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November 29, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Sprint has it. Verizon has it. AT&T has it. And next week, T-Mobile might announce it is getting it too. We're talking about the iPhone, of course. In a recent note to investors, Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig  said "speculation is heightening" that T-Mobile USA's parent company Deutsche Telecom will announce a deal to make the iPhone available to T-Mobile users as early as next week, Fortune reports . Quiz: What set the Internet on fire in 2012? If the speculation is accurate, loyal T-Mobile subscribers will soon have a shot at getting their very own iPhone, without having to change carriers, or go through the rigamarol of buying an unlocked phone somewhere else.
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August 3, 2011 | By Amrita Jayakumar
Your freeloading iPhone can now start paying for itself. Maybe even take you someplace nice for dinner. A 2-month-old app called Gigwalk pays you to use your iPhone. Users who download the app act as on-the-ground inspectors for big companies, checking local menus and store displays or verifying street signs. The Gigwalkers, as they're known, snap photos of the task and send it to Gigwalk, which pays anywhere from $3 to $90 per gig. As users prove themselves and earn "StreetCred," they can unlock higher-paying gigs that are more complicated.
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December 5, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Apple may have finalized a deal with China Mobile, that nation's largest carrier, to sell the iPhone.  Such a deal would give Apple access to China Mobile's 700 million customers for the first time. Though analysts have been predicting such a deal was close for months now, it's still expected to give a major boost to Apple in one of the world's most important smartphone markets.  The deal was reported Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal, which said a source had indicated that it would be announced Dec. 18 at a China Mobile conference.  [Updated, 6:47 a.m. PST Dec. 5: In a note to clients Thursday, Gene Munster, a Piper Jaffray analyst, said China Mobile iPhone sales could add as much as 5% to Apple's revenues in the current fiscal year that ends September 2014.
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September 13, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
The AT&T version of the iPhone 5 has one feature Verizon and Sprint versions don't: It can make calls and connect to the Internet at the same time. The Verge reported Thursday that Verizon and Sprint versions of the new Apple smartphone are unable to perform both tasks at the same time. A Verizon spokesperson confirmed this to the tech site while Sprint spokeswoman Heather Wong has confirmed the same to the Los Angeles Times. PHOTOS: Apple iPhone 5 Wong said the Sprint version of the iPhone 5 can't make calls and connect to the Internet at the same time over LTE, but she did say people can talk and use the Internet if connected over Wi-Fi.
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April 26, 2012 | By David Sarno
Everyone knows Apple is popular in China -- so popular that people riot outside Apple's stores, or set up fake stores, or just crank out fake iPhones. On a recent trip to an electronics bazaar in Shanghai, we spotted a few of the most blatant of these knockoffs. Amusingly, the phones on display didn't look anything like actual iPhones -- instead, the manufacturers concentrated their piracy efforts on attempting to replicate the spelling of the names of popular devices and brands.
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September 13, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It's not even out, but Apple fans are already upset at Apple's decision to go with a new dock connector for the iPhone 5. That's because a new connector means buyers of the new smartphone may have to get a whole new set of accessories and that could add up. During Apple's keynote Wednesday, the company said the iPhone was losing the 30-pin connector that's been the standard for all its devices since at least 2003. It's adopting a new eight-pin connector called the Lightning. PHOTOS: Apple iPhone 5 Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller told All Things D that a smaller connector was necessary to keep making thinner devices.
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March 5, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Would the iPhone have sold as well if it was called the "TelePod"? Apple Inc.'s former advertising lead Ken Segall told a college marketing class that the Cupertino company considered naming its phone the TelePod because it sounded like a futuristic twist on the word "telephone" and had similarities to Apple's iPod, which was very popular at the time. Speaking to students at the University of Arizona, Segall also said Apple considered some other names, including iPad, which the company eventually used for its tablet instead.
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September 14, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple will be coming out with new cables in the next few months that will allow iPhone 5 users to connect their device to TVs and watch video, according to a report. The Verge says Apple confirmed it will sell Lightning-to-HDMI and Lightning-to-VGA cables for the iPhone 5 that will be available in the "coming months. " People were concerned that Lightning, Apple's new iPhone dock connector, would be incapable of handling video when the company didn't list that as one of its feature at its media event Wednesday or online following the event.
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May 23, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Google Search for iPhone has gotten a complete overhaul that makes the app much cleaner, speedier and a bit user-friendlier, if you will. The updated app, complete with the day's Google Doodle, now automatically fills the screen in both portrait and landscape orientations with search results. You scroll down, and the controls are hidden. You scroll up to reveal them again. Across the bottom of the screen, you find the categories of search areas including images, videos, news and blogs.
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January 27, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien, This post has been updated with the latest developments.
Apple reported iPhone sales Monday that fell well short of analyst estimates as well as guidance for the next quarter that also was lower than expected, sending the stock falling more than 5% in after-hours trading.  Apple said it sold 51 million iPhones in the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, which ended Dec. 28. That was a new record, up from 47.8 million last holiday season. But sales fell short of analysts' expectations that the company would sell 55 million iPhones in the quarter.
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