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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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    We've been able to share files instantly on Android devices and even certain services on Windows Phones for the longest time, and still, Apple didn't wake up to that need until iOS 8. That being said, even if the feature exists today, it still depends on the speed at which developers have decided to adopt iOS 8, and that's taken a bit. You'd think it would only be a matter of time for this feature to become famous, but a new iCloud restriction pulls things back. Developers are already complaining about an odd new rule that doesn't allow them to submit applications that share content with ...

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    We're still months away from seeing the start of Apple Watch sales, but one thread that's been a pretty consistent part of rumors concerning how Apple intends to sell its first smartwatch have been this high-fashion, luxury angle: with all the different sizes, materials, and band options Apple intends to offer, to say nothing of the rumored multi-thousand-dollar price tags for the higher-end versions, it certainly looks like it would fit right in with such a market. While we don't yet have the full picture on Apple's intentions, new reports are doing their best to reinforce this idea, as ...

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    With mobile devices and the services that power them, as with many things in life, you get what you pay for. Cheap or free products may look really attractive at first glance, but if you soon find yourself hitting a productivity wall, or simply driven crazy by incessant advertising, you may end up wishing you went with a premium option. Back in September, Apple's Tim Cook took a few jabs at companies like Facebook and Google in a message to Apple's users about privacy, writing, “when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product.” Mark Zuckerberg is now ...

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    Apple has found a lot of success with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, even though new rumors claim that the company might build a smaller phone next year as well. Apple's only problem with the launch of its smartphones this year, was being able to meet demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, something logical given Apple's skepticism to launch a phablet in the past. The good thing is that Cupertino already understood that there is significant demand for bigger iPhones, and it seems the company is already preparing for next year's demand. Reports claim that Apple is about to expand its ...

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    We all know that one size doesn't fit all, and Apple clearly knew that as well with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Cupertino acknowledged early on that the market demanded a bigger iPhone, but it also knew that there was another crowd that demanded a phablet. Still, we know that there are people that value one-handed usability, and for them Apple decided to leave the aging iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and it seems there are plans for that to continue. Reports claim that Apple is already working on building a new iPhone that retains the dimensions of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c ...

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    If you haven't been paying attention to virtual reality hardware already, you may soon find yourself taking a close look at the latest developments, especially as more and more smartphone companies start dabbling with the tech. Samsung's Gear VR, easily the most high-profile product, only just arrived, and especially with the consumer release of Ocuclus Rift for PCs looming in the not-too-distant future, VR is likely to find itself all over the news as we move into 2015. Who will be the mobile players that arrive to really take full advantage of the burgeoning VR market? Evidence continues ...

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    Apple is very famous for retaliating against any company that copies it's designs, and we have the extensive Apple Vs. Samsung trial to prove it. That said, it's extremely common for anyone to find Chinese rip-offs of any iPhone all around Asia. Isn't it odd that today we find news or a Chinese company claiming otherwise? Chinese smartphone maker Digione is claiming that the design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a copy of its existing design for a device under its 100+ brand in China. This device is a low-end $130 smartphone that's apparently been available for a while, even though ...

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    Microsoft hasn't really found the success that it aimed for with its Windows Phone platform. The company that once ruled the mobile space almost a decade ago has barely found a spot in third place after years of dramatic changes, and if you measure the difference between its current numbers and the second place (iOS), the future seems grim. If you're wondering how well will the platform perform over the next couple of years, the answer could be good or bad depending on how you see it. IDC has just provided its official numbers after a few little teasers we came across a few days ago. At ...

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    Apple's investment in bringing sapphire technology to the iPhone proves that the company is interested in improving the durability of its smartphone lineup. Surely the company's plans came to an abrupt after the whole GT Advanced fiasco, but that isn't the only case where we've seen Cupertino bet its cards on durability. You might remember that a few years ago, the company filed a patent that would make iPhones smarter in the event of a fall, and if you don't, there's some new light on the subject. Back in 2011 Apple filed a patent called “Protective mechanism for an electronic ...

