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Topic: iPhone

Apple, Samsung & carriers working together on 'e-SIM' standard for mobile data plans

07/16/2015, 12:07 pm

The two largest handset makers in the world --Apple and Samsung -- are said to be working with some of the largest carriers around the globe on a new, so-called "e-SIM" standard that would replace traditional SIM cards, and make it easier for customers to sign up for new data plans.

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Samsung & TSMC begin volume production of Apple's next-gen 'A9' CPU for 'iPhone 6s' - report

07/16/2015, 09:07 am

The two principal manufacturers of Apple processors, Samsung and TSMC, have each begun volume production of the next-generation "A9" CPU for use in the upcoming iPhones, according to a new report.

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Rumor: Samsung to launch Galaxy 'S6 Edge+,' Note 5 on August 12

07/14/2015, 10:07 am

In a move designed to preempt Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6s" event in September, Samsung will reportedly unveil its latest Galaxy Note phablet alongside a jumbo-sized Galaxy S6 Edge on August 12.

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Pixelmator for iOS gains Dynamic Touch, faster Repair tool & more

07/14/2015, 09:07 am

A new version of Pixelmator for iOS, released on Tuesday, makes a number of improvements to the app, most significantly introducing Dynamic Touch and a much faster Repair tool.

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Apple's iPhone reaps dominant 92% of handset industry's profits

07/13/2015, 10:07 am

Though the iPhone is just 20 percent of the overall smartphone market, Apple's handset accounted for a colossal 92 percent of the industry's operating income during the March quarter, according to new research.

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GameBench shows iPhone 6 beats Galaxy S6 in game performance & better looking graphics

07/11/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from last fall beat this year's top Android flagship phones in a series of raw performance benchmarks. However, despite often having a pixel resolution advantage, Android phones also typically deliver worse looking graphics on top of being slower, as revealed by GameBench.

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MLB partners with MasterCard to accept Apple Pay during All-Star Game, fan events

07/10/2015, 11:07 am

People attending Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Cincinnati will be able to use Apple Pay to buy food and other goods, both during the game and at facilities set up for All-Star Week and the All-Star FanFest, which begins on Friday, according to an official announcement.

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Samsung said to debut Galaxy Note 5 in mid-August in race to beat 'iPhone 6s' publicity

07/10/2015, 09:07 am

Samsung is planning to move up the announcement of its next-generation Galaxy Note phone to mid-August in an attempt to preempt the publicity of Apple's usual September iPhone refresh, a report said on Friday.

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Apple's new ad campaign says, 'If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone'

07/09/2015, 09:07 pm

Apple on Thursday released the first two installments of a new iPhone campaign that pleads to the brain rather than the heart, while vaguely alluding to the inferiority of competing products.

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Apple adds five new videos to 'Shot on iPhone 6' World Gallery

07/09/2015, 05:07 pm

In an update to its promotional "Shot on iPhone 6" webpage on Thursday, Apple added five new snippets captured by iPhone 6 users from around the world, including the campaign's first underwater footage.

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T-Mobile US launches free roaming, 4G data for travelers to Canada and Mexico

07/09/2015, 03:07 pm

T-Mobile U.S. on Thursday announced that, thanks to new deals with regional carriers, Simple Choice plan subscribers will soon have access to free voice, text, and LTE data roaming while visiting Canada or Mexico.

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Facebook launches News Feed prioritization first via its iOS app

07/09/2015, 11:07 am

Facebook on Thursday began deploying a new feature first through its iOS app, making it easier for users of the social network to decide which posts are and are not presented by the social network's News Feed.

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Apple orders up 90 million 'iPhone 6s' units with Force Touch for 2015 - report

07/08/2015, 11:07 am

Apple reportedly has big ambitions for its next-generation iPhones, having tasked its manufacturing partners with assembling between 85 million and 90 million handsets --complete with Force Touch --to carry it through launch and the holiday shopping season.

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Apple's iPhone 6 maintains almost 50% share of US smartphone market, Canaccord research finds

07/08/2015, 11:07 am

During the June quarter the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus kept the iPhone the top-selling smartphone brand at all four major U.S. carriers, with a sell-through share of almost 50 percent, according to survey data published on Wednesday.

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Apple Pay comes to 23 more US banks, sees early signs of UK support

07/07/2015, 03:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday added 23 more companies to the list of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay, simultaneously gearing up for the launch of the mobile payment service in the United Kingdom.

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Apple touts 'tested to the limit' iPhone & iPad cases in new online store campaign

07/07/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its virtual retail outlet with a new section that describes the company's approach to testing and approving the third-party cases it stocks for the iPhone and iPad.

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Withings' iPhone-compatible Activite, Activite Pop watches get automatic swim detection

07/07/2015, 01:07 pm

Withings on Tuesday announced the addition of automatic swim tracking to its iPhone-compatible Activite and Activite Pop smartwatches via a firmware update, with plans to further expand the feature in "coming months."

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Purported 'iPhone 6s' schematics back claims of 0.2mm thicker design for Force Touch

07/06/2015, 11:07 am

An alleged schematic for Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s" may support claims that the device will be marginally thicker than its predecessor, presumably owing to design additions such as Force Touch.

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Custom iPhone 6 paint job hints at what a rose gold Apple 'iPhone 6s' could look like

07/03/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple is rumored to offer its next-generation iPhone in a new rose gold color option, which has led to forgeries in the Far East attempting to imagine what the color might look like on a so-called "iPhone 6s."

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Apple's 'iPhone 6s' again said to be in production as parts leaks continue

07/03/2015, 10:07 am

Late-week reports from the Asian supply chain continue to suggest that Apple's next-generation iPhone has begun to roll off of assembly lines, with some indications that the forthcoming device will sport a nearly identical outward appearance with slightly tweaked internals.

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