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IDC: Apple snags global smartphone marketshare from Samsung in June quarter

07/23/2015, 04:07 pm

IDC research data published on Thursday shows that Apple's share of the global smartphone market grew to 14.1 percent in the June quarter, up from 11.7 percent in the same period a year ago -- largely at the expense of Samsung.

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Apple Pay's US roster adds 35 new banks, approaches total of 400

07/23/2015, 09:07 am

Apple on Thursday added another 35 companies to the list of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay, this time offering a more even split of credit unions and conventional banks.

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New Microsoft Send app brings chat-like threads to iPhone email conversations

07/22/2015, 12:07 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday launched Send, a new iPhone app intended to simplify email conversations down to instant-messaging style threads.

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iPhone 6 continues to dominate best seller list, blocks Samsung Galaxy S6 from top spot

07/21/2015, 01:07 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 has remained the top selling smartphone for ten months in a row, with sales actually increasing in May, blocking Samsung's flagship phone from taking the top spot for the quarter.

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Apple, Samsung continue to pace global smartphone market as Xiaomi jumps into top 5

07/21/2015, 10:07 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung and California-based Apple remained the two largest sellers of smartphones around the world in the second quarter, data released this week shows, while Chinese brands like Huawei and Xiaomi continue to make inroads.

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Apple spotlights 'amazing apps' in latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

07/19/2015, 08:07 pm

As part of Apple's new iPhone ad blitz, the company on Sunday released a 30-second spot highlighting user access to the iOS App Store and its more than 1.5 million titles, reminding consumers that "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone."

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Independent UK businesses quickly jump on board with Apple Pay

07/17/2015, 02:07 pm

Some independent retailers and app developers in the U.K. are reportedly already adopting Apple Pay, just days after the service became available in the region.

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Gold rear shell purportedly for Apple's 'iPhone 6s Plus' said to feature stronger construction

07/17/2015, 01:07 pm

New pictures claim to show a rear casing for Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s Plus" in gold, and a hands-on with the part assert that it features new material for stronger construction than the current iPhone 6 series.

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Apple partner TSMC to mass produce 10nm chips by early 2017, on pace to beat Intel

07/17/2015, 09:07 am

The race to make smaller and more efficient mobile processors continues, with iPhone chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. revealing it remains on track to mass produce its first 10-nanometer FinFET processors by early 2017 -- a timeframe that would put it ahead of rival Intel.

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Xiaomi VP lists intrinsic smartphone features in defense of copycat claims, proceeds to describe iPhone

07/16/2015, 07:07 pm

In a video interview with Bloomberg published on Thursday, Hugo Barra, vice president of global operations at Chinese mobile hardware upstart Xiaomi, addressed accusations that his company's products are derivative and take more than a little inspiration from Apple's iOS lineup.

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Apple, Samsung & carriers working together on 'e-SIM' standard for mobile data plans

07/16/2015, 12:07 pm

The two largest handset makers in the world --Apple and Samsung -- are said to be working with some of the largest carriers around the globe on a new, so-called "e-SIM" standard that would replace traditional SIM cards, and make it easier for customers to sign up for new data plans.

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Samsung & TSMC begin volume production of Apple's next-gen 'A9' CPU for 'iPhone 6s' - report

07/16/2015, 09:07 am

The two principal manufacturers of Apple processors, Samsung and TSMC, have each begun volume production of the next-generation "A9" CPU for use in the upcoming iPhones, according to a new report.

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Rumor: Samsung to launch Galaxy 'S6 Edge+,' Note 5 on August 12

07/14/2015, 10:07 am

In a move designed to preempt Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6s" event in September, Samsung will reportedly unveil its latest Galaxy Note phablet alongside a jumbo-sized Galaxy S6 Edge on August 12.

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Pixelmator for iOS gains Dynamic Touch, faster Repair tool & more

07/14/2015, 09:07 am

A new version of Pixelmator for iOS, released on Tuesday, makes a number of improvements to the app, most significantly introducing Dynamic Touch and a much faster Repair tool.

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Apple's iPhone reaps dominant 92% of handset industry's profits

07/13/2015, 10:07 am

Though the iPhone is just 20 percent of the overall smartphone market, Apple's handset accounted for a colossal 92 percent of the industry's operating income during the March quarter, according to new research.

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GameBench shows iPhone 6 beats Galaxy S6 in game performance & better looking graphics

07/11/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from last fall beat this year's top Android flagship phones in a series of raw performance benchmarks. However, despite often having a pixel resolution advantage, Android phones also typically deliver worse looking graphics on top of being slower, as revealed by GameBench.

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MLB partners with MasterCard to accept Apple Pay during All-Star Game, fan events

07/10/2015, 11:07 am

People attending Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Cincinnati will be able to use Apple Pay to buy food and other goods, both during the game and at facilities set up for All-Star Week and the All-Star FanFest, which begins on Friday, according to an official announcement.

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Samsung said to debut Galaxy Note 5 in mid-August in race to beat 'iPhone 6s' publicity

07/10/2015, 09:07 am

Samsung is planning to move up the announcement of its next-generation Galaxy Note phone to mid-August in an attempt to preempt the publicity of Apple's usual September iPhone refresh, a report said on Friday.

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Apple's new ad campaign says, 'If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone'

07/09/2015, 09:07 pm

Apple on Thursday released the first two installments of a new iPhone campaign that pleads to the brain rather than the heart, while vaguely alluding to the inferiority of competing products.

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Apple adds five new videos to 'Shot on iPhone 6' World Gallery

07/09/2015, 05:07 pm

In an update to its promotional "Shot on iPhone 6" webpage on Thursday, Apple added five new snippets captured by iPhone 6 users from around the world, including the campaign's first underwater footage.

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