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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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    How serious and dangerous is China’s offensive on Korean and Western mobile hardware brands? Extremely, according to research conducted between January and March by IC Insights, which predictably positioned Samsung and Apple atop the smartphone manufacturer hierarchy, only followed by a flurry of handheld vendors based in the Middle Kingdom. Huawei naturally won bronze during Q1 2016, with 28.9 million units sold, still considerably behind the gold and silver medalists’ 81.5 and 51.6 mil scores respectively. But OPPO exceeded its most optimistic expectations, leaping from eight place ...

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    We've been running the iOS 10 developer preview for a little more than a day, but it's not the only BETA being run in our offices. We also have Google's latest build of Android N running on a Nexus 5X. We think it's time for a comparison. This is a big update for Apple, reaching the tenth iteration of iOS, a lot of attention has been paid towards streamlining interactions, incorporating more 3D Touch and gesture support, and catching a few services up which have been lagging behind the competition. Likewise, Google has a lot riding on Android N, in making this build of Android more ...

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    If you were wondering where Google got the idea for its inaugural Play Awards bestowed upon Android app developers at last month's I/O conference, Apple just wrapped up day one of WWDC 2016 by handing out its own Design trophies. Only for Cupertino, this is the 19th year in a row the best and most innovative Mac and iOS software products are recognized and promoted for free, which some of the more obscure titles on the roster couldn’t even dream of in their struggle for mainstream prominence. Case in point, who ever heard of a free puzzle game called Linum until now? Or 3D Touch-enabled ...

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    Apple's WWDC 2016 brought us -- among other things like a new watchOS (version 3), tvOS, and macOS Sierra -- the next generation of Apple's operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod: iOS 10. The presentation showed off ten upcoming features of the new platform revamp, ranging from user interface and experience to specific features and overhauls, like Home, Messages, Photos, Music, and more. As usual, Apple already made iOS 10 available to developers as an early beta, and we had to take it for a spin. As with every early stage software, there are bugs to  be ironed out and glitches ...

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    It's been one doozy of a day with WWDC's keynote wrapping up in some of the most comprehensive updates to the ecosystem in a while. iOS 10 has brought some big changes to its core features. But you won't be able to see any of it if you don't have a proper device to take this software on. So, here are the devices that you'll be getting the update on: All iPhones from the iPhone 5 or later All iPads from the iPad 2 or later Both the iPod touch 5th and 6th generation Both the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation have been supported with current software for nearly four years now while ...

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    When you buy a phone, mission one for the thing is to communicate. And with new features tacked onto the calls side and the iMessage side, we have plenty of communication going on. New APIs for the call experience on iOS 10 can integrate plenty of neat-o features like voicemail transcription and enhanced identification of spam calls with third-party extensions (like through Tencent). If you have an iPhone for work, you can also route your personal iPhone calls through that work device. Messages got a whole bunch of enhancements, starting with rich links that implements in-line video play. ...

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    Apple just outdid itself by improving iOS in not one, not two or three or more departments, but ten to go nicely with the new platform’s name. Of course, at first glance, News and HomeKit upgrades are nowhere near as eye-catching as Siri’s reworked “intelligence”, but if you look deeper, you’ll actually find the latter a pretty big deal. A standalone new Home app now sits on your iOS home screen by default, working on iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch to help you easily control all your HomeKit devices. You can turn your smart lights on and off, change the temperature and make ...

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    Apple Music's user interface is changing for the simpler. There are new sections for the app including Recent Music, For You and Browse. For You contains a "Discovery Mix," something like a "Discover Weekly" playlist for Spotify, a list of recently played music and daily curated playlists and albums for different styles and moods. One of today's playlists? "Fasion Runway Strut". Browse brings you up to date with new tracks, new artists and top charts. Radio brings you the Beats 1 stream, its schedule and a back-catalog recent marquee shows for the station. Personal stations are also here. ...

