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Topic: iPhone

Apple activates iPhone 5 battery replacement program, to swap out affected parts for free

08/22/2014, 06:08 pm

Apple on Friday announced a free replacement program for iPhone 5 batteries after discovering certain units sold during a five-month period after the product's launch in 2012 contain faulty components.

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Samsung ad challenges Apple's iPhone 5s to take 'ice bucket challenge'

08/22/2014, 02:08 pm

In a short commercial posted Friday, South Korean electronics giant Samsung subjected its water-resistant Galaxy S5 smartphone to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which the handset's S-Voice personal digital assistant called "freezing" before nominating Apple's iPhone 5s and other competitors to do the same.

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Purportedly leaked data from Foxconn again points to 'iPhone 6' with protruding camera lens

08/22/2014, 09:08 am

A set of photographs published on Friday purport to show both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants of Apple's next-generation iPhone depicted in an engineering prototype overview, with both models sporting a protruding camera lens and all-metal rear casing.

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Display production for Apple's 'iPhone 6' needs last-minute redesign, Reuters says

08/22/2014, 08:08 am

Apple has encountered a serious issue with building displays for its next-generation iPhone just as it's gearing up to launch next month, forcing suppliers to redesign a key component, according to a new report.

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Another purported 'iPhone 6' document suggests Apple may offer 128GB model

08/21/2014, 08:08 am

Apple's next iPhone could be the company's highest-capacity handset yet, with new documents suggesting the company could offer a whopping 128 gigabytes of capacity in its so-called "iPhone 6."

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Walmart discounts 16GB iPhone 5c to 97 cents, 16GB iPhone 5s to $79 for 90 days

08/21/2014, 02:08 am

Walmart on Wednesday announced an aggressive 90-day iPhone sale that shaves $20 off Apple's 16GB iPhone 5s and about $28 off the 16GB iPhone 5c, bringing the latter model's up-front cost down to less than a dollar.

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First photos of purported 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' rear shell compare part to 4.7-inch model

08/20/2014, 07:08 pm

A batch of photos out of Asia on Wednesday supposedly reveal a rear shell bound for Apple's "iPhone 6" and show a direct comparison between another alleged handset part.

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Purported 'iPhone 6' render shows sub-1mm rear camera lens protrusion

08/20/2014, 08:08 am

A three-dimensional render of a device said to be Apple's next-generation iPhone -- codenamed "N56" --appeared from a source in the Republic of China on Wednesday, bearing a camera lens that extends outward from the device's rear cover in a manner similar to the fifth-generation iPod touch.

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Photos of supposed fully assembled 'iPhone 6' chassis surface

08/19/2014, 06:08 pm

Amid the deluge of parts leaks and rumors surrounding the upcoming "iPhone 6," a set of photos on Tuesday mates purportedly leaked rear case and display components in what could be the first look at Apple's next handset.

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Microscopic analysis, iOS 8 code point to new 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' display resolutions

08/19/2014, 05:08 pm

Adding to the pile of supposed "iPhone 6" parts leaks, a report out of Russia claims to have put a display bound for Apple's 4.7-inch handset under the microscope, while new code discovered in Xcode suggests at least one new iPhone model will carry a 1,472-by-828-pixel resolution.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' may include faster 150Mbps LTE Advanced modem

08/19/2014, 07:08 am

The latest component claimed to be from Apple's next-generation iPhone is a Qualcomm MDM9625 modem, which would boost cellular download speeds to 150 megabits per second, which would be 50 percent faster than the modem found in the iPhone 5s.

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Sprint's new family plan brings doubles data, lures in users with low pricing

08/18/2014, 08:08 pm

Sprint on Monday announced a new data-centric plan called the Family Share Pack, offering twice the amount of data as competitors for the same or cheaper monthly pricing.

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RBC sees Apple selling upwards of 75M 'iPhone 6' units before end of 2014

08/18/2014, 11:08 am

Apple has apparently placed a massive amount of orders for its next-generation iPhone, prompting RBC Capital Markets to notify investors on Monday that they see great upside potential for the anticipated "iPhone 6" over the coming quarters.

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Apple unlikely to sell sapphire iPhones this year, is setting the stage for future models - JP Morgan

08/18/2014, 09:08 am

Apple's investments in sapphire may one day result in iPhone cover displays made of the material, but sapphire is unlikely to appear in this year's models due to prohibitive costs associated with producing the material in large quantities, investment firm J.P. Morgan said on Monday.

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Gazelle paying up to $350 cash for old iPhones if you act now; doesn't need them 'til Oct 10

08/18/2014, 08:08 am

If you're looking to mitigate the cost of upgrading to Apple's 'iPhone 6' by getting the most cash possible for your current iPhone, buyback service Gazelle has just launched its most aggressive price-lock promotion yet: up to $350 for your old iPhone if you lock in a price quote today (and you don't need to send it in until Oct. 10 -- long after the iPhone 6 is expected on the market).

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Rumor: Schematic suggests NFC chip in 'iPhone 6,' RAM remains unknown [u]

08/18/2014, 08:08 am

While incorrect claims came on Monday from a document showing alleged details on a NAND flash chip for Apple's next iPhone, another questionable schematic from the same source suggests the "iPhone 6" may include a near-field communications chip [updated].

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Another purported 'iPhone 6' leak suggests Apple's 4.7" model will have larger 1810mAh battery

08/16/2014, 02:08 pm

In even more evidence that Apple's next iPhone will sport a larger 1,810mAh battery, a new parts leak shows a series of purported "iPhone 6" batteries in shipping trays, complete with legal text and Apple logo.

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Sketchy report claims photos show 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6L' display, logic board and 2,915mAh battery

08/15/2014, 10:08 pm

A highly questionable report out of the Far East on Friday includes photos of what are claimed to be parts from Apple's rumored 5.5-inch "iPhone 6," including a display and logic board curiously similar to "leaked" components associated with a rumored 4.7-inch model.

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If Apple's 'iPhone 6' uses sapphire display, it will be limited to new, more expensive premium models, WSJ claims

08/14/2014, 03:08 pm

Less than a month before its expected debut, Apple is apparently "considering" the use of synthetic sapphire displays on its next-generation iPhone, but the costs and difficulties associated with the material would limit it solely to a new range of higher-end and more expensive models that the company might make available, a new rumor claims.

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Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 96.4% of smartphone market as competitors shrink, IDC says

08/14/2014, 11:08 am

The two-horse race for smartphone operating system share continues to obliterate competitors, as Apple's iOS and Google's Android were the only two platforms to see growth in the second quarter of 2014, the latest data from IDC claims.

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