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Announced in January 2007, iPhone was the first Apple phone ever. It was also the first smartphone to feature a 3.5-inch QVGA (320 x 240) multitouch screen. It is powered by Apple's iPhone OS and features a 400MHz Samsung ARM processor, 128MB of RAM, and 4/8/16GB of internal memory. the Apple iPhone has a two-megapixel camera. Other features of iPhone include Wi-fi, Bluetooth 2.0, accelerometer and more. Read our coverage for the latest Apple iPhone news, reviews, and videos:

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    The built-in microphone of the Pebble Time, Time Steel, and Time Round smartwatches has been one of the trio’s most underused features since day one, especially when paired with iPhones. On iOS, you couldn’t even answer to text messages using your voice without pulling the iDevice from your pocket, an uncomfortable situation that’s about to change, at least for postpaid AT&T subscribers. Yes, our Ma Bell-loving readers and friends, you can now update your Pebble Time firmware and Time iPhone app to finally activate voice and text communication straight from your wrist. How does ...

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    Android might still eat iOS's lunch in terms of global usage share, but with the annual bean counts coming up in the tens of billions, you have to wonder how much money the iPhone makes for Apple. Well, at least for this past quarter, it seems like we've reached a high watermark. 94 percent. That figure according to Canaccord Genuity research. Samsung came in second place with a staggering 11 percent while Sony, HTC, BlackBerry and Lenovo ended up in the negatives and, thus, accounts for the mathematical discrepancy. Compare these numbers with the shipment report from this quarter: the ...

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    Apple is never the company to actually promote the use of third-party browsers on iOS, up to the point where it took years to allow them to even land on the App Store. Since then we've seen Chrome and others find a spot, even though with certain minor limitations. The only one missing from joining iOS was Firefox, but that actually came to an end today. Mozila has just announced that Firefox is now available for iOS. It's been available on Android for years, but given Apple's standards actually prevented Mozila from buidling a variant that's available for Apple's mobile devices. If you're ...

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    Walmart let rivals Target and Best Buy get an early start on Black Friday promotion exhibition, but as you probably sensed, the world’s largest company by revenue and America’s number one discount retailer couldn’t wait until November 27 to reveal what kind of deals it has up its sleeve for the year’s biggest shopping day. More like days, as it turns out, with online special offers underway at 12:01 a.m. PT on Thanksgiving morning, then brick and mortar stores open at 6 p.m. on November 26. Chances are therefore you won’t find anything good on the actual Black Friday, as most ...

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    Alongside direct competitors Samsung Pay and Android Pay, Apple Pay aims to not just make your online transactions safer, but also more seamless and intuitive. None of the three digital wallet services has truly taken off yet, with precise adoption numbers kept under wraps for obvious reasons, and frequent promotions intended to motivate at least quick test drives of the futuristic technology. Above all though, what should greatly increase user bases is constantly adding support for banks, credit unions, various mainstream popular retailers, restaurant chains, and any app people might ...

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    As of October 9, the Apple Watch was up for grabs in 30 global markets, after six release waves, the first of which saw the iPhone-compatible wearable debut in stores across Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, and US on April 24. 30 countries in around six months. Not a bad world tour for even the most popular rock bands, possibly a stronger distribution effort than any other 2015 smartwatch, yet considerably short of just two waves that spread the iPhone 6s/6s Plus love from Andorra to Bulgaria to Greenland, Russia and Taiwan in a few weeks. Next time you want ...

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    We're not sure if you've noticed it by now, Facebook's business is to keep you on Facebook. With that in mind the company has enhanced its news feed with a ton of enticing services like automatic video playback, in addition to other ideas like reminding you what you did 5 years ago, all in the sake of keeping you within the app or website. The company's next move now is Music, and this time in sort of a big way. Facebook has just rolled a new feature called Music Stories, which at the moment is exclusive to iOS users. If you share music from Spotify, Apple Music or iTunes, Facebook then ...

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    Vietnam has been a hotbed for Windows Phone with some major hardware partners putting up decent phones. But there's room to grow in the country — it's growing faster than a lot of other Asian markets. The mobile subscription growth rate was marked at 26 percent between 2009 and 2013, while Vietnam's internet penetration landed above one-third of the population in 2014. It's a picture unlike China and something Apple wants to get into, bad. How bad? The company has just set up a subsidiary based in Ho Chi Minh City with capital of more than $670,000. It will be headquarters for ...

