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Topic: iPhone

Redesigned Typo 2 physical keyboard for Apple's iPhone 5 & 5s now available for preorder

07/31/2014, 04:07 pm

After being slapped with an injunction because of similarities to BlackBerry keyboards, the Typo physical keyboard for iPhone has been redesigned in a new second-generation model that will begin shipping in mid-September.

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Resurgent T-Mobile passes 50M subscribers, but CEO refuses to talk about Apple's 'iPhone 6'

07/31/2014, 09:07 am

U.S. carrier T-Mobile on Thursday posted strong results for its fiscal second quarter, adding 1.5 million subscribers, more customers than any other wireless provider, while recording a $391 million profit on revenues of $7.2 billion.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' to launch on Oct. 14 as part of 'busy month'

07/31/2014, 05:07 am

Adding to rumors and speculation surrounding Apple's highly anticipated "iPhone 6" debut, a questionable report on Thursday claims the company will be releasing the handset on Oct. 14, one month after an unveiling in September.

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Verizon's plan to throttle LTE speeds draws scrutiny from FCC chairman

07/31/2014, 12:07 am

Verizon is planning to restrict LTE data speeds of customers still holding on to unlimited data plans, but the program has "deeply troubled" FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler, who sent a letter to the carrier asking for clarification on the new policy.

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Rumor: Sapphire display seen as unlikely for 'iPhone 6' amid production woes

07/29/2014, 03:07 pm

Sapphire display covers have yet to begin winding their way through Apple's supply chain thanks to poor yield rates for sapphire ingot and problems with the processing of the material, according to a new report, which suggests that Apple is unlikely to ship a sapphire-covered device in large quantities this year.

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Ford ditches BlackBerry for Apple, will deploy 9,300 iPhones among employees

07/29/2014, 02:07 pm

Apple can now count the Ford Motor Co. among those who are embracing its iOS platform, as the automaker has revealed it will equip more than 9,000 workers with iPhones over the next two years.

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Apple, Samsung shed smartphone share in Q2 as market continues to explode

07/29/2014, 02:07 pm

Global smartphone shipments increased by nearly 25 percent year-over-year, new data released Tuesday indicates, with Chinese vendors accounting for the lion's share of the growth at the expense of established heavyweights Apple and Samsung.

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Hilton to roll out digital check-ins, smartphone room keys in new tech push

07/28/2014, 08:07 pm

Hilton Worldwide on Monday announced plans to roll out an aggressive overhaul of its tech infrastructure that will let guests use their mobile devices as hotel room keys, choose rooms from a floor plan map and check-in to properties around the world.

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Purported 5.5-in. iPhone logic board surfaces alongside 'iPhone 6' part in new photos

07/28/2014, 09:07 am

A logic board said to be destined for Apple's anticipated 5.5-inch iPhone was shown off in a new set of photos on Monday alongside a similar part reportedly headed for a 4.7-inch "iPhone 6."

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Alleged 'iPhone 6' logic board claimed to include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC chip

07/26/2014, 01:07 pm

A series of new photos out of China claims to show the logic board for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6," with information accompanying the pictures alleging that the board includes support for ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi, as well as near-field communications for potential e-wallet functions.

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Cellular device unlocking bill passed by US House, President Obama says will sign into law

07/25/2014, 05:07 pm

After passing through U.S. Senate last week, the House of Representatives on Friday cleared a bill regarding cellphone and tablet owners' rights to unlock their hardware for use on a different carrier's network.

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Rumor: Production for new iPad mini, iPad Air, & 5.5" 'iPhone 6' pushed to Sept.

07/25/2014, 09:07 am

A Friday morning rumor out of the Far East suggests that only one of Apple's next-generation handsets -- the 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" -- will be ready for launch at the company's anticipated September media event, as the larger 5.5-inch model will allegedly not even enter production until that month.

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Photos purportedly show 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' flex cables for volume & wake/sleep control

07/24/2014, 07:07 pm

A new set of images out of the Far East published on Thursday supposedly show a trio of flex cables bound for the rumored 5.5-inch jumbo-sized version of Apple's "iPhone 6," as well as a set of unfinished micro-SIM card trays.

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IBM began mass adoption of iOS prior to its exclusive partnership with Apple, Inc.

07/24/2014, 05:07 pm

When Apple and IBM announced plans to codevelop new iOS apps and jointly sell and support iPhones and iPad to enterprise customers, the news was greeted as if it were a new experiment. However, the deal is actually an extension of IBM's mobile strategy that has included massive deployments of iOS devices and native apps.

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iOS apps Square & IFTTT launch automation tie-up for merchants

07/24/2014, 09:07 am

Small businesses using Square's popular iPhone- and iPad-connected credit card readers now have a new way to connect the payments system to their other business processes, as Square and IFTTT on Thursday unveiled a new Square channel for the web automation service.

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Review roundup: Fire Phone is good for Amazon, but doesn't stack up to competitors

07/23/2014, 11:07 am

As e-commerce behemoth Amazon gears up for the release of its first-ever smartphone on Friday, technology journalists have begun to weigh in with their thoughts on the device -- and the returns don't look good for Jeff Bezos's brainchild.

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Strong iPhone 5c sales gave Apple highest growth in mid-range iPhone market

07/22/2014, 06:07 pm

With record iPhone sales in Apple's June quarter, the largest growth actually came from the company's mid-range handset lineup, which is represented this year by the colorful iPhone 5c.

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Flir One case turns Apple's iPhone into a high-end thermal imaging camera

07/22/2014, 03:07 pm

Thermal imaging company Flir has announced that pre-orders for its new One iPhone case -- which will let outdoorsmen, HVAC contractors, and people who simply like to see how hot things are convert their iPhone 5 or 5s into a thermal camera -- will begin Wednesday, with the device coming to Apple retail stores in August.

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Apple's alliance with IBM counters BYOD 'nightmare' for companies adopting iPhone

07/22/2014, 12:07 pm

As many as 6 out of every 10 employees at one Wall Street firm have gone back to carrying a corporate BlackBerry alongside their personal iPhone thanks to "Bring Your Own Device" trouble, underscoring Apple's teething problems in the enterprise and highlighting the importance of the company's new tie-up with C-suite favorite IBM.

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WSJ: Apple preparing 70M to 80M combined iPhone 6 units for biggest launch ever

07/21/2014, 08:07 pm

Apple has reportedly asked partner suppliers in Asia to ramp up mass production of expected 4.7- and 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" models, with combined orders for both versions amounting to between 70 million and 80 million units.

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