Apple iPhone 8 will launch in September in three colors : KGI

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It looks like Apple will release the iPhone 8 in September after all. According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will launch at the same time. Previous rumor had suggested that iPhone 8 might not ship until late 2017.

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Apple iPhone 8 case render shows bezel-less display, no homebutton and more

iphone 8 caseWe have already seen several rumors, leaks and reports about the upcoming iPhone 8. Now popular tipster Evan Blass has shared an alleged iPhone 8 case that gives a clear look at design of the phone from front.
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Next generation Apple iPhone SE likely to launch in India first

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Apple launched iPhone SE in India starting at Rs. 39,000 in India back in April last year. Aimed at emerging markets like India, it looks the iPhone SE will get a successor in early 2018. Citing local sources, Focus Taiwan states that the next generation iPhone SE will be first launched in India and start shipping globally in the first quarter of 2018. Continue reading “Next generation Apple iPhone SE likely to launch in India first”

Apple could buy Eros Group’s movie and music library for $1 billion

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Eros Group is in preliminary talks with Apple to sell its entire content library of films and music for around $1 billion (Rs 6,366 crore), according to a latest report from the Economic Times. The deal could also include their digital OTT platform. The Indian movie production house is also said to be in talks with Amazon and Netflix.
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Apple Watch with cellular connectivity said to arrive later this year

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Apple is working on a new version of Apple Watch that will come with support for cellular connectivity, according to a report from Bloomberg. The Apple Watch will feature a built-in LTE wireless connection using a modem chip supplied by Intel.  Continue reading “Apple Watch with cellular connectivity said to arrive later this year”

Apple requests tax breaks for suppliers in India to make iPhones

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Apple has asked the Indian government to extend tax breaks to its suppliers if India to start making phones in India instead of simply assembling them. Government officials told Reuters that meeting this request would mean India would have to formulate a new policy that applies fairly to all device makers.
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Apple reports $45.4 billion revenue in FY Q3 2017, iPhone sales cross 1.2 billion since launch

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Apple has reported quarterly revenue of $45.4 billion with a net profit of $8.7 billion in their earnings for the financial year Q3 2017 that ended July 1, 2017. Revenues were up 7% year-over-year. Apple reported quarterly earnings per diluted share of $1.67 compared to diluted share of $1.42 in the year-ago quarter. During earnings call Tim Cook said that iPhone sales were impressive, with strong demand at the high end of its lineup. Continue reading “Apple reports $45.4 billion revenue in FY Q3 2017, iPhone sales cross 1.2 billion since launch”

Apple said to invest $2.7 billion in LG to get OLED panels for future iPhones

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Apple has invested $2.7 billion (3 trillion Korean Won) in LG Display to secure OLED displays for future iPhones, according to a latest report from The Korea Herald. This year’s iPhone 8 is rumored to sport OLED display instead of LCD display and these will be sourced from Samsung. Continue reading “Apple said to invest $2.7 billion in LG to get OLED panels for future iPhones”

Apple HomePod firmware confirms iPhone 8 bezel-less design, facial recognition

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Apple recently released early firmware for its HomePod smart speaker ahead of the device’s launch. The firmware has given out details and new features of the upcoming iPhone 8.  Continue reading “Apple HomePod firmware confirms iPhone 8 bezel-less design, facial recognition”

Apple removes all VPNs from China App Store

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Apple is removing all Virtual Private Network (VPNs) from its App Store in China. The company sent notifications to developers in China explaining their VPN app was removed from the App Store. VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called “Great Firewall” aimed at restricting access to overseas sites.

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Nokia received $2 billion up-front cash payment from Apple as part of patent settlement

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This week Nokia reported net sales of €5.6 billion in Q2 2017.  Even though it was flat year-on-year, Nokia Technologies’ sales were up 90% versus the same period last year, which was largely driven by its recently-announced agreement with Apple. Continue reading “Nokia received $2 billion up-front cash payment from Apple as part of patent settlement”

Apple iPhone 8 might not ship until late 2017, Face ID 3D facial recognition details surface

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Earlier this month, a report said that the iPhone 8 will come in four colors, one of which will feature a mirror-like finish. Now a new report from Japan’s Macotakara says that it will come in different colors, but it will not come in White.  It also says that it will not ship until Q4 2017, which is between October to December. It also says “initial sale period has a high possibility to be limited”. Continue reading “Apple iPhone 8 might not ship until late 2017, Face ID 3D facial recognition details surface”

Intel accuses Qualcomm’s anti-competitive actions for mobile chips

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Intel has accused Qualcomm of creating a monopoly for itself and not licensing “standard-essential” patents at a fair rate as required by law. The statement, filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) comes in response to Qualcomm’s suit against Apple alleging that the iPhone maker was infringing on six patents that aided iPhone battery life. Continue reading “Intel accuses Qualcomm’s anti-competitive actions for mobile chips”

Clips app gets Disney and Pixar characters and new graphic overlays

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Apple had launched Clips video creation app for iPhone and iPad earlier in March. Now, the company has updated the app with addition of classic Disney and Pixar characters. The update which bumps the app to version 1.1 also features animated overlays of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck.

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