Apple Reportedly Looking into Creating Location Based Emergency App for iPhone

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Apple is reportedly looking into developing a location based emergency app for the iPhone so that users have easy access to emergency services when using the device. Right now, the only emergency feature the iPhone has is local emergency alerts. Other than that, users can dial the police in their region using the Phone app. The new emergency feature was … Read More

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Phil Schiller Indirectly Suggests Apple Would Never Make a Cheap iPhone

Phil Schiller

In an interview with Shanghai Evening News, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing made claims that Apple would never make a cheap iPhone. However, Schiller’s comments can be taken to mean that Apple would never introduce a lower quality product into the market as opposed to not introducing a lower cost or “cheap” and smaller iPhone  [Google Translation]. Apple confirmed Schiller’s interview … Read More

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Apple Battling App Developer Scam, Locking in Screenshots After Submission

Apple Battling App Developer Scam

Apple is battling a developer scam that has plagued the App Store for several years now, where developers would upload screenshots of an app for approval by Apple but would then switch them with screenshots from another app that was more widely known. Apple has now announced through its Developer Portal that they will be locking in screenshots after a … Read More

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Walmart, Straight Talk Now Carrying iPhone 5 Without a Contract

Straight Talk Now Carrying iPhone 5 Without a Contract

Walmart in a partnership with Straight Talk Wireless is now carrying both the iPhone 4 and 5. Straight Talk is offering the iPhone 5 with a $45 unlimited talk, text, and web plan that now gives users yet another option to get the iPhone 5 off-contract. Tracfone, which is the parent company of Straight Talk has a deal in place, … Read More

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T-Mobile USA to Remove Smartphone Subsidies and Offer iPhone in 3-4 Months

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T-Mobile USA already has over 1.9 million iPhones on its HSPA+ network, despite not officially offering the smartphone. The company, however, is planning to officially bring the iPhone to its network later this year, and is looking to make major changes on how other carriers have offered it in the past. According to Reuters, the Bellevue, Washington based carrier plans … Read More

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AT&T Announces ‘Best-Ever’ Sales of iPhone in Q4 of 2012

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Although AT&T has not yet officially announced its its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012, it did announce its “best ever” sales of the iPhone and Android. The carrier mentioned that it sold over 10 million smartphones in the quarter, one of its most successful. AT&T Mobility’s president and CEO also confirmed the successful quarter, noting that the company … Read More

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Hyundai Adds Support for Apple’s ‘Siri Eyes Free’ Feature

Hyundai Adds Support for Apple Siri Eyes Free Feature

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas always brings to light the newest and most advanced technology related to the mobile devices industry. Often during this event, many company’s unveil iPhone cases and other technology for Apple’s iOS devices. During the first official day of CES 2013, Hyundai, a leading South Korean car manufacturer, announced that it will … Read More

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Planning to Launch Low-Cost iPhone for Emerging Markets?

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According to Digitimes, Apple Inc. (AAPL) is planning to launch a cheaper iPhone for emerging markets around the world, such as China. China is a major growth opportunity for AAPL, as noted by CEO Tim Cook in the past. The low-cost iPhone is expected to include a larger display and a new design. Apple will roll out a low-cost version … Read More

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Apple Posts Job Listing for 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi experts

Apple Posts Job Listing

Over the past several weeks, rumors have suggested that Apple is looking to include faster 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity in its future Macs. Now, it appears that Apple is, in fact, looking to include the new Wi-Fi technology in its Macs and perhaps even iOS devices in the next few years. Apple has posted a job listing for 802.11ac Gigabit … Read More

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Apple’s App Store Downloads Surpasses 40 Billion Downloads, 20 Billion in 2012

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Apple has passed yet another milestone in App Store downloads since its launch in 2008 with the iPhone 3G. The Cupertino, California company announced that the App Store has surpassed 40 billion downloads, with 20 billion of those downloads in the year of 2012 alone. In December 2012, Apple surpassed a new record of 2 billion downloads in a month, … Read More

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Steve Jobs Biopic ‘jOBS’ to Hit Theaters in April 2013

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Apple’s late CEO and Chairman Steve Jobs undoubtedly left a major impact on the company, with principles that drive the company to this day since his death in late 2011. Following his death, a number of video tributes began to appear online, as well as rumors that there were multiple films coming out about the Apple co-founder’s life. Late last … Read More

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U.S Customs Seizes Over $635K in Counterfeit Lightning Connectors for iOS devices

Counterfeit Lightning Connectors for iOS devices

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency seized a massive shipment of counterfeit Lightning connectors and USB cables and adapters in Anchorage, Alaska several days ago. This was one of the larger counterfeit shipments that the CBP discovered, and identified its origin as a manufacturer in China. According to Frank Falcon, a CBP spokesperson, the knock off Lightning connectors looked … Read More

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Apple’s iPhone Takes 18.5% of US Mobile Market, Competing with Android

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comScore has once again released its monthly survey results for U.S. mobile phone users for September to November. comScore obtains the data by measuring the installed user base as opposed to new handset sales, allowing for far more accurate results. According to the survey results, Apple’s iPhone is now in control of 18.5% of the US mobile market, up 1.4% … Read More

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Corning to Introduce Gorilla Glass 3 at CES, Likely to Be Included in Next iPhone and iPad

Corning to Introduce Gorilla Glass 3

Corning, a Kentucky based glass and ceramics company is set to introduce the third version of its popular Gorilla Glass. The new glass, which is simply being called Gorilla Glass 3 is expected to reduce scratches and increase in strength. When used on mobile products, the new Gorilla Glass will help ease some of the issues that these products have … Read More

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Apple to Announce Q1 2013 Earnings on January 23

Apple to Announce Q1 2013 Earnings on January 23

Apple has finished up its first fiscal quarter of 2013 and fourth calendar quarter and will report the earnings on Wednesday, January 23rd. The Cupertino company updated its Investor Relations Page to note the date on which it will report the quarterly earnings. During the earnings call, Apple typically addresses sales of the iPad and iPhone. For this quarter, Apple … Read More

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