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Topic: iPhone

Rumor: Foxconn to hire 100K workers for July 'iPhone 6' production, Pegatron gets 30% of orders

06/23/2014, 05:06 am

A report on Monday claims Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn will supposedly hire some 100,000 people in a ramp up toward July production of the next-generation iPhone, while secondary supplier Pegatron is also preparing to increase recruitment efforts after netting a 30 percent share of orders.

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Amazon's premium Fire Phone seeks to reverse Android's ratchet status

06/22/2014, 05:06 pm

When Amazon launched its Kindle Fire in 2011, the mini tablet's most compelling feature was its discounted low price. With its latest Fire Phone introduction, Amazon has sought to "reverse the ratchet," attempting to distance itself from Android's cheap identity.

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Police say iOS 7 Activation Lock is significantly reducing thefts of Apple products

06/20/2014, 01:06 pm

Law enforcement agencies in California and New York have reported a major drop in iPhone robberies over the first five months of 2014, a shift they attribute to Apple's new Activation Lock feature released as part of iOS 7 last fall.

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Third-party chargers, Lightning cables reportedly damage iPhone power management IC

06/19/2014, 08:06 pm

An iOS device repair company in the UK reports third-party charging accessories are causing damage to a critical power management component in Apple's iPhone 5, rendering the handset inoperable.

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Apple & GTAT open second sapphire manufacturing facility in Massachusetts

06/19/2014, 09:06 am

Apple's much-ballyhooed sapphire plant in Arizona is not its only production facility for the crystalline material, according to a new regulatory filing from manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies, as the two companies have also opened a secondary location in Salem, Mass.

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T-Mobile's 'Music Freedom' lets users stream music for free from services like iTunes Radio

06/18/2014, 10:06 pm

In an announcement during the "Un-Carrier 5.0" press conference on Wednesday, T-Mobile skipped the wait and went straight to "Un-Carrier 6.0," a program that lets customers stream music from top Internet radio services without having the data used count against their allotted monthly plans.

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T-Mobile partners with Apple to offer free week-long iPhone 5s 'test drive' to nab potential customers

06/18/2014, 09:06 pm

Ahead of T-Mobile's "Un-Carrier 5.0" event on Wednesday, CEO John Legere said his company is partnering with Apple to give potential customers a free iPhone 5s with unlimited data to "test drive" on its network for one week.

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Amazon announces Fire Phone with 4.7" 3D head tracking display & Firefly smart scanner, exclusive to AT&T

06/18/2014, 03:06 pm

Amazon announced its long awaited entrance into the smartphone market on Wednesday in unveiling the new Fire Phone, a device the retailer plans to pit against Apple's iPhone by integrating advanced head tracking technology for dynamic 3D content viewing, as well as new scanning functions that intelligently interpret data from the physical world.

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Video shows alleged 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' mockup is taller than Samsung's Galaxy Note 3

06/17/2014, 09:06 pm

A video posted to YouTube on Tuesday pits widely circulated 4.7- and 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" dummy models against the iPhone 5s and other popular handsets, showing Apple may be headed deep into phablet territory as the larger version is noticeably taller than even Samsung's Galaxy Note 3.

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New images show Space Grey 'iPhone 6' mockup compared to iPhone 5s, HTC One

06/17/2014, 10:06 am

A number of new photos purporting to show manufacturing mockups of Apple's next-generation handset have surfaced from sources in Japan and Korea, detailing a thinner, larger iPhone with a redesigned rear flash and relocated sleep/wake button.

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Review: Snappgrip Bluetooth camera shutter controller for Apple's iPhone

06/15/2014, 09:06 am

iPhone photographers who wish they had a steady grip and dedicated shutter button to pair with their Apple handset will likely be impressed by the Snappgrip hardware accessory, but they'll have to tolerate subpar software in order to use the device.

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Alleged 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' mockup compared to 4.7-inch dummy in new photos

06/14/2014, 07:06 pm

A pair of photos published to Twitter on Saturday show a side-by-side comparison of mockups believed to be representative of Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6" models, which are rumored to be coming in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes.

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Apple replacing European 5W USB iPhone power adapters that may overheat and pose safety risk

06/13/2014, 08:06 am

Apple has announced that it will replace potentially dangerous 5-watt European USB power adapters that were shipped with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S, as well as sold separately from October 2009 to September 2012.

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Yahoo Finance frets that Apple's iPhone, iPad "only" grab the majority of all mobile shopping traffic

06/12/2014, 08:06 pm

Apple's iPhone accounted for 58 percent of smartphone shopping traffic while iPads took an overwhelming 86 percent share among tablets, but Yahoo Finance is warning investors that Apple's dominance of shopping is "slowly losing share."

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iPhone users can wirelessly recharge at Starbucks via 100K Duracell Powermats coming to coffee chain

06/12/2014, 10:06 am

Mega coffee chain Starbucks on Thursday announced a new partnership with Duracell that will see wireless charging stations based on the latter's Powermat technology rolled out to every Starbucks and Teavana location in the U.S. over the next two years.

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Pebble's iOS-compatible Steel smart watch hits Best Buy with leather band-only bundle

06/11/2014, 04:06 pm

Pebble's high-end Steel smart watch is now available at Best Buy's online shop, and will hit the retail chain's brick-and-mortar locations this Sunday, both at a price of $229.99 with a leather band.

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MAC address randomization joins Apple's heap of iOS 8 privacy improvements

06/09/2014, 02:06 pm

With consumers growing more conscious about protecting their privacy, Apple has begun tackle the issue head on with numerous enhancements to its next-generation mobile operating system including a new feature that makes it more difficult to track and identify individual iOS devices.

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Latest leak purports to show closer look at back panel of Apple's 'iPhone 6'

06/08/2014, 05:06 pm

The latest pictures claiming to show the back panel of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6" are consistent with previous parts, showing a redesigned metal frame with space for a lock button on the upper right side.

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Lightning headphones could allow Apple to make slimmer iPhones by ditching 3.5mm headphone jack

06/06/2014, 11:06 am

A new program designed to allow third-party manufacturers to build headphones that would connect to an iOS device via the Lightning port, rather than the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, could mean that the latter's days in Apple's supply chain are numbered.

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Apple acquitted in Mexican 'iFone' lawsuit, but local telecoms to be fined

06/05/2014, 07:06 pm

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) on Thursday announced it has absolved Apple of wrongdoing in a trademark lawsuit surrounding the iPhone's infringement of a local telecommunications company marketing the phonetically identical "iFone" brand.

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