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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 Maps is not only one of Cupertino's most recent flops, but also one that was bad enough to get high level executives fired. As such we've seen the company work hard on getting its mapping services on par with existing competitors, and even then we see Apple Maps lag significantly behind services like Google Maps. We do know that Apple is planning to fix things up a little with iOS 9, and transit maps is what we hear most. Trusted sources claim that while Apple might launch Apple Maps transit services with iOS 9, these won't be ready for prime time at launch. It seems that only a ...

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    Many of the rumors we've heard about iOS 9 have really just focused on telling us that Apple will relax its push of features to the next-generation OS. Apple has a ton of bugs to iron in iOS, and some experts even called iOS 9 as being for iOS what Snow Leopard was for OS X. That said, we don't expect Apple to make this a basic launch either, and today we hear what we should expect. Truste sources claim that even though Apple will announce iOS 9 at WWDC in a few weeks, some of the improvements won't become official until Apple launches new hardware this fall. One of these is Apple's ...

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    While there's more than a quarter until Apple unveils the next iPhone, or the next iPhones -- though some reports claim we'll likely see it/them in August -- we're already hearing rumors regarding the 2015 models (tentatively called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus), including some Sony-made camera improvements. On top of those, we're now getting information according to which Apple is working hard on making the new models thinner and lighter, by cutting down on some key components. The BLUs (backlight units) inside the next iPhone/s will reportedly be smaller. Rumor has it Apple will ...

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    Even though modern wearables are anything but reliable when it comes to calculating fitness activities and heart rate data, the Apple Watch is actually not as bad as the rest. Apple has even publicized how the Apple Watch will monitor your heart rate every 10 minutes in order to calculate your daily activity and workouts. You'd think that any software update that Cupertino pushes is for the better on its first-generation product, but reports claim otherwise. Users seem to be complaining about the reliability of the heart rate sensor after Apple pushed its Watch OS 1.0.1 software update ...

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    Jony Ive has had a hand in the design of Apple products going back decades, working on everything from the iMac, to the iPod, and now the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. His influence hasn't stopped at hardware, and we saw Ive play a major role in leading the big UI shake-up that arrived with iOS 7 in 2013. It suffices to say that the Apple products we know today would probably look much different without the benefit of Ive's vision and leadership. In recognition of the debt today's Apple owes to Ive's work, the company has just announced his promotion to a newly created role as Chief ...

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    Even though the iPhone is still regarded as one of the best mobile cameras in the smartphone industry, that doesn't change the fact that competitors like Samsung and LG have clearly outclassed the iPhone's camera, and not just in megapixel count. It's clear that Cupertino needs to bring something new to the table for its next generation smartphones, and even though the rumors of an L-shaped camera with optical zoom gained some traction, it seems that the improvements that are coming will focus on other new technologies currently available. Trusted sources claim that just as we heard a few ...

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    Even though Google I/O is in our immediate future, it won't be long before Apple gets its own conference started, with WWDC kicking off in early June. Odds are good we'll be learning about both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 there, and we've already talked a bit about some of the changes that might be present in both, like a move to the Apple Watch's font as the system default. A number of additional changes have been rumored since then, including possible split-screen iPad app support, and now a detailed report attempts to shed some light on even more, with an emphasis on security improvements and ...

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    As this week started off, we found ourselves thinking about some upcoming late-summer smartphone launches that might just occur a little bit earlier than expected, and maybe unsurprisingly, Apple seemed connected to all of them. First there was that rumor that Samsung could introduce the Galaxy Note 5 as early as July, supposedly in an effort to get a head start on an iPhone 6S Plus. Then we heard one about Apple itself, suggesting that the new iPhones could debut in August. While Samsung has since stepped up to dismiss that Note 5 rumor, could the early Apple launch still be in play? Some ...

