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Apple's iPhone 5s & 5c take 9 of Japan's top 10 smartphone sales spots

11/30/2013, 12:11 pm

Just over two months after Apple launched its new iPhone 5s and 5c across Japan's three major carriers, weekly sales rankings list various iPhone models split between the carriers took 9 of the top 10 smartphone slots.

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Apple's iPhone, iPad used to place over 80% of mobile sales on Black Friday

11/29/2013, 07:11 pm

Apple's iOS products not only represented a large chunk of U.S. Black Friday sales, but where also used to place the vast majority of mobile purchases.

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Thai man dies after alleged electrocution from charging iPhone 4S

11/27/2013, 10:11 pm

Another iPhone electrocution has been reported in East Asia, this time from Thailand, where a 28-year-old man was reportedly killed while lying on an iPhone 4S connected to what is believed to be a knockoff third-party charger.

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Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC One caught cheating in benchmarks again

11/27/2013, 04:11 pm

Futuremark has delisted the scores of Samsung and HTC products from its public benchmark listings over new allegations of performance doping.

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Apple's iPhone 5s, 5c take 76% share of Japanese sales in October, including 61% on NTT DoCoMo

11/27/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple's new iPhones are big in Japan, taking a 61 percent share of NTT DoCoMo smartphone sales and a 76 percent share of overall sales during the month of October.

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Foxconn building 500K iPhone 5s units for Apple per day with nonstop production lines

11/27/2013, 08:11 am

In a bid to increase supply of Apple's flagship iPhone 5s, Foxconn --the company's largest manufacturing partner --has dedicated 100 assembly lines to the handset and is now operating 24-hours-per-day, according to Foxconn executives.

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China's state media cites December 18 launch for iPhone 5s, 5c

11/26/2013, 05:11 pm

The official state media of People's Republic of China, Xinhua News Agency, has reiterated expectations targeting December 18 as the launch date for Apple's 4G TD-LTE capable iPhone 5s and 5c on China Mobile.

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90% of iPhone 5s models now in stock at Apple retail stores

11/26/2013, 08:11 am

Supply of Apple's new flagship handset, the iPhone 5s, has nearly caught up with demand, as a new survey of the company's retail stores finds that 90 percent of models are available.

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Apple Stores now account for 11% of U.S cellphone sales, 25% of iPhone sales

11/25/2013, 05:11 pm

According to a recent survey conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the Apple Store now holds an 11 percent share of the U.S. retail phone market and also accounts for roughly one quarter of all iPhone sales.

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Unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s now available from Apple's online store

11/22/2013, 11:11 am

Customers wishing to purchase an unlocked, off-contract iPhone 5s in the United States can now do so sans a T-Mobile SIM card as Apple has put the handset's SIM-free variant up for offer.

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FCC considering in-flight cellphone use above 10K feet, report says

11/21/2013, 04:11 pm

The U.S. FCC is reportedly planning to lift a restriction on in-flight cellular voice calling, but some airlines are reticent in implementing the feature due to concerns over passenger comfort.

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China Mobile expected to launch 4G service with iPhone 5s/5c on December 18

11/21/2013, 03:11 pm

The world's largest carrier by subscriber count, China Mobile, announced plans to launch a new brand for mobile service December 18 during its 4G Global Partners Conference. The move is expected to coincide with its launch of Apple's latest iPhone 5s and 5c models.

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Apple files patent for Touch ID sensor found in iPhone 5s

11/21/2013, 01:11 pm

The United States Patent & Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application covering the electronic packaging and sapphire lens of the company's new Touch ID fingerprint sensors.

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Rumor: Apple field testing 'iPhone 6' with 4.9-inch display

11/21/2013, 09:11 am

Apple has begun field trials of a next-generation iPhone sporting a larger, 4.9-inch display, according to new information from one popular tech-focused Far East website.

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Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor pulls out iPhone 5s on stage to FaceTime with dying friend

11/21/2013, 03:11 am

During a show in Las Vegas last weekend, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor paid tribute to a friend battling terminal cancer by pulling out his iPhone 5s to initiate a FaceTime call with him on stage during his show.

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Made for iPhone gaming controllers continue to debut with Logitech's new PowerShell

11/20/2013, 08:11 am

Accessory makers continue to debut their officially sanctioned Made for iPhone gaming controllers ahead of the holiday shopping season, with Logitech on Wednesday announcing its new battery-equipped, Lightning-connected PowerShell Controller.

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U.S. carriers block Samsung's kill switch alternative to Apple's iOS 7 Activation Lock

11/19/2013, 04:11 pm

Samsung's plans to include a third party "kill switch" app on some of its premium smartphones to match Apple's iPhone Activation Lock theft deterrent system has been thwarted by phone carriers and fragmentation.

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MOGA's Lightning-connected, iOS 7 compatible iPhone game controller launches this week

11/19/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's retail and online stores, along with other authorized resellers, will begin carrying the MOGA Ace Power gamepad for iPhone this week, giving smartphone gamers more precise physical controls on their mobile device.

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Ship times for iPhone 5s improve to 3-5 days for all models

11/18/2013, 09:11 pm

The Online Apple Store is now quoting estimated U.S. ship times for all iPhone 5s models at three to five days, a marked improvement from only one week ago, signaling the company is making strides to catch up with demand.

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Rumor: Major Foxconn factory to cease iPhone 5c production, focus on Apple's iPhone 5s

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Foxconn's major factory in the city of Zhengzhou in northern China will allegedly cease production of Apple's plastic-backed iPhone 5c, according to a new report, in order to focus on producing the more popular flagship iPhone 5s.

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