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January 16, 2012 | By Justine Griffin
Show everyone how special you think your iPhone 4S is — have it gold-plated. For a little more than $1,500, you can have an iPhone gold plated by Laban Roomes, an entrepreneur looking to expand his England business into the U.S. Roomes plans to make his American debut in south Florida next month. "Florida is kind of like my second home," he said, adding that he has family in Fort Lauderdale. Roomes is the founder and owner of Goldgenie, a business that began by gold-plating car emblems and has grown to plate phones, computer mice, flowers, game consoles and iPads.
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September 12, 2013 | By Jonathan Kaiman
BEIJING -- If anything indicates how China's Apple fans feel about the company's latest product release this week, it's how Nicole Zhou spent her Wednesday afternoon.  One day after the Cupertino-based company unveiled two new iPhone models -- the 5s, with an upgraded processor and fingerprint security system, and the slightly cheaper 5c, with a colorful plastic back -- 30-year-old Zhou, an employee at a state-owned enterprise, bought herself a...
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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.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
QuizUp, a popular mobile game that had been available exclusively for Apple iOS users, launched Thursday for Android devices. The game allows users to face off against their friends by taking quizzes. Users choose a topic and then must answers questions correctly and as quickly as possible in order to get a higher score than their opponent. QuizUp offers a wide selection of topics, including the "House of Cards" Netflix series, music from the 2000s and flags from around the world.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Some iPhone 5 users are turning to support forums to find a fix for an alleged glitch with the new SIM card that causes the device to suddenly stop working. The users say they are unable to make calls or connect to a cellular network after the phone abruptly displays a message "No SIM card. " One user has started a thread on the support forum titled " iPhone5 'NO SIM CARD INSTALLED' 'NO SERVICE.' " Quiz: Test your Apple knowledge "I'm in various places like a restaurant or my home and I get the same issues," she said on the thread.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Repairing the iPhone 5 costs far more than fixing its predecessors because of Apple's tight control over the parts that make up its newest phone, according to a new report. In some cases, just repairing an iPhone 5 screen can cost $30 more than the entire phone that's been purchased for $200 with a two-year service contract. Normally, users can turn to third-party shops to fix their iPhones. But many phone shops are not willing to repair the latest iPhone because of the high costs of parts, Marketwatch reported . The repair firms that do work on the iPhone are charging as much as Apple, or even more, to fix the phone.
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September 12, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
After months of speculation and rumors that often precede new Apple products, the iPhone 5 has arrived. And with pre-orders set to begin Friday, the question is: Should you buy one? It depends. The iPhone 5 is an improvement over its immediate predecessor, the iPhone 4S, with the new phone sporting a bigger screen and faster processor. But the iPhone brand, which revolutionized mobile technology when it debuted in 2007, is no longer the unchallenged technological leader. PHOTOS: Apple iPhone 5 Other smartphones have screens bigger than the iPhone 5's, and with the same if not better quality.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The iPhone 5 is four days away from hitting stores and already some are camping out and waiting in line. Apple is saying the iPhone 5's first day of pre-orders drew twice as many orders as that of the iPhone 4 with more than 2 million iPhone 5s bought. AT&T also said the iPhone 5 broke its single day and weekend sales records. LIVE DISCUSSION: Join us at 3 p.m. today Record sales are bolstering the Cupertino, Calif., company's shares, which hit $700 in after-hours trading after closing at $699.80.
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