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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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    Not all iFans are radical Android haters, and not everyone who uses a smartphone powered by Google’s hugely popular OS is opposed to everything Apple’s hardware and software engineers have ever created. While Cupertino didn’t exactly go the extra mile in rapidly spreading the Apple Music love to rival platforms, the audio streaming service made its public Play Store debut back in November as a work-in-progress. Following nine whole months of beta tests, and more than a year after its iOS-exclusive launch last summer, the Android app is now officially “available”, free of bugs and ...

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    Let’s leave the branding confusion aside for a moment, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that’s hogged the spotlight these past couple of days following an entirely predictable but highly anticipated formal announcement. It may finally be time to check out a pre-release iPhone 7 (or 6SE) “testing stage unit” in the flesh, after (at least) one too many visual exposés of mockups and dummy devices purportedly made to resemble the real thing while carrying none of the handheld’s actual internal components. Well, the product pictured today definitely has all its parts in order, ...

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    If you've chipped in for an iPad Pro and have found yourself with no proper keyboard for your language, — because of those damn 'Muricans — well, you're finally about to get yours from Apple. For both the 12.9- and 9.7-inch iPad Pro models, the Smart Keyboard now comes in multiple languages subject to locality. British English is available as well as Arabic, French, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Zhuyin (Chinese) and others. Prices remain the same for both models. Via: MacRumors

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    With age comes more RAM and more responsibility. So should go the spiel that every manufacturer gives to its phones, but that's anthropomorphizing gone insane. The rumor at hand is that we're getting more word not just from KGI or other analysts, but from anonymous "industry" sources via Digitimes that the new iPhone will have 3GB of RAM. That, in part, will lead a big surge in demand for DRAM chips from players such as SK Hynix and Micro Technology. Components manufacturers for Apple products have been suffering along with the company's declining earnings. iPhone and iPad business ...

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    The smartwatch market is shrinking, with both Apple and Google’s Android Wear hardware-making partners to blame for their delay in renewing last year’s designs, but the wrist-worn tech industry remains kind and giving for at least one key player, veteran and trendsetter. It’s a shame Fitbit seems to be stepping into the limelight only once every 90 days, as its sales results and quarterly earnings scores have yet again beaten analyst forecasts. Surely, the company must now be thinking about building buzz around two mystery products due out at IFA Berlin early next month. Before these ...

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    Instances of mobile devices unexpectedly catching fire while charging or even randomly exploding without an obvious cause are pretty much as old as time, frequently threatening to tarnish the build quality reputation of everyone from Apple to Samsung, LG and, most recently, Xiaomi. But the latest such incident reported in Australia has to be one of the oddest in the history of freak accidents, at least if we believe the account of 36-year-old management consultant/amateur mountain bike rider Gareth Clear. Born and raised in Great Britain but relocated in Australia a few years ago, Clear ...

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    Vaguely described as a device “powerful enough to easily take on tasks once reserved for PCs”, as well as “many you could never do on a PC” on Apple’s very own official website, the iPad Pro (in both 9.7 and 12.9-inch derivations) is widely considered to be a tablet first. It’s even counted as such in sales reports foreshadowing the extinction of the conventional slate form factor, contributing to a healthy surge in Cupertino’s per-unit gains for the hardware segment not including iPhones, but seeing volumes shrink nonetheless. The jumbo-sized model in particular appears to ...

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    VirnetX will have to face Apple in court twice again. Yes, twice. A judge from Eastern Texas District Court overturned a ruling in a patent infringement case that would have resulted in Apple paying VirnetX $626.5 million in damages because the trial was a conflation of two lawsuits. Instructions and information to jurors kept referring to the findings of the jury looking over the earlier of the two cases which sided against Apple. The patents at issue regarded security measures found in FaceTime and iMessage. The two cases will get two retrials, the first of which to start on September ...

