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2018 iPhone tipped to dump Qualcomm completely

2018 iPhone tipped to dump Qualcomm completely

Apple's ongoing spat with Qualcomm will have a big impact on the modem-maker's fortunes this year, with suggestions that every 2018 iPhone will jump ship to use Intel hardware instead. It's the latest installment of a long-lasting legal and contractual argument between the Cupertino company and what has been one of the most significant chipset providers for its smartphones. That battle culminated in a huge $1.2bn fine leveled at Qualcomm by the European Commission in January.

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iPhone X call delay problem gets Apple’s attention

iPhone X call delay problem gets Apple’s attention

Apple is investigating a new iPhone X bug, in which incoming calls to the flagship smartphone are delayed. The glitch, which has been reported by a number of iPhone X owners, sees a lag of anything up to ten seconds before the handset begins ringing, enough time for the call to be diverted to voicemail instead.

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iPhone 7 “No Service” issue gets free Apple repair

iPhone 7 “No Service” issue gets free Apple repair

Apple will make free repairs to iPhone 7 handsets which suffer a frustrating "No Service" bug, including refunding owners who already paid for a fix. The new iPhone 7 Repair Program affects handsets in the US, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Macao, though not all versions of the smartphone will be eligible - or, indeed, suffer this particular issue.

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iPhone sales success just got redefined

iPhone sales success just got redefined

iPhone sales may be down, but that's unexpectedly good news for Apple, given just how much buyers are apparently willing to spend to put a flagship smartphone into their pocket. With conflicting reports over the past few months about iPhone X demand and sales performance of the tenth anniversary smartphone, interest in just how many handsets Apple actually sold in Q1 2018 was high.

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Refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now available from Apple

Refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now available from Apple

In the market for a slightly older iPhone that has been certified and is covered by a warranty? If so, Apple's latest online offering is for you. The company has started selling refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones through its website, doing so alongside a 1-year warranty and the promise that all units have been tested and certified.

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It’s cool to quit Facebook now: Check these numbers

It’s cool to quit Facebook now: Check these numbers

Facebook "active users" in North America dropped this past quarter for the first time in the history of the social network. Facebook peaked, and it's time to short your usage. That's not financial advice, it's an "all clear" signal from me to you. Download all your old Facebook posts and photos if you must, but please feel free to set your Facebook page for self-destruct, any time!

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This iOS update has the iPhone battery saver kill switch

This iOS update has the iPhone battery saver kill switch

Yesterday Apple received questions from the US government on throttling old iPhones, and today they've released a statement. In said statement, Apple suggested that their next iOS update would include a kill switch for the battery health feature update they'd included previously. They called this their "power management feature," and soon everyone will be able to turn it off easily.

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Apple iPhone slowing draws Justice Department, SEC scrutiny

Apple iPhone slowing draws Justice Department, SEC scrutiny

Apple continues to face criticism over its controversial decision to slow down older iPhones with aging batteries. Authorities in Italy and France have started their own investigations into the matter, and now those are joined by probes at the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to sources. The investigation is said to be in its early stages.

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Fitness tracker Strava reveals names, locations, heart rates

Fitness tracker Strava reveals names, locations, heart rates

I'm currently looking at heatmaps showing the exercise paths of soldiers on live military bases around the world. I'm able to do this thanks to the fitness social network Strava. Much like a soldier sharing photos of their base on Facebook, Strava shows the paths they run on every day. Strava shows this information because these soldiers shared this information with Strava, and therein potentially enemy forces, too.

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iPhone SE 2 wireless charging unlikely says contrary analyst

iPhone SE 2 wireless charging unlikely says contrary analyst

Apple may not have the resources to add wireless charging to the iPhone SE 2, with analysts casting doubts on reports of the smallest iPhone getting a big upgrade in 2018. Released in early 2016, the iPhone SE was Apple's compromise for critics of big-screen smartphones. It proved to be surprisingly successful.

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iPhone X production reportedly halved as sales disappoint

iPhone X production reportedly halved as sales disappoint

The release of the iPhone X in November represented a pretty big move for Apple. Not only was it the first iPhone to use an OLED display and ship without home button - something that's been featured on the face of every other iPhone to date - but it was also the most expensive iPhone Apple has ever released. It looks like that $999 price point didn't end up doing it any favors, as new reports are claiming the iPhone X has experienced slower than expected sales.

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iPhone X Plus coming with 2-cell battery, 4GB RAM, says Kuo

iPhone X Plus coming with 2-cell battery, 4GB RAM, says Kuo

KGI Securities' Ming-chi Kuo has been highly regarded for his analyses and forecasts for upcoming Apple products. While many of them have indeed come to pass, they do sometimes sound too good, or too bad, to be true. While we're still more than half a year away from a new iPhone, the ball has started rolling on what this year's lineup will be like. The 6.-1 inch iPhone has already been suggested but now Kuo stirring things up again with a larger, 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus.

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