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Get ready for a new iPad and a mysterious Siri speaker at WWDC

 According to reliable analyst KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo and 9to5mac, Apple is about to launch not one but two new hardware devices at its WWDC conference in a few weeks. A new iPad with thinner bezels and a bigger screen is likely. This iPad has been rumored for months. There could also be an Amazon Echo competitor from Apple. As the name suggests, WWDC is a developer conference. For the past… Read More

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Apple acquires AI company Lattice Data, a specialist in unstructured ‘dark data’, for $200M

 As large tech companies gear up to make a stronger push into machine learning and artificial intelligence, Apple has acquired a company to fill out its own capabilities in the area. Specifically, Apple has picked up Lattice Data, a company that applies an AI-enabled inference engine to take unstructured, “dark” data and turn it into structured (and more usable) information. Read More

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App Store affiliate commission cut is only going to affect in-app purchases after all

 Apple announced a couple of weeks ago that it would change its affiliate program, reducing the commission from 7 percent to 2.5 percent on all App Store purchases. Apple has clarified this change, saying that the commission cut is only going to affect in-app purchases after all. Here’s Apple’s statement: We’d like to clarify some changes being made to the Affiliate Program. Read More

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Qualcomm could be looking at banning iPhone imports into the U.S.

 I don’t think anyone was expecting this punch. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Qualcomm is thinking about asking the International Trade Commission (a U.S. trade agency despite the misleading name) to ban imports of iPhones into the U.S. This is the latest twist in the ongoing conflict between Apple and Qualcomm. Qualcomm hopes that the ITC could rule on the issue sooner than… Read More

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Imagination Technologies starts dispute with Apple over graphics chips

 British chipset firm Imagination Technologies is having a tough quarter. After announcing that Apple is about to end its relationship with its supplier, the company is now starting the dispute process according to a statement sent to Reuters. Imagination Technologies has worked for many years with Apple on graphics chipsets. Its designs have been essential to the iPhone and iPad graphical… Read More

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