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Topic: iPhone

Alleged 'iPhone 6' logic board claimed to include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC chip

07/26/2014, 01:07 pm

A series of new photos out of China claims to show the logic board for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6," with information accompanying the pictures alleging that the board includes support for ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi, as well as near-field communications for potential e-wallet functions.

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Cellular device unlocking bill passed by US House, President Obama says will sign into law

07/25/2014, 05:07 pm

After passing through U.S. Senate last week, the House of Representatives on Friday cleared a bill regarding cellphone and tablet owners' rights to unlock their hardware for use on a different carrier's network.

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Rumor: Production for new iPad mini, iPad Air, & 5.5" 'iPhone 6' pushed to Sept.

07/25/2014, 09:07 am

A Friday morning rumor out of the Far East suggests that only one of Apple's next-generation handsets -- the 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" -- will be ready for launch at the company's anticipated September media event, as the larger 5.5-inch model will allegedly not even enter production until that month.

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Photos purportedly show 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' flex cables for volume & wake/sleep control

07/24/2014, 07:07 pm

A new set of images out of the Far East published on Thursday supposedly show a trio of flex cables bound for the rumored 5.5-inch jumbo-sized version of Apple's "iPhone 6," as well as a set of unfinished micro-SIM card trays.

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IBM began mass adoption of iOS prior to its exclusive partnership with Apple, Inc.

07/24/2014, 05:07 pm

When Apple and IBM announced plans to codevelop new iOS apps and jointly sell and support iPhones and iPad to enterprise customers, the news was greeted as if it were a new experiment. However, the deal is actually an extension of IBM's mobile strategy that has included massive deployments of iOS devices and native apps.

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iOS apps Square & IFTTT launch automation tie-up for merchants

07/24/2014, 09:07 am

Small businesses using Square's popular iPhone- and iPad-connected credit card readers now have a new way to connect the payments system to their other business processes, as Square and IFTTT on Thursday unveiled a new Square channel for the web automation service.

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Review roundup: Fire Phone is good for Amazon, but doesn't stack up to competitors

07/23/2014, 11:07 am

As e-commerce behemoth Amazon gears up for the release of its first-ever smartphone on Friday, technology journalists have begun to weigh in with their thoughts on the device -- and the returns don't look good for Jeff Bezos's brainchild.

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Strong iPhone 5c sales gave Apple highest growth in mid-range iPhone market

07/22/2014, 06:07 pm

With record iPhone sales in Apple's June quarter, the largest growth actually came from the company's mid-range handset lineup, which is represented this year by the colorful iPhone 5c.

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Flir One case turns Apple's iPhone into a high-end thermal imaging camera

07/22/2014, 03:07 pm

Thermal imaging company Flir has announced that pre-orders for its new One iPhone case -- which will let outdoorsmen, HVAC contractors, and people who simply like to see how hot things are convert their iPhone 5 or 5s into a thermal camera -- will begin Wednesday, with the device coming to Apple retail stores in August.

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Apple's alliance with IBM counters BYOD 'nightmare' for companies adopting iPhone

07/22/2014, 12:07 pm

As many as 6 out of every 10 employees at one Wall Street firm have gone back to carrying a corporate BlackBerry alongside their personal iPhone thanks to "Bring Your Own Device" trouble, underscoring Apple's teething problems in the enterprise and highlighting the importance of the company's new tie-up with C-suite favorite IBM.

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WSJ: Apple preparing 70M to 80M combined iPhone 6 units for biggest launch ever

07/21/2014, 08:07 pm

Apple has reportedly asked partner suppliers in Asia to ramp up mass production of expected 4.7- and 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" models, with combined orders for both versions amounting to between 70 million and 80 million units.

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Samsung says iPhone 5s users have 'screen envy' of Galaxy S5 in latest ad

07/21/2014, 04:07 pm

In a commercial released on Monday, Samsung goes after Apple's rumored larger-screened iPhone offerings expected to launch this fall, saying the Galaxy smartphone line has had the feature for two years.

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Rumor: Rear shell for 4.7" 'iPhone 6' shown with inlaid Apple logo in new photos

07/21/2014, 11:07 am

Yet another rear shell for Apple's next-generation iPhone has purportedly been outed by sources in the company's Far East supply chain, with the latest set of photos showing a more refined unit complete with an iPad-like inlaid Apple logo.

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Video shows supposed 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' display scratched by sandpaper, suggests not sapphire

07/19/2014, 02:07 am

In a video posted to YouTube late Friday, a part purported to be Apple's "iPhone 6" cover glass was again exposed to a torture test, this time failing to resist scratches from garnet sandpaper, a material softer than sapphire.

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Photos purport to show 'iPhone 6' Lightning port, microphone flex cable

07/19/2014, 12:07 am

A pair of images out of Asia on Friday supposedly show a flex cable for an unannounced Apple product, containing a Lightning connector port, microphone and unusually large headphone jack.

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Rumor: Apple's 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' to enter mass production next week, 5.5-inch model in August

07/17/2014, 10:07 pm

A report coming out of Asia on Friday claims Apple partner supplier Foxconn is prepping for mass production of a rumored 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone this month, while a larger 5.5-inch model is slated for manufacturing in mid-August.

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1,800 mAh battery for Apple's 'iPhone 6' purportedly shown off in new photos

07/17/2014, 09:07 am

Batteries said to be destined for Apple's next-generation. 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" appeared on the internet Thursday, seemingly lending credence to recent whispers that the company would bump the handset's battery capacity to 1,800 mAh from the iPhone 5s's 1,500 mAh unit.

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What Apple, Inc. gets from its new iOS partnership with IBM

07/17/2014, 03:07 am

Apple's newly announced mobile partnership with IBM has been greeted by a number of analysts and pundits as being both "not that big a deal," or conversely, the dramatic reversal of a long standing rivalry. Both are wrong, here's why.

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Rumor: Samsung to take over Apple A-series chip production from TSMC in 2015

07/17/2014, 01:07 am

A report on Wednesday claims Samsung will likely take over fabrication orders for Apple's next-generation custom A-series mobile device processors from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in 2015.

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New photos purport to show tweaked Touch ID sensor for Apple's 'iPhone 6'

07/16/2014, 09:07 am

With Apple believed to be in the final stages of preparation to begin manufacturing its next-generation iPhones, a slightly redesigned Touch ID component said to be headed for the so-called iPhone 6 has surfaced from Japan.

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