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AT&T beats Street with $6.9B Q4 profit, shows strong contract customer retention

01/28/2014, 07:01 pm

Despite more impressive pre- and post-paid subscriber growth from rival U.S. telcos, AT&T managed to post a profit of $6.9 billion on $33.6 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013.

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First look: Pebble 2.0 update and smart watch appstore for Apple's iPhone

01/28/2014, 01:01 pm

With its new Steel smart watch shipping today, Pebble is gearing up for this week's launch of its new appstore, with major launch partners Foursquare, GoPro, Yelp and ESPN. AppleInsider offers a first look at the new storefront included in the Pebble 2.0 update.

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Moshi launches SenseCover touch-enabled flip cover case for Apple's iPhone

01/28/2014, 11:01 am

Mobile accessory maker Moshi on Tuesday unveiled the SenseCover, a flip cover case for Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c featuring embedded sensors that allow users to swipe to answer phone calls or silence alarms without exposing the iPhone's touchscreen.

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British spy agency said to target Apple's iPhone with remote surveillance exploit kit

01/28/2014, 08:01 am

The U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters has reportedly developed a set of iPhone exploits that can turn Apple's handsets into live, remotely-accessible microphones and GPS trackers, according to new documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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Samsung widens lead in worldwide smartphone marketshare, smaller OEMs rising

01/27/2014, 08:01 pm

According to a fresh report from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped a record 86 million smartphones worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2013, boosting its stake of the worldwide market as Apple's share fell over the same period.

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Apple's Tim Cook hints at expanded mobile payment strategy and more for Touch ID

01/27/2014, 06:01 pm

While stopping short of announcing an comprehensively outlined strategy for facilitating mobile payments, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook linked the concept with iPhone 5s' Touch ID system.

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Tim Cook admits iPhone 5c share lower than expected, says demand was 'different than we thought'

01/27/2014, 05:01 pm

Though Apple doesn't break down sales of individual iPhone models, Chief Executive Tim Cook admitted on Monday that sales of the iPhone 5c represented a smaller mix of total handset sales than his company anticipated.

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Russian carrier MegaFon to resume sales of Apple's iPhone after four-year hiatus

01/27/2014, 02:01 pm

After dropping the iPhone in 2009 in a dispute over sales guarantees, Megafon --Russia's second-largest wireless carrier -- has inked a contract that will bring Apple's popular handset back to the carrier's shelves, according to a Monday report.

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Starwood Hotels pilot program lets guests use Apple's iPhone as room key

01/27/2014, 11:01 am

Two boutique hotels belonging to international hospitality chain Starwood will soon allow travelers to bypass the check-in counter and unlock their room by using digital keys sent to a special application available for Apple's iPhone.

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Apple's iPhone marketshare dips in Q4, Samsung falters under pressure from low-cost OEMs

01/27/2014, 09:01 am

Apple's smartphone marketshare continues to ease downward despite record sales for the company's latest handsets, while rival Samsung's share of the Android ecosystem is being squeezed in key markets, according to new analysis covering the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 to sport fingerprint sensor, 32-bit SoC

01/26/2014, 12:01 am

As Samsung readies its Galaxy S5 to take on Apple's iPhone later this spring, one analyst believes the Korean company will be playing catch-up with an embedded fingerprint sensor and 32-bit processor.

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Incipio unveils NFC-based Cashwrap mobile wallet case for Apple's iPhone

01/24/2014, 01:01 pm

Accessory maker Incipio on Friday officially launched the Cashwrap, an NFC-enabled case that adds support for the ISIS mobile payment standard to the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.

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Foxconn completes assembly testing for sapphire-covered iPhone - report

01/24/2014, 11:01 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is said to have successfully assembled at least 100 prototype next-generation iPhone units with sapphire-covered displays, according to a new report.

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WSJ: Apple to launch two larger iPhones this year, scrap iPhone 5c

01/23/2014, 12:01 pm

Apple will launch two new iPhone models with larger displays later this year, including one greater than 5 inches, and the company will subsequently discontinue the plastic-backed, mid-range iPhone 5c, according to unnamed sources who spoke with The Wall Street Journal.

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Apple's iPhone 5c boasts most available advertised memory, Samsung Galaxy S4 declared 'biggest memory hog'

01/23/2014, 08:01 am

While many smartphones advertise 16 gigabytes of capacity, none of them actually offer that much storage to the end user. But both Apple's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s offer among the most advertised space out of the box, while Samsung's Galaxy S4 comes in last place.

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Study: iPhone, iPad users most voracious data consumers in developed and developing markets

01/22/2014, 08:01 pm

For the fourth year in a row, network technology firm JDSU found owners of Apple's iDevices to be among the most "data hungry" of portable device users, with the latest figures showing iPhone 5s consumption up by 20 percent compared to the iPhone 5.

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Analyst: Apple's 'iPhone 6' design 'locked down' with 4.8" display, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

01/22/2014, 01:01 pm

Though Apple isn't expected to introduce a new iPhone model for months, one Wall Street analyst claims that the company has already internally "locked down" the design for its next flagship handset, sporting a 4.8-inch display and speedy 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.

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China 3G subscribers grew 79% in 2013 with Apple poised to benefit from booming market

01/21/2014, 02:01 pm

While smartphone markets around the world are showing signs of maturity, China still posted 79 percent growth in high-speed mobile subscribers last year, reaching 417 million users.

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Verizon Wireless adds 1.7M subscribers in Q4, 70% now have smartphones

01/21/2014, 11:01 am

As competition between U.S. wireless carriers heats up, Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced the addition of nearly 2 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Apple extends in-store display repairs to iPhone 5c

01/20/2014, 04:01 pm

Owners of Apple's mid-range iPhone 5c can now have their handset's cracked or otherwise non-functioning display replaced while they wait, rather than being forced to swap phones or send the device off to a remote repair center.

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