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Topic: iPhone

Pebble's iOS-compatible Steel smart watch hits Best Buy with leather band-only bundle

06/11/2014, 04:06 pm

Pebble's high-end Steel smart watch is now available at Best Buy's online shop, and will hit the retail chain's brick-and-mortar locations this Sunday, both at a price of $229.99 with a leather band.

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MAC address randomization joins Apple's heap of iOS 8 privacy improvements

06/09/2014, 02:06 pm

With consumers growing more conscious about protecting their privacy, Apple has begun tackle the issue head on with numerous enhancements to its next-generation mobile operating system including a new feature that makes it more difficult to track and identify individual iOS devices.

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Latest leak purports to show closer look at back panel of Apple's 'iPhone 6'

06/08/2014, 05:06 pm

The latest pictures claiming to show the back panel of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6" are consistent with previous parts, showing a redesigned metal frame with space for a lock button on the upper right side.

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Lightning headphones could allow Apple to make slimmer iPhones by ditching 3.5mm headphone jack

06/06/2014, 11:06 am

A new program designed to allow third-party manufacturers to build headphones that would connect to an iOS device via the Lightning port, rather than the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, could mean that the latter's days in Apple's supply chain are numbered.

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Apple acquitted in Mexican 'iFone' lawsuit, but local telecoms to be fined

06/05/2014, 07:06 pm

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) on Thursday announced it has absolved Apple of wrongdoing in a trademark lawsuit surrounding the iPhone's infringement of a local telecommunications company marketing the phonetically identical "iFone" brand.

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PayPal reportedly working to integrate Touch ID into iOS apps

06/05/2014, 05:06 pm

Just days after Apple announced the opening of Touch ID APIs to third-party developers with iOS 8, mobile and digital payment services giant PayPal is already said to be working on implementing the feature into its apps.

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Pebble smart watch update adds iBeacon support, iPhone volume control, menu reordering

06/05/2014, 09:06 am

Popular smart watch Pebble received an update this week adding iBeacon support, iPhone music volume controls, and the ability to reorganize the system's Launcher Menu.

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Apple's latest iPhone 5s ad focuses on fitness

06/04/2014, 09:06 pm

During the first game of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, Apple released an iPhone 5s ad focusing on the handset's ability to link with activity trackers and fitness apps to become an all-in-one digital trainer.

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Amazon expected to announce 3D sensing smartphone at June 18 event

06/04/2014, 04:06 pm

Amazon on Wednesday announced it will be holding a special media event on June 18 for an as-yet-unannounced product that many expect will be the Internet retailer's first foray into the smartphone business.

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Razer unveils slide-out iPhone gamepad as Apple plans iOS 8 controller forwarding support for iPad, Mac

06/04/2014, 08:06 am

Accessory maker Razer is the latest to release an Apple-sanctioned Made for iPhone controller, but its new accessory boasts a unique and thin slide-out design. And gamepads like Razer's new Junglecat will become even more powerful with iOS 8, gaining the ability to remotely control titles on iPad and Mac.

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Apple's iPhone retains U.S. smartphone marketshare lead as Samsung gains ground

06/03/2014, 05:06 pm

In the three months ending in April, Apple's iPhone remains the top smartphone in the U.S. with over 41 percent marketshare, but subscribership contracted slightly as rival Samsung's grew over the same period.

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Apple's Tim Cook uses WWDC stage to lob grenades at Android, sets up China showdown with Google

06/03/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook poured lighter fluid on the already-heated rivalry between Apple and Google during his keynote presentation at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, calling out a recent mass defection of Chinese Android users to iOS and signaling the start of a new Asian offensive.

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Review: Tickr Run iPhone-connected heart rate monitor from Wahoo

06/01/2014, 11:06 am

Wahoo's latest chest-worn fitness tracking device, the Tickr Run, goes beyond measuring heart rate to track an athlete's pace, distance, and even running smoothness. It's a product that iPhone-carrying exercisers should consider, but unfortunately only if they avoid the treadmill or stationary bike.

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Gazelle paying an additional $20 cash bonus on all iPhone 4, iPhone 4S trade-ins thru June 6th

05/30/2014, 02:05 pm

In an effort to increase its supply of certain iPhone models during the month of June, electronics buy-back service Gazelle is offering to pay an additional $20 on all working iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s trade-ins for the next 7 days.

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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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