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Questionable 'iPhone 6' prototype shows protruding camera, lacks Apple's 'True Tone' flash

03/31/2014, 12:03 pm

New snapshots that purport to show a prototype of Apple's so-called "iPhone 6" have emerged from China, though the device pictured bears some bizarre inconsistencies that call its authenticity into question.

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Analysis affirms Apple's A7 processor closer to a desktop CPU than regular mobile chip

03/31/2014, 11:03 am

An independent analysis of the microarchitecture behind Apple's latest A7 processor has shown that the company was not overstating when it called the design "desktop class," with the new silicon matching up well against Intel's recent desktop components.

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Samsung shifts strategy in second Apple trial, now claims all patents are worth very little

03/31/2014, 02:03 am

Apple's second patent infringement trial against Samsung begins today, outlining a battle that the two sides are waging in very different ways. Apple will be expanding upon its legal strategy outlined in the first trial, while Samsung is starting over with an entirely new tactic aimed at devaluating Apple's inventions so it can continue using them for virtually nothing.

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BlackBerry wins injunction, sales ban against 'Typo' iPhone keyboard

03/29/2014, 12:03 am

A U.S. district court judge on Friday granted BlackBerry a preliminary injunction against the Typo iPhone keyboard case for infringing on certain patents, effectively banning sales of the Ryan Seacrest-backed device.

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Japanese newspaper repeats persistent 'iPhone 6' rumors: 2 screen sizes, Sept. launch

03/27/2014, 02:03 pm

Apple is readying two variants of the so-called iPhone 6 with significantly larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays for a September launch, according to a Thursday report from the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Samsung 'puzzled' as South Korean carriers upstage Galaxy S5 launch with early sales

03/27/2014, 10:03 am

Apple's chief rival Samsung had big plans for the debut of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone on April 11, but carriers in its native country of South Korea have opted to upstage that launch date by releasing the new handset early.

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iPhone IP Wars: Nokia vs Apple vs HTC, Motorola & Samsung

03/27/2014, 08:03 am

In 2007 Apple introduced iPhone, emphasizing that virtually every significant aspect of its entirely new experience and industrial design was protected by patents. Three years later a global patent war erupted. Who's to blame?

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Apple software engineer details development of original iPhone

03/25/2014, 09:03 pm

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published on Tuesday, Apple senior software engineer Greg Christie offers a detailed look at the development process that culminated in the first iPhone.

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HTC unveils 5" HTC One M8 with gesture controls, dual rear cameras, slo-mo video

03/25/2014, 03:03 pm

Taiwanese handset maker HTC on Tuesday unveiled its latest flagship device intended to take on Apple's iPhone: the HTC One M8, with a larger screen, higher-spec internals, a depth-sensing camera and dual LED flash -- but no biometrics.

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Rumor: Apple to switch to automated battery assembly for this year's 'iPhone 6'

03/24/2014, 08:03 am

Batteries for Apple's next-generation iPhone may be assembled on fully automated production lines in China, rather than through manual labor, a new rumor out of the Far East claims.

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Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

03/22/2014, 07:03 am

From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple's top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung's Galaxy S4.

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Samsung's Galaxy S4 displaced other Androids in U.S. but iPhone 5 adoption still faster

03/21/2014, 02:03 pm

A new report on North American adoption of smartphones found iPhone 5 gained users the fastest, building upon Apple's lead in U.S. and Canadian market share, but that Samsung phones displaced other Android devices, giving the Korean giant a plurality of Android's user base.

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Apple's iBeacon used to push seat upgrades in nosebleeds at sporting events

03/21/2014, 09:03 am

Some U.S. sports arenas have begun pushing ticket upgrades to fans in the cheap seats through Apple's iBeacon technology for iPhone, offering users the ability to upgrade their seats quickly and easily.

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Apple's iPhone drives China Mobile 4G adoption, but carrier mum on actual sales numbers

03/20/2014, 12:03 pm

Most of the 1.34 million subscribers on China Mobile's nascent 4G TD-LTE network are using iPhones, the company said on Thursday, but investors hoping for a more detailed breakdown will be left disappointed as the carrier declined to elaborate further.

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Apple's smart iPhone power management system would track trends to boost battery life

03/20/2014, 10:03 am

iPhone owners may be able to go even longer between charges in the future, thanks to a new power management system Apple is exploring that would learn users' habits and dynamically adjust the handset's performance.

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Apple expected to sit out on megapixel horserace with 2014 iPhones

03/20/2014, 09:03 am

Smartphone manufacturers are expected to continue their battle for pixel-pushing dominance in 2014 with new cameras of 13 megapixels and beyond, but according to one insider, Apple is currently expected to sit out on the megapixel race this year to concentrate on other ways to better images from its next iPhone.

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Apple's 8GB iPhone 5c offers just 3.7GB less storage than Samsung's "16GB" flagship Galaxy S4

03/19/2014, 03:03 pm

Apple's lower cost 8GB iPhone 5c scales down its entry cost by dropping 8GB, but ends up with only 3.7GB less available room for apps, pics and other user data as Samsung's 16GB Galaxy S4, thanks to more efficient storage use and the lack of third party bundles and offers.

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Apple cracks down on Personal Hotspot abuse with iOS 7.1 update

03/19/2014, 01:03 pm

iPhone owners who previously made use of the Personal Hotspot feature on wireless networks that do not support it are now out of luck, after changes in iOS 7.1 have disabled the ability to manually edit tethering settings for unauthorized carriers.

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US carrier promotions help drive higher demand for Apple's iPhone, strong March quarter expected

03/19/2014, 08:03 am

Demand for Apple's iPhone has been higher than expected in the first quarter of calendar 2014, thanks in part to new smartphone promotions by U.S. wireless carriers, new tracking data reveals.

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Apple's 8GB iPhone 5c is international-only for now, while iPhone 4s lives on [u]

03/18/2014, 09:03 am

Apple's new low-end 8-gigabyte iPhone 5c debuted on Tuesday in major markets across the globe, including the U.K., China, France, Germany and Australia, though it did not replace the iPhone 4s, which remains the company's cheapest smartphone available [updated].

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