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Topic: iPhone

RBC sees Apple selling upwards of 75M 'iPhone 6' units before end of 2014

08/18/2014, 11:08 am

Apple has apparently placed a massive amount of orders for its next-generation iPhone, prompting RBC Capital Markets to notify investors on Monday that they see great upside potential for the anticipated "iPhone 6" over the coming quarters.

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Apple unlikely to sell sapphire iPhones this year, is setting the stage for future models - JP Morgan

08/18/2014, 09:08 am

Apple's investments in sapphire may one day result in iPhone cover displays made of the material, but sapphire is unlikely to appear in this year's models due to prohibitive costs associated with producing the material in large quantities, investment firm J.P. Morgan said on Monday.

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Gazelle paying up to $350 cash for old iPhones if you act now; doesn't need them 'til Oct 10

08/18/2014, 08:08 am

If you're looking to mitigate the cost of upgrading to Apple's 'iPhone 6' by getting the most cash possible for your current iPhone, buyback service Gazelle has just launched its most aggressive price-lock promotion yet: up to $350 for your old iPhone if you lock in a price quote today (and you don't need to send it in until Oct. 10 -- long after the iPhone 6 is expected on the market).

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Rumor: Schematic suggests NFC chip in 'iPhone 6,' RAM remains unknown [u]

08/18/2014, 08:08 am

While incorrect claims came on Monday from a document showing alleged details on a NAND flash chip for Apple's next iPhone, another questionable schematic from the same source suggests the "iPhone 6" may include a near-field communications chip [updated].

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Another purported 'iPhone 6' leak suggests Apple's 4.7" model will have larger 1810mAh battery

08/16/2014, 02:08 pm

In even more evidence that Apple's next iPhone will sport a larger 1,810mAh battery, a new parts leak shows a series of purported "iPhone 6" batteries in shipping trays, complete with legal text and Apple logo.

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Sketchy report claims photos show 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6L' display, logic board and 2,915mAh battery

08/15/2014, 10:08 pm

A highly questionable report out of the Far East on Friday includes photos of what are claimed to be parts from Apple's rumored 5.5-inch "iPhone 6," including a display and logic board curiously similar to "leaked" components associated with a rumored 4.7-inch model.

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If Apple's 'iPhone 6' uses sapphire display, it will be limited to new, more expensive premium models, WSJ claims

08/14/2014, 03:08 pm

Less than a month before its expected debut, Apple is apparently "considering" the use of synthetic sapphire displays on its next-generation iPhone, but the costs and difficulties associated with the material would limit it solely to a new range of higher-end and more expensive models that the company might make available, a new rumor claims.

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Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 96.4% of smartphone market as competitors shrink, IDC says

08/14/2014, 11:08 am

The two-horse race for smartphone operating system share continues to obliterate competitors, as Apple's iOS and Google's Android were the only two platforms to see growth in the second quarter of 2014, the latest data from IDC claims.

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New photos purport to show fully-assembled 'iPhone 6' logic board

08/14/2014, 10:08 am

A seemingly fully-assembled logic board -- with most of its attached silicon unseen under metal shielding -- said to be destined for Apple's next-generation iPhone surfaced on Thursday in a new set of photos from the Far East.

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Rumor: Apple supplier Pegatron nets 50% of 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' production

08/14/2014, 05:08 am

A rumor out of the Far East on Thursday claims Apple partner supplier Pegatron will be responsible for half of all 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" production, with the remainder going to Foxconn.

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Apple bans use of two hazardous chemicals in iPhone production

08/13/2014, 08:08 pm

Following pressure from activist groups, Apple on Wednesday announced the ban of two potentially hazardous chemicals -- n-hexane and benzene -- from being used in overseas factories during the final stages of iPhone production.

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Samsung puts 'wall hugger' ads on airport power outlets, takes Apple mockery to next level

08/13/2014, 08:08 pm

As part of its ongoing Apple-bashing campaign, Samsung recently took their "wall hugger" message to major airports, cleverly buying ad space around power outlets where iPhone users apparently congregate.

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NomadPlus battery attachment for Apple wall plug will completely recharge an iPhone 5s

08/13/2014, 01:08 pm

The newly announced NomadPlus battery accessory serves as a plug for Apple's official 5-volt wall charger that packs in a full 1,800mAh battery, which can completely recharge an iPhone 5s on the go.

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Thailand government official claims Apple has received approval to sell 'iPhone 6'

08/13/2014, 11:08 am

Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has approved two new Apple handsets -- said to be variants of the so-called "iPhone 6" -- for sale in the country, the regulator's secretary general revealed on Wendesday, suggesting that Thailand could join the list of launch countries for the next-generation devices.

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Sports arenas marketing with Apple's iBeacon hope to offer relevant info without 'spamming' fans

08/13/2014, 10:08 am

Promoting products to iPhone users using Apple's wireless location-based iBeacon technology is a fine line, as professional sports teams try to provide helpful information to fans to sell more goods without pestering and annoying them.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' at final stage before mass production, on track for Sept. 9 debut

08/13/2014, 08:08 am

With Apple expected to be planning a Sept. 9 event to showcase its next-generation iPhone, a new report claims that the so-called "iPhone 6" has entered the "product validation test" stage, which is the final step before mass production.

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One year after Apple's A7, Nvidia announces first 64-bit ARM CPU for Android

08/12/2014, 09:08 am

Chipmaker Nvidia on Tuesday detailed the new "Denver" variant of its Tegra K1 mobile processor, a high-performance in-order design that represents the first foray into 64-bit processing for Android devices --nearly a full year after Apple shocked the mobile world with its own 64-bit A7 processor.

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Latest purported leak shows scuffed-up 'iPhone 6' rear panel

08/12/2014, 07:08 am

While it may be a little worse for wear, a part alleged to be a full back panel for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6" appeared online Tuesday, offering a closer look at what could be the final design for the hotly anticipated product.

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California Senate passes cellphone 'kill switch' bill, awaits governor's approval

08/11/2014, 09:08 pm

The California state Senate on Monday passed a bill crafted to protect against smartphone theft by requiring manufacturers turn on a "kill switch" when a device is first activated, something Apple currently employs in iOS as an opt-in feature.

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Purported assembled 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' display shown off in new photos

08/10/2014, 08:08 pm

A set of photos out of the Far East on Sunday reportedly give an up-close view of an assembled 4.7-inch display bound for Apple's "iPhone 6," complete with cover glass, mounting structures and flex cables.

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