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Topic: iPhone

Intel modems may be in up to half of next-gen iPhone shipments, analyst estimates

08/12/2015, 02:08 pm

Chipmaker Intel may have won as much as half of the orders for modems in Apple's next-generation iPhones shipping this fall, an analyst with Northland Capital Markets claimed on Wednesday.

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Apple Pay challenger CurrentC could postpone launch into 2016

08/12/2015, 11:08 am

MCX's CurrentC mobile payment platform may not officially launch until 2016, since the consortium is working to get things right, CEO Brian Mooney said in an interview published on Wednesday.

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US carriers' move to installment plans seen accelerating iPhone upgrade cycles

08/12/2015, 10:08 am

The shift of U.S. carriers from contract subsidies to installment pricing for smartphones could speed up upgrade cycles for Apple's iPhone, according to a new memo by financial services firm Piper Jaffray.

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Prosecutors press on with 'think of the children' campaign against encryption in iOS, Android

08/12/2015, 09:08 am

Law enforcement officials have continued to make their caseagainst the new, heftier encryption introduced last year by Apple and Google for their respective mobile operating systems, charging once again that the changes are standing in the way of capturing murderers, pedophiles, sex traffickers, and terrorists.

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Two new iPhone identifiers discovered by ad tracking service, rumored 'iPhone 6C' model in doubt

08/11/2015, 06:08 pm

Mobile app marketing firm Fiksu on Tuesday discovered two new iPhone device identifiers in its dataset for July, suggesting Apple's tests of next-generation hardware do not include a rumored low-end model dubbed "iPhone 6C."

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AT&T Wi-Fi calling starts rolling out for some iOS 9 beta testers

08/11/2015, 05:08 pm

AT&T on Tuesday started to rollout iPhone Wi-Fi calling support for devices running the latest beta version of iOS 9, with a number of users across the U.S. reporting successful activation of the new feature.

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Apple price demands for next-gen iPhone's 'A9' chip could slow TSMC output

08/11/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple is asking Samsung and TSMC to accept price cuts on orders of A9 chips for its new iPhones, but TSMC's inclination to decline could result in the supplier having to scale back production capacity, a new rumor claimed on Tuesday.

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Rite Aid to begin taking Apple Pay, other wireless payments on Aug. 15

08/11/2015, 11:08 am

Pharmacy chain Rite Aid on Tuesday annnounced that starting August 15, all of its U.S. stores will begin offering Apple Pay and other wireless payment options, marking a turnaround for a company that last year intentionally blocked Apple's mobile payment system.

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Rumor: Apple to launch three new iPhones concurrently: '6s,' '6s Plus' and '6c'

08/11/2015, 10:08 am

While a new "iPhone 6s" series is widely expected to be unveiled next month, rumors of a so-called "iPhone 6c" have been less certain. But one rumor published on Tuesday claims that a new, colorful iPhone lineup will indeed launch alongside the latest flagship models.

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China's yuan devaluation could hurt Apple sales, boost supplier profits, analysts say

08/11/2015, 09:08 am

The Chinese government's decision to deliberately devalue the yuan on Tuesday could have a serious impact on sales of the iPhone and other Apple products, but under the right conditions prove a boon to suppliers like Hon Hai/Foxconn and Pegatron, analysts said.

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KGI: Force Touch won't be enough to drive 'iPhone 6s' upgrades, could mean negative iPhone growth

08/11/2015, 08:08 am

Apple may not be able to convince many users to upgrade to its next-generation iPhone if Force Touch is the only major addition, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, which could lead to the first ever year-over-year contraction in iPhone sales.

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New video shows alleged 'iPhone 6s' shell with reinforced sides, lighter weight

08/10/2015, 12:08 pm

A new video published on Monday shows a gold iPhone shell claimed to be for Apple's rumored "iPhone 6s," and suggested that Apple has strategically reinforced portions of the device to avoid last year's media-hyped "bendgate" controversy.

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American Express expands Apple Pay support to US corporate cards

08/10/2015, 11:08 am

American Express on Monday announced Apple Pay support for its U.S. corporate credit cards, which should allow more businesses to begin making use of the mobile payment technology.

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New video gives clearer look at display assembly purportedly for Apple's 'iPhone 6s'

08/10/2015, 09:08 am

With Apple expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone in less than a month, parts leaks continue to plague the company's massive supply chain, as a display assembly supposedly headed for the updated handset has been examined in detail in a new video.

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Apple touts iPhone picture taking capabilities in latest ad

08/07/2015, 07:08 pm

Adding to its "If it's not an iPhone" ad campaign, Apple on Friday released a new 30-second spot touting the handset's idiot-proof picture taking capabilities.

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Apple continues to gain ground in US smartphone market as Android shrinks

08/07/2015, 05:08 pm

Apple not only remained dominant in the U.S. smartphone market during the June quarter, but was also the only top-five OEM to exhibit gains over the three-month period, according to new data from research firm comScore.

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Apple expected to unveil 'iPhone 6s,' new Apple TV on Sept. 9

08/07/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple is reportedly eyeing a media event for Sept. 9, where the company is expected to show off its next-generation iPhone and Apple TV hardware, and may even unveil new iPads, according to a new report.

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Verizon to drop subsidized phone pricing in new plans coming August 13

08/07/2015, 03:08 pm

Verizon Wireless on Friday announced a new set of core subscription plans, eliminating contract-based phone subsidies in favor of combinations based on device choices and the amount of data.

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Rumor: With launch looming, 'iPhone 6s' production delayed by 1-2 weeks

08/07/2015, 10:08 am

The assembly lines preparing to churn out Apple's next-generation iPhones have reportedly been briefly delayed, with full-scale production now slated to start later this month in advance of a likely September introduction.

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iPhone share strong in Europe & other markets, softening in US, Kantar study suggests

08/06/2015, 11:08 am

Although Apple's iPhone marketshare grew year-over-year in Europe, China, and several other parts of the world during the June quarter, it lost ground in the U.S. partly due to advances by Samsung and LG, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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