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    Rumors of a bigger than the biggest iPad have been in the headlines for quite some time, but it was only last week that they returned, stronger than ever, with a report from Japan showing off alleged schematics of the so-called iPad Air Pro (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, you get the idea), which would purportedly pack a 12.2-inch, not a 12.9-inch screen. That is big! But just how big is it? In the video below, you can see a mock-up of said Apple iPad Air Pro size compared to other Apple devices (phones and tablets), so that you can get a sense of its size. At dimensions like 305.31 x 220.8 x 7 ...

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    Smartwatches are still an unproven product, and the easiest way to tell is when you compare how little these sell when compared to basic fitness trackers. Companies like Pebble and Samsung have already been in the market for two years and have barely sold in the hundred thousands, so you'd wonder just how successful Apple can be with the Apple Watch. We recently learned that Analysts predict that at least 10% of iPhone users will buy an Apple Watch, and today, that number gets an extra pat in the back. A recent survey conducted to at least 4,000 people across the US, UK, India and China ...

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    After one too many leftover turkey sandwiches, topped-off with near-lethal doses of gravy, Thanksgiving – and the lazy weekend that follows it – is over for another year. If you're like many shoppers, you took a break from the food on Friday, bundled up against the cold, and headed out to try snagging yourself a Black Friday deal or two. And while all the Black Friday savings may be behind us, there's one last hurrah to be had, as retailers take one more big stab at getting your holiday shopping dollar, offering today's Cyber Monday savings. Now, some of the deals we mentioned for ...

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    Updated with the HQ audio version of the podcast (download and streaming links) as well as timecodes so you can navigate the whirlwind that is our podcast with ease. As always, thanks for listening, and see you next week! An octagonal Android smartphone, a lawsuit over the term "Milk," and a phone camera that flips up like a deranged pancake. Oh, and luxury smartwatches. (Luxury smartwatch faces, anyway. Illegal ones. Or something.) Companies have waited until the end of the year to spring all the nonsense on us, it seems – and we're lapping it up like the grateful tech hounds we are. ...

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    Not too long ago we were talking about rumors of a 12.9-inch iPad, something that (whether rightfully or not) managed to pick up the name “iPad Pro” along the way. But then a few weeks back we heard some slightly different details, like how this could be a 12.2-incher, instead. Today the changes keep coming, as not only do we get to take a peek at a possible leaked schematic for the tablet, but hear a new name and check out some fresh release rumors. Instead of the iPad Pro, apparently we're now calling this guy the iPad Air Plus – while still, none of this remains confirmed. The new ...

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    One of the biggest contradictions of the Apple Watch is that even though Apple announced it in September, that's really the only thing that we received from Cupertino. Jony Ive did give us an extensive walkthrough over some of the features of the Apple Watch, but the video only left us with more questions than answers. Apple has silently updated the Apple Watch website and reveals a couple of the functions that the device will be able to do. Apple updated three key features on the website, which are time keeping, new ways to connect, and health and fitness. In the case of "time keeping," ...

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    Apple isn't really one of those companies that likes to admit defeat, but we could say that the iPhone 5c is an exception. We remember how Tim Cook admitted that the iPhone 5c didn't meet sales expectations last year, and we also know that Apple sat on a ton of inventory early in the sales period of this device's launch. It's safe to assume that Apple still has too much inventory to admit to, as reports already predict its end of life. Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times is already stating that Apple will end production of the iPhone 5c by the middle of 2015. The argument is mainly ...

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    After a very dramatic end to the relationship between Apple and GT Advanced, you'd think that the whole sapphire project came to an abrupt end. In a way it did, or at least for this year, since we don't really have any Apple product sporting the new display technology that we showed you months ago. That said, Apple has already shown the world that the Apple Watch will sport sapphire in its entry video, and it seems the supplier has just emerged. If you remember, we recently talked about this new $2.6 billion display factory that Foxconn is currently building through its subsidiary InnoLux. ...

