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Apple offers an exchange scheme for dangerous and counterfeit iPhone power adaptors

Apple has announced a ‘USB Power Adapter Takeback Program’ to help reassure customers about the safety of iPhone chargers.

A number of recent media reports have suggested that some counterfeit chargers or third-party chargers may be dangerous, with a woman in China reportedly killed and a Chinese man seriously injured in separate incidents last month.

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US government overrules ITC ban of older iPad and iPhone devices

The Office of the United States Trade Representative, which is part of the Executive Office of the President of the USA, has overruled a legal decision made in June by the US International Trade Commission.

It means that older versions of the Apple iPhone and iPad will remain on sale in the United States and will not be banned.

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Apple quarterly results show revenue up slightly but profit down

Yesterday evening Apple announced results for the third quarter of its financial year, with revenue up just 1% year-on-year to $35.3 billion and net profit down over 21% to $6.9 billion.

31.2 million iPhones were sold during the April-June period, increasing year-on-year by 20% to a record for that quarter, while iPad sales fell 14% to 14.6 million units.

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A security scare, a new mobile payment service, some quarterly results and loads of money

Podcast - 10th July 2013

We start this week's podcast by talking about an Android security risk - before moving on to new 4G services from EE, a drop in Nook tablet prices and a couple of quarterly results that disappointed the stock market.

In addition we discuss insurance complaints, Bluetooth Smart technology, a new multi-million investment in Shazam and some research about the future of apps.

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Apple announces iOS 7 and iTunes Radio

The first day of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference saw the company announce a number of new products.

The forthcoming iOS version 7 was revealed; this is now available in beta form for developers and will be provided as a free upgrade for consumers from the autumn.

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