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iPhone 5 orders peak as Apple reportedly preps for 20m-strong Q4

iPhone 5 orders peak as Apple reportedly preps for 20m-strong Q4

Apple has reportedly significantly increased its iPhone orders for the second half of 2011, with claims that the order book has swollen by up to 13-percent including contracts for the fifth-gen iPhone 5. Over 56m units - consisting of iPhone 5, iPhone 4 in GSM and CDMA flavors, and iPhone 3GS - have been ordered, DigiTimes reports, with supply chain insiders claiming an estimated 25.5m to 26m will be the fifth-gen device expected to go on sale later in the year.

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Apple Patent Seeks to do Away with Fingerprints

Apple Patent Seeks to do Away with Fingerprints

Take a look at the Fingerprint Portal here on SlashGear and you'll see quite plainly that when we review devices, the subject comes up often, especially when it comes to displays. Apple knows this, and with their new FCC filed plans they appear to be seeking to do away with them. Apple here is using an oleophobic coating to keep fingerprints out of mobile world, a direct liquid application called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and should it work the way they're describing it AND should it make its way to the real world, we may soon have a tougher time judging who has held a phone based on prints alone.

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Android Leads Mobile Sales as Symbian Takes a Dip Worldwide

Android Leads Mobile Sales as Symbian Takes a Dip Worldwide

There's been a rather sizable increase in mobile units moved compared to last year, a 16.5 percent increase to be more specific, this being one of the more impressive statistics released in a Gartner study arriving today. This 16.5 percent is tied to the second quarter of this year, 2011, as compared to the second quarter sales from one year ago, this year's total adding up to 428.7 million units. The leader of this pack of smartphones is Android, a very different situation compared to last year at this time when Symbian was still the very clear forerunner.

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Nokia’s Crutch is Broken

Nokia’s Crutch is Broken

Nokia's Q2 2011 financial results makes for just as uncomfortable reading as we expected. If there was ever any doubts that Symbian had seen its day, April thru June put pay to them. Nokia's entire smartphone range - the N8, C7 and E7 included - sold fewer devices than Apple sold iPhones in the same period: 16.7-million versus 20-million. It's not just the smartphone side of Nokia's business, though, that needs CPR.

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iPhone 3GS tipped as sub-$350 prepaid option in new 3-strong range

iPhone 3GS tipped as sub-$350 prepaid option in new 3-strong range

Deep breaths, people, it's next-gen iPhone rumor time. According to new reports, Apple is readying not two but three handsets for launch later this year, giving the iPhone 3GS a shot of adrenaline so that it can stick around as the entry-level, sub-$350 off-contract option. BGR's supposedly trusted tipster tells them that Apple will target the low-, mid- and high-end segments, with a new iPhone 4S at the top end.

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iOS 5 Won’t Work With iPhone 3GS?

iOS 5 Won’t Work With iPhone 3GS?

Apple's upcoming WWDC in June should reveal details on Apple's iCloud, OSX Lion, and the new iOS 5. And of course in the week or so preceding the event, we'll be hearing plenty of speculation on those details. Today an analyst and Mobile Review editor, Eldar Murtazin, claims that the iOS 5 will not be compatible with iPhone 3GS handsets.

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