Apple halted sales of its iPhone 4S in Beijing and Shanghai on Friday after scuffles broke out over a delayed launch of the device, sending a shopper hurling eggs at one of its stores in the capital.
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.
CNN's John King talks to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak about the future of Apple post-Steve Jobs.
In 2011, the tech world saw the release of coveted devices such as the iPhone 4S and the Kindle Fire, along with such spectacular fails as BlackBerry's worldwide service outage and a hack that crippled Sony's PlayStation Network.
The iPhone 4S is available on three major carriers, leaving potential buyers to wonder whether AT&T, Verizon or Sprint is the better network choice.
"Siri" on the iPhone 4S is poised to do a lot more, according to the one of its early backers. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
Smartphone owners hoping to talk to their iPhone 4 or 3GS about the weather, their schedule or the meaning of life appear to be out of luck.
Despite complaints by some owners about underwhelming battery life, the iPhone 4S scored "very well" in tests of its battery performance by Consumer Reports, which gave the device its official blessing Tuesday.
Apple's voice assistant took an extended coffee break on Thursday.
Apple executive Phil Schiller launches the newest iPhone, the iPhone 4S.
Apple has acknowledged a problem with battery life on the iPhone 4S and other devices running its new operating system. The company says a software update coming "in a few weeks" will address the problem.
It all sounds eerily familiar. A new iPhone. Massive sales. Then, an apparent glitch that, while it doesn't affect everyone, is prevalent enough to irk customers and catch the eyes of tech journalists everywhere.
Apple gave you FaceTime. Now Google is countering with Face Unlock.
If there were a quote that best describes the nature of the earnings season so far, it would be, "The obvious rarely happens. The unexpected constantly occurs."
Nobody's perfect. And despite generally strong reviews and record early sales, the iPhone 4S is no exception.
Apple said Monday that it has sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S smartphones since its launch three days ago, setting a sales record for the device.
Erin Burnett wonders if iPhone fans want new features...or simply the latest must-have toy. Seriously?!
Throngs of Apple fans lined up in the wee hours Friday outside the company's flagship store in Manhattan to be among the first to get their hands on the new iPhone 4S.
On this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, John Sutter and Stephanie Goldberg lead off the conversation talking about this week's BlackBerry outage.
Apple fans -- including co-founder Steve Wozniak -- lined up on Friday morning for a chance to buy the iPhone 4S, the latest in the company's line of "Jesus Phones," which includes many under-the-hood improvements.
If you're getting the new iPhone 4S, you now have three options for wireless service: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Unfortunately, there's no app for choosing the right plan.
In a matter of days, my phone will start talking back.
The tech media might be disappointed by the new iPhone 4S features, but apparently current and future customers can't wait to snap up Apple's latest smartphone.
Apple's iPhone 4S announcement on Tuesday was surprisingly, well, normal.
Apple marketing SVP Phil Schiller explains the features of the new iPhone 4S.
Usually a cause for techno-euphoria, Apple's iPhone-a-palooza event on Tuesday had an unintended and unlikely effect: It made some corners of the Internet mad.
Samsung Electronics announced plans Wednesday to file preliminary injunction motions in Paris and Milan, Italy, to block the sale of Apple's iPhone 4S there.
Apple on Tuesday unveiled the new iPhone 4S, the fifth update to its iconic smartphone. But many investors and analysts were disappointed that the company didn't display a more radically redesigned iPhone 5.
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.
This time, it only took a plate of tasty-looking raw fish to crank up the iPhone rumor machine.
Misdemeanor charges have been filed against the two men responsible for shopping around a lost iPhone 4 prototype to various websites before the iPhone 4 was officially unveiled, though no one from Gizmodo -- the site that eventually bought the prototype -- will be charged.
Verizon and Apple unveil the iPhone 4 for Verizon Wireless.
Jarrod McKinney's iPhone 4 -- a notoriously fragile device -- cracked when his 2-year-old knocked it off a bathroom shelf.
After offering an unlocked version of the iPhone overseas for some time, Apple has finally begun selling an unlocked version of the GSM iPhone 4 in the U.S.
