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The wireless giant will begin rolling out 5G connectivity in 11 urban centers during the first half of 2017. The new protocol will only be available to select customers.
Apple rumored to update iPad Pro, iPhones in March
According to Japanese website Mac Otakara, the Cupertino Giant will add several new sizes of iPad Pro and new colors to the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 lines.
Glitz and glam on the go: MOXYO Showtime Glass adds sparkle to your iPhone's screen
Showtime Glass is a tempered glass screen protector for iPhones. It has embedded glitter that "sparkles in any light condition" but is not visible when the display is on.
Xiaomi overtakes Apple in China
Chinese smartphone makers Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi have surged ahead of Apple in recent quarters, leaving Apple in fifth place in terms of market share.
Apple hopes to take over the Indian market with locally made iPhone SE
An industry source has reported that Apple will begin assembling the iPhone SE in India, through Taiwanese ODM Winstron. Assembling Apple's cheapest handset in India will help make the phone more accessible for the vast majority of the Indian market.
Verizon will offer unlimited data plans starting February 13th
Big Red goes uncapped with its new unlimited data plan, an interesting move for a company known for restrictive mobile data caps. Is this a response to increasing market pressure from T-Mobile?
Xiaomi may be making its own mobile SoC, codenamed "Pinecone"
Xiaomi may be joining Huawei as the second Chinese smartphone company to manufacture a mobile system-on-a-chip, or SoC.
Google releases Android Wear 2.0
The update brings several new features to Android smartwatches including improved fitness tracking, better message response options, and Google Assistant.
Super Slow: Sony develops smartphone camera capable of recording 1080p at almost 1,000 fps
The new sensor can capture 19.3 megapixel still images in 1/120 seconds and can record 1080p video at 960 fps, allowing for incredible slow-motion playback.
Mozilla eliminates Firefox OS development team
After discontinuing Firefox OS in September, Mozilla has now disbanded the development team and will be laying off 50 employees.
Nintendo financial highlights: Pokemon pays big, hardware sales slow
Nintendo hit it big this holiday season with Pokemon Sun and Moon, while Wii U sales continued to falter. Smartphone app sales were mixed.
Oppo R9 replaces iPhone as top selling phone in China
After five years, a mighty titan has been dethroned. Apple's iPhone has finally been supplanted by a fast-growing mid-range smartphone maker Oppo Electronics. Apple will have to impress with the iPhone 7 in order to win Chinese consumers back.
Classic adventure game Myst now available on Android
The venerable PC adventure game finally comes to Android devices for an immersive gaming experience on the go.
Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to be announced on March 29th, will be redesigned
According to rumors, The Samsung Galaxy S8 will remove the physical home button and feature much larger displays. The phone is expected to be announced on March 29th.
Smartphone vendors are focusing on artificial intelligence in 2017
Industry leaders across the board seem to be in agreement that the war for dominance of the smartphone market this year will be in large part decided by the smartphone with the best AI assistant. Who will win the clash between Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and the upcoming Bixby?
Introducing the new Google Voice, 5 years in the making
Google Voice, a VoIP calling service that aggregates multiple phone numbers into one, has received its first update in 5 years. While the service was rumored to be killed off soon, Google has stated this is the first of many updates to come.
Nintendo continues mobile march with Fire Emblem Heroes
Nintendo will carry on its foray into smartphone apps by launching a new game, Fire Emblem Heroes, on both Android and iOS February 2nd. In addition, Super Mario Run will also be coming to Android sometime in March.
Apple Stroll: First AirPods TV-ads promise easy pairing
Three 15 second TV-ads and a one-minute video put the spot on Apple's wireless AirPods, that are supposed to make music life easier for Apple users, thanks to an improved pairing technique and Siri integration.
Sharp to invest over $800 million USD in OLED production
The trend towards OLED is ramping up with Sharp, JDI, LG, Foxconn, and SDP all devoting more resources to large-scale OLED manufacturing.
SK Hynix announces 8GB LPDDR4X DRAM for phones
Semiconductor company SK Hynix has announced the release of 8 GB LPDDR4X DRAM, made possible through high-density 16Gb chips. The DRAM is 30% smaller and 20% more power efficient than current LPDDR4.
Apple "Take mine!": New iPhone 7 Plus commercial puts focus on Portrait Mode
Apple shows off how powerful Portrait Mode in the iPhone 7 Plus really is. The new commercial aptly named "Take mine!" follows a young woman around a small village in Italy where everyone wants to have their pictures taken.
User-share of Macs may have hit a five-year-low, but Gartner predicts future Apple domination
Despite missed sales expectations and a five-year-low user share, research firm Gartner is predicting that iOS and macOS devices will overtake Windows in terms of devices shipped per-annum.
Apple AirPods teardown shows the product to be nigh irreparable
Attempting to break open the wireless buds will automatically destroy the electronics within no matter how careful one may be.
Getting the Apple AirPods before Christmas can cost up to $1.000
If you really want to get your hands on the Apple AirPods before Christmas next week, it can cost you up to $1,000, a quick look at ebay reveals. Apple's shipping window has increased to six windows by now.
Apple's wireless AirPods now available for purchase
After several delays, Apple's AirPods are now listed on Apple's online store.
