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Samsung reportedly wins contract to supply 'A9' SoCs for Apple's next iPhone

04/02/2015, 09:04 pm

A report on Thursday once again affirms rumors that Apple is contracting Samsung to manufacture A-series processors expected for inclusion in next-generation iPhone handsets.

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Apple's iPhone grows to 27.6% of Chinese smartphone market, led by iPhone 6

04/02/2015, 12:04 pm

The iPhone's share of the Chinese smartphone market rose to a new all-time high of 27.6 percent in a three-month period ending in February, driven primarily by sales of the iPhone 6, according to industry research data published on Thursday.

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Review: Buying a contract free, certified used Apple iPhone from Gazelle

04/02/2015, 10:04 am

Apple and most third-party vendors charge a hefty sum for a new, out-of-the-box iPhone, especially an unlocked model, but there is an alternative in the form of resale services such as Gazelle, which AppleInsider recently put to the test by ordering an iPhone 6.

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Force Touch for iPhone expected to bring about most significant change yet to iOS user interface

04/02/2015, 10:04 am

Apple may name this year's iPhone upgrade the "iPhone 7," instead of the "iPhone 6s," because the addition of Force Touch input will represent such a significant change to the user interface, according to one well-connected insider.

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Rumor: Apple may limit Force Touch to the next-gen 'iPhone 6s Plus'

04/02/2015, 10:04 am

If Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology does make its way to the next generation of iPhones, a new report from Taiwan suggests that it may be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus."

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Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program encounters weak public reception

04/01/2015, 10:04 am

Apple's just-launched Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program is already meeting with a tepid response in the country, particularly in light of the prices of new devices and higher trade-in values at third-party recycling companies.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

04/01/2015, 05:04 am

While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy S6 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games -- particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Todoist for iOS gets major upgrades, New York Times creates 'one-sentence stories' for Apple Watch

03/31/2015, 04:03 pm

Doist on Tuesday released a major update of Todoist for iOS, adding features like "intelligent" task input, while the New York Times announced it would be creating single-sentence stories for display on Apple Watch.

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Reviewers say Samsung's Galaxy S6 tops Android heap, but S6 Edge is solution in search of problem

03/31/2015, 11:03 am

The early word is out on Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, with many reviewers praising the company's design efforts --†even as they acknowledge its Apple-esque form --†while questioning the S6 Edge's raison d'Ítre.

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Two-thirds of Apple Pay users running into problems at checkout, survey claims

03/31/2015, 10:03 am

Although Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that Apple Pay had "gotten off to the most amazing start," about two-thirds of its users are encountering problems at retail, according to a survey published this week by Phoenix Marketing International.

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Adobe debuts Comp CC for iPad, Facebook Messenger gets third-party hooks, Google Drive enables automatic backups

03/30/2015, 04:03 pm

Adobe on Monday launched a conceptual design app for the iPad, Comp CC, while Facebook brought third-party app integration to Messenger, and Google Drive gained support for automatic iOS photo and video backup.

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Apple embarks on wave of new battery-related job hires, targets iOS improvements

03/30/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple has been looking to make significant additions to its battery technology team since the beginning of March, with a special emphasis on iOS devices, newly listed positions available at the company reveal.

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Alleged 'iPhone 6c' rear shell suggests Apple will repackage iPhone 5s parts

03/30/2015, 11:03 am

On the heels of a new report saying Apple will continue to offer a 4-inch iPhone with a new "C" model, a set of new images show what appears to be a revised design for an unreleased iPhone that could feature parts from the current iPhone 5s.

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BlackBerry sells just 1.6M smartphones in Q4 as software, services grow

03/27/2015, 12:03 pm

Canadian device maker BlackBerry on Friday revealed yet another quarterly decline in hardware sales, moving just 1.6 million smartphones in its fiscal fourth quarter as its once-dominant device business continues to retreat.

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JP Morgan predicts Apple will stick with LCD, not OLED, for 'iPhone 7'

03/26/2015, 04:03 pm

Despite finally jumping into the OLED market with the Apple Watch, Apple is not expected to migrate its handset line away from LCD technology in the near future, instead choosing to stick with LTPS-based LCD panels when it debuts its so-called "iPhone 7."

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Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with 56 apps preinstalled, including Instagram & Microsoft OneDrive

03/26/2015, 12:03 pm

Critics of so-called "bloatware" will have new fodder thanks to Samsung's forthcoming flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone, which will come preinstalled with a total of 56 applications, including third-party services like Microsoft OneDrive and Whatsapp.

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Amazon debuts new unlimited Cloud Drive plans, Beatport comes to iOS

03/26/2015, 11:03 am

Amazon today launched two unlimited tiers for its Cloud Drive storage service, while prominent dance music service Beatport has revealed it will be debuting on Apple's iOS.

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Twitter launches rebranded Periscope app for live video broadcasting

03/26/2015, 10:03 am

Just a few months after acquiring the app's original developer, Twitter has released a rebranded Periscope app for the iPhone, which lets users stream live broadcasts to Twitter followers, like chief rival Meerkat.

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Rumor: Apple to launch three iPhone models in 2015 including new 4" handset

03/26/2015, 01:03 am

The latest scuttlebutt out of East Asia claims Apple has plans to release a total of three new iPhone models during its annual refresh cycle in the second half of the year, one of which will incorporate a 4-inch display.

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Apple to activate Chinese iPhone trade-in program in March with backing from Foxconn

03/26/2015, 12:03 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is primed to roll out an iPhone trade-in program in China that will let customers sell back old equipment to Foxconn in return for store credit.

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