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Apple's iPhone sales could falter in China as government asks carriers to cut subsidies, UBS says

05/30/2014, 11:05 am

Chinese authorities have begun to pressure the nation's massive, state-owned wireless carriers to roll back marketing expenses by as much as $6 billion, an edict that could force cuts to handset subsidies that least one analyst believes may have an impact on sales of high-end devices like the iPhone.

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Rumor: Photo shows "iPhone 6" rear shell with cut-out Apple logo

05/29/2014, 09:05 pm

A week after photos of a rumored "iPhone 6" backlight hit the Web, a fresh report on Thursday claims to have snapped the first pictures of the next-generation handset's rear cover, which appears to sport a cut-out Apple logo.

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Chinese mobile phone market set to overtake US as Apple preps China retail push

05/28/2014, 10:05 am

Chinese consumers will spend more than $87 billion on mobile phones in 2014, a Wednesday report predicts, pushing revenues in the Asian giant's mobile market well past those in the U.S. in advance of Apple's planned Chinese retail expansion.

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Apple loses bid for display chip maker Renesas SP Drivers to Synaptics - report

05/27/2014, 10:05 am

Talks between Apple and Japanese company Renesas over a potential $479 million transaction -- one that would have given Apple a controlling interest in the sole supplier of display driver chips for the iPhone -- have broken down, a Tuesday report claims.

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Rumor: Foxconn to build 4.7" & 5.5" 'iPhone 6,' Wistron to assemble Apple's legacy 4" model

05/27/2014, 09:05 am

Apple is rumored to be finalizing its supply chain plans for this year's anticipated iPhone update, with longtime partner Foxconn unsurprisingly expected to receive the bulk of orders for the new, larger "iPhone 6."

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German carrier allegedly enticing customers to stay by claiming Sept. 19 'iPhone 6' launch

05/27/2014, 08:05 am

While the date itself is likely an educated guess, German carrier Deutsche Telekom has reportedly told its call center representatives to entice customers to stay with the wireless provider for a mid-September launch of Apple's hotly anticipated "iPhone 6."

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Google's current stance on patents with Android would have prevented Google from ever having existed

05/25/2014, 11:05 pm

Just over 15 years ago, two Stanford University students set out to commercialize PageRank, a brilliant new search engine concept they'd developed to organize the Internet's vast array of information. However, the same intellectual property rights Google now opposes in regard to Android would have prevented Larry Page and Sergey Brin from ever having got their company off the ground back then.

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Rumor: Photos of supposed 'iPhone 6' backlight hit Web

05/23/2014, 06:05 pm

In what could be a sign that production of Apple's upcoming "iPhone 6" is well underway, photos of a supposedly leaked LED backlight for the handset's 4.7-inch LCD display hit the Web on Friday.

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Slab of metal that vaguely resembles 'iPhone 6' leaks spotted in Romania

05/22/2014, 02:05 pm

A metal brick fashioned into dimensions similar to those revealed in recent "leaked" specifications for Apple's so-called "iPhone 6," ostensibly used for molding cases to fit the next-generation handset, has turned up in the clutches of a Romanian accessory seller.

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China Mobile 4G adoption continues to be driven largely by Apple's iPhone

05/22/2014, 10:05 am

About half of all of the 2.8 million 4G subscribers on China Mobile's network are iPhone users, giving Apple a strong position as the world's largest wireless provider looks to expand its high-speed mobile presence.

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Hackers claim to have exploit for iCloud, use vulnerability to disable Activation Lock

05/21/2014, 06:05 pm

A group of hackers calling themselves "Team DoulCi" say that they have figured out a way to execute a man-in-the-middle attack that gives them the ability to intercept users' Apple ID credentials as well as unlock iOS devices that have been made unusable by Activation Lock.

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Led by Apple Inc. iPhone, smartphones now account for 87 percent of U.S. handsets

05/21/2014, 05:05 pm

New research by Counterpoint indicates that 87 percent of Americans upgraded to smartphones by the end of March, with Apple remaining the top vendor.

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Bounden delays iOS to Android port after finding many Google phones' gyroscopes don't work

05/21/2014, 01:05 pm

Game Oven, the developer of Bounden, a novel dancing app making use of iPhone's gyroscope, has delayed its planned Android port after finding that even top tier devices using Google's platform have defective, inconsistent and in some cases completely faked gyroscope hardware.

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One-third of US smartphone consumers plan to buy an iPhone in the next 3 months

05/21/2014, 08:05 am

Apple's current iPhone lineup is showing strong staying power, with more than a third of prospective U.S. smartphone customers saying they plan to buy either an iPhone 5s or an iPhone 5c in the next three months, despite the fact that new models are expected to launch around September.

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Apple wins broad injunction against Samsung in The Netherlands over bounce-back patent

05/20/2014, 05:05 pm

Samsung lost an appeal in the Netherlands over its infringement of Apple's bounce-back patent, resulting in a broad injunction against selling accused devices and all other infringing devices that Samsung has introduced or will introduce.

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IFTTT adds Fitbit channel, Kik messenger for Apple's iOS gains 'new people' section

05/20/2014, 03:05 pm

Popular web automation service If This, Then That now allows users to perform tasks based on data from a Fitbit activity tracker, while a new version of Kik messenger makes it easier to manage conversations and media content.

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Morgan Stanley predicts Apple will incorporate NFC into future iPhone for mobile payments

05/20/2014, 08:05 am

While prognosticators have given failed forecasts for years predicting Apple will add near-field communications technology to the iPhone for touch-less mobile payments, investment firm Morgan Stanley offered the same prediction on Tuesday, suggesting that NFC will be a key part of the company's so-called "iWallet."

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Verizon's new XLTE network doubles bandwidth for users of Apple's latest iPhones & iPads

05/19/2014, 02:05 pm

Verizon, America's largest wireless provider, announced on Monday the launch of its new XLTE network, an enhanced version of its 4G wireless data that offers double the previous speed available on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, as well as the LTE-compatible iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display.

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Rumor: Apple taps Innolux to fill orders for 4.7" 'iPhone 6' displays

05/19/2014, 09:05 am

Taiwanese LCD manufacturer Innolux has beaten out rivals Sharp and Samsung in the race to supply 4.7-inch displays for Apple's next-generation iPhone, a Monday report said.

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Japanese court rules Samsung abused FRAND patents against Apple

05/17/2014, 06:05 pm

Apple made legal progress in its battle with Samsung over patents in Japan this week when the Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung had indeed illegally abused its Standards Essential Patents to demand a sales ban and excessive royalties against the iPhone maker.

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