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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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    Update: we've pushed our roundtable time back to 4:00pm Eastern to accommodate the extended WWDC keynote running time. Join us then! Apple's World Wide Developer Conference has always been the show floor for Cupertino to show the world its software roadmap for the next twelve months, and it has even been the launch platform for some of Apple's most iconic product launches. This is a very different Apple for 2015 though, as we've seen the company succeed incredibly with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, but disappoint with the performance of its music business, and also with the iPad. WWDC ...

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    So far, WWDC 2015 has been doing a solid job at hitting most of the notes we were expecting: new platform updates, new Maps, split-screen on the iPad... and it's not stopping now. For months, we've been talking about Apple's next big push with media, re-thinking how it makes music accessible to its users - especially now that it has Beats under its umbrella. Today, Apple shares what we've been anticipating, announcing Apple Music. Beats 1 is Apple Music's 24/7 global radio effort, broadcasting from New York, LA, and London. Apple decries the rise of algorithmically generated playlists ...

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    The iOS 9 feature reveals continue at WWDC 2015, and the iPad is getting a few special abilities of its own. One exciting ability that had been frequently rumored was system-level support for working with two apps at once in a dual-window multi-task mode, and that's now confirmed, not only with split-screen mode, but with picture-in-picture support. First things first, we get a new app switcher, letting you page through big, clear screenshots to get to the software you want. Once you're in an app, a new system called Slide Over lets you swipe in a column view of a secondary app, giving you ...

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    Apple Pay has brought the the iPhone 6 into the world of wireless mobile payments, and as it moves forward, Apple's ambitions for expanding its system are only getting more and more grand. Today at WWDC, the company talks about growing retailer support for Apple Pay, as well as expanded user access, particularly as it expands to Apple users in the UK. Support from credit card companies grows as Discover joins the party, and more and more retailers are signing up, as well. New Square hardware is coming out to support wireless payments (above), and soon over one million retail locations in ...

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    Apple's WWDC 2015 is currently on its way, and Cupertino is breezing through the presentation like never before. This could be that there is a lot more to expect than what we predicted recently, but for now it's all about a new OS X and a new iOS. Apple has just announced iOS 9, and we do see that it's more than just the conservative update that was rumored. Apple is focusing on improving the foundation of the OS with changes that are focused on giving users better battery life, performance and security enhancements. Siri also gets some major improvements as Apple has decided to make it ...

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    WWDC 2015 is underway, and we're wasting no time getting to the announcements - no sales figures, no reflection on the last year's growth: straight into the new products. Apple's getting us started on the desktop with the announcement of the latest OS X release, dubbed El Capitan. Craig Federighi takes the stage to share some of the new OS X 10.11 features with us, proving that no tweak is too small as he highlights little but well easy-to-appreciate changes like how the system will enlarge the cursor as you shake it while waking from sleep. That gesture support continues with things like ...

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    Apple fans, your day is finally here. After sitting through all that talk of Windows 10 at Build, and what Google's up to with Android at I/O, today the spotlight's on Apple and Apple alone, with the company's Worldwide Developer Conference finally set to get started. The fun kicks off at 1pm Eastern (that's 5pm GMT), when the WWDC 2015 keynote address gets underway. We're expecting all manner of announcements, from the next generations of Apple's both mobile and desktop operating systems, to the debut of the Apple Music streaming radio service. That said, not all the big-ticket items once ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is one of the company's biggest events of the year. The company is definitely famous for its hardware, but you'll remember the late Steve Jobs claiming that Apple saw itself as a software company primarily, and this is the show floor for us to see what Cupertino plans in that department for the next twelve months. So far we've heard a ton of rumors surrounding iOS 9 and the future of OS X, and some of these point to similar offerings to what Android gives users with Google Now. We've also heard other rumors regarding Apple's plan to revamp its music ...

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    If you want to do business through one of the companies behind the major smartphone platforms – whether that's selling your apps, music, movies, or whatever content you're in the business of making – that means getting comfortable with the idea of forking over a more-than-generous portion of your income to those gatekeepers. Right now, the magic number for many companies is the 70/30 split, with 30 percent of revenue going to the Apples and Googles of the world. While that poses a very lucrative arrangement for them, it doesn't always seem quite so fair to the devs and artists out ...

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    We're a month removed from Microsoft's Build conference, and even though Google I/O is still fresh on our minds, we're already looking forward to the season's next big platform event, with Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference welcoming attendees this coming Monday, June 8. But before the doors open at San Francisco's Moscone Center, and all the latest news about Apple software, hardware, and services starts arriving, we want to take one last look back at what we've heard so far: what's likely to be announced, what might not make the cut, and all the rumors concerning what's on the menu ...

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    Even though many sources claim that the Apple Watch is a success in sales, we still don't have solid information to back that up. What we do know is that Cupertino has struggled to meet consumer demand for the watch, so much so that people that ordered it on preorder date are still waiting for their unit. Apple has decided to give users an official statement on the matter, and today we learn more. Apple has just confirmed that the Apple Watch will all orders placed through May should reach customers within the next two weeks. The only exception to this is the Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black ...

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    Last week we told you about the progress the new color-screened Pebble Time was making towards getting into the hands of buyers, not only learning about upcoming pre-orders for regular retail sales, but also of shipments on their way out to Kickstarter backers. And by now, plenty of those backers have received their orders, and they're all ready to start trying out their new wearables. Or, at least, they would be, if they had access to the corresponding smartphone app. Despite Pebble's efforts, the iOS Pebble Time app isn't yet available, and the company spends a moment today explaining ...

