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iPhone X Plus teased with display assembly leak

iPhone X Plus teased with display assembly leak

Now that Apple is well underway with production of its newest flagship smartphone, the iPhone X, the big question is if the company will begin offering the device in two different display sizes like it has for several years with the previous iPhone models. Recent months have seen several reports and rumors about a new iPhone X debuting this year with a larger 6.5-inch screen, and now we're seeing the first possible evidence of this plan with a leak claiming to reveal the new display assembly.

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Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application heads to auction for $50K

Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application heads to auction for $50K

If you're one of those people who dream of owning a rare piece of Steve Jobs memorabilia, another chance is coming up. But rather than an early computer model or some other product related to his time at Apple, the latest Jobs item to be auction is his very first job application. Dated from 1973, and even signed by an 18-year-old Jobs, the piece of paper is expected to sell for around $50,000.

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Apple AirPower charging mat release could be closer than we thought

Apple AirPower charging mat release could be closer than we thought

The introduction of the iPhone X was a big deal for a lot of different reasons, but one important one is that it signaled Apple's long overdue adoption of wireless charging. The iPhone X, just like the iPhone 8 and the latest Apple Watch, are Qi wireless charging capable. While that means they can be used with a bunch of wireless charging pads that already exist, Apple has its own on the way that can charge multiple devices at once.

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iPhone SOS feature blamed for hundreds of false 911 calls

iPhone SOS feature blamed for hundreds of false 911 calls

A single facility seems to be at fault for hundreds of false alarm 911 calls from Apple devices over the past few months. A report from Elk Grove, California suggests that 911 dispatch in the area took approximately 20 accidental 911 calls a day from Apple since October of 2017. Police reportedly said that calls are all coming from a single Apple repair and refurbishing center off Laguna Boulevard.

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Smartphone sales decline for the first time since 2004

Smartphone sales decline for the first time since 2004

Cue the prophets of doom and gloom. According to Gartner, the vibrant and aggressive smartphone market has experienced its first-ever dip in sales ever since the market analyst started tracking smartphone sales more than a decade ago. It’s not a huge loss, mind, but one that could still get some people thinking if the market has indeed finally reached its peak. But while the smartphone market as a whole might count it as a loss, things seems to be looking up for Huawei and Xiaomi, in spite of mounting controversy around Chinese brands.

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Apple AirPods refresh could borrow key HomePod feature

Apple AirPods refresh could borrow key HomePod feature

In this post-headphone jack world we seem to be living in, Apple's AirPods (and wireless earphones like them) have become more necessary. Even though Apple - and pretty much every other phone manufacturer out there, for that matter - likes to release yearly updates for its phones, we haven't seen an upgrade to the AirPods since they first launched in 2016. That could all be changing in a fairly significant way later this year.

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Signal Foundation: WhatsApp co-founder makes private chat a nonprofit

Signal Foundation: WhatsApp co-founder makes private chat a nonprofit

A nonprofit organization was just revealed, made by the folks at Signal (the chat platform and app) and co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton. This nonprofit organization was "made possible" by Brian Acton and aims to "support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous." In short, it'll turn Signal into an organization into which funds can flow for the betterment of Signal, a truly private form of communication.

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T-Mobile iPhone, Apple Watch deal starts Friday: $200 prepaid card and more

T-Mobile iPhone, Apple Watch deal starts Friday: $200 prepaid card and more

Starting on Friday, T-Mobile will launch a new deal that gives customers $200 on top of their phone's trade-in value if they buy one of the newer iPhone models. This new deal can be stacked on the company's recently detailed free line promo, which is offering a free line to family plan customers who add a line. In addition, and again starting on Friday, T-Mobile will launch a half-off Apple Watch deal.

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Electric car fears prompt odd Apple investment

Electric car fears prompt odd Apple investment

Apple may be in a bidding war with electric vehicle battery makers for one key metal: cobalt. Apple's been one of the biggest users of cobalt over the past decade due to their ever-increasing production of iPhone, iPad, and other devices with their own rechargeable batteries. Now that electric vehicles are coming into vogue, demand for cobalt is going up so much that Apple may be opting to buy from the source.

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Cheaper iPads tipped on the horizon

Cheaper iPads tipped on the horizon

Apple will release more iPads at some point, and on the 21st of February, 2018, clues indicated the next iPad's release. These devices were listed as A1954 and A1893. With said model numbers, Apple may well release two models in the same lines that've already been established. Now the question is whether Apple will release an iPad and an iPad mini, an iPad and an iPad Pro, or two iPads, one in the "X" line, another with a more standard build.

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iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 beta 3 rips out AirPlay 2

iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 beta 3 rips out AirPlay 2

Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. The third beta for the company’s mobile, TV, and desktop platforms has just rolled out to developers. And while they come loaded with new things, including important bugfixes, it’s the one thing that Apple removed that is making the biggest noise. As of the third beta for iOS 11.3 as well as tvOS 11.3, AirPlay 2 is no more. Not only does this mean no more multi-room feature, it also paints the HomePod in a disappointing light yet again.

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Why iPhone X “weak demand” hits Samsung more than Apple

Why iPhone X “weak demand” hits Samsung more than Apple

Slashed iPhone X production has forced Samsung to cut its OLED output, according to new reports out of South Korea, highlighting the supply chain impact that Apple's focus on device pricing over sales volume has already had in 2018. The smartphone, launched in late 2017, is Apple's first handset to use OLED rather than LCD for its display, allowing the iPhone X to dramatically slim its bezels compared to earlier phones.

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