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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 entire mobile market is in a state of transition. Owning a smartphone is no longer the status symbol it once was. Smartphones are now largely commodities for folks. A phone might be a mission critical communication device, but consumers are starting to get burnt out on yearly upgrades. This puts Apple in a precarious position as a significant portion of Cupertino’s profit comes from iOS devices, 65% of the company’s sales coming directly from the iPhone. We’ve already delved into the earnings report in-depth, but the bullet points are as follows: iPhone sales down 16% iPad ...

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    On its face, the earnings conference call was a cordial one for Apple. But it was sure interesting listening to investors from major institutions simultaneously kowtow to CEO Tim Cook while hounding him for specific reasons as to why quarterly earnings fell for the first time since 2003. And yet, there was more behind the 13 percent drop than you know. While iPhone unit sales have dropped 16 percent to 51.2 million, iPad sales declined 19 percent to 10.25 million. Mac sales fell by 9 percent to 4 million units. We should note that the figures don't reflect products introduced this ...

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    Apple introduced the iPhone Upgrade Program last year to take further control of its own product, ergo, its profits: financing for a carrier variant iPhone with AppleCare+ protection while offering easy upgrades as new devices launch. Verizon wasn't too happy about that, but hey, for the longest time, you had to get down out of your way to an Apple Store to sign up for the program. Now, Apple has made it available online. You can get the iPhone 6s starting at $32.41 per month for 24 months and get a new iPhone every year. You also have the option to go without the upgrade and the ...

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    The iPhone belonging to a confessed drug dealer in Brooklyn has been cracked into. But it wasn't opened with the zero-day exploit that the FBI purchased supposedly from a gray hat hacker. Someone else just knew the passcode for the iPhone. Prosecutors in the case said that an unidentified person turned in the code. The Justice Department had been requesting for Apple's assistance in opening up the iPhone, running iOS 7, for months. This case pre-dates the San Bernadino debacle that brought the nation face-first into a public debate about privacy, security and encryption. The drug dealer ...

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    After pulling a pinch move to keep revenue growing, Qualcomm sure is in a position to be trash talking about other tech companies. But it's doing so at this point not to brag, but to reflect on the pressures the chipmaker itself sees. Worries appeared regarding Apple's growth when Nikkei relayed last week from industry sources that production for Apple's iPhone will stay depressed for this second calendar quarter. Qualcomm piled onto the sentiment with a report stating that the company saw a sales bottleneck in the "premium" sector. A Credit Suisse analyst relayed that the manufacturer ...

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    iPhones aren't getting cheaper. Well, maybe in the land of the rising sun. Apple has not given a reason why price cuts have come to Japan, but they have and they may be here for a while. One reason could be, as is often the case, that the currency markets have shifted to jelly again. The Yen has improved against the Dollar by about 10 percent in the past few months. All SIM-free SKUs of the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus get the chopper, generally about 9 percent. Those who recently bought one of these phones (except the iPhone SE) within ...

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    Walmart apparently sees no sense in touching your phone to a little sales terminal and having people on their way with groceries in hand. In fact, the big box retailer theoretically doesn't even need new point-of-sales hardware with its new Walmart Pay system. Going against Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, Walmart Pay is a mobile payments system not based on tap-and-go Near Field Communication tech, but on an old standby — the QR code. iPhone users can pull up their Walmart app, head to the appropriate tab and scan the code that shows up on the payment terminal. A linked credit or ...

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    From what we've been told, it seems that Apple had a fairly unsatisfying talk about how highly it puts security in front of its customers. Sure, there may have been some interesting new methods to show off here, but if we're to go by the conclusions one commentator who was at the technical briefing on Friday made, we may have something to chew over. Tech.pinions's Ben Bajarin made some observations from his attendance at the technical briefing. First off, a couple of carrots for us factoid chasers: iPhone users typically unlock their devices 80 times a day with heavier users unlocking ...

