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Topic: iPhone 4S

AT&T sold 3.7M iPhones in Q2 2012, 5.1M smartphones total

07/24/2012, 07:07 am

Nearly three quarters of all smartphones sold at AT&T in the second quarter of the company's fiscal 2012 were Apple's iPhone, the carrier announced on Tuesday.

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Verizon sells 2.7M iPhones in Q2, smartphone penetration hits 50%

07/19/2012, 09:07 am

Half of all mobile subscribers at Verizon Wireless, the largest cellular provider in the U.S., are now smartphone users, thanks in part to sales of 2.7 million iPhones in the second quarter.

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Retina-quality graphics being prepped for Apple's online store

07/19/2012, 08:07 am

New, higher-resolution versions of graphics for Apple's online store have been discovered, indicating the company is preparing to improve the website for devices with Retina-branded displays.

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iOS 6 message prompts speculation carriers may charge for 3G FaceTime

07/17/2012, 01:07 pm

iPhone 4S users running the latest beta of iOS 6 have encountered an error message that has led to speculation that AT&T and other carriers could begin charging users to access FaceTime video chat over cellular data networks.

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iPhone 3GS gains Shared Photo Streams, VIP Mail in iOS 6 Beta 3

07/17/2012, 10:07 am

Users of the iPhone 3GS, a handset first released by Apple in 2009, may have access to the new Shared Photo Streams and VIP Mail features after all, as support has been added in the third beta release of iOS 6.

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Users say Apple's iPhone worth $313 to them, Android averages $220

07/17/2012, 08:07 am

A new survey has found that the average iPhone user considers their handset to be worth $313 to them, while Android smartphones are valued at $220.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II rumored to get even bigger with 5.5" display

07/06/2012, 11:07 am

The trend of making smartphone displays even bigger could continue this fall, as a new rumor claims Samsung is working on a Galaxy Note II that will feature a massive 5.5-inch display outsizing its predecessor.

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Street test measures Siri comprehension at 83%, accuracy at 62%

06/29/2012, 08:06 am

While the convenience of Apple's Siri comes with searching by voice, a new test has found that Apple's personal assistant is not yet a reliable enough search engine to entirely replace text input with Google.

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Apple's iPhone 4S remains top selling smartphone at Verizon

06/26/2012, 12:06 pm

Though the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is said to be "gaining ground," the Apple's iPhone 4S reportedly remains the best selling smartphone at Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S.

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GM's Chevy Spark, Sonic first with Siri Eyes Free for iPhone

06/20/2012, 04:06 pm

General Motors is the first car company to announce support for Apple's new "Eyes Free" mode for the iPhone, as the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will be among the first vehicles compatible with Siri.

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Review roundup: Samsung Galaxy S III called a strong iPhone competitor

06/20/2012, 12:06 pm

Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Android-powered Galaxy S III, hits all four major carriers in the U.S. this week, and has been met positively with reviews from the mainstream media.

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FaceTime over 3G with iOS 6 limited to iPhone 4S, iPad 3

06/13/2012, 12:06 pm

Another new feature coming in iOS 6 will be limited to devices running Apple's custom A5 chip or later, as FaceTime over 3G will only be capable on the iPhone 4S or third-generation iPad.

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Apple hands off transit directions to third-party apps in iOS 6 Maps

06/13/2012, 09:06 am

Rather than include transit and walking directions natively in the new Maps application in iOS 6, Apple will instead highlight third-party options available on the iOS App Store.

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iOS 6 Maps turn-by-turn requires iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or later

06/12/2012, 09:06 am

When Apple launches iOS 6 this fall, iPhone 4 users won't be able to use turn-by-turn directions or Flyover in the new Maps application, as that functionality is limited to the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and third-generation iPad.

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Wall Street expects iOS 6 to increase Apple's smartphone market share

06/12/2012, 08:06 am

Apple's 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote was met positively by analyst on Wall Street, who expect this year's iOS 6 upgrade to further establish the iPhone as the leading device in the smartphone market.

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Alleged iOS 6 beta details suggest support for iPhone 3GS

06/10/2012, 04:06 pm

New details from the Far East purport to show the full list of supported devices for Apple's iOS 6 beta, and included among those is the iPhone 3GS, first released in 2009.

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iPhone 4S drawdown ahead of Apple's next model is smaller than expected

06/08/2012, 08:06 am

Suppliers are said to be less concerned about Apple's expected decrease in production of the iPhone 4S ahead of a new iPhone model, as sales of the 2011 smartphone remain strong.

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73% of iPhone buyers choose 4S, 38% switch from Android or BlackBerry

06/07/2012, 10:06 am

A new survey of American iPhone buyers has revealed that 73 percent choose the high-end iPhone 4S, while 38 percent of those buying Apple's smartphone reported switching from Android or BlackBerry.

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Apple's iPhone coming to Virgin Mobile with $30/mo. plans June 29

06/07/2012, 08:06 am

Virgin Mobile USA announced on Thursday that it will offer Apple's iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 beginning Friday, June 29, with contract-free plans as low as $30 per month.

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26% larger 16:9 iPhone screen would retain single-hand operability

06/06/2012, 03:06 pm

By making a new iPhone with a taller, 4.08-inch screen, Apple could offer users the benefits of a larger 16-to-9 display while also retaining the ability to operate the device while holding it with just one hand.

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