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Topic: iPhone 4S

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Prepaid iPhone coming to Virgin Mobile USA by July - report

06/05/2012, 01:06 pm

Sprint's Virgin Mobile USA will become the second American carrier to offer Apple's iPhone without a service contract, according to a new report.


Apple, Samsung expected to control 52% of smartphone sales through 2013

06/05/2012, 12:06 pm

Together, Apple and Samsung will represent more than half of all global smartphone sales through the year 2013, according to a new projection.


Samsung takes cue from Apple, unifies US branding of Galaxy S III

06/04/2012, 08:06 am

Previous Galaxy smartphones had different brand names at different U.S. carriers that potentially confused consumers, prompting Samsung to brand its latest flagship smartphone as just the Galaxy S III at all four major U.S. wireless providers.


Rumor: Prepaid carrier Boost Mobile to sell iPhone in September

06/01/2012, 12:06 am

On the heels of the news that Cricket Wireless will become the first prepaid carrier in the U.S. to offer Apple's iPhone later this month, an unverified report claims Sprint subsidiary Boost Mobile will also begin offering the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S this September.


Video shows taller front panel allegedly for Apple's next iPhone

05/31/2012, 03:05 pm

A new video purports to show the front panel of Apple's next-generation iPhone, with space for a screen length appreciably greater than previous-generation models.


Leap estimated to pay Apple $150 subsidy for contract-free $500 iPhone 4S

05/31/2012, 03:05 pm

For customers who buy a $500 contract-free iPhone 4S through carrier Cricket Communications, its parent company, Leap Wireless, is likely to still pay a subsidy of about $150 to achieve that price.


America's first prepaid iPhone arrives on Cricket Wireless June 22

05/31/2012, 08:05 am

On June 22, Cricket Wireless will become America's first fully prepaid wireless carrier to offer Apple's iPhone, with an "unlimited" $55-per-month plan.


Tim Cook: Apple will show off 'cool ideas' for Siri in coming months

05/29/2012, 10:05 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook hinted at the future of Siri in an interview on Tuesday, stating the company has "a lot going on" in its development that users will see over the coming months.


Samsung Galaxy S III launches in Europe to take on Apple's iPhone 4S

05/29/2012, 09:05 am

Samsung on Tuesday launched its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone in 28 countries across Europe and the Middle East, where it will compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone 4S.


Former Apple employee claims Steve Jobs would have 'lost his mind' over Siri

05/25/2012, 09:05 am

A new report quotes a former Apple employee as saying that people at the company are "embarrassed by Siri" and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs would have "lost his mind" over the feature's performance.