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    "The Internet of Things" seems to be a big deal recently, as more companies continue to provide manufacturers with options to make home appliances smarter. The biggest problem so far is that manufacturers haven't really adopted any solution quickly, and then there's the price tag challenge that consumers face later. Still, we do see Google going crazy with things like Project Brillo, and then there's Apple's HomeKit, which is apparently going to get smarter with a new development. Apple has just published a new support document that claims that the third-generation Apple TV or later will ...

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    Apple Maps is not only the company's biggest flop in history, but also the most resilient. Cupertino is famous for putting its flops to sleep quickly, but oddly this particular service has stuck around, even after the dismissal of its creator Scott Forstall. Apple has actually done a thing or two to improve the service over time, and even with some of the rumored improvements that we heard for iOS 9, it seems that there is a broader plan at hand. Apple has a new job posting for its Apple Maps department, and the listing is clear in that the company is searching for a "Maps JavaScript ...

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    Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics represents a massive investment for the company, and the $3 billion deal signals a clear focus going forward on both portable devices and entertainment – both right up Apple's alley with the iPhone. Right now the most interesting thing happening as a result of that acquisition may be the new Beats Music, rumored to emerge as Apple Music and offering all sorts of exclusives, but before that day comes Apple's got one little hiccup to deal with first, as it works to handle a potentially dangerous situation brewing with some Beats hardware. At issue ...

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    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is definitely one of Cupertino's most important events of the year. We did see Steve Jobs announce a few iPhones during this event back in the day, but the fact that the company uses this event to announce major updates to its software experiences is just as important. If you're planning to keep an eye on what Apple announces, the company just made it easier for you to tune in. Apple has just made it official that it'll be live streaming its WWDC 2015 keynote on June 8. The company's website was recently updated to confirm that you can watch it from ...

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    Apple's hobby with the Apple TV has proven to be quite resilient over the last couple of years. Cupertino has done its best to drop the price of the hardware, and even add options like HBO GO to sweeten the pot for those in the market for a streaming hub. We'v heard that Apple has some major plans to reinvent the TV with a new subscription service, but it seems you'll just have to wait. Sources close to the matter claim that Apple's negotiation with TV services is still not finalized, and it will delay the rumored possible launch at WWDC. Apple's negotiations are rather complex as the ...

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    Spend enough time interacting with your smartphone, taking advantage of intelligent software that seems to anticipate your needs, and the rest of the hardware in your life can start to seem a little, well, dumb. Why can't your coffee maker know when you could use a fresh cup as easily as Google Now can realize it should give you a heads-up about how a traffic jam threatens to make you late for an appointment? Thankfully, plenty of companies are looking to fix that, including Apple with its HomeKit platform. Announced last year, we recently heard some rumors that commercial availability ...

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    At a time when music labels are already enjoying the economical benefits of the music freemium model, Apple is clearly desperate to regain its supremacy in this department. Previous rumors have even claimed that Cupertino has tried to use its current leverage to get music labels to drop the model in order for the company's plan to survive. For now what we know is that the service might be called Apple Music, and today we learn more about the company's plan. New sources mention that Apple is in talks with music celebrities like Drake, Pharrell Williams and even David Guetta in a plan to ...

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    Buying any flagship smartphone these days is an expensive proposition, no matter what brand you're acquiring. iPhones are specially notorious for being expensive pieces of hardware, and especially if you desire more than the entry-level 16GB of storage options. Carrier subsidies have always been the best option for US consumers to gain access to new iPhones, but it seems that's about to change. Trusted sources claim that Apple has just informed its employees that it will be dropping AT&T carrier subsidies this month of June, but the reasons for the change weren't announced. Consumers ...

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    Have your “friends” been having fun crashing your iPhone all week? The other day we shared with you word of a super-annoying denial-of-service attack that was affecting iOS devices, whereby a specially-crafted text sent to iMessage could crash your iPhone when received. With the potential to be extremely disruptive, we've been on the lookout for a workable fix. Today Apple responds to the issue with word of development on a software update, as well as a workaround that can help restore full system functionality. Apple's formal fix is coming – it just isn't here quite yet, and there's ...

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    A few years ago I was trying to find my way around an unfamiliar city with my friend and her husband, and I pulled out my Android phone to help us navigate the tricky terrain. Looking upon my then-new HTC Evo 4G, my friend's husband asked, "those phones are basically just iPhone ripoffs, right?" "No," I replied. "Android is totally different from iOS. In some ways it's better." "Yeah," the guy shot back, "but they're all just trying to be the iPhone, right?" If it sounds like he was trolling me, he was – but he also meant what he said. And while he was kind of a dirtbag (they later ...

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    Apple's Force Touch technology has certainly made a big boom since it became public with the Apple Watch, and Apple's new MacBook. Many of us still find it confusing to determine when an Apple Watch has this command option, but it is cool to have a sort of right-click function on such a small display. We've heard conflicting rumors on this technology reaching the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, mainly because most of these claimed it to be an iPhone 6s Plus exclusive. Trusted supply chain sources now claim that Apple has already made up its mind, and will bring Force Touch to both the iPhone ...

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    Right now, the events spotlight in the tech world is mainly on Google I/O, but soon after that event goes down Apple will be ready to counter with an annual developers' conference of its own. Following today's likely unveil of Android M, Apple will almost certainly continue the trend it has set in the past few years, and go official with the newest version of iOS (likely to be dubbed iOS 9). It seems as that pivotal WWDC 2015 keynote time has been set for sure by the company. Apple is expected to reveal a new streaming music service, Mac OS X 10.11, as well as iOS 9 during the keynote – ...

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