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Topic: iPhone

Apple gained overall share as smartphones outsold feature phones for first time in 2013

02/13/2014, 12:02 pm

Consumers' increasing desire for smartphones has been a boon for Apple as the company's share of the overall mobile phone market increased by nearly 10 percent in 2013, according to new data published Thursday.

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iPhone upgraders leave nearly $13.5B in old hardware to collect dust

02/12/2014, 07:02 pm

The results of a survey published on Wednesday show U.S. consumers who hold on to last-generation iPhones after upgrading or moving on to another smartphone have amassed some $13.4 billion in mothballed hardware.

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Highly suspect photos claim to show 'iPhone 6' chassis [u x2]

02/12/2014, 05:02 pm

A trio of "blurry cam" photos purportedly showing Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6" chassis have made their way to the Web, with the part sporting rounded corners and a thin design matching the current-generation iPad lineup.

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IDC critical of Apple for not selling profitless, sub $200 iPhones in market share report

02/12/2014, 03:02 pm

Market research firm IDC has reported new figures seeking to explain why Apple, the most profitable smartphone vendor on the planet, is "underperforming the overall market" by not emulating the profitless manufacturing of low end phones by its competitors, most of whom are losing money.

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Apple's iPhone earned 87.4% of global handset profits in December quarter

02/12/2014, 01:02 pm

Despite efforts seeking to portray Apple as having experienced a disappointing winter quarter, the reality is that Apple brutally dominated the slowing global handset market, syphoning off 87.4 percent of the industry's global profits.

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Latest sketchy rumor claims Apple to launch two 'iPhone 6' models with 4.7" & 5.5" displays in Sept.

02/12/2014, 08:02 am

Rumors about Apple's next iPhone continue to fly, with the latest questionable stab claiming the company is planning to launch a so-called "iPhone 6" this September with two larger screen sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches.

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Rumors: Apple prepping bezel-free design, Sony FaceTime camera for 'iPhone 6'

02/11/2014, 01:02 pm

A Tuesday afternoon rumor out of South Korea suggests that Apple may be considering an edge-to-edge display for the eighth-generation iPhone, while Japanese media reports that Sony is in talks to supply front-facing FaceTime camera modules for the handset in addition to the rear iSight camera components.

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Rumor: Apple to use same manufacturer, processing method for Touch ID in next iPhone

02/11/2014, 08:02 am

Production of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in Apple's next iPhone will remain identical to the iPhone 5s, utilizing an 8-inch processing method run by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., according to the latest rumor.

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Apple lowers MFi & Lightning licensing fees, paving way for more affordable iOS accessories

02/07/2014, 07:02 am

Apple last month again pared back the fees it charges third-parties and accessory makers who wish to manufacture official (MFi) electronic accessories, AirPlay audio accessories, and game controllers that connect to its iPods, iPhones, and iPads.

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Top selections from Pebble's new smart watch app store

02/05/2014, 09:02 pm

Pebble's newly launched smartwatch app store came pre-populated with over 1,000 apps and watch faces to sift through. AppleInsider spent a few weeks with Pebble 2.0 before it debuted on Monday and dug up a few of the most useful apps to get new Pebble owners started.

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Samsung wants Olympians to hide the Apple logo on their iPhones during opening ceremonies

02/05/2014, 02:02 pm

Samsung is giving a free Galaxy Note 3 to every athlete competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics, butthose who receive one are reportedly required to ensure that the Apple logo is nowhere to be seen if they use an iPhone to record events at the opening ceremonies.

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Apple has reportedly resumed iPhone 4 production for sale in developing markets

02/04/2014, 06:02 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple has returned the discontinued iPhone 4 to production, though the three-generation-old handsets will be available only to very specific markets in India, Indonesia and Brazil.

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Gazelle's new promo pays $10 extra on your iPhone, iPad and Mac trade-ins

02/04/2014, 01:02 pm

Gazelle is launching a promotion in February for new iPad buyers and iPhone users whose contracts are just coming to term, offering a $10 bonus on cash payouts to help offset the cost of purchasing a newer iOS device.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 6' may sport 10MP f/1.8 camera with interchangeable lenses

02/04/2014, 12:02 pm

Apple may be planning a major upgrade to the rear-facing camera system in its next-generation handset, according to a new rumor out of the Far East.

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Pebble opens doors to app store with over 1K apps and watch faces

02/03/2014, 01:02 pm

Following the launch of its "Steel" series smart watch lineup last week, Pebble on Monday rolled out a version update for its eponymous iOS app, granting the wearable devices access to a new custom-built app store already populated with more than 1,000 titles.

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Apple sued by University of Wisconsin over A7 chip at heart of iPhone, iPad

02/03/2014, 10:02 am

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patent licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin, alleges in a newly-filed lawsuit that Apple's A7 processor infringes a university-developed patent that improves "the efficiency and performance of contemporary computer processors."

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iPhone 5c catches fire in student's pocket, causes second-degree burns [u]

02/03/2014, 08:02 am

A middle school student in Kennebunk, Maine was hospitalized late last week and treated for second-degree burns after an iPhone 5c tucked away in the student's pocket caught fire.

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Sony update brings higher ISO, MP4 1080p videos to iPhone-connected QX10 & QX100 lenses

01/31/2014, 01:01 pm

Sony this week issued firmware updates for its QX10 and QX100 wireless iPhone-controlled camera lenses, bringing higher ISO speeds and full high definition 1080p video recording support in the MP4 format to both models.

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PayPal wants to partner with Apple on iPhone mobile payment platform - report

01/30/2014, 09:01 am

Online payment giant PayPal has reportedly been pitching Apple a potential partnership --one that could see PayPal handle back-end security measures for a future iPhone-driven mobile payment system.

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Apple releases iOS 7.0.5 to address iPhone network issues in China

01/29/2014, 01:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a minor update for its mobile platform in the form of iOS 7.0.5, intended to address some network issues associated with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c when being used in China.

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