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Apple turning comparatively low profit on iPhone SE despite cheaper parts, analyst says

04/01/2016, 12:04 pm

In spite of recyling many parts from other iPhones, Apple's profit margin on the iPhone SE is relatively low next to the high-end iPhone 6s, a new analyst estimate suggests.

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New teardown reveals iPhone SE contains display identical to iPhone 5s, larger battery

03/31/2016, 10:03 pm

Following Chipworks' teardown of Apple's new iPhone SE, iFixit on Thursday posted a comprehensive dismantling that shows the next-gen 4-inch iPhone's display is identical to its iPhone 5s predecessor, among other interesting finds.

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Sprint promises fix for iPhone LTE woes after iOS 9.3 update

03/31/2016, 08:03 pm

In text messages sent out Thursday, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint said it is working to fix an apparent LTE connectivity issue affecting iPhone users who updated to Apple's iOS 9.3 last week.

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'iPhone 7' may use new 'fan-out' packaging tech to save internal space

03/31/2016, 04:03 pm

Apple is expected to use a new "fan-out" packaging technology for some components to maximize the amount of room in its next-generation iPhone, a Korean report said on Thursday.

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iPhone SE generating low traffic at Apple Stores, in line with predictions, analyst says

03/31/2016, 03:03 pm

The iPhone SE -- which officially went on sale earlier on Thursday -- is still easy to find in stock at Apple Stores in the U.S., according to checks by a well-known analyst.

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Verizon planning $20 upgrade fee even for customers of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, leak suggests

03/31/2016, 01:03 pm

Starting April 4, Verizon will be charging a flat $20 fee to upgrade most devices bought for its network -- even when a customer is using Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, according to a leaked memo.

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Rumor: Apple targeting 4-5M iPhone SE shipments in second quarter

03/31/2016, 09:03 am

Apple is hoping to ship between 4 to 5 million iPhone SE units during the second quarter of 2016, which won't be enough to compensate for a decline in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales, supply chain sources indicated on Thursday.

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Apple iPhone SE teardown reveals mashup of iPhone 5 & 6 series chips, few new parts

03/30/2016, 11:03 pm

The first teardown of Apple's iPhone SE was posted to the Web on Wednesday, and as expected the handset's logic board is an amalgamation of parts mostly borrowed from iPhone 5s and iPhone 6/6s, with a few new chips thrown in to keep the platform fresh.

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Microsoft adds info-hunting 'Bot' assistants to Skype for iPhone & iPad

03/30/2016, 04:03 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday launched "Bots" for Skype, allowing people to search for information and content through the app's messaging functions.

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Buy now or wait? Apple's new iPhone SE vs. the rumored 'iPhone 7'

03/30/2016, 11:03 am

It's one of the most common questions any prospective smartphone buyer asks: Should I buy now, or wait? The launch of the iPhone SE -- an uncharacteristic-for-Apple mid-cycle upgrade -- makes the answer slightly more complex this year.

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iPhone SE event spurs traffic spikes to Apple's websites in China, India

03/30/2016, 10:03 am

Although the announcement of the iPhone SE -- and 9.7-inch iPad Pro -- triggered a relatively modest increase in global traffic to Apple's website on March 21, the same day saw significant surges in China and India, according to research figures published on Wednesday.

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Apple taps new vein with iPhone SE, initial sales estimate suggests

03/29/2016, 07:03 pm

Apple's new iPhone SE isn't expected to break any sales records, but fresh data suggests the diminutive handset might have a hand in driving iPhone sales growth beyond early adopters and brand loyalists.

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SoundCloud launches Go subscription service with more content & offline caching

03/29/2016, 01:03 pm

SoundCloud on Tuesday announced the immediate launch of Go, a subscription streaming service set to compete with Apple Music, promising perks on top of its regular free listening options.

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US iPhone owners spent average of $35 on apps in 2015, mostly on games

03/29/2016, 11:03 am

An average of $35 per active iPhone was spent on apps and in-app purchases in the U.S. in 2015, with most of the money going towards mobile games, according to a new market research report.

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Boston Children's Hospital launches public fever study based on Apple's ResearchKit

03/29/2016, 10:03 am

Boston Children's Hospital on Tuesday announced the launch of a new iPhone app and study project, Feverprints, based on Apple's open-source ResearchKit platform.

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Apple's second wave of 9.7" iPad Pro & iPhone SE launches to start April 4

03/29/2016, 09:03 am

After the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and 4-inch iPhone SE debut in a handful of major markets this Thursday, customers in the second wave of launch countries apparently will not have to wait long, with Apple gearing up for sales to begin as early as next week.

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Nintendo's first iOS app, Miitomo, launching in US on Thursday

03/29/2016, 09:03 am

Following a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo's first smartphone-only app -- Miitomo -- will come to Apple's iOS App Store in U.S. and several other countries this Thursday, March 31.

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How the iPhone SE will help drive Apple's sales internationally

03/28/2016, 05:03 pm

Arguably, the new iPhone SE is aimed less at Apple's U.S. home than the international market, where such a device has been a long time coming. Apple's next-gen 4-inch should perform well as standalone model, drawing overseas customers into the sticky iOS ecosystem.

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T-Mobile targets rival US carriers with 'Wireless Customer Bill of Rights'

03/28/2016, 12:03 pm

T-Mobile on Monday announced a new marketing tactic, the "Wireless Customer Bill of Rights," which it plans to wield against its main rivals in the U.S. carrier market.

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Harvard uses iPhone app to study long-term damage to former NFL players

03/28/2016, 11:03 am

Harvard Univeristy is reportedly studying the long-term impact of injuries to former NFL players by way of an iPhone app based on Apple's ResearchKit platform.

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