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    The planet's tectonic plates have taken a large share of the world's attention this week and mobile technology-related firms have had to respond to these events. Japan Major earthquakes struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Thursday and Saturday, just north of the city of Kumamoto. As of this post, rescue missions are continuing and growing in difficulty as time passes. But the business impacts of this tremor may make impact some 5,700 miles away in Cupertino. It comes to Apple's major CMOS imaging sensor provider, Sony, which shut down its Kumamoto plant on Friday and has kept ...

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    Interaction layers are a mighty headache for developers who know them from the back of their hands. We regular folk only can grade how good of a job their interface maximizes use of those features by achieving or failing to do what we want to do with them. If an app has a ton of features available, you'd probably not want to see all of them in list form — you'd want a cleaner, simpler look that you can put your fingers on and manipulate properly. Apple has tried adding feature access using the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch. The Pocketnow jury thinks it's flopped. So, what will Microsoft ...

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    Apple might never get to find out exactly how law enforcement managed to elude its “impenetrable” iOS encryption on an iPhone 5c owned by a San Bernardino shooter at the time of the heinous 2015 attack, but another important piece of the unlocking puzzle may have just been uncovered. Forget everything you thought you knew about the nature and authors of the cyber-intrusion, as “people familiar with the matter” tell The Washington Post it was actually “professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw.” No Israeli ...

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    Could an iPhone SE be the billionth iPhone that Apple will sell? Bookies can take your bets over there. In the meantime, RBC Capital Markets investor Amit Daryanani has put out a note that has found the light in Apple's rather played out store sell-out. Where you still see iPhone 5s sales — even though Apple has stopped those in the US — in combination with iPhone SE sales, Daryanani expects that 40 million four-inch iPhones will be sold globally. 15 million of those are forecast to be iPhone SEs that will generate revenue up to $6.8 billion for the company on gross margins of about 35 ...

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    Even back when the Republican presidential candidate field was a little more crowded than it is today, and just as divergent on major social, economic and policy issues, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson could all agree Apple made a huge mistake by opposing the FBI. In the Democratic camp however, the iPhone 5c decryption controversy saw both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders reluctant to take sides, as the two candidates seemed to understand this was far from a black and white situation. In the meantime, of course, the Department of Justice managed to build ...

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    Probably for the first time in over a decade, the world’s most profitable corporation is faced with actual challenges regarding its main sales catalyst. Although Apple exhibited unusual flexibility lately, following trends instead of trying to set them, with larger iPhones, larger iPads and even a cheaper iPhone, the growth potential is simply no longer there. But everything’s not as bleak on the horizon as some analysts seem to suggest, since we don’t know yet exactly what the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 might bring to the table. 2016 is also a year of celebration for Cupertino, the ...

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    I'll be honest, the song tries too hard to imitate K-pop by using tropes that would better fit different voices. I mean, give me either EXID or Perfume any given day, but don't fault the six-member act lyrical school for trying. Especially don't hate on the A Million Miles video production: it's a fantastic concept that doesn't necessarily "hack" or "take over" your phone so much as exploit all of iOS's features for your visual pleasure. The group's new song, "RUN and RUN," runs through a fast 3:48 inside an iPhone 6s and emulates every bit of the interface to deliver lyrics and dancing ...

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    You'll need another fiver for this upgrade. AT&T has just raised its activation fees for AT&T Next plans as well as brought-in devices up to $20. Upgrade fees for the Next Plans are also $20. All these fees are up from $15 and now match Verizon's costs. Unlike Verizon, while the upgrade fee for two-year contracts hasn't changed, AT&T charges $5 more than its main competitor with the fee at $45. And as far as we know, third-party upgrade programs like the iPhone Upgrade Program are not affected. That stipulation was a doozy that many Big Red critics clutched onto. An AT&T ...