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    We're in the home stretch of Apple's next major hardware event. It's usually at that event that we see major changes to the company's software platforms take place. It's just as well that we're once again ramping up another set of software betas for developers, the fourth so far, for iOS 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3. The biggest change for iOS 10 this round, as evidenced by an Apple press release, is the inclusion of more than 100 new and redesigned emoji, the bulk of which are new from the Unicode 9 standard. Tweaks include more gender variants of occupational emoji, ...

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    It’s been obvious for a long time now that tablet vendors need to change their approach and adapt to new consumer requirements if they’re to survive and keep the market afloat. But “while growth in the detachable category is undeniable, slates continue to represent the vast majority of the segment.” That’s one of IDC’s most interesting conclusions in compiling preliminary Q2 2016 global shipment data, and of course, finding Android the industry’s dominant force, with 65 percent sales share. Google and its faithful hardware-making partners have found it difficult of late to ...

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    Kanye West seems to be a huge supporter of a deal that would see Jay-Z's Tidal music streaming service get picked up by Apple. He also indicates that negotiations between the two entities are at a stalling point. In a series of tweets, West asks for some co-operation between the two sides to strike a deal. He also alludes to his position against services claiming exclusivity on new works or artists — a position coming from his experience in distributing his "The Life of Pablo" album beyond Tidal and seeing downloads rocket. This Tidal Apple beef is fucking up the music game. — KANYE ...

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    Juan's review of the Alcatel Idol 4S is LIVE, but what did Juan get wrong in his review? Apple sells it's billionth phone while sales decline. Blackberry delivers the "world's most secure Android smartphone", but can we trust that claim in the light of recent encryption issues? Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 211 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on July 28th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your ...

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    When a company compares its phones to the competition, it would probably do best to leave out any point that could be considered a "con". Samsung Deutschland are pretty aware of that, but we'd figure to go through its latest video of a "battery test" anyways. In comparing the performance of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with that of the Huawei P9, iPhone 6s, HTC 10, Sony Xperia X and LG G5, Samsung decided to have each run a lightweight video constantly for as long as they can with the screen on. Each device had no Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity, started from 100% and ...

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    Apple is making its case to the eight-member Supreme Court of the United States that Samsung should pay its legally obligated dues to Infinite Loop for patent infringement. The Korean manufacturer took the case to the highest court in the nation to overturn damages related to the design of the phone hardware and the home user interface. Apple's legal brief claims that Samsung's case has not produce new evidence to base design patent damages "on anything less than the value of an entire smartphone," according to a Reuters report. In February, the US Patent and Trademark Office invalidated ...

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    If you own both an Apple Watch and a Nest Thermostat, the two can finally interact with each other. The Nest app for iOS, version 5.6, now lets you adjust the temperature settings from your wrist, something Android Wear has had for a while. On the phone and tablet side, you can now track Dropcam Pro activity in 1080p (with automatic quality adjustment), share a live camera feed with password protection, and see your Nest cameras as sorted by spaces. Download: iOS Via: iMore

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    High-quality smartphone speakers, flexible OLED screens, interchangeable Apple Pencil tips, and Apple Watch-style digital crown mechanisms for other iDevices are just a few of the Cupertino-based giant’s plans the US Patent and Trademark Office disclosed in the past six months or so. But while some of these, including dual rear cameras, could definitely help the iPhone 7 (6SE?) and looming new iPads stand out from previous generations, as well as provide hardware evolution a vast majority of consumers actually want, others would be met with such controversy they’re better left ...

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    The iPhone 7 has spanned the world in leaks, but this one comes from relatively unfamiliar Vietnam — and no, it doesn't even show off one of those manufactured shells, though the leaker supposedly got this little treasure from a Foxconn affiliate plant. It comes in the form of a video showing off what is believed to be the official adapter from a Lightning connection to a 3.5mm headphone jack. The iPhone 7 has long been rumored to drop the port. If Apple is making a product to sell and/or graciously put in with each and every box, this adapter certainly would look like such a thing — ...

