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Topic: iPhone 4S

Apple's Santa TV spot deemed best ad of holiday season

12/23/2011, 05:12 pm

Apple's TV commercial depicting Santa Claus interacting with Siri on his iPhone 4S was named the most effective ad of the 2011 holiday season, and topped 34 other Santa-themed spots.

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iPhone market share grows in US & UK, but falls across Europe

12/22/2011, 09:12 am

New data shows Apple's iPhone 4S launched helped it gain market share in the U.S. and U.K., though price sensitivity in Europe has allegedly cost Apple ground.

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Nuance acquires Vlingo to deliver Siri-like intelligent voice interfaces

12/20/2011, 05:12 pm

Nuance has announced plans to acquire Vlingo in order to deliver a new generation of voice-based, natural language interfaces for a variety of consumer and professional markets the company sees as being a $5 billion opportunity.

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Apple's Siri can now shop for electronics by voice using Wolfram Alpha

12/19/2011, 05:12 pm

A new capability announced by Wolfram Alpha enabling its clients to browse Best Buy's electronics and appliances data provides iPhone 4S Siri users a new way to shop and compare products using their voice.

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Samsung sues Apple over 4 new patents, but backs off iPhone 4S complaint

12/16/2011, 03:12 pm

Samsung has added four new patents to its lawsuit against Apple in Germany, but has backed off of a complaint related to baseband chips in the iPhone 4S.

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Apple launches iPhone 4S in Brazil, Taiwan, Russia and more

12/16/2011, 01:12 pm

Apple on Friday continued its rapid international roll-out of the iPhone 4S, with the handset debuting in more than 20 countries across the globe.

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Samsung ramps up A5 production in Texas; iOS 5.0.1 tweak may aid Siri ports

12/16/2011, 02:12 am

Samsung began full-scale production of Apple's A5 processor at a new facility in Austin, Texas, this month, while hackers are claiming that Apple's recent tweaks to iOS 5.0.1 could open up legal ways to port the Siri voice assistant feature to other iOS devices.

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Apple accounts for three of Google's top ten 2011 searches

12/15/2011, 07:12 pm

Three Apple-related search terms were included in Google's Zeitgeist 2011, with Steve Jobs, the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 all ranking as one of the top ten fastest-rising global queries recorded by the internet search giant.

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Apple releases Apple TV 4.4.4, tweaks iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S

12/15/2011, 02:12 pm

Apple on Thursday released a new software update for its Apple TV set-top box, and also issued a tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S users.

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Rumor: Google prepping 'Majel' Android voice assistant to counter Apple's Siri

12/13/2011, 10:12 pm

A new unverified report claims Google is working on its own voice recognition assistant for Android, drawing its "Majel" codename from the voice of the on-board computer in Star Trek.

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Best Buy sees strong iPhone 4S, iPad 2 demand in 'Apple holiday season'

12/13/2011, 12:12 pm

Best Buy officials have singled out Apple's iPhone 4S and iPad 2 as some of the company's strongest selling products during the holiday shopping season.

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iTunes Music, Movies Stores arrive in Latin America; O2 offers iPhone 4S leasing [u]

12/12/2011, 11:12 pm

Brazil and 16 other Latin American countries are now offering music and movies from Apple's iTunes Store, while U.K. wireless operator O2 has come up with an iPhone leasing scheme that allow customers to rent the iPhone 4S for a year.

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Briefly: AirPlay to add Bluetooth support, Stephen Wolfram on Steve Jobs, upcoming iPhone 4S launches (u)

12/11/2011, 03:12 am

Apple looks to add Bluetooth 4.0 support to its AirPlay wireless protocol, while Wolfram|Alpha founder Stephen Wolfram remembers his years working with Steve Jobs. Also, the iPhone 4S prepares to launch on Dec. 16 in at least 11 countries.

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Apple's iPhone 4S cleared for sale in China, expected to arrive in December [u]

12/10/2011, 12:12 pm

Chinese regulators have issued the final permit required for Apple to launch the iPhone 4S in the country, with wireless operator China Unicom hoping to begin selling the device by the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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Apple promotes The Beatles with ad, free iBook; Samsung again mocks iPhone users

12/09/2011, 11:12 pm

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the arrival of The Beatles' catalog to iTunes, Apple is promoting the band's music with a new TV ad, while also showcasing a new free "Yellow Submarine" interactive e-book on the iBookstore. Meanwhile, Samsung has released another TV spot mocking iPhone users, this time over music and movie storage.

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Motorola wins major injunction against Apple's iPhone, iPad in Germany

12/09/2011, 08:12 am

Motorola Mobility on Friday won a major patent infringement decision against Apple in Germany, a ruling that includes an injunction against the iPhone and 3G-capable iPads.

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Rumor: Production of two-year-old iPhone 3GS to reach 2M in Dec. quarter

12/09/2011, 12:12 am

Asian supply chain sources claim OEM production of the iPhone 3GS remains steady with expected volume of two million units in the current quarter and 1.4-1.6 million units in the first quarter of calendar 2012.

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Galaxy Tab approved for sale in Australia after Apple appeal denied

12/08/2011, 10:12 pm

An Australian court has denied Apple's request to appeal an overturned preliminary injunction of Samsung's Galaxy Tab, allowing the South Korean company to begin selling the device as early as next week.

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French court denies Samsung's bid to ban iPhone 4S

12/08/2011, 05:12 pm

The first-instance court for all French patent litigation rejects Samsung's attempt to ban iPhone 4S, indicates the South Korean company's use of 3G-essential patents against Apple will see worldwide failure.

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UBS now sees Apple selling record 30 million iPhones in Dec. quarter

12/07/2011, 11:12 pm

Investment bank UBS now believes Apple will sell as many as 30 million iPhones in the December quarter, up from a previous estimate of 28 million.

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