I feel guilty. My iPhone has been great to me. Loyal. Hard working. Holds a charge well. Sure, we had some dropped calls, but who hasn't?
Some young adults are so fond of their expensive smartphones that they take a cheaper backup phone with them to bars and leave their fancier phones at home where they are safe from spilled vodka tonics, pickpockets and uncoordinated drunk people.
On June 28, 2007, Nokia was the top selling mobile-phone company in the world, people stopped working when they left their computers, Android phones didn't exist, and high-powered executives were addicted to thumbing on their BlackBerrys.
The tiniest iPhone rumors can cause a big uproar.
A new report says Apple could manufacture the iPhone in the U.S. and still enjoy a gross margin of nearly 50%.
Smartphones are now more common than "dumb" phones.
On Thursday morning, iLounge released mockups of what it says the next iPhone is going to look like, according to the site's own unnamed sources. The main differences in appearance between the next iPhone and the current iPhone 4S? A metal back, a smaller dock connector, a 20 percent decrease in thickness, and a longer 4-inch display.
We're all familiar with Apple's love affair for thin devices. Although the third-generation iPad surprised many by gaining about half a millimeter of thickness, it looks like Apple could be back to trimming product dimensions by using a new kind of display technology in the next iPhone.
After releasing two generations of iPhones with exactly the same form factor, Apple is expected to show off a new chassis design -- and possibly new materials -- in its sixth-generation smartphone.
A new app hit the iTunes store Friday morning that your carrier probably isn't too thrilled about.
Schaumburg police bought 24 iPhones with federal drug-seizure money to use as crime-fighting weapons. WBBM reports.
The iPhone may be great for consumers, but takes a nasty toll on wireless carriers' bottom line.
With the iPhone, Sprint is learning that it should be careful what it wishes for.
Last week, The New York Times gave us an inside look at what it's like to work at Foxconn, the manufacturing company that owns several China-based factories that crank out Apple's iPads, iPhones and iPods by the millions.
AT&T handily beat Verizon in the battle for iPhone customers last quarter, but the company lost $6.7 billion in large part due to its failed merger with T-Mobile.
Fresh from a victory that saw a pair of online-piracy bills shelved, Web-freedom advocates are now fighting to preserve their right to jailbreak their iPhones.
Gadget fans may be focused on the CES trade show this week, but there's something else notable going on today: It's the iPhone's fifth birthday.
The three largest U.S. cellular carriers by subscribers sell the latest iPhone, and next week, eighth-place C Spire Wireless will join the group.
Halloween's over, which means the vast swaths of tinsel and massive Christmas displays in local malls are at least slightly less offensive. That's right, it's time to start thinking about the holidays and all the social disasters they bring: travel, hostessing, being a houseguest, trying to engage in conversation with sulky teenagers and racist great-uncles, the whole nine yards.
AT&T's wireless customer base topped 100 million for the first time this quarter, even as iPhone sales slowed while customers waited for the new model.
C Spire, a wireless carrier you've probably never heard of, announced Wednesday that it will become the fourth U.S. wireless provider to sell the iPhone 4S.
If you're one of the more than 1 million Apple enthusiasts who pre-ordered an iPhone 4S this week, you're likely looking to ditch your old phone.
Apple is expected to unveil its much anticipated new version of the iPhone on Tuesday.
According to CNET an Apple employee left a prototype of the new iPhone 5 at a bar in San Francisco.
If you're looking to unload your current iPhone or other smartphone, now's the time. Beating the potentially millions of folks who will be buying a new iPhone and selling their old one could put more money in your pocket.
Ten years ago, on 9/11 -- one of the most devastating days in United States history -- the world had never seen an iPhone, sent a tweet, or updated a status on Facebook.
When my wife woke me up before dawn about three months ago to tell me she was having contractions, one of the first things I did was grab my iPhone from the nightstand.
Here's a theory: Maybe there's some sort of connection between drinking and losing things?
Apple introduced an important security feature in the latest version of the iPhone's software, yet it is rarely used by third-party applications, leaving users vulnerable to a targeted attack.
This week, on the Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, Brandon Griggs and Stephanie Goldberg break down and discuss the latest iPhone 5 rumor (as well as the Apple rumor phenomenon itself).
All that stuff about AT&T iPhone customers itching to switch to Verizon? If it's true, it hasn't happened yet.
Technology can make your life easier, but figuring out which tech tools to trust can be tiresome at the least and eye-poppingly stressful at worst.
