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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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    Possibly the most significant hardware upgrade of the upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus (not Pro, not 6SE) has stopped being a secret a long, long time ago. Countless renders and live pics initially starring dummy units and mockups, and ultimately actual device prototypes, as well as recent video material shows the subtly redesigned iPhablet featuring a brand-new, trend-following dual rear-facing camera. But what about the smaller, likely lower-end and considerably cheaper iPhone 7? It’s also not a big mystery that a more conventional single snapper with a larger lens shall grace the back ...

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    Although it’s almost two whole years old, which is an age that sees many mobile devices retire somewhere quiet and sunny, the iPhone 6 Plus still has everything it needs to remain in the spotlight (not to mention darn expensive), even after the 7-series launch next month. Its iconic design will go largely unchanged, the Full HD 5.5-inch LCD screen may need to wait another year for a significant upgrade, the battery life has no big enhancement in sight, and iOS 10 should arrive as soon as it does for the 6s Plus. Sure, the Apple A8 processor and 8/1.2MP cameras are a little outdated, with ...

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    The success of a first-generation product can be characterized by the hype that's built around a sequel. That's been the case for the Apple Watch as we've been itching to get our wrists inside of the band of an Apple Watch 2. One thing that we may not look forward to after much rumination, though, is cell connectivity. According to Bloomberg's sources, existing data chips are sapping too much battery for Apple to consider them feasible for consumer use. An Apple Watch without 3G or LTE is not good news for carriers to latch on — they've been stocking the Samsung Gear S2 for a while to ...

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    Intel might be off of its own struggling horses for mobile. With 10nm ARM-based chips on the way, LG will be happy to buy up some of the legacy chipmaker's new products soon. But Tawian Semiconductor Manufacturing Company could be facing some competition if Intel's chipsets are proven to be good enough and catch Apple's eye. Analysts are pointing to Intel getting a share of the modem orders for the upcoming iPhone as a good indicator that if the company can bring a good ARM SoC to play, Apple may hire it to make its chips — slightly different than ARM's designs. Intel still has catching ...

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    If you thought “Chipgate” was bad, wait until you see how iFans react to a prospective “Displaygate” next year. Granted, it’s way too early to have any guarantees regarding the 2017 iPhone, which could be branded 7s, 8 or even 7 if Apple decides to go with a convoluted but fitting 6SE moniker for this fall’s generation. It’s widely believed the iPhone 8 (let’s call it that for convenience purposes at the moment) will finally turn over an all-new leaf as far as external appearance goes, with glass everywhere, minimal screen bezels, and a long overdue LCD to OLED technology ...

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    Fresh rumors? At this point, nothing about the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which will apparently be called exactly that after all, is really fresh anymore. Every “new” speculative report confirms, reiterates, nuances or flat-out contradicts previously relayed intel or gossip, and as irritating as it may feel, we’re left going round in circles until Apple puts us out of our misery with a formal announcement in a few weeks. Notoriously hit-and-miss “industry sources” quoted by Digitimes today send us on a short time travel back to January, then early June, and late June as well, echoing ...

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    Yes, iPhone 6SE branding makes so much more sense, considering 2016 looks to be the iOS handheld’s second consecutive “s” year rather than welcoming a radical new design, revising display technology, or completely shaving off screen bezels. But it’s way simpler to just call the marginally improved, slightly redesigned iPhones due out in a few weeks how people have been referring to them for many months now. And a “reliable source” quoted by Japanese tech blog Macotakara claims that’s going to be the case after all, and September 7 shall see the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ...

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    Microsoft’s iPad-ridiculing Surface publicity efforts are essentially as old as the 2-in-1 Windows tablet/laptop family itself, though for a little while, they ceased to frantically take jabs at the competition, turning over a new, more conventional, neutral and, honestly, boring leaf. But then out of nowhere, Apple controversially argued the iPad Pro is a full-blown computer, at which point we knew exactly what to expect. The latest Siri clone-voiced Microsoft Surface commercial has probably arrived sooner than anyone anticipated, this time featuring Cortana too, repeatedly taunting ...

