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January 20, 2014

Rumors of 4.7 and 5.7 Inch iPhone 6 Spill Out of China

The latest word out of Chinese tech analyst Sun Chyang Xu (originally reported by Chinese site Tencent) is that Apple is planning on releasing two different sizes of iPhone 6 later this year—both of which are bigger than the current crop of iPhones, and one easily hitting the size specs that qualify it for “phablet” status.

A post on TrustedReviews—which points out that Sun Chyang Xu had previously predicted Motorola taking over the X Phone from Google—reports that the analyst is predicting a 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which is [...]

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September 30, 2013

How Much Faster Is the iPhone 5s Compared to iPhone 5?

The answer is (in a real life usage speed test): not much faster.  The guys over at EverythingApplePro put together this great “speed test” video where they compared every iPhone made to date against each other.  I should note this is not an extensive benchmark test, but you can get a good feel for the speed of basic functionality on each iPhone.  You can check it out below:

A quick recap of some of the things we learned from the video:

The speed bump from the 3G/3GS to the 4 is huge. You can really tell [...]
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September 27, 2013

Microsoft Offering $200 for Your Old iPhone

Microsoft’s campaign to part Apple users from their devices continues, as the company has launched a new trade-in promotion for old iPhones. The deal is simple: all you have to do is bring in your old iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, and you’ll get a gift card for the Microsoft store with a minimum $200 credit that you can use on—what else?—a new Windows Phone. The “you” in that equation, of course, refers to the “mythical iPhone user who wants $200 from Microsoft.”

I’m being slightly facetious here. There are definitely going to be lots [...]

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September 23, 2013

Apple Sets iPhone Sales Record…Again

If you drove by an Apple store over the weekend, you would have noticed a massive amount of customers waiting in line for the newly released iPhone 5s and 5c, so it should come as no surprise that the company sold a combined 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c smartphones in its first weekend of sales, its most ever.

“The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

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September 17, 2013

Is the Gold iPhone For Douchebags?

This past week, Jimmy Fallon presented the pros and cons of getting Apple’s new iPhone 5s.  One of the pros was that it came in black, white, and gold, or in more technical terms: black, white, and “douchebag.”

He’s not the only one that feels this way.  Some consumers and others in the media have also made up their mind about Apple’s gold iPhone, with commercial parodies popping up on YouTube:

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April 13, 2013

T-Mobile’s iPhone 5 Launch Day Was “Gangbusters”

The Un-Carrier (T-Mobile) was happy yesterday when it rolled out the iPhone 5 onto its network. Apparently lines formed outside of most T-Mobile stores around the country with people waiting to get their hands on a T-Mobile iPhone 5.

While the company didn’t specify how many iPhone 5’s they sold, Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert did tell AllThingsD that, “Today has been gangbusters for T-Mobile,” he went on to say that, “We experienced lines out the door this morning at nearly all of our almost 3,000 stores [...]

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March 26, 2013

What T-Mobile’s Un-Carrier Moves & Pricing Mean for Consumers

Earlier today at a press conference in New York City, president and CEO of T-Mobile USA, John Legere had something to say with regards to the mobile industry.  And say he did.

This is an industry filled with ridiculously confusing contracts, limits on how much data you can use or when you can upgrade, and monthly bills that make little sense. As America’s Un-carrier, we are changing all of that and bringing common sense to wireless.

Enter the new and improved T-Mobile, America’s Un-Carrier.

T-Mobile’s [...]

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February 20, 2013

Apple iPhone-Maker Cuts iPhone 5 Production; Sets Hiring Freeze

Foxconn, the biggest assembler of Apple products, has suspended hiring across almost all of its factories in China as it slows production of Apple’s iPhone 5, according to the Financial Times.

The hiring freeze by China’s largest private sector employer is the first countrywide move since 2009 and underscores weakening demand for some Apple products.

Human resources officials at Foxconn’s largest factories and other officials  said there had been internal notices on Tuesday and Wednesday to halt hiring until at [...]

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February 14, 2013

Apple’s Lightning Port Gives It More Control Over Accessories

Remember back in September when the iPhone 5 was introduced and it featured a brand new connector called the Lightning port?  Well, it’s been several months since then and we still haven’t seen an overwhelming amount of iPhone 5 accessories.  Which begs the question I’m sure many people may be asking: why?

According to the New York Times, when a company signs up with Apple’s MFi Program, it orders a Lightning connector component from Apple to use in designing their accessory. Each connector has a serial number [...]

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February 1, 2013

iPhone Plus: The Bigger iPhone

Marco Arment, the creator of Instapaper and The Magazine published an article yesterday about the possibility of Apple releasing a bigger iPhone.  His prediction is that Apple wouldn’t replace the current 4″ display iPhone 5, but rather, provide an alternative option for consumers.  According to Marco, the iPhone Plus would sport a 640 × 1136 resolution at 264 DPI, and would measure 4.94” diagonally.  The iPhone Plus would use iPad Retina screens and keep the iPhone 5 resolution and design.

He argues that by [...]

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