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Topic: iPhone

Google's Sundar Pichai targets the enterprise with Android L, featuring Samsung Knox

06/25/2014, 05:06 pm

Google's head of Android development Sundar Pichai made brief remarks at Google IO to address the enterprise, a market that so far has largely ignored Android while enthusiastically adopting Apple's iOS mobile platform. Notably, his solution involved a "contribution" of Knox security by Samsung, Android's largest licensee.

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Google looks to squeeze Apple in emerging markets with new Android One program

06/25/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple's aging iPhone 4s remains popular among consumers in emerging markets looking to move up from entry-level devices, a positioning that Google is preparing to challenge with a new series of Android handsets that combine stock Android software with low-cost hardware.

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Another report predicts Apple's 'iPhone 6' will see Sept. 19 launch

06/25/2014, 08:06 am

In what is likely just an educated guess, yet another rumor claims that Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone on Friday, Sept. 19, which would be about one year after the debut of the iPhone 5s.

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Apple's 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' to sport optical image stabilization, 4.7-inch version will not

06/24/2014, 07:06 pm

Due to supply constraints, Apple's rumored 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" handset is not expected to come with optical image stabilization (OIS) components, one analyst says, though yields may be high enough to include the part in a larger 5.5-inch variant.

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Apple could sway 35% of Android & Windows Phone buyers with bigger iPhone, survey finds

06/24/2014, 01:06 pm

Already on track to capture nearly half of the smartphone market in 2014, Apple could dramatically expand the iPhone's customer base at Android's expense by adding a new model with a larger display, according to a survey released Tuesday by the investment arm of the Royal Bank of Canada.

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Google "dismantled" Android hardware initiatives after buying Nest, claims disputed report

06/24/2014, 04:06 am

A report seeking to profile both Google's Sundar Pichai (who replaced Andy Rubin as head of Android) and Nest founder Tony Fadell claims that Pichai appointed Fadell to run Google's hardware. Fadell retorted that the story "is 100% wrong," but neither he nor Google have refuted any of the more titillating details about Pichai or the search giant presented in the article.

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Apple suppliers to start production two larger 'iPhone 6' models in July, both may see Sept. launch

06/23/2014, 09:06 pm

Following rumors of a massive Foxconn hiring spree, Bloomberg on Monday reported Apple's suppliers are slated to start production of two larger screen iPhones next month ahead of a possible concurrent September release.

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Samsung & Quinn Emmanuel ordered to pay Apple, Nokia over $2M for leaking secrets

06/23/2014, 08:06 pm

Samsung and itsQuinn Emmanuel attorneys have been ordered to pay over $2 million in legal fees to Apple and Nokia related to the leaking of their confidential patent licensing agreement.

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Sprint's 'satisfaction guarantee' lets customers test out hardware, services for 30 days risk-free

06/23/2014, 04:06 pm

In what appears to be a response to T-Mobile's recently announced iPhone 'test drive,' Sprint on Monday said it will begin a risk-free program in which new customers can try out the carrier's network and services for 30 days.

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Oops: Samsung cheers "Galaxy 11" sponsored soccer star Landon Donovan who wasn't in the World Cup match

06/23/2014, 04:06 pm

Despite sponsoring soccer teams--and funding a "Galaxy 11" fantasy league designed to associate its products with alien-battling futbol stars--Samsung didn't seem to be aware of the U.S. lineup of athletes playing in this weekend's World Cup match when it sent out yet another embarrassing tweet.

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Intel reportedly pushing to supply Apple with baseband chips for future iPhones

06/23/2014, 09:06 am

While Intel Mobile Communications hasn't supplied baseband processors to Apple in years, the chipmaker is said to be looking to get back into the supply chain for future iPhone models in an effort to oust current partner Qualcomm.

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Rumor: Foxconn to hire 100K workers for July 'iPhone 6' production, Pegatron gets 30% of orders

06/23/2014, 05:06 am

A report on Monday claims Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn will supposedly hire some 100,000 people in a ramp up toward July production of the next-generation iPhone, while secondary supplier Pegatron is also preparing to increase recruitment efforts after netting a 30 percent share of orders.

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Amazon's premium Fire Phone seeks to reverse Android's ratchet status

06/22/2014, 05:06 pm

When Amazon launched its Kindle Fire in 2011, the mini tablet's most compelling feature was its discounted low price. With its latest Fire Phone introduction, Amazon has sought to "reverse the ratchet," attempting to distance itself from Android's cheap identity.

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Police say iOS 7 Activation Lock is significantly reducing thefts of Apple products

06/20/2014, 01:06 pm

Law enforcement agencies in California and New York have reported a major drop in iPhone robberies over the first five months of 2014, a shift they attribute to Apple's new Activation Lock feature released as part of iOS 7 last fall.

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Third-party chargers, Lightning cables reportedly damage iPhone power management IC

06/19/2014, 08:06 pm

An iOS device repair company in the UK reports third-party charging accessories are causing damage to a critical power management component in Apple's iPhone 5, rendering the handset inoperable.

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Apple & GTAT open second sapphire manufacturing facility in Massachusetts

06/19/2014, 09:06 am

Apple's much-ballyhooed sapphire plant in Arizona is not its only production facility for the crystalline material, according to a new regulatory filing from manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies, as the two companies have also opened a secondary location in Salem, Mass.

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T-Mobile's 'Music Freedom' lets users stream music for free from services like iTunes Radio

06/18/2014, 10:06 pm

In an announcement during the "Un-Carrier 5.0" press conference on Wednesday, T-Mobile skipped the wait and went straight to "Un-Carrier 6.0," a program that lets customers stream music from top Internet radio services without having the data used count against their allotted monthly plans.

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T-Mobile partners with Apple to offer free week-long iPhone 5s 'test drive' to nab potential customers

06/18/2014, 09:06 pm

Ahead of T-Mobile's "Un-Carrier 5.0" event on Wednesday, CEO John Legere said his company is partnering with Apple to give potential customers a free iPhone 5s with unlimited data to "test drive" on its network for one week.

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Amazon announces Fire Phone with 4.7" 3D head tracking display & Firefly smart scanner, exclusive to AT&T

06/18/2014, 03:06 pm

Amazon announced its long awaited entrance into the smartphone market on Wednesday in unveiling the new Fire Phone, a device the retailer plans to pit against Apple's iPhone by integrating advanced head tracking technology for dynamic 3D content viewing, as well as new scanning functions that intelligently interpret data from the physical world.

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Video shows alleged 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' mockup is taller than Samsung's Galaxy Note 3

06/17/2014, 09:06 pm

A video posted to YouTube on Tuesday pits widely circulated 4.7- and 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" dummy models against the iPhone 5s and other popular handsets, showing Apple may be headed deep into phablet territory as the larger version is noticeably taller than even Samsung's Galaxy Note 3.

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