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Verizon: 2m iPhone 4 sales, iPhone 4S demand still huge

Verizon: 2m iPhone 4 sales, iPhone 4S demand still huge

Verizon has announced its Q3 2011 financial results, confirming that around two million iPhone 4 handsets were activated during the three month period, and revealing that first-day iPhone 4S sales were so strong that the carrier still lacks stock. Of the 5.6m smartphones Verizon sold in Q3, over half ran Android; that contrasts with AT&T's figures from earlier in the week, where the iPhone continued to monopolize smartphone sales.

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iOS 5 beta expires today: b7b redsn0w saves your data

iOS 5 beta expires today: b7b redsn0w saves your data

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users running the iOS 5 beta may find their devices not playing ball, with the preview copy of the recently released Apple platform expiring today. Although Apple targets its iOS betas at developers looking to get their apps up to speed with upcoming software changes, the low cost of entry to developer accounts has seen many regular users jump at the chance for early access as well; those same users may be left holding less-than-useful devices today, when the beta expires. Thankfully there's an unofficial tool to allow user data to be extracted.

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AT&T: iPhone dominates Q3 smartphones but Android gaining

AT&T: iPhone dominates Q3 smartphones but Android gaining

Apple's iPhone still continue to dominate smartphone sales on AT&T, with the 2.7m activations of the iOS handset outweighing all other smartphone sales combined in Q3 2011. Android and other non-iPhone activations rose to almost half of AT&T's 4.8m smartphone sales in the three month period, the carrier has announced, with Android sales more than doubling year-on-year. For the first time, more AT&T postpaid customers are using smartphones than dumb-phones.

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Samsung demands iPhone 4S sales block in Japan and Australia

Samsung demands iPhone 4S sales block in Japan and Australia

Samsung has renewed its attack on Apple today, launching a legal bid to have the new iPhone 4S yanked from store shelves in Japan and Australia. The Korean firm filed for preliminary injunctions in both countries this morning, the WSJ reports, claiming Apple had infringed several of its patents such as UI, wireless telecoms standards and other technologies. In Japan, Samsung also requested that Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad 2 be blocked from sale.

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iPhone 4 Siri hack suggests Apple not hardware behind 4S exclusivity

iPhone 4 Siri hack suggests Apple not hardware behind 4S exclusivity

An unofficial port of the iPhone 4S' Siri voice recognition system to the iPhone 4 has been revealed, though it's unclear whether Apple will ever enable the speech control tech for the older handset. Currently the port - the handiwork of developer Steve Troughton-Smith and 9 to 5 Mac - is capable of loading the Siri interface and controls; however, since Apple's server-side processes are integral to Siri's interaction with the iPhone hardware, right now any spoken commands won't be followed.

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Apple’s new iPhone 4S / iOS 5 experience as it exists on Android

Apple’s new iPhone 4S / iOS 5 experience as it exists on Android

There's something about Apple that brings people in and makes them feel at home, secure, and well taken care of, and as with all previous updates, never before has this been more true than with iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. What you might wonder though, all of you out there who own Android devices and aren't planning on making the switch, if there's a set of apps that match up with what Apple is presenting as their newest most perfect package. Why, yes there is, and as our good pal Sam K shows us, the matching set has been around now for quite some time.

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Apple shares jump up on iPhone 4S launch day

Apple shares jump up on iPhone 4S launch day

It appears that it's not just the hoards of iPhone lovers that are heading to the market to jam their hard-earned dollars in the pockets of Apple Computer, stocks have jumped - or steadily rose, however you want to look at it, by right around 3% in the morning hours of iPhone 4S launch day. Since 10AM local time on October the 14th, 2011, the same day the iPhone 4S was launched, until the time of this posting (approximately 3:36 PM local time the same day), APPL stock rose 12.07 points for a total of 2.96 percent and trade at $420.50 per share, this showing the stock as rising quite nicely since September 19th when it was then big news that it'd hit a record high at $413.23 per share. UPDATE: the Siri screenshot you see here is more recent - and higher! If only, as nearly everyone on earth is saying, we'd invested earlier.

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Did you buy an iPhone 4S today?

Did you buy an iPhone 4S today?

Today's the day that everyone who ordered an iPhone 4S OR headed out to an Apple store in the wee hours of the morning to purchase will be getting their handsets. We've got just the posts that'll help you decide whether or not you're going to participate in this social movement if you're still on the fence, including a full review of the iPhone 4S and a full review of the operating system iOS 5 on the device as well as a review roundup from amongst those chosen to have a look at the device before anybody else. Meanwhile there's those of you who've already decided - here we ask you, what did you choose? Why?

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Target is finally selling some Android tablets

Target is finally selling some Android tablets

If you've been following along with the epic telling of Target Superstore's future in the Mobile business with your humble narrator, you know that they're certainly having an interesting time selling Android tablets. Amid the Apple's iPad 2 sitting always at least one aisle away from the Android selection in a MUCH nicer showing than the Android tablets have ever had and the smartphone wall being dominated by two iPhone displays three times the size of any other smartphone, one would think that Apple would be dominating. As it turns out, one Android tablet in particular may be jumping off the shelves.

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