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Apple Users, Take Note: iOS 11 Comes Out Tuesday

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KUALA LUMPUR- The much-awaited iOS 11 will be available tomorrow (Sept 19), and as announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook back at the Apple WWDC conference in June this year, the new OS will give a big boost and new capabilities to both the iPhone and iPad. Although designed for the iPhone and iPad, the…

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Latest iPhone Priced From RM2,900 And RM4,200

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CUPERTINO: Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” The launch contained few surprises, with leaked details on the phone and other products including an updated Apple Watch proving…

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Apple’s New Phone To Be Called ‘iPhone X’

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Apple Inc’s most important new phone for years will be called the iPhone X, according to a leak of the company’s latest mobile operating system on Sept 2. Strings of software code inside of the leaked operating system, first detailed by Apple news website 9to5Mac, show the expected three new phones will be called the…

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Apple’s Dilemma: What To Do With US$256bil Cash Pile

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WASHINGTON – It is a sign of Apple’s success but also a thorny problem: its cash stockpile has hit a staggering US$256.8bil (RM1.11tril), sparking debate on what do with such massive reserves. Apple’s quarterly report showed its cash holdings – the vast majority held overseas – jumped to a sum that tops the entire economic…

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Apple Moves Closer To iPhone Assembly In India

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MUMBAI: The government of the Indian state of Karnataka said on Feb 2 it welcomed a proposal from Apple Inc to begin initial manufacturing operations in the state, in a sign the tech company is slowly moving forward with plans to assemble iPhones in the country. “Apple’s intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting…

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Apple To Cut iPhone Production In January-March Quarter: Report

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Apple Inc will trim production of iPhones by about 10% in the January-March quarter of 2017, the Nikkei financial daily reported, citing calculations based on data from suppliers. The company had slashed output by 30% in January-March this year due to accumulated inventory, the paper said on Dec 29. Apple’s shares were down 0.84% in…

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Apple Adds A New Year Achievement To Apple Watch

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It looks like Apple is taking a page from the Pokémon Go playbook and adding special achievements that you can only earn at specific times of the year. If you’re an Apple Watch owner, you might have noticed that a notification for the Activity Challenge has popped up on your watch today. Apple calls it…

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Nokia Sues Apple For Infringing Patents, Industry Back On War Footing

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BELGRADE/HELSINKI: Nokia Corp said it had filed a number of lawsuits against Apple Inc for violating 32 technology patents, striking back at the iPhone maker’s legal action targeting the one-time cellphone industry leader a day earlier. Nokia’s lawsuits, filed in courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich, Germany, and the US District Court for the Eastern…

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Apple Watch Sales To Consumers Set Record In Holiday Week, Says Apple’s Cook

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SAN FRANCISCO: Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook told Reuters. Responding to an e-mail from Reuters, Cook said the gadget’s sell-through – a…

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Fallen Smartphone Brand Nokia Challenges Apple, Samsung Again

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FRANKFURT/HELSINKI: Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn. Nokia was once the world’s dominant cellphone maker but missed the shift to smartphones and then chose Microsoft’s unpopular Windows operating system for its…

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Apple Now Sells Refurbished iPhones

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Apple is now selling refurbished iPhones on its online store reports The Verge. The launch of the refurbished phones were spotted by 9to5Mac and marks the first time that Apple has sold refurbished iPhones online since 2007. Apple already sells refurbished Macs, iPads, MacBooks, and Mac accessories among other products. Those looking to get their…

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Apple Designer’s Chest Of Drawers Sells For Over US$1mil

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A chest of drawers by the star Australian designer Marc Newson has sold at auction in Paris for more than one million euros, more than twice its estimate. The piece called “Pod of drawers” by the creator who has worked for Apple for the past decade, was bought for €1.019mil (RM4.6mil) by an Asian buyer,…

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In China, Some Apple Users Opt For iPhone Makeover Rather Than Buy New

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BEIJING: Some Chinese iPhone owners are giving their old models a makeover to look like the latest iPhone 7, rather than buying new – a trend that could dent Apple Inc’s efforts to boost sales in what has been its biggest growth driver. Online sites offer shoppers makeover kits, false cameras and even dust plugs…

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Apple Supplier Laird Warns Of Sharply Lower Profit; Shares Plunge

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Apple Inc supplier Laird Plc said it expected to post a sharply lower profit for the year, citing a slowdown in smartphone sales and “unprecedented” pricing pressure, sending its shares down by as much as 50%. The selloff, marking the worst single-day drop for the stock, wiped out more than £420mil (RM2.15bil) from Laird’s market…

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Apple’s iPhone 7 More Expensive To Make

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NEW YORK: Apple Inc is spending more to manufacture its iPhone 7 smartphone than predecessor iPhone 6S due to features such as a bigger battery and larger storage capacity, according to a teardown by IHS Markit Ltd. Including $5 in basic manufacturing costs, total cost to manufacture the iPhone 7 mobile rises to $224.80, $36.89…

