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iPhone to land June 29

A series of adverts that aired on US TV on Sunday night revealed that the long awaited Apple iPhone is due to be released on June 29. The ads showed off some of the gadget’s features, such as web surfing, email and video and promised that the device would only be available on the new […]

Second gen. iPhone in production?

A rumour circulating around the Chinese language press on Tuesday suggests that Apple has contracted Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer to build the second generation iPhone. Quanta, which mostly makes laptops but also builds an XDA PDA for O2 and the iPaq for HP, is reportedly gearing up for a run of 5 million iPhones in […]

iPhone basking in wow factor

Despite the fact that the device is not available until next month, an overwhelming number of US consumers already rate the Apple iPhone as better than their existing handset. According to a study, which was carried out by research house Strategy Analytics, the iPhone is already basking in the glow of the “wow factor”, presumably […]

Prepay iPhone on the cards

It looks like any US consumer will be able to get their hands on the Apple iPhone when it launches next month, not just those on AT&T contracts. Leaked screen shots that purport to be of AT&T’s internal accounts system have appeared on the internet, apparently showing the price plans on which the US carrier […]

Apple on target for slice of the mobile pie

Apple is set to make its much anticipated entry into the mobile phone market in June, with the launch of the iPhone in the US, followed by a move into Europe at the start of next year. But only around a fifth of US mobile users are likely to buy the much hyped device within […]

Vendors asked to help fight crime

UK Home Secretary, John Reid, is reportedly planning to invite Apple and Sony to join a summit on gadget crime in the UK. Last week, figures from the British Crime Survey, revealed that overall levels of crime were roughly stable compared to the previous year. But street robberies had risen 8 per cent to 26,600 […]

iPhone bites Leopard

Apple’s development of the iPhone has caused a delay in the companies’ scheduled release of the forthcoming Leopard operating system (OS), it revealed Thursday. In a statement on Apple’s website, the company said the iPhone remains “on schedule to ship in late June” but that it has had to transfer some of Leopard’s development team […]

EMI, Apple get rid of DRM

Record label EMI and computer giant Apple made a landmark announcement on Monday, removing copy protection software from downloadable music. EMI will make its existing digital music catalogue available via iTunes without Digital Rights Management (DRM). Users will be free to copy the songs they download onto all of their devices, including mobile phones, without […]

iPhone to launch on June 11 – reports

Apple will release its iPhone to the US market on June 11, according to reports. Technology website, CNet.com, is reporting that after making a call to its customer service department, a manager at Cingular revealed the launch date without any further information. Apple will not confirm the date, which coincides with the firm’s Worldwide developer […]

Google phone is real – reports

A Google executive in Spain has reportedly confirmed that the internet search company is indeed working on a Google Phone, adding credibility to recent rumours of the device. According to Spanish news site Notacias.com, Isabel Aguilera, Google’s MD for Portugal and Spain, said the company had “dedicated” engineers who were working on the project. The […]

Ops hit wrong note on music pricing

Mobile operators are fighting a losing battle when competing with Apple over the pricing of digital music, say analysts. Pyramid Research believes that whether operators and record labels like it or not, the public perception of the cost for legal downloadable music has been defined by Apple’s ‘one size fits all’ pricing of $0.99 per […]

Cisco, Apple bury iPhone hatchet

Late Wednesday, networking giant Cisco and computer company Apple announced that they have resolved their dispute over ownership of the “iPhone” trademark. Under the agreement, both companies will share ownership of the “iPhone” trademark and will be free to use it on their products throughout the world. As a result, both companies acknowledge the trademark […]

Cisco gives Apple more time on iPhone spat

Cisco issued a brief statement Thursday evening, saying it had given Apple more time to respond to its lawsuit over the iPod maker’s alleged infringement of its “iPhone” trademark. Apple was originally given until February 15 to respond. In a statement released in January, Cisco said it had filed a lawsuit in the US District […]

Jobs upsets the DRM applecart

Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple, called on the big four record labels to abolish Digital Rights Management (DRM) for portable devices on Tuesday. Speaking candidly in a statement on the Apple website, Jobs conceded that DRM, the method music retailers use to protect tunes from being illegally copied, “haven’t worked, and may never work, […]

Apple, Cisco back in iPhone talks

It looked as though Apple and Cisco were back on speaking terms on Thursday, with a joint announcement coming from the companies regarding the licensing of the “iPhone” trademark. “Apple and Cisco have agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to the lawsuit to allow for discussions between the companies with the aim […]

iPhone turned down by Verizon?

A rumour doing the rounds on the internet on Tuesday morning suggests that US operator Verizon Wireless turned down an exclusive deal on the Apple iPhone two years ago. Whether or not it is true, the suggestion raises some interesting points about the way things might have been. Apparently the second placed US carrier decided […]

LG launches iPhone-like Prada phone

Hot on the heels of Apple’s iPhone, South Korean vendor LG Electronics officially unveiled the distinctly similar looking KE850 on Thursday. LG has teamed up with fashion house Prada on the branding of the device, which looks to be an evolution of its highly successful Chocolate phone. Images of the KE850 had been leaked prior […]

Apple to rake in 50% margin on iPhone

Apple is expected to generate around a 50 per cent gross margin on the iPhone, generating a healthy profit for both the Californian gadget maker and operator partner Cingular Wireless. Figures published on Thursday by market research firm iSuppli estimate that the 4GB version of the Apple iPhone will carry a $229.85 hardware bill of […]

Touchscreens all the rage

Apple’s iPhone may be the world’s most talked about handset at present, but one of its most prominent features – the touchscreen – is far from unique. In fact, touchscreens seem to be all the rage these days. On Tuesday, Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo, unveiled its own touchscreen device, the D800iDS, which with its white […]

Apple in more iPhone legal wrangling

Apple is understood to have unleashed its lawyers over the weekend, targeting mobile developer sites posting details on how to hack handsets to look like the iPhone. In the wake of Apple’s unveiling of the device, a number of websites catering to the developer community have published files and instructions on how to modify the […]

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