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    Turns out that being too conservative with your forecasts can catch up to you as well. That goes for investors and that fruit seller we're talking about. Apple is seeing much of its iPhone SE stock cleared out. Online orders for many variants will deliver starting April 20 at the earliest — buyers will be lucky to get a select few models by April 12. Same-day pickups are unavailable from many Apple Stores. You might have better luck getting the 16GB option fast — yep, amazingly the more expensive 64GB version got the most attention. Shipping dates are also pretty far off in Hong ...

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    What Apple might call "business as usual" may be too overbearing for French regulators to take sitting down. The General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control has requested that Apple repay several national carriers to the sum of €40.5 million with an additional €8 million in fines. This as the agency points out some troubling clauses in carriage contracts for the iPhones. Apple commanded minimum orders and was able to use carriers' patents and branding at-will. Meanwhile, carriers were stuck paying for in-store and external advertising and part of any ...

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    With plenty of reservations and $3.5 billion, Foxconn finds itself the majority shareholder of Sharp. Now what will they do? "I am committed to make speedy investments in Sharp to help develop the next-generation display technology," Foxconn chairman Terry Gou said when the two companies met in Osaka to seal the deal. That display technology is OLED — something Samsung does so well in, it makes more than 95 percent of the market supply according to research firm Sigma Intell. As Apple is reportedly scouting out as many sources for as many displays as possible for an iPhone without an ...

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    While Apple sells relatively expensive smartphones, it does want to pry open another avenue of sales growth: India, a country with low per capita income. With the iPhone SE selling for more than a third of an Indian's average annual income and total market share at two percent, the company is asking the government for permission to import and export used products for sale in the country. But the Mobile and Communications Council, a committee formed by manufacturers with large presences in India like Micromax, Intex and Samsung, is against the idea. Karbonn's chairman said that the ...

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    An Arkansas prosecutor's office was the first local law enforcement agency to request the FBI's help to decrypt a case-critical iPhone. It's expected to be the first of many — we know of quite a few requests for Apple to decrypt iPhones that may be retracted and sent instead to the FBI. "As has been our longstanding policy, the FBI will of course consider any tool that might be helpful to our partners," the FBI said in a letter to local authorities. "Please know that we will continue to do everything we can to help you consistent with our legal and policy constraints." That help may ...

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    It's said that Verizon has the most cellular subscribers in the country because of its astounding performance and coverage. Barring the marketing wars between the tier-one carriers, the 'ol checkmark would always want a little more money beyond the filled treasure chest it has — $131.6 billion in FY2015 — from charging some of the highest service rates and fees to maintain, improve and expand that coverage. So goes the ploy as the company is to announce a $20 upgrade fee on phones purchased from Verizon through an installment plan, annual upgrade plan or at full retail price. The ...

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    Thanks to outside guidance, the FBI has successfully cracked into a suspected mass shooter's iPhone. Now, prosecutors from Arkansas want to take advantage of the agency's newfound skills and the agency has agreed to provide those skills to them. Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland said that his office and the Conway Police Department wanted the FBI's help in decrypting an iPhone and an iPod central to a double homicide case. Within a day of the request, the agency had agreed to provide that help. The two suspects in the case have had the start of their trial delayed until June ...

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    The FBI may be done asking Apple to crack into an iPhone 5c from San Bernardino for it. Apple wants the agency to give up getting its engineers to decrypt an iPhone in Brooklyn. But it's not just the FBI that has asked help with accessing data from case-critical iPhones. And it's not just iPhones that law enforcement agencies have wanted to get into. The American Civil Liberties Union has uncovered 63 cases in which various agencies under the Department of Justice have compelled Apple or Google to assist in breaking the encryption of mobile devices through a 1789 statute called the All ...

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    While nowhere near as “active” as their Android-using counterparts in terms of Google Play download figures, owners of iPhones and iPads tend to spend consistently more during their App Store shopping sessions. That’s essentially an immovable truth no one can contest or argue with, its main justification being the popularity of free Android apps and the scarcity of similar iOS titles. But exactly how much do Apple and its sanctioned developers make off each App Store visitor? According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence based on Consumer Intelligence Research Partners estimates and ...

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