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Does Apple make “planned obsolescence” iPhones? [closed]

According to The New York Times here and here, When I called tech analysts, they said that the new operating system (iOS 7) being pushed out to existing users was making older models unbearably ...
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Is there a text string that crashes iPhones?

WARNING: DON'T VISIT THE LINK BELOW ON AN IPHONE A colleague of mine, who works in the technology field, told me that there is a specific text string that can crash any iPhone (specifically iOS ...
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Was the die for the Apple II case stolen?

I'm fairly certain that decades ago I read an interview in a computer magazine where someone (one of the Steves?) claimed that after the Apple II case was designed, there was some kind of problem with ...
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Was an air hostess electrocuted by her iPhone 5

Several Chinese news sources are reporting that at some time in the last 24 hours an air hostess was electrocuted when she was talking on her iPhone 5 at the same time it was charging. Hong Kong News ...
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Does the Retina Display cause less eyestrain than other screens?

Many ask whether the Mac Retina display is worth it. At the Apple store, a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina costs $2,199 (base) vs. $1,799 for the non-Retina 15" Macbook Pro, and $1,199 for the ...
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Are Apple products sold at a premium price?

I have often heard people talk about to an Apple tax in reference to Apple products (especially their Mac products). This is one of many references to Apple having overly high prices compared with ...
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86% of Steve Jobs patents were design patents?

A claim making rounds lately is that 86% of Apple patents attributed to Steve Jobs were for design patents, rather than technology. Example of such a claim: Appleā€™s patent portfolio is weighted ...
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Did Steve Jobs say “We've always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”?

Did Steve Jobs make following statement: "We've always been shameless about stealing great ideas"
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Did Apple steal trademarks like iPad, iOS and iPhone from other companies?

I found the following post on Google+: So it Turns Out LG Released a Linux Based Tablet Called iPad 9 Years Ago Apparently iPad was first introduced by South Korean hardware manufacturer LG ...
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Did Apple sue New York city over the nickname Big Apple?

An article in The Guardian - Apple's rot starts with its Samsung lawsuit win Makes the following claim: Apple is one of the most aggressive intellectual property litigators of all time ... It's ...
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Does Apple support half a million American jobs?

Apple recently posted the results of an external analysis that suggested their business was responsible for supporting more than 500,000 jobs in the USA (though they only directly employ of the order ...
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Does Apple do no market research?

I have just been at a company conference and several fans of Steve Jobs quoted more than once how we should innovate like Apple because they "don't do market research" so we don't need to do market ...
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Does Apple have more cash reserves than the U.S. government?

There are stories like this floating in the internet. Apple is now more liquid than the United States government, the Financial Post reports. As the government struggles to resolve the debt ...
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Did Apple “jumpstart” the USB market?

Did Apple "jumpstart the USB market"? An example of the claim is as follows: When Apple released their iMac there was a rush to release peripherals to support them. Before that nobody really cared ...