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    The amount of rumors surrounding Apple's plan to do away with the home button on the iPhone 7 have gained a lot of traction. For this to work, Apple's new touch and display driver (TDDI) needs to be ready to enable Touch ID to work through the display, given the recent rumors claim that this is the plan. The problem is when things don't quite work according to schedule in some new rumors. Apple has reportedly ordered LCD drivers from Synaptics for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which pretty much indicates that the company's TDDI solution is still not ready. Trusted sources claim that ...

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    Yes, we know that Apple didn't invent the fingerprint scanner, nor was the company first at deploying it on mobile phones, but it's hard to deny that Cupertino did it best with the iPhone 5s. Today Touch ID has become so fast and practical that we even complain of its crazy speed at unlocking your iPhone 6s. Still, Touch ID is about more than just unlocking your phone, and a new Apple patent proves that. Apple has just filed a new patent called Fingerprint activation of a panic mode of operation for a mobile device, and the idea here is to give users an nifty way to protect their personal ...

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    HTC's move with the One A9 may not be as popular if you judge the company's decision to almost copy the iPhone 6s' looks, but our experience using the device has been so delightful that it's hard to hold it agains the them. What's most important is the sum of experiences when acquiring a phone, and for those of you who like Apple's hardware but hate iOS, the One A9 is definitely a solid choice. The company's recent ad campaign tries to sell this particular idea, but then again, it just brings a little déjà vu. HTC's new One A9 "Be Brilliant" ad invites users to be different and bold when ...

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    For those of you that still debate why Apple will sell you a 16GB iPhone in this day and age, it's only fair to assume that it has to do with pushing users to spare some extra cash for the 64GB model. 16GB of storage has become simply insufficient for any smartphone, no matter how much any of you can depend on cloud storage. The biggest challenge is that there's no such thing as expandable storage on an iPhone, or at least there wasn't. A China repair store site cnfol.com has reportedly found a way to upgrading the storage of any iPhone with a few tricks. Obviously your iPhone will be ...

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    Although many may deem Apple’s incremental 2015 iPhone upgrades predictable and boring, the fact of the matter is the cash cow iOS handheld family has gained serious fickleness points with the 5c 2013 launch and last year’s 6/6 Plus split. Therefore, the sky is the limit for what Cupertino will bring to light in 2016, and we could see anywhere between two and four new iPhone models released over the next 12 months. It’s unlikely the “low-cost”, plasticky 5c gets a held-up sequel, but the 5s should spawn a diminutive spin-off of sorts. That’s according to often authoritative KGI ...

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    Hacking a smartphone could be simply considered an act of mischief by some, but given the fact that almost every human on the planet relies on his or her communications and personal information to be part of the device, hacking a phone is actually more important than we thought. If we had to set that importance in numbers, it seems a company decided that it's important enough to warrant a $1 million bounty. Security startup Zerodium recently agreed to pay a bounty of one million U.S. dollars to any hacker team that would be capable of jailbreaking an iPhone remotely by tricking the user ...

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    Halloween approaches. You're meeting up with friends at the bar, all dressed up for some disorienting fun. So disorienting, you might drop your phone off somewhere strange. If some swiper is so inclined, he or she will have a better-than-half chance of cracking into your phone and compromising your data. Statistically, at least. Mobile security firm Skycure is out with its Q3 threat survey. We can't say that surveyors didn't threaten anyone in order for them to take the survey, because we didn't ask. In all seriousness, the first startling factoid hits us all hard: 52 percent of mobile ...

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    The Apple Watch is famous for a lot of reasons, and then infamous for almost the same amount of cons. The price tag of the Apple Watch is definitely one of them, and given the fact that it only works with select iPhones, the investment on the watch is not just about the watch if you've lagged behind. Apple seems to have noticed that, and has decided to give you a minor discount if you're doing a full upgrade. As of today and until November 15, those of you who buy any new iPhone at select Apple Stores will also get a $50 discount on an Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport. The stores are sadly ...

