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Topic: iPhone

iPhone usage rates correlate to education and population density, study finds

01/22/2015, 07:01 pm

According to a new study published on Thursday, usage rates of Apple's iPhone in the U.S. are positively correlated to users' level of education and population density, with northeastern states seeing a relatively higher concentration of iPhone owners.

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Increased adoption of iPhone 6 Plus in U.S., China set to boost Apple Inc profit margins

01/21/2015, 11:01 am

Usage data from Apple's two largest markets is showing a significant increase in buyers' preference for the large display of iPhone 6 Plus as supply increases, indicating a richer profit mix destined to polish the company's earnings.

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden refuses to use Apple's iPhone over spying concerns - report

01/21/2015, 11:01 am

Infamous former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, responsible for leaking thousands of pages of classified intelligence documents from the secretive spy organization, reportedly believes that the iPhone contains "special software" that can be remotely activated by authorities for intelligence gathering purposes.

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Sales of Apple's iPhone surge in Asia as rival Samsung ebbs

01/20/2015, 11:01 pm

Fresh research published on Wednesday shows Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets led to significant gains in important Asian markets over November, including South Korea, where local tech giant Samsung saw product sales contract.

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How Intel lost the mobile chip business to Apple's Ax ARM Application Processors

01/19/2015, 03:01 pm

Between 2005 and 2014, Intel fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing its position as the world's leading processor supplier by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market and enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processors to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.

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Three men tunnel into Beijing warehouse, make off with $300,000 worth of iPhones

01/17/2015, 10:01 am

Police in Beijing have arrested three men accused of stealing 240 iPhone 6 units from a warehouse owned by a Chinese logistics firm after digging a 20-inch hole through the building's wall.

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Bank of America customers activate 1.1 million cards on Apple Pay

01/15/2015, 10:01 am

Apple Pay launch partner Bank of America on Thursday revealed that nearly 800,000 of its customers had signed up for Apple's nascent mobile payments initiative, bringing 1.1 million cards to the service in the last three months.

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Apple's 'iPhone 6s' again rumored to feature 'Force Touch', 2GB RAM

01/15/2015, 09:01 am

For the second time in as many days, a report from Asia claims that Apple plans to bring the "Force Touch" technology from the Apple Watch to the next-generation iPhone and double the forthcoming handset's built-in RAM to 2 gigabytes.

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Samsung offers to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion - report [ux2: denied]

01/14/2015, 03:01 pm

Two Apple rivals may come together in an effort to take on the iPhone, with a new report claiming that South Korean electronics giant Samsung has made a bid to buy struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry for $7.5 billion.

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New Chinese handset shows consumers remain fixated on sapphire iPhones

01/14/2015, 10:01 am

Apple's iPhone component choices are once again a trending topic of conversation following the announcement of a low-cost, sapphire-covered smartphone from a little-known Chinese electronics firm.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could ship with dual-lens camera, 'Force Touch'

01/13/2015, 03:01 pm

With over half a year remaining before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, a fresh rumor out of Taiwan suggests that the company may be considering a new dual-lens camera system and the addition of "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive touch technology set to be introduced in the Apple Watch.

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Signs point to iPhone 6 driving record sales for Apple in China, India

01/12/2015, 12:01 pm

During its quarterly earnings call later this month, Apple is expected to announce record-breaking holiday iPhone sales bolstered by unprecedented demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in major emerging markets China and India, new evidence suggests.

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Chevy's 2016 Volt hybrid electric car will feature support for Apple's CarPlay

01/12/2015, 09:01 am

Chevrolet took the wraps off its new 2016 Volt at the North American International Auto Show on Monday, revealing that the next-generation electric vehicle will feature support for Apple's CarPlay in its infotainment system.

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Apple catches up with iPhone 6 demand, US online store lists all models 'in stock'

01/09/2015, 08:01 am

Consumers in the United States will no longer face a backlog when purchasing an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from Apple's online store, as supplies of the popular smartphones appear to have reached parity with demand nearly four months after their release.

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First look: Philips shows off Lightning-connected Fidelio M2L headphones

01/08/2015, 10:01 pm

At its CES booth this year, Philips showed off its Fidelio M2L headphones, which hold the title as the world's first the world's first Lightning-connected headphones.

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Samsung warns investors of first holiday quarter profit decline since 2011

01/08/2015, 05:01 am

Samsung Electronics has released "preliminary earnings guidance" for the December quarter, calling for revenues of around 52T KRW ($47B) and operating profits of about 5.2T KRW ($4.73B), a profit decline of 37 percent compared to the year-ago quarter -- its first such decline for the holiday period since 2011.

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Hands-on: Up-mobile inductive charging system for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, Violet UV monitor for iOS

01/08/2015, 01:01 am

Standing apart from a glut of iOS accessory makers at CES this year was Exelium, with its Up-mobile inductive charging system for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and Ultra, a startup that showed off a new iOS-connected UV monitor.

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First look: SenseHUD turns your iPhone into a portable heads-up display

01/07/2015, 08:01 pm

Unveiled at CES, SenseHUD is portable device that promises to transform your smartphone into an automotive heads-up display, offering an aftermarket alternative to expensive preinstalled car navigation systems.

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AT&T follows T-Mobile with new 'Rollover Data' offering

01/07/2015, 12:01 pm

Mega-carrier AT&T is the latest U.S. wireless provider to turn to mobile data as a market differentiator, introducing a new "Rollover Data" program that allows subscribers to stockpile unused megabytes much like older plans that included rollover calling minutes.

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Samsung feeling the squeeze from success of Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, Kantar says

01/07/2015, 07:01 am

Virtually everywhere in the world that research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech tracks smartphone market data, Apple saw marketshare gains, thanks to the popularity of its latest flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.

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