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Topic: iPhone

Samsung announces Galaxy S5 with 5.1" display, fingerprint scanner & heart rate monitor

02/24/2014, 02:02 pm

Samsung's next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, was officially announced by the company at the Mobile World Congress trade show on Monday, and the handset will compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone 5s by sporting its own fingerprint sensor.

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Allergic reactions cause Fitbit to recall wrist-worn Force fitness tracker

02/21/2014, 02:02 pm

Apparent skin irritation issues have forced Fitbit to cease sales of its wrist-worn, iPhone-compatible Force, and also to recall units of the fitness tracker that are already on the market.

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iPhone launch propels China Mobile to biggest 3G subscriber increase ever

02/20/2014, 12:02 pm

China Mobile added more high-speed data customers in January than at any other point in its history, bringing on more than 14 million new 3G subscribers in the company's first month as one of Apple's official carrier partners.

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Apple's iPhone led 2013 US consumer smartphone sales with 45% share - NPD

02/20/2014, 09:02 am

With more than 120 million smartphones sold in the U.S. in 2013, Apple's iPhone accounted for nearly half of those, taking a 45 percent share in its home market last year, new data released by the NPD Group on Thursday reveals.

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Apple bought '3-year supply' of 4.5" sapphire displays, says Canonical CEO

02/20/2014, 12:02 am

In a conference call on Wednesday, the co-founder of Ubuntu developer Canononical made a comment about Apple scooping up the "entire three-year supply" of sapphire screens the company planned to use in a now-scrapped smartphone.

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Mobile payments: Square partners with Product (RED), Loop Fob lets you pay wirelessly

02/19/2014, 03:02 pm

Merchants using Square to receive payments can now help the fight against AIDS with the new SQUA(RED) reader, while Loop's promising new magnet-based payment system is now available for purchase.

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Rumor: Apple working on 4.7", 5.6" iPhones for release in Q3 2014

02/19/2014, 08:02 am

The latest sketchy report out of the Far East claims Apple is working on two jumbo-sized iPhone models this year, and even goes as far as to claim that executives at the company may not refer to a larger, more premium 5.6-inch model with the existing "iPhone" brand.

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Hands-on impressions with Pebble's high-end Steel smartwatch

02/19/2014, 12:02 am

Over one year after the original Pebble shipped, the eponymous smartwatch firm is out with a second version of its device that melds the same smartphone-connected platform with looks more fitting of a traditional timepiece.

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Apple takes 7% share of Chinese smartphone market in Q4 on strong iPhone 5s sales

02/18/2014, 10:02 pm

During the last quarter of 2013, Apple upped its share of the Chinese smartphone market to 7 percent on positive iPhone 5s demand, but still trails in fifth place behind vendors with cheaper offerings.

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Apple sold 1.6M iPhones in Russia during 2013 as big telecoms resumed sales, report says

02/18/2014, 05:02 pm

After persuading major Russian cellular providers to sign on as partner carriers, Apple's iPhone sales doubled in 2013 to some 1.57 million units.

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Google has fooled the media and markets, but hasn't bested Tim Cook's Apple

02/15/2014, 07:02 pm

Listening to the Google-enraptured tech media's echo chamber of fears, uncertainties and doubts about the world's most profitable and successful company, you'd never realize that there's an incredible bounty of low hanging fruit waiting for Tim Cook's Apple to harvest, and little but mobile scorched earth left behind Google.

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Using the Oakley Airwave 1.5 heads-up display with Apple's iPhone

02/15/2014, 10:02 am

While Google Glass positions itself as an all-purpose heads-up display, the Recon Instruments Snow2 is a more targeted, mountain-specific sports accessory meant to provide users with data and feedback on the go. AppleInsider recently had the chance to test out the Snow2 integrated with Oakley's Airwave 1.5 goggles when paired with Apple's iPhone.

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Proposed federal law would require smartphone 'kill switches'

02/13/2014, 10:02 pm

Legislation introduced by a cadre of U.S. senators on Thursday looks to mandate the inclusion of a remote "kill switch" for all smartphones sold in America.

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Apple, Inc. sold more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows PC partners in December quarter

02/13/2014, 06:02 pm

Seven years after entering the mobile computing market with iPhone, the Cupertino-based company has now reached a peak of building and selling more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows licensees put together.

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Apple gained overall share as smartphones outsold feature phones for first time in 2013

02/13/2014, 12:02 pm

Consumers' increasing desire for smartphones has been a boon for Apple as the company's share of the overall mobile phone market increased by nearly 10 percent in 2013, according to new data published Thursday.

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iPhone upgraders leave nearly $13.5B in old hardware to collect dust

02/12/2014, 07:02 pm

The results of a survey published on Wednesday show U.S. consumers who hold on to last-generation iPhones after upgrading or moving on to another smartphone have amassed some $13.4 billion in mothballed hardware.

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Highly suspect photos claim to show 'iPhone 6' chassis [u x2]

02/12/2014, 05:02 pm

A trio of "blurry cam" photos purportedly showing Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6" chassis have made their way to the Web, with the part sporting rounded corners and a thin design matching the current-generation iPad lineup.

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IDC critical of Apple for not selling profitless, sub $200 iPhones in market share report

02/12/2014, 03:02 pm

Market research firm IDC has reported new figures seeking to explain why Apple, the most profitable smartphone vendor on the planet, is "underperforming the overall market" by not emulating the profitless manufacturing of low end phones by its competitors, most of whom are losing money.

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Apple's iPhone earned 87.4% of global handset profits in December quarter

02/12/2014, 01:02 pm

Despite efforts seeking to portray Apple as having experienced a disappointing winter quarter, the reality is that Apple brutally dominated the slowing global handset market, syphoning off 87.4 percent of the industry's global profits.

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Latest sketchy rumor claims Apple to launch two 'iPhone 6' models with 4.7" & 5.5" displays in Sept.

02/12/2014, 08:02 am

Rumors about Apple's next iPhone continue to fly, with the latest questionable stab claiming the company is planning to launch a so-called "iPhone 6" this September with two larger screen sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches.

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