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    There's no doubt about it, the smartphone has become an integral part of our lives; aside from being probably the most intimate of our geeky possessions, it is also a gateway to the world, a means of communication, tool for your work, and the source of your entertainment. No wonder we're often finding ourselves glued to the screen. Well, before you proceed any further reading this post, let's do an experiment: pause right here and think about how much you think (hours per day) you are using your own smartphone. Then, drop a comment below with the numbers. Should be fun! Onto the meat of ...

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    Apple's approach to public betas has become quite a thing over the last couple of software releases. In the past iOS beta testing was just a benefit that developers could take advantage of, and that remained a solid practice until a year or so ago. Now public betas are not just a common thing, but also quite timely when compared to developer variants, and that's the case today. Apple has just launched iOS 9 Public Beta 1 to all, and as long as you already have the beta profile installed on your device, your software update section should start showing it at the moment. Those of you ...

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    Apple software updates are quite notorious for a particular bug that has repeatedly affected customers over the last few years. Seriously, if you have never woken up late because iOS somehow messed with your morning alarm, call yourself lucky. We thought these bugs were a thing of the past, but it seems that people weren't all to happy with Apple over the weekend. Users have recently bombarded twitter with complaints about iOS 9.1 and how it handled alarms over the weekend, and even over the last few days. It seems that somehow the software update managed to kill user alarms without them ...

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    A smartphone should be smart and not just capable, and that's the case when devices are smart enough to not turn off the display if you're still staring at it, just as much as you'd want a phone to be smart about keeping you connected when in need of navigation. Samsung devices have been able to do some of these things for a bit, but it's not until iOS 9 that Apple decided to be smart about how to assist your Wi-Fi connectivity. The problem is when these changes challenge the usual consumer learning curve that some people face, and such is the case here. A couple has just filed a class ...

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    James Bond movies are famous not only for the gadgets that were used, but also by the nifty ways that Bond would always survive to the craziest of attacks, and without ruining his attire. Most of these gadgets or safety devices were concealed beneath Bond's vehicles or gear, in a way that would only pop up when needed. Apple seems to think that it could use this same mentality to save you a few bucks in iPhone repairs with its new patents. Apple has just filed for an automated mechanism for protecting the iPhone display, and it looks like something right out of the movies. The idea is that ...

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    Even though Apple has been reluctant to provide figures that back any sort of success for Apple Pay, we have to acknowledge that products like these take time. Apple's major hurdle in growing the business has to do with partners, as the acceptance of Apple Pay depends on users not needing to change banks for it. Today Cupertino has landed a major milestone by adding as many as 70 new banks to its service. As of today Apple Pay now supports this insane list of banks: Achieva Credit Union Alcoa Pittsburgh Federal Credit Union Alliance Credit Union AmeriServ Financial Bank APCO Employees ...

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    Just before her company introduces the rather overtly Apple-esque One A9, HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang is up to fighting words as her company is fighting for Ave Maria. The launch is hours away at this point and in addition to pre-show-hyping up consumers and the press, the woman on the saddle is trying to rally her troops by encouraging HTC employees to invite friends and clients to watch the "Be Brilliant" live event on YouTube (happening at midnight, Taiwan time, by the way). Wang said that the smartphone would make her employees proud. The new phone will "strike a balance between beauty, ...

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    In this day and age where advertising is everything, it's always shocking to open Facebook and notice that the company's ads already know what I searched for a few minutes ago on Amazon. How these companies pull it off is a mystery for some, but as users, it's hard to not be freaked out by this. Many OEMs have spent years fighting the way user data is manipulated, and Apple has just found a new challenge. SourceDNA recently discovered that as many as 256 apps on Apple's App Store were collecting more data than what was allowed through private APIs. Apple has strict guidelines as to what ...

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    Everybody that’s somebody in the mobile component supplying business wants a piece of the stellar iPhone-generated profits, including bitter Apple rivals like Samsung. The Korean handheld and SoC manufacturer could lose its prospective piece of the A10 action to TSMC following dual-producer A9 battery life controversy, and down the line, TSMC may also get replaced by Intel. The Santa Clara-based semiconductor giant reportedly has a “small army” of roughly 1,000 people working on 7360 LTE modem chips for next year’s iPhone 7, which might only be the beginning of a beautiful and ...

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