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Topic: iPhone

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' to sport localized haptic feedback, linear oscillating motor

07/10/2014, 06:07 am

According to the latest rumblings out of East Asia, Apple's next iPhone will come with an advanced vibration unit that can provide varying levels of haptic feedback in specific areas of the handset's screen.

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At Sun Valley retreat, Tim Cook tells reporter to upgrade her Samsung phone

07/09/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook quipped to a journalist that she should "get a new phone" as she posed questions during the exclusive gathering of tech and media executives at Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Foxconn's 'Foxbot' robots will assist human workers at major iPhone factory, report says

07/09/2014, 05:07 am

Following up on news that Foxconn would soon deploy robots on assembly lines dedicated to Apple products, a report out of Asia claims the so-called "Foxbots" will have a limited role in device assembly as humans are still needed for most operations.

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Apple's second secret eBay store launches with certified refurbished, unlocked GSM iPhone 5 models

07/08/2014, 12:07 pm

For the second time in as many years, Apple appears to have teamed with eBay on a low-profile Factory Outlet store to market Apple Certified Refurbished products -- such as iPhones and iPads -- alongside full one-year Apple warranties at aggressive price points.

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Purported 'iPhone 6' sapphire display undergoes extreme torture test in video

07/07/2014, 08:07 pm

Hours after a video purportedly revealed Apple's rumored sapphire crystal "iPhone 6" display on Monday, another short film hit the Web, this time putting the supposed part through a battery of torture tests that included knives, keys and extreme bending.

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Apple activates Wi-Fi calling for T-Mobile iPhones with latest iOS 8 beta

07/07/2014, 06:07 pm

Among the new settings options and user interface tweaks in Monday's iOS 8 beta release, Apple has switched on Wi-Fi calling for T-Mobile handsets, granting developers with access to the software a chance to test out the feature.

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Video purports to show flexible sapphire display cover for Apple's 'iPhone 6'

07/07/2014, 12:07 pm

With Apple said to be preparing a move from Corning's Gorilla Glass to an in-house sapphire solution for the display on the so-called "iPhone 6," a new part alleged to be a preproduction sapphire front panel for the device was shown off Monday in a video from Hong Kong.

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Foxconn may replace 'iPhone 6' assembly line workers with 'Foxbot' robots

07/06/2014, 10:07 pm

During a recent shareholder meeting, president and CEO of Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn said his company plans to roll out robots on assembly lines responsible for products like the iPhone, possibly in time for production of the so-called "iPhone 6."

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Review: Parrot Asteroid Smart in-dash head unit with navigation and app support

07/05/2014, 02:07 pm

Google launched the Open Automotive Alliance in January to put Android in your dashboard to control your phone, just like Apple announced CarPlay as a system to control your iOS device. Parrot's Asteroid Smart doesn't participate in either of these programs, but goes their own way instead.

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Pond's 'Stream' case brings MFi-approved Qi wireless charging to Apple's iPhone 5/5s

07/04/2014, 12:07 am

Announced by small tech firm Devant earlier this week, the Pond Wireless ecosystem of products looks to bring Qi wireless charging to Apple's iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s with a "Made for iPhone" charging case, tray and fob adapter.

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Apple's iOS gains ground on Android in US as iPhone retains smartphone lead

07/03/2014, 05:07 pm

For the three months ending in May, Apple's iPhone grew its dominating lead as the top U.S. smartphone, while iOS gained ground on Google's Android, says research firm comScore.

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Samsung's latest Apple-targeting ad slams battery life, calls iPhone users 'wall huggers'

07/03/2014, 02:07 pm

Samsung on Thursday took its latest shot at Apple, in a new minute-long advertisement that refers to iPhone users as "wall huggers," suggesting they're constantly tethered to an outlet to keep their handset charged.

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Alleged 4.7" front panel for Apple's 'iPhone 6' handled on camera to show one-handed use

07/03/2014, 08:07 am

The latest alleged "iPhone 6" parts leak claims to show the device's front glass panel, with a video showcasing its larger 4.7-inch size and how much of the display can be reached by holding it with one hand.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' to launch on Sept. 25, larger 5.5" version dubbed 'iPhone Air'

07/03/2014, 05:07 am

Another questionable rumor out of China on Thursday claims Apple will announce its next-gen iPhone on Sept. 15 ahead of a Sept. 25 launch date, while mention is made of a 16GB 5.5-inch version that will supposedly be called "iPhone Air."

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Samsung to guard against anticipated 'iPhone 6' with metal-clad 'Galaxy F' in September

07/02/2014, 04:07 pm

With a 4.7-inch iPhone rumored to be on the horizon, Samsung is reportedly readying its first non-plastic handset for a September unveiling in what could be an attempt to stave off defections from Galaxy buyers waiting for a larger-screened option from Apple.

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Mobile money services on the rise worldwide as Apple eyes Touch ID payment system

07/02/2014, 11:07 am

If Apple is able to drive adoption of its rumored iTunes-backed mobile payment system among wealthy consumers at the same pace as similar systems in the developing world, it could be one of the company's most important -- and profitable -- strategic moves.

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Apple cuts $45 off iPhone 'Reuse and Recycling' trade-in value, new max set at $225

07/02/2014, 03:07 am

Apple on Tuesday lowered trade-in values for its iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program in the U.S. and Canada, cutting as much as $45 off the value of older generation handsets like the iPhone 5.

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Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c leads in Europe, but platform mix rises with Samsung's Galaxy S5 debut

07/01/2014, 05:07 pm

Despite seeing release some eight months after the iPhone 5s and 5s, Samsung's latest Galaxy S5 flagship is still behind the Apple handsets in Europe, though the Korean company's flagship is taking away customers in key Euro markets.

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Rumor: New backlight component will enable Apple to maker thinner, lighter 'iPhone 6'

06/30/2014, 12:06 pm

Apple's anticipated next-generation iPhone may use only one brightness enhancement film for its display, a change that could enable the company to reduce the size of the LCD component in the handset and create the thinnest and lightest iPhone to date.

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Rumor: Parade of 'iPhone 6' mockups aren't final design, back panel will feature glass like 5s

06/30/2014, 08:06 am

While a glut of alleged "iPhone 6" mockups have suggested there will be lines cut out toward the top and bottom of the back panel on Apple's next handset, a new report claims those are just placeholders for small glass panels that will be included, in a design much like the iPhone 5s.

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