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Topic: iPhone

iPhone trade-ins surge over 50% at cash-paying service following iPhone 5s launch

10/01/2013, 11:10 pm

The number of iPhones that consumers traded in for cash payments during this September's iPhone launch jumped more than 50% at the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-­in site despite a growing number of alternative programs such as Apple's.

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Samsung again caught doping benchmarks for Galaxy Note 3

10/01/2013, 01:10 pm

An early review of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 noted that it "scores really, really well in benchmark tests," but also explained that edge is achieved through some phony doping that kicks in a steroid boost only when running synthetic benchmark apps.

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iPhone boosts T-Mobile's sales share, while Apple breaks even with Android in Japan

09/30/2013, 02:09 pm

Strong sales of the iPhone aren't just proving beneficial for Apple, they're also helping out formerly struggling carriers that have picked up Apple's bestselling device, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Rumor mill again points to Boost Mobile getting Apple's iPhone

09/30/2013, 12:09 pm

Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c may be on their way to prepaid carrier Boost Mobile, as new images have emerged showing what appear to be promotional materials touting the two smartphones.

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From first-gen iPhone to 5s, all eight models put to speed test

09/30/2013, 10:09 am

The evolution of Apple's iPhone — from the original model through the new 5s and 5c — was shown off recently in a new video that pits all eight released versions of the bestselling handset against each other in a test of speed.

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iPhone 5s demand healthy, margins for 5s and 5c higher than iPhone 5, analyst says

09/30/2013, 09:09 am

Apple's new flagship iPhone 5s and mid-range iPhone 5c contribute more value to Cupertino's profit margins than their predecessor, the iPhone 5, according to one Wall Street analyst.

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iPhone 5s in-store pickup option returns to Apple's online store

09/30/2013, 09:09 am

After a brief absence, Apple's retail in-store pickup option for the newly released iPhone 5s has returned to the company's online store.

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Review: Sony's Cyber-shot QX10 wireless camera lens for iPhone [u]

09/29/2013, 10:09 am

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 wireless camera lens is a first-of-its-kind iPhone accessory that could appeal to many who are in the market for a quality, conveniently pocketable and connected point-and-shoot camera. Unfortunately software issues make the ambitious device far from perfect, though it does earn kudos for being a concept ahead of its time [updated].

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Preliminary look at Apple's new A7 processor reveals new architecture, quad-core GPU

09/27/2013, 05:09 pm

The team at Chipworks on Friday posted a tentative look at the iPhone 5s' A7 system-on-a-chip, finding a few changes from the previous A6 processor, including the addition of a mysterious SRAM cell never seen in A-series silicon.

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Virgin Mobile says prepaid Apple iPhone 5s, 5c coming Oct. 1

09/27/2013, 11:09 am

Prepaid wireless carrier Virgin Mobile will soon be carrying both Apples iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, with the company teasing that it will join a number of other smaller U.S. carriers in selling the devices starting Oct. 1

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MLB stadiums to deploy Apple's iBeacons for fan convenience, interactivity

09/27/2013, 09:09 am

In a bid to make the ballpark experience more engaging for fans, Major League Baseball plans to roll out Apple's new iBeacons technology to deliver targeted information and offers based on a fan's location within the park, according to a new report.

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iPhone demand in China, Japan projected to push Sept. quarter sales to 34.5M

09/26/2013, 03:09 pm

Projected iPhone sales for the current September quarter continue to edge upward, with the latest survey data suggesting Apple could sell more than 34 million handsets in the soon-to-conclude period.

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Apple's iPhone revenue alone bigger than Microsoft, Boeing, Procter & Gamble

09/26/2013, 10:09 am

As the iPhone's popularity continues to soar, Apple's mobile handset revenues alone place the business among the largest in the world, exceeding companies like Microsoft, Intel and Coca-Cola.

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Opening weekend iPhone 5s, 5c sales may have been split 50-50, insider says

09/26/2013, 08:09 am

Limited supply of the iPhone 5s during launch weekend may have led to a relatively even split of sales between Apple's new flagship model and the more affordable iPhone 5c, one well-connected analyst has said.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Expanded Bluetooth adds support for companion devices, introduces iBeacons

09/25/2013, 01:09 pm

iOS 7 ticks all the boxes for a major consumer-focused operating system refresh: an overhauled user interface, updates to killer apps like the camera with its new burst capture mode, the addition of iTunes Radio, and many more. However, changes that users cannot see — those aimed at enabling developers to build whole new classes of applications with Bluetooth connectivity — may be even more exciting.

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Apple to launch iPhone 5s, 5c on regional US carriers Oct. 1

09/25/2013, 11:09 am

Apple's new flagship iPhone 5s and mid-range iPhone 5c will become available on eight regional wireless carriers in U.S. beginning Oct. 1, including C Spire, Cellcom, and Bluegrass.

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iPhone marketshare in China predicted to double in 2014

09/25/2013, 10:09 am

A new report issued Wednesday by research agency IDC predicts that Apple's share of the Chinese smartphone market will double in 2014 thanks to the introduction of the lower-cost iPhone 5c and an anticipated new carrier agreement with China Mobile, the world's largest wireless provider.

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Apple's iPhone carrier contracts under investigation in France

09/25/2013, 09:09 am

French authorities have opened yet another investigation into Apple's business practices as the country's finance ministry begins probing contracts between Apple and its French carrier partners.

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Samsung follows Apple's lead, announces new gold edition of Galaxy S4

09/25/2013, 08:09 am

Just days after Apple's new gold iPhone 5s went on sale, Samsung has announced the new Galaxy S4 "Gold Edition," though the back of the device retains the same plastic design as other models.

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Gene Munster's iPhone launch estimates off by 5M units for the second year in a row

09/25/2013, 05:09 am

Industry observers had been snickering about a promise made by Apple's chief executive Tim Cook to "double down" on security, but a series of jaw-dropping surprises have proven that, outside of a steady stream of immaterial leaks, the company remains an opaque mystery to its competitors, to pundits and even to analysts tasked with understanding the inscrutable innovation factory.

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