Apple Inc. unveiled a new, smaller iPhone that will start at $399, seeking to jump-start sales of its flagship product by enticing more users to upgrade, especially in high-growth markets such as China and India. The iPhone SE has a 4-inch-screen, comes in four stainless-steel finishes, and incorporates the faster A9 processor that also runs the larger iPhone 6S handsets, Apple Vice President Greg Joswiak said at an event Monday at the company’s Cupertino, California, headquarters. Apple also showed off a new iPad, incorporating the power and some features of its larger Pro model for business users, and cut the price of its year-old Apple Watch. The revamped compact iPhone arrives two months after Apple said quarterly sales will probably decline for the first time since 2003, heightening concern that demand for high-end smartphones has reached its peak. Customers’ eagerness to freshen their handsets regularly has waned in the past two years, and the updated model could … [Read more...] about Apple unveils smaller-screened iPhone SE to jump-start sales
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Apple Inc.'s Ginza store ahead of the launch of the company's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Tokyo, Japan. Apple Inc.'s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating healthy demand for the bigger-screen smartphones. The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus became available starting today in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, before rolling out in France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. Consumers in New York and San Francisco had already formed queues in the past two days to be among the first to buy the gadgets. "Phenomenal start to a historic day and an honor to be with our incredible team and first customers in Sydney," Angela Ahrendts, Apple senior vice president of retail and online stores, said in a tweet today. The line of hundreds of people outside the Apple store in the center of Sydney snaked around the block, then down a parallel street before extending three more blocks. At the middle of the line, Xin Liu, 25, a student … [Read more...] about Apple’s new big-screen iPhones draw long lines at stores
Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled a pair of Galaxy Note smartphones, including one with a display extending down the side, as the No. 1 seller tries to fend off Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s push into large-screen devices. The screen of the 5.6-inch Note Edge extends beyond the front of the phone, allowing users to read messages, news and stock tickers from an angle. The Note 4, the latest version of Samsung's marquee 5.7-inch device, features an upgraded display and improved camera, Samsung said in Berlin yesterday. The company also showed off a virtual-reality headset, developed with Facebook Inc.'s Oculus unit, and a new smartwatch. The world's biggest smartphone maker needs the new Notes to be hits after the muted reception for its Galaxy S5 triggered a slide in earnings and provided opportunities for low-cost producers to surpass its sales in China and India. Apple is set to introduce two new iPhones on Sept. 9: one with a 4.7-inch screen and another with a 5.5-inch display, people with … [Read more...] about Samsung unveils two new notes ahead of big-screen iPhones
Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce bigger-screen iPhones at an event on Sept. 9, a person familiar with the plans said. The Cupertino, California-based company is set to introduce two new models: one with a 4.7-inch screen, and another with a 5.5-inch screen, people with knowledge of the plans have said. Anticipation for bigger-screen iPhones has analysts predicting that Apple will sell a record number of handsets and investors have responded by sending the stock up 18 percent this year. Samsung Electronics Co. and other smartphone vendors have used larger screen sizes to gain market share, particularly in Asian markets where bigger phones are more popular. Apple's planned event on the second Tuesday in September is in keeping with a strategy of releasing new iPhone models in that month, kicking off a broader reboot of its product lineup in time for the holiday shopping season. Last year's iPhone 5s and 5c also debuted on the second Tuesday of September. Recode first reported … [Read more...] about Apple said to debut new bigger-screen iPhones on Sept. 9
The battery of your iPhone 5 could be among a small percentage of the Apple handsets recently found having problems with recharging and battery life but do not worry because the American tech firm will start replacing it gratis in Vietnam this week. Apple says it will replace a battery with such problems with a new one free of charge under a battery replacement program starting this Friday. The program, running until March 1 next year, will also kick off the same day in the remaining markets where Apple authorized dealerships are available, after hitting the U.S. and China on August 22, the U.S. tech titan said in an announcement on its website. The California-based company said it has found that "a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently." The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range, according to Apple. … [Read more...] about How to swap bad iPhone 5 batteries for free in Vietnam?