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Topic: iPhone 4S

Ridiculed in the West, Apple's iOS 6 Maps are instead praised in China

09/25/2012, 03:09 pm

While many around the world have slammed Apple's new mapping software in iOS 6, the company has built a special version of Maps for China that has been praised as a "huge improvement over Google Maps," though it lacks some new features due to Chinese laws.


Motorola ad slams Apple's iOS 6 Maps as 'iLost'

09/24/2012, 09:09 am

Google-owned Motorola Mobility is attempting to capitalize on dissatisfaction with Apple's new iOS 6 Maps with an advertisement pushing the phrase "iLost" on Twitter.


iPhone 5 lines 83% longer than 4S, 8 million sales expected this weekend

09/21/2012, 10:09 am

A survey of lines at Apple stores in New York, Boston and Minneapolis found that crowds for the iPhone 5 are 83 percent larger than they were for the iPhone 4S, which has led one analyst to predict sales of 8 million iPhones this launch weekend.


Embark, Garmin add public transit support for Apple's iOS 6 Maps

09/20/2012, 02:09 pm

Garmin and Embark announced on Thursday that they have updated their iPhone navigation software to add public transportation features to the new Maps in iOS 6.


Samsung plans to add Apple's iPhone 5 to US patent infringement suit

09/20/2012, 08:09 am

Samsung has indicated they are likely to add Apple's new iPhone 5 to the list of devices involved in a patent infringement suit between the two companies.


Apple launches iOS 6 for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

09/19/2012, 12:09 pm

iOS 6, the latest major update to Apple's mobile operating system, is now available as an over-the-air download on compatible devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, third-generation iPad, and iPad 2.


Open Internet groups to file FCC complaint over AT&T's FaceTime blocking

09/18/2012, 12:09 pm

A trio of digital rights advocacy groups have indicated to AT&T they will file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission over the carrier's decision to block FaceTime calls over cellular data networks for some customers.


Record iPhone 5 preorders increase confidence in 10M Sept. quarter sales

09/17/2012, 10:09 am

With Apple's iPhone 5 already off to a record setting start, market watchers have expressed greater confidence that Apple could sell as many as 10 million units before the current quarter ends on September 29.


Apple confirms discontinuation of iPhone 3GS

09/13/2012, 01:09 pm

The iPhone 3GS has officially been discontinued by Apple, the company confirmed on Thursday, and has been replaced by the iPhone 4 as its free on-contract handset.


Apple issues iOS 6 golden master to developers

09/12/2012, 04:09 pm

The final build of iOS 6, and presumably the same version that will be publicly released next Wednesday, is now available to members of Apple's development community.


16GB iPhone 4S drops to $99, 8GB iPhone 4 free with contract

09/12/2012, 02:09 pm

With the launch of the iPhone 5, the 16-gigabyte iPhone 4S will drop to $99 with a two-year contract, while an 8-gigabyte iPhone 4 will be available for free.


'iPhone 5' launch will mark end of Apple's iPhone 3GS - rumor

09/06/2012, 01:09 pm

The arrival of a new iPhone model will push existing models down to lower price points, while the iPhone 3GS will no longer be offered by Apple, according to a new report.


Galaxy S III passes Apple's iPhone 4S, becomes top selling US smartphone

09/04/2012, 11:09 am

For the first time since it launched last October, Apple's iPhone 4S was not the top selling smartphone in the U.S., as the newly released Samsung Galaxy S III took the top spot in the month of August.


New 'iPhone 5' shots show side-by-side comparison with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS

08/31/2012, 08:08 am

Pictures claiming to show Apple's next iPhone continue to surface ahead of an expected Sept. 12 announcement, with a new series of shots showing side-by-side comparisons with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.


AT&T defends plan to block 3G FaceTime for non-Mobile Share customers

08/22/2012, 09:08 am

AT&T on Wednesday published a public letter defending its decision to block FaceTime calls over 3G for customers who have not switched to its new shared data plans, arguing that its policy is in compliance with the FCC's net neutrality rules, because AT&T does not offer its own competing preloaded video chat application.


China Telecom credits subscriber gains to iPhone 4S launch

08/22/2012, 08:08 am

China Telecom announced this week that it added 8.35 million users during its second quarter, an increase credited mostly to the launch of the iPhone 4S.


Sprint offering $100 gift card with iPhone 4S purchase, Apple matches with store credit

08/14/2012, 05:08 pm

Sprint is now giving a $100 pre-paid gift card to new iPhone 4S buyers, and Business Insider has confirmed that Apple will be matching the deal by offering an Apple Store credit for the same amount.


Google says voice is the future of web search, introduces Siri-like app for iOS

08/08/2012, 01:08 pm

Google told reporters today that the future of web search looks identical to Apple's Siri, admitting, "if we are going to build the search of the future, we will have to solve difficult technology issues like speech recognition and natural language."


Android loses ground, Apple's iPhone takes 33% of US smartphone market

07/30/2012, 03:07 pm

Domestic shipments of Android-based smartphones declined year over year in the second quarter, while Apple saw its iPhone sales grow by 2 million units.


Apple's iPhone twice as profitable per unit as iPad

07/27/2012, 01:07 pm

Though Apple is tight-lipped about the profitability of its individual products, a court filing in the company's ongoing lawsuit with Samsung has revealed that the carrier-subsidized iPhone has margins north of 50 percent, nearly twice as high as the iPad.