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Topic: iPhone 5

Apple expected to partially absorb higher quality control costs for iPhone 5

10/22/2012, 09:10 am

Difficulties in manufacturing the iPhone 5 are expected to affect Apple's gross margins for the near term, as the company is predicted to absorb some of the quality control costs associated with producing its latest handset.

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Informal test finds Sprint's iPhone 5 to have best call quality

10/19/2012, 07:10 pm

A subjective call quality test performed on Friday found that between the top three carriers in the U.S., the Sprint version of Apple's iPhone 5 beat out identical versions of the device from Verizon and AT&T.

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Users experiencing graphical glitch with iPhone 5 virtual keyboard

10/18/2012, 12:10 pm

Users have noticed a glitch specific to Apple's iPhone 5 in which a portion of the display flickers when the touchscreen keyboard is invoked.

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Verizon iPhone activations suggest better-than-expected Sept. quarter for Apple

10/18/2012, 10:10 am

Activation figures from Verizon show that sales of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 were relatively strong prior to the launch of the iPhone 5, suggesting Apple's September quarter could be stronger than expected.

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Verizon sold 3.1M iPhones in Q3 2012, 650K were Apple's iPhone 5

10/18/2012, 09:10 am

Verizon announced its quarterly earnings on Thursday, revealing that the nation's largest carrier sold a total of 3.1 million iPhones in the three-month span, with 650,000 of those being the new iPhone 5.

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Some iPhone 5 users report incorrect automatic date and time settings

10/17/2012, 10:10 pm

A number of iPhone 5 owners, especially those on U.S. network Verizon, are complaining of an issue where the incorrect day and time is displayed, sometimes jumping weeks ahead or behind the actual date.

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Foxconn says iPhone 5 is 'the most difficult device' it's ever assembled

10/17/2012, 08:10 am

An official with Foxconn has explained that Apple's new iPhone 5 is the most difficult device the company has ever had to assemble, leading to constraints in production.

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iOS 6 Maps, Lightning connector have no effect on iPhone 5 demand, survey finds

10/12/2012, 08:10 am

Negative headlines haven't suppressed consumer interest in the iPhone 5, which is seeing "unprecedented" demand, according to the latest survey from ChangeWave Research.

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Apple rumored to be expanding iPhone production to Foxconn subsidiary

10/11/2012, 11:10 pm

Foxconn International Holdings, a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology and the largest cellphone manufacturer in the world, will reportedly take orders to build certain iPhone models in the company's first-ever Apple partnership.

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Consumer Reports: 'Purple haze' not limited to iPhone 5, Android cameras also have flare

10/10/2012, 12:10 pm

Consumer Reports on Wednesday declared that Apple's iPhone 5 is no more susceptible to lens flare than other smartphone-based cameras, including the latest devices running Google Android.

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Specs for Samsung's 4" Galaxy S3 Mini fall well short of Apple's iPhone 5

10/10/2012, 09:10 am

While Samsung will compete with Apple's iPhone 5 by offering its own 4-inch handset, leaked specifications suggest it will be a budget device with a low-resolution display and camera.

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Quality issues with iPhone 5's aluminum chassis slows production, report says

10/10/2012, 06:10 am

Apple's decision to use lightweight anodized 6000 series aluminum for the iPhone 5's uni-body chassis has caused some units to show signs of wear out-of-the-box, prompting stricter quality control measures that have negatively impacted production yields, one insider says.

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iPhone 5 to launch in India on Oct. 26 - report

10/09/2012, 04:10 pm

One of the next major markets for Apple to launch the iPhone 5 is India, and a new report claims the latest iPhone will debut there on Oct. 26.

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Apple's Lightning authentication chip may have been reverse engineered

10/09/2012, 03:10 pm

An unauthorized accessory maker has promised that products cloning Apple's new Lightning cable are on their way, thanks to reverse engineering.

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'iPhone 5 fever' sweeps Hong Kong as mainland China awaits Apple's launch

10/08/2012, 12:10 pm

Stores in Hong Kong remain sold out of Apple's iPhone 5 as overwhelming demand continues. That's expected to spread soon to mainland China, as carrier China Unicom is said to be gearing up for the iPhone 5 launch.

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Apple support document addresses iPhone 5 'purple haze'

10/07/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple has publicly explained an issue that can result in a purple "haze" or flare that users have discovered can show up in pictures taken with the new iPhone 5.

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Foxconn denies strike at iPhone 5 factory, says handset production on schedule

10/06/2012, 09:10 am

Foxconn officials on Saturday issued a statement denying a strike hit the company's Zhengzhou iPhone plant on Friday, claiming instead that the factory was the site of two small altercations days earlier which had no impact on production.

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iOS Apple Store app updated for iPhone 5's screen

10/05/2012, 07:10 pm

Apple on Friday rolled out version 2.3.2 of its iOS Apple Store app, bringing support for the iPhone 5's 4-inch screen.

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Foxconn workers reportedly strike over iPhone 5 quality control rules, say handset design is flawed

10/05/2012, 04:10 pm

It was reported on Friday that three to four thousand Foxconn workers at the company's Zhengzhou factory went on strike over a rise in quality control demands for the iPhone 5, with the employees saying the new demands are difficult to meet given the handset's design flaws.

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Samsung expected to launch 'Galaxy S3 Mini' at Oct. 11 event

10/04/2012, 03:10 pm

As the iPhone 5 has adopted a bigger 4-inch screen, Samsung is expected to go in the other direction and develop a smaller smartphone based on its popular Galaxy S series.

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