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Topic: iPhone

Apple retains US smartphone lead as LG reports surprising positive growth, study says

11/06/2015, 10:11 pm

Apple's iPhone was again the top smartphone in the U.S. market for the third quarter of 2015, according to analytics firm comScore, but Korean company LG was the only manufacturer to enjoy sequential gains.


Instagram testing next-gen ads leveraging Apple's 3D Touch, Apple Pay [u]

11/06/2015, 01:11 pm

Facebook-owned Instagram is reportedly testing ads that exploit two of Apple's most recent technologies, 3D Touch and Apple Pay, as part of a broader effort to reap more cash from the photo-sharing service. [Updated with Instagram denial]


Rumor claims Apple ordering Synaptics LCD parts amid delays in ditching iPhone's home button

11/05/2015, 03:11 pm

For its 2016 iPhone models, Apple is reportedly placing LCD driver orders with Synpatics because of delays with in-house work on merging touch and display components.


Facebook iPhone app gets 'Music Stories' tied to Apple Music, iTunes & Spotify

11/05/2015, 01:11 pm

Facebook on Thursday inaugurated "Music Stories," a new kind of post format allowing people to listen to previews of songs or albums from various music services without having to switch apps.


Flickr, Mobile Mouse are latest apps to add support for iPhone 6s 3D Touch

11/05/2015, 12:11 pm

Third-party apps continue to adds support for Apple's 3D Touch input on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, including updates that launched on Thursday for popular apps Flickr and Mobile Mouse Remote.


Walgreens Balance Rewards card gains Apple Pay compatibility

11/05/2015, 09:11 am

Members of the Walgreens loyalty program can now use their Balance Rewards card with Apple Pay, enabling tap-to-pay capabilities on both iPhone and Apple Watch.


Apple considering earlier-than-usual launch for 'iPhone 7' in 2016, source says

11/04/2015, 04:11 pm

Though Apple has used the month of September to introduce new iPhones for four straight years, that could change in 2016 with an earlier than expected debut for the "iPhone 7," a source has told AppleInsider.


Microsoft opens sign-ups for testing Cortana assistant app on iOS

11/04/2015, 11:11 am

Microsoft is now accepting public beta sign-ups for the iOS version of Cortana, which will bring a limited amount of the Windows assistant's features to iPhones.


Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' expected to pack 3GB of RAM into 'A10' CPU in late 2016

11/03/2015, 10:11 pm

Apple's next-generation plus-sized iPhone model will feature even more RAM, reaching 3 gigabytes in total embedded into a next-generation "A10" processor, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Apple to launch new metal 4-inch iPhone with A9 CPU in 2016, insider says

11/03/2015, 10:11 pm

Next year could mark Apple's return to the popular 4-inch iPhone form factor, as one well-connected insider believes the company is preparing to mass produce an iPhone 5s upgrade boasting a powerful A9 system-on-chip, metal casing and next-generation software.


Google finds serious flaws in Android code Samsung added to Galaxy S6 Edge

11/03/2015, 05:11 pm

Google's bug hunt to identify software flaws in Android has revealed 11 exploitable flaws in Samsung's software included on its high end Galaxy S6 Edge flagship, including "a substantial number of high-severity issues," within just a week of looking.


Apple Pay gains 54 more US card issuers ahead of Canadian, Australian launches

11/03/2015, 10:11 am

Apple on Tuesday added 54 more banks and credit unions to the list of U.S. Apple Pay issuers, putting the total over 650 as the company prepares to expand to Canada and Australia.


Apple's iPhone 6s, 6s Plus win Anandtech's "Editors Choice Gold" award

11/02/2015, 07:11 pm

Anandtech has awarded Apple's new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus the site's "Editors' Choice Gold" ranking, the first iPhone to ever rank that highly and only the second phones to receive it since the site began in 1997.


T-Mobile gives away free 4G LTE CellSpot to Simple Choice subscribers

11/02/2015, 01:11 pm

T-Mobile USA on Monday announced a new peripheral for its subscribers, the 4G LTE CellSpot, which can provide a cellular signal in spaces with otherwise difficult access to the carrier's network.


Facebook forces some workers to switch from iPhone to Android to reflect majority of users & new markets

11/02/2015, 11:11 am

Facebook's chief product officer is reportedly requiring a number of team members to switch from iPhones to Android phones so they can experience how most people interact with the social network.


T-Mobile, Sprint poised to pick up subscribers from Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program

11/02/2015, 10:11 am

Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program appears to be leading U.S. phone buyers away from AT&T and Verizon toward carriers with cheaper fees such as T-Mobile and Sprint, a report said on Monday.


Samsung Mobile smartphone profits decline; unit sales to shrink for 2015

10/29/2015, 12:10 am

Samsung Electronics' IT & Mobile unit reported shipment growth in phones but noted that its "profitability declined" due to the fire sale pricing incurred to boost sales of its disappointing Galaxy S6, along with a lower handset Average Selling Price "due to increased sales of mid- to low-end products."


Walgreens to add Apple Pay support for Balance Rewards cards, reports say

10/28/2015, 05:10 pm

U.S. pharmacy chain Walgreens is on the verge of introducing Apple Pay support for its Balance Rewards card, anecdotes from a number of users hinted on Wednesday.


Skype, Snapchat, other iOS apps add 3D Touch commands, Apple blocks weight scale app

10/28/2015, 04:10 pm

A number of iOS apps have been updated with new 3D Touch commands for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including mainstays like Skype and Snapchat. Meanwhile, Apple has reportedly rejected an app called Gravity that attempted to use 3D Touch as a weight scale mechanism.


iPhone Upgrade Program could eventually open up beyond Apple Stores, Tim Cook says

10/28/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple would eventually like to expand its new iPhone Upgrade Program so that shoppers can sign up for it without having to come into an Apple Store, Chief Executive Tim Cook said this week.