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    Are you an iPhone, iPad, or iPod owner and wish Apple had supplied you with a longer Lightning cable with which to charge your device? You aren’t alone. Trying to use your iOS device while it’s plugged in for charging with such a short cable can be a frustrating experience. Now, thanks to the Pocketnow Deals Store, you can forget all your uncomfortable charging troubles with The 10 Ft. Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable, available for a limited time at half price. Here’s a simple fact: Electrical wall outlets are not always placed right next to your furniture. If you want to use ...

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    It's that time of year again: bargain-hunters bundle up for a long night out in the cold, armed with a vacuum flask full of coffee and a checklist of the stores they'll be hitting. Retail employees let out a resigned sigh as they prepare to begin a single shift that starts somewhere around Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Saturday morning. And if you're anything like us, you're staying warm at home, probably watching way too much Netflix, and hoping to snag a few good deals online. That's right – it's Black Friday time. What used to be a single day of retail hedonism has mutated ...

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    Apple seems to be drifting farther apart from the original partnership it started with Google on the original iPhone. Surely Google has brought significant competition to Apple on the Android space, but some of these changes have actually been positive for Apple in the long run. We all remember the disastrous move to Apple Maps, but that doesn't change the fact that Google Maps wasn't allowed to launch its own app in the end, and the same can be said about YouTube updates after Apple decided to stop bundling it. Rumors have it that more changes are to come, but these ones might not be as ...

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    Tablets have proven to be a very odd product category, but then again, so were smartphones before 2007. Most of us that have been using smartphones and tablets since before they became popular remember how long it took for both products to gain traction, though the difference here is that smartphones have continued to grow, and tablets are oddly slowing down. New market estimates for the rest of the year aren't painting a pretty picture, and it seems the iPad is mostly to blame. IDC has already revealed its estimates for the tablet market by the end of this year, and its analysts are ...

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    Back in 1997, the then "Apple Computer" was just a few weeks from filing for bankruptcy when its executives decided to pull the crazy stunt of re-hiring a guy they had fired more than a decade earlier because of being a rebel. You might remember him as Steve Jobs, the infamous and ruthless CEO who later killed products like the Newton, among almost every other Apple product, in order to focus on just a few specific computer lineups. If people thought Jobs was crazy for wanting to make computers personal in the 70s, reducing Apple to a bare minimum in the 90s was considered insane. Fast ...

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    Apple has broken a significant amount of records since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We saw how the company sold its fare share of phones in just the first few days of the launch, and obviously this leap also includes an extra share of growth for the company in its services. Apple may not be too happy with its current iTunes performance, but the App Store shows a different story. We still don't have any official data from Apple, but App marketing firm Fiksu has just revealed its numbers for the last couple of months. According to the study conducted through October on the ...

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    Even though Apple has never been a fan of the existing Android spec race, that doesn't mean that the company hasn't done its fare share of innovation in hardware with every existing iPhone. The iPhone 5s became famous for sporting the first 64-bit mobile processor, and that legacy has continued with the iPhone 6 and its new A8 chip. What's interesting is that we keep discovering that the processor has more capabilities than those marketed by Apple. The developers of WALTR, an app that allows Mac users to upload and view video files that aren't supported by iOS devices, have discovered that ...

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    Updated with links to stream and download the high-quality audio version of the podcast, as well as timecodes for all the stories mentioned. We hope you enjoyed – see you next week! Is Nokia's new tablet just an iPad ripoff – or just what Android needs? Will Gorilla Glass 4 finally stop you from shattering your smartphone? And is the Gear S a good enough smartwatch to make the dumbphone obsolete? These are the pressing questions on the docket this week as the mobile industry prepares to end a wild year on a weird note, and we're gonna tackle them one by one in the ruthlessly silly ...

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