The USPTO has granted Apple a patent it filed back in 2012, and it has to do with ...

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    Many of us miss the old days of the Windows Mobile and Palm stylus, something that Apple single-handedly killed with the iPhone. Still, it would be unfair to forget that the Apple Newton was one of the first products to feature such a concept, and we have seen companies like Samsung succeed in making the stylus something smarter. Recent patents showed us that Apple has been considering building a stylus for the masses, but under a very different concept to what we currently see in the market. KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo gained a lot of fame for some of the recent iPhone 6 predictions. In a new ...

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    The week is nearly over, and despite what rumors from last Friday would have us believe, it doesn't look like we're going to see the public release of Apple's iOS 8.1.3 update. So what happened? Did someone get their wires crossed and instead that news was supposed to be about the 8.2 beta we saw devs receive? Maybe not, as today word arrives of a new 8.1.3 build that's in testing, as well as some early work towards iOS 9. Remember how we heard that Apple has tasked its retail employees with helping it do some real-world testing of iOS 8.1.3 before the update went wide? Well, evidence ...

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    Ever since the iPhone 5, all iPhones (iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus) made by Apple feature 1GB of RAM. This means absolutely nothing to Android users (except for maybe bragging rights and an old joke), but Apple users will agree that the iPhone performs buttery smooth even with the single gig of memory it is equipped with. The secret, we all know, lies within the iOS platform, optimizations, and the way it handles memory, tasks, and so on, as well as the strict requirements for app developers. The situation was kind of identical with the iPad too, but, starting with the iPad ...

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    One lucky person will take home a brand new 21.5-inch Apple iMac computer with The iMac Giveaway, courtesy of the Pocketnow Deals Store. There are many who believe Apple’s iMac is just about the most perfect computer you can purchase, and with good reason. It is constructed with high quality components, comes equipped with an extremely user-friendly operating system and is, from an aesthetic design point of view, a great looking machine with clean, minimalist lines. It is truly the perfect blend of technology and sophistication that will provide years of faithful service. The iMac ...

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    Apple users in the EU rounded-out last year with the arrival of some good news about consumer rights and how they applied to their digital purchases, as Apple found itself compelled to enact a new two-week, no-questions-asked return policy on many of its digital goods, including apps. Lest you think that such a policy is a free pass to download and return apps as you please, Apple's rules made clear that your right to return would be lost upon actually downloading any content: you could purchase something and change your mind just fine, but buyer's remorse after actually installing an app ...

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    When we first started talking about what Apple might have up its sleeve for its next-generation iPhone, whether that's set to be the iPhone 6s or maybe even iPhone 7, the detail everyone wanted to discuss seemed to be screen size: if Apple would stick with the 4.7-on-up sizing of the iPhone 6, or if we could see a return to form with a new model closer to the dimensions of the iPhone 5s. Recently, however, that idea's been losing steam, and it's feeling more likely that we'd see a repeat of 6/Plus sizing. Instead, next-gen rumors have taken to looking at upgrades to specific components, ...

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    With that new iOS 8.2 beta 4 update landing just hours ago, the release that further primes Apple's mobile OS for supporting the company's upcoming smartwatch, we've very much got the Apple Watch on the mind. As we just mentioned, the latest rumors have been pointing to a March start to actual sales, but some lucky folks already have access to the smartwatch. Obviously, that's going to include Apple employees doing some internal testing, but for this product Apple's also been reaching out into other industries, courting the design and fashion communities for their input. It's thanks to one ...

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    It was one month ago today when Apple released its latest iOS 8-series update, delivering 8.1.2 to waiting users. With little but minor bugfixes on its changelog, it wasn't much to talk about. Still fixes are fixes, and anything Apple can do to help further smooth-out its mobile OS is welcome in our book. Now the next iOS update looks to be nearly here, as rumors (along with a smattering of evidence) suggest Apple's preparing to release it next week. At first we just heard a general rumor about an iOS update coming out sometime next week, without any details about the version number, nor ...

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    We're more than a week into 2015 by now, and little by little we're getting used to this new year – remembering to stop writing 2014 when filling out the date, and whatnot. The passage of time now brings us closer to highly anticipated smartphone launches, with new entries from Samsung, HTC, and more teasing us in the months to come. But while we get better and better phones as time goes on, the future's not without its downsides, and progress can also mean higher prices – not just because tech keeps getting better, but because inflation, taxes, and currency fluctuation have a nasty ...

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    It used to be that you immediately knew what to expect from an iPhone's display: a 3.5-inch panel in a 3:2 aspect ratio. Sure, there were some minor tweaks here and there, and a well-deserved resolution bump with the iPhone 4, but it wasn't until the arrival of the iPhone 5 that things really started changing. First we saw the move to a new aspect ratio and larger 4-inch size, and just a couple years later we have probably what are probably the biggest departures for iPhone screens to date, the largest and highest-resolution-yet panels on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. In light of all this ...

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    Between HTC's partnership with Under Armour, that unannounced LG round-screened model, and numerous wearables that formally launched at CES this year, we've totally got smartwatches on the mind right now. That works out just fine for us, though, as a new smartwatch rumor has just hit our desk, talking about when we might expect to see the arrival of probably the most eagerly-anticipated wearable of the season, the Apple Watch. So far, numerous attempts have been made to nail-down just when Apple intends to get Watch sales started, but a firm ETA has been elusive. Now a new report looks at ...

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    Go shopping for a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the States right now, and Apple will do everything in its power to steer you towards the choice of a cellular provider. Sure, you can buy an iPhone 6 that's unlocked and ready to be used with the GSM carrier of your choice, but you can't escape Apple's push towards at least one network, as even the unlocked option is bundled with a T-Mobile SIM. That's not the case everywhere, though, and in other nations you can order just an iPhone, with no SIM whatsoever. Now word arrives that a similar option is about to hit US shoppers, and Apple could ...

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    CES is an utterly fascinating time to be a smartphone fan – well, so long as you're not an Apple user, anyway. For while we're sure to see the presence of lots of new iPhone and iPad accessories, that's all out in third-party country, with Apple steering clear of crowded multi-platform expos like this. The big Apple news of the season is likely still a month or more away, as we get ready for the retail debut of the Apple Watch, but there's also been talk of some new phone and tablet hardware in development. Specifically, we've heard a few rumors claiming that Apple would backpedal a ...

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