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Qualcomm still modem supplier for 'iPhone 6s,' but could cede some orders to Intel in 2017, rumor says

08/18/2015, 09:08 am

Qualcomm is still the only official modem supplier for new iPhones shipping next month, although Intel could start taking up orders in 2017, a report said on Tuesday.


German 'iPhone 6s' launch pegged for Sept. 18, in line with Apple's usual release schedule

08/17/2015, 03:08 pm

German carriers are reportedly preparing to launch Apple's next flagship handset -- typically known as the "iPhone 6s" -- on Sept. 18, a date in line with a rumored press event earlier in the month.


Rumor: Apple's upcoming A9-series chips benchmarked, show 20-30% jump over A8

08/17/2015, 03:08 pm

A graph that purports to show GeekBench 3 scores for Apple's anticipated A9-series application processors paints a picture of significant performance improvements, beating out even Samsung's latest 8-core chips.


Sprint's new 'iPhone Forever' plan charges monthly fee for automatic device upgrades

08/17/2015, 11:08 am

U.S. carrier Sprint on Monday launched "iPhone Forever," a monthly fee plan designed to ensure a subscriber always has the latest iPhone model, available for a limited time at a discounted price.


UK's Lloyds Bank says Apple Pay support coming 'very soon'

08/14/2015, 02:08 pm

U.K. institution Lloyds Bank on Friday sent an email to its customers, informing them that Apple Pay support is coming "very soon" for credit and debit card holders.


Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with 5.7" Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+

08/13/2015, 11:08 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Thursday officially unveiled its new jumbo-sized Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, a pair of 5.7-inch handsets designed to compete against Apple's smash hit iPhone 6 Plus.


HTC, Lenovo announce job cuts as losses mount in smartphone market battle

08/13/2015, 10:08 am

Asian tech heavyweights HTC and Lenovo have revealed plans to slash their respective workforces and restructure their mobile phone units, moves designed to stem financial losses as the companies struggle to compete in the global mobile marketplace.


Intel modems may be in up to half of next-gen iPhone shipments, analyst estimates

08/12/2015, 02:08 pm

Chipmaker Intel may have won as much as half of the orders for modems in Apple's next-generation iPhones shipping this fall, an analyst with Northland Capital Markets claimed on Wednesday.


Apple Pay challenger CurrentC could postpone launch into 2016

08/12/2015, 11:08 am

MCX's CurrentC mobile payment platform may not officially launch until 2016, since the consortium is working to get things right, CEO Brian Mooney said in an interview published on Wednesday.


US carriers' move to installment plans seen accelerating iPhone upgrade cycles

08/12/2015, 10:08 am

The shift of U.S. carriers from contract subsidies to installment pricing for smartphones could speed up upgrade cycles for Apple's iPhone, according to a new memo by financial services firm Piper Jaffray.


Prosecutors press on with 'think of the children' campaign against encryption in iOS, Android

08/12/2015, 09:08 am

Law enforcement officials have continued to make their caseagainst the new, heftier encryption introduced last year by Apple and Google for their respective mobile operating systems, charging once again that the changes are standing in the way of capturing murderers, pedophiles, sex traffickers, and terrorists.


Two new iPhone identifiers discovered by ad tracking service, rumored 'iPhone 6C' model in doubt

08/11/2015, 06:08 pm

Mobile app marketing firm Fiksu on Tuesday discovered two new iPhone device identifiers in its dataset for July, suggesting Apple's tests of next-generation hardware do not include a rumored low-end model dubbed "iPhone 6C."


AT&T Wi-Fi calling starts rolling out for some iOS 9 beta testers

08/11/2015, 05:08 pm

AT&T on Tuesday started to rollout iPhone Wi-Fi calling support for devices running the latest beta version of iOS 9, with a number of users across the U.S. reporting successful activation of the new feature.


Apple price demands for next-gen iPhone's 'A9' chip could slow TSMC output

08/11/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple is asking Samsung and TSMC to accept price cuts on orders of A9 chips for its new iPhones, but TSMC's inclination to decline could result in the supplier having to scale back production capacity, a new rumor claimed on Tuesday.


Rite Aid to begin taking Apple Pay, other wireless payments on Aug. 15

08/11/2015, 11:08 am

Pharmacy chain Rite Aid on Tuesday annnounced that starting August 15, all of its U.S. stores will begin offering Apple Pay and other wireless payment options, marking a turnaround for a company that last year intentionally blocked Apple's mobile payment system.


Rumor: Apple to launch three new iPhones concurrently: '6s,' '6s Plus' and '6c'

08/11/2015, 10:08 am

While a new "iPhone 6s" series is widely expected to be unveiled next month, rumors of a so-called "iPhone 6c" have been less certain. But one rumor published on Tuesday claims that a new, colorful iPhone lineup will indeed launch alongside the latest flagship models.


China's yuan devaluation could hurt Apple sales, boost supplier profits, analysts say

08/11/2015, 09:08 am

The Chinese government's decision to deliberately devalue the yuan on Tuesday could have a serious impact on sales of the iPhone and other Apple products, but under the right conditions prove a boon to suppliers like Hon Hai/Foxconn and Pegatron, analysts said.


KGI: Force Touch won't be enough to drive 'iPhone 6s' upgrades, could mean negative iPhone growth

08/11/2015, 08:08 am

Apple may not be able to convince many users to upgrade to its next-generation iPhone if Force Touch is the only major addition, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, which could lead to the first ever year-over-year contraction in iPhone sales.


New video shows alleged 'iPhone 6s' shell with reinforced sides, lighter weight

08/10/2015, 12:08 pm

A new video published on Monday shows a gold iPhone shell claimed to be for Apple's rumored "iPhone 6s," and suggested that Apple has strategically reinforced portions of the device to avoid last year's media-hyped "bendgate" controversy.


American Express expands Apple Pay support to US corporate cards

08/10/2015, 11:08 am

American Express on Monday announced Apple Pay support for its U.S. corporate credit cards, which should allow more businesses to begin making use of the mobile payment technology.