OK, this is getting ridiculous. Just about everything Apple does lately is ripe for drama, it seems.
In the tech world, a fraction of a millimeter is enough space to to start an iPhone conversation.
On the day Apple debuted the oft-delayed white-colored iPhone 4, the company's marketing department gave a nod to the product's troubled history.
If you're a mainstream Apple fan, you probably got all hot and bothered on Thursday when an e-mail hit your inbox saying the "amazing iPhone 4" is now available in white. Previously the phone only came in black, and tech blogs have been drooling over the possibility of this white whale of a phone for months.
The white iPhone 4 can really, truly, finally be yours on Thursday.
Think the most anticipated iPhone 4 of 2011 was Verizon's? Bzzt.
Apple may be changing its usual iPhone update schedule to the fall, instead of a pre-summer launch in June/July -- the news has popped up multiple times, and a source familiar with Apple's plans has also confirmed it with Fast Company.
So, it might be a while before Apple fans can get their hands on the iPhone 5. But the elusive white iPhone 4 might finally be on the way.
The iPhone 4 is now 0-for-2 with Consumer Reports.
Verizon is no longer accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 4.
Visit any Apple Store, or one of those phone-accessory kiosks in the mall, and you'll find a wide selection of iPhone 4 cases.
Now that Verizon is about to start selling the iPhone 4, there's a lot of buyer's remorse in the air.
South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook -- the director of 2003's critically acclaimed "Oldboy" -- says his new film was shot entirely on the iPhone.
Having reception trouble with the iPhone 4? Consumer Reports says the easiest fix may be a sliver of duct tape.
Have you ever wondered which smartphone would last the longest when cooked like a hamburger? Us too.
Stop me if you've heard this one before.
Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's complete do-over of its mobile operating system, is off to a promising start with the Samsung Focus.
Matthew Callahan's laptop is sitting in its case, which is most likely where it will stay for the next nine months he's on the road.
The iPhone 4 may be an attractive gadget, but keeping it looking good can be a high-maintenance task.
The iPhone 4 is coming to China.
A hot new smartphone can be Incredible, Vibrant, Epic or just "eh," but no matter how it stacks up, it's a safe bet that it will start selling at $199.
If you've picked up Apple's iPhone 4, you're probably aware of the new features that can benefit gamers on the go: a higher-resolution display, an integrated gyroscope to complement the accelerometer (for six-axis motion control), longer battery life and faster Wi-Fi.
The Motorola Droid 2 and the BlackBerry Torch went on sale Thursday -- and the demand for the two new top-of-the-line smartphones was decidedly un-iPhone like.
Ryan Gonzalez really wanted to make a music video for his first solo album -- but like many independent artists, he had no budget.
A well-known hacker on Sunday posted the first "jailbreak" for the iPhone 4.
iPhone owners can now legally jailbreak their phones. CNN.com's John Sutter explains jailbreaking and the recent changes.
Under fire for iPhone 4 problems, Apple has distributed an iPhone/iPad operating system update designed to display more accurate signal bars indicating wireless network strength.
Want to get a free iPhone 4 case?
If you're holding off on the iPhone 4 so you can get a white one, you'll have to wait a little longer.
It may be true that no cell phone is perfect, but the handset world isn't taking too kindly to Apple CEO Steve Jobs' public assertion that other smartphones suffer from the same antenna and signal problems that have been widely reported regarding the iPhone 4.
CEO Steve Jobs announces Apple will offer free cases to reduce a reception problem on the iPhone 4.
After a presentation saying the iPhone 4's reception problems have been "blown way out of proportion," Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Friday that all owners will receive free cases to fix the issue.
Steve Jobs says iPhone 4 complaints have been blown out of proportion and offers cases as a solution to reception issues.
Does a free case fix all the iPhone 4's problems?
The Apple CEO fires back at press outlets, saying iPhone 4 problems were "blown out of proportion."
At its highly anticipated press conference, Apple said Friday that iPhone 4 owners would get a free case to prevent the "death grip" that causes the smart phone's signal to drop dramatically when held a certain way.
CNN's Jim Boulden reports on the various issues with Apple's iPhone 4.
