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Samsung hypes Note 4 by copying Apple's iPhone 5c "for the colorful" ads

08/27/2014, 02:08 pm

With sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 flagging, Samsung has turned toward hyping its upcoming Note 4 stylus-based phablet using teaser ads targeting the same "for the colorful" characters Apple presented last year using iPhone 5c.

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Apple adds AT&T Next as online payment option for iPhone buyers

08/27/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday quietly added a new payment option to its online storefront, giving AT&T subscribers who are in the market for a new iPhone the ability to make their purchase using installments through the carrier's AT&T Next program.

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T-Mobile to reportedly slash up to $50 off iPhone models starting Aug. 27

08/26/2014, 09:08 pm

As iPhone resellers dump existing stock in preparation of an impending next-generation refresh, U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile will supposedly cut up to $50 off device-only pricing in an across-the-line sale, according to leaked internal documents.

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Rumored circular True Tone flash for 4.7" and 5.5" 'iPhone 6' detailed in new photos

08/26/2014, 05:08 pm

Seemingly confirming ongoing rumors that Apple's next iPhone will feature a redesigned 'True Tone' flash unit, an electronics wholesaler on Tuesday published high-resolution pictures of circular dual-LED flash assemblies supposedly bound for both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" models.

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Purported 'iPhone 6' speaker assembly revealed by Chinese repair firm

08/26/2014, 10:08 am

A photo that is said to depict the loudspeaker assembly from Apple's next-generation iPhone surfaced on Tuesday from a wholesale electronics parts supplier in the Far East, alongside pictures of several other supposed "iPhone 6" components.

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Verizon winding down stock of 32GB iPhone 5c ahead of Apple's anticipated 'iPhone 6'

08/26/2014, 08:08 am

U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless is burning through the last of its high-capacity 32-gigabyte iPhone 5c inventory, with almost all units now out of stock in its online store, in anticipation of a replacement with Apple's next-generation lineup of handsets, AppleInsider has learned.

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California governor signs 'kill switch' bill into law, required on all smartphones by 2015

08/25/2014, 06:08 pm

California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill requiring smartphone manufacturers provide a remote "kill switch" for handsets sold within the state.

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Rumor: TSMC, Apple working on 16nm FinFET process for 'A9' chips

08/25/2014, 12:08 pm

A Monday morning report from the Republic of China indicated that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is in the process of accelerating the rollout of its new 16-nanometer FinFET fabrication process in a possible bid to wrest control of Apple's A9 manufacturing from rival chipmakers.

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JP Morgan: Any 'iPhone 6' display shortage would have 'no impact' on sales, device launch

08/25/2014, 10:08 am

Following a spate of rumors that late-term problems with the display on Apple's next-generation iPhone could force the handset's delay or seriously constrain supplies, at least one Wall Street analyst indicated that the issue -- if it even actually exists -- would not materially impact the launch of the so-called "iPhone 6."

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After being cut out of iPhone 5 & 5s, Samsung allegedly supplying Apple DRAM again for 'iPhone 6'

08/25/2014, 09:08 am

Key component partner and fierce rival Samsung has reportedly wedged its way back into Apple's supply chain for the next iPhone, as the South Korean company will allegedly be one of three companies supplying dynamic random-access memory for the "iPhone 6."

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Rumor: Apple to redesign U.S. charging adapter for 'iPhone 6'

08/24/2014, 02:08 am

An unsourced photo that surfaced Saturday from Asia indicates that Apple may be planning to redesign the iPhone charging adapter -- at least in the U.S. -- alongside the release of its next-generation handset, which is expected to sport a larger battery that may include increased charging requirements.

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Apple activates iPhone 5 battery replacement program, to swap out affected parts for free

08/22/2014, 06:08 pm

Apple on Friday announced a free replacement program for iPhone 5 batteries after discovering certain units sold during a five-month period after the product's launch in 2012 contain faulty components.

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Samsung ad challenges Apple's iPhone 5s to take 'ice bucket challenge'

08/22/2014, 02:08 pm

In a short commercial posted Friday, South Korean electronics giant Samsung subjected its water-resistant Galaxy S5 smartphone to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which the handset's S-Voice personal digital assistant called "freezing" before nominating Apple's iPhone 5s and other competitors to do the same.

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Purportedly leaked data from Foxconn again points to 'iPhone 6' with protruding camera lens

08/22/2014, 09:08 am

A set of photographs published on Friday purport to show both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants of Apple's next-generation iPhone depicted in an engineering prototype overview, with both models sporting a protruding camera lens and all-metal rear casing.

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Display production for Apple's 'iPhone 6' needs last-minute redesign, Reuters says

08/22/2014, 08:08 am

Apple has encountered a serious issue with building displays for its next-generation iPhone just as it's gearing up to launch next month, forcing suppliers to redesign a key component, according to a new report.

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Another purported 'iPhone 6' document suggests Apple may offer 128GB model

08/21/2014, 08:08 am

Apple's next iPhone could be the company's highest-capacity handset yet, with new documents suggesting the company could offer a whopping 128 gigabytes of capacity in its so-called "iPhone 6."

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Walmart discounts 16GB iPhone 5c to 97 cents, 16GB iPhone 5s to $79 for 90 days

08/21/2014, 02:08 am

Walmart on Wednesday announced an aggressive 90-day iPhone sale that shaves $20 off Apple's 16GB iPhone 5s and about $28 off the 16GB iPhone 5c, bringing the latter model's up-front cost down to less than a dollar.

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First photos of purported 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' rear shell compare part to 4.7-inch model

08/20/2014, 07:08 pm

A batch of photos out of Asia on Wednesday supposedly reveal a rear shell bound for Apple's "iPhone 6" and show a direct comparison between another alleged handset part.

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Purported 'iPhone 6' render shows sub-1mm rear camera lens protrusion

08/20/2014, 08:08 am

A three-dimensional render of a device said to be Apple's next-generation iPhone -- codenamed "N56" --appeared from a source in the Republic of China on Wednesday, bearing a camera lens that extends outward from the device's rear cover in a manner similar to the fifth-generation iPod touch.

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Photos of supposed fully assembled 'iPhone 6' chassis surface

08/19/2014, 06:08 pm

Amid the deluge of parts leaks and rumors surrounding the upcoming "iPhone 6," a set of photos on Tuesday mates purportedly leaked rear case and display components in what could be the first look at Apple's next handset.

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