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Topic: iPhone

Walgreens memo suggests Apple Pay mobile payments with iPhone 6 could launch Saturday, Oct. 18

10/11/2014, 05:10 pm

The largest pharmacy chain in the U.S., Walgreens, has allegedly sent out an internal corporate memo asking employees to prepare for the launch of the iPhone 6-based Apple Pay service next Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Chinese carriers notch 1M official iPhone 6 & 6 Plus preorders in 6 hours

10/10/2014, 06:10 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus officially went up for preorder in China Friday morning and initial reports say the country's top three wireless carriers accepted one million orders in the first six hours of availability.

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iPhone 6 launch led to record accessory sales of $249 million in two weeks

10/10/2014, 09:10 am

The debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus wasn't just a boon for Apple's bottom line, as accessory makers also benefitted greatly from the debut of the new, larger iPhone models, according to the latest data from the NPD Group.

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After incorrect report on Apple's use of sapphire on iPhone 6, WSJ claims Apple changed plans last minute

10/07/2014, 07:10 pm

Less than two months ago, Daisuke Wakabayashi of the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was "betting $700 million" on a plan to use sapphire screens on its upcoming iPhones. After being proven wrong, the writer now claims that Apple radically reversed its plans just weeks before the new devices went on sale.

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Supposed iPhone 6 prototype going for more than $100K on eBay

10/06/2014, 07:10 pm

A purported Apple iPhone 6 prototype put up for auction on eBay last week is currently commanding a high bid of more than $100,000 with a little under three days left to go.

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere says iPhone 6 demand 'unbelievable,' not affected by bogus 'bendgate'

10/06/2014, 01:10 pm

Colorful T-Mobile chief John Legere called demand for Apple's new iPhone 6 "unbelievable" during a recent interview, later hinting that the scrappy fourth-place wireless carrier may have profited from the launch more than any other.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

10/04/2014, 05:10 pm

While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor option and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games--particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

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Samsung riffs on iPhone 6 'Bendgate' woes in new Galaxy Note 4 ad

10/02/2014, 08:10 pm

True to form, Samsung on Thursday released a commercial touting the new Galaxy Note 4 phablet by capitalizing on negative reports criticizing Apple's latest iPhone 6 models for being too "bendy."

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Reservations for Apple's iPhone 6, 6 Plus in China reportedly hit 2 million in first 6 hours

10/02/2014, 03:10 am

News outlets in mainland China are reporting that initial reservations for Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models across retailers and the nation's three mobile carriers have reached the two million mark.

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Verizon will not throttle unlimited 4G LTE data users, to double data plans in promotion

10/01/2014, 06:10 pm

In a statement released on Wednesday, America's largest cellular provider Verizon said it will not be throttling 4G LTE data speeds for users grandfathered in to unlimited data plans, while at the same time announcing a buffed data plan promotion.

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Horsepower of Apple's A8 & iPhone 6 extend iOS's gaming lead over Android's Google Play

10/01/2014, 07:10 am

While many new Android flagships sport hardware specifications that appear competitive with recent iPhones, top rated iPhone games remain conspicuously missing from Google Play, a problem that Apple's new Metal API and 64-bit Application Processors threaten to only make worse going forward, despite Android's lead in unit shipments overall.

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Despite faster A8, higher pixel count of iPhone 6 Plus drives lower FPS benchmarks

09/30/2014, 02:09 am

With 2.1 million pixels, the Retina HD resolution of iPhone 6 Plus demands a lot more GPU performance than either iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s to render 2D and 3D graphics at its native resolution, resulting in benchmarks with--in some cases--lower frames per second rendering results in native resolution GPU tests.

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Apple's iPhone 6 to arrive in China on Oct. 17 after receiving regulatory license [u]

09/29/2014, 10:09 pm

Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones will hit the important Chinese market on Oct. 10, as the country's regulatory agency in charge of communications issued a license to start devices sales Tuesday local time.

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Going big: a review of Apple's new 4.7" iPhone 6 vs. the 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus

09/28/2014, 01:09 pm

With its latest 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models, Apple is for the first time launching two new smartphone form factors simultaneously, broadening the usual upgrade cycle choices beyond storage capacity and color. It also makes deciding that much more difficult.

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Apple expected to begin selling iPhone 6 in China on October 10

09/27/2014, 05:09 pm

Reports from the People's Republic of China indicate that Apple is preparing to introduce iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on October 10, following final approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

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Adapting to change: a review of Apple's larger 4.7-inch iPhone 6 vs. the smaller 4-inch iPhone 5s

09/27/2014, 09:09 am

The jump from the iPhone 5 series's 4-inch form factor to the 4.7-inch display on the iPhone 6 is a big change that might not appeal to everyone. Thankfully, Apple offers a 14-day return policy, and still continues to sell the 4-inch iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, for those who might find themselves with an oversized case of buyers' remorse.

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After Apple Inc. dodged the iPhone 6 Plus BendGate bullet, detractors wounded by ricochet

09/27/2014, 02:09 am

Bloggers who invent and inflate "controversies" and "scandals" for Apple are increasingly achieving the opposite of what they are setting out to do.

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Consumer Reports test shows iPhone 6 Plus less 'bendy' than iPhone 6, suggests 'Bendgate' may be overblown

09/26/2014, 10:09 pm

Adding its voice to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus "Bendgate" debate, Consumer Reports on Friday released results of a scientific test showing the handsets may not be as "bendy" as some claim.

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Apple extends iPhone 6 and 6 Plus rollout to 22 new countries

09/26/2014, 01:09 am

Following Apple's record-breaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch last week that resulted in stock-outs at many worldwide Apple Stores, the company will open sales of its latest handsets to an additional 22 countries on Friday.

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Apple takes press on tour of iPhone test facility to address 'Bend-gate' [updated with video]

09/25/2014, 06:09 pm

Shortly after releasing a statement regarding iPhone 6 Plus bending issues, Apple on Thursday invited journalists to take a tour of its normally off-limits "torture test" building, where the latest models are exposed to a battery of durability assessments.

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