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Topic: iPhone

Marissa Mayer wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo! as default iOS search engine

04/16/2014, 06:04 pm

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly working on a plan to convince Apple to change the default iOS search engine from Google to a new Yahoo solution, which could deal a significant blow to Google's ad income.

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Apple launches smaller-capacity 8GB iPhone 5c in Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, more

04/16/2014, 08:04 am

Apple has continued to slowly expand availability of its new entry-level 8-gigabyte iPhone 5c model, with the handset debuting in a number of additional countries this week, including Italy and Sweden.

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Case purportedly for Apple's 'iPhone 6' supports claims of power button on upper right side

04/16/2014, 08:04 am

As they have done in years past, case makers are once again betting on unconfirmed designs rumored for Apple's next iPhone, with one manufacturer betting this year's model will sport a larger display and a sleep/wake button moved to the upper right side.

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Samsung email targeted Steve Jobs' death as "our best opportunity to attack iPhone"

04/16/2014, 03:04 am

Samsung executives discussed Steve Jobs' passing as "unfortunately" having an "unintended benefit for Apple," and at the same time, "our best opportunity to attack iPhone," in internal memos marked "highly confidential," presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial.

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Apple joins tech heavyweights, wireless carriers in smartphone anti-theft initiative

04/15/2014, 06:04 pm

A group of smartphone industry giants, including Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, signed on to a voluntary program spearheaded by the U.S. wireless industry that looks to incorporate anti-theft technology into handsets by July 2015.

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Samsung braced for "iPhone 5 Tsunami," targeted an "attack" on Apple's customer base

04/15/2014, 06:04 pm

New confidential internal memos presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial detail a "counter tsunami plan" Samsung hoped to set up in response to Apple's iPhone 5 launch, in order to distract from its own Galaxy product vulnerabilities it described as "plastic feeling" with "lack of key feature."

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Metal iPhone 6 mockups make appearance at Hong Kong electronics show

04/15/2014, 05:04 pm

Adding to a slew of iPhone 6 related "leaks," a case maker at the 2014 Hong Kong Electronics Fair on Tuesday showed off a tooled metal mockup purportedly representative of Apple's next-generation iPhone 6.

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Amazon's iPhone competitor purportedly revealed in photos with 6 cameras, 3D UI

04/15/2014, 12:04 pm

A series of snapshots hit the web Tuesday showing what is alleged to be a prototype of Amazon's upcoming first-party smartphone, with a 4.7-inch display and 6 cameras that are said to power a unique three-dimensional user interface.

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Closer look at alleged 'iPhone 6' front panel suggests 5.1" screen with 16:9 ratio

04/15/2014, 11:04 am

Whether it's legitimate or not, a newly revealed front panel claimed to be for Apple's next-generation iPhone appears to show a part for a 5.1-inch display with a screen ratio of 16 to 9.

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Rumor: First photo of supposed 'iPhone 6' front panel surfaces

04/15/2014, 04:04 am

A single photo of what appears to be a larger than normal iPhone front panel assembly showed up on Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo on Tuesday, offering what could be the first look at Apple's next-generation handset.

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Sony updates QX10/QX100 wireless camera lens with 'Half-Press' focus, high-res videos

04/14/2014, 07:04 pm

Sony on Monday pushed out a firmware update for its iOS-compatible DSC-QX10/QX100 "lens-style" cameras, adding a half-press to focus function to the device's on-board shutter release, higher resolution MP4 video recording and other minor enhancements.

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Microsoft taps into Apple's Passbook, adds support in Windows Phone 8.1 [u]

04/14/2014, 03:04 pm

With Apple's Passbook quickly becoming the de facto way for developers to create digital tickets, store cards and passes, Microsoft capitalized on ways to strip the data from .pkpass files and recompile them on handsets running Windows Phone 8.1.

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Custom iPhone baseband chips seen as too 'herculean' a task for Apple to tackle in-house

04/14/2014, 02:04 pm

With recent rumors and hires suggesting Apple may be planning to build its own custom baseband chips for future iPhones, moving away from off-the-shelf silicon from companies like Qualcomm, one analyst thinks it's a highly unlikely route for Apple to take given the time it would have to invest.

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New photograph of purported 'iPhone 6' tooling suggests device with 4.7" display

04/14/2014, 10:04 am

Just days after pictures surfaced of what were said to be molds for Apple's next-generation iPhone, a new photograph has emerged that gives a clearer indication of the parts' scale and sheds light on the possible physical dimensions of the new handset.

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Apple reportedly probing carriers about potential $100 premium for next-gen iPhone

04/14/2014, 09:04 am

Apple has apparently shown interest in raising the price of its next generation of iPhone models by $100, and has sought approval from carriers to do so, according to one Wall Street analyst.

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Android docs reveal before iPhone, Google's plan was a Java button phone

04/14/2014, 03:04 am

Before and after versions of Google's internal "software functional requirements" documents released in the Apple vs Samsung trial this week show that prior to Apple's 2007 iPhone debut, Google's vision for Android was a simple button phone running Sun's Java.

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Florian Mueller backs Samsung legal strategy of trivializing Apple's technology

04/13/2014, 09:04 pm

A prominent patent law blogger has again raised the argument that Apple's patented features have very little value, while stopping short of saying that Samsung should just stop using the infringing technology.

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Rumor: Photos of iPhone 6 manufacturing molds, schematics leak online

04/13/2014, 06:04 pm

A set of photos published to the Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo on Sunday allegedly show detailed schematics, CAD renderings and physical manufacturing molds for Apple's next-generation iPhone.

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WSJ: Amazon to announce smartphone with 3D eye and gesture tracking in June

04/11/2014, 05:04 pm

Adding to previous reports of an Amazon-built smartphone, The Wall Street Journal on Friday said the Internet retail giant will announce its entry into the handset market in June.

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Beleaguered BlackBerry forced to dispel rumors about potential exit from handset business

04/10/2014, 12:04 pm

Though BlackBerry was once a market leader, times have become so tough for the Canadian smartphone maker that the company's CEO was prompted on Thursday to publicly refute rumors that his company might exit the handset business entirely.

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