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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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AT&T Q2 2011: 3.6m iPhone activations, Smartphone sales dominate

AT&T Q2 2011: 3.6m iPhone activations, Smartphone sales dominate

AT&T has announced its Q2 2011 financial results, and it makes for happier reading than Nokia's figures from earlier today. The carrier saw $31.5bn in revenue - up 2.2-percent from the same period last year - and sold 5.6m smartphones, with ARPU (average revenue per user) climbing 2-percent to $63.87. Of those smartphones, 3.6m were Apple's iPhone.

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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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iPad 2 Jailbreak released as JailbreakMe.com updated

iPad 2 Jailbreak released as JailbreakMe.com updated

A jailbreak for the iPad 2 has been released, as part of the updated - and super-straightfoward - hack site jailbreakme.com. The handiwork of iPhone Dev Team member comex, the site allows both generations of iPad, along with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4 CDMA and various iPod touch models to be jailbroken simply by visiting the site and hitting the button.

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iOS 5 redsn0w Jailbreak released (but it’s probably not for you)

iOS 5 redsn0w Jailbreak released (but it’s probably not for you)

The iPhone Dev Team has released its tethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5, as demonstrated earlier this week. The hack - which allows unofficial software to be run on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch when running the new version of iOS - uses the original limera1n bootrom exploit; still, the Dev Team reckons this particular release really isn't for everyone.

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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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CollabraCam turns iPhone 4 into multi-cam mobile video studio [Video]

CollabraCam turns iPhone 4 into multi-cam mobile video studio [Video]

It was only a matter of hours between the iPhone 4 hitting shelves last year and the first "feature film" being recorded using its 720p camcorder functionality. Now, budding cinematographers can turn a handful of handsets into a self-contained multi-camera recording and editing studio, using $6 iPhone app CollabraCam.

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Verizon iPhone Sales Help Apple Become Third-Largest Handset Brand In The U.S.

Verizon iPhone Sales Help Apple Become Third-Largest Handset Brand In The U.S.

According to market research firm NPD, thanks to the Verizon iPhone 4 launch, Apple has now become the third-largest mobile phone brand in the U.S. Sales for Apple's smartphones have reached 14 percent of the U.S. market, ranking them ahead of HTC, Motorola, and RIM. Only Samsung and LG come ahead with 23 percent and 18 percent, respectively.

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Logitech Squeezebox Controller for iOS turns iPad into remote

Logitech Squeezebox Controller for iOS turns iPad into remote

Logitech has followed the introduction of its Android Squeezebox controller app with a version for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. A free download, Squeezebox Controller for iOS [iTunes link] allows you to control single or multi-room playback from your Apple device, as well as control streaming radio and search.

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