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Topic: iPhone

Apple's massive fall lineup reportedly causing shipping delays for other manufacturers

09/05/2014, 10:09 pm

Apple is reportedly securing dates for its upcoming fall shipments, expected to include new iPhone and iPad models, and the number of devices coming out of China is so large that major shipping companies are delaying orders from other device makers.

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Apple reportedly adds CVS and Walgreens to list of mobile payment partners

09/05/2014, 06:09 pm

Less than one week before Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone, and possibly "iWatch," at a special event on Sept. 9, a report on Friday claims the company has inked partnerships with CVS and Walgreens for a rumored mobile payments system debut.

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Apple's 'iWallet' payments seen as unlikely to earn much money, but will lock in users to iPhone ecosystem

09/05/2014, 08:09 am

In looking at the potential options for Apple in launching a mobile payment platform, one analyst believes the company is most likely to start small and safe with a "proxy" approach -- a strategy that wouldn't make Apple much money, but would help lock users into the company's iPhone ecosystem.

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Apple reportedly wrangles lower credit card transaction fees for mobile payments rollout

09/04/2014, 04:09 pm

Adding to rumors regarding Apple's supposed mobile payments solution, a report on Thursday claims the Cupertino tech giant has managed to negotiate lower transaction fees from five credit card issuing banks.

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Apple to hold live stream of Sept. 9 event, begins countdown on website

09/04/2014, 02:09 pm

With less than five days to go until Tim Cook takes the stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Apple has begun promoting the event --at which the iPhone 6, iWatch, and perhaps second-generation iPad Air will be unveiled -- on its homepage with a countdown timer to the live stream.

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U2 says reports of Apple tie-up for 'iPhone 6' are untrue

09/04/2014, 12:09 pm

Rumors that mega-popular rock band U2 have struck a new partnership with Apple to release their upcoming album on the so-called iPhone 6 and could participate in next Tuesday's media event in Cupertino are without merit, a U2 spokesperson said on Thursday.

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Exclusive aerial footage of Apple's mysterious white box next to 'iPhone 6' event site

09/04/2014, 10:09 am

Not too far from Apple's Campus 2 project, a temporary structure is rising for the company's September 9 event, and new aerial shots captured by an amateur photographer using a flying camera drone offer a closer look at the mysterious white box that has generated considerable buzz.

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'iPhone 6' will lack sapphire cover but gain 128GB variant, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says

09/04/2014, 09:09 am

Apple's "iPhone 6" will not feature a scratch-resistant sapphire screen cover, but both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch versions will come with new higher-capacity options of 128 gigabytes of storage, a barometric pressure sensor, and a programmable power button, according to one well-connected insider.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' event may feature U2 tie-in

09/03/2014, 10:09 pm

Bits of circumstantial evidence set the Apple rumor mill churning on Wednesday, with reports hinting U2 is somehow connected with the company's Sept. 9 media event expected to bring word of a new iPhone lineup.

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Jen Taylor, voice of Microsoft Windows Cortana, prefers to use Apple's iPhone

09/03/2014, 09:09 pm

Actress Jen Taylor, who voiced the the Cortana AI character in Halo games as well as providing the voice of Microsoft's identically named Siri-like assistant for Windows Mobile, actually uses an iPhone.

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Apple's rumored iPhone 6 mobile payment system seen as 'most legitimate potential threat' to PayPal

09/03/2014, 09:09 pm

Apple's upcoming product releases will lay the groundwork for an aggressive leap into the mobile payments sector that could eventually erode PayPal's firm foundation, according to one research analyst.

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Line forms at 5th Ave. Apple Store 6 days ahead of expected iPhone announcement [u]

09/03/2014, 05:09 pm

While Apple prepares for its Sept. 9 media event, enthusiastic fans are already lining up at the company's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York, hoping to be one of the first in the world to nab an expected next-generation iPhone.

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Japanese smartphone buyers prefer Apple's anticipated 5.5" 'iPhone 6,' data shows

09/03/2014, 03:09 pm

Consumers in Japan -- now one of Apple's most important markets -- are excited by the prospect of a larger iPhone and the increased screen size could be a key driver of sales to new customers in the Asian nation, according to new survey data released this week.

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Sony announces iPhone-compatible QX30 camera lens with 30x zoom, QX1 with swappable E-Mount

09/03/2014, 12:09 pm

The next generation of Sony's iPhone-compatible wireless camera lenses was officially unveiled on Wednesday with two new models: One with a whopping 30-times optical zoom, and another that allows users to insert any E-Mount compatible lens and connect and control it from their smartphone.

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China Mobile notches 33K 'iPhone 6' preorders ahead of official launch

09/02/2014, 09:09 pm

China Mobile, the world's largest cellular carrier by subscribers, began accepting reservations for Apple's unannounced next-generation iPhone on Tuesday and has subsequently racked up more than 33,000 orders since going live.

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Apple reportedly in talks with Nordstrom over mobile payment partnership

09/02/2014, 06:09 pm

Adding to the din of rumors regarding an Apple-branded mobile payments solution, a report on Tuesday claims the Cupertino company is discussing a platform launch partnership with department store giant Nordstrom.

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Leak reveals Sony's next iPhone-connected camera lens will feature swappable E-Mount, pop-up flash

09/02/2014, 04:09 pm

Sony's next-generation QX-series external camera accessory, which wirelessly connects to and is controlled by smartphones like Apple's iPhone, may include an E-Mount attachment for swapping lenses, as well as a dedicated flash.

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Microsoft, HTC use Windows Phone's Cortana to poke fun at Apple's iPhone in new ad

09/02/2014, 11:09 am

A new television spot from Microsoft's Windows Phone division again puts Siri on the iPhone 5s up against Cortana on an HTC One M8, though the video slants more toward a hardware comparison than Microsoft's previous Siri-focued efforts.

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Photos purport to show 2915 mAh battery for 5.5" 'iPhone 6,' twice the capacity of Apple's iPhone 5s

09/02/2014, 10:09 am

The stream of component leaks surrounding the rumored 5.5-inch variant of Apple's next-generation iPhone has begun to kick up just one week before the company makes its official announcement, with a new high-capacity battery said to be destined for the "phablet" device appearing from Asia.

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Rear shell for 5.5" 'iPhone 6' allegedly shown, measured in new video

09/01/2014, 10:09 am

A rear shell said to be destined for Apple's anticipated 5.5-inch iPhone was shown off Monday in a new video, with a ruler placed alongside suggesting that previously leaked dimensions of the still-unannounced handset could be legitimate.

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