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Topic: iPhone

Apple bans use of two hazardous chemicals in iPhone production

08/13/2014, 08:08 pm

Following pressure from activist groups, Apple on Wednesday announced the ban of two potentially hazardous chemicals -- n-hexane and benzene -- from being used in overseas factories during the final stages of iPhone production.

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Samsung puts 'wall hugger' ads on airport power outlets, takes Apple mockery to next level

08/13/2014, 08:08 pm

As part of its ongoing Apple-bashing campaign, Samsung recently took their "wall hugger" message to major airports, cleverly buying ad space around power outlets where iPhone users apparently congregate.

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NomadPlus battery attachment for Apple wall plug will completely recharge an iPhone 5s

08/13/2014, 01:08 pm

The newly announced NomadPlus battery accessory serves as a plug for Apple's official 5-volt wall charger that packs in a full 1,800mAh battery, which can completely recharge an iPhone 5s on the go.

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Thailand government official claims Apple has received approval to sell 'iPhone 6'

08/13/2014, 11:08 am

Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has approved two new Apple handsets -- said to be variants of the so-called "iPhone 6" -- for sale in the country, the regulator's secretary general revealed on Wendesday, suggesting that Thailand could join the list of launch countries for the next-generation devices.

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Sports arenas marketing with Apple's iBeacon hope to offer relevant info without 'spamming' fans

08/13/2014, 10:08 am

Promoting products to iPhone users using Apple's wireless location-based iBeacon technology is a fine line, as professional sports teams try to provide helpful information to fans to sell more goods without pestering and annoying them.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' at final stage before mass production, on track for Sept. 9 debut

08/13/2014, 08:08 am

With Apple expected to be planning a Sept. 9 event to showcase its next-generation iPhone, a new report claims that the so-called "iPhone 6" has entered the "product validation test" stage, which is the final step before mass production.

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One year after Apple's A7, Nvidia announces first 64-bit ARM CPU for Android

08/12/2014, 09:08 am

Chipmaker Nvidia on Tuesday detailed the new "Denver" variant of its Tegra K1 mobile processor, a high-performance in-order design that represents the first foray into 64-bit processing for Android devices --nearly a full year after Apple shocked the mobile world with its own 64-bit A7 processor.

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Latest purported leak shows scuffed-up 'iPhone 6' rear panel

08/12/2014, 07:08 am

While it may be a little worse for wear, a part alleged to be a full back panel for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6" appeared online Tuesday, offering a closer look at what could be the final design for the hotly anticipated product.

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California Senate passes cellphone 'kill switch' bill, awaits governor's approval

08/11/2014, 09:08 pm

The California state Senate on Monday passed a bill crafted to protect against smartphone theft by requiring manufacturers turn on a "kill switch" when a device is first activated, something Apple currently employs in iOS as an opt-in feature.

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Purported assembled 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' display shown off in new photos

08/10/2014, 08:08 pm

A set of photos out of the Far East on Sunday reportedly give an up-close view of an assembled 4.7-inch display bound for Apple's "iPhone 6," complete with cover glass, mounting structures and flex cables.

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FCC chairman slams Verizon's 'all the kids do it' defense to data throttling

08/08/2014, 10:08 pm

During a news conference on Friday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler responded to Verizon's claims that its planned data throttling program is a "widely accepted" practice, saying that an "all the kids do it" argument is not justifiable.

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New report elaborates on 'iPhone 6' rumors of A8 SoC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC, no sapphire display

08/06/2014, 06:08 pm

A report on Wednesday corroborates earlier rumors that Apple's next-gen iPhone lineup will feature a faster processor and advanced communications package, but will not include a much-hyped sapphire screen.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 6' to feature 2100mAh battery, 46% increase from iPhone 5s

08/06/2014, 11:08 am

In addition to an expected bigger 4.7-inch display, Apple's next iPhone may also pack in a much larger battery, representing a 45 percent increase in capacity from the company's current flagship iPhone 5s.

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Sprint reportedly drops takeover bid for T-Mobile, to replace CEO Dan Hesse [ux2]

08/05/2014, 07:08 pm

After months of speculation and rumor, a report on Tuesday claims Sprint is no longer considering a takeover of T-Mobile, a merger that would have created a viable competitor to dominant U.S. cellular providers Verizon and AT&T.

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Apple to hold 'iPhone 6' media event on Sept. 9 - report

08/05/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple is reportedly set to hold a "big media event" on Tuesday, Sept. 9, where it's expected the company will reveal its next-generation iPhone, rumored to come in two larger screen sizes and an all-new form factor.

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Apple Stores begin on-site iPhone 5s screen replacements

08/04/2014, 10:08 pm

As of Monday, Apple Stores are conducting on-site iPhone 5s screen replacements, allowing customers to have their damaged displays assessed and repaired in as little as one hour.

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Verizon responds to FCC concerns over data throttling, calls method 'measured and fair'

08/04/2014, 09:08 pm

In response to U.S. Federal Communications Commission chief Tom Wheeler's concerns over Verizon's plan to throttle LTE data speeds for high-use customers, the nation's No. 1 carrier called the practice fair and said it is not alone in using such tactics.

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U.S. government may ban in-flight cellphone calls, airlines voice disapproval

08/04/2014, 07:08 pm

The U.S. Department of Transportation is reportedly inching closer to signing off on new rules that would restrict the use of cellphones on planes, but carriers say the judgment should be up to them.

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Apple's iPhone still driving force behind NA mobile Web traffic, Samsung share on the rise

08/04/2014, 04:08 pm

According to the latest statistics from ad network Chitika, Apple's iPhone was responsible for driving over half of all North American smartphone Web traffic in July, but rival manufacturer Samsung showed the most growth during the same period.

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Analyst: Apple could equip 5.5" 'iPhone 6' with more powerful processor than 4.7" model

08/04/2014, 08:08 am

As the supposed September unveiling of Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup draws nearer, at least one Wall Street analyst believes that the component makeup of the rumored 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" variants will diverge when it comes to their application processors and touch modules.

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