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    Perhaps finally realizing the irony of only selling a Worldphone-branded device in parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, John Sculley just green-lighted the MV1’s British expansion. Best known for ruling Apple with an iron fist between 1983 and 1993, first alongside Steve Jobs himself, then after the co-founder’s controversial departure, Sculley also presided over Pepsi-Cola back in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, maintaining a relatively low profile in the tech industry in recent years. As far as mobile hardware consumers are concerned, he returned in the spotlight in ...

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    Another song and dance for the Apple developer crowd as the sixth beta for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS and tvOS have been released. The last update was not even a week ago. For the public, Apple sent out iOS 10 public beta 5 shortly after. Those keeping track have noticed that it's only about a month before the next batch of iPhones get released and we've seen a beta update per week of August so far. Developer beta set 3 and iOS 10 public beta 2 were pushed out on July 18. Should we expect hand-feeding up until the last moment? We shall see. Via: 9to5Mac

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    While OPPO and Vivo are proving to be the insurgent forces — technically separate, but under one umbrella — in China, we still see Huawei lead the pack for total shipments. Digitimes is reporting some room for growth on what's thought to be a super-saturated market for smartphones this past Q2 — a 2.7 percent sequential increase and a 14.3 percent annual jump to 149 million phones. Local vendors seem to be packing in more deliveries of mid-range and budget models. Huawei logged a 14 percent share of the pie or about 20.9 million shipments. OPPO came second with 12.7 percent, ...

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    Next year's product cycle won't just see an all-glass iPhone. It will also feature three big tablet releases from Infinite Loop. That's the latest word from KGI Securities and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as investors try to plot the course of Apple. The immediate course of action will likely be to sell — the firm has revised down its annual iPad shipment estimate for the rest of this year from a range of 45-50 million to 35-40 million. For fiscal 2017, Kuo expects two iPad Pro entries — a revised 12.9-inch model and a new 10.5-inch slab, both with the TSMC-built A10X processor on its new 10nm ...

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    Apple gets smart about BETA testing software, while we're already tracking rumors about next year's iPhone. Google and Samsung respond to security concerns exploited at this year's Def Con. And the LG V20 looks to impress audiophiles with a Quad DAC system! What does that even mean?!?!? Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 213 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 11 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right now. And don't forget to ...

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    An earlier version of this article had a visual comparison of the home button layout which was oriented incorrectly. Pocketnow regrets the error. The next iPhone is coming up fast and depending on whether or not you're itching for the Plus model, you're looking at some interesting bottom parts for this "7" or "6SE". But besides Schrodinger's Smart Connector pins, we're talking about the lack of a headphone jack, an extra speaker grille and a potentially home non-button. Speculation about the non-button part is that the "button-ness" is said to replicated by a touch-capacitive pad with a ...

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    Unlike Apple, which had a good, tough fiscal quarter, subcontractor Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. had a pretty bad, tough fiscal quarter. The company, known publicly as Foxconn, reported a 5 percent drop in total revenue to 922 billion New Taiwan dollars or 29.5 billion USD. That boiled down to 17.7 billion NTD (566 million USD) in net profit, down 31 percent annually and a 26 percent disappointment from analyst expectations. The correlation between Apple's demand for Foxconn's products and services and the company's health is strong. The biggest iPhone assembler recently laid off some ...

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    About 10 megameters (yes, we're using the term "megameter," deal with it) away from Rio de Janeiro in the Czech Republic, you'll be finding some gold-looking metals that will end up much lighter than the actual gold medals handed out at the 31st summer Olympic Games. No, these are not the Olympic Games, but rather the O-Leak-Pics Games! What? This stuff gets a little monotonous, okay? The metals are on the casing of what will supposedly be this year's gold-colored versions of the iPhone 7 (or 6SE) and iPhone 7 Plus. Letem světem Applem has the pictures by way of Chinese accessories ...

