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Topic: iPhone

Strong demand of Apple's iPhone 5 series driving an "anti-fragmentation" of iOS

10/16/2013, 06:10 am

Just three weeks after Apple launched the new iPhone 5c and 5s, total iPhone Web traffic share attributed to iPhone 5 or newer models is up more than four percentage points to 40.6 percent, highlighting a rapid transition to modern hardware that's the exact opposite of the fragmentation occurring on Android.

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Apple reportedly cutting iPhone 5c orders as it boosts 5s production [u]

10/16/2013, 04:10 am

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Apple has modified its iPhone supply chain forecast for the upcoming fourth quarter, reducing 5c orders from its two manufacturing partners, Foxconn and Pegatron, while bumping production of the 5s [updated with another affirmation].

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Nike announces new iPhone-compatible Fuelband SE fitness tracker

10/15/2013, 11:10 am

Nike has announced a new version of its wrist-worn iPhone-compatible fitness tracker, the Fuelband SE, adding new color options to its popular device.

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Chevy bringing Apple's Siri Eyes Free to six more 2014 models

10/15/2013, 10:10 am

Chevy is giving car buyers even more options to access Apple's digital assistant, as the automaker announced on Tuesday that Siri Eyes Free support will be available in six more of its 2014 models.

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iPhone 5s, 5c to launch on prepaid carrier Cricket Oct. 25

10/14/2013, 10:10 am

Prepaid wireless carrier Cricket announced on Monday that it will begin carrying both Apple's iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s on Oct. 25.

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Apple launches iPhone trade-in program at UK retail stores

10/14/2013, 08:10 am

Apple's iPhone trade-in program, which recently debuted in the U.S., is now also available to customers at its retail stores in the U.K.

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iPhone 5s takes 64% of Apple's smartphone sales, 5c with 27%, survey finds

10/14/2013, 08:10 am

The newly released iPhone 5s is outselling its 2013 counterpart, the iPhone 5c, by a factor of more than two to one, though the iPhone 5c has carved out a respectable share of overall sales, according to new data.

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iPhone IP Wars: Apple & the thorny issues of patent protection

10/12/2013, 05:10 pm

In 2007 Apple introduced iPhone, emphasizing that virtually every significant aspect of its entirely new experience and industrial design was protected by patents. So far, however, the U.S. patent system has provided inconsistent protections for Apple inventions, while at the same time supporting dubious patent monetization schemes brought against the company.

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Some iPhone 5s owners reporting 'Blue Screen of Death' with iWork apps

10/11/2013, 08:10 pm

A number of iPhone 5s owners have taken to Apple's support pages to report that their devices are occasionally plagued by a Windows-like "Blue Screen of Death" that resets the device when they are using Apple's iWork suite of apps.

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iPhone 5s shipping times now at 2 to 3 weeks

10/11/2013, 06:10 pm

Eager Apple fans waiting for their iPhone 5s deliveries can now look forward to a relatively specific window, as Apple's online store now shows shipping times of two to three weeks.

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AT&T does away with per-device data plans for new customers

10/11/2013, 03:10 pm

In a nod to the increasing number of consumers who have more than one data-imbibing mobile device, AT&T on Thursday announced that it will no longer offer traditional capped-per-device data plans to new customers, instead steering them toward one of the company's Mobile Share plans.

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Apple's iPhone 5c orders lower than expected, insider says

10/11/2013, 11:10 am

Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has slashed his projected iPhone 5c shipments for the just-concluded September quarter by 33 percent, as price cuts for the new mid-range plastic handset continue at major U.S. retailers.

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iPhone 5s has 2% app crash rate; crashes half as likely on iPhone 5 & 5c

10/11/2013, 08:10 am

Apple's new 64-bit iOS 7 and A7 processor found in the iPhone 5s apparently have a few bugs that still need to be ironed out, as a new study reveals that applications are twice as likely to crash on the iPhone 5s than they are on the 32-bit iPhone 5.

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iPhone 5s supply declining in US while Apple's iPhone 5c remains fully stocked

10/11/2013, 08:10 am

Three weeks after the latest iPhones went on sale in the U.S., availability of the iPhone 5s has actually declined while Apple prepares for greater international roll-out.

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Apple competitors' iPhone-sized efforts failing as mini Android devices see low demand

10/10/2013, 09:10 pm

Apple's 4-inch iPhones are the hottest selling smartphones on the market, but competitors like HTC and Samsung are having trouble getting consumers to buy into their own similarly sized devices.

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As BlackBerry lays off 40% of workers, Apple sees opportunity to recruit talent

10/10/2013, 03:10 pm

Less than a week after BlackBerry announced plans to slash 40 percent of its workforce, Apple hosted a recruitment drive near the company's corporate headquarters in Canada.

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Synaptics buys Samsung partner Validity to take on Apple's AuthenTec Touch ID feature

10/10/2013, 03:10 pm

Touchpad vendor Synaptics has announced plans to acquire Validity Sensors, a primary remaining fingerprint sensor vendor following Apple's acquisition of AuthenTec last year, and a reported supplier involved in Samsung's delayed efforts to match the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint sensing technology.

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Questionable report claims Apple cuts iPhone 5c production 50%

10/10/2013, 01:10 pm

A one-off report out of the Far East on Thursday speculated that Apple has cut production orders for its mid-range iPhone 5c by as much as 50 percent due to slack demand.

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Simple, Jumio showcase new mobile payment systems for Apple's iPhone

10/10/2013, 11:10 am

The iPhone gained two innovative mobile payment systems Thursday as virtual banking service Simple teased their new Bluetooth-enabled cash transfer system 'MoneyDrop' while credential management startup Jumio showed off Passbook-based PORT.

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iOS 7 update brings more Wi-Fi issues for some iPhone 4S owners

10/10/2013, 11:10 am

iPhone 4S owners have taken to Apple's support forums by the hundreds with complaints that iOS 7 has caused a new round of problems with the phone's Broadcom Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controller, echoing issues that reared their head during iOS 6's release.

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