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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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    Apple has been famous for making some of the most iconic ads in history. I'm sure most of you remember the 1984 ad that the company ran for the launch of the Mac, which is still regarded as one of the best of all time, and we've seen the company do more with the iPod and iPhone over the years. Still, we've seen Apple worried about how Samsung is denting its image lately, and a new conversation revealed by the Apple vs. Samsung trial shows how disappointed the company is. In an email chain between Phil Schiller and Apple's famous ad agency TBWA/Media Arts Lab. following an article written ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's push for wireless charging by bundling it with the Lumia 930. Then we talk about Windows Phone 8.1 and all the positive changes you can expect. HTC is next as we see the company working on a new Butterfly model with a regular camera. Apple follows the news as the trial against Samsung has revealed how worried the company is about Android. We end today's show talking about how the Obama administration is not happy with Samsung's silent selfie. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia to push wireless charging by bundling free ...

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    Testimonies continue in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, and this time we have the leading software engineer in charge of basic features like "slide to unlock," Greg Christie on the bench. Today we find this feature in absolutely every smartphone that you can buy, but before the iPhone, all you had was a power-standby key. Christie spent a good deal of time explaining to the Jury how long it took the company to figure out a smart way to reach consumers with the iPhone, and the details are quite revealing. According to Christie's testimony, things like slide-to-unlock were features they took ...

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    As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, one of the coolest things is that the defense (Samsung) has access to Apple's internal documentation, which is doing a great job at showing just how vulnerable the company is. We've seen allegations coming and going over how Apple feels at a loss in its ability to show customers its innovation when diluted by Samsung's competition. Obviously Samsung is just one of Apple's threats, and some new information today expresses Apple's deeper concerns regarding Android as a whole. According to an internal document that came from Apple's sales department, ...

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    One of the coolest features that Apple debuted years ago, and which other platforms have adopted over the years, is a way for you to find your iPhone if misplaced or stolen. The service was initially part of MobileMe, then became free for all users as "Find my iPhone", and is now part of iCloud, which is free for everyone as well. The service can pin-point where your device is, make it ring if you can't find it, and even sends messages to the phone in case it was stolen. Sadly the service has been proven to be far from perfect today. For you to disable "Find my iPhone" you have to enter ...

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    Spotify is the go-to source of many for on-demand music streaming, through its subscription (and free) offerings. Its official clients are available for phones and tablets on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone as well, but starting today, those kicking it to Spotify tunes on the iPhone will be able to be the first ones to experience the redesigned Spotify app. Whether it is "the best looking Spotify ever", as the press release puts it, is up to you. The new version is darker, uses new typography and iconography, and focuses even more on content. In addition to the visual upgrades, the service ...

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    As the trial of Apple vs. Samsung continues today, we've already heard Apple's arguments as to why Samsung has benefited from the whole development process of building phones through Apple's experience with the iPhone. Obviously the next step was for Samsung to defend itself, and you'd think that Samsung would counter Apple's arguments during its opening statement, but the company insists that it's just a victim. As it turns out, Samsung's attorney Bob Quinn decided to pull out an old 2010 email written by Steve Jobs to his staff to address the battle between Apple and Google as the "Holy ...

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    Apple's App Store pricing practices are fairly straight forward since its inception. Developers decide the price they want to charge, and then Apple gets a 30% cut of everything the app makes. What's interesting is that Apple has never really explained how it prices apps outside the United States, unless you live in Europe, where everything is the exact amount in Euros. In countries outside the European Union, maintaining a fixed price is difficult due to variable exchange rates, and that's just about to hit customers abroad. Apple has just announced that it'll be changing the prices of ...