After a decade of hit products that made Apple the cutting-edge darling of the mobile and computing world, the rollout of the iPhone 4 has been an atypical and ugly scratch on the company's glowing image.
Two weeks ago, Apple promised it would soon issue a fix for the "totally wrong" software formula it has been using for three years to display the iPhone's signal strength. Apple on Thursday released the iOS 4.0.1 update with a fix for the bug. We immediately dove in.
Two weeks after a "stunned" Apple announced to the world that it had found a major software glitch in the iPhone's signal-strength display, Apple plans to hold a press conference to discuss the iPhone 4.
Apple finds itself in an unusual position: It's not popular with customers or investors right now.
It'd be an understatement to say that this has been a terrible week for Apple, and we haven't even reached the halfway point.
I can't tell you how many people I've talked to this summer who have told me that they had finally made their decision to get a new smartphone only to have their plans thwarted when they got to the store and their well-researched choice was unavailable.
Influential product review magazine Consumer Reports said Monday it will not recommend Apple's new iPhone 4 to consumers because of reception problems.
CNN's Dan Simon puts the iPhone 4 to the test after hearing reports of the phones losing reception if held the wrong way.
After initially dismissing the reports about the iPhone 4 antenna reception issue, Apple has officially admitted it exists, promising a software fix in a couple of weeks. There's a catch, though.
According to documents leaked to Boy Genius Report, AppleCare representatives are being given a strong company line to deliver to unhappy iPhone 4 owners who complain about reception issues.
One of the first devices to popularize touchscreens and motion controls as modern gaming staples, Apple's iPhone helped make interactive entertainment accessible to millions.
Apple announced Monday the iPhone 4 sold more than 1.7 million units in the three days after its Thursday launch, far outstripping opening sales for previous generations of the phone.
Hours after its iPhone 4 went on sale to excited crowds Thursday, Apple found itself responding to complaints that holding the phone by its metal edge causes mobile reception to suffer.
As iPhone 4 buyers prepared to unbox their new smartphones on Thursday morning, some screamed with joy. Others trumpeted vuvuzelas.
iReporters waited in massive lines to get their hands on Apple's new iPhone 4.
In the wake of Thursday's iPhone 4 launch frenzy lies as trail of unloved, no-longer-needed iPhones cast off by owners trading up for the shiny new model.
They call it the Jesus Phone, and the scene outside Apple's New York City flagship store did have something of the air of a religious event on Thursday.
IPhone seekers hoping to avoid days-long lines thought they'd have an ace in the hole: retail outlets other than Apple's stores. Apple partner AT&T warned potential buyers that it wouldn't have inventory for walk-in buyers until next week, but Wal-Mart, Best Buy and RadioShack all announced plans to have "limited" supplies available Thursday for shoppers who didn't pre-order the iPhone 4.
After lining up for hours, or sometimes days, Apple fanatics on Thursday morning started to get their hands on the iPhone 4, the latest gizmo in that company's line of trend-setting smartphones.
Whether they're waiting in line Thursday for a new iPhone 4 or grabbing other recent smartphone offerings such as the Droid Incredible or Microsoft's Kin, plenty of folks will be saying goodbye to their old phones in coming days.
A Texas man set up camp in front of an Apple store a week early in order to be first in line for the new iPhone.
One week ago, on June 16, an unemployed man pitched a tent outside an Apple Store in Dallas, Texas, hoping to be among the first people to buy the iPhone 4, which doesn't go on sale in stores until Thursday.
Didn't -- or couldn't -- pre-order an iPhone 4, but still want one on Thursday, the first day it goes on sale? Get in line. Now.
With the launch of the iPhone 4 a week away, potential consumers are wondering if AT&T's wireless network is up to the task of handling what is expected to be another record-breaking launch for the latest version of the popular iPhone.
AT&T suspended pre-orders for Apple's new iPhone 4 on Wednesday, after a deluge of orders overwhelmed its systems.
Customers eager to buy Apple's new iPhone 4 experienced massive and widespread difficulties when attempting to pre-order the smart phone on Tuesday, the day it went on sale.