Apple's acquisition of Intel's smartphone modem business is all about control

Jul 26, 2019
The iPhone manufacturer is buying the ability to make its own modem chips.
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What might help Apple sell more iPhones? Cheaper iPhones

Jan 30, 2019
And that's especially true in China and India.
iPhones at an Apple store in Milan.
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Why privacy settings can't keep your location secret

Phone carriers can sell location data to third parties, and you can't opt out.
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The iPhone's influence goes way beyond the smartphone market

Sep 13, 2017
It's forced companies to adapt to the idea of handheld computers and given others a reason to exist.
IPhones make up most of Apple's business. Above, the new iPhone X was unveiled today at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.
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The Wall Street Journal made a phone for just 70 bucks

Jun 23, 2017
Chinese smartphone makers can pump out phones at a much cheaper price than well-known U.S. competitors.
“As of the first quarter of 2017, Chinese brands have doubled their market share,” says Wall Street Journal reporter Liza Linn. “So you're looking at a market share globally of 40 percent. Basically, they're eating Apple and Samsung for lunch.”
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No ATM card? Wells Fargo customers will be able to withdraw using their smartphones

Mar 24, 2017
Starting next Monday, customers of Wells Fargo bank will be able to make ATM withdrawals nationwide without a card using a smartphone. The trend could spread quickly to other banks around the country as consumers grow more used to advanced banking technology. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

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