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    The next time Apple refreshes its smartphone lineup, will it introduce a new (slightly) lower-cost, plastic-bodied model like the iPhone 5C? Rumors have occasionally claimed as much, suggesting we'll get some sort of iPhone 6C later this year. There's even been some possible evidence of such hardware, though it's hard to say just how legitimate that might be. But today we're turning to a much more reliable source, as Apple itself publishes an image that sure looks an unknown C-series iPhone. Maybe more precisely, it looks like an iPhone 5C with the addition of Touch ID. Remember, while the ...

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    If history is of any indication, we should expect to see an incremental update this year from Apple with the 2015 iPhone. Whether it will wear the iPhone 6s (and iPhone 6s Plus), or another moniker, it should be a hardware refresh, rather than a major release, which usually happens every two generations. We're going to refer to "the next iPhone", and the next iPhone fingerprint scanner will be different, at least in terms of its manufacturing process, according to reports. While still manufactured by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), like the ones on the current iPhones, ...

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    Do you find yourself among the lucky contingent of Apple Watch owners, those smartphones fans who have been able to score this still-hard-to-come-by wearable? Your Apple Watch obviously came with one band, but have you picked up any alternate options? If you're growing a little tired with your band's look, Apple is happy to sell you one of its many other designs right from its website, but depending on the style you choose, you could find yourself waiting two, three, even up to eight weeks. In case you don't list patience among your strong suits, it thankfully looks like a new option is ...

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    Apple had to spend a lot of time thinking about its user interface when dreaming up the Apple Watch, and one of the decisions it ended up making concerned the introduction of a new font. Rather than stick with the Helvetica Neue that's the current system font for both iOS and OS X, Apple chose a typeface it calls San Francisco for the Apple Watch font, a version of which you can see below. Intended to be extra legible at even small sizes, San Francisco made plenty of sense for the smartwatch's tiny screen, but a new rumor claims the font will be finding a more prominent role on larger ...

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    Apple isn't about to end its announcements roll – over the past 24 hours, the company has come out with an updated 27-inch Retina iMac, as well as some changes to its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro lineup. And while this latest announcement, a new Apple Lightning dock, doesn't quite come with the hype those other two items bring, we're sure certain iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will be quite pleased to learn of its existence. This particular dock works with both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and should be relatively case-friendly, too. That's right – both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones can fit ...

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    Wouldn't you know it? We only just get done telling you about our experiences with the Apple Watch running its base Watch OS 1.0 software, and Apple's already out with an update. Distribution of Watch OS 1.0.1 is currently underway, with the 51.6MB release delivering a number of performance-related improvements. Let's take a look at exactly what's changing. Apple cites a number of features that should be working better after installing the update, including a lot of activity-based stuff like distance and pace calculations, calorie analysis, and measuring standing times. Siri also sees a ...

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    It was the headline that shook the wearable world: late last month, in just 24 hours of preorders, Apple had sold more of its smartwatches than its competitor Google had managed to sell in an entire year. This is the kind of blitzkrieg we've come to expect from Apple, with its talent for transmuting even mundane releases into world-altering events using sheer marketing muscle. Indeed, some of us wondered whether the initial wave of preorders would prove to be the zenith of public interest in the Apple Watch. Given its lukewarm reception in the broader press and a target audience ...

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    The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is still three weeks away, and will bring with it a glimpse into what's next for Apple as the company reveals some of its latest hardware and software. And while the event still promises to be news-packed, Apple isn't saving all of its upcoming toys for the Moscone Center, and today announces some new entries in the computer side of its hardware lineup. First up, we've got an updated 15-inch MacBook Pro, one bringing advancements like a Force Touch trackpad and faster flash memory. This new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is supposed to be ...

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    What is it with rumors about rushing the launches of  high-end phones today? We just shared with you claims that Samsung could be looking to get a leg up on Apple and its presumptive late-summer/early-fall launch of the iPhone 6S Plus with a Galaxy Note 5 that premieres as soon as July, and now we find ourselves checking out some rumors from iOS-land that wonder if Apple could be planning an early launch of its own, introducing the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in August. At least, so say a couple supply chain sources, noting a few different developments. Those include higher than anticipated ...

