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Announced in January 2007, iPhone was the first Apple phone ever. It was also the first smartphone to feature a 3.5-inch QVGA (320 x 240) multitouch screen. It is powered by Apple's iPhone OS and features a 400MHz Samsung ARM processor, 128MB of RAM, and 4/8/16GB of internal memory. the Apple iPhone has a two-megapixel camera. Other features of iPhone include Wi-fi, Bluetooth 2.0, accelerometer and more. Read our coverage for the latest Apple iPhone news, reviews, and videos:

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    Yes, WWDC 2014 is over, and yes, if you were expecting the event to shed some light on Apple's hardware in the future, you'll sadly be disappointed. The company spent two hours showcasing what we can expect for the future of its software offerings, but those of you expecting hardware will have to wait until Apple's usual fall events. Still, that Apple's partners aren't making some official statements, one that happened today is kind of a shocker. Rarely do we see Apple's partners officially announce that they are working on an Apple product, and specially a product that hasn't been ...

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    Apple has never been famous for building crazy products, but it has been quite notorious for building prototypes of anything it thinks of. Apple is also famous for cannibalizing its own legacy products with new ones in order to retain relevance in converging markets, as we saw with the iPod and iPhone. The question is if Apple is actually considering doing the same between the iPhone and iPad, as iPad sales haven't really wowed anyone? Reports have it that Apple is testing an odd and crazy 4-inch iPhone prototype that can actually unfolds to become an iPad mini. The details of how this ...

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    One of the most disappointing parts of last year's iPad lineup for some was the lack of Touch ID sensors for biometric authentication on it. Apple will use Touch ID sensors on all of its 2014 iOS devices, reports KGI. This news leads us to believe that all new iPhone, iPad, and (possibly) iPod touch models from the year will support this kind of authentication. Shipments of the sensor are set to increase by 233% this year, according to the same report. This isn't surprising if these new iOS devices indeed get the scanner. These sensors will also reportedly get an upgrade -- Apple may be ...

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    With privacy becoming more and more a topic lately, a lot of us were shocked to learn that a ton of the companies we use every day are not doing a good job in protecting our data. Apple was one of these companies, which actually ranked the lowest in its commitment to protect your data just a couple of months ago when all this scandal became public. Since then it seems that Apple has been hard at work in changing this, and it turns out that it actually exceeded expectations. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the ...

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    iMessage has some things that are cool, and some things that aren't. It does offer the advantage of letting you get the same message across Macs, iOS devices, but it has the huge disadvantage of being unpredictable. If for some reason your message doesn't get delivered through iOS, you can't control if it gets sent as an SMS, and that breaks the whole cross-device benefit. Even worse, it's not cross platform, and some new complaints show that it can be quite annoying. It seems that if you switch from an iPhone to an Android device, or even a Windows Phone, iMessage is not doing a good job ...

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    With the amount of pressure surrounding Apple's need to re-think the iPhone 6, a lot of speculation has fallen around its launch day. We spent weeks thinking that the launch was going to happen in Apple's WWDC 2014 event this June, and then more speculation points to separate launches, but both happening in the fall of 2014. If you're wondering exactly on what month that will be, new rumors clear the picture for what to expect. Internal reports from within Apple Stores claim that the company is already taking some measures in order to guarantee employee availability for the iPhone launch ...

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    Google has done a great job with its voice search options for both Android, and now iOS. There still are small details here and there where Siri is superior to the service, but the company has made gigantic leaps in the last couple of months with its recent updates to the service. Today Google Search reaches version 4.0 on iOS, and here's the list of enhancements. Probably the coolest update is that now Google Search follows conversations, like if you ask it for the weather today, you can then ask for the weekend information, and it'll understand that it's about the weather. It also ...

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    One of the biggest complaints that we all have about owning an iPhone or iPad, is the fact that neither of Apple's iOS products abides to any particular storage standard. We can't just swap information between each other trough microSD cards, nor through simple USB, and even though Air Drop was launched recently to share files between iOS devices, it doesn't even allow Apple's own OS X to access this sharing protocol. We've dreamed of a simple USB solution for the longest time, and it seams that somebody just figured it out. A company named Hyper has just launched a Kickstarter campaign ...

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    Ever since the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple has done a really great job in providing us with one of the best smartphone cameras in the industry. We've seen the company innovate with software solutions like HDR, and even some hardware solutions that provide us with decent low-light photos, without optical image stabilization. We've heard some interesting rumors of what to expect for the iPhone 6 camera, but some new patents today are even more revealing. Apple has just filed a new patent for a new "super-resolution" mode that should be available to you, just like HDR currently is on any ...

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    Every now and then we've learned of new and creative usage scenarios for a smartphone. Years ago we needed to carry a dozen gadgets that were each bigger than a smartphone, just to do what these devices can do now. Today we see a new market being grown around the iPhone, mainly focused on solving medical problems in a more cost-effective and practical way, and today's discovery is focused on cancer. An app called DermoScreen and a $500 dermoscope attached to iPhone's camera, along with a magnifying lens and a light are currently being tested by the University of Houston to detect skin ...

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    Apple has shown us just how reluctant it can be about capacitive buttons. Surely the company made the capacitive touch screen popular, but they've focused on physical buttons that you have to press every single time in order to drive the phone to react with you in certain cases. Those of us that have learned the annoyance of capacitive buttons understand the reasons for that, but it seems that Apple is having some second thoughts. The company has just filed a new patent for touch-sensitive buttons, and even though we're having a hard time figuring out how these buttons are different than ...

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    In order to boost slowing iPhone sales, Apple may be planning a large-scale iPhone-related event for its retail stores this week. Sources of 9to5Mac claim that iPhone owners eligible for upgrades will be emailed to come into an Apple Store to grab a new iPhone 5s or 5c, though it is unclear whether they will be able to do so at a discount. The same sources also claim that Apple is preparing for traffic at the levels we've grown accustomed to seeing after new product launches. Store employees will be briefed on the event tomorrow, allegedly. This news comes right after Apple's recent hire ...

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    So far, the need for Apple's new iBeacon technology has been debatable. Surely it's cool for your phone to give you an enhanced experience of any Baseball game when you take a seat, but that can get annoying when unwanted ads kick-in. We've seen Apple expand the technology to retail stores and other services, but probably the most genius use for the technology, is in helping you track something that's valuable. A company called Tzukuri is planning to launch a crowd funding project to build sunglasses that include iBeacon technology to help you track them. These glasses are compatible ...

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    The Apple Q2 2014 results are in after the usual conference call and press release published officially, including financial results for fiscal 2014 second quarter which ended on March 29, 2014. If you're interested in figures, $45.6 billion ($43.6 billion in the same period of the previous year) is the quarterly revenue and $10.2 billion ($9.5 billion in the same period of the previous year) is the quarterly net profit. However, if you're more interested in units sold, Apple can brag about 43.7 million iPhones, and 16.3 million iPads sold. Tim Cook said "We're very proud of our ...

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    Smartphone manufacturers have turned it up to 11 this year. For many, it's do or die. Take HTC for example. Its sales, revenues, market share, and mind share have all been consistently dwindling over the last several years. Even while the company has remained relevant and maintained its habit of creating spectacular, beautiful, competitive devices, its stance in the market, particularly in comparison to Samsung and Apple, is paltry. And despite bringing home handfuls of awards with the One (M7), little has changed for the company. Granted, HTC has the means of keeping its business afloat ...

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