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  • iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending April 21

    The iOSphere this past week wondered at the prospect of iPhone 6 with a Supercharged Siri, an all-knowing, all-doing software entity that will manage your iOS life for you. Eventually, probably in iOS 9, Siri will offer psychotherapy.

  • Pricing a low-cost iPhone: How ‘cheap' is cheap?

    Though still unsubstantiated, a low-cost iPhone is now widely seen as a possible product announcement in early September, along with a new high-end phone. And it's finally possible to create a coherent explanation of why such a move makes sense for Apple in 2013.

  • iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending July 6

    The extended July 4 holiday in the US put a bit of crimp in iPhone rumoring (and delayed this Rollup) but not before the iOSphere figured out a way for Apple to double the size of the iPhone screen without making the phone any bigger.

  • iPhone's Exchange woes aren't over

    Apple's workaround for an iOS 4 Exchange synchronization issue could improve performance for some users, but a more complete fix is necessary to solve the problem, an expert said Thursday. Such a fix could be on the way.

  • Hands on with iPhone 4

    As Steve Jobs would have it, the iPhone 4 unveiled Monday represents the biggest revision for the iPhone since the device's original 2007 release. Looking back now, it's tempting to lump the iPhone 3G and the 3GS into a single category. It's not hard to see the latter as an incremental improvement on the former--the two had more in common than not, and the devices were almost exactly the same.

  • Mobile device shipments to double by 2015

    2009 will see a total of 1.2 billion mobile devices shipped, including all categories of wireless devices such as mobile phones, MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices), netbooks, mobile consumer electronics products, and cellular modems.Shipments of these devices will have nearly doubled in 2014 to a total of 2.25 billion, according to the latest data from ABI Research. "The next five years will see a shift in the breakdown between types of mobile devices shipped," comments industry analyst Michael Morgan.

  • First Look: iPhone 3.1

    Behind every great point-oh release is a point-one update just waiting for its time to shine. iPhone 2.0 was a revolution for the iPhone, adding support for third-party apps, but it was arguably unusable until iPhone 2.1 ironed out most of the wrinkles. Likewise, iPhone 3.0 added its own stock of features, but it's the newly released iPhone 3.1 that's polishing its predecessor's edges while even adding some new features of its own.

  • Cheaper iPhone deals for New Zealand

    Vodafone has launched two lower-priced plans for the iPhone in response to customer feedback. The new $40 a month plan will give consumers 250 MB of data, 20 minutes of voice time, and 100 texts. The 8GB model costs $699 and the 16GB model will cost $849 on this plan. The $60 a month plan offers 250MB of data, 60 minutes of voice time and 200 texts. The 8GB model will cost $649 on this plan while the 16GB model will cost $799. The previous cheapest plan was $80 per month, which gave 250MB of data but 120 voice minutes and 600 texts. The 8GB model sells for $549 on this plan, the 16GB model for $150 more. Vodafone spokeswoman Libby Hay says the price plans were introduced based on customer feedback. “Customers said they were happy to have less voice time and text if they could access the same amount of data.” She adds that for the next 30 days Vodafone customers can switch to these cheaper plans by paying the price difference between the iPhone on their current plan and on their new one. According to reports, Telecom is expected to sell the iPhone as well when it launches its GSM network later this year.