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Topic: iPhone 6

Australian Bureau of Statistics credits Apple's iPhone 6 for stoking retail surge

11/03/2014, 11:11 pm

Following an anemic 0.1 percent rise in August, Australia's Bureau of Statistics reported that retail turnover lept to 1.2 percent growth in September, crediting Apple's iPhone 6 launch for driving the unexpected growth.

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Verizon, AT&T pledge Voice Over LTE interoperability coming in 2015

11/03/2014, 02:11 pm

The two largest carriers in the U.S., Verizon and AT&T, both announced on Monday that they plan to allow Voice Over LTE connections between customers on the two competing networks starting in 2015.

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Navy Federal, USAA, U.S. Bank, others kick off second wave of Apple Pay rollouts [u]

11/03/2014, 01:11 pm

A number of new credit unions and banks have started to flip the switch giving customers access to Apple Pay, making Apple's new NFC-based mobile payment system available to millions of new consumers throughout the U.S.

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Sam's Club to sell Apple's iPhone 6 from $99 on Nov. 15, report says

11/01/2014, 08:11 pm

As part of a one-day holiday sales event, big-box wholesaler Sam's Club will be selling Apple's latest iPhone 6 from $99 with two-year contract on Nov. 15, according to a supposedly leaked flyer.

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Grocery chain Meijer continues accepting Apple Pay despite CurrentC support

10/30/2014, 02:10 pm

Though it is a member of the MCX group behind the upcoming CurrentC mobile payment system, grocery chain Meijer still supports Apple Pay and plans to continue to do so, in apparent violation of MCX's exclusivity rules.

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NXP hopes Apple's adoption of NFC will encourage automakers to use its chips to replace car keys

10/30/2014, 10:10 am

Chipmaker NXP, which is believed to supply the near-field communications chips found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, hopes automakers will adopt its technology, potentially enabling future car owners to unlock and even start their car with their smartphone.

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Samsung, Apple retain global smartphone lead in Q3 as Xiaomi rockets into third

10/30/2014, 12:10 am

The global smartphone market grew 25 percent year-over-year during the third quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC, with Apple seeing moderate gains and Samsung posting the only loss in shipment volume out of the top five manufacturers.

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Constrained supply keeps iPhone 6 Plus resale prices at 124% of retail price

10/29/2014, 09:10 am

Used and resold iPhone 6 Plus units are still selling at above-cost on sites like eBay, as Apple continues to struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for its new jumbo-sized 5.5-inch iPhone.

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Apple's Greg Joswiak blames iOS 8.0.1 issues on software distribution

10/28/2014, 05:10 pm

In a rare interview on Tuesday, Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing Greg "Joz" Joswiak mostly toed the company line, but did reveal that issues with last month's iOS 8.0.1 rollout were caused by software distribution issues.

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iPad Air 2 glass cover has 2.5% screen reflectance vs. 8% reflectance for sapphire

10/28/2014, 01:10 pm

Apple fans still hoping the company will adopt a scratch-resistant sapphire cover for the iPhone in the near future should temper their expectations, as one display expert believes the impressive anti-reflective glass coating on the iPad Air 2 display is instead the way of the future.

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Apple's iPhone 6 Plus selling unexpectedly well as supply equalizes, says T-Mobile CEO

10/28/2014, 01:10 am

Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Monday said Apple's iPhone 6 Plus "phablet" is generating unprecedented demand for America's fourth-largest wireless carrier, and at one point accounted for about 55 percent of the company's smartphone sales.

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iPhone 6 & 6 Plus preorders outpace Galaxy Note 4 in Samsung's home country of South Korea

10/27/2014, 02:10 pm

Preorders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in South Korea are estimated to have already topped 100,000 units, besting Apple's chief rival Samsung and its Galaxy Note 4 in its native country.

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Apple seeks partners to enable NFC-based transit payments & building access for iPhone 6 & Watch

10/27/2014, 10:10 am

Though the near-field communications chip in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is currently exclusively for Apple Pay, the wireless functionality may be expanded to new uses such as replacing a public transit card or a secure building access keycard.

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Sprint expands 'iPhone for Life' plans with new 12-month lease option

10/24/2014, 06:10 pm

Adding to its iPhone-specific incentives program, Sprint on Friday announced a new 12-month lease option for its "iPhone for Life" plan, which lets subscribers "rent" a new iPhone for a preset period instead of buying it.

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Nearly half of Gazelle's early iPhone upgrades ordered Apple's larger, more expensive iPhone 6 Plus

10/24/2014, 04:10 pm

In yet another piece of favorable news surrounding Apple's recent entry into the phablet space, the nation's leading electronics buyback service said Friday that almost half of its early 2014 iPhone trade-in customers who pre-ordered a new iPhone 6 chose to purchase one of the larger, more premium-priced Plus models.

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Amazon Rewards Visa Card adds support for Apple Pay

10/24/2014, 09:10 am

Owners of the popular Amazon Rewards Visa Card, which awards 3 percent back on all Amazon.com purchases, can now add their card to Passbook for the newly launched Apple Pay service.

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How to change your default Apple Pay credit card, or remove cards remotely via iCloud

10/23/2014, 08:10 am

Apple Pay is simple to set up and start using, but those who dig a little deeper can customize and take control of the mobile payments system, such as choosing the default card that appears when a transaction is initiated, or remotely removing cards from a missing iPhone via iCloud.

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Bank of America glitch charges some Apple Pay customers twice, error will be fixed & users reimbursed

10/22/2014, 03:10 pm

A small number of Bank of America customers were hit with a double-charge when using Apple Pay this week, but the problem resulting from a glitch between the bank and a payment network is expected to be quickly resolved.

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MasterCard pushes Apple Pay with new 'Priceless Surprises' TV ads

10/22/2014, 10:10 am

The first television commercials spotlighting Apple Pay did not come from Apple itself, but from launch partner MasterCard, which is running baseball-themed ads hyping the launch of the new iPhone 6-based tap-to-pay system.

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Rumor: Apple Pay loyalty program could launch in time for Christmas

10/21/2014, 05:10 pm

With the Apple Pay launch complete in the U.S., Apple may now turn its sights toward launching a new store loyalty rewards program in time for the lucrative holiday shopping season.

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