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Topic: iPhone

Apple's iOS nabbed 76% of small & medium business device activations in 2013, study says

12/12/2013, 07:12 pm

According to SMB email management company Intermedia, some 190,000 iPhones and iPads were activated on its network in the first ten months of 2013, grossly outpacing No. 2 Samsung's 29,000 activations.

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iPhone dominance in user engagement, developer payouts trumps unimportant market share stats - analyst

12/12/2013, 02:12 pm

Apple's share of the mobile phone market is growing, but it still remains below 10 percent, even as Apple and its development community rake in profits from an actively engaged user base. That led analyst Charlie Wolf on Thursday to raise the question: Does market share matter?

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Former head of Google patent strategy appointed to run U.S. patent agency

12/12/2013, 01:12 am

Michelle Lee, who until July was running Google the firm's patent strategy, has been named the deputy director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and will run the agency until a new director is appointed.

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China Mobile Beijing webpage hints at imminent iPhone preorders

12/11/2013, 11:12 pm

A page advertising reservations for China Mobile Beijing's 4G LTE service now features Apple's iPhone 5s, as well as a bejeweled golden apple, hinting that preorders for the popular device may be in the offing.

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Walmart to cut $72 off iPhone 5c and 5s pricing in holiday sale

12/11/2013, 07:12 pm

In a two-week holiday sale that starts this Friday, Walmart will be offering a substantial $72 discount on Apple's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s when purchased with a two-year wireless agreement.

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Apple iPhone 5s, 5c drive sales leap from 6th to 3rd place in China during October

12/11/2013, 04:12 pm

A monthly report tracking the market share of top smartphone vendors in China indicates a massive surge for Apple occurring at the launch of new iPhone 5s and 5c models.

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AT&T CEO says smartphone subsidies must end as T-Mobile sweetens iPhone deal

12/11/2013, 06:12 am

During an investor conference on Tuesday, AT&T chief Randall Stephenson said wireless carriers need to push toward an ecosystem devoid of subsidies for high-end smartphones, a tack to which T-Mobile is already committed, as evidenced by a no money down iPhone offer for the holidays.

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Galaxy Note 3 phablet accounts for just 1/10 of Samsung's 2013 premium phone sales

12/10/2013, 05:12 pm

Samsung has always been cagy about releasing data on the devices it sells, but it just provided a new clue that indicates "phablet" models are not nearly as popular as is commonly believed, again explaining why Apple hasn't been in a rush to sell a big screen iPhone.

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Fiverr lets users buy & sell services anywhere with new iPhone app

12/10/2013, 10:12 am

Popular user-to-user service marketplace Fiverr made their first move from the desktop to mobile devices on Tuesday with the launch of their new iPhone app, allowing customers to order gigs on the go.

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iPhone 5s now shipping from Apple's online store within 24 hours

12/10/2013, 08:12 am

Apple's online store was updated on Tuesday to reflect 24-hour shipping times for all capacities and colors for carrier-locked versions of the iPhone 5s in the U.S., though customers looking to buy an unlocked and unsubsidized handset must still wait a few days.

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Apple's iPhone 5s, 5c available on Straight Talk & NET10 starting Friday

12/09/2013, 12:12 pm

Nationwide contract-free wireless carriers Straight Talk Wireless and NET10 Wireless will begin offering Apple's flagship iPhone 5s and mid-range iPhone 5c at Walmart stores on Dec. 13.

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Apple catches up with iPhone 5s demand, achieves full availability at its stores

12/09/2013, 08:12 am

Apple appears to have completely caught up with consumer demand for its flagship iPhone 5s, with a new survey of the company's retail stores finding all models completely in stock at all locations.

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iPhone preorders through China Mobile to begin this week - report

12/09/2013, 08:12 am

China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in the world, will begin accepting preorders for Apple's iPhone this Thursday ahead of a formal launch later this month, according to a new report.

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China Mobile denies iPhone deal, insists talks ongoing

12/06/2013, 04:12 pm

China Mobile denies inking a deal with Apple, throwing cold water on reports claiming the two companies finally reached a partnership agreement that would see the iPhone offered to carrier's 740 million subscribers.

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Razer iPhone game controller leaks, Ryan Seacrest creates an iPhone keyboard

12/06/2013, 12:12 pm

A pair of forthcoming iPhone accessories have been revealed, as purported images of a new Made for iPhone game controller --this time from major gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer --have hit the internet, while Typo, a new iPhone keyboard case, has emerged with a unique backer: entertainer Ryan Seacrest.

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Apple improves iPhone 5s ship times to 1-3 days for all models

12/06/2013, 02:12 am

In a sign that Apple's supply chain is finally catching up with demand, the company on Thursday updated its online storefront to reflect a change in iPhone 5s ship times, with all models save for the SIM-free version available to go out in one to three days.

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Apple still dominates US smartphone market, Samsung inches up

12/05/2013, 05:12 pm

In its monthly smartphone survey for the three months ending in October, comScore found Apple adding to its dominant U.S. smartphone market lead with over 40 percent of all subscribers, while Samsung surpassed the 25 percent mark.

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Justin Bieber wanted $200k to represent BlackBerry, advertises iPhone for free

12/05/2013, 04:12 pm

A retrospective on the "Rise and Fall of Blackberry," which portrayed the company's product alongside other historical artifacts (including the magazine itself), outlines a number of mistakes the company made including the dismissal of a "brand ambassador" offer made by teen idol Justin Bieber.

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Kickstarter projects let you charge your iPhone with fire, snap pics in the dark with better flash

12/05/2013, 02:12 pm

A pair of interesting new Kickstarter projects may allow for more versatile uses of Apple's iPhone, with a product for campers that provides electricity-generating campsite cookery, and a strap-on iPhone ring flash to improve low-light photos and video recordings.

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China Mobile iPhone deal not likely included in Apple's guidance to investors

12/05/2013, 12:12 pm

Apple's realistic -- and historically conservative -- guidance provided to investors likely does not include projected revenue from the company's anticipated impending launch of the iPhone on China Mobile, suggesting to one analyst that shares of AAPL have great upside potential.

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