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    Apple's production of sapphire is full steam ahead, and many of us believe that the company will use it on its next generation iPhone. Still, we all know that glass gets smudged easily, and therefore we've seen the company use oleophobic coating on its display technology since the dawn of the iPhone 3GS. If you still doubted about the possibility of Apple using sapphire on its future iPhone line-up, we suggest your think again, as new patents tell us a different story. Apple has just filed a patent that brings oleophobic coating to sapphire glass. Obviously the only reason why you would ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks away from more drama between Apple and Samsung due to patent litigation. One of the advantages of these trials is that a lot of the secrecy behind the development of the original iPhone has been revealed. One of the primary software engineers in-charge of developing iPhone OS back in the day, which we now know as iOS, has come clear as to how an ultimatum from Steve Jobs himself resulted in the smartphone revolution that you know today. Greg Christie is famously know for being named in most, if not all of the software patents behind iOS. In an interview with ...

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    We recently learned that the Federal Trades Commission has reached a verdict when it comes to the case of customers against Apple over in-app purchases. We've even seen Apple make significant changes in its App Store procedures in order to avoid these problems with iOS 7.1. Still, precautions weren't all that Apple had to comply with, as there's obviously money involved. Apple has just sent an email to the affected users that reads: Dear iTunes account owner,  Apple is committed to providing parents and kids with a great experience on the App Store. We review all app content before ...

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    It's amazing how far $35 can take you lately. Surely for some, this is just a round of cappuccinos with friends, but for Google this is something else entirely. We've seen how the company has revolutionized the concept of streaming lately with the Chromecast. Not necessarily because Google invented it, because it didn't, but because its figured out how to create a product that can grow beyond what it was originally intended to be. The company has launched an app called Photowall today for iOS, which turns your Chromecast into a photo frame in a very neat way. Yes, it's odd that it's ...

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    Apple's launch of iBeacon has come with a little skepticism from the market. We've seen the company launch the service at certain MLB Stadiums across the United States, with some dubbing it as a cool feature, and others annoyed at the fact that they just want to go watch the game. Still, the project is still a work in progress, and it's soon about to expand into new usage scenarios. On one hand we've just learned that Apple is ready to deploy the service in NBA arenas. The Golden State Warriors became the first NBA team to adopt this recently as a trial, and we should be seeing this ...

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    At a time when batteries keep getting bigger and bigger, you'd think that Apple would lead this trend since the biggest complaint that all iPhone users share, is their hatred for its battery life. The irony is that Apple has only grown the iPhone's battery 12% in the last seven years, when compared to Samsung which has almost tripled it. Apple clearly has a problem to fix, and a new patent sheds some light into where it'll focus on next. The patent is called “Inferring user intent from battery usage level and charging trends” so sadly we're not talking about a new battery, nor a ...

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    Ever since the dawn of the iPhone, we've seen how the glass made by corning has done a decent job in durability. Surely it's not perfect, and we've seen how Apple is now investing heavily in sapphire glass as well, but that's not necessarily shatterproof either. A case maker named Sir Lancelot’s Armor has made an effort to provide us with a "bulletproof" solution, and there's a video to show the results. Now bare in mind that even the Motorola devices are made of Kevlar, which is a material used for bulletproof vests, and that doesn't necessarily make the casing bulletproof. In that ...

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    Apple has been famous for delivering products that "just work" throughout its history. That being said, products like MobileMe, and even the recent iOS 7 have shown us that things can't always be perfect no matter what company is providing them. iOS 7 proved to be the buggiest version in iOS history, and according to recent studies, the problem has been fixed for the most part with iOS 7.1. According to a recent analysis done by Crittercism, a mobile solutions firm, iOS 7.1 has a crash rate of only 1.6%, which is significantly low when compared to the iOS 7 and even iOS 6 which had ...

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    Microsoft Office for iPad has been rumored for quite some time, and, according to the latest bits mentioning the software package, it is expected to debut mid-this-year. However, according to a recent Reuters report, many (individuals and companies) are tired of waiting for the official release and are moving to other offerings. If the news agency's sources are right, Microsoft already has a fully working/final version of its Microsoft Office for iPhone and iPad suites. It is just a matter of releasing it, and that will eventually come down to Satya Nadella's decision. "Certainly, interest ...

