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iPhone – TechCrunch

iPhone – TechCrunch Apple has continued to expand its retail footprint in Asia after the iPhone-maker opened its first store in Taiwan this weekend. The inaugural Apple Store is located in Taipei 101, a landmark skyscraper in Taipei, and it is staffed with an initial workforce of 130 employees, Apple said. Doors in Taiwan opened at 11am local time on Saturday, but eager fans had queued for as long as 68 hours in some cases, Focus Taiwan reports. Beyond selling products and offering repairs, the Apple Taipei 101 store is aimed at…

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Apple continues Asia expansion with its first retail store in Taiwan

Apple continues Asia expansion with its first retail store in Taiwan Apple has continued to expand its retail footprint in Asia after the iPhone-maker opened its first store in Taiwan this weekend. The inaugural Apple Store is located in Taipei 101, a landmark skyscraper in Taipei, and it is staffed with an initial workforce of 130 employees, Apple said. Doors in Taiwan opened at 11am local time on Saturday, but eager fans had queued for as long as 68 hours in some cases, Focus Taiwan reports. Beyond selling products and offering repairs,…

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A brief history of the iPhone

A brief history of the iPhone Steve Jobs called the first iPhone “magic.” It was a customary bit of showmanship from Apple’s late-founder, but a decade after that announcement, it’s difficult to overstate the profound impact the smartphone has had on the mobile industry. The first iPhone was met with cautious excitement by many in the press — after all, where did the company get off thinking it could replace a physical keyboard with a touchscreen? But all these years later, the device still serves at the template for a…

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Sony to demo 3D face biometric running on an Xperia smartphone

Sony to demo 3D face biometric running on an Xperia smartphone If smartphone hardware rumors are on the money, and they are usually at least in the ballpark (with the exception of transparent, bendable phones; apparently forever doomed to be mocked up in Photoshop) — then a 3D depth sensor is coming to the front-facing camera of a handset near you in the not too distant future. Indeed, Apple has been rumored to be prepping to add such a sensor to its next flagship iPhone. Which is an educated guess —…

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Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only, offers a year of service for $1

Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only, offers a year of service for $1 In attempt to woo customers away from competitors, Virgin Mobile USA today announced a deal that will see it transitioning to become an iPhone-only carrier. The company is also partnering with Apple to activate Virgin’s services in Apple’s stores. To kick off this change, Virgin introduced a limited time promotion that will see it giving away a year’s worth of unlimited talk, text and data for only a dollar. There are a few caveats to this deal, of course. Like…

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Apple starts assembling iPhones in India in play for the world’s fastest growing smartphone market

Apple starts assembling iPhones in India in play for the world’s fastest growing smartphone market Apple has taken an important step in its longstanding goal of penetrating the world’s second largest smartphone market. The Wall Street Journal first reported that the company has completed its first trial run assembly of the iPhone SE in India – a key step in gaining a foothold for a market that has thus far proven elusive for the smartphone maker. The company has since confirmed the move with TechCrunch, writing in a statement, “We are beginning…

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Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS

Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS A leak spotted on the eve of Apple’s WWDC event suggests that the company is preparing to revamp the way iPhone owners manage and store files on their phone. That’s according to a new app placeholder unearthed by developer Steve Stroughton Smith which hints at a new ‘Files’ app for iOS coming soon. A major feature would almost certainly ship within the iOS 11 software that Apple is expected to release, meaning that this app listing is the…

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iOS 11 will help you free up storage on your iPhone through personalized suggestions

iOS 11 will help you free up storage on your iPhone through personalized suggestions Apple is introducing a new feature in iOS 11 that will help users free up space on their iPhone by offering personalized recommendations about actions they can take to increase the available storage. The feature will go a long way towards helping all iPhone owners get better control over their phone’s storage, but will be especially useful for those who own one of Apple’s entry-level models, like the 16 GB iPhone 6 or 6S, for example….

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