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Topic: iPhone

Samsung sacks mobile design chief after tepid reception for Galaxy S5

05/08/2014, 09:05 am

With critics and consumers alike voicing displeasure with the industrial design choices made in its latest flagship smartphone, Samsung on Thursday replaced mobile design leader Chang Dong-hoon with deputy Lee Min-hyouk.

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Apple's iOS takes 93% share in enterprise apps; iPad takes 92% of business tablets

05/07/2014, 05:05 pm

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology reported that companies continue to prefer Apple's mobile platform, with iPhone and iPad share of business devices holding steady in dominating device share despite significant growth in the segment, and in particular, custom app development standardizing on iOS.

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New Samsung Galaxy S5 ad forced to cherry pick lines from lackluster reviews

05/07/2014, 04:05 pm

Samsung's latest Galaxy S5 ad creatively carved quotes from a series of independent product reviews on what appears to be an autopsy in search of healthy tissue.

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Pharmacy chain Duane Reade to trial Apple's iBeacons in several NYC locations

05/07/2014, 09:05 am

Consumers in the Big Apple will soon find their pharmacy visits more convenient as popular chain Duane Reade announced plans to bring iBeacon-powered microlocation functionality -- such as coupons or product reviews -- to 10 Manhattan outlets in a new pilot program.

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Rumor: Apple supplier Pegatron nets orders for 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6,' to ship in September

05/07/2014, 04:05 am

According to the latest rumblings out of East Asia, major Apple supplier Pegatron has received 15 percent of orders for the 4.7-inch next-generation "iPhone 6," which is expected to launch in September.

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Before Apple's iPhone was too small, it was too "monstrously" big

05/06/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple is widely expected to introduce new, larger iPhone 6 models this year, after ignoring the "phablet" market for years. Somewhat ironically, it was Apple that initiated and perpetuated the trend toward larger smartphones phones while its competitors, including Samsung, worked to popularize small devices in order to "exploit" consumer preferences for phones that weren't as "monstrously large" as the iPhone, as revealed in confidential documents from the patent infringement trial.

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Samsung to challenge $120M damages award in Apple patent suit

05/06/2014, 09:05 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung will reportedly challenge the $120 million in damages awarded to Apple as part of the companies' most recent courtroom battle, with Samsung's lead attorney saying the verdict was "unsupported by evidence."

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SCiO will turn Apple's iPhone into a portable molecular scanner for $299

05/05/2014, 02:05 pm

Accidentally slicing into an unripe avocado or trying to guess the nutritional value of a restaurant meal might soon be problems of the past thanks to SCiO, a pocket-sized spectrometer that lets users analyze the molecular structure of anything from food to plants -- even the human body -- and view the results on their iPhone.

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After partial win, Apple comments on second Samsung trial as award grows

05/02/2014, 09:05 pm

Following the jury's verdict in the second Apple vs Samsung trial, which found infringement in three of the five patents Apple argued, the company issued a statement thanking the jury and suggesting a continued fight to defend the company's innovative products.

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Photos compare purported 'iPhone 6' mockup against dummy Samsung Galaxy S5

05/02/2014, 06:05 pm

Yet another series of photos claiming to show a mockup of Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6" hit the Web on Friday, this time pitting the unconfirmed handset against a non-functioning Samsung Galaxy S5 display model.

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Jury's verdict in Apple vs Samsung case threatens far reaching consequences

05/02/2014, 08:05 am

The jurors deciding the outcome of the second Apple vs Samsung trial haven't yet returned a verdict, but their options are limited to a few possible outcomes, ranging from a fiery thermonuclear blast to a wintery new Dark Ages.

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Prepaid US carrier MetroPCS 'very interested' in carrying Apple's iPhone

05/02/2014, 08:05 am

Executives for T-Mobile, which owns low-cost prepaid wireless provider MetroPCS, have signaled that they are looking to bring the iPhone to the U.S. carrier, further expanding Apple's availability.

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How iPhone 5c helps Apple move toward larger new iPhones in the future

05/01/2014, 02:05 pm

Apple started 2014 with a diverse lineup of iPods and iPads in multiple sizes, but the company still only makes one form factor of iPhone. Here's how the company's iPhone 5c experiment has helped it to develop the operational sophistication needed to produce multiple sizes of iPhone.

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Leaked renders purportedly show 3D sensing phone Amazon plans to pit against Apple's iPhone

05/01/2014, 01:05 pm

Signs that Amazon plans to enter the smartphone market later this year continue to grow, as newly leaked renders allegedly from the online retailer claim to show the expected final appearance of the company's anticipated 3D-sensing handset.

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Apple nabs indoor navigation company CEO ahead of anticipated iOS 8 maps push

05/01/2014, 12:05 pm

Apple has reportedly hired the cofounder and CEO of indoor location startup Wifarer for a "leadership role" -- but did not acquire the company -- in yet another sign that the iPhone maker is gearing up for a strong mapping push in its next-generation mobile operating system.

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New video purports to show 3D mockup of 'iPhone 6' with larger, 4.7" display

05/01/2014, 05:05 am

A new video released Thursday provides a close-up view at what appears to be a 3D printed mockup of Apple's new, larger iPhone, likely based on recent rumors and leaked schematics of the next-generation device.

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Logitech's 'case+' modular iPhone case system lets users swap out add-ons

05/01/2014, 04:05 am

Logitech on Thursday unveiled the "case+," a new modular case system for Apple's iPhone 5 and 5s that uses magnets to swap between variety of interchangeable accessories including power, car mount, kickstand and wallet modules.

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Sapphire production for Apple reportedly underway with 100-furnace trial at Arizona facility

04/30/2014, 01:04 pm

GT Advanced Technologies, the sapphire manufacturer with which Apple has a multi-million-dollar deal, reportedly began shipping small quantities of sapphire to one of Apple's manufacturing partners in China last month, gearing up for mass production later this year.

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Survey suggests Apple could sell 15M more iPhones in US with larger 5" display option

04/30/2014, 12:04 pm

Apple might add as much as 30 percent to its U.S. iPhone sales if the company were to release an updated model with a larger 5-inch display, new survey data released Wednesday indicates.

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Photos show highly suspect 'iPhone 6' dummy with ultra-slim design, rounded edges

04/29/2014, 09:04 pm

A trio of photos posted to Chinese forum on Tuesday claim to show a mock-up or dummy model "iPhone 6" with an ultra-slim design and features that line up nicely with previous rumors and "leaks."

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