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Verizon sides with Apple against 'backdoor' into phones for law enforcement

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam issued a statement largely in support of Apple's stance against a technological backdoor into its devices for law enforcement-- a statement that is noteworthy considering the nation's largest wireless carrier had so far remained silent in Apple's ongoing battle against an FBI request for access into an iPhone linked to December's San Bernardino shootings.

Foxconn's $6.2B acquisition of Sharp could be a win for Apple, but deal stumbles over Sharp's liabilities

Foxconn agreed to terms to take over Sharp, committing to pay roughly $6.2 billion in exchange for a 66 percent stake in the venerable Japanese electronics vendor. The offer is a 32 percent discount from Wednesday's closing price of Foxconn shares, Bloomberg reported, and the move marks a rare case of a foreign buyer picking up an iconic brand.

IDC: Global wearable device sales fuelled by Apple Watch, fitness trackers in Q4 2015

Global wearable device sales grew 126.9 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015, as demand for fitness trackers and Apple's Watch device fuelled growth in the sector, IDC said.

Back to the future: Apple debunks Jan. 1, 1970 iOS device bug, says it's actually May 1

Jan. 1, 1970 is a day that lives in infamy for many iOS users. Although some users claimed setting the date on an iOS device to this date would provide access to Easter eggs, Apple said doing so can "brick" an iPad or iPhone.

Gartner: Apple smartphone sales recorded first year-on-year decline during Q42015

Growth in global smartphone sales to end users slowed to its slowest rate in seven years in the final quarter of 2015, a period that also saw Apple record its first year-on-year decline in sales, Gartner announced.

Carriers decline to join Facebook, Twitter in backing Apple's defiance of FBI

Tech heavyweights continue to gradually coalesce behind Apple, voicing support for the company's defiance of a judge's order to help the FBI hack an iPhone linked to December's San Bernardino shootings. But major U.S. wireless service providers still aren't backing Apple CEO Tim Cook.

IDC: Detachables driving tablet sales in Western Europe

In tthe fourth quarter of 2015, 2.6 million tablets with a detachable keyboard were shipped and accounted for 20 per cent of the overall tablet market in Western Europe.

Wireless carriers aren't joining Google and others in backing Apple's Cook in FBI encryption showdown

Some tech companies are slowly coming out of the woodwork in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook, who yesterday posted an open letter explaining why his company is defying a California judge's order to crack an iPhone linked to the horrific San Bernardino shootings in December.

Apple's Cook opposes order to unlock iPhone linked to San Bernardino shootings

Apple CEO Tim Cook is once again in the midst of a showdown against law enforcement authorities looking for help in accessing data from one of the company's devices.

Counterpoint Research: Lenovo, ZTE challenge Samsung and Apple's dominance of Russia's smartphone market

Samsung and Apple lost ground in Russia's smartphone market in the final quarter of 2015 as Chinese brands Lenovo and ZTE made massive gains in terms of market share, Counterpoint Research revealed.