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    The day you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Well, perhaps “all” is a bit of a stretch, since Apple’s newest 4-inch iPhone very much resembles the old one, failing to even come close to the pre-order numbers of the 6s, 6 or 5s back in the day. Still, there are plenty of folks at least curious about the iPhone SE, its fairly enticing US pricing structure, and any discounts and deals that Cupertino might have in store to further increase the diminutive handheld’s mainstream appeal. Enter T-Mobile, the first American carrier (or rather “Uncarrier”) to announce such ...

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    Slice Intelligence has redefined the Apple fanboy into the Apple fanman. It has sorted through four million e-receipts from the first four days of iPhone SE pre-orders and has some lovely and colorful bar graphs for you to look at. Some of the takeaways continue upon what we've been figuring out about Apple buyer trends for the past several years. Here are some of them, bullet-pointed: Comparing first weekend sales, the iPhone 6s only got 54 percent of sales the iPhone 6 had. By that same measure, the iPhone SE got only 3 percent. The largest contingent of iPhone SE buyers were ...

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    It’s unquestionably too early for live photos of pre-release iPhone 7 prototypes or even device renders to make their way online via semi-dependable leaksters, but it’s not too early for concept images and accessories to give away a few possible aesthetic choices. As always, Apple is reportedly focused on slimming its products down rather than making them impervious to water, likely tweaking very little about the iPhone 6 and 6s, despite 2016 being a non-incremental year. Then again, why fix something that isn’t broken, and refashion a design that “just works?” Most of the 7 ...

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    Even if you feel Apple’s first ever proprietary “Smart” battery case isn’t that ugly, bulky and overpriced (which you probably don’t), there’s still one layer of protection the power bank/cover doesn’t offer. And, as some of you may have learned the hard way a couple of years back, software updates can’t make phones resist liquid interaction either. Besides, the $100 Smart Battery Case is only compatible with the iPhone 6 and 6s for the moment, leaving your Plus-sized iOS handhelds susceptible to unintentional damage and sub-24 hours cell endurance. Popular third-party ...

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    Apple is offering more people another way to pay for that new iPhone that they've been thinking about getting, but can't afford to tank their bank accounts to attain. In addition to the existing upgrade program the company currently offers, it is now also accepting trade-ins of Android, Windows or older Apple smartphones and is giving either up to $350 of striaght-up in-store credit or a discounted installment rate. The initial iPhone Upgrade Program makes an 16GB iPhone 6s with AppleCare+ available to buyers for $32.41 per month without interest. After 24 payments, the buyer owns the ...

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    If you perhaps thought American and British lawyers were merely trying to score some free publicity with idle threats meant to intimidate Apple into settling Error 53 controversies out of court, a class action complaint registered at the US District Court for the Northern District of California on February 11 proves just how serious the legal pickle already is. Cupertino’s looking at damages potentially exceeding $5 million, as there’s no way to correctly appraise the number of injured parties right now that could be entitled to compensation if a jury finds the accused guilty of all ...

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    It's a day that ends in "y" and Apple just lost a patent suit, so that means it's court time again. Haptics technology company Immersion has filed suit against Apple and both AT&T and AT&T Mobility over what three patents it claims the defendants infringed. U.S. Patent No. 8,619,051 regards "Haptic Feedback System with Stored Effects," No. 8,773,356 is on "Method and Apparatus for Providing Tactile Sensations" and No. 8,659,571 concerns Immersion's "Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Devices" Immersion believes the following products infringed upon those patents: ...

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    From licking a frozen pole to sticking a fork in an outlet, there are countless bad ideas people can tell you that you absolutely, 100% should not try – and someone's going to try them anyway. In the smartphone world, that extends to things like putting your Galaxy Note 5's S Pen in backwards – at least on the original hardware. Today we've got another of these warnings to share with you, as we learn about an iOS bug that makes it way too easy to seriously disable your iPhone. Users report that disabling automatic timekeeping and manually setting your phone's date to January 1, 1970 ...

