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Imminent iPhone launch on China Mobile could add $10B per year in revenue for Apple

12/03/2013, 03:12 pm

With evidence growing that the iPhone could launch on the world's largest carrier, China Mobile, on Dec. 18, analysts expect big things for Apple's financial bottom line in the coming 2014 calendar year.

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Honda introduces new iPhone-driven in-dash touchscreen

12/03/2013, 02:12 pm

Japanese automaker Honda on Tuesday announced that the 2014 Civic and 2015 Fit will gain access to the company's new Display Audio system, a 7-inch built-in touchscreen with functionality partially powered by Apple's iPhone.

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China Mobile initiates iPhone 5s and 5c reservation system in Southern China

12/03/2013, 02:12 am

A China Mobile subsidiary in Suzhou opened up reservations for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c orders on Monday local time in one of the first concrete signs that Apple is about to launch its popular smartphone on the world's largest wireless carrier.

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Half of Apple's iPhone 5c sales are to Android switchers - report

12/02/2013, 09:12 am

The mid-range iPhone 5c has proven much more popular than its flagship sibling among smartphone shoppers with below-median incomes, and has attracted large numbers of first-time Apple buyers who are largely switching from Android devices, new data indicates.

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Review: Ultimate Ears Boom Bluetooth portable speaker

12/01/2013, 08:12 am

Ultimate Ears brings its third Bluetooth speaker offering to market in the Boom, a device that features "360-degree sound" and the ability to "Double Up," or pair two speakers together, for stereo output.

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Apple's iPhone 5s & 5c take 9 of Japan's top 10 smartphone sales spots

11/30/2013, 12:11 pm

Just over two months after Apple launched its new iPhone 5s and 5c across Japan's three major carriers, weekly sales rankings list various iPhone models split between the carriers took 9 of the top 10 smartphone slots.

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Apple's iPhone, iPad used to place over 80% of mobile sales on Black Friday

11/29/2013, 07:11 pm

Apple's iOS products not only represented a large chunk of U.S. Black Friday sales, but where also used to place the vast majority of mobile purchases.

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Thai man dies after alleged electrocution from charging iPhone 4S

11/27/2013, 10:11 pm

Another iPhone electrocution has been reported in East Asia, this time from Thailand, where a 28-year-old man was reportedly killed while lying on an iPhone 4S connected to what is believed to be a knockoff third-party charger.

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Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC One caught cheating in benchmarks again

11/27/2013, 04:11 pm

Futuremark has delisted the scores of Samsung and HTC products from its public benchmark listings over new allegations of performance doping.

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Apple's iPhone 5s, 5c take 76% share of Japanese sales in October, including 61% on NTT DoCoMo

11/27/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple's new iPhones are big in Japan, taking a 61 percent share of NTT DoCoMo smartphone sales and a 76 percent share of overall sales during the month of October.

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Foxconn building 500K iPhone 5s units for Apple per day with nonstop production lines

11/27/2013, 08:11 am

In a bid to increase supply of Apple's flagship iPhone 5s, Foxconn --the company's largest manufacturing partner --has dedicated 100 assembly lines to the handset and is now operating 24-hours-per-day, according to Foxconn executives.

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China's state media cites December 18 launch for iPhone 5s, 5c

11/26/2013, 05:11 pm

The official state media of People's Republic of China, Xinhua News Agency, has reiterated expectations targeting December 18 as the launch date for Apple's 4G TD-LTE capable iPhone 5s and 5c on China Mobile.

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90% of iPhone 5s models now in stock at Apple retail stores

11/26/2013, 08:11 am

Supply of Apple's new flagship handset, the iPhone 5s, has nearly caught up with demand, as a new survey of the company's retail stores finds that 90 percent of models are available.

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Apple Stores now account for 11% of U.S cellphone sales, 25% of iPhone sales

11/25/2013, 05:11 pm

According to a recent survey conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the Apple Store now holds an 11 percent share of the U.S. retail phone market and also accounts for roughly one quarter of all iPhone sales.

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Unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s now available from Apple's online store

11/22/2013, 11:11 am

Customers wishing to purchase an unlocked, off-contract iPhone 5s in the United States can now do so sans a T-Mobile SIM card as Apple has put the handset's SIM-free variant up for offer.

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FCC considering in-flight cellphone use above 10K feet, report says

11/21/2013, 04:11 pm

The U.S. FCC is reportedly planning to lift a restriction on in-flight cellular voice calling, but some airlines are reticent in implementing the feature due to concerns over passenger comfort.

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China Mobile expected to launch 4G service with iPhone 5s/5c on December 18

11/21/2013, 03:11 pm

The world's largest carrier by subscriber count, China Mobile, announced plans to launch a new brand for mobile service December 18 during its 4G Global Partners Conference. The move is expected to coincide with its launch of Apple's latest iPhone 5s and 5c models.

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Apple files patent for Touch ID sensor found in iPhone 5s

11/21/2013, 01:11 pm

The United States Patent & Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application covering the electronic packaging and sapphire lens of the company's new Touch ID fingerprint sensors.

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Rumor: Apple field testing 'iPhone 6' with 4.9-inch display

11/21/2013, 09:11 am

Apple has begun field trials of a next-generation iPhone sporting a larger, 4.9-inch display, according to new information from one popular tech-focused Far East website.

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Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor pulls out iPhone 5s on stage to FaceTime with dying friend

11/21/2013, 03:11 am

During a show in Las Vegas last weekend, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor paid tribute to a friend battling terminal cancer by pulling out his iPhone 5s to initiate a FaceTime call with him on stage during his show.

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