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Heavy subsidies saved Apple’s iPhone 5 China launch

Heavy subsidies saved Apple’s iPhone 5 China launch

Heavily subsidized carrier deals helped Apple set its new Chinese sales record, it's been suggested, with strong demand for discounted iPhone 5 handsets offsetting low traffic in the company's own stores. Apple shifted 2m iPhone 5 in the opening weekend in China, according to figures announced yesterday, though market watchers had voiced concerns that buyers were scant in the company's own Chinese stores. However, it turns out the crowds were chasing better deals elsewhere, with some stores offering the iPHone 5 for as little as $96 on-contract.

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 12, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. With the new year coming up shortly, a couple of companies took a look back at the year we're leaving behind, with Facebook posting its Year in Review and Google Zeitgeist 2012 going live. A video of an L-series BlackBerry 10 device hit the Internet today, and you can now have a look at SlashGear's calendar using UpTo on iOS or Android. Facebook was named the best place to work at in 2013, while Google revealed that it doesn't have any plans to develop apps for Windows 8.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories

We've got an odd assortment of accessories for you to peek at here, most of them being cases and protections of different sorts for some of the more popular devices on the market - but there are some weird bits as well. It's really difficult to go entirely wrong with accessories for your gift-getting-buddies as long as you know which device you're accessorizing - and if you're accessorizing an Apple device, it'll be like hitting the broad side of a barn! There are so many Apple device accessories out there you'll have an intensely difficult time not happening upon a collection at any accessory-laden store you head to. We've got some gems for you here, that's for sure.

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Samsung Galaxy S III world’s most popular smartphone in Q3 (but iPhone 5 will change that)

Samsung Galaxy S III world’s most popular smartphone in Q3 (but iPhone 5 will change that)

Samsung's Galaxy S III ousted the iPhone 4S from the top-spot of world's best-selling smartphone in Q3 2012, new research indicates, with vast distribution and hefty operator subsidies credited for its success. 18m of the Samsung smartphones were shipped in the July-September period, according to Strategy Analytics' count, versus 16.2m iPhone 4S models. However, when you factor in the iPhone 5, Apple's duo does pip the Galaxy S III, with a total of 22.2m shipments in those three months.

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T-Mobile USA lights up new HSPA+ and blasts AT&T iPhone speeds

T-Mobile USA lights up new HSPA+ and blasts AT&T iPhone speeds

T-Mobile USA has turned on HSPA+ in three new metro areas, claiming that in its tests with an unlocked iPhone 4S, it saw 70-percent faster downloads than on AT&T. The new service - in select parts of Washington D.C, Baltimore, and Houston - joins T-Mobile's existing iPhone-compatible "4G" 1900MHz provision as the carrier tries to remain relevant in the face of LTE services from rivals.

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Samsung suffers setback against Apple in Tokyo court

Samsung suffers setback against Apple in Tokyo court

Apple and Samsung's patent battle continues to rage all around the world, with one company picking up wins here and another coming out on top there. Today, we can chalk one up for Apple, as a Tokyo court has declared that the iPhone is not infringing on a pair of Samsung-held patents. The Asahi Shimbun reported the news this weekend, saying that two different verdicts have been handed down - one in September, and one earlier this month.

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