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iOS issue causes links to crash, fix incoming

iOS issue causes links to crash, fix incoming

Apple will issue an update to the latest release of iOS as complaints from users suggest an issue with web links. Reports have appeared from users working with devices from the iPhone 5 all the way through the iPad Air 2. Other devices that appear to be affected are the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPad mini. Thus far it does not appear that either iPad Pro or iPhone SE has been affected as such.

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Why does the iPhone SE exist?

Why does the iPhone SE exist?

This week Apple revealed a new smartphone that looks just like one of their old smartphones - why would they do such a thing? This is the iPhone SE, a device that uses the design of the iPhone 5 (or 5S, if you prefer) but bumps up its internal capabilities with the power of the iPhone 6S. The dimensions of this device are exactly the same as the iPhone 5s - the display is exactly the same, too - but it has a better processor and a better set of cameras. But why?

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iPhone SE puts iPhone 6s heart in 4-inch phone

iPhone SE puts iPhone 6s heart in 4-inch phone

"We're here today to talk about a smaller iPhone," said Apple's Greg Joswiak. "As you may have heard, we're calling it the iPhone SE." According to Joswiak, the company sold 30-million 4-inch iPhones just this past year. That's no number to scoff at. They've decided to continue the 4-inch display legacy with another model. This is the 4-inch iPhone called iPhone SE, and it works with the same graphics processing power as the iPhone 6s.

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iPhone SE may look more like 5s than 6

iPhone SE may look more like 5s than 6

Back in July of 2015 we showed you an Apple patent for a metal cutting method which would lend itself to a flat-edged iPhone. Today we're to understand that Apple may well be using this method to shape the sides of the iPhone SE. For those of you unfamiliar with the iPhone SE, it's a not-yet-official device that may well appear very soon (maybe even at next week's Apple event) with specifications that'll have it replacing the lowest-tier iPhone available on the market. And it won't likely be changing shape from the iPhone 5s - not much at all.

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This is what the iPhone SE looks like (more than likely)

This is what the iPhone SE looks like (more than likely)

As we move ever closer to Apple's next live event, the iPhone SE becomes a focus for potential customers looking for a once-again palm-sized smartphone. What you're about to see is a set of images that come from sources who wish to remain anonymous due to the highly volatile nature of the material they present. These images are made for case-makers internationally and appear to be renderings based on leaked components and design charts. The device, as per usual, is iterative, it would seem.

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Closing iPhone apps won’t save battery – but these 3 tips will

Closing iPhone apps won’t save battery – but these 3 tips will

This week Apple made clear that closing apps in the background of your iPhone will not make your battery life better. Surprise! This is very likely the way in which you found yourself attempting to keep your phone running longer, and according to Apple, it was all for nothing! Lucky you, though, now that you're here, we've got a set of three sure-fire ways to actually REALLY increase your battery life well beyond what you were doing before.

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FBI denies Apple case will set precedent

FBI denies Apple case will set precedent

Apple's contends that the FBI's San Bernardino case will have them unlock many phones in the future - the FBI does not agree. FBI Director James Comey spoke with a congressional panel this Thursday, suggesting that Apple's assistance in unlocking the phone of one San Bernardino shooter would not open the doors to future unlocking of devices as such. This situation, he said, was "unlikely to be a trailblazer" for other cases. Apparently Comey had not spoken to the NYPD before the panel.

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Apple installments bring quicker, cheaper iPhone upgrades

Apple installments bring quicker, cheaper iPhone upgrades

With a new iPhone somewhere on the horizon (as there is every year), Apple has just launched a new payment installments plan that makes it easy to trade in an older iPhone for a newer model. Dubbed "Trade Up With Installments," the new plan allows existing iPhone owners to trade-in their device, and put the price towards the monthly payments of their new iPhone, making them as low as $15/mo and as high as $35/mo.

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iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 5SE at a glance: expectations and images

iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 5SE at a glance: expectations and images

This morning the folks at CURVED / labs have provided a set of images that show what the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 5SE might look like. As such, we're taking the opportunity to lay all the rumors, insider tips, and plausible specifications out on the table. What follows is NOT confirmed by Apple, and is instead comprised of information that is to be taken with a grain of salt - from anonymous tipsters and the like. We'll begin with what you might recognize is a very brightly colored pink device - not exactly Rose Gold.

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Apple’s iPhone earnings “stall” was inevitable

Apple’s iPhone earnings “stall” was inevitable

For the first time since the iPhone was introduced, growth appears to have stalled. In Apple's earnings call for their financial Q1, 2016, they've revealed that the iPhone's growth (year-over-year) sits at 0% for unit sales growth and just 1% for revenue growth. This same quarter one year ago showed 46% unit sales growth year-over-year, while the same quarter the year before that showed 7% unit sales growth year-over-year. So wait a second, you might be saying, is this the sort of thing that happens every other year?

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Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

Apple’s 1-billion active devices figure in perspective

This afternoon, Apple announced many firsts and bests, one of the simplest being "1 Billion Active Installed Base". This number represents what Apple has recorded as "iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch devices that have been engaged with [Apple] services within the past 90 days". That's one whole heck of a lot of devices. It doesn't account for devices that've been active offline exclusively, and it doesn't count how many Apple devices have been sold to date.

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iMessage is not Android’s problem

iMessage is not Android’s problem

Your mother has sent you and your sister a photo of their dog, and expects you to reply with a positive note back. But you have an Android device and you're using Google Voice. You get the message, but you don't get the photo. Your mom gets mad that you've not replied. You say it's because she's using iMessage and photos and videos won't be sent to devices unless they also have iMessage. She tells you to get iMessage. You can't get iMessage, you have an Android device. You see where this is going.

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