ARTICLES RELATING TO IPHONE

Strong iPhone sales drive Apple profit

2014-07-23 10:41

Apple reported a net profit of $7.7bn, or $1.28, for the third quarter of 2014, the Cupertino, California, company has said.

Look ma, no hands - touch-less selfie app launched

2014-07-01 07:20

A Swedish tech start-up has launched an app for Apple devices that lets people take photos of themselves without having to touch their screens.

Apple dethroned as global brand king

2014-05-21 12:04

Apple has been dethroned as the world's most valuable brand as the company battles declining market share and a perception that it cannot deliver innovative products.

Apple wins mixed victory in Samsung battle

2014-05-03 14:28

A California jury awarded Apple $119m - far less than it demanded - in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features.

Apple expands buybacks

2014-04-24 09:52

Apple has approved another $30bn in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorised a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split.

Apps link people with new places in real world

2014-04-22 06:52

Tired of the same restaurants and clubs? Not sure if friends would want to venture to a new cafe or bar? New apps show where people want to go, rather than where they have been.

'iPhone 6' out in September, says report

2014-03-28 08:30

Apple is likely to release its newest iPhone globally in September with a higher resolution and bigger screens, Japan's leading Nikkei business daily reported Friday.

Can Apple regain the top slot? Check out our video

2014-01-31 08:35

Apple shares have taken a tumble as investors worry that the iPhone maker does not have the capacity to shake up the market.

Apple 'mulling move' into mobile payments

2014-01-25 22:53

Apple is considering launching a mobile-payments service for its iPhone and iPad, which would compete with major players such as PayPal, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

Top China firm starts iPhone sales

2014-01-17 10:00

China Mobile, the country's biggest services provider, has started selling Apple's iPhone to its millions of customers nationwide, ending a six-year wait.

New app allows you to quit your job via SMS

2014-01-13 13:30

A humorous new app aims to relieve the stress and anxiety of confronting the boss with the news of resignation by sending a text message instead.

Apps try to help you keep New Year's resolutions

2014-01-08 13:24

Keeping your New Year's resolutions can be difficult, but new apps aim to help people get organised, track their progress and stay focused to reach their goals.

iPhone apps capture special memories

2013-12-10 21:53

New iPhone apps are keeping track of people's special moments and memories by producing digital scrapbooks and journals.

US carriers reject stolen smartphone kill switch

2013-11-20 09:26

Samsung Electronics has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable.

Samsung extends smartphone lead over Apple

2013-11-15 13:01

Samsung extended its lead over Apple in terms of global smartphone sales in the three months ending in November 2013, a survey has found.

Phone apps give homeowners security

2013-11-12 09:05

Home owners worried about security while they are at work or on holiday have a range of new smartphone apps to help them remotely monitor their property.

Apple joins fight on personal data requests

2013-11-07 12:01

Apple has joined a growing list of technology companies who have expressed their frustration with the gag orders imposed in terms of the collection of data by the US government.

Jobs's boyhood home a 'historic resource'

2013-10-30 09:02

A Silicon Valley city has designated the boyhood home of Steve Jobs an "historic resource" due to the way the legendary Apple co-founder went on to change the world.

Security firm claims to find iPhone bug

2013-10-04 12:04

A security company says it has uncovered a bug in the new iPhone's software that enables hackers to remotely wipe stolen or lost phones.

Court rules about iPhone use in Brazil

2013-09-26 11:39

A court has ruled that Apple can use the trademark iPhone in Brazil, ending the exclusive rights of a Brazilian firm.

Apple sells record number of iPhones

2013-09-23 15:16

Apple has announced that it has sold a record number of its new iPhone 5s and 5c models in the weekend of the launch of the devices.

Google releases digital wallet app for iPhone

2013-09-20 08:42

Google is bringing its digital wallet to the iPhone in its latest attempt to upstage Apple on its own popular device.

iPhone users complain over iOS 7 update

2013-09-19 11:21

As the latest version of Apple's iPhone operating system becomes available many users who upgraded their devices have taken to social media to complain that the update process did not perform as expected.

'Gold rush' for new iPhones in China

2013-09-18 14:43

Apple's first gold-colour iPhone sold out immediately in Hong Kong and mainland China, according to reports.

Experts hail new iPhone fingerprint security

2013-09-12 09:01

Apple could jumpstart a new era of smartphone security and strip away fear of tending to banking or other business on mobile devices.