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    Google Photos may have been the first with the smart album in the cloud, but Photos on iOS won't let Apple's foes across the bay beat it. Albums for geographical, time-based events — otherwise known as "Trips" — get compiled with not only all the pictures of the event, but interface sections for who was there and where it was happening. HTC might not be too happy with Memories's ability to create an auto-compilation of photos and movies into clips with different "moods" and stock music.

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    While it’s pretty much customary of Apple to tout every new software release as the biggest, greatest, most groundbreaking ever, iOS 10 may well deliver on its promise of being the “biggest iOS release ever for our users.” There are ten pivotal add-ons in iOS 10 (obviously), starting with user experience. As vague as it sounds, you already know you’ll feel the across-the-board improvements, including to the lock screen and 3D Touch, the latter of which works with third-party apps like Uber or ESPN in a number of ways. Control Center is another redesigned area of the mobile ...

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    Just like your Apple Watch, the Apple TV streamer is getting a big update after WWDC, with Siri not only capable of searching through 650K movies and TV shows across various streaming services, but YouTube clips as well. Live Tune-In is another “great new feature” introduced by Eddy Cue on the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium stage, opening ESPN2 simply if you say the name. This is even available for the iPad, including on a developer preview ready to be downloaded starting today. Yet the future of TV in general and, of course, tvOS in particular lies in apps, with 6,000 native titles at ...

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    watchOS is getting a bump up to version 3. It will keep favorite apps in memory, speed up launches, and updates information in the background. More importantly, instead of the multiple seconds it takes to load an app and update its front-end data, it's all instant. The Dock is new to watchOS 3. By pressing the side button, you can fly through recent apps, all of them showing a live screenshot with new data for your quick glance. Control Center makes a migration from iOS. With a swipe from the bottom, you get a quick look at battery and toggles. Quick reply options for messages get updated ...

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    Time for another Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, huh? No more wishlists, no more expectations, not even a single thought thread extra. We're about to get the straight stuff from Apple on where it plans to take its software on all fronts to through 2017. From user-side changes to Apple Music to the engendering of Siri, we have a checklist of what's going to pop up and we'll have stories up starting at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 5pm GMT. Shortly before then, you can hit up the WWDC livestream for yourself starting from this link. Most Apple devices will support Apple's HTTP Live ...

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    As if Apple didn’t get enough flak from rumor-following iFans sad to hear yet another incremental iPhone upgrade is most likely in the pipeline this year, tipsters are now hinting at a controversial chromatic decision too. The number of “serious”, businessy paint job options could drop from two for the 6s to just one on the iPhone 7, with iconic silver retained, but space gray prospectively replaced by snazzy “deep blue”, joining the already extravagant gold and rose gold. What if said blue shade however comes closer to an elegant black than a cheesy turquoise? That doesn’t ...

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    Big changes are expected at WWDC tomorrow. Mac OS X may just become macOS. Siri might be handling more things in your life like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant will. And then there's the whole deal about Siri coming to said macOS. Well, one Brian Roemmele has surfaced some evidence about that last rumor simply by asking Siri herself. In several prompts to the service asking to open up settings in the window, sometimes she responds with a "It doesn't look like you have that app." Other times, it's "It doesn't look like you have an app named 'Finder'." Here is the video of Siri looking ...

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    Funny thing. I guess my latest collaborative post should have had a “Spoiler alert” tag on it, because if you read my thoughts on what I’d like to see at WWDC, you would have noticed that I talked about this editorial. Specifically, I suggested that iOS was boring and needed a major overhaul. So I started thinking about it; was I right? I’m not so sure, and that brings us to this debate. iOS has been stuck in quite the rut for years and years (and years and years) now. Its basic grid of icons and up-until-recently awful notification shade have been designed to exacting ...

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    If you've ever been to an Apple Store, you might have been greeted by an employee wearing a blue T-shirt with an Apple logo stuck on the top right. That's a frighteningly simple uniform to replicate. And someone allegedly did so to get to the back of the SoHo Apple Store in New York. On June 1, a man suspected to have been wearing something like the uniform took 19 iPhones from the repairs room and handed them over to a regularly-dressed co-conspirator who nested them inside his shirt. Both then walked out of the store with a $16,130 haul. NYPD is investigating. The department and Apple ...

