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Apple’s iPhone 4S “antennagate” checks begin landing

Apple’s iPhone 4S “antennagate” checks begin landing

The $15 checks for iPhone 4 owners who took part in the "antennagate" class-action suit against Apple last year have begun to be distributed, with the first settlement payments showing up in mailboxes across the US. Issued from April 17, according to the accompanying letter 9 to 5 Mac reports, the payments came after Apple conceded it had a design issue with the iPhone 4's antenna, and was unable to placate all users with the offer of a free bumper.

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CIRP: Older iPhone models accounted for nearly half of all iPhone sales in Q1

CIRP: Older iPhone models accounted for nearly half of all iPhone sales in Q1

Surprisingly, the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S seem to account for nearly half of all of the iPhone sales in Q1 2013. According to new research data from the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), the older iPhones made sales that went neck-to-neck with Apple's latest iPhone, the iPhone 5. The CIRP discovered that in Q1, 14% of consumers purchased an iPhone 4, 33% of consumers purchased an iPhone 4S, and 53% of consumers purchased an iPhone 5.

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Chinese iPhone dealers scam Apple with fake components

Chinese iPhone dealers scam Apple with fake components

Five suspects were arrested this month in relation to a scam involving exploiting Apple's return policy and swapping fake iPhone 4S components for real components. The suspects were a group of iPhone distributors in China, who submitted an order for 121 iPhone 4S BAND parts to replace the parts in their "defective" iPhone 4Ss. The bands were worth at least 3000 yuan ($480) each. Apple caught onto the situation, and alerted the authorities.

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T-Mobile’s first day iPhone sales exceeds all expectations

T-Mobile’s first day iPhone sales exceeds all expectations

T-Mobile was more than pleasantly surprised when it discovered that in almost all of its 3,000 stores across the nation, people were lining up in order to purchase an iPhone. It was the only major carrier to not sell the iPhone. Even prepaid carriers like Virgin Mobile USA and Cricket got their hands on the iPhone before T-Mobile could. T-Mobile tried to play things off by saying it didn't need an iPhone because it had a large selection of Android devices that were even better than the iPhone, but yesterday's turnout proved otherwise.

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T-Mobile’s $0 iPhone 5 trade-in: is it worth it? [PRICING UPDATE]

T-Mobile’s $0 iPhone 5 trade-in: is it worth it? [PRICING UPDATE]

As T-Mobile begins their push for the iPhone 5 as they finally have the device available for sale directly, they've created a trade-in offer where you'll toss them your old iPhone for a deal. When you do trade in your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S (no other device will do) right up until June 16th (Father's Day), you'll get a $0 down deal on the iPhone 5 - plus monthly payments. This will knock out $99.99 USD from your final bill - and you've got the potential to knock out a whole lot more than that!

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Smarter Stand for iPhone Review

Smarter Stand for iPhone Review

We talked about the Smarter Stand for iPad over the summer last year, and the company behind the product ended up shattering their initial Kickstarter goal, reaching over $150,000 in contributions. However, they’re back again, but with a solution for iPhone users. The Smarter Stand for iPhone incorporates a stand and a headphone wrapper in one small package. The Kickstarter campaign ends this Wednesday, April 10, and they’ve already surpassed their original Kickstarter goal of $15,000. However, you can still get in on the action and pre-order one for yourself. However, we ended up getting some samples to try out and see if the Smarter Stand for iPhone lives up to the hype.

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Real Racing 3 for iOS Review

Real Racing 3 for iOS Review

After a successful launch of Real Racing 2 towards the end of 2010, the racing simulator kept gamers’ interest for over two years, and now a third installment is back. However, there are a few changes that make this threequel noteworthy. First of all, the game is now completely free to download, which sounds almost too good to be true, but developer Firemonkey and publisher Electronic Arts have decided to take the freemium route this time around. Plus, there are all new cars and tracks to race your way around. I ended up spending some time with the game, attempting to make my way up to elite status, and there a lot of things I liked about it, but there were also a lot of things that I didn’t like. Let’s break it down now.

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iPhone 5 grabs Q4 2012 top spot as GS3 drops to third place says research

iPhone 5 grabs Q4 2012 top spot as GS3 drops to third place says research

Apple's iPhone 5 took the smartphone top spot in worldwide sales in Q4 2012, according to new figures, and together with the iPhone 4S pushing the Samsung Galaxy S III into third place. In fact, 1-in-5 smartphones shipped worldwide in the last quarter of 2012 were either iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S models, Strategy Analytics claims, crediting healthy subsidies, broad availability, and the appeal of the latest Apple handset's larger screen for the improvement in demand. The results are a turnaround from Q3 2012, where Samsung's flagship ruled the roost.

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iOS 6.1.1 gets Vodafone all-clear for iPhone 4S problem

iOS 6.1.1 gets Vodafone all-clear for iPhone 4S problem

The iOS 6.1.1 update Apple released yesterday has fixed the iPhone 4S connection problem users of some European carriers were reporting, with Vodafone giving subscribers the green-light to upgrade if they hadn't already. "Please download the latest version from Apple as soon as you can" Vodafone said in an advice statement to customers today, ZDNet reports, "as this will deal with these issues." Vodafone UK users, among others, had complained that since updating to iOS 6.1 late last month, they'd experienced problems with calls, texts, and internet access.

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iPhones on iOS 6.1 prompt carrier warnings and enterprise headaches

iPhones on iOS 6.1 prompt carrier warnings and enterprise headaches

Problems affecting iPhones running iOS 6.1 have forced carriers and some enterprise experts to caution owners from upgrading too quickly, after handsets loaded with last month's release demonstrated problems with internet, calls, texts, and Exchange access. Vodafone UK and 3 Austria are among the carriers to speak up, with Vodafone conceding that some iPhone 4S users running iOS 6.1 "may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the internet."

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