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Topic: iPhone

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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How Android lost global open market share to Apple's integrated iOS

03/14/2014, 05:03 am

Ever since Google's Android began to first gain mainstream support among smartphone makers in late 2009, Android platform enthusiasts have predicted that it would win out over proprietary mobile platforms, particularly Apple's iOS. The obvious parallel they like to draw is the rise of Microsoft's Windows in the mid 1990s at the expense of Apple's Macintosh. But that's wrong, here's why.

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Apple releases new animated iPhone 5c ads on Yahoo, NYTimes.com

03/13/2014, 08:03 pm

Apple on Thursday released a digital advertisement campaign on high-profile websites like Yahoo and The New York Times in an apparent bid to gain wider exposure for its lower priced iPhone 5c handset.

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FCC clears AT&T's $1.3B buyout of Leap Wireless, iPhone 5 coming to Cricket customers

03/13/2014, 06:03 pm

Apple partner carrier AT&T on Thursday received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to go ahead with a previously announced acquisition of prepaid mobile provider Leap Wireless worth $1.3 billion.

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SoftBank's Masayoshi Son won iPhone exclusivity after pitching Apple cellphone to Steve Jobs

03/12/2014, 10:03 pm

In an interview earlier this week, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he scored exclusive Japanese rights to sell the first iPhone after pitching a crude drawing of an imagined iPod-cellphone hybrid to Steve Jobs. At the time, Son did not own a mobile carrier and the already-in-development iPhone was still two years out.

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Samsung sponsor LeBron James tweets out the failure of his Note phablet

03/12/2014, 06:03 pm

Samsung suffered a new kind of endorsement failure when its spokesman for the Galaxy Note phablet line tweeted out his frustration after the device deleted all his content and rebooted.

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Rumor: Design of Apple's new big-screen iPhone will be cross between iPhone 5c & 7th-gen iPod nano

03/11/2014, 08:03 am

With Apple widely expected to launch a new, larger iPhone model this year, a new report claims the external design will take numerous cues from the company's mid-range iPhone 5c, as well as its seventh-generation iPod nano.

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Apple to stick with Samsung for A8 chip, final manufacturing prep underway - report

03/10/2014, 09:03 am

Contrary to recent rumors, Samsung has won the contract to produce Apple's next-generation A-series processor and will do so at the same Texas facility that churns out the 64-bit A7 at the heart of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air, according to a new report from South Korea.

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AT&T drops price of 2GB no-contract plan by $15, T-Mobile doubles down on 'Simple Choice'

03/08/2014, 07:03 pm

The wireless carrier price wars continue this weekend as AT&T and T-Mobile respectively announced price cuts and new data incentives for subscribers.

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Report: iPhone 5s to soon account for 1 in 5 iPhones, 5c growth stagnant

03/07/2014, 08:03 pm

According to the latest statistics from analytics firm Mixpanel, Apple's iPhone 5s is about to breach the 20 percent mark in overall iPhone marketshare and will soon overtake the venerable iPhone 4S, while the counterpart 5c model languishes at about 6 percent.

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Russia's Megafon deal with Apple, Inc. guarantees sales of 750k iPhones over 3 years

03/07/2014, 07:03 pm

Russia's second largest carrier Megafon said its iPhone agreement with Apple requires it to sell 750,000 iPhones over three years and spend $28 million on marketing and promotion through 2016.

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Pebble adds eBay, Evernote & Time Warner as latest smart watch app partners

03/07/2014, 03:03 pm

Pebble on Friday announced a trio of new partners for its wrist-worn platform, with official applications from eBay, Evernote and Time Warner Cable now available on the Pebble app store.

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Apple continues to add share in U.S. smartphone market, now holds 42%

03/07/2014, 11:03 am

Smartphone buyers in the U.S. continue to flock toward Apple as the iPhone maker saw its marketshare tick upward to 41.6 percent --nearly as much as its four closest competitors combined --for the three months ending in January, according to data released Friday.

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iPhones much more likely to be stolen, less likely to be broken or need replacement

03/06/2014, 07:03 pm

Figures compiled by device insurance firm ProtectCell indicate that owners of Apple's iPhone suffer fewer broken screens and other device problems requiring replacement, but are far more likely to having their products stolen.

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Rumor: TSMC now building quad-core 'A8' chips for Apple's next-gen iPhone

03/05/2014, 12:03 pm

While rumors of a partnership between Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have lingered for years, yet another report on Wednesday claims once again that the Taiwanese chipmaker is now producing chips for the company -- namely a next-generation "A8" processor for the 2014 iPhone.

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First look: Designed by m's aluminum 'AL13 v2' iPhone bumper touts zero signal loss

03/05/2014, 08:03 am

Kickstarter graduate Designed by m on Wednesday debuted a revamped version of its AL13 iPhone 5 and 5s bumper, which is being touted as the first aluminum enclosure design to exhibit zero cell signal loss.

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Apple patent may allow iPhone users to snoop on voice mails for live call screening

03/04/2014, 05:03 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday assigned Apple a patent covering passive audio call screening via an off-site voicemail service, a feature that can theoretically be applied to cellphone platforms like the iPhone.

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