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If Apple doesn't appoint an official representative in Iran, the country plans to ban all iPhones and collect those currently in use. The move is part of an anti-smuggling campaign and since iPhones are often smuggled into Iran, the government claims it is fighting crime.
Some parts of the US Army are ditching the Android phones they've been using and will now rely on the iPhone 6s, which will be available as an iPhone Tactical Assault Kit. Apple's phone is replacing an older Samsung device that froze and had to be restarted on a regular basis.
Three upcoming iPhone models have appeared in the latest leak from Nowhere Else (France). Included in the picture is the base iPhone 7 and its accompanying Plus and Pro models. The iPhone 7 Plus largely just has a bigger display, but the Pro comes with a dual rear camera.
FIS and Payment Alliance International (PAI), both of which operate in the ATM industry, say they will bring contactless withdrawals to 70,000 ATMs across the United States. With the contactless system, you can use an iPhone app to get cash from an ATM.
Videos and images posted to Weibo seem to show the iPhone 7 compared to the existing iPhone 6s. The video, which is over 2.5 minutes long, gives a detailed look at the design of the handset. Nearly all of the major design changes that have popped up in leaks are confirmed.
During the three months ending May 2016, Kantar Worldpanel reports the Samsung Galaxy S7 outsold the iPhone 6s in the United States. While it may be indicative of some negative trend for iPhone sales, the S7 did have an advantage during the quarter since it arrived in March.
A lawsuit has been filed against Apple that accuses the company of violating a 2010 patent covering battery technologies. The same patent has been used by its holder, Somaltus, to file lawsuits against Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, and others.
A very clear shot of the iPhone 7's rear has been posted by Nowhereelse.fr, confirming some of the phone's design elements mentioned in earlier leaks. Based on the picture, the iPhone 7 does have repositioned antenna bands and a larger camera cut-out.
While many leaks have pointed to the iPhone 7 featuring a dual-lens camera, there's also reason to believe that component may be limited to specific models. A recent leak shows camera modules allegedly for the iPhone 7 that only appear to have one lens.
Demand for this year's iPhone model may not match what's been seen with previous phones. Nikkei reports Apple has been "more conservative" with its Advanced Semiconductor Engineering chip orders, suggesting it believes the iPhone 7 will face weaker demand.
Apple has encountered a patent dispute in China where a local company claims Apple infringed upon a design patent with its iPhone 6. So far, authorities in Beijing are siding with the company and the Intellectual Property Office has ordered Apple to halt sales.
Apple may double the maximum storage amount with the iPhone 7, increasing it from 128 GB to 256 GB. TrendForce says the iPhone 7 will have the same maximum storage option as the iPad Pro, allowing people to put significantly more apps, music, and videos on their phone.
Apple allegedly infringed upon four Caltech patents pertaining to WiFi technology, resulting in a lawsuit that was filed last Thursday. Caltech says Apple knew about the infringement and directly benefited from the tech, which has been used in its products since the iPhone 5.
Apple wants to sell smartphones in India and take a piece of the cake there, but that is proving to be tougher than expected. The company hoped to attract Indian customers by selling refurbished devices, but India's government has rejected Apple's proposal.
Apple remains unable to open retail stores in India due to a rule that requires foreign companies sell at least 30% locally-sourced items in their stores. Reuters reports the government has ruled Apple will not be exempt from that rule, despite legislation passed in 2015.
OtterBox has introduced a new iPhone case that lets you swap out accessories for your phone. The case, called the Universe, can hold up to two accessories, such as a battery pack or WiFi booster. Accessories must be made specifically for the Universe.
Leaked images of an alleged iPhone 7 case prototype show the phone has four speakers, going against earlier reports of 1-2 speakers. It's generally believed the phone will ship without a headphone jack and it may receive a second speaker in place of that component.
An upcoming OS X 10.12 feature may let people unlock their Macs using Touch ID on the iPhone. MacRumors claims the feature will utilize Bluetooth LE to connect your Mac and iPhone when they're near each other. The same process may be used for Apple Pay payments.
Reports have claimed for months that the iPhone 7 Plus will come with dual rear cameras and that claim has been reaffirmed in the latest report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In addition to dual rear cameras, Kuo says the upcoming phone will offer 3 GB of RAM.
Apple won't alter the width or length of the iPhone with the next generation, according to a leaked sketch of what is allegedly the iPhone 7. The sketch shows the phone has the same length (5.44 inches) and width (2.64 inches) as the iPhone 6S. Its depth is not listed.