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    Some Apple intern must get to CEO Tim Cook ASAP to give him a sample of Jimmy Kimmel’s long-running “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment. Maybe the head honcho of the world’s most profitable company would then learn how to take a joke or gracefully parry an online insult. Granted, the stars invited to the late-night talk show to basically offer a lesson in self-deprecation are usually subjected to one mockery at a time, not to mention they’re probably warned well in advance of what’s coming. Meanwhile, Tim Cook was hit by an unforeseen avalanche of chiefly light-hearted digs ...

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    Installing a screen protector is an important part of the new-phone setup process for a lot of smartphone users, helping to keep that just-out-of-the-box pristine look for as long as possible. And while manufacturers have come a long way in installation guidelines, helping us get new screen protectors in place with a minimum of fuss, it can still be an anxiety-inducing operation, especially for first-time users: the last thing we want is to put it on crooked, or worse yet, end up with an air bubble under the surface. So when word arrived last week that Apple was beginning a program that ...

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    Unless you’ve perhaps been paying too much attention to the Super Bowl and heated US presidential race, chances are you’re either familiar with or directly affected by the latest widespread iOS 9 glitch connected to Touch ID hardware compatibility. In a nutshell, Apple’s extreme security policies have recently started to backfire on everyday iPhone 6 users who chose to get their broken fingerprint sensors fixed at “unauthorized” repair shops to save a buck. While everything may have seemed in order at first, and the component replacement actions looked like a success, once ...

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    Luca Todesco (qwertyqoruiop on Twitter) has apparently manage to achieve an iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak, if the screenshot he posted (above) is to be believed. It shows Cydia running on an iPhone 6, powered by iOS 9.2.1. However, the tweet is accompanied by Todesco's not so reassuring promise that the jailbreak will not be released, at least for now. That, however, doesn't mean that you won't see a working iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak soon, as Todesco might either change his mind, or he might just pass along the information to another team who would release the jailbreak. Meanwhile, other teams are working ...

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    Maybe Apple took its iPhone "s"-model iteration strategy one cycle too far. Taiwanese components sources had to revise its shipment forecasts down after slower-than-expected sales this year. Morgan Stanley is looking ahead for an iPhone slump. The dominoes continue to fall from that fact as we find out that Japanese and South Korean components factories are about to do worse off than last year. Sources say that Apple had initially asked producers to keep Q1 production quotas comparable to this time last year, back when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were out. It seems that Cupertino — ...

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    When the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus went official, crushing every single sales record posted by the two’s predecessors seemed only a matter of time. After all, while incremental on the surface, the hardware and software upgrades were massive, starting with 3D Touch displays, A9 chips, double the RAM, four extra megapixels on the rear camera, and another four to produce sharper selfies. Following a remarkable opening weekend however, Apple began to send concerning signals to its component suppliers and manufacturing partners, suggesting demand wasn’t quite as robust as predicted, and last ...

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    If you were wise enough to boycott the Black Friday shopping frenzy, and are still in the market for newer or older iGear, Best Buy has this big “Apple Holiday Event” in full swing that will let you score Apple Watches, iPads, and iPhones on the cheap. Without a doubt, the “iWatch” is the sale’s headliner, featuring its deepest price cuts to date, but the iPad mini 4 can also be deemed a bargain… for a change, at $300 and up. Across the board, Wi-Fi-limited and cellular-enabled configurations of the latest entry in the 7.9-inch franchise are discounted by a Benjamin, which ...

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    As much as Apple may have tried to keep the launch of its first ever battery life-extending iPhone accessory on the down low, the interwebs blew up with mostly aversion to the “Smart Case’s” distasteful bulge. CEO Tim Cook quickly jumped to the defense of his design team, trying to excuse the poor aesthetic choice by highlighting ease of use and removal simplicity compared to often rigid third-party options. Still, what you see is what stays with you more often than not, and you can’t argue the iPhone 6 or 6s looks pretty when cloaked in the juice pack. Even worse for Cupertino, ...