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    The race for great image quality on smartphone photos has become more intense. Apple did amazing things with its launch of the iPhone 4 in 2010, but when you compare recent developments like the Nokia Lumia 1020, or even devices like the LG G2, it's hard to see the iPhone being able to compete, even though the iPhone 5s has done a great job in raising the bar. We've seen reports come and go of Apple considering detachable lenses for its iPhone line-up, and even though this move is clearly far-away from Apple's demonstrated practices, we get some more patents that say otherwise. In a new ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the OnePlus One, and its plans to bring us voice commands from sleep just like the Moto X. Then we talk about Samsung and how its new ISOCELL technology plans to revolutionize low-light photography. Then we talk about the All New HTC One, more leaked photos now in retail packaging and even an eBay listing. Sony follows the news as we go through some possible delays of the Sony Xperia Z2. We end today's show talking about Pioneer's plans to bring CarPlay to other vehicles, and also the sad news that Apple is reducing its return policy for ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 7.1 includes benefits like CarPlay, which is Apple's new way of interacting with your vehicle. The only sad part is that at the moment, nobody can actually use it, and this is mainly because you require a vehicle that's compatible with CarPlay, and these won't see the road until later this year. With the Jailbreak community losing its luster in the last couple of years, many of us have been worried that the only way we'll use this service is buying a new car, but it seems that a company is planning to solve that for us. Pioneer Electronics, which we're sure you've ...

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    Not every country has the advantage of giving its customers a return window for any product you didn't like. Usually in the United States requires companies to provide a 14 day return window, and Apple in that sense was famous for allowing customers to return any iPhone in up-to 30 days of its purchase. Sadly though, it seems the economy is hitting every company hard, and that even includes the wealthiest one. Even though Apple hasn't announced it officially, today it was discovered that the company changed its return policy out of the blue. Now you only have 14 days to return any iPhone ...

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    Just yesterday we heard that Apple will most probably dub its next version iOS as iOS 8. The reports included details like Apple's persistence in fixing the different complaints that so many of us have with its Maps application, and we even hear that its recent acquisitions will take a big part in it. Sadly yesterday's reports ended there, and now we get some additional and separate reports that give us another point in focus. According to the report, Apple will also provide dramatic improvements to iTunes Radio. The service just crowned itself third as the preferred music streaming ...

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    Apple has just launched iOS 7.1 to the public yesterday, and even though this was just a major bug fix to the problems that many complained about with iOS 7, it's clear that any future changes that come to iOS will be focused on polishing what already exists. We know that the previous version of Apple's mobile operating system lasted for nearly seven years and also focused on improvements throughout that time, so now that we're already hearing rumors of iOS 8 and even iOS 9, you can bet things will remain on that same mentality. The new reports claim that Apple will heavily focus iOS 8 on ...

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    Even though Samsung and Apple are famous for all the rivalry that happens in the courts regarding its mobile offerings, that doesn't change the fact that Samsung is Apple's biggest partner in most of the silicone that runs Apple's mobile devices. Samsung has once again claimed to be in-charge of building the new A8 chip that has already begun production according to rumors, but could it be that Samsung is not alone on this one? Last week TSMC made it official that it was going to be in-charge of building the A8 chip for Apple, and it doesn't seem that Apple will ever clarify what company ...

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    Leave it to Apple to allow you to go through some news of the iOS 7.1 update we're expecting in the next couple of days, for them to officially release it just hours later. iOS 7.1 has been in the works for a couple of months now, and after five beta releases, we were expecting a Gold Master Candidate this week, and it turns out that Apple has preferred to make it official. iOS 7.1 is now available for download through iTunes or the Software Update feature of your device. The changes are considered minor by many, but given the buggy nature of iOS 7, many of these changes are very ...

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