Posts tagged with: iPhone

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 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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    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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    Even in China, there's no pre-order frenzy that Xiaomi or OPPO can muster that beats a run on Apple. The iPhone SE is in its fifth day of pre-sales and in China, it's been making a footprint through the internet — mostly because Apple has had a hard time managing large China-sized crowds in front of their physical retail stores. CNBC was able to gather numbers on some of that pre-order traffic in the country. The business network got its numbers through three authorized online retailers: JD.com is reporting 882,295 pre-orders, Suning has 1,709,427 while Gome is scoring 889,668. ...

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    Samsung, Xiaomi and Meizu better watch out. The future Apple is coming after them. Or something like that. It's always fun to pick around and see how the fortune tellers in office buildings see the future. In our case, it's especially fun to talk about some stellar hardware. Ming-chi Kuo has been a highly regarded analyst for a while at KGI Securities and he got the iPhone SE (mostly) in the bag. Didn't catch that part about the iPhone 5s dropping out of the race, huh? So, what's Kuo dealing this time in a research note on the 2017 iPhone? Maybe it'll be a big enough break from tradition ...

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    Sharp has found its suitor to help the company out of its financial rut. And even after Foxconn watered down its offer after surveying even more of Sharp's financial liabilities it didn't learn about earlier, it looks like the offer was something the Japanese electronics manufacturer couldn't refuse. Sources for Reuters have relayed that Sharp will officially accept Foxconn's takeover bid, now worth in the neighborhood of ‎¥400 billion, down from the previously reported ¥489 billion ($4.3 billion) and once valued at ¥700 billion ($6.1 billion). Both companies will hold board ...

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    We're at a crossroads in Apple's fight to overturn an order issued by the FBI to assist in decrypting an alleged mass shooter's iPhone. The FBI is currently testing a hacking method it has learned from "an outside party." Apple is now saying that if the agency finds success in decrypting the San Bernardino iPhone without the company's assistance, a similar case going on in New York could go without its help. That's the argument Cupertino makes in a letter filed to federal court in Brooklyn. Apple is involved in a case where it is being asked by the Justice Department to help decrypt an ...

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    A lot of time, effort, money, and energy goes into phone design. These things are tortured and tested for months before being released to consumers. Yet for all that examination, why do we still face the tyranny of having buttons on BOTH sides of our phones? At this point we're likely already receiving angry comments from people, but aside from the satirical tone of that last sentence, there are a couple reasons why a person might enjoy moving controls to only one side of a device. We've all seen infomercials where people seem to have forgotten how their hands work, but there could be an ...

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    So, we know that Royal Caribbean can program a mean mechanical arm into its Anthem of the Seas ship. It turns out that Apple can do some magic of its own and build a mechanical arm to help save the darn world. Meet Liam. He's designed to extract the precious, potentially hazardous materials from your old iPhone. Suction cups and claws click away to lop off the display, swivel away screws and pliers file away components, many of them very much in shape, to be reused or recycled in some manner. Lithium, gold, copper, silver, platinum, tungsten — all of that finds its way not into ...

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    Apple is looking for some wind in its sales. Cupertino and Wall Street have been expecting a plateau of iPhone revenue this year. We've been expecting this iPhone 6c. no, 7c, sorry, 5se, I mean, just SE now, for awhile. It's supposed to be the first four-inch phone since 2013. Leaks and quips yelled of prominent equipment — specifically, the internals and hardware features of the iPhone 6s. And it was supposed to look pretty darn fancy — think iPhone 5s-caliber design. And it was supposed to be cheap. Well, "Apple cheap" isn't that cheap, but analysts would end up guessing $449 to ...

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    As a presidential candidate that prides himself on “telling it like it is”, as well as his ‘uge dingus, Donald Trump has sure been caught lying a lot lately. Trump University is under scrutiny, and so was the Republican front-runner’s knowledge of David Duke and the former KKK Grand Wizard’s anti-Semitic views in recent weeks. On a much lighter note, Tim Cook should probably be relieved to hear the controversial but surging politician couldn’t stay away from his iPhone for more than a few weeks. Remember the Apple boycott he randomly pleaded for during a rally back in February ...

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    We're digging into our coverage of Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but while our first impressions are positive, we're seeing slower pre-sales than last year's Galaxy S6. At the same time, Apple is lowering expectations for future smartphone sales. At least detachable screen PC sales are looking up as tablet sales are falling flat. Huawei has a big announcement in store for their first phone collaboration with Leica, and LG finally reveals when the G5 will start shipping. We've been hard at work covering news stories and prepping for the next generation of phone reviews. We ...

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    Innovator. Visionary. Prophet. Words once used to describe Apple co-founder Steve Jobs by his devoted iFans, and now associated with the creator of “Ali G”, “Borat” and “Bruno” in a Cupertino-parodying publicity stunt for a new feature length comedy called “The Brothers Grimsby” or simply “Grimsby.” Before shouting blasphemy however, you should check out the surprisingly tasteful and subdued film ad. In it, Sacha Baron Cohen channels his inner Jony Ive and Tim Cook, unveiling to a familiar hall of enthusiastic followers his most likable, idiotic character yet. But ...

