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Samsung still reportedly supplying 40% of Apple A8 chips for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

09/23/2014, 12:09 pm

Though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is handling the lion's share of building A8 chips for Apple's latest iPhones, longtime partner Samsung is still reportedly a major contributor, accounting for an estimated 40 percent of production.

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As iPhone 6 units are smuggled in 'Twinkie boxes,' Chinese government says regulatory approval coming soon

09/23/2014, 08:09 am

The Chinese government reportedly signaled on Tuesday that Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will soon be granted regulatory approval, potentially putting to a stop the massive -- and unique -- smuggling efforts currently underway to satisfy demand.

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Apple again taps Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon for new iPhone 6 ads

09/22/2014, 11:09 pm

Apple on Monday released two new ads highlighting the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, calling back Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon to hype the new handsets' screen sizes and advanced camera functions.

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Profiteers flipping iPhone 6 units to Chinese reportedly to blame for fight at Apple Store

09/22/2014, 10:09 pm

A combination of iPhone 6 launch supply constraints and a modified international rollout schedule have reportedly resulted in a fistfight at a Connecticut Apple Store, where out-of-town groups looking to profit on gray market resales vied for the short-stocked smartphone.

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Apple's A8-powered iPhone 6 & 6 Plus impress, outperform competing phones in benchmarks

09/22/2014, 03:09 pm

The new silicon at the heart of Apple's recently-released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has increased the company's lead in smartphone application processor performance, according to data released on Monday, with the A8 improving on the already industry-leading 64-bit A7.

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Skype for iPhone, Google Chrome updated with iOS 8 enhancements

09/22/2014, 11:09 am

The avalanche of app updates bringing compatibility with Apple's latest mobile operating system continued with offerings from two of the world's largest companies on Monday, as Microsoft brought interactive notifications to Skype for iPhone and Google added app extension support to Chrome.

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Apple announces record sales of 10 million iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus units in first 3 days

09/22/2014, 08:09 am

The launch weekend for Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was the strongest start yet for the company's smartphone lineup, reaching 10 million units sold in the first three days of availability, and topping last year's previous best of 9 million.

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Rounding up some of the newest cases for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

09/20/2014, 09:09 am

Apple's decision to move to an all-new --and larger --form factor for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus means that buyers will once again be in the market for new cases. AppleInsider rounded up a selection of compatible cases from the usual suspects as well as some new entrants.

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Support for Verizon's VoLTE 'HD Voice' and video calls confirmed for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

09/19/2014, 11:09 pm

A few days after Verizon launched its first-generation voice over LTE (VoLTE) system in the U.S., dubbed Advanced Calling 1.0, it was confirmed on Friday that Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models support the carrier's suite of services, including HD voice and video calling.

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Out-of-warranty repairs for iPhone 6 runs up to $299, iPhone 6 Plus up to $399

09/19/2014, 08:09 pm

Apple on Friday updated its repairs webpage to reflect current pricing for the iPhone models released today, revealing out-of-warranty fixes could cost up to $299 for the iPhone 6 and up to $329 for the 6 Plus.

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TSMC confirmed as manufacturer of Apple's 20nm A8 processor

09/19/2014, 07:09 pm

According to a report on Friday, Apple's latest 64-bit A8 system-on-a-chip, currently powering the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., not longtime partner Samsung.

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Tim Cook unlocks the doors at Apple's Palo Alto store to kick off iPhone 6 sales

09/19/2014, 01:09 pm

As he has done in years past, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was on-hand at his local Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday to help kick off sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as take pictures and joke around with fans [updated with more pics].

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How to back up your data and move it to your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

09/19/2014, 12:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are making their way into consumers' hands today, and one of the first tasks for iPhone owners will be moving their content to their new device. AppleInsider walks you through the process of backing up and restoring data using iCloud and iTunes.

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iPhone 6 launch day scenes from Apple Stores around the world

09/19/2014, 09:09 am

The first stage of Apple's worldwide iPhone 6 rollout is nearly complete and launch day seems to have been successful, with huge lines forming at Apple Stores in nine countries from Australia to the United States [updated with video].

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Hands on: unboxing and sizing up Apple's new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

09/19/2014, 03:09 am

Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are most obviously larger than previous models. However, the new phones aren't just bigger, they're also thinner and have a rounded edge that makes them feel less bulky than other phones with big screens.

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First iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus teardowns reveal high-capacity batteries, reworked innards

09/18/2014, 09:09 pm

Coming just hours after Apple launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Friday, repair firms and blogs are already performing teardowns of the two handsets to reveal major component redesigns and layout tweaks necessitated by a super-thin form factor.

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Citibank, Wells Fargo sending its customers an introduction to iPhone 6, Apple Pay

09/18/2014, 09:09 pm

Following up on a press release issued alongside the initial introduction of Apple Pay, Citibank and Wells Fargo have both started emailing customers with a "coming soon" introduction to the new mobile payment feature associated with iPhone 6.

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Australian Apple Stores met with long lines as worldwide iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales begin, Angela Ahrendts on hand [u]

09/18/2014, 07:09 pm

Australia kicked off worldwide sales of Apple's new iPhone on Friday local time, with brick-and-mortar Apple Stores seeing extremely long lines mirroring expectedly high demand for the next-gen handsets.

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Photographer takes iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Iceland, details major enhancements over iPhone 5s

09/18/2014, 05:09 pm

Photographer Austin Mann on Wednesday posted an in-depth look at the camera hardware and software suite offered with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, taking the handsets to Iceland in a shootout against last year's iPhone 5s.

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Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus gain radio certification in China, but release date still uncertain

09/18/2014, 09:09 am

Following the somewhat surprising news that Apple's next-generation iPhones would not launch in China --now one of the company's most important markets --on the same day as their global release, a report from the Asian nation's state-run media confirms that the devices are still awaiting regulatory approval.

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