Xiaomi’s Lei Jun: iPhone is still the best smartphone on the planet
Dec04

Xiaomi’s Lei Jun: iPhone is still the best smartphone on the planet

The debate which one is better – iPhone or an Android phone – has been raging for years, and will probably never be settled. It is common for a fan in Android camp to boldly proclaim that this latest flagship from HTC or Samsung leaves all the iPhones in the dust. Or for an Apple fan to state that the latest iPhone just announced, gives competition no chance to catch up. It is not so common for an Android OEM exec to tell...

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Report: Apple iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 were the world’s three top-selling smartphones in September
Nov20

Report: Apple iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 were the world’s three top-selling smartphones in September

According to data revealed last month, Apple’s iPhone 5S was the best-selling smartphone in the US during September, dethroning Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (which had held the top position for several months before that). Now, Hong Kong-based market research company Counterpoint has issued a report – including “all regional or minor hardware variations” sold throughout September – which shows that the iPhone 5S bested the Galaxy S4 when it...

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iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be slightly cheaper at Walmart
Sep13

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be slightly cheaper at Walmart

Apple’s new iPhone 5C was announced as a cheaper alternative to the (also new) iPhone 5S. And while it is cheaper, it’s not as cheap as most of us have expected. The iPhone 5C 16GB will cost $99.99 on contract, while the 32GB model will be $199.99. Many have wanted a new and free iPhone on contract, but the 5C obviously isn’t that. Still, there is a way of buying both the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S for slightly less from the very first...

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Apple’s new iPhone 5S to be announced on September 10?
Aug12

Apple’s new iPhone 5S to be announced on September 10?

September is almost certainly the month when Apple will unveil its next-generation iPhone (or iPhones), but there’s no official word on an exact date yet. Still, according to All Things D and its unnamed source, we’re going to see at least one new iOS smartphone being announced on September 10. The source didn’t provide any other details, so we’re left with what’s been rumored until now. The new iPhone could be called iPhone 5S. It...

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Samsung Galaxy Note III won’t have fingerprint recognition (according to Korean media)
Jul24

Samsung Galaxy Note III won’t have fingerprint recognition (according to Korean media)

Apple isn’t the only top smartphone maker that wants its future products to come with fingerprint recognition. Samsung has considered adding the feature to its Galaxy Note III, too, but it looks like that won’t happen after all. Korean website ET News reports that Samsung has dropped plans to add fingerprint recognition capabilities to the new Note “at the final development stage.” The reason? Poor yields of fingerprint recognition...

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New iPhone 5S might have a 4.3 inch display, launch reportedly delayed
Jul17

New iPhone 5S might have a 4.3 inch display, launch reportedly delayed

Although we are all expecting Apple’s next-generation iPhone to sport a 4 inch display – just like the iPhone 5 – this may not be the case. Bloomberg is citing Chinese newspaper Commercial Times, saying that Apple has changed the design of iPhone 5S “to feature a bigger 4.3-inch retina display.” Reportedly, this means the new iPhone will not be released in September or October, as widely anticipated, but a bit later in the fourth...

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NTT Docomo may say “pass” to Apple’s iPhone 5S, despite losing customers
Jul05

NTT Docomo may say “pass” to Apple’s iPhone 5S, despite losing customers

Ever since it launched its very fist iPhone back in 2007, Apple has started to make partnerships with various mobile operators around the world. Today, its iOS smartphones are available via almost all major / relevant carriers across the globe. Still, NTT Docomo, despite being Japan’s largest operator (serving more than 60 million customers), isn’t among them. And it might not offer any iPhones this year, either, although a new model...

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Apple’s new iPhone 5S photographed?
Jun21

Apple’s new iPhone 5S photographed?

While Apple will probably not announce its new iPhone 5S before September, it seems that we can already take a peek at what the upcoming smartphone looks like. Mac Rumors has published two photos that allegedly show the iPhone 5S – unfortunately only its back and its interior. The photos encourage us to think the new iPhone won’t look too different from the iPhone 5, having about the same size. The rear camera on the iPhone 5S – which...

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Apple’s iPad Mini 2 and new, cheap iPhone could start shipping in August
Jun14

Apple’s iPad Mini 2 and new, cheap iPhone could start shipping in August

Although Apple may consider launching 4.7 inch and 5.7 inch iPhones, that will certainly not happen this year. Instead, the Cupertino company will most likely introduce a new and cheap iPhone model, alongside a successor to the iPhone 5 – which should be called iPhone 5S, or iPhone 6. DigiTimes reports that the cheap iPhone will be manufactured by Pegatron, which plans to start shipping it in August. According to previous rumors, this...

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Apple’s new iPhone 5S might have at least three color versions
May27

Apple’s new iPhone 5S might have at least three color versions

Whether it will be called iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, Apple’s next-generation high-end smartphone is undoubtedly expected by many iOS enthusiasts. While its new features will probably not include a higher resolution display (the current 4 inch, 1136 x 640 pixels screen found on the iPhone 5 should still be enough), we might see more than two color versions of the handset – for the first time in the history of iPhone launches. Japanese...

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