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    Qualcomm has continually eaten Intel's lunch in providing mobile silicon from application processors to modems to controller circuits and so on. Intel has suffered strategy change after strategy change for it, but the company could reverse its fortunes with the mercy of Apple. Sources to Bloomberg are saying that Intel will provide the modems on several versions of the iPhone 7, including those for AT&T and other global carriers. Qualcomm chips will still be on devices for Verizon and the Chinese market. Previous rumors have told of Intel's share of business ranging between 30 and 40 ...

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    If you're an Android user in a orchard of Apple trees, you may be tired or indifferent to being "the green bubble" of the lot. There's a developer effort firmly in progress called "Pie Message" that hopes to bring the iMessage client over to Android, but it could get overshadowed by a rumored reveal next week at WWDC. According to a source to MacDailyNews, it seems that the company will bring iMessage and its end-to-end communications encryption over to Android. The details of the announcement are still murky as are the keynote preparations, but it is said that the iMessage for Android ...

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    After the IDC back in April came out with preliminary data upholding a predictable decline in global tablet demand between January and March 2016, Strategy Analytics just issued its full and final quarterly report providing additional insight into the floundering market. Essentially, 2-in-1 and “Pro Slate” devices are all that keep this industry from completely collapsing, yielding higher revenue and stabilizing average selling prices (ASPs) at $241. In total, there were just 46.7 million tablets sold in the 90-day timeframe, down 10 percent year-on-year and a massive 33 percent ...

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    It’s time to relinquish hope of seeing a radically redesigned new iPhone released this year, although the 7 and 7 Plus should definitely carve their own aesthetic path, with a dual rear camera and Smart Connector on the latter, fresh antenna band approach, and no headphone jack, among others. Meanwhile, after the successful 2015 introduction of a snazzy rose gold paint job, the iPhone family is rumored to be tweaking its chromatics again in a couple of months. This time, a venerable shade must go, making room for “deep blue” alongside the pinkish hue, silver, and gold. It’s ...

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    The same Justice Department that was able to snare through a couple of iPhones' encryption is siding with Samsung on a years-long patent suit that's about to be taken up by the Supreme Court. The department has penned an amicus brief on behalf of the chaebol and against Apple, calling for a new trial. "We welcome the overwhelming support for overturning the ruling in favor of Apple, including [...] the US government," a Samsung spokesperson said. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment on the brief. The original award to Apple of $930 million has been pecked away at since it was ...

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    It’s one thing to wish for a major imminent VR breakthrough from the world’s most profitable tech company, but it’s an entirely different kettle of fish to realistically expect Apple’s Daydream answer at the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference next week. Let’s face it, it’s not going to happen. Not so soon, at least, and not at an event described as a “snoozefest” by our own Adam Doud. Of course, it’s even less likely we’ll be hearing a single word on iPhone, iPad or Mac hardware upgrades at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium keynote on Monday, at 10 am Pacific/1 pm ...

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    The two-horse race for global mobile payment gold is clearly a marathon, not a sprint, as road-opener Apple Pay continues to be chased down by Samsung Pay. The latter service recently saw a limited rollout in Singapore, also adding its first European country to its world tour, with Australia reportedly next to support easy and secure Galaxy transactions in a matter of days. Although Samsung Pay’s regional website emphasizes “a specific launch date has not been announced” down under, it’s increasingly likely all the official details will be unveiled next week. Apple Pay is already ...

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    All that demand that shut the T-Mobile Tuesdays app down for most of its first Tuesday out has proven very useful for the Un-carrier to boast about. Who knew that free pizza, ice cream and a movie every week would draw people to downloading something? When you’re the #1 free app & #1 trending search in the @appstore. Get ready for next #TMobileTuesdays #GetThanked pic.twitter.com/SYEJjHOWBN — T-Mobile (@TMobile) June 8, 2016 Yep, T-Mobile Tuesdays is number one in the free section and the trendiest search item on the App Store right now. Over on the Google Play Store as of this ...

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