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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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    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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    Apple's App Store makes so much money from fewer downloads than Google's Play Store. So, why change a revenue sharing model with developers that has worked for eight years? Because Phil Schiller is betting that it will end up making Apple more money. Schiller revealed to The Verge that developers can soon activate app access subscriptions on their products from any category — including games. Apple will continue to take 30 percent of the revenue, but if a customer keeps a subscription for more than a year, that cut shrinks down to 15 percent per transaction. App makers would have ...

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    Talk about first world problems. According to a quarterly survey of nearly 3,000 US Apple customers conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, roughly 50 percent of Q1 2016 iPhone buyers already owning a previous-gen model were upgrading from a device aged 2 or older. Many companies would take this as proof of their products’ endurance and solid user satisfaction levels, and while Cupertino might try to spin the numbers exactly that way, CIRP pinpoints the slowing “rate of change in iPhone features” as the main reason for the shifting landscape. Also, carrier financing ...

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    While this is the kind of stunt we’ve come to expect from Samsung, we can’t help but have a good chuckle over Microsoft’s plans to steal Apple’s thunder in San Francisco early next week. Immediately after Cupertino’s “State of the Union” address ends, which Redmond estimates will be around 5 PM PDT, an “afterparty” behind the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is scheduled to kick off and run through 8:30, with attendees treated to food and drinks on the house, as well as friendly chats about iOS. Particularly, Microsoft’s growing portfolio of “gold standard-setting” iOS ...

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    It’s sure been an eventful past couple of days in the “Uncarrier” camp, what with John Legere turning it up to 11 and offering T-Mobile shares to customers just for being customers, and yesterday’s free perks paralyzing the operator’s servers for many hours straight due to ridiculously high demand. But T-Mo being T-Mo, it’s not about to stop there in its never-ending quest to woo disgruntled Verizon, AT&T and Sprint users, incentivizing potential switchers with free iPhones and cheap tablets for Father’s Day. Father’s Day, of course, is still more than ten days away, so ...

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    Some people want to watch the world burn. Those are the same people that run Windows 95 on an Apple Watch. Now, app developing firm Tendigi is back at it once again and it is going for the holy grail of crossing mobile platforms: running Android on an iPhone. And Tendigi was successful! Well, with the help of a bit of mass. And another machine it had to build from scratch. And a little engineering. And ... well, just watch the video and read on. In a Medium post, CTO Nick Lee explained that he only had to do a little DIY to get a encased subdevice running Android to seep into an iPhone. ...

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    Samsung and Apple are engaged in all-out war not only in terms of global high-end smartphone and smartwatch sales, but also the rapid spread of their respective digital wallet platforms. Apple Pay preceded its Galaxy-compatible arch-rival in the US, China and even Singapore, not to mention it’s available in Canada, UK and Australia, where Samsung Pay is merely expected sometime later this year. But Samsung Pay recently got a head start in Spain, its first ever European market, and naturally has its Korean homeland in its corner as well, reportedly gearing up for rollouts in Brazil, ...

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    2016 is far from over, and there are plenty of interesting high-end gadgets left to be unveiled by the end of the year, including new iPhones, a second-gen Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 or Note 7, LG V10 sequel, HTC-manufactured Nexus duo, and Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book follow-ups. But none of those appears to generate as much buzz as two devices expected out sometime in 2017, namely the first ever iPhone with an AMOLED screen and likely all-glass design too, and the so-called Samsung Galaxy X, aka Project Valley, foldable handheld pioneer. What could the two possibly have in ...

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    It’s clearly a matter of perspective if you deem the Apple Watch a blockbuster or lemon, but it’s hard to contest the wearable’s popularity surge on the heels of nationwide discounts. Unfortunately, most of the recent deals have involved entry-level Sport variants or mid-range stainless steel configurations with chintzy Sport bands, making it difficult to buy a truly premium iOS-compatible smartwatch at a fair price. Luckily, Best Buy seemingly got the memo about the budget needs of even Cupertino’s more exigent target audience, selling elegant 38mm “iWatch” models with saddle ...

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    You don’t need NPH’s charisma, Jaime Lannister’s gallantry, or even the Cookie Monster’s adorkability to come up with an Apple commercial with stellar viral potential. And you definitely don’t need onions either. All it takes is a dedicated, talented community of iFans, and the almost surprisingly capable 12MP rear-facing cameras of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. These have been the protagonists of several “Shot on iPhone” publicity stunts of late, including billboards and a special 30-second Mother’s Day clip compiled by Apple based on touching stills and short vids sent by ...

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    Apple's taking a breather. For the past year and a half, it's been navigating a slow slide in iPhone sales. Surely, it wasn't going to be a long slide. There's going to be support from iPhone SE sales come next quarter. Another couple of quarters away is the holiday season and another new iPhone that Infinite Loop is expecting to catch on big time. But will sales decay come so badly once again in 2017 when the next "S" model arrives? With an all-glass, OLED mean machine, perhaps not. But investors are looking for a sure thing in Apple and the future — and the last bit is most difficult. ...