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    The Apple Watch is out, and between all the reviews you've had the chance to check out, and maybe even the opportunity to try one on for yourself, there's a good chance by now that you know exactly what to expect. At least, you might know what the Watch does now, but this thing is driven by software, and as Apple makes available new code, its feature set only promises to grow. So what does Apple have in mind for some new capabilities it might bring the smartwatch? Some new rumors suggest a number of features that could be finding their way to the Apple Watch soon. Well, you may know how ...

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    Thought the old Apple and Samsung patent case was over and done with by now? Back in 2012 we saw a jury hand Apple a sizable victory, ruling that Samsung had violated its design and utility patents and awarding over a billion dollars in damages. That figure was revisited time and time again in the months (becoming years) that followed, ultimately landing just a little bit south of where it was initially, with Samsung on the hook for $930 million. Well, it turns out the story's far from over just yet, and Samsung could see its penalty nearly cut in half. At issue is a $382 million chunk of ...

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    Is it finally time for Apple to say goodbye to 8MP cameras for the iPhone? After years and years of coming back to the same resolution shooter, rumors have suggested that Apple may be ready to join much of its smartphone competition in the land of higher pixel counts, and could give the next-gen iPhone a 12MP camera. That same claim is now being repeated by new analyst sources, but with some clarification that may have you thinking twice about just how welcome this change could be. Supposedly, while Apple could give the iPhone 6S a 12MP main camera, we'd see physical pixel size drop from ...

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    Apple has found a ton of success in its new iPhone formula after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It’s clear that the market wanted bigger phones, and after much drama from the company’s sales team, the plan has clearly worked as the company has broken many of its own records in sales. The momentum has been significant enough to see Apple outgrow giants like Samsung and Xiaomi as well, and today we hear more predictions. UBS’ Evidence Lab has just provided some of its predictions on what to expect from Apple this quarter, and we’re looking at a crazy 51 million iPhone ...

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    Times have changed when it comes to the music business model, and Apple is clearly up to something big with its recent acquisition of Beats. At a time when Spotify and YouTube are already leaving iTunes behind in sales, we could even say that Cupertino is late in finding the right formula to regain popularity. We’re still unclear over what Apple plans to do with Beats Music, but today we get news on part of the plan. Trusted sources claim that Apple will revamp Beats Music to a new service that might be known as Apple Music. We’re not sure if this also means that iTunes will cease to ...

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    Apple first announced HomeKit at WWDC 2014 when drawing the curtain back on iOS 8. HomeKit would allow iOS software to talk with home automation products, and with features like voice control through Siri, it all sounded very promising – except we've still yet to see it arrive. While Apple never publicly offered a specific date for when that might happen, some of its HomeKit hardware partners had been talking about their HomeKit-compatible products launching in May or June. Now a new rumor suggests that Apple is pushing back its timetable, and instead we're looking at a late summer ...

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    As ridiculous as it may sound for Apple to get into the electric vehicle business, we’ve seen an incredible amount of rumors that point in that direction. The rumored “Project Titan” is real according to sources, so much so that we’ve seen Cupertino renting vans here and there for reasons we still can’t confirm. Another major indicator is Apple’s poaching of Tesla Motors engineers, in addition to A123 engineers, and this has led Apple into some major legal issues. If you remember, A123 Systems sued Apple earlier this year over poaching engineers and scientists to work in ...

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    Before the launch of Apple’s Activation Lock services, owning an iPhone or iPad made many users vulnerable to theft. Ever since the law was enforced, we’ve seen a dramatic drop in theft cases in many countries like the UK, mainly because a stolen iPhone or iPad is useless unless the thief knows the victim’s iCloud password. Watch theft is another common world problem since these are mostly considered jewelry items, and you can bet the Apple Watch falls under that category. A recent study has just proven that owning an Apple Watch may also make you very vulnerable to theft. At a time ...

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