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Topic: iPhone

AT&T extends $50 credit for iPhone upgrades purchased through Apple Store

11/12/2014, 07:11 pm

AT&T is running an unadvertised promotion that gives a $50 bill credit to current subscribers purchasing a new iPhone from the Apple Store as an upgrade under the carrier's Next program.

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Office supply retailer Staples now accepting Apple Pay at 1400 US locations

11/12/2014, 02:11 pm

Staples on Wednesday began accepting Apple Pay with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at all of its retail stores in the U.S., joining the growing list or retailers accepting Apple's tap-to-pay checkout service.

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'Positive' talks underway for Apple Pay partnership with Alibaba's Alipay in China

11/11/2014, 09:11 am

After officials from both Apple and Alibaba publicly expressed interest in forging a possible mobile payment deal, Alibaba confirmed on Tuesday that it is currently in negotiations to bring Apple Pay to China.

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Pegatron reportedly eyed for iPhone 6 Plus production to help Apple meet demand

11/10/2014, 02:11 pm

Apple is said to be looking to expand its supply chain and possibly have partner Pegatron built iPhone 6 Plus units, as the company continues to struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for its latest smartphones.

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Apple begins stocking Nova iOS-connected Bluetooth camera flash in retail stores

11/10/2014, 11:11 am

Apple has expanded the selection of mobile photography accessories in its retail outlets with the Nova, a wireless, off-camera flash that can be used to enhance low-light shooting and synchronizes with iOS devices using Bluetooth technology.

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Rumor: Faulty flash memory in select iPhone 6 & 6 Plus units prompts Apple to make switch [u]

11/07/2014, 08:11 am

Apparent memory issues found in a select number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units are rumored to have prompted Apple to change to a different type of NAND flash technology when manufacturing new units moving forward [update: rumors were incorrect].

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Apple Pay dominates discussion at Money20/20 mobile payments industry conference

11/06/2014, 11:11 am

This week was the Money20/20 mobile payment conference in Las Vegas, Nev., and with over 7,000 people in attendance, the hottest topic at the show was the recent launch of Apple Pay and what it means for the industry.

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Rumor: Apple working on glasses-less 3D display for future iPhone

11/05/2014, 11:11 am

Apple is said to be exploring the incorporation of three-dimensional display technology that does not require special eyewear in its next-generation iPhone, according to a questionable report from Taiwan Wednesday, claiming the company is partnering with longtime supplier TPK to develop the feature.

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Google Wallet usage surges after much-hyped Apple Pay launch - report

11/05/2014, 09:11 am

The highly successful launch of Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has helped to grow the long-established Google Wallet service, as both rely on the same near-field communication technology for tap-to-pay functions.

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CurrentC exclusivity at MCX merchants to expire in 'months, not years'

11/04/2014, 02:11 pm

An exclusivity agreement that has caused some merchants involved in the MCX consortium --notably drug store chain CVS --to abruptly pull support for NFC-based payment systems, including Apple Pay and Google Wallet, is set to expire in "months," according to a new report.

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Apple continues to dominate with massive 86% share of handset industry profits

11/04/2014, 12:11 pm

A new analysis of third-quarter handset industry operating profits estimates that Apple accounted for a massive 86 percent share, blowing away the competition as rivals such as Samsung saw their profit levels dip.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics credits Apple's iPhone 6 for stoking retail surge

11/03/2014, 11:11 pm

Following an anemic 0.1 percent rise in August, Australia's Bureau of Statistics reported that retail turnover lept to 1.2 percent growth in September, crediting Apple's iPhone 6 launch for driving the unexpected growth.

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Verizon, AT&T pledge Voice Over LTE interoperability coming in 2015

11/03/2014, 02:11 pm

The two largest carriers in the U.S., Verizon and AT&T, both announced on Monday that they plan to allow Voice Over LTE connections between customers on the two competing networks starting in 2015.

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Navy Federal, USAA, U.S. Bank, others kick off second wave of Apple Pay rollouts [u]

11/03/2014, 01:11 pm

A number of new credit unions and banks have started to flip the switch giving customers access to Apple Pay, making Apple's new NFC-based mobile payment system available to millions of new consumers throughout the U.S.

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Starwood Hotels rolls out iPhone & Apple Watch-compatible Bluetooth room keys

11/03/2014, 10:11 am

Following a successful trial run in the U.S., Starwood Hotels will now allow guests at a number of the company's properties around the world to walk past the front desk during check-in and unlock their hotel room door using only their iPhone or forthcoming Apple Watch.

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Sam's Club to sell Apple's iPhone 6 from $99 on Nov. 15, report says

11/01/2014, 08:11 pm

As part of a one-day holiday sales event, big-box wholesaler Sam's Club will be selling Apple's latest iPhone 6 from $99 with two-year contract on Nov. 15, according to a supposedly leaked flyer.

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Review: UNU Aero Wireless Charging Battery Case for iPhone 5/5s

11/01/2014, 12:11 am

The UNU Aero Wireless Charging Battery Case and Mat for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 solves one of the chief concerns smartphone users have always battled: battery anxiety. UNU ingeniously combines a smartphone battery case with wireless charging technology, and there's a lot to like.

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Apple may face iPhone trademark battle in India as local firm asserts 'iFon' mark

10/31/2014, 07:10 pm

Apple is once again facing "iPhone" naming writes woes, this time in a challenge coming from Indian firm iVoice Enterprises, which claims the phonetic similarity between iPhone and its own "iFon" destroyed the project before it got off the ground.

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AT&T, Verizon to bump monthly mobile data allotments in ongoing price battle

10/31/2014, 05:10 pm

America's top two wireless carriers AT&T and Verizon on Friday announced value added changes to their respective mobile data plans, though Verizon is only offering extra data as a limited time promotion.

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Amazon exec blames lackluster Fire Phone sales on pricing, says project will continue

10/30/2014, 07:10 pm

An Amazon executive on Thursday said the Fire Phone's failure was a pricing issue and that the company plans to move forward with next-generation products, even after eating a $170 million charge largely associated with the device's poor market performance and supplier costs.

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