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T-Mobile document: unlocked iPhones have poor network performance

T-Mobile document: unlocked iPhones have poor network performance

A leaked internal document from T-Mobile shows that there's a good reason it remains the only major carrier left out of the iPhone race. Although one million customers have still managed to take their unlocked iPhones on the T-Mobile network, the company seems far more interested in peddling its superior-performing Android products. That is, at least for the time being.


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iPhone 5 specs tipped by Foxconn worker

iPhone 5 specs tipped by Foxconn worker

The next generation iPhone, tentatively titled iPhone 5, has been tipped by a Foxconn China employee and is said to ready for production now with a summer launch in the wings. This newest iPhone is said to have several iterations being tested at the moment, with no one model being the clear victor before full production begins. Each of these devices has at least a 4-inch display with one of them being made by LG.

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$25 Raspberry Pi packs 2x iPhone 4S GPU performance, roasts Tegra 2

$25 Raspberry Pi packs 2x iPhone 4S GPU performance, roasts Tegra 2

Forget teaching kids how to program; the $25 Raspberry Pi computer might just be the home entertainment STB and compact gaming console we've been waiting for. The low-cost computer - and its $35 sibling - should deliver double the graphical performance of the iPhone 4S, according to executive director (and Broadcom SoC architect) Eben Upton, telling Digital Foundry that not only does the BCM2835 GPU at the heart of the Raspberry Pi roast Apple's latest smartphone, but it thoroughly whups NVIDIA's Tegra 2.

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Apple outpaced Android in Q4 US growth says research

Apple outpaced Android in Q4 US growth says research

Apple has reclaimed the platform momentum crown with the iPhone, research suggests, with demand for the iPhone 4S contributing to faster growth than the market for Android devices in pre-holiday sales. In the twelve weeks until December 25, researchers Kantar Worldpanel ComTech say, Apple's share in the US was at 44.9-percent, the merest smudge ahead of Android share at 44.8-percent. In contrast, Windows Phone mustered a mere 2-percent.

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Apple planned poorly for iPhone 4S China launch Cook admits

Apple planned poorly for iPhone 4S China launch Cook admits

A window coated in raw egg wasn't the only thing Apple got when it launched the iPhone 4S in China earlier this month; it also got a wake-up call about quite how high demand for the new iOS smartphone would be. Appetite for the iPhone 4S was both "staggering" and "off the charts" Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a financial results call yesterday, Businessweek reports, admitting that the company "didn't bet high enough" on supplies of the handset.

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Wooden iPhones all the rage with simple conversion kits

Wooden iPhones all the rage with simple conversion kits

Third party iPhone accessory makers have taken the next step in iPhone personalization with solid wood back panels - not a case, not a skin, but an actual real replacement for the glass back you've grown tired of. There are two different groups I'd like to share with you here, one of them a bit more expensive with a wider range of options, the other more affordable and keeping with the simplicity. Both of these groups offer backs for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

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Tweet with Siri hack allows iPhone Twitter without typing

Tweet with Siri hack allows iPhone Twitter without typing

When you think about Siri, it's not something that before the iPhone 4S was released was really a big deal: speaking to your phone, your phone then doing what you told it to do. But now that Siri and iPhone 4S are married, everyone wants a piece of the action. Take for example the brand new and nearly released to the public Tweet with Siri, a hack which allows you to use Siri to add a Twitter status on your iPhone 4S on the go - simple, and perhaps easy enough to accomplish that it should have been included in the basic build long ago, yes?

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Steve Jobs met with Lytro CEO to discuss iPhone integration

Steve Jobs met with Lytro CEO to discuss iPhone integration

For those of you that have no idea what the Lytro standalone camera is, know this: it allows you to take a single photo with the ability to focus on any point in its field of view. Capturing the entire light field, all the light traveling in every direction in every dimension - seemed at least a little enticing to Steve Jobs, as it turns out, the CEO of Lytro, Ren Ng, meeting with him soon after the ideas behind the Lytro technology were made public. Can you imagine an iPhone 5 with no need to focus?

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iPhone 4S survey shows many choose 64GB version

iPhone 4S survey shows many choose 64GB version

I always think I download a lot of apps and other material for my smartphone and when I used an iPhone, I thought it was packed with apps. I had the smallest storage version of the smartphone though and was never in danger of running out of space. Many people are now opting for the big storage version of the 4S according to the latest numbers from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

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Half-million iPhone 4S owners flock to jailbreak hack

Half-million iPhone 4S owners flock to jailbreak hack

Almost half a million iPhone 4S users took advantage of the freshly-released jailbreak for the latest Apple smartphone in the first weekend of availability, it's reported, with over 300,000 iPad 2 owners also hacking their device. The pent-up demand for a jailbreak for Apple A5-based gadgets expressed itself in almost one million new jailbreaks in just over three days, the iPhone Dev Team says, using stats culled from the hack process itself.

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iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak is a success

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak is a success

On your mark, get set, go! A jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 has just been released by the "Dev Dream Team" just moments ago. Apparently, cracking the A5 was "Not exactly a walk in the park" according to the entire team. The jailbreak is termed GreenPois0n Absinthe and is now available for download on Mac OS X alone. And forget the tethered jailbreak - untethered is where it's at!

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Apple’s textbooks hinge on subsequent near-free iPad

Apple’s textbooks hinge on subsequent near-free iPad

Back before the iPhone 4S was released, I suggested that it would be a free release, having Apple allow itself to instead rely solely on the software sales that came afterward - that happened, to a degree, and it's looking inevitable that Apple's textbooks will make the next generation of iPad devices free as well. When the iPhone 4S was released, the iPhone 3GS was made free on-contract across the USA, and across the world at this point, the iPhone 4S itself is free on contract (outside of the USA). Apple has caught a bit of flack this week for releasing a suite of Education-based announcements without mentioning how they bring the price of the textbook down to a level that would "revolutionize" the Education world as they hope they will - here's how they will.

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