Occipital Bridge: Mixed Reality Headset for iPhones
Occipital will start selling the Bridge, a Mixed Reality Headset for iPhone 6 or higher in march of next year for $399. A limited explorer edition for developers is available now.
Apple AirPods finally coming in the next few weeks
Impatient iPhone 7 owners will be able to purchase a pair of AirPods hopefully before the end of this month according to an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Apple iPhone 2017: iPhone 8 or iPhone 7s or both?
A weird rumor was brought to our attention today suggesting that next year's iPhones may only receive a minor update and may be called iPhone 7s after all. Does that mean, Apple will introduce both iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 next year?
Cortana coming to the UK on Android and iOS
Microsoft is sending their digital assistant across the pond and updating her look, to boot.
Apple iPhone 6s: iOS Update to help with unexpected shutdown issues
Apparently, more iPhone 6s users are experiencing unexpected shutdowns. Apple announced, that a soon to be released iOS update will gather diagnostic data to help Apple solve the problem.
Afraid of Apple hogging all the OLED screens, top China vendors cooperate to establish new supply chain
Chinese smartphone vendors Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and BBK are working together with Royole, specialist in thin, flexible panels, to secure a new OLED supply chain.
Senior Foxconn manager indicted for allegedly stealing 5700 iPhones
A former Foxconn manager has been indicted by Taiwanese prosecutors for the alleged theft of 5700 iPhone 5 and 5s from 2013-2014. The phones were sold in China for a haul of over US$1.5 million.
Apple blames air exposure for iPhone 6s battery defect
Apple claims that the iPhone 6s battery woes were caused by one of the components being left exposed to air for too long before assembly.
Study shows over 99% of counterfeit Apple chargers dangerous: watchdog group
UK watchdog Trading Standards tested 400 counterfeit "Apple" chargers for basic safety violations. Only 3 passed.
Apple working on "more than 10" designs prototypes for next iPhone
Distinct new features include curved and OLED displays.
Dongle life with Apple MacBook (Pro) and iPhone 7: The Video
How is life with the new MacBook (Pro) and the iPhone 7, The Verge wondered and made a video about it. Is it better now than with previous generations? Or are you stuck in dongle hell? Watch and find out for yourself!
Five second video can crash iPhones
A short five second video that's able to cause iPhones and iPads to lock and freeze can be easily shared via a link.
Apple replacing faulty iPhone 6S batteries
Not long after taking care of the "touch disease" problem that affected particular iPhone 6 Plus handsets, Apple has to face another issue with the iPhone 6 lineup. The Cupertino-based company begins a battery replacement program for iPhone 6S owners affected by unexpected shutdowns.
iFixit criticizes Apple's iPhone 6 Plus multi-touch repair program
Apple started their worldwide repair program for iPhone 6 Plus users who suffer from the dreaded Touch disease but iFixit calls it too little, too late and states that Apple is not acknowledging issues with the structural stability of the case.
Apple iPhone 8: Wrap-around OLED display and two regular models?
A new report from KGI suggests that Apple may add a third iPhone to the lineup in 2017. This third model will be the most interesting one containing an OLED-display that apparently wraps around the edges of the iPhone.
iPhone manufacturing might be moved to USA
"iPhone: Made in the USA?" Apple may ask iPhone manufacturers to move production to the United States in the future.
Google Translate: Now using Neural Machine Translation in 8 languages
Google started making translations more human and accurate today by using Neural Machine Translation in eight languages for instance English, Spanish und German. You can take advantage of the better translations starting today.
Apple iPhone 8: Barclays thinks, there will be a bezel-less 5 and 5.8 inch design
Another group of analysts at Barclays Research believe, that the iPhone 8 will be a largely bezel-less phone with increased displays areas. However, there is disagreement over the way the Home Button will be implemented in the next iPhone.
Individual Macbook Pro chargers don't come with a USB-C cable
Macbook Pro users hoping to buy additional chargers for their new device will have to provide their own USB Type-C cables.
Apple starts selling refurbished iPhones
For consumers hoping to enjoy iOS without spending a lot of money, Apple has started selling iPhones on its refurbished store. The refurbished units will be sold at a discount, but still come with the standard warranty and accessories.
Jet white: Will Apple release a glossy white version of the iPhone 7?
The big success of the jet black color option might have convinced Apple to prepare a jet white version as well, according to a rumor out of Japan. However, it may not be likely to happen after all.
New Apple iPhone 7 "Dive" spot lays focus on water and sound
Once again, Apple is enlightening us with a short promo video for its successful iPhone 7. It is all about the sun, music, some water and a slightly unusual target group: older men.
Apple iPhone 8: Sharp's president confirmed switch to OLED panels
Sharp's president Tau Jeng-wu recently affirmed Apple's switch to OLED panels for their next generation iPhone in a speech held before students at Tatung university in Tapei. Apple is said to release at least one iPhone 8 model with curved OLED screen next year.
Apple releases Q4 2016 earnings, sales continue to decline
Apple released their earnings report for the fourth quarter of their fiscal year 2016. While some units, particularly Services, saw increases in sales, overall revenue is down about 9% from last year. This continues the trend of declining sales for Apple, although this decline is starting to slow.
Apple iPhone 8: Three models in development, all with glass backs?
Apple may have three iPhone-models in development according to Nikkei Asian Review. All of them will have glass backs and differ in size between 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch.
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