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    Apple is playing expectations real low (for Apple standards) when it comes to its biggest revenue driver, the iPhone. The company thinks it won't be able to draw between $50 billion and $53 billion in overall revenue this quarter. Wall Street thinks it can pull $52.3 billion. One analyst is pulling the low end. Meet Pacific Crest Securities analyst Andy Hargreaves (actually, we don't have a picture for that). He earlier thought that the Cupertino would snag $51.3 billion and 49 million iPhone sales. Hargreaves is currently predicting only $50 billion revenue for Apple's current fiscal Q2 ...

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    The FBI, San Bernardino County District Attorney, the local Police Department and all their highly-placed politician supporters have never been able to provide a very compelling argument for why a specific iPhone 5c owned by a terrorist needs to be decrypted. Until Friday, that is, when San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan made a fairly solid case for the unlocking of the device for the sake of clarity. Clarity regarding the number of December 2, 2015 assailants. According to Burguan, “the majority” of surviving witnesses testified to seeing or hearing only two Inland Regional ...

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    Our early impressions of the Galaxy S7 have been pretty positive, but following the comment reactions to our articles and videos, there's one general thread of criticism. Is this really a Galaxy S7, or is this a Galaxy S6S? Samsung's hardware strategy does seem to be following in Apple's footsteps. The S6 was a drastic change to the aesthetics of the Galaxy S line. The S7 looks nearly identical, but the guts of the phone are improved. This has been Apple's iPhone strategy since the 3G. Instead of trying to impress with a fresh new design every year, this tick-tock schedule insures that a ...

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    Here is a list of the companies, organizations and people in support of Apple in light of its upcoming legal entrenchment with the FBI over assistance in access to an encrypted iPhone. 32 Law Professors Access Now and Wickr Foundation ACT/The App Association Airbnb Atlassian Automattic CloudFlare eBay GitHub Kickstarter LinkedIn Mapbox Medium Meetup Reddit Square Squarespace Twilio Twitter Wickr Amazon Cisco Dropbox Evernote Facebook Google Microsoft Mozilla Nest Pinterest Slack Snapchat WhatsApp Yahoo American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North ...

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    While the tech community watches the drama unfold between Apple and the FBI over the phone used by the San Bernardino shooter, there are other cases working their way through our legal system. Yesterday a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled against the FBI in a situation where law enforcement wanted Apple to unlock the phone of a suspected drug dealer. In his ruling, Judge James Orenstein said "The relief the government seeks is unavailable because Congress has considered legislation that would achieve the same result but has not adopted it", referencing recent legislation that Congress failed ...

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    In today’s installment of the never-ending “who supports who” saga concerning Apple’s ongoing opposition to a San Bernardino court order, the tech giant adds another big industry name to its corner, while the FBI manages to unite the entire field of Republican presidential contenders behind it. After Google, Facebook, BlackBerry and Microsoft, Verizon finally weighed in on the matter of device encryption vs terrorist resistance, highlighting its commitment to “protecting customer privacy.” The CEO of the largest American wireless service provider, Lowell McAdam, went on record ...

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    The world is basically split in half when it comes to Apple’s recent clash with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, US courts and other government institutions in regards to breaking the encryption on an iPhone 5c owned by a San Bernardino mass murderer at the time of the December 2015 massacre. There are those radically opposing Cupertino’s stance, arguing the tech giant is siding with terrorists. Meanwhile, many of the industry’s shot callers unconditionally support Tim Cook in his fight for online and mobile privacy. Finally, some voices are positioned in the middle, asking for ...

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    As defiant to common sense as it may seem, there are people in the United States who genuinely value Donald Trump’s often scandalous opinions, leading the controversial businessman to a now predictable Republican Presidential nomination. While Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery doesn’t expressly cite the orange-haired politician as inspiration for his latest office code change/obvious publicity stunt, the timing of the Arizona boycott sure feels suspicious. Regardless of the master puppeteer’s identity, the reasons the Attorney’s Office in question “will discontinue ...

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    Another day, another celebrity feud for businessman, media personality and shocking Republican Presidential front-runner Donald Trump. After Barack Obama, Rosie O’Donnell, Martha Stewart, Megyn Kelly and even Pope Francis himself, the ultimate winner of the South Carolina primary election predictably found fault with Tim Cook’s unyielding stance on mobile device encryption. Apple’s CEO publicly stated only a few days ago his behemoth of a tech company will oppose the FBI’s requests of building a so-called backdoor into the iPhone of a San Bernardino shooter in order to harvest ...

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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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    Data privacy advocates, including the vast majority of top-tier smartphone manufacturers, have been dealt several heavy blows by authorities in New York and California, as well as UK law enforcement organizations, all of which seek a dangerous end to mobile encryption in the name of the greater good and the war against terrorism. But nothing spelled doom and gloom for protectors of regular people’s personal information quite like yesterday’s US judge ruling that Apple must “assist” the FBI in probing an iPhone 5c belonging to one of the two San Bernardino shooters. Only CEO Tim ...

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    The race is still on for the all-important title of the first Western-popular mobile payment service to land in the world’s largest smartphone market, but despite Samsung’s best efforts, it seems Apple will ultimately prevail. Then again, Apple Pay can’t possibly get the head start it was gunning for in China anymore, as Samsung Pay should spread from Korea and the United States in “early 2016” as well, likely as soon as next week. If that ETA pans out, iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches will have barely been able to support on-the-go transactions and simple and secure in-app ...

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