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Verizon Leaving iPhone 5 SIM Slots Unlocked as Required by FCC Network Access Regulations

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Last week it was reported that the Verizon iPhone 5 is being sold with an unlocked SIM slot, allowing users with a nano-SIM or a trimmed micro-SIM from a GSM carrier such as AT&T to use the device on their networks. The Associated Press confirmed with Verizon that it will...
Verizon Leaving iPhone 5 SIM Slots Unlocked as Required by FCC Network Access Regulations

Riot Shuts Down Foxconn Plant, Impact on iPhone 5 Production Unclear

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Reuters reports on a riot that broke out earlier today at Foxconn's facilities in Taiyuan, China, forcing the company to temporarily shutter the plant as it cleans up the damage and investigates the situation. The cause of the riot, which reportedly involved about 2,000 workers, remains unclear, with the company...
Riot Shuts Down Foxconn Plant, Impact on iPhone 5 Production Unclear

AuthenTec Said to Cut Off Non-Apple Fingerprint Sensor Customers in 2013

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According to Korea's etnews.com [Google translation], fingerprint sensor firm AuthenTec has notified a number of its customers, including Samsung, HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Fujitsu, that it will cease offering its technology to those companies as of next year. Apple agreed to acquire AuthenTec in July, and AuthenTec's board is expected...
AuthenTec Said to Cut Off Non-Apple Fingerprint Sensor Customers in 2013

Apple Actively Recruiting Ex-Google Maps Employees

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TechCrunch reports that Apple is aggressively pursuing former and current Google Maps employees as part of its effort to build out its own Mapping solution. My source -- a contractor who worked on Google Maps as part of a massive undertaking to integrate Street View and newly licensed third-party data...
Apple Actively Recruiting Ex-Google Maps Employees

Apple Introduces Four Television Spots for the iPhone 5

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With the launch of the iPhone 5, Apple has started running a full slate of television ads promoting the product. Typical with Apple advertising, all the spots focus on the features of the iPhone 5 and iOS, rather than price. One is focused on the new EarPod headphones, while another...
Apple Introduces Four Television Spots for the iPhone 5

Tight iPhone 5 Supplies Linked to In-Cell Display Technology

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While Apple set a company record by selling over five million units of the iPhone 5 during the device's launch weekend, it clearly could have sold even more if supplies had been available. Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 sold through the company's launch day stocks in just about an hour,...
Tight iPhone 5 Supplies Linked to In-Cell Display Technology

Phil Schiller Says iPhone 5 Scratching 'Normal' for Any Aluminum Product

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9to5Mac reports that one of its readers emailed Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller regarding scratching of the iPhone 5, an issue that we documented on launch day. The issue is most visible on the black models due to the anodized slate color scratching off to reveal the silver color underneath....
Phil Schiller Says iPhone 5 Scratching 'Normal' for Any Aluminum Product

DisplayMate Rates iPhone 5 Screen as "Best Smartphone Display" They've Seen

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DisplayMate posts an extensive analysis of the new iPhone 5 screen and also provides detailed comparisons against the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S III. They conclude that the iPhone 5 represents the best Smartphone screen they've tested. Based on our extensive Lab measurements the iPhone 5 has a...
DisplayMate Rates iPhone 5 Screen as "Best Smartphone Display" They've Seen

'Late' iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Being Delivered Early

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Apple seems to be catching up on iPhone 5 pre-orders faster than they had previous estimated. We've received a number of tips that iPhone 5 pre-orders that were originally estimated to be delivered in early October are being shipped now with a delivery date of September 27th. Apple had originally...
'Late' iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Being Delivered Early

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 4S: Who Will Survive After Being Dragged Behind A Car?

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Now we've really seen it all. Watch as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4S are dragged through asphalt and stone behind a car in the first ever Scratch Test drag race. Both phones are brand new and have just removed from their packaging. You'll never guess which smartphone comes...
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 4S: Who Will Survive After Being Dragged Behind A Car?

How Well Does Samsung's Galaxy S4 Stand Up To Knives, Pens, And Keys?

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Samsung's Galaxy S 4 is set to launch at the end of this month. Before you consider picking up the latest Galaxy smartphone, check out this scratch test performed by YouTube user Szabolcs Ignacz. Ignacz tried to scratch the Galaxy with a pen, several knives, and keys. Amazingly the phone stands up...
How Well Does Samsung's Galaxy S4 Stand Up To Knives, Pens, And Keys?

Apple to Launch Personal Pickup for iPhone 5 Tonight

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9to5Mac reports that Apple is planning to launch Personal Pickup for new iPhone 5 orders starting tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern. The program allows users to place and pay for orders online in advance and then pick up their items at an Apple retail store.Customers can use the Apple Store...
Apple to Launch Personal Pickup for iPhone 5 Tonight

iPhone 5 Sales Top Five Million in Launch Weekend

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Apple today announced opening weekend sales of the iPhone 5 topped five million units, exceeding the four million iPhone 4S units sold during that device's debut weekend last year. The number follows the company's earlier announcements that it had taken over two million pre-orders for the device. Apple also announced...
iPhone 5 Sales Top Five Million in Launch Weekend

Google Has Not Yet Submitted a Google Maps App to Apple [Update]

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Reuters reports (via TheNextWeb) that Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has denied claims that the company has already submitted a Google Maps application to Apple's App Store. Google Inc. has not submitted a new Google Maps application to Apple Inc after the iPhone maker dropped the use of it in...
Google Has Not Yet Submitted a Google Maps App to Apple [Update]

Apple Notifies Former MobileMe Customers of Impending iCloud Storage Downgrade

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Apple today began sending out notices to former MobileMe customers reminding them that their free 25 GB iCloud accounts will be reduced to 5 GB as of September 30. iCloud offers 5 GB of storage for free, but MobileMe customers received an additional 20 GB for free during the first...
Apple Notifies Former MobileMe Customers of Impending iCloud Storage Downgrade

Analyst Says Perhaps Millions of iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Still in Transit, Not Included in Announced Sales

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Earlier today, Apple officially announced sales of over five million iPhone 5 units during its launch weekend, easily topping the iPhone 4S debut from last year but falling short of many analysts' expectations. ISI Group analyst Brian Marshall theorizes that the apparent shortfall compared to expectations may stem from Apple's...
Analyst Says Perhaps Millions of iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Still in Transit, Not Included in Announced Sales

How To Report a Problem With iOS 6 Maps Data

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A large amount of criticism has been correctly directed towards Apple regarding the new Maps app in iOS 6, with common complaints focusing on Points of Interest data. This is the information that Apple has purchased from third parties relating to addresses and phone numbers of stores, museums, hospitals and...
How To Report a Problem With iOS 6 Maps Data
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