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Topic: iPhone

Rumor: New backlight component will enable Apple to maker thinner, lighter 'iPhone 6'

06/30/2014, 12:06 pm

Apple's anticipated next-generation iPhone may use only one brightness enhancement film for its display, a change that could enable the company to reduce the size of the LCD component in the handset and create the thinnest and lightest iPhone to date.

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Rumor: Parade of 'iPhone 6' mockups aren't final design, back panel will feature glass like 5s

06/30/2014, 08:06 am

While a glut of alleged "iPhone 6" mockups have suggested there will be lines cut out toward the top and bottom of the back panel on Apple's next handset, a new report claims those are just placeholders for small glass panels that will be included, in a design much like the iPhone 5s.

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"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" uses advanced imaging tech to imagine an apocalyptic future--with an iPad cameo

06/28/2014, 04:06 pm

In what is certain to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" portrays two parallel societies grappling with fears, violence, betrayal and cross-cultural empathy, with a particularly poignant scene portraying a battered iPad (albeit running iOS 6).

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Widespread Verizon Wireless outage affecting payments and new phone sales

06/27/2014, 07:06 pm

Verizon Wireless is experiencing a widespread billing service disruption that has been ongoing for nearly two days, leaving would-be customers -- and existing subscribers who want to upgrade -- in the lurch.

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Walmart to permanently cut price of Apple's iPhone 5s to $99, iPhone 5c to $29

06/26/2014, 09:06 pm

In an announcement on Thursday, big-box retailer Walmart said it will be slashing prices on Apple's latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models on Friday ahead of an impending refresh cycle expected this fall.

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Apple Inc., ARM & Qualcomm aggressively poaching IBM's chip designers

06/26/2014, 05:06 pm

As IBM secretly mulls plans to sell off its increasing outdated processor chip fabs in New York and Vermont, a new wave of mobile chip developers--led by Apple, ARM and Qualcomm--are hiring away many of the top chip designers of the once leading firm.

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Apple Stores selling prepaid T-Mobile iPhones, carrier starts iOS device sales at Costco

06/26/2014, 03:06 pm

Consumers looking to make the jump to T-Mobile with a new iPhone or iPad now have two new places to turn, as the scrappy carrier announced Thursday that Apple retail stores have begun selling iPhones with prepaid T-Mobile service, plus Costco has picked up a limited range of T-Mobile iPhones and iPads.

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Rear casing for 'iPhone 6' purportedly shown off in new video from Asia

06/26/2014, 02:06 pm

A video showing what appears to be an engineering sample of a rear casing for Apple's next-generation, 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" surfaced earlier this week from Japan, showing a rounded unibody design and a two-part Apple logo.

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Rumor: Apple to limit 128GB 'iPhone 6' option to 5.5-inch model

06/26/2014, 03:06 am

According to a rumor out of China, Apple may release a 128GB version of its next-generation iPhone, but restrict the option to a higher-end 5.5-inch model in a bid to differentiate the "phablet" device from the company's stable of smartphones.

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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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