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    Tech is now a part of most people's lifestyle, which means it's also a part of most people's individual fashion, and fashion moves in cycles. We know the next generation of iPhone probably won't be radically different the current 6S. Form factor, build material, design, we don't expect the iPhone 7 to stray too far from what Apple current offers. We do expect to see some new technologies like the potential for a dual sensor camera module, but as for aesthetics? Probably only minor evolution. This could be an interesting strategy. If the iPhone 7 only shows minor differences in overall ...

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    A quick follow-up to our story yesterday about Xiaomi topping the market share pie chart in China — apparently, one chart doesn't tell the whole story. An OPPO representative clarified to us that while Xiaomi did take a win in Sino Research's April report, OPPO got another one. Xiaomi led the market in online-based sales while OPPO had the most offline sales for the month. Here's how those numbers stack up: [table] OEM,Share (%) OPPO,13.3 Apple,11.9 vivo,11.7 Huawei,10 Samsung,6.8 Gionee,4.6 HONOR,3.9 Coolpad,3.4 MI,2.9 Meizu,2.6 [/table] Though listed, brands of western interest that ...

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    The last thing on the mind of most US students right now is probably the distant beginning of the next school year and what new gear they might need to survive it in one piece. But while other device manufacturers, tech retailers and wireless carriers think about the short run with extremely time-sensitive Father’s Day deals and discounts, Apple plays the long game as always. Starting today, June 2, and all through summer, until September 5, qualified college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, homeschool teachers, and staff at all grade ...

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    While Apple historically followed every major “tick” step in the iPhone release cycle with a lesser “tock” revision, all signs seem to point to 2016 being the second consecutive “tock” year after 2014 brought us the first ever “iPhablet.” That’s one of the reasons the global market share of iOS is expected to shrink compared to 2015, though just because Cupertino doesn’t intend to adopt OLED screen technology or an all-glass design yet, it doesn’t mean the iPhone 7 will be identical to its predecessor. Both internally and externally, significant changes are reportedly ...

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    It's not even two weeks now until WWDC16 comes along. It's the Apple developer gathering that reveals everything new in the company's software. The big reveal we're looking out for? iOS 10. iOS X. iOS Twiddles. Whatever it's supposed to be called, it's supposedly coming. And in all seriousness, we haven't seen a completely new software feature for you iPhone or iPad that would seemingly justify turning the dial up to ten. While we do know that WWDC will take place between June 13 and 17, we have learned that it will start off with a keynote at 10am Pacific or 1pm Eastern on June 13 at ...

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    If Apple is even considering moving up its iPhone storage baseline from 16GB to 32GB, perhaps it should bump all of its storage options up by a factor of two. The iPad Pro has a 256GB option after all, why not the iPhone? Well, market researchers at TrendForce think that with another minor iteration for the iPhone this year comes a major memory boost for all models. Specifically, the 5.5-inch model will get 3GB of RAM. The 4.7-inch model will stick with 2GB, but both sizes may see the deprecation of the 64GB ROM option (yep, we said ROM for re-writable memory) with 256GB taking its place. ...

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    Smartphone demand might be on a steep downward trajectory worldwide, but at least stateside, customer satisfaction continues to improve, from an overall industry grade of 78 out of 100 last year to 79 based on feedback supplied between March 5 and 31 by 12,710 tech consumers chosen at random. Questioned about their “recent experiences with the largest telecommunications service providers and phone manufacturers”, these singled T-Mobile and Apple out as their respective segment’s leaders in terms of the way they cater to the buyer’s needs and requirements. That shouldn’t come as a ...

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    Apple has to stop the free fall of its tablets somehow, caused by general market saturation and demand decline, as well as Cupertino’s recent lack of innovation, and steady Microsoft Surface rise. Just making the iPad larger, then smaller again, clearly doesn’t cut it, and while Tim Cook refuses to lower the quality bar or simply slim down profit margins, desperate times call for desperate measures as far as third-party sellers are concerned. A couple of months after charging “only” $760 instead of $950 for a 128GB Wi-Fi-limited iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch screen, top-rated eBay ...

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    In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple's weight. Not the case anymore. In Counterpoint Research's latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino's lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for the past year. It has dropped from 46 percent last year to 33 percent this year. While it still heads the pack, Samsung is nipping at the heels with a 28 percent share, 2 percent better than 2015. LG dropped 1 percent to 15 percent, but that's after seven straight quarters of gains. ...

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    If you've always wanted to charge your aluminium-bodied iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, Mophie is finally bringing some contact power to its product portfolio. Its Juice Pack Wireless products range has been extended from cases for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to those fruity little devices, plus different mounts for your desk or the car. The cases and pads are compatible with Qi and "virtually any wireless charging technology," — say, Powermat — have magnets to keep your phone upright and "plugged" and come in any color you want, as long as it's black. Okay, the Galaxy S7 Juice Pack does also ...

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