Qualcomm's bid to block iPhone imports 'magnifies' antitrust practices, consumers contend

A group of consumers suing Qualcomm over alleged antitrust practices on Thursday filed a motion to prevent the chipmaker from obtaining a U.S. International Trade Commission exclusion order targeting iPhones with Intel modems, saying an import ban would simply amplify anticompetitive behavior.
Source: macinsider

Best Buy 'Mission: Impossible', music festival iPhone thefts, World Cup warning and more on the Apple crime blotter

Stealing $100,000 of product via rappelling, mass iPhone theft at the Firefly festival, and a warning about Russian hackers. The latest in an occasional AppleInsider feature: A look at Apple-related crime.
Source: macinsider

Analyst estimates average lifespan for all Apple devices at over four years

The average lifespan of an Apple device is probably just over four years, according to analysis into figures released during the fourth quarter investor conference call, suggesting that iPhones and iPads remain in active use for twice as long as the typical consumer iPhone upgrade cycle.
Source: macinsider

Deals: 12" MacBooks $799; 13" MacBook Pros from $1,199; $120-$150 off 27" iMac 5Ks; CPO iPhones & iPads as low as $99

New discounts have gone into effect today on a variety of Apple devices, from $799 certified refurbished 12″ MacBooks on Amazon to up to $300 off 13″ MacBook Pros at Adorama and B&H. Gazelle also just issued price drops on CPO iPhones, iPads and Macs with prices starting at $99.
Source: macinsider

Apple reportedly in talks to buy cobalt, key Li-ion battery ingredient, directly from miners

Apple is reportedly in talks to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners, a strategy designed to buffer reserves of the key lithium ion battery ingredient as the company competes with car makers looking to use the metal in electric car production.
Source: macinsider

Occipital's Structure depth sensor can scan objects in 3D on the iPad, provide VR on the iPhone

Occipital took to CES to show off its 3D scanning technology and how it can be used with iOS devices, including the Canvas app and Structure accessory that can quickly scan a room using an iPad, and the Bridge headset that turns an iPhone into a mixed reality device.
Source: macinsider

Apple's Clips 2.0 adds iPhone X TrueDepth features, Selfie Scenes, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' content

Apple has updated its Clips short video production and sharing app to 2.0, bringing with the update a redesigned update, better iCloud support, Selfie Scenes, and the Millenium Falcon from the "Star Wars" series as a backdrop.
Source: macinsider

Apple issues second betas of iOS 11.1, High Sierra 10.13.1, tvOS 11.1, and watchOS 4.1 [u]

Nearly two weeks after the last beta releases Apple on Monday provided developers with updated test versions of its next significant software releases for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV, all of which are set to get point-one updates in the near future.
Source: macinsider

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