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Topic: iPhone 4S

Apple's iPhone believed to account for record 8% of global mobile phone market

01/27/2012, 01:01 am

Even as Apple appears to have retaken the top spot among smartphone makers during the fourth quarter of 2011, a new analysis claims the iPhone made up 8.3 percent of the worldwide mobile phone market during the same period.

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Apple reclaims title of world's largest smartphone maker after blowout quarter

01/26/2012, 10:01 pm

Apple overtook Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2011 to grab the top spot among global smartphone makers, earning 23.9 percent of the market with sales of 37 million iPhones, according to one set of estimates.

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iPhone 4S accounts for 90% of US iPhone sales, 42% of customers break contract to buy

01/26/2012, 04:01 pm

Despite the customary price drop of Apple's last generation iPhone 4 and the free-on-contract iPhone 3GS, the company's newest handset dominated sales and has seen strong numbers not only from early adopters, but "conventional" smartphone users as well.

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More than 80% of smartphones activated at AT&T were Apple's iPhone

01/26/2012, 09:01 am

Apple's first carrier partner remains its strongest, as AT&T revealed on Thursday that it activated a record 7.6 million iPhones over the holiday 2011 quarter.

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New Motorola suit seeks injunction against Apple's iPhone 4S, iCloud

01/25/2012, 03:01 pm

Motorola Mobility has filed a new U.S. lawsuit, presumably with approval from Google, against Apple, seeking an injunction against the newly released iPhone 4S as well as the iCloud service.

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Massive holiday quarter pushes iPhone sales past Android in US

01/25/2012, 12:01 pm

Apple's share of smartphones sold in the U.S. doubled in the fourth quarter of 2011, pushing iPhone sales just past the myriad of devices that run Google's Android platform.

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iPhone vs. Android a tight race but iPad puts iOS 'way ahead' in mobile OS war

01/24/2012, 07:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook outlined his thoughts on the company's iOS device performance during Q1 2012 and sees iPhone sales momentum closing the gap with rival handsets running Google's Android platform, while iPad and iPod touch are in a league of their own.

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Verizon's 4.2M Q4 iPhone activations were more than half of its smartphones

01/24/2012, 12:01 pm

Verizon on Tuesday revealed its quarterly earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011, in which it sold 7.7 million smartphones, 4.2 million of which were iPhones.

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Sony's next-gen camera sensor could allow Apple to make thinner iPhones

01/23/2012, 03:01 pm

Sony, which builds the camera modules used by Apple in the iPhone 4S, has announced a smaller next-generation CMOS image sensor that could allow for even thinner iPhone models in the future.

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64GB iPhone 4S takes 21% of sales, 36% of iPhone buyers come from another platform

01/23/2012, 10:01 am

A new survey of recent iPhone customers found that 21 percent of iPhone 4S buyers chose Apple's highest capacity 64-gigabyte model, while 36 percent of users migrated from another platform like Android, BlackBerry or Palm.

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Briefly: Canadian Galaxy Tab sale, Camera-free iPhones in Singapore

01/20/2012, 06:01 pm

Samsung has instituted a temporary sale for its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Canada to boost sales while Singapore carrier M1 is now officially carrying camera-less iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models following a premature launch earlier in January.

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China Telecom iPhone launch nears as Apple receives vital network license

01/20/2012, 02:01 am

One of the final obstacles to the arrival of Apple's iPhone on the China Telecom network has been removed with the news that a Chinese regulatory agency has granted a network access license for the handset.

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Briefly: Apple MEMS microphones, EU to rule on Google's Motorola takeover

01/19/2012, 06:01 pm

Apple passed Samsung as the world's largest buyer of miniscule MEMS microphones in 2011, while a European Union judgment on Google's proposed buyout of Motorola Mobility is set to take place in February.

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Apple working on version of Siri to help you purchase products online

01/19/2012, 09:01 am

Future updates to Apple's Siri personal assistant could grant users the ability to purchase items from online stores using only their voice.

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iPhone 4S launch propels surging Apple 20% to close the gap with Android

01/18/2012, 08:01 am

The launch of the iPhone 4S last October had an "enormous impact" on the U.S. smartphone landscape, boosting Apple's share among new buyers by almost 20 percent and putting it neck-and-neck with Android in December.

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Singapore carriers working on iPhone 4S mod to remove cameras for servicemen

01/16/2012, 09:01 pm

Wireless operators in Singapore are preparing to launch a modified iPhone 4S device with its cameras removed in an effort to market the device to military personnel who are not allowed to bring camera-equipped smartphones to army camps.

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Smartphone makers plan to mirror Apple's approach with fewer models each year

01/13/2012, 08:01 am

Four major smartphone makers are reportedly planning to reduce the number of new handsets they produce, in an attempt to capture the success Apple has had in releasing just one iPhone model each year.

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Apple postpones China retail launch of iPhone 4S after unruly crowd rages in Beijing [u]

01/12/2012, 07:01 pm

After an unruly crowd disrupted the release of Apple's iPhone 4S at its flagship location in Beijing, Apple has decided to postpone the sale of its best-selling handset at its official retail locations in China, though the device will still be available through its carrier partner and authorized resellers [updated].

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Thousands line up in China ahead of Friday launch of Apple's iPhone 4S

01/12/2012, 03:01 pm

Hours before the iPhone 4S is set to go on sale in China, massive lines with thousands of people have formed outside of Apple's heavily trafficked retail stores.

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Strong sales of iPhone 4S a precursor to 'monster' launch of redesigned 'iPhone 5'

01/11/2012, 03:01 pm

With iPhone sales over the holiday quarter expected to exceed 30 million, despite the fact that the iPhone 4S features the same form factor as its predecessor, one analyst believes the launch of a completely redesigned next-generation iPhone later this year will be a "monster."

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