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Topic: iPhone

Rumor: Apple to switch to automated battery assembly for this year's 'iPhone 6'

03/24/2014, 08:03 am

Batteries for Apple's next-generation iPhone may be assembled on fully automated production lines in China, rather than through manual labor, a new rumor out of the Far East claims.

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Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

03/22/2014, 07:03 am

From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple's top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung's Galaxy S4.

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Samsung's Galaxy S4 displaced other Androids in U.S. but iPhone 5 adoption still faster

03/21/2014, 02:03 pm

A new report on North American adoption of smartphones found iPhone 5 gained users the fastest, building upon Apple's lead in U.S. and Canadian market share, but that Samsung phones displaced other Android devices, giving the Korean giant a plurality of Android's user base.

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Apple's iBeacon used to push seat upgrades in nosebleeds at sporting events

03/21/2014, 09:03 am

Some U.S. sports arenas have begun pushing ticket upgrades to fans in the cheap seats through Apple's iBeacon technology for iPhone, offering users the ability to upgrade their seats quickly and easily.

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Apple's iPhone drives China Mobile 4G adoption, but carrier mum on actual sales numbers

03/20/2014, 12:03 pm

Most of the 1.34 million subscribers on China Mobile's nascent 4G TD-LTE network are using iPhones, the company said on Thursday, but investors hoping for a more detailed breakdown will be left disappointed as the carrier declined to elaborate further.

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Apple's smart iPhone power management system would track trends to boost battery life

03/20/2014, 10:03 am

iPhone owners may be able to go even longer between charges in the future, thanks to a new power management system Apple is exploring that would learn users' habits and dynamically adjust the handset's performance.

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Apple expected to sit out on megapixel horserace with 2014 iPhones

03/20/2014, 09:03 am

Smartphone manufacturers are expected to continue their battle for pixel-pushing dominance in 2014 with new cameras of 13 megapixels and beyond, but according to one insider, Apple is currently expected to sit out on the megapixel race this year to concentrate on other ways to better images from its next iPhone.

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Apple's 8GB iPhone 5c offers just 3.7GB less storage than Samsung's "16GB" flagship Galaxy S4

03/19/2014, 03:03 pm

Apple's lower cost 8GB iPhone 5c scales down its entry cost by dropping 8GB, but ends up with only 3.7GB less available room for apps, pics and other user data as Samsung's 16GB Galaxy S4, thanks to more efficient storage use and the lack of third party bundles and offers.

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Apple cracks down on Personal Hotspot abuse with iOS 7.1 update

03/19/2014, 01:03 pm

iPhone owners who previously made use of the Personal Hotspot feature on wireless networks that do not support it are now out of luck, after changes in iOS 7.1 have disabled the ability to manually edit tethering settings for unauthorized carriers.

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US carrier promotions help drive higher demand for Apple's iPhone, strong March quarter expected

03/19/2014, 08:03 am

Demand for Apple's iPhone has been higher than expected in the first quarter of calendar 2014, thanks in part to new smartphone promotions by U.S. wireless carriers, new tracking data reveals.

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Apple's 8GB iPhone 5c is international-only for now, while iPhone 4s lives on [u]

03/18/2014, 09:03 am

Apple's new low-end 8-gigabyte iPhone 5c debuted on Tuesday in major markets across the globe, including the U.K., China, France, Germany and Australia, though it did not replace the iPhone 4s, which remains the company's cheapest smartphone available [updated].

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Apple releases cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c on UK carrier O2 [u]

03/18/2014, 04:03 am

Apple on Tuesday released an 8GB version of its mid-tier iPhone 5c handset on UK carrier O2, bringing the plastic-backed smartphone into the sub-$100 price range in a possible bid to stave off flagging sales.

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Apple supplier Pegatron rumored to start 'iPhone 6' production in Q2

03/18/2014, 01:03 am

A report out of the Far East on Tuesday claims Pegatron has started recruitment operations for a new plant in China that will supposedly start manufacturing Apple's next-gen iPhone in the second quarter.

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Big-screen 'iPhone 6' predicted to drive massive upgrades, draw switchers from Android to Apple

03/17/2014, 09:03 am

If Apple were to launch a redesigned iPhone with a screen size around 5 inches this year, it would become the "motherlode of all upgrade cycles" for the company, helping to reaccelerate year over year growth, one analyst believes.

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Rumor: Apple to launch lower-capacity 8GB iPhone 5c this week

03/17/2014, 08:03 am

Apple is said to be planning the introduction of a new, 8-gigabyte variant of the iPhone 5c -- possibly as soon as this week -- in what could be a bid to turn around flagging sales of the plastic-backed device.

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Review: iQi Mobile wireless charging adapter for Apple's iPhone

03/16/2014, 05:03 pm

As iPhone owners clamor for a way to cut the final cord, AppleInsider went hands-on with Fonesalesman's new iQi wireless charging adapter to test if the promising charging technology is ready for the spotlight.

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Review: DJI Phantom 2 Vision, a high-end iPhone-compatible flying camera drone

03/15/2014, 11:03 am

With the iPhone-connected drone craze in full effect, AppleInsider decided to put to the test one of the most advanced, Apple-friendly prosumer aerial cameras available today: the DJI Phantom 2 Vision.

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Apple's iPhone takes 80 percent of China's booming premium phone market

03/14/2014, 04:03 pm

Countering the idea that China's smartphone market is only interested in cheap phones, Umeng, the nation's largest analytics firm, has issued a report for 2013 outlining that 27 percent of China's smartphones cost over $500, and that 80 percent of those are iPhones.

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Apple supply chain rumors: 'iPad Pro' on hold, sapphire production limited

03/14/2014, 01:03 pm

A pair of fresh rumors from Taiwan claim that Apple's 2014 product line is far from settled, as the company is alleged to have shelved plans for a larger-screened iPad and is purportedly facing supply issues at its new Arizona sapphire plant.

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Apple's iPhone is most-desired smartphone in emerging markets, passing Samsung

03/14/2014, 10:03 am

While many customers in emerging markets may not be able to afford an iPhone, they'd still prefer it over competing devices running Google's Android, including handsets from Apple rival Samsung, a recent survey reveals.

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