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    While iOS is known for making the most of the typically small batteries inside iPhones, with various software optimizations bringing the autonomy numbers fairly close to Android endurance champions, there’s no denying “wall-hugging” remains a problem in Apple land. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are rated at up to 14 and 24 hours of continuous 3G talk time respectively, lasting even less in real life between charges if you constantly surf the web on an LTE connection, or play high-quality video. Some of the more convenient methods of adding juice on top of the two’s 1,715 and 2,750 mAh ...

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    HTC gave shoppers a lot of reason to be happy during the recent holiday weekend sales event, offering deals on the Nexus 9, One M9, and more. Those included the new One A9, and the manufacturer invited users to trade in their existing handset for either a straight-up free One A9, or one that comes at a big discount. While a lot of those offers have since wrapped up, HTC is apparently very pleased with just how much gear it was able to sell, and today shares a few details about its recent spree of retail success, as well as lets us know about an extension to one of those deals. Compared to ...

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    How well are the two new iPhones doing at the box-office, between their eerily familiar designs, mostly incremental hardware updates, and paramount 3D Touch UI enhancements? Not great, according to some analyst estimates, but probably well enough to retain the lion’s share of global mobile profits. Haters could interpret the purported imminence of the 6c as another sign 6s and 6s Plus sales aren’t booming, while Cupertino admirers have a fresh report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners to base their optimism and even arrogance on. CIRP claims the number of first-month Android ...

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    OnePlus is, first and foremost, a smartphone company, interested in shoppers like you purchasing its phones. But that hasn't stopped the company from occasionally reaching out to other users, as well, like when we saw the manufacturer selling Google Cardboard headsets (for use with basically any Android around), or USB type-C cables (which would have been a great idea had it not been for those compatibility issues). But those were at least still very close to the company's main phone-selling mission; they may have been compatible with additional phones, sure, but they also worked with ...

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    Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store. Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you're the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you're getting and how it fits the person you're getting it for. Like a sommelier does with wine, we're given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when you're talking about your dorky cousin ...

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    Tired of the same smartphone market reports reiterated over and over again, showing this manufacturer on the rise this quarter, that other one no longer doing very well, and the OS duopoly strengthening by the day? A web statistics analysis firm called DeviceAtlas has a special and interesting outlook of the mobile industry for the year’s third quarter, tracking things like OS, vendor, diagonal screen size, and smartphone model diversity in general, then going into great detail as far as footprints and resolutions are concerned in 10 selected countries from around the globe. The main ...

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    Looking to switch to T-Mobile? Looking for a new GSM smartphone (hopefully you're looking for a device with T-Mobile's bands)? Are you regretting a recent purchase at T-Mobile right now because you wished you had just waited a week (hi there)? In all seriousness, welcome to the Un-carrier, here's what to do. T-Mobile's offering some "super smartphone deals" which is actually just one deal on 11 devices. Just apply a coupon right from the splash page below and then add one of the phones below to your cart. You can take $100 off the price tag of a: iPhone 6s ($649.99 full) iPhone 6s Plus ...

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    And you thought that taco emoji was soooo worth it, right? It seems that regardless of whether it's a point-update or a dot-update, Apple has had some pretty ugly software launches lately. iOS 8.0.1 is probably the best example of this. It makes some of the iOS 9 disappointments look pretty. But it happens sometimes and is inevitable like death and taxes. This time around for iOS 9.1, it seems that some users have taken to the support forums for some issues with Touch ID (linked content has not been associated with these bugs). Some claim that Touch ID is running slow, with recognition ...

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    At a casual glance, the new HTC One A9 looks a little bit like the iPhone 6. Ok, ok, I’ll confess, if you look closely, you’ll see that this phone slightly resembles the iPhone. Ok, well if you get out your slide rule and microscope, you’ll find that they’re pretty much dead ringers for each other. So folks are calling out HTC for blatantly ripping off the iPhone. And hey, they’re not totally wrong. When you put these phones next to each other, aside from the rounded rectangle vs circle home button on the front, these phones are twins. The HTC One A9 comes in more colors, which ...

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