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 key demographic of most high-profile tech companies should really be people aged 18 to around 49, like the target audience of popular TV shows, or even consumer goods corporations. After all, those are the folks with the money, energy, desire to spend, and ability to influence trends. But more often than not, teenagers seize the power to make or break a “hip” new product, with time on their side, little cash flow of their own, but great control over the adults that would do anything to please their whims. It’s therefore no coincidence the Apple Watch is still struggling to crack ...

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    Surely iPhones aren't at all famous for battery life, but ever since the launch of iOS 9, complaints seem to be on a rise. At first many believed that this was just the normal thing with iPhones, but obviously you can't ignore the fact that the amount of third party apps in the background could take a toll. As it turns out it seems that a few iOS 9 updates ended up being more problematic than expected and today we learn of one of them. Facebook's iOS 9 update seems to be rather problematic with battery life, not just because there are bugs that drain the battery, but because it's really ...

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    Will 2016 finally be the year of fully flexible smartphones? It’s still hard to anticipate, as Samsung teased the looming materialization of the groundbreaking technology a while back, then insiders hinted at a “Project Valley” January ETA, but certain major hurdles remain tricky to clear. You have to keep in mind that, in order to bend without hindrance, a phone needs a slew of malleable components, not just the foldable screens Samsung and LG are reportedly very close to begin mass-manufacturing. There’s also the delicate issue of the ensemble’s endurance under repeated folding ...

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    Stats and figures have been running thick these past several days. Earlier today, we had some quarter-to-quarter smartphone shipment numbers from TrendForce that took some wind out of the two biggest players in the industry, Samsung and Apple. But before that, we had a larger-scale OS market share report that kept the iPhone in terrific universal standing (and likely on more nightstands). This past weekend brought in some fresh digits from Morgan Stanley (specifically, the financial firm's Apple analyst, Katy Huberty) to back that bigger claim up. We obtained several graphs from the ...

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    Even though we can't remember the last time Microsoft announced an app for Windows Phone, we can surely keep count of how many cross platform apps it has. Redmond is clearly on a roll in trying to gain more mindshare from within competing platforms through their software offerings. We can't say that all of these efforts have been a hit, but today we learn of a new one. Microsoft Twist is yet another service launched by the company's Garage division. Remember that this division is the company's sort of action-packed R&D, where ideas get tested and implemented. Microsoft Twist offers you ...

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    If putting up with the "Apple Way" of doing a mobile operating system has you bored, the smartest thing to do for most is to Jailbreak it. Sadly as iOS has become more capable, it has also become less interesting to Jailbreak lately, even if the process has gotten much better. If you are already running iOS 9, it seems that as of today you're entitled to some fun. The Chinese research team that we currently know as PanGu has just released a Jailbreak for iOS 9. Now, the reason why we suggest you act fast is because this jailbreak only works on devices running iOS 9.0 and up to 9.0.2, and ...

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    India is beginning to look like a modern-day promised land for a slew of Android device manufacturers seeking Apple or Samsung-rivaling global market share numbers, and Cupertino will soon employ its own special strategies of expansion and brand consolidation. No, iPhones are not to be built locally as part of the “Make in India” initiative, but instead, brick and mortar Apple Stores should at long last open in Mumbai and Bengaluru. Only six such iconic retail locations will be launched as a test drive in the coming weeks, five in the former city and one in the latter, though more are ...

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    Foxconn has been Apple's major partner for most of its iOS products over the last few years. Surely the company has gained some bad publicity as a sweat shop in recent years, but after all those rumors faded, it still doesn't change the fact that it has enabled Apple to meet iPhone demand across the world. After hearing that Apple scored major records with the iPhone 6s, it seems the company is not alone. Foxconn has just announced that it reached $318.4 million in revenue, and claims that this success is mainly due to the iPhone 6s. This is a 30% rise in revenue when compared to last ...

