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Topic: iPhone

Samsung's Galaxy S6, S6 Edge receive tepid interest in native South Korea

04/22/2015, 12:04 pm

While most industry watchers predict strong sales for Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, South Korean consumers do not appear smitten with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, bringing home just 20,000 handsets per day since their release.

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Apple 'unlikely' to launch new 4-inch iPhone model this year, insider says

04/22/2015, 11:04 am

Sales of the 4-inch iPhone 5s remain strong, suggesting to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple likely won't debut a new handset in that size this year, leaving an upgraded model with Apple Pay support potentially on hold until 2016.

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Apple updates several optional iOS apps, adds Watch remote support to Keynote

04/21/2015, 05:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated several of its official iOS apps -- including the iWork suite -- with minor improvements, but most significantly added Apple Watch support to Keynote, allowing remote control of presentations.

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ARM earnings grow 22 percent on royalties from newer smartphones like iPhone 6

04/21/2015, 04:04 pm

Revenue at British chip designer ARM Holdings rose 22 percent to 227.5 million pounds ($339 million) in the first quarter, largely on the back of 64-bit smartphones such as the iPhone 6 and the newly-shipped Samsung Galaxy S6, a report noted on Tuesday.

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Google to discontinue YouTube support on older iOS devices, Apple TVs

04/20/2015, 05:04 pm

The YouTube app will no longer function on many older iOS devices and Apple TVs after today, a consequence of the YouTube Data API being updated to support newer features, according to an official Google document.

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American broadcasters turn up the volume on misguided campaign to enable FM tuners in smartphones

04/20/2015, 02:04 pm

Millions of consumers have switched off their radios in favor of music and commentary streamed over the internet, a trend that many in the terrestrial broadcast industry allege has been bolstered by device makers and wireless carriers who have conspired to disable built-in radio receivers in a bid to sell more expensive data packages.

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Manhattan district attorney grabs attention saying iPhone will become 'device of choice' for terrorists

04/20/2015, 01:04 pm

In a weekend conversation on radio station WNYM/970 AM, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called the iPhone "the terrorists' communication device of choice," owing to the default disk encryption present in iOS 8.

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Roommates stab each other with beer bottles in iPhone vs. Android dispute

04/17/2015, 06:04 pm

Two men in Tulsa, Okla. were hospitalized on Friday after stabbing each other in a fight over the superiority of iPhones versus Android devices, according to a local ABC TV affiliate.

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Chrome for iOS adds Today widget, Halo comes to iPhone and iPad for first time

04/16/2015, 06:04 pm

Google today updated its Chrome for iOS Web browser with features such as an iOS 8 Notification Center widget and support for app extensions, while Microsoft launched its first Halo game for iOS, called Spartan Strike.

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Chinese government officially suspends controversial banking technology rules

04/16/2015, 01:04 pm

The Chinese government on Thursday officially suspended rules on bank technology that have sparked the ire of the U.S. government and international businesses, and could have produced a barrier to the arrival of Apple Pay in the country.

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Apple makes 'last-minute decision' to use TSMC for 30% of 'A9' chip orders for next iPhone

04/15/2015, 09:04 pm

Facing poor yield rates from chipmaker GlobalFoundries, Apple has apparently made an eleventh-hour call as it solidifies its supply chain for the next-generation iPhone, opting to award nearly a third of "A9" chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

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Apple's iOS App Store widens revenue lead over Google Play in Q1 2015

04/15/2015, 06:04 pm

Apple strengthened its position over Google in mobile app market revenue during the first quarter of 2015, helped along by massive growth in China, a country that now downloads more apps than the U.S., according to a report by analytics firm App Annie issued on Tuesday.

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Tumblr, Wikipedia overhaul apps for iOS with new looks and features

04/15/2015, 02:04 pm

Tumblr and Wikipedia released major updates to their iOS apps on Wednesday, revising their look as well as adding a number of features that expand their use and streamline navigation.

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Future iPhones might automatically broadcast IM-style operating status data to contacts

04/14/2015, 04:04 am

iPhone owners may soon have an easier way to determine whether a friend is available to take a call, as a new Apple patent describes a system in which devices automatically send out IM-style system status information that can be viewed dynamically by other users.

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InstaMed brings first application of Apple Pay to healthcare industry

04/13/2015, 10:04 am

A payment service provider, InstaMed, on Monday announced it is integrating Apple Pay support, marking the first application of Apple's mobile payment platform in the healthcare industry.

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Mophie launches Space Pack battery cases for current-gen iPhones & iPads, Spacestation battery pack

04/09/2015, 06:04 pm

Mophie on Thursday launched Space Pack battery and storage cases for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and iPad mini, as well as a new Spacestation battery/storage pack, and a 2.0 update of its Space file manager for iOS.

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Android Wear support may soon arrive on Apple's iPhone

04/09/2015, 02:04 pm

Google is almost ready to bring support for Android Wear devices to the iPhone, but public availability will be dependent not only on Apple approval but whether Google decides to release it, a new report claims.

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Touch ID not working in App Store for some iOS 8.3 users

04/09/2015, 11:04 am

Apple's newly released iOS 8.3 update is preventing Touch ID from being used to make App Store purchases for some iPhone and iPad owners, according to complaints on Twitter and Apple's support forums.

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Advocacy groups ask FTC to investigate YouTube Kids app for targeting children with ads

04/07/2015, 06:04 pm

Consumer and child advocacy groups, such as the Center for Digital Democracy, today asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google's YouTube Kids app violates rules for children's programming.

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Sony to spend $376M on expanded camera sensor production for iPhone, other devices

04/07/2015, 04:04 pm

For the second time this year, Sony has announced plans to expand its capacity to produce CMOS camera sensor chips, particularly to deal with component orders for products like Apple's iPhone.

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