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If this is the iPhone 5, Android has a problem

If this is the iPhone 5, Android has a problem

Apple isn't due to show us the new iPhone 5 for another few months, but a purported leak of the next-gen smartphone could well indicate the extent of the headache Android has fast approaching. Taller and thinner, with a more engineered, structured design than the delicate glass and metal sandwich of the current model, if the leaked shots are to be believed then this could be the most significant outward evolution of the iPhone to-date. Nonetheless, there'll undoubtedly be those that look at the slightly larger display and aesthetic tweaks, and dismiss the iPhone 5 as "more of the same." In some ways, the spec-sheet arms race of Android devices has left us spoiled overall. If it hasn't got twice as many cores as before, a vast display, and more megapixels than the latest Canon DSLR, then it's hardly worth us paying attention to, right?

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Apple blames rumor, speculation and Europeans for iPhone sales dip

Apple blames rumor, speculation and Europeans for iPhone sales dip

The specter of the iPhone 5 scuppered Apple smartphone sales in Q3 2012, CEO Tim Cook has suggested, though those pesky Europeans have to share some of the blame for the missed targets too. Speaking on the company's financial results call today, Cook blamed "rumor and speculation regarding new products" for sales of the iPhone dipping to 26m units, with sales in Europe particularly flat. However, the Apple CEO also said he doesn't plan to spend any energy trying to actively prevent pre-launch whispers.

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Define Failure: 26m iPhones, good or bad?

Define Failure: 26m iPhones, good or bad?

26m iPhones in a three month period. Apple's Q3 2012 results are out, and while the huge year-on-year growth for iPad is an eye-catcher, it's the shifting sales of the company's flagship smartphone that have split opinion. For many - Nokia, for instance, or HTC - 26m sales would be the very definition of "a good problem to have", but for Apple it's not so straightforward. While the company has seen 28-percent year-on-year growth for the iPhone, its also seen a 26-percent drop quarter-on-quarter. So, is the iPhone stumbling, or is this all entirely understandable?

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Chinese new iPad launch sidesteps mayhem

Chinese new iPad launch sidesteps mayhem

Apple's new iPad launch in China proved smooth and hitch-feee, with the company's pre-registration rationing system helping prevent the violent crowds that marred the iPhone 4S release earlier this year. Rather than accept walk-in sales, Apple has insisted on a pre-purchase system that requires new iPad buyers to register online the day before they want to collect their iPad in-store; as a result there was no line outside Chinese Apple Stores, and no overnight waiting.

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Does an iPad Mini add up, Retina style?

Does an iPad Mini add up, Retina style?

Apple's iPad Mini is the rumor that refuses to die, with several high-profile sites lending their support to speculation that a "tweener" iOS tablet is indeed in the pipeline. Such a slate would presumably instantly help Apple better compete with the Kindle Fire juggernaut, as well as the freshly announced Nexus 7, but that's assuming it can keep up its end of the bargain. Namely, does Apple - and its suppliers - have the technical capabilities to deliver a screen good enough to bear the Retina Display branding?

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Chrome for iOS hits US App Store

Chrome for iOS hits US App Store

Chrome for iOS, announced at Google IO just a few hours ago, has already begun to hit the App Store, though there's a sting if you're expecting the full Google browser experience. The new browser is the latest iteration of Chrome, bringing features like tab sync to iPhone and iPad; however, it's not built on the speedy underlying engine of Chrome on other platforms, such as Android.

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iPhone 4S remains Verizon’s top selling handset

iPhone 4S remains Verizon’s top selling handset

Following reports that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx had surpassed Apple's iPhone 4S in sales at Verizon, another report by Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley says it isn't so. According to Walkley, the Apple iPhone 4S remains Verizon's top selling handset and has been the top selling handset at all major carriers for all of 2012 thus far.

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Arcadie for iPhone Review

Arcadie for iPhone Review

Remember the iCade? What originally started out as an April Fool’s joke on ThinkGeek morphed into a legitimate product a little over a year later. Take that same concept, shrink it down, and what do you get? The Arcadie for iPhone. Featuring a joystick and two physical buttons, the arcade cabinet houses an iPhone or iPod Touch in the back and lets you play some variations of classic arcade games. We decided to take one for a spin, so head past the jump for the full review.

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Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 4 and 4S now available at Apple

Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 4 and 4S now available at Apple

The iPhone is a great smartphone, but the battery is definitely lacking in heavier usage scenarios. It’s sealed into the chassis too, so you’re pretty much stuck if you run out of juice in the middle of the day without a charger to hand. Mophie has been making battery cases to remedy such situations for a time, with its latest Juice Pack Plus model now available for the iPhone 4 and 4S at Apple, in retails stores as well as online.

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