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Sapphire production for Apple reportedly underway with 100-furnace trial at Arizona facility

04/30/2014, 01:04 pm

GT Advanced Technologies, the sapphire manufacturer with which Apple has a multi-million-dollar deal, reportedly began shipping small quantities of sapphire to one of Apple's manufacturing partners in China last month, gearing up for mass production later this year.

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Survey suggests Apple could sell 15M more iPhones in US with larger 5" display option

04/30/2014, 12:04 pm

Apple might add as much as 30 percent to its U.S. iPhone sales if the company were to release an updated model with a larger 5-inch display, new survey data released Wednesday indicates.

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Photos show highly suspect 'iPhone 6' dummy with ultra-slim design, rounded edges

04/29/2014, 09:04 pm

A trio of photos posted to Chinese forum on Tuesday claim to show a mock-up or dummy model "iPhone 6" with an ultra-slim design and features that line up nicely with previous rumors and "leaks."

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Apple's smartphone-only lineup poised to pass Nokia in total mobile phone shipments

04/29/2014, 01:04 pm

Despite selling only a limited selection of high-end smartphones, Apple may soon ship more total handsets than Nokia -- which still offers more than two dozen models, including cheaper feature phones -- as the once-mighty Finnish company falls even further from its throne.

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Samsung shipped 2x as many phones as Apple, earned half as much

04/29/2014, 12:04 pm

While Samsung itself does not report unit shipments, estimates from a closely positioned marketing company indicate that it shipped 89 million phones in the March quarter, nearly 20 million more than the year ago quarter, despite earning less money this year, and half as much as Apple.

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Samsung reports second quarterly drop in profits, blames premium phone sales

04/28/2014, 11:04 pm

Samsung Electronics reported quarterly operating profits of 8.5 trillion South Korean won ($8.2 billion), a -3.3 percent change from the year ago quarter and its second quarterly drop in a row; the company blamed slowing high-end smartphone and flat screen sales.

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Apple's iPhone 5 comes to mobile phone newcomer FreedomPop

04/28/2014, 07:04 pm

FreedomPop, which recently launched a cellular service to go along with its "free mobile data" plans, will be getting its first batch of Apple handsets with the iPhone 5 to sell as part of the firm's "freemium" service.

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Video shows purported 'iPhone 6' case fits 6.1mm-thick iPod touch 'exactly'

04/28/2014, 05:04 pm

After a supposed "leak" and comparison video, a case purportedly built for Apple's iPhone 6 has been tested against a current generation iPod touch with surprising similarities including near-exact thickness and correct volume control placement.

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Microsoft's new Nokia ad "Not Like Everyone Else" is... for the colorful

04/28/2014, 03:04 pm

After taking over Nokia's handset operations on Friday, Microsoft has released a new a new ad that presents its phones as "Not Like Everyone Else," distinguished primarily by the iPhone 5c-like colors of Apple's top selling middle-market iPhone.

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40% of Chinese consumers turn to phablets as Apple said to prep jumbo iPhone

04/28/2014, 09:04 am

Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone could have a sizable market to attack in China, as smartphone buyers in the world's most populous nation are taking home so-called "phablets" in droves, new data revealed Monday shows.

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Apple's iPhone 5c ate up Android while Google's Moto X flopped: why everyone was wrong

04/26/2014, 06:04 am

Last fall, Google's Motorola group unveiled its Moto X and Apple released its middle-tier iPhone 5c. Across the board, pundits and reporters portrayed the 5c as a grave mistake that got everything wrong while lavishing Google's Moto X with praise. Why were they so incredibly wrong?

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Apple rolls out iPhone 5 sleep/wake button replacement program in U.S. and Canada

04/25/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple on Friday launched a replacement program for faulty iPhone 5 sleep/wake buttons after finding a "small percentage" of units manufactured before March 2013 include parts that may stop working.

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Appeals court rules Apple can sue Motorola, creates claim chaos for Data Detectors

04/25/2014, 01:04 pm

A U.S. appeals court ruled that Apple and Google's Motorola can sue each other over smartphone patents, overturning Judge Richard Posner's opinion from the summer of 2012. The court also sided with a claim construction that does not favor Apple, and may impact its case with Samsung.

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Questionable 'iPhone 6' render claims Apple's next handset will be 33% thinner

04/25/2014, 01:04 pm

A dodgy set of renderings sourced from Eastern Europe on Friday purport to show Apple's next-generation iPhone with a chassis designed to hold a 4.7-inch display in an ultra-thin 6 millimeter cross-section.

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Southeast Asia may be Apple's next growth driver as sales soar in Vietnam

04/25/2014, 11:04 am

Status-conscious consumers in Southeast Asian nations like Vietnam -- where iPhone sales doubled in the most recent quarter -- are snapping up Apple products in record numbers in an effort to "build a luxury image."

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RunKeeper for iOS adds 'Goal Coach' for personalized guidance and motivation

04/24/2014, 11:04 am

Popular iPhone fitness application RunKeeper saw a significant update on Thursday with the addition of "Goal Coach," a new free feature that allows users to set achievable but challenging goals as they train.

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Purportedly 'leaked' iPhone 6 case compared with iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Note 3 in video

04/23/2014, 10:04 pm

A video published on Wednesday compares a case supposedly built to wrap Apple's next-generation iPhone with Google's LG-made Nexus 5 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 phablet, offering new perspective on the device's possible size.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' may sport curved edges, display glass

04/23/2014, 07:04 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple's next-generation iPhone may employ a curved chassis design and accompanying display glass, a vast departure from the substantially squared-off design used on existing Apple handsets.

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Rumor: Apple taps Catcher for metal casings on next-gen 'iPhone 6'

04/23/2014, 09:04 am

A pair of investment firms believe casing supplier Catcher has secured a sizable chunk of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6" metal casing orders, as the company lines up suppliers for a handset launch later this year.

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Apple shows off iPhone 5s multimedia creation prowess in 'Powerful' ad

04/22/2014, 11:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a new commercial for its flagship iPhone 5s, showing off the handset's digital media creation capabilities through a slew of music, movie making, translation and exploration apps.

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