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Topic: iPhone

Apple continues to gain ground in US smartphone market as Android shrinks

08/07/2015, 05:08 pm

Apple not only remained dominant in the U.S. smartphone market during the June quarter, but was also the only top-five OEM to exhibit gains over the three-month period, according to new data from research firm comScore.


Apple expected to unveil 'iPhone 6s,' new Apple TV on Sept. 9

08/07/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple is reportedly eyeing a media event for Sept. 9, where the company is expected to show off its next-generation iPhone and Apple TV hardware, and may even unveil new iPads, according to a new report.


Verizon to drop subsidized phone pricing in new plans coming August 13

08/07/2015, 03:08 pm

Verizon Wireless on Friday announced a new set of core subscription plans, eliminating contract-based phone subsidies in favor of combinations based on device choices and the amount of data.


Rumor: With launch looming, 'iPhone 6s' production delayed by 1-2 weeks

08/07/2015, 10:08 am

The assembly lines preparing to churn out Apple's next-generation iPhones have reportedly been briefly delayed, with full-scale production now slated to start later this month in advance of a likely September introduction.


iPhone share strong in Europe & other markets, softening in US, Kantar study suggests

08/06/2015, 11:08 am

Although Apple's iPhone marketshare grew year-over-year in Europe, China, and several other parts of the world during the June quarter, it lost ground in the U.S. partly due to advances by Samsung and LG, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.


Apple Pay now accepted at Schnucks and Dierbergs, takes over St. Louis grocery scene

08/05/2015, 09:08 pm

Two large grocery store chains serving the St. Louis, Mo., area recently activated point-of-sale support for Apple Pay, offering customers a fast and easy checkout alternative to credit and cash.


Apple Pay adoption and usage rates suffer despite strong iPhone 6 sales, study finds

08/05/2015, 09:08 pm

According to a study published this week, the number of iPhone owners willing to try out Apple Pay has declined over the past three months alongside a drop in usage rates from both casual and previously committed users.


TestFlight gets support for iOS 9 features, improved notification options

08/05/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its TestFlight beta-testing app with support for various iOS 9 features, while also giving users more control over incoming notifications.


Pei Wei begins taking Apple Pay as Target trials retail beacons for iPhone users

08/05/2015, 01:08 pm

Asian-themed restaurant chain Pei Wei announced the launch of Apple Pay support on Wednesday, as big-box retailer Target simultaneously began testing Bluetooth beacons at 50 of its locations.


Judge denies group status for lawsuit targeting Apple over lost iMessage texts

08/05/2015, 10:08 am

A California lawsuit over texts lost in Apple's iMessage network can't proceed as a group case, a judge ruled, as it isn't clear all of the proposed members were impacted by a "contractual breach or interference" originating from iMessage.


Apple Pay adds 46 new banks & credit unions in the US, passes 400 participating issuers

08/04/2015, 03:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday added 46 more U.S. banks and credit unions to the list of Apple Pay card issuers, pushing the total to more than 425 financial institutions throughout the country.


Apple denies rumor that it is looking to launch its own cellular service

08/04/2015, 11:08 am

In a rare move, Apple on Tuesday responded to a questionable rumor, outright denying that it's planning to start its own mobile virtual operator network and become a wireless provider, much like MetroPCS or Boost Mobile.


iPhone 5c successor to use 14-16nm Samsung and TSMC chips, rumor says

08/04/2015, 10:08 am

Apple is reportedly working on one or more spiritual successors to the iPhone 5c that will use 14- to 16-nanometer FinFET chips manufactured by suppliers TSMC and Samsung.


Australia's Telstra offers free Apple Music subscription with new iPhone 6 plan

08/03/2015, 10:08 pm

Australian cellular operator Telstra on Monday announced a new incentive plan that gives iPhone 6 and 6 Plus customers a one-year Apple Music subscription for free when they sign up for post paid Go Mobile services.


iPhone gains US platform share at expense of Android, Windows, BlackBerry

08/03/2015, 05:08 pm

The iPhone grew as a platform in May to 43.5 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, encroaching on Android, which shrank slightly to 52.1 percent, according to comScore research data released on Monday.


Apple dipped to 3rd in Chinese smartphone market in June, Canalys says

08/03/2015, 01:08 pm

Despite the country being a key market continuing to see tremendous growth, Apple nevertheless lost ground in China to native phonemakers Xiaomi and Huawei during the June quarter, according to Canalys market research data teased on Monday.


Rumor: Apple considering becoming a carrier, leasing network from existing wireless providers

08/03/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple is allegedly in talks with wireless providers in both the U.S. and Europe about launching its own cellular service, in the same way MetroPCS and Boost Mobile piggyback on established carrier networks.


Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display assembly seen again in more leaked photos

08/03/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple's next-generation iPhone display assembly has seemingly once again been leaked via sources within the Asian supply chain, lending credence to previous leaks but still revealing little about the technical makeup of the so-called iPhone 6s.


Samsung cuts prices for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge by 100 euros after disappointing financial results

08/03/2015, 09:08 am

Just four months after launching the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung has begun to drop the price of its flagship handsets in an apparent effort to jumpstart slumping sales and push its troubled mobile division further into the black.


Apple's enhanced Siri will answer phone calls, transcribe voicemails in 2016 - report

08/03/2015, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly testing a service that will have its voice driven personal assistant, Siri, answer phone calls when a user is unavailable and then transcribe voicemails to text so that they can be quickly read.