 

Samsung takes shot at unknown iPhone

2014-07-23 09:32

The next iPhone is not even released yet, but Samsung has gone on the offensive with a cheeky ad aimed at Apple.

Apps help travellers find gyms

2014-05-26 14:07

Travellers who want to skip the hotel fitness centre in favour of local gyms that may offer better equipment, classes and amenities can turn to new apps on their smartphones to buy a day pass to a nearby gym.

At last, apps for finding... apps

2014-05-07 07:29

Finding new smartphone and tablet apps is getting easier, thanks to new apps designed to help people discover still more apps.

Apple vs Samsung, but Google shadow looms large

2014-04-30 09:26

It is Apple versus Samsung, but Google has loomed large during closing arguments at the month-long federal trial involving claims of patent infringement.

Apple offers free recycling of used iPhone, iPad

2014-04-22 07:29

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centres with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

One of iPhone founders leaving Apple

2014-04-10 11:08

One of the pioneers behind the iPhone, software engineer Greg Christie, is leaving Apple, says a spokesperson.

Twitter ramps up photo sharing

2014-03-27 10:27

Twitter has added Facebook-style photo "tagging" and bumped up the number of images that iPhone users can share in a single post.

Apple reveals US data requests, promises more privacy

2014-01-28 11:05

Apple has updated methods of reporting so-called blab orders as the iPhone maker seeks to re-assure customers that it is taking all measures possible to protect personal data.

Apple iPhone goes on sale in China

2014-01-17 13:16

China Mobile, the country's biggest services provider, has started selling Apple's iPhone to its millions of customers nationwide, ending a six-year wait in a key market for the US technology giant.

Apple fights for China market

2014-01-15 12:20

The world's biggest mobile network is ready to offer Apple's iPhone, but while the US technology giant has declared China its biggest future market, it faces an uphill battle to unseat Samsung and homegrown competitors.

Apps try to help you keep New Year's resolutions

2014-01-08 17:30

Keeping your New Year's resolutions can be difficult, but new apps aim to help people get organised, track their progress and stay focused to reach their goals.

iPhone apps capture special memories

2013-12-11 07:23

New iPhone apps are keeping track of people's special moments and memories by producing digital scrapbooks and journals.

FNB offers new iPhone, relaxes rules

2013-11-20 11:00

The launch of the latest iPhone has been the impetus for First National Bank to amend its rules on the number of devices a customer can order.

BlackBerry updates BBM on Android and iPhone

2013-11-15 14:52

BlackBerry has updated the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) application for Android devices and iPhones with additional support.

New iPhone launches in SA

2013-11-15 08:02

The latest iPhone models launched in South Africa with a price to reflect the brand's premium status.

Mxit launches new focus on smartphones

2013-11-12 07:52

Mxit has rebuilt its social messaging platform as the company vies for attention in an increasingly competitive environment.

iPhone 5s in 50 markets, but not SA

2013-10-09 18:14

Apple's new iPhone models will be launched in more than 50 new markets by 1 November.

Security firm says iPhone bug can thwart device wiper

2013-10-04 07:30

A German security company has uncovered a bug in the new iPhone's software that it said enables hackers to overcome a safeguard allowing users to remotely wipe stolen or lost phones.

Court rules Apple can use iPhone in Brazil

2013-09-25 07:24

A court has ruled that Apple can use the trademark iPhone in Brazil, ending the exclusive rights Brazilian firm Gradiente had been given.

Scuffles break out in queue to buy iPhones

2013-09-21 08:46

An overnight campout for the new iPhone turned chaotic in California when two men were arrested for fighting and an entrepreneur's plan to hire homeless people to wait in line backfired, authorities say.

New iPhone greeted with fanfare, moans about price

2013-09-20 07:29

Apple acolytes in Asia have kicked off the global rollout of two new iPhones, but complaints about its high price threatened to dampen the mood.

Prosecutors urge use of iPhone anti-theft system

2013-09-19 11:04

Top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York and the mayor of London are urging iPhone users to download Apple's new iOS 7 operating system.

How iPhone 5S, 5C and older iPhone 5 compare

2013-09-18 09:00

Apart from new colours, the exterior of Apple's new iPhones doesn't look much different from last year's model.

In world's biggest market, 'cheap' iPhone looks too pricey

2013-09-11 13:04

The world's biggest public company and the world’s biggest country are at loggerheads over the price of a phone.

 
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