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Virgin Mobile says prepaid Apple iPhone 5s, 5c coming Oct. 1

09/27/2013, 11:09 am

Prepaid wireless carrier Virgin Mobile will soon be carrying both Apples iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, with the company teasing that it will join a number of other smaller U.S. carriers in selling the devices starting Oct. 1

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MLB stadiums to deploy Apple's iBeacons for fan convenience, interactivity

09/27/2013, 09:09 am

In a bid to make the ballpark experience more engaging for fans, Major League Baseball plans to roll out Apple's new iBeacons technology to deliver targeted information and offers based on a fan's location within the park, according to a new report.

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iPhone demand in China, Japan projected to push Sept. quarter sales to 34.5M

09/26/2013, 03:09 pm

Projected iPhone sales for the current September quarter continue to edge upward, with the latest survey data suggesting Apple could sell more than 34 million handsets in the soon-to-conclude period.

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Apple's iPhone revenue alone bigger than Microsoft, Boeing, Procter & Gamble

09/26/2013, 10:09 am

As the iPhone's popularity continues to soar, Apple's mobile handset revenues alone place the business among the largest in the world, exceeding companies like Microsoft, Intel and Coca-Cola.

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Opening weekend iPhone 5s, 5c sales may have been split 50-50, insider says

09/26/2013, 08:09 am

Limited supply of the iPhone 5s during launch weekend may have led to a relatively even split of sales between Apple's new flagship model and the more affordable iPhone 5c, one well-connected analyst has said.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Expanded Bluetooth adds support for companion devices, introduces iBeacons

09/25/2013, 01:09 pm

iOS 7 ticks all the boxes for a major consumer-focused operating system refresh: an overhauled user interface, updates to killer apps like the camera with its new burst capture mode, the addition of iTunes Radio, and many more. However, changes that users cannot see those aimed at enabling developers to build whole new classes of applications with Bluetooth connectivity may be even more exciting.

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Apple to launch iPhone 5s, 5c on regional US carriers Oct. 1

09/25/2013, 11:09 am

Apple's new flagship iPhone 5s and mid-range iPhone 5c will become available on eight regional wireless carriers in U.S. beginning Oct. 1, including C Spire, Cellcom, and Bluegrass.

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iPhone marketshare in China predicted to double in 2014

09/25/2013, 10:09 am

A new report issued Wednesday by research agency IDC predicts that Apple's share of the Chinese smartphone market will double in 2014 thanks to the introduction of the lower-cost iPhone 5c and an anticipated new carrier agreement with China Mobile, the world's largest wireless provider.

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Apple's iPhone carrier contracts under investigation in France

09/25/2013, 09:09 am

French authorities have opened yet another investigation into Apple's business practices as the country's finance ministry begins probing contracts between Apple and its French carrier partners.

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Samsung follows Apple's lead, announces new gold edition of Galaxy S4

09/25/2013, 08:09 am

Just days after Apple's new gold iPhone 5s went on sale, Samsung has announced the new Galaxy S4 "Gold Edition," though the back of the device retains the same plastic design as other models.

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Gene Munster's iPhone launch estimates off by 5M units for the second year in a row

09/25/2013, 05:09 am

Industry observers had been snickering about a promise made by Apple's chief executive Tim Cook to "double down" on security, but a series of jaw-dropping surprises have proven that, outside of a steady stream of immaterial leaks, the company remains an opaque mystery to its competitors, to pundits and even to analysts tasked with understanding the inscrutable innovation factory.

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Apple's iPhone 5c margins, ASP expected to push AAPL previous estimates

09/24/2013, 04:09 pm

A new report from Morgan Stanley suggests that the iPhone 5c's better-than-anticipated margins and popularity will propel Apple past previous analyst expectations.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Adding fingerprints, enhancing security for iPhone 5s Touch ID

09/24/2013, 03:09 pm

Users who set up their new iPhone 5s will be prompted to add a fingerprint for the Touch ID sensor integrated into the home button. But up to four more separate fingerprints, for a total of five, can be added later in the iOS 7 Settings application, where other changes can be made to enhance security.

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iPhone 5s, 5c teardowns suggest $199, $183 build costs for Apple

09/24/2013, 03:09 pm

The total build cost for Apple's new iPhone 5s is just under what it cost Apple to build its predecessor a year ago, according to a new report, while the iPhone 5c's total build cost likely allows Apple to grab a better margin.

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ABC, WSJ bloggers explain Apple's record iPhone launch numbers are bad news

09/24/2013, 02:09 pm

The same day that Apple reported a record 9 million iPhone sales for its launch weekend, a Blackberry enthusiast writing for ABC News spun the numbers as "a cause for concern," while a Wall Street Journal blogger followed up with a warning not to read too much into it.

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iOS 7 shines as Apple bests Android, Windows Phone in 'user experience shootout'

09/24/2013, 01:09 pm

Following the public release of iOS 7, Apple's newest operating system is thrown into the fire against its strongest competitors in a battery of user experience tests, and coming out on top against Samsung's customized Android build and Microsoft's Windows Phone.

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Apple's new A7 CPU dissected to reveal 28nm manufacturing process

09/24/2013, 11:09 am

The new silicon found in Apple's iPhone 5s has been viewed under a microscope, revealing some of the secrets of the custom-built A7 processor and M7 motion co-processor.

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Fake iMessage app for Android spoofs Mac mini, routes chats through China [u]

09/24/2013, 11:09 am

A new messaging app aping the iMessage name has shown up on Google's Play Store, but Android device owners may want to think twice before downloading the unsanctioned app, as it doesn't seem to work as advertised and may be doing a bit more than it lets on.

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iPhone 5s no longer available for in-store pickup at Apple retail stores

09/24/2013, 10:09 am

Likely indicating still steady demand for the iPhone 5s, Apple has removed pick-up-in-store availability for its high-end smartphone after just one day.

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In depth review: Apple's iPhone 5s running iOS 7

09/24/2013, 06:09 am

The new iPhone 5s positions Apple's flagship iPhone as a "forward thinking" high end luxury device priced the same as the model it replaces. It differentiates itself as a smartphone with an advanced new 64-bit processor architecture that powers a novel Touch ID fingerprint sensor and easy-to-use new camera features.

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