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Tim Cook: Cheaper iPhone? Maybe...

Is a cheaper iPhone 5 necessary when the iPhone 4 is free on a contract? Is an entirely new product on the horizon, and it's not an iPhone? When Apple wants to introduce a more affordable product, it's not always exactly what we expect.

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BlackBerry Work/Personal Spaces Come to iOS, Android

Recognizing that so many of its customers use iPhones and iPads and Android devices, BlackBerry will add support for the separate and secure work and personal spaces that comprise BlackBerry Balance on the new BB10 operating system. BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) administrators can manage the Apple and Android devices as well as BlackBerries.

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Absent Apple Ruled CES 2013

The question to ask at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was "Does it connect to my iPhone?" Most of the time, the answer seemed to be "Yes." Apple's iPhone business practices may be good for accessory makers, but consumers seem to be getting bored.

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US Mobile Carriers To Enable Texting To 9-1-1

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have agreed to make nationwide SMS (texting) to 9-1-1 possible by 2014. This is a move to improve E9-1-1 services and their infrastructure in a way that is compatible with public needs.

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iPad Mini Will Cannibalize Big iPad Sales

An analyst predicts that 20% of iPad Mini sales will cancel out full-size iPad sales. But that's okay with Apple, because all those iPad Minis will steal sales from the Amazon Kindle Fire and other Android tablets, and increase the "halo effect" for other Apple products.

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Who Can Fix Your Broken iPhone?

Repairing a broken iPhone can be a pain, especially if it's the new iPhone 5, because parts aren't available yet. We look at repair services AppleCare+, SquareTrade, and iCracked to see who's best.

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iPhone 5 Bug Causing Cellular Data Overage Charges

A bug in Verizon iPhone 5s -- and possibly the AT&T and Sprint versions as well -- is causing them to consume cellular data even when connected to Wi-Fi. Apple has issued a fix for Verizon phones, but there's no confirmation for the other carriers.

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More iPad Mini Photos Emerge

More photos of an iPad "mini" have appeared on another Chinese site, and the iPhone 5 pattern of leaks seems to be repeating. If so, the new smaller iPad, to be announced in October, will have a 7.8-inch screen, close to that of the Kindle Fire, and the new Lightning connector.

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Top 10 iPhone 5 Rumors

Apple is about to unveil the next iPhone. Press invitations to Wednesday's announcement have gone out, and soon all the rumors will be put to rest. The invitation itself seems to confirm once and for all at least one fact: the name of the phone. The number 12--for the Sept. 12 date of the announcement--casts a shadow in the shape of a five, and the invitation teases, "It's almost here". What else could "it" be but Apple's new flagship product, the iPhone 5?

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Update: iPad Mini To Debut After iPhone 5

Reports from typically reliable sources say that the Sept. 12 Apple event will be the debut of the iPhone 5. The rumored iPad Mini won't be released until a later event, so that Apple can get to dominate the news cycle twice.

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4G Case Turns iPod Touch Into an iPhone

The FreedomPop case for the iPod Touch gives it 4G connectivity and the company provides a free plan. Add a VoIP service like Skype and you've got the equivalent of an iPhone. The case is actually a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot that supports up to eight other devices.

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Leaked iPhone 5 Prototype Photos Show Larger Screen

Leaked photos of what appears to be an Apple iPhone 5 engineering prototype on the site GottaBeMobile.com confirms earlier rumors of a larger screen. Questions about battery life, materials, and the location of certain controls remain unanswered.

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Big News From Apple: MacBooks, iOS 6, And More

Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote on Monday was full of product announcements, most of which have been rumored for some time now. They included a new, thinner MacBook Pro with a Retina Display; a MacBook Air update; and iOS 6 with a smarter Siri and new mapping app, among other enhancements.

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iPad 3 Rumor Roundup

What's the point in waiting till the Wednesday announcement? We evaluate the main rumors and speculation about Apple's iPad 3 for credibility.

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