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    October is not just Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and HTC isn’t the only mobile industry veteran looking to lend a hand for a noble cause. Apple takes affirmative action to further improve the iOS user experience of people with disabilities, namely visually impaired folks, for Blindness Awareness Month. VoiceOver, the world’s first gesture-based screen reader, was baked into the iPhone’s operating system way back in June 2009, when the 3GS generation debuted. Since then, Cupertino has made a series of tremendous efforts to help the blind and those with low vision seamlessly enjoy as ...

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    The final few months ahead of a new iPhone’s launch aren’t typically a period of growth for older models, even when looking at iterative “S” upgrades, and indeed, iOS devices have dropped to an historic twelve-month low in the US operating system ranks between July and August 2015. As iPhone 6 and 6 Plus adoption slowed down, Android managed to consolidate its already comfortable leadership position, rising from 64.4 percent market share in the three months ending August 2014 to 66.9 now. That’s a whopping 41.5 percentage points north of Apple’s 28.4 percent slice of the ...

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    As the V10 was being launched in New York, LG centered our attention to the enhanced video capabilities of the smartphone. From high frame rates to high resolution to high-fidelity audio, it looked like this G Pro successor would have it all. Some people say that things only look good on paper, but I'm just about ready to eat the paper and embrace the future. That's especially considering what we've been through in the history of shooting video on our dinky little smartphones. The condensed history of shooting video on our dinky little smartphones In mobile photography this year, we've ...

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    Even though iOS 9 was supposed to be about killing bugs and bringing stability to Apple's new mobile operating system, it seems this is not necessarily the case. Just as quickly as we received iOS 9, Apple immediately launched a minor update to deal with some of the last minute bugs. Today the company has done it again, and we kind of understand why. Apple has just launched iOS 9.0.2, and the list of bug fixes includes improvements for iCloud Backup, just in case you noticed how slow it was. We also notice that bug fixes were brought to iMessage activation, Apple’s Podcasts app, and the ...

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    It looks like Apple's best way of teasing the future to all of us is with the patent. If you want to dread and fight all about it, well, keep tabs on Samsung. We first saw a piece of Apple's future (possibly in tune with an iPhone, but applicable to any form factor) back in March 2013 with a patent application regarding a device with a wraparound, flexible display. Now, within a burst of 28 approved patents from the Patent and Trademark Office, we see that the all-around display device patent is among them. Patent #9,146,590 features the following claim: An electronic device, comprising: a ...

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    Facebook's been great at pumping out features its been incubating. But for the most part, services from Facebook M to its breaking news app haven't been what users were asking for. The company decided only recently to pull its head from the ground and give people the "Dislike" button they have been asking for (prefaced with some imaging spin). The .gification of the internet likely reached its peak with Facebook now showing them off. Now, it's taking cues from other social networks to redesign the mobile profile page. The most visceral change comes in the form of not a profile ...

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    We've spent the last few months handling conflicting rumors regarding a less expensive iPhone. On one hand we heard that Apple would launch an iPhone mini, and then other rumors claimed a successor to the iPhone 5c. We weren't surprised on September 9 when we didn't see an announcement since we heard it wouldn't happen until next year, and today we hear more. Analysts claim that Apple is still working on launching a less expensive iPhone for Spring 2015. There's no clear argument or reason for this, except for the fact that Apple wants to launch a product that can serve emerging markets. ...

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    If you ask any iPhone owner what's among the biggest complaint they have with their device, we're certain the list will unanimously include battery life. We've seen a ton of cases where users have decided to drift to the larger Plus iPhone, simply because of the better battery life. Those of you worried that this continues to be the problem with the iPhone 6s might be in for some good news though. We have yet to see an official benchmark for battery performance, which makes sense given the fact that the device has barely been in the market for a few days. Still some preliminary battery ...

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    They say you should quit while you’re ahead, and although the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 are unlikely to ever match the sales numbers of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Samsung clearly jumped ahead of Apple in the two’s ongoing publicity war after the latest wireless charging-centric commercial. But Cupertino’s “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” slogan always looked prone to constant derision, and the authors of the already much more inspired “It’s not a phone, it’s a Galaxy” tagline couldn’t resist a second jab at it. At first glance, the newest ...

