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Topic: iPhone 4S

Apple's iPhone 4S climbs to 29% smartphone market share in UK

02/20/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple's share of the smartphone market in the U.K. jumped up 7 percent year over year to reach 29.1 percent, according to a new analysis.

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China Telecom to offer fully-subsidized iPhone 4S starting March 9

02/20/2012, 08:02 pm

China's third-largest wireless operator has announced that it will begin offering Apple's iPhone 4S in mainland China on March 9, breaking up rival China Unicom's exclusive claim to the iPhone in the country.

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Apple became world's largest smartphone seller in 2011 with 19% share

02/15/2012, 10:02 am

Apple was not only the largest seller of smartphones worldwide in 2011, taking 19 percent of all sales, but also overtook LG to become the No. 3 largest global mobile phone vendor, according to Gartner.

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Siri itself confirms Japanese support coming soon to Apple's iPhone 4S

02/14/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple's Siri virtual assistant for the iPhone 4S claims it can already speak Japanese, despite the fact that the language is not yet enabled in the feature's settings.

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Apple stock hits $500 milestone

02/13/2012, 07:02 pm

Apple stock broke the $500 barrier for the first time during Monday trading, and ended the day at $502.60 which gives the world's most valuable company a substantial leg up when compared to next-closest Exxon Mobil Corp.

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Apple again highlights Siri with new 'Road Trip,' 'Rock God' iPhone 4S ads

02/10/2012, 01:02 am

Apple on Thursday posted two new video ads showcasing how the Siri virtual assistant on the iPhone 4S can help people achieve dreams like cross-country road trips and playing in a rock band.

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Siri rumored to gain support for Mandarin, Japanese and Russian in March

02/08/2012, 04:02 pm

An Apple software engineer reportedly working on the Chinese-language version of the company's Siri voice assistant says support for Mandarin, Japanese and Russian will be added in March, as well as localized navigation and information services.

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Sprint sold 1.8M iPhones in holiday quarter, 40% to new subscribers

02/08/2012, 08:02 am

Sprint, the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., announced on Wednesday that it sold 1.8 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2011, with 40 percent of those to new subscribers.

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Siri accounts for 1/4 of Wolfram Alpha queries as search engine goes 'Pro'

02/07/2012, 09:02 am

About one quarter of the queries to the "computational knowledge engine" Wolfram Alpha now come from the Siri voice assistant found in Apple's iPhone 4S.

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Apple retakes crown as world's top smartphone maker

02/07/2012, 07:02 am

After tallying the numbers from top smartphone manufacturers' fourth quarter 2011 earnings, it was revealed on Monday that Apple has wrested the top spot from Samsung following the highly successful iPhone 4S launch.

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NPD: Apple's iPhone 4S, 4 & 3GS were top 3 US smartphones over holidays

02/06/2012, 04:02 pm

Apple's iPhone lineup dominated smartphone sales during the holiday 2011 quarter, with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS taking the top three spots, respectively, in total U.S. sales.

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Apple iPhone 4S A5 chip incorporates Audience EarSmart noise reduction tech for Siri

02/05/2012, 04:02 pm

Apple's A5 System on a Chip incorporates dedicated noise reduction circuitry by Audience, Inc., which optimizes the performance of Siri voice recognition on iPhone 4S.

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Apple pulls all 3G iOS devices but iPhone 4S from German online store

02/03/2012, 08:02 am

Apple has removed all 3G/UMTS-capable iPad and iPhone models from its German online store in response to an injunction based on a wireless standard FRAND patent owned by Motorola Mobility.

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iPhone's 36% of Q4 global handset revenue accelerates industry growth

02/02/2012, 07:02 pm

New data shows that Apple accounted for 36 percent of worldwide mobile phone revenue and 74 percent of industry EBIT in the fourth quarter of 2011, with the iPhone taking more than a quarter of the entire smartphone market.

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Samsung target of official EU antitrust probe

01/31/2012, 05:01 pm

The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it has opened a formal investigation to decide whether Samsung's use of standard-essential FRAND patents as leverage in high profile cases, such as the company's worldwide battle with Apple, violates EU antitrust laws.

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China Telecom confirms upcoming iPhone 4S launch could come as early as Feb.

01/31/2012, 12:01 am

China's third-largest wireless carrier confirmed on Monday the imminent launch of the iPhone 4S on its network and suggested that it could begin selling the device as early as the end of February or the beginning of March.

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Rumor: Handset vendors waiting for iPhone 4S demand to cool before releasing new models

01/30/2012, 10:01 pm

International smartphone vendors, including Samsung, HTC, Nokia and LG, are rumored to be waiting until the second quarter to release new handset models in order to avoid direct competition with Apple's hot-selling iPhone 4S.

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Apple Hong Kong instates iPhone lottery to combat rowdy scalpers

01/30/2012, 01:01 pm

Faced with an influx of grey marketers and incidents of repeated violence over sales of the iPhone 4S in Hong Kong, Apple has turned to a safer, more secure system for divvying out new stock of the handset to customers each day.

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Apple predicted to sell up to 40M iPhones on China Mobile, China Telecom in 2013

01/30/2012, 03:01 am

Investment bank Morgan Stanley believes Apple will partner up with both China Telecom and China Mobile "over the next year" to make its iPhone available on all three Chinese carriers, a move that could bring incremental sales of as many as 40 million units next calendar year.

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German court dismisses second Samsung patent suit against Apple

01/27/2012, 07:01 am

In an early morning ruling on Friday, the Mannheim Regional Court dismissed the second of five 3G/UMTS standards patent suits Samsung leveled against Apple.

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