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Topic: iPhone

Orlando Magic are first NBA team to support Apple Pay for in-arena purchases

12/17/2014, 11:12 am

The Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association, will become the league's first team to offer fans the ability to complete transactions with Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the Apple Watch early next year.

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T-Mobile announces new 'Data Stash' rollover mobile data plans starting with 10GB for free

12/16/2014, 11:12 am

U.S. wireless provider T-Mobile held its latest "Un-carrier" event on Tuesday, announcing new "Data Stash" plans that will roll over unused data from month to month, rather than resetting the cap for each billing cycle.

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Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch Apple Pay competitor in 2015

12/16/2014, 09:12 am

In a bid to catch up with Apple Pay, Samsung is said to have turned to a startup company, LoopPay, in hopes of debuting its own mobile payments service with wide compatibility in 2015.

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Canadian government details antitrust charges against Apple

12/15/2014, 01:12 pm

Just days after Canada's Competition Bureau announced that it would look into the details of Apple's contracts with wireless carriers, a newly-uncovered court filing has shed light on the regulator's allegations of anti-competitive practices.

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Apple poised to overtake Nokia in mobile phone sales after 26% iPhone surge in Q3

12/15/2014, 11:12 am

Handset heavyweight Nokia could cede its position as the second-largest mobile phone vendor in the world to Apple as soon as the fourth quarter of this year, as an iPhone 6-powered sales spike has pushed the Cupertino company to near-parity with the Finnish giant, according to the latest research from Gartner.

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Xiaomi reported earnings of only $56 million in 2013, one-tenth what WSJ reported and 1/150 Apple's Chinese earnings

12/15/2014, 01:12 am

In November, the Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi had earned $556 million based on "internal documents." Reuters is now reporting that the company actually earned an order of magnitude less, based on the firm's public filings.

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Rumor: Samsung begins building first 'A9' chips for Apple with 14nm process

12/12/2014, 09:12 am

After Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. reportedly built the majority of A8 chips for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple is said to have begun turning back to Samsung for its next-generation "A9" processor, which is expected to power the company's 2015 iPhone lineup.

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Canada's Competition Bureau investigating Apple for anti-competitive carrier deals

12/11/2014, 02:12 pm

Apple's Canadian operations are under investigation from the country's Competition Bureau, which is looking into claims of anti-competitive deals struck with carriers in the Great White North.

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United Airlines to deploy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus to more than 23,000 flight attendants worldwide

12/10/2014, 03:12 pm

United Airlines on Wednesday announced that it will equip more than 23,000 flight attendants with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus next year, allowing them to handle onboard transactions as well as accessing company email and other internal information.

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Google's Nexus 6 abandoned fingerprint sensor after failed attempt to catch up with Apple's Touch ID

12/10/2014, 01:12 am

The Google-branded, Motorola-built Nexus 6 attempted to incorporate a fingerprint sensor like Apple's Touch ID which debuted on last year's iPhone 5s. However, the feature was abandoned shortly before the phone's introduction.

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MasterCard, Gwen Stefani tout 'Priceless Surprises' with Apple Pay

12/08/2014, 02:12 pm

Apple's mobile payment partners continued their marketing onslaught on Monday as MasterCard, the world's second-largest credit card provider, released a new 30-second television ad featuring Apple Pay and female rocker Gwen Stefani.

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Ex-Apple supply chain manager fined, sentenced to 1 year in prison for kickback scheme

12/08/2014, 08:12 am

Former Apple Global Supply Manager Paul Devine --who ran afoul of the law in 2010 for selling details of upcoming Apple products to Asian manufacturers --has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined $4.5 million for his role in the conspiracy.

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FCC panel issues recommendations on smartphone theft prevention, cites Apple's Activation Lock

12/05/2014, 11:12 pm

A U.S. Federal Communications Commission group tasked with developing government, industry and consumer recommendations to mitigate device theft issued a report on Thursday lauding Apple's iOS Activation Lock feature as model deterrent.

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Apple's iPhone 6 Plus captures Christmas at the White House

12/05/2014, 10:12 am

The iPhone continues to make inroads into the world of professional photography, with one White House cameraman selecting Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus as his weapon of choice when chronicling the unveiling of this year's Christmas decorations at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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iPhone 6 rivals by Samsung, LG, HTC suffering delays in Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon answer to Apple's A8

12/04/2014, 07:12 pm

Qualcomm's upcoming 64-bit Snapdragon chips designed to power new high end Android flagship phones including the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4 and HTC One M9 are reportedly running into new issues that threaten to further delay any real competition to Apple's iPhone 6 juggernaut.

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Samsung argues for reversal of Apple's $930M patent infringement award

12/04/2014, 03:12 pm

During an appearance before a U.S. appeals court on Thursday, lawyers for Samsung sought to have vacated the $930 million judgement awarded to Apple earlier this year in a landmark patent infringement lawsuit, saying the sum was "absurd."

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Taiwanese government accuses Apple, Samsung, others of violating privacy laws

12/04/2014, 10:12 am

Taiwan's National Communications Commission said on Thursday that it has found 12 of the world's largest mobile phone manufacturers, including Apple, to be in contravention of the country's Personal Information Protection Act which governs the "collection, processing and use of personal information."

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'Huge' iPhone 6 sales drive iOS to 40% smartphone market share in Australia, US, UK, Japan

12/03/2014, 03:12 pm

During the last 12 days of Q3 2014, Apple "experienced a huge jump in sales share across almost all major markets thanks to the launch of the iPhone 6," reported Dominic Sunnebo of Kantar Worldpanel, enabling iOS to reach or exceed 40 percent market share in Australia, U.S., UK and Japan.

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Samsung declines to shake up management amidst shrinking smartphone profits

12/01/2014, 02:12 pm

Despite speculation that Samsung was planning to institute major personnel changes its mobile division, the South Korean electronics maker has instead announced that it will stay the course with its mobile management team.

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Apple touts iOS 8 voice messaging in new iPhone 6 ad

11/26/2014, 09:11 pm

One day after delivering two iPhone 6 ads highlighting Continuity and gaming performance, Apple on Wednesday continued with a spot demonstrating voice messages, a new-for-iOS 8 feature that lets users send audio via Messages.

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