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Topic: iPhone

Apple's forecast to sell 71.5M iPhones units in Q4, iPhone 6 sales more than double iPhone 6 Plus

11/23/2014, 09:11 pm

On the back of strong seasonal demand, Apple is forecast to ship over 71.5 million iPhones in quarter four, but will see a drop in demand to below 50 million units during the first quarter of 2015, one analyst says.

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Review: FLIR ONE and Seek bring thermal imaging to iPhone

11/23/2014, 04:11 am

After decades spent in development, thermal imaging hardware has finally trickled down to the consumer, bringing with it the ability to "see" and measure infrared radiation using something as small as an iPhone. FLIR was the first to bring an iOS-compatible offering to market, but is now challenged by startup Seek, which stuffed similar tech into a smaller package at a lower price point.

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Apple's A8 SoC reportedly capable of 4K video output, may pave way for ultra high-resolution Apple TV

11/21/2014, 07:11 pm

According to a report on Friday, Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are able to play back 4K video thanks to the powerful A8 system-on-chip, suggesting a future Apple TV model equipped with the same silicon would offer support for ultra high definition programming.

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Microsoft highlights lack of new Siri features to promote Cortana in new ad

11/21/2014, 06:11 pm

Microsoft on Friday released a short ad bashing lack of enhancing Siri when it released the latest iPhone 6 models, expectedly touting Windows Phone-based Cortana virtual assistant technology.

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iPhone 6, 6 Plus shipment times drop to 7 to 10 days, 6 Plus at 1 to 2 weeks

11/20/2014, 08:11 pm

Apple is slowly catching up with demand for its popular iPhone 6 two months after the handset launched, with the company's online storefront now showing shipping times pegged at 7 to 10 days for most models, including the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus.

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AT&T promo gives subscribers 15GB of data for the price of 10GB

11/17/2014, 06:11 pm

Spurred on by increased competition in the wireless space, U.S. No. 2 carrier AT&T is rolling out a limited-time promotion that nets customers 15GB of data for $100 per month, or the current going rate for 10GB of data.

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Alibaba agreement could give Apple Pay easier path past Chinese regulators

11/17/2014, 09:11 am

An alliance with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba could help Apple avoid regulatory delays and move Apple Pay closer to debuting in China, according to an executive privy to the ongoing negotiations.

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Review: Pioneer's AppRadio 4 with built-in support for Apple CarPlay

11/15/2014, 02:11 pm

Pioneer was the first to market with third-party CarPlay-compatible systems, and AppleInsider has put its new AppRadio 4 model to the test, to see how it -- and Apple's new vehicle-based infotainment system -- measure up.

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iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus by 3-to-1 margin in US - report

11/14/2014, 10:11 am

Though Apple doesn't break down sales figures for specific iPhone models, a new study suggests that the blockbuster sales of the iPhone 6 lineup are mostly driven by the 4.7-inch model, though the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has still captured a considerable size of the market.

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DOJ reportedly spies on mobile phone owners using fake airplane-mounted cell towers

11/13/2014, 08:11 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly deployed specialized equipment to gather mobile phone data, including unique device identifiers and other sensitive data, from spoofed cell phone towers installed in planes.

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AT&T extends $50 credit for iPhone upgrades purchased through Apple Store

11/12/2014, 07:11 pm

AT&T is running an unadvertised promotion that gives a $50 bill credit to current subscribers purchasing a new iPhone from the Apple Store as an upgrade under the carrier's Next program.

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Office supply retailer Staples now accepting Apple Pay at 1400 US locations

11/12/2014, 02:11 pm

Staples on Wednesday began accepting Apple Pay with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at all of its retail stores in the U.S., joining the growing list or retailers accepting Apple's tap-to-pay checkout service.

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'Positive' talks underway for Apple Pay partnership with Alibaba's Alipay in China

11/11/2014, 09:11 am

After officials from both Apple and Alibaba publicly expressed interest in forging a possible mobile payment deal, Alibaba confirmed on Tuesday that it is currently in negotiations to bring Apple Pay to China.

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Pegatron reportedly eyed for iPhone 6 Plus production to help Apple meet demand

11/10/2014, 02:11 pm

Apple is said to be looking to expand its supply chain and possibly have partner Pegatron built iPhone 6 Plus units, as the company continues to struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for its latest smartphones.

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Apple begins stocking Nova iOS-connected Bluetooth camera flash in retail stores

11/10/2014, 11:11 am

Apple has expanded the selection of mobile photography accessories in its retail outlets with the Nova, a wireless, off-camera flash that can be used to enhance low-light shooting and synchronizes with iOS devices using Bluetooth technology.

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Rumor: Faulty flash memory in select iPhone 6 & 6 Plus units prompts Apple to make switch [u]

11/07/2014, 08:11 am

Apparent memory issues found in a select number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units are rumored to have prompted Apple to change to a different type of NAND flash technology when manufacturing new units moving forward [update: rumors were incorrect].

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Apple Pay dominates discussion at Money20/20 mobile payments industry conference

11/06/2014, 11:11 am

This week was the Money20/20 mobile payment conference in Las Vegas, Nev., and with over 7,000 people in attendance, the hottest topic at the show was the recent launch of Apple Pay and what it means for the industry.

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Rumor: Apple working on glasses-less 3D display for future iPhone

11/05/2014, 11:11 am

Apple is said to be exploring the incorporation of three-dimensional display technology that does not require special eyewear in its next-generation iPhone, according to a questionable report from Taiwan Wednesday, claiming the company is partnering with longtime supplier TPK to develop the feature.

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Google Wallet usage surges after much-hyped Apple Pay launch - report

11/05/2014, 09:11 am

The highly successful launch of Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has helped to grow the long-established Google Wallet service, as both rely on the same near-field communication technology for tap-to-pay functions.

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CurrentC exclusivity at MCX merchants to expire in 'months, not years'

11/04/2014, 02:11 pm

An exclusivity agreement that has caused some merchants involved in the MCX consortium --notably drug store chain CVS --to abruptly pull support for NFC-based payment systems, including Apple Pay and Google Wallet, is set to expire in "months," according to a new report.

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