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Topic: iPhone

Russia's Megafon deal with Apple, Inc. guarantees sales of 750k iPhones over 3 years

03/07/2014, 07:03 pm

Russia's second largest carrier Megafon said its iPhone agreement with Apple requires it to sell 750,000 iPhones over three years and spend $28 million on marketing and promotion through 2016.


Pebble adds eBay, Evernote & Time Warner as latest smart watch app partners

03/07/2014, 03:03 pm

Pebble on Friday announced a trio of new partners for its wrist-worn platform, with official applications from eBay, Evernote and Time Warner Cable now available on the Pebble app store.


Apple continues to add share in U.S. smartphone market, now holds 42%

03/07/2014, 11:03 am

Smartphone buyers in the U.S. continue to flock toward Apple as the iPhone maker saw its marketshare tick upward to 41.6 percent --nearly as much as its four closest competitors combined --for the three months ending in January, according to data released Friday.


iPhones much more likely to be stolen, less likely to be broken or need replacement

03/06/2014, 07:03 pm

Figures compiled by device insurance firm ProtectCell indicate that owners of Apple's iPhone suffer fewer broken screens and other device problems requiring replacement, but are far more likely to having their products stolen.


Rumor: TSMC now building quad-core 'A8' chips for Apple's next-gen iPhone

03/05/2014, 12:03 pm

While rumors of a partnership between Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have lingered for years, yet another report on Wednesday claims once again that the Taiwanese chipmaker is now producing chips for the company -- namely a next-generation "A8" processor for the 2014 iPhone.


First look: Designed by m's aluminum 'AL13 v2' iPhone bumper touts zero signal loss

03/05/2014, 08:03 am

Kickstarter graduate Designed by m on Wednesday debuted a revamped version of its AL13 iPhone 5 and 5s bumper, which is being touted as the first aluminum enclosure design to exhibit zero cell signal loss.


Apple patent may allow iPhone users to snoop on voice mails for live call screening

03/04/2014, 05:03 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday assigned Apple a patent covering passive audio call screening via an off-site voicemail service, a feature that can theoretically be applied to cellphone platforms like the iPhone.


Context-aware AI seen as key component behind Apple's new CarPlay

03/03/2014, 01:03 pm

Apple's new vehicle infotainment system CarPlay will do much more than display iPhone maps and play music from a vehicle's dashboard, as one key feature will be an advanced, contextually aware artificial intelligence system aims to assist users while they drive.


Volvo shows off Apple CarPlay integration set for 2014 vehicles

03/03/2014, 10:03 am

With the wraps officially taken off of CarPlay on Monday, Volvo has showcased how it will implement Apple's in-car infotainment system in its coming generation of vehicles, including the all-new XC90 SUV set to debut this year, and has also promised that Wi-Fi support for CarPlay integration is coming in the future.


US survey shows Apple's iPhone 5s has 'staying power,' while 5c is losing ground

03/03/2014, 09:03 am

A new survey of prospective U.S. smartphone buyers has found that Apple's flagship iPhone 5s remains the most popular option for those making a purchase in the next few months, but the iPhone 5c is not expected to make waves.


Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres poses for Samsung sponsored selfie, but tweets from her iPhone

03/03/2014, 03:03 am

Samsung's promotional efforts to pose celebrities at the Oscars next to its products took an embarrassing turn when the host of the event, Ellen DeGeneres, tweeted before, during and after the event from her iPhone.


Review: Pebble Steel finally brings style to the smartwatch

03/02/2014, 07:03 pm

The smartwatch is quickly coming into its own as each successive device brings new levels of utility, but it would be a reach to call any of them stylish. Pebble's new Steel was made specifically with design in mind and just may be the first smartwatch we would consider wearing with a suit.


Apple preparing software update to enhance functionality of iPhone 5s Touch ID

02/28/2014, 08:02 am

Apple is preparing to release a free software update designed to improve the fingerprint recognition experience of Touch ID, potentially fixing a "fade" issue that has been experienced by some iPhone 5s users, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple details Touch ID and Secure Enclave tech in new security white paper

02/26/2014, 06:02 pm

An iOS security white paper published by Apple on Wednesday offers a deeper understanding of the company's Touch ID fingerprint sensing system and the so-called "Secure Enclave" found in the A7 SoC, both of which were introduced with the iPhone 5s.


Apple, Inc. asks Arizona governor to veto state gay discrimination bill

02/25/2014, 03:02 am

Apple has joined American Airlines, Marriott hotels and other large firms in requesting Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto controversial bill SB1062 intended to legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians on religious grounds.


ReSound's integrated 'Made for iPhone' LiNX hearing aid streams stereo audio over Bluetooth

02/25/2014, 12:02 am

Danish audiological firm GN ReSound on Monday released the LiNX, a "Made for iPhone" hearing aid that can connect to Apple's handset via Bluetooth for enhanced audio streaming, customization and even a "Find My Hearing Aid" function.


Broadcom's new 5G Wi-Fi chip with 802.11ac, 2x2 MIMO could be tapped for future iPhone

02/24/2014, 06:02 pm

Broadcom on Monday took the wraps off a new 5G Wi-Fi system-on-a-chip for mobile devices that could bring 802.11ac support, 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and improved power efficiency to future Apple iPhones and iPads.


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.


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.


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.