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Topic: iPhone

Russian carrier MegaFon to resume sales of Apple's iPhone after four-year hiatus

01/27/2014, 02:01 pm

After dropping the iPhone in 2009 in a dispute over sales guarantees, Megafon --Russia's second-largest wireless carrier -- has inked a contract that will bring Apple's popular handset back to the carrier's shelves, according to a Monday report.

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Starwood Hotels pilot program lets guests use Apple's iPhone as room key

01/27/2014, 11:01 am

Two boutique hotels belonging to international hospitality chain Starwood will soon allow travelers to bypass the check-in counter and unlock their room by using digital keys sent to a special application available for Apple's iPhone.

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Apple's iPhone marketshare dips in Q4, Samsung falters under pressure from low-cost OEMs

01/27/2014, 09:01 am

Apple's smartphone marketshare continues to ease downward despite record sales for the company's latest handsets, while rival Samsung's share of the Android ecosystem is being squeezed in key markets, according to new analysis covering the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 to sport fingerprint sensor, 32-bit SoC

01/26/2014, 12:01 am

As Samsung readies its Galaxy S5 to take on Apple's iPhone later this spring, one analyst believes the Korean company will be playing catch-up with an embedded fingerprint sensor and 32-bit processor.

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Incipio unveils NFC-based Cashwrap mobile wallet case for Apple's iPhone

01/24/2014, 01:01 pm

Accessory maker Incipio on Friday officially launched the Cashwrap, an NFC-enabled case that adds support for the ISIS mobile payment standard to the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.

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Foxconn completes assembly testing for sapphire-covered iPhone - report

01/24/2014, 11:01 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is said to have successfully assembled at least 100 prototype next-generation iPhone units with sapphire-covered displays, according to a new report.

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WSJ: Apple to launch two larger iPhones this year, scrap iPhone 5c

01/23/2014, 12:01 pm

Apple will launch two new iPhone models with larger displays later this year, including one greater than 5 inches, and the company will subsequently discontinue the plastic-backed, mid-range iPhone 5c, according to unnamed sources who spoke with The Wall Street Journal.

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Apple's iPhone 5c boasts most available advertised memory, Samsung Galaxy S4 declared 'biggest memory hog'

01/23/2014, 08:01 am

While many smartphones advertise 16 gigabytes of capacity, none of them actually offer that much storage to the end user. But both Apple's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s offer among the most advertised space out of the box, while Samsung's Galaxy S4 comes in last place.

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Study: iPhone, iPad users most voracious data consumers in developed and developing markets

01/22/2014, 08:01 pm

For the fourth year in a row, network technology firm JDSU found owners of Apple's iDevices to be among the most "data hungry" of portable device users, with the latest figures showing iPhone 5s consumption up by 20 percent compared to the iPhone 5.

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Analyst: Apple's 'iPhone 6' design 'locked down' with 4.8" display, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

01/22/2014, 01:01 pm

Though Apple isn't expected to introduce a new iPhone model for months, one Wall Street analyst claims that the company has already internally "locked down" the design for its next flagship handset, sporting a 4.8-inch display and speedy 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.

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China 3G subscribers grew 79% in 2013 with Apple poised to benefit from booming market

01/21/2014, 02:01 pm

While smartphone markets around the world are showing signs of maturity, China still posted 79 percent growth in high-speed mobile subscribers last year, reaching 417 million users.

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Verizon Wireless adds 1.7M subscribers in Q4, 70% now have smartphones

01/21/2014, 11:01 am

As competition between U.S. wireless carriers heats up, Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced the addition of nearly 2 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Apple extends in-store display repairs to iPhone 5c

01/20/2014, 04:01 pm

Owners of Apple's mid-range iPhone 5c can now have their handset's cracked or otherwise non-functioning display replaced while they wait, rather than being forced to swap phones or send the device off to a remote repair center.

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Apple offers Samsung patent settlement deal tied to anti-cloning provision

01/20/2014, 02:01 pm

Apple is requiring that any patent settlement negotiations with Samsung include a provision that blocks the South Korean conglomerate from cloning its designs, a provision that was also key to the deal Apple forged with HTC in November 2012.

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Apple may have sold upwards of 60 million iPhones over holiday quarter

01/20/2014, 10:01 am

With Apple set to report first quarter financial results next week, many Cupertino-watching analysts are predicting the company to have sold a record number of iPhones during the 3-month period that ended late December.

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Review: Motrr's Galileo motorized iPhone dock for panoramic photo taking

01/20/2014, 12:01 am

Motrr has aimed their Galileo dock squarely at iPhone photography buffs looking to shoot consistent, high quality panoramic and spherical photos.

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Photos: Customers line up for long-awaited China Mobile launch of Apple's iPhone

01/17/2014, 10:01 am

Thousands of Chinese consumers descended on China Mobile stores across the Middle Kingdom Friday as the iPhone made its official debut on the world's largest wireless carrier.

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Apple's Cook hands out first China Mobile iPhones at launch event [ux2]

01/16/2014, 09:01 pm

After years of speculation and rumors, the iPhone finally launched on the world's largest wireless carrier China Mobile on Friday, with Apple CEO Tim Cook and China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua on hand to personally pass out the first units to customers.

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Apple's iPhone now represents 42% of smartphones owned in the US - NPD

01/16/2014, 11:01 am

The launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c helped propel Apple to a market leading 42 percent of smartphones owned in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2013, leading Samsung's 26 percent share, according to the latest data from the NPD Group.

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Tim Cook makes rare TV appearance to hype Apple-China Mobile deal

01/15/2014, 08:01 am

In an effort to drum up enthusiasm among investors for his company's new agreement with China Mobile, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook participated in a rare TV interview on Wednesday, sharing the spotlight with Xi Guohua, the chairman of the world's largest wireless carrier.

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