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No iPhone 5 embedded SIM but T-Mobile interested say sources

No iPhone 5 embedded SIM but T-Mobile interested say sources

Speculation over Apple's reported back-tracking on plans to use embedded SIM technology in future iPhone handsets has gathered another layer of rumor, with the FT suggesting that not all carriers are so opposed to the company's plans. Sources over the weekend had claimed Apple axed plans to bypass carrier involvement in iPhone 5 sales by using an iTunes-activated software SIM, after mass operator revolt and threats to withdraw subsidies. However, now the FT says that Deutsche Telekom - parent brand of T-Mobile - has expressed interest in hearing more about Apple's plans.

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AT&T tracking network problems with geo-tagged Twitter complaints

AT&T tracking network problems with geo-tagged Twitter complaints

AT&T are using a home-grown tracking system that monitors Twitter complaints about signal failure and can compare tweets to network logs and other customer service reports.  The tool, according to Technology Review, first collates any AT&T-related tweets and then pulls out those network-related by spotting keywords like "call dropped" and "3G".  By looking at the timestamp and - if present - location data, AT&T can then quickly identify problem hotspots and priortize fixes.

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iPhone 4 Showing Up to Some Customers Early, Way Early

iPhone 4 Showing Up to Some Customers Early, Way Early

So, the official launch date of the iPhone 4 is still June 24th. At least, that's what we were told when the latest iteration of the iPhone family was announced. And, despite the fact there were some grumblings that something might have changed, we still weren't expecting iPhone 4s to show up any sooner than June 23rd. Well, paint us surprised, because sure enough, some people are getting very lucky.

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Apple location tracking raises privacy ire; iAd opt-out unearthed

Apple location tracking raises privacy ire; iAd opt-out unearthed

An update to Apple's privacy policy has prompted uproar, as the Cupertino company adds in location-tracking systems that will allow the company - and their "partners and licensees" - to "collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device."  While the new Location Services settings page allows for selective control over which apps use geographical data, it's unclear whether Apple are still collating it for their own purposes.  One such purpose is Apple's new iAd program, which has an opt-out policy of its own the details of which are buried in a lengthy privacy policy.

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iPhone 4 preorders due early: Wednesday 23rd tips Apple email

iPhone 4 preorders due early: Wednesday 23rd tips Apple email

Given the number of people apparently getting ominous emails telling them their iPhone 4 orders have been canceled, it's a nice change to see some more positive news for those waiting on the new Apple smartphone.  The Cupertino company has been sending out emails warning preorder customers to expect their iPhone 4 deliveries on June 23rd, this Wednesday, rather than June 24th when the handset arrives in stores.

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Flurry to stop tracking device info, source of early info on Apple devices disappears

Flurry to stop tracking device info, source of early info on Apple devices disappears

Other than hapless and drunk Apple engineers leaving products on bar stools for other patrons to find, often the place we first spy info on new and upcoming Apple products and software updates is through analytics firms like Flurry. Flurry specifically is often one of the first sources that can point to new versions of iPhone software and devices being used.

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Cypress add finger-hover tracking to touchscreens [Video]

Cypress add finger-hover tracking to touchscreens [Video]

Last we heard of Cypress Semiconductor, they were showing off their iPhone dev kits and multi-mode touchscreens; now the company has a new touchscreen technology, only this time it can track hover for "mouseover" selections.  The new system  - which will apparently be supplied as a "hover support module" - will seemingly work with any of Cypress' TrueTouch capacitive touchscreens.

Video demo after the cut

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iPhone pips WinMo in US smartphone marketshare

iPhone pips WinMo in US smartphone marketshare

Apple have pulled ahead of Microsoft in terms of smartphone market share, according to a comScore report detailing October's US mobile traffic.  The research firm has been tracking month-by-month usage across multiple platforms, and while RIM still leads the way with roughly 15m devices in use, the iPhone has pulled ahead of Windows Mobile's roughly 7m devices by around 2m.

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