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    Yeah, yeah, we know, it makes little sense to dub the 2016 incremental 6s upgrade the iPhone 7 if Apple indeed plans to switch to a three-year tick-tock-tock release cycle. But iPhone 6SE is still too much of a mouthful, and iPhone 2016 doesn’t sound very... marketable. For the time being, we’ll continue referring to this more-of-the-same duo (not trio, it seems) as the iPhone 7, keeping in mind that we’re rapidly closing in on its glitzy-as-always launch event, where everything shall be officially revealed. The chronology is getting clearer and clearer, with the “week of September ...

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    One Japanese outlet is now adding on (or recirculating) rumors about the iPhone 7's home button. Simply put, it's not going to be a button. Instead, according to Macotakara, it will be a capacitive touchpad. A "vibration motor" — perhaps the Apple Watch's Taptic Engine — would simulate the sensation of a click, just like on a late MacBook. This move would add to the theoretical water resistance of said device. On a side note, Space Black is expected to show up as at least one SKU for the iPhone this year. Source: Macotakara (Google Translate) Via: PhoneArena

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    One day after Apple reported better-than-expected earnings, CEO Tim Cook held up a symbolic iPhone. The reference was huge. It was the billionth iPhone sold. The billionth iPhone was actually checked out sometime last week, the company gathers. But Cook played up the moment at an employee meeting today. "We never set out to make the most, but we've always set out to make the best products that make a difference," the executive said. "Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day." Infinite Loop made hundreds of billions of dollars over nearly a decade of the iPhone. ...

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    For the past few months, we’ve seen the world’s three leading mobile payment services routinely add to their support list new countries and banks around the globe, though Apple, Samsung and Google all remained quiet regarding how this constant expansion converted into actual usage growth. Well, Tim Cook finally has some official info to share about Apple Pay adoption numbers, and unlike the Cupertino-based giant’s overall financial outlook, it’s all solid and encouraging. There’s literally nothing that sounds the least bit troublesome, probably because the CEO cherry-picked the ...

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    Is the wearable fad already a thing of the past? Probably not, but Apple, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Huawei have to step on the smartwatch hardware improvement gas to stop the immature market from shrinking any further. There’s only so much super-affordable fitness bands can accomplish, and while the first-gen Apple Watch has sold better than some analysts expected, a sequel is now badly needed to revitalize demand. Ideally, the Apple Watch 2 or Apple Watch S would revise its predecessor’s love-or-hate design, slimming down its profile, reducing bulk and perhaps adding curves to the ...

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    Apple has published its third-quarter figures for fiscal year 2016 and, like last quarter, they are not good. It made $42.4 billion in sales revenue, a 15 percent decline year-on-year. The number is on the upper end of Apple's target range and about what Wall Street expected. Expenses were up, but on the lower end of expectations. Still, operating income crashed by more than 28 percent to $10.1 billion. Net income was down a similar proportion to just under $7.8 billion. Product sales slipped again compared to 2015 in most categories. 40.4 million iPhones went out the door, down 15 ...

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    You can complain about the “Uncarrier’s” Tuesdays perks as much as you want, but it turns out the video announcement John Legere was teasing last week concerned Binge On, the free unlimited streaming service all T-Mobile customers are more than pleased with, despite initial skepticism and net neutrality issues. How could you not love being able to watch video content on your phones from over 100 providers without ever touching your standard high-speed data on qualifying Simple Choice plans? The seventh expansion wave recruits a number of big names in the entertainment and news ...

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    While Apple has been known to adopt a number of fancy new mobile technologies in recent years before many of its competitors, including fingerprint recognition and 3D Touch, the world’s most profitable corporation also showed great skepticism towards an entire slate of other innovative features. The jury is still out on whether this fall’s next-gen iPhone, dubbed 7 or 6SE, will finally, properly and officially resist water interaction, whereas the long overdue switch from LCD screens to AMOLEDs is almost surely taking place in 2017. Then there’s so-called iris authentication, which ...

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