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Apple Posts Historic Drop In iPhone Sales; Forecast Disappoints

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NEW YORK: Apple Inc on Tuesday posted its first-ever decline in iPhone sales and first revenue drop in more than a decade as the company credited with inventing the smartphone struggles with an increasingly saturated market. The company’s sales dropped by more than a quarter in China, its most important market after the United States,…

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Apple Cuts Mac Prices

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Prices for Macs in Malaysia have dropped, according to website lowyat.net. In late 2015, prices for the entire Mac line, including the Mac Pro, iMac, Mac Mini and MacBook were all increased due to the weakening of the Malaysian ringgit against the United States dollar. For example, the entry-level Mac Mini which was RM1,849 before…

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Najib Hopes Malaysia Can Produce Innovations Like Apple, Tesla

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak hopes Malaysia can one day produce innovations like companies such as Apple and electric car manufacturer Tesla in the United States (US). The Prime Minister said there were many interesting and sophisticated technologies developed by the two companies which will shape the future world. “In Malaysia, the…

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Najib: Malaysia Wants To Set Up Apple Research Centre

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is looking at setting up an Apple research and development centre, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “The Centre will focus on identifying, educating and creating local application developers. “Aside from that, we will also be exploring the possibility of establishing an Apple Application Development Excellence Centre that will focus…

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Kim Kardashian’s ‘Kimoji’ Emoticon App Crashed App Store

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Her behind broke the internet, and now it seems Kim Kardashian’s emoji keyboard has broken the App Store. The “Kimoji” keyboard, which features cartoon depictions of Kim’s butt and the word “basic” in a speech bubble, was released on the Apple Store on Monday, however, many of the reality star’s fans have taken to Twitter…

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Samsung To Finally Pay Apple US$548mil In Patent Dispute

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NEW YORK: Samsung fought until the bitter end to avoid paying Apple, but the company now says it will finally hand over the more than US$548mil (RM2.30bil) it owes for infringing the patents and designs of its biggest smartphone rival. In papers filed in federal court in San Jose, California on Dec 3, Samsung Electronics…

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Apple Plans To Launch Apple Pay In China By February

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Apple Inc plans to launch its mobile payment system Apple Pay in China by early Feb, the Wall Street Journal reported. The iPhone maker has struck deals recently with China’s big four state-run banks, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the discussions. When launched, Apple Pay will mainly compete with Alipay, the online payment…

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Taylor Swift: Why ‘1989’ Won’t Be On Apple Music

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TAYLOR Swift is withholding her album “1989” from Apple’s streaming service because she says the company is unfairly withholding royalties from artists. Swift’s issue is the three-month free trial period Apple is promoting. “Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months,” she wrote. “I find it to be shocking,…

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Developers Wrestle With Making ‘Killer App’ For Apple Watch

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NEW YORK – Software developers say it will not be easy to come up with a “killer app” for Apple Inc’s Watch – few have seen the product and the software is still in test mode. While app makers are passionate about developing for the Apple Watch, some are skeptical about the prospects of coming…

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Apple Launches New Thinner,Lighter Macbook

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This article first appeared on Vulcan Post. Apple has released the latest of their Macbook release, and the release that we’ve all been waiting for – the new Macbook. During the March 9th Apple Event held in Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, Tim Cook dropped the bomb on the world – a Macbook that is…

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Apple Emoji To Feature Diverse Ethnicities

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WASHINGTON: Smiley emoji, sad emoji, hearts emoji, and now, for the first time, racially diverse emoji. Apple is preparing to release non-white faces in its line-up of the cartoon faces used to liven up text and email messages, news reports said. In its next update of the icons, the faces will be available in six…

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Gala, Granny Smith Apple Available In Labuan, Not From The US

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LABUAN – Gala and Granny Smith apples are available on the duty-free island, but fret not! They are not those imported from California, USA as the agriculture and agro-based industry ministry has restricted their import into Malaysia. Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismail Ali said the department’s enforcement unit detected the two types of apples…

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Gala And Granny Smith Apple Restriched From Entering Country

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BERA – The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry has restricted the entry of Gala and Granny Smith apples from the United States (US) into Malaysia, as the products have been suspected to be tainted with Listeriosis bacteria. Its minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the restriction was imposed by the Department of Malaysian…

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Apple Introduces One-Day Only New Logo

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Your eyes are not deceiving you – that’s Apple’s iconic logo coated in the colour red. Stores in countries like Australia and Germany have already experienced the change, and others throughout the rest of Europe, Japan, China, and the US will follow suit . . . but just for today. It’s all to commemorate World…

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Apple CEO Publicly Acknowledges That He’s Gay

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NEW YORK – Apple CEO Tim Cook’s declaration that he’s “proud to be gay” wasn’t exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple’s immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America. The 53-year-old successor to Steve Jobs made the…

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