iOS grows as iPhone 7 remains a top seller

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iOS and Android are killing off the competition.
iOS and Android are killing off the competition.
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iOS saw continued growth in almost every market around the world last quarter, according to the latest data, while iPhone 7 remains a top seller in key countries.

Android also achieved market share increases in every region but the U.S., while BlackBerry, Windows, and other mobile operating systems continue to die out.

iPhone 8’s curved OLED display to be made by Samsung

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How the iPhone might look with curved glass.
How the iPhone might look with curved glass.
Photo: Gabor Balogh

Apple’s “premium” iPhone 8 will offer an OLED display with curved glass similar to that used by Samsung, according to a new report out of Japan.

In fact, sources say the display will be manufactured exclusively by Apple’s South Korean rival, but its curves won’t be quite as pronounced as those found on the Galaxy S7 edge.

The ultimate 3D printer, Android-powered iPhone cases and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Help turn these awesome ideas into reality!
Help turn these awesome ideas into reality!
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Before everybody had a smartphone in their pocket, many carried palmtop computers to stay productive on the move. A British company is hoping to bring them back with Gemini PDA, an ultra-portable computer with a physical keyboard that fits in your pocket.

It’s just one of the awesome projects in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We’ve also got the ultimate 3D printer, an iPhone case that has a built-in Android phone, and stunning sleeves for your MacBook.

Rare Apple I might fetch $300,000 at auction

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The machine comes with an archive of original documents.
The machine comes with an archive of original documents.
Photo: Auction Team Breker

An Apple I may not be much use to you these days, but its significance in Apple history makes it one of the most valuable pieces of old technology.

Another rare Apple I, complete with an archive of original documents including the machine’s original user manual, will go to auction in Germany this May — and it’s expected to fetch up to $320,000.

New iPads to arrive next month during first Apple Park event

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The iPad Pro isn't ready to compete with Intel Macs... yet.
Apple Park will host its first event soon after opening.
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Apple will announce its next-generation iPad lineup next month during its very first event at Apple Park, according to a new report.

Sources say that production of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been brought forward for the launch. The device is expected to be accompanied by an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a more affordable 9.7-inch iPad.