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Topic: iPhone 4S

Apple hiring more Siri engineers, working on evolving API, features, languages

12/06/2011, 06:12 pm

Apple has at least two job postings open for "iOS Software Engineers" that describe work on the Siri voice assistant user interface and the development of an Application Programing Interface, indicating continued work on the new feature. Three additional job listings involve porting Siri to other languages, something readers have noted Apple has already collected voice samples for among native speakers.

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Kindle Fire's erosion of iPad market share offset by global iPhone demand

12/06/2011, 05:12 pm

Sales estimates for Apple's iPad were slashed by 1 million units for 4Q11 due to a strong Kindle Fire launch, but iPhone sales pick up slack with domestic and international demand driving a 1.5 million increase on previous figures.

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Inside iPhone 4S US mobile data: AT&T vs Sprint vs Verizon

12/03/2011, 05:12 pm

Apple now sells iPhones that work on three of the top four national US mobile carriers. Here's a look at how well you can expect Apple's latest smartphones to work on each of these mobile data networks, based on real world testing of each carrier's data throughput.

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Russia and Brazil in latest wave of iPhone 4S launches

12/02/2011, 07:12 pm

iPhone 4S retailers in at least seven countries are reporting that the device will launch in their respective countries on Dec. 16, including Russia and Brazil, two of the most populated states in the world.

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iPhone battery woes persist with Apple's first iOS 5.1 beta

12/02/2011, 08:12 am

Released earlier this week, Apple's first beta of iOS 5.1 issued to developers reportedly does not address battery problems experienced by some users, as solutions to the complex problem continue to elude.

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Wintek sales surge 74% on iPhone, iPad demand, Apple stock boost expected

12/01/2011, 10:12 am

Touchscreen supplier Wintek Corporation revealed on Thursday that its sales in November were up 74 percent month over month, an increase seen as a positive sign for sales of Apple's iOS devices that is expected to push its stock price higher and offset recent losses.

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iPhone 4S is Apple's most popular phone yet with 96% satisfaction rate

12/01/2011, 07:12 am

The iPhone 4S carries the highest customer satisfaction ratings of any Apple smartphone yet, with a new survey finding that 96 percent of users consider themselves satisfied with their purchase.

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JP Morgan ups holiday quarter iPhone estimates to 28 million

12/01/2011, 01:12 am

J.P. Morgan bumped up its projections for shipments of Apple's iPhone in the December quarter to 28 million units, revising its revenue estimates for the company accordingly to $38.69 billion.

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Apple defends Siri abortion, birth control omissions as unintentional

11/30/2011, 10:11 pm

After rights groups criticized Apple for Siri's inability to field requests regarding abortion clinics and birth control, a company spokesperson has said the omissions were "not intentional," while reminding that the service is still in beta.

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China Unicom on the verge of selling Apple's iPhone 4S

11/30/2011, 09:11 am

A government-issued network permit is all that stands between China Unicom and Apple selling the new iPhone 4S in China, which is now the largest smartphone market in the world.

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Siri clones demonstrate vast technical lead Apple enjoys with iPhone 4S software

11/29/2011, 07:11 pm

Siri, the automated personal assistance feature Apple acquired and integrated into iPhone 4S, has attracted lots of comparisons with apps or system services for alternative mobile platforms, but none come close to doing what Siri can.

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Apple still No. 1 manufacturer in growing US smartphone market

11/29/2011, 05:11 pm

While smartphones sales continue to grow in the U.S., accounting for 56 percent of all cellphone sales in Q3, Apple remained the top individual device maker despite buyers holding out for October's iPhone 4S release.

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'Key component' said to be limiting Apple's iPhone 4S supply

11/29/2011, 12:11 pm

Supply constraints remain Apple's only issue in meeting strong demand for the new iPhone 4S, with one new report claiming those constraints are being caused by limited availability of one crucial component.

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Pent-up demand helps iPhone take top spot in UK market with 43% share

11/28/2011, 07:11 pm

Existing iPhone users' demand for a new device helped push Apple's U.K. market share to nearly 43% in October, beating Android-based handset sales in the region for the first time since late 2010.

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75% of Apple stores sold out of iPhone 4S on Black Friday, iPad sales up 68%

11/28/2011, 08:11 am

Apple's Black Friday sales were a resounding success according to two separate accounts, which revealed that most of the company's retail stores sold out of the iPhone 4S on the biggest shopping day of the year.

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Leaked photos show Brazil-made 8GB iPhone 4 with custom model number

11/25/2011, 02:11 am

A set of recently-leaked photos depicts an 8GB iPhone 4 produced by Foxconn in Brazil and allegedly bearing a localized model number.

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Briefly: Thanksgiving malware, international iPhone 4S launches, new iPod touch ad

11/24/2011, 07:11 pm

New iTunes gift certificate scam takes advantage of eager Black Friday shoppers, iPhone 4S to launch tomorrow in Colombia and India and December in Russia, while Apple releases its latest iPod touch TV commercial.

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Microsoft says Windows Phones have had Siri-like functionality for over a year

11/23/2011, 04:11 pm

Microsoft's Craig Mundie said that the iPhone's Siri voice recognition software is not new technology as a similar system has been available on the Windows Phone for over a year, and claims Apple marketed the capability to shift focus away from the iPhone 4S's lack of new features.

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Samsung Galaxy S II ad mocks iPhone line-waiters

11/22/2011, 09:11 pm

A new television ad by Samsung reflects its growing rivalry with Apple by painting a caricature of customers waiting in line for the iPhone.

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Apple gains ownership of iPhone-related porn domain names

11/22/2011, 12:11 pm

Apple's bid to obtain a number of domain names from pornographic websites that include the "iPhone" name, including iphone4s.com, has proven successful.

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