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Topic: iPhone

Apple to launch new metal 4-inch iPhone with A9 CPU in 2016, insider says

11/03/2015, 10:11 pm

Next year could mark Apple's return to the popular 4-inch iPhone form factor, as one well-connected insider believes the company is preparing to mass produce an iPhone 5s upgrade boasting a powerful A9 system-on-chip, metal casing and next-generation software.


Google finds serious flaws in Android code Samsung added to Galaxy S6 Edge

11/03/2015, 05:11 pm

Google's bug hunt to identify software flaws in Android has revealed 11 exploitable flaws in Samsung's software included on its high end Galaxy S6 Edge flagship, including "a substantial number of high-severity issues," within just a week of looking.


Apple Pay gains 54 more US card issuers ahead of Canadian, Australian launches

11/03/2015, 10:11 am

Apple on Tuesday added 54 more banks and credit unions to the list of U.S. Apple Pay issuers, putting the total over 650 as the company prepares to expand to Canada and Australia.


Apple's iPhone 6s, 6s Plus win Anandtech's "Editors Choice Gold" award

11/02/2015, 07:11 pm

Anandtech has awarded Apple's new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus the site's "Editors' Choice Gold" ranking, the first iPhone to ever rank that highly and only the second phones to receive it since the site began in 1997.


T-Mobile gives away free 4G LTE CellSpot to Simple Choice subscribers

11/02/2015, 01:11 pm

T-Mobile USA on Monday announced a new peripheral for its subscribers, the 4G LTE CellSpot, which can provide a cellular signal in spaces with otherwise difficult access to the carrier's network.


Facebook forces some workers to switch from iPhone to Android to reflect majority of users & new markets

11/02/2015, 11:11 am

Facebook's chief product officer is reportedly requiring a number of team members to switch from iPhones to Android phones so they can experience how most people interact with the social network.


T-Mobile, Sprint poised to pick up subscribers from Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program

11/02/2015, 10:11 am

Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program appears to be leading U.S. phone buyers away from AT&T and Verizon toward carriers with cheaper fees such as T-Mobile and Sprint, a report said on Monday.


Samsung Mobile smartphone profits decline; unit sales to shrink for 2015

10/29/2015, 12:10 am

Samsung Electronics' IT & Mobile unit reported shipment growth in phones but noted that its "profitability declined" due to the fire sale pricing incurred to boost sales of its disappointing Galaxy S6, along with a lower handset Average Selling Price "due to increased sales of mid- to low-end products."


Walgreens to add Apple Pay support for Balance Rewards cards, reports say

10/28/2015, 05:10 pm

U.S. pharmacy chain Walgreens is on the verge of introducing Apple Pay support for its Balance Rewards card, anecdotes from a number of users hinted on Wednesday.


Skype, Snapchat, other iOS apps add 3D Touch commands, Apple blocks weight scale app

10/28/2015, 04:10 pm

A number of iOS apps have been updated with new 3D Touch commands for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including mainstays like Skype and Snapchat. Meanwhile, Apple has reportedly rejected an app called Gravity that attempted to use 3D Touch as a weight scale mechanism.


iPhone Upgrade Program could eventually open up beyond Apple Stores, Tim Cook says

10/28/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple would eventually like to expand its new iPhone Upgrade Program so that shoppers can sign up for it without having to come into an Apple Store, Chief Executive Tim Cook said this week.


Latest iPhone 6s ad features Bill Hader, Siri and Nigerian prince

10/27/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple posted a new iPhone 6s commercial to its YouTube page on Tuesday touting the handset's new Siri Hands Free feature with the help of comedian and actor Bill Hader.


Android switchers accounted for 30% of iPhone buyers in Q4, highest ratio recorded

10/27/2015, 06:10 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said 30 percent of iPhone buyers switched from Android during the fourth quarter, the highest ratio of "switchers" Apple has recorded in a single three-month period.


Kohl's begins accepting store-issued credit cards via Apple Pay

10/27/2015, 02:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple Pay roster to include Kohl's, marking the arrival of the platform's first store-branded credit card.


Judge draws parallels between iPhone search request and lethal injection drugs

10/27/2015, 01:10 pm

Ordering Apple to unlock an iPhone's data against its will is akin to ordering a drug company to supply drugs for a lethal injection, a judge commented in the ongoing dispute over a Justice Department request.


Apple's iPhone 6s awarded top smartphone sales share in China, outpacing Xiaomi, Huawei

10/27/2015, 09:10 am

Counterpoint Research reported that Apple's iPhone 6s "broke records" in China, selling 7 million units in a month to reach a leading 19 percent share of smartphone sales in September.


Study: Apple Pay has more Gen X users than Millennials, but adoption slowing

10/27/2015, 12:10 am

A study from Phoenix Marketing International says Apple Pay is still picking up users one year after launch, and recently saw a bump in usage rates from Gen X card holders, but overall growth is quickly reaching a plateau.


Apple's new iPhone 6s ad features NBA star Steph Curry, focuses on Live Photos

10/26/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple on Monday continued to draw on star power for its iPhone 6s ad campaign, releasing a short spot showing off the handset's new Live Photos feature with the help of NBA MVP Steph Curry.


JPMorgan Chase partners with CurrentC to offer Apple Pay alternative

10/26/2015, 06:10 pm

JPMorgan Chase, one the largest banks and an early partner of Apple Play, has announced plans to partner with the MCX CurrentC platform in an effort to offer its own "Chase Pay" app using scannable bar codes rather than tap-to-pay NFC technology.


Siri limits music chart questions to Apple Music subscribers

10/26/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple's Siri voice assistant in iOS will refuse to answer questions about music charts for people who aren't Apple Music subscribers, users noted on Monday.