iphone

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14
Sep
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iPhone 5: Apple to Sell 48M Units by January 2013

Despite disappointing some analysts by failing to include hotly-anticipated 'near field communications' technology in the new iPhone 5, Apple is expected to sell almost fifty million units of the iPhone 5 between late September and the end of 2012. ... Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 5 on Wednesday, September 12. Although some industry experts were stunned by Apple's failure to build any cutting-edge technologies into the device, there's no doubt the slick new smartphone will satisfy a great many consumers. New iPhone Is Thinner, Lighter, Faster The new iPhone 5 is thinner, lighter, and ... (view more)

Thu
13
Sep
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5; Some Analysts Disappointed

Apple Inc's new iPhone is scheduled to become available for pre-order on Friday, September 14, 2012. Hitting retail stores a week later, it sports a raft of new technologies. However, analysts say it's far from perfect. Among the new gizmos on the ... iPhone 5: a 1136 x 640 pixel Retina display, a speedy new Apple "A6" processor, LTE/4G capabilities, a 720p front facing camera, three different microphones, better speakers, a 20 per cent reduction in weight, and a brand new 9-pin input/output connector. Experts say the phone should last for up to eight hours of high speed web browsing on a single ... (view more)

Tue
28
Aug
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Apple iPad 'Mini' Coming This October: Report

A new report appears to confirm that Apple is working on developing a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet computer. Known as the iPad "Mini," the new device will reportedly be ready for an October, 2012 launch. The report stems from a recent ... blog post by John Gruber, who is considered a reliable technology insider by many industry experts. Gruber recently suggested that an iPad Mini would launch at least a month after the iPhone 5, which analysts believe will ship September 21 . Apple to Pace Product Releases Gruber argues that Apple doesn't want to bombard consumers with two products ... (view more)

Fri
24
Aug
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Apple iPhone 5 Due September 21: Report

A new report indicates that Apple's next version of the iPhone smartphone, the iPhone 5, will hit stores in late September, 2012. Internet blog TechCrunch says it has learned from a "trusted Verizon employee" that the mobile communications firm will ... begin an employee vacation blackout on September 21. The Verizon worker says the firm will prevent employees from taking time off from then until September 30, a period of nine days. Such a blackout is significant because it suggests Verizon will need all hands on deck for the release of a very popular new product. (Source: techcrunch.com ) Short ... (view more)

Tue
21
Aug
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Apple: Beware Dangerous iPhone Messages

Apple has warned iPhone users to take care when replying to SMS (Short Message Service) text messages, after a hacker released details about a fundamental security flaw in the iPhone operating system. The flaw could allow pranksters to send bogus ... messages that appear to come from someone else. It could also trick users into following dangerous links or handing personal information to criminals. The revelations come from a "white hat" hacker -- someone who looks for security flaws to pressure companies to improve, rather than to exploit them for personal gain -- who goes by the name " ... (view more)

Tue
24
Jul
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Best Buy Worker Accused of Stealing 'Racy' Photos

A Fairfax, Virginia, woman has accused a Best Buy employee of stealing "racy" photographs from her Apple iPhone. It's the first time the electronics retailer has been involved in such a case. Sophia Ellison went to the Fairfax-based Best Buy ... location because she wanted to have photos and contact information transferred from an old iPhone to a brand new one. What should have been a simple and straightforward process got complicated, however, when the Best Buy employee who volunteered to help her -- right now known only as 'George' -- offered to purchase the old iPhone for $60. ( ... (view more)

Tue
24
Apr
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Apple iPhone 5 Gets Tough 'Liquidmetal' Casing

A new report indicates that Apple's next iPhone could be scratch-proof and resistant to damage inflicted from drops and other heavy-handed physical abuse. The damage-resistant technology is said to be exclusively licensed to Apple for use in ... consumer electronics, but so far the company hasn't used it widely. The material is known by the brand name 'Liquidmetal'. It's the result of pioneering work by researchers at the California Institute of Technology. (Source: liquidmetal.com ) Liquidmetal: Similar To Both Glass and Plastic Liquidmetal is a blend of several different metals thought to ... (view more)

Tue
07
Feb
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Study Matches Dating Behavior, Smartphone Choice

A new survey draws some interesting parallels between the smartphones we choose and our dating behavior. According to the poll's results, Android users are far more likely to engage in 'hanky panky' on a first date than those who prefer to use an ... Apple iPhone or a BlackBerry, made by Research in Motion (RIM). The survey was recently conducted by Match.com, a major online dating website. Survey questions were asked of Canadian singles, and produced a flurry of fascinating findings. The study should be taken with a grain of salt, however, as the sample size was only 1,000 respondents. (Source: ... (view more)

Wed
30
Nov
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iPhone Catches Fire On Airplane

A flight attendant on an Australian commercial airplane saved the day after a passenger's iPhone spontaneously burst into flame. No one was harmed. As dramatic as some accounts try to portray it, the event may have been a relatively tame one. ... Reports: iPhone Exploded in Mid-Flight Several major news outlets claimed that the phone exploded, and that it did so in mid-flight. The fact is that the airline's official statement says the incident took place after the flight had landed. It also did not mention an explosion. Rather, the airline says the phone "started emitting a significant amount of ... (view more)

Tue
15
Nov
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iPhone 4s Battery Problems Persist, Despite Update

Apple's newest iPhone is highly popular, but its battery-life problem continues despite a system update intended to fix it. On Thursday morning, Apple released iOS 5.0.1, designed specifically to resolve a bug that reportedly drains the iPhone 4S's ... battery at a too-rapid rate. Unfortunately, some users remain unsatisfied, while others seem to feel the update has made the situation worse. (Source: computerworld.com ) Update Problems Prompt Hardware Fears "After upgrading to 5.0.1 my iPhone is draining the battery even faster!" said Apple forum user. Another, user says that after ... (view more)

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