Update: Google has already released an update to the Google+ app. For those that are having problems, check the App Store and download the latest version.
The iPhone turns 4 years old Wednesday.
It's a verifiable fact that the Internet is basically for three things: porn, cats and awkward people (and any ensuing combination of the three).
A small startup with a nearly unsearchable name introduced a new model for mobile search Monday.
Maybe the hotly anticipated iPhone 5 won't be an iPhone 5 at all.
From skipping long lines at Walt Disney World to blending in with the locals on any adventure, smartphone travel apps can keep just about any obstacle from hindering your trip. Here are five top apps that will come in handy once you get there.
Ahh, summer -- a time of sun-drenched picnics where one partakes in three-legged races, whimsical games of croquet and copious pours of wine (the sweet nectar sucked from the recesses of paper bags so as to avoid the long arm of Johnny Law, of course).
Smartphone air travel apps have been designed with all phases of your trip in mind. From finding a flight to finding a good cup of coffee during your layover, Budget Travel has selected five top apps to help make the most of your time in the sky -- or on the ground.
In the tech world, a fraction of a millimeter is enough space to to start an iPhone conversation.
In this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, John Sutter and Stephanie Goldberg break down news about the Sony PlayStation Network's data breach -- which some are calling the biggest in online history.
Think the most anticipated iPhone 4 of 2011 was Verizon's? Bzzt.
After a week of silence, Apple on Wednesday responded to widespread complaints about iPhones and iPads tracking their users' whereabouts by saying "the iPhone is not logging your location" and announcing an upcoming mobile software update.
Is Android "the new black"? New research from Nielsen indicates that consumer tastes in smartphones may be as variable as fashion trends.
You should care about Apple's collection of geodata on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices, because the method is flawed.
If you own an iPhone or an iPad your device may be tracking and storing every move you make. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.
Some people are treating this iPhone tracking fiasco kind of like a snow day: It's annoying that it happened, but, you know, might as well have some fun with it.
News that iPhones and iPad 3Gs apparently collect continuous information about the whereabouts of their users and store that data in a secret file has lots of Apple fans worried about their privacy.
CNN's NewStream shows how it was able to track a CNN producer's journey through Tokyo using his iPhone.
Verizon announced Thursday that it activated 2.2 million iPhones during the quarter, helping the company more than triple its profit from a year ago.
Apple devices appear to be tracking their owners' locations and storing data about people's whereabouts without their knowledge, according to a report posted Wednesday on a site called iPhone Tracker.
After the rumor that Apple won't announce the next-generation of iPhone in June or July (which was the case with all previous iPhone announcements), comes a report that the new iPhone is actually coming in the fall.
Now that the iPhone is available through Verizon and AT&T, what are the differences between iPhones on the two networks?
Last week the news broke that the world's largest permissions-based e-mail marketing company, Epsilon, had been hacked -- compromising the security of an unknown number of e-mail addresses and names. Major companies with millions of customers, such as JP Morgan Chase and Target, sent e-mail notices alerting customers of the breach.
It doesn't take much to get the tech world talking about the iPhone.
Anxious to reject some of your digital friends while on the go?
"Tweeting Phil Schiller" is the new "emailing Steve Jobs."
It's no longer the era of the BlackBerry -- or the iPhone. According to a market research report released this week, Google's Android operating system now is the most popular smartphone platform in the United States.
It is the curse of every curious traveler -- you're walking through a new town and you can sense the history, you can smell the restaurant, you can hear the train you're meant to catch, but you have no idea how to get there or discover more.
How is it that a company that's been making electronics in white for at least a decade can't produce an iPhone 4 in that color?
The Verizon iPhone and AT&T iPhone have gone head-to-head in thousands of broadband tests, and the numbers tell the story you'd expect: AT&T's network is much faster.
Classic movies, music and books all enjoy healthy reprints and ardent fan followings. But given ever-changing technology and fans' limited attention spans, classic video games are often left to molder in obscurity, cosigned to download from dubiously legal "abandonware" sites.
Is there a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone on the way? Rumors abound, but now the Wall Street Journal has found "people familiar with the matter" who have actually laid hands and eyes upon it:
Apple has the pieces needed to build an iPhone model that can connect to just about any cellular network.
A complicated love triangle is playing out on television.
Lately, Verizon and AT&T have been sending confusing signals to current and would-be iPhone users about how much data service for this trendy device will cost.
