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Buyers favor iPhone 7 over iPhone 8: research

Apple Inc’s older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys. Traditionally, new editions of the iPhone have sold quickly as fans queue for the latest upgrade, but early surveys have added to chatter that the iPhone 8 is not proving as popular as its predecessors. U.S. wireless carrier AT&T said last week its third-quarter postpaid handset upgrades were fewer by nearly…

Apple announces to launch red iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Apple Tuesday announced to launch iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus -- RED Special Edition – which will hit stores on March 24. The iPhone 7  and iPhone 7 Plus will be now available in a vibrant red aluminum finish in recognition of more than a decade of partnership between Apple and (RED) to fight against AIDS. This will give customers a chance to contribute to the Global Fund to help eradicate AIDS. The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone will be available to order online worldwide and in stores beginning Friday, March 24.…

WATCH: Here’s what happens if an alligator bites iPhone 7

CALIFORNIA: A California-based tech vlogger is back with his crazy-yet-entertaining stunts to keep you updated about expensive phones and their durability to survive a blow. This time Sacramento vlogger TechRax came up rather with a dangerous idea of feeding iPhone to an alligator. He tested out the durability of the iPhone 7 by pitting it against the famously powerful jaws of an aggressive reptile. In his video posted on the YouTube, it shows him using a pole to entice an alligator, under the supervision of a handler,…

Apple AirPod available for sale after two-month delay

Apple said on Tuesday its wireless AirPod headphones were now available through its website, two months after the company delayed their launch for unexplained reasons. Apple also said delivery of AirPods would start next week along with sales at Apple Stores, Apple-authorized resellers and select carriers. Apple unveiled the AirPod, which is priced at $159, at the launch of the latest iPhone in September. The launch delay was widely seen as a rare marketing slip-up by the company, coming as it did just before the…

Samsung keeps smartphone lead despite Note 7 debacle

WASHINGTON: Samsung maintained its lead in the global smartphone market in the third quarter despite a massive recall that has tarnished the South Korean giant's image. Samsung had a 20 percent market share in the quarter, well ahead of number two vendor Apple, according to reports late Wednesday from IDC and Strategy Analytics. The electronics giant discontinued its Galaxy Note 7 after its replacement devices faced the same problems of batteries overheating and bursting into flames. "Samsung's market dominance in…

Google starts big advertising push around new Pixel phone

Google's new "Pixel" smartphone is off to a fast marketing start with $3.2 million in television ads in two days since it announced the upcoming launch, and ad executives expect Google to spend hundreds of millions more to keep up with rivals Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. Google's launch of the first phone it has designed itself puts it in direct competition with the two dominant smartphone makers, which each market heavily. While Google's brand is known around the world, and its Android operating system powers most…