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Topic: iPhone

DoCoMo blames limited stock of Apple's iPhones for worst-ever subscriber loss

10/07/2013, 12:10 pm

Japan's NTT DoCoMo suffered the worst month of customer attrition in the company's history in September, placing blame in part on constrained supplies of Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

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A look at cover and case options for protecting the iPhone 5c

10/05/2013, 06:10 pm

With its steel-backed, polycarbonate chassis, Apple's new iPhone 5c will likely stand up to a good deal of stress, but that's no reason to take chances, so AppleInsider has taken a look at what cases are on the market to let you wrap your colorful new iPhone in something that will protect that luster.

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Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer

10/05/2013, 02:10 am

Market data is eating away at previously held notions in the mobile market. Blackberry's continued decline in U.S. smartphone market share over the summer was matched by an identical retraction by Android, while Apple's iOS has gained nearly all of the ground those other two platforms lost.

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Apple's New iPhone 5c print ads focus on color

10/04/2013, 06:10 pm

Apple's latest billboard ad campaign focuses exclusively on iPhone 5c, highlighting one color at a time with zero attention given to the product's specifications or price.

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RadioShack and Walmart match Best Buy's $50 iPhone 5c discount

10/04/2013, 05:10 pm

Following a move by big box retailer Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart have announced they too will be slashing prices on Apple's mid-range iPhone, the iPhone 5c, putting the on-contract price for the device at or below $50.

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Behind-the-scenes details revealed about Steve Jobs' first iPhone announcement

10/04/2013, 03:10 pm

While Steve Jobs was on stage unveiling the first iPhone for the world, the engineers behind the device were in the audience halfway drunk, says a new report that takes a look behind-the-scenes of the development of the most popular smartphone in the world.

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Apple's iPhone 5s shows better availability than iPhone 5 at the same point

10/04/2013, 03:10 pm

New channel supply tracking data indicates that Apple's flagship iPhone 5s is easier to find in stores than its predecessor, the iPhone 5, at the same point after its release.

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Sony pledges fix for QX lens connection issues as Camera+, Camera360 plan support

10/04/2013, 02:10 pm

Connectivity issues between Sony's newly released Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 wireless camera lenses and the iPhone will be addressed in a forthcoming software update, the company has revealed. In addition, third-party apps Camera+ and Camera360 are also working on supporting the accessories.

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Apple's iPhone 5s tops sales charts at big 4 US carriers, iPhone 5c close behind

10/04/2013, 11:10 am

Cupertino's flagship iPhone 5s was the best-selling smartphone for all four major U.S. carriers — AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-mobile — while the new iPhone 5c followed closely behind, according to new tracking data.

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Voice actor behind Apple's Siri comes forward

10/04/2013, 09:10 am

Georgia-based voice actor Susan Bennett has revealed in an interview that she is the original voice of Apple's voice-driven personal assistant in America.

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Apple's 64-bit A7 already powering advanced new audio, video features in apps and games

10/04/2013, 03:10 am

The debut of Apple's new 64-bit A7 Application Processor has been assailed by more than one industry figure insisting that the new chip isn't anything special, but a series of iOS developers are reporting huge performance gains and already using the new chip to accomplish "desktop class" tasks that were not previously possible on a mobile device.

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Best Buy slashes iPhone 5c pricing to $50 with in-store gift cards

10/03/2013, 06:10 pm

After being on sale for only two weeks, Apple's iPhone 5c is getting a promotional price cut from Best Buy, with the big box electronics retailer handing out $50 store gift cards to put toward the handset's $99 retail cost.

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Tests suggest some iPhone 5s motion sensors may be miscalibrated

10/03/2013, 03:10 pm

Apple's iPhone line is known for its build quality and reliability, but a recent examination appears to show that the sensors in at least some models of the iPhone 5s are noticeably miscalibrated.

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Samsung issues second, unsubstantiated denial of Galaxy S4, Note 3 benchmark cheating

10/03/2013, 01:10 pm

In the face of a second set of investigative reports detailing exactly how Samsung leads other Android makers in exaggerating its performance on specific benchmarks, the company has issued its second denial this year, and which still fails to address any specifics.

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Rampant cheating by Android knockoffs prompts AnTuTu to launch new benchmark

10/03/2013, 02:10 am

While some U.S. tech media reports have portrayed Samsung's benchmark fraud as a minor embarrassment related to numbers "nobody cares about," faking benchmarks is a big business in Asia, particularly among White Box Tablets, a market segment the U.S. tech media does consider relevant when talking about Apple's iPad market share of "shipments."

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App roundup: Best fitness apps that use the iPhone 5s' M7 motion co-processor

10/02/2013, 08:10 pm

The M7 motion co-processor Apple packed into the iPhone 5s is already seeing use from a number of fitness app developers anxious to maximize its potential as a new health and wellness platform.

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Asus, HTC, LG and other Android licensees join Samsung in faking test results

10/02/2013, 02:10 pm

Cheating test scores and misrepresenting device capabilities are rampant at Samsung, but are also being used by virtually every other Android licensee apart from Google itself, research shows.

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Apple partner Qualcomm pans iPhone 5s A7 CPU as 'gimmick,' yet hints at own 64-bit chip

10/02/2013, 11:10 am

A senior vice president for Apple supplier Qualcomm says the 64-bit A7 chip in Apple's iPhone 5s is more a marketing gimmick than a development that will lead to real consumer benefits, but at the same time appeared to hint that the chip maker is planning a future 64-bit processor of its own.

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iPhone 5c, 5s launch on Virgin Mobile for $100 less than Apple pricing

10/01/2013, 06:10 pm

As of Tuesday, prepaid carrier Virgin Mobile is now offering Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c off-contract for $100 less than Apple itself sells the devices.

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First clear images of Logitech's MFI iPhone game controller emerge

10/01/2013, 03:10 pm

New images have emerged giving the first clear shots of what is said to be Logitech's forthcoming iPhone-compatible game controller extension.

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