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    "Android fragmentation." Two magical words that can boil the blood of any hardcore Android enthusiast. Words that paint the picture of an endlessly branching family tree of different phones with different software interfaces and different features, all falling under the same blanket term, "Android." Fragmentation has long been a criticism of the Android platform, raising concerns of slow updates and confusion amongst consumers, but maybe it's time for Apple users to finally start facing the same troubles. It feels like every year that we write this headline. Once the new iPhones are ...

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    Apple is currently announcing its new iPhone lineup, and the company is clear that most people are already thinking on how to upgrade. Phil Schiller took some time to confirm that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will cost the same as the current iPhones, and even went as far as to show that the average price on installment plans will be of $27 a month depending on your carrier. A new surprise though is that Apple also wants a piece of that pie, and has just announced an obviously pricier option. Apple's new iPhone upgrade plan allows users to be able to upgrade to a new iPhone every year ...

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    Contactless payments have grown significantly over the last couple of months. According to the U.K. Cards Association, the figure has more than doubled from £287 million per month in January 2015 to £567 million in June 2015. £2.5 billion in just the first half of the year is a huge improvement over the £2.32 billion for all of 2014, so it only makes sense for companies to work on keeping that growth steady. The U.K. Cards Association has just announced that it’ll be increasing the transaction limit for services like Apple Pay. As of today, contactless payments will have an new limit ...

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    Leaks of the iPhone 6s Plus haven’t been easy to come by, just like we saw with last year’s iPhone 6 Plus. It seems that the larger the phone is, the harder it is for leakers to stash units out of the factory. We’ve been flooded with leaks of its smaller sibling, but it’s not until today that we’re able to compare. Today we find a few photos of the iPhone 6s Plus display, helping us give some extra credibility to the rumors of Force Touch technology reaching both iPhones. As a matter of fact, rumors of this technology mainly focused on the larger variant in the past, as a ...

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    Huawei’s September 2 IFA press event in Berlin, Germany is shaping up to be about something old and something new. The oldie that the Chinese device manufacturer gears up to re-introduce to the world is pretty much the textbook definition of a goldie, both literally and figuratively. First unveiled way back at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in early March, the Huawei Watch was at long last listed for US pre-orders on Amazon on Friday. Priced at $350 in an “entry-level”, stainless steel-made, leather-strapped configuration, and plated entirely in gold for $800, the wearable ...

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    Sony has been doing a ton of initiatives in order to regain economical piece of mind. First Flight is one of those cases, where the company has launched its own crowdfunding platform with the idea of gaining an extra push for its own internal projects. This service is currently only available in Japan, but we get to see today what it's all about. First Flight has just announced crowdfunding options for the "Wena Wrist" smartwatch. Wena stands for "wear electronics naturally," and the idea is to provide you with a different kind of smartwatch to what you're used to. Similar to the Cogito, ...

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    We all know that Apple owns an insane amount of patents, and in most of these cases, these patents cover things that would be insane to patent because of their simplicity. That said, these patents have helped Cupertino win trials against Samsung in the US, and against the Google-owned Motorola in Europe. This second patent case was subject to an Appeal by Motorola tough, and it seems Apple has just lost it. The patent EP1964022 that was granted to Apple back in 2010 focused on the "swipe to unlock" gesture that is now common on all smartphones, and that gave Cupertino teeth to sue and ...

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    It’s hard to believe that the no-doubt-looming Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus still hold a slew of secrets after a downpour of leaks in recent weeks, but visually, we mostly know what to expect. Namely, a pair of iDevices eerily similar to their predecessors on the outside, although a small gain in overall thickness is definitely possible. It seems the two new iPhones are so architecturally close to last year’s models that you can even randomly mix components from all of them and get the end result to boot. Well, perhaps random is a bit of a stretch, as the below video shows off a ...

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