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    There’s not much a pair of upcoming second-generation Apple Watch models are expected to radically change about the original, with essentially the same design and form factor in tow, slightly enhanced activity tracking, and even standalone cellular connectivity likely shelved until next year. Naturally, Cupertino’s long-term goal of saving users’ lives by improving the wrist-worn gizmo’s health and currently pseudo-medical features remains just that: a noble, potentially lucrative but distant dream engineers and software developers are working hard behind the scenes to bring closer ...

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    It's finally time for a new MacBook Pro. Well, almost. First, we have to get through an iPhone 7 event. Sources to Bloomberg state that some new MacBook Pro models — more sleek and yet more shrill — will be on the way in the near future. Rumored features include a secondary touchscreen strip above the keyboard to replace a row of hardware-based function keys, a Touch ID sensor, an OLED screen and a new Polaris graphics chip from AMD. All of this supposedly with macOS Sierra at launch. That launch, though, "likely" won't happen, according to Bloomberg, "at an event currently ...

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    Funny how a conversation about Apple's rather partite products can get intersectional sometimes. In talking about a potential new MacBook Pro that will have a new display (in multiple senses), new internals and a new lease on life in general, sources to Bloomberg also disclosed that this new notebook probably won't be launched on September 7. Why September 7? That's when the next-generation iPhone 7 models are going to be announced. Why on a Wednesday? We're not sure. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were announced at an event on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. But the iPhone 6 generation ...

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    Despite the generally bleak picture painted by most market research companies and industry analysts when it comes to recent iPhone box-office numbers and Apple’s realistic expectations going forward, it’s not all doom and gloom for the world’s enduring top mobile OEM in terms of actual financial gains. Not only does Cupertino continue to make way more money than Samsung or Huawei on higher device prices and a refusal to compete in the low-end segment, with the latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showing an iOS comeback in the US and Europe’s five largest ...

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    The longstanding number one tablet manufacturer in the world takes great pride in its often stellar customer satisfaction scores, as well as probably the industry’s lowest return rates on both iPhones and iPads. That’s obviously the main reason refurbished iDeals are generally a much rarer sight than discounts offered by retailers and device makers on pre-owned copies of even the most successful, best-selling Android hardware. But Apple being Apple, it’s managed to set up a thriving business testing and certifying its products that do come back to the company’s warehouses, making ...

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    As Catcher Technology is working out how to adjust its assembly line for how to make a chassis for an all-glass iPhone in 2017, it seems that major assembler Foxconn is trying to figure out what to do about the whole "all-glass" part of the gig. Insiders have tipped off Nikkei Asian Review that the manufacturer has been trialing glass cases since last year in an effort to protect its position as a major contract partner to Apple. Foxconn commits half of its business with the tech giant. Nikkei reports that Apple bought metal chassis for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 from Foxconn, Catcher ...

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    It might feel like old news at this point, but we're going to get there soon. "There" looks to be next month when Apple releases another few trinkets of hardware, but until then, it's another developer beta update for the few of us. We expect another one or two updates for each of the platforms, given how close we are to release, but the same routine goes for most developers: check your software updates menu or download the appropriate file from Apple's Developer site. To further speculate, there's a chance we may see one more public beta for iOS 10 in the coming days to round out that ...

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    Apple is known for commanding huge third-party retail presences with an air of uniformity in terms of marketing, branding, presentation and, yes, pricing. But it just can't fly in Russia, says one complainant. Specifically, there's been a complaint that at least 16 major resellers in Russia have been selling the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus at the exact same price point for a certain length of time. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has a case open and is investigating. Apple's Russian branch has yet to comment on the price fixing allegation. One reseller, MTS, declined comment, while ...

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    Four years after the spectacularly failed replacement of Google Maps with Cupertino’s own in-house alternative as the default mapping and navigation service on iOS 6, Eddy Cue believes a lot of good came from perhaps the worse Apple-centric software fiasco in the company’s history. Tim Cook’s second-in-command when it comes to “services” opened up in an extensive FastCompany piece that includes numerous interesting quotes by both the SVP, his skipper, and Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. Without beating it around the bush, Cue admitted ...

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