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Topic: iPhone

Sony announces iPhone-compatible QX30 camera lens with 30x zoom, QX1 with swappable E-Mount

09/03/2014, 12:09 pm

The next generation of Sony's iPhone-compatible wireless camera lenses was officially unveiled on Wednesday with two new models: One with a whopping 30-times optical zoom, and another that allows users to insert any E-Mount compatible lens and connect and control it from their smartphone.

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China Mobile notches 33K 'iPhone 6' preorders ahead of official launch

09/02/2014, 09:09 pm

China Mobile, the world's largest cellular carrier by subscribers, began accepting reservations for Apple's unannounced next-generation iPhone on Tuesday and has subsequently racked up more than 33,000 orders since going live.

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Apple reportedly in talks with Nordstrom over mobile payment partnership

09/02/2014, 06:09 pm

Adding to the din of rumors regarding an Apple-branded mobile payments solution, a report on Tuesday claims the Cupertino company is discussing a platform launch partnership with department store giant Nordstrom.

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Leak reveals Sony's next iPhone-connected camera lens will feature swappable E-Mount, pop-up flash

09/02/2014, 04:09 pm

Sony's next-generation QX-series external camera accessory, which wirelessly connects to and is controlled by smartphones like Apple's iPhone, may include an E-Mount attachment for swapping lenses, as well as a dedicated flash.

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Microsoft, HTC use Windows Phone's Cortana to poke fun at Apple's iPhone in new ad

09/02/2014, 11:09 am

A new television spot from Microsoft's Windows Phone division again puts Siri on the iPhone 5s up against Cortana on an HTC One M8, though the video slants more toward a hardware comparison than Microsoft's previous Siri-focued efforts.

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Photos purport to show 2915 mAh battery for 5.5" 'iPhone 6,' twice the capacity of Apple's iPhone 5s

09/02/2014, 10:09 am

The stream of component leaks surrounding the rumored 5.5-inch variant of Apple's next-generation iPhone has begun to kick up just one week before the company makes its official announcement, with a new high-capacity battery said to be destined for the "phablet" device appearing from Asia.

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Rear shell for 5.5" 'iPhone 6' allegedly shown, measured in new video

09/01/2014, 10:09 am

A rear shell said to be destined for Apple's anticipated 5.5-inch iPhone was shown off Monday in a new video, with a ruler placed alongside suggesting that previously leaked dimensions of the still-unannounced handset could be legitimate.

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Apple 'not likely' to ship redesigned power adapter, Lightning cable with 'iPhone 6'

09/01/2014, 05:09 am

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Monday poured cold water on recent rumors that Apple was preparing to migrate to a reversible version of the Lightning charge cable as well as a larger, possibly more powerful iPhone power adapter alongside its next-generation handset.

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Apple's secret iPhone 6 digital payment system said to also include Visa & MasterCard

08/31/2014, 10:08 pm

Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has inked a deal with American Express, a second report has stated that the company has also signed deals with Visa and MasterCard.

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Apple reportedly inks deal with American Express for 'iPhone 6' payment system

08/31/2014, 12:08 pm

Credit card giant American Express is apparently onboard with Apple's forthcoming mobile payment system, expected to be a part of the company's next-generation iPhone set to be unveiled at a Sept. 9 media event.

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Alleged 'iPhone 6' NFC chip and working hardware shown in latest leaks

08/29/2014, 02:08 pm

A series of photos of a component that appears to be a logic board bound for Apple's next-generation iPhone appeared Friday, bearing a small chip -- said to be an NFC controller from NXP -- that professes to confirm the feature's presence in the so-called "iPhone 6." In addition, a new video of assembled parts seems to show a fully functional unit, though it won't boot past the "Connect to iTunes" screen.

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New photos purport to show near-final 'iPhone 6' rear shell, cover glass

08/29/2014, 09:08 am

With the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone less than two weeks away, a new set of photos that emerged on Friday offer a look at what is said to be a near-final rear shell and cover glass elements for the forthcoming handset.

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Apple reportedly taps chipmaker NXP for 'iPhone 6' NFC solution

08/29/2014, 02:08 am

Adding to the pile of rumors suggesting NFC hardware will be built into the next iPhone, a report on Friday narrows down the as-yet-unannounced component's source to Dutch chipmaker NXP, the same firm that supplies Apple with the M7 coprocessor.

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Apple's 'iPhone 6' to supposedly incorporate NFC, new secure enclave for mobile payments

08/28/2014, 09:08 pm

Building on rumors that Apple will release an iOS-based mobile payments solution with its next-generation "iPhone 6," the well-connected John Gruber claims the new handset will feature NFC hardware and a new secure enclave to store credit card information.

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iPhone 5 & 5S trade-ins surge 2800% at Gazelle; AI readers get exclusive $10 bonus ahead of 'iPhone 6'

08/28/2014, 10:08 am

Last week, Gazelle began offering customers the ability to lock in cash trade-in prices ahead of Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 "iPhone 6" unveiling, and for the next 48 hours, AppleInsider readers can get an additional $10 cash bonus on their iPhone 5s trade in thanks to an exclusive partnership.

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Rumor: Apple to enter mobile payment space with NFC-enabled 'iPhone 6'

08/28/2014, 10:08 am

Near-field communications chips have been rumored to become part of the iPhone lineup for years, but this year's anticipated "iPhone 6" may see Apple finally take the plunge, according to a new report.

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Apple exploring double-duty NFC, inductive charging coil for smartwatches, mobile phones

08/28/2014, 09:08 am

On the heels of a report suggesting that Apple's long-anticipated "iWatch" could be unveiled within the next two weeks, a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that the company has continued to contemplate wireless charging solutions for just such a device.

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Samsung hypes Note 4 by copying Apple's iPhone 5c "for the colorful" ads

08/27/2014, 02:08 pm

With sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 flagging, Samsung has turned toward hyping its upcoming Note 4 stylus-based phablet using teaser ads targeting the same "for the colorful" characters Apple presented last year using iPhone 5c.

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Apple adds AT&T Next as online payment option for iPhone buyers

08/27/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday quietly added a new payment option to its online storefront, giving AT&T subscribers who are in the market for a new iPhone the ability to make their purchase using installments through the carrier's AT&T Next program.

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T-Mobile to reportedly slash up to $50 off iPhone models starting Aug. 27

08/26/2014, 09:08 pm

As iPhone resellers dump existing stock in preparation of an impending next-generation refresh, U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile will supposedly cut up to $50 off device-only pricing in an across-the-line sale, according to leaked internal documents.

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