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Topic: iPhone

Alleged 'iPhone 6' NFC chip and working hardware shown in latest leaks

08/29/2014, 02:08 pm

A series of photos of a component that appears to be a logic board bound for Apple's next-generation iPhone appeared Friday, bearing a small chip -- said to be an NFC controller from NXP -- that professes to confirm the feature's presence in the so-called "iPhone 6." In addition, a new video of assembled parts seems to show a fully functional unit, though it won't boot past the "Connect to iTunes" screen.

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New photos purport to show near-final 'iPhone 6' rear shell, cover glass

08/29/2014, 09:08 am

With the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone less than two weeks away, a new set of photos that emerged on Friday offer a look at what is said to be a near-final rear shell and cover glass elements for the forthcoming handset.

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Apple reportedly taps chipmaker NXP for 'iPhone 6' NFC solution

08/29/2014, 02:08 am

Adding to the pile of rumors suggesting NFC hardware will be built into the next iPhone, a report on Friday narrows down the as-yet-unannounced component's source to Dutch chipmaker NXP, the same firm that supplies Apple with the M7 coprocessor.

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Apple's 'iPhone 6' to supposedly incorporate NFC, new secure enclave for mobile payments

08/28/2014, 09:08 pm

Building on rumors that Apple will release an iOS-based mobile payments solution with its next-generation "iPhone 6," the well-connected John Gruber claims the new handset will feature NFC hardware and a new secure enclave to store credit card information.

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iPhone 5 & 5S trade-ins surge 2800% at Gazelle; AI readers get exclusive $10 bonus ahead of 'iPhone 6'

08/28/2014, 10:08 am

Last week, Gazelle began offering customers the ability to lock in cash trade-in prices ahead of Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 "iPhone 6" unveiling, and for the next 48 hours, AppleInsider readers can get an additional $10 cash bonus on their iPhone 5s trade in thanks to an exclusive partnership.

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Rumor: Apple to enter mobile payment space with NFC-enabled 'iPhone 6'

08/28/2014, 10:08 am

Near-field communications chips have been rumored to become part of the iPhone lineup for years, but this year's anticipated "iPhone 6" may see Apple finally take the plunge, according to a new report.

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Apple exploring double-duty NFC, inductive charging coil for smartwatches, mobile phones

08/28/2014, 09:08 am

On the heels of a report suggesting that Apple's long-anticipated "iWatch" could be unveiled within the next two weeks, a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that the company has continued to contemplate wireless charging solutions for just such a device.

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Samsung hypes Note 4 by copying Apple's iPhone 5c "for the colorful" ads

08/27/2014, 02:08 pm

With sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 flagging, Samsung has turned toward hyping its upcoming Note 4 stylus-based phablet using teaser ads targeting the same "for the colorful" characters Apple presented last year using iPhone 5c.

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Apple adds AT&T Next as online payment option for iPhone buyers

08/27/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday quietly added a new payment option to its online storefront, giving AT&T subscribers who are in the market for a new iPhone the ability to make their purchase using installments through the carrier's AT&T Next program.

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T-Mobile to reportedly slash up to $50 off iPhone models starting Aug. 27

08/26/2014, 09:08 pm

As iPhone resellers dump existing stock in preparation of an impending next-generation refresh, U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile will supposedly cut up to $50 off device-only pricing in an across-the-line sale, according to leaked internal documents.

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Rumored circular True Tone flash for 4.7" and 5.5" 'iPhone 6' detailed in new photos

08/26/2014, 05:08 pm

Seemingly confirming ongoing rumors that Apple's next iPhone will feature a redesigned 'True Tone' flash unit, an electronics wholesaler on Tuesday published high-resolution pictures of circular dual-LED flash assemblies supposedly bound for both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" models.

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Purported 'iPhone 6' speaker assembly revealed by Chinese repair firm

08/26/2014, 10:08 am

A photo that is said to depict the loudspeaker assembly from Apple's next-generation iPhone surfaced on Tuesday from a wholesale electronics parts supplier in the Far East, alongside pictures of several other supposed "iPhone 6" components.

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Verizon winding down stock of 32GB iPhone 5c ahead of Apple's anticipated 'iPhone 6'

08/26/2014, 08:08 am

U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless is burning through the last of its high-capacity 32-gigabyte iPhone 5c inventory, with almost all units now out of stock in its online store, in anticipation of a replacement with Apple's next-generation lineup of handsets, AppleInsider has learned.

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California governor signs 'kill switch' bill into law, required on all smartphones by 2015

08/25/2014, 06:08 pm

California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill requiring smartphone manufacturers provide a remote "kill switch" for handsets sold within the state.

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Rumor: TSMC, Apple working on 16nm FinFET process for 'A9' chips

08/25/2014, 12:08 pm

A Monday morning report from the Republic of China indicated that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is in the process of accelerating the rollout of its new 16-nanometer FinFET fabrication process in a possible bid to wrest control of Apple's A9 manufacturing from rival chipmakers.

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JP Morgan: Any 'iPhone 6' display shortage would have 'no impact' on sales, device launch

08/25/2014, 10:08 am

Following a spate of rumors that late-term problems with the display on Apple's next-generation iPhone could force the handset's delay or seriously constrain supplies, at least one Wall Street analyst indicated that the issue -- if it even actually exists -- would not materially impact the launch of the so-called "iPhone 6."

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After being cut out of iPhone 5 & 5s, Samsung allegedly supplying Apple DRAM again for 'iPhone 6'

08/25/2014, 09:08 am

Key component partner and fierce rival Samsung has reportedly wedged its way back into Apple's supply chain for the next iPhone, as the South Korean company will allegedly be one of three companies supplying dynamic random-access memory for the "iPhone 6."

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Rumor: Apple to redesign U.S. charging adapter for 'iPhone 6'

08/24/2014, 02:08 am

An unsourced photo that surfaced Saturday from Asia indicates that Apple may be planning to redesign the iPhone charging adapter -- at least in the U.S. -- alongside the release of its next-generation handset, which is expected to sport a larger battery that may include increased charging requirements.

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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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