FORTUNE -- Next time you whip out your iPhone on the sidewalk or the subway, you might first want to glance over your shoulder. Smartphones have become a favorite target of thieves who do what the police call a snatch and grab. One favorite M.O.: The perp grabs a phone and jumps off the train just as the doors are closing. So far this year, over 40% of thefts in MOREOct 17, 2011 5:00 AM ET
AT&T alone sold 200,000 in 12 hours. By Friday night, ship dates slipped to 1-2 weeks
If you had any doubts that Apple (AAPL) would be able to beat the record 1.7 million iPhones sold in three days in June 2010, you can put them to rest.
Despite early glitches that slowed down pre-orders, AT&T (T) announced Friday it had taken orders for 200,000 iPhone 4S units in the first 12 hours MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 8, 2011 8:25 AM ET
Fifteen months after the iPhone 4 was introduced, Apple unveils its successor: the iPhone 4S
Apple on Tuesday introduced a new iPhone, the iPhone 4S, and a new voice control system called Siri that it hopes will keep it ahead of its competitors by changing the way people communicate with their mobile phones.
Siri, however, is still in beta -- or not quite finished -- mode.
And the phone most of the world MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 4, 2011 11:38 AM ET
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* Sprint (S) is betting billions that the next Apple smartphone will boost its business. The number 3 mobile network in the U.S. reportedly committed to buy more than 30 million iPhones and doesn't expect to make money off the deal until 2014. (The Wall Street Journal)
* Speaking of, Apple (AAPL) finally reveals MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 4, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Expect two new models and expansion into untapped U.S. and Chinese carriers
J.P. Morgan's Mark Moskowitz, one of the last holdouts on Wall Street, has come around to what has become conventional wisdom among Apple (AAPL) watchers: That the company is set to release not one but two iPhones, an iPhone 5 and what Moskowitz calls an iPhone 4-plus.
In a report to clients Monday he describes what his "research" has turned up. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 19, 2011 12:14 PM ET
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* The Netflix-Starz partnership is no more, meaning all Starz content on the movie and TV-streaming service will be unavailable beginning next February. In a statement, Netflix (NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings told Business Insider that domestic viewership of Starz content has declined to 8% given increasing content from MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 2, 2011 3:30 AM ET
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple will add a third U.S. carrier in mid-October
"Sprint Nextel Corp. will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October, people familiar with the matter said, closing a huge hole in the No. 3 U.S. carrier's lineup and giving Apple Inc. another channel for selling its popular phone."
So begins the report in the Wall Street Journal -- Apple's (AAPL) current favorite backchannel outlet for releasing unofficial product news -- that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 23, 2011 5:26 PM ET
Brain tumor rates in Japanese atomic bomb survivors are often used to scare cell phone owners. The real story turns out to be far more reassuring.
FORTUNE - Tumors in the brains of Japanese civilians who survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki seem to tell a frightening tale, the story of how a cancer epidemic can remain hidden for several decades and then suddenly metastasize. The atomic bombings thus provide a perfect explanation MOREScott Woolley - Jul 28, 2011 9:00 AM ET
Want to buy a high-definition cell phone? You can now get one in 22 countries, including Uganda — but not the U.S.
FORTUNE -- Thirty years of experience have taught people to expect conversations over mobile phones to be low-fidelity affairs. But around the world people are quickly learning it doesn't have to be that way.
Today, the technology exists to make mobile phone calls sound not just good, but flat-out great. This MOREScott Woolley - Jul 18, 2011 8:51 AM ET
The No. 1 carrier signed up 3.4 million new subs last quarter, while its competitors lost share
It's probably fair to assume that at least part of the Q1 2011 bump in the blue line at right can be attributed to the Feb. 10 launch of the Apple (AAPL) iPhone for Verizon Wireless (VZ).
As Piper Jaffray's Christopher Larson notes in a report to clients Monday, 38% of the new cellular subscriptions MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 9, 2011 1:10 PM ET
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