If you're one of the estimated 2.5 million iPhone customers looking to switch to Verizon next month, you're probably furiously pounding away on your calculator to see if defecting is worth the money.
AT&T locked in 4.1 million iPhone customers last quarter ahead of a looming battle royale with Verizon over Apple's iconic smartphone, the carrier reported Thursday.
Smartphones are perpetually blamed, ironically, for our lack of communication. Incessant text messaging, constant "Words with Friends" games and endless Facebook updates often distract us from face-to-face conversation.
Take that, AT&T! Well, sort of.
AT&T has been slow to adopt a feature that lets customers share a smartphone data signal wirelessly to other gadgets and computers.
For car shoppers under the age of 31, the biggest factor in deciding what to buy isn't performance, fuel economy or comfort, it's the shopping experience and "cockpit technology," according to a recent study.
The wait is over. Verizon Wireless said Tuesday it will begin selling Apple's iPhone early next month, ending AT&T's four-year run as the phone's exclusive carrier. "If the press writes something long enough and hard enough, it eventually comes true," Verizon President Lowell McAdam said at a press conference in New York City. "Today, we're bringing to market the fruit of our labor with another giant of the high-tech industry, and that's Apple." Existing Verizon customers will be able to pre-order the phone beginning Feb. 3. The phone will launch in Apple and Verizon stores and online on Feb. 10, according to Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead. Verizon customers eligible for "new every two" upgrades will be able to use those upgrade credits toward an iPhone. The Verizon iPhone is a modified version of Apple's iPhone 4, adapted to run on Verizon's CDMA network. With a two-year contract, the Verizon iPhone will be $199 for a 16 GB device and $299 for the 32 GB version, the same
Fans of the iPhone are practically foaming at the mouth at the idea of being able to use the popular Apple device on Verizon's network, which many consider the nation's most reliable.
South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook -- the director of 2003's critically acclaimed "Oldboy" -- says his new film was shot entirely on the iPhone.
After years of speculation and rumor, the big day is here: The anxiously awaited unveiling of a Verizon iPhone is expected to take place Tuesday morning -- at 11 a.m. on 1/11/11, to be exact.
Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg's Consumer Electronics Show keynote Thursday was a snoozathon, but the company sent an electric jolt through the tech world on Friday with a bright-red invitation to a press event on Tuesday.
The start of a new year can be stressful. The parties, the dates, the planning. And then, for the cocktail-inclined, the piercing headaches that follow.
Skype released a new version of the telephony application for iPhone, which adds video-chat features that go beyond what Apple offers.
Spamming e-mail is so last year.
Apple's iPhone is widely expected to come to Verizon Wireless next year. Here's the surprise twist: That won't spell disaster for AT&T.
Augmented-reality applications have promised to revolutionize the way we live on the go with our smartphones, but none have fully delivered yet.
Whether you're flying or driving to your destination, traveling during the holidays can be tiring, confusing and stressful.
Anyone with an iPhone or other touchscreen keyboard is no doubt familiar with the "auto-correct" feature, which tries to guess what you're going to type -- and fix your spelling -- before you finish.
Not forgetting Sunday morning's time change is hard enough.
A problem with iPhones and iPods could make you late on Monday, CNN tech expert Mario Armstrong shows you how to fix it.
Android smartphone market share trails iPhone market share by a scant 9 percentage points in a recent study from analysis giant Nielsen.
Right now, mobile apps are hot -- and for the next few years they're likely to remain a popular part of the mobile ecosystem.
Though there is apparently an iPhone heading to Verizon, and in all likelihood, a new model iPhone next summer, neither model will run on any wireless carriers' 4G networks, according to a report in TechCrunch today.
The Verizon iPhone rumors have been ongoing for years -- but this time, the timing is perfect and has all the makings of the real deal.
HLN's Showbiz Tonight's panel weighs in on whether or not they will buy the "Jersey Shore's" ab fab iPhone app.
Smartphone fanatics have been waiting for months for a Google Voice app to come to the Apple iPhone. Now there's a new sign that this may happen soon.
Netflix unveiled its long-awaited app for the iPhone on Thursday, sending the company's shares almost 2% higher.
Since the U.S. Copyright Office declared last month that it's legal to jailbreak your iPhone, lots of iPhone users have been doing just that -- nearly 9 percent of them as of late July.
I'm one of those people who won't throw out electronics just because they're outdated.
The